The Lost Legion

By: Munn, H. Warner

Price: $45.00

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Book Condition: Very Good+ in Near Fine dj


[light remainder spray and one small light stain on bottom edge of text block, otherwise a solid clean book with minimal shelfwear; jacket is quite nice, with some very minor surface-scuffing to the front panel, almost-invisible half-inch closed tear at bottom rear flap-foldover]. (endpaper maps) "A novel of the Roman Empire," a "stirring tale of adventure and romance, whose setting reaches from the hills of Rome to the limits of the known world in the age of the Emperor Caligula. A crack Roman legion, fallen into disfavor with the mad Emperor, has been sent on a seemingly impossible quest: the follow the routes of the silk trade deep into Asia and there recover the standard of the Lost Legion, a Roman army that disappeared without a trace on that frontier one hundred years before." Described in the jacket blurb as the author's "first major novel," although it's allowed that he'd previously written a number of obviously-not-major fantasy tales. (He did have an interesting career trajectory: after a decade or so producing fantasy and horror stories for "Weird Tales" in the 1920s and 1930s, he then more or less abandoned writing for several decades. "The Lost Legion" turned out to be not only his first major novel, but also his last, since he died the year after its publication.)

Title: The Lost Legion

Author: Munn, H. Warner

Illustrator: Illustrated by (dj design) Paul Bacon

Categories: *NEW ARRIVALS,

Edition: First Edition

Publisher: Garden City NY, Doubleday & Company, Inc.: 1980

ISBN Number: 0-385-14828-3

ISBN Number 13: 9780385148283

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition: Very Good+ in Near Fine dj

Seller ID: 23935

Keywords: Ancient Rome Caligula Historical Fiction