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The Oresteia: PB 4-2016

Object information

Current Location: In storage


The Oresteia


Author: Aeschylus
Illustrator: Ayrton, Michael
Translater: Morshead, E. D. A. (Edmund Doidge Anderson)
Contributor: Warner, Rex
Publisher: Heritage Press



Translated from the Greek by E.D.A. Morshead ; with an introduction by Rex Warner ; illustrated by Michael Ayrton.

Xviii, [1], 176 pages, [9] leaves of plates : illustrations (some color) ; 34 cm
Notes:"The special contents of this edition are copyright © 1961 by The George Macy Companies, Inc."--Title page verso.
Book in slipcase.

Measurements and weight

Height: 29 cm
Width: 41 cm

Place(s) associated

  • New York

Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Bequeathed (2016) by Moldon, Peter L.


Production date: AD 1961


"The book was designed and the letterpress was printed by Sebastian Carter at the Rampant Lions Press, Cambridge; it was set by The Stellar Press [Hatfield] ... the plates were selected and printed by Christopher Skelton at his Press at Wellingborough." --t.p. verso.

Privately printed - This number 70 of 230 copies.

Components of the work

Support composed of paper

Materials used in production


Techniques used in production


Identification numbers

Accession number: PB 4-2016
Primary reference Number: 208286
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Audit data

Created: Wednesday 10 February 2016 Updated: Monday 30 September 2019 Last processed: Tuesday 13 June 2023

Associated departments & institutions

Owner or interested party: The Fitzwilliam Museum
Associated department: Manuscripts and Printed Books

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