The Young Cicero - James BarbaryMax Parrish, 1964, Hardback in Dustwrapper..
Condition: Very Good — in Good Dust Wrapper. Unlaminated dust wrapper a little edgeworn and faded with a snag at the head of the spine and a couple further short, closed, tears. Text complete, clean and tight but a little age-tanned.
From the cover: “Marcus Tullius Cicero, nicknamed ‘chickpea’ at school because of his funny surname, experienced from an early age the bitter feuds that split the Rome of his time. When he was sixteen, open hostility flared up between Rome and her allies. Eager as any boy to fight, Marcus rushed off to join the legions of Marius, Rome’s greatest general. Instead, he found that he was fighting with the patrician Sulla, who was feared by all his troops and gave no quarter to the enemy. There was no glory in the war for Marcus and on every dead ally he saw Cassius’ face. Sickened by the slaughter, in which men died whether their cause was good or evil, Marcus stumbled home. There he found the way to fight for what he felt was right, to defend what was good without bloodshed; he decided to become a lawyer.”
Illustrator: Shirley Farrow
Size: 8" x 5¼"
Series: Famous Childhoods
Number of Pages: 139
£15.00 (Now Sold)