Ovid (Sulmona, 43 BC - 18 AD, Constanta)

Ovid's Epistles [I-VIII] [Les Épistres [I-VIII]], 1626

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Object details

Accession number

1.b.2.35

Creators

  • Ovid (Sulmona, 43 BC - 18 AD, Constanta) - primary
  • Jean Tainturier (active Bourg-en Bresse, 1604 - 1643) - printer

Object Case

French Authors Case

Language

French

Publication Place

Bourg-en-Bresse

Description

1 v. bound in 3.; [14] + 1014 p. in 3 v.; 12°

Provenance

Collection of the Marquis d'Entragues (Louis-César de Crémeaux ,1679-1747), with his monogram stamped on the back.
Collection of author and collector Gerald E. Hart (1849-1936), Montreal.
Purchased by Isabella Stewart Gardner at the Hart sale from the auctioneers and appraisers Charles F. Libbie & Co., Boston, for $3 on 18 April 1890, lot 1802.


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Commentary

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