Oxford University Press, 1943, Hardcover, Book Condition: Good, Dust Jacket Condition: Very Good, First Edition
preface by authors. Black and white photographic frontispiece by Alinari, reproduced on front panel of the original dust jacket. Pale yellow coloured cloth boards with blue coloured titles to the backstrip. Illustrated dustwrapper with blue titles to the front panel and backstrip. "During the war years the Oxford book of Greek verse in translation has appealed to readers in the services, but is over big for the pocket. An abbreviated edition has therefore been prepared by the same editors, entitled From the Greek. This omits the introductions and reduces the text from 672 to 230 pages, confining it to pieces of charm, character, which interest, or appositeness of the times." -- front fold over blurb. A little rubbing and discolouration to the book edges. Browning and foxing to the text block edge and light browning to the endpapers and internal text. Original bookseller's sticker to the lower right-hand corner of the front paste-down. The major damage to the book has been splitting of the hinge between the verso of the half title page and the verso of the frontispiece, underlying webbing is visible. Rubbing to the dustwrapper edges and chipping to the rear dustwrapper corners and backstrip edges. Sunning to the backstrip region and lighter sunning to the other portions of the dustwrapper. A few marks and occasional foxing spot also visible to the dustwrapper panels. Size: 16mo - up to 6 ¾" tall - Sextodecimo. VII, 2-248 pages blank, . Please refer to accompanying picture (s). Quantity Available: 1. Category: Poetry ; Inventory No: 0108610.