Beautiful brown genuine leather bound book from the Easton Press collectors additions of The 100 Greatest Books Ever Written.
The Greek text translated into English verse by Francis Storr with an introduction by Thornton Wilder and Illustrated with wood engravings by Demetrios Galanis.
The original performance of Oedipus the King took place in the Theater of Dionysus in Athens some time between 429 and 420 B.C.
The book features premium hand-cut full leather boards with a distinct cover design in ornate 22-karat gilt also on the pages. There are silk moire end-papers with a sewn in matching satin bookmark. The paper used is acid neutral to last generations without discoloring. The condition of the book is Fine in as new condition and very tight, never having been opened or read. There is a bookplate from the estate of the previous owner that can be replaced. No other markings or any other signs of previous ownership. These books really have to be held to appreciate the beauty of them.
159 pages. Measures 10 1/2" X 7", weighs 1 lb. 14 oz.
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Oedipus The King by Sophocles (496 - 406 B. C.) Leather Bound Book