Shakespeare Head Press--Homer, The Whole Works of Homer, translated by George Chapman, 1930-31
SHAKESPEARE HEAD PRESS--HOMER
The Whole Works of Homer; Prince of Poetts, In His Iliads, and Odysses, translated by George Chapman. Oxford: Printed at the Shakespeare Head Press of Stratford-Upon-Avon, 1930-31
4to, NUBER 2 OF 10 COPIES ON VELLUM, from an edition of 460, wood-engraved portrait, title borders and full-page illustrations by John Farleigh, original limp vellum with red silk ties, spines gilt, collector's crimson cloth chemise and morocco-backed slipcases, some yellowing and spotting to a few leaves, light scratching to slipcases
One of the most austere of the principal Shakespeare Head Press works on vellum and an outstanding example of Bernard Newdigate's spare typographic design. This edition of Homer and its other major works "stand out in any view of the labours of these five decades the Shakespeare Head holds a place of high honour" (Franklin).
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