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BYRON, George Gordon, Lord.

Published by Pisa, 19 January 1822 (1822)

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Item Description: Pisa, 19 January 1822, 1822. One page, octavo (200 × 125 mm), written on one side only. Small circular blindstamp of Dobbs & Co, London, at foot below the text. Housed in a black quarter morocco slipcase with chemise by the Chelsea Bindery. Byron writes to thank his old friend for an unusual gift: "A Thousand and one thanks for the boar - which has arrived in high order - and entire. But I wish you were here to partake of your magnifique present. When do you return?" and continuing to his valediction "with a haste not to keep your man waiting". Byron had moved to Pisa at the end of October 1821 to join the Shelleys and Teresa Guiccioli, and Hay joined their Pisan circle (including, besides Byron and Shelley, Edward and Jane Williams and Leigh Hunt and his family) the following January. Hay, a Scot from Kelso, Roxburghshire, had known Byron as early as 1809 and perhaps earlier. He was related, though distantly, to Byron's youthful love Mary Duff and, through a connection with the Gordons, even more distantly to Byron himself. They enjoyed a bluff masculine relationship, characterized in part by their 1809 wager, Byron betting Hay fifty guineas to one that he would never get married, a bet he had to pay out six years later. By 1812 Hay was a blood in London society, acquainted with Martin Hawke (son of Baron Hawke of Towton), and Lords Powerscourt and Blessington, all known to Byron, when Thomas Medwin was introduced into their circle, and later to Byron. The present letter, acknowledging a gift of spoils from the hunt, is highly characteristic of their relationship during Hay's stay in Pisa. Hay played a central role in the most violent episode of Byron's Pisan sojourn, when on 24 March the male friends were riding out for their customary afternoon's pistol shooting. A local dragoon, Sergeant-Major Stefani Masi of the Tuscan Royal Light Horse, brushed past, startling one of their horses, and started an affray in which Masi slashed Hay across the face with his sabre and knocked Shelley unconscious. Masi was later stabbed with a pitchfork by an unidentified assailant, perhaps one of Byron's servants. The Masi affair was one catalyst in dispersing the Pisan circle. Hay left for England on 3 April, presumably to have his facial wound tended. Two disasters finally broke the circle - first the death of Byron's five-year-old daughter Allegra on 20 April and then the drowning of Shelley, Williams and Charles Vivian on 8 July - and Byron left Pisa for the summer residence Hay had found for him, the Villa Dupuy on a hillside in Montenero, several kilometers south of Leghorn, which however proved unbearably hot. Bookseller Inventory # 46969

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Lord Byron. Kottenkamp, Dr. Frnaz, translator

Published by Scheible, Rieger & Sattler, Stuttgart (1845)

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Item Description: Scheible, Rieger & Sattler, Stuttgart, 1845. Hardcover. Book Condition: Good. 155 x 115 mm. Includes full page etchings. Some foxing, especially the title page. Original binding. 295 pages plus prints in back. Bookseller Inventory # 006073

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BYRON, Lord.

Published by Murray, London (1815)

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Item Description: Murray, London, 1815. hardcover. Book Condition: very good. First. John L. Clawson ex-libris. Autograph presentation copy from Lord & lady Byron, with the following inscription on the half-title in Lady Byron's hand: "To Mrs. Baker, with Lord and Lady Byron's affectionate regards. May 23, 1815." Laid in are Lady Byron's visiting card her autograph signature in full - "Anne Isabella Noel Byron" and an engraved copperplate portrait. On the title page is the autograph of (Mrs.) Isabelle Baker; engraved bookplate of George Baker on a blank flyleaf. Later leather ex-libris of John Clawson. The bibliography calls for printed titles to Byron's Collected Works, which are not present here. As the "Collected Works" was not proposed for publication until July 1815, the earliest copies, i.e. May did not contain them. Lord & Lady Byron had married only the previous January, and they separated the January following, hence this may be the only volume in existence presented as a joint gift from them. Thin 8vo, full blue crushed levant, spine & sides and dentelles elaborately gilt; silk flyleaves, g.t. by Sangorski & Sutcliffe. London: John Murray, 1815. First Edition. Bookseller Inventory # 159806

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Lord Byron

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Item Description: Along with William Wordsworth, John Keats, and Samuel Taylor Coleridge,Lord Byron was among the great romantic poets of an era he helped define.And his interest in poetry began at a young age. When he was not at Harrow,a prep school in northwest London, he lived with his mother. It washere that he met Elizabeth Pigot, with whom he would have a lifelong andformative relationship. This relationship would launch his literary enterprises.Pigot encouraged ByronÕs poetic talents, convincing him to publish a bookof poetry, Fugitive Pieces, which contained poems written when the poetwas only 14. She helped him collect the material and transcribed it. However,this book was recalled before distribution and promptly burned overfears that its verses would prompt scandal.This stopped neither Pigot nor Byron, who worked with Pigot to put out hisfirst public set of works, Hours of Idleness, which contained more recentcompositions. This was ByronÕs introduction to the public and launcheda career which was as volatile and important as it was short. One of theworks Byron wrote for Hours of Idleness was ÒThe Episode of Ninus andEuryalus,Ó which was, as he wrote, a Òparaphrase of the Aeneid.Ó This demonstratedhis love of Virgil at a time when he was just 19 years old.Manuscript signed, a portion of his original working draft of this, his earliestformally published work, two lines of corrected and revised verse fromÒThe Episode of Ninus and Euryalus,Ó printed in Hours of Idleness in 1807.ÒSpare, spare Ye Chiefs! from him your rage remove, His fault was friendship, allhis crime was love.Ó This manuscript shows the line in an earlier draft form,with important revisions by the young poet. He has crossed out, ÒCan thisdisplease? ah no! if our prayer were one.Ó This shows the evolution fromdraft to final.Pigot had helped Byron compile his early manuscripts and retained them afterhe died. In 1828 she was discovered by the first of ByronÕs biographers,Thomas Moore, and was able to supply him with a great deal of material.Pigot started a correspondence with John Murray who was involved withByronÕs publishings and his biography. It was Moore and the publisher JohnMurray who burnt ByronÕs papers to prevent further scandal.But not all of PigotÕs material was lost or destroyed. Pigot retained some ofByronÕs original manuscript works from this very period. This manuscriptpiece comes with a note from Pigot which reads, ÒI affirm this to be Lord ByronÕswriting, in the year 1807, EB Pigot.ÓThis was sent to an admirer who wrote her asking for a sample of ByronÕshandwriting. Poetical manuscripts from this early in ByronÕs career are uncommon.The last such piece with provenance from Pigot sold in 1993. Bookseller Inventory # 9700

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Item Description: Printed by T. Davison, For John Murray (except as indicated), London, 1813. Hardcover. With an Especially Fine Painting and 11 Works,Including Five Firsts, by Byron. 216 x 140 mm (8 1/2 x 5 1/2"). 11 separately published works bound in one volume. FIRST EDITIONS of "Corinth," "Chillon," "Poems," "Manfred" (second issue), and "Mazeppa." Third Editions of "Giaour," "Tasso,&quo. ATTRACTIVE BLACK STRAIGHT-GRAIN MOROCCO, rebacked with very great skill in the style of the period, covers framed with simple gilt rules, decorated raised bands flanked by gilt rules, spine panels with blindstamped foliate cornerpieces and gilt hexagonal centerpiece, turn-ins with decorative gilt roll and unusual delicate floral and foliate gilt border on purple silk doublures and free endleaves, all edges gilt. In a (slightly worn) fleece-lined cloth slipcase. WITH A VERY FINE FORE-EDGE PAINTING OF THE CASTLE OF CHILLON. Four engraved plates. Verso of front endpaper with book label of "HNF" (Helmut N. Friedlaender). First Editions Club Byron Bibliography, 19a, 16, 14, 21b, 25. A hint of rubbing to leather, leaves adjacent to plates a little offset, a dozen leaves a bit foxed or soiled, light uniform browning in one publication and to edges of two others, but A VERY ATTRACTIVE COPY, the binding quite lustrous and with no significant wear, the painting especially well preserved, and the various texts mostly quite clean, fresh, and bright. Very possibly a piece of work that is contemporaneous with the binding here, the fore-edge painting on this volume is among the finest we have offered for sale. Partly because the thickness of the book has put at the artist's disposal an ample amount of space, there is considerable precisely realized detail almost everywhere. The Castle dominating the background provides an example, as one can glimpse a subtle reflection of the structure in the lake it fronts as well as see roof tiles on the various castle towers. Eight persons are walking along the wooded pier that occupies the right third of the scene, and at least five of these are individuated (a servant woman and her son, a gentleman in pantaloons, and an aristocratic couple smartly dressed in expensive clothes, including straw hats). In addition, the two commercial vessels in the painting are depicted with enough specificity that one can determine something significant about their occupants and the activities they are involved in. Over the whole scene the colors are rich, and the shading is extraordinarily sophisticated. Although this item is of considerable interest as a finely executed fore-edge painting, it also comprises a substantial collection of first and early editions of works by Byron, ranging from youthful pieces like "The Giaour," exotic and wildly romantic, to the much more lighthearted "Beppo," written during Byron's happier years in Venice. "Poems on Domestic Circumstances," which appears midway through our volume, alludes obscurely to the dark and mysterious scandals that caused his divorce and his final departure from England. All of the Byron items bound in this volume are textually complete. Our copies of "Corinth," "Chillon," "Manfred," "Mazeppa, " and "Poems" are identical with the described first printings in the First Editions Club Byron Bibliography, with the exceptions that all are bound without the half title, and "Chillon," "Manfred," and "Mazeppa" lack the final leaf or two of ads. In addition, the title page for "Manfred" includes the quotation (probably added early in the press run) that comprises a second issue point, and our final leaf of "Poems" has the Notes transferred to what is supposed to be a blank verso, and an unlisted dedicatory verse on the recto. FIRST EDITIONS of "Corinth," "Chillon," "Poems," "Manfred" (second issue), and "Mazeppa." Third Editions of "Giaour," "Tasso,&quo. Bookseller Inventory # ST11700

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Lord Byron

Published by Byron, Newstead (1111)

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Item Description: Byron, Newstead, 1111. Silver. Book Condition: Good. A silver metal wax seal bearing the coat of arms of the Byron family motto "Crede Byron". Two horses flank a shield with a coronet above. The seal now has a ring on top as presumably it was converted into a pendant. Lord Byron certainly used a similar seal e.g. "red wax seal impressed with Byron's coat of arms surmounted by a coronet; postmarked ‘MayFair' and addressed to ‘Miss E. Bridget Pigot./ Southwell/Notts'." However I haven't managed to find an image of a seal to compare them to see it is was Lord Byron's or an association item or a souvenir. Bookseller Inventory # 500028296

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Byron, Lord

Published by John Murray 1819, London (1819)

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Item Description: John Murray 1819, London, 1819. Full Morocco. Book Condition: Very Good. 8vo. Three volumes. An early collected edition in original full straight grained morocco bindings, gilt and blind decorated with leather turned over on to the front pastedowns, also with gilt and blind decoration. All edges are gilt, endpapers are silk and there is a silk inlay on pastdowns creating 'panels'. Each volume has a beautiful early fore-edge painting of a different Italian scene. They look to have been applied after the gilding. A wonderful example in a fine binding that is just a little rubbed and creased. Very good. Bookseller Inventory # 4055

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Byron, Lord George Gordon

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Item Description: Four works in one volume. 'Giaour', with seven pages of manuscript additions interleaved, 1813; 'The Bride of Abydos'; 'The Corsair', with six supplementary poems not called for by Wise for this edition, 1814; Ode to Napoleon Buonaparte, 1814. John Murray, London, 1813-14. Nineteenth century full tan calf, rebacked preserving much of the original spine; single gilt fillet to boards and gilt flower motif spine with gilt banding; 8vo; housed in stunning faux nineteenth century full tan calf box with elaborately panelled boards using both blind and gilt tooling, spine profusely gilt between raised banding embellished with split gilt tool, title stamped direct, handmade marbled inner. A proof copy for a later edition of 'The Giaour'. Seven pages with manuscript additions to 'The Giaour' are interleaved, one hand apparently being that of Sir James Bland Burgess, a relative of Lady Byron (theses additions are present in the fourth and fifth editions of the work). There are also several pencil markings in the text where changes to spelling and word order were later made.An extremely scarce work.Wise I, pp.79-80, 91-92, 97. Bookseller Inventory # CB10081

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Byron, Lord

Published by John Murray: London 1832-1833 (1832)

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Item Description: John Murray: London 1832-1833, 1832. 17 Volumes. Extra engraved title pages, 7 x 4.25", gilt-ruled red straight grain morocco with highly decorative spines with black spine labels, minor wear to spines and extremities, one spine with edge wear (v. 17), contents nice, decorative bindings. Bookseller Inventory # 11-ztopbyr17

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FINE BINDINGS] BYRON, LORD.

Published by London: John Murray, 1855-1856 (1856)

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Item Description: London: John Murray, 1855-1856, 1856. Six volumes; in handsomely bound 19th century red, pebble-grained, full morocco. All edges gilt; marbled endpapers; the front and back boards are uniformly decorated with three ornate gilt-stamped borders; the spines are decorated with compartments separated by raised bands with gilt-stamped decorations; the set's title is on a green morocco label on each volume and the contents and number of individual volumes are noted below in another compartment, stamped in gilt on the red morocco. Insignificant wear; a fine set. Bookseller Inventory # 28569

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Byron, Lord:

Published by London: John Murray, 1833 (1833)

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Item Description: London: John Murray, 1833, 1833. Sm. 8vo Full Polished Black Calf. t.e.g.; Volume and Title labels. Spine Gilt in compartments; gilt rules and dentelles. 17 Vols. Frontis and Vignette title page to each Vol. [Signed Zaehnsndorf Bindings]. Bookseller Inventory # 44491

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Lord Byron

Published by John Murray

ISBN 10: 1599032104 ISBN 13: 9781599032108

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Item Description: John Murray. Wrappers. Book Condition: Very Good. Written by one of the great poets of the Romantic period at the height of his fame. Hebrew Melodies (1815) includes some of Byron's best-known lyrics, including She Walks in Beauty. The first edition in original wrappers, housed in custom clamshell box. 8vo. 1st edition, 1st issue. Wise I, pp. 103-104. Abel E. Berland copy, with bookplate to inside of front wrapper. With 4 pages of ads at end dated June 1815, not recorded by Wise. Original plain drab wrappers, rebacked. Light soiling and a few faint creases to wrappers. Slight creasing to bottom corner. Corners of a few pages turned down. VG in custom cloth folding case. Bookseller Inventory # 1711228

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BYRON, Lord

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Item Description: John Murray, London, 1832. hardcover. Book Condition: near fine. 17 volumes. Engraved frontispiece and extra illustrated title page in each volume. 12mo, beautifully bound by Bartlett & Co., Boston in full contemporary dark green polished calf (spines evenly browned); ornately gilt-stamped spines and dentelles, top edges gilt. London: John Murray, 1832. A near fine set. Bookseller Inventory # 177679

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BYRON, Lord & COLERIDGE, Samuel Taylor, et al.

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Item Description: John Murray, London, 1814. hardcover. Book Condition: near fine. BYRON, Lord: "The Corsair, A Tale". London: John Murray, 1814. Second issue, lacking ads & half-title. COLERIDGE, Samuel Taylor: "Christabel." London: John Murray, 1816. First edition -- the first appearance of this work which is among the best known poetry in the English language; bound with the half-title, but without the ads. LONG, Charles Edward: Imperial and Papal Rome. A Poem, which obtained the Chancellor's Medal at the Cambridge Commencement, July, 1818. THE ETONIAN, Nos. I & II, 162pp. with errata slip. Windsor: Knight & Dredge, October & November, 1820. Second Edition, which reprints the much admired poem "My Brother's Grave", by John Moultrie, not included in the first edition. Four19th century titles bound together in modern full brown calf; gilt-ruled and lettered spine with raised bands and red leather label, reading "The Corsair"; marbled end papers. London: John Murray, 1814, 1816, 1818, 1820. Mixed editions, as below. Bookseller Inventory # 229575

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Byron, George Gordon, Lord

Published by London: Printed for John Murray, Albemarle Street (1815)

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Item Description: London: Printed for John Murray, Albemarle Street, 1815. Soft cover. Book Condition: Fine. Original plain drab paper wrappers; front cover detached, back cover stained and nearly detached, spine panel missing. Tail edge stained, edges slightly browned, otherwise clean. FIRST EDITION, FIRST ISSUE, with the advertisement for Rogers's "Jacqueline" and the shorter, "in the press" description of Campbell's "Selected Beauties of English Poetry." Inserted at the back of the volume are the half-titles and titles enabling Byron's "pamphlet-poems" to be bound in two volumes. This book contains a number of excellent romantic love songs including the first printing of "She Walks in Beauty," one of Byron's greatest short poems. She walks in beauty, like the night Of cloudless climes and starry skies; And all that 's best of dark and bright Meet in her aspect and her eyes. . . The book also features several significant poems on scriptural subjects including King David and Saul, "On the Day of the Destruction of Jerusalem by Titus," and the oft-anthologized "The Destruction of Sennacherib." The poems were republished later that year accompanied by their musical arrangements. Wise I, pp. 103-4. Bookseller Inventory # ABE-3560929659

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BYRON, Lord

Published by John Murray, London (1855)

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Item Description: John Murray, London, 1855. Hardcover. Book Condition: Near Fine. In Six Volumes. New Edition. Tall 8vo, bound in contemporary full crimson morocco, raised bands, elaborate gilt compartments, leather labels, gilt borders on upper and lower covers surrounding a gilt centre panel, with gilt decoration at the corners, inner dentelles gilt, all edges gilt. Bookplate, some light rubbing on the spine ends, a little rubbing on spines, but a fine copy, in an elegant binding. Bookseller Inventory # 000327

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Byron, George Gordon, Lord (Thomas Moore, editor)

Published by John Murrary, London (1830)

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Item Description: John Murrary, London, 1830. First Edition. Quarto. Two volumes extended into four, extra-illustrated with the addition of 257 portraits and views, with added title pages hand-printed in red and black. The illustrations include black and white engravings and etchings, original drawings, a few hand-colored along with some original art pieces of which two are in color, all incised within the leaves. A very special production of R.B. Adam and among the finest of his privately extra-illustrated versions which involved his assiduously searching for the appropriate engravings relating to Byron and his contemporaries. The present work was originally in two volumes but was extended to four quarto volumes to accommodate all the illustrations. Also noted in the 1926 Anderson's auction catalog of Adam's books is listed a copy of Lord Byron and Some of His Contemporaries. by Leigh Hunt, 1828, extra-illustrated, one volume extended to two quarto volumes with special title pages printed for the set as he did with the present work. The present item (as well as Leigh Hunt's Byron) was noted in Daniel Tredwell's A monograph on Privately Illustrated Books, A Plea for Bibliomania, first published in 1881, then again in the 1902 edition of "The Book Lover". A. Edward Newton said only R.B. Adam had a deeper collection than his. Newton wrote in "This Book Collecting Game": [In] 1926 my great friend and fellow Johnsonian, Mr. R.B. Adam of Buffalo had a sale at the Anderson Galleries in New York of a portion of his library. The pre-auction dinner party hosted by Newton for R.B. Adam included A.S.W. Rosenbach, Jerome Kern, Carl Pforzheimer, Seymour de Ricci and other notables. Handsomely bound by Cedric Chivers, Bath (signed binding) in full red morocco decoratively stamped in gilt and black framing the beautiful circular color vellucent coat-of-arms of Lord Byron, above is a green morocco inset stamped in gilt with a "B" with a crown above, raised bands with compartments lettered and stamped in gilt, gilt ruled morocco turn ins, marbled endpapers, all edges gilt, all others uncut, wide margined and with tissue guards, joints rubbed. A remarkable set. Bookseller Inventory # 015872

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BYRON (Lord)

Published by A. and W. Galignani, Paris (1831)

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Item Description: A. and W. Galignani, Paris, 1831. In-8, maroquin tête de nègre, filet gras en bordure, sur les plats richement ornés d'un large encadremnt doré à petits fers dans des jeux de filets droits et courbes coupés de petits quadrilobes gothiques, dos sans nerfs orné de même; encadrements intérieurs de maroquin orné de 5 filets et motifs d'angles dorés, doublures et gardes de satin bleu acier ornées de 3 filets dorés, tranches dorées Muller. Chef d'?uvre de typographie compacte sur deux colonnes,pages encadrées d'un filet, dû à l'imprimerie Jules Didot l'Ainé. Cet exemplaire contient la suite des 30 hors texte (publiés par Smith Elder à Londres) gravés sur acier par F. Bacon, R. Baker, W. Chevalier, H. Cook, T.A. Dean, E. Finden,etc. d'après A.E. Chalon, H. Corbould. Il est enrichi de 14 portraits. Exemplaire bien complet d'une copie de la lettre autographe signée par Lord Byron et datée du 27 avril 1819 à Venise, montée sur onglet, adressée à l'éditeur Galignani dans laquelle il lui signale qu'il n'est pas l'auteur d'une nouvelle "Le Vampire" qu'on lui avait attribué par erreur. Très belle reliure dorée à petits fers signée de Muller, successeur de Thouvenin. Ex libris de la bibliothèque Roudinesco et de la bibliothèque Jacques Chastenet. Bookseller Inventory # LAB-1299

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Byron, Lord (George Gordon)

Published by S. and J. Ridge, Newark (1807)

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Item Description: S. and J. Ridge, Newark, 1807. First edition, first issue. First edition, first issue. [xiv], 187 pp. 1 vols. 8vo (7 x 4.5 in.). First Edition of Byron's First Published Volume of Poetry. This copy has the first issue points as follows: leaf D3 (i.e., pp 21-22) is a cancel; p. 5 'where' is repeated on lines 2 & 3; p. 114 'Thnnder' misprinted for 'Thunder'; p. 171 numbered correctly; and p. 181 misprinting 'Thc' for 'The'. Wise Byron, I, pp. 7-8; Hayward 218; Randolph, p. 9 Full green morocco with gilt borders, raised band, a.e.g., by HENDERSON AND BISSET. Spine uniformly faded to brown, slight rubbing at edges, remnants of removed sticker on verso of half-title, occasional light spotting or soiling. All in all, a very pretty copy [xiv], 187 pp. 1 vols. 8vo (7 x 4.5 in.). Bookseller Inventory # 34809

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BYRON, Lord); (COLERIDGE, Samuel Taylor); [SOUTHEY, Robert - editor] et. al

Published by Biggs and Co. 1799 & 1800, Bristol (1799)

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Item Description: Biggs and Co. 1799 & 1800, Bristol, 1799. Hardcover. Book Condition: Near Fine, handsomely bound. First Edition. Two volumes (4" x 6-1/2") bound in recent half brown morocco with matching corners retaining the original marbled boards, all edges marbled. Leaf B8 (pages 31-32) lacking in first volume, as usual; C3 in second volume in uncancelled state, with word "wicked" present on page 37, line 9. [Tinker 1953; Wise, Coleridge, 15]. Contributions by Samuel T. Coleridge (27 poems, some previously unpublished), Poet Laureate Robert Southey, Charles Lamb, Robert Lovell, Humphry Davy, Amelia Opie, and others. Pages 31-32 contained Southey's "War Poem," but were canceled in all but two known copies as the poem was considered unpatriotic. A third volume was advertised but never published. A remarkable and important collection of early Romantic poetry, here in unusually nice condition. Bookseller Inventory # 014530

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Byron, George Gordon, Lord

Published by London 1809. (1809)

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Item Description: London 1809., 1809. English bards and Scotch reviewers. A satire. London: printed for James Cawthorn, n.d. (1809). 12mo, original drab printed boards, neatly rebacked.First edition. This poem was written by Byron as a reply to a contemptuous notice of his Hours of Idleness in the Edinburgh Review. It was also his first great poetical success; Cawthorn reprinted the book many times, often without Byron's knowledge or authorization, to meet a continuing demand. Copies of the first edition were printed on paper with an "E and P 1805" watermark; in this copy the watermark can be clearly seen on the title-page. In this copy the 7th line of page 5 reads "dispatch;" in some copies the word is misprinted "despatch." This is not an issue point, as is usually stated, but a press correction of little significance. As Wise puts it, "The change . . . was made whilst the sheets were passing through the press, and it is inconceivable that the printer would make any effort to keep the two varieties apart." Wise also notes that copies occur without the leaf of preface (present here); he tries to argue that these copies are earlier, and thus constitute a "first issue," but he is undoubtedly wrong (see Hayward); in any case, the issue with the preface, if indeed it existed, would clearly be more desirable. A fine fresh copy, with the printed boards in excellent condition. Wise I, 21; Hayward 219; CBEL III, 277. Bookseller Inventory # B575

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BYRON, George Gordon Noel, Lord.

Published by Longman, Hurst, Rees, and Orme . F. and C. Rivington . and J. Mawman . London. 1807. (1808)

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Item Description: Longman, Hurst, Rees, and Orme . F. and C. Rivington . and J. Mawman . London. 1807., 1808. Crown 8vo. (190 x 120 mm), pp. xiii, [1], 187, [1], with half-title; D3 a cancel as usual (reading 'Those tissues of falsehood which Folly has wove': the cancellandum, known only from the Ashley copy, reads 'Those tisssues of fancy which Moriah has wove'); a fine copy in pale blue-green crushed levant by Sangorski & Sutcliffe for E. P. Dutton & Company, gilt fillets on covers, spine gilt within compartments, t.e.g., others untrimmed.First edition, the genuine first printing of Byron's first regularly-published book. It may be distinguished from the deceptive 'large-paper' demy 8vo. 'first' edition – in fact a reprint, wholly reset, also the work of the ubiquitous Ridges – by typographical errors on pp.114 ('thnnder') and 181 ('Thc'), and sometimes (but not always) by the correct numbering of p. 171 as here. A further distinction is, of course, the cancellation of D3, which was not necessary in the reprint. It was the discovery of the cancellandum which finally settled the question of priority.Hours of Idleness rearranges Byron's 'juvenilia' from his privately-printed Fugitive Pieces (1806) and Poems on Various Occasions (1807), omitting twenty of the original poems and adding twelve others. Byron modestly calls it in his Preface a 'first, and last attempt' ('it is highly improbable . that I should ever obtrude myself a second time on the Public'). He was, however, looking forward with excitement to an anticipated notice in the prestigious Edinburgh Review. When the notice came, in January 1808, it was devastating: 'The poesy of this young lord belongs to the class which neither gods nor men are said to permit [i.e., mediocrity]. Indeed, we do not recollect to have seen a quantity of verse with so few deviations from that exact standard. His effusions are spread over a dead flat, and can no more get above or below the level, than if they were so much stagnant water.'Byron at once took up a satire he had begun and set aside, entitled 'British Bards', and revised it into English Bards and Scotch Reviewers. This splendid reply to a perfectly justified slating of his weak 'first fruits' was published in 1809, and set the manner and tone for much of his future achievement.Wise, I, 7-8; Randolph, pp. 7-10; Hayward 218; Tinker 507-8 Language: English. Bookseller Inventory # E3987

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BYRON, GEORGE GORDON NOËL, LORD

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Item Description: John Murray, London, 1817. Hardcover. Extraordinarily Fine Set in Period MoroccoOf the 1817 Collected Works of Byron. 171 x 108 mm (6 3/4 x 4 1/4"). Five volumes. First Collected Edition in five volumes (see below). VERY ATTRACTIVE CONTEMPORARY DARK BLUE STRAIGHT-GRAIN MOROCCO, DECORATED IN GILT AND BLIND, covers with thick and thin gilt rule border, blind-tooled palmette frame and large blindstamped arabesque centerpiece, raised bands, spine panels with gilt lyre on top of crossed trumpets, gilt titling and turn-ins, all edges gilt. With 11 engraved plates illustrating scenes from the poems. Ashley Library IX, 46. A hint of foxing to engraved material, otherwise only trivial imperfections--AN ATTRACTIVELY BOUND SET IN ESPECIALLY FINE CONDITION, the bindings unusually lustrous, and the text showing almost no signs of use. This is a finely bound and apparently unread first collected edition of Byron's works, published just ten years after his first volume of poetry was printed. It contains the first two cantos of "Childe Harold's Pilgrimage" (completed in 1818), and includes what DNB calls "the sequence of remarkable narratives that began with 'The Giaour' and 'The Bride of Abydos' (1813) and culminated with 'Parisina' and 'The Siege of Corinth' (1815). These were the works that defined and perfected the Byronic hero, whose initial incarnation was Childe Harold. Brooding throughout nineteenth-century European literature, the Byronic figure-usually an aristocrat-embodied a culturally alienated anti-hero, bearing within a dark secret that seemed as threatening to others as to himself." In addition to the works mentioned above, we find here "The Corsair," "Lara," "Ode to Napoelon Bonaparte," "Hebrew Melodies," and 46 shorter verses. First Collected Edition in five volumes (see below). Bookseller Inventory # ST12339

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Byron, Lord (George Gordon)]

Published by James Cawthorn, London (1809)

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Item Description: James Cawthorn, London, 1809. vi, 54 pp. 1 vols. 12mo. First edition, second issue, with "Preface" leaf; p. 5 line 7 reading "despatch"; watermark "E & P 1805," as per all authorized copies. vi, 54 pp. 1 vols. 12mo. Borowitz Copy Uncut in Boards. A fine copy in original boards of Byron's classic takedown of the Edinburgh Review. Wise I, p. 19; Hayward 219. Provenance: H.W. Sibthorpe (signature on front pastedown); Richard Ellison, Jun. (signature on title-page); and David Borowitz (bookplate on chemise) Uncut in original drab green paper boards, printed in black. Crack in upper joint, skillful repair to foot of spine. Beautiful copy, in half blue morocco slipcase with chemise First edition, second issue, with "Preface" leaf; p. 5 line 7 reading "despatch"; watermark "E & P 1805," as per all authorized copies. Bookseller Inventory # 259721

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BYRON, Lord [George Gordon].

Published by S. and J. Ridge, Newark (1807)

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Item Description: S. and J. Ridge, Newark, 1807. FIRST EDTION, FIRST ISSUE. 2 blank leaves + TP + [v]-x = Preface + [xi]-xiii = Contents + [xiv] = Errata + [1]-187 + 2 blank leaves, Crown Octavo. First Edition, First Issue. Wise Vol. 1, p. 7.The first printing of Byron's first regularly published book, his 'juvenilia' rearranged from the privately-printed Fugitive Pieces and Poems of Various Occasions. It omits twenty of the original poems and adds twelve new ones. The first edition may be distinguished from the deceptive 'large-paper' demy-octavo reprint (also the work of the ubiquitous Ridges) by the two typographical errors on p. 114, l. 4 ("thnnder") and p. 181, l. 21 ("Thc") and sometimes (but not always) by the correct numbering of p. 171 as here. A further defining point of the first edition (and the one which established the priority of this issue) is also present: the cancellation of D3 (p. 22) with the correct reading in the second line of the poem: "Those tissues of falsehood which Folly has wove" and no footnote. Watermarked "Li" and "1806" as called for. Without the half-title. Lovely 19th-century full calf binding with gilt borders to front and back covers. Spine with five bands and ornately gilt compartments. Red morocco label on spine. Turquoise blue endpapers and all edges gilt. A lovely copy of Byron's first regularly published book. PHOTOS AVAILABLE UPON REQUEST. Bookseller Inventory # 310

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Item Description: 12th April 1816, 1816. 3 pages, folded with slight splits where creased. This manuscript is a conformed copy, i.e. a copy of the executed original. Byron left London on 23rd April and England on 25th April 1816, leaving Kinnaird and Hanson in charge of his Rochdale estates. Price inc VAT. Bookseller Inventory # 17199

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Byron George Gordon, Lord

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Item Description: London John Murray 1841, 1841. First edition with the illustrations. With 61 very fine engravings on steel and one fold-out map all by W. Finden. Thick 8vo, luxuriously bound by Tout in dark turquoise-blue morocco, the covers and spine with elaborate all over gilt arabesque decorations and corner tooling, the spine with raised bands separating the compartments, lettered and richly gilt designs, edges with double gilt fillet rules, elaborate gilt turnovers, a.e.g. xvi, 311. A very fine and beautiful copy in a luxurious, very bright and clean. Some very light, quite unobtrusive and only occasional foxing. A SUPERB AND EXTREMELY APPEALING COPY of Lord Byron’s classic poetic work. The poet began writing ‘Childe Harold’ in Albania in 1809 and the first two cantos were issued in 1812. Cantos three and four appeared in 1816 and 1818 respectively. Upon its initial publication in 1812, Byron became instantly famous. "The effect wa s.electric, his fame.seemed to spring, like the palace of a fairy king, in a night."-Moore. A fifth edition was issued later in the same year. "Just turned twenty-four he found himself famous, a great poet, a rising statesman. Society, which in spite of his rank had neglected him, was now at his feet." -EB This volume, profusely illustrated by one of the best known steel-engravers in London, is a visual treat. Through the viewing of the illustrations, the reader is able to travel through Albania, Spain, Porugal, Greece, Belgium, Switzerland, and Italy enjoying through the lyrical voice of the poet and also through the evocative illustrations. Bookseller Inventory # 25508

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BYRON, (George Anson) Lord.

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Item Description: 1826, 1826. London: John Murray, 1826. 4to.Qtr.cf.with marbled boards. (XII, 260pp.). With fold. mezzotint view of the "Great Volcano of Peli at Hawaii", 12 full-page engrv. plates of which 8 are views, and 2 charts of which 1 is fold. A complete copy albeit water stained throughout. lst ed. NOTE: Captain Byron was the cousin of the celebrated poet and succeeded to his title. The Expedition, his last appointment afloat, was undertaken to convey back to the Hawaiian Islands the remains of the King and Queen of the Sandwich Islands who had died from measles during their visit to England. The Appendix in the book contains an account of the Birds, Insects and Fish of the Islands, by A.Bloxham, Naturalist of the Expedition. Bookseller Inventory # 180861

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BYRON, LORD

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Item Description: JOHN MURRAY, LONDON, 1815. Hardcover. Book Condition: Near Fine. In custom period style leather binding. Bookseller Inventory # 10608

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Byron, Lord [George Gordon]

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Item Description: John Murray, London, 1815. Hardcover. Book Condition: Very Good+. First Edition, First Issue. Full gilt-ruled calf, gilt-stamped ornament in spine compartments, gilt-stamped lettering in green leather spine labels (compartments 2 and 3), inside gilt dentelles, a. e. g.; 8vo (127 x 200 mm); pp. [8], 53, [11]. First Edition, First Issue, with Rogers's "Jacqueline" and Campbell's "Selected Beauties. in the press" ads. Includes extra half-titles and title-pages at rear, allowing the poems to be bound in two volumes. Some very light scuffing along joints and edges of boards; some mild foxing; gift inscription inked to front flyleaf. Bookseller Inventory # D7305

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