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Quentin Blake #659/1000 with Slipcase RARE!!
Golden Ass Apuleius 2015 Signed by Quentin Blake #659/1000 with Slipcase RARE!!
Golden Ass Apuleius 2015 Signed by Quentin Blake #659/1000 with Slipcase RARE!! The Golden Ass With illustrations by Quentin Blake Published by: The Folio Society Printed in: 2015 Pages: 256 Illustrations by: Quentin Blake ----- Features ----- · Bright Gilt lettering and deocration · Many Color illustrations · Comes with Rare Original Slipcase · Limited edition: #659/1000 Copies Signed by Blake! Condition The book is in Very good condition. The Gilt illustration to the front cover and spine is bright and unrubbed. There are no bookplates, signatures, or markings of any kind in the book. The pages are clean and free of any foxing. The book comes with its rare original slipcase. The slipcase is in very good condition. It has some very light rubbing. This is the limited edition #659/1000 signed by Quentin Blake. Background The Metamorphoses of Apuleius, which Augustine of Hippo referred to as The Golden Ass (Asinus aureus), is the only ancient Roman novel in Latin to survive in its entirety. The protagonist of the novel is called Lucius. At the end of the novel, he is revealed to be from Madaurus, the hometown of Apuleius himself. The plot revolves around the protagonist's curiosity (curiositas) and insatiable desire to see and practice magic. While trying to perform a spell to transform into a bird, he is accidentally transformed into an ass. This leads to a long journey, literal and metaphorical, filled with inset tales. He finally finds salvation through the intervention of the goddess Isis, whose cult he joins. ---------- About the Illustrator --------- Sir Quentin Saxby B … [Click Below for Full Description]
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