GREGYNOG PRESS. XENOPHON. ~ Cyrupaedia: the institution and life of Cyrus, the first of that name, King of Persians. Eight bookes treating of noble education, of princely exercises, military discipline, warlike stratagems, perparations & expeditions: wirtten in Greeke by the sage Xenophon.
No.113 of 150 copies. Hand-coloured wood engraved floriated initials by Loyd Haberly. Printed in red and black in Poliphilus type on Batchelor handmade paper. Folio, original full green morocco handsomely decorated with centre and cornerpieces onlaid in red and light green morocco outlined in gilt and blocked with an elaborate Persian-style gilt decoration, panelled spine with raised bands and gilt borders, top edge gilt, others uncut, housed in a morocco edged, cloth covered slipcase. Chip and loss to top of spine, bit rubbed and edges with some browning.
The English translation of Philemon Holland of Coventry taken from the 1632 edition printed for Robert Allot.