The Odyssey by Homer (1970, Connecticut)
Sandglass Number: Unknown
Artwork: Classical Designs by John Flaxman
Translated by Alexander Pope
Heritage Press Exclusive – The LEC did their own Odyssey in 1930, designed by Jan van Krimpen, and later Sidney Shiff produced his LEC Odyssey in 1981 featuring woodcuts by Barry Moser.
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Front Binding – This will be a relatively short post, since it’s A) a library copy and B) a Connecticut-era reprint, and it’s a companion to the Heritage Iliad. It features the same design philosophy, the same translator (Alexander Pope) and the same artist (John Flaxman). So I don’t think I can really comment much more than I did with the Iliad. This is a nice shade of blue in contrast to the Iliad red.
Title Page – Flaxman’s work is still nice!
Page 6 – I’ll be more than happy to compare these to the New York printing when I can, but I can say that the quality isn’t shabby at all.
Personal Notes – Checked out from the library…although I wouldn’t mind owning them.
If you have a Sandglass for the Heritage New York printing, please drop me a line here or through the comments at my thread about this blog at the George Macy Devotees @ LibraryThing! I could use extra insights into this book. Thanks!