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    [Picasso]. [Limited Editions Club]. Aristophanes. Lysistrata. A New Version by Gilbert Seldes, with a Special Introduction by Mr. Seldes and Illustrations by Pablo Picasso. New York: The Limited Editions Club, 1934. First edition thus, limited to 1,500 numbered copies, this being 1,269, and signed by Picasso in pencil. Quarto (11.5 x 9.25 inches; 293 x 237 mm.). 117, [1, limitation] pages. Line-drawn illustrations in-text throughout; six full-page engravings set apart from text but included in pagination. Publisher's decorative paper-covered boards; top edge of text block trimmed; in glassine jacket, housed in blue paper-covered chemise and slipcase. Spine ends bumped and showing a bit of wear, foot just starting to split at joint ends; paper cracked or pulled up at a small area on each joint; trace of edge wear to boards. A bit of mild foxing at endpapers, along hinges. Text block very softly dulled, with a little bit of wear at untrimmed edges from handling. Glassine tanned, with chipping and tears at spine and flap fold ends and a moderate amount of creasing along edges; a bit brittle, as expected. Chemise sunned and worn along spine panel, with ends beginning to pull away from front and rear panels; splits running along joint folds from head of front joint and up from foot of rear joint. Slipcase worn and discolored, with a bit of chipping at extremities; lacking portion of top; two bottom edges split and starting to split. Very good book in good housing.

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