Odyssey of Homer


Author: Homer

Illustrator: N.C. Wyeth


[WYETH, N(ewel) C(onvers)]. The Odyssey of Homer. Translated by George Herbert Palmer. Illustrated by N.C. Wyeth. Cambridge: Houghton Mifflin, 1929. 4to, xxx 314pp. White quarter-pigskin with gilt stamped paper label and blue-green cloth decoratively stamped in gilt. Pictorial endpapers; 16 color plates, with an additional suite of all 16 plates enclosed in an envelope (closing flap present, but detatched). Light foxing to vellum, else a clean, bright copy in a custom-made black cloth slipcase lined with marbled paper. Signed by the artist, N.C. Wyeth, and the translator, George Herbert Palmer.

Limited edition, being one of 550 signed and numbered copies. Wyeth’s masterful interpretation of the classic Greek tale of Odysseus’ epic voyage home after the Trojan War. Vivid, passionate, and beautiful, these are some of Wyeth’s most incredible illustrations. Amusingly, laid in is a typed-presentation letter from “SR” to whoever this book was given, extoling on the beauty of the volume and their hopes that it will have an honored place in their library.