FRAGMENTS OF THE ILIAD OF HOMER FROM A SYRIAC PALIMPSEST. Homer |, William Cureton.
FRAGMENTS OF THE ILIAD OF HOMER FROM A SYRIAC PALIMPSEST
FRAGMENTS OF THE ILIAD OF HOMER FROM A SYRIAC PALIMPSEST
FRAGMENTS OF THE ILIAD OF HOMER FROM A SYRIAC PALIMPSEST

FRAGMENTS OF THE ILIAD OF HOMER FROM A SYRIAC PALIMPSEST

London: Printed by Order of the Trustees of the British Museum, by Richard Taylor, 1851. Hard Cover. Good binding. Item #6803

Large folio. xx, 129, [1] pp., facsims. First edition. In publisher's cloth; with 6 facsimiles at the rear. An indifferent copy with light sunning and rubbing to the binding; corners and spine ends are softened with some minor fraying; evidence of a shelf label removed from the spine; front hinge has been neatly reinforced; a few of the preliminary leaves have closed tears to the bottom margin near the spine; early New York bookseller's ticker on the front pastedown; institutional library blindstamp on the title page; binding a trifle shaken.

Near 4000 lines of Homer's Iliad in one its then-earliest known forms, discoverd beneath a Syriac treatise of Severus. Six lithographed facsimiles showing both levels of writing on the manuscript leaves.

Price: $150.00

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