Helen of Troy.London: George Bell and Sons, 1882 Stock Code: 144513
First edition, in an exquisite Sangoski & Sutcliffe binding preserving the original cloth, of Lang's retelling in verse of the classical narrative of Helen of Troy.
The Scottish poet, author, and anthropologist Andrew Lang (1844-1912) is best-known as a collector of folk and fairy tales, and for being the author of the Fairy Book series. He was also interested in Classical history and scholarship, and produced collaborative translations of the Odyssey and the Illiad, along with works on Homer.
Octavo (187 x 121 mm). Finely bound by Sangorsky & Sutcliffe in blue-green crushed morocco, original blue cloth panels bound in at end, titles in gilt direct to spine, raised bands, compartments richly gilt with foliate motifs and central four-leaf onlay in red morocco, boards elegantly framed in gilt ruling and pointillé with four-leaf onlay in red morocco and intricate gilt floral motifs to corners, turn-ins richly gilt, brown endpapers, top egde gilt, others untrimmed.
Single page of publisher's advertisements at end.
Minute split to foot of front joint, faint sunning to spine, the binding sharp, internally fresh and clean; a fine copy.
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