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CAXTON (William). The Metamorphoses of Ovid. Translated by William Caxton, 1480. Volume I, Books 1-9. The Phillipps Manuscript; Volume II, Books 10-15. The Pepys Manuscript.1968

George Braziller, Publisher, New York, in Association with Magdalene College, Cambridge. 2 Vols., folio, limited numbered edition, full calf, spines gilt, slip-case. The discovery in 1964 of the MS of Books 1-9 of the translation of Ovid made by William Caxton in 1480 is one of the most remarkable instances of the reappearance of a supposedly lost MS. The remainder of the work, Books 10-15, had been for some 250 years one of the principal treasures of the Pepys Library at Magdalene College, Cambridge. The whole MS, now reunited at Magdalene, is made available in a facsimile which both the publisher and Magdalene College have ensured is of the highest possible degrees of fidelity to the original.

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