M: Buyron

Gordon Neavill aa3401 at wayne.edu
Wed Jan 17 13:15:56 EST 2007

Byron's Selected Poetry (195) is an interesting case. It was first published in ML College Editions in 1951 and added to the regular series in spring 1954 (not 1956).

The revised edition appeared in 1967 in binding 13. The revised edition adds Mazeppa (pp. 603-28) and selections from Don Juan (pp. 381-575) but omits 53 shorter poems that were included in 465.1 and gives selections instead of complete texts of The Giator, The Bride of Abydos, and The Corsair.

Around 1969/70 Byron's Selected Poetry appeared in the taller format with the Fujita torchbearer on the title page. But instead of reprinting the 708 p. revised edition, the ML used the plates of the original 645 p. edition. I don't know if this was a mistake or a deliberate attempt to reduce printing costs at a time the ML was beginning to be phased out.

Gordon B. Neavill
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Library and Information Science Program
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Wayne State University
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