The Odyssey of Homer.
Translated from the Greek by T. E. Shaw.New York: Oxford University Press, 1940 Stock Code: 142118
Second US edition, the "Hesperides edition", of Lawrence's translation of The Odyssey, scarce in such a well-preserved jacket. "Inspired by reading Seven Pillars of Wisdom, Bruce Rogers persuaded Lawrence to undertake a new translation of The Odyssey. Begun in 1928 and published in 1932, the translation was undertaken during Lawrence's free time while serving in the ranks" (O'Brien). Following the publication of the first edition of 1932 (privately printed by Bruce Rogers in England in an edition of 530 copies), the American edition of the same year was the first to be issued as a trade edition; the American sheets were bound up with a cancel title page three years later for this edition.
Octavo. Original brown cloth, titles and motifs to spine in gilt, single-line rule in gilt to covers, top edge gilt. With the dust jacket.
A fine copy, the binding square and firm, contents clean throughout; in the near-fine jacket, spine slightly toned with very light creasing at ends, covers lightly dust soiled.
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