The Golden Asse.
London: John Lane at The Bodley Head, 1923. Full morocco, 9 inches tall. A splendid full crushed morocco by Bayntun with gilt raised bands, fine geometric gilt tooling to the panels and boards, gilt dentelles and all edges. The spine is slighted faded to a paler lilac but is still striking. One of a limited deluxe edition of 3000 copies. The original cloth binding is bound in. Extraordinary bold illustrations throughout by Jean de Bosschére. 'The Metamorphoses of Apuleius', a bawdy picaresque novel, also known as 'The Golden Ass', is the only ancient Roman novel in Latin to survive in its entirety.