The Iliad of Homer. The Odyssey of Homer.
London: Bohn, 1859; Bell & Daldy, 1866. 2 volumes, 7 inches tall. Victorian half calf with gilt raised bands, contrasting labels and ornate gilt tooled panels. Gilt top edges. A little foxing, in particular at the beginning of The Odyssey. This fine edition of the Alexander Pope translation into English contains the entire series of Flaxman's celebrated designs, 73 full page line engravings and 5 vignettes. These two major Ancient Greek epic poems attributed to Homer provide the basis of Greek culture and are foundational works of ancient Greek literature. A smart set of the works of perhaps the most important author in history.