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LIFE AND WORKS
L (0 R D BY R 0 N.
WITH ORIGINAL AND SELECTED INFORMATION ON THE
• SUBJECTS OF THE ENGRAVINGS
MEMBER OF THE ACADEMIES OF FINE ARTS AT FLORENCE AND AT ROME;
AUTHOR OF “ THE PASSES OF THE ALPS," &c.
It has been thought desirable, in making up the first Eight Numbers of these Landscape and Portrait Illustrations of Lord Byron into a Volume, to arrange them in a manner less desultory than was the unavoidable order of their publication, and to accompany the Plates with accounts of the subjects of the Engravings, from authors of eminence and from original sources. The First Volume is thus presented to the Public in a complete form; and the succeeding Eight Numbers of the Work will, upon their publication, be adapted in the same way, and form an elegant accession to the drawing-room table and to the library of illustrated works.
VILLENEU V E.
Drawn by C. Stanfield, A.R.A.
The approach to the lake of Geneva from Italy, on the side of the canton of the Pays de Vaud, is one of striking beauty, which seldom fails to arrest the attention of the traveller. The lofty mountains that bound the northern shores of this extremity of the lake spring almost abruptly from the water's edge; the castle of Chillon appears in the extreme distance. Yet it was amidst these scenes, on the shores of the lake of Geneva, . that Lord Byron, as he writes in his journal, September 18, 1816, “ met an English party in a carriage; a lady in it fast asleep- fast asleep in the most antinarcotic place in the world—excellent!"
LIST OF PLATES.
From a Sketch by
G. CATTENMOLE. W. Page.
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C. STANFIELD, A.R.A. W. Page.
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