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Thucydides [History of the Peloponnesian War].

Stock Code 108108

Chelsea, The Ashendene Press, 1930

Original price $6,261.00 - Original price $6,261.00
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One of 260 copies. An excellent copy of the Ashendene Press Thucydides in the original pigskin, limited to 260 copies on paper (there were also 20 copies on vellum).

The notice to subscriber's advertising the Ashendene Thucydides foreshadowed the closing of the press, noting 'It is more than probable that these two books [with Daphnis et Chloe] will be the last to be issued from the Ashendene Press, with the possible exception of a Bibliography of the Press, containing a number of specimen pages....'

Limited edition, one of 260 copies on handmade paper, from a total edition of 280; folio; printed in red and black, 3-line initials beginning each chapter by Graily Hewitt, printed marginalia, scattered light finger-soiling to margins, otherwise text clean and bright; original white pigskin by W.H. Smith & Son (gilt stamp to inner dentelle), gilt lettering to spine, light soiling to boards, overall a very good example.

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