NONESUCH PRESS. HERODOTUS. LAWRENCE, A.W. ~ The History of Herodotus of Halicarnassus. The translation of G. Rawlinson revised & annotated by A.W. Lawrence.
9 wood engravings by V. Le Campion and 9 tipped in maps by T. Poulton. An out of series copy of an edition of 675. Printed in Monotype Nonesuch Plantin, Perpetua and Felicity on wove paper. Pp. 778. Thick 4to., original blue quarter vellum decorated in gilt with wavy lines, spine lettered in gilt, blue-green cloth sides, t.e.g, others uncut. Spine faded with a couple of small marks§, wear to the cloth and bumping to the spine ends and corners.
The Nonesuch Press accorded Herodotus, ‘the father of History’, one of its most glorious productions. The dyed blue vellum binding is extremely handsome and the book’s solid presence accentuates the weight of the words within.
A noted British classicist, A.W. Lawrence was the younger brother of T.E. Lawrence.