1882 Scarce 1stED bound by Sangorski & Sutcliffe - HELEN of TROY by ANDREW LANG.
Author: Andrew Lang.
Title: Helen of Troy by A. Lang.
Language: Text in English.
Publisher : London: George Bell and Sons, 1882. First edition.
Size : 7.5 " X 5 ".
Pages: 196 pages followed by a one-page list of 3 works by Lang.
Binding: Attractive and very good, near fine, full leather binding by Sangorski & Sutcliffe, London Binder (signed at the bottom of the back of the front cover) (hinges fine, overall slightly scuffed as shown) under a protective mylar cover.
Content: Very good content (bright, tight, and clean rare light foxing or staining - as shown, original covers bound within at the end of the book - as shown).
The book: This is a scarce Andrew Lang title and this is the first printing of the work. Bound within is the original rich blue boards with gilt lettering. A very beautiful First edition of Helen of Troy, her life and translation. Done into rhyme from the Greek books by Andrew Lang. In this story in rhyme of the fortunes of Helen, the theory that she was an unwilling victim of the Gods has been preferred. Many of the descriptions of manners are versified from the Iliad and the Odyssey. The description of the events after the death of Hector, and the account of the sack of Troy, is chiefly borrowed from Quintus Smyrnaeus.
The translator: Andrew Lang FBA (31 March 1844 – 20 July 1912) was a Scottish poet, novelist, literary critic, and contributor to the field of anthropology. He is best known as a collector of folk and fairy tales. The Andrew Lang lectures at the University of St Andrews are named after him.
The bookbinders: Sangorski & Sutcliffe is a firm of bookbinders established in London in 1901. It is considered to be one of the most important bookbinding companies of the 20th century, famous for its luxurious jeweled bindings that used real gold and precious stones in their book covers.
Sangorski & Sutcliffe was established by Francis Sangorski (1875–1912) and George Sutcliffe (1878–1943). They had met in 1896 at a bookbinding evening classes taught by Douglas Cockerell at the London County Council's Central School of Arts and Crafts.
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