(Browning) Barrett, Elizabeth B.
The Seraphim and Other Poems
London: Saunders and Otley, 1838. Hard Cover. First Edition of the poet’s first volume of mature poetry published under her own name. Bound in half brown leather with dark red-pebbled cloth. Five raised bands to spine with title in gilt in one compartment. Chipping and bumping to corners and some soiling to cloth. A note in pencil on the front pastedown states that this copy belonged to the poet Henry Ellison, who underlined in ink many passages in the book. Ellison (1811-1880) was a poet, mainly of sonnets, about whom it was written in Sonnets of the Century, “perhaps no writer of genuine capacity has ever written so much or lived so long and attracted so little attention.” Aside from the underlining, the book is in very good condition. 360 pages. POE/022312. Very Good.