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BYRON, George Gordon Noel, Lord. HOURS OF IDLENESS, A Series of Poems, Original and Translated. £ 795.00

Newark. S and J Ridge. 1807. pp. xiv, 187. Demy 8vo. Original boards and cloth spine, hinges splitting but still firm preserved in a sumptious full blue morocco and gilt book box by Riviere. With the book plate of Oliver Nowell Chadwyck-Healey and from the library of Derek Wise although there are no marks to indicate this. With pencil notes and old catalogue entrys loosely inserted. Wise Vol 1, p.9; Randolph p.9; Coleridge p.250. This is Wise's 1st edition, 2nd issue being the 4th issue of Byron's early poem. The pencil notes loosely inserted by Chadwyck-Healey, who had correspondence with Wise, agree with this.Both Randolph and Coleridge call this edition a forgery.

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