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    Lord Byron. Lord Byron's Armenian Exercise and Poetry. Venice-St. Lazzaro: Mekhitarist Congregation, 1870. Bilingual text. Sixteenmo. Publisher's binding. Spine rubbed and nearly perished, else very good.
    Byron frequented the monastery of San Lazzaro (1816-1817), during his sojourn in Venice, to study Armenian with the monks of the Mekhitarist Congregation. This curious book is the first edition that contains the texts of his letters to his friend Murray about his endeavors at the time, the four translations he made as language exercises from Classical Armenian into English (both original and translation), and ten of his poems in both original and Classical Armenian translation.



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