LOT 539
SOLD €280,00

[Classical antiquity] P. Ovidius Naso. Metamorphosis, Dat is Veranderingh, of Herschepping

This item contains no English description. See the Dutch description: Op nieuws vertaelt. Met Paris Oordeel, Noch Menelaus brief aen Helena. Door P.C. Hooft gerijmt. Rott., P. van Waesberge, 1657 (frontisp. dated 1658), (8),520,(22),79,(17)p., engr. title, and 16 full-p. ills., contemp. vellum, 12mo.

Most plates cut short or on the plate-mark at fore-edge; waterst. at the end. Bookblock loosening. Very rare, according to OCLC and to KvK no physical copies in NCC/ Dutch libraries (not even in the list of works printed by Pieter van Waesberge). A charming small-sized Dutch edition, with a short biography of the author and illustrated with 16 fine engravings, one at the beginning of each book and one for the story of the Judgement of Paris (translated by I.V.G. (Johannes van der Gracht)). Geerebaert CXXII, 12 b; Ovidius Herschapen, Cat. Meermanno-Westreenianum, 21; Muller 347 (ascribing the translation of Paris' Judment to J. Glazemaker); Schweiger p.685f; Leendertz 69.

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