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The Iliad; vols I & II

£39.99

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The Iliad; vols I & II
London: Macmillan and Co. 1886 and 1888.

Vol I.
pp 422 plus two page publisher's gazette.
Green fine cloth boards are faded and knocked at the corners with light staining to front and back; some moderate fraying to top and tail of spine.
Spine covering has two inch closed tear to rear hinge line. The book is rather cocked. Gold titles to spine.

Inside the bindings are generally very good, if a little weak, but there is cracking to p144 and 304 and possibly other places. All pages tanned and rough cut. Title page signed by Arthur F. Hort, 1886, presumably Fenton Hort, the Greek theologian and publisher. In 1937 this signature was superseded by that of Ronald Hope-Jones, an Eton academic of repute. Thus this tome has some pedigree, and many of the pages bear pencilled notes alongside the Greek type. Tissue protected frontispiece illustration.

Vol II.
pp 505 plus gazette.
Similar green covers but in worse state than vol I: the spine strip is hanging on by bits of sellotape and the front board is attached only by its binding. The rear board has gone.
End paper signatures of Hort (Jan 1889) and Hope-Jones (1937). Also the signature of W. Ridgeway (1890) to title page. Profuse pencil marginal notes as for vol I and another tissue guarded frontis illustration.

Both titles hold great provenance. The owner clearly studied these books very closely.

Item details

Author(s):
Leaf, Walter
Condition:
Fair
Edition:
1886
Format:
Hardback
Number of pages:
927
Publisher:
Macmillan
Title:
The Iliad Vols I & II

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The Iliad; vols I & II
London: Macmillan and Co. 1886 and 1888.

Vol I.
pp 422 plus two page publisher's gazette.
Green fine cloth boards are faded and knocked at the corners with light staining to front and back; some moderate fraying to top and tail of spine.
Spine covering has two inch closed tear to rear hinge line. The book is rather cocked. Gold titles to spine.

Inside the bindings are generally very good, if a little weak, but there is cracking to p144 and 304 and possibly other places. All pages tanned and rough cut. Title page signed by Arthur F. Hort, 1886, presumably Fenton Hort, the Greek theologian and publisher. In 1937 this signature was superseded by that of Ronald Hope-Jones, an Eton academic of repute. Thus this tome has some pedigree, and many of the pages bear pencilled notes alongside the Greek type. Tissue protected frontispiece illustration.

Vol II.
pp 505 plus gazette.
Similar green covers but in worse state than vol I: the spine strip is hanging on by bits of sellotape and the front board is attached only by its binding. The rear board has gone.
End paper signatures of Hort (Jan 1889) and Hope-Jones (1937). Also the signature of W. Ridgeway (1890) to title page. Profuse pencil marginal notes as for vol I and another tissue guarded frontis illustration.

Both titles hold great provenance. The owner clearly studied these books very closely.

Author(s):
Leaf, Walter
Condition:
Fair
Edition:
1886
Format:
Hardback
Number of pages:
927
Publisher:
Macmillan
Title:
The Iliad Vols I & II

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