1912 Rare book bound by Ramage - Lord Byron's Poetical Works including DON JUAN, The Prophecy of Dante, etc.
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Author: Lord Byron.
Title: The Poetical Works of Lord Byron.
Publisher: London, Henry Frowde, 1912.
Language: Text in English.
Size: 8 " X 5.5 ".
Pages: x-924 pages.
Binding: Attractive, very beautiful and very good, near fine half morocco leather binding bounded by Ramage bindery (hinges fine, spine slightly sunned - as shown) under a protective removable mylar cover. Upped edge Gilt.
Content: Very good content (bright, tight and clean, rare light foxing mainly on preliminary pages - as shown)
Illustrations: Complete with the beautiful portrait of young Lord Byron.
Estimate: (USD 300 - USD 400)
The book: A very attractive edition of Lord Byron's Poetical Works including Don Juan - the famous satiric poem by Lord Byron, based on the legend of Don Juan, which Byron reverses, portraying Juan not as a womaniser but as someone easily seduced by women. It is a variation on the epic form. Byron himself called it an "Epic Satire" (Don Juan, c. xiv, st. 99). Byron completed 16 cantos, leaving an unfinished 17th canto before his death in 1824. Byron claimed that he had no ideas in his mind as to what would happen in subsequent cantos as he wrote his work. This copy in a beautiful binding by Ramage!
The author: George Gordon Byron, 6th Baron Byron, FRS (22 January 1788 – 19 April 1824), simply known as Lord Byron, was an English poet and peer. One of the leading figures of the Romantic movement, Byron is regarded as one of the greatest English poets. He remains widely read and influential. Among his best-known works are the lengthy narrative poems Don Juan and Childe Harold's Pilgrimage; many of his shorter lyrics in Hebrew Melodies also became popular.
The binder: Born in London in the mid 19th century, John Ramage worked with the distinguished Marcellin Lortic after serving an apprenticeship with John Wright. Ramage later opened his own shop in London where his bindings were celebrated for their remarkably delicate, careful, and elaborate gilt work.
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