Chicago: Rand, McNally & Co., 1903.
Hardcover. From the shield-like vignette of its heroes adorning its cover to the time-honored and tragic deeds recounted within, this 1903 retelling of the Iliad for young people remains a beautiful testament to Homer's epic poem. Here, the legends of ancient Greece fight again, Odysseus and Ajax, Paris and Hector, Achilles and Patroclus, each fully illustrated in a frontispiece and 15 dramatic full-page illustrations by Helen Maitland Armstrong, accompanied by beautifully detailed chapter headings by Raymond Perry and Greek headbands and decorations by Edith Jordan Hall.
7 1/8" X 4 3/4". 176pp. Bound in full burgundy cloth over boards, with vignette of Achilles and Hector in profile stamped in orange, black, and white to upper board, lettered in gilt to upper board and spine. Moderate wear
to binding, with light scattered rubbing, corners turned in, bumping to extremities, and slight lean to spine. Binding is firm and sound. Pages are slightly musty else clean and unmarked. Illustrated in frontispiece and 15 dramatic full-page illustrations by Helen Maitland Armstrong, beautifully detailed chapter headings by Raymond Perry, and Greek headbands and decorations by Edith Jordan Hall. Good +. Item #9361