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Category: All Categories: Poetry: Epics and Sagas
10 items found.   List items by:   Author     Title     Publisher
1.
Benét, Stephen Vincent, 1898-1943  
John Brown's Body

Publisher: Garden City, NY, Doubleday, Doran,1928.
377 p., 21 cm. Benét was awarded the 1929 Pulitzer Prize for this long narrative poem of the Civil War. Stock#39684 (ns). Vg/ no dj.

Appr.: | AUD 31.65 CAD 31.06 EUR 22.03 GBP 16.13 JPY 2,500.00 MXN 312.50 ZAR 277.78 

Purchase direct from: The Owl at the Bridge. Item number: 39684.
    
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2.
Bowra, C. M. (Cecil Maurice) 1898-1971  
From Virgil to Milton
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Publisher: London, Macmillan, 1945.
vii, 246, [2] p. index, 22 cm. After an essay on the nature of the epic, there are chapters on four epic poets: Virgil, Camoes, Tasso, and Milton. Stock# 30,124x. Vg/ no dj. Another copy from Alan Trueblood's atic with some foxing /dj good.

Appr.: | AUD 25.32 CAD 24.84 EUR 17.62 GBP 12.90 JPY 2,000.00 MXN 250.00 ZAR 222.22 

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3.
Homer; translated by Richard Lattimore; illustrated by Leonard Baskin.  
The Iliad of Homer.

Publisher: Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 1962..
First Edition thus Hardback quarto, about 11.25 inches tall, in coarse red cloth stamped in gilt on spine with pastedown illustration on cover. 526 pages with numerous full page illustrations in Baskin's nearly abstract style. It is the illustrations that are first published here. Very impressive. Clean and bright inside with no wear but for rubbing of the tops. The jacket has light edge wear, two short tears at the bottom of the spine folds, one of which repaired by clear tap on the verso. Hardcover Hardcover Near Fine in Very Good Dustjacket

Appr.: | AUD 63.29 CAD 62.11 EUR 44.05 GBP 32.26 JPY 5,000.00 MXN 625.00 ZAR 555.56 

Purchase direct from: Gallagher Books, ABAA, ILAB. Item number: 20154.
    
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4.
Macha, Karel Hynek; translated by Edith Pargeter (aka Ellis Peters); illustrated by Jan Zrzavy.  
May.

Publisher: No place: Artia Graphic Design, 1965..
First UK Edition thus Hardback quarto in abstractly decorated black and white cloth. 79 [1] pages plus two page unattributed afterword. An epic poem by the early 19th century Czech poet, this is both tragic and romantic. The English translator is Edith Pargeter, better known as Ellis Peters, the author of the Brother Cadfael mysteries. Nicely illustrated; printed on excellent laid paper. Bottom edge of covers just a little toned, but otherwise clean and bright and sound. The publisher's clear acetate jacket is a bit yellowed with a shallow chip missing at bottom front panel. Hardcover Hardcover Very Good

Appr.: | AUD 158.23 CAD 155.28 EUR 110.13 GBP 80.65 JPY 12,500.00 MXN 1,562.50 ZAR 1,388.89 

Purchase direct from: Gallagher Books, ABAA, ILAB. Item number: 8958.
    
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5.
Pope, Alexander  
Homer's Odyssey
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Publisher: Heritage Press, New York, 1942.
Hardcover. Condition: Good/None "Blue cloth boards, blindstamped border on front and back with gilt titling on sunned spine, small quarto (7 1/2 x 11 ins), splash marks on heel of spine with small light mildew marks on edge there. Owner's bookplate to front pastedown. Binding sound. Interior clean and unmarked. In tan slipcase, intact but with water marks on bottom corner and spine." "The English verse translation by Alexander Pope, illustrated with the classical designs of John Flaxman in 32 B&W plates.". Language: English. Pages: 357

Appr.: | AUD 30.38 CAD 29.81 EUR 21.15 GBP 15.48 JPY 2,400.00 MXN 300.00 ZAR 266.67 

Purchase direct from: Quadrant Book Mart. Item number: 7276.
    
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6.
Porter, Jenny Lind w/illus. by David Damm & intro. by Howard A. White  
The Siege of the Alamo

Publisher: Los Angeles: Pepperdine Univ. Press, 1981 1st ed..
80pp. illus. red cloth 4to w/gilt decoration titles: near Fine/no dj. A long epic poem by the Poet Laureate of Texas in 1964-65.

Appr.: | AUD 12.59 CAD 12.36 EUR 8.77 GBP 6.42 JPY 995.00 MXN 124.38 ZAR 110.56 

Purchase direct from: Auldfarran Books, IOBA. Item number: 15973.
    
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7.
Rhys, Ernest (ed.) and George Ainslie Hight (trans.)  
The Saga of Grettir the Strong (Everyman's Library)
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Publisher: J.M. Dent & Sons, E.P. Dutton London and New York 1914.
Condition: Good-. Hardcover. GOOD-. Blue cloth boards, no jacket, approx. 4.5'' x 7'', shelf wear, faded covers, faded page edges, hinge split to p.96, ink name on fly page.

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Appr.: | AUD 8.80 CAD 8.63 EUR 6.12 GBP 4.48 JPY 695.00 MXN 86.88 ZAR 77.22 

Purchase direct from: Once Read Books. Item number: 314945.

    
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8.
Southey, Robert.  
A Tale of Paraguay.

Publisher: Boston: S.G. Goodrich, 1827..
Later Edition Hardback 24mo, about 5.75 inches tall, in recent quarter brown leather and marbled boards. 209 pages plus an erratum noted on the following page. Illustrated by frontis engraving. Penciled prize notation (from Mrs. Green's school, 1828) on the frontis recto. Expected light toning and minor transfer from the frontis to the title. Binding sound, covers clean and minimally rubbed. Hardcover Hardcover Very Good+

Appr.: | AUD 82.28 CAD 80.75 EUR 57.27 GBP 41.94 JPY 6,500.00 MXN 812.50 ZAR 722.22 

Purchase direct from: Gallagher Books, ABAA, ILAB. Item number: 9471.
    
US$65.00
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9.
Tower, Christopher w/illus. by Pauline Baynes  
Oultre Jourdain

Publisher: London: Weidenfeld & Nicolson, 1980 1st ed..
327pp. illus. orange cloth sm 4to: near Fine in a near Very Good dj in Brodart poly cover [bit of age darkening on fore edge & endpp; else nrF] The third volume of the eccentric and reclusive English poet Tower's (1915-98) verse in the form of an epic poem telling the story of "the struggle to thwart the sinister designs of the goddess-sprite Pandevedil, and of the quest for the Holy Lance and the Prophet's Mantle," with 20 color plates and 25 line drawings.

Appr.: | AUD 12.59 CAD 12.36 EUR 8.77 GBP 6.42 JPY 995.00 MXN 124.38 ZAR 110.56 

Purchase direct from: Auldfarran Books, IOBA. Item number: 13617.
    
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10.
Warren, Robert Penn  
Chief Joseph of the Nez Perce Who Called Themselves the Nimipu The Real People: A Poem

Publisher: New York: Random House, 1983 1st ed. thus..
64pp. paperback 8vo: near Fine [text is very lightly age browned; else nrF] A long modern epic poem by the great Kentucky-born poet and novelist Robert Penn Warren (1905-89).

Appr.: | AUD 3.78 CAD 3.71 EUR 2.63 GBP 1.93 JPY 299.00 MXN 37.38 ZAR 33.22 

Purchase direct from: Auldfarran Books, IOBA. Item number: 9176.
    
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