"MANY A VANISHED YEAR AND AGE, AND TEMPEST’S BREATH, AND BATTLE’S RAGE HAVE SWEPT O’ER CORINTH; YET SHE STANDS A FORTRESS FORMED TO FREEDOM’S HANDS”: First Edition of Lord Byron's The Siege of Corinth. A Poem and Parisina. A Poem

  • The Siege of Corinth. A Poem and Parisina. A Poem.

The Siege of Corinth. A Poem and Parisina. A Poem.

Item Number: 59039

London: John Murray, 1816.

First edition, first issue with the advertisement leaf present following the dedication page. Octavo, bound in full calf, gilt titles and tooling to the spine, raised bands, gilt ruled to the front and rear panels, marbled endpapers, gilt inner dentelles, top edge gilt. In very good condition.

The Siege of Corinth is a rhymed, tragic narrative poem by Lord Byron. Published in 1816, it was inspired by the Ottoman massacre of the Venetian garrison holding the Acrocorinth — an incident in the Ottoman conquest of Morea during the Ottoman-Venetian Wars.