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132569
HOMER.

The Iliad....

With English Notes by F. A. Paley.

Availability: In stock

Published: London Whittaker and Co.; George Bell, 1866 & 1871

Stock Code: 132569

£375
OR On display in 43 Dover Street

Notes

First Paley edition, printed in Greek with Paley's extensive notes in English. Paley (1815-1888) used the Greek text of Immanuel Bekker (published in Bonn in 1858); he stated his "primary object has been to explain the Greek of Homer. This is I am well aware, only one small department that an intellectual student requires; but I venture to say that it is an important one, and I am sure that it is that one of all others in which slovenliness and inaccuracy have most prevailed" (preface). Notably, Paley's Homer was the edition used by Oscar Wilde when a student at Trinity College, Dublin (his own copy appearing at auction in March 2004).

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Description

2 volumes, octavo (218 x 138 mm). Contemporary calf, twin red and green labels to spines, spines gilt to compartments, double gilt fillet to covers, turn-ins serrated in blind, marbled endpapers and edges.

Condition

Insect damage at foot of front joint of vol. I, endpapers toned yet clean thereafter. A very good copy.

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