Les métamorphoses is a narrative poem by the Roman poet Ovid. It contains more than 250 myths and traces the history of the world from its creation to the deification of Julius Caesar.
Les Métamorphoses, one of the most influential works in Western culture, has inspired authors such as Dante Alighieri, Giovanni Boccace, Geoffrey Chaucer and William Shakespeare.
Numerous episodes of the poem have been described in works of sculpture, painting and music of great renown.
Although interest in Ovid faded after the Renaissance, interest in his work was increasingly renewed at the end of the 20th century.
Ovide - Les Métamorphoses d'Ovide mises en vers françois par T. Corneille - 1697 - Tome 1
The binding is in good condition, the work is in its original brown full leather binding, the covers and spine are in good condition despite some spots of friction, visible splits on the joints, lightly aged spine with 5 raised bands, gilded title and compartments - 11 x 18 cm
The inside is in decent condition defects the defects, the work contains some superb engravings, unfortunately one engraving has been coloured in, page 23 has been detached, page 435/436 is missing, pages 439, 443, 455, 457, 35 partially torn, marbled endpapers, lovely initials and culs-de-lampe..!
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- Literature, Mythology, Poetry
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- Les Métamorphoses d'Ovide
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- 1st Edition
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- Jean Guignard
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