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I, Claudius by  Robert Graves - First Edition - 1934 - from Peter Harrington (SKU: 128046)

I, Claudius

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I, Claudius

by Graves, Robert

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London Arthur Barker Limited, 1934. Octavo. Original black cloth, titles gilt to spine. With dust jacket. An excellent copy with the jacket tanned to spine panel and only a little rubbed and chipped at the spine ends. First edition, first impression, quite scarce with the jacket intact. I, Claudius is perhaps Graves's best-known book, and one of the most famous historical novels, which garnered both the Hawthornden and James Tait Black Memorial prizes. Higginson A42a

Synopsis

I, Claudius is a novel by English writer Robert Graves, first published in 1934, that deals sympathetically with the life of the Roman Emperor Claudius and cynically with the history of the Julio-Claudian Dynasty and Roman Empire, from Julius Caesar's assassination in 44 BC to Caligula's assassination in AD 41. Graves's interpretation of the story owes much to the histories of Tacitus, Plutarch, and (especially) Suetonius. Graves translated Suetonius before writing the novel.

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Bookseller
Peter Harrington GB (GB)
Bookseller Inventory #
128046
Title
I, Claudius
Author
Graves, Robert
Book condition
Used
Binding
Hardcover
Publisher
London Arthur Barker Limited
Date published
1934

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Peter Harrington

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About Peter Harrington

Since its establishment, Peter Harrington has specialised in sourcing, selling and buying the finest quality original first editions, signed, rare and antiquarian books, fine bindings and library sets. Peter Harrington first began selling rare books from the Chelsea Antiques Market on London's King's Road. For the past twenty years the business has been run by Pom Harrington, Peter's son.

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gilt
The decorative application of gold or gold coloring to a portion of a book on the spine, edges of the text block, or an inlay in...[more]
spine
The outer portion of a book which covers the actual binding. The spine usually faces outward when a book is placed on a shelf....[more]
octavo
Another of the terms referring to page or book size, octavo refers to a standard printer's sheet folded four times, producing...[more]
First Edition
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Cloth
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jacket
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