Title SAPPHO: A Tragedy in Five Acts
Book Condition Small area of abrasion (sticker removal) to front pastedown, offsetting to first page of text and copyright page (from a clipping that had been laid in), else a bright, near fine copy in green cloth, decorated in black, lettered in gilt; no dust jacket.
Edition First U.S. edition thus. In the translation with prefaces by Ellen Frothingham. Former owner's discreet stamp and 1877-dated signature to flyleaf.
Publisher Boston: Roberts Brothers, 1876.
Seller ID 38012.00
Second play by the important Austrian author and his first in what would become his verse form of choice, iambic pentameter. His works are notable for their "vigorous gestural language--the ideal of 'word and image working together."'--W.E. Yates.
Plays and Playwrights. 19th Century Literature. Austrian Literature. German Literature.