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Semonides of Amorgos
Locks' Press, Brisbane, 1983. Small quarto. 9ff., + 11 plates mounted on stubs, 3 of which are folding. Illustrated with thirteen etchings by Mona Ryder, a sculptor-turned-printmaker, who studied with Margaret Lock. In keeping with the Locks' ambition to rescue "unjustly neglected" texts, this book revives what is likely the best-known work from a relatively obscure 7th-century BCE poet, in a translation by Joseph Addison. The satiric poem presents an origin story for women, and catalogues ten "types" using comparisons to animals. The Locks operated their press in Brisbane, Australia until 1987, when they relocated to Canada. This is a fine copy in black cloth featuring a lithographed design by Ryder. [Attributes: Hard Cover]
Bookseller: Bromer Booksellers, Inc., ABAA [Boston, MA, U.S.A.]
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