Publisher: Newark: Printed and sold by S. and J. Ridge, 1807.
Edition: First edition, first issue.
Bibliographical References: Tinker 507 (second issue); Randolph, pages 7-10; Hayward 218.
Condition: Some scattered foxing and browning to the paper; very good copy.
Book ID: 22549
Description8vo, modern brown quarter calf period style, marbled paper sides, red morocco label, gilt rules, decorations and lettering. Half-title present.
CommentsByron's third book, a collection of his youthful poetry, consisting of the forty-one poems from Fugitive Pieces (1806), the twelve additional poems from Poems on Various Occasions (1807), and twelve poems that appear here for the first time. Brougham's scathingly critical review of Hours of Idleness in the Edinburgh Review prompted Byron to respond with English Bards and Scotch Reviewers a year later.