London: Golden Cockerel Press, 1954. Hard Cover. Very Good+ binding. Item #7400
Quarto. , 158 pp., frontis, plates. Limited edition, number 205 of 260. As issued, in paper over boards, backed in buckram; 8 full page wood engravings and two in-text vignettes. Generally an attractive copy; spine a trifle sunned; tail of the spine bumped; bookseller's pencil notes to front free endpaper; bottom edges of many pages are just a bit toned, quite subtle; a beautiful copy.
"First published in 1603, in Latin, this very early picaresque novel immediately became a European best-seller. Written by a Scotsman who was born and bred in France, it was reprinted in Latin twenty times with the first seventy years, and was also translated into French, Dutch, and German. It was never translated into English, although the original was widely read in England at the time. Our translation was thus the first to introduce Euphormio's bizarre and unpredictable adventures to the ordinary reader" Cock-A-Hoop 196.