Byron, George Gordon, Lord (1788-1824).
Title CHILDE HAROLD, A ROMAUNT.
Edition Third edition
Publisher London: J.M. Dent and Co., November, 1902.
Seller ID 470
24mo. 4" x 6 1/2". [i-vi], vii-xii, [1-2] 310 pp. Although this book is a not uncommon third edition from the well-known Temple Classics Series, it is housed in a beautiful binding. Majestic full parchment covers, hand-painted in a colorful medieval style with elaborate floral borders, rubricated initial letters in the title, gothic lettering. Two metal clasps shaped like the heads of cherubs hold the book closed. The binding also has five raised bands. Vellum cords with fleur-de-lis shaped raised device and yapp edges give a medieval style to the binding. The upper board features a painting of an oil lamp framed by Laurel leaves. The lower board, which is covered in a green and red floral pattern, also has a pinting of a lion in a frame of laurel leaves. Spine painted with scarlet flourishes.