POETRY OF BYRON. Chosen and Arranged by Matthew Arnold. London: Macmillan and Co., 1881. Octavo, pp. [i-vii] viii-xxxi [xxxii-xxiii] xxxiv-xxxvi [1-3] 4-276, engraved portrait of Byron mounted on title page, full black crushed morocco, spine panel lettered, numbered and richly tooled in gold, top edge gilt, other edges untrimmed, inner dentelles, maroon endpapers (signed binding by Riviere & Son). First edition. Limited to 705 copies. NCBEL III 275. Southwinds bookplate affixed to front paste-down. The binder's front double flyleaves are foxed, the text is fine. A lovely copy. (#160634).
"SEVEN HUNDRED AND FIVE COPIES OF THIS LARGE / PAPER EDITION WERE PRINTED, / JUNE 4, 1881" on limitation page.