SUPERB EDITION IN MAGNIFICENT FULL RUSSIA
HOMER. ~ (The Iliad) Homeri Carmina : Cum Brevi Annotatione. Accedunt Variae Lectiones et Observationes Veterum Grammaticorum cum Nostrae Aetatis Critica. Curante C. G. Heyne.
Leipzig and London: Weidmann and Payne and Mackinlay, 1802
8 volume set, 8.5 inches tall. Superb English Georgian full russia calf with raised bands and fine blind tooling to the panels. A wide blind tooled roll frames the boards. All edges gilt. The joints are delicate though solid. The first 2 volumes of this celebrated edition have the original Greek text, the third has the text in Latin and the remaining volumes contain Heyne's notes and commentaries. Sold at Sotheby's 26th February 1856. A splendid set.