London / New York: John Murray / Chalres Scribner's Sons, 1900-04. Item #02146
A Lovely Set Of The Best, Most Complete Edition
BYRON, Lord George Gordon. The Works of Lord Byron. A New, Revised and Enlarged Edition, With Illustrations. Edited by Ernest Hartley Coleridge and Rowland E. Prothero. London / New York: John Murray / Charles Scribner's Sons, 1900-04.
A New Edition, revised and enlarged. Thirteen octavo volumes (7 7/8 x 5 1/8 in; 202 x 129 mm). With frontispieces and miscellaneous illustrations, some full-page.
Uniformly bound, c. 1904, by William Worsfold (stamp-signed) in half crushed brown morocco over pale marbled paper boards. Five raised bands with gilt rules, six compartments with gilt intersecting rules and central gilt ornament. Top edges gilt. Some foxing at margins to title pages and frontispieces, otherwise a very fine set.
Includes seven volumes of Byron's complete poetry edited by Ernest Harley Coleridge, the British literary scholar, poet and grandson of Samuel Taylor Coleridge, and six volumes of Byron's complete letters and journals edited by Rowland E. Prothero, 1st Baron Ernle, the British agricultural expert, administrator, journalist, author and Conservative politician.
"The best editions of Lord Byron's poetical works are: (1) The Works of Lord Byron with his Letters and Journals and his Life, by Thomas Moore (17 vols., London, John Murray, 1832, 1833); (2) The Works of Lord Byron (1 vol., 1837, reissued, 1838-1892); (3) The Poetical Works of Lord Byron (6 vols., 1855); 4) The Works of Lord Byron, new, revised and enlarged edition, Letters and Journals, edited by G.E. Prothero, 6 vols., Poetry, edited by E.H. Coleridge 7 vols." (Encyclopedia Britannica).