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OVID, (43 B.C.--17 or 18 A.D.)
[Metamorphoses. English. 1697]
Ovid's Metamorphosis. Translated by several hands. Vol. I. Containing the first five books. Adorn'd with sculptures.
London: printed for W. Rogers; F. Sanders; and A. Roper 1697.
[16], 247, [1] p., engr. frontis., [5] engr. pl. ; 19.4 cm. (8°)

Dedication to the Earl of Portland signed: N. Tate. Names of the translators are given for each book after the preface. No more published. Leaf A8 bears name of the translator of each book: 'Book I. Translated by Mr. Milbourn. Book II. By Mr. Arwaker and Mr. Jackson. Book III. By Mr. Pittis and Mr. Bridgwater. Book IV. To page 166. by Mr. Tate. Continued to page 175. by Mr. Arwaker. From thence to page 183. by Mr. Tate. To the end, by another hand. Book V. By Mr. Wells and Mr. Smith.' Errata: p. 247. ESTC r32193.

Copy Notes Imperfect; wanting the half-title and the frontispiece. Front free-endpaper inscribed in ink Tho:s Goodyer, and prices s1 in pencil, 9d in ink; financial sums in ink on back paste-down.

Binding C18th blind-ruled panelled calf, blind-ruled spine. 'Edward Barnard' clumsily stamped on front board.

Reference Number 1472


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