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The transformations of Lucius; otherwise known as The golden ass: PB 7-2016

Object information

Current Location: In storage


The transformations of Lucius; otherwise known as The golden ass


Author: Apuleius, Lucius
Illustrator: Ayrton, Michael
Translator: Graves, Robert
Publisher: Folio Society



Translated by Robert Graves. Lithographs by Michael Ayrton.

[4], 5-208 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm.
Illustrated end pages.
Bound in cream boards stamped in gold and brown on spine and in brown on covers. Top edge stained brown.

Place(s) associated

  • London

Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Bequeathed (2016) by Moldon, Peter L.


Production date: AD 1960


"The book was designed and the letterpress was printed by Sebastian Carter at the Rampant Lions Press, Cambridge; it was set by The Stellar Press [Hatfield] ... the plates were selected and printed by Christopher Skelton at his Press at Wellingborough." --t.p. verso.

Privately printed - This number 70 of 230 copies.

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Support composed of paper

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Identification numbers

Accession number: PB 7-2016
Primary reference Number: 208310
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Audit data

Created: Thursday 11 February 2016 Updated: Monday 30 September 2019 Last processed: Tuesday 13 June 2023

Associated departments & institutions

Owner or interested party: The Fitzwilliam Museum
Associated department: Manuscripts and Printed Books

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