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SHELLEY, Percy Bysshe; ESSEX HOUSE PRESS; ASHBEE, J.R. artist; FARGE, Marie-Louise, binder
Prometheus Unbound. A Lyrical Drama
London: [Essex House Press] Edward Arnold , 1904. Essex House Press Prometheus Unbound In a Fine Designer Binding by Marie-Louise Farge SHELLEY, Percy Bysshe. [ESSEX HOUSE PRESS]. ASHBEE, C.R., artist. FARGE, Marie-Louise, binder. Prometheus Unbound. A Lyrical Drama. Printed at Essex House, Campden, Gloucestershire, under the care of C.R. Ashbee. London: Edward Arnold, 1904. Limited to 200 copies on paper of which this is no. 96. Folio (11 1/2 x 8 3/8 inches; 293 x 213 mm.). [iv], 96 pp. Printed in 'Prayer Book' type in black and red. Woodcut frontispiece by C.R. Ashbee, lettered in red. Specially bound ca. 1925 by Marie-Louise H. Farge (stamp-signed in gilt on front turn-in). Full maroon crushed levant morocco, covers multi-bordered in blind and richly decorated in a fine gilt design, front cover lettered in gilt. Smooth spine decorated and lettered in gilt, wide decorative gilt turn-ins, hand-made marbled endpapers, top edge gilt, others uncut. Housed in the original fleece-lined, beveled-edge brown cloth slipcase. A very fine copy. Prometheus Unbound is a four-act lyrical drama by Percy Bysshe Shelley, first published in 1820. It is concerned with the torments of the Greek mythological figure Prometheus, who defies the gods and gives fire to humanity, for which he is subjected to eternal punishment and suffering at the hands of Zeus. It is inspired by the classical Prometheia, a trilogy of plays attributed to Aeschylus. Shelley's play concerns Prometheus' release from captivity, but unlike Aeschylus' version, there is no reconciliation between Prometheus and Jupiter (Zeu … [Click Below for Full Description]
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