1567 Scarce Greek-Latin Book set - Homer's Odyssey - Odyssea - First 18th books in 2 of 3 Volumes
Author : Homer
Title : Odyssea, id est de rebus ab Ulysse gestis, ejusdem Batrachomyomachia et Hymni, latina versione ad verbum e regione apposita.(2 of 3 volumes set).
Language : Text in Latin and Greek on facing pages.
Publisher : Atrebatii, Typographia Joannis Cripini, 1567. (2 of 3 volumes including Odyssey books I-XVIII).
Size : 5 " X 3 "
Pages : 546 pages
Binding : Good full calf binding (hinges worn but still tight, overall worn and scuffed) under a removable protective mylar cover .
Content : Very good content (bright and tight, rare foxing and staining, nice bookplate of M. Caulet d'Hauteville of both first endpaper pages, small cut repaired by a previous owner on title page without affecting the text - as shown).
Estimate: (USD 600 - USD 1000)
The book : Scarce 16th century 2 of 3 volumes set including the first 18th books of Homer's Odyssey. A rare find in any condition!
The author : Homer is the legendary author of the Iliad and the Odyssey, two epic poems that are the central works of ancient Greek literature. The Iliad is set during the Trojan War, the ten-year siege of the city of Troy by a coalition of Greek kingdoms. It focuses on a quarrel between King Agamemnon and the warrior Achilles lasting a few weeks during the last year of the war. The Odyssey focuses on the ten-year journey home of Odysseus, king of Ithaca, after the fall of Troy. Many accounts of Homer's life circulated in classical antiquity, the most widespread being that he was a blind bard from Ionia, a region of central coastal Anatolia in present-day Turkey. Modern scholars consider these accounts legendary.
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1567 Scarce Greek-Latin Book set - Homer's Odyssey - Odyssea - First 18th books in 2 of 3 Volumes Price List