Byron, George Gordon Noel, Lord.
Ode to Napoleon Buonaparte. W. Bulmer for For John Murray, 1814, first edition, half-title, advertisement at the end, nineteenth-century half straight-grained blue morocco; The Prisoner of Chillon, and other Poems. For John Murray, 1816, first edition, half-title, advertisements at the end, original drab wrappers bound in, Wise's first issue with E8 recto blank, nineteenth-century half calf; Waltz: An Apostrophic Hymn. By Horace Hornem. W. Clark, 1821, pirate edition, nineteenth-century half red morocco gilt; Marion Faliero, Doge of Venice...The Prophecy of Dante, a poem. John Murray, 1821, first edition, half-title, advertisement leaf, contemporary play-bills bound in at the beginning, nineteenth-century half calf, Wise's first issue; The Works. John Murray, 1823-25, 6 volumes, nineteenth-century straight-grained violet morocco gilt; 8vo, 5 works in 10 volumes
Wise (Vol.1) p.98, p.99, p.73, (Vol.2) p.29
Wise records that "of all the Byron pamphlet-poems published by John Murray in octavo size the Ode to Napoleon is by far the rarest" (p.99).
The third item was first printed in 1813 (Wise p.98). This edition by Clark is one of at least two pirate editions printed in this year (another was issued by Benbow). The pirate editions are of interest in containing five Fugitive Pieces, published for the first time.
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