Ovid's metamorphoses in fifteen books. Translated by the most eminet hands. London: Printed for Jacob Tonson, 1717. First edition thus.
Three-quarter leather over marbled boards (39 cm. tall); handsomely rebound in period style. Contents collated; lacks engraved title page. Illustrated with frontispiece and 16 plates.
A neo-classical production, with individual parts of Ovid's work translated by John Dryden, Joseph Addison, Alexander Pope, and others. All sixteen of the engraved plates are dedicated to aristocratic women of the period.
Estimate $ 600-800