1572 Metamorphoses of OVID Roman Greek Mythology Anguillara Orologi Woodcuts

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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

 

Ovid’s ‘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 1572 edition of Ovid’s famous masterpiece was edited with notes and commentary by a variety of contributors including Giovanni Andrea dell’ Anguillara, annotations by Giuseppe Orologi, and textual arguments by Francesco Turchi.

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1572 Metamorphoses of OVID Roman Greek Mythology Anguillara Orologi Woodcuts

 

“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

 

Ovid’s ‘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 1572 edition of Ovid’s famous masterpiece was edited with notes and commentary by a variety of contributors including Giovanni Andrea dell’ Anguillara, annotations by Giuseppe Orologi, and textual arguments by Francesco Turchi.

 

Item number: #9908

Price: $1500

 

OVID, P Naso

 

Le metamorfosi di Ovidio, ridotte da Gio. Andrea dall’ Angvillara in ottaua rima, di nuouo dal proprio auttore riuedut, & corrette

 

In Venetia: Appresso Francesco de’ Franceschi Sanese, 1572.

 

Details:

  • Collation: Complete with all pages; 3 volumes
    • 1 – [3], 4-163
      • 5 woodcut engravings
    • 2 – 164-375
      • 6 woodcut engravings
    • 3 – 376-488, [1]
      • 4 woodcut engravings
    • References: USTC 845882;
    • Language: Italian
    • Binding: Leather; tight & secure
    • Size: ~4.25in X 2in (10.5cm x 5.5cm)
    • VERY rare and desirable

 

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9908

Categories

Classical Greco-Roman

Arts & Architecture

Authors

OVID, P Naso

Printing Date

16th Century

Language

Italian

Binding

Leather

Book Condition

Excellent

Collation

Complete