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Morgante Maggiore.

BYRON, Lord) PULCI, Luigi.
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Book Description: Venice: with the types of Pietro Bernardi, 1812, 1812. 4 volumes, 16mo (119 × 81 mm). Contemporary Venetian calf, smooth spines gilt, lacking labels, covers with gilt roll borders, marbled endpapers (worn, joints cracking in places). Housed in a dark brown cloth flat back solander box made by The Chelsea Bindery. Each volume with the contemporary engraved book label of Pietro Gamba to the front pastedown, Byron's ownership inscriptions to titles in ink, erased from the title of vol. II and cut or torn from the other title pages; autograph pencil annotations at the opening text page of vol. I, dating the first canto Nov. 11. 1819, and at foot of page giving an English version of one line, and on 9 other pages in canto one, mostly underlinings or translations of single lines or phrases; pencil notes in another, later hand to rear endpapers of other volumes; ink notes relating to Byron's ownership in vols. I and II. Byron's copy, with Byron's pencilled annotations to the text intact, and attempts having been made to remove his ink ownership inscriptions from the titles (though the distinctive shape of his signature remains); this the copy apparently used by him in preparation for his published translation. Byron's pencil notes are all in the first canto, the only one that he translated. They are not poetic renderings, but simple translations to clarify obscurities in the original Italian. Pulci's romantic epic Morgante (1483), one of the major examples of the Italian tradition of ottava rima serio-comic narrative medley poetry – what Byron called Pulci's "half-serious rhymes" – was to be the primary formal influence on Byron's masterpiece Don Juan. Byron translated the first canto of the Morgante only (which first appeared in The Liberal, the modest profit going entirely to Hunt) at the same time as he began Don Juan. He planned to translate the whole work, but ultimately abandoned the daunting project in favour of his own original creative work. Both the translation and Don Juan were begun in late 1819 while renting the upper floor of the Palazzo Guiccioli in Ravenna, an extraordinary arrangement that allowed Byron to conduct a passionate affair with the young and beautiful Countess Teresa Guiccioli in the palazzo below. He and Teresa "were immediately attracted to each other and discussed Dante, Petrarch, and Italian literature with equal enthusiasm. Byron was taken with her lack of 'bluestocking' seriousness and wrote of his passion for this 'Romagnuola Countess from Ravenna—who is nineteen years old & has a Count of fifty What shall I do! I am in love, and tired of promiscuous concubinage' (Letters and Journals, ed. Marchand, 6.107–8)" (ODNB). As well as the first canto of the Morgante, Byron wrote two cantos of Don Juan, The Prophecy of Dante, and began the first of his plays, Marino Faliero, all in the same hectic period. Byron became increasingly friendly with Teresa's father, Count Ruggiero Gamba, and her brother Pietro. "The Gamba household was relaxed and happy. Their staunch liberal politics and Pietro's passionate and active involvement in the secret revolutionary society, which had recently spread to the Romagna, the Carbonari," were intensely appealing to Byron. He began to spend more time at the Gamba house in Ravenna, visited there by Teresa, now separated from her husband. But in July 1821 Pietro Gamba was arrested while returning from the theatre, and the Gambas were banished from the Romagna for their revolutionary activities. "In these circumstances Count Guiccioli moved to recover his wife. Teresa fled to Florence where her father and brother had been given asylum. Byron was active in trying to persuade the government to repeal its order against the Gamba family, but the authorities also wanted to get rid of him and hoped that Byron would follow his friends." In the end Shelley offered to find everyone accommodation in Pisa and at the end of October Byron left Ravenna to join the Shelleys and the Gambas in Pisa, where he was to stay until the drowning of Shelle. Bookseller Inventory # 43269

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Autograph letter signed ("Byron") to Captain John Hay ("My dear Hay").

BYRON, George Gordon, Lord.
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Book 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's Gedichte. Neu Uberssetzt von Dr. Franz Kottenkamp. Mit Byron's Bild in Stahlstich.

Lord Byron. Kottenkamp, Dr. Frnaz, translator
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Book 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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Hebrew Melodies.

BYRON, Lord.
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Book 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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Works.

DOVES BINDING.) BYRON, Lord.
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Book Description: London: John Murray, 1833, 1833. 17 volumes, small octavo (167 × 105 mm). All but the last volume finely bound in olive-green crushed morocco by the Doves Bindery to a design by T. J. Cobden-Sanderson (signed on the rear turn-in and dated 1898), flat spine with five raised bands, lettered in two panels and dated at foot, the other panels tooled with floral designs and filled with dots, board-edges ruled in gilt, turn-ins with four-line gilt rules, corners of turn-ins with floral tools to match spine compartments, gilt edges; the last volume (either not bound by the Doves Bindery or subsequently lost) in contemporary half calf, inserted in a later morocco-backed slipcase, spine tooled in gilt to match. Spines gently tanned, some light marginal browning, an excellent set. Engraved frontispiece and series title to each vol.; vol. I bound without series half-title or printed title. A finely bound set from the Doves Bindery, signed and dated relatively early. Cobden-Sanderson established the bindery in March 1893, designing and supervising its bindings. The staff was mainly from Riviere's, comprising Charles McLeish, finisher, Charles Wilkinson, forwarder, Miss Bessie Hooley, sewer (later replaced by Alice Mansell), with Douglas Cockerell the apprentice. The bindery's work in the early days was primarily for the Kelmscott Press, including the famous pigskin bindings on the Kelmscott Chaucers, but eventually the balance of their work was outside individual commissions. The bindery continued until 1921. Bookseller Inventory # 48364

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A Fragment of ByronÕs Working Draft For His FirstPublished Poetry

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Book 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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A silver metal wax seal bearing the coat of arms of the Byron family motto "Crede Byron".

Lord Byron
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Book 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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The Works, including the supressed poems, complete in one volume.

BYRON (Lord)
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Book 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 et d'une 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. Tès 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 # GPB-1362

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Giaour

Byron, Lord George Gordon
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Book 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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Book 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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Book 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. . Frontis and Vignette title page to each Vol. [Signed Zaehnsndorf Bindings]. Bookseller Inventory # 44491

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Letters and Journals of Lord Byron: With Notices of His Life.

Byron, George Gordon, Lord (Thomas Moore, editor).
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Book 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. Quarto. Bookseller Inventory # 015872

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Book 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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The Poetical Works of Lord Byron

FINE BINDINGS] BYRON, LORD.
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Book 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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The Poetical Works of Lord Byron

BYRON, Lord
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Book 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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The Works of Lord Byron

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Book 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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Book 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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Hebrew Melodies

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Book 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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Hebrew Melodies

Byron, George Gordon, Lord
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Book 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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English bards

Byron, George Gordon, Lord
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Book 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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Book 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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Voyage of H.M.S. Blonde to the Sandwich Islands, in the years 1824-1825.

BYRON, (George Anson) Lord.
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Book 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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Hours of Idleness, a Series of Poems, Original and Translated

Byron, Lord (George Gordon)
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Book Description: Newark: S. and J. Ridge, 1807, 1807. First edition, second issue, with line 2, page 22 reading "those tissues of falsehood". Tall 8vo (8 7/8 x 5 3/4 in.). [xiv], 187 pp. 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. Wise Byron, I, pp. 7-8; Hayward 218; Randolph, p. 9. Bookseller Inventory # 34809

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MARINO FALIERO, Doge of Venice

BYRON, LORD
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Book Description: London: John Murray, 1821. Hardcover. Book Condition: Fine. No Jacket. 1st Edition. First Edition, First Issue (with the Doge's speech on p.151 at 5 1/2 lines) of the classic Byron Marino Faliero, A Tragedy with The Prophesy of Dante, A Poem . Straight, clean, remarkably fresh and virtually free of foxing, its Harleian style binding of elaborately tooled oak full calf with bright, gilt-ruled raised bands, red leather label with gilt titling, presents as a superb literary collectible. Bookseller Inventory # ABE-1121453233

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THE ANNUAL ANTHOLOGY in two volumes

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

BYRON, GEORGE GORDON NOËL, LORD
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Book Description: John Murray, London, 1817. Hardcover. Extraordinarily Fine Set in Period MoroccoOf the 1817 Collected Works of Byron. 171 x 102 mm (6 3/4 x 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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English Bards, and Scotch Reviewers. A Satire

Byron, Lord (George Gordon)]
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Book Description: London: James Cawthorn, [1809], 1809. A fine copy in original boards of Byron's classic takedown of the Edinburgh Review First edition, second issue, with "Preface" leaf; p. 5 line 7 reading "despatch"; watermark "E & P 1805," as per all authorized copies. 12mo. vi, 54 pp. 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. 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). Bookseller Inventory # 259721

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Bride of Abydos, a Turkish Tale/The Corsair, A Tale/The Giaour, a Fragment of a Turkish Tale/Ode to Napoleon Buonaparte

Lord (George Gordon) Byron, Sixth Baron of (1788 - 1824
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Book Description: London, Murray, various years. Hardcover. Book Condition: Fine. 1st Edition. A set of four poems bound together in one volume with three of the four being first editions. An exceptionally lovely collection. All tall 8vo formats and all without any blemishes. Bride of Abydos, a Turkish TaleLondon, Printed for Thomas Davison, For John Murray, 1813. A scarce Byron title, with first issue point (20 lines on p. 47) and with inserted errata slip. 60 numbered pages plus pages 61 - 72 notes. The Corsair, A Tale. London, Printed for Thomas Davison For John Murray, 1814. xi, 100, however, no inserted leaves of Murray's advertisements at the end, dated February 1814. and no half-title. Verso page 100 numbered. The Giaour, a Fragment of a Turkish tale. Printed by T. Davison, for John Murray. 1813. (4), 41 pages. With Byrons name on the title page, but with no watermark. or half title. Ode to Napoleon Buonaparte (a little premature if you ask me). London, Printed for Thomas Davison For John Murray, 1814. Ninth edition, 17 pages without half title page. All works bound together in a very attractive lightly sponged light tan calf binding resembling vellum. Gilt rules to front and back covers. Elaborate gilt dentelles. NIce leather and gilt spine label. Period speckled marbled end papers that really do resemble marble. All edges gilt. original silk page marker. Housed in a reddish brown cloth covered chemises and a similarly covered slipcase which has a black and gilt label. Only wear to edges of slipcase which has been slightly sun bleached on a narrow strip on the top and one side. Bookseller Inventory # N698

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Book Description: Paris, Ladvocat, -. 8 vol. in-8 (24 x 15), plein maroquin rouge, dos à 5 nerfs ornés de roulette dorée, titre or, compartiments ornés, triple filet d’encadrement aux plats, doubles filets aux coupes, chasses décorées, tête dorée. Masson-Debonnelle relieurs (signature). Illustrations hors texte avant et avec la lettre. Reliure réalisée entre et, 1822. Paris, Ladvocat, 1822-1825. 8 vol. in-8 (24 x 15), plein maroquin rouge, dos à 5 nerfs ornés de roulette dorée, titre or, compartiments ornés, triple filet d’encadrement aux plats, doubles filets aux coupes, chasses décorées, tête dorée. Masson-Debonnelle relieurs (signature). Illustrations hors texte avant et avec la lettre. Reliure réalisée entre 1867 et 1885 (Fléty, Dictionnaire des relieurs français.)Parfait exemplaire sur vélin, dans une reliure de très grande qualité. L’éditeur est Amédée Pichot. Provenance: Emmanuel Martin (ex-libris gravé). Bookseller Inventory # NR/9225

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CHILDE HAROLD'S PILGRIMAGE. A Romance

Byron George Gordon, Lord
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Book 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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