By Aristophanes done into English by Jack Lindsay. Published by The Fanfrolico Press, London, 1925, the first Fanfrolico Press volume published.
Limited edition of 64 copies, this copy being number 34. An exceptionally rare Norman Lindsay volume.
Blue-calf backed boards with gilt title along spine in 50 pages. With 4 full-page plates mounted on beige coloured stock and 8 text-decorations, by Norman Lindsay.Special Edition limited to 64 numbered copies only hand-printed on Whatman's hand-made paper. Signed by Jack Lindsay and J. NOTE: The very first publication of the Fanfrolico Press preceding the London Fanfrolico issue by one year.
Lysistrata is one of the world's great masterpieces of dramatic humour. Written more than 2,300 years ago it is no dry as dust relic but a living, breathing, frolicsome, fun loving, laughter provoking book as relevant to the times today as it was 2,300 years ago.Although the basic idea is serious, very serious - the stopping of wars, Aristophanes took the most amusing incidents to underline points of morale. Imagine the consternation of the men of Greece when the women, under the leadership of Lysistrata, band together and agree to withhold themselves from all men until wars cease. The natural actions and reactions of both men and women make these lusty pages Aristophanes' brightest, most tantalising rib-tickling comedies. There is shelf wear to the corners, edges and to edges of the spine.
There is a bump to the front right hand corner. There are no previous owner' inscriptions or stamps. There is no foxing at all. The internals are fresh and crisp, in particular the plates. The binding is solid with no missing, loose, creased, stained or damaged pages.
A complete and magnificent exceptionally rare volume of work. A cornerstone of a Norman Lindsay collection. All items are securely and well packed. Thank you for viewing my item.
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