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Homer (c. 8th Century BC) The Odyssey

Auction:
2730B
Lot:
171
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$3,075$2,500

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Auction:
Books & Manuscripts - 2730B
Location:
Boston
Date / Time :
May 31, 2014 11:00AM

Description:

Homer (c. 8th Century BC) The Odyssey. London: Printed and Published by Sir Emery Walker, Wilfred Merton, and Bruce Rogers, 1932.
Folio, limited edition, one of 530 copies, the text printed in Bruce Rogers's Centaur type on light gray Barcham Green paper, large gold-leaf medallions printed on the title and at the head of each of the twenty-four chapters, bound in full black morocco by W. H. Smith & Son, gilt-lettered spine, t.e.g., deckle edges throughout, with a copy of the original prospectus inserted, binding slightly rubbed, with a dent on the back board, and slight scuffing, 11 1/2 x 7 3/4 in.
[and] Chapman's Homer, The Whole Works; Prince of Poetts, in His Iliads, and Odysses, Oxford: at the Shakespeare Head by Basil Blackwell, 1930-1931, in five volumes, illustrated by John Farleigh, limited edition, number 290 of 450, bound in half red leather and ivory buckram boards, bindings dry and rubbed, but intact, 11 1/4 x 7 1/2 in. (6)
Estimate $2,500-3,000


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Bruce Rogers, Emery Walker, London, Wilfred Merton, head, Shakespeare Head, Oxford, Basil Blackwell, John Farleigh

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