The Golden Ass of Apuleius. (Limited Edition, 1566 Reissue, Very Good, aka The Metamorphoses, in ... The Golden Ass of Apuleius. (Limited Edition, 1566 Reissue, Very Good, aka The Metamorphoses, in ... The Golden Ass of Apuleius. (Limited Edition, 1566 Reissue, Very Good, aka The Metamorphoses, in ... The Golden Ass of Apuleius. (Limited Edition, 1566 Reissue, Very Good, aka The Metamorphoses, in ...

The Golden Ass of Apuleius. (Limited Edition, 1566 Reissue, Very Good, aka The Metamorphoses, in Latin, the Aureus Asinus)

Apuleius, Lucius. William Addinton (trans)

Published by George Bell and Sons, London, 1904
Condition: Very Good Hardcover
From Ziern-Hanon Galleries (Frontenac, MO, U.S.A.)

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LIMITED EDITION, first edition, very good, reissue of the 1566 first english language edition translated by Addington. Full two toned cloth binding with a fraying paper label on spine. Book slightly darkened from handling. Paper label on front cover titling in red ing. Former owner's bookplate on front endpage. The same owner's bookplate is on the limitation page with a big, bright signature of "James Joseph Butler, St. Louis, Mo. 1906". Printed at the Cheswick Press. This edition is limited to 200 copies, of which this book is #104. Minor wear on the spine label as well as a half centimeter tear on the bottom of the spine. Deckled pages. Boodblock initials with chapter headers in red. This is a type facsimille of the 1566 issue reproducing the original elaborate frontispiece Overall a VERY GOOD book. Lucius Apuleius Platonicus (c. AD 123/125-c. AD 180), an utterly Romanized Berber who described himself as "half-Numidian half-Gaetulian", is remembered most for his bawdy picaresque Latin novel the Metamorphoses, otherwise known as The Golden Ass or, in Latin, the Aureus Asinus (where the Latin word aureus - golden - connoted an element of blessed luckiness). The Metamorphoses is the only Latin novel that has survived in its entirety. It is an imaginative, irreverent, and amusing work that relates the ludicrous adventures of one Lucius, who experiments in magic and is accidentally turned into an ass. In this guise he hears and sees many unusual things, until escaping from his predicament in a rather unexpected way. Within this frame story are found multiple digressions, the longest among them being the well-known tale of Cupid and Psyche. Size: Folio - over 12" - 15" tall. Bookseller Inventory # 008914

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Title: The Golden Ass of Apuleius. (Limited Edition...

Publisher: George Bell and Sons, London

Publication Date: 1904

Binding: Full Cloth

Book Condition:Very Good

Dust Jacket Condition: No Jacket

Edition: First Edition Thus.

Book Type: Hardcover

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