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Jones, A.H.M.: Athenian Democracy. Oxford: Basil Blackwell, 1969. Fifth impression. 8vo., pp. vii, 198. Orange cloth, gilt-lettered to spine, endcaps just starting to wear, very good indeed.   Ref: 50418 
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Josephus, Flavius: (Arlenius, Arnoldus & Gelen, Sigismund, eds.:) Opera. Basileae [Basel]: Froben. Cum Imp. Maiestatis Privilegio ad annos v., 1544. Editio Princeps. Folio, pp. [xii], 967, [i]. Title-page in red and black with woodcut printer's device (repeated on MM6, the final page), a few woodcut initials and a few spaces for initals with only guide letters printed, woodcut headpieces. A small number of underlinings and marginal annotations in an old hand, mostly towards the front. Title-page a little grubby at fore-edge, occasional old marginal repairs, a little faint dampstaining to margins near the rear. Contemporary German blind-tooled panelled calf over bevel-edged wooden boards, with as-yet unidentified armorial tools to centre, raised bands to spine. Sympathetically rebacked, some chips and surface loss to corners, clasps lost, upper hinge separated a little but entirely sound. Some pencilled bibliographical notes to front paste-down, together with a small but colourful recent bookplate with the initials L A. To rfep recto, 'Editio Princeps' noted in a 19th-century hand. Also at the rear, small armorial bookplate of the Dominican Monastery of Woodchester (est.1851) tipped in. The first printing of the original Greek text of the works of Josephus, which remained the standard text for over three hundred years. A Latin translation had been printed and reprinted beginning in the incunable period. This Greek text was edited by Arnoldus Arlenius (1510-1582) together with Froben's in-house scholar Sigismund Gelen, working from a manuscript discovered by Arlenius in his cataloguing of the library of the Spanish ambassador to Venice, Diego Hurtado de Mendoza (1503-1575). Froben set the text in the same fine Greek type he had used for the 1516 Erasmus edition of the New Testament. Adams J352; Dibdin II 130; STC German 463; VD16 J955   Ref: 51813  show full image..
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Josephus, Flavius: (Dindorf, W., ed.:) Opera Graece et Latine. Parisiis [Paris]: Editore Ambrosio Firmin Didot, 1865. Large 8vo. (255 x 180mm), pp. [ii], ii, 833, [i]; [iv], xiv, 476. Sporadic light foxing mostly affecting endpapers, half-titles and title-pages. Later tan buckram, brown morocco gilt title labels to spines, all edges coloured red. Spines a bit darkened, endcaps creased, a bit shelf worn with a few smudgy marks but still a very good, sound set. To front each paste-down: ownership inscription of C.D.N. Costa dated 30.iv.'70; inkstamp of Western College Library; also to vol. I, an old pencilled bookseller's price Greek and Latin texts in double columns.   Ref: 51986 
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Josephus, Flavius: (Gelenius, Sigismund, ed.:) Opera quae exstant, nempe. Geneuae [Geneva]: Jacobum Crispinum, 1634. Folio, pp. [viii], 1102, [xxviii]. Slightly toned, a little marginal worming to first few quires, blot from hot wax to p.610 affecting a couple of words and slightly marking the preceeding page, small marginal inkstain to several leaves at rear. Tan calf, gilt spine and borders. Rebacked retaining original spine, boards scratched with a little surface loss suggesting tape removal, a few worm holes to upper board, edges and corners worn, upper hinge neatly repaired. Ownership inscription of M.D. Macleod, The University, Southampton in pink ink to f.f.e.p.. Much older ink inscription of '[Glo?]espin' to front pastedown. The third Geneva printing of the second major edition of Josephus in Greek - the editio princeps appeared in 1544 and was followed by a 1591 Geneva edition reusing earlier Latin translations. There was also a printing in 1611; this is the last and by some accounts least accurate of the three, although it held its place until the next major editions appeared in the 1690s.   Ref: 46164 
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Josephus, Flavius: (Hudson, John; Havercamp, Sigebert, ed.:) Quae reperiri potuerunt, opera omnia Graece et Latine, cum notis & nova versione. [...] Amstelaedami, Lugd. Bat., Ultrajecti [Amsterdam, Leiden, Utrecht]: Apud R. & G. Wetstenios, Sam. Luc 1726. 2 vols., folio, pp. [viii] 28 [xxviii] 982; [ii] 520, 481 [lxiii] + additional engraved title to vol. I, 2 numismatic plates, and 1 folding chart. Half-title to each volume, vol. I title-page in red and black, parallel Greek and Latin texts, woodcut initials. Sporadic small inkspots and scorches, a few certain leaves lightly toned suggesting occasional use of inferior paper but generally bright within. Contemporary tan calf, rebacked with heavily gilt spines retained, 2 brown morrocco labels to each spine. Title labels cracking with small losses, occasional light marks and scratches, small loss to headcap vol. II, vol. I corners fraying with the lower 2 slightly bumped. A handsome set. To each volume's front paste-down, the armorial bookplate of John Putland with '1730' added in sepia ink. In addition vol. I has a tiny note, '2 vols. coll. & perf. FCB, Jany. 1848', at the very top of the front paste-down, plus '2 vols. D.J.M.' to ffep. The date of the collational note implies that these volumes were purchased at the five-day sale of John Putland's library held by Charles Sharpe of Dublin in 1847, at which 1650 lots were auctioned on the instruction of Putland's grandson George. John Putland (1709-1773) obtained his bachelor's degree at Trinity College, Dublin in 1731 and became a Master of Divinity there in 1734, though he was never a minister. He was very active in the life of the city as member of the Spiritual Society, a patron of the arts investing particularly in theatres, and a Mason. He served as a magistrate in the 1740's, and later as High Sheriff for the Country of Dublin. Havercamp's folio edition of Josephus, a monumental summing of the then-current state of Josephan scholarship. Dibdin reminds us that although not the most accurate edition, "this work contains the readings of two MSS contained in the Leyden library, and some observations of Vossius and Cocceus found in the margin of a copy of the editio princeps". It also prints treatises on Josephus, including Daubuz on Josephus's passages relating to Christ. Dibdin (4th edn.) II 132. Schweiger I 177. Brunet III 569. Graesse III 480: "Édition la plus complète et la plus recherchée".   Ref: 51323 
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Josephus, Flavius: (L'Estrange, Roger, trans.:) The Works of Flavius Josephus. Translated into English. London: printed for R. Sare, 1702. Folio, pp. [4], 1130 + additional engraved title-page and 4 further plates, 2 of which are folding maps. Many errors in pagination as usual, but collates complete. Preliminary blank has a few small holes near the gutter where it had seemingly been stuck to the engraved title, wormtrail to fore-edge margin pp.[iii]-18, some small losses and repairs to the folding maps, a few short closed marginal tears, ink blots and smudgy marks, final blanks a little crumpled. A scattering of marginal annotations. Slightly later tan sheep, red morocco spine label. Very rubbed and scratched, some short tears to endcaps, corners worn. A good, sound working copy. Signature of John Probyn of Monmouth to front paste-down; early ownership inscription to head of title-page, name trimmed off but 'Collegii Universitatis/ apud Oxonium A.B./ 1705' remaining; another mostly-trimmed inscription to the head of the title-page, dated 1702. The first L'Estrange edition of Josephus, published when the translator was in his 80s (two years before his death) and reprinted a number of times in the subsequent decades. The book was the next major translation after Lodge, anticipating the boom in translations of Josephus which would follow in the 18th century (Whiston, Court, Clarke, Maynard, etc.). ESTC T110233   Ref: 51730  show full image..
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Justinus, Marcus Junianus: (Graevius, Joannes Georgius, ed.:) Historiae Philippicae, [...] cum ejusdem Castigationibus. Editio Ultima prioribus correctior. Traiecti ad Rhenum [Utrecht]: typis Guilielmi van de Water, Guilielmi Broedelet, 1708. 8vo., pp. [xxiv], 414, [cxxxviii], including additional engraved title-page. Title-page in red and black with engraved vignette. Smudged ink underlining to author's name on p.1, closed marginal tear to p.265 not affecting text. Contemporary vellum, ink title in an old hand to spine, edges speckled blue. A little soiled with some smudges and spots, corners slightly bumped, evidence of beige paper or labels removed from both paste-downs, top edge dusted. Small illegible ownership inscription and separate initials to front endpapers. 'Graevius was the first man who, on the basis of the Aldine edition as reprinted by the Juntae, corrected the errors of Bongarsius, and formed the text of Justin by sober critical rules.' (Dibdin). One of the later editions Dibdin prefers, as it contains the additional notes of Faber (1615-72), Vorst (1623-76) and Scheffer (1621-79). Also appended are Bongar's Excerptiones Chronologicae, and the Prologi Historiarum Philippicarum Pompeii Trogi. Dibdin (4th edn.) II 139; Schweiger II, 491   Ref: 46576 
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Justinus, Marcus Junianus: (Graevius, Joannes Georgius, ed.:) Historiae Philippicae. Amsterodami [Amsterdam]: Henricum Wetstenium and Traiecti ad Rhenum [Utrecht]: Guillelmum van de Wat 1694. 8vo., pp. [xxiv], 378, [cxxxviii] + engraved frontispiece. Contemporary tan speckled calf, gilt spine with tan morocco label, edges sprinkled red. Spine crackled with a few small chips, joints and edges a little worn, corners bumped. 20th-century bookplate of 'J.E.' to front pastedown. Ms library code to f.f.e.p.. A variorum with the additional notes of Faber (1615-72), Vorst (1623-76) and Scheffer (1621-79), this volume forms part of the twenty-year run of editions of Justinus from 1683, although this particular edition goes unnoticed by Dibdin. Dibdin (4th edn.) II 139 (for the other editions).   Ref: 46575 
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Justinus, Marcus Junianus: (Gronovius, A., ed.:) Historiae Philippicae cum integris commentariis [...] et excerptis H. Loriti Glareani atque Editoris Oxoniensis. Lugduni Batavorum [Leiden], apud Samuelum et Joannem Luchtmans 1760. 8vo., pp. [xliv] 1034 [lxxi] + frontispiece. Title-page in red and black. Light age-yellowing, light spotting, a good copy bound in contemporary vellum boards, gilt arms of Arnhem stamped on covers, red morocco gilt label; binding darkened, peeling to spine label, ties removed, loss to label. Second Abraham Gronovius edition, following that of 1719. "The edition of 1760 is considered as a standard work, in which the text of the author, with select and valuable notes, is given with great purity and accuracy" (Dibdin). Dibdin (4th edn.) II 140. Schweiger II 493.   Ref: 22470  show full image..
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[Juvenal] Juvenali, Decimus Junius: (Hennin, Heinrich Christian de, ed.:) Satyrae: scholiis veterum, & fere omnium eruditorum, qui ex professo in eas scripserunt, commentariis tam antea vulgatis; quam novis; partim integris, ut Is. Grangaei, Jo. Britannici, Nic. Rigaltii, Pet. Pithoei & aliorum: partim selectis, ut G. Vallae, Eilh. Ultrajecti [Utrecht]: Typis & sumtibus Rudolphi a Zyll, 1685. 4to., pp. [xxxii], 980, [lxviii], including additional engraved title-page. Woodcut intials, head- and tail-pieces. Occasional annotations in an old hand, e.g. pp.25, 97, 217. Gathering 4C misbound. Some scattered light foxing, a few very faint dampstains, lacuna to fore-edge margin of leaf 4Q3 with the detached piece loosely inserted, fore-edges of engraved title-page and preceeding blank reinforced with clear matte tape. Contemporary vellum, title inked to spine, blind-tooled boards, edges sprinkled red. Vertical groove to spine with vellum repaired near tail, part of textblock protruding opposite spine groove, endpapers replaced, a good working copy. Illegible round library inkstamp to title-page. 'The character of Henninius, as an editor of Juvenal, stands high in the literary world, and this valuable edition will never be in want of purchasers.' (Dibdin) Dibdin II (4th edn.) 154; Schweiger II, 504.   Ref: 51120 
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