It was customary, in the 19th century, for short literary works ? poems, essays, etc. ? to appear in pamphlet form. This monograph ? an extended bibliographic essay, in effect ? studies the publishing history of works by the Brownings, Kipling, Dickens, Ruskin, Rossetti, et al., and the problem of distinguishing true first editions from forgeries. This title is cited and recommended by Books for College Libraries; Catalogue of the Lamont Library, Harvard College; Books for Junior College Libraries.