Lord Byron (George Gordon Byron) | First Editions
1788 - 1824
George Gordon Byron (later Noel), 6th Baron Byron, FRS (22 January 1788 – 19 April 1824), commonly known simply as 'Lord Byron', was an English poet, and a leading figure in the Romantic movement. He produced a wealth of works, from the sexual, to the mystical, to the apocalyptic. Among his best-known pieces are the lengthy narrative poems Don Juan and Childe Harold's Pilgrimage, and the short lyric "She Walks in Beauty".
Byron is regarded as one of the greatest British poets of all time, and remains widely read and influential - particularly in the West, where he is considered canon. Throughout his lifetime, Byron travelled widley across Europe, and lived in Italy for seven years. He became a national hero in Greece after joining the Greek War of Independence in fighting the Ottoman Empire.
Often considered the most flamboyant and notorious of the major Romantic figures, Byron was both celebrated and castigated in his lifetime. His raw sexuality, aristocratic excesses, hedonistic nature, and numerous love affairs (with both men and women), as well as rumours of a scandalous relationship with his half-sister sent Byron into self-imposed exile.
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London: John Murray, 1866. [Romantic Poetry] FINELY BOUND. Octavo (25 x 17cm), pp. 827 . Finely bound by HAYDAY in full black morocco, gilt titles and decorations to spine, gilt panelled decoration to boards, raised bands, all edges gilt, gilt dentelle turn ins over plain endpapers. With an engraved frontispiece.....
London: John Murray, 1842. [Romantic Poetry] FINELY BOUND. Octavo (24 x 16cm), pp. viii; 827 . With an engrave frontispiece portrait of the author and a vignette title page, as well as two double-sided facsimile plates showing the author's handwriting at different ages. Very small print over two columns. Contemporary.....
Paris: A. and W. Galignani, 1821. [Tragedy] FIRST PARIS EDITION. Octavo (18 x 11cm), pp.; 271; . Brown half calf, Shell marbled paper over boards. Grey label with gilt titles, gilt bands, and blind-tooled designs to spine. Edges speckled black. Blue endpapers. Original bookmarking ribbon loosely inserted. Interior bright, though.....