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The curse of Minerva.

Title
The curse of Minerva.
Author
Byron, George Gordon Byron, Baron, 1788-1824.
Publication
London : Printed by T. Davison, Lombard-Street, Whitefriars, 1812.

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TextPermit needed *Pforz 558L 08Schwarzman Building - Pforzheimer Collection Room 319
TextPermit needed Berg Coll+ Byron, G. 1812Schwarzman Building - Berg Collection Room 320

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Additional Authors
Davison, Thomas
Description
25, [2] pages; 28 cm
Subjects
Note
  • A satire in verse about Lord Elgin and the removal of the Elgin marbles to London.
  • The privately printed first issuance of this poem.
  • "From an incomplete entry in Murray's ledger it would appear that one hundred copies of the First Edtion of The Curse of Minerva were printed, but the record is not sufficiently definite to be relied upon implicity. The quarto now stands as one of the scarcest of Byron's books" cf. Wise.
  • The book was issued without a half-title; page [27] bears the imprint "Printed by T. Davison, Lombard-Street, Whitefrairs, London."
  • Signatures: []⁴ C-D⁴ E²
Access (note)
  • Restricted access;
Indexed In (note)
  • Wise, T.J. A Byron Library
  • First Edition Club Bibliographical Catalogue of Byron Books
  • Wise, T. J. A Byron Bibliography
  • Randolph, F. L. Studies for a Byron Bibliography
  • Coleridge, E. H. Works of Lord Byron
  • Tinker Library
Call Number
Berg Coll+ Byron, G. 1812.
OCLC
36166072
Author
Byron, George Gordon Byron, Baron, 1788-1824.
Title
The curse of Minerva.
Imprint
London : Printed by T. Davison, Lombard-Street, Whitefriars, 1812.
Restricted Access
Restricted access; Pforzheimer Collection; Permit must be requested at the division indicated.
Indexed In:
Wise, T.J. A Byron Library, pages 36-37
First Edition Club Bibliographical Catalogue of Byron Books 6
Wise, T. J. A Byron Bibliography, I, pages 69-70
Randolph, F. L. Studies for a Byron Bibliography, page 117
Coleridge, E. H. Works of Lord Byron, VII, page 207
Tinker Library 529
Local Note
Pforzheimer Collection copy: Paper water-marked "J. Whatman 1810" and "John Hall 1805;" leaves uncut and unopened. -- Bound in the original slate paper boards, housed in a mottled calf pull-off case made by F. Bedford, red spine label with spine title "Curse / of / Minerva." -- Purchased by Galway at the Robert Francis Cooke sale, Sotheby's June 15-18, 1892 (cf. pencil annotation to rear pastedown); With the armorial bookplate of Edward Huth, Wykekurst Park. -- Purchased by Carl H. Pforzheimer at the Edward Huth sale, Sotheby's July 3-4, 1923, lot 209 through A. S. W. Rosenbach. -- ALs from Byron to James Stirling loosely inserted (B 0016); since removed.
Berg Collection copy: Leaf E2, containing the printer's imprint, lacking in this copy. -- Paper water-marked "J. Whatman 1810" and "John Hall 1805." -- Bound by the New York Public Library in twentieth-century black morocco, with elaborate gilt borders to upper and lower covers, dentelles composed of a flower and wreath design, marbled endpapers, all edges gilt, with spine title "The / Curse / of / Minerva / London / 1812. -- Inlaid to 36 cm, on paper water-marked "The New York Public Library 1935." -- From the library of Henry W. and Albert A. Berg.
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Added Author
Davison, Thomas, printer.
Berg, Albert A., 1872-1950, former owner.
Berg, Henry W., 1858-1938, former owner.
Pforzheimer, Carl H. (Carl Howard), 1879-1957, former owner.
Huth, Edward, 1847-1939, former owner.
Research Call Number
*Pforz 558L 08
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