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Homerus (Homer); William Morris, trans.  The Odyssey of Homer, done into English verse by William Morris. [colophon: Chiswick Press; pub. by Longmans, Green and Co. of London, New York & Bombay, 1901]. 4to (29.5 cm, 11.625"). [2], v, [1], 293, [1] pp.
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Gorgeously crafted Chiswick Press production: This English verse rendition of the Greek classic comes from the pen and imagination of William Morris (1834–96), a member of the Pre-Raphaelite movement that breathed new beauty into the Greek aesthetic in the 19th century. The text was first printed in 1887 after his verse translation of Vergil's Aeneid in 1876.
        Elegantly printed in red and black with sizable margins on creamy paper using the iconic Golden type designed by William Morris for the Kelmscott Press, this copy is => uncut and mostly unopened save two sections where Odysseus interacts with Penelope and later kills her other suitors.

On Morris, see: Oxford Companion to English Literature; DNB (online). Publisher's quarter blue cloth and blue paper–covered boards with printed spine label and an extra copy of the label tipped in at front; spine evenly sunned with boards moderately rubbed and soiled. Inside one small pencil mark and one leaf with four letters of text printed over a paper flaw (i.e., loosely attached); clean and beautiful.  (38426)   Please RESHELVE This.


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