Lord Byron and His Times - Book List


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No Byron collection is complete without works by his great friend and mentor, the Bard of Erin, Thomas Moore.  Moore’s works are entertaining reading in their own right and at First Editions you will find volumes of poetry, biography and novels interspersed with copies of his famous Melodies, still heard and sung to this day across the spectrum.


Lord Byron & His Times - Book List


Index: A - Z


Accardo, Peter X

Let Satire Be My Song: Houghton Library, Harvard University, 2010. First Edition


Asimov’s Annotated Don Juan {illustrated by Michael Glazer}: Doubleday, New York, 1972. First Edition in Box {Rare}…

Bakewell, Michael and Melissa

Augusta Leigh-Byron’s Half-Sister-A Biography: Chatto & Windus, London, 2000. First Edition…


Barton, Paul D.

Lord Byron’s Religion-A Journey into Despair: Edwin Mellen Press, Lewiston, New York, 2003. First Edition….


Beatty, Bernard

Don Juan & Other Poems-A Critical Study: Penguin Masterstudies, London, 1987. PB signed by author.


Beckett, John

Byron and Newstead-The Aristocrat and the Abbey: University of Delaware Press, Newark, 2001.Fist Edition, Signed


Bone, Drummond

The Cambridge Companion to Byron: Cambridge University Press, 2004. PB

Byron-Writers and their Work: Northcote House in association with the British Council, Tavistock, Devon, 2000. PB


Brent, Peter

Lord Byron: Book Club Associates, London, 1974. First Edition


Buxton, John

Byron and Shelley-The History of a Friendship: Macmillan, London, 1968. First Edition


Byron, Lord George Gordon {1788-1824}

The Poetical Works of Lord Byron in six volumes: John Murray, London, 1855

Book Description: London: John Murray, 1855. A New Edition, 8vo., 6 volumes, engraved frontispiece portrait, contemporary half red calf, gilt and blind tooling to covers, spines elaborately gilt in six compartments separated by raised bands, Gilt lettering pieces to second and third compartments, a beautiful set


The Works of Lord Byron in three volumes: John Murray, London, 1819.

Full leather, raised spines, a beautiful set

Don Juan: Milner and Sowerby, London, 1867


Don Juan: Penguin, London, 1996. PB


English Bards and Scotch Reviewers: James Cawthorn, London, 1809. First Edition


Lara and Jaqueline: John Murray, London, 1814. First Edition


Calder, Angus

Byron and Scotland: Edinburgh University Press, 1989. First Edition


Cochran, Peter

Byron and Orientalism: Cambridge Scholar’s Press, 2006. First Edition

 “Romanticism”- and Byron: Cambridge Scholar’s Press, 2009. First Edition

{see also Teresa Guiciolli}


Coote, Stephen

Byron-The Making of a Myth: The Bodley Head, London, 1988. First Edition


Dangerfield, Elma

Byron and the Romantics in Switzerland: Ascent Books, London, 1978. First Edition with dedication from the Author


De Almeda, Hermione

Byron and Joyce through Homer-Don Juan and Ulysses: Macmillan Press, Ltd., London, 1991. First Edition


Elwin, Malcolm

Lord Byron’s Wife: Macdonald, London, 1962. First Edition


Eisler, Benita

Byron: Child of Passion, Fool of Fame: Hamish Hamilton, London, 1999. First Edition


Fleming, Anne

Bright Darkness: Nottingham Court Press, 1983. First Edition


Foot, Michael

The Politics of Paradise-A Vindication of Byron: Collins, London, 1988. First Edition with dedication from the Author


Garrett, Martin

The Palgrave Literary Dictionary of Byron: Palgrave Macmillan, London, 2010. First Edition


Guiccioli, Teresa

Lord Byron’s Life in Italy-translated by Michael Rees and edited by Peter Cochran: University of Delaware Press, 2005. First Edition


Hay, Daisy

Young Romantics: Bloomsbury, London, 2010. First Edition……


Heys, Alastair, Kostadinova, Vitana {Editors}

Byron and the Isles of Imagination-A Romantic Chart: Context Publishing House, Plovdiv, 2009. First Edition


Joseph, M.K.

Byron the Poet: Victor Gollancz Ltd., London, 1964. First Edition


Jump, John D.

Byron-A Symposium: Macmillan Press, Ltd., London, 1975. First Edition


Kenyon-Jones, Christine

Kindred Brutes: Animals in Romantic-Period Writing: Ashgate, Aldershot, 2001. First Edition


Longford, Elizabeth

Byron: Hutchinson, London, 1976. First Edition Ex Lib


Lovell, Jr. Ernest J.

Lady Blessington’s Conversations with Lord Byron: Princeton University Press, New Jersey, 1969. First Edition

His Very Self and Voice-Collected Conversations of Lord Byron: The Macmillan Co., New York, 1954. First Edition


MacCarthy, Fiona

Byron-Life and Legend: John Murray, London, 2002. First Edition


McGann, Jerome J.

Fiery Dust-Byron’s Poetical Development: University of Chicago Press, 1968. First Edition


Marchand, Leslie A.

Byron-A Portrait: John Murray, London, 1971. First Edition………………………30

Byron-A Biography in Three Volumes: Alfred A. Knopf, New York, 1957. First Edition


Byron’s Letters and Journals-Complete Set of Thirteen Volumes-All First Editions

Vol. 1: In My Hot Youth: John Murray, London, 1973.

Vol. 2: Famous in My Time: John Murray, London, 1973

Vol. 3: Alas! The Love of Women: John Murray, London, 1974

Vol. 4: Wedlock’s The Devil: John Murray, London, 1975

Vol.5:  So Late into the Night: John Murray, London, 1976

Vol. 6: The Flesh is Frail: John Murray, London, 1976

Vol. 7: Between Two Worlds: John Murray, London, 1977

Vol. 8: Born For Opposition: John Murray, London, 1978

Vol. 9: In The Wind’s Eye: John Murray, London, 1979

Vol. 10: A Heart For Every Fate: John Murray, London, 1980.

Vol. 11: For Freedom’s Battle: John Murray, London, 1981

Vol. 12: The Trouble of an Index: John Murray, London, 1982

Supplementary Volume: What Comes Uppermost: John Murray, London,1994


Byron’s Poetry-A Critical Introduction: Harvard University Press, 1968. First Edition


Markovits, Benjamin

A Quiet Adjustment: Faber & Faber, London, 2008. First Edition, Wraps


Merabishvili, Innes

Lord Byron’s Thyrza: The Byron Society of Georgia, Tbilisi, 2007. Signed



Moore, Doris Langley

The Late Lord Byron: John Murray, London, 1961. First Edition

Lord Byron-Accounts Rendered: John Murray, London, 1974. First Edition……20


Moore, Thomas {1779-1852}

Byron’s Life and Letters: John Murray, London, 1932


The Life of Thomas Moore by James Burke: James Duffy, 7, Wellington Quay, Dublin, 1856. Small, 4.25” x 6.75”, Green Embossed Boards


The Life of Thomas Moore by James Burke: James Duffy & sons, 15, Wellington Quay, Dublin, 1879 {Centenary Edition}. Small 4” x 6.25”. Green Embossed Boards with Irish Harp embossed on front cover and spine. {Some water damage to cover}


Travels of an Irish Gentleman in Search o f a Religion with Notes and Illustrations by the Editor of “Captain Rock’s Memoirs” in Two Volumes: Longman, Rees, Orme, Brown, Green, & Longman, Paternoster Row, 1833. First Edition.  Vol. I, 335p; Vol. II, 354p. Professionally rebound {Marley Park} in Quarter Leather, Small: 4.25” x 6.75


Travels of an Irish Gentleman- in Search o f a Religion with Notes and Illustrations by the Editor of “Captain Rock’s Memoirs” – Cheap Edition {VERY RARE}, two volumes complete in one. 7.25” x 4.25”, Hard covers: printed for M. Carey, New York, 1833. Preface to this edition by the publisher, M. Carey, New York, August, 1833


Memoirs of Captain Rock the Celebrated Irish Chieftain, with Some Account of his Ancestors- Written by Himself: Longman, Hurst, Rees, Orme, Brown, and Green, London 1824. Small, full leather 4.25” x 6.75”-376p. First Edition


The Epicurean, a tale and Alciphron, a poem: Chatto & Windus, Piccadilly, 1890. Quarter Leather, Small 7.25” x  5.25


The Poetical Works of the Late Thomas Little, Esq., seventh edition: J. Carpenter, Old Bond Street, 1805. Seventh Edition:  Small 6” x 4.25” Half Leather {White


Intercepted Letters or, the Twopenny Post-Bag by Thomas Brown, the younger: J. Carr, 56, Paternoster Row, London: 1813. Second Edition small, 6” x 4”, Half Leather

From the library of John Fowles, author of The French Lieutenant’s Woman


Lalla Rookh an Oriental Romance, illustrated by John Tenniel:  Longman’s, Green & Co., London, 1861 {Est.}. Rebound in Quarter Leather


The Poetical Works of Thomas Moore in One Volume: Frederick Warne & Co., Strand, London. Full Leather small 7.25” x 5”, 675p


The Poetical Works of Thomas Moore, collected by himself, in Ten Volumes:

Longman etc, London, 1840. Small 7” x 4.5”. Hard Embossed Green Boards with Irish Harp on covers


Nicolson, Harold

Byron-The Last Journey: Constable, London, 1948. Revised Edition


Nicholson, Andrew

Lord Byron-The Complete Miscellaneous Prose: Clarendon Press, Oxford, 1991.First Edition. No DJ as issued

The Letters of John Murray to Lord Byron: Liverpool University Press, 2007. First Edition with dedication from the Author


Normington, Susan

Byron and his Children: Alan Sutton Publishing Ltd., Stroud, Gloucestershire, 1995. First Edition

Lady Caroline Lamb-This Infernal Woman: House of Stratus, London, 2001. First Edition. Signed


Nye, Robert

The Memoirs of Lord Byron: Sphere Books, Ltd., London, 1991. PB


O’Brien, Edna

Byron in Love: Weidenfeld & Nicholson, London, 2009 First Edition


Page, Norman

A Byron Chronology: G.K. Hall & Co., Boston, 1988. First Edition


Peach, Annette

Portraits of Byron: Reprinted from the Walpole Society LXII, 2000


Quennell, Peter

Byron: Duckworth Great Lives Series, London, 1934. First Edition

Byron in Italy: Collins Publishers, London, 1941. First Edition, No DJ

Byron-The Years of Fame: St. James’s Library, Collins, London, 1950

The Journal of Thomas Moore: B.T. Batsford Ltd., London, 1964

Byron in England: John Murray, London, 1970 {1924}. No DJ


Raphael, Frederic

Byron: Cardinal, London, 1989. PB


Richardson, Joanna

Lord Byron and some of his Contemporaries: Folio Society, London, 1988


Rutherford, Andrew

Byron-A Critical Study: Oliver & Boyd, Edinburgh & London, 1961. First Edition


Sharafuddin, Mohammed

Islam and Romantic Orientalism: I.B. Tauris Publishers, , London, 1996. PB


St. Clair, William

Lord Elgin and the Marbles: Oxford University Press, 1967, First Edition

That Greece Might Still Be Free-The Philhellenes in the War of Independence: Oxford University Press, 1972. First Edition

Trelawney-The Incurable Romancer: John Murray, London, 1977. First Edition


Turney, Catherine

Byron’s Daughter-A Biography of Medora Leigh: Peter Davies, London, 1974. First Edition


Vail, Jeffery

The Literary Relationship of Lord Byron and Thomas Moore: The John Hopkins University Press, Baltimore and London, 2001. First Edition


Walker, Violet W.

The House of Byron-A History of the Family: Quiller Press, London, 1988.First Edition, Signed by Lord Byron on the 12th July, 2005. Copy presented to Allan Gregory at the International Byron Conference, Dublin, 2005


West, Paul

Byron-A Collection of Critical Essays: Spectrum Books, Prentice-Hall, New Jersey, 1963. PB

Lord Byron’s Doctor: Serpent’s Tail, London, 1992. PB



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