Size : 5 "X 3.5 ". Binding : Very good original full vellum leather binding (hinges fine, overall slightly worn and scuffed) under a removable protective mylar cover. Content : Very good content (bright, tight, and clean, rare light foxing or staining - as shown).
The book : Scarce 17th-century edition of OVID's Heroines, Art of Love, Remedies for Love and Medicamina Faciei Femineae (Cosmetics for the Female Face, also known as The Art of Beauty). Publius Ovidius Naso (20 March 43 BC 17/18 AD), known as Ovid in the English-speaking world, was a Roman poet who lived during the reign of Augustus. He was a contemporary of the older Virgil and Horace, with whom he is often ranked as one of the three canonical poets of Latin literature.The Imperial scholar Quintilian considered him the last of the Latin love elegists. Although Ovid enjoyed enormous popularity during his lifetime, the emperor Augustus banished him to a remote province on the Black Sea, where he remained until his death. Ovid himself attributes his exile to carmen et error, "a poem and a mistake", but his discretion in discussing the causes has resulted in much speculation among scholars. The item "1629 Scarce Latin vellum Book OVID's Heroines, Art of Love & Remedies for Love" is in sale since Friday, March 26, 2021. This item is in the category "Books\Antiquarian & Collectible". The seller is "mflibra" and is located in Montreal, Quebec. This item can be shipped worldwide.