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(BRIDGES, Robert, trans.) APULEIUS, Lucius.

Eros and Psyche.

Published: London: George Bell and Sons, 1894

Stock code: 102906

Price: £150

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Second edition of the author’s famous retelling of the Greek myth, inscribed by the him on the front flyleaf: “Robert Bridges / Chilswell / Nov. 1916”. In 1907 Bridges used the money left to him by his father-in-law, architect Alfred Waterhouse, to build a house in the Oxfordshire hamlet of Chiswell, where he would live until his death in 1930 after a long illness (ODNB). Eros and Psyche was first published by George Bell and Sons in 1885.

Octavo (176 105 mm). Original tan cloth, doric column vignette to front board and spine gilt, titles direct to spine and to japon letterpieces on front board gilt, fore- and bottom edges untrimmed. Spine very gently rolled, extremities a touch bumped and rubbed, top edge dust-stained, a couple of faint stains to head of front board. A very good copy.

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