This lot contains a Limited Editions Club edition of The Iliad and The Odyssey by Homer. The editions were created and signed by J Van Krimpen. Known as one of the premiere book printers of his time, Van Krimpen believed that readability was of the utmost importance. These editions are considered among his best work.
The books are very large, 12.5 x 8.5 x 2.5. Both books contain the classic Alexander Pope Translation of the works.
The Iliad: Wear to entrance of slipcase including tears to the paper. Moderate surface wear to slip case. Paper on some seems are tearing. Heavy surface wear to front of slipcase. Fading to cover over spine.
Some of the pages have not been cut properly and are completely joined together at the front. Page to title page is improperly cut like this but ripped down the seam half way (part of page is ripped as well). Gap at top of spine and small gap at bottom of spine.
The Odyssey: Large white line on back of cover. The item "The Iliad and Odyssey of Homer Limited Editions Club 911/1500 Signed 1931" is in sale since Wednesday, August 30, 2017. This item is in the category "Books\Antiquarian & Collectible". The seller is "thegreatgamsbyusedbooks" and is located in Bergenfield, New Jersey.
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