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BYRON, George Gordon Byron, Baron (1788--1824)
The giaour, a fragment of a Turkish tale. By Lord Byron. Fourth edition, with additions.
London: printed by T. Davison, for John Murray, 1813.
[8], 58, [4] p. ; 22.7 cm. (8º)

First published 1813. One of Byron's successful romantic verse tales in which the figure of the "Byronic hero" was developed, including an incident supposedly drawing on Byron's experience during his grand tour (1809--1811) of rescuing a girl from being drowned in a sack in Athens. In this edition the text extends to 1048 lines. Publisher's advertisement for Madame de Stael's previously suppressed work De l'Allemagne, due to be published in August [1813] on verso of the half-title, and three pages of 'Books Lately published By John Murray, ...' at the end.

Copy Notes Some pencil marginalia in a contemporary hand inserting two lines and a footnote after line 185, and correcting the text at lines 246, 283 and 284.

Binding Later C19th black morocco, dark blue bubble grained binder's cloth boards, gilt-ruled spine and lettering

Reference Number 1331


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