Prometheus Bound [with] Prometheus Unbound

New York, Haarlem: The Limited Editions Club, Printed by Joh. Enschedé en Zonen, 1965. Farleigh, John. Limited Edition. Hardcover. No. 351 of 1500, quarto size, 182 pp. Fine / near fine. Item #19091807

Aeschylus (c. 525/524 - c. 456/455 BCE) is often described as the father of tragedy; according to Aristotle, he expanded the number of characters in theatre allowing conflict among them. Only seven of his estimated seventy to ninety plays have survived, and there is a longstanding debate regarding his authorship of "Prometheus Bound", which some believe his son Euphorion actually wrote (per Wiki).

Percy Bysshe Shelley (1792-1822) is still remembered today not only for his own publications, for also for those of his wife, Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley, the author of "Frankenstein".

___DESCRIPTION: Bound by Russell-Rutter Company in full ivory and light-blue buckram split horizontally with gilt designs on cover and back, gilt lettering on spine; illustrated by John Farleigh with tinted line-and-wash drawings printed by Meriden Gravure Company; Dutch laid paper, quarto size (11 3/8" by 7 1/2"), pagination: [i]-[xx], [1]-161, [colophon, 162]; limited edition, this no. 351 of 1500. With the original glassine wrapper; Announcement and LEC Monthly Newsletter loosely laid in. In a slipcase covered in blue paper, tan paper spine label with blue type.

___CONDITION: Volume fine, with clean boards, straight corners without rubbing, a strong, square text block with solid hinges, the interior is clean and bright, and entirely free of prior owner markings; clean, crisp, and as new. Announcement fine, Monthly Letter near fine with the original mailing fold and a very shallow crease at the top edge Slipcase very good with minor sunning and some small tears to the paper covering.

___CITATION: LEC Bibliography no. 370.

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Price: $65.00