4 volumes, 4to (257 x 188mm.), text in Latin and French, title-pages printed in red and black with engraved vignettes, 140 engraved plates by Boucher, Moreau, Eisen et al, engraved illustrations, nineteenth-century red morocco gilt by Myers, spine gilt in compartments, gilt edges, small tears (not affecting text or illustration), light spotting
Over the years a number of special or extra-illustrated copies of this splendidly illustrated version of Ovid have appeared. The Cleveland copy in the sale of the Battle Abbey library in June 1902 had most plates in two or three states and sold for £300. The Delessart copy (6,450 francs in 1895) had unlettered proofs of the plates. The French translation is by Antoine Banier (1673-1741) whose version first appeared in Amsterdam, with plates by Picart, in 1732.
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