First Edition. Arthur Hawkins Jr. dustjacket art. Historical novel, "the stirring story of Vitellius, Governor of Syria, in the first century when the pagan world was dying and the old gods had failed. It is also the story of his wife, Dia, the beautiful Greek maiden who blindly follows the strange teachings of the humble Galilean and who vainly strives by the aid of her husband's influence to prevent the Crucification". Very Good in Very Good modestly soiled dustjacket, shallow edge chips and modest wear.