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Moore, Thomas. [Lord Byron]
The Works of Lord Byron: With His Letters and Journals, and His Life.
John Murray 1832-1833, London. Finely bound set of the complete works of Lord Byron. Small octavo, 17 volumes bound in three quarters morocco with morocco spine labels lettered in gilt, elaborate gilt tooling to the spine in six compartments within raised gilt bands, gilt topstain, marbled endpapers. With numerous plates engraved by Finden after Turner, Westall, Prout and others including tissue-guarded frontispieces and engraved title pages to each volume. In near fine condition, bookplate to the pastedowns. "Byron is to a far greater degree than the other romanticists the poet of humankind. He conveys with tremendous power the majesty and desolation of history, the vanity of pomp and pride, the transitoriness of fame. And he is the poet of contemporary society, keen to discern the false and the corrupt, courageous in denunciation yet with pity for the young and innocent. As a poet he mirrored brilliantly and without distortion an absorbingly interesting world" (Baugh, 1229). [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]
Bookseller: Raptis Rare Books, ABAA/ ILAB [Palm Beach, FL, U.S.A.]
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