Metamorphoseon. Libri XV. Expurgati. Tomus Primus & Secundus bound as one cum Interpretatione, Notis, & Appendice de Diis & Heroibus Poeticis. Nova Editio Accuratissima

By: Ovid; Publius Ovidius Naso

Price: $125.00

Quantity: 1 available

Book Condition: Good with no dust jacket


[x], 352 pp and 306, [xii] pp. Index. Entirely in Latin. Frontis engraved plate with what looks like Ovid writing at a desk surrounded by mythological figures. Bound in full diced calf of the time, 5 raised bands with gilt compartments, red morocco label. Covers a bit rubbed nd scuffed, corners rubbed, spine tips bit worn and pulled, interior marbled end papers with old French book dealer label, next two blanks have amusing school boy doodles which look contemporary, title page has what appears to be contemporary owner inscript in brown ink. Binding sturdy, text clean, normal age and toning to paper, a few pages have a very light humidity mark at bottom corner, nice copy. This edition is of Ovid's most famous work, the Metamorphoses; an epic length poem of miraculous changes that takes the reader from the transfiguration of Chaos at the beginning of time through the love between Rome's found Aeneas all the way to the death and deification of Julius Caesar. This lively and very engaging poem has been beloved since ancient times; read by monks during the Middle Ages as well as by humanists during the Renaissance. The author, Ovid, or more fully, Publius Ovidius Naso, was a favorite of the Roman upper classes; his wife was closely connected to the court of the first Caesar, Augustus; but he died lonely and in exile, banished by Augustus. ; 8vo 8" - 9" tall

Title: Metamorphoseon. Libri XV. Expurgati. Tomus Primus & Secundus bound as one cum Interpretatione, Notis, & Appendice de Diis & Heroibus Poeticis. Nova Editio Accuratissima

Author Name: Ovid; Publius Ovidius Naso

Categories: Language -- Latin, Antiquarian/Rare, Classics,

Edition: New Edition

Publisher: Paris, Fratrum Barbou: 1725

Binding: Leather

Book Condition: Good with no dust jacket

Seller ID: 9897

Keywords: Metamorphosis Ovid Roman Epics,