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OVID, (43 B.C.--17 or 18 A.D.)
[Ars amatoria. Selections. English & Latin. 1708]
The art of love: in imitation of Ovid De arte amandi. With a preface containing the life of Ovid. By W. King.
London: printed for Bernard Lintott; and sold by William Taylor, and Henry Clements, [1708].
xl,195, [5] p., engr. frontis. ; 18.9 cm. (8º)

A translation of the verses of Ovid set in early 18th-century London. With the original Latin printed at the foot of each page. Date from Foxon. With printer's woodcut ornaments as used by William Bowyer (ESTC) and an engraved head-piece to the dedication. The engraved frontispiece is by Michael van der Gucht. Includes two final publisher's advertisement leaves. Another issue names only Lintott in the imprint. ESTC 117963; Foxon K61; CBEL II, 1047.

Copy Notes Imperfect; wanting the engraved frontispiece. Pages 161--176 are misbound between pp. 192--193 (with MS. note in pencil in an early hand at foot of p. 177 indicating this fact). Bookseller's code in ink on front free-endpaper. Bound (1) with King's translation of Gabriel Naudé, Political considerations upon refin'd politicks, 1711 (q.v.) and purchased by Soane as vol. II in a two-volume set with King's Miscellanies in prose and verse, [1709] (q.v.). Inscribed in ink on front free-endpaper John Soane.

Binding C18th Cambridge-style panelled calf, gilt-tooled spine compartments, red morocco spine-label in second spine compartment reading 'King's Miscella[nies]' and in third compartment 'Vol II'.

Reference Number 746


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