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Item Description: Houghton, Mifflin and Company, Boston, 1899. 4 volumes in 2, 8vo; both in attractive bindings but not uniform, contemporary three-quarter morocco over marbled paper-covered boards by Brentano's, gilt spines in 6 compartments, t.e.g., marbled endpapers; spine of the Iliad a touch faded, else a fine, very attractive set. Bookseller Inventory # 44592

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Homer

Published by Boston Hougton, Mifflin and Co. 1881, 1887 (1887)

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From: Buddenbrooks, Inc. ABAA (Newburyport, MA, U.S.A.)

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Item Description: Boston Hougton, Mifflin and Co. 1881, 1887, 1887. 4 volumes. Royal 8vo, publisher's original dark green cloth, gilt lettered and ruled on the spines and upper covers, blind stamped on the lower covers. xviii, 397; vi, 426; xi, 324; v, 311 pp. An especially handsome set, the textblocks clean and fresh, hinges strong, bindings sturdy and unfaded, all very bright, very little evidence of age or use and a superior copy. AN IMPORTANT TRANSLATION OF HOMER AND A BEAUTIFUL SET IN EXCELLENT CONDITION. Bryant, was a leading man of letters in the 19th century. He was renown as both a poet of nature (Thanantopsis, To a Waterfowl ) and as the editor of The Evening Post for over 25 years. He was a contemporary as well as friend and colleague of the most important writers and Transcendentalists of his day. His first encounter with Homerís work was as a child , "I thought them the finest verses ever written". Much later in life he took on the translation of these works, and his scholarship and verse remain honoured to this day. Bookseller Inventory # 25308

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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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