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1 Victoriana : An Exhibition of the Victorian Era in America 
Brooklyn NY The Brooklyn Museum Press 1960 Probable First Edition Softcover (Side-stapled) Good Plus Book 8vo - over 7 - 9" tall 
Spring 1960 catalog for the exhibition of the same title featuring painting, sculpture, furniture, glass, and household objects of the Victorian period in the United States. Richly illustrated in black and white. Book Condition : Good+; some staining/marking to covers, especially at bottom rear; one note about an object in pen, no other internal markings. 
Price: 15.00 USD
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2 The Feminine Political Novel in Victorian England (Victorian Literature and Culture Series) Barbara Leah Harman
Charlottesville VA University of Virginia Press 1998 0813917727 / 9780813917726 Hardcover Near Fine Good Plus Book 8vo - over 7 - 9" tall 
Argues that there is an additional tradition in Victorian literature, feminine political fiction. This emerged as women authors (Bronte, Gaskell, Gissing, and more) imagined more involvement in the public political sphere during the Industrial Revolution. Book Condition : Near Fine; check marks to bibliography, no other marks; a few small marks to text block. Dust Jacket Condition : Good+; shelf wear along top edge; some rubbing creasing. 
Price: 14.50 USD
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3 Artists of the Pre-Raphaelite Circle: The First Generation Bennett, Mary
London, England Lund Humphries Publishers Ltd. 1988 0853315396 / 9780853315391 1st Edition Soft cover Fine Book 8vo - over 7 - 9" tall 
"Catalogue of Works in the Walker Art Gallery, Lady Lever Art Gallery and Sudley Art Gallery; National Museums and Galleries on Merseyside." Artists include several luminaries of the Pre-Raphaelite Brotherhood and movement : William Holman Hunt, Dante Gabriel Rossetti, Ford Maddox Brown and some lesser known artists such as John Brett, Frederick Sandys, and Arthur Hughes. Richly illustrated in both color and b&w. Book Condition : Fine; clean unmarked copy. 
Price: 15.00 USD
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4 London On Thames In Bygone Days Birch, G.H.
London, England Seeley and Co. 1903 Hardcover Good No Dust Jacket Book 4to - over 9 - 12" tall 
History of London from Roman and Saxon times through the Victorian period. Well illustrated, 92 pp. including 4 color and 28 b&w plates. BookCondition : Good; no text marks; pencil note on front free end paper; age toning inside covers; scattered foxing especially near page edges; light spotting to text block; bumping to spine ends and cover corners. No Dust Jacket as issued. 
Price: 15.00 USD
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5 The Poetic and Dramatic Works of Robert Browning, Volume 5 : Red Cotton Night-Cap Country Browning, Robert
Boston MA Houghton Mifflin 1888 Hardcover Good No Jacket Book 8vo - over 7 - 9" tall 
Volume 5 contains Red Cotton Night-Cap Country (or Turf and Towers); Aristophanes' Apology; The Inn Album; Pacchiarotti, with other poems. Cambridge Press Riverside Edition. Book Condition : Good; wear to spine ends and cover corners, light scuffing to covers; no internal markings. No Dust Jacket as issued. 
Price: 12.50 USD
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6 The Ring and The Book Browning, Robert
Boston MA Houghton Mifflin 1899 Hardcover Good Minus No Jacket Book 8vo - over 7 - 9" tall 
Frequently hailed as the best of Browning's works for its psychological and spiritual content, The Ring and The Book is an epic poem telling the story of a 1698 murder trial in Rome. Using various narrators throughout the 12 books of the poem, Browning examines the allegation against a young nobleman from a variety of perspectives. This is a Riverside Press Cambridge Edition in one volume. Book Condition : Good-; foxing - primarily inside front cover, title page and first few pages, similarly to rear inside cover; previous owner inscription on front free end paper; light spotting to text block; wear to spine ends and cover corners; a few spots on left bottom rear cover. No Dust jacket as issued. 
Price: 20.00 USD
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7 English Poetry of the Nineteenth Century Campbell, Oscar James and Pyre, J.F.A.
New York NY F.S. Crofts & Co. 1929 Hardcover Good No Jacket Book 8vo - over 7 - 9" tall 
This is an anthology of 19th Century English poetry, primarily Romantic and Victorian. Poets include : Coleridge, Worsworth, Byron, Shelley, Keats, Tennyson, (Robert) Browning, Arnold, D.G. Rossetti, Swinburne, and Meredith. Book Condition : Good, Ex-Seminary Library; some pencil written notes on front free end paper and inside rear cover; binding starting to loosen at rear cover but secure and not torn; library pocket removed; cataloging labels on spine and rear cover; some wear to spine ends. No Dust Jacket as issued. 
Price: 10.00 USD
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8 Virginal Sexuality and Textuality in Victorian Literature (Suny Series, the Body in Culture, History, and Religion) Davis, Lloyd (editor)
Albany NY State University of New York Press 1993 0791412849 / 9780791412848 Soft cover Very Good Book 8vo - over 7 - 9" tall 
This work examines the symbol of the virgin in a variety of Victorian literary works : Frankenstein, The Woman in White, Dracula, Tess of the Durbervilles. It also examines virginity in the poetry of Coventry Patmore, Elizabeth Barrett Browning, and Christina Rossetti. Additionally commentary is provided on the social and sexual background of the Victorian period and links gender, discourse, the body, and language. Book Condition : Very Good; press stamp of former owner on title page; no other interior markings; very slight corner cover and edge wear. 
Price: 15.00 USD
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Elizabeth Barrett Browning: An Annotated Bibliography of the Commentary and Criticism, 1826-1990, Donaldson, Sandra
9 Elizabeth Barrett Browning: An Annotated Bibliography of the Commentary and Criticism, 1826-1990 Donaldson, Sandra
New York, NY G. K. Hall & Co. 1993 0816189102 / 9780816189106 Hardcover Fine No Dust Jacket Book 8vo - over 7 - 9" tall 
This is a comprehensive reference work, the annotations to the sources are invaluable for anyone researching Barrett Browning. The format is chronological with special notation in bold given to reviews of the works EBB published that year. This bibliography includes the large amount of commentary written in French and Italian. The introduction frames the evolution in scholarly attention paid to EBB. Book Condition : Fine; no internal markings; binding tight. No Dust Jacket as issued. 
Price: 200.00 USD
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10 Victorian Art Reproductions in Modern Sources: A Bibliography (Garland Reference Library of the Humanities) Garrigan, Kristine O.
New York NY Garland 1991 0824033353 / 9780824033354 Probable First Edition Hardcover Near Fine No Dust Jacket Book 8vo - over 7 - 9" tall Inscribed by Author(s)
This volume is organized alphabetically by Victorian artist, and references the repository for each particular work listed, and the book(s) in which the work is reproduced. Inscribed by author on front free end paper : "To RDA, who is so well represented in this volume - With fond good wishes, Kris. February 1, 1991". Inscription was to Richard D. Altick, Ohio State University professor and the author's mentor. Book Condition : Near Fine; no internal markings; binding tight. No Dust jacket as issued. 
Price: 25.00 USD
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11 Jewelry - Philadelphia Museum of Art Bulletin (Volume 83, Number 353 Fall 1986) Grace, Priscilla and Judy Rudoe
Philadelphia PA Philadelphia Museum of Art 1986 Softcover (Side-stapled) Very Good Journal 4to - over 9 - 12" tall 
This well illustrated Philadelphia Museum of Art Bulletin, focused on jewelry, contains two articles : A Celebrated Miniature of the Comtesse d'Olonne, and Elizabeth Barrett Browning and the Taste for Archaelogical-Style Jewelry. The latter includes the role of jewelry in Robert Browning's The Ring and The Book. Book Condition : Very Good; crease at bottom center front cover; wear to cover corners; some spotting to rear cover; no internal markings. 
Price: 12.50 USD
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Re-framing the Pre-Raphaelites: Historical and Theoretical Essays, Harding, Ellen (editor)
12 Re-framing the Pre-Raphaelites: Historical and Theoretical Essays Harding, Ellen (editor)
Hants, England Scolar Press 1996 1859283144 / 9781859283141 Probable First Edition Hardcover Fine Near Fine Book 8vo - over 7 - 9" tall 
This collection of 14 essays, some of which were part of a 1994 Pre-Raphaelite seminar, covers a gamut of subjects related to individual artists, symbolism, techniques, and cultural cross-currents. The essays include : Death and the Maiden : The Lady of Shalott and the Pre-Raphaelites; Millais' "Knight Errant" and the formation of the English Nude; and Sermons in Stone : John Brett's "The Stonebreaker" Reconsidered. Book Condition : Fine; binding tight; no internal markings. Dust Jacket Condition : Near Fine; light rubbing; crease near top front right. 
Price: 150.00 USD
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13 Christina Rossetti In Context Harrison, Antony H.
Chapel Hill NC University of North Carolina Press 1988 0807842117 / 9780807842119 Soft cover Fine Book 8vo - over 7 - 9" tall 
This reexamination of Christina Rossetti's poetry argues that she was an important transitional figure between Victorian sentimentality and modern poetry. Her extensive rewriting and willingness to explore places her solidly in the Pre-Raphaelite movement, influenced by John Ruskin's artistic theories. Book Condition : Fine; minimal corner cover wear; no internal markings. 
Price: 15.00 USD
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14 The House By the Church-Yard J. Sheridan Le fanu
London, England Richard Bentley and Son 1886 Hardcover Good Minus No Dust Jacket Book 12mo - over 6 - 7" tall 
New Edition 1886. Marbled boards, end papers, and text block. Though Le Fanu is known as a pioneer of Victorian ghost stories, this work combines mystery and historical fiction. It is best known today for its influence on James Joyce's Finnegan's Wake. Story involves many characters, doublecrosses, false identities, and comic relief. Book Condition : Good-; boards barely attached, wear/tearing to spine covering, small piece of top spine end missing; chipping along cover edges; bookplate inside front cover; pencil notes inside rear cover; limited foxing to text, some inside covers, text is clean and relatively bright. 
Price: 100.00 USD
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15 Victorian Women Poets: Writing Against the Heart (Victorian Literature and Culture Series) Leighton, Angela
Charlottesville VA University of Virginia Press 1992 0813914264 / 9780813914268 1st Edition Hardcover Near Fine No Jacket Book 8vo - over 7 - 9" tall 
This work examines eight female Victorian poets : Felicia Hemens, L.E.L., Elizabeth Barrett Browning, Christina Rossetti, Augusta Webster, Michael Ford (nom de plume of Katherine Bradley and Edith Cooper), Alice Meynell, and Charlotte Mew. Each poet has subchapters on various aspects of their life and work. First American Edition. Book Condition : Near Fine; no internal markings; slight scuffing and rubbing to covers; bump to left top rear corner. No dust jacket. 
Price: 35.00 USD
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16 Unquiet Soul: Biography of Charlotte Bronte Margot Peters
NewYork NY Doubleday 1975 0385066228 / 9780385066228 1st Edition Hardcover Good Good Minus Book 8vo - over 7 - 9" tall 
1st Edition hardcover. Full length biography of Charlotte Bronte presents her as an unofficial feminist in the early Victorian period. Includes excerpts from over 100 letters. Book Condition : Good; no text marks; light bumping to spine ends; noticeable spotting to top text block. Dust Jacket Condition : Good-; intact but significant chipping and small tearing to edges, corners, and spine ends; some light discoloration to white sections; price unclipped. 
Price: 10.00 USD
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17 Florence in the Poetry of the Brownings MvMahan, Anna Bennneson (editor)
Chicago IL A.C. McClurg & Co. 1904 Hardcover Good No Dust Jacket Book 8vo - over 7 - 9" tall 
Limited large paper edition, unnumbered of 250. 230 pp. including c. 60 b&w photos. Collection of poetic works by Robert and Elizabeth Barrett Browning related to Florence Italy where they lived for15 years. Includes Casa Guidi Windows, Old Pictures in Florence, Book One of The Ring and the Book, and more. Book Condition : Good; binding tight; no text marks, former owner's name inside front cover; chipping to spine; bumping to spine ends and cover corners; toning around cover edges; some age toning inside covers and around page edges (no foxing). No Dust Jacket as issued. 
Price: 75.00 USD
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18 A Monograph : The Physical Browning Smith, Cornelia Marschall
Waco TX Baylor University Press 1981 0918954347 / 9780918954343 1st Edition Hardcover Near Fine Very Good Book 8vo - over 7 - 9" tall Inscribed by Author(s)
Inscribed by Author on back of title page : "For Frances and Richard with appreciation and affection, Cornelia 10/15/'81". A monograph biography of Robert Browning concentrating on his family background, early writings, and romance and marriage to Elizabeth Barrett. Limited First Edition No. 150/1000. Book Condition : Near Fine; minimal wear. Dust Jacket Condition : Very Good; some shelf wear to top edge. 
Price: 15.00 USD
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19 Walter Bagehot (Writers and Their Work No. 160) St. John-Stevas, Norman
London, England Longmans, Green & Co. 1963 Probable First Edition Pamphlet Very Good Book 8vo - over 7 - 9" tall 
This pamphlet, part of the British Council's series "Writers and Their Work", is a brief biography of noted Victorian essayist Walter Bagehot. Editior-In-Chief of The Economist, Bagehot wrote extensively on economic, government, and society as well as literary and poetic criticism. Import. Book Condition : Very Good; slight age discoloration; small crease at right bottom front cover; no internal markings. 
Price: 15.00 USD
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20 William Holman Hunt: an exhibition arranged by the Walker Art Gallery Walker Art Gallery
Liverpool, England Walker Art Gallery 1969 0950033901 / 9780950033907 1st Edition Soft cover Good No Dust Jacket Book 8vo - over 7 - 9" tall 
Good, Ex-Museum copy. Library binding. Catalog of 258 paintings, drawings, and sketches for 1969 exhibit of this prominent pre-Raphaelite painter. 1 color and over 90 b&w plates. Book Condition : Good. Ex-Museum and College Library; no text marks, catalog information on title page, bookplate inside front cover; slip and pocket inside rear cover; catalog label at bottom left front cover. 
Price: 14.00 USD
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