The Greek Myths. Two volume Box.

By Robert Graves

Printed: 1946

Publisher: The Folio Society. London

Dimensions 16 × 24 × 6 cm

Language: English

Size (cminches): 16 x 24 x 6

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In a matching fitted box. Brown cloth spine with gilt title.Image of swan and woman on the boards.

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The early and very rare edition: a true collectors work

Illustrated with colour maps inside the front and back covers, b/w drawings, maps. Illustrations by Grahame Baker. Maps drawn by Denys Baker. New and unread volumes remain in excellent condition: Pictorial hardboard cover intact, with brown borders and gilt lettering to the spine; text all clean, neat, and tight. Orange slipcase remains in good form.


Yes, this is by Robert Graves, the writer of the nifty I, Claudius. There might be a few naughty bits in this book. Well, it is Greek mythology. I didn’t buy it for that though. This book became a Christmas present for my Dad, and though I have only read a smaller portion of it I can tell that the quality is exceedingly high. I love this so much that I was prepared to read this before other items in my pile of other Amazon reading candies. Some books are written with such care and promise such gems from a mine of information that they are unmissable. As a result of reading this book I was so enthused and frustrated at not having a copy of this close at hand that I bought another book on Greek (and Roman) myths which, needless, to say, is not quite on par with this. I do not speak from too much experience, but my background research into Graves suggests that there are few to no books on Greek myths that surpass this. I love this so much that I will buy another copy.


I ordered this product because I wanted a compact, slightly academic, retelling of all the Greek Myths in hardcover. There are some black & white illustrations and photo-reproductions, in the stylistic form of ancient Greek archaeological images, not colour artists’ impressions. I was disappointed by the print size, which I found was rather smaller and more closely spaced than I expected. However, there is nothing wrong with the clarity of the print, and it magnifies well.


ROBERT GRAVES (1895-1985) was an English poet, translator, and novelist, one of the leading English men of letters in the twentieth century. He fought in World War I and won international acclaim in 1929 with the publication of his memoir of the First World War, Good-bye to All That. After the war, he was granted a classical scholarship at Oxford and subsequently went to Egypt as the first professor of English at the University of Cairo. He is most noted for his series of novels about the Roman emperor Claudius and his works on mythology, such as The White Goddess.

Carl Gustav Jung (1875-1961) was a Swiss psychiatrist, an influential thinker, and the founder of analytical psychology (also known as Jungian psychology). Jung’s radical approach to psychology has been influential in the field of depth psychology and in counter-cultural movements across the globe. Jung is considered as the first modern psychologist to state that the human psyche is “by nature religious” and to explore it in depth. His many major works include “Analytic Psychology: Its Theory and Practice,” “Man and His Symbols,” “Memories, Dreams, Reflections,” “The Collected Works of Carl G. Jung,” and “The Red Book.”

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