Digenes Akrites


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Hardcover, burgundy cloth lettered in gold on spine, no dust-jacket. 273 pages. Appendices and two Indexes, one for Greek words, the other for the introduction. Edited, with an introduction, translation and commentary, by John Mavrogordato. Printed in both Greek and English, the former printed on versos, the latter on rectos. First edition. This Byzantine medieval poetic epic was discovered at Trebizond [a city on the southern shore of the Black Sea] in the 19th century and is believed to originate not earlier than the 16th century. First edition. Previous owner’s name on upper front free end-paper. A clean, square, tight and unmarked copy. Text is clean the binding solid. Very good.

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Weight 2 lbs
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Mavrogordato, John [editor and translator]


The Clarendon Press

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8vo – over 7¾ – 9¾" tall

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