1820 Don Juan Cantos I and II
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Early Edition, Leather Binding
An early edition of the first two cantos of 'Don Juan', published only one year after the first edition of 1819.
'Don Juan' is Lord Byron's satirical epic poem, an important feat of Romantic poetry. Byron portrays Don Juan has a man easily seduced by women, rather than a womaniser. The character, but not the plot, is taken from the legendary Spanish libertine figure.
Byron's poem is written in ottava rima across sixteen cantos. Upon the publication of the first cantos in 1819 the poem was criticized as immoral.
Bookplate of Henry William Vincent to the front paste down, his ink inscription to the verso of the front endpaper and title page.
In a full calf binding. Externally, rear board is detached but present, front board is held by one cord only and may detached. Small repair to the front board. Some rubbing and marks to the boards and spine. A little loss to the head and tail of the spine, very light bumping to the extremities. Bookplate to the front paste down. Internally, firmly bound. Pages are very lightly age-toned and clean with a few light spots.
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