Achilles Tatius. (Edited by Stephen Gaselee and H.F.B. Brett-Smith). The Loves of Clitophon and Leucippe. Translated from the Greek by William Burton. Reprinted for the first time from a copy now unique printed by Thomas Creede in 1597.
Oxford: Basil Blackwell Publisher to The Shakespeare Head Press, 1923. Limited Edition. Hard Cover, Very Good condition
No. 72 of 394 copies; 4to; linen back with paper spine label and brown paper over boards; cover label printe in black & red; 4 preliminary leaves, [xiii]-xxxi pages, 4 leaves, 152, , 151-152 pages, 1 leaf. Top edges unopened. Publisher's announcement for Ovyde, Methamorphose by Shakespeare Head, laid in. Leading corners bumped & rubbed; a few marks of soil to covers; perliminary leaf with offset tanning from announcement with faint foxing,
"Achilles Tatius was a Greek from Alexandria in Egypt; he is now believed to have flourished in the second century CE. Of his life nothing is known, though the Suidas says he became a Christian and a bishop and wrote a work on etymology, one on the sphere, and an account of great men. He is famous however for his surviving novel in eight books, The Adventures of Leucippe and Clitophon, one of the best Greek love stories. Clitophon relates to a friend the various difficulties which he and Leucippe had to overcome before they are happily united. The story is full of incident and readers are kept in suspense. There are many digressions giving scientific facts, myths, and meditations.".