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1756 Foulis Edition-Homer's Opera in Four Volumes Bound in Two-Full Leather
1756. Opera in Four Volumes, Homer, Excudebant Robertus et Andreas Foulis, Glasgow, in four volumes bound in two, full leather, folio. In good condition. Some cracking and flaking of leather on boards. Gilt work on spine with raised bands. Marbled fore edge. Marbled end papers still bright. Modern repair work to gutters with library tape. Age toning to text blocks. Unmarked. Inscription on end papers on first volume. Binding tight in both volumes. Very sound. Please see photos. One of the greats 18th-century editions of Homer. The Foulis edition has been frequently cited as one of the most accurate and typographically splendid editions of Homer's Iliad and Odyssey in the original Greek, printed on thick paper. The type was newly invented by Alexander Wilson and is called "double pica", a bold, virile font that made the homer called the masterpiece of the firm. Each volume has separate title pages and the general title pages are missing in both volumes. This beautiful Foulis edition was met with the approval of no less an authority than Edward Gibbon, "As the eye is the organ of fancy, I read Homer with more pleasure in the Glasgow edition. Through that fine medium, the poet's sense appears more beautiful and transparent" RAREB1756HVZA. [Attributes: First Edition]
Bookseller: robinrarebooks [Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, United States]
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