Book Condition: Fine
Edition: First Edition; First Printing; Signed by Author
Publisher: Franklin Center, PA: Franklin Library, 1985.
Illustrator: Illustrated by Ronald DeFelice
A special Limited first edition/first printing preceding the trade edition, SIGNED by author Anthony Burgess in unread Fine condition.
Burgess uses the voice of a retired Roman clerk to tell the story of the Roman Empire and its interconnection with Christianity in the Mediterranean during the first century beginning with the crucifixion of Jesus, to the stoning of Stephen, first Christian martyr, and on to the imperial court of the mad Caligula.
This outstanding book is bound in genuine leather and features gilded, sewn in pages and ribbon marker, simply superb quality, Franklin Library at its best; [xiv], 379,  pages.