Mazeppa. A Poem.

"I was shocked with the sudden certainty which could not be mistaken - his countenance in a few minutes became nearly black": First edition, second issue of Lord Byron's Mazeppa

Mazeppa. A Poem.

BYRON, Lord George Gordon.

Item Number: 120705

London: John Murray, 1819.

First edition, second issue of Byron’s heroic poem. Octavo, bound in half cloth over paper covered boards. In near fine condition.

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".

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