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Byron, Lord George Gordon
The Prisoner of Chillon, and Other Poems.
London: Printed for John Murray, 1816. First edition, first issue of Byron's The Prisoner of Chillon, and Other Poems with the half-title containing the advertisement for The Third Canto of Childe Harold on the verso, 4-page publisher's catalog dated November 1816, and recto of E8 blank. Octavo, elaborately bound in full morocco by Riviere & Son with gilt titles and tooling to the spine in six compartments within raised gilt bands, triple gilt ruling to the front and rear panels, gilt turn ins and inner dentelles, marbled endpapers, gilt topstain. With the rare original brown wrappers bound in. From the library of collector Oliver Nowell Chadwyck-Healey with his bookplate to the pastedown. A superior example. George Gordon Byron, commonly known as Lord Byron, was an English poet and politician, and a leading figure in the Romantic movement. Among his best-known works are the lengthy narrative poems, Don Juan and Childe Harold's Pilgrimage, and the short lyric poem, "She Walks in Beauty". Byron is regarded as one of the greatest British poets. He traveled extensively across Europe, especially in Italy, where he lived for seven years in Venice, Ravenna and Pisa, where he had a chance to frequent his friend the poet Percy Bysshe Shelley. Later in his brief life, Byron joined the Greek War of Independence fighting the Ottoman Empire, for which Greeks revere him as a national hero.
Bookseller: Raptis Rare Books [United States]

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