Apuleius, Metamorphoseos, Venice, Aldus, 1521, later half calf
Metamorphoseos, sive lusus Asini libri XII [and other works]. (Venice): Aldus (in the house of Aldus and Andrea Torresani, May 1521)
8vo (150 x 86mm.), italic and Greek text, woodcut Aldine device on title-page and final verso, Italian nineteenth-century half calf, signature erased from foot of title-page
This is the first Aldine edition of Apuleius's novel. Other philosophical works by Apuleius are printed alongside The Golden Ass, as well as the editio princeps of Alcinous's commentary on Plato in Greek. This title-page has the corrected text "Episcopi Tropiensis".
Cataldi Palau 67; Edit16 2231; Renouard 91/8; UCLA 202
D.L. Cumming, signature on flyleaf
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