EXQUISITE FULL REGENCY STRAIGHT GRAIN MOROCCO.
HOMER ~ The Odyssey. (Together with) The Batrachomuomachia; or, the Battle of the Frogs and Mice. With the Hymns and Epigrams.
London: Sharpe, 1809 & 1810
4 volumes bound in 2, 5.25 inches tall. All 24 books of the Odyssey bound in 3 volumes and the 4th volume comprising of the Batrachomuomachia, with the Hymns and Epigrams. From a larger set of "The Works of the British Poets", hence the volume numbers on the spine. In a beautiful Regency binding in full straight grain morocco with gilt raised bands, gilt centre tools and blind corner tools to the panels and all edges gilt. On both boards a Grecian lyre within a wreath is framed by elaborate blind tooling. Armorial bookplate. Engraved frontispieces to all 4 volumes. An exquisite little set.