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Idyll VII: A Fragment

Publication type

Hand-stenciled and lettered



Book Size

27 x 19.5 cm, 31 pages

Edition Size

20 copies



The text is a fragment of Idyll VII: the Harvest Feast, written in the 3rd century BCE by Theocritus, innovator of bucolic poetry in ancient Greece. Of the thirty Idylls thought to be written by Theocritus, it is generally believed that twenty-two are genuine (1–7, 10–18, 22, 24, 26 and 28–30). Paschkis hand-letters the final fragment of the poem, in which a harvest festival is described in lush opulence of the senses. which are accompanied by bold and richly colored hand-stenciled illustrations. Julie Paschkis is a painter and an award-winning illustrator of more than 20 books for children, including folk tales, poetry, and biographies.

The decorative limp vellum binding was done by Claudia Cohen and includes gilt tooling on upper and lower covers and was issued in a solander case.

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