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
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 p.), unbound ; size varies

High reserve.
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, beta radiograph, page 2. Bird, dove, pedestal. 83619wm1_MA_56_p2_Byron_WM_beta.jpg
Watermark: page 4, MA 56. Bird with two tail feathers on pedestal. Watermark, beta radiograph, page 4. Bird, dove, pedestal. 83619wm2_MA_56_p4_Byron_WM_beta.jpg
Watermark: Countermark: page 4. Letters "P (flower) "G" with fleur-de-lis above. Watermark (countermark), beta radiograph, page 4. Letters P, G, lily, flower. 83619wm3_MA_56_p4_Byron_CM_beta.jpg
Watermark: page 5, MA 56. Cupid with wings holding banner "SUL MASSO". Watermark, beta radiograph, page 5. Cupid, putto, wings, banner, Sul Masso. 83619wm4_MA_56_p5_Byron_WM_beta.jpg
Watermark: page 9, MA 56. Three mushroom shaped hats with tassel. Watermark, beta radiograph, page 9. Three hats with tassel. 83619wm5_MA_56_p9_Byron_WM_beta.jpg
Watermark: Countermark: page 9, MA 56. Letters "P" (flower) "G". Watermark (countermark), beta radiograph, page 9. Letters "PG" with flower. 83619wm6_MA_56_p9_Byron_CM_beta.jpg
Watermark: page 19, MA 56. Lion. Watermark, beta radiograph, page 19. Lion. 83619wm7_MA_56_p19_Byron_WM_beta.jpg
Watermark: page 32, MA 56. Lion with long tail, beard and crown on land. Watermark, beta radiograph, page 32. Lion with crown. 83619wm8_MA_56_p32_Byron_WM_beta.jpg
Watermark: Countermark: page 32, MA 56. Letters "FFA". Watermark (countermark), beta radiograph, page 32. Letters "FFA". 83619wm9_MA_56_p32_Byron_CM_beta.jpg

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