The Odyssey of Homer

[LAWRENCE, T.E.] HOMER. SHAW, T.E. (trans.). The Odyssey of Homer.

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[LAWRENCE, T.E.] HOMER. SHAW, T.E. (trans.). The Odyssey of Homer. Oxford University Press and Humphrey Milford in London, [1935].

8vo. Original blue cloth, decorated and lettered in gilt; pp. [x], 327, circular vignette, printed in mustard yellow and black on title-page; toning to endpapers, final leaf carelessly opened, resulting in marginal flaw; a very good copy, ownership inscription to title.
First UK trade edition. The publication of this prose translation is rather complex. A limited edition had been published in 1932, this was followed by a US trade edition in the same year. In 1935 OUP acquired the US sheets and issued the book. 'The many variant states of this 1935 English edition are difficult to unravel' (O'Brien).
O'Brien A 144.