Hardcover. Condition: Very Good. #1429 of 1500 copies signed by the illustrator Hans Erni and the designer Hans Mardersteig. A VG copy, missing original slipcase. Browning of spine and some marks on edges. Internally book is in fine condition. Translations collected and edited by Sir Samuel Garth with an introduciton by Gilbert Highet. Illustrated with etchings by Hans Erni and designed by Dr Hans Mardersteig. Set in monotype Centaur on Italian handmade off-white paper. Printed and bound at the Officina Bodoni. ; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; Signed by Illustrator.
Published by The Limited Editions Club January 1958, 1958
Hardcover. Condition: Very Good-. SIGNED by engraver and printer on last page. Limited Edition [1276/1500]. Includes publisher's letter, book, and slipcase. Hardcover in slipcase. Light wear to the book; slipcase features very mild ordinary wear. Overall a very good copy with no previous ownership mark, marks to the text or other serious flaws. Signed By Illustrator.
Published by Limited Editions Club, Verona, 1958
Hard Cover. #1054 of 1500 copies signed by the engaver and the printer. SLIGHT FOXING ON PAGE EDGES OTHERWISE A FINE COPY IN A NEAR-FINE DUST JACKET (LIGHTLY DARKENED SPINE) IN NEAR-FINE SLIPCASE. BOOKPLATE. Monthly Letter and slip laid in. Scarce in a dust jacket. The Garth translation into English verse illustrated with engravings by Hans Erni.
Published by London Faber and Faber, 1998
Book First Edition Signed
Special edition, signed by the author, number 94 of 300 numbered copies, from a total edition of 310 (10 reserved for the author numbered i-x); 8vo; publisher's plain green boards, presented in matching slipcase, a bright and attractive copy. This special edition was published in 1998, after the first edition of 1997, and is limited to 300 copies, this being number 94.
Published by Printed for the Plantins by Joannes Moretus, Antwerp, 1591
First Edition Signed
Full Calf. Condition: Near Fine. First Edition thus. Beautifully presented collection of 72 etchings by Pieter van der Borcht the Elder (who signed the plate on p. 357), from one of the gems of Renaissance illustrated books, a very early juvenilia, Ovid's Metamorphoses abbreviated. Oblong 16mo: 209-212,215-218,221-246,251-310,315-362,[17, index and approbatio]pp, with 72 full-page plates on 71 leaves (the versos of which carry the letterpress texts related to the plates on the rectos); the final plate is the full-page Plantin device, with the legend 'Labore et Constantinia.' Newly bound by Fitterer in full mottled calf with richly gilded spine. A defective copy (priced accordingly), but rich in beautiful plates and beautifully bound. Funck 374-375. Hollstein III, 100, nos. 200-377. Adams O-504 (misidentifuing the format as oblong 8vo]. Delen II, 92-93. The vast majority of pages are interleaved with period blanks, which are neither paginated nor signed. The missing plates and texts from this sequence would have appeared on O3 (Pictura), O6 (Hercules and Achelous), Q4 (Ganymede), Q5 (Hyacinth), V4 (The Destruction of Troy), and V5 (Polymnestor). In total there would have been 181 plates, which includes the etched title page through the plate illustrating the Plantin device. Our copy, p. 209 through the Plantin device plate woiuld have had 78 plates.Thus, 6 plates are missing from this sequence. Rare full-page plates from the first illustrated edition of this summary of stories from the Metamorphoses, once ascribed to the medieval grammarian Aelius Donatus and later to Lactantius Placidus, the ostensible author of a medieval Latin glossary, but both attributions proven incorrect by Gerlinde Bretzigheimer.) The etchings are by Pieter van der Borcht (c. 1530-1608), the Flemish Renaissance artist, who signed the plate on p. 357. (Van der Borcht went to work for Christopher Plantin at an early age and designed many of the printer's typographical ornaments.) "One of the gems of Renaissance illustrated books, adapted anonymously .from Ovid for the young and dedicated by the printer to two young boys, Luis and Martin Perez de Baron. N. B. With few exceptions (always identified), we only stock books in exceptional condition. All orders are packaged with care and posted promptly. Satisfaction guaranteed. (Fine Editions Ltd is a member of the Independent Online Booksellers Association, and we subscribe to its codes of ethics.).
Published by Monaco: Alphée., 1974
Condition: Good. Large, heavy folio. 40 x 57cm. Original linen slipcase and thick chemise with paper sculptural covers. Each of the 22 lithograph plates is pencil signed. One of 250 siged and numbered copies (+ 30 hors commerce).In folio en feuilles, tirage limité à 250 exemplaires. Les lithographies sont signées au crayon par l'artiste ainsi que la page de justification.Couverture rempliée écrue, chemise rigide ornée d'un motif en haut-relief et emboîtage recouvert de toile caramel et portant le nom de l'artiste et le titre en lettres brunes sur le dos.Marcello Tommasi (Pietrasanta, 1928 - Lido di Camaiore, 2008):The Italian sculptor and painter Marcello Tommasi, active mainly in Florence, Paris and Pietrasanta, is considered "the symbolic heir of fifteenth-century Neoplatonism". Since he was a child, he has breathed the air of art because he was the son of the sculptor Leone Tommasi and brother of the famous painter Riccardo Tommasi Ferroni. Between 1948 and 1958, he attended Pietro Annigoni's studio, drawing, painting and sculpting.Master of figurative art, he worked in both fields of sacred and secular art, often taking inspiration from the Greek myths. His enormous production includes hundreds of works including drawings, sketches, sculptures, paintings and frescoes.Today, his works are kept in the Cabinet of Drawings and Prints in the Uffizi, in the National Museum of Warsaw, in the modern art galleries of Barcelona, Malaga, Piacenza and the Vatican, at the Azorin Museum of Monóvar, at the National Library of Paris, at the University of Pisa and at the Institute of Art History of the University of Florence.
Published by Wetstein, Amsterdam, 1732
Book First Edition Signed
Hardcover. Condition: Fine. Benard Picart (illustrator). 1st Thus. The Metamorphoses P. Ovidius Naso Ovid; Verburg, Isaac (trans.) : R. en J. Wetstein, en W. Smith, Amsterdam, 1732 One giant heavy volume Elephant folio (445 x 296mm). , 524pp., . Title-page in black and red with engraved vignettes. Text in English and Latin (parallel). Contemporary full mottled tree calf heavy gilt with spine rasied bands, professionally restored quite beautifully, interior is fine. These Metamorphoses illustrated with in-text copper-engravings by Bernard Picart, Charles le Brun and several other artists. The translator of this edition, Isaac Verburg, was born in Leiden around the year 1684. He was Rector of the Latin schools in Amsterdam and author and translator of several books; he died in 1745 in Amsterdam. Rare copy of the popular English translation of Ovid?s masterpiece in prose, Metamorphoses, with clean, bright and large illustrations. Binding.