CHILDE HAROLD'S PILGRIMAGE. A Romance

Byron George Gordon, Lord

Published by London John Murray 1841
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First edition with the illustrations. With 61 very fine engravings on steel and one fold-out map all by W. Finden. Thick 8vo, luxuriously bound by Tout in dark turquoise-blue morocco, the covers and spine with elaborate all over gilt arabesque decorations and corner tooling, the spine with raised bands separating the compartments, lettered and richly gilt designs, edges with double gilt fillet rules, elaborate gilt turnovers, a.e.g. xvi, 311. A very fine and beautiful copy in a luxurious, very bright and clean. Some very light, quite unobtrusive and only occasional foxing. A SUPERB AND EXTREMELY APPEALING COPY of Lord Byron s classic poetic work. The poet began writing Childe Harold in Albania in 1809 and the first two cantos were issued in 1812. Cantos three and four appeared in 1816 and 1818 respectively. Upon its initial publication in 1812, Byron became instantly famous. "The effect wa s.electric, his fame.seemed to spring, like the palace of a fairy king, in a night."-Moore. A fifth edition was issued later in the same year. "Just turned twenty-four he found himself famous, a great poet, a rising statesman. Society, which in spite of his rank had neglected him, was now at his feet." -EB This volume, profusely illustrated by one of the best known steel-engravers in London, is a visual treat. Through the viewing of the illustrations, the reader is able to travel through Albania, Spain, Porugal, Greece, Belgium, Switzerland, and Italy enjoying through the lyrical voice of the poet and also through the evocative illustrations. Bookseller Inventory #

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Title: CHILDE HAROLD'S PILGRIMAGE. A Romance
Publisher: London John Murray 1841

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Byron, George Gordon (Lord)
Published by Joseph Knight Company Publishers, Boston (1885)
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Book Description Joseph Knight Company Publishers, Boston, 1885. Hardcover. Original Edition. White vellum; gilt lettering and decoration. Volumes numbered consecutively with 236 total pages. Bw frontis of Lord Byron in Volume I; 14 photogravure illus. in Volume 1 and 15 in volume 2. Childe Harold's Pilgrimage is a lengthy narrative poem in four parts written by Lord Byron. It was published between 1812 and 1818 and is dedicated to "Ianthe". The poem describes the travels and reflections of a world-weary young man who, disillusioned with a life of pleasure and revelry, looks for distraction in foreign lands. In a wider sense, it is an expression of the melancholy and disillusionment felt by a generation weary of the wars of the post-Revolutionary and Napoleonic eras. The title comes from the term childe, a medieval title for a young man who was a candidate for knighthood. The poem contains elements thought to be autobiographical, as Byron generated some of the storyline from experience gained during his travels through Portugal, the Mediterranean and Aegean Sea between 1809 and 1811. The "Ianthe" of the dedication was the term of endearment he used for Lady Charlotte Harley, about 11 years old when Childe Harold was first published. - Wikipedia. VG-/VG- (Both volumes art school ex-lib. with usual marks but clean, unmarked contents. Age toning to spines and page margins. Gilt decoration on covers bright and fresh. Hinges splitting a bit at end papers on Volume 2. Still a lovely set. Seller Inventory # 159394

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Byron George Gordon, Lord
Published by London John Murray 1841 (1841)
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Book Description London John Murray 1841, 1841. First edition with the illustrations. With 61 very fine engravings on steel and one fold-out map all by W. Finden. Thick 8vo, luxuriously bound by Tout in dark turquoise-blue morocco, the covers and spine with elaborate all over gilt arabesque decorations and corner tooling, the spine with raised bands separating the compartments, lettered and richly gilt designs, edges with double gilt fillet rules, elaborate gilt turnovers, a.e.g. xvi, 311. A very fine and beautiful copy in a luxurious, very bright and clean. Some very light, quite unobtrusive and only occasional foxing. A SUPERB AND EXTREMELY APPEALING COPY of Lord Byron s classic poetic work. The poet began writing Childe Harold in Albania in 1809 and the first two cantos were issued in 1812. Cantos three and four appeared in 1816 and 1818 respectively. Upon its initial publication in 1812, Byron became instantly famous. "The effect wa s.electric, his fame.seemed to spring, like the palace of a fairy king, in a night."-Moore. A fifth edition was issued later in the same year. "Just turned twenty-four he found himself famous, a great poet, a rising statesman. Society, which in spite of his rank had neglected him, was now at his feet." -EB This volume, profusely illustrated by one of the best known steel-engravers in London, is a visual treat. Through the viewing of the illustrations, the reader is able to travel through Albania, Spain, Porugal, Greece, Belgium, Switzerland, and Italy enjoying through the lyrical voice of the poet and also through the evocative illustrations. Seller Inventory # 25508

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