BROWNING, ROBERT. 1812-1889.
Autograph Letter Signed ("Robert Browning"), 3 pp recto and verso, 8vo (conjoining leaves), [London], November 30, 1875, to Sir George Grove, leaves mildly creased and toned, some offset from ink to p 3.
Browning writes a friend mentioning one of his recent works, probably Aristophanes' Apology: "Your copy went to you by a dozen nightsGrove, the Orientalist, the Schubertarian, the Literati in ordinary & extraordinary, and the old valued acquaintance (I won't presume farther) into the bargain. Do I forget the day, dinner and all, when Rubinstein broke your piano in the midst of his inspiration?"
Grove was director of the Crystal Palace for nearly 20 years, resigning to accept a commission with MacMillan to publish his Dictionary of Music and Musicians.