1649 Scarce Latin vellum Book - OVID's Metamorphoses - Publii Ovidii Nasonis Metamorphoseon libri XV.
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Title: Publii Ovidii Nasonis Metamorphoseon libri XV : ad fidem editionum optimarum & codicum manuscriptorum examinati, animadversi, nec non notis illustrati. Opera & Studio Thomae Farnabii.
Language: Text in Latin.
Publisher: Amstelodami : Apud Joannem Janssonium, 1649. Complete 15 books of the Metamorphoses.
Size: 5 " X 3.5 ".
Pages: 453 pages + Index Rerum.
Binding: Very good full vellum binding (hinges fine, overall slightly worn and scuffed - as shown, small chip to the lower part of the spine - as shown) under a removable protective mylar cover.
Content: Good content (bright, tight, some foxing and staining - as shown, small ink stain in the lower part of the lower margin of preliminary pages - as shown).
Illustrations: Complete with the nice illustrated engraved title page.
Estimate: (USD 400 - USD 600)
The book: Scarce 17th century edition by Thomae Farnabii of The Metamorphoses (Latin: Metamorphōseōn librī: "Books of Transformations") -- a Latin narrative poem by the Roman poet Ovid, considered his magnum opus. Comprising fifteen books and over 250 myths, the poem chronicles the history of the world from its creation to the deification of Julius Caesar within a loose mythico-historical framework.
The author: Publius Ovidius Naso (20 March 43 BC – AD 17/18), known as Ovid in the English-speaking world, was a Roman poet who lived during the reign of Augustus. He was a contemporary of the older Virgil and Horace, with whom he is often ranked as one of the three canonical poets of Latin literature. The Imperial scholar Quintilian considered him the last of the Latin love elegists. He enjoyed enormous popularity, but, in one of the mysteries of literary history, was sent by Augustus into exile in a remote province on the Black Sea, where he remained until his death. Ovid himself attributes his exile to carmen et error, "a poem and a mistake", but his discretion in discussing the causes has resulted in much speculation among scholars.
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