The Metamorphosis, or Golden Ass, of Apuleius. Thomas Taylor.
The Metamorphosis, or Golden Ass, of Apuleius
The Metamorphosis, or Golden Ass, of Apuleius

The Metamorphosis, or Golden Ass, of Apuleius

Leather. Very Good. Item #4105

Birmingham: W.J. Cosby / Universal Press, 1893. Re-issue of the 1822 Triphook and Rodd Edition, limited to 600 copies (one of 500 on antique paper). Octavo (9" x 6.35"); xix, 213p +5p "Passages Suppressed" addendum. Rebound by Whitman Bennett, N.Y. in dark green leather with blindstamped branch decoration to front, gilt lettering and border rules, and brown donkey ears and tail decorations to front and spine. Marbled endpapers with dentelles and binder's stamp. Gilt top page-edges with deckled fore-edge. Bookplate of Florence Henderson (not *the* Florence Henderson) on front pastedown with name and 1929 date on verso of front free endpaper. Covers show light edgewear with some scuffs down joints and a couple scuffs to back. Splits starting between endpapers a couple inches down front hinge and an inch up rear, but boards and binding are holding soundly. Pages unmarked. Translated by Thomas Taylor, who considered Apuleius, "undoubtedly the greatest of the ancient Latin Platonists." Binding is the work of Whitman Bennett, a New York bookbinder, bibliophile, and film producer.

Price: $1,000.00

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