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Ovid's Metamorphoses, in Fifteen Books

Title

Ovid's Metamorphoses, in Fifteen Books
Translated into English verse under the direction of Sir Samuel Garth by John Dryden [and others].

Creator

Ovid

Description

"The eleventh, in this Twenty-sixth Series of the fine books made for the members of this Club ... fifteen etchings to serve as half-titles to the fifteen books ... The type for the text is the twelve-point of Centaur, and the marginalia are set in ten-point Arrighi italic. Text and illustrations have been printed on a hand-made Italian paper under the supervision of Dr. Mardersteig ... the etchings have been pulled by hand. The binding is of decorated hand-made paper over boards with a tan buckram backstrip and dark green linen label, gold stamped"--Publisher's announcement.
"Made ... by Giovanni Mardersteig at the Officina Bodoni ... The text is the 'Garth Translation': a collection of translations by Dryden, Pope, Congreve, Addison, Garth, and others, collated and edited by Sir Samuel Garth in 1717. The etchings were made for this edition by Hans Erni"--Colophon.
No. 289 of a limited ed. of 1500 copies
Signed by the engraver and printer
Gift of Loryn Romadka
From the collection of Austin Fredric Lutter, with his bookplate

Source

UW-Milwaukee Libraries Special Collections

Publisher

Verona, Printed for the members of the Limited Editions Club at the Officina Bodoni

Date

1958

Contributor

Hans Erni
Giovanni Mardersteig
Samuel Garth
John Dryden
Alexander Pope
William Congreve
Joseph Addison

Rights

It is the responsibility of the researcher to seek permission from the copyright holder to reproduce for publication.

Format

lvi, 519 p. illus.
25 cm.

Language

English

Identifier

(SPL) PA6522 M2 1958

Files

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Citation

Ovid, “Ovid's Metamorphoses, in Fifteen Books,” Digital Exhibits - UWM Libraries Special Collections, accessed December 15, 2017, http://liblamp.uwm.edu/omeka/SPC2/items/show/95.