New York: The Limited Editions Club, 1955. Hardcover. Introduction by Thornton Wilder. Translation by Francis Storr. Illustrations by Demetrios Galanis. 4to. Black cloth with gilt lettering and ivory/brown decoration, paper-covered slipcase. 161pp. Two-tone illustrations, pictorial endpapers. Fine/near fine. Item #47581
Wonderfully tight and pristine LEC edition of the 5th century B.C. Greek tragedy, unusual in its side-by-side Greek/English texts. Galanis's wood engraving in brown and black befit the tale beautifully -- stately and vase-worthy. Colophon at rear notes limitation of 1500 numbered copies (this #241) signed by illustrator Galanis. Publisher's 5½" X 8½" printed announcement and "Monthly Letter" laid in. NEWMAN 256.