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new Antique Book, Ovid's Art of Love, English, Roman Period, Bound, Regency, C.1824

Antique Book, Ovid's Art of Love, English, Roman Period, Bound, Regency, C.1824

£395.00
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This is antique copy of Ovid's Art of Love. An English translation of a Roman elegy, dating to the Regency period, dated 1824.

Originally written in Latin in 2 AD, Ars Amatoria - Art of Love in English - is an elegy across three sections. The first is written as a guide for a Roman gentleman to find a partner, with book two giving instruction on how to keep her. The final book reverses the narrative and instructs women how to keep a man. The text is written as if to entertain, being ironic, but never obscene. The writer, Publius Ovidius Naso (Ovid in English) was a Roman poet during the reign of Augustus.

  • Charmingly petite form, with fascinating ancient content translated for the modern reader
  • Displays a desirable aged patina, lightly time worn but intact
  • Bound in a textured canvas on board and accentuated with gilt titling
  • Illustrated frontispiece opposite title page, dated to the bottom 1824
  • Translated by notable writers such as Dryden and Congreve
  • Presented in English from the original Latin text across 238+ pages

This is a fascinating antique translation of Ovid's Art of Love, with a 2000 year old guide to finding love. Delivered ready to entertain.

Dimensions:
Max Width: 8cm (3.25'')
Max Depth: 2cm (.75'')
Max Height: 12.5cm (5'')


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