Pages: 211pp Size: 203mm Binding: Book and prints in common shaped slipcase. Prints in a chemise Language: English Edition: #47/250
Place publication: London Publisher: A. Zwemmer
Additional notes: Of this book, 250 copies, numbered and signed, have been printed on hand-made paper manufactured by an old process rediscovered by Aristide Maillol. Illustrated and singed by Maillol. Printed by Philippe Gonin of Paris on his hand press. With an additional suite of prints.
Illustrated as Lot 121 of The Ritter Collection of Modern Illustrated Books and Livres d'Artiste, Swann Auction Galleries, 5/5/09.
Reference note: Daphnis and Chloe, work by Longus, written in the 2nd or 3rd century ce and considered the first pastoral prose romance.
Translated out of the Greek of Longus by Geo. Thornley.
Longus, sometimes Longos (Greek: Λόγγος), was the author of an ancient Greek novel or romance, Daphnis and Chloe. Nothing is known of his life; it is assumed that he lived on the isle of Lesbos (setting for Daphnis and Chloe) during the 2nd century AD.