NINE WORKS BY LORD BYRON - 1815-19 [fine binding]
9 Works by Lord Byron
1815 - 1819
Published by: John Murray Albemarle-Street, 1815-1819, London.
Hardback is overall in VERY GOOD condition.
- Volume is in overall well-preserved condition with moderate wear to covers and limited toning inside.
- Light brown leather covers feature blind-tooled small diamond design with gilt lines and dentelle along edges.
- Boards display some wear from some staining on both covers, and rubbing with scuffs on back, as well as some edgewear from rubbing and a chip near head of spine on front.
- Corners are rubbed with exposed boards.
- Spine features green title block with gilt text, and gilt design under and on each five raised bands. (See photos)
- Spine displays light overall sunning and some cracking and rubbing to leather, with an inch-long chip to back shoulder, and a barely perceptible crack all along back shoulder.
- Spine head is worn off with exposed headband.
- Binding is firm and secure, with no apparent play.
- Front hinge display a barely perceptible crack towards ends.
- Endpapers feature handsome colored marble design, with moderate wear from rubbing, toning and fading, all mostly on margins.
- Bookseller label on front endpaper on lower corner of page facing pastedown, towards hinge.
- Interior exhibits moderate age-toning with occasional edge creases and foxing, as well as some smudges and soiling.
- Ffeps have some pencil marks and writing from previous owner/seller.
- Two first pages of Beppo show a crease to lower end of hinge where page is partially detached.
- Some dark ink smudges on page facing half-title of Hebrew Melodies.
- Text block edges have colored marble decoration showing some pronounced toning, fading and rubbing.
- Book may exhibit additional minor signs of age or wear.
A splendid leatherbound, antiquarian edition putting together nine of the English poet's works in chronological order, among which are the poems Beppo, Mazeppa, Manfred, Lament of Tasso, Monody, Poems, Hebrew Melodies (She Walks In Beauty), The Prisoner of Chillon, Ode to Napoleon Bonaparte. Byron's timeless work has become representative of British literature and poetry of the Romantic era, and he was a leading figure in the movement. Among the many great works of Lord George Gordon Byron (1788-1824) and the vastness of his influence of nobleman and career of politician, his poems are certainly his greatest masterpiece. Their beauty, skill, and depth of feeling and expression undoubtedly make him unique among all of his peers, and his works excellent in their genre. From collections of short poems like the Hebrew Melodies to the dramatic poem Manfred, and the much admired Mazeppa, this is a priceless collection of the works of one of the greatest British writers. 49 + 71 + 18 + 11 + 39 + 53 + 14 pages. (Separate page count for each publication) 5.5 x 8.5 inches.
A 19th century sammelband (a book comprising a number of separately printed works that are bound together after initial printing), most likely privately bound after collecting initial printings. Fine leather 19th century binding features a bookseller sticker from Marks & Co, 84 Charing Cross, on front pastedown. Each publication individually presented with separate title page and page count. Some sections have publisher ads on last page.
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