Printed Books, Manuscripts, Ephemera and Original Artwork | 12 June 2013
Ovidius Naso (Publius) - Metamorphosis,
Sold for £900
Ovidius Naso (Publius)
translated by George Sandys, a Sandys family copy, engraved pictorial title and portrait, 'The minde of the frontispeece' f. misbound after dedication / portrait f., colophon f. with woodcut printer's device, outer margin of title and portrait repaired, inner margin of 'The minde of the frontispeece' f. and following f. repaired, some water-staining to varying degrees, heavier to last few sigs. contemporary armorial calf, spine repaired with some loss at ends of original backstrip, stained and rubbed, [STC 18964], small folio, [William Stansby], 1626.
⁂ An interesting association copy. George Sandys (1577-1644), traveller, colonist, poet and uncle to Richard Lovelace.
Provenance: John Young Sandys, 1844 (bookplate and signature).
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