* BYRON, George Gordon Noel, Lord (1788-1824). Sardanapalus, a Tragedy. The Two Foscari, a Tragedy. Cain, a Mystery. London: John Murray, 1821.
8vo (226 x 141 mm). 8 pp. publisher's advertisements dated December 1831, half-title. (A few pale mostly marginal stains.) ORIGINAL BOARDS, UNCUT (covers detached, spine repairs preserving portions of backstrip and printed label with slight chipping, some light wear); quarter blue levant slipcase. Provenance: Marianne Broughton (early ownership signature); W.R. Bixby (bookplate); Jerome Kern (1885-1945) American composer (morocco bookplate, sold Anderson Galleries, 7 January 1929, sale 2307, lot 198); Frederick Spiegelberg (morocco bookplate).
FIRST EDITION, JEROME KERN'S COPY. Kern's obituary noted that "at one time it was said that he was better known in the bookshops than in the marts of the musical trade." [Laid in:] LORD BYRON CLIPPED SIGNATURE. Wise II, p. 32.
Property from the Estate of Steve and Peggy Fossett, Carmel, California