Item #64073 Marino Faliero. Doge of Venice, An Historical Tragedy. In Five Acts. With Notes. George Gordon BYRON, Lord.
Marino Faliero. Doge of Venice, An Historical Tragedy. In Five Acts. With Notes.
Marino Faliero. Doge of Venice, An Historical Tragedy. In Five Acts. With Notes.

Marino Faliero. Doge of Venice, An Historical Tragedy. In Five Acts. With Notes.

Paris: A. and W. Galignani, 1821. [Tragedy] FIRST PARIS EDITION. Octavo (18 x 11cm), pp.[4]; 271; [1]. 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 moderately spotted and foxed throughout. Endpapers toned with some discolouration. Bookplate to front paste-down, faint pencil marks to rear paste-down. Top edge toned. Some rubbing to marbled boards, light soiling to calf. Minor wear to joints and binding extremities. Very good. After visiting the Palazzo Ducale and glimpsing the shrouded portrait of the disgraced former doge Marino Faliero, Byron conceived this drama presenting the story behind his failed coup d'etat in 1355. The ploy is widely thought to have begun when the patrician youth Michele Steno carved an insult about Faliero's wife into the doge's throne. Item #64073

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