1930 The Whole Works of Homer; Prince of Poetts, in his Iliads and Odysses
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First Edition, Illustrated, Leather Binding, Limited Edition
The first edition thus, being the first edition of this George Chapman translation for the Shakespeare Head Press.
With woodcut frontispiece portraits of Homer and woodcut title-page borders in the first and fifth volumes. With forty-eight full page woodcut illustrations by John Farleigh.
This is numbered 85 of 450 copies printed.
Volumes 1 and 2 are The Iliad; Volumes 3 and 4 are 'The Odysses' with volume 5 being 'Batrachomyomachia, or the Battaile of Frogs and Mise; His Hymns and Epigrams'.
In uniform half calf bindings, with cloth covered boards. Externally, generally smart. Fading to the spines. A few light spots to spines. Internally, firmly bound. Pages are bright and clean.
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