Item #101930 The Shield of Achilles. W. H. AUDEN.

The Shield of Achilles.

Faber, 1955.

First edition, first printing. 8vo. Burgundy boards with gilt titles. Yellow typographical dustwrapper. A near fine copy with clean boards & no marks. Internally clean with some very light spotting to endpapers. No inscriptions. The very good+ dustwrapper is clean with light wear only to extremities. Original price of 10s6dnet to front flap.

The Shield of Achilles is the title work of a collection of poems. It is Auden's response to the detailed description or ekphrasis, of the shield borne by the hero Achilles in Homer's epic poem, The Illiad.

Item #101930

Price: £65.00

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