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1 Homer. (Translated by Robert Fagles. Introduction and Notes by Bernard Knox. THE ILIAD. (HOMER'S ILIAD.)
London Folio Society 1996 Hard Cover Very Good Grahame Baker. 
596 pp, large 8vo (10" H). Bound in quarter red-brown leather with gilt lettering on spine and gilt 'wave' pattern on edges. Pale brown cloth boards printed and blocked with a design by Grahame Baker in black; buff endpapers with maps printed in black. 8 leaves of color lithographic plates by Baker, plus b&w maps. Black slipcase with gilt 'wave' border on sides. "The text of this edition is based on that of the 1991 (Penguin Books) edition and incorporates further minor revisions made by the translator." Includes: Genealogy of the Royal House of Troy; Textual Variants from the Oxford Classical Text; Notes on the Translation; Suggestions for Further Reading; Pronouncing Glossary. Light wrinkle at top of spine, text block headpiece is not quite flush with top of spine, minute scuff to leather at bottom right of spine, faint mottling in color on top edge of text block. Slipcase has several small corner and edge bumps. 
Price: 50.00 USD
 
 
STORIES FROM THE ILIAD OR THE SIEGE OF TROY & STORIES FROM THE ODYSSEY.  2 VOLUMES FROM THE "TOLD TO THE CHILDREN" SERIES., Lang, Jeanie.  (Homer.)
2 Lang, Jeanie. (Homer.) STORIES FROM THE ILIAD OR THE SIEGE OF TROY & STORIES FROM THE ODYSSEY. 2 VOLUMES FROM THE "TOLD TO THE CHILDREN" SERIES.
London T.C. & E.C. Jack Hard Cover Good W. Heath Robinson. 
119 pp + 118 pp, 6" H - 2 volumes. 8 colour plates (including frontispiece) per volume. No date. Stories of the Trojan War and Odysseus' wanderings following it, retold for children. Each book has a blank Thoreau Macdonald bookplate at front. Books are slightly cocked, have light fading to spine color, light browning to edges of text blocks and on endpapers, small label on rear pastedown, small number stamp on rear free endpaper, some toning to page margins and gutters. Iliad has light wear at top/bottom of spine, very small bump at botom corner of boards. Odyessy has moderate wear at top/bottom of spine, small area of soiling on top of text block, one very small corner bump, small area of surface paper loss on text page 105 - piece is glued to verso of opposite illustration page, three page leaves roughtly opened at bottom edge - archivally repaired. 
Price: 25.00 USD
 
 
GODS AND HEROES OF THE GREEKS: THE LIBRARY OF APOLLODORUS., Simpson, Michael.
3 Simpson, Michael. GODS AND HEROES OF THE GREEKS: THE LIBRARY OF APOLLODORUS.
Amherst University of Massachusetts Press 1976 0870232061 / 9780870232060 Sixth printing Soft Cover Very Good+ Leonard Baskin 
311 pp, 9 1/4" H. B&w illustrations. "The immortal characters of Greek mythology enact their dramas, conflicts, and passions in the 'Library of Apollodorus'. Probably composed in the first century A.D., it is the only Greek handbook of mythology to survive antiquity, and is a major source of our knowledge of Greek myths. Beginning with the birth of the gods and ending with the death of Odysseus, the 'Library' traces the destinies of such great mythic figures as Prometheus, Oedipus, Heracles, Daedalus, and the heroes of the Trojan War. Michael Simpson's new translation captures the fine simplicity and straightforwardness of the original. Leonard Baskin's drawings throw a unique contemporary light on this ancient world." Inside - clean and tight with no previous ownership marks. Exterior - minor edge wear, tiny scuff on spine. 
Price: 15.00 USD
 


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