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BYRON | Hebrew Melodies, 1815, wrappers

BYRON | Hebrew Melodies, 1815, wrappers

BYRON | Hebrew Melodies, 1815, wrappers

BYRON, GEORGE GORDON NOEL, LORD

Hebrew Melodies. John Murray, 1815


8vo, FIRST EDITION, FIRST ISSUE, half-title, verso of E4 with advertisement for Rogers' "Jacqueline" followed by a six line advertisement for Campbell's "Selected Beauties of English Poetry", publisher's advertisements at end, inserted titles and half-titles for the pamphlet-poems of Byron as usual, original drab wrappers, preserved in blue cloth case and quarter blue morocco slipcase, wrappers torn and detached, spine defective


The poet produced this work at the urging of composer Isaac Nathan, resulting in some of his most enduring poems, such as "She Walks in Beauty" and "The Destruction of Sennacherib."


LITERATURE:

Randolph 50; Wise I: 103-4


PROVENANCE:

Saul Shapiro, bookplate


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