The Metamorphoses.

New York. George Braziller. 1968. #37 of only 1200 copies produced. Spectacular full colour facsimile edition of the Phillips Manuscript (Books 1-9) and the Pepys manuscript. 2 volumes complete. Folio (12" x 8.25"). Bound in full trade calfskin, reproducing the original binding of the Pepys Manuscript. Elaborate gilt device to front covers. Gilt ruled spine compartments with elaborate gilt tooled motifs. Gilt tooled calf labels. Presented in a slipcase.

Ovid. The Metamorphoses. New York. George Braziller. 1968.

2 volumes complete. Spectacular full colour facsimile edition( printed in black, red and blue script) of the Phillips Manuscript  and the Pepys manuscript. Facsimile of the original manuscript, printed in red, blue and black script, bound in full calf. The two manuscripts, at one time, comprised a single manuscript - Caxton manuscript of 1480, but the fortunes of time parted them.The Phillipps ( Sir John Phillipps copy books 1-9)  was re-discovered in 1964.The Pepys (books 10-15)reproduces the manuscript which was left to Magdalene College by Samuel Pepys in his will dated 1703. The pair of long separated manuscripts were, at long last,  re-united in this striking presentation.Folio (12" x 8.25"). Bound in full  calfskin by the Wigmore Bindery, reproducing the original binding of the Pepys Manuscript. Elaborate gilt device to front covers. Gilt ruled spine compartments with elaborate gilt tooled motifs. Gilt tooled calf labels. Presented in a original slipcase. Limited Edition, this copy being #37 of only 1200 copies produced.Spine of volume 1 presents some loss of gilt, else a Fine crisp set.

Spine of volume 1 presents some loss of gilt, else a Fine crisp set.Featured Art.Featured Lit.

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The Metamorphoses.
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