Childe Harold's Pilgrimage. Canto The Fourth.
London: John Murray, 1818. Full morocco, 8 3/4 inches tall. An exquisite Regency straight grain citrine morocco binding with gilt raised bands, fine twin labels and beautiful delicate tooling in the panels, gilt in the head and tail panels, blind and inked in the central two panels. The boards are decorated with gilt and blind rolls framing an inner panel with gilt fillets, corner fan tooling with further inked corner tools and flourishes. All edges gilt against glossy pink end papers. With the splendid martial bookplate of Stewart. From the library of Charles William Vane (formerly Stewart), third Marquess of Londonderry. Vane served with distinction throughout the Peninsula War. His dashing and dandified portrait by Sir Thomas Lawrence is at the National Portrait Gallery. He amassed magnificent libraries in his various Country Houses. A glorious copy of the first edition of the fourth and final part of this great and hugely influential narrative poem.