LAWRENCE (T.E.) The Odyssey of Homer, LIMITED TO 530 COPIES, Emery Walker, Wilfred Merton and Bruce Rogers, 1932

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LAWRENCE (T.E.)
The Odyssey of Homer, LIMITED TO 530 COPIES, Emery Walker, Wilfred Merton and Bruce Rogers, 1932

Sold for £ 1,402 (US$ 1,818) inc. premium
LAWRENCE (T.E.)
The Odyssey of Homer, LIMITED TO 530 COPIES, translated by T.E. Lawrence, 26 roundels depicting Homeric figures printed in black and gold, original black morocco, t.e.g., spine worn with upper headband frayed, original slipcase [O'Brien A141], 4to (290 x 195mm.), Emery Walker, Wilfred Merton and Bruce Rogers, 1932

Footnotes

  • "I believe the Bruce Rogers Odyssey is indisputably amongst the most beautiful books ever produced. It is difficult to describe a work of genius. In the Odyssey without tricks or accessory decoration, with a classic austerity akin to the timeless proportions of the Parthenon, with only type and paper and ink, with consummate skill, Rogers created a masterpiece" (Blumenthal, Bruce Rogers: A Life in Letters, 1987).

    Provenance: Oswald Toynbee Falk, bookplate. A noted economist Falk (1879-1972) "was exceptionally close to Keynes, acting as his broker and co-speculator, introducing him to the City, active investment, and the 'psychology of businessmen'" (ODNB).
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