Hard Cover. London: Franfrolico Press, 1929. Very Good.
Translated from the Latin by Jack Lindsay. Limited edition, number 96 of 325 copies printed and signed by the translator. Illustrated by Lionel Ellis. Finely bound in full rust-colored morocco, double ruled in blind and lettered in gilt to spine, top edge gilt, other edges untrimmed. Very good, with both hinges starting at spine head and boards variously soiled, page edges toned but otherwise fresh and clean, publisher's note laid in. One of the neotoric poets of ancient Rome, Gaius Valerius Catallus was known for his avant-garde writing style, which influenced later poets like Virgil, Horace, and Ovid. His 64th poem, included in this volume of his complete works, is a "little epic" or epyllion telling of the adventures of the mythological figures Peleus and Thetis. It is both his longest and most famous work, and is written in dactylic hexameter, the classic style of epic poetry.