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    Alexander Pope's Translation of The Iliad

    [Homer]. [Alexander] Pope, [translator]. The Iliad of Homer. London: Printed by W. Bowyer, for Bernard Lintott, 1715-1720.

    Six books in three quarto volumes. [56], 55, [3], 50, 41, [3], 27, [1], 30, [2], 30, [2], 22, [4], 306, [4]; [4], 263, [5], 320; [6], 299, [5], 221, [33] pages. Engraved frontispiece of Homer and a folded engraved map of Troy in Volume I.

    Contemporary full speckled calf with five raised bands. Six triple-ruled compartments with gilt decoration. Leather spine labels with gilt titles. All edges speckled in red. Bookplates on both pastedowns of all volumes. Bindings are worn with rubbing and scuffing. Joints are cracked and boards are a bit loose. Toning to endpapers and page edges. Light, scattered foxing throughout. A very good set.


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    October, 2010
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