Musa Proterva: Love-Poems of the Restoration. A. H. BULLEN.

Musa Proterva: Love-Poems of the Restoration. London: Privately Printed, 1889.

First Edition, Limited Edition, old catalog clipping states the limitation was 780 copies. Bookplate at front jacket flap and ownership signature of John S. Mayfield at rear flap. By the 1950s, Mayfield had already garnered a reputation as a bibliophile and collector, not only of rare books, but of manuscripts by American and English poets and writers such as Lord Byron, Robinson Jeffers, Sidney Lanier, Amy Lowell, Algernon Charles Swinburne, Booth Tarkington, and Mark Twain, among others. He became the curator of the division of manuscripts and rare books at the Syracuse University Library (1961-1971). Near Fine in Very Good dustjacket.

Price: $250.00

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