95
95
Ovidius Naso, Publius.
LES METAMORPHOSES. PARIS: GOGUE, 1767 (VOLUME ONE), LE CLERC, 1768 (VOLUME 2), DE LORMEL, 1769 (VOLUME 3) AND 1770 (VOLUME 4)
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7001,000
LOT SOLD. 720 GBP
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95
Ovidius Naso, Publius.
LES METAMORPHOSES. PARIS: GOGUE, 1767 (VOLUME ONE), LE CLERC, 1768 (VOLUME 2), DE LORMEL, 1769 (VOLUME 3) AND 1770 (VOLUME 4)
Estimate
7001,000
LOT SOLD. 720 GBP
JUMP TO LOT

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Ovidius Naso, Publius.
LES METAMORPHOSES. PARIS: GOGUE, 1767 (VOLUME ONE), LE CLERC, 1768 (VOLUME 2), DE LORMEL, 1769 (VOLUME 3) AND 1770 (VOLUME 4)

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


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Provenance

Robert Lenkiewicz (1941-2002), artist

Literature

Brunet IV 286; Cohen-de Ricci 769; Ray, French 62

Catalogue Note

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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