Correspondence of Lord Byron. (R. C. Dallas.)

SKU: 17362

Full title is "Correspondence of Lord Byron, With a Friend, Including His Letters to His Mother, Written from Portual, Spain, Greece, and the Shores of the Mediterranean, in 1809, 1810, and 1811; ALSO Recollections of the Poet. By the Late R. C. Dallas, Esq. The Whole Forming an Original Memoir of Lord Byron's Life From 1808 to 1814, And a Continuation and Preliminary Statement of the Proceedings by which the Letters Were Suppressed in England, at the Suit of Lord Byron's Executors." Volume 1 and Volume 2, the Letters, are bound together. Volume 3, the Memoir and explanation of the lawsuit, is not included. Robert Charles Dallas was a poet and friend of Byron in the period 1809 through 1811. Byron gave him these letters and some valuable copyrights while they were friends. Dallas used these items and his own correspondence with Byron to construct an account of this period of Byron's life to be published after Byron's death. Dallas was challenged by Augusta Leigh after Byron's death, as she had other deals in line to write her half-brother's biography. Dallas died soon afterwards and his work was published in France, out of reach of the British court, in 1825. Contemporary binding in 3/4 pebbled calf. Cover is split on the front hinge. Leather corners worn, and front lower corner chipped away. Slight foxing. Overall pages very clean. Published by A. and W. Galignani in Paris, at the English, French, Italian, German, and Spanish Library, 18, Rue Vivenne. Printed by Jules Didot. Senior, Printer to His Majesty, Rue du Pont-De-Lodi, No 6. 1825. USED. $120.00