With erotic fore-edge paintings

Apollonius of Rhodes. The Argonautics. Translated, with notes and observations by W. Preston.

London, Stanhope Press, 1811.

12mo. 4 vols. in two. With 4 engr. frontispieces and erotic fore-edge paintings. Contemporary red morocco, spine and covers lavishly gilt. All edges gilt.

 3,500.00

New issue of the 1803 first edition. "In laudanda praestantia huius translationis omnes consentiunt" (Hoffmann). With erotic fore-edge paintings showing a couple engaged in various positions.

Hinges professionally repaired; some insignificant browning and brownstaining to both volumes.

Cf. Schweiger I, 39. Hoffmann I, 217.

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