I try to mention the book's main faults. All of my books are VERY OLD. And have 100+ years of wear to varying degrees.Boards - very secure- the front cover was detached & has been professionally repaired. It should last another 50 years! Leather - very good with a 2.5 scrape to the back cover. Outer joints - back one good, front one has the split line all the way down, I took a close up of the top for you.
Spine ends - very good. Inner hinges - very good, small bit of wear /tear to front top.
VERY CLEAN - only saw 2 small spots and the shadow from the ribbon bookmark. 1 very small fold , pages have in indent in the middle - see last picture to understand better, no rips that I saw.Writing - none that I saw. Other - gilt page edges still very bright -with just one small spot of wear. A NICE BOOK to add to your library. Please Add me to your Favorites list. AND check back now and then to see what's new! Otherwise I can't send you a new invoice. T can take up to 14 days to get back East. This book is very old and. May have accumulated bad smells along the way [musty basement/ mildew/ smoke]. Dryer sheets in them for a few months makes a world of difference! My nose doesn't work like it use to. So the old book smell doesn't bother me.
As far as I can tell -this book does not smell bad. The item "FINE ANTIQUE ILIAD & ODYSSEY OF HOMER FULL LEATHER BINDING GILT SOLD @ $1875" is in sale since Saturday, October 27, 2018. This item is in the category "Books\Antiquarian & Collectible".
The seller is "craminn" and is located in Sherwood, Oregon. This item can be shipped to United States.