London: Printed for John Murray; William Blackwood, Edinburgh; and John Cumming, Dublin. By Thomas Davison, White-Friars, 1812.
First edition (Issued in 500 copies). Quarto. viii, 226p. Facsimile of a Romaic letter bound in as frontispiece. Issued without a half-title. Bound without the advertisements in full red levant with red watered silk flyleaves, a.e.g., the spine with gilt titles, the four other panels richly gilt with a central 'B" surmounted by a crown on green inlays, the covers with the same "B" and crown at the four corners, and with a series of many rolled frames, the central panel densely gilt with inlaid green cornerpieces, the doblures of green morocco with cornerpieces and dentelles. (The binding is unsigned, but probably by an American master craftsman). Housed in worn morocco-lined cloth slipcase. Slight fade to backstrip inlays, slight rubbing to the joints, occasional spotting within. Actually a splendid copy of the book that established Byron's career. Item #21744
First edition with all the appropriate points: leaf Bb3 (pp. 189-90) in canceled state; p. 97, line 11 reading "vengeance forego."
This copy was sold at Parke Bernet's Saul Cohn Sale, October 18, 1955.
Ashley I, 147; Wise 26; Grolier 100, No. 68.