London: Cassell and Company Limited, 1938. [Historical Fiction] FIRST EDITION. Octavo (22 x 14cm), pp.527; , advertisement; , maps. Elegantly bound in recent dark blue half calf over matching cloth sides, spine gilt-lettered in six compartments with raised bands. Very light, occasional foxing, exterior unmarked. A fine copy. Like Graves' previous novels, 'I Claudius' and 'Claudus The God' (both published in 1934), 'Count Belisarius' is an historical epic, this time recounting the life of the Byzantine general Belisarius, based on the 'History of Justinian's Wars' and the 'Secret History' of Procopius. Item #53812
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