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1813 Lord Byron Poetical Works 2 Leather Volumes, The Giaour, Vampires, Scarce, Antique Vintage

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Here we have two, scarce antique leather volumes entitled, "The Poetical Works of Lord Byron in Two Volumes - From the Last London Edition." Published in 1813 by Moses Thomas, Philadelphia. These were published in Lord Byron's lifetime and appear to have been well-read and loved.

Includes "The Giaour," in Vol. 1 which touches on the theme of Vampires. Each brown leather hardcover volume has blindstamped Greek key symbols around the edge of the cover, a double gilt line around cover edge, gilt printing and decoration on the spine, silk bookmarks, pink marbled endpapers, book advertisements, and measures 3.25 x 5.25 in. Vol. 1 has 203 pgs.; Vol. 2 has 261 pgs.

Poetry books are in good condition for their age with tight bindings, light foxing to some pages, slightly browned pages, some peeling to leather of spines, edges, and covers, corner and spine-end wear, ink inscription on blank endpapers, slightly cocked covers, and ink signature on cover page of Vol. 1.

From Wikipedia: "George Gordon Byron, 6th Baron Byron, later George Gordon Noel, 6th Baron Byron, (22 January 1788 – 19 April 1824), commonly known simply as Lord Byron, was a British poet and a leading figure in the Romantic movement. 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, rumours 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". It has been speculated that he suffered from bipolar I disorder, or manic depression. He died at 36 years old from a fever contracted while in Missolonghi in Greece."

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1813 Lord Byron Poetical Works 2 Leather Volumes, The Giaour, Vampires, Scarce, Antique Vintage