Limited edition. This 2 volume set numbered 198/1000 printed on handmade Riccardi Paper. A historical and philosophical novel by Walter Pater (his only completed full-length fiction), written between 1881 and 1884, published in 1885 and set in 161–177 AD, in the Rome of the Antonines. It explores the intellectual development of its protagonist, a young Roman of integrity, in his pursuit of a congenial religion or philosophy at a time of change and uncertainty that Pater likened to his own era.
Publisher: Philip Lee Warner
Date Published: 1913
Publication Place: London
Condition: Good. Pages untrimmed. Browning to edges. Light discoloration to spine. Ghosting to feps.
Binding: Hardcover. Paper covered boards with cloth spine.
Jacket Condition: Good. Thin card wraps with sunning to spine and light edge-wear.
Dimensions: 8vo. 146pp