London and Glasgow; [ca.1835): Richard Griffin and Co. Small Octavo. Item #022403
A new edition with memoir, x, 425, (3)pp., The British Library states "Famously described as ‘mad, bad and dangerous to know’, the poet Lord Byron caused a sensation when he published the first installments of Don Juan in 1819. A long satirical poem, divided into sections called ‘cantos’, Don Juan is based on the legend of the famous womanizer. However, Byron’s Don Juan is not the seducer, but the seduced. From his origins in Seville, Don Juan travels across Europe, facing shipwreck, starvation and slavery, and succumbing to the charms of numerous women on the way". A very nice copy bound in brown embossed cloth, Spine lettered and decorated in gilt and blind, yellow endpapers, corners lightly bumped, no names or bookplates.