BYRON, George Gordon Noel, Lord.

Marino Faliero.

Doge of Venice. An Historical Tragedy, in Five Acts. With Notes. The Prophecy of Dante, a Poem.

London: John Murray, 1821 Stock Code: 147916
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First edition, second issue, with the Doge's speech on p. 151 starting "His crimes!" and lasting seven lines (changed from the first issue beginning "What crimes?" followed by five-and-a-half lines, in a superb contemporary binding.

Marino Falerio is a verse tragedy written by Byron after visiting the Palazzo Ducale in Venice and discovering that the portrait of the 14th-century ruler Marino Faliero had been blacked out, on account of his failed coup d'état. Byron's play inspired a painting by Delacroix and a rewriting by Swinburne. It was published along with his poem "The Prophecy of Dante", which Byron had written in 1819 to amuse his lover the Countess Teresa Guiccioli, and which he considered "the best thing I ever wrote" (letter to Murray, 23 March 1820).

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Description

Octavo (218 x 134 mm). Finely bound in contemporary green calf, titles in gilt to red morocco spine label, decorative motifs in gilt to compartments, central harp motifs in gilt to boards within ornate blind frame and foliate borders, turn-ins richly gilt, marbled endpapers and edges, green silk page marker.

Condition

Contemporary ink gift inscription to Sir Arthur Grey Hazlerigg, 12th Baronet (1812-1890) on first blank. Minor scuffing, a couple of dark marks, the binding otherwise sound, internally crisp; an attractive copy.

Bibliography

Wise II, pp. 29-30.

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