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Ovid’s Metamorphoses

                         Ovid's Metamorphoses

Janis Butler and Walter Bachinski are pleased to announce the publication of a selection of 15 stories from Ovid’s Metamorphoses in the spring of 2013. We have chosen familiar tales including the “Transformation of Daphne”, the ”Story of Phaeton”, and the stories of Pygmalion and Polyphemus. These archetypal myths have influenced literature, music and the visual arts for many centuries. The translation is the one compiled by Sir Samuel Garth in 1715, in which he used  leading poets of the era such as John Dryden and Joseph Addison.

This is a large book with a page size 36.8 by 25.4 cm. There are 152 pages including blanks. The type is hand-set Bembo, printed on 200 gsm Arches Cover. Each of the 15 stories begins with a photogravure of a drawing to illustrate the story.  Walter Bachinski worked on the drawings over a period of a year and then had them made into photogravures by Jon Goodman who also printed the plates.

There are 70 copies available in two states. The Regular Edition, numbered 1-60 is quarter bound in calfskin with Japanese Gampi paper over boards.  The Deluxe Edition, numbered I-X is fully bound in calf skin with a portfolio containing an extra set of the photogravures from the book. Both  editions are slip cased.

The book has been jointly conceived by Janis Butler and Walter Bachinski. The pochoir lettering and illustrations are by Walter Bachinski. Printing on a Vandercook Universal 1 and the binding were done by Janis Butler.

The price for the Regular Edition is $3,500.00

The price for the Deluxe Edition is $7,000.00
The price for the Deluxe Edition is $5,000.00
The Story of Bacchus and Pentheus
The Story of Bacchus and Pentheus
TITLE PAGE
Title Page
The Story of Venus and Adonis
The Story of Venus and Adonis
The Story of Arethusa
The Story of Arethusa
The Story of Phaeton
The Story of Phaeton

        
     The Story of Niobe
               The Story of Niobe

calf skin spine and Gampi paper
Calf Skin Spine and
Gampi Paper