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Easton Press

The Iliad of Homer

The Iliad of Homer

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Description

Dive into the epic world of gods and heroes with The Iliad, Homer's immortal work that has shaped Western literature for millennia. This remarkable Easton Press edition, published in Norwalk, Connecticut in 1979, offers a unique opportunity to experience this seminal work like never before.

In a fine condition, the book boasts a full-grain leather binding, meticulously accented with 22kt gold for a truly regal aesthetic. The book is a First Edition and First Printing, an exclusive collector's item that is a part of Easton Press's "100 Greatest Books Ever Written" collection.

Each page is printed on high-quality archival paper, ensuring durability and longevity. The paper's edges are gilded, adding a lavish touch to this literary masterpiece. The binding process incorporates Smyth sewing and concealed muslin joints, creating a robust yet elegant spine that showcases a hubbed design. This construction promises a reading experience that is as pleasurable as it is long-lasting.

Measuring between 9¾" and 12" tall, this large-format edition provides an immersive reading experience, taking you closer to the epic battles and divine intrigues of ancient Greece.

This limited edition of The Iliad is more than just a book; it's a celebration of literature's enduring power and beauty, a testament to Easton Press's commitment to preserving the world's greatest literary works.

Add this exquisite edition of The Iliad to your collection today and relish in the grandeur of Homer's timeless epic. This masterfully crafted book truly embodies the spirit of the original text, making it a must-have for classical literature enthusiasts and book collectors alike. Don't miss the chance to own a piece of literary history.

Materials

Our leatherbound and vintage books are not only captivating reads but also crafted treasures that are a testament to superior craftsmanship and commitment to quality. Each book you receive has been through a rigorous inspection process at every stage to meet our exacting standards. Here are some features that set our books apart:

  • Genuine Leather Binding: Each book is fully bound in genuine leather, providing a rich, luxurious feel and durability.
  • 22kt Gold Inlay: A deep inlay of 22kt gold adorns the hubbed spine of each book, adding to its elegance and charm.
  • Acid-Neutral Paper: We print our books on acid-neutral paper that withstands the test of time, allowing them to be passed down for generations.
  • Sewn Pages: Unlike ordinary books which are merely glued, our pages are sewn for longevity and ease of reading.
  • Moiré Endpages and Satin-Ribbon Page Marker: Each book includes handsome moiré endpages and is fitted with a satin-ribbon page marker for easy reference.
  • Gilded Page Ends: To enhance the beauty and luxury of our books, the ends of the pages are gilded.
  • Printed and Bound in the USA: We take pride in the fact that our books are printed and bound in the USA, using imported materials of the highest quality.

Our passion for superb craftsmanship is apparent in every book we offer, ensuring a quality reading experience beyond compare.

Book Care

Taking proper care of your leatherbound and vintage books can significantly extend their lifespan and preserve the beauty of their binding. Here are some general guidelines to ensure your precious books last for generations:

  • Avoid Direct Sunlight: Over time, direct sunlight can cause the leather to fade and degrade. Always store your books away from direct sunlight.
  • Keep Books Dry: Leather and humidity don't mix well. Keep your books in a dry, well-ventilated environment to prevent mold growth.
  • Avoid High Temperatures: High heat can dry out the leather, leading to cracks. Room temperature is ideal for your books.
  • Clean Regularly: Dust your books with a soft cloth. For deeper cleaning, consider a gentle leather cleaner, but always spot-test first.
  • Handle with Clean Hands: Oils and dirt from your hands can damage the pages and leather over time. Ensure your hands are clean and dry before handling.

Remember, these are books to be loved, respected, and passed down - your care ensures their stories continue to be told.

Specifications

  • Title: The Iliad
  • Author: Homer
  • Edition: First Edition
  • Publication Year: 1979
  • Publisher: Easton Press
  • Collection: 100 Greatest Books Ever Written
  • Binding: Full-grain Leather
  • Accent: 22kt Gold
  • Page Material: Archival Paper
  • Page Edges: Gilded
  • Binding Process: Smyth Sewing, Concealed Muslin Joints
  • Spine Design: Hubbed
  • Format: Large Format
  • Dimensions: Between 9¾" and 12" tall
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