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Lysistrata by Aristophanes, Illustrated by Pablo Picasso, Signed Harcourt Binding

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Price: $985
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Title

Lysistrata

Signed Custom Binding by the Harcourt Bindery, Charlestown

Author

Aristophanes with illustrations by Pablo Picasso

Publisher

New York: The Heritage Press

Date

1962

Binding

Fine contemporary full leather binding by the Harcourt Bindery, Charlestown, Massachusetts bound in rich brown morocco leather that has raised bands to the spine, gilt titling, and decorative gilt flower and ruling. There are gilt lines to the boards and edges with a decorative gilt panel to the front cover, gilt dentilles, hand-marbled endpapers, hand-sewn silk endbands, with the top page edges gilted. The Harcourt Bindery stamp appears in gilt on the bottom of the rear inside cover.

Details

Originally performed in classical Athens in 411 BC, Lysistrata is an account of one woman's extraordinary mission to end the Peloponnesian War. This edition was published by the Heritage Press in 1962 and features numerous line drawing illustrations by Pablo Picasso with many of them being full page. The book is translated and introduced by Gilbert Seldes.

Measures approximately 10.5” x 8.5” with 117 pages.

Condition Report

The binding is in FINE condition. Internally, the book is very clean with no signs of previous ownership. Overall, this is a beautiful binding that houses a beautifully illustrated work by Picasso that perfectly complements one of the few surviving plays by Aristophanes.

Photographs of the binding and endpapers appear in the photo section of the listing.