JAMES (MONTAGUE RHODES) FARREN (ROBERT) The Birds of Aristophanes as Performed... at the Theatre Royal Cambridge, 1883-4
Lot 52
JAMES (MONTAGUE RHODES) FARREN (ROBERT) The Birds of Aristophanes as Performed... at the Theatre Royal Cambridge, 1883-4
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Lot Details
JAMES (MONTAGUE RHODES)
FARREN (ROBERT) The Birds of Aristophanes as Performed... at the Theatre Royal Cambridge, November 1883, first edition, one leaf of text printed on gray paper, 12 etched plates by Farren, all on India paper (title creased),several with portraits of MRJ, cloth, gilt lettered on upper cover, slightly soiled, Rossall [School] Library bookplate, oblong 4to, [Cambridge, 1883-84]

Footnotes

  • "The annual performance of an elaborately staged and costumed Greek play (in the original) had begun only in 1882... The choice for 1883 was a comedy, the Birds of Aristophanes. M.R. J[ames] was selected for the leading part, that of Peithetairos.." (Pfaff, Montague Rhodes James, 1980, pp. 53-54).
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