An Ethiopian History Written in Greek by Heliodorus Englished by Thomas Underdowne Anno 1587. The Tudor Translations Edited by W.E. Henley. HELIODORUS OF EMESA, c.3rd or 4th century, Thomas UNDERDOWNE,

An Ethiopian History Written in Greek by Heliodorus Englished by Thomas Underdowne Anno 1587. The Tudor Translations Edited by W.E. Henley.

London: David Nutt, 1895. LIMITED EDITION ON JAPANESE VELLUM. Medium Octavo. pp.xxix; 290. No. 7 of just 18 copies printed on Japanese vellum. In publisher's white paper-covered boards with gilt titles to spine. All edges untrimmed. Light browning internally. Marks and wear to edges; chipping to spine. Good overall. A Greek novel of the third or fourth century, also known as 'Theagenes and Chariclea'. Known in the original Greek in Byzantium, it was first printed for a western audience in 1534 and soon after translated into Latin and vernaculars, making a huge impact on early seventeenth century literature. Item #45717

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