The Lives of the Twelve Caesars. Suetonius.

The Lives of the Twelve Caesars

New York: Limited Editions Club, 1963. Salvatore Fiume. Hardcover. Translation by Philemon Holland, revised for the present edition, with an Introduction, by Moses Hadas and illustrated with paintings by Salvatore Fiume. Limited to 1500 copies signed by the printer, Giovanni Mardersteig, and the illustrator, Salvatore Fiume. Fine in a Very Good jacket and a Fine slipcase. The jacket is sunned on the spine and rubbed, chipped on the bottom edge. Red buckram with patterned paper on the boards. Square and firmly bound with clean pages. According to Hadas' Introduction, "The aim of the present edition is to leave Holland's verve and quaintness untouched, while removing unnecessary obstacles from the path of those to whom the Elizabethans are alien. A sober modern spelling has been substituted for Elizabethan exuberance, punctuation has been regularized to conform to current usage, an occasional unwieldly sentence has been broken up to clarify syntax." Fine / Very Good. Item #6003

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