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The Odyssey by Homer

The Odyssey by Homer

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Embark on an epic journey through the mythical world of ancient Greece with The Odyssey. This exceptional edition, published by the Franklin Library in Franklin Center, Pennsylvania in 1979, presents the timeless tale in a luxurious format that befits its legendary status.

Every aspect of the book's design exudes elegance and sophistication. Decorated endpapers greet you at the start and end of the book, offering a feast for the eyes with each read. All edges of the paper are gilded, lending a refined touch that is synonymous with the grandeur of Homer's epic.

The hubbed spine adds a touch of traditional charm to the book's sturdy construction, a testament to the high quality of its binding. This feature, coupled with the book's beautiful aesthetic, ensures it is as pleasing to hold as it is to read.

This edition of The Odyssey is a tangible expression of literary brilliance and artistic craftsmanship. It offers a unique opportunity to journey with Odysseus as he navigates the seas, battles mythical creatures, and strives to return home, all from the comfort of your reading nook.

An absolute must-have for lovers of classic literature and collectors of fine books, this edition of The Odyssey is a treasure that will be cherished for generations. Add it to your collection today and relish the timeless allure of Homer's epic. Order now and own a piece of literary history.


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.


  • Title: The Odyssey
  • Author: Homer
  • Publication Year: 1979
  • Publisher: Franklin Library
  • Location: Franklin Center, Pennsylvania, USA
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Binding: Leatherbound
  • Language: English
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