1814 The Corsair, Ode to Napoleon Buonaparte, and Lara
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Early Edition, Leather Binding
A collection of three early edition Lord Byron poems bound in one volume.
'The Corsair', the 7th edition. Bound without half-title.
'Ode to Napoleon Buonaparte', the 10th edition. Bound without half-title and adverts.
'Lara', the 4th edition, 1st issue, with the text ending at page 70. Bound without half-title.
Lord Byron has become one of the most famous figures in British history, notorious for his flamboyant and controversial life. He allegedly had an affair with his half sister, fathering a daughter by her. His only legitimate child, Ada Lovelace, was the first computer programmer. Byron ran into a lot of debt in his life, escaping to the East and Europe whenever this happened. He also has a number of high-profiled affairs, including the Lady Caroline Lamb, who was married to Queen Victoria's future first Prime Minister, William Lamb. His wife's separation from him in 1816 was a scandal, and was widely gossiped and written about. Byron was also present at the birth of Mary Shelley's famous horror story 'Frankenstein', in Switzerland.
Bookplate of John Morant to the front paste down.
In a full calf binding. Externally, generally smart. Front joint is starting but firm. Some light marks and a little discolouration to the boards and spine. Minor bumping to the head and tail of the spine and to the extremities. Bookplate to the front paste down. Internally, firmly bound. Pages are bright and clean with the occasional scattered spot.
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