New York: Anderson & Ramsay for James Miller, 1867. Hardcover. 3 volumes. 16mo (6.9 in, 17.5 cm.  xxiv, 17-458  pp.; frontis.
An early admirer of Mary Wollstonecraft, Elizabeth Barrett Browning (1801-61) authored works to challenge the female stereotype. "Political and didactic, these works emphasized the right of a woman to speak and to act, in world affairs as in her private existence." Friends with women writers including M. R. Mitford, Matilda Hays, and Eliza Ogilvy, Browning's admirers included Emily Dickinson, George Eliot, and Virginia Woolf. - Feminist Companion 151-152.
Publisher's green cloth with spine in gilt, covers with publisher's device and border in blind. Top edge gilt. Brown coated endpapers. Clear archival protectors. Spine ends rubbed, first hinge starting, frontispiece and title-page foxed. Well-preserved set is tight, clean, and brightly gilt. Near fine. Item #1077