Title: Ars Amatoria (The Art of Love)
Author: Ovid, B. P. Moore (trans), Victor Reinganum (illus)
Publisher: The Folio Society, 1965
Condition: Hardcover, with slipcase. A small, thin book. Minor wear to spine. Otherwise very good. With in-text illustrations.
About the book (from Wikipedia):
The Ars amatoria (English: The Art of Love) is an instructional elegy series in three books by Ancient Roman poet Ovid. It was written in 2 AD. It is about teaching basic Gentlemanly male and female relationship skills and techniquesBook one of Ars Amatoria was written to show a man how to find a woman. In book two, Ovid shows how to keep her. The third book, written two years after the first books were published, gives women advice on how to win and keep the love of a man (“I have just armed the Greeks against the Amazons; now, Penthesilea, it remains for me to arm thee against the Greeks…”).
About Ovid (from Wikipedia):
Ovid was a Roman poet best known for the Metamorphoses, a 15-book continuous mythological narrative written in the meter of epic, and for collections of love poetry in elegiac couplets, especially the Amores (“Love Affairs”) and Ars Amatoria (“Art of Love”). His poetry was much imitated during Late Antiquity and the Middle Ages, and greatly influenced Western art and literature. The Metamorphoses remains one of the most important sources of classical mythology.