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.
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.