A close friend of Emery Walker, TE Lawrence's ambitious translation of Homer's The Odyssey defined his and Walker's career, making it a masterpiece of fine printing.

Widely regarded as one of the most beautiful private press books of the 20th century, TE Lawrence’s (Lawrence of Arabia) translation of Homer’s epic poem was a highly ambitious four-year undertaking.

Although more famous for his role in the Arab revolt, Lawrence was a gifted writer and translator, and was a close friend of the Walker’s. Through the vision of the great American type designer Bruce Rogers, the expertise of Emery Walker, and determination of TE Lawrence, The Odyssey became a masterpiece of fine printing and a fitting tribute to the end of Walker’s remarkable career.

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Emery Walker's House

The Emery Walker Trust, 7 Hammersmith Terrace, London, Greater London, W6 9TS

020 8741 4104


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The Trust's expert volunteers run guided tours on Thursdays and Saturdays from the beginning of March until the end of November.

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