Published in 2010 - Aeneid by Virgil.
Translated by Robert Fagles. Printed on Cordier Wove. Bound in Nigerian goatskin blocked in gold and black with a design. Map endpapers. 17 colour plates. Brown slipcase with gold printed title on spine. 1750 copies. 512pp. 9¾x6¾in.
Virgil’s masterpiece, The Aeneid, was written in Latin between 29 and 19 BC. It is a 10,000 line poem describing the voyage of the Trojan Aeneas from Troy (in modern northwest Turkey) to Rome. It is divided into twelve books divided into six each for the meandering voyage and the battles against the Latins. Aeneas was also a character in the Iliad.
The Folio Society limited edition of 1750 copies was translated by Robert Fagles and is illustrated with 17 bound-in colour plates taken from wall paintings illustrating the story found in Pompeii and Herculaneum.
The 512 page book has map endpapers of the voyage printed black on mid-brown, making them rather hard to read. There is a 43 page introduction by Bernard Knox, a 15 page postscript by the translator, a bibliography, a genealogical table of the Royal House of Greece and Troy, an extensive bibliography, numerous notes and a comprehensive glossary. It is an extraordinarily comprehensive production to suit both amateur browser and the antiquarian scholar.
Bound in sumptuous red-brown Nigerian goatskin, it is blocked in black on all sides with a pattern, the front and spine with gilt highlights. The page tops are gilt and there is a brown ribbon page marker. The thick paper is Cordier Wove.
The brown Solander case is gold titled on the spine and measures 28.1x20.5cm.
From the Limitation Page
This edition of Aeneid is Limited to 1750 Numbered Copies, bound by Lachenmaier, Germany, in Wassa Goatskin blocked with a design by Jeff Clements. This is Number 323
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