The Shield of Achilles.
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.
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