Very Good. Item #001311
London: Privately Printed, 1908. Octavo; viii, 73pp. Black cloth-covered boards with gilt stamped lettering. Boards edgeworn and rubbed at corners and spine ends, with some general light scuffs and smudges and a bit of a roll to spine. Bookplate on front pastedown, with small bookseller's ticket of Galloway & Porter booksellers of Cambridge at bottom. Opens flatly to between gatherings in a couple spots, but binding is secure. Pages unmarked.
Symonds, a writer and literary critic known for his explorations of male love in his poetry, first wrote A Problem in Greek Ethics in 1873, though it remained unpublished until a decade later when he privately printed ten copies. The treatise was included later in Sexual Inversion  -- the first medical examination of homosexuality -- which he co-authored the physician Havelock Ellis. This edition was privately printed for The Areopagitiga Society.