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Item Description: Printed by Richard Field for Nathaniel Butter, 1611. FIRST COMPLETE EDITION IN ENGLISH, title-page engraved (with some expert repair work around the outer edges, and the inner edge just disappearing into the gutter), initial blank discarded but final blank present, variant additional leaves of sonnets bound in prelims instead of at end, some dustsoiling and marks, pp. [xxviii], 341, [11], [with:] Homer. Homer's Odysses. Translated according to ye Greeke. By Geo: Chapman. Imprinted at London by Rich: Field, for Nathaniell Butter, [1615,] FIRST COMPLETE EDITION IN ENGLISH, title-page engraved (with some expert repair work around the edges), initial and final blanks discarded, leaf Y2 slightly shorter and probably supplied, a little marginal worming in second half expertly repaired (occasionally touching a letter with no significant loss), pp. [x], 376, [2], [with:] Homer. The Crowne of all Homers Worckes Batrachomyomachia or the Battaile of Frogs and Mise. His Hymn's - and - Epigrams translated according to ye originall by George Chapman. Printed by Iohn Bill, his Maiesties Printer, [1624,] FIRST EDITION IN ENGLISH, title-page engraved (and in the earlier state with 'Worckes' instead of 'Workes'), initial blank discarded, pp. [x], 143, 148-179, [1], 201-207, [5], folio, the three volumes washed and pressed in uniform nineteenth-century red morocco by Riviere, boards with central lozenge shape made of wreaths and flowers and containing a circular frame, blocked in gilt, spines elabroately gilt in compartments, apart from the second and third which are lettered in gilt direct, marbled endpapers, edges gilt, turn-ins also elaborately gilt, armorial bookplate of Thomas Gaisford, leather booklabel of 'Terry' and small booklabel of J.O. Edwards to front pastedowns, modern bookplate to flyleaf, very good. The first complete editions of Chapman's translations of each of the major works attributed to Homer, in a uniform set finely bound, probably for Thomas Gaisford, Dean of Christ Church. Parts of the Iliad had been published before, but the whole work first appeared around 1611 (ESTC adds question marks to all the dates) in this form; the Odyssey similarly saw publication of the first half only in around 1614 before the version here appeared a year later, containing a reissue of the sheets plus the newly-printed second half; the Batrachomyomachia and Hymns are a simpler matter, with this being their first appearance (of around 1624) full stop. The Iliad contains the unsigned bifolium with sonnets to Viscounts Cranborne and Rochester and Sir Edward Philips, which Pforzheimer describes as 'a great rarity, only about six copies having it can be traced'. The bindings are signed 'Bound by Riviere' and were probably produced somewhere around 1840-1850, which matches with the ownership of Thomas Gaisford (1779-1855), classical scholar and dean of Christ Church, Oxford. In the fashion of the time the leaves have been washed and pressed, and repairs performed with consumate skill. Later owners include an unidentified 'Terry' and noted collector of English verse J.O. Edwards. (ESTC S119234, S118235, S119240; Pforzheimer 169, 170, 165; Palmer p. 56-8; see also Bibliotheca Homerica Langiana B1). Bookseller Inventory # 54697

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Homer; Translated by Alexander Pope

Published by Bernard Lintot 1715-26., London (1715)

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Item Description: Bernard Lintot 1715-26., London, 1715. First editions of Alexander Pope’s monumental illustrated translations of Homer’s Iliad and Odyssey. Quarto, 11 volumes. Uniformly bound in full contemporary calf, gilt tooling to the spine with red morocco labels. Some rubbing to the spine and extremities, a very good set overall, scarce and desirable in contemporary calf. The subscribers list for the Iliad lists 575 subscribers, including Addison, Congreve, Newton, Steele and others; that for The Odyssey are 610 (including those in the supplementary list appended to the final volume). For the Odyssey, Pope was assisted by Elijah Fenton and William Broome, and pencil notes in the texts identify the responsible party for the specific Books and Notes. That those pencil annotations and incidental others in pencil in the same hand scattered elsewhere are Hobhouse's seems probable, as a pencil note in a quite similar (or same) hand appears at the conclusion of the Postscript to the final volume (14 Dec. 1843 J.H.), suggesting either the date of his acquisition of the set, or more likely, his completion of reading. Editions in folio (large and small) to benefit the publisher followed the appearance of each new volume in a timely fashion, the proceeds from Subscriber's quarto edition having been Pope's exclusively. Encouraged by Swift, Addison and Steele, among others, Pope began translating Homer in 1713. The arduous undertaking would prove to be the most laborious literary enterprise of his life, but one to which he was well-suited. "Idolatry of classical models was an essential part of the religion of men of letters of the day But a Homer in modern English was still wanting. Pope’s rising fame and his familiarity with the literary and social leaders made him the man for the opportunity The ‘Homer’ was long regarded as a masterpiece, and for a century was the source from which clever schoolboys like Byron learnt that Homer was not a mere instrument of torture invented by their masters. No translation of profane literature has ever occupied such a position" (DNB). Bookseller Inventory # 4143

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Homer) Chapman George, translator

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Item Description: London Printed for Nathaniell Butter [1616], 1616. 2 volumes in one. The Rare and True First Edition of the two books, issued together here. This copy highly unusual in that it retains the original ILIADS title page, and with preliminary blank as called for. Engraved general title-page and engraved title by William Hole, portrait of Chapman on verso, engraved dedication to Prince Henry. Folio, in a very handsome binding of full antique calf, spine elaborately gilt in six compartments, one with a red morocco label lettered in gilt. A fine, unwashed copy in antique binding with the spine refurbished to style, unpressed and unwashed, the text complete including the full 1611 ILIADS and the complete ODYSSEYS. A VERY RARE AND COMPLETE COPY OF THIS GREAT TEXT WITH THE THE FIRST EDITION ILIAD TITLE RETAINED, RARE THUS. The final and most complete state of "Chapman’s Homer." It took Chapman 25 years to finish his master translation, meanwhile it was published in segments as he completed them. Seven books of the ILIADS (1-2 and 7-11) first appear in quarto in 1598, then books 1-12 in folio in 1609, and finally all 24 in 1611. Books 1-12 of the ODYSSES were first printed in c.1614 and then reissued with books 13-24 in 1615. Homer’s hymns and verses were separately published, c.1624 as was the BATRACHOMYOMACHIA. As the translation progressed, these works were also published together, so the ILIADS could be found alone, with the first 12 books of the ODYSSES, with the complete ODYSSES and finally with the ILIADS, ODYSSES and CROWNE of minor poems all together. Almost all copies of Chapman’s Homer that include the CROWNE, were issued with the c.1634 second edition of the Illiad, printed by Thomas Harper for Nathanial Butter (earlier printings for Butter,Field and Jaggard had run out). As the various components were put together, the title pages for the individual works were eliminated (though in some copies one or more of these may have been retained), and in the final form the CROWNE’s was also eliminated for continuity. On First Looking Into Chapman's HomerMuch have I travell'd in the realms of gold, And many goodly states and kingdoms seen; Round many western islands have I beenWhich bards in fealty to Apollo hold.Oft of one wide expanse had I been told That deep-brow'd Homer ruled as his demesne; Yet never did I breathe its pure sereneTill I heard Chapman speak out loud and bold.Then felt I like some watcher of the skies When a new planet swims into his ken;Or like stout Cortez, when with eagle eyes He star'd at the Pacific - and all his men Look'd at each other with a wild surmise -Silent, upon a peak in Darien. -- John Keats Copies of this highly important work, unwashed AND un-pressed have become rare on in the marketplace. Bookseller Inventory # 21810

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Iliad. Translated by Lorenzo Valla.]: Homer.

Homer.

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Item Description: Brescia: Baptista Farfengum impensa vero d. Francisci Lavini, 1497. small dampmark to upper margin in second half, some other minor spotting, a neatly reinforced wormhole to lower corner of first three leaves, frequent marginal annotations and occasional manicules in an early hand (occasionally just shaved at top or bottom), upper corner of one leaf torn and repaired (through the edge of two lines of text, no loss), ff. [90], folio (295 x 203mm), modern terracotta morocco, spine lettered in gilt, very good. The second edition of Lorenzo Valla's Latin prose translation of the Iliad - the first printed Latin translation - and only the third edition of anything resembling the full text of the Iliad to be printed in any language, following the 1474 first Valla edition and the 1488 Greek editio princeps. (There had otherwise only been numerous editions of the epitome known as the 'Ilias Latina', and Nicolaus de Valle's 1474 translation of excerpts into Latin verse.) Valla (1407-1485) had produced his translation in the early 1440s, working without a Greek lexicon and hence producing a loose translation in (naturally, for a humanist of his era) Ciceronian style. He seemed to be succeeding where other scholars and poets had failed or refused to try - a number of false starts and commissions had borne no fruit earlier in the fifteenth century - but in fact only finished the first sixteen books, before passing the remaining eight to his student, Francesco Griffolini, who completed them in 1458 (see Sowerby, 'Early Humanist Failure with Homer I-II', IJCT, IV.1-2). This crisp and amply margined copy of the second edition was closely read by an early owner, who has added frequent short marginal notes - none more than a few words but with at least a few in the margin of most pages. Many of these simply extract key words, especially proper names, but others go further, including occasional commentary or additional information, a number of substantial lists of heroes (some with familial relations added), and one or two references to other writers, including Ovid. (ISTC ih00312000; Goff H312; Bod-inc H-142; BMC VII 986). Bookseller Inventory # 51016

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Homer; Translated by Alexander Pope

Published by Bernard Lintot 1715-26., London (1715)

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Item Description: Bernard Lintot 1715-26., London, 1715. First editions of Alexander Pope’s monumental illustrated translations of Homer’s Iliad and Odyssey. Quarto, Subscribers edition. 11 volumes, uniformly bound in contemporary calf, with gilt titles to the spine and corner ornaments, rebacked to style in brown calf, raised bands. The bookplate in each volume of Sir John C. Hobhouse. John Cam Hobhouse (1786-1869), was Lord Byron's close friend, literary confidante and executor. Frontispiece portrait in first volume of each work, engraved title vignette in second, folding map and folding view of the Siege of Troy, engraved head and tail pieces, decorated initials. Moderate foxing, tanning and offsetting in first four volumes of The Iliad, which is often encountered. The Odyssey, apart from some occasional marginal dusting, is generally crisp and fresh. Laid in is a one page a.n.s., undated, to Hobhouse, endeavoring to arrange a meeting, signatory illegible. The subscribers list for the Iliad lists 575 subscribers, including Addison, Congreve, Newton, Steele and others; that for The Odyssey are 610 (including those in the supplementary list appended to the final volume). For the Odyssey, Pope was assisted by Elijah Fenton and William Broome, and pencil notes in the texts identify the responsible party for the specific Books and Notes. That those pencil annotations and incidental others in pencil in the same hand scattered elsewhere are Hobhouse's seems probable, as a pencil note in a quite similar (or same) hand appears at the conclusion of the Postscript to the final volume (14 Dec. 1843 J.H.), suggesting either the date of his acquisition of the set, or more likely, his completion of reading. Editions in folio (large and small) to benefit the publisher followed the appearance of each new volume in a timely fashion, the proceeds from Subscriber's quarto edition having been Pope's exclusively. Encouraged by Swift, Addison and Steele, among others, Pope began translating Homer in 1713. The arduous undertaking would prove to be the most laborious literary enterprise of his life, but one to which he was well-suited. "Idolatry of classical models was an essential part of the religion of men of letters of the day But a Homer in modern English was still wanting. Pope’s rising fame and his familiarity with the literary and social leaders made him the man for the opportunity The ‘Homer’ was long regarded as a masterpiece, and for a century was the source from which clever schoolboys like Byron learnt that Homer was not a mere instrument of torture invented by their masters. No translation of profane literature has ever occupied such a position" (DNB). Bookseller Inventory # 3361

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The Iliads of Homer Prince of Poets: Homer) Chapman, George,

Homer) Chapman, George, translator

Published by [by Richard Field] for Nathaniell Butter, At London printed (1611)

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Item Description: [by Richard Field] for Nathaniell Butter, At London printed, 1611. First complete edition. First complete edition. Engraved title-page by William Hole, woodcut head- and tailpieces and initials. [xxiv], 341, [11] pp. [*1] [*6] A^6 [*2-5] B-2F^6 2G^8 (including final blank), dedications misbound following To the Reader, lacking first blank. 4to. [Bound with:] [Homer's Odysses. Translated according to ye Greeke By Geo: Chapman. Imprinted at London by Rich: Field for Nathaniell Butter, (1614)]. [viii], 191, [3] pp. A3-6 (lacking first blank and engraved title) B-Q^6 R^8 (including final blank). ESTC S119235; cf. Pforzheimer 170. Worming to margins.The first complete edition of Chapman's translation of the Iliad, bound with his translation of the first 12 books of the Odyssey. Soon after this printing the Odyssey was reissued with books 13-24 printed by William Jaggard. The two titles (the Iliad and Odyssey) were often issued together with a general title page as "The Whole Works of Homer." The engraved title by William Hole was first used in Homer Prince of Poets (ca. 1609) and is appears here with the title modified and mustaches removed from Apollo and AchillesChapman (1560-1634) achieved more fame in his day as a dramatist than a translator, though it was for the later that he was immortalized by Keats in "On First Looking into Chapman's Homer." Chapman "personalized the epic, appropriating his source and making Homer a writer of the early modern moment" (ODNB). ESTC S119234; Pforzheimer 169 Period full calf, red morocco spine label. Engraved title stained, cropped at fore-edge and repaired at gutter, paper repair to lower margin of B1, light staining and spotting to text throughout, 18th-century ownership marks and doodles on blanks. In custom half calf clamshell box Engraved title-page by William Hole, woodcut head- and tailpieces and initials. [xxiv], 341, [11] pp. [*1] [*6] A^6 [*2-5] B-2F^6 2G^8 (including final blank), dedications misbound following To the Reader, lacking first blank. 4to. Bookseller Inventory # 302852

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Homer [Alexander Pope, Trans]

Published by Bernard Lintott, London (1715)

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Item Description: Bernard Lintott, London, 1715. Hardcover. Book Condition: Very Good. All vols spine edges worn, all boards attached; three hinges with cords showing, but holding; paper is clean with minimal foxing or flaws; the leather is in well preserved, showing some wear and age but basically sound; the leather spine label looks slightly newer than the binding (which appears original) . For more details, call or email. Photos available on request. ; Folio, 8.5" x 11", full leather, raised bands. Subscriber edition, armourial bookplate of Edward Smyth of Hill Hall, Essex. Pagination: Iliad has continuous pagination, 1082 pp & index; Odyssey each vol. Indivdually paginated; Vol 1 of each set has a frontis engraving, other smaller plates; Vol has a map; For further details, please call or email. Scans available on request; 8vo 8" - 9" tall. Bookseller Inventory # 43601

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POPE, Alexander, trans.) HOMER.

Published by London: Bernard Lintot, 1715–20 (1715)

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Item Description: London: Bernard Lintot, 1715–20, 1715. 6 volumes bound in 3, quarto (277 × 222 mm). Later 18th-century sprinkled calf, spines richly gilt in compartments, red morocco labels, dated in gilt at foot, sprinkled edges. Ownership inscription in the second volume of Richard Synge, son of the original subscriber, Michael Synge. Extremities rubbed, first headcap chipped exposing headband, joints starting at ends but held firm by cords, a little minor toning here and there, an excellent set. Engraved frontispiece portrait of Homer by Vertue, folding map, folding view; complete with the Shield of Achilles plate, often lacking; pictorial headpiece and opening initial to each of the 24 books. First edition, one of 750 quarto sets for subscribers (there were also copies issued one month later in both large paper and small folio format) of one of the most important publications of its era, notable for establishing Pope as probably the first true professional poet in English. Together with an example of the original receipt signed by the poet ("A. Pope"), for two guineas received from Richard Hill as first payment 'to the Subscription, for the Translation of Homer's Iliads; to be delivered, in Quires, to the Bearer hereof', subscribed "To Mr Lintott Bookseller/ Fleet Street"; printed with manuscript insertions. The subscriber appears to be the Richard Hill who was a friend of Pope's early mentor, the diplomat and Secretary of State Sir William Trumbull, and himself a distinguished diplomat, remembered still as champion of the Vaudois. The particular method of publication by subscription in episodic annual volumes was innovative, allowing Bernard Lintot to use profits generated from one volume to finance printing of the next. Pope signed a contract for his new verse translation of Homer's Iliad with Lintot on 23 March 1714, a contract which specified that Lintot could not sell other copies until one month after the poet's 750 special subscribers' copies had been delivered. By presenting the poem in quarto, rather than the folios of Chaucer, Jonson, and Shakespeare, Pope's Homer introduced a new format for canonical literature into English publishing, following the pattern established in France around the middle of the 17th century. Pope's third large-scale enterprise, his edition of Shakespeare, completed in 1725, would appear in the same format. The translation of the Iliad took Pope "six years, and at first 'I wished any body would hang me', he told Spence; he was 'under great pain and apprehensions' over it and 'dreamed often of being engaged in a long journey and that I should never get to the end of it' (Spence, 197, 193) Pope earned £1,275 from Lintot for his translation. Subscriptions raised this sum (by a modern estimate) to about £5,000 [The edition] established Pope's fortune and set his fame on a firmer foundation. As he wrote in 1737, 'But (thanks to Homer) since I live and thrive,/Indebted to no Prince or Peer alive' (Epistle 2, ii.68–9, Poems, 4.169)" (ODNB). Bookseller Inventory # 106341

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HOMER, [POPE, ALEXANDER - Trans.]

Published by Printed By W. Bower, for Bernard Lintott Between the Temple-Gates, 1715, 1716, 1717, 1718, 1720, 1720, London (1715)

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Item Description: Printed By W. Bower, for Bernard Lintott Between the Temple-Gates, 1715, 1716, 1717, 1718, 1720, 1720, London, 1715. Full-Leather. Book Condition: Very Good. First Edition. 6 Volumes with 24 books and 24 Observations on the books, each with its own title-page; 27.5 cm x 22 cm; Vol. 2 is dated 1716; vol. 3 1717; vol. 4 1718; vol.5, 6 1720. In vols. 2-6, Lintot's name in the imprint is spelt with single final 'T'. Pp. [42] - Preface, 63 - An Essay on the Life, Writings, and Learning of Homer, 1882, [32] - indices. Title-pages in red & black, half-title to vol. 1, Privilege Leaf in each volume (30-line leaf in vol. 1), Sig. A-A4v - Subscriber List, 28 engraved headpieces, 38 tailpieces, and 51 initials, plus engraved frontispiece, folding map, folding plate, plate of "The Shield of Achilles", Vol. 3 has addtional title-page in black only. Original full leather binding with a Cambridge panel, 5 raised bands, gilt panelled spinestrip, gilt-stamped leather spine labels, faded red-speckled edges. Covers worn and scuffed, joints rubbed, spine gilt dulled, minor repairs were done some time ago with some volumes re-cornered and hinges strengthened using Japanese paper, text block is lightly soiled with occasional offsetting from the ink, and occasional spotting, all volumes contain the engraved bookplate of "Col. Francis Alexander of Belmont near Uxbridge" a collector of manuscripts and rare books who was listed in Hazlitt's "A Roll of Honour," vols. 2-6 also contain the simple armorial bookplate of William Paget on the front pastedown. ESTC T14925. Size: Quarto. Bookseller Inventory # 19724

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Pope, Alexander. Trs.] Homer

Published by London W. Bowyer 1715 (1715)

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Item Description: London W. Bowyer 1715, 1715. 6 volumes. The RARE FIRST edition of Pope’s Translation of Homer. A LARGE PAPER COPY. EXTRA ILLUSTRATED WITH 52 PLATES BY HOLLER and others for Ogilby's Homer of 1660. Extra illustrated with full-page engraved plates, titles, portraits, and etc. Folio, contemporary full polished mottled calf, the spines with raised bands gilt tooled, separating paneled compartments, fully gilt decorated, red morocco lettering labels gilt. A very handsome set, fresh and clean and very unusual in that it is extra-illustrated with the great Ogilby plates. VERY SCARCE. A FINE SET IN FULL CONTEMPORARY CALF GILT. ENGRAVED ILLUSTRATIONS THROUGHOUT. It has been justifiably claimed that Pope's translation is inaccurate due to his reliance on the sense of the texts of Chapman, Hobbes, Ogilby, Dacier and others--but "others have produced translations; Pope's work is a poem" (CHEL, IX, p. 84). Its fame and longevity are due more to Pope's desire to keep the spirit and fire of the epic alive than any obligation to render Homer in academic exactitude. HOMER'S ILIADS AND ODYSSEYS ARE STILL CONSIDERED THE MOST IMPORTANT OF ALL WORKS IN ALL OF GREEK CLASSICAL LITERATURE, AND THE WELLSPRING OF ALL SUBSEQUENT LITERATURE. The primacy of Homer's OPERA, particularly the ILIAD and ODYSSEY, cannot be overstated. "The ILIAD and ODYSSEY are the first perfect poetry of the western world. They spring fully grown, their predecessors lost, and their magic has persisted ever since. The legends of the siege of Troy and the return of Odysseus are the common heritage of all. The beauty of Helen, the courage of Hector, the grief of Achilles for Patroclus, the meeting of Nausicaa and Odysseus, the magic of Circe, all these are now a part of the mythology of Europe. It matters not whether they were first written or handed down orally, whehter both are by the same poet, whether the poet was Homer--all these and many other unanswered questions are secondary to the perennial appeal of the narrative and the poetry. The form, the action and the words have had incalculable influence on the form, action and words of poetry ever since; the composition of the AENEID, the DIVINE COMEDY, PARADISE LOST, and many others, has been determined by the ILIAD and the ODYSSEY" (PMM). Bookseller Inventory # 25678

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Homer.

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Item Description: Hardcover. Book Condition: Fine. Translated by Alexander Pope. London: Printed by W. Bowyer, for Bernard Lintott between the Temple-Gates, 1715-20. First Edition. Together with The Odyssey of Homer. Translated by Alexander Pope. London: Printed for Bernard Lintott, 1725-26. First Edition. Illustrated. Folios. Eleven volumes. Bound in early 18th-century calf, gilt spines; with all eleven black morocco volume labels present; title labels absent. Illustrations include the full-page engraved frontispiece portrait of Homer by George Vertue; 2 leaves of engraved antiquities; double-page map of Homeric Greece and Phrygia; full-page engraving of the Shield of Achilles; and the very rare second frontispiece of Homer which begins The Odyssey. The second volume of The Iliad lacks the plan of the plain of Troy. A very rare example of the folio Odyssey with the frontispiece portrait. It is undoubtedly the folio issue, with gatherings of two leaves only and with the illustrations as called for in the folio issue; however, the dimensions of the volumes correspond to those of the quarto issue. It may be that this folio edition was printed on leaves in quarto, or it may be that the leaves have been trimmed in accordance with the preference of the original owner to approximate a large quarto size. Certainly, the bindings cannot date from much later than 1726. It is also possible that the original owner, having compiled the folio set, with the intention of having it bound in its present format, acquired separately a copy of the Odyssey frontispiece and had it included when the set was bound. With the exception of the plan of the plain of Troy, as noted above, the eleven volumes are complete in all respects. Edges and corners show only very minor wear; leather upon the hinges is in general lightly cracked, in several cases only very lightly, which is unusual for 18th century calf bindings. A beautiful set of this classic work. Bookseller Inventory # 6139

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Homer. Pope, Alexander [1688 - 1744] - Translator

Published by Printed by W. Bowyer, for Bernard Lintott, London (1720)

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Item Description: Printed by W. Bowyer, for Bernard Lintott, London, 1720. 6 volumes. Illustrated with plates & maps. Folio. 11-1/2" x 7-3/4" Pope, one of the leading literary figures of early 18th C England, enjoyed social success as well, and could count among his friends such great literary figures as Swift, Gay, and Congreve and 'saw much aristocratic society.' Of his character, the D.N.B. comments 'there is, in fact, no more difficult subject for biography, especially in a compressed form. The truest statement seems to be that he was at bottom, as he represents himself in the epistle to Arbuthnot, a man of really fine nature, affectionate, generous, and independent; unfortunately, the better nature was perverted by the morbid vanity and excessive irritability which led him into his multitudinous subterfuges.' It has been commented that Pope could ?hardly drink tea without a stratagem.? His devotion to literature was unremitting, 'he might have rivalled Chaucer in one century, and Wordsworth in another. As it was, his poetry is the essence of the first half of the eighteenth century.' "Idolatry of classical models was an essential part of the religion of men of letters of the day. Many of them, however, could not read Greek, and the old translations of Chapman, Ogilby, and Hobbes were old-fashioned or feeble in style. Many translations from the classics had been executed by Dryden and his school. But a Homer in modern English was still wanting. Pope's rising fame and his familiarity with the literary and social leaders made him the man for the opportunity. However, the translation must be considered not as a publisher's speculation, but as a kind of national commission given by the elegant society of the time to their representative poet. The first volume, including the first four books of the 'Iliad,' was issued in June 1715. The next three volumes appeared in 1716, 1717, and 1718, the last volume of the 'Iliad,' delayed by ill-health, family troubles, and the preparation of various indexes, appeared in May 1720." Label to vol. 6 chipped. Some wear to spines, and joints tender though bindings overall sound & quite appealing. Minor worming to margins of vols. 1, 3, 5 & 6. Some gatherings a little browned, as often found. Short tear to Vol II ffep. Period pos to front eps. Withal, a Very Good set. Period full paneled calf bindings, with spine labels to vols 1, 5 & 6 only. PO gilt stamped name [I Phelipps Y] to front boards All volumes are 1st Folio edition (Griffith 42, 50, 78, 96, 115, 119). Bookseller Inventory # 30125

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The Iliad of Homer.: Homer; Translated by

Homer; Translated by Alexander Pope

Published by Bernard Lintot 1715-20., London (1715)

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Item Description: Bernard Lintot 1715-20., London, 1715. First edition of Alexander Pope's monumental illustrated translation of Homer's Iliad, the suscription edition. Quarto, 6 volumes, uniformly bound in contemporary calf, with gilt titles to the spine and corner ornaments, rebacked to style in brown calf, raised bands. The bookplate in each volume of Sir John C. Hobhouse. John Cam Hobhouse (1786-1869), was Lord Byron's close friend, literary confidante and executor. Frontispiece portrait of Homer. In very good condition with some of the usual toning. An attractive set. Encouraged by Swift, Addison and Steele, among others, Pope began translating Homer in 1713. The arduous undertaking would prove to be the most laborious literary enterprise of his life, but one to which he was well-suited. "Idolatry of classical models was an essential part of the religion of men of letters of the day But a Homer in modern English was still wanting. Pope’s rising fame and his familiarity with the literary and social leaders made him the man for the opportunity The ‘Homer’ was long regarded as a masterpiece, and for a century was the source from which clever schoolboys like Byron learnt that Homer was not a mere instrument of torture invented by their masters. No translation of profane literature has ever occupied such a position" (DNB). Bookseller Inventory # 4616

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The Iliad of Homer ( bound with: HOMER. POPE, Alexander

HOMER. POPE, Alexander (Translated by)

Published by London: Vernor, Hood et al. (1802)

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Item Description: London: Vernor, Hood et al., 1802. Hardcover. Book Condition: Fine. 5 volume set, 9.75 inches tall. A magnificently bound set in full straight grain morocco. With twin gilt raised bands, titles and very delicate and ornate gilt tooling to the panels. Very fine gilt tooling to the boards and wide dentelles. All edges gilt. The overall style and the use of the stylised Ionic Capital in the borders being the same as that used in Plate VI in Ramsden's London Book Binders and would indicate KALTHOEBER as the binder. There are a couple of inconsequential dark marks and an indentation on the cap of volume 4 but no loss or weakening of joints. Isolated and slight foxing, particularly on the preliminaries. As fine a set of Thomas Bensley's great printing as one could hope to find. Bookseller Inventory # ABE-14512182733

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Ilias & Odyssea Iliad and Odyssey, Greek: Homeri [Homer] [Greek;

Homeri [Homer] [Greek; Classical]

Published by Amsterdam-Leiden Ex Officina Elzeviriana / Eudguni Batavorum, Ex Officina Francisci Hackii 1655-1656 (1656)

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Item Description: Amsterdam-Leiden Ex Officina Elzeviriana / Eudguni Batavorum, Ex Officina Francisci Hackii 1655-1656, 1656. 2 volumes. The only complete Homer issued from the celebrated Elzevier Press, containing the scholia of Di-dymos Chalcenterus (Scholia D), and the Latin translation by the philologian Hubert van Giffen (1534-1604). For the first time the Greek text, the scholia and the Latin translation are printed on the same page. Greek, Roman and Italic types. Volume I with an engraved title-page; title within a broad architectural border, surmounted by a portrait of Homer, woodcut decorated initials. Volume II with title-page printer's device of Francois Hackius (Dutch Printer's Devices 883), three decorated initials on fol. a2r and a large cul-de-lampe on verso of the last leaf. 4to (230 x 170 mm), in beautiful antique red morocco. The covers framed by double gilt fillet. The spines are decorated with flat band fillets creating compartments decorated with thistle tools, corner leaves and stippled circles, all in gilt. The title and volume numbers gilt in the second compartments. Gilt tooled turn-ins, marbled pastedowns and endpapers and board edges, a.e.g. Provenance: from the library of the Irish family O'Byrne, castle of St. Gery, near Toulouse, the 19th-century engraved bookplate on front pastedowns. Collation: *4, **4, A-Z4, Aa-Zz4, Aaa-Zzzz4, Aaaa-Vvvv4, Xxxx2 (fol. *1v blank):[16], 716 pp; a-z4, aa-zz4, aaa-xxx4, aaaa-eeee4, ffff2 (foL a lv blank). 536, [44] pp. A very handsome and proper set, the antique morocco with just some light evidence of age is firm, strong and very handsome and especially attractive. Internally with just some very light evidence of age or paper mellowing as would be expected. AN IMPORTANT PRINTING OF THESE CLASSICAL WORKS. THE FIRST AND ONLY COMPLETE ELZEVIER HOMER, and the first time the Greek text, the scholia and the Latin translation are printed on the same page. The text was edited by Cornelius Schrevelius (1608-1681), who followed closely the reading established in 1566 by Henri Estienne for his "Poetae Graeci Principes". The text uses the fine 'Garmont Grieks' created by Christoffel van Dyck (1601-1670). There are two recorded issues of the text. One, like this copy here, has the imprint Amstelodami, Ex Officinci Elzevirianii on the titlepage to Volume I and the imprint Eudguni Batavorum, Ex Officina Francisci Hackii ' on the the title-page of the second volume. The other issue has the imprint Amstelodami, Ex Officinci Elzevirianii in both volumes. Bookseller Inventory # 26521

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Greek title]: The Iliad [and] The Odyssey.: HOMER

HOMER

Published by Glasguae; In Aedibus Academicis excudebant Robertus et Andreas Foulis Academiae Typographi 1758 (1756)

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Item Description: Glasguae; In Aedibus Academicis excudebant Robertus et Andreas Foulis Academiae Typographi 1758, 1756. 4 volumes in 2. Folio, 320 x 197 mms., pp. xi [xii blank], 312; [iv], 336; [viii], 297 [298 blank]; [iv], 336, complete with half-titles as called for by Gaskell but without the "rarely found" general title-page in the first volume of The Iliad, lacking the first blank and the final blank leaves in the first volume of the Odyssey, with a portrait bust of Homer from another edition of his works bound in as frontispiece, with off-set browning to title-page, contemporary calf, neatly rebacked with red morocco labels; some marginal damp-staining to margins in first volume of Odyssey and at end of second volume, but generally a good set. This is probably the most significant landmark in the printing history of Greek texts and certainly one of the most important texts in the history of typography. The type was especially designed by Alexander Wilson, and it was edited by Professors James Moor and George Muirhead. The volumes were awarded the Silver Medals of the Select Society of Edinburgh in 1756 and 1757. In 1757, The Scots Magazine also recorded that the Foulis Press had "gained all the prizes yet given by this society for book-printing." David Murray wrote that "for beauty as well as for accuracy, these splendid volumes can hardly be surpassed," and quoted another who declared that the large paper copy was "one of the finest monuments of Greek typography which our nation possesses." On the other side of the Atlantic, Thomas Jefferson was equally enthusiastic. Writing on 1 April 1818 to Wells and Lilly Monticello, he discussed the subject of accurate texts and beautiful typography and observed, "but the perfection of accuracy is to be found in the folio edition of Homer by the Foulis of Glasgow. I have understood they have offered 1000 guineas for the discovery of any error in it, even an accent, and that the reward was never claimed." Gaskell 319. Bookseller Inventory # 7985

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Homer

Published by Robert and Andrew Foulis, Glasguae (Glasgow) (1758)

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Item Description: Robert and Andrew Foulis, Glasguae (Glasgow), 1758. Hardcover. Book Condition: g to vg. First edition. Folio. XI, [1], 312, [2], 336, [6], 297, [5], 336pp. Full gilt-stamped calf. Rebacked but retaining the original covers in both volumes. Gold lettering and tooling to spines. All edges gilt. Marbled endpapers. Previous owner's armorial bookplate on inside of each front board (Carolus Jacobus Stuart Baronettus), with the motto: 'Justitiae Propositique Tenax.'This striking edition of the collected works of Homer is one of the most splendid and correct productions of the Foulis press. Robert and Andrew Foulis were eminent 18th-century printers. Robert printed his first work in 1740, and, in conjunction with his brother Andrew, brought out numerous editions between that period and 1774, when the latter died: Robert died in 1776. Elegance and correctness in an eminent degree characterize their various publications; some of which may justly surpass those of Barbou and Bodoni. "Homeri Opera" is the Foulis brothers' masterpiece.Covers partly and moderatly rubbed along edges. Corners slightly bumped (not affecting pages). Very minor and sporadic foxing throughout. Text in Greek. Binding in overall good to good+, interior in very good condition. Bookseller Inventory # 39762

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Iliade di Omero [Homer's Iliad]. Two volume: Homer; Monti, Vincenzo

Homer; Monti, Vincenzo [transl.]

Published by Dalla Stampa Reale, Milano (1812)

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Item Description: Dalla Stampa Reale, Milano, 1812. Second Edition. 230mm x 170mm (9" x 7"). 366pp 386pp. Language: eng G : in Good condition. Covers rubbed and lightly marked with wear to leather title panels and spine ends. Heraldic bookplates to fep and front pastedown. Previous owner's insc. to fep Vellum cover with gilt classical decorated spines and borders of covers. Bookseller Inventory # j5344

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POPE, Alexander & HOMER.

Published by B. Law, London (1796)

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Item Description: B. Law, London, 1796. hardcover. Book Condition: very good. Pope's Works (9 volumes) with Notes and Illustrations by Joseph Warton and Others. Iliad & Odyssey (11 volumes) with Additional Notes, Critical and Illustrative, by Gilbert Wakefield. Frontispieces, 8vo, full tree calf; ornately gilt spines with red & green leather labels (leather is well-rubbed but sound and attractive; scattered foxing). London: B. Law, J. Johnson et al., 1796-1797. A New Edition. Very good. Bookseller Inventory # 176162

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Item Description: Houghton Mifflin, Boston, 1905. Large paper edition limited to 600 copies. Together 14 volumes in imperial octavo. Illustrated with numerous plates, mainly on Japan vellum, the frontispieces in two states, one set colored by hand. Bound in 3/4 green crushed morocco with marbled endpapers, t.e.g., the spine with a series of repeating designs in gilt in the panels. Virgil in 2 volumes; Faust in 4; Iliad and Odyssey in 4 each. The spines evenly faded to a golden tan, some scuffing to outer corners else fine with a beautiful shelf appearance. Large paper edition limited to 600 copies. Bookseller Inventory # 16266

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The Iliad in Greek:] Tes tou Homerou: Homer

Homer

Published by In aedibus academicis, excudebant R. et A. Foulis, Glasguae (1756)

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Item Description: In aedibus academicis, excudebant R. et A. Foulis, Glasguae, 1756. 2 volumes, demy folio, pp. xi, [1], 312; [4], 333, [3]; without the general title page in volume I ("rarely found"); contemporary full calf, red and blue morocco labels on gilt-decorated spines; joints barely starting; very good and sound. Edited by James Moor and George Muirhead. Engraved bookplate of Sir Archibald Grant of Monymoske. The Odyssey wasn't published until 1758, although Gaskell includes it as part of his entry for Homer's Works. The book was also issued in a smaller foolscap folio format. See Gaskell 319. Bookseller Inventory # 48652

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Ilias and Odusseia (The Iliad and The: Homer

Homer

Published by Bremer Presse, (Munich) (1924)

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Item Description: Bremer Presse, (Munich), 1924. Two folio volumes. 486; 372pp. One of 615 copies printed in Greek with titles by Anna Simons. These beautiful volumes are printed on Zanders handmade paper in a 16-point Greek type designed for the Press. Colin Franklin describes these books as "magnificent examples of controlled printing." An extremely fine, bright set in original blue boards with paper lettering piece on spine. In heavy parchment dust wrappers, which appear to be contemporary. Discreet booklabel to paste-downs. (Franklin p. 163; Lehnacker 15&16). Bookseller Inventory # 23499

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Homer, Hesiod, and Aeschylus (John Flaxman, Illustrator; William Blake & Others, Engravers).

Published by London: Printed for Longman, Hurst, et al. Dates from the engraved title pages: Iliad and Odyssy (1805); Hesiod (1817); Aeschylus (1831) (1805)

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Item Description: London: Printed for Longman, Hurst, et al. Dates from the engraved title pages: Iliad and Odyssy (1805); Hesiod (1817); Aeschylus (1831), 1805. Hardcover. Book Condition: Good. No Jacket. The four works are bound as one. The Iliad (Engraved from the Compositions of John Flaxman, R. A. Sculptor) has 39/40 plates, including the title page; The Odyssey (Engraved from the Compositions of John Flaxman, R. A. Sculptor,) has 34/35 plates, including the title page; (Total for Homer's works, 75 plates.) Hesiod (Engraved from the Compositions of John Flaxman, R. A. Sculptor, with William Blake) has 37/38 plates, including the title page; and Aeschylus (Compositions of John Flaxman. Engravings by Thomas Piroli) has 36/37 plates, including the title page. Size of binding: 11 in. wide x 17 1/8 in. tall x 2 3/4 in. thick. Present are: (1) Binder's stamp reading "Bound by J. Wright, Noel St." (2) Embossed bookseller’s stamp reading: "Simms and Dinham Booksellers, Manchester." (on the reverse & front of the marbled front free endpaper) (3) A pasted in letter, on the front flyleaf, 4 1/2 in. x 7 in., on printed mourning paper with the address: "Helme Lodge. Kendal" and monogram: "LWC" The letter reads: "To our very dear nephew and niece. W. L. and H. [?]Crewdson. This book is given in kind remembrance of their beloved uncle, W. D. Crewdson [William Dilworth Crewdson, 1799-1878] who entered into rest De. 2, 1878 by their very attendant aunt, L. W. C." Bound in full red morocco leather with five raised bands on the spine, which has a richly gilt design and gilt lettering reading: "Flaxman’s Classical Compositions, Homer, Hesiod, and Aeschylus." The binding has a richly gilt border around both covers with gilt inner dentelles on the leather turn-ins; marbled paper end-papers. All edges gilt. The cover corners show some bumping; there is general wear and rubbing to the outer hinges and cover edges. This heavy volume shows splitting to the inner hinges with some re-pasting. Many of the plates show drying of the glue in the backing, this has caused many of the plates to become loose. The majority of the plates and title pages show various degrees of scattered brown-spotting. This copy may require professional restoration. Weight is 13 lbs. Postage is extra on this item. Bookseller Inventory # ABE-1324436295

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Drawings for the Iliad (with six original: Homer (Leonard Baskin)

Homer (Leonard Baskin)

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Item Description: Delphic Arts, New York, 1962. A set of SIX LARGE ORIGINAL SIGNED ETCHINGS by Leonard Baskin, in pristine condition. Baskin executed three original etchings for Homer's Iliad: "Hephaistos", "Ares", and "Homer". 150 sets were published, of which this is ONE OF 60 DELUXE SETS WITH TWO SUITES OF THE ETCHINGS, ON FINE FABRIANO LAID PAPER AND ON JAPON NACRE. I offer only the six etchings (and the large folio prospectus), not the box of sixty reproductions. The etchings measure 44 x 37.5 cm (plate) and 67 x 52 cm (sheet). Fine and bright, with no defects. Bookseller Inventory # 38321

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The Iliad of Homer.: Translated by A[lexander]: Homer

Homer

Published by Calcutta printed and published by W. Rushton and Co. (1838)

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Item Description: Calcutta printed and published by W. Rushton and Co., 1838. pp.21, [1], 486, 5 plates.. Scarce Calcutta edition of Alexander Pope's famous English translation of Homer's epic first published in 1715. This is almost certainly an unauthorized, pirated edition, with India then operating outside the bounds of British copyright. It is illustrated with lithographed plates by Thomas Black, at the Asiatic Lithographic Press, reduced from engravings by various artists. Handsomely bound in contemporary full morocco, gilt tooled, all edges gilt. Plates darkened at edges. A very good copy. Bookseller Inventory # 80650

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The Iliad. [The Odyssey].: HOMER, POPE, Alexander,

HOMER, POPE, Alexander, Translator

Published by London Nonesuch Press (1931)

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Item Description: London Nonesuch Press, 1931. Two volumes, 8vo. Ornamental headpieces engraved by Rudolf Koch, parallel text in Greek and English, original full Niger morocco with double gilt borders, spines in compartments with raised bands, gilt lettering direct, top edges gilt, others uncut; slight fading and some minor marks otherwise a very attractive copy. Edition limited to 1450 and 1300 numbered copies. The Greek text is reproduced from the standard Oxford Classical Texts edition by Munro and Allen, first published 1902; Pope's translation first appeared in 1715. ". Pope is the greatest English poet who has yet essayed Homeric translation on any considerable scale. It is also true that his best qualities, fire and vigour, are those beyond all others essential to the translator of Homer, the absence of which can be compensated by no other virtue, and whose presence covers a multitude of sins." - David Garnett, Prospectus. Bookseller Inventory # 92441

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Homer & edited by C. C. Felton

Published by Homer & edited by C. C. Felton., Hilliard & Gray Co. (Boston), 1833, c1833, (1833)

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Item Description: Homer & edited by C. C. Felton., Hilliard & Gray Co. (Boston), 1833, c1833, 1833. full leather, bookplate, some pencil notes, cover wear & foxing o/w good (no dj), 478 pp (text in Greek), 8vo, "The text of this edition of the Iliad is an exact reprint of the Leipzig edition, published by Tauchnitz in 1829.", $2250.00. Bookseller Inventory # 317081

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HOMER

Published by Shakespeare Head Press, Oxford (1930)

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Item Description: Shakespeare Head Press, Oxford, 1930. Half Leather and Buckram. Book Condition: VG. No Jacket. John Farleigh (illustrator). 1st of This Edition. 5 volumes.Limited to 450 sets.Translated according to the Greeke by George Chapman. Half crushed red morocco and tan buckram boards. Great woodcuts by John Farleigh. Some wear to the leather. Gilt on spines still sharp. Spotting to boards. Translation made famous by Keat's sonnet On First Looking into Chapman's Homer. Nice set. Size: 8 Vo. Bookseller Inventory # 16129

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The Iliad. The Odyssey. [2 volumes]: Homer; Alexander Pope

Homer; Alexander Pope (trans.)

Published by Nonesuch Press (1931)

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Item Description: Nonesuch Press, 1931. Hardcover. Book Condition: Fine. 1st Edition. 927; 759 pp., royal 8vo, original full niger morocco, t.e.g., others uncut, some pages unopened, marbled endpapers and slipcases. Decorative headpieces designed, engraved and composed under the supervision of Rudolf Koch; titles printed in red, with Greek and English texts in parallel. The English translation is taken from the first edition of Alexander Pope's Iliad and Odyssey (1715). Printed by Joh. Enschede en Zonen in Antigone Greek type and Cochin on Pannekoek mould-made paper. Laid in is the elusive leaf of printed instructions by Francis Meynell, "On First Looking into Pope's Homer," describing how to properly first open these volumes. Limited to 1450 copies (Iliad) 1300 copies (Odyssey), this set being out of series and indicated as such in a calligraphic hand on the limitation pages. An absolutely fine set: the spines have fully retained their fresh light tan coloring, without any spotting. A touch of rubbing to some slipcase corners. Nonesuch Century, no. 72; Dreyfus, History of the Nonesuch Press, no. 72. Bookseller Inventory # 973

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Homer

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Item Description: 1931. HOMER. The Iliad and The Odyssey. Translated by Alexander Pope. With Pope's famous introduction, plus a new introduction by Carl van Doren. Two volumes. [xl], 706, [6]; [xvi], 548, [6] pp. Thick 4to., bound in half deluxe brown crushed morocco with matching linen cloth over boards, t.e.g., others uncut. Haarlem: Joh. Enschedé en Zonen, 1931. First Edition thus, limited to 1500 copies designed by Jan van Krimpen and printed letterpress at the Enschedé en Zonen press in Holland in Romanée type (used in this work for the first time), and printed on Pannekoek watermarked paper especially milled for this edition. This is one of the most distinguished books to be published by the Limited Editions Club and is unquestionably among the most readable and typographically beautiful editions of Homer ever to be printed. Completely uncut and unopened. Bound in deluxe tan morocco. Very fine copies. LEC 15 & 24. Bookseller Inventory # 38443

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