The Love Books of Ovid
The Love Books of Ovid
The Love Books of Ovid

OVID. The Love Books of Ovid.

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OVID. The Love Books of Ovid. London: John Lane The Bodley Head Ltd., 1925.

8vo. Publisher's blue cloth, spine lettered in gilt, upper board ornamented in gilt; in the original dust wrapper, lettered, tooled and with fillets in gilt; top edge blue, others untrimmed; pp. xxxiv, 216; with numerous in-text illustrations and colour frontispiece and plates throughout; light rubbing to extremities of boards; with portions of wrapper missing from head of spine and top margin of upper panel; minor discolouration to endpapers, internally bright and clean, a very good copy in the wrapper.
This edition is limited to 3000 copies for sale, of which this is no. 1610. Translated by J. Lewis May and Illustrated by Jean de Bosschere. The Love Books of Ovid, also known as the "Amores" or "Heroides, have been prolifically translated and published throughout history due to their lasting significance on themes of love, desire, and relationships. Set in Ovid's context of ancient Rome, the Love Books encapsulate the lasting legacy of the ancient poet, as their lyrical beauty and poetic depth offer an insight into ancient Roman culture and society, and create vivid imaginations of timeless myths.