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ANTIQUARIAN BOOK

The Works.

BYRON (George Gordon, Lord).

BYRON (George Gordon, Lord).

The Works. Comprehending all his Suppressed Poems. Embellished with a Portrait and a Sketch of his Lordship's Life.

Lithographic frontispiece portrait.

Third Edition. Six volumes. 12mo. [179 x 105 x 110 mm]. [3]ff, viii, 284 pp; [2]ff, 244pp; [2]ff, 230pp; [2]ff, 211pp; [2]ff, 235pp; [2]ff, 130, [8] pp. Bound in contemporary half calf, marbled paper sides, smooth spines divided into six panels by gilt double fillets, lettered in the second on a red goatskin label, numbered in the fourth on a small circular green label, the others with a central ornamental tool, plain endleaves, red sprinkled edges. (Joints and headcaps a little rubbed).
Paris: [printed by A. Belin] published by Galigani, at the French, English, Italian, German and Spanish Library, No.18 Rue Vivienne, 1819.

With the half-titles. Some foxing and spotting throughout and pp 229/30 in vol.5 with roughly opened fore-edge. A very pretty set.

First published by Galigani in 1818, with a second edition in 1819. The Advertisement at the front of vol.1 reads: "The present complete edition of Lord Byron's works contains all his Lordships Suppressed poems; and is fully equal in beauty to the London edition, while in price it amounts to only one third. The surprising rapidity which marked the sale of the first edition, and the unceasing demand for it, have induced the Editor to publish the present one, which will be found still more worthy of public patronage, as it has been most carefully revised, and the few typographical errors which have crept into the former have been corrected".

Bookplate of John Frederick Pinney (1773-1845) of Somerton Earle, Somerset. He was the son of the Bristol merchant and Nevis plantation owner John Pinney (1740-1818) and was awarded compensations for his estates. He left his wife Frances an annuity of £2000 p.a. (falling to £1400 p.a. if she married again) and the use of his Berkeley Square mansion house for life, after which it passed to his son William. He had settled £10,000 on his daughter Frances on her marriage and left her a further £4000 in his will; he said he had settled £4000 to his daughter Anna Maria, from a settlement of £23,000 of which the rest went to William, and then left her a further £11,000. He served as High Sheriff of Somerset in 1823.

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