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Homer.
Omerou Ilias = Homeri Ilias. Odysseia; Batrachomyomachia; Hymnoi lb = Vlyssea; Batrachomyomachia; Hymni XXXII. Venetiis: In aedibvs Aldi, et Andreae Asvlani soceri, mense Aprili 1524.

One of the earliest printed books in Special Collections, this edition of Homer's Iliad and Odyssey was produced by Aldus Pius Manutius, the greatest editor, publisher and printer of the Italian Renaissance. Printed in Greek, the Aldine edition predates the first edition in English by more than eighty years.


Odyssey

Homer
The Odyssey of Homer, translated by George Herbert Palmer, with illustrations by N. C. Wyeth. Cambridge: Houghton Mifflin Company, 1929.

This edition is limited to 550 numbered copies. This is number 5 and is autographed by Palmer and Wyeth. N. C. Wyeth's well-known and admired illustrations for the Odyssey display his brilliant use of color and romantic imagery.


Adventures of Ulysses

Charles Lamb, 1775-1834.
The Adventures of Ulysses. London: Groombridge and Sons, 1857.

This was a popular abridgement of the Iliad and the Odyssey for students.


Adventures of Odysseus

Padraic Colum, 1881-1972.
The Adventures of Odysseus and the Tale of Troy; presented by Willy Pogány. New York: Macmillan Company, 1918.

Padraic Colum, a poet and playwright in the Irish theater, was part of the Irish Literary Renaissance with W. B. Yeats, Lady Gregory, George Russell, and James Stephens. He later moved to the United States and published over fifty books of poetry, fiction, drama, nonfiction, children's literature, and folklore. Willy Pogány illustrated books, painted murals and portraits, designed stage settings and costumes, and worked as an art director for several film studios.


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