DON JUAN, Cantos I - XVI

London: Thomas Davison [and] John Hunt, 1822-24. First Edition. Hardcover. The full octavo edition of Lord Byron's exuberant masterpiece, bound in six volumes. The first volume (Cantos I - II) is an early printing; the second volume (Cantos III - V) is a Fifth Edition, Revised and Corrected; and the final four volumes (VI - VIII, IX - XI, XII - XIV, and XV - XVI) are first editions, with the erratum at the rear of the sixth volume. Written entirely in ottava rima stanza form, Don Juan blends high drama with earthy humor, outrageous satire of his contemporaries (in particular Wordsworth and Southey), and sharp mockery of Western societies. In one-half brown morocco over marbled paper bindings, with gilt stamping, five raised bands, red morocco spine labels. and matching marbled endpapers. The spine is a touch sun faded; else a handsome set. Very good. Item #68390

Price: $1,000.00

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