The Pastoral Loves of Daphnis and Chloe (Signed copy)
Signed by George Moore
First thus, limited to 1280 copies (this being no 167). Hardback, cream cloth spine and paper covered boards. 23.5 × 14cm, 164pp.
Signed to the limitation page by George Moore.
Illustrated with copperplate engravings from the 18th century, this is George Moore's translation of Longus' 2nd century AD Greek work. Daphnis is fifteen years old, Chloe thirteen. They are drawn to each other and long to make love. But no one has told them what love is, nor do they know how to accomplish the physical act.
This copy is in good plus condition. The boards are slightly rubbed and with some tanning to the endpapers and spine. The contents are in good order. The boards are lighter in colour than the photo suggests.