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[Diamond Classics] [Horace] Horatius Flaccus, Quintus: [Opera] Londini [London]: Gulielmus Pickering, 1826 (from colophon; title dated 1824). 48mo., pp.192 + engraved frontispiece.Very slight toning. Publisher's textured terracotta cloth, small rubbed paper label to spine, edges uncut. Rubbed, a little wear to tail of spine and corners, a few smudgy marks to boards but a good copy. Pencilled ownership inscription of D.C. Gray dated 1899 to ffep. Illegible name dated 1863 to title-page. "This is the SMALLEST edition of Horace in the world. It is also among the most accurate." (Dibdin) Dibdin (4th ed.) II 122.   Ref: 51591 
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Dibdin, Michael: A Long Finish. London: Faber and Faber, 1998. First edition, author signed. 8vo., pp. [vi], 249, [i]. Red cloth, silver title to spine. Endcaps a little creased, very mildly cocked, very good indeed. Author signature to title-page. Sixth in the Aurelio Zen series.   Ref: 49519 
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Dibdin, Michael: Blood Rain. London: Faber and Faber, 1999. First edition, author signed. 8vo., pp. [viii], 284, [ii]. Burgundy cloth, blue title to spine. Headcap creased, near fine. Author signature to title-page. Seventh in the Aurelio Zen series.   Ref: 49518 
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Dibdin, Michael: Cosi Fan Tutti. London: Faber and Faber, 1996. First edition, author signed. Very slightly toned towards edges. Black cloth, silver title to spine. Slight creasing to head cap and top two corners, very good indeed. Author signature to title-page. Fifth in the Aurelio Zen series.   Ref: 49520 
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Dickens, Charles: (Fildes, S.L. illus.:) The Mystery of Edwin Drood. London: Chapman and Hall, 1870. First edition, bound from parts. 8vo., pp. [viii], 190, [ii] + engraved portrait frontispiece, vignette title-page and 12 further plates, as called for. Final leaf blank, bound without the publisher's catalogue and advertisemnts sometimes found at the rear. Some foxing (mostly marginal), slight separation between p.86 and p.87 at gutter but sound. Contemporary half green calf, black gilt title labels to spine, marbled paper-covered boards, edges sprinkled red, green endpapers. A little scuffed, edges rubbed, very good. Ownership inscription dated 1870 to front endpaper, the first name 'Agnes' but the rest illegible. First edition with all internal flaws listed by Smith in his Bibliographical Catalogue (Heritage, 1982). Bound from the six monthly parts issued from April to September of 1870, as evidenced by stab-holes visible to gutter margins. Smith 16   Ref: 51509 
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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 (17881857) was Dean of Canterbury from 1845 until his death. He was the younger brother of Gerorge Lyall (1778/91853), 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 
£25
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