May 11, 2023 10:00 EST

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  Lot 35
 

35

Estate / Collection: Property from the Estate of Sara Roosevelt Wilford

[ROGERS, BRUCE]
[LAWRENCE, T. E.-TRANS.]. The Odyssey of Homer.
[London]: printed and published by Sir Emery Walker, Wilfred Merton, and Bruce Rogers, [1932]. First edition of the Lawrence translation, one of 530 copies thus. Plain full black niger morocco, raised bands on spine, titled in gilt in first compartment. 11 1/2 x 8 inches (29 x 20 cm); unpaginated, printed on pale gray paper, with 25 rondels after Homeric figures from Greek vases; these printed in gold and black (one is on the title-leaf, the others at the head of each chapter heading). A sound copy but somewhat rubbed, the spine very slightly faded, in all still an attractive copy, lacking the slipcase of issue.

An exquisitely produced book, printed in Rogers' 16 point Monotype Centaur, the gold of the illustrations laid to the leaf with copaiba balsam. Blumenthal Bruce Rogers p. 128.

Sold for $3,750
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Estate / Collection: Property from the Estate of Sara Roosevelt Wilford

[ROGERS, BRUCE]
[LAWRENCE, T. E.-TRANS.]. The Odyssey of Homer.
[London]: printed and published by Sir Emery Walker, Wilfred Merton, and Bruce Rogers, [1932]. First edition of the Lawrence translation, one of 530 copies thus. Plain full black niger morocco, raised bands on spine, titled in gilt in first compartment. 11 1/2 x 8 inches (29 x 20 cm); unpaginated, printed on pale gray paper, with 25 rondels after Homeric figures from Greek vases; these printed in gold and black (one is on the title-leaf, the others at the head of each chapter heading). A sound copy but somewhat rubbed, the spine very slightly faded, in all still an attractive copy, lacking the slipcase of issue.

An exquisitely produced book, printed in Rogers' 16 point Monotype Centaur, the gold of the illustrations laid to the leaf with copaiba balsam. Blumenthal Bruce Rogers p. 128.

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