The Iliad of Homer translated by Alexander Pope, published in 1813
This premium small guided leather-bound The Iliad of Homer (5.2” by 3”) translated by Alexander Pope is an academic treasure for any aficionado of Homer and Pope. It was published by J. Walker, Paternoster Row, and J. Harris, St. Paul’s Church Yard, London, in 1813. The edges are marbled, with big red and Prussian blue bubbles; the end sheets are also marbled in red like an incarnadine sea. The marbled edges and end sheets were common to leather-bound books in the nineteenth century, though the techniques started in the 17th century. There is some inevitable light foxing due to age; otherwise, this rare book is in fine condition.
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