Stories from the Metamorphoses. Illustrations by Walter Bachinski. [
[ Shanty Bay Press ]. Ovid.

[Shanty Bay, Ontario:] Shanty Bay Press, 2013. One of sixty regular copies out of a total edition of seventy copies. Hand-set in Bembo and printed on 200 gsm Arches Cover. Title-page with photogravure vignette and pochoir lettering in red. Fifteen photogravures by Jon Goodman from drawings by Walter Bachinski, one to illustrate each of the fifteen selections from Ovid's work. Pochoir initial letters in red on a gray background, by Walter Bachinski. A fine copy in fawn-colored cloth slipcase. Quarter tan calfskin over Japanese Gampi paper boards. Folio (15" x 10 1/4.") xi, [1], 133, [3] pp. (Item ID: 15866)


We have chosen familiar tales including the "Transformation of Daphne," the Story of Phaeton," and the stories of Pygmalion and Polyphemus. These archetypal myths have influenced literature, music and the visual arts for many centuries. The translation is the one compiled by Sir Samuel Garth in 1715, in which he used leading poets of the era such as John Dryden and Joseph Addison."

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