The Works.London: John Murray and J. F. Dove, 1828-29 Stock Code: 145838
An attractively bound set of Byron's works, published by his friend and publisher John Murray (1778-1843). "With the breakdown of Byron's marriage in 1816 and his (self-) exile in Italy, their friendship was sustained in a correspondence that is one of the most lively and revealing of the period" (ODNB).
The last two volumes are published by John Fowler Dove (1787-1866), who worked for Murray and who also published the "Dove's English Classics" series.
6 volumes, duodecimo (136 x 87 mm). Contemporary dark blue calf, spines with four raised bands each decorated with a single gilt fillet closed by a foliate finial, compartments framed with triple gilt fillets enclosing a foliate panel, dark red twin labels, sides with border of triple gilt fillets enclosing a decorative gilt panel, gilt foliate turn-ins, French Shell marbled edges and endpapers.
Frontispiece to each volume.
Slight rubbing to spines and covers, small mark to front cover of vol. I, occasional spot of foxing, largely bright and clean with no ownership marks. A very good set.
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