"MY DAYS ARE IN THE YELLOW LEAF, THE FLOWERS AND FRUITS OF LOVE ARE GONE": POETRY OF BYRON, CHOSEN AND ARRANGED BY MATTHEW ARNOLD
BYRON. Poetry of Byron. Chosen and arranged by Matthew Arnold. London: Macmillan, 1927. Small octavo, early 20th-century full burgundy and red paneled calf, elaborately gilt-decorated spine, raised bands, marbled endpapers, all edges gilt. $750.
Later printing of Matthew Arnold's selection of Lord Byron's poems, with an engraved vignette portrait of Byron by G.J. Stodart on the title page. Handsomely bound by Riviere & Son.
Includes selections from Byron's best-known works, divided into the categories "Personal, Lyric, and Elegiac"; "Descriptive and Narrative"; "Dramatic"; and "Satiric." With a preface by poet and critic Matthew Arnold. This selection was first published in 1881; this copy is 11th printing.
Interior clean, a few minor rubs to binding. A handsome, near-fine copy.