New York: Land's End Press, 1968. Limited edition. Hardcover. 1/1500. Folio (12 1/2 x 9 1/2"). 90, pp. Original gilt-stamped decorative cloth, with gold lettering to spine. Top edge gilt. Frontispiece portrait of Aristophanes. Title page in orange, purple and black lettering. Limitation page numbered and signed by Jack Brussel. Book housed in its original black slipcase, with illustrated title to front panel.
“Lysistrata” is a bawdy anti-war comedy by the ancient Greek playwright Aristophanes, first staged in 411 BCE. It is the comic account of one woman's extraordinary mission to end the Peloponnesian War, as Lysistrata convinces the women of Greece to withhold sexual privileges from their husbands as a means of forcing the men to negotiate a peace. Some consider it his greatest work, and it is probably the most anthologized.
This limited edition is lavishly illustrated throughout with erotic illustrations by Audrey Beardsley and ancient Athenian artists.
One of 1500 signed copies, of which this is No.340.
Slipcase partly rubbed along edges. Binding slightly soiled along joints and spine. Corners slightly rubbed. Slipcase in overall good to good+, binding in good+, interior in very good condition. g to vg. Item #42784