The Editor Buxton Forman's Own Copy.
BROWNING, Elizabeth Barrett. FORMAN, H. Buxton (editor). The Poets' Enchiridion : a hitherto unpublished poem; with an inedited address to Uvedale Price on his eightieth birthday; An early invocation to sleep; and a preliminary draft of the renowned poem Catarina to Camoens by Elizabeth Barrett Barrett (afterwards Mrs. Browning). Boston, Mass : Printed exclusively for Members of the Bibliophile Society. 1914.
8vo., original vellum backed cloth lettered in gilt on upper board. Vellum a little grubby otherwise a very good copy.
First edition, one of 500 copies. This copy, the editor H. Buxton Forman's own copy with his bookplate on front pastedown and pencil initials and date 29.iv.1914 on verso of front-free endpaper. The poems are prefaced by a centennial address made by Buxton Forman, Elizabeth Barrett Browning: New Data. The volume concludes with a set of original verses addressed by Buxton Forman to his wife.
These poems were dispersed by the poet's son and were purchased through Sotheby's by Henry H Harper who placed them at the disposal of the Bibliophile Society to print for their members.