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Easton Press "Lysistrata" Aristophanes, Illustrated by Picasso. First Edition 1983 - Very Fine
Easton Press 'Lysistrata' Aristophanes Leather Bound Collector's Edition

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A wonderful bright clean copy free of any markings, writings, or stamps. Sharp corners that have not been bumped. Tight binding. Most likely an unread book. No bookplates attached or indication of any removed. The gilded page edges are free of any marks, scratches, or blemishes.

Edition: Easton Press
Binding: Full Genuine Leather
Illustrator: Limited Edition
Dimensions: Very Fine

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Product Code: 480-118


A luxurious leather bound masterpiece.

Limited Edition - Collector's Edition. A great unique gift for yourself or for a loved one.
Part of prestigious The Collector's Library of Famous Editions published by Easton Press. Beautifully illustrated and bound in full genuine leather. A rare collector's edition that is hard to find, especially in this very fine condition.
Copyright 1983. Illustrated by Picasso. This is "Lysistrata" by Aristophanes. Introduced by Gilbert Seldes. Commissioned in 1932.

Over-sized collector's edition.  Includes extra unattached Ex-Libris bookplate for your own personalization. Includes original collector NOTES FROM THE ARCHIVES.

Very Fine. (not sealed) A wonderful bright clean copy. Free of markings, writings, or stamps. No attached bookplates or indication of any removed. Tight spine. Not even a single scratch to the gilded page edges. Unread book.

Includes the classic Easton Press qualities:

 * Premium Leather
 * Silk Moire Endleaves
 * Distinctive Cover Design
 * Hubbed Spine, Accented in Real 22KT Gold
 * Satin Ribbon Page Marker
 * Gilded Page Edges
 * Long-lasting, High Quality Acid-neutral Paper
 * Smyth-sewn Pages for Strength and Durability
 * Beautiful Illustrations

Lysistrata is one of the few surviving plays written by the master of Old Comedy, Aristophanes. Originally performed in classical Athens in 411 BC, it is a comic account of one woman's extraordinary mission to end The Peloponnesian War, the war between Athens and Sparta. Lysistrata convinces the women of Greece to withhold sexual privileges from their husbands as a means of forcing the men to negotiate peace, a strategy however that inflames the battle between the sexes.

The play is notable for its exposť of sexual relations in a male-dominated society and for its use of both double entendre and explicit obscenities. The dramatic structure represents a shift away from the conventions of Old Comedy, a trend typical of the author's career.

Aristophanes created a true classic; a deep source of humor that has kept audiences laughing for some 2,400 years. Fully Illustrated by Pablo Picasso, this edition of Lysistrata contains six etched copperplates and forty pencil drawings.

Each plate, each drawing, bears witness to his mastery of method and technique. His line is sure, confident; it cries out to the world that the man who drew it knows what he was about. And the line is pure, it is that sort of line of which even the Greeks used to say that this is "pure Grecian line."

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