Lysistrata of Aristophanes

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Bound by Kate Holland

Lysistrata of Aristophanes
Being a facsimile of that published by Leonard Smithers of London in 1896. No.391/515
Illustrated by Aubrey Beardsley
New York: Odyssey Publications. 1967.

The book is covered in full hand dyed terracotta alum tawed calf with gold tooling. The top edge is coloured gold and there are hand sewn silk endbands, hand dyed and sanded reverse goatskin doublures and hand coloured endpapers.

Kate wanted to emulate human skin with all its mottlings and variations and this could only be achieved by dying an alum tawed skin herself. The tooling reflects the sinuous lines and delicate pointwork of the illustrator.

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