1770 INCREDIBLE Ovid Metamorphoses Greek Mythology Illustrated 150 Woodcut FOLIO

OVID, P Naso

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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. This epic poem recounts the history of the world from creation to the death of Julius Caesar with accounts of famous mythological figures such as Jason, Hercules, Orpheus and Eurydice, Achilles, Ulysses, and even the fall of Troy!

 

This impressive, and rather obscure German edition of Ovid was printed in German in the second half of the 18th-century. Interestingly, this large, oblong edition features 150 full-page engravings depicting scenes from the story, each with German and Latin descriptions.

 

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1770 INCREDIBLE Ovid Metamorphoses Greek Mythology Illustrated 150 Woodcut FOLIO

 

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. This epic poem recounts the history of the world from creation to the death of Julius Caesar with accounts of famous mythological figures such as Jason, Hercules, Orpheus and Eurydice, Achilles, Ulysses, and even the fall of Troy!

 

This impressive, and rather obscure German edition of Ovid was printed in German in the second half of the 18th-century. Interestingly, this large, oblong edition features 150 full-page engravings depicting scenes from the story, each with German and Latin descriptions.

 

Item number: #23669

Price: $950

 

OVID, P Naso

 

Publii Ovidii Nasonis Metamorphoseon Libri XV., Oder: Funfzehn Bücher der Verwandlungen des römischen Dichters Publius Ovidius Naso

 

[1770]

 

Details:

  • Collation: complete with all pages
    • [4], 59, [7]
    • 150 engravings
  • Language: German & Latin
  • Binding: Vellum; tight and secure
    • Vellum spine with hardcover boards
  • Size: ~8.25in X 14in (20.5cm x 35.5cm)
  • Very rare and desirable

 

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23669

Categories

Classical Greco-Roman

Literature

Authors

OVID, P Naso

Printing Date

18th Century

Language

Latin

Binding

Vellum

Book Condition

Excellent

Collation

Complete