Mineola, NY: Calla Editions, 2016. Jean De Bosschere. Calla Edition of the 1923 Bodley Head Limited Edition. Hardcover. 282pp. Quarto [26cm]; red cloth boards with gilt title and cover label on front board and gilt title on spine. New. Item #54769
Written in the second century A.D., this picaresque classic is the ancient world's only surviving complete novel. Concerning an inquisitive young man transformed into an ass by a magic potion, the narrative digresses into other tales of love, intrigue, and witchcraft a story-within-a-story technique that inspired many later authors, including Boccaccio, Cervantes, and Rabelais. This lavish hardcover edition reproduces the John Lane/Bodley Head version, first published in London in 1923. William Adlington's highly readable 16th-century translation from Latin to English is enhanced by 16 full-page plates, eight in color, and numerous black-and-white images by noted illustrator Jean de Bosschère.
A Calla Edition, originally published by John Lane, The Bodley Head, London, 1923.
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