The Homeric Hymn to Aphrodite. London: Golden Cockerel Press, 1948. Of an edition of 750 copies, this is #5 of 100 specially bound copies. Title printed in red and black, text in English and Greek. Wood-engraved frontispiece, title, 10 illustrations and press-device by Mark Severin. Printed on untrimmed Arnold's mould-made paper. ion on rear free endpaper, some light browning of flyleaves, untrimmed.
Bound in original crushed red morocco gilt by Sangorski and Sutcliffe, covers with gilt designs after Severin. Two bands to spine, with title in gilt to large central compartment and small cockerels to upper and lower compartment. Gilt-ruled turn-ins, top edge gilt. Small Myers & Co. label to bottom of front turn-in. Measures approx. 7.5" x 11.75". Some small spots to covers and spine slightly darkened, corners bumped. Offsetting to endpapers, and fingerprint residue to text on colophon. Cloth slipcase with fingerprints/spotting and worn at edges.
The Homeric Hymns were a series of poems written and performed to celebrate the Greek gods, written in the same epic meter as Homer's 'Iliad' & 'Odyssey'. A beautiful example from the Golden Cockerel Press.