1776 Very Rare Book - The Odyssey of Homer translated in English by Alexander Pope, Esq.


$250 USD


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Author : Homer
Title : The Odyssey of Homer translated by Alexander Pope, Esq. First Appendix to the Sundries. (Two separate title page - This book consists entirely of The Odyssey of Homer, translated into English verse by Alexander Pope.)
Publisher : Francfort : Printed for John Gottlieb Garbe bookseller, 1776.
Language : Text in English
Size : 6.5 " X 4 "
Pages : 446 pages
Binding : Very good half leather binding (hinges fine) under a protective removable mylar cover.
Content : Very good content (bright, tight and clean, rare foxing and staining)  - This book consists entirely of The Odyssey of Homer, translated into English verse by Alexander Pope.

Estimate : (USD 250 -  USD 500)

The book : Rare and attractive 18th century German edition of the Odyssey of Homer translated in English by A. Pope. Published as an appendix to: Sundries / collected by William Thompson, Professor of Commercial Sciences and of the English Language. Francfort : printed for John Gottlieb Garbe, Bookseller, 1776.
Stanford library identifies William Thompson as H.L. Ibbecken, author of Englische Grammatik.


The author: Homer is the name ascribed by the ancient Greeks to the legendary author of the Iliad and the Odyssey, two epic poems which 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 states. 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 journey home of Odysseus, king of Ithaca, after the fall of Troy.

The translator: Alexander Pope (21 May 1688 – 30 May 1744) was an 18th-century English poet. He is best known for his satirical verse, his translation of Homer and for his use of the heroic couplet. He is the second-most frequently quoted writer in The Oxford Dictionary of Quotations after Shakespeare.


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