Fugitive Pieces by George Gordon Lord Byron: A Fac-simile Reprint of the Suppressed Edition of 1806
BYRON, George Gordon Lord
This book is an important example of the late 19th-century's Revival of Printing and the books produced by small fine press publishers of the fin de siecle. This particular book is important to the history of the Chiswick Press because the facsimile was prepared using from the elder Charles Whittingham's imprint of 1811 taken when he moved his press to Chiswick from London. By the time of this book's republication in 1886, the business was directed by bookmaking and artist, Charles Thomas Jacobi who ran the business from 1885 until 1919. Chiswick press continued to create beautiful books for the British market until 1962 when they finally closed their doors.
Publisher: printed by Chiswick Press for private circulation
Date Published: 1886
Place Published: London
Condition: Very Good
Dust Jacket: No
Jacket Condition: n/a
Details: Limited to 100 numbered copies of which this is no. 37, signed by Charles Whittingham. x, 66 p. 28 cm. Cream hardcover with gold impressing. Cover is worn, especially on rear. Black mark at top of front. Spine tail softened. Discoloured free endpapers. Some thumbing to p. 22 and pp. 52-3.