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BYRON, George Gordon Noel, Lord (1788-1824)
London : John Murray -25, 1823. First Edition thus, published the year before Lord Byron's death. The first four volumes carry the date of 1823, whilst vols V and Vi carry an 1825 imprint. Demy 8vo (8.5 x 5.5 ins); [xiv], (304); [vi], 360; [vi], (348); viii, 372; [vi], 404; viii, [2], (320) pp. Engraved portrait frontispiece of Lord Byron, by C. Warren, from a painting by T. Phillips, R.A. with tissue-guard. Near uniform contemporary full calf, gilt, with gilt title to double red morocco labels in second and third panels out of total of six and divided by raised bands, with floral ornaments in each panel, the design differing slightly on v.VI. Sides with wide, ornate border, gilt, with inner band in blind separated by double rules. Marbled endpapers and page edges. Frontispiece foxed in margins, not effecting portrait, endpapers lightly foxed. Light rubbing to extremities of spines and edges of sides, but really very minimal and symptomatic of normal shelfwear. Large and striking bookplate of bookish theme to each vol (Gulielmi Stevens). An extremely handsome library set, expanded from the original four volumes to six, perhaps the best we have seen. Contents: vol I. Childe Harold's Pilgrimage; vII. Childe Harold's Pilgrimage, The Giaour, The Battle of Abydos; vIII. The Corsair, Lara, The Siege of Corinth, Parisina, The Prisoner of Chillon, Beppo; vIV. Mazeppa, Manfred, Hebrew Melodies, Ode to Napoleon Buonaparte, Monody of teh Death of Sheridan, Lament of Tasso, various shorter poems; vV. Marino Falliero Doge of Venice, Prophecy of Dante, Cain; vVI. Sardanapalus, The Two Fo … [Click Below for Full Description]
Bookseller: Worlds End Bookshop (ABA, PBFA, ILAB) [LONDON, United Kingdom]
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