The Works of Lord Byron (1855)

S$192.00

The Works of Lord Byron (1855)

S$192.00

Title: The Works of Lord Byron, embracing his suppressed poems and a sketch of his life

Author: Lord Byron

Publisher: Phillips, Sampson & Company, Boston, 1855.

Condition: Full leather, beautifully bound with gilt emboss. Good, but with some wear including slight rubbing and soiling to covers, a slight cracking to bottom spine edge, and a very slight dent to cover. Sporadic foxing, tanned endpapers, and water stains to top right edge of first few and last few pages. All edges gilt, still bright, with embossed back and front covers with identical design, and an elaborate spine. With lovely engraved plates. 1071pp., app 10″ by 7″. A heavy book, overseas shipping will cost extra.

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George Gordon Byron, (22 January 1788 – 19 April 1824), commonly known simply as Lord Byron, was an English poet and a leading figure in the Romantic movement. Amongst Byron’s best-known works are the brief poems She Walks in Beauty, When We Two Parted, and So, we’ll go no more a roving, in addition to the narrative poems Childe Harold’s Pilgrimage and Don Juan. He is regarded as one of the greatest British poets and remains widely read and influential.

Byron was celebrated in life for aristocratic excesses including huge debts, numerous love affairs, rumors of a scandalous incestuous liaison with his half-sister, and self-imposed exile. He was famously described by Lady Caroline Lamb as “mad, bad and dangerous to know”. He travelled to fight against the Ottoman Empire in the Greek War of Independence, for which Greeks revere him as a national hero. He died from a fever contracted while in Missolonghi in Greece.