In Murray’s Cloth, 1830

Letters and Journals of Lord Byron: With Notices of His Life by Thomas Moore.

London: John Murray, 1830.

Price: $500.00

About the item

First edition. Engraved portrait frontispiece to Volume II, by Finden from a painting by Saunders. viii, 670; ii, 823 pp. + 16 pp. publisher’s catalogue, dated January 1831. 2 vols. 4to. In Murray’s Cloth, 1830. Uncut in the original green publisher’s cloth, with printed paper spine labels. Spines faded and labels darkened, joints cracked and boards nearly detached. Wise II, p. 93.

Item #259726

This is the first full length biography of Byron. It is considered especially important for the anonymous contributions made by Mary Shelley as well as Moore's personal recollections. It is also the first substantial publication of Byron's letters. Because of its bulk, it is not rarely found in the original publisher’s cloth.