Hebrew Melodies. Lord Byron, George Gordon.

Hebrew Melodies.

London: Printed for John Murray, 1815. First edition. This book has two issues, determined by the ads at the end of the book. Since the ads for this copy were removed in rebinding, the issue is indeterminate. Binding extremities rubbed, bookplate. A very good, clean copy. Full early twentieth century polished calf with gilt spine. Octavo. [8], 53 pp. Item #7916

Byron’s (1788-1824) Hebrew Melodies was published in the same year his daughter Ada was born. It is a collection of short poems, mostly on scriptual subjects, though it also contains love songs. It contains the first appearance of “She Walks in Beauty” and “The Destruction of Sennacherib.”.

Wise I, p. 104.

Price: $750.00

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