Ariadne. F. L. LUCAS.


Cambridge: at the University Press, 1932. [Epic Poetry] LIMITED FIRST EDITION. Octavo (22 x 16cm), pp.[2] x; 144. An out of series copy from a edition of just 500 copies, including a loose compliments slip of the Syndics of the Cambridge University Press, London. Publisher's blue cloth with gilt titles to spine and gilt Theseus / Minotaur device to upper. Top edge brown; others untrimmed. With the plain dust-jacket showing an expanded version of the Theseus / Minotaur scene to front cover. Old tape reinforcements to reverse of jacket, to head and tail of spine. Jacket toned, especially to spine, with quite heavy rubbing to edges. Very good. An epic verse poem written in couplets re-imagining the myth of Theseus of Athens, King Minos of Crete, Queen Pasiphae, the bestially-begotten Minotaur, and tragic used-and-marooned Ariadne. Item #58667

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