The Birds & The Frogs. By Aristophanes. Illustrations by Marian Parry & John Austen. Translations by William James Hickie & Dudley Fitts. Illustrated Edition. Heritage Press. New York, 1959.

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Often referred to as the Father of Comedy, Aristophanes was one of the most notable playwrights in ancient Greece. His comedies were praised for their genius, but also feared for their pointed critiques. Over the centuries, numerous playwrights have returned to Aristophanes’ works for inspiration. Lysistrata is probably his most famous play, but here the Heritage Press presents two others paired together in brilliant form: The Birds and The Frogs. Both classics in Aristophanes’ list of extant plays, they provide insight into Greek society and tastes. Both involve ancient Greek gods and goddesses who live vibrantly on the page. This illustrated edition also presents Marian Parry’s wonderful pen and ink drawings as well as John Austen’s handsome woodcuts. It is a particularly appealing volume for any collector of Classical literature, theater, or illustration.

This illustrated edition is in fine condition. In the original cloth spine, fine with gilt stamping. Text block fine, illustrations throughout. Tête-bêche format, wonderfully designed to be read from either direction. With the publisher’s original slipcase, near fine with only minor rubbing and fading.

A fine illustrated edition of Aristophanes’ classics of Old Comedy.

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The Birds & The Frogs. By Aristophanes. Illustrations by Marian Parry & John Austen. Translations by William James Hickie & Dudley Fitts. Illustrated Edition. Heritage Press. New York, 1959.

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Weight 5 lbs
Dimensions 12 × 9 × 5 in