Homeric Hymn to Aphrodite.
A new translation. With ten engravings by Mark Severin.[London]: Golden Cockerel Press, 1948 Stock Code: 145202
First edition thus, copy 26 of 100 deluxe copies bound by Sangorski & Sutcliffe and signed by the translator F. L. Lucas, from a total edition of 750 copies. This Golden Cockerel Press edition exhibits the ancient Greek poetic hymns to Aphrodite, goddess of love, with both the Greek text and Lucas's translation, alongside woodcut illustrations by Belgian illustrator Mark Severin. Lucas reportedly found the Belgian's illustrations "a bit tarty".
Quarto. Publisher's deluxe binding of full red morocco by Sangorski and Sutcliffe, titles gilt to spine direct with two raised band, boards decorated in gilt after Severn's illustrations, gilt-ruled turn-ins, top edge gilt, others untrimmed. With the publisher's grey cloth slipcase.
13 wood engravings, title letters printed in red. Printed in Poliphilus Roman and New Hellenic Greek types on Arnold's mould-made paper by F. J. Newbery at the Chiswick Press.
A fine, bright copy.
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