Strafford: an Historical Tragedy. Robert Browning.
Strafford: an Historical Tragedy
Strafford: an Historical Tragedy

Strafford: an Historical Tragedy.

London: Longman, Rees, Orme, Brown, Green, & Longman, 1837.

First Edition. [vi], [2], 131, [1] pp with 4 pages of ads dated April 1837. 1 vols. 8vo. Original stiff gray wrappers, printed lablel on upper cover "Price 4s.", small chip and bottom of upper cover. Beautiful copy, in full pull off green morocco slipcase, with chemise by Riviere. Wise p. 6. Item #267832

Browning’s friendship with the actor Macready led to an interest in playwrighting. Strafford, the first of three plays that Browning wrote, was produced at Covent Garden in 1837.

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