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Cupid and Psyches / the excellent narration of their marriage translated into English by William Adlington out of the Latine bookes of the Golden asse by Apuleius, 1566.

Additional Title(s):

Psyche et Cupido. English

London : Newly printed and published in Soho by the Nonesuch Press at 30 Gerrard Street, W., 1923.
Physical Description:
[60] pages ; 22 cm
Rare Books and Manuscripts
PA6209.M5 A35 1923
Yale Center for British Art, Paul Mellon Collection
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Copyright Status:
Copyright Not Evaluated
"William Adlington's translation of the XI Bookes of the Golden Asse was first published in 1566. From the 1639 reprint, in which the spelling only is slightly and comfortably modified, the present text is exactly reproduced. The borders are those designed by Geofroy Tory circa 1524. They are here enlarged a little. 625 copies of this edition have been printed and made in England by the Nonesuch Press in Sepember, 1923, and the type has been distributed."--Colophon.
Dreyfus, J. History of the Nonesuch Press, 7
BEIN 1988 429: No. 511.
BAC: British Art Center copy is no. 557 of 625. Bound in publisher's original red quarter stained parchment with cream and red Italian patterned boards.
Subject Terms:
Eros (Greek deity) in literature
Latin fiction -- Translations in to English.
Private press books -- England -- London -- Specimens.
Psyche (Greek deity) -- In literature.
Private press books (Publishing) -- England -- London.
Tory, Geoffroy, approximately 1480-approximately 1533.
Adlington, William, active 1566, translator.
Nonesuch Press, publisher.

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