1737 OVID Metamorphoses Greek & Roman Mythology ART Bordelet Banier French 3v

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“I grabbed a pile of dust, and holding it up, foolishly asked for as many birthdays as the grains of dust, I forgot to ask that they be years of youth.”

Ovid, Metamorphoses

 

A fine 16th-century edition of Ovid’s best work ‘Metamorphoses’. ‘Metamorphoses’ is one of the most famous works of Greek and Roman mythology and history of the 1st-century. It is known to have inspired the works of Dante, Boccaccio, Chaucer, and even Shakespeare as well as works of visual art and music. This epic poem recounts the history of the world from creation to the death of Julius Caesar.

 

This rare 1737 three-volume edition was published in Paris by Bordelet, translated into French by Antoine Banier.

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1737 OVID Metamorphoses Greek & Roman Mythology ART Bordelet Banier French 3v

 

“I grabbed a pile of dust, and holding it up, foolishly asked for as many birthdays as the grains of dust, I forgot to ask that they be years of youth.”

Ovid, Metamorphoses

 

A fine 16th-century edition of Ovid’s best work ‘Metamorphoses’. ‘Metamorphoses’ is one of the most famous works of Greek and Roman mythology and history of the 1st-century. It is known to have inspired the works of Dante, Boccaccio, Chaucer, and even Shakespeare as well as works of visual art and music. This epic poem recounts the history of the world from creation to the death of Julius Caesar.

 

This rare 1737 three-volume edition was published in Paris by Bordelet, translated into French by Antoine Banier.

 

Item number: #20165

Price: $599

 

OVID, P Naso

 

Les Métamorphoses d’Ovide, traduites en françois, avec des remarques et des explications historiques

 

A Paris: Chez Bordelet, 1737.

 

Details:

  • Collation: Complete with all pages; 3 volumes
    • I – [4], lxxxiv, [56], 287, [1]
    • II – [8], 486 (i.e. 476)
    • III – [4], 363, [9]
    • 14 engravings throughout
    • Pagination errors as expected
  • Provenance: Bookplate – William & Marianne Sollach
  • Language: French
  • Binding: Leather; tight and secure
  • Size: ~6.25in X 3.75in (16cm x 9.5cm)
  • Quite scarce

 

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20165

Categories

Classical Greco-Roman

Literature

Authors

OVID, P Naso

Printing Date

18th Century

Language

French

Binding

Leather

Book Condition

Excellent

Collation

Complete