The Odyssey of Homer. To which is added The Battle of the Frogs and Mice. HOMER, Thomas PARNELL, Alexander POPE, Thomas UWINS, artist, Anthony CARDON, engraver.

The Odyssey of Homer. To which is added The Battle of the Frogs and Mice.

London: Printed for J. Walker [et al.], 1811. [Classics] FINELY BOUND. Duodecimo (13 x 7cm), pp.[6] 426 [2]. With an etched frontispiece and decorated title page after Thomas Uwins, by Anthony Cardon. Contemporary brown diced full calf, with gilt titles and decoration to spine. Marbled endpapers. Small contemporary booksellers' label to front pastedown. Black ink ownership to verso of first blank. Some offsetting to title page. Rubbing and light bumping to joints and corners. Very good. As well as Pope's fine eighteenth century translation of Homer's Odyssey, this volume also contains a short epic poem by Pope's contemporary Thomas Parnell, which comprises an Iliad-esque clash of wits and arms between rival groups of mice and frogs, all sporting fabulously overwrought Greek names. Item #54811

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