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I, Claudius. by  Robert Graves - First Edition - 1934 - from Raptis Rare Books (SKU: 134996)

I, Claudius.

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I, Claudius.

by Graves, Robert

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London: Arthur Barker, 1934. First edition of Graves' classic work. Octavo, original cloth. Near fine in a very good dust jacket. Jacket design by John Aldridge. A nice example.

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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book dealer
Raptis Rare Books US (US)
Bookseller’s Inventory #
134996
Title
I, Claudius.
Author
Graves, Robert
Book condition
second hand
Binding
Hardcover
Publisher
Arthur Barker
Place of Publication
London
Date Published
1934
Keywords
I Claudius First Edition, Robert Graves First Edition

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About Raptis Rare Books

Founded by Matthew and Adrienne Raptis, Raptis Rare Books is an antiquarian book firm that specializes in literature, children's books, economics, photo books, signed and inscribed books, and landmark books in all fields. Our business model is simple: we strive to handle books that are in exceptional condition and to provide exceptional customer service. We are proud members of the Antiquarian Booksellers Association of America (ABAA) and the International League of Antiquarian Booksellers (ILAB) and exhibit at major book fairs in New York, Los Angeles, San Francisco and Boston, as well as other regional fairs.

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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]
First Edition
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jacket
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Cloth
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fine
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