Introduced by Madeleine Forey
Limited to 2,750 hand-numbered copies
With an essay by Michael Prodger
Ovid’s epic poem is brought together with Titian’s paintings for the first time in this landmark publication.
First published 2,000 years ago, Ovid’s epic poem of men and gods has inspired poets and artists through the ages. In the 16th century, the Italian master Titian created a series of sublime paintings based on scenes from Metamorphoses. In this Folio Society limited edition, all of these paintings are published with the poem for the first time.
Bound in Nigerian goatskin leather
Blocked in gold with a design by Simon Brett based on Bernini’s sculpture of Apollo and Daphne
Printed on Vizille Ivoire Laid paper
16 tipped-in colour plates, 2 with a gatefold
Printed endpapers, gilded top edge, ribbon marker
13˝ x 9¾˝
Bound in buckram blocked in gold