Childe Harold's Pilgrimage
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Childe Harold’s Pilgrimage – A Romaunt
By Lord Byron
Published by John Murray, London, 1837. 5 ½” H x 3 ½” W. 336pp. Hardback. Dark green boards with gilt crest to the front, gilt titles on the spine; Pages are gilt edged on three sides; Illustration to frontispiece of Lord Byron under tissue guard, and of Lake Geneva on the title page; Preface, Appendix, Advertisement for Johnsoniana (6 pages). Book condition: Outer boards soiled; Spine is bumped and faded; Hinges cracked – consequently textblock a little loose ; Heavy foxing to first few (and last) pages, rest of pages are in good condition; Two inscriptions (one dated 1843) to the endpapers; All pages are present. Book: Fair - Good.
Childe Harold’s Pilgrimage is a narrative poem in four parts, originally published in 1812. The poem describes the travels and reflections of a world-weary young man who, disillusioned with a life of pleasure and revelry, looks for distraction in foreign lands. In a wider sense, it is an expression of the melancholy and disillusionment felt by a generation weary of the Napoleonic wars, following the countries Byron visited earlier on his own Grand Tour.
Condition: Fair to Good