One-hundred and Twenty
    Mythological Engravings

    [Crispin van de Passe, engraver]. Metamorphoseon Ovidianarum typi aliquot artificiosissime delineati,ac in gratiam studiose juventutis edito per Crispianum Passaeum. N.p.: 1602 [-1604]. Oblong octavo (approximately 5 x 6 inches). 125 leaves. Engraved title, dedication, and one hundred and twenty engraved plates (each with four lines of engraved Latin text) affixed on rectos of blank leaves. Few signed in plate by Passe. Although the title reads 1602, there is one plate dated 1604. Thirty-seven of the plates are surrounded in the margins and on the versos by holograph ink verses in French. As is fitting for Ovid's Metamorphoses, the subjects rendered in the engravings are primarily mythological in nature and include images of Daedalus and Icarus, Medusa, Pyramus and Thisbe, Phaeton, several fantastic dragons, and other legendary beasts.

    Full calf, four raised spine bands with gilt title "Metamo/ D Ovide" and floral devices in compartments. Boards bowed, binding rubbed, scuffed, and stained. Front joint starting at foot. Ink stamps, both institutional and the word "Reboucher" on endpapers and title page. Manuscript numbers on plates and pages. Leaves with edge wear, corner bends and creases, few edge tears, small holes or minor paper losses in margins and corners, occasional minor smudges or stains. Very good.

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