1885 The Poetical Works of Lord Byron
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Pleasing Copy, Publishers' Original Binding
Containing the complete works of Romantic English poet Lord Byron, infamous figure of Romanticism known for his mannerisms and particular character. He was made famous by his long autobiographical poem Childe Harold's Pilgrimage, his many love affairs, and is better known today for the satiric realism of Don Juan. His poetry is characterised by the use of blank verse, allusive imagery, heroic couplets, and complex structure.
Complete in six uniform volumes enclosed in the original box. A lovely pocket size edition.
Comprising Hours of Idleness, English Bards and Scotch Reviewers; famous narrative poem Childe Harold; Hints from Horace, Hebrew melodies, domestic pieces and miscellaneous poems; Vision of Judgement and occasional pieces; The Giaour, Bride of Abydos, The Corsair, Lara; Siege of Corinth, Prisoner of Chillon, Mazeppa, Beppo, &c.; Manfred, Heaven & Earth, Werner; Marino Faliero, Sardanapalus; The Two Foscari, Cain, The Deformed, Transformed; and Don Juan, Cantos 1 to 16 in the last three volumes.
In the original publisher's full duo cloth binding, with decorative gilt tooling to spine, Byron armorial embossing to front boards, titles in gilt to cloth spine label, gilt to edges. Externally very smart with minor shelf wear only, back strip lightly darkened. Box with shelf wear, cracking to edge lower right corner, boards holding. Internally, firmly bound. Pages bright and clean.
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