3. Venus and Adonis by William Shakespeare.

Venus and Adonis by William Shakespeare, together with the sources for the poem in Ovid's Metamorphoses as translated by Arthur Golding, introduction by Richard G. Barnes, 1975.

This was the first of three Arion books to feature Arthur Golding, an Elizabethan whose use of the language had a profound influence on Shakespeare, particularly through his translation of Ovid.

Format: 11-3/4 x 9-1/4 inches, 96 pages. Printed in black and mauve throughout. The illustrations were made from foundry ornaments by Andrew Hoyem. The type is handset Bauer Bodoni with Piranesi for display. The paper is mouldmade T. H. Saunders Loan. Bound in mauve Japanese silk over boards, issued in a silver-paper slipcase. Edition of 190 copies, $87.50. Out of print.

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