London: Cresset Press Limited, 1928. Hardcover. Number 163 of 750 copies. Founded in 1927, the Cresset Press specialized in finely printing pieces from classical literature. The thirteen page preface addresses the difficulties of translating Homer with notes on this particular translation. Bound in vellum over orange cloth covered boards with gilt title to spine. Bumping to head of spine and corners of boards. Minor yellowing to vellum, as is common. Minor sunning to front board. Clean and bright. A fine printing of this classic work. Size: Quarto. 228 pages. PRI/020223. Very Good.
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Frankfurt: Trajanus Presse, 1966. Hardcover. 363 of 500 copies. Founded by Swiss poet and designer Gottard de Beauclair, the Trajanus Presses produced letterpress books with illustrations from 1951 - 1977. He was the artistic director of a typefoundry alongside Hermann Zapf and Georg Kurt Schauer. In blue patterned paper covered boards with tan leather title label to spine. Sunning to spine and edges of boards. Minor rubbing to title label. Light wear to edges of boards and gentle bumping to bottom corners. Clean, bright interior printed in black and red with 14 woodcuts by Fritz Kredel, handcolored at the Silwar workshop in Pfungstadt. Slight evidence of dampstaining to bottom inch of textblock and boards. Letterpress printed by Fritz Kredel on Hahnemühle handmade paper. The book was designed by Gotthard de Beauclair and Walter Wilkes. In German. 112 pages. PRI/012423. Very Good.