London, Published by J. Asperne 32 Cornhill 1.st February 1814.
Stipple. 165 x 114mm. 6½ x 4½". Cut and small wormhole.
George Gordon Noel Byron (1788-1824) was a British poet and a leading figure in the Romantic movement. He was celebrated in life for aristocratic excesses including huge debts, numerous love affairs, rumours of a scandalous incestuous liaison with his half-sister, and self-imposed exile. He travelled to fight against the Ottoman Empire in the Greek War of Independence, for which Greeks revere him as a national hero. He died at 36 years old from a fever contracted while in Missolonghi, Greece. James Asperne (1757-1820) was a bookseller and proprietor of the 'European Magazine'.
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