[London]: Printed [by the Curwen Press] for the First Edition Club, 1925.
First Edition, no. 479 of 500 copies printed. Illustrated with 14 facsimiles. xvii, 97 pp. 46 items described (with mulitple variants). 1 vols. 8vo. ‘every book and pamphlet which Byron is known to have written’. Original black cloth, t.e.g., other edges uncut. Faint rubbing at foot of spine, else fine Item #35816
Elegantly produced catalogue of the major Byron exhibition mounted by the First Edition Club in 1925. Though not the first exhibition, “a useful purpose was served, and its lateness and repetitions justified, since alone of all these it contained every book and pamphlet which Byron is known to have written, together with rarities and special specimens which time and space put out of the reach of others. The Club was fortunately able to draw on the collections of Mr. T. J. Wise and Mr. John Murray … one the owner of the finest Byron collection in existence; the other, by reason of his descent … the possessor of proofs and manuscripts which are unique.”.