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Childe Harold's Pilgrimage - Canto The Fourth

£35.00

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George Gordon Byron, 6th Baron Byron FRS (1788 – 1824), known simply as Lord Byron, was a British poet, peer, politician, and leading figure in the Romantic movement. He is regarded as one of the greatest British poets and remains widely read and influential. Among his best-known works are the lengthy narrative poems Don Juan and Childe Harold's Pilgrimage: many of his shorter lyrics in Hebrew Melodies also became popular.

Childe Harold's Pilgrimage is a lengthy narrative poem in four parts written by Lord Byron. It was published between 1812 and 1818 and is dedicated to "Ianthe". The poem describes the travels and reflections of a world-weary young man who, disillusioned with a life of pleasure and revelry, looks for distraction in foreign lands. In a wider sense, it is an expression of the melancholy and disillusionment felt by a generation weary of the wars of the post-Revolutionary and Napoleonic eras. The title comes from the term childe, a medieval title for a young man who was a candidate for knighthood.

The front cover is detached from the rest of the book. The covers have some shelf wear and rubbing. The spine is rubbed and a small part at the top is missing. Inside the front cover is label with a coat of arms above which is written a name and the date "June 1932". On the full title page is written another name and the date "Nov 4th 1819". Inside there are degrees of foxing from light to moderate on a lot of pages. Otherwise the pages are clean and the binding is firm.

Item details

Added value:
First Edition
Author(s):
Byron, Lord
Condition:
Used: good
Dimensions:
8vo - 8 - 10
Dimensions:
8.25" by 5.25"
Edition:
First, 1818
Format:
Hardback
Number of pages:
257
Publisher:
John Murray
Title:
Childe Harold's Pilgrimage - Canto The Fourth

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George Gordon Byron, 6th Baron Byron FRS (1788 – 1824), known simply as Lord Byron, was a British poet, peer, politician, and leading figure in the Romantic movement. He is regarded as one of the greatest British poets and remains widely read and influential. Among his best-known works are the lengthy narrative poems Don Juan and Childe Harold's Pilgrimage: many of his shorter lyrics in Hebrew Melodies also became popular.

Childe Harold's Pilgrimage is a lengthy narrative poem in four parts written by Lord Byron. It was published between 1812 and 1818 and is dedicated to "Ianthe". The poem describes the travels and reflections of a world-weary young man who, disillusioned with a life of pleasure and revelry, looks for distraction in foreign lands. In a wider sense, it is an expression of the melancholy and disillusionment felt by a generation weary of the wars of the post-Revolutionary and Napoleonic eras. The title comes from the term childe, a medieval title for a young man who was a candidate for knighthood.

The front cover is detached from the rest of the book. The covers have some shelf wear and rubbing. The spine is rubbed and a small part at the top is missing. Inside the front cover is label with a coat of arms above which is written a name and the date "June 1932". On the full title page is written another name and the date "Nov 4th 1819". Inside there are degrees of foxing from light to moderate on a lot of pages. Otherwise the pages are clean and the binding is firm.

Added value:
First Edition
Author(s):
Byron, Lord
Condition:
Used: good
Dimensions:
8vo - 8 - 10
Dimensions:
8.25" by 5.25"
Edition:
First, 1818
Format:
Hardback
Number of pages:
257
Publisher:
John Murray
Title:
Childe Harold's Pilgrimage - Canto The Fourth

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