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Daphnis and Chloe

Item date(s): 1937

Geo. Thornley  - (translated by)

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.

Illustrated in Joshua Heller Rare Books Catalogue #37, 2009, Item 69.

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.

Ref: GB/3960

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