Metamorphoses (1527)

Ovid, Metamorphoses

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Alternating red and black print on title page. Begins with Vitae, including quotations from Tristia 1.7, e.g.; then Tabula Alphabetica (with illuminated initials). On the verso before the start of the text there are warning verses of Petrus Lauinius, and a map of zones and winds. Each book is headed by a small, sometimes christianizing engraving (e.g. f. Ir, XXVIIv). There are irregular marginalia, cropped on f. LXXIVv, but preserved by folding in of the margin before cropping on f. CIVr. Some worming.

Text kindly provided, especially for this exhibition, by Stephen Heyworth