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    Sale 2488 | Lot 72
    Price Realized: $1,750With Buyer's Premium
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    • Sale 2488 Lot 72

      HOMER. The Iliad . . . Translated by Mr. [Alexander] Pope. Engraved frontispiece bust of Homer in Volume 1; folding plate of Troy in Volume 2; lacks the map of Greece in Volume 1 and plate of the shield of Achilles in Volume 5. Also lacking half-title in first volume, and initial license leaf in each of the rest. 6 volumes in 3. Folio, 275x181 mm, 19th-century 1/2 leather, rebacked; varying marginal dampstaining, occasional browning, clean tear in Troy plate. Bookplates of Arthur B. Spingarn. London: W. Bowyer for Bernard Lintott, 1715-20

      Estimate $800 - 1,200

      First folio edition, ordinary paper issue. Pope's version originally appeared in quarto format. Griffith 42 note, 50, 78, 96, 115, 119; Hoffmann II, 355.

      with a letterpress receipt accomplished and signed by pope
      for the first payment by George England, Esq., of his subscription to the translation, tipped to the front free endpaper in Volume 1. Tipped to the facing pastedown is an unrelated 1 1/2-page ALS from England dated Yarmouth 1707.


      Price Realized (with Buyer's Premium) $1,750