Book Description

First edition thus. 2 vols. 48mo. (87 x 51 mm), pp. [2] 351 [1]; [2] 272, with engraved frontispiece, bound without half-title in vol.1. Anchor and dolphin vignette to titles. Greek letter. Imternally clean, rear gatherings in both volumes unopened. Original publisher’s red cloth, original paper labels with title and ‘2 vol. 12s’, spines and covers a little faded, corners bumped. Edges a little dusty,
Dealer Notes
First edition of Homer’s ‘Iliad’ and ‘Odyssey’, the last published of Pickering’s ‘Diamond Classics’ series, and possibly still the smallest ever printed Homer, exquisitely printed in Greek diamond type by C. Whittingham. Keynes records a price of 12s for large paper copies, else 9s.
Author [Diamond Classics] Homer:
Date 1831
Publisher Londini [London]: Gulielmus Pickering,

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