Marino Faliero, Doge of Venice. An Historical Tragedy, in Five Acts. With Notes. The Prophecy of Dante, a Poem.
Byron, George Gordon Lord

London: John Murray, 1821. F xxi + 261 pages + (1) page of publisher's announcements at back, listing the titles of Byron; couple of leaves of the "Notes" on Dante piece unopened; page 151 with the longer speech by the Doge, indicating the second issue of the first edition; George Gordon Lord Byron (1788-1824), English poet, "...greatness lies not so much that he created a world of fantasy but that he learnt to escape back to reality. He belongs more to the humorists and realists such as Voltaire and Swift than to his contemporaries..." (Chambers); previous owner pencil name on the endpaper of T. B. Felder, Jr. Greenwich Conn. and a few pencil notes in text of preliminary matter; original blue paper covered boards; about disbound, spine perished; boards worn & soiled; contents very fresh and clean; a good candidate for a rebinding. Good H (Item ID: 18637)


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