LIBANUS PRESS. ~ The Battle of the Frogs and Mice.
Libanus Press 1988
One of 172 copies this one out of series, there were also 30 special copies. Illustrated throughout on every page with a frieze illustration in colour running through the whole book by Fiona MacVicar. Translated by T. Parnell. Printed in Monotype Poliphilus and Antigone on T.H. Saunders mouldmade cotton rag paper. Tall thin 8vo., concertina Leporello-style book bound at ends in cloth backed paper covered boards with one end slotted in loose to a pocket at the end so the whole can be pulled out, housed in a rust/brown cloth covered solander box as used for the special copies, a fine copy.
Batrachomyomachia, or the Battle of Frogs and Mice, is a great Greek comedy or parody on the Iliad, originally attributed to Homer but now thought to be by an anonymous poet at the time of Alexander the Great. A remarkable Libanus Press production with fabulous illustrations running throughout depicting the battle with occasional glimpses of a godlike observer/meddler.
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