Jan 29, 2019 - Sale 2497

Sale 2497 - Lot 13

Price Realized: $ 6,250
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Estimate: $ 3,500 - $ 5,000
(ROGERS, BRUCE.) Homer. The Odyssey. English translation by T. E. Lawrence. Designed and printed by Bruce Rogers. Printed in Rogers's Centaur type on light grey Barcham Green paper. Gold leaf roundels on title-page and on 25 headpieces. 4to, original black morocco by W. H. Smith & Son, gilt-lettered spine, few small unobtrusive nicks and scuffs; top edges trimmed and gilt, others uncut; original plain board slipcase, some wear and cellotape repairs; bookplate. (London: Sir Emery Walker, Wilfred Merton and Bruce Rogers, 1932)

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one of 530 unnumbered copies. "I believe the Bruce Rogers Odyssey is indisputably amongst the most beautiful books ever produced. It is difficult to describe a work of genius. In the Odyssey without tricks or accessory decoration, with a classic austerity akin to the timeless proportions of the Parthenon, with only type and paper and ink, with consummate skill, Rogers created a masterpiece"--Blumenthal 119; 128-134.