Publisher: London: Chatto & Windus, 1874.
Edition: First edition.
Bibliographical References: NCBEL III, 572.
Condition: A few pages marginally stained from dampness, but a very good copy.
Book ID: 12401
DescriptionThick 8vo, modern black full morocco, gilt decorated and lettered spine.
Comments¶ Inscribed on the title page “To Mrs. Procter / from / A.C. Swinburne.” Anne Procter and her husband, Bryan Waller Procter (“Barry Cornwall”) had lengthy and important literary careers and associations, beginning early in the Victorian era (especially with Thackeray) and lasting until Mrs. Procter’s death in 1888. Bryan Procter, who died in 1874, was a particularly generous and influential with younger writers and “Browning and Swinburne were both deeply indebted to him in this respect.” - DNB. Mrs. Procter, though her numerous literary friendships “was long the center of a highly cultivated circle.” - ibid.