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Ovidius Naso, Publius
OVIDS METAMORPHOSIS ENGLISHED, MYTHOLOGIZ'D, AND REPRESENTED IN FIGURES...BY G[EORGE]. S[ANDYS]. J.L. FOR ANDREW HEBB, 1640
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Ovidius Naso, Publius
OVIDS METAMORPHOSIS ENGLISHED, MYTHOLOGIZ'D, AND REPRESENTED IN FIGURES...BY G[EORGE]. S[ANDYS]. J.L. FOR ANDREW HEBB, 1640
Estimate
3,5005,000
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Ovidius Naso, Publius
OVIDS METAMORPHOSIS ENGLISHED, MYTHOLOGIZ'D, AND REPRESENTED IN FIGURES...BY G[EORGE]. S[ANDYS]. J.L. FOR ANDREW HEBB, 1640
folio, translation of the first book of Virgil's Aeneid at the end, engraved frontispiece portrait, engraved title and 15 engraved plates by Salomon Savery after Francis Clein, THIS COPY EXTRA-ILLUSTRATED WITH 59 ADDITIONAL ENGRAVED PLATES (scenes from Ovid, Virgil, Homer and other Greek and Roman myths, after designs by Abraham van Diepenbeek), seventeenth-century speckled calf, without final blank, frontispiece repaired and possibly supplied, a few other repairs, occasional slight staining or creasing to some leaves, some margins cut close, re-backed with new endpapers
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Provenance

"... Delaporte", signature on title page dated 1722, Latin inscription above; book-label with monogram "I.J.K"; later library shelf label (shelf-mark partially erased)

Literature

STC 18968; Sabin 76460

Catalogue Note

The very fine extra plates here appear to be from the celebrated series of emblematic engravings executed by Matham, Bloemart and others after Diepenbeek's designs which first appeared in the edition of Michel de Marolles' Tableaux du temple des muses tirez du cabinet de feu Mr. Favereau (Paris: Antoine de Sommaville, 1655; Brunet III:1143.)
Sandys had completed the first five books of his translation of the Metamorphoses by 1621, the year he left for Virginia to take up the position as treasurer for the colony. He finished two more books on the voyage, and by the time he returned to England in 1625, the translation was complete. The first edition was published in 1626, Sandys having secured the rights to print and sell the work exclusively for twenty-one years.

English Literature, History, Children’s Books and Illustrations, including The Garrett Herman Collection: The Age of Darwin

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