The Iliad... by MACPHERSON, James, translator. HOMER.

The Iliad... by MACPHERSON, James, translator. HOMER.

~ The Iliad... London: Printed for T. Becket and P. A. De Hondt... and sold also by T. Cadell... J. Robson... Brotherton and Sewell... and E. and C. Dilly... 1773.

2 vols, 4to (285 × 227 mm), pp. [2], xx, 375, [1]; [2], 443, [1]; without the half-titles; titles printed in red and black; light foxing towards the end of vol. II; bound, with generous margins, in early nineteenth-century half calf, rubbed, corners worn; early ownership inscription ‘Miss Thomson, Charlotte Street’.

First edition of Macpherson’s (prose) translation, a significant if largely unappreciated work somewhat eclipsed by his Ossianic productions. Rothschild 1351.

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