1824 Don Juan. Cantos XV. and XVI.
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First Edition, Original Binding
The first editions of Cantos XV and XVI.
'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, typical of any work by Byron.
These two cantos were published just before the death of Byron on 19th April 1824, these cantos published on 26th March 1824.
Including 'errors of the press' note to the rear, and four pages of notes to the rear.
Bookplate of Robert Gordon Gordon-Gilmour to the front paste down, an army officer and Captain of the Royal Company of Archers.
In the original publisher's paper covered boards. Externally, smart. Minor marks and a little discolouration to the boards and 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 odd spots.
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