Don Juan : autograph manuscript, the first draft of Cantos I-V : Venice and Ravenna, 1818 July 3-1819 Nov. 30 and 1820 Oct. 16-Nov. 27.

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MA 56-57
Byron, George Gordon Byron, Baron, 1788-1824.
1818 July 3-1819 Nov. 30 and 1820 Oct. 16-Nov. 27.
Purchased by Pierpont Morgan, 1900.
1 item (303 pages), unbound ; size varies

The manuscript is unsigned.
The Morgan also holds the autograph manuscript of Canto XIII of Don Juan (MA 3001).


Watermark: page 2, MA 56. Bird on pedestal.
Watermark: page 4, MA 56. Bird with two tail feathers on pedestal.
Watermark: Countermark: page 4. Letters "P (flower) "G" with fleur-de-lis above.
Watermark: page 5, MA 56. Cupid with wings holding banner "SUL MASSO".
Watermark: page 9, MA 56. Three mushroom shaped hats with tassel.
Watermark: Countermark: page 9, MA 56. Letters "P" (flower) "G".
Watermark: page 19, MA 56. Lion.
Watermark: page 32, MA 56. Lion with long tail, beard and crown on land.
Watermark: Countermark: page 32, MA 56. Letters "FFA".

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MA 57: Blue cloth drop-spine box (43.6 cm)
Purchased by Pierpont Morgan from the London dealer Sotheran, 1900.