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Dickinson, William Croft (ed.:) A Source Book of History. From Earliest Times to 1424; 1424 to 1567; 1567 to 1707. London: Thomas Nelson and Sons Ltd., 1952. 3 vols. 8vo., pp. x, 218; vii, 230; x, 501. Cloth, gilt. Spines sunned and a little cocked, corner-tips slightly bumped, surface scratch to rear board of vol. I.   Ref: 37089 
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Dictys Cretensis: [Dares Phrygius:] [Joseph of Exeter:] (Smids, L., ed.:) De Bello et Excidio Trojanae, in usum Serenissimi Delphini [...] accedunt in hac nova editione notae variorum integrae; nec non Josephus Iscanus, cum notis Sam. Dresemii. Numismatibus & Gemmis, Historiam illustrantibus exornavit Lud. Smids, M.D. Dissertationem de Dictye Cretensi Amstelaedami [Amsterdam]: Apud Georgium Gallet, 1702. 8vo., pp. [lxxxiv], 177, [lxxv], 54, [22], 168, [viii], including 1 engraved frontispiece as part of the first gathering + 1 additional engraved frontispiece and 6 further plates. Includes final errata leaf. Title page in red and black, engraved head-pieces, woodcut decorations. Occasional light spotting, a few faint smudgy marks. Contemporary vellum, raised bands, title inked to spine, blind-tooled border, frame and centrepiece to each board, edges sprinkled blue and red. A little grubby, a few small marks to boards (possibly wax?), free endpapers very lightly toned at edges, very good overall. Small MS inscription of William R. Lyall to head of title-page. William Rowe Lyall (1788–1857) was Dean of Canterbury from 1845 until his death. He was the younger brother of Gerorge Lyall (1778/9–1853), MP for the City of London and chairman of the East India Company. The Delphin edition of three Latin poems on the Trojan war, by the pseudonymous authors 'Dictys of Crete' (4th-cent.) and 'Dares of Phrygia' (5th/6th-cent.), and by the English monk and crusader Joseph of Exeter (d.1224), they are evidence for the continuity of the Homeric legends through the Latin Middle Ages. Basing his edition of Dictys and Dares on Anne Dacier's Delphin edition of 1680, with notes also from an edition of Strassburg, 1691, the editor Ludolf Smids has added numismatic illustrations and his own commentary, and an essay by Jacobus Perizonius (1651-1715). The text and commentary for Joseph of Exeter are from an edition of Frankfurt, 1623 (cf. Schweiger). Schweiger II 332.   Ref: 51906 
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Dicuil; (Letronne, A[ntoine-Jean], ed.:) Recherches Géographiques et Critiques sur le Livre de Mensura Orbis Terræ, Composé en Irelande, au Commencement du Neuviéme Siécle, par Dicuil; Suivies du Texte Restitué par A. Letronne. Paris: Chez Germain Mathiot, 1814. 8vo., pp. [ii], 249, [i], 94. Text in French and Latin. Toned, light stain radiating from top fore-edge corner through most of text-block but not obscuring text. Later olive green paper, brown cloth gilt label to spine, endpapers replaced, edges sprinkled. Spine a little darkened, end-caps slightly creased, top edge dusted. Liber de Mensura Orbis Terrae was originally published by Walckenaer in 1807. This edition is based on two mss. in the Bibliothèque Nationale, Paris, with additional readings obtained from the collation of the Venice and Florence mss.   Ref: 47047 
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Diels, Hermann: Doxographi Graeci: Collegit Recensuit Prolegomenis Indicibusque Instruxit. Berlin: Apud Walter de Gruyter et Socios, 1976. Fourth edition, first reprint. 8vo., pp. x, 854. Cream cloth, brown titles. Tiny stain on upper board, pp.752-3 with slight crease at fore-edge margin with small smudgy mark, very good overall.   Ref: 51979 
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Dihle, Albrecht: (Krojzl, Clare, trans.:) A History of Greek Literature. From Homer to the Hellenistic Period. London: Routledge, 1994. First English edition. 8vo., pp. x, 332. Cloth, gilt-lettered, edges lightly dusted, almost fine.   Ref: 49669 
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Dindorf, William (ed.): Poetarum Scenicorum Graecorum, Aeschyli, Sophoclis, Euripidis et Aristophanis, Fabulae Superstites et Perditarum Fragmenta. Londini [London]: Jacobus Parker et Soc., 1868. Fifth edition. Large 8vo. (255 x 175mm), pp. [iv], 748. Gutter split after title page but holding firm, very mildly toned but clean. Contemporary tan calf presentation binding. Gilt spine with burgundy morocco label, gilt crest centrepiece, marbled edges and endpapers. Neatly rebacked, a little scuffed, inner hinges repaired with blue tape, very good. Printed presentation bookplate to front paste-down inscribed to William Hamilton from the University of Glasgow, dated 1870. Ownership inscription of the archaeologist J.L. Caskey to preliminary blank.   Ref: 48849 
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Dindorf, William (ed.:) Poetae Scenici Graeci. Accedunt Perditarum Fabularum Fragmenta. Lipsiae [Leipzig] and Londini [London]: Libraria Weidmannia and Black, Young et Young, 1830. Large 8vo. (255 x 170mm), pp. xxxi, [i], 766, 162. A little toned towards edges but generally bright, a few neat pencil annotations. Contemporary half dark green morocco, gilt title to spine, raised bands, marbled paper-covered boards. Rubbed, lower joint starting to split a little at head, boards worn with large patches of marbled paper lost, upper hinge splitting but sound. Ownership inscription of W.C. Cotton, 'Ch. Ch. 1833' and gift inscription 'To Martin, best wishes for Xmas 1979 from your loving wife', both to f.f.e.p..   Ref: 48731 
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Dio Chrysostom: (Dindorf, L., ed.:) Orationes. Lipsiae [Leipzig]: Teubner, 1857. 2 vols. 8vo., pp. xlix, 435, [i]; [ii], 392. Text in Greek. Occasional annotations, some foxing towards the front of each volume. Slightly later black cloth, gilt titles to spines. Light shelf-wear, a little dusty, good sound copies. Bookplate in memory of S.T. Irwin (1876-1911) of Clifton College to front paste-down of each volume, and his ownership inscription to each ffep. Also to each pate-down, the inscription of C.D.N. Costa dated 1966.   Ref: 51239 
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Diogenes Laertius: (Cobet, C. G.; Westermann, A.; Boissonade, Jean François, ed.:) De Clarorum Philosophorum Vitis, Dogmatibus et Apophthegmatibus Libri Decem. Ex italicus codicibus nunc primum excussis recensuit C. Gabr. Cobet, accedunt Olympiodori, Ammonii, Iamblichi, Porphyrii et aliorum vitae Platonis, Aristotelis, Pythagorae, Plotini et Isidori Ant. Westermanno et Marini vita Procli J. F. Boissonadio e Parisiis [Paris]: Editore Ambrosio Firmin-Didot, 1878. Large 8vo. (260 x 170 mm), pp. [x], 319, [i], 182. Greek and Latin parallel texts. Some neat annotations, plus notes to rear endpapers. Red cloth, gilt title to spine, edges sprinkled red. Upper joint split but cords just holding, a bit rubbed, corners bumped but still a good, useful copy overall. Ownership inscriptions of C.D.N. Costa (dated 7.v.'65) to front paste-down, together with a tiny Blackwell's label and pencilled price of £3/3/-. To ffep, inscription of H.J. Rose (dated 2.III.'18) to ffep. This is likely to be Herbert Jennings Rose (1883-1961), now most remembered for his Handbook of Greek Mythology, originally published in 1928. Roses' Handbook formed the basis of The Routledge Handbook of Greek Mythology (Routledge 2004), and is still used today. In Firmin-Didot's Scriptorum Graecorum Bibliotheca series.   Ref: 52080 
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Dionysius of Halicarnassus: (Roberts, W. Rhys, ed.:) The Three Literary Letters (Ep. ad Ammaeum I, Ep. ad Pompeium, Ep. ad Ammaeum II). The Greek Text Edited with English Translation, Fascimile, Notes, Glossary of Rhetorical and Grammatical Terms, Bibliography, and Introductory Essay on Dionysius as a Literary Critic. Cambridge University Press, 1901. First edition. 8vo., pp. xiv, 232 + frontispiece. Quarter red cloth backed burgundy boards, gilt, corners slightly bumped, a little foxing mainly to preliminaries, slightly slackened at gutters to top pp. xiv/1 & and bottom pp. 96/7, but still good. Edges uncut. 'Presentation Copy' perforated stamp to title page. Slight remaining hint of circular stamp to front paste-down. Ownership inscriptions of 'C.D.N. Costa, 20.iii 69' to front paste-down and 'Granville Conway, Cantarbrigiae, mensa Iulia.mcmxxxv' to ffep.   Ref: 50901 
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