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Byron, Lord George Gordon
Mazeppa. A Poem.
John Murray, London, 1819. First edition, first issue, of Byron's heroic poem with imprint on p. 70, leaf of advertisements and the 8 page catalogue dated July, 1819. Half title present. Octavo, original wrappers. Byron's Mazeppa is based on a popular legend about the early life of Ivan Mazepa (1639-1709), who later became Hetman of Ukraine. The poem was immediately translated into French, where it inspired a series of works in various art forms. The poem was bound with a short "Fragment of a Novel", one of the earliest vampire stories in English, and the poem "Ode". [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]
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