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BYRON, Lord.

BYRON, Lord.

Rare books by Lord Byron, including first editions, signed ephemera, copies in fine bindings, and handsome sets of his collected Poems, and books owned by him. 

Watch the video of Lord Byron’s first edition presentation copy of Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein that Peter Harrington sold in September 2012.

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  1. Morgante Maggiore.

    Morgante Maggiore.

    Byron's copy, with Byron's pencilled annotations to the text intact, and attempts having been made to remove his ink ownership inscriptions from the titles (though the distinctive shape of his signature remains); this the copy apparently used by him in preparation for his published translation. Byron's pencil notes are all in the first canto, the only one that he translated. Learn More
    £8,500

    Date of Publication: 1812

    Published: Venice

    Stock Code: 43269

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  2. The Life, Writings, Opinions, and Times of the Right Hon. George Gordon Noel Byron, Lord Byron;

    The Life, Writings, Opinions, and Times of the Right Hon. George Gordon Noel Byron, Lord Byron;

    Including, in its most extensive biography, anecdotes, and memoirs of the lives of the most eminent and eccentric, public and noble characters and courtiers of the present polished and enlightened age and court of His Majesty King George the Fourth. In the course of the Biography is also separately given, copious recollections of the lately destroyed MS. originally intended for posthumous publication, and entitled Memoirs of My Own Life and Times, by the Right Hon. Lord Byron. By an English gentleman, in the Greek military service, and comrade of his lordship. Compiled from authentic documents and from long personal acquaintance.
    First edition, published the year after Byron's death. Most often catalogued anonymously, authorship is occasionally ascribed to Julius Millingen (1800-1878), Byron's doctor in Greece, but in the Introductory Address the author writes, "in the society and friendship of his Lordship we have been long happy, as well in England, as in Italy and Greece" (p. Learn More
    £375

    Date of Publication: 1825

    Published: London

    Stock Code: 113995

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  3. The Spirit of Byron. In the Isles of Greece.

    The Spirit of Byron. In the Isles of Greece.

    A rare optical illusion print celebrating Byron's advocacy of and sacrifice for the cause of Greek Independence, for which he died in 1824. The lines of poetry printed beneath the image, "Are not they a part / Of me and my soul as I of them / Is not the love of these deep in my heart / With a pure passion", derive from Canto III of Childe Harold's Pilgrimage. Learn More
    £575

    Date of Publication: [c.1825]

    Published: London

    Stock Code: 115031

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  4. Finden's Illustrations of the Life and Works of Lord Byron.

    Finden's Illustrations of the Life and Works of Lord Byron.

    With Original and Selected Information on the Subjects of the Engravings.
    First book edition, attractively bound. "It was William and Edward Finden's illustrations to Byron that substantially enhanced the status of their work. Following his death in Greece in 1824, their engravings sensitively conveyed to a wide contemporary audience images of Byron's life and work. Initially engaged by Byron's publisher, John Murray, to engrave a portrait of Byron at the age of nineteen by the Scottish painter George Sanders, in J. Learn More
    £600

    Date of Publication: 1833

    Published: London

    Stock Code: 114762

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  5. Life of Lord Byron,

    Life of Lord Byron,

    with his letters and journals.
    A very attractive copy of one of the great literary biographies of the 19th century and which "remains indispensable for students of Byron" (ODNB); it was first published in 1830 but the frontispiece and atmospheric title vignette - showing Newstead Abbey by moonlight - were specially engraved for this edition. Learn More
    £300

    Date of Publication: 1851

    Published: London

    Stock Code: 114654

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