Title: Corsair: a Tale. >>MINIATURE ROMANTIC VERSE<<
Publisher: Webb & Millington, Briggate. Leeds.
Publication Date: 1848
Condition: Very Good
Circa 1848. 96 printed pages. Printed by B.Fawcett, Driffield. Original pale yellow endpapers. All edges gilt. Lord Byron's poem "The Corsair" had an anti-hero protagonist, based on the life of privateer & pirate Jean Lafitte. Even four years afer Byron's death, the epic verse, divided into cantos, the Corsair, remained sensationally popular, and led to several famous operas. Webb and Millington were small provincial publishers who produced chapbooks amongst their 16 known titles. Welsh noted just two copies of this title in commerce. 60 x 75 mm. Original light green cloth (somewhat faded with a few minor waterstains); the front cover has "Byron's Corsair" within a shield with the noble crest above, all in gilt. Welsh, 1555. OCLC, 248642744. WorldCat locates a single copy worldwide (University of Virginia). Seller Inventory # 5425