Oh my Gods, I have found something that is going on my birthday wishlist (little late, because it's in tw days, but still!). It's The Iliad and the Odyssey: A Giant Golden Book and it is completely out of my price range (nor directly purchaseable, but look at this beauty!

In this article by brainpickings.org (thanks Jonathan!) you can find many of the stunning illustrations for the ancient Hellenis epic, and they are all even more beautiful than the last. They were designed by wife-and-husband duo Alice and Martin Provensen, whose vibrant mid-century illustrations span everything from classic fairy tales to an homage to William Blake. Born on August 14, 1917, Alice survived Martin, who died in 1987, by more than two decades and continues to draw well into her nineties.

In 1956, New York’s Golden Press commissioned the Provensens to illustrate an adaptation of Hómēros for young readers, and 'The Iliad and the Odyssey: A Giant Golden Book' was born. Sadly, it is out of print, but it is still obtainable used. Here is another image, but go to the site for many more!