Clarendon Press, Oxford, 1970, Hardcover, Book Condition: Very Good Condition, Dust Jacket Condition: Good, First Edition
As an early reviewer of this book wrote, "Syme on Tacitus is somewhat like reading Tacitus on Tacitus." As brilliant historians of their respective times, Syme and Tacitus had many philosophical and political sentiments in common. For this reason, walking through the great intellectual and political journeys of Tacitus, with Syme as one's guide, is as fine an introduction to, grounding in, and sharpening of this great Roman figure's life and work as can be found. Very Good Minus Condition in Good Plus Dust Jacket. 152 pages. Light soiling/marks/foxing to outside edges, endpapers, occasionally throughout. Very light dings (non-surface breaking) to boards. Very lightly bumped front top outside board corner. Previous owner inscription in ink. Discolouration to jacket. Light creasing to jacket edges. Rubbing and shelf wear to jacket. Very light chipping to spine and edges. Original publisher's price stick on jacket front wrap. Light soiling/marks/foxing to inside of jacket. Shipped Weight: .5 kilos.