8 December 2015
LAWRENCE, Thomas Edward, translator. – HOMER. The Odyssey of Homer Newly Translated into English Prose. New York: Oxford University Press, 1932.
4° (252 x 164 mm). Gilt roundel printed on title-page. Original full blue crushed morocco, spine gilt-lettered with 5 raised bands, publisher’s original linen reinforcing at hinges, top edge gilt, others uncut and unopened (upper hinge just starting).
FIRST AMERICAN EDITION, LIMITED EDITION, number 20 of 34 copies for sale, printed to secure the American copyright. Of these, 11 copies were bound in morocco. A fine copy of this Lawrence rarity. Duval 28 (“23 copies were bound in full calf, 11 copies in full morocco”); O’Brien A148 (“11 [copies] in full morocco”).
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