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The Metamorphoses of Ovid, with explanations at the end of each Fable ]...]. In Amsterdam, Chez Pierre Mortier, 1693. 4 volumes small in-12, red chagrin, triple framed with gilt filets and fine lace roulette decorating the boards, monogram "M G" crowned in the centre, spine with nerfs decorated with caissons, gilt edges (Garrigues). In the fourth volume (not tomé), much thinner, have been bound together the "Dissertation[s[ preliminaire[s[ sur la maniere d'expliquer les Fables." of the three volumes (XXX + [82[ pp.). A title-frontispiece repeated three times and numerous engraved out-of-text figures. A BEAUTIFUL EXAMPLE IN RED CHAGRIN BINDINGS PROVIDED WITH A FIGURE (surmounted by a marquis' crown).

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