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P. Ovidii Nasonis Opera Omnia, in Tres Tomos Divifa, Cum Integris N. Heinsii, D.F. (In 3 Volumes)
Amstelodami: Ex Typographia Blaviana 1683 - Studio Bochardi Cnippingii, Amstelodami: Ex Typographia Blaviana. 1687. 3 t. en 3 v.([16], 832, [16] ; 805, [10] p., [1] en bl. ; 810, [8] p., [2] en bl.) il. 8vo. 3 volumes. Latin. Leather bound. Fully bound in dark brown contemporary leather with blind stamped borders around boards. 5 raised bands. 6 compartments. Gilt title stamp and gilt decorative flourishes within compartments. Tight bindings and solid boards. Moderate shelf wear. Slight cracking to spines. Minor scuffing to spine ends. Light scuffing to boards. Bumping to corners. Owners inscription on endpaper. Page ends decoratively speckled. Beautifully detailed copperplate engraved full page illustration directly before title page. Additional copperplate engraving depicting Ovid adjacent to page 1, volume 1. Clean, unmarked pages. Text remains crisp and clear. Considering age, an extremely well preserved collection.Publius Ovidius Naso (20 March 43 BC ? AD 17/18), known as Ovid in the English-speaking world, was a Roman poet who is best known as the author of the three major collections of erotic poetry: Heroides, Amores, and Ars Amatoria. He is also well known for the Metamorphoses, a mythological hexameter poem; the Fasti, about the Roman calendar; and the Tristia and Epistulae ex Ponto, two collections of poems written in exile on the Black Sea. Ovid was also the author of several smaller pieces, the Remedia Amoris, the Medicamina Faciei Femineae, and the long curse-poem Ibis (Ovid). He also authored a lost tragedy, Medea. He is considered a master of the elegiac couplet, and is traditionally ranked alongside Virgil and Horace as one of the three canonic poets of Latin literature. The scholar Quintilian considered him the last of the canonical Latin love elegists. His poetry, much imitated during Late Antiquity and the Middle Ages, decisively influenced European art and literature and remains as one of the most important sources of classical mythology. Please feel free to view our photographs of this rare 3 volume collection. [Attributes: Hard Cover]
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