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Homer. Chapman, George (c. 1559-1634), translator

Published by printed [by Richard Field] for Nathaniell Butter, ca., London: (1612)

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About this Item: printed [by Richard Field] for Nathaniell Butter, ca., London:, 1612. FIRST EDITION.. Folio: [?]1, *6(-*1, bank), A-Ff6, G8 (-Gg8, blank), [?]2. First Edition of Chapman?s Complete Translation. A Peerless Copy First edition of the complete text, in 24 books, of George Chapman?s celebrated landmark translation of Homer?s ?Iliad?, one of the foundational works of Western literature. In this edition, the final 12 books appear for the first time and the first and second books are rewritten. ?The unsigned sheet containing the sonnets to Viscounts Cranborne and Rochester and to Sir Edward Philips is a great rarity, only about six copies having it can be traced.?(Pforzheimer)Chapman published his translation of the first 7 books of the ?Iliad? in 1598. The first 12 books were published ca. 1609; the complete work in 24 books appeared ca. 1612. Chapman would go on to translate Homer?s ?Odyssey?, which he published in two parts, in 1614 and 1615. The ?Iliad? and ?Odyssey? were then published as ?The Whole Works of Homer? in 1616.Chapman was one of the great Elizabethan playwrights and poets, and it can ?and has- been said that his translation of Homer, ?make large claims not only as interpretations of Homer but as English epics.?(Lord)?Chapman was no straightforward translator. Although he taught himself Greek, referring as he worked to Spondanus' parallel Latin translations (1583) and to Scapula's Greek?Latin lexicon (1st ed. 1579), he did not provide literal English versions of his originals; rather, he personalized the epic, appropriating his source and making Homer a writer of the early modern moment. Chapman also digressed from the Greek to stress his own interpretations of the central players. In Hector in the Iliad was found a type who compromises morality to acquire divine spirit. In Odysseus in the Odyssey could be located a humanist protagonist who seeks salvation, regeneration, and enlightenment through stoical dedication.?(Mark Thornton Burnett. ODNB)?The vigour inherent in his lines is Chapman?s greatest achievement. Pope (Chapman?s most famous admirer) chisels a cameo where the Elizabethan hammers out a vast piece of statuary. And the piece of statuary is at once inspired by the great Greek original and an independent poem? Chapman has taken the only path a translating poet can travel: he has determined that it is his business to provide, not a word-for-word version of the original, but a poem that attempts to recreate the spirit of the original in an alien tongue? In all, Chapman?s ?Iliads? must be accounted one of the major poetic achievements of an age rich in achievement. Here is a poet?s echo of a poet ?an Elizabethan Englishman calling across the centuries to ancient Greece.?(Nicoll)"Whatever our views may be on the authorship of the Homeric poems, there is no doubt of their astonishing quality. They combine legends of a very distant past with a lively sense of the living scene, and though their characters are heroes and heroines, they are remarkably real. The story is told with a great simplicity, but this makes its episodes more dramatic, and in their greatest moments they contain some of the greatest poetry in the world. The plot moves with an unusual speed and the climaxes in both poems make an overwhelming impact. The rich, traditional language is ready for every occasion and, despite its richness, helps to maintain the essential simplicity. The poems are variously exciting, humorous, pathetic, and dramatic, and despite their fantastic elements, never far from common humanity. The similes present a whole world of contemporary people and things that lie outside the actual heroic tale, and the description of the shield of Achilles is surely the poet?s vision of his own world, as he knew it in war and peace. The poet or poets fully deserve their place at the beginning of European literature, since they have marked out for succeeding generations what the poetry of action and suffering ought to be." (OCD) STC 13634; ESTC S119234; Pforzheimer 169 Chapman?s complete translation of Homer?s ?Iliad? This. Seller Inventory # 3098D

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The Iliad of Homer & The Odyssey: Homer; Translated by

Homer; Translated by Alexander Pope

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

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About this Item: 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). Seller Inventory # 4143

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Homer; Translated by Alexander Pope

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

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About this Item: 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, 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. 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. Light 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. A nice set of first editions with notable provenance. 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). Seller Inventory # 3361

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Homer his Iliads Translated, Adorn'd with Sculpture,: HOMER - John

HOMER - John OGILBY (1600-1676)

Published by printed by Thomas Roycroft, to be had at the Author's House, London (1660)

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About this Item: printed by Thomas Roycroft, to be had at the Author's House, London, 1660. Folio. Letterpress title in red and black. Engraved frontispiece, engraved portraits of Ogilby and Charles II, engraved statue of Homer and 48 (of 49) plates engraved by W. Hollar and others after Cleyn and others. Lacks plate illustrating Book 6, verse 340. Contemporary red morocco, expertly rebacked to style retaining the five central compartments of the original spine, marbled endpapers Provenance: S.P. (initials in gilt on the spine) First edition of Ogilby's lavishly illustrated edition of Homer's Iliad, among the most beautiful editions ever printed. John Ogilby began his professional life a far cry from the world of publishing, as an apprentice to a dancing master. Having no formal education, he began learning Latin in his forties with the help of members of the University of Cambridge whom he had befriended. In 1649, having had some success at a young age with creating his own verse, he attempted a translation of Virgil. Meeting with a positive response, he turned his study to Greek so that he could translate Aesop and Homer. Beyond simple translations, his editions of such classics include significant marginal annotations, synthesizing previous scholarship. However, the common thread among his works, and the principal reason for his success in his lifetime and beyond, are the numerous illustrations which adored his works. The illustrated folio editions of such classics were a new and welcome addition to the mid-17th century English book market and led to the larger more expansive geographical works for which he is best remembered. For the lavish illustrations in his works, Ogilby commissioned prints from some of the best designers and engravers working in England, including Francis Cleyn ( d. 1658), Wenceslaus Hollar (1607-1677), William Faithorne ( c. 1620-1691), and Pierre Lombart (1612/13-1682). To subsidize his publications, particularly costly because of the quality of both paper and illustrations, Ogilby was one of the first publishers to be fully successful at using a combination of subscription and lotteries. Ogilby's version of the Iliad first appeared in 1660; five years later, he published his translation of the Odyssey. A second edition of the Iliad followed in 1669 (although with fewer plates than the original). "The versions of [Homer by] John Ogilby fired the enthusiasms of a youthful Alexander Pope, and despite his later reservations, furnished many rhymes and potential couplet-shapings for his own versions. Both were lavishly illustrated folios 'replete with magnificent plates which depicted the Greek and Trojan heroes in dignified costumes, settings and attitudes in the grand manner of Renaissance painting', and which offered a more coherent impression of Homer than the text" (Oxford History of Classical Reception in English Literature, p. 170). The provenance of this volume is intriguing. At the Ham House sale (Sotheby's, 24-5 November 1947), a third folio Shakespeare similarly bound in morocco with the same initials on the spine, was suggested at the time to have been from Samuel Peyps's library. However Nixon, in his 1984 work on Pepys's bindings, refutes the attribution: "The suggestion made 'tentatively' in the Ham House sale catalogue . that the fine turkey copy of the Third Folio with the initials 'SP' on the spine might have been Pepys's is wildly improbable. He certainly did not use turkey leather for any of his bindings during the 1660s nor did he add his initials to the spine of any of his books." The owner of this fine copy of The Iliad remains an unidentified collector of the Restoration period. Wing H-2548; Schuchard 7. Seller Inventory # 2996

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Homer [Alexander Pope, Trans]

Published by Bernard Lintott, London (1715)

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About this Item: Bernard Lintott, London, 1715. Hardcover. 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. Seller Inventory # 43601

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Homer

Published by Planeta Publishing (2003)

ISBN 10: 8408047876 ISBN 13: 9788408047872

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About this Item: Planeta Publishing, 2003. Paperback. Condition: Used: Good. Seller Inventory # SONG8408047876

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Homer; S. H. Butcher

Published by Barrons Educational Series Inc (1971)

ISBN 10: 0812004221 ISBN 13: 9780812004229

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About this Item: Barrons Educational Series Inc, 1971. Paperback. Condition: Used: Good. Seller Inventory # SONG0812004221

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Homer (Homerus), & George Chapman, trans.

Published by Printed [by Richard Field, William Jaggard, and Thomas Harper] for Nathaniell Butter [1634?], London (1634)

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About this Item: Printed [by Richard Field, William Jaggard, and Thomas Harper] for Nathaniell Butter [1634?], London, 1634. Chapman (1559/60?1634) completed translations of Homer's Iliad and Odyssey ? long considered to be the definitive English versions ? in 1611 and 1615 respectively, after several adventures as a playwright, including a short period of imprisonment with Ben Jonson for their anti-Scottish play Eastward Ho. In 1616, his two epic translations appeared with a general title-page proclaiming the volume Homer?s Works. The ESTC considers that 1616 volume to have been a ?reissue of STC 13634 [the 1611 Iliad] and 13637 [the 1615 Odyssey]" and this, the 1634 edition, to be ?a later state of STC 13624 [i.e., the 1616 Works]." The volume in hand contains a reprinting of The Iliads, The Odysses with a cancel letterpress title-page, and a cancel leaf from the dedicatory epistle of The Odysses, all printed by Thomas Harper as described in the ESTC. In simplified, perhaps less technical terms, it represents the second printing of the first collected issuance of Chapman?s Iliad and Odyssey in one volume, wherein a previous owner or dealer has substituted the engraved title-page from the 1611 edition of The Iliads for the missing engraved title-page for The Works, eliminating also five blanks! Provenance: Signature of journalist and author William Agnew Paton dated 1896 on upper margin of title-page in ink and on front endpaper dated 1898 in blue crayon; Paton also added a presentation inscription in 1911 to Lewis Buckley Stillwell, a president of the American Institute of Electrical Engineers and long a trustee of Princeton University. Stillwell wrote an inscription to his son Richard in 1831, a year before Richard became the director of the Princeton-associated American School of Classical Studies in Athens. Later in the collection of Classicist Pierre A. MacKay (1933?2015), a Classicist also with Princeton associations. Folio (28.1 cm; 11.125"). [26], 341, [9]; [12], 195?349, 352?76, [2] pp. Lacks engr. t-p. and 5 blanks. ESTC S119225; STC 13624.5. 19th-century mottled calf with gilt-lettered leather label and gilt-stamped compartments on spine, covers delicately framed in gilt double-rules around simple gilt triple-ruled rectangle with crown stamps at corners, all edges gilt; endpapers chipping, binding worn and abraded, text resewn and reattached to binding, rebacked with 19th-century spine laid on. Marked and lacking title-page and five blanks as above, light pencilling on endpapers, a few very short tears at margins, one leaf with ink spotting; light to moderate age-toning with the occasional spot. Seller Inventory # 36544

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Homer.

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About this Item: Hardcover. 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. Seller 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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About this Item: 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). Seller Inventory # 30125

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The Iliad of Homer.: Homer; Translated by

Homer; Translated by Alexander Pope

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About this Item: 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). Seller Inventory # 4616

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POPE, Alexander) HOMER.

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About this Item: Printed for J. Whiston, &c. 1771/1771, 1771. Vol. I with engr. portraits, 2 plates, & 2 folding maps; vol. IV with folding plate. WITH: The Odyssey of Homer. Translated by Alexander Pope. 4 vols. 9 vols in all. Uniformly bound in sl. later full spinkled calf, spines gilt in compartments, maroon & green morocco labels. Armorial bookplates in all vols of Elizabeth Bell. A v.g. attractive set. ESTC: The Iliad: T90241; The Odyssey: T90240. ESTC notes these two works were ?sometimes issued together?, and that the notes were written in part by William Broome, and the 'Essay on the Life, Writings, and Learning of Homer' by T. Parnell. At the end of vol. IV of The Odyssey, Homer?s Battle of the Frogs and Mice, ?by Mr. Archdeacon Parnel [sic]. Corrected by Mr. Pope?, 22pp separately paginated. The first part of Pope?s translation of The Iliad appeared in 1715, subsequent instalments appearing over the next five years. It was generally well received, prompting Pope to attempt The Odyssey, which was first presented to the public in 1726. Seller Inventory # 65721

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Iliad. Odyssey [title in Greek]: Homer

Homer

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About this Item: Robert and Andrew Foulis, Glasquae [Glasgow], 1758. xi, [i], 312; [iv], 336; [viii], 297, [1]; [iv], 336 pp., with half-title and blanks as called for, but without rare general title-page (issued in 1758) in the first volume of the Iliad. 4 vols. Folio. One of the great productions of this or any press. "The great Homer, in double pica and all the majesty of a folio page, was produced by Robert and Andrew Foulis in 1756 and 1758 ? For beauty as well as for accuracy these splendid volumes can hardly be surpassed ? [of them] it is said, 'one of the finest monuments of Greek typography which our nation possesses' ?" (David Murray, Robert & Andrew Foulis and the Glasgow Press, pp. 16-17). Gaskell 319. Provenance: Thomas Thornton (heraldic Thorn Ville bookplate); M. Rockingham (heraldic bookplate) Contemporary calf, spines in seven compartments with raised bands, contrasting morocco lettering pieces in two, the rest richly gilt with small thistle and floral tools. Joints and tips expertly repaired, scuffing to covers, occasional foxing to text, margins of endpapers browned, still a crisp, clean copy xi, [i], 312; [iv], 336; [viii], 297, [1]; [iv], 336 pp., with half-title and blanks as called for, but without rare general title-page (issued in 1758) in the first volume of the Iliad. 4 vols. Folio. Seller Inventory # 306730

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Homer's Iliads in English / By Tho.: HOMER [HOBBES, Thomas]
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About this Item: William Crook, London, 1676. Hardcover. Condition: Very Good. 1st Edition. Homer's Iliads in English / By Tho. Hobbes of Malmsbury. To which be added Homer's Odysses Englished by the same author. London: Printed by J. C. for W. Crook, at the Green Dragon without Temple-Bar, 1676. [12], 384 pp. Signatures: A-Z6, Aa-Kk6 (A4-6, advertisements; U1 incorrectly signed V). Pages 194, 226, 234, 242, 368 incorrectly numbered 94, 26, 243, 42, 378, respectively. Text little browned, stained and soiled throughout, title page with paper repair at top margin and center (affecting the word "London"), small burn hole in Gg2 affecting one letter of text, fore-margin of Dd4 torn with loss of one letter of text. [Bound with] HOMER [HOBBES, Thomas]. Odysses. Translated out of the Greek by Tho. Hobbes of Malmsbury. The Second edition. London: Printed for W. Crook, at the Green Dragon without Temple-Bar, 1677. [6], 269, 280-301 [3] pp. Lacking the additional engraved title. Signatures: B? C-O¹². 12mo (157 x 90 mm). Contemporary full calf (heavily worn, corners bumped). Text little browned, stained and soiled throughout. Still a good copy of of the exceedingly rare first edition of Hobbes' translation of the Iliads. ---- Wing H2550; ESTC R2521, Macdonald & Hargreaves 79. The rare FIRST EDITION of Thomas Hobbes' Translation into English Verse of Homer's Iliads, published one year after his translation of Homer's Odyssey. Hobbes' Homer is the fitting latter bookend of one of the greatest careers of any philosopher of antiquity or modernity. His first important publication was, of course, the Thucydides of 1629. Having thus begun with antiquity's greatest historian, Hobbes, arguably the greatest and most influential early modern philosopher, ends his career with antiquity's greatest poet. The translation was well received and was enjoyed by Pope, who owned and annotated a copy, using Hobbes' translation as one of the references for his own. Hobbes' short essay on the virtues of an heroic poem, which serves as an epistle to the reader is full of erudition and one of the earlier works on its subject in English. Both first editions of Hobbe's translation are rare. AE records only one copy of the Iliads at auction (Sotheby's 2015) in the past 50 years. Most of the copies in libraries are reproductions of the Huntington Library original. Our copy is bound with the second edition of the Odyssey (ESTC R38794), which was published together with the second edition of the Odyssey one year after, in 1677. Seller Inventory # 002591

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The Iliad of Homer & The Odyssey: Homer

Homer

Published by Bernard Lintot, Strasburg (1542)

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About this Item: Bernard Lintot, Strasburg, 1542. Early printing of Homer's masterpieces The Iliad and the Odyssey in the original Greek. Octavo, bound in contemporary blindstamped pigskin over boards, brass clasps and hinges to The Odyssey. In excellent condition with some browning and general soiling. The Iliad with woodcut titles and printer's devices at colophon (in Greek); some contemporary Greek and Latin annotations and scholia and on the pastedowns. The Odyssey contains a second woodcut title and printer's device at conclusion to Hymns. Attributed to the singular ancient Greek poet Homer, the Iliad and the Odyssey are considered to be the most important works of ancient Greek literature. The Iliad, set in the midst of the ten-year Trojan War focuses on the quarrel between King Agamemnon and the warrior Achilles. The Odyssey tells the epic tale of the journey of Odysseus, King of Ithaca after the fall of Troy. The Homeric Question, concerning the tales' true authorship, continues to be debated - with some scholars believing the poems the work of many contributors over the course of centuries. Seller Inventory # 78028

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The Iliad and the Odyssey in Greek: Homer

Homer

Published by in aedibus academicis, excudebant Robertus et Andreas Foulis, Glasguae (1756)

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About this Item: in aedibus academicis, excudebant Robertus et Andreas Foulis, Glasguae, 1756. 4 volumes, foolscap folio, pp. xi, [1], 312; [4], 333, [3]; [8], 297, [1]; [4], 334, [2]; without the general title page in volume I ("rarely found"); contemporary full mottled calf, late 19th- or early 20th-century rebacking in souring brown calf, gilt-lettered direct on spines; spines scuffed and rubbed; text clean; good and sound. Nineteenth-century ownership signatures of E. Evans, Pembroke College, Oxon, likely Evan Evans, Master of Pembroke 1864-78, and later Vice Chancellor, 1878-82. Later bookplate of E. P. Hedley. The book was also issued in a larger demy folio format. It "was awarded the Silver Medals of the Select Society of Edinburgh in 1756 and 1757" (Gaskell, citing Murray). One of the most accurate and typographically splendid editions of Homer's Iliad and Odyssey in the original Greek. "One of the most splendid editions of Homer ever delivered to the world, and I am informed that its accuracy is equal to its magnificence" (Dibdin, quoting Harwood). Gaskell 319. Seller Inventory # 49003

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

Homer; Monti, Vincenzo [transl.]

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About this Item: Dalla Stampa Reale, Milano, 1812. Second Edition. 366pp 386pp. 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. Seller Inventory # j5344

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Homer; Richmond Lattimore; Anthony Quayle

Published by Caedmon (1996)

ISBN 10: 0694517003 ISBN 13: 9780694517008

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

FOULIS PRESS. HOMER.

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

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About this Item: Glasguae; In Aedibus Academicis excudebant Robertus et Andreas Foulis Academiae Typographi 1758, 1756. 4 volumes in 2. Tall folio, 366 x 232 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 The Odyssey, bound (somewhat inappropriately) in 19th century half calf, red morocco labels, green binder's cloth; very occasional light foxing, spines a little dried. 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. Seller Inventory # 8608

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POPE, Alexander & HOMER

Published by B. Law, London (1796)

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About this Item: B. Law, London, 1796. hardcover. Condition: very good. 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. 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. Seller Inventory # 176162

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The Iliad of Homer & The Odyssey: HOMER (Translated by

HOMER (Translated by Alexander Pope

Published by Bernard Lintot 1738, 1716-1726, London (1738)

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About this Item: Bernard Lintot 1738, 1716-1726, London, 1738. Hardcover. Condition: Very good -. First Edition. Quarto, 11 volumes. PLEASE READ DESCRIPTION CAREFULLY AND CONTACT US WITH ANY SPECIFIC QUESTIONS. Volume I of The Iliad is a later edition (1738), though uniform in binding, style, and format with the rest of the series. "The Iliad" lacks the "Siege of Troy" plate in Volume II, and Achilles' shield of armor in Volume V (The folding map of Greece and Phrygia is present and in excellent condition). This is the quarto Subscriber's Edition (though Volume I of "The Iliad," being a later edition, lacks the subscriber list). Volume I of "The Odyssey" contains the subscriber list for that set. Ex-library with attractive institutional bookplate on the front paste-down, pocket in rear, with some evidence of library marking removal to the rear endpapers of a few volumes. Internally quite clean and unmarked, with a very small "withdrawn" stamp and inked call number on the dedication leaves, and a few erasable pencil notations from the library. The front board of each volume has a thin, blind-embossed call number near the base. Despite library markings, overall about very good in 19th century full light brown diced Russia, with gilt edges, gilt borders, gilt dentelles, blind-tooled cloth endpapers, raised bands, and black morocco spine labels. Some scuffing to the extremities, with some gentle wear to the corners of several volumes (see images). Some trivial foxing to a few leaves in a few volumes, but the vast majority of the contents are quite clean, bright, and attractive. Faint tobacco odor from a recent (and very temporary) owner. Though by bibliographic standards incomplete, and very far from perfect (and priced accordingly), this is an attractively bound set of a watershed illustrated publication (one of the first English translations of both texts), fortunately without any spine markings, which gives it a handsome presence on any shelf. Seller Inventory # 3061

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Homer Prince of Poets: Translated According to: Homer (George Chapman

Homer (George Chapman trans.)

Published by Printed for Samuel Macham [by Humphrey Lownes] London [1609] (1609)

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About this Item: Printed for Samuel Macham [by Humphrey Lownes] London [1609], 1609. Hardcover. Condition: Very Good. 1st Edition. First edition of Chapman's translation of first twelve books. Quarto [6.5 x 10 inches], Pagination: blank, [6] "The Epistle Dedicatorie" "To the High Borne Prince of Men, Henrie." [[8] "To the Reader". [2] Dedication to Queen Anne. 136, 156-214, 115-118, [12] additional dedicatory verses, blank. The engraved title page is provided in facsimile. Despite the pagination irregularities, which are common to all extant copies, the main text of Homer is complete and sequential. Bound in later full crushed light brown morocco, spine with raised bands. Condition - first few preliminary leaves, after the engraved title page, are frayed at fore-edge; the first also creased, last leaf of sonnets also creased and with early repair of a tear. Some pages with light staining and browning, others fairly clean. Seller Inventory # 8519

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Homer. Pope, Alexander (1688-1744)

Published by London : printed for J. Whiston, Baker and Leigh, W. Strahan, T. Payne, J. and F. Rivington [and 19 others in London] (1771)

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About this Item: London : printed for J. Whiston, Baker and Leigh, W. Strahan, T. Payne, J. and F. Rivington [and 19 others in London], 1771. 1st edition in this form. Bookplate of Martin Browne Folkes, Bar. Finely bound all in full contemporary aniline calf. Contrasting leather labels (volume indicator labels lacking to v.1 & v.5) and elaborate spine compartment tooling. Minor, generalized wear to the spine bands and board extremities. Remains quite a well-preserved set; tight, bright, clean and strong. Subjects; Achilles (Greek mythology) - Poetry - Early works to 1800.Epic poetry, Greek - Translations into English - Early works to 1800.Trojan War - Poetry - Early works to 1800. Physical description; 9 v. : ill, ports, plates (some folded) ; 19cm (8vo). The notes are written in part by William Broome. Includes 'An essay on the life, writings, and learning of Homer' by T. Parnell. Odyssey includes 'A general view of the epick poem, and of the Iliad and Odyssey. Extracted from Bossu' and 'Homer's Battle of thefrogs and mice. By Mr. Archdeacon Parnel. Corrected by Mr. Pope' which has separate titlepage and pagination.Translated by Alexander Pope, with the assistance of Elijah Fenton and William Broome. 1 Kg. Seller Inventory # 231796

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Homer. Pope, Alexander (1688-1744)

Published by London : printed for J. Whiston, Baker and Leigh, W. Strahan, T. Payne, J. and F. Rivington [and 19 others in London] (1771)

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About this Item: London : printed for J. Whiston, Baker and Leigh, W. Strahan, T. Payne, J. and F. Rivington [and 19 others in London], 1771. 1st edition in this form. Bookplate of Martin Browne Folkes, Bar. Finely bound all in full contemporary aniline calf. Contrasting leather labels (volume indicator labels lacking to v.1 & v.5) and elaborate spine compartment tooling. Minor, generalized wear to the spine bands and board extremities. Remains quite a well-preserved set; tight, bright, clean and strong. Subjects; Achilles (Greek mythology) - Poetry - Early works to 1800.Epic poetry, Greek - Translations into English - Early works to 1800.Trojan War - Poetry - Early works to 1800. Physical description; 9 v. : ill, ports, plates (some folded) ; 19cm (8vo). The notes are written in part by William Broome. Includes 'An essay on the life, writings, and learning of Homer' by T. Parnell. Odyssey includes 'A general view of the epick poem, and of the Iliad and Odyssey. Extracted from Bossu' and 'Homer's Battle of thefrogs and mice. By Mr. Archdeacon Parnel. Corrected by Mr. Pope' which has separate titlepage and pagination.Translated by Alexander Pope, with the assistance of Elijah Fenton and William Broome. 1 Kg. Seller Inventory # 231796

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Ilias and Odusseia (The Iliad and The: Homer

Homer

Published by Bremer Presse, (Munich) (1924)

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About this Item: 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). Seller Inventory # 23499

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ILIAD OF HOMER. Translated by Alexander Pope,: Homer; [Pope Alexander,

Homer; [Pope Alexander, Trans.]

Published by London W. Bowyer; Henry Lintot 1720; 1745 (1745)

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About this Item: London W. Bowyer; Henry Lintot 1720; 1745, 1745. 11 volumes in six. A complete set of the very scarce FIRST "POCKET" or SMALLER FORMAT EDITION and second edition overall of Pope’s great translation of Homer's Iliad and Odyssey. Finely engraved plates, titles, head and tail pieces, portraits and maps throughout all the volumes. Fine, heraldic ownership plates of Bolton in each volume. 8vo, handsome later antique half-calf over marbled boards, the spines with raised bands gilt stippled, the compartments with central gilt ornamental devices and red morocco lettering labels gilt, red edges. A very handsome set, fresh and clean. VERY SCARCE. A FINE SET IN ANTIQUE CALF GILT. ENGRAVED ILLUSTRATIONS AND PLATES 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). Seller Inventory # 27398

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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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About this Item: 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. Seller Inventory # 48652

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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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About this Item: London: Printed for Longman, Hurst, et al. Dates from the engraved title pages: Iliad and Odyssy (1805); Hesiod (1817); Aeschylus (1831), 1805. Hardcover. 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. Seller Inventory # ABE-1324436295

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

Homer (Leonard Baskin)

Published by Delphic Arts, New York (1962)

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About this Item: 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. Seller Inventory # 38321

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THE NONESUCH HOMER The Iliad and Odyssey.: HOMER; POPE, Alexander

HOMER; POPE, Alexander

Published by The Nonesuch Press (1931)

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About this Item: The Nonesuch Press, 1931. Two volumes, limited issue. The Iliad is number 97 of 1450 copies for sale in England, and Odyssey is 526 of 1300 copies. Original tan morocco, lettered and tooled in gilt with five raised bands to the spine. Top edge gilt with untrimmed pages. A near fine set, with just a little fading to the spines. Titles printed in black and red with wood-engraved title page and head-piece illustrations by Rudolf Koch. Seller Inventory # 36704

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