Circe: A Dramatic Fantasy . . . With a Frontispiece by Bernard Maybeck. ISAAC FLAGG.

Circe: A Dramatic Fantasy . . . With a Frontispiece by Bernard Maybeck.

Publisher: (East Aurora, New York: Printed and Bound by the Roycrofters, 1915).
Edition: First edition.
Condition: Wrappers worn at the edges; a very good copy.
Book ID: 28175

Description

8vo, original decorated purple paper wrappers, yapp edges, t.e.g., others untrimmed, 178 pages. Color frontis.

Comments

A drama about the adventures of Ulysses after the capture of Troy, while en route home by sea, when he encounters the Isle of the Enchantress Circe. Isaac Flagg (1843-1931) was a Greek professor at UC Berkeley who wrote a number of other similar Greek-themed plays. One of his academic colleagues was the famous architect Bernard Maybeck (1862-1957), who provided the interesting artwork for the frontispiece, a rare example of his work as a book illustrator. It depicts the imaginary palace of the Enchantress. Prospectus laid in for the Memorial Edition of The Three Plays by the Late Isaac Flagg, to be published by Janet C. Beardsley of the Studio Bookshop, 2447 Dwight Way, Berkeley. Circe is not one of the three plays.

Price: $150.00