"She walks in beauty, like the night of cloudless climes and starry skies and all that's best of dark and bright meet her in aspect and her eyes": First edition of Lord Byron's Hebrew Melodies
LORD BYRON. [GEORGE GORDON BYRON],.
Item Number: 96111
London: John Murray, 1815.
First edition, second printing of Byron’s book of poetry written at the request of the Hon. D. Kinnaird. Octavo, bound in full late 19th century polished calf by Riviere & Sons, elaborate gilt titles and tooling to the spine, raised gilt bands, red morocco spine labels, gilt turn-ins, triple gilt ruled, marbled endpapers, top edge gilt, others uncut. Complete with the half-title and two leaves of advertisements at rear. In very good condition. A unique example. Rare and desirable.
Byron composed Hebrew Melodies at the request of personal friend, the Hon. D. Kinnaird, with music arranged by Braham and Nathan. Contents include: She Walks in Beauty, If That High World, My Soul is Dark, The Days Are Done, Saul, and When Coldness Wraps.