The Odyssey of Homer to Which is Added the Battle of the Frogs and Mice

By: Homer (translated By Alexander Pope)

Price: £100.00

Quantity: 1 available

Book Condition: Good


A scarce, early edition of Pope's translation of Homer. With engraved half-title and frontispiece.476pp Rear joint cracked. Bumping to corners, and wear to spine, with rubbed patches to rear cover and along rear spine strip. Marbled page edges. Pages have some occasional spotting though generally clean. Previous owner's name on title page. Pope had been fascinated by Homer since childhood. Encouraged by the success of the Iliad, Pope translated the Odyssey. The translation appeared in 1726, but this time, confronted with the arduousness of the task, he enlisted the help of William Broome and Elijah Fenton. Pope attempted to conceal the extent of the collaboration (he himself translated only twelve books, Broome eight and Fenton four), but the secret leaked out. It did some damage to Pope's reputation for a time, but not to his profits. In a full calf binding. Externally sound, though rubbed. Overall: GOOD ONLY.

Title: The Odyssey of Homer to Which is Added the Battle of the Frogs and Mice

Author Name: Homer (translated By Alexander Pope)

Categories: Classics,

Publisher: London, Printed by Ellerton and Byworth for J. Walker et al.: 1807

Binding: Full Leather

Book Condition: Good

Size: 32mo - over 4" - 5" tall

Seller ID: 064122

Keywords: , Classics, Literature, Greek,