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by Homer; Mackail, J.W. [John William Mackail]

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London: John Murray, 1910. Near fine.. Beautiful Edwardian-era set of the Ancient Greek epic, bound in rich full goatskin by Roger de Coverly and Sons. Scottish-born Mackail was Oxford Professor of Poetry and a champion of William Morris. This edition takes a number of cues from Mackail's fine press friends, with lush paper and a clean design. A striking library set of the classic of loss and isolation, wit and adventure. Three octavo volumes, 7.75'' x 5'' each. Full contemporary green goatskin by Roger de Coverly and Sons, double-gilt rules, raised bands, spines lettered in gilt. Marbled endpapers, top edges gilt, other edges uncut. [8], 224; [6], 242; [6], 220 pages. Gentle toning to spines and a touch at top edges. Some foxing to fore-edges; interiors clean. Unrubbed and bright.


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Homer; Mackail, J.W. [John William Mackail]
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20th century,Ancient Greece and Rome,English & British,Poetry,Gift Idea

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Goatskin, leather made from goat, is durable and easy to dye. The original and finest examples of Morocco binding are goatskin....
Raised Band(s)
Raised bands refer to the ridges that protrude slightly from the spine on leather bound books. The bands are created in the...
The decorative application of gold or gold coloring to a portion of a book on the spine, edges of the text block, or an inlay in...
The collective of the top, fore and bottom edges of the text block of the book, being that part of the edges of the pages of a...
Another of the terms referring to page or book size, octavo refers to a standard printer's sheet folded four times, producing...
A book in fine condition exhibits no flaws. A fine condition book closely approaches As New condition, but may lack the...

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