Boston: Trustees of the Public Library of the City of Boston, 1976. Paperback. 8vo. Stiff wrappers. vi, 12pp, (15pp). Illustrations. Near fine. Item #49632
Handsome first edition of this address "Delivered on the occasion of the first annual Bromsen Lecture April 28, 1973." Famed antiquarian bookseller and collector Bromsen (1919-2005), well known for his specialty in early Spanish colonial manuscripts, established this endowed lectureship. He boldly inscribes and signs the inside front wrapper in black fineline "For Frank Hanlin / on the occasion of his / long-awaited return visit, / with the esteem and good / wishes of his friend, / Maury A. Bromsen / Boston / October 22, 1976." (Frank S. Hanlin,1924-82, bibliographer and University of Iowa special collections director).