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Byron, George Gordon Noel, Lord
HEBREW MELODIES. LONDON: JOHN MURRAY, 1815
Estimate
1,5002,000
LOT SOLD. 3,500 GBP
JUMP TO LOT
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Byron, George Gordon Noel, Lord
HEBREW MELODIES. LONDON: JOHN MURRAY, 1815
Estimate
1,5002,000
LOT SOLD. 3,500 GBP
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Byron, George Gordon Noel, Lord
HEBREW MELODIES. LONDON: JOHN MURRAY, 1815
8vo (221 x 140mm.), FIRST EDITION, FIRST ISSUE, half-title, paper watermarked "H.S. Hitt 1815" and "H.S. Hitt 1814", 6pp. publisher's adverts dated June 1815 (announcing Rogers' Jacqueline and with Campbell's Selected Beauties described as "in the press") and 2 titles and 2 half-titles for Byron's Works at end, ORIGINAL WRAPPERS, collector's blue cloth chemise and slipcase, some soiling to lower wrapper, small tear at foot of spine, slightly darkened at page corners, final three leaves with some soiling
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Provenance

Sale, Sotheby's London, 13 January 1987, lot 468 

Literature

Griffith and Jones p.39; Wise I pp.103-104

Catalogue Note

According to Wise, the first edition of Hebrew Melodies, which opens with the celebrated lyric 'She Walks in Beauty', was printed in two issues in total run of 6,000 copies.

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