CLASSIC WORK IN ENGLISH BOUND IN GEORGIAN FULL DICED CALF
Ovid (Publius Ovidius Naso) ~ The Metamorphoses (translated into English blank verse by J.J.Howard)
London: Hatchards, 1807
2 volume set, 8.5 inches tall. A most attractive diced calf binding from the beginning of the 19th century with gilt and blind tooling on wide raised bands and the panels, the diced boards are framed within blind and gilt rolls. Charming early bookplate. As usual the blue pigment has discoloured somewhat on the boards and there is foxing to the preliminaries and facing the engraved plates. Still a very nice example of this scarce edition, done into English, of one of the greatest Latin poems.