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Cranach Press Homer The Odyssey. Transcribed anew into German by R. A. Schröder. Two volumes. With 5 woodcuts by Aristide Maillol and titles, headings and initials by E. Gill. (Leipzig, 1907-10). 1 sheet, title, 1 sheet, 178 p., 1 sheet, 1 sheet, title, 1 sheet, 169 p., 1 sheet 4°. with title on back and title in red as well as gilt diamond ornaments, ornament. Cover in red and white (edges partly minimally rubbed, front cover of vol. 2 faded and somewhat stained). One of 350 (GA 425) numbers copies. - Printed under the direction of Harry Graf Kessler in the years 1907-10 on the presses of R. Wagner Sohn in Weimar. - Sarkowski 784th - Müller-Krumbach 17 and 17 a. - First edition of Schröders new translation. Printed under the direction of Harry Count Kessler, who, even before the founding of his Cranach press, created one of his first bibliophilic prints here and for the first time commissioned an illustration from Aristide Maillol (these are in total two title woodcuts as well as three figurative initials). The headlines cut by Eric Gill belong to his earliest woodcuts. - Good copy.

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