London: Faber and Faber Limited, 1970. First Edition. Hardcover. First Impression of Lowell's "free, rather politicized translation of Aeschylus's Prometheus Bound." (Literary Encyclopedia) Slim crown 8vo (200 x 117mm): vi,,67,pp. Publisher's rose cloth, spine lettered in gilt; white typographic dust jacket printed in French blue. A splendid example, virtually pristine (apparently unread), very tightly bound and clean and bright throughout. Not in Mazzaro. Fine / Fine. Item #BB1781
"In 1965 Lowell protested the Vietnam War by publicly refusing President Johnson's invitation to a White House Festival of the Arts, just as he had declined the draft twenty-two years before. [Lowell served five months in West Street jail, in New York, and federal prison at Danbury, Connecticut, after refusing to serve in the army when he was inducted in 1943.] Again there was a brouhaha, and again Lowell briefly became a public figure, admired by war protesters and reviled by war supporters. He spent the next years actively involved in anti-war protests, such as the 1967 March on the Pentagon, and in aiding Senator Eugene McCarthy's 1968 Presidential candidacy. Lowell also published a series of anti-war works," including this translation. (Literary Encyclopedia) N. B. With few exceptions (always identified), we only stock books in exceptional condition, with dust jackets carefully preserved in archival, removable polypropylene sleeves. All orders are packaged with care and posted promptly. Satisfaction guaranteed. (Fine Editions Ltd is a member of the Independent Online Booksellers Association, and we subscribe to its codes of ethics.).