Ovid's Metamorphoses in Latin and English.

Amsterdam: Wetsteins and Smith, 1732.

Translated by the Most Eminent Hands [Dryden, Addison, Pope, et al]. With Historical Explications of the Fables, written in French by the Abbot Banier... Adorned with sculptures by B. Picart, and other able Masters. 2 volumes with continuous pagination. Title pages printed in red & black with engraved vignettes. Superb allegorical frontispiece and 103 stunning half-page copper engraved plates. Decorative woodcut initials and devices throughout. [26], 247, [3], 249-524, [4]pp. Latin and English in facing columns. Folio, 3/4 black leather over marbled boards; marbled end-papers. Amsterdam: Printed for the Wetsteins and Smith, 1732. A very good copy of this impressive book, with uncommonly clean pages.

A splendid and highly desirable edition of Ovid with dark impressions of these masterfully engraved plates. --Brunet IV 285; Lowndes 1744.

Illustrator: Picart
Binding: Hardcover
Condition: Very Good
Language: Latin; English

Price: $7,500.00

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