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Theocritus (fl. circa 270 BC), Bion (2nd Century BC), and Moschus (fl. circa 150 BC) The Idyls

Auction:
2764B
Lot:
395
Sold for:
$215$175

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Auction:
Books & Manuscripts - 2764B
Location:
Boston
Date / Time :
November 16, 2014 10:00AM

Description:

Theocritus (fl. circa 270 BC), Bion (2nd Century BC), and Moschus (fl. circa 150 BC) The Idyls. London: Printed by the Riccardi Press for the Medici Society, 1922.
Two large quarto volumes, limited edition, one of 500 copies, twenty tipped-in color illustrations by W. Russell Flint (1880-1969), translation by Andrew Lang (1844-1912), bound in full limp parchment, lettered in gilt, silk ties, in the publisher's slipcases; slipcases bumped and sun-faded, the books themselves very good, 10 1/2 x 7 3/4 in. (2)
Estimate $200-300


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London, Riccardi Press, Medici Society, Andrew Lang, W. Russell Flint

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