Auction Date: 26/11/2014 at 01pm
Literature – Lord Byron – manuscript English Bards and Scotch Reviewers, fair copy manuscript written in a very neat and attractive hand on 85pp sm folio, with note at end that it was copied from an edition of the original satire by George Tootle of Wakefield in 1816. The text is written in a very attractive hand by Mr Tootle and presented to his brother. Board are detached but interior contents appear fine throughout. The satire was written anonymously by Byron in 1809 in response to the adverse criticism that the Edinburgh Review had given to Hours of Idleness, Byron’s first published volume of poetry.