The History of Herodotus of Halicarnassus.
Translation of G. Rawlinson. Revised & Annotated by A. W. Lawrence. To which is added a Life of Herodotus and the Behistun Inscription.London, The Nonesuch Press, 1935 Stock Code: 141940
NotesFirst Nonesuch Press edition, limited to 675 copies of which this is number 546, a superb example of book design and presswork. Loosely inserted are the Nonesuch Press prospectus for this edition, and the Autumn 1935 issue of the Nonesuch News, publicising their latest titles.
Quarto. Original blue quarter vellum, blue cloth sides, spine lettered and decorated in gilt with vermiculated rules extending onto sides, top edge rough gilt, others untrimmed.
Title page printed in red and black, wood-engraved half-title and 9 similar headpieces by V. le Campion, 9 engraved maps to rear by T. Poulton of which 7 double-page.
Gift inscription to second blank verso from bookseller and ABA president Alan G. Thomas (1911-1992) to his friend David Tarplett, dated 1977; loosely inserted are two letters from Thomas gifting this copy, and a postcard. A little staining and darkening to cloth, spine a little spotted and faded, though not as extensively as usually encountered, contents fresh and clean. A very good copy indeed.
With the exception of framed items*, Peter Harrington offers free delivery on all UK orders of rare books, maps and prints placed through this website. Delivery to USA and the rest of the world is similarly free for orders over £200.
Established in 1969, Peter Harrington is one of the leading rare book firms in the world. It is a proud member of the Antiquarian Booksellers Association – along with ILAB, the PBFA and Lapada – and from shops in Mayfair and Chelsea, London, sells rare books, prints and ephemera to customers across the world.
Tel: +44 (0)20 7591 0220