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Ovid
Metamorphoses, argumentis breuioribus ex Luctatio grammatico collectis expositae: una cum vivis singularum transformationum iconibus in aes incisis
Antwerp: Ex officina Plantiniana, apud viduam, & Ioannem Moretum, 1591. Engraved pictorial title-page, portrait of Ovid from an antique medallion, 178 numbered full-page engravings by Petrus Vander Borcht, and printer's device on verso of Z5; A-Z8, a7 [missing a8, blank]; 361, [20] pp. 1 vols. Oblong 8vo. Ovid for the Young -- Plantin Press. This 16th century Antwerp production weds Ovid's Metamorphoses with grammatical explanations in order to teach Latin to the young. Adams O-504. 18th-century calf, spine and covers ruled with simple gilt fillets, a.e.g. Some early, unobtrusive ms. notations on title page, otherwise a very attractive copy.
Bookseller: James Cummins Bookseller [USA]

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