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[Horace] Horatius Flaccus, Quintus: (Baxter; Gesner; Zeunius, eds.:) Opera, cum Selectis Scholiis et Observationibus [...] Edition Nova cum Indice Verborum et Nominum Copiosissimo: in Usum Scholae Carthusiane. London: impensis Geo. B. Whittaker; J. Nunn; C. et J. Rivington at al [...], 1826. 8vo., pp. [ii], 403, [i] + extensive index. Sporadic light foxing, a few faint smudges. Contemporary tan calf, ornate gilt spine, green gilt title label, armorial gilt centrepiece of Christ Church Canterbury to each board, marbled edges and endpapers. A bit rubbed and scuffed with some light wear to spine, lower board patchily faded, corners frayed. Still a very good, sound copy. Ownership inscription of John Levett Bennett dated Jan. 29th, 1833 to preliminary blank. Bennett matriculated as an undergraduate at Corpus Christi College on the 25th of April of that year. He was born on the 27th of January 1815, so perhaps the book was given as a gift for his 18th birthday. He became Chaplain at Milton Workhouse, and died on 3rd January 1849.   Ref: 50854 
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[Horace] Horatius Flaccus, Quintus: (Bentley, Richard, ed.:) [Opera] ex recensione & cum notis atque emendationibus Richardi Bentleii. Editio altera. Amstelaedami [Amsterdam]: Apud Rod. & Gerh. Wetstenios Hff. 1713. 4to., pp. [xxiv] 717, [i], 239, [i], including engraved frontispiece. Without half-title preceeding Book II at p.442 found in some copies. Title page in red and black with engraved device. Some toning (some gatherings more affected), occasional wax specks and light ink smudges, a few faint tidemarks to pp.661-4 and rear pages, marginal repair to index p.123. Contemporary vellum, raised bands, gilt spine, borders and centrepiece of The Hague to both boards, edges red. Soiled, some smudges, gilt fading, edges dusty. The second edition of Bentley's (in)famous edition of Horace, first printed at Cambridge in 1711, notable for his rash but inspired conjectures and emendations. "The Amsterdam editions of 1713 and 1728 are preferable to the Cambridge one of 1711. The notes and text are in the same page, and they are accompanied by the index of Treter, corrected by Verburgius" (Dibdin 104). Dibdin (4th edn.) II 101; Schweiger II 406; Bijker Riedel A140; Lowndes 1113: "The best edition."; Graesse III 354 (note); Brunet III 319 (note).   Ref: 48039 
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[Horace] Horatius Flaccus, Quintus: (Lambinus, Dionysus, ed.:) In Q. Horatium Flaccum ex fide atque auctoritate complurium librorum manuscriptorum a se emendatum, & cum diversis exemplaribus antiquis comparatum [&c.] Francofurti [Frankfurt]: Apud Andreae Wecheli heredes, 1596. 4to., pp. [xvi] 464, 550 [ii]. Outer margin of title restored. Light browning and spotting. Contemporary vellum boards, long sides overlapping, spine lettered in ink (just 'Dionysus Lambinus'), slightly ruckled and soiled, front hinge cracking, f.f.e.p. removed. Denis Lambin's first edition of Horace appeared in 1561, and 'marked a new aera in Horatian criticism', meeting 'with universal applause'. It was reprinted four times in Paris, once in Venice, and twice in Frankfurt (by Wechel, one folio, one quarto), with this being the second, quarto, Frankfurt edition. Adams H945. VD16 H 4878. Dibdin (4th edn.) II 95 (note).   Ref: 32934  show full image..
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[Horace] Horatius Flaccus, Quintus: (Milman, H.H., ed.; Scharf, George & Jones, Owen, illus.:) Opera. London: John Murray, 1853. 8vo., pp. xiv, 490. Many illustrations and embellishments to the text. Sporadic foxing mostly affecting first and last few pages. Tan morocco, raised bands, gilt title to spine, a.e.g., marbled endpapers. Spine and edges a bit rubbed with a few scrapes but generally very good. Several inscriptions to preliminary blanks: a gift inscription from F. Burrows to J.B Paget dated 1870; the name and address of K.B. Gibson of Hull dated 1933.   Ref: 51163 
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[Horace] Horatius Flaccus, Quintus: (Orelli, Johann Kaspar von; Baiter, Johann Georg, eds.:) [Opera] recensuit atque interpretatus est Io. Gaspar Orellius, addita varietate lectionis codicum Bentleianorum, Bernensium IV., Sangallensis et Turicensis. Turici [Zurich]: sumptibus Orelli, Fuesslini et Sociorum. 1850. 3rd edition. 2 vols., pp. xxviii, 746; iv, 935, [i]. Sporadic foxing including both title-pages, repair to pp. 913-4 not affecting text. Half dark blue polished sheep with blue cloth boards, red morocco spine labels, edges lightly sprinkled red, green endpapers. Spines very rubbed with some scrapes, a little peeling to endcaps, joints and corners worn, but good and sound. To each front paste-down, the book label of Edith M. Argles and at the tail edge a tiny inkstamp 'Bound by Stephen Austin, Hertford'. Volume I: to the ffep, inscription of Geoffrey Alan Paul. Volume II: to ffep, pencilled ownership inscription of C.D. Argles. Vol. I. Carmina. Carmen seculare. Epodi. Vol. II. Satirae. Epistolae. Ars poetica. Indices. Vita Horatii. C. Frankii conspectus temporum quibus Horatius opera scripsit et edidit. De codicibus Horatianis in bibliotheca scholae medicae Montis Pessulani asservatis. Musique des Odes d'Horace... par Mr. Théodor Nisard.   Ref: 51960 
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[Horace] Horatius Flaccus, Quintus: (Wakefield, Gilbert, ed.:) Quae Supersunt, Recensuit et Notulis Instruxit Gilbertus Wakefield [...] London: Kearsley, 1794. 2 volumes bound as one. 8vo., pp. viii, 186, [viii]; [ii], 168, [x] + 4 plates, including engraved frontispiece to each volume. Errata slip bound in at rear. Plates a little toned with some slight transfer to adjacent pages but generally bright and clean. Contemporary vellum, gilt spine with gilt title label, delicate gilt border to each board, a.e.g., marbled endpapers. A little grubby but still a handsome copy. Bookplate of John Sparrow (1905-1992) to front paste-down. Sparrow was a barrister, essayist, bibliophile and for 25 years Warden of All Souls College, Oxford. 'A very elegant and correct edition, ornamented with plates; the type is clear and beautiful.' Dibdin ESTC T46154; Dibdin (4th edn.) II 116   Ref: 51369 
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[Horace] Lytton, (Edward Bulwer): The Odes and Epodes of Horace. A Metrical Translation into English with Introduction and Commentaries [...] with Latin Text. London: Longmans, Green, and Co., 1872. 'New edition'. 8vo., pp. xlv, [i], 487, [i]. Internally clean. Contemporary polished tan calf, ornately blind-tooled spine with black and gilt title label and raised bands, gilt centrepiece to upper board reading 'Morning Class for the Sons of Gentlemen. 13 Somerset Street, Portman Square' with central momgram, marbled edges and endpapers. Neatly rebacked, hinges repaired. A bit rubbed with a few scuffs, corners worn but still a very good copy. Presentation inscription to half-title: 'Misses Woodman award their Prize to M. Christopher H. Barlow of the (Boys?) AIII Class, Christmas 1883.' Both the centrepiece and inscription refer to The Misses Woodman's Morning Class, a day school at 13 Somerset Street, London. The school was described in some detail by E.M. Forster in his biography of Goldsworthy Lowes-Dickinson, who was a pupil there from 1872 to 1874. 'He never forgot the address because he got a prize every term, and on its cover was stamped the Misses Woodman's monogram surrounded by their address and by the words 'Morning Class for the sons of gentlemen'. [...] it was evidently the best that Christian Socialists could provide for their young. Tradesmen were excluded, except when they were definitely rich, like Tab, afterwards Lord Brassey, and vice should have been excluded too, but it crept in and there was an appalling scene one morning during geography when a red-headed boy was detected telling a lie.'William Watson!' said Miss Woodman in terrible tones,'You have told a lie.' 'I thought', said the assistant mistress afterwards, 'that Miss Woodman would have fainted.'[...] Education, as we understand it today, was scarcely attempted. Everything was learnt by heart. His mother had taught him Greek and Euclid by heart, and the Misses Woodman continued on her lines. Before long he could repeat a number of sentences like ' Common are to either sex, Artifex and opifex', and ' Syllaba longa brevi subjecta vocatur iambus', sentences to which neither he nor the Misses Woodman attached any meaning [...] There were two Miss Woodmans, Miss Woodman proper, who was stern and ironical, and Miss Maria with a cast in her eye, who was violent and ugly. "When we said our irregular verbs to Miss Woodman she would repeat 'Yes. Fatiscor. Fatiscor, I am weary, I am weary of you boys'. Meanwhile from a room above, out of the floor of which a circular hole opened into the room below, would come the smack smack of Miss Maria boxing someone's ears. Miss Woodman would pause with a sigh and then resume operations: Fatiscor, I am weary. About these two goddesses the lesser mistresses revolved deferentially. Later on a man was introduced as an experiment. He was called 'the graduate', but he was not a success, I can't remember why. At any rate one term saw the end of him and at the prize giving Miss Woodman remarked with caustic wit that should the graduate turn up it would be as an uninvited guest."' (Goldsworthy Lowes-Dickinson, 1934).   Ref: 50855 
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Horsley, John: Britannia Romana or the Roman Antiquities of Britain. Newcastle upon Tyne: Frank Graham, 1974. Second edition. Large folio (361 x 260mm), vi, [vi], xxxii, [iv], 520, [xxxx] +numerous b/w plates. A few first pages of the text, endpapers and edges foxed a little, otherwise internally clean. Blue cloth, black label to spine, gilt. Spine a little faded, edges spotted. A little used, still very good. Ex Libris 'Paul Ashbee' to front paste down. Copy no. 147 label to f.f.e.p. First published 1733. This edition, a facsimile reprint of the first edition with new introduction by Eric Birley, was is limited to 700 copies of which this is no. 147.   Ref: 48441 
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How, W. W. & Wells. J: A Commentary on Herodotus. Vol. I (Books I-IV); Vol. II (Books V-IX). Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1928. Corrected impressions. 2 vols.Small 8vo., pp. xii, 456; viii, 444. Cloth, gilt-lettered, spines slightly faded, corners bumped, some shelf wear, edges dusted, very good. Ownership inscriptions to J. L. Caskey in pen to f.f.e.p.s.   Ref: 48825 
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How, W.W.; Wells, J., (eds.): A Commentary on Herodotus with Introduction and Appendixes. In Two Volumes: Volume I (Books I-IV); Volume II: (Books V-IX). Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1950; 1949. Reprint. 2 vols. Small 8vo. (184 x 120mm), pp. xxii, 456; viii, 446 + maps. Red cloth, gilt-lettered to a sunned spine. Endcaps starting to wear, edges dusted & with one or two tiny stains, bumped to corners & to fore-edge of Vol. II, hinges of Vol. I loosening & separating between gatherings at gutters to Vol. II, almost split at pp. 256/7, but all binding still holding. Ownership inscriptions of C.D.N. Costa in ink to front paste-downs & two more, crossed-out and illegible to ffep of Vol. I. One or two pencil markings, not obstructing text. Third, corrected reprint of the first, 1912 edition.   Ref: 51107 
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