Item #49553 The SONGS Of SAPPHO. James - Sappho . Easby-Smith, c 630 BC - c. 570 BC, tanislaus.


Washington D. C. Stormont & Jackson. Published for Georgetown University. 1891. 1st Printing. ix, [1 (blank)], 97, [3 (blank)] pp. Text in Greek & English. T.p. medallion. 12mo. 6-3/8" x 4-1/8". Original publisher's red cloth binding with gilt stamped lettering. Light brown floral patterned paper eps. Slight cock, modest wear. Prior owner signature. A VG - VG+ copy. Item #49553

Sappho "was an Archaic Greek poet from the island of Lesbos. Sappho is known for her lyric poetry, written to be sung while accompanied by a lyre. In ancient times, Sappho was widely regarded as one of the greatest lyric poets and was given names such as the 'Tenth Muse' and 'The Poetess'. Most of Sappho's poetry is now lost, and what is extant has mostly survived in fragmentary form." [Wiki].

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