SARONIA: A ROMANCE OF ANCIENT EPHESUS. London: Elliot Stock, 1900. Octavo, pp. [i-v] vi 1-258, inserted frontispiece with illustration of a painting by the author, title page printed in red and black, original dark blue cloth, front and spine panels stamped in gold, top edge untrimmed. First edition. Historical novel, with incidental supernaturalism, set in ancient Greece after its conquest by Rome. Deals with cultural and romantic clashes, as well as the heroine's conflict between human love and devotion to Artemis (Diana, as the Romans called her). Better than the usual product from this vanity publisher, though marred by the anachronism of Elizabethan pronouns. Reginald 13048. Not in Bleiler (1948; 1978). Hint of fading and spotting to edges of front panel, mild foxing to endpapers, a very good copy. A scarce book. OCLC records 3 copies. (#114973).

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