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Antoninus Liberalis: (Xylander, Wilhelm, trans.; Munckerus, Thomas, edit.:)

[Metamorphoseon Synagoge] Transformationum Congeries.

Antoninus Liberalis: (Xylander, Wilhelm, trans.; Munckerus, Thomas, edit.:)

[Metamorphoseon Synagoge] Transformationum Congeries. Amstelodami [Amsterdam]: apud Janssonio-Waesbergios 1676

Description

12mo., pp. (xxxvi), 339, (xxxiii), including additional engraved title-page by C. Decker. Greek and Latin texts on facing pages, some woodcut initials. Very occasional light spots and smudges, a few tiny closed tears at edges. Contemporary semi-limp vellum, title inked to spine, gilt borders with acorn corner tools and Upsilon centrepiece to each board. Head-cap slightly creased, lightly yellowed, a few light smudgy marks, ties lost, endpapers a little grubby but a very good copy.

Provenance

The Upsilon character in the centre of each board could depict a Y, U or V initial or could, in its use as an emblem for a point of change resulting in divergent paths of virtue and vice, refer to the book’s subject matter.

Bibliography

Willems 1894; Hoffmann I 193; Spoelder 527

Price

£250.00