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Oeuvres de Lord Byron [10 vols]

Author Byron, George Gordon, Lord.
Title Oeuvres de Lord Byron [10 vols]
Imprint Paris: Chez Ladvocat
Date of Publication 1819-1821
Language French
Notes This is the first and very rare edition (no copies in the UK) of the first complete translation of Byron. It has been described by Richard Cardwell as 'the prime source for Byron's reception in Europe' and it served as the basis for later editions in other languages. The translation was carried out by Amedée Pichot, editor the 'Revue britannique' and Eusèbe de Salle.The translation took its source text the Galignani editions of Byron published in Paris from 1818. Though lacking any evidence of provenance, according to the bookseller the set formed part of the Fürstenberg Library at Donaueschingen.
Shelfmark RB.s.2720
Reference Sources Cardwell, Richard (ed.) The reception of Byron in Europe. (London, 2004)
Acquired on 25/08/08
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