BYRON, George Gordon Noel, 6th Baron (1788-1824). The Prisoner of Chillon and Other Poems. London: John Murray, 1816. 8° (230 x 142mm). Uncut in original drab paper wrappers (spine a little worn), brown morocco-backed slipcase. Provenance: J. James (contemporary signature on front free endpaper) -- manuscript title on spine and lower cover, title of a Walter Scott novel, 'Guy Mannering or the Astrologer,' also penned on lower cover -- [collation note dated 14 July 1920 pencilled at rear] -- purchased from James F. Drake, New York. FIRST EDITION, FIRST ISSUE with E8 recto blank. The advertisements at the end are dated November, 1816. 6000 copies of the first edition were printed. Wise Byron I, p. 113.
[BYRON, Lord]. Additional Stanzas to the First, Second and Third Editions of Beppo. [London: John Murray, 1818]. Single leaf, 8° (215 x 133mm). (Light creasemarks, stitch-holes.) Blue cloth case with morocco spinestrip. Provenance: purchased from Pickering and Chatto, London, 28 May 1959, £50. Wise notes that 'in March, 1818, Byron sent to Murray four additional stanzas for Beppo, to be introduced upon pages 14, 19, and 39 respectively. They were duly included in the fourth edition of the poem. In the meantime Murray caused them to be set up together, and distributed a few copies privately in the form of the present leaflet. Wise Byron I, p. 126.
[BYRON, Lord]. Marino Faliero, Doge of Venice, an historical tragedy ... The Prophecy of Dante, a poem. London: John Murray, 1821. 8° (223 x 141mm). (Occasional light spotting.) Uncut in original drab boards, paper spine label (spine worn at extremities and repaired at head, corners bumped), blue morocco-backed slipcase. Provenance: [?Seth S.] Terry (morocco label) -- purchased from James F. Drake, New York, 14 December 1939, $30.FIRST EDITION, FIRST ISSUE with the Doge's speech on p. 151 consisting of 5½ lines only. Wise Byron II, p. 29.
BYRON, Lord. Hebrew Melodies. London: John Murray, 1815. 8° (211 x 128mm). (Lacks half-title, fly-title and final advertisement leaf.) Later boards, preserving [?]original spine label (spine browned). Provenance: pencil inscription, signed H.S., dated 1937. FIRST EDITION. Wise Byron I, p. 103; and a manuscript transcript of the first edition of 'English Bards and Scotch Reviewers', on paper watermarked 1812, 58 pages, 4to, contemporary diced russia. (4)