English Bards and Scotch Reviewers.

English Bards and Scotch Reviewers.
click image to zoom

London: James Cawthorn, [1809]. Slim, 8vo, vi, 54pp. Original grey/brown boards, backstrip chipped with pieces missing. Neat early ink signature (J.H. Jones?) at front. In a quarter blue morocco pull-off box, backstrip faded to brown. First edition of Byron’s second book, paper watermarked E & P 1805. With the correct spelling 'Dispatch' p.5, but 'crouds' incorrectly spelled on p.14; with the correct spelling 'Author' in the fourth line of the Preface, and 'wizard's' on p.5. Wise suggests that the misplaced 'i' in dispatch was merely a printing error, and the printer would not keep the two issues separate. Wise notes copies in original boards with a printed title on the cover; this copy has plain boards. Hayward 219. Tinker 510. Wise I, 19-23. “English Bards and Scotch Reviewers is a satirical poem written by Lord Byron. It was first published, anonymously, in March 1809... Byron published his first book of poetry, Hours of Idleness in 1807. It received a brutal, scathing review by Henry Brougham, published anonymously in the Edinburgh Review. That review is a classic of humiliating criticism, often published with Byron's works. Destructive as it seemed, it was probably the making of Byron's career” (Wikipedia). (Item Id: 110626)

Buy Now

All items are guaranteed as described but may be returned for any reason for resale for a full refund within 10 days of receipt only if packed, shipped, and insured as received. Payment in US dollars drawn on a US bank, including state and local taxes as applicable, is expected upon receipt unless otherwise agreed. Institutions may receive deferred billing and duplicates will be considered for credit. References or advance payment may be requested of anyone ordering for the first time. All sold items remain the property of John Windle Antiquarian Bookseller until paid for in full. Postage is extra and will be via UPS or USPS unless otherwise requested.

PayPal is the prefered payment method but Visa, MasterCard, and American Express are also gladly accepted: if paying by credit card please be sure to read and understand the descriptions of the books you are ordering, as substantial charges can be assessed on returns for which the buyer is responsible. Please also note that under standard terms of business, title does not pass to the purchaser until the purchase price has been paid in full.

ILAB dealers only may deduct their reciprocal discount, provided the account is paid in full within 30 days; thereafter the price is net.