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I, Claudius. by  Robert GRAVES - Signed - 1977 - from Peter Harrington (SKU: 135824)

I, Claudius.

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I, Claudius.

by GRAVES, Robert

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About This Item

London: Paradine Press,, 1977. A near-fine, signed copy Octavo. Publisher's purple morocco, gilt lettered and banded spine, gilt Greek key border on covers, gilt stamps of a Claudian coin and facsimile signature on front cover, all edges gilt, single-line gilt turn-ins, grey endpapers. House in the original grey card slipcase printed in purple. Folding genealogical table. Faint discolouration to spine; a near-fine copy, notably bright. Signed limited edition, number 46 of 100 copies specially bound and signed by the author. Originally published in 1934, when it garnered both the Hawthornden and James Tait Black memorial prizes; this edition was issued in response to the huge success of the BBC television series.

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 #
135824
Title
I, Claudius.
Author
GRAVES, Robert
Book condition
Used
Publisher
London: Paradine Press,
Date published
1977

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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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octavo
Another of the terms referring to page or book size, octavo refers to a standard printer's sheet folded four times, producing...[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]
morocco
Morocco is a style of leather book binding that is usually made with goatskin, as it is durable and easy to dye. (see also...[more]
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]
facsimile
An exact copy of an original work. In books, it refers to a copy or reproduction, as accurate as possible, of an original...[more]
edges
The collective of the top, fore and bottom edges of the text block of the book, being that part of the edges of the pages of a...[more]

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