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The Fifteene Bookes of P. Ovidius Naso; Entitled Metamorphosis. Translated out of the Latine into English Meeter, by Arthur Golding Gentleman
LONDON: Thomas Purfoot, 1612 An extremely rare early copy of this influential translation of Ovid's work, first published in 1567. Arthur Golding's translation is said to give full range to the power of Ovid's work and was read by Shakespeare among many others. In what appears to be the original vellum wraps. The vellum has some old hand writing on the inside of both covers. With title page, dedication to Robert Earle of Leicester by Arthur Golding, Note to the Reader, and the Fifteene Bookes - each with its own header.With decorative headpieces and initial capitals. Pages 9-12, 185-193, and 196 (pages numbered on one side only) are in facsmile provided by the British Library. The title page and first dedication page have been repaired. The vellum binding has had expert repair to the base of the spine and leather thongs reattached. It shows wear but is complete and sound. Internally there is occasional ink annotation, some browning to page edges and some pages, and occasional brown spotting.Size 18.4 x 15 cms. 196 leaves. Supplied in hand made protective card box. Please enquire if you would like additional images.
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