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The Adventures of Telemachus, the Son of Ulysses - Volumes I & II [1808]

£80.00

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Published in 1808 by Vernor, Hood and Sharpe; and others.

Leather bound with gilt decoration and lettering, with spine labels for the titles. Marbled boards, and marbled page edges. With illustrations.

Telemachus is a figure in Greek mythology, the son of Odysseus and Penelope, and a central character in Homer's Odyssey. Telemachus is the subject of François Fénelon's The Adventures of Telemachus, Son of Ulysses fist published in 1699, a scathing attack on the monarchy of France. This edition translated into English by John Hawkesworth.
Les aventures de Télémaque (The adventures of Telemachus) is a didactic French novel by Fénelon, Archbishop of Cambrai and tutor to the seven-year-old Duc de Bourgogne (grandson of Louis XIV and second in line to the throne). It was published anonymously in 1699 and reissued in 1717 by his family. The slender plot fills out a gap in Homer's Odyssey, recounting the educational travels of Telemachus, son of Ulysses, accompanied by his tutor, Mentor, who is revealed at the end of the story to be Minerva, goddess of wisdom, in disguise.

The front of volume I is partially detached and there are splits along the hinge of the end papers of both volumes. The spines are worn, and the pages and end papers are yellowed, with some foxing. The text blocks are sound and firm with tight bindings.

Item details

Author(s):
François Fénelon & John Hawkesworth (trans.)
Condition:
Used: good
Dimensions:
16.5cm x 10cm x 4.5cm
Edition:
1808
Format:
Hardback
Number of pages:
535
Publisher:
Vernor, Hood and Sharpe; et al
Title:
The Adventures of Telemachus, the Son of Ulysses

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Published in 1808 by Vernor, Hood and Sharpe; and others.

Leather bound with gilt decoration and lettering, with spine labels for the titles. Marbled boards, and marbled page edges. With illustrations.

Telemachus is a figure in Greek mythology, the son of Odysseus and Penelope, and a central character in Homer's Odyssey. Telemachus is the subject of François Fénelon's The Adventures of Telemachus, Son of Ulysses fist published in 1699, a scathing attack on the monarchy of France. This edition translated into English by John Hawkesworth.
Les aventures de Télémaque (The adventures of Telemachus) is a didactic French novel by Fénelon, Archbishop of Cambrai and tutor to the seven-year-old Duc de Bourgogne (grandson of Louis XIV and second in line to the throne). It was published anonymously in 1699 and reissued in 1717 by his family. The slender plot fills out a gap in Homer's Odyssey, recounting the educational travels of Telemachus, son of Ulysses, accompanied by his tutor, Mentor, who is revealed at the end of the story to be Minerva, goddess of wisdom, in disguise.

The front of volume I is partially detached and there are splits along the hinge of the end papers of both volumes. The spines are worn, and the pages and end papers are yellowed, with some foxing. The text blocks are sound and firm with tight bindings.

Author(s):
François Fénelon & John Hawkesworth (trans.)
Condition:
Used: good
Dimensions:
16.5cm x 10cm x 4.5cm
Edition:
1808
Format:
Hardback
Number of pages:
535
Publisher:
Vernor, Hood and Sharpe; et al
Title:
The Adventures of Telemachus, the Son of Ulysses

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