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Byron treasure found in church sale

Byron treasure found at bring-and-buy sale.

An old “shabby” book, bought for just a few dollars at a church bring and buys sale in the southern United States, has been identified by the National Library of Scotland as a lost tribute to the life of Lord Byron.

Detective work carried out on the manuscript has revealed it is the original memorial book from the family vault in Nottinghamshire where Byron was buried after his death in Greece in 1824. It records the personal tributes and several poetic laments left by more than 800 people, many of them famous figures of the day, who travelled to the poet’s final resting place to pay their respects.

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