Franklin Library, Franklin Center, Pennsylvan, (1979). Illustrated by W.T. Mars In contemporary verse by Robert Fitzgerald. Franklin Library, Franklin Center, Pennsylvania 1979. Quarter Bound Leather Paper over boards, genuine cow leather spine. 22 kt. gold accents and lettering, The Iliad , Ancient Greek, sometimes referred to as the Song of Ilion or Song of Ilium) is an ancient Greek epic poem in dactylic hexameter, traditionally attributed to Homer. Set during the Trojan War, the ten-year siege of the city of Troy (Ilium) by a coalition of Greek states, it tells of the battles and events during the weeks of a quarrel between King Agamemnon and the warrior Achilles.
Although the story covers only a few weeks in the final year of the war, the Iliad mentions or alludes to many of the Greek legends about the siege; the earlier events, such as the gathering of warriors. Near Mint / No DJ as issued. Item #940
Franklin Library, Franklin Center, Pennsylvania 1979. Quarter Bound Leather Paper over boards, genuine cow leather spine. 22 kt. gold accents and lettering, printed with acid neutral pages that are are thread sewn, not glued together, gold gilded page edges to further protect the pages, raised spine bands that gives each volume that distinctive antique look, decorated end papers. Silk page marker. No DJ as issued. Franklin Library Books stopped printing these in 2000, they are no longer in print These are beautiful books and make great unique gifts.