De Cupidinis et Psyches, Vale Press

[Vale Press]. APULEIUS, Lucius De Cupidinis et Psyches Amoribus Fabula Anilis [London, Printed at the Ballantyne Press for Hacon & Ricketts, London, and John Lane, New York] [Vale Press], 1901.

Imperial octavo, xxx, 1 pages, printed in Vale type on handmade watermarked paper (two wreaths about an engraving tool), with a foliate border and a large woodcut initial to one page, and with 5 woodcut illustrations designed and engraved by Charles Ricketts.

Quarter linen and blue papered boards, with a paper title-label on the front cover; edges uncut and partially unopened; covers lightly tanned and foxed, with minimal wear to the corners; endpapers and adjacent blanks browned; some faint foxing to the edges; one gathering (b) a little browned; an excellent copy overall.

One of only 310 copies. The Latin text of this famous tale of Cupid and Psyche from the ‘Metamorphoses’ of Apuleius (often known as ‘The Golden Ass’) was edited by C.J. Holmes.

Ricketts: ‘A Bibliography of the Books issued by Hacon & Ricketts’ (1904), page xxviii.

Item #130009

Price (AUD): $1,500.00