Title: Publii Ovidii Nasonis Operum, 1713
Author: Publius Ovidius Naso; Pieter Burman
Publisher: Amstaelodami, Apud Rod. & Gerh. Wetstenios
Condition: Very Good
An extremely scarce early 18th century edition of the complete works of the great Roman poet Ovid, in three volumes. The first volume is Scripta Amatoria Complexus, containing such works as the Heroides, his collection of fifteen epistolary poems, framed from the narratives of the aggrieved heroines of Greek and Roman mythology in address to their heroic lovers who in some way mistreated, neglected, or abandoned them. Also included is Amores, Ars Amatoria, and Remedia Amoris. The second volume comprises of the entirety of the Metamorphoses in 15 books, including stories from the Creation to such classical tales of heroes such as Perseus, tragic figures like Icarus, epics like the Fall of Troy, and ending with the apotheosis of Gaius Julius Caesar. The final volumes include the works Fasti, Ibis, Tristia, and lastly Epistulae ex Ponto, otherwise known as “Letters from the Black Sea”.
Worldcat records 10 existing copies of this edition in libraries.
Three volumes in 32mo, (60)+302, 340+(17)+370 pages
On note of condition, these volumes are in very good shape with minor rubbing and wear to the binding, and the front cover to the third volume being somewhat bent. There is virtually no foxing or staining throughout.