The 2017 Olympia Book Fair is now closed.

We are excited to announce that in 2018 the Fair is relocating
to Battersea Evolution, 24-26 May 2018.
85 Beach Street
Deal
Kent
CT14 6JB
Contact Nicholas McConnell
Telephone 01304 375086
Mobile 07966 404164
Specialists Fine Bindings, Library Sets
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85 Beach Street
Deal
Kent
CT14 6JB
Contact Nicholas McConnell
Telephone 01304 375086
Mobile 07966 404164
Specialists Fine Bindings, Library Sets
McConnell Fine Books
Stand A04

CELEBRATED EDITION IN MAGNIFICENT FULL MOROCCO

HOMER. POPE, Alexander (Translated by)

The Iliad of Homer ( bound with ) The Odyssey of Homer., London: Vernor, Hood et al. 1802

5 volume set, 9.75 inches tall. A magnificently bound set in full straight grain morocco. With twin gilt raised bands, titles and very delicate and ornate gilt tooling to the panels. Very fine gilt tooling to the boards and wide dentelles. All edges gilt. The overall style and the use of the stylised Ionic Capital in the borders being the same as that used in Plate VI in Ramsden's London Book Binders and would indicate KALTHOEBER as the binder.

There are a couple of inconsequential dark marks and an indentation on the cap of volume 4 but no loss or weakening of joints. Isolated and slight foxing, particularly on the preliminaries. As fine a set of Thomas Bensley's great printing as one could hope to find.
£4,750