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LAWRENCE, T. E. (trans.); HOMER.
The Odyssey of Homer.
London: Printed in England, 1932. London: Printed in England,, 1932. Among the most beautiful books ever produced Quarto. Original black morocco by W.H. Smith, spine lettered in gilt, top edges gilt, others untrimmed. Housed in the original black card slipcase (slightly worn and sometime repaired). 26 woodcut roundels printed in gold and black (with tissue guards). A lovely copy, fresh and clean, retaining the original slipcase. First and limited edition of Lawrence's translation, one of 530 unnumbered copies. "Inspired by reading Seven Pillars of Wisdom, Bruce Rogers persuaded Lawrence to undertake a new translation of The Odyssey. Begun in 1928 and published in 1932, the translation was undertaken during Lawrence's free time while serving in the ranks. It was published in a beautiful edition … by Emery Walker, Wilfred Merton and Bruce Rogers" (O'Brien). Joseph Blumenthal described it as "among the most beautiful books ever produced" (Art of the Printed Book: 1455-1955). O'Brien A141.
Bookseller: Peter Harrington [United Kingdom]
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