Hours of Idleness: A Series of Poems, Original and Illustrated. Lord George Gordon BYRON.
Hours of Idleness: A Series of Poems, Original and Illustrated.

Hours of Idleness: A Series of Poems, Original and Illustrated.

London: Printed for W.T. Sherwin, 1820. [Romantic Poetry] FINELY BOUND, the sixth edition overall, and the first authorised edition. Duodecimo (21 x 13cm), pp.[2] viii; 160 [2]. With an engraved frontispiece after J. Halsted. Also with the misprint 'lngth' for 'length' on line 1 of p.160. In an exceptional late nineteenth or early twentieth-century binding by BUMPUS of London, consisting of navy full morocco, with raised bands and gilt titles to spine, and exquisite red, green and brown onlays to both spine and boards. Top edge gilt; others untrimmed. Slight turn-ins with discreet gilt ruling to plain endpapers. Decorative engraved bookplate of Lilian Harmsworth to front pastedown, slightly offset to the fly-leaf, with further offsetting from the turn-ins and the frontispiece. Moderate even toning throughout, with a few occasional spots. A few marks to boards, with rubbing to joints and some recent re-colouring. Very good. Byron's first poetry collection, originally published in 1807, featuring reminiscences from home and school, and some Classical translations, including pieces by Catullus, Virgil and Euripides. Item #59363

Price: £450.00

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