The Poetical Works of Lord Byron, undated, but this Landscape Edition of the Poets with 576 pages was published in the 1880s. Red leather binding with lovely gilt decoration on the cover, gilt on all page edges and blind stamped decoration on the back cover.
A wonderfully ornate inscription appears on the verso of the title-page – To Miss Page with many happy returns of the day. R. Gates 5th Feb 1884.
The above inscription can be seen coming through onto the title-page below.
Thirty nine years later Miss Page ( I cannot read her first name) passes the book onto her nephew.
Each page of the book has a border with a beautifully detailed landscape scene colored in green, purple or sepia. There are also several steel engravings illustrating scenes from the poems.
George Gordon Byron, 6th Baron Byron (1788 – 1824) was one of Britain’s most famous poets. His best known works include the long poems Don Juan and Childe Harold’s Pilgrimage.