The biographer and novelist E. J. Trelawny (1792-1881) published Recollections in 1858. It is a memoir of the time Trelawny spent in the Mediterranean with the Romantic poets Percy Bysshe Shelley (1792-1822) and Lord Byron (1788-1824) from 1822 until the early deaths of both poets. Trelawny's vivid and personal account quickly became popular, ...
The biographer and novelist E. J. Trelawny (1792-1881) published Recollections in 1858. It is a memoir of the time Trelawny spent in the Mediterranean with the Romantic poets Percy Bysshe Shelley (1792-1822) and Lord Byron (1788-1824) from 1822 until the early deaths of both poets. Trelawny's vivid and personal account quickly became popular, comfortably out-selling other biographies, and was republished in 1878 under the title Records of Shelley, Byron and the Author. The work, based on Trelawny's notes and correspondence, describes their expatriate lifestyle in Italy, Shelley's sudden tragic death at sea, Byron's support for the Greek War of Independence, and his death. It is an indispensable source about the final months of Shelley and Byron's intense and unconventional lives, providing eye-witness details and intimate knowledge of two of England's greatest Romantic poets.
Good with no dust jacket. vi + 304 pp + 12 pp ads. rown sharkskin cloth is blindstamped, spine is quite chipped, splitting away at front hinge. Interior end papers browned and fragile, interior unmarked, occasional small stain/foxing, signatures showing.; 8vo-over 7¾"-9¾" tall.
Good. Hardcover. 12mo-over 6¾"-7¾" tall. Original full grey cloth hardcover with gilt lettering on the spine. Previously owned by Alexander N. De menil (of the St. Louis De Menil Mansion) with his name and address plate stuck behind the front cover. Endpaper excised. Some penciled marginalia. Overall in GOOD condition.
Large 12mo. original cloth. 304 pages. First U.S. edition. Boards cocked, corners bumped, tears and rubbing at corners and spine ends, with some cloth missing at spine ends. With the signature of a previous owner on the page after the front endpaper.
8vo, pp. 304. Bound in publisher's cloth (small one inch piece missing from the spine, worn at the top of the spine), a very good copy. CBEL III, 681. Trelawny was intimately related with Shelley and Byron during their years in Italy. It was he who snatched Shelley's unconsumed heart from his funeral pyre and later accompanied Byron to Greece.
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