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Aristophanes, 2 Plays Birds & Frogs, illustrated by Parry & Austen, 1959 Ed.

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Aristophanes, 2 Plays Birds & Frogs, illustrated by Parry & Austen, 1959 Ed.
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Aristophanes, "The Birds" with an Introduction by Dudley Fitts and illustrations by Marian Parry, and "Frogs", translated by William James Hickie, with an Introduction by Gilbert Seldes, and wood-engravings by John Austen, published by the Heritage Press, New York in 1959. Complete with slipcase and Sandglass brochure.

Original slipcase [some wear], hard boards, publisher's decorated cloth, black cloth spine with gold lettering, 8" x 11.1/4"; 62+52 pages on nice cream-color paper, near fine condition.

A note on Aristophanes (ca.457-ca.385 B.C.) is really superfluous. He was the greatest exponent of the old Attic comedy and one of the first parents of modern drama. His influence on subsequent literature has been immense. Of the 43 plays we know Aristophanes wrote, only 11 remain in their entirety. These plays are not for those easily shocked by the graphic portrayal of various parts of the male anatomy, or the sort of innuendo which would have had them rolling in the aisles back in the Golden Age and, for that matter, to this day. Aristophanes' plays are regularly performed on stages all over the world.

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Aristophanes, 2 Plays Birds & Frogs, illustrated by Parry & Austen, 1959 Ed.

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Aristophanes, "The Birds" with an Introduction by Dudley Fitts and illustrations by Marian Parry, and "Frogs", translated by William James Hickie, with an Introduction by Gilbert Seldes, and wood-engravings by John Austen, published by the Heritage Press, New York in 1959. Complete with slipcase and Sandglass brochure.

Original slipcase [some wear], hard boards, publisher's decorated cloth, black cloth spine with gold lettering, 8" x 11.1/4"; 62+52 pages on nice cream-color paper, near fine condition.

A note on Aristophanes (ca.457-ca.385 B.C.) is really superfluous. He was the greatest exponent of the old Attic comedy and one of the first parents of modern drama. His influence on subsequent literature has been immense. Of the 43 plays we know Aristophanes wrote, only 11 remain in their entirety. These plays are not for those easily shocked by the graphic portrayal of various parts of the male anatomy, or the sort of innuendo which would have had them rolling in the aisles back in the Golden Age and, for that matter, to this day. Aristophanes' plays are regularly performed on stages all over the world.

Note:
Country restrictions may apply - the lesser expansive Priority shipping may not be available to all countries.

US: Priority (c 4-10 days) ----------- $10.50
Canada: Priority (c 2-6 weeks) -- $30.50
World: Priority (c 2-8 weeks) --- $42.50

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