NONESUCH PRESS. HERODOTUS. LAWRENCE, A.W. ~ The History of Herodotus of Halicarnassus. The translation of G. Rawlinson revised & annotated by A.W. Lawrence.
London Nonesuch Press 1935
9 wood engravings by V. Le Campion and 9 tipped in maps by T. Poulton. No. 186 of 675 copies. 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, rubbing and scuffing to cloth and edges darkened.
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.
Nonesuch Bibliography, 102.
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