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THE GOLDEN ASSE

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THE GOLDEN ASSE

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Closeout Price! By Lucius Apuleius. Art by Jean De Bosschere. Written in the second century A.D., this picaresque classic is the ancient world's only surviving complete novel. An inquisitive young man is transformed into an ass by a magic potion, and the narrative offers tales of love, intrigue, and witchcraft ― a story-within-a-story technique that inspired many later authors, including Boccaccio, Cervantes, and Rabelais. This lavish hardcover edition--bright red cloth with gold embossed titles--reproduces the John Lane/Bodley Head version, published in London in 1923, complete with the at-the-time racy plates: 16 full-page, eight in color, and numerous black-and-white images by noted illustrator Jean de Bosschère. Note: Bumped corner and tear to back cover.

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Written in the second century A.D., this picaresque classic is the ancient world's only surviving complete novel. An inquisitive young man is transformed into an ass by a magic potion, and the narrative offers tales of love, intrigue, and witchcraft ― a story-within-a-story technique that inspired many later authors, including Boccaccio, Cervantes, and Rabelais. This lavish hardcover edition--bright red cloth with gold embossed titles--reproduces the John Lane/Bodley Head version, published in London in 1923, complete with the at-the-time racy plates: 16 full-page, eight in color, and numerous black-and-white images by noted illustrator Jean de Bosschère.

William Adlington's highly readable 16th-century translation from Latin to English. Handsome facsimile edition complete with illustrated endpapers, illustrated title page, color frontis featuring rare nudity for the time, and abundant art throughout. We've never before handled this, and are pleased to offer it now on sale.

Note: Bumped corner and tear to back cover.

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Item Code GOLAH
Publisher Calla
Publish Date 2016
ISBN 9781606600931
Condition Note: Bumped corner and tear to back cover.
Binding Hard Cover - No Dustjacket
Dimensions 7x10
# Pages 282pg
Color Text/b&w
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