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The Greek Anthology
Privately Issued, 1914 Book. Near Fine. Hardcover. A collection of Greek poems and epigramstranslated into English. Translated by Sydney Oswald, which was a nom deplume of Sydney Lomer. Lomer was a career Army officer. Lomer made his name as a war poet whose work was incredibly patriotic, alike to the theme of Horatian odes. Direct from the library of the late Hugh Selbourne MD (1906-1973) a noted book collector and diarist. Extremely scarce, as was privately printed. However, thisanthology was highly successful andsome of the work was included in the Uranian poetry book Men and Boys. Gift inscription to recto offront endpaper is addressed to L R, dated June 1914Lomer translated the twelfth book of the PalantineAnthologyfor this work. The poems and epigrams werefirst discovered in 1606 at the Palatine Library in Heidelberg. Condition: In a full cloth binding with gilt stamping to front board and to spine. Externally, lovely. A few handling marks to boards. Gift inscription to recto of front endpaper. Internally, firmly bound. Aldwych watermark to pages, most visible to page 7/8. Pages are very bright with mild spotting to endpaperselse clean throughout. Overall: NEAR FINE..
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