A modern facsimile of Ovid’s Metamorphoses first printed in 1480 by William Caxton.
The modern 1968 facsimile is printed on both sides of the paper.
The leaf measures approximately 8×11 inches.
Mahogany wood frame and matted facsimile visible from retro & verso sides.
14¾” x 10¾” x 1″
Note: The Metamorphoses by Ovid, 43 B.C.-17 or 18 A.D. as translated by William Caxton. The facsimile was published by George Braziller, New York in association with Magdalene College, Cambridge, 1968. The paper was made at Wookey Hole, England with a watermark adapted (assumed) from Caxton’s logo. The framed facsimile is stored in a handmade clam shell box made by the artist and measuring 15¾” x 12½” x 1½”. The box is covered with a binding cloth and includes gold and blind stamped type, printer’s mark, etc.
The box is additionally stored in a cloth covered box measuring 17¾” x 14⅛” x 2½”. Both boxes are further stored in a durable cloth covered carrying case. Metamorphoses was juried and shown in the Guild of Book Workers 1981, 75th Anniversary Exhibition (refer: p.80 item: 90).
Note: Reserved by Busyhaus Archive.