HOMER. Iliad.

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HOMER. Iliad. London, Knapton, 1754.

4to. Brown diced calf, bordered in gilt to upper and lower cover, decorated in gilt to spine with five raised bands, black spine label, marbled endpapers; pp. [viii], 347, [10, index], [1, errata], and two folding maps; some rubbing to the binding in places, esp. the front hinge, ink shelf-stamp to rear of front free endpaper, bookplate of Tho. De Gray Esq. to front paste down endpaper. A very good copy in an attractive binding, internally clean.
A handsomely bound copy of Clarke's Iliad translation, featuring parallel Latin and Greek as well as extensive footnotes. The Iliad is one of Clarke's later and better known translations, despite the fact he died halfway through, the last 12 books being completed by his son three years after his death. By the date of this edition (marked as the second edition on the title page) the books had been contributed to by even more scholars, meaning the notes section is substantially larger than the original text.