Childe harold's pilgrimage by lord byron

May 07, 2018. 01:48 UTC
Childe Harold's Pilgrimage by Lord Byron Item images 2f1525658384643 wchip9d99g9h b5adc28f5f347b7781ff19ec40b9ac6e 2f1 Item images 2f1525658384655 785uh4ve7a3m b5adc28f5f347b7781ff19ec40b9ac6e 2fdsc08607 Item images 2f1525658384710 r3h1iactu9rv b5adc28f5f347b7781ff19ec40b9ac6e 2fdsc08613 Item images 2f1525658384727 cuvgchrpuld6 b5adc28f5f347b7781ff19ec40b9ac6e 2fdsc08615 Item images 2f1525658384693 kz8qrd5tq0jv b5adc28f5f347b7781ff19ec40b9ac6e 2fdsc08611 Item images 2f1525658384650 5rxbacytrc5i b5adc28f5f347b7781ff19ec40b9ac6e 2f2 Item images 2f1525658384738 g9nt8amw33x6 b5adc28f5f347b7781ff19ec40b9ac6e 2fdsc08624 Item images 2f1525658384665 pdjgcxow2uh8 b5adc28f5f347b7781ff19ec40b9ac6e 2fdsc08608 Item images 2f1525658384718 7aj8jnda7jg8 b5adc28f5f347b7781ff19ec40b9ac6e 2fdsc08614 Item images 2f1525658384672 23venegippgp b5adc28f5f347b7781ff19ec40b9ac6e 2fdsc08609 Item images 2f1525658384701 c9v4mcja89dh b5adc28f5f347b7781ff19ec40b9ac6e 2fdsc08612

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It is approx. 5.5in by 8.75in in dark brown leather. The end pages are sky blue. The edges are gilt.


I got this book at an estate sale. The research I have done, compared to other books, this book has no illustrations, frontispiece, title page, publisher and printer details. The only details are on spine. If fly leaf page is counted, preface would be page vii and the next page as stated is page viii. Implying no missing pages. It has only the first 2 cantos which were issued in 1812, cantos three and four appeared in 1816 and 1818 respectively.

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$300 - $900 (United States Dollar)
Answered within 3 days
May 09, 19:09 UTC
By Nora Curl

This is an early 19th century printing of Lord Byron's Childe Harold's Pilgrimage, Volume I, as shown on page 300, was printed by T(homas) Davison of Whitefriars London, likely for John Murray. The narrative poem was first published from 1812 - 1818 and describes a young man who is disillusioned with life. This copy does not have a fore-edge painting. Theoretically, there are 2 possibilities as to why this does not have the title/frontispiece nor interior illustrations. Either it was (1) a proof copy for John Murray or when this was bound by hand, the initial title pages were overlooked and left out. Since this was not machine bound, there was certainly room for human error.

Rakesh sehdev May 09, 22:17 UTC

The book shows no details about publisher or printer. It does not have any fore edge artwork. Your appraisal does not tell me why this book has no details, why would it be printed without any. Your description and price is similar to a book on sale on Abebooks which I have already seen sometime ago.

Nora curl May 09, 22:21 UTC

In the image of page 300 that you provided, the Printers name, T. Davison is at the bottom of the page after 'The End'. Thomas Davison of Whitefriars printed the Byron volumes from 1812 to about 1819 and he did so for John Murray. The estimate will be adjusted to reflect no fore-edge painting.

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