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

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Item Description: printed [by Richard Field] for Nathaniell Butter, ca., London:, 1612. FIRST EDITION.. 28 x 18.5 cm. 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. Bookseller Inventory # 3098D

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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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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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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; 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 WHOLE WORKS OF HOMER PRINCE OF: HOMER. Translated by

HOMER. Translated by George Chapman.

Published by London printed for Nathaniell Butler no date circa ? (1616)

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Item Description: London printed for Nathaniell Butler no date circa ?, 1616. Hardcover. Book Condition: Very Good. Translated according to the Greeke by Geo. Chapman, circa 1616? LACKS FIRST AND LAST BLANK. Small folio in sixes, approximately 275 x 180 mm, 10¾ x 7 inches. THE ILIADS OF HOMER, IN 24 BOOKS: General engraved title page by William Hole, dedication to Prince Henry in verse signed Geo. Chapman, sonnet to Prince Henry and another to Queen Anne, signed Geo. Chapman, to the Reader in verse, The Preface and Faults escaped, followed by the dedicatory sonnets to the Duke of Lennox, (Baron Ellesmere), the Earls of Salisbury, Suffolk, Northampton, Arundell, Pembroke and Montgomery, Lord Lisle, Countess of Montgomery, Countess of Bedford, Earls of Southampton and Suss, Lord de Walden, Sir Thomas Howard (Viscount Cranborne and Rochester and Sir Edward Philips not present, as in most copies). Pages: [24], 1 - [342], [8]. HOMERS ODYSSES, IN 24 BOOKS: NO TITLE PAGE (wanting in most copies, having been suppressed when the general title was given to the whole (See Henry Huth Library, Part 3, No. 3772), LACKS TITLE AND PRELIMINARIES, STARTS ON SIGNATURE B, pages: 1 - [378], blank page between books 12 & 13. Bound in full calf, rebacked at some time with replacement endpapers, gilt title to spine, gilt decoration to covers. Binding rubbed and scuffed, 2 inch crack to bottom of upper hinge, slight wear to head of spine, gilt rubbed away in places, uneven darkening to spine, corners worn with board just showing at tips, title page dusty, small loss to tip of top corner, edges neatly repaired on blank side of title page, tip of top corner of last page neatly repaired, some pale staining, foxing and small brown marks, mostly to margins, a few pages have pale foxing all over, first inner hinge strengthened with bookbinder's white tape, otherwise a very good copy. The pagination mistakes listed in Carl Pforzheimer Library, English Literature 1475 - 1700, Volume 1, numbers 169 and 170 are the same (apart from page 176 and 286 in Odysses which are corrected), running title has no apostrophe in "Homers" . MORE IMAGES ATTACHED TO THIS LISTING, ALL ZOOMABLE, FURTHER IMAGES ON REQUEST. POSTAGE AT COST. Bookseller Inventory # 18618

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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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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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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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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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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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POPE, Alexander) HOMER.

Published by Printed for J. Whiston, &c. 1771/1771 (1771)

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Item Description: 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. Bookseller Inventory # 65721

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Homer's Iliads in English / By Tho.: HOMER [HOBBES, Thomas]
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Item Description: William Crook, London, 1676. Hardcover. Book Condition: Very Good. 1st Edition. 12mo - over 6¾ - 7¾" tall. 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. Bookseller Inventory # 002591

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Homeri Opera. 4 Vols bound in two: Homer

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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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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Item Description: 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. Bookseller 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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Item Description: Dalla Stampa Reale, Milano, 1812. Second Edition. 230mm x 170mm (9" x 7"). 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. Bookseller Inventory # j5344

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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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Item Description: 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). Bookseller Inventory # 27398

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POPE, Alexander & HOMER.

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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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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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Item Description: 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. Bookseller Inventory # 8608

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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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Homer

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ISBN 10: 0806139420 ISBN 13: 9780806139425

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Item Description: University of Oklahoma Press, 2008. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. book. Bookseller Inventory # 0806139420

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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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Item Description: 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. Bookseller Inventory # 231796

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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

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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. 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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Item Description: 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. Bookseller Inventory # 231796

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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)

Published by Delphic Arts, New York (1962)

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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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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 Oxford University Press (1991)

ISBN 10: 0195068254 ISBN 13: 9780195068252

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