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Homer
The Iliad and the Odyssey in Greek =] Tes tou Homerou Iliados ho tomos proteros [denteros]
in aedibus academicis, excudebant Robertus et Andreas Foulis, Glasguae, 1756. 4 volumes, foolscap folio, pp. xi, [1], 312; [4], 333, [3]; [8], 297, [1]; [4], 334, [2]; without the general title page in volume I ("rarely found"); contemporary full mottled calf, late 19th- or early 20th-century rebacking in souring brown calf, gilt-lettered direct on spines; spines scuffed and rubbed; text clean; good and sound. Nineteenth-century ownership signatures of E. Evans, Pembroke College, Oxon, likely Evan Evans, Master of Pembroke 1864-78, and later Vice Chancellor, 1878-82. Later bookplate of E. P. Hedley. The book was also issued in a larger demy folio format. It "was awarded the Silver Medals of the Select Society of Edinburgh in 1756 and 1757" (Gaskell, citing Murray). One of the most accurate and typographically splendid editions of Homer's Iliad and Odyssey in the original Greek. "One of the most splendid editions of Homer ever delivered to the world, and I am informed that its accuracy is equal to its magnificence" (Dibdin, quoting Harwood). Gaskell 319. [Attributes: Hard Cover]
Bookseller: Rulon-Miller Books (ABAA / ILAB) [St. Paul, MN, U.S.A.]
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