The Iliad and The Odyssey
27.5cm x 16cm. [ii], 927, , [ii], 757,  pages, 2 volumes. Full niger morocco leather, raised bands, gilt lettering, gilt top edge, other edges deckle, marbled endpapers, no slipcases. Text is bilingual, English and Greek.
Full leather limited and numbered editions of Homer’s The Iliad and The Odyssey in Greek from the Oxford Classical Texts with the English translated by Alexander Pope from the first (1715) edition presented in parallel. The Iliad is number 147 of 1,541 and The Odyssey is number 617 of 1,300. These copies once belonging to the Countess Berkeley of Berkeley Castle, Gloucestershire, and baring her colour armorial bookplates, together with an original purchase invoice dated 30 November, 1931, made out to her in pencil from John & Edward Bumpus, Ltd., Booksellers to His Majesty the King.
The Iliad leather is much lighter than The Odyssey as is usual, though the spine has further discolouration. Minor marks to the leather with a pin size hole to the leather on the lower panel of The Iliad. Very minor handling wear. Very Good Condition.
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