The Iliad and Odyssey. Homer, Alexander Pope.
The Iliad and Odyssey
The Iliad and Odyssey

The Iliad and Odyssey. With Pope's translations from 1715.

Bloomsbury: The Nonesuch Press, 1931. Tall 8vo. 2 volumes, set. Limited editions. #1199 of 1450 and #542 of 1300, respectively. Bound on flexible back in full tan niger morocco with cloth joints, gilt. Bottom and fore-edge untrimmed, top edge trimmed and gilt. Marbled endpapers. Printed in Monotype Cochin and Jan van Krimpen's Antigone Greek by Johannes Enschedé en Zonen on grey Pannekoek mould-made paper. Open capitals in red at the head of each book by van Krimpen, and the same type used in enlarged line block, also in red, on the title pages. Loosely inserted at the front of The Iliad is Francis Meynell's note about how to open the binding and the paper. Odyssey in a marbled paper slipcase. Ornaments designed, engraved and composed by and under the direction of Rudolf Koch. The large figures of Greek warriors on the title pages were designed by Berthold Wolpe. Neat ink ownership on verso of endpaper in Odyssey of 'P. H. Mountford 24.11.62.'. Fine copies. Item #5155

Price: £1,650.00

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