The Iliad [and] Odyssey.[London], The Nonesuch Press, 1931 Stock Code: 135113
NotesFirst Nonesuch editions, number 313 of 1,450 copies and 3 of 1,300 copies respectively. The Nonesuch Homer was one of the finest productions of the Nonesuch Press, a shining example of how fine printing and commercial viability could be brought together. The Greek text is printed in parallel with the English translation of Alexander Pope, which was first published in 1725.
2 works, tall octavo. Original orange niger, raised bands within blind rules to spines, twin gilt fillets to head and foot, second compartments gilt-lettered direct, 2-line gilt frame to sides, single fillet gilt to turn-ins, marbled endpapers, top edges gilt, others untrimmed.
Title pages printed in red and black with engraved hoplite vignettes, vignette chapter headings printed in red and black throughout.
Bookplates to front endpapers. Leather a little mottled to sides as often, but nonetheless a near-fine set in very smart and fresh condition.
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