Collected and arranged with notes by Sir Walter Scott, Lord Jeffrey, Professor Wilson, Thomas Moore, William Gifford, Rev. George Crabbe, Bishop Heber, J.G.Lockhart, Lord Broughton and Thomas Campbell. New and Complete Edition, with Portrait and Illustrative Engravings. Published by John Murray, Albemarle Street, London, 1863. Twelve illustrations including Lord Byron’s portrait in Albanian dress as frontispiece and Newstead Abbey as vignette on first title page, that from a previous edition in 1859. Includes a chronology of Byron’s life and works plus facsimiles of his handwriting from when he was at Harrow in 1803 to shortly before his death in1824. Indexed.
Large 8vo 6.5” x 9.5”. 827pp. Full bound in dark scarlet Morocco leather with embossed panel to both boards. Gilt, armorial crest to both boards of Jesus College, Cambridge and fine gilt decoration to inside board edges around pastedowns and gilt to all page edges. Five plain raised bands to spine with two gilt crests, title and published date of 1863. Small stamp on reverse of front free endpaper, Bound by J.B.Hawes, Cambridge (30 Green St).
Condition: Very good+ with unmarked dark green endpapers, tight spine and generally clean boards and pages, although foxing to first title page and that facing and occasionally throughout. Very small chip to top edge, bottom board and slight rubbing to corners and spine edges. Otherwise a lovely, strong and handsome copy.
George Gordon Byron (1788 - 1824), 6th Baron Byron, Fellow of the Royal Society, is regarded as one of the greatest English poets, remaining widely read and influential. A leading figure in the Romantic movement, he is remembered not only for his extraordinary poetry, but for his controversial and excessive personal life and his involvement in the Greek War of Independence, for which many Greeks revere him as a national hero.
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