London/New York: John Murray/Charles Scribner's Sons, 1900-1904. First Thus. A New Edition, revised and enlarged. Thirteen octavo volumes ( 202 x 129 mm). Uniformly bound, c. 1904, by William Worsfold (stamp-signed) in half crushed brown morocco over pale marbled paper boards. Five raised bands with gilt rules, six compartments with gilt intersecting rules and central gilt ornament. Top edges gilt. With frontispieces and miscellaneous illustrations, some full-page.Some foxing at margins to title pages and frontispieces, otherwise a very fine set.
Named among the best editions of Byron's works, according to Encyclopedia Britannica. An English poet and a leading figure in the Romantic movement, Byron became as famous for his public persona and romantic scandals as he did for works like Don Juan and Child Harold's Pilgrimage. Here, his works are drawn together with scholarly and artistic attention. Includes seven volumes of Byron's complete poetry edited by Ernest Harley Coleridge, the British literary scholar, poet and grandson of Samuel Taylor Coleridge, and six volumes of Byron's complete letters and journals edited by Rowland E. Prothero, 1st Baron Ernle, the British agricultural expert, administrator, journalist, author and Conservative politician. (Item #3582)