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Holden, Hubert Ashton (ed.): Onomasticon Aristophaneum. Sive Index Nominum Quae Apud Aristophanem Leguntur. Editio Altera. Cambridge University Press, 1902. 8vo., pp. 779-949 [i]. Brown cloth, endcaps and corners starting to wear, bottom corners bumped, slightly shelf worn, a little light spotting, mainly to prelims. Vey small 'Scott Prize' inscription in pencil to f.f.e.p.   Ref: 50286 
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Homer: Odyssea Lipsiae [Leipzig]: sumptibus et Typis Caroli Tauchnitii, 1839. 2 vols. as 1. 'Nova Editio Stereotypa', small 8vo. (130 x 90mm), pp.[ii], 252; [ii], 359, [i]. Sporadic toning heavier at front and rear. Quarter calf, red marbled boards, blue sprinkled edges. Spine very rubbed and faded, edges worn, but sound. To ffep: inscription of William Knight (Gosling?), crossed through; inscription of Harry Whiteman, June 1908. Small pencilled code to top of front paste-down. To ffep verso, small bookseller's stamp of G.A. Poynder of Reading.   Ref: 52064 
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Homer: Odyssey Madrid: Del Prado, 2004. 2 vols., 64mo. (65 x 50mm), pp.639, [i]; 639, [i]. Publisher's faux-leather bindings, vol.I in red and vol.II in blue. Near fine. Two volumes in Del Prado's 'Miniature Classics Library'.   Ref: 51314 
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Homer: The Iliad [...] Translated into English Prose, as Literally as the Different Idioms of the Greek and English Languages Will Allow; with Explanatory Notes. By a Graduate of the University of Oxford. Oxford: printed for Mundy and Slatter, and G. and W.B. Whittaker, 1821. Vol. II of two only. 8vo., pp. [ii], 411, [i]. Occasional light foxing, some pages a little creased. Recent black library cloth, gilt title to spine, endpapers replaced. Upper corners a little bumped, very good. Inkstamp of T.R. Bayliss, Birmingham to title-page.   Ref: 52021 
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Homer: (Allen, T. W., ed.:) Homeri Ilias. Sandpiper Books Ltd., 2000. Reprint. 3 vols. Cloth, dust-jackets, new in plastic wrapping. Sandpiper reprint of Clarendon Press edition.   Ref: 46262 
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Homer: (Cotterill, H.B., trans.; Wilson, Patten, illus.:) The Odyssey. A Line-for-line Translation in the Metre of the Original. London: George G. Harrap & Company, 1911. 4to., pp. xxii, [i], 334, [ii] + plates. Black and red printing. Occasional very light spots of foxing, a little dampstaining to lower fore-edge corner of final three leaves. Pale blue cloth, gilt title to spine and upper board both with circular portrait of Homer, top edge gilt and others uncut. Endcaps creased, spine a little darkened and rubbed, lower board very heavily dampstained with cloth lifting from board, corners bumped, endpapers heavily toned. A very good textblock in a tired but sound binding. Pencilled inscription of Geoffrey Alan Paul, 'Tunbridge Wells, Summer '58' to ffep.   Ref: 52022 
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Homer: (Derby, Edward Stanley, trans.:) The Iliad, Rendered into English Blank Verse. London: John Murray, 1864. 1st edition. 2 vols., pp. ix, [iii], 402; [iv], 432. Heavy foxing to first and last few leaves of each volume, though not through the rest of the text. Contemporary brown cloth, gilt titles to spines, upper boards gilt-stamped, lower boards blind-stamped, edges uncut, green endpapers. Headcaps fraying, joints and edges a bit rubbed with a small split just starting at the head of vol. I's upper joint, vol. I also a bit cocked. Still good, sound copies. A few pencilled booksellers' codes. Gift inscription dated 20th Dec. 1864 to a blank leaf preceding the title-page of vol. I, 'To dear Agatha from (Constance?)'. Tiny binder's label of Edmonds & Remnants, London, to rear paste-down vol.I. Translated by Edward George Geoffrey Smith Stanley (17991869), fourteenth earl of Derby and former prime minister. Derby translated classical authors, particularly Homer, and contemporary French and German poetry throughout much of his life. His Translations of Poems Ancient and Modern was originally privately printed in 1862 and included a translation of part of the Iliad into English blank verse. He went on to complete the whole work, and this first edition appeared in 1864 to much critical praise.   Ref: 52000 
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Homer: (Hobbes, Thomas, trans.; Molesworth, William, ed.:) The English Works of Thomas Hobbes of Malmesbury; Now First Collected and Edited [...]. The Iliads and Odysses [...] Translated out of Greek into English. [...] With a Preface Concerning the Virtues of an Heroic Poem; Written by the Translator. London: John Bohn, 1843. 8vo., pp. xiii, [iii], 536. Occasional light foxing., a few smudgy marks to title-page. Contemporary brown cloth, gilt title to spine, edges uncut. Very rubbed, a few scuff marks, corners fraying, endpapers toned with the rfep coming loose, good. The title to the spine shows that this volume was number ten in a collection of Hobbes' Works.   Ref: 52018 
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Homer: (Merivale, Charles, trans.:) The Iliad In English Rhymed Verse. London: Daldy, Isbister & Co., 1878. 2 vols. as 1. 8vo., pp. xv, [i], 280; v-xii, 299. Half-title to first volume but not second. A little foxing mostly affecting front and rear. Blue cloth, gilt title to spine, grey endpapers. Spine faded with some loss to endcaps and a couple of small tears to head of spine, joints weak with endpapers beginning to split at hinges, volumes I and II a little separated at gutter, but good overall and still a useful scholar's copy. To ffep, stamp of W.H. Smith & Son Library, 188 Strand to top corner. Charles Merivale (18081893), was a historian and dean of Ely. His translation of The Iliad first appeared in 1869; in his review of the work (Fortnightly Review, May 1869), George Meredith praises Merivale's translation because it 'bears declamation', a quality he considers vital. 'To conclude an inadequate notice of so admirable a piece of work, this translation of Homer appears to me to bear the test of recital, and I know of no other that will. The battles are never wanting in fire and motion, nor the dialogues in spirit. Mr. Merivale's resources of diction and versification, as well as his accomplished scholarship, are known. He has made the nation indebted to him for an Iliad, pleasant and ennobling to read, possible to declaim.'   Ref: 52003 
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Homer: (Paley, F.A., ed.:) The Iliad Of Homer With English Notes. London: Whittaker And Co. 1866; 1884 Vol. I 1st edition, vol. II 2nd revised edition. 2 vols. 8vo., pp. li, [i], 460; lxxiv, 496. A little foxing towards front and rear. Late 19th-century brown calf over heavy boards, raised bands, blind tooling to spine and boards, all edges coloured red, marbled endpapers. Impressions from lettering where spine labels used to be but with only a small fragment of label left, spines scraped, rubbed, still good copies. To each ffep verso, book label of Richard M. N. Dawlings. To preliminary blank in vol. I, the ownership inscription of the entomologist H.T.G Watkins. The inscription is dated 1894, shortly after Watkins left Eton College. A few pencilled booksellers codes.   Ref: 51997 
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