Antiquarian Booksellers Association
Unsworth's Booksellers
International League of Antiquarian Booksellers

Homer: (Perry, Walter Copeland, trans.; Hood, Jacomb, illus.:) The Boy's Odyssey. London: Macmillan and Co., 1911. Reprint. 8vo., pp. (viii), 204 + frontispiece and further plates. Clean and bright within. Half dark brown morocco, green cloth, gilt spine with raised bands and burgundy morocco label, gilt centrepiece, marbled edges and endpapers. A bit rubbed, joints and corners a little worn, very good. A school binding with central armorial gilt stamp of St. John's College, Johannesburg to upper board. Third reprint of the 1901 first edition.   Ref: 52020 
£20
enquire
Homer: (Simcox, Edwin W., trans.:) The Iliad. Translated from the Original Greek into English Hexameters. London: Jackson, Walford, and Hodder, 1865. First edition. 8vo., pp. viii, 483, [i]. Foxing to first and last few leaves, light toning throughout. Burgundy cloth with textured pattern, gilt title to spine, blind-stamped boards, all edges coloured red. Roughly the top third of the ffep torn away. Spine faded, endcaps tattered, a bit cocked, corners fraying a little, good. Small, pencilled bookseller's note to top corner of front paste-down. A translation made in response to Matthew Arnold's call for the use of hexameters in his essay On Translating Homer (1861). In his Preface Simcox admits the limits of his attempt: 'It has been the translator's endeavour to place before the reader a close, and, as it were, a photographic view of the poem, so far as the English language, in his humble hands, can produce this result; but it must be remembered that the Greek surpasses the English, in sound, as far as the organ does the pianoforte.'   Ref: 52006 
£30
enquire
Homer: (Simms, Edward, trans.:) The First Six Books of the Iliad [...] Translated into Fourteen-Syllable Verse: With Preface and Notes, and a Map of Greece on the Homeric Age, Designed as a Reading-Book for Colleges and Schools. London: Edward Stanford, 1873. 8vo., pp. xiv, 150 + folding frontispiece map. Half-title toned. Contemporary blue cloth, gilt title to upper board. Lacks ffep, rfep toned. Worn with some fraying to edges, loss to endcaps, spine a bit darkened, upper joint a little weak but holding. A good scholar's copy. Small ownership inscription of C.A. Burns to front paste-down. Edward Simms bases his translation on the work begun by his late brother Charles S. Simms, who published his translation of the first book of The Iliad in Manchester in 1866.   Ref: 52017 
£30
enquire
Homer: (Worsley, Philip Stanhope, trans.:) The Odyssey. Translated into English Verse in the Spenserian Stanza. Edinburgh and London: William Blackwood and Sons, 1895. 8vo., pp. xxvi, 417, [i]. Clean within. Burgundy cloth, gilt title to spine and centrepiece to upper board, edges uncut, dark grey endpapers. Slightly cocked, spine faded, endcaps creased, still a very good copy. A few small, pencilled bookseller's notes to front endpapers. Philip Stanhope Worsley (1835-1866) was educated at Highgate School before going on to Corpus Christi College, Oxford where he won the Newdigate prize for poetry in 1857. This translation of The Odyssey was first published in 1861 with a translation of the first 12 books of The Illiad in the same metre appearing in 1865. 'His Spenserian translation of The Odyssey and the first half of The Iliad (it was later completed by John Conington) [...] was a unique achievement. No version diverging so widely from the form of the original can become the standard version; Worsley's effort was nevertheless a useful test of the power and resources of the English language, and as such it was praised by Matthew Arnold.' (ODNB) An arresting portrait photograph of Worsley was taken by Julia Margaret Cameron in 1866.   Ref: 52016 
£25
enquire
[Homer:] Duncan, William, ed.: Clavis Homerica: sive Lexicon Vocabulorum Omnium, Quae in Homeri Iliade et Potissima Parte Odysseae Continentur [...] Edinburgh; London; Dublin: Stirling & Kenney, Bell & Bradfute; Longman, Ress et al; J. Porter, 1831. 'Editio Nova'. 8vo., pp. x, 470. Occasional light smudges and spots of foxing. Contemporary brown cloth, paper label to spine, edges uncut. Rubbed, endcaps fraying, small split to cloth at head of upper joint, spine faded and label worn, some scuffs and scratches but sound. A good scholar's copy. Clavis Homerica was first published in Douai in 1636 and was soon reprinted several times in London, making it one of only a very small number of scholarly works on Homer to be printed in England before 1660.   Ref: 52030 
£60
enquire
[Homer:] Walker, John, ed.: Clavis Homerica: or Lexicon of All the Words Which Occur in the Iliad. London; Dublin: Whittaker & Co.; John Cumming. 1840. Fifth edition. 12mo., pp. xlvii, [i], 375, [v]. Preface and 'Synopsis of Greek Dialects' in English. Publisher's catalogue at rear and pasted onto to endpapers. Occasional light spots of foxing, small ink blot to title-page. Later marbled skiver, black title label to spine. Rubbed, endcaps and corners frayed, joints worn but holding firm, endpapers foxed, still a good copy overall. Inscription of James Ackers dated Feb. 24th 1850 to ffep and his initials in pencil to title. Clavis Homerica was first published in Douai in 1636 and was soon reprinted several times in London, making it one of only a very small number of scholarly works on Homer to be printed in England before 1660.   Ref: 52031 
£60
enquire
[Homer] Autenrieth, Georg; (Keep, Robert P., trans.:) An Homeric Dictionary For Use in Schools and Colleges. London: Macmillan and Co., 1885. 'New ediiton'. 8vo., pp. xii, 337, [i] + 3 leaves of plates (2 of which double sided) at rear. Further illustrations in the text. A few smudgy marks but generally clean within. Slightly later russet cloth, gilt title to spine. Cocked, a little shaken, egdes rubbed, still good. Ownership inscription of C.D.N. Costa, St John's College, Oxford dated 12.x.'54 to front paste-down. Small inkstamp of Alban (Goore?) to title-page. Translated by Dr Robert P. Keep from the German of Dr Georg Autenrieth.   Ref: 52008 
£12
enquire
[Homer] Eftaliotis, Argyris & Polilas, Iakovos (trans.); Christopoulos, Panagiotis F. (ed.): [Odyssey] Omirou Odysseia. Athens: Diachronikes Ekdoseis, 1998. 8vo., pp. 460. Contents fine. Bound in blue sheep with red, gilt and blind detail, a little scuffed generally and shelf-scraped to edges, still very good. '678/3500'. inscribed to title-page verso. Text in modern Greek (Katharevousa).   Ref: 50165 
£45
enquire
[Homer] Ferguson, James: The British Essayists; to which are prefixed Prefaces Biographical, Historical and Critical [...] Vol. XL containing Observer, Vol. III. London: G. Offer, J. Sharpe et al. 1819. 12mo., pp.viii, 311, [i]. Occasional spots and smudges, some faint dampstaining towards rear. Contemporary brown quarter calf, black title label to spine, blue marbled boards, edges sprinkled red. Rubbed, loss to label, edges a bit worn but good overall. To front paste-down, 19th- or early 20th-century bookplate of Francis Henry Curtis. To title-page, inscription of James T.T. Ramsay of Blackburn; also his calling card pasted to rear paste-down, giving his occupation as Physician and Surgeon. Volume XL only in a series of 45, but of interest to scholars of Homer as it contains:'The Iliad of Homer Described'; 'Of Homer and his Works' and 'The Originality of Homer's Epic, and of his Translator Mr Pope'. Also containing many other articles on Classical subjects and translation.   Ref: 52083 
£20
enquire
[Homer] Geddes, William D.: The Problem of the Homeric Poems. London: Macmillan and Co., 1878. 8vo., pp. xvi, 368. A little toned towards edges, a few spots of foxing to title-page and preface. Burgundy cloth, gilt title to spine. Endcaps frayed with 3.5cm split to cloth at rear hinge, corners worn, top edge dusty, ffep excised. Gift inscription 'To Clifford Snell from E. 1956' to front paste-down, with a pencilled code beneath. Geddes was Professor of Greek at the University of Aberdeen.   Ref: 51763 
£25
enquire