Oxyrhynchus. An Economic and Social Study.
Princeton. Privately Printed. 1935. 1st Edition. Soft cover. 8vo. 21.5cm, The First Edition, 93p.,bibliography, index, original printed wraps, with title repeated on the upper cover in publisher's frame border, fine, rare. (cgc) The author's first book, his thesis, published six years and two other attempts at novels before the very successful Barometer Rising, 1941. Cf. Benson & Toye. He won five Governor General awards. Oxford Companion to Canadian Literature, pp705-707. A dissertation presented to the faculty of Princeton University in candidacy for the degree of Doctor of Philosophy.The author traces from a social and economic viewpoint the history of the growth and decline of Oxyrhynchus, in Roman Egypt, over the seven centuries when it was subject to the Caesars. "Recommended by the Department of Classics for Acceptance May 1935" Fine. Item #32315