This is a near fine (almost like new) leather-bound hardcover. 1979 Easton Press Collectors Edition. This copy is crisp and clean inside and out, near fine. Bound in full genuine black leather with gold gild design and lettering, this fine binding is a true collectors edition, not a leather reprint. Fine gold satin fabric moire endpapers with attached silk ribbon bookmark. Fine Smyth sewn binding with archival acid-neutral paper. All three page edges tipped in gold gild. Hubbed spine finish off this fine binding making it a handsome addition to any literary library. There are no marks or bookplates attached that indicate previous owner and all pages crisp and clean along with near fine cover front and back. Royal octavo size or 7" x 10" with 397 pages.
This collectors edition of The Aeneid by Virgil is translated by John Dryden along with Mr. Dryden's introduction.. Illustrations by Carlotta Petrina. This epic Latin poem tells the legendary story of a Trojan who fled the fall of Troy to Italy. The work is considered one of the most important and greatest of Latin literature. Piety, intervention and fate are themes throughout.
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