London: Macmillan & Co. Ltd, 1950. 32 photographs. First Edition. Cloth. Tall 8vo, light blue cloth, 32 B&W photographic plates & 61 figures, 552 pages (includes three Indices: General Index, Passages Cited From Homer, Classical Authorities & Authorities Cited.). Near Fine. Item #166
An archaeological-and-textual Homeric study of major importance that carefully reviews and summarizes the archaeological record for possible traces of Homer's allusions and world. Dedicated to the author's friend, the great classical scholar Gilbert Murray.
An excellent copy of this Very Important Study. The corners and spine ends are without rubbing or bruising; the gilt stamped title on the spine has retained much of its luster. All the pages, photos, and line drawings are bright and without foxing. It's only minor blemishes are that it lacks the dust jacket; has light sunning along 1/2" of the top of the front cover, where this tall volume evidently sat on a shelf beside a standard 8vo, thereby allowing the minor differences in height to admit a small panel of sunlight to lighten the exposed portion of the taller cover; also, there is a barely noticeable 1" lightening of the light blue front cover above its lower margin (possibly caused by a drop of liquid splotching onto the cover before being wiped off). No signatures or bookplates of previous owners.