The Works of Lord Byron: His Life and Poems.

"Be thou the rainbow in the storms of life. The evening beam that smiles the clouds away, and tints tomorrow with prophetic ray"; Finely Bound Set of Lord Byron

The Works of Lord Byron: His Life and Poems.



Item Number: 3289

London: John Murray, 1851.

Sixteen volumes. Contemporary full leather, gilt tooling to the front and rear panel, titles to the spine in gilt, marbled endpapers. Frontispiece to each volume. In very good condition.

"Byron is to a far greater degree than the other romanticists the poet of humankind. He conveys with tremendous power the majesty and desolation of history, the vanity of pomp and pride, the transitoriness of fame. And he is the poet of contemporary society, keen to discern the false and the corrupt, courageous in denunciation yet with pity for the young and innocent… As a poet he mirrored brilliantly and without distortion an absorbingly interesting world" (Baugh, 1229).

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