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WOOD, Robert.
AN ESSAY ON THE ORIGINAL GENIUS AND WRITING OF HOMER: with A Comparative View of the Ancient and Present State of the Troade.
London printed by H. Hughs for T. Payne and P. Elmsley. FIRST EDITION THUS, 1775 (the Essay was previously printed on its own in 1769). 4to, approximately 290 x 230 mm, 12 x 9½ inches, engraved frontispiece portrait of Homer, title page engraving by Bartolozzi, folding engraved map, 3 engraved plates of which 1 folding after Pars and Borra, tailpiece engraving by Bartolozzi on last page, pages: xv, 342, including half-title and divisional title page to "A Comparative View", bound in 19th century half calf, gilt lettered label between raised bands, extra gilt spine, marbled boards, all edges speckled red, pale brown endpapers. Binding slightly rubbed, hinges rubbed, pale stain to top and bottom margins of frontispiece, other margins lightly age browned, 1 page has a closed tear to margin, just running into text, professionally repaired, 1 top margin has small paper fault neatly repaired and 1 outer margin has tiny nick, very pale offsetting from plates to text, pale stain to the back of 1 plate but not visible on the image, occasional pale fox spot mostly to prelims, otherwise a very good clean crisp wide margined copy. Bookplate of C. W. H. Sotheby on first pastedown. The title page and the tailpiece engravings are by Francesco Bartolozzi, the famous Italian engraver who resided in London for 40 years. This is the first edition of the "Comparative View" which was editied by Jacob Bryant. William Pars is known for his association with Richard Chandler whilst Borra accompanied Wood to Palmyra. This is one of the most interesting 18th century works on the Homeric world, the ge … [Klicken Sie unten für eine ausführliche Beschreibung]
Verkäufer: Roger Middleton P.B.F.A. [Oxford, United Kingdom]
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