Les métamorphoses d'Ovide, en latin, traduites en françois, avec des remarques, et des explications historiques. Par Mr. l'abbé Banier [...]. Ouvrage enrichi de figures en taille douces, gravées par B. Picart, & autres habiles maîtres.

Amsterdam, R. & J. Wetstein & G. Smith, 1732

2 vol., folio: [front.-12]-1/247, [2]-249/524-[4] pp. (browning).

Contemp. marbled calf, gilt roll-stamped floral border on covers, gilt decor. spines with 7 bands, brown & red leather title labels, gilt sides, a.e.g. (very lightly rubbed). Nice copy.

First edition of the translation by A. Banier (1673-1741) with Latin and French text juxtaposed in 2 col. Magnificent publication with engr. ill. (in 1st impression): front. with sm. portr. of Ovidius, 2 title vign., large dedic. vign. and 130 large. plates by Bouché, Bouttats, Clouwet a.o., after Picart, Lebrun, Leclerc, Punt a.o. (124 in text and 6 on 3 ff. with 2 pl. each). Title in red and black. "Magnifique ouvrage" (Cohen).
Ref. Conlon 32:540. - Cohen 768. - STCN (3, i.a. BL).
Prov. Ownership entry on titles erased.

€ 800 / 1.200

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