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[Homer] Gladstone, W.E.: Homeric Synchronism: an Enquiry into the Time and Place of Homer. London: Macmillan and Co., 1876. First edition. 8vo., pp.[iv], 284, 28, [iv]. Two publisher's catalogues totalling 32 pages at rear, the first of which dated January 1875. Light foxing towards front and rear. Brown cloth, gilt spine and upper board, edges uncut. A bit cocked, endcaps frayed, a few small smudgy marks, endpapers split at hinges but binding holding firm. A good working copy. Loosely inserted: an almost full-page review from the Spectator, dated March 11th, 1876; contemporary newspaper clipping reporting an 'intensely interesting address' on the subject of Homer given by Mr Gladstone at Eton College.   Ref: 51762 
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[Homer] Heiden, Bruce: Homer's Cosmic Fabrication. Choice and Design in the Iliad. Oxford University Press, 2008. 8vo. Cloth, as new, dust-jacket almost fine.   Ref: 39589 
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[Homer] Lang, Andrew: Essays in Little. London: Henry and Co., 1891. 'New and Revised edition', 8vo., pp. [vi], 205, [iii] + portrait frontispiece. Tissue guard to frontispiece heavily foxed, with some transfer to title-page. A few neat pencil notes. Brown cloth, gilt title to spine and upper board. Endcaps worn, spine slightly faded, a bit rubbed, endpapers splitting at hinges but binding still sound. Very good. Inscription of C.A. Burns to ffep verso, embossed stamp of Sidney Hayes to half-title. Includes the essay 'Homer and the Study of Greek'.   Ref: 52068 
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[Horace] Horatius Flaccus, Quintus: Opera. Londini [London]: Iohannes Pine, 1733; 1737. First issue of the sole edition, with "Post Est" rather than the correct "Potest" engraved around the Caesar medal (vol. 2, p.108). 2 vols., 8vo., pp., (xxxii), 176, [ii], 177-264, [ii]; [xxiv], 48, [ii], 49-94, [ii], 95-152, [ii], 153-172, [ii], 173-191, (xvi). With multiple lists of subscribers to each volume, but without the printed list of antiquities found in one of the three Rothschild copies. Entirely engraved by John Pine, with frontispieces, title vignettes, 8 full-page illustrations, culs-de-lampe,and 4-line opening initial to each poem. Vol.I has a small intermittent stain to the lower margin near the gutter, a handful of upper corners creased, occasional light foxing. Contemporary dark brown calf, gilt spines with red and green title labels (the green possibly replaced or sympathetically retooled), all edges red. Spines rubbed with tail of vol.II quite worn, joints neatly repaired, a few scuffs, endpapers a little toned, a very good copy. Armorial bookplate of Francis Eyre (c.1732-1804) of Warkworth to front paste-down. Eyre was a Roman Catholic apologist and arbitrator, publishing several works in his lifetime including, in 1778 and 1779, pamphlets 'criticizing Edward Gibbon's irreligiosity in his Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire' (ONDB). A serviceable copy of the most sumptuous edition of Horace. Each page of the work was entirely engraved; the text had two frontispieces, 27 individual headpieces, and individual vignette illustrations and initials numbering respectively a colossal 324 and 164 respectively. Subscribers to this "splendid performance" (Dibdin) included the kings of England, France, Spain and Portugal, as well as the Holy Roman Emperor. A truly international enterprise, lists of lesser subscribers came from Dublin, Paris, Madrid, and Holland. Both Richard Bentley, author of textually the most famous Horace of the period, and George Talbot, on whose edition of 1699-1701 Pine's Horace was based, bought advance copies. ESTC T46226; Brunet III, 320; Rothschild 1546-1548.   Ref: 49921 
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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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