The Iliad of Homer. Translated by Alexander Pope
Illustrated with the classical designs of John Flaxman.
Easton Press Collector's Edition.
Hardcover bound in full black leather with raised bands on spine, 22kt gold gilt titles and handsome gilt decorations on boards and spine, moire silk endpapers with a matching silk ribbon placeholder bound in.
Beautiful edition in Very Good Condition condition. Has a scratch mark in the gilt on exterior of the closed pages. (Please see last photo). Otherwise, pristine condition.
Gorgeous sunshine-yellow silk moire endpapers, and golden silk ribbon placeholder.
It is the tenth year of the Trojan War. The Greek allies have laid siege to the city of Troy, but the leaders of the Greek factions are beginning to turn on one another. When Agamemnon, the king of Mycenae, angers Achilles, leader of the Myrmidons, the gods begin to intervene more directly in the conflict, and the war becomes even more dangerous for the heroes of Greece and Troy.