OVID (43BC - 17AD). Les Metamorphoses ... de la Traduction de M. l' Abbé Banier. Paris: chez Barrois, 1767-71. 4 volumes, 4° (260 x 202mm). Half titles, additional engraved title in vol. one, titles printed in red and black, engraved dedication on 3-pages and 140 plates by Boucher, Moreau and others (a few isolated spots). Finely-bound in 19th-century crimson morocco gilt, gilt panelled sides, spines gilt in compartments, gilt edges (extremities very lightly rubbed). Provenance: Edwin Frederick Fitch (armorial bookplate). LARGE PAPER COPY. Ray 62a: "... a high point among illustrated books of the eighteenth century." (4)
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