Covici Friede, 1930, Hardcover (in Slipcase), Book Condition: Fine Condition, Dust Jacket Condition: No Dust Jacket, First Edition
GORDON, GEORGE NOEL, LORD BYRON, Seventeen Letters to an Unknown Lady, 1811-1817, New York: Covici Fried, 1930. Quarto, copy No. 410 of an edition of 500, pp. 50, 1 (note), pink paper-covered boards bound in blue cloth with silver lettering on spine, silver-stamped lettering and decoration inside silver border on upper panel, printed on Dutch rag paper, blue slipcase. These are the letters intentionally omitted from the 1872 edition of Byron's letters edited by H.S. Schultess-Young. Walter Edwin Peck, who edited the present volume, refers to Byron's bad taste in his missives to the unknown lady, Miss L. But actually Byron ran way beyond bad tasted here, leading the reader to believe Miss L. was well rid of him. Condition of this book: Fine with a bit of wear to the lettering on the spine. Slipcase is beat-up but still functional. Special Limited Edition, first issue in this format. Size: Quarto. Text body is clean, and free from previous owner annotation, underlining and highlighting. Binding is tight, covers and spine fully intact. All edges clean, neat and free of foxing. Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: Under 1 kilo. Category: Biography & Autobiography; Britain/UK; 19th century; Literature & Literary. Pictures of this item not already displayed here available upon request. Inventory No: 52230.