Euphormio's Satyricon, by John Barclay. Translated [and introduced] from the Latin into English for the first time, from the 1605 edition, by Paul Turner. Ten wood engravings by Derrick Harris. Crown 4to, 28cm, pp.[viii], 158, Printed in Great Britain by the Golden Cockerel Press, London, 1954.
Set in 14-pt Perpetua and printed in red and black on Arnold Unbleached paper at the Chiswick Press. One of 200 (260) standard copies (this not numbered), bound in quarter crimson cloth, grey paper-covered sides, blocked in red, gold top. Contrary to the title, there are 8 large and 6 small wood-engravings by Derrick Harris. A near fine copy with prospectus.
This book was first published in 1603 in Latin, and is a very early example of the picaresque novel. Written by a Scotsman, educated in France, it immediately became an European bestseller. It was reprinted in Latin twenty times within the first seventy years, and was also translated into Dutch, French and German.