Title Lord Byron and Some of His Contemporaries, with Recollections of the Author's Life and of His Visit to Italy
Book Condition Very Good
Edition Revised Edition
Size 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall
Publisher London, England Henry Colburn 1828
Seller ID 007405
Complete in two volumes. Stated second edition. Printed by S. and R. Bentley, London. Originally issued unbound or in wrappers. Later half-leather bindings by Zaehnsdorf in green polished calf, with crisp gilt-stamped rules to the boards and with gilt-stamped lettering and design to the hubbed spines. Unbumped spine heads and tails. Fairly sharp corners with a touch of rubbing. Some light rubbing to the boards but on the whole very clean and presentable bindings. The spines are evenly sunned to a handsome medium brown color. Hinges strong. Text blocks firmly bound in. 9 x 6 inches. T.E.G. With handsome marbled paper pastedowns and FEPs. xxxix, 450, and 449 numbered pages. With appendix, index and errata. Vol. I with 3 portraits and a fold-out facsimile letter; Vol. II with two portraits. All portraits in B&W. The facsimile letter actually consists of samples from three authors: Lord Byron, Shelley and Keats. Almost no foxing and a minimum of offsetting. Some age-darkening to some of the pages. Note that on the blank FEP opposite p. 450 of Vol. I there is a pasted-on label from the spine of the original paper binding. Very Good Plus copies.