The binding of this volume is considerably too valuable for the Contents.


Duplicates fund, 1919 – 17494.10.4.6*

Sharon Turner. Letter to James Cawthorn, May 10th, 1816.

John Murray’s solicitor successfully obtained an injunction from the Court of Chancery against Cawthorn for his unauthorized editions of English Bards, and Scotch Reviewers; his letter has been tipped into this contemporary manuscript transcription of the poem. Byron thanked Murray for taking this action: “He [Cawthorn] deserved no better – & had fair notice – I regret having made any one suffer – but it was his own choice. Keep a watch over him still.” His suspicions were well founded as the unscrupulous publisher continued to issue spurious “fourth” editions as late as 1819.