I, Claudius. From the Autobiography of Tiberius Claudius Emperor of the Romans, born B.C. 10, murdered and deified A.D. 54; [and:] Claudius the God and his wife Messalina.
The troublesome reign of Tiberius Claudius Cæsar, Emperor of the Romans (born B.C. 10, died A.D. 54), as described by himself; also his murder at the hands of the notorious Agrippina (mother of the Emperor Nero) and his subsequent deification, as described by others.London: Arthur Barker, 1934 Stock Code: 133389
First edition, first impressions, of Graves's first two historical novels, and very scarce in such nice condition. I, Claudius was the winner of the Hawthornden and James Tait Black memorial prizes, and made into a critically acclaimed BBC television miniseries starring Derek Jacobi in 1976.
2 works, octavo. Original black boards, titles to spine gilt, bottom edges untrimmed. With the dust jackets.
With 3 folding genealogical tables.
Both volumes spotted to edges and endpapers, otherwise in excellent condition, with the jackets notably bright and free from all but the most minor chips or closed tears to edges, and with few other small abrasions and marks.
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