Jun 17, 2021 - Sale 2573

Sale 2573 - Lot 308

Price Realized: $ 7,500
?Final Price Realized includes Buyer’s Premium added to Hammer Price
Estimate: $ 7,000 - $ 9,000
(ROGERS, BRUCE.) Homer. The Odyssey. [Translated by T. E. Lawrence.] 26 black-on-gold roundels by Bruce Rogers in the style of ancient Greek vase paintings. Small folio, original gilt-lettered black niger, top edges gilt, small scratch to head and foot of spine; publisher's prospectus and order slip laid in, pastedowns toned along edges, Robert Ludwig Mond and Nathan of Churt armorial bookplate on front pastedown and facing blank. One of 530 copies of the first Lawrence edition, and with a hand-written full-page letter by Lawrence (30 December 1929, recto only, mailing folds, with original envelope) to binder Sutcliffe regarding his fondness for blank books, and, notably, makes mention of working on the present translation; tipped to blank prelim. Bruce Rogers commissioned the translation, designed the book, and privately published it together with Sir Emery Walker and Wilfred Merton. A bright, near fine copy. (London), 1932