Pope Joan: A Romantic Biography

Durrell, Lawrence & Emmanuel Royidis

Published by Derek Verschoyle, 1954
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The story of the Englishwoman who ruled for two years as Pope Joan VIII in the ninth century and who died in childbirth. In his preface Lawrence Durrell calls it a "masterpiece of irreverence .. a sort of brief record of the history and misfortunes of Eros after his transformation by Christianity from a God to an underground resistance-movement." Pencil name of previous owner. Jacket with a bit of toning and and a few splits. Price intact on flap. Bookseller Inventory #

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Title: Pope Joan: A Romantic Biography
Publisher: Derek Verschoyle
Publication Date: 1954
Binding: Hard Cover
Book Condition: Near Fine
Edition: First Edition

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Book Description Deutsch, 1954. Hardcover. Book Condition: Used: Good. Dust Jacket Condition: Acceptable jacket. 19 to 25 cm tall, Octavo, (8vo). 164 pages. Foxing on edges. Ink Inscription. Wear and tear to jacket. Archive repair to jacket. 1st class post to the UK, Airmail worldwide. Robust packaging. Bookseller Inventory # 103623

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Book Description Derek Verschoyle, London, 1954. Hardback. Book Condition: Fair. No Jacket. First UK Edition. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. Translated from the Greek, in maroon boards with titles to faded spine, fading and wear to edges, with bumped corners and slightly cocked spine. Inside, ex libris plate to front pastedown, slight, random foxing, small stain to title page, o/w clean and tight. 163pp. Bookseller Inventory # 000633

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Book Description Derek Verschoyle, London, 1954. Hardcover. Book Condition: Near Fine. Dust Jacket Condition: Ver y Good. 163 pages, notes, shorter bibliography; 8vo, frontis, blue cloth. Near fine, light dust jacket shadow end papers; dust jacket very good, light edge wear. Bookseller Inventory # 028018

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Durrell, Lawrence; Royidis, Emmanuel
Published by Andre Deutsch, London (1971)
ISBN 10: 023395595X ISBN 13: 9780233955957
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Book Description Andre Deutsch, London, 1971. hardbound. 8vo. Lawrence Durrell's re-telling of the story of Pope John VIII, who has come down in scandalous legend as Pope Joan, an Englishwoman who may or may not have ruled Christendom for two years five months and four days during the ninth century, before dying giving birth to a child; Durrell's version is freely adapted from Papissa Joanna by Emmanuel Royidis first published in 1886; this copy has some light foxing/offset to endpapers and text block, o.w. Very Good and clean throughout; dustwrapper very lightly foxed to rear, price clipped, o.w. Very Good (mylar protected). Dustwrapper. 163pp. 8vo. Very Good in Very Good dustwrapper Very Good in Very Good dustwrapper. Bookseller Inventory # 7222

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Emmanuel Royidis [Translated By Lawrence Durrell]
Published by Derek Verschoyle, London (1954)
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Book Description Derek Verschoyle, London, 1954. Hardback. Book Condition: Very Good. No Jacket. 1st Edition. 1st impression in publisher's original dark wine cloth with gilt titles to spine - still very good with titles now dulled, some minor rubbing/bumping at edges and corners and the occasional light mark. The binding remains tight, sound and square. Internally clean with no inscriptions and just a small neat 'The Times Library' stamp to bottom left corner of rear pastedown. Book now in a removable, transparent, acetate cover. Size: 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. Bookseller Inventory # 000997

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