Jason and Medea; Hero and Leander.Philadelphia: Printed for subscribers only by George Barrie & Son, 1902 Stock Code: 145089
Limited edition, number 547 of 1,000 copies, all printed on japon, with the original Greek parallel with the English translations, within architectural borders; a very attractive book, handsomely bound and elegantly printed.
The volume was published as part of the series "Antique Gems from the Greek and Latin", covering many classical writers, here collecting Apollonius's Jason and Medea, and Musaeus's Hero and Leander, the latter in the classic translation by the George Chapman from the end of the 16th century, the former by Francis Fawkes in the 18th century.
Octavo (211 x 134 mm). Original red morocco by Barrie, spine lettered in gilt with gilt theatrical motifs to compartments, double gilt fillet to covers, elaborate red and brown morocco doublures richly gilt, red moiré cloth endpapers, gilt edges.
With numerous vignettes, some coloured.
A fine copy.
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