1814-1817 The Giaour, A Fragment of a Turkish Tale; The Bride of Abydos, A Turkish Tale; The Corsair, A Tale; The Lament of Tasso; Lara; The Prisoner of Chillon, and Other Poems; Hebrew Melodies; Poems; Monody on the Death of the Right Honourable R. B. Sheridan, written at the request of a friend, to be spoken at Drury Lane Theatre; Ode to Napoleon Buonaparte; Manfred, a Dramatic Poem.
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First Edition, Leather Binding, Rebound
Eleven titles in two volumes. Uniformly bound in half calf on marbled boards. Lord Byron, the famous romantic poet and peer, was a prominent figure of the Romantic movement, and is regarded as one of the most successful English poets in history. He is best known for his epic poems, 'Childe Harold's Pilgrimage', and, 'Don Juan'. Volume One comprises of: - 'The Giaour, a Fragment of A Turkish Tale', the twelfth edition, published in 1814. With the half title page. - 'The Bride of Abydos, A Turkish Tale', the eighth edition, published in 1814. - 'The Corsair, A Tale', the third edition, published in 1814, followed by other poems. With the half title page. - 'The Lament of Tasso', the fifth edition, published in 1817. With the half title page. Followed by other poems. With one page of advertisements to the rear of the volume. Volume Two comprises of: - 'Lara, A Tale', the fourth edition, published in 1814. With the half title page. - 'The Prisoner of Chillon, and Other Poems', the first edition, first issue with recto of E8 blank, and Murray's list of Byron's poems and the imprint on page 62, published in 1816. With the half title page. - 'Hebrew Melodies', the first edition, first issue, published in 1815. With the half title page and two pages of publisher's advertisements. With first issue points, 'Jacqueline', and, 'Selected Beauties', in the advertisements. Without the extra half title and title pages. - 'Poems', the first edition, second issue, with the additional poem, 'To Samuel Rodgers' as the issue point. Published in 1816. Including, 'Stanzas for Music', and, 'On the Star of the Legion of Honour'. With a one page advertisement for the work and the half title page. - 'Monody on the Death of the Right Honourable R. B. Sheridan, Written at the Request of a Friend, to be Spoken at Drury Lane Theatre', the first edition, third issue, with page 12 blank. Published in 1816. With the half title page and three pages of publisher's advertisements. - 'Ode to Napoleon Bonaparte', the twelfth edition, published in 1816. With the half title page and one page of publisher's advertisements. - 'Manfred, A Dramatic Poem', the first edition, later issue, without the imprint on the verso of the title page. Published in 1817. With the half title page. Each volume has an ink signature from the previous owner to the front free endpaper.
Uniformly bound in half calf. Externally, a trifle rubbed with shelf wear and rubbing to the extremities. Cracks to the joints on volume two. Marks to the boards and spines. Marks and spotting to the paste-downs and free endpapers. Some offsetting to the edges of the paste-downs. Previous owner's ink signature to the front free endpaper. Hinges starting but still firm. Internally, binding slightly strained but generally firmly bound. Pages generally bright and clean. Spotting throughout. Age-toning to the edges and scattered handling marks. Offsetting to the advert of 'Hebrew Melodies', and to the first few pages of, 'Poems'. Creasing to the rear blank of volume two. Small mark to pages 191-194 in 'Lament of Tasso'.
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