The Odyssey of Homer (1827)

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The Odyssey of Homer (1827)

S$178.00

A lovely copy of the Odyssey translated by Alexander Pope from an uncommon publisher. In the original binding with two beautiful engravings. 

Title: The Odyssey, along with The Battle of the Frogs and the Mice

Author: Homer, Alexander Pope

Publisher: G B Whittaker, 1827. Extremely uncommon edition.

Condition: Hardcover, full leather with title label. Small-ish in size, front hinge cracked, some foxing to prelims, otherwise very good.

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Description

About The Odyssey (from Wikipedia):

The Odyssey (Greek: Ὀδύσσεια) is one of two major ancient Greek epic poems attributed to Homer. It is, in part, a sequel to the Iliad, the other work traditionally ascribed to Homer. The poem is fundamental to the modern Western canon. Indeed it is the second—the Iliad being the first—extant work of Western literature. It was probably composed near the end of the 8th century BC, somewhere in Ionia, the Greek-speaking coastal region of what is now Turkey. The poem mainly centers on the Greek hero Odysseus (or Ulysses, as he was known in Roman myths) and his long journey home following the fall of Troy.