Lot 78 of 196:
Ovid as Shakespeare source 1593  

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Lot closed - Sold For (Includes Buyer's Premium):$900
Estimate:
$1,000 - $1,500

Title:
The xv. Bookes of P. Ouidius Naso: entituled, Metamorphosis.A worke verie pleasant and delectable. Translated out of Latin into English meeter, by Arthur Golding Gentleman
Author:
Ovid
Place:
London
Publisher:
Printed by John Danter
Date:
1593
Description:

[194 (of 200)] leaves. A-Y8, Aa-Cc8 (lacking A8, B3, C8, Q8, S4, S5). (4to) 19.5x15 cm. (7½x5¾"), disbound.

Arthur Golding's important translation of Ovid into English - Golding's Ovid was a source book for Shakespeare.

Lot Amendments
Condition:
A number of leaves with corners bent, chipping at top of title-page with loss but no printing affected, final two leaves with marginal chipping affecting a few words on the final leaf; lacking 6 leaves as delineated above. Sold as is.
 
Item number:
256298
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