Virgil's THE AENEID (translated by Carlotta Petrina)
Easton Press Collector's Edition from the 100 Greatest Books Ever Written Series.
Hardcover bound in full black leather with raised bands on spine, 22kt gold gilt titles and handsome gilt decorations on boards and spine, moire silk endpapers with a matching silk ribbon placeholder bound in.
With one exception, this volume is in Very Good condition. Ontop of the closed book pages, there is a noticeable gauge with loss of gilt and small denting to the tops of the closed pages.
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About THE AENEID:
Fleeing the ashes of Troy, Aeneas, Achilles’ mighty foe in the Iliad, begins an incredible journey to fulfill his destiny as the founder of Rome. His voyage will take him through stormy seas, entangle him in a tragic love affair, and lure him into the world of the dead itself--all the way tormented by the vengeful Juno, Queen of the Gods. Ultimately, he reaches the promised land of Italy where, after bloody battles and with high hopes, he founds what will become the Roman empire. An unsparing portrait of a man caught between love, duty, and fate, the Aeneid redefines passion, nobility, and courage for our times.