For the Odyssey, Pope was assisted by Elijah Fenton and William Broome, and pencil notes in the texts identify the responsible party for the specific Books and Notes. That those pencil annotations and incidental others in pencil in the same hand scattered elsewhere are Hobhouse's seems probable, as a pencil note in a quite similar or same hand appears at the conclusion of the Postscript to the final volume 14 Dec. Editions in folio large and small to benefit the publisher followed the appearance of each new volume in a timely fashion, the proceeds from Subscriber's quarto edition having been Pope's exclusively.
The arduous undertaking would prove to be the most laborious literary enterprise of his life, but one to which he was well-suited.
No translation of profane literature has ever occupied such a position" DNB. Quarto, 6 volumes, uniformly bound in contemporary calf, with gilt titles to the spine and corner ornaments, rebacked to style in brown calf, raised bands. Frontispiece portrait of Homer. In very good condition with some of the usual toning. An attractive set. Quarto, 11 volumes. Uniformly bound in full contemporary calf, gilt tooling to the spine with red morocco labels. Some rubbing to the spine and extremities, a very good set overall, scarce and desirable in contemporary calf.
It preceded the Latin edition, published in London by Thomas Dicas, by two years and remained the only vernacular translation for two centuries. Folio, bound in full calf, with 4 engraved plates. Lacking the half-title, contents leaf, fly-title to The System of the World, and the errata leaf found at the end of the first part in some copies. In very good condition with the contents showing some light browning in the upper margins. First editions are exceptionally rare. Quarto, bound in contemporary full calf, gilt titles to the spine, gilt embossed stamp of The Society of Writers to the Signet on the front and rear panel, copper-engraved frontispiece portrait.
Edited by John Bevis. In very good condition with light rubbing and wear. The works of Jane Austen, all six novels of Austen, bound in five volumes. Octavo, bound in three quarters leather, gilt titles and tooling to the spine, raised bands, marbled endpapers, illustrated colored frontispieces, half-titles. In near fine condition. A very nice set.
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