Two Poems

BROWNING, Elizabeth Barrett and Robert. Two Poems.

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BROWNING, Elizabeth Barrett and Robert. Two Poems. Chapman & Hall. 1854.

8vo. Original printed wrappers; pp. 16; a fine copy
First edition of an estimated 300 copies. The two poems are 'A Plea for the Ragged Schools of London' by Elizabeth Barrett Browning and 'The Twins' by Robert Browning. The cost of printing the pamphlet was paid by the Brownings and the proceeds were given to the Ragged Schools.
Thomas J Wise and Buxton Forman copied the format of this printing for their forgeries, even going as far to claim that the format had in fact been first used on their forgery of The Ruanaway Slave (supposedly printed in 1849), and then had been copied by the Brownings fot Two Poems.
Ashley, I, p.110.