Title: The Iliad of Homer, Translated By Mr. Pope. ...
Publisher: Printed By W. Bower, for Bernard Lintott Between the Temple-Gates, 1715, 1716, 1717, 1718, 1720, 1720, London
Publication Date: 1715
Book Condition: Very Good
Edition: First Edition.
6 Volumes with 24 books and 24 Observations on the books, each with its own title-page; 27.5 cm x 22 cm; Vol. 2 is dated 1716; vol. 3 1717; vol. 4 1718; vol.5, 6 1720. In vols. 2-6, Lintot's name in the imprint is spelt with single final 'T'. Pp.  - Preface, 63 - An Essay on the Life, Writings, and Learning of Homer, 1882,  - indices. Title-pages in red & black, half-title to vol. 1, Privilege Leaf in each volume (30-line leaf in vol. 1), Sig. A-A4v - Subscriber List, 28 engraved headpieces, 38 tailpieces, and 51 initials, plus engraved frontispiece, folding map, folding plate, plate of "The Shield of Achilles", Vol. 3 has addtional title-page in black only. Original full leather binding with a Cambridge panel, 5 raised bands, gilt panelled spinestrip, gilt-stamped leather spine labels, faded red-speckled edges. Covers worn and scuffed, joints rubbed, spine gilt dulled, minor repairs were done some time ago with some volumes re-cornered and hinges strengthened using Japanese paper, text block is lightly soiled with occasional offsetting from the ink, and occasional spotting, all volumes contain the engraved bookplate of "Col. Francis Alexander of Belmont near Uxbridge" a collector of manuscripts and rare books who was listed in Hazlitt's "A Roll of Honour," vols. 2-6 also contain the simple armorial bookplate of William Paget on the front pastedown. ESTC T14925. Size: Quarto. Bookseller Inventory # 19724
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