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Ovid's Metamorphoses in fifteen books.

Author: OvidSamuel Garth, SirJohn DrydenJoseph AddisonLaurence EusdenAll authors
Publisher: London : Printed for Jacob Tonson at Shakespear's-Head over against Katharine-Street in the Strand., MDCCXVII. [1717]
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Genre/Form: Early works
Poetry
Translations
Translations into English Early works to 1800
Poetry Early works to 1800
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Ovid; Samuel Garth, Sir; John Dryden; Joseph Addison; Laurence Eusden; Arthur Maynwaring; Samuel Croxall; Nahum Tate; William Stonestreet; Thomas Vernon; John Gay; Alexander Pope; Stephen Harvey; William Congreve; John Ozell; Temple Stanyan; A S Catcott; Nicholas Rowe; Welsted, Mr.; Godfrey Kneller, Sir; George Vertue; Michael van der Gucht; Louis Du Guernier; R Smith; Matthys Pool; Pierre Berchet; Elisha Kirkall
OCLC Number: 123279498
Language Note: Translated from the Latin by John Dryden, Joseph Addison, John Gay, William Congreve, Samuel Croxall and others.
Notes: Title enclosed within double line rule border.
Head pieces; initials, some historiated.
Edited by S. Garth.
Book I translated by Mr. Dryden; Book 2 & 3 by Mr. Addison; Book 4 by Mr. Eusden and Mr. Addison; Book 5 by Arthur Maynwaring; Book 6 by Mr. Croxall; Book 7 by Mr. Tate and Mr. Stonestreet; Book 8 by Mr. Croxall, Mr. Dryden and Mr. Vernon; Book 9 by Mr. Gay, Mr. Pope, Stephen Harvey and Mr. Dryden; Book 10 by Mr. Congreve, Mr. Croxall, Mr. Ozell, Mr. Dryden and Mr. Eusden; Book 11 by Mr. Croxall and Mr. Dryden; Book 12 by Mr. Dryden; Book 13 by Mr. Dryden, Mr. Temple Stanyan, Mr. Croxall, Mr. Catcott and Mr. Rowe; Book 14 by Sir Samuel Garth, M.D.; Book 15 by Mr. Dryden, Mr. Catcott, Sir Samuel Garth, Mr. Welsted.
Each of the fifteen books is preceded by an engraved plate.
Engraved frontispiece is unsigned; engraved plates signed: "G. Kneller pinxit, Geo. Vertue sculpsit" [Princess of Wales]; "Lud du Guernier sculp."; "M. Vdr. Gucht sculp."; "E. Kirkall sculp."; "R. Smith sculp." [plates at head of each book]; "M. Pool sc." [plate at p. 500]; engraved vignette at head of dedication signed: "Berchet del."; "E. Kirkall scu."
Bookseller Jacob Tonson may be either Jacob Tonson, 1656?-1736, or his nephew, Jacob Tonson, d. 1735, both of whom were active at the same address during this time.
Signatures: pi²( -pi2) A² a-f² B-6Z².
Dedicated to Her Royal Highness, Princess of Wales; signed by S. Garth.
Description: [6], xx, [4], 548 pages, [18] leaves of plates : illustrations (metal cuts), portrait (metal cut) ; 40 cm
Other Titles: Metamorphoses.
Responsibility: translated by the most eminent hands. ; Adorn'd with sculptures.

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