Amours Secrètes de Lord Byron. Traduit de L'Anglais. Avec Gravures. ANONYMOUS.

Amours Secrètes de Lord Byron. Traduit de L'Anglais. Avec Gravures.

Publisher: Paris: Chez les Marchands de Nouveautés, 1839.
Edition: Apparently the first edition, and not a translation or a "nouvelle édition" as is stated on the printed wrappers.
Bibliographical References: Chew, Byron in England, pages 167 (footnote) & 388: OCLC records three copies (Bibliotheque National, Yale & Sweden).
Condition: Wrappers slightly worn; fine copy in the original state.
Book ID: 26577

Description

2 vols, 12mo, original printed green wrappers, untrimmed, [158] & [158] pages. Two plates.

Comments

At first glance this appears to be a French translation of John Mitford's somewhat scandalous The Private Life of Lord Byron (London, 1836), but Chew, in Byron in England, says not, that rather this is a similar publication and equally unauthentic, in which "most of the incidents are faked. It is a shoddy and rather obscene little book. I have never come across the English original . . . and I doubt whether one ever existed."

Price: $350.00

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