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Cowper's Translation of the Iliad 1791

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Heading: Author: HomerTitle: The Iliad and the OdysseyPlace Published: LondonPublisher:J. JohnsonDate Published: 1791Description: Vol. 1 (The Iliad) of 2. xvii, [11] 668 pp. Translated by William Cowper. With 2 errata pp. and list of subscribers. (4to), 27x20 cm (10½x8"), period calf, gilt decorated spine with red morocco spine label lettered in gilt. First Cowper Edition.Bound in at the front is a dedication page in manuscript, with a full page dedication to a Mrs. Round from a William Kinnard, dated September, 1791. Beneath that is a shorter inscription by Thomas Round. With the decorative bookplate of William S. Stone. Cowper's translation of the Iliad, complete in one volume. The second volume, being Cowper's Odyssey is not present. Cowper spent six years preparing this translation, as he had found Pope's translation to be unfaithful to the original.Lots sold without reserve are sold “As Is” and are not returnable under any circumstances. The minimum shipping and handling per invoice is $20 for shipments to the US and $30 for shipments outside the US, please consider this when determining your bid amount.
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