London: Printed for J. Sharpe, 1824. Item #05179
'Aphrodite - the Greek Goddess of Love and Beauty'
An Early-to-Mid Twentieth Century Fore-Edge Painting
FORE-EDGE PAINTING. ANACREON. SAPPHO. MUSAEUS. The Works of. Translated from the Greek by Francis Fawkes. London: Printed for J. Sharpe, 1810-1812 (i.e., 1824).
With an early to mid twentieth century fore-edge painting of the "Aphrodite - the Greek Goddess of Love and Beauty" by an unidentified artist.
Two volumes bound in one. Sixteenmo (4 15/16 x 3 1/8 inches; 126 x 79 mm.). -134; Engraved frontispiece, -175, [1, blank] pp.
Bound ca. 1824 in full dark blue straight grain morocco, covers decoratively bordered in gilt and blind, smooth spine decoratively tooled and lettered in gilt in compartments, gilt board edges, blind tooled turn-ins, pink endpapers, all edges gilt. With the armorial bookplate of John Wild on front paste-down.
Contents: Volume I The Works of Anacreon (pp. 1-150); The Works of Sappho (pp. 151-164); volume II Ovid's Metamorphoses: Translated from the Latin by Dr. Garth, and others. pp. 1-175. (Books 1-4 only).