Narrative of Lord Byron's Voyage to Corsica and Sardinia, During the Summer and Autumn of the Year 1821. Compiled from Minutes Made During the Voyage by the Passengers, and Extracts from the Journal of His Lordship's Yacht, The Mazeppa, Kept by Captain Benson, R.N., Commander. FAKES, FORGERIES.

Narrative of Lord Byron's Voyage to Corsica and Sardinia, During the Summer and Autumn of the Year 1821. Compiled from Minutes Made During the Voyage by the Passengers, and Extracts from the Journal of His Lordship's Yacht, The Mazeppa, Kept by Captain Benson, R.N., Commander.

Publisher: London: J. Limbird, 1824.
Edition: First edition.
Bibliographical References: Wise, volume two, page 84 [look up!].
Condition: Edges rubbed; very good copy.
Book ID: 28004

Description

8vo, 19th century green half morocco, red paper boards, gilt lettering, t.e.g., others untrimmed. Without the half-title and frontis portrait.

Comments

A rare piece of Byroniana and apparently a spurious tale by the unrecorded Captain Benson, published by J. Limbird to capitalize on the Byron craze in the wake of his death. Limbird had his hand in a other works on Byron, as well. Wise calls for a portrait, which is lacking from a number of recorded copies (including the digitized one on Hathitrust from the Princeton Library), but we have confirmed that there was a portrait imprint of J. Limbird. The only copy found at auction (Bloomsbury, 2004) also lacked the portrait.

Price: $325.00

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