Lot 83 of 175:
Ovid's Metamorphoses w/150 copper plates by Baur 1681  

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Ovidii Nasonis Metamorphosis oder Ovidii des Poeten Wunderliche Verenderung verschidener Gestalden.


Augsburg, Germany




With 150 copper plates by Melchior Küsell after Johann Wilhelm Baur. Engraved title page and 150 copper engraved plates designed by Baur and engraved by M. Kysell. Plates captioned in Latin. (Oblong 8vo) 16x20 cm (6¼x7½"), period speckled calf, gilt decorated spine, marbled endpapers, edges dyed red.

Johann Wilhelm Baur, Joan Guiliam Bouwer, or Bauer was a German engraver, etcher and miniature painter. He is famous for this series of wonderful and lively illustrations of Ovid's Metamorphoses. A solid copy of this scarce edition.

Lot Amendments

Rubbing to extremities, corner tips worn, front joint cracked with top board loose but holding, some loss to spine strip ends, spine label lacking; interior sound with some soiling and scattered foxing to margins, a few pages with small areas of wormholing not affecting illustrations, occasional marginalia in German beneath plates; in all, very good.

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