Anactoria. Escutcheon Press, Algernon Charles SWINBURNE.


Pearl Beach, NSW, Escutcheon Press, October 1989.

Folio (316 × 212 mm), [23] pages with the half-title, title and quotation from Sappho ('My life is bitter with thy love; thine eyes', in Greek) printed in blue.

Blue wrappers (with a paper title-label on the front cover) folded over plain overlapping card covers; a fine copy.

'In Algernon Charles Swinburne's dramatic monologue "Anactoria," the ancient Greek lyric poet Sappho meditates on the relative values of carnal love and artistic immortality' (The Victorian Web, online). Number 28 of 75 copies signed by the printer, R.E. Summers. 'This is the third book printed for sale from the Escutcheon Press'.

Item #118439

Price: $125.00