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[Herodotus] Schweighaeuser, John: Lexicon Herodoteum. Londini [London]: [...] Sumtu Ricardi Priestley. 1830. Second edition. 8to., pp. 404, lviii, including portrait frontispiece. Occasional foxing and smudgy marks, title-page toned, p.vii laid down. Contemporary half tan calf; spine gilt with morocco title label; marbled boards, edges and endpapers. Very good. Ownership inscriptions of C.D.N. Costa/ 23.x.'61 to ffep verso and of J.J. Wilkes to preliminary blank.   Ref: 51116 
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Hesiod: (Heinsius, D., ed.:) Quae Extant. Lugduni Batavorum [Leiden]: ex officina Joannis Patij, 1613. 8vo., pp. [xl], 312, [iv]. Title page in red and black with woodcut device, Greek and Latin text on facing pages, final leaf blank. Some old annotations, eg. pp.10-11. Contemporary vellum, faint ink title to spine, edges sprinkled red. A little greyed, some marks and creasing, small wormhole to lower joint, pastedowns lifted, endpapers a little creased and foxed. Illegible ownership inscriptions to preliminary blanks and title page. The second Heinsius edition of Hesiod, slightly abridged from the 1603 first - the most notable change being the omission of the scholia to make a more compact volume. Hoffman II, 249.   Ref: 46574 
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Higginbotham, James: Piscinae: Artificial Fishponds in Roman Italy. Chapel Hill: University of North Carolina Press, 1997. First edition. 8vo., pp. xix, [iii], 284. Site plans, maps and photographs to text. Cream cloth, blue-lettered to spine. "Pisciculture held a lasting fascination for the people of ancient Rome."   Ref: 51494 
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Holden, Hubert Ashton (ed.): Onomasticon Aristophaneum. Sive Index Nominum Quae Apud Aristophanem Leguntur. Editio Altera. Cambridge University Press, 1902. 8vo., pp. 779-949 [i]. Brown cloth, endcaps and corners starting to wear, bottom corners bumped, slightly shelf worn, a little light spotting, mainly to prelims. Vey small 'Scott Prize' inscription in pencil to f.f.e.p.   Ref: 50286 
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Homer: Odyssey Madrid: Del Prado, 2004. 2 vols., 64mo. (65 x 50mm), pp.639, [i]; 639, [i]. Publisher's faux-leather bindings, vol.I in red and vol.II in blue. Near fine. Two volumes in Del Prado's 'Miniature Classics Library'.   Ref: 51314 
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Homer: (Allen, T. W., ed.:) Homeri Ilias. Sandpiper Books Ltd., 2000. Reprint. 3 vols. Cloth, dust-jackets, new in plastic wrapping. Sandpiper reprint of Clarendon Press edition.   Ref: 46262 
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Homer: (Buckley, Theodore Alois, trans. & ann.:) The Iliad [...] Literally Translated with Explanatory Notes. London: Henry G. Bohn, 1851. First edition thus. 8vo., pp. [iv], 466 + portrait frontispiece. Some very light toning but generally clean within. Contemporary tan calf, rebacked in a slightly lighter shade with gilt spine and green title label, marbled edges and endpapers. A bit rubbed, one small scrape and a few light marks to boards, very good. Buckley (18251856) came from an impoverished background and was self taught from the age of twelve. He was a talented student of the Classics and became a protégé of the well-known Greek scholar George Burges. Some friends of Buckley's approached the classical scholar Thomas Gaisford, the dean of Christ Church, in the hope of sending Buckley to Oxford, and Gaisford managed to secure for him a servitorship at Christ Church in 1845. "Buckley's Latin prose was acknowledged by the dean the purest he had ever met, but his lowly status as a servitor barred his way to promotion. [...] After graduating BA in 1849 and proceeding MA in 1853, he returned to London where he wrote for booksellers. Besides contributions to many periodicals, including Charles Dickens's Household Words, Eliza Cook's Journal, Sharpe's Magazine, Freemason's Journal, Parker's Miscellany, and The Press, he undertook many translations between 1849 and 1853 for H. G. Bohn's series of classical authors. He also edited many works for Routledge. His output during these years was prodigious, and included, according to Edward Bradley, a novel, The Adventures of Mr Sydenham Greenfinch (1854). His poetic power found expression in an ode to Florence Nightingale, published in Punch and reprinted in The Times. In 1852 Gaisford appointed him to a minor chaplaincy at Christ Church but he went into decline as illness caused him to resort to opium and subsequently to alcohol. He died of fever on 30 January 1856, and was buried in Brookwood cemetery, Woking." (ODNB)   Ref: 51948 
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Homer: (Cowper, William, trans.; Howard, Luke, ed.:) Cowper's English Version of the Odyssey of Homer: Carefully Revised and Corrected, with a Commentary in Explanation of the Practical Purpose of the Text. London: Harvey and Darton, 1843. 2 vols. 8vo., pp.xvi, 346, [ii]; [ii], 331, [i]. Occasional light spots and smudges but generally clean. very dark green cloth, gilt titles to spines, blind-stamped centrepiece to each board. Endcaps a little creased, a few light marks to boards, top edges darkened, front endpaper of vol.I splitting slightly at hinge but holding firm and still very good overall. To preliminary blank (vol. I), presentation inscription from the Editor 'to his much esteemed Friend Revd. John Jordan Davies, Tottenham 24 Mar. 1845.' 'Cowper's version of the Iliad and Odyssey has been more than fifty years before the public, and is now a scarce book. The edition which I use bears the date of 1810; but the translation of the Iliad was dedicated to Earl Cowper, June 4th, 1791: the Odyssey came out later. The whole work appears to have occupied its amiable and highly gifted author five years, having been undertaken in 1784.' (Preface)   Ref: 51945 
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Homer: (Derby, Edward Stanley, trans.:) The Iliad, Rendered into English Blank Verse. London: John Murray, 1864. 1st edition. 2 vols., pp. ix, [iii], 402; [iv], 432. Occasional light foxing. Contemporary blue cloth, gilt spines and centrepieces, edges uncut, red endpapers. Endcaps worn and spines faded, edges a bit rubbed, still good, sound copies. To each front paste-down, small book label of John Leadbetter, Lismore, Broughty Ferry (Dundee); to each ffep, MS inscription of John Leadbetter, dated Xmas 1864. A few pencil notes at rear of vol. II. Small bookbinder's label of Edmonds & Remnants, London to rear of vol.I. Translated by Edward George Geoffrey Smith Stanley (17991869), fourteenth earl of Derby and former prime minister. Derby translated classical authors, particularly Homer, and contemporary French and German poetry throughout much of his life. His Translations of Poems Ancient and Modern was originally privately printed in 1862 and included a translation of part of the Iliad into English blank verse. He went on to complete the whole work, and this first edition appeared in 1864 to much critical praise.   Ref: 51965 
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Homer: (Herschel, John F.W., trans.:) The Iliad [...] Translated into English Accentuated Hexameters. London and Cambridge: Macmillan and Co., 1866. First edition of this translation. 8vo., pp. [ii], xvi, [ii], 549, [i]. A little light foxing to half-title and endpapers but clean overall. Contemporary tree calf, neatly rebacked with original gilt spine and title red label retained, gilt borders and dentelles, marbled edges and endpapers, corners repaired. Spine darkened and a little rubbed, but very good. Armorial bookplate of Francis Joseph Cade (1854-1912) to front paste-down. Cade was Head of the Preparatory School at Cheltenham College, where he was also a former pupil, from 1896 to 1910. A second name, surname Burns, has been added to the bookplate in a later hand. A first edition copy of this translation by Sir John Frederick William Herschel, first baronet (17921871), better known as a mathematician and astronomer.   Ref: 51966 
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