London, The Nonesuch Press, 1931 [first thus].
Large octavo, two volumes, [ii], 927,  (colophon) and [ii], 759,  (blank),  (colophon) pages with ornaments by Rudolf Koch and Fritz Kredel.
Original full tan morocco ('Odyssey' a darker shade of brown); sides bordered with double fillets; top edges gilt, others uncut; marbled endpapers; 'The Iliad' a little mottled (due to the retention of the publisher's original glassine dustwrapper with paper flaps, the glassine now a little tanned with slight loss); 'Odyssey' slightly scratched and indented; an excellent set in the publisher's matching marbled slipcases (both showing trifling signs of wear).
'The Iliad' is number 860 of 1450 copies for sale; 'Odyssey' is inscribed 'out of series', of a total edition of 1300 copies for sale. Loosely inserted in 'The Iliad') is the single-sided information sheet by Francis Meynell on how to properly open the book. 'The Greek text of this edition is, by permission of the Delegates of the Oxford University Press, that of the Oxford Classical Texts. The English is printed from the first (1715) edition of Pope's Iliad' [and the (1725) edition of Pope's Odyssey] (from the colophons). [2 items].