Hours of Idleness.

Newark: S. & J. Ridge, 1807.

Price: $800.00

About the item

First edition, Large Paper (second issue), with half-title. xiii, [i, errata], 187 pp. 8vo (9 x 5-7/8 inches). LARGE PAPER. Almost contemporary plum cloth, text uncut. Covers unevenly toned, few blisters, hinges strengthened. Laid into quarter blue morocco slipcase and chemise. Wise I, p. 8; Randolph, pp. 9-10 (thinks this is a forgery).

Item #267757

Byron's first regularly published book, following the privately printed Fugitive Pieces and Poems on Various Occasions. This copy has the second issue points as follows: leaf D3 (i.e., pp 21-22) is not a cancel; p. 114 ‘Thunder’ in spelled correctly; p. 171 numbered as 71; and p. 181 has ‘The’ correctly printed in the penultimate line.