First Edition. Samuel B. Schaeffer dustjacket art. Translated from the German by Clifton P. Fadiman. Historical fiction based on the eccentric Nero. Red and blue “staining at front panel and flaps believed to be as published for a “bloody” effect. Very Good with mild creasing to spine, in a Good to Very Good dustjacket with inch and a half tear to top front spine edge, some small tears to edges of rear panels, creased front flap edge.