Title: Les Metamorphoses, traduites en prose francoise, & de nouveau soigneusement revues, & corrigees, 1643
Publisher: Rouen, Jean Berthelin
A mid 17th century edition of Ovid's Metamorphoses, translated into French, and broken down into 15 books, comprising of over 250 myths taken from Greek Mythology.
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, this edition is vividly illustrated with 13 full page engravings, with a very informative slip of paper describing each engraving in length.
One volume in 12mo, (20)+730+(14) pages
On note of condition, this volume is in fair shape, with heavy rubbing and wear to the binding, and cracking to the rear hinge. There is light worming affecting the 20 non numbered pages at the beginning, and the first several pages to the main. There is heavy wear and tear to the margins of pages 53-67 and 225-226, with some text lacking. Pages 151-152, 279-282 and 439-442 are lacking, as are 3 full page engravings corresponding to each lacking section. Only part of page 337 and the plate there are present. Page 153 is partially loosened but holding. There is some foxing throughout.