Astarte: A Fragment of Truth Concerning George Gordon Byron, Sixth Lord Byron. Recorded by his Grandson…

London: Printed at the Chiswick Press, 1905. First edition, privately printed. Six engraved portraits, wood-cut on title-page, and eighteen leaves of facsimiles. Corners rubbed, bookplate. Another bookplate removed, leaving blue stains. Overall a very good, clean copy. Tan linen over blue paper boards, printed paper spine label. Quarto. xxviii, [338] pp. Item #7509

The story of Byron and his half-sister, Augusta Leigh, who was portrayed as Astarte in Byron’s Manfred, according to his grandson, Ralph Milbanke, who seeks to vindicate Lady Byron.

Wise Vol 2, p115. Chew p335.

Price: $150.00