Title Red Cotton Night-Cap Country or Turf and Towers.
Book Condition Good with no dust jacket
Edition 1st Edition
Publisher London Smith, Elder & Co. 1873
Inscription Signed by Author
Seller ID 1715
Inscription on title page reads, "The Master of Balliol - from his friend RB. / May 7 '73." Book is presumed a gift from Browning to Benjamin Jowett, the then Master at Balliol College at Oxford, with whom a correspondence is documented. Green cloth covers show light edge wear and light surface staining. Corners square but rubbed through, Spine ends and external hinges show heavier (still light) wear. Front internal hinge cracked, binding somewhat loose. Scattered foxing throughout book. A later date (May 1957) is written on ffep in pen along with a pencil signature. On title page, near inscription, an old price is written very lightly in pen. Includes telegram dated May 8, 1957 which reads, "Yes R.B's handwriting and signature. Our good friend Mr. Cramer sent to England for it. I agree what a find. Other little book also first I think. He is looking for the silent answer. Letter pending. L.L."; Signed by Author(s)