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., with LEC Monthly Letter and Announcement. Fine / near fine. Item #33330848
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], -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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