ASHENDENE PRESS. APULEIUS, Lucius. ~ The XI Bookes of the Golden Asse containing the Metamorphosie of Lucius Apuleius interlaced with sundry pleasant and delectable tales: with an excellent narration of the Marriage of Cupid and Psyches set out in the fourth, fifth and the sixth Bookes translated out of Latine into English by William Adlington.
Chelsea Ashendene Press 1924
One of 165 on Batchelor 'knight in armour' paper, there were also 16 vellum and 3 Japanese vellum copies. Printed in red in black in Subiaco type with Graily Hewitt's initials printed in red and blue. Large 4to., original linen backed, green, gold and black patterned paper covered boards with printed paper label on spine. Light rubbing and bumping to corners and very edges, otherwise good.
Sydney Cockerell was clearly influenced by Adlington's splendid Elizabethan English translation when he wrote to thank Hornby for his copy of this book. He found the book superb: "Never was impropriety more daintily and attractively arrayed, or more delicious in every way! It is the very book for your type".
Ashendene Bibliography, XXXIII
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