September Auction Is Open For Bidding
Our Current Auction Closes Sep 16  
Home |Sitemap|Contact Us| Past Auctions  
 How to Bid   Register to Bid   Auctions   Consign   About US   Featured Lots 
If you don't have a Bidder Number, register now to bid!
back button 30 Minute Rule Begins on the Evening of September 16 at 7 PM ET
An Initial Bid Must Be Placed By 6 PM ET To Participate After 7 PM ET
Item   Title MB Now at Next bid Bids New bid Max bid  
617   Lord Byron  $500 $711 $783 4 You must login to place a bid.

#617 - Lord Byron

click to enlarge

click to enlarge

Mouse Over to Zoom/Click to Enlarge

Penned from Ravenna while composing Don Juan

ALS signed “Byron,” one page, 4.75 x 7.25, November 10, 1820. Letter to Signor Albaghetti. In full: “I have heard of no change of English Ministry—and should doubt it—for the present, though it will probably occur ere long. I have not received Lugano papers—nor has any one else—even at Milan. The cause is probably the freedom of its reflections after the Conferences of Troppau. The moment I am aware of anything that would interest you in my English news by letters or Gazettes—you shall have it—there will probably be something of the kind on Thursday.” Byron adds the recipient’s name, "Sig'r Albaghetti," and address to the reverse of the second integral page. In very good condition, moderate overall soiling (partially affecting the signature area) and professionally silked on the reverse to repair light paper loss and small tears (one just above the signature).

When writing this letter Byron was living in Ravenna, Italy, and working on the fifth canto of his famous masterpiece, Don Juan, while Europe was struggling with widespread political unrest and revolution. The Congress of Troppau, which had occurred at the end of October, was a conference of the Quadruple Alliance called to discuss ways of suppressing the revolution in nearby Naples that had begun in July. Meanwhile, Great Britain was engrossed in royal scandal after the ascension of King George IV to the throne; despising his wife and hoping to dissolve their marriage to deprive her of the title of queen, the potential divorce stirred up a sensational and salacious debate in the House of Lords. The deciding vote on the subject was held on the day Byron penned these observations from afar. An interesting letter demonstrating the Romantic’s keen awareness of world politics. Pre-certified PSA/DNA.

This item is Pre-Certified!
Purchase a third-party full letter of authenticity for $75.
No extra postage and no long delays!
Click here if you are interested.

back button
Help links  
Learn more about our autograph authentication experts...
Buyer's Premium   The Bidder acknowledges and agrees that a 22.5% buyer’s premium will be added to the hammer price on all individual Timed Auction lots. For additional information view our complete terms and conditions.
Your bid is a contract  Placing a bid online means you agree to abide by the terms and conditions listed by RRAuction.
Payment methods accepted  Money Order, Cashier's Check, Personal Check, or Wire Transfer.
Payment for items won in auction 460 is due by Monday, September 28th unless prior arrangements have been made. Late payment may result in suspension of your bidding privileges.
Further descriptions You can call us or email us if you'd like us to answer questions about these items.