Item #124848 [Greek title] The Oresteia. Aeschylus. Chiswick Press.

[Greek title] The Oresteia.

1904. London: [printed at the Chiswick Press for Emery Walker, Sydney Cockerell, and Alfred Pollard], 1904.

Royal 8vo, 194, (1, colophon) pp. Printed in red and black. Original blue holland-backed boards, printed paper label (browned). A fine copy, unopened, in a modern green cloth box with a paper label.

§ Limited to 225 copies, beautifully printed on hand-made paper in Proctor’s renowned Greek types -- one of three books printed in this typeface. This is one of the most beautiful books ever printed in Greek. C.T. Jacobi printed the book at the Chiswick Press.

Updike II, page 215 notes: “Robert Proctor’s very fine Greek type - the ‘Otter’ - used in the Oresteia of Aeschylus, printed in 1904, was another important essay in Greek type-forms. It was based on the noble Greek characters employed in the New Testament in the Complutensian Polyglot Bible, printed at Alcalá in 1514. For this type, Proctor designed the capital letters - except the pi.” Loosely inserted is a two-page rave review in The Athenaeum c. 1904. Item #124848

Price: $1,250.00

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