The Pastoral Loves of Daphnis and Chloe Folio Society 1954


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The Pastoral Loves of Daphnis & Chloe

An ancient Greek novel written in the Roman Empire, the only known work of the second-century AD Greek novelist and romance writer Longus. It is set on the Greek isle of Lesbos, where scholars assume the author to have lived. Of the five Greek novels which survive complete, four are without any sort of preface, but the man who wrote the fifth, Daphnis and Chloe, was evidently a highly conscious artist with clear ideas about the purpose of his art, and he has left us a preface explaining them. Translated into English by George Moore.

First impression with a black and white paper panel pasted to each side of the slipcase, these being reduced copies from the book, each different.


  • Folio Society First Printing First Impression No. 69
  • Publisher Folio Society, London; 1954
  • Quarter Vellum Over Blue Cloth Boards Hardback, 95 pp
  • With superb etchings by Marcel Vertès
  • Size 260 x 190mm, 800g

Condition: Near Fine – Slight Edgewear to Slipcase, Book Is a Fine Copy

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Weight 0.800 kg


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