The Adventures of Telemachus, the Son of Ulysses.
London: The Author and W. and W. Strahan, 1768. Full calf, 11 1/2 inches tall. A superb 18th century mottled calf with raised bands and bright red label. With the armorial bookplate of Lord Kinnaird of Rossie Priory. With the list of subscribers. All 24 books have engraved head-pieces and tail-pieces. A few small tears with no loss and some small ink smudges internally and 2 faint stains to the boards, but overall a fine and clean example of a scarce translation. Telemachus was the son of Penelope and Odysseus (or the Latin variant Ulysses). His adventures in search of his wandering father and then his return to Ithaca where he found that Odysseus had returned home before him was one of the most read and influential tales of the 18th and 19th centuries.