The Poetical Works - Elizabeth Barrett Browning 1911 - Oxford University Press, London - Oxford Edition ‘How do I love thee? Let me count the ways. I love thee to the depth and breadth and height my soul can reach, when feeling out of sight for the ends of being and ideal grace.’

A handsomely bound volume of the collected works of Browning, with the author’s dedication to her father and preface commenting on her earlier works. Despite living under the tyrannical rule of her father through much of her life, Browning was one of the most industrious poets of her generation, her bibliography boasting well over two-hundred published poems at the time of her death. A pioneer for civil-rights, feminism, and a stalwart anti slavery advocate, she remains as beloved today as she was in the eighteen-hundreds.
  Elizabeth Barrett Browning (1806-61): ‘Born in 1806 at Coxhoe Hall, Durham, England, Elizabeth Barrett Browning was an English poet of the Romantic Movement. Educated at home, Elizabeth apparently had read passages from Paradise Lost and a number of Shakespearean plays, among other great works, before the age of ten. Her humane and liberal point of view manifests itself in her poems aimed at redressing many forms of social injustice, such as the slave trade in America, the labour of children in the mines and the mills of England, the oppression of the Italian people by the Austrians, and the restrictions forced upon women in nineteenth-century society.’

Provenance: Signature of Aenia Adamoff, London, dated 12th of February 1914.

The Poetry Foundation, Web.

Octavo (19 x 13 cm). pp. [2] viii 667 [3].
  Bound in three quarter calf, over blue cloth boards, spine divided into six compartments with floral motifs, brown morocco title label lettered in gilt, with blue marbled endpapers.   Condition: Near fine, foxing to endpapers, in very good binding, sunning to spine and wear to spine ends and lower corners.   Ref: 108712   Price: HK$ 1,000