Lot 505

APULEIUS (c. 124- c. 170 AD). Psyche et Cupido. [etc.]

Estimate: £500 - £800
Hammer price: £400
Bidding ended. Lot has been sold.

APULEIUS (c. 124- c. 170 AD). Psyche et Cupido. London: Medici Society, 1913. 4to (245 x 170mm). Title printed in blue and black. Original limp vellum lettered in gilt, green silk ties. NUMBER 221 OF 525 COPIES. With 13 other books printed in limited editions, namely Barbey d’ Aurevilly’s What Never Dies. A Romance …Translated into English by Sebastian Melmoth (O.W.) (Paris, Privately Printed, 1902, vellum, ONE OF 500 COPIES [the attribution of the translation to the then recently-deceased Oscar Wilde is erroneous, and was little more than a cynical marketing ploy by the publisher]), Gustave Flaubert’s The First Temptation of Saint Anthony (London, 1915, original hessian-backed paper boards, ONE OF 625 COPIES), Henry King’s Poems ... Edited by John Sparrow (London, Nonesuch Press, 1925, vellum, bowed and a little worn, NUMBER 414 OF 900 COPIES, inscribed by the editor), Denis Diderot’s Rameau’s Nephew and Other Works (London, 1926, NUMBER 263 OF 1,000 COPIES), Thomas Malory’s Le Morte Darthur (London, 1927, illustrations by Aubrey Beardsley, original decorated cloth gilt, upper hinges split, ONE OF 1,600 COPIES), Norman Douglas’s Capri. Materials for a Description (Florence, 1930, binding a little worn, NUMBER 81 OF 525 COPIES SIGNED BY THE AUTHOR), The Book of the Knight of La Tour Landry … with an Introduction by D. B. Wyndham Lewis (London, The Verona Society, 1930, buckram, NUMBER 37 OF 500 COPIES), John Maplet’s A Greene Forest … Reprinted from the Edition of 1567. With an Introduction by W. H. Davies (London, The Hesperides Press, 1930, original green buckram, ONE OF 575 COPIES), Reginald Scot’s The Discoverie of Witchcraft … with an introduction by the Rev. Montague Summers (Bungay, John Rodker, 1930, original buckram-backed cloth, damp-affected, NUMBER 886 OF 1,275 COPIES), Alfred Lord Tennyson’s The Devil and the Lady (London, 1930, original parchment-backed boards, ONE OF 1,500 COPIES), Francis Villon’s Seeven [sic] Poems … made owre intil scots bi Tom Scott (Tunbridge Wells, The Pound Press, [c. 1953], original wrappers, NUMBER 96 OF 195 COPIES), Baron Corvo’s The Venice Letters (London, 1974, NUMBER 163 OF 200 COPIES) and Rudyard Kipling’s Horace … edited by Charles Carrington (London, The Methuen Press, 1978, NUMBER 310 OF 500 COPIES SIGNED BY THE EDITOR). The lot sold not subject to return. Please note that only a part of this lot is illustrated. Provenance: From the Library of the late Sir George Engle. (14)

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