The Works of the Right Hon. Lord Byron. [Vols. I-IV. With:] Sardanapalus, a Tragedy… [and:] Don Juan. A New Edition. [And:] Marino Faliero. [And:] Mazeppa. [Bound with:] Werner. [8 volumes].

  • Byron, George Gordon, Lord
  • London: John Murray 1818

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8 vols., 8vo, pp. [ii], xii, 302 [2]; [ii], xiv, [ii], 257, [1], [iii]-xi, [i], 100; [viii], 75, [1], [iv], 71, [1], 74, [2, ads], [iv], 60, [3]-17, [1], [3]-11, [1]; [iv], 89, [3], [vi], 53, [1], [3]-39, [1], [3]-1, [3]-80, [ii], 51, [1]; viii, 439, [1]; [iv], 227, [1], [iv], 218; xxi, [i], 261, [1]; [iv], 71, [9, ads], 7, [1] viii, 188. Several half-titles and one title-page (‘Lara’) discarded, gathering B in the Bride of Abydos (vol. 3) misfolded. Contemporary polished calf, vols. 1-4 and vols. 5-8 uniform amongst themselves but in slightly different styles, boards bordered with a gilt rule enclosing a blind roll and gilt cornerpieces, spines divided by raised bands, compartments lettered in gilt or with central gilt and blind tools, marbled edges and endpapers. Some light spotting and a few small stains. Extremities a little scuffed, a touch of wear to a few spine ends and short cracks to a few joints.

Notes

An attractive nonce-set of the works of Byron as published by John Murray (i.e. not including Don Juan Cantos VI and later, which Murray had turned down due to the scandal caused by the first five). The first four volumes are collections of various publications (in various editions, including several firsts) with general title-pages added, as issued; the last four volumes are a similar arrangement but without any general title-pages. The contents are:
1. Childe Harold's Pilgrimage Cantos I-III, tenth edition, 1815.
2. Childe Harold Canto IV, 1818; The Corsair, 1814.
3. The Giaour, eleventh edition, 1814; Bride of Abydos, eleventh edition, 1815; Lara (no title-page); The Prisoner of Chillon, 1816; Ode to Napoleon Buonoparte, thirteenth edition, 1818; Monody on the Death of Sheraton, new edition, 1817.
4. Siege of Corinth and Parisina, third edition, 1816; Hebrew Melodies, 1815; Poems, 1816; Lament of Tasso, sixth edition, 1818; Manfred, second edition, 1817; Beppo, sixth edition, 1818.
5. Sardanapalus, Two Foscari, Cain, 1821.
6. Don Juan, new edition, 1822; Don Juan Cantos III, IV, and V, 1821.
7. Marino Faliero, Prophecy of Dante, 1821.
8. Mazeppa, 1819; John Murray ads for July 1819; Murray ads for November 1822; Werner, 1823.

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