The Aeneid. By Virgil. Translated by John Dryden. Illustrated by Carlotta Petrina. Illustrated Edition. Easton Press. Norwalk, 1979.

$55.00

The Aeneid is the literary work that most intentionally connects Latin literature with the ancient Greek tradition. It is Virgil’s masterpiece and a foundational text in Western literature. The epic poem describes the legend of Aeneas as he flees the fall of Troy and founds the city of Rome. Much like Homer’s Iliad and Odyssey, the Aeneid is split by its section of the journey and then its section of warfare. The original Latin version went on to inspire Dante, Chaucer, and Milton. Yet the John Dryden English translation from the 17th century probably created more English readers than ever before. This illustrated edition takes the Dryden translation and pairs it with Carlotta Petrina’s stunning illustrations. For any collector of classical literature, it is an essential volume.

This illustrated edition is in fine condition. In the original full leather boards, elaborately gilt stamped. Raised bands. Gilt spine label. Text block very nearly fine with only minor rubbing to gilt edges. Silk moire endpapers and bookmark sewn in. With the publisher’s original bookplate laid in.

A fine collector’s copy of the Aeneid.

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The Aeneid. By Virgil. Translated by John Dryden. Illustrated by Carlotta Petrina. Illustrated Edition. Easton Press. Norwalk, 1979.

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Weight 5 lbs
Dimensions 12 × 9 × 4 in