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Titre : Odysseia.
Éditeur : Printed at the University Press, Oxford
Date d'édition : 1909
Reliure : Hardcover
ONE OF 225 COPIES, 4to, ff. [3, blank], , [3, blank]. Printed on handmade paper in black and red with Proctor's 'Otter' Greek typeface. Original quarter linen, light blue boards, paper label to spine, untrimmed, original board slipcase. Paper label just a little darkened and rubbed, a little light foxing to boards (otherwise quite fresh), slipcase repaired in two places with paper tape. The second book printed with Robert Proctor's famous 'Otter' Greek typeface, based on the Greek type cut for the Complutensian Polyglot Bible in 1514. Radically different from most previous Greek typefaces - geometrically rounded and evenly weighted instead of calligraphic - it saw relatively little use, having been cut in just one (large) size suitable only for fine press work. The Oxford University Press, to which the types came following their first use, an Oresteia printed at the Chiswick Press in 1904 (shortly after Proctor's untimely disappearance), did not often find uses for it - this Odyssey was followed by a slim volume containing a speech from Thucydides two decades later, and a Four Gospels in 1932 - but Monotype New Hellenic, significantly inspired by Proctor's work, is still a standard typeface for the Cambridge University Press. N° de réf. du libraire 1909
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