HOMER. Odyssey. London, Knapton, 1740.
4to. Brown diced calf, bordered in gilt to upper and lower cover, decorated in gilt to spine with 5 raised bands, black spine label, marbled endpapers; pp. vol I, 1-374, , 375-784, [34, index], [2, ads], including 3 folding maps; minor hinge split to rear top corner, internally a clean and sound copy, with an ink inscription to p.518 and a shelf-mark to the rear front free endpaper, bookplate of Thomas de Gray to front pastedown endpaper.
A scarce 18th century edition of the Odyssey, attributed to Samuel Clarke. Despite the plethora of editions of this work, parallel translations from this period can be hard to find in good condition, particularly in antique bindings that have survived the ravages of time. This edition of the Odyssey was originally released in two volumes and has been bound into one by a previous owner. It also contains Homer's hymns, epigrams and the "Batrachomyomachia", a work that was for a long time attributed to Homer.