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Ovid's Metamorphoses. In fifteen books. A new translation. By several hands. Adorn'd with cuts / Ovid's Metamorphoses made English. By several hands [15 books in two separate volumes, complete] by Ovid; George Sewell; J. Philips; John Hughes; Mr. Chute; Mr. Dart; Mr. [Alexander] Pope; Mr. Theobald; Capt. Morrice - First Edition - 1717 - from Uncommon Works, IOBA (SKU: 903)

Ovid's Metamorphoses. In fifteen books. A new translation. By several hands. Adorn'd with cuts / Ovid's Metamorphoses made English. By several hands [15 books in two separate volumes, complete]

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Ovid's Metamorphoses. In fifteen books. A new translation. By several hands. Adorn'd with cuts / Ovid's Metamorphoses made English. By several hands [15 books in two separate volumes, complete]

by Ovid; George Sewell; J. Philips; John Hughes; Mr. Chute; Mr. Dart; Mr. [Alexander] Pope; Mr. Theobald; Capt. Morrice

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London: A. Bettesworth and W. Taylor in Pater-Noster-Row, E. Curll in Fleet-Street, and J. Browne without Temple-Bar, 1717. First Edition. Full leather. Very good. Scarce. A very good first edition of this version ---- there were competing editors in 1717 --- complete and collated in two volumes. This work released after Dryden's Ovid translations. Sewell's translations went on to sell in three editions total. Title page on Volume I is loose and reads, "Ovid's Metamorphoses. In fifteen books. A new translation. By several hands. Adorn'd with cuts." Consistent with the worldcat entry for this set, the titlepage to vol. II reads: "Ovid's Metamorphoses made English. By several hands. .," and J. Browne's name is spelled "Brown." Blind and gilt tooled leather boards. Four raised bands. Original paper labels on spines. Joints shallowly cracked on volume I and starting on volume II. Minor loss to spine on volume II. With woodcut bookplate of Glanville Wynkoop Smith on front pastedown of both volumes. One signature on volume II has pulled away from endband and is a bit proud. Text in English is crisp and clear. Marginalia present, including a beautiful short [original??] melody neatly pencilled on rear pastedown. Toning to pastedowns and free endpapers. Marvelous woodcuts throughout. Unpaginated. 3 3/4 x 6 inches tall, 32mo. From the personal library of artist, architect, musician, author, journalist, poet, naturalist and historian Glanville Wynkoop Smith, author of Many a Green Isle (1941) and The adventures of Sir Ignatius Tippitolio, better known to the world as Tippy, proprietor of Tippitolio's grand imperial hotel Oriella (1945).

Synopsis

The Metamorphoses by the Roman poet Ovid is a narrative poem in fifteen books that describes the creation and history of the world. Completed in 8 AD, it has remained one of the most popular works of mythology, being the Classical work best known to medieval writers and thus having a great deal of influence on medieval poetry.

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Uncommon Works, IOBA US (US)
Bookseller Inventory #
903
Title
Ovid's Metamorphoses. In fifteen books. A new translation. By several hands. Adorn'd with cuts / Ovid's Metamorphoses made English. By several hands [15 books in two separate volumes, complete]
Author
Ovid; George Sewell; J. Philips; John Hughes; Mr. Chute; Mr. Dart; Mr. [Alexander] Pope; Mr. Theobald; Capt. Morrice
Format/binding
Full leather
Book condition
Used - Very good
Quantity available
1
Edition
First Edition
Binding
Hardcover
Publisher
A. Bettesworth and W. Taylor in Pater-Noster-Row, E. Curll in Fleet-Street, and J. Browne without Temple-Bar
Place of Publication
London
Date published
1717
Bookseller catalogs
Poetry & Drama;
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About Uncommon Works, IOBA

Member, IOBA. Not your ordinary book store! Uncommon Works specializes in rare, odd, unique, and handmade books, with a focus on Mexico, Latin America, Native America, and the Spanish Conquest. You'll find rare, first editions and first or early printings. You'll even find a few first printings of living authors for sale. We provide services and referrals for book mending, repair, restoration, and binding.We also offer archival storage solutions for your books, photos, or family historical print items.

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