London: John Murray, 1823. Item #03468
Lord Byron's Works in a Fine Regency Binding
BYRON, Lord George Gordon. The Works. London: John Murray, 1823.
Four octavo volumes (8 3/8 x 5 1/4 inches; 212 x 133 mm.). iii-xii, 303, ; [iv], 359, ; [iv], 345, [1, blank], ; iii-viii, 367, [1, blank] pp.
Full contemporary citron straight-grain morocco, covers decoratively stamped in gilt and blind. Spines with four wide raised bands, decoratively tooled in gilt and blind and lettered in gilt in compartments, decorative gilt board-edges and turn-ins, light blue coated endpapers, all edges gilt. A near fine set with just a little bit of wear to the top extremities of spines. A lovely set in a fine Regency binding.
George Gordon Byron (later Noel), 6th Baron Byron, FRS (1788-1824), commonly known simply as Lord Byron, was an English poet and a leading figure in the Romantic movement. Among Byron's best-known works are the lengthy narrative poems Don Juan and Childe Harold's Pilgrimage and the short lyric She Walks in Beauty.