The Iliad – Homer (1806) (5 vols)


The Iliad – Homer (1806) (5 vols)


Title: The Iliad

Author: Homer, Alexander Pope (trans), Gilbert Wakefield (ed.)

Publisher: Printed for J. Johnson, et. al., London, 1806. Five volumes complete, part of “Pope’s Works” series.

Condition: Half leather, marbled boards and endpapers. Raised bands to spine, with gilt decoration. Hand-bound. Very good. Slight rubbing to edges of covers. Interior slightly age-toned, but very clean with sound binding. App 9″ by 6″. A beautiful set. Overseas shipping will cost extra.

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About the book:

The Iliad is an epic poem, traditionally attributed to Homer.

Set in the Trojan War, the ten-year siege of Ilium by a coalition of Greek states, it tells of the battles and events during the weeks of a quarrel between King Agamemnon and the warrior Achilles. Although the story covers only a few weeks in the final year of the war, the Iliad mentions or alludes to many of the Greek legends about the siege. Along with the Odyssey, also attributed to Homer, the Iliad is among the oldest extant works of Western literature, and its written version is usually dated to around the eighth century BC.

(from wikipedia)