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Book Description
FIRST 12mo POPE EDITION, issued the same year as the Folio subscription set. 5 Volumes. 12mo. (6.5 x 4.1 inches). Illustrated with 24 fine copper engraved plates by Paul Fourdrinier, after William Kent. ---- Vol. 1: [4], xxxvi, [8], 212, [4] p., [4] leaves of plates -- Vol. 2: [4], 235, [5] p., [5] leaves of plates -- Vol. 3: [4], 275, [5] p., [5] leaves of plates -- Vol. 4: 248, [16] p., [5] leaves of plates -- Vol. 5: 251, [12 - Index, blank], 24, p., [5] leaves of plates. A bright an clean set in fine contemporary full dark brown calf bindings. Spines with 4 raised bands. Compartments ruled in gilt. Tan title labels and dark brown number labels, all with triple gilt ruled borders. Previous owners bookplate in each volume on front pastedown endpapers. An exceptional set of this important translation. ----- Includes 'A general view of the epic poem, and of the Iliad and Odyssey. Extracted from Bossu' and 'Homer's Battle of the frogs and mice. By Mr. Archdeacon Parnel. Corrected by Mr. Pope' (vol. 5) which has divisional title and separate pagination. All half titles present and Advertising leaves for Bernard Lintot at the end of volumes 1 to 4. ------- Translated by Alexander Pope, William Broome and Elijah Fenton, with notes by Broome.
Author HOMER. -- POPE. ALEXANDER, Translates.
Date 1725

Price: £2750.00

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