The Mask of Apollo by Mary Renault, 1st/1st, 1966
This is a near fine copy of Mary Renault's 'The Mask of Apollo' in first edition, first printing. London, Longmans, 1966. The dust jacket is in fine condition, with minimal shelf wear at the top and tail- it has not been price clipped. The boards are free from chips and marks, and it is tightly bound at the spine. The text blocks are bright and clean, free from foxing, and highly presentable. Overall this is a near fine copy.
The Mask of Apollo is a historical novel written by Mary Renault. Set in the ancient Greek world during the 4th century BC, the novel is written as the first-person narrative of a fictional character, Nikeratos, an actor. Throughout his professional life and his work in Syracuse and Athens, Nikeratos meets several historical characters and becomes a witness in the political conflicts of Syracuse.