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Lord Byron Printed Works

Date range: 9th-20th centuries

Medium: Printed

Number of items: 400 items (dispersed).

Some two thirds of the published works of Lord Byron (George Gordon Noel Byron, 6th Baron Byron (1788-1824)) are available in first editions and most of the remainder, including the suppressed texts, in early editions. A substantial portion of the early Byron editions was received as part of the David Lloyd Roberts bequest.

Copies of English Bards and Scotch Reviewers include the Lloyd Roberts copy of the fourth authorized edition (London: J. Cawthorn, 1810), the Spencer copy of the second authorized edition (London: J. Cawthorn, 1809), and a heavily grangerized copy of the third authorized edition (London: James Cawthorn, 1810), the work of Joseph Mayer (1803-86), the 19th-century antiquary and book collector of Bebington, Merseyside.

The grangerized copy, doubled in size, of Leigh Hunt's biography of Byron, Lord Byron and Some of His Contemporaries: With Recollections of the Author's Life, and of His Visit to Italy (London: H. Colburn, 1828) is also a source of much information.

Further information:

  • Recorded in Library Search.
  • David W. Riley, 'English Books of the Seventeenth to Nineteenth Centuries in the John Rylands University Library of Manchester, with Particular Reference to History and Literature', Bulletin of the John Rylands University Library of Manchester, vol. 71 no. 2 (1989), pp. 87-102.


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