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Dunbabin, J.P.D.: International Relations Since 1945, A History in Two Volumes. Vol. I: The Cold War, The Great Powers and Their Allies; Vol. II: The Post-Imperial Age, The Great Powers and the Wider World. London: Longman, 1994. First edition. 2 Vols., 8vo., pp. xx, 513; xxii, 549. Black cloth, light markings to boards. A little dust to top-edges, dust-jacket with minor creasing to edges and price stickers to rear, very good. Two simultaneously-published volumes offering a global history of international relations since 1945. In Longman's Postwar World series.   Ref: 45996 
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Easterling, P.E.; Knox, B.M. (Eds.): The Cambridge History of Classical Literature. I: Greek Literature. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2003. First edition, eight impression. 8vo., pp. xvi, 936. Red cloth, gilt title on black label to spine, ffep removed, a few small marks to boards, edges dusted, otherwise still very good. No dust-jacket.   Ref: 51895 
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Echard, Laurence: The Roman History, From the Restitution of the Empire by Charles the Great, to the Taking of Constantinople by the Turks. Containing the Space of 653 Years. Vol. V and Last. London: printed for R. and J. Bonwicke, J. Tonson, J. Walthoe, R.Wilkin, and T. Ward, 1726. Volume V only. Fifth edition. 8vo., pp. [x], 425, [vii] + additional engraved title-page. Title-page in red and black, woodcut head-piece to first page. Occasional faint spots and smudges but very good within. Slightly later dark brown speckled calf, red gilt morocco label to spine, raised bands with gilt, plain gilt borders, edges sprinkled red. Spine rubbed, a few small tears to head-cap, edges a bit worn, very good. Armorial bookplate of St Andrew, Ld. St John of Bletso to front paste-down. This is likely the 14th Baron St John of Bletso (17591817), but could be his son of the same name (18111874). The fifth volume of Echard's History, which stands alone as a work of medieval history. Echard (bap. 1672, d. 1730) was an enormously prolific writer. His most important work is considered to be his Roman History, 'the first in English, dedicated to the lord keeper of the great seal, Sir John Sommers, which attained ten editions by 1734 and was twice issued in French. The work was designed to be 'particularly useful to young Students and Gentlemen' (preface). There was, as one would expect, a heavy emphasis on moralizing, following the Sallustian model. It is a smooth narrative, without clash of sources, although Echard revealed an interesting preference for Greek sources over Livy, who was declared 'a little too verbose and circumstantial' (ibid.). Echard's political interpretations were conservative: blame the tribunes. He was, in general, an apologist for Roman imperialism, save for the obliteration of Carthage. He was under the spell of Caesar, and then of Octavian-Augustus. Strangely, he used only literary sources, neglecting inscriptions, coins, and archaeological evidence. G. Cornewall Lewis grouped Echard among the 'unenquiring and uncritical' (Enquiry into the Credibility of the Early Roman History, 2 vols., 1855, 1.4). In an age of raging Pyrrhonism, Echard was certainly very conservative. Yet his history held the field in English until Hooke (1738) and Ferguson (1783). A continuation of it was the first imperial inspiration of the young Gibbon [...] Echard's history remained the standard one until replaced by Hume (who does not seem to mention him) and Macaulay (who cites him frequently).' (ODNB) ESTC N26349   Ref: 51718 
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Ellis, Henry: A General Introduction to Domesday Book; Accompanied by Indexes of the Tenants in Chief, and Under Tenants, at the Time of the Survery [...] London: Frederick Muller, 1971. 2 vols. Facsimile reprint, 8vo., pp.[iv], xix, [i], 515, [i]; [iv], 543, [i]. Black cloth, gilt titles to spines. Edges dusty, a few small dusty marks to boards but very good overall. Facsimile reprint of the 1833 edition printed 'By Command of his Majesty King William IV, Under the Direction of the Commissioners on the Public Records of the Kingdom.'   Ref: 51558 
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Enenkel, Karl A.E. & Pfeijffer, Ilja Leonard (eds.): The Manipulative Mode. Political Propaganda in Antiquity: A Collection of Case Studies. Leiden: Brill, 2005. First edition. 8vo., pp. vi, 318. Cloth, white lettered, light bumping to edges of upper board, almost fine. Mnemosyne Supplementa 261.   Ref: 49576 
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[English Civil War] To the High and Honourable Court of Parliament, the Humble Petition of the University of Oxford, in Behalfe of Episcopacy and Cathedral. (London: s.n.,) 1641. Small 4to., pp. [ii], 6 + several gatherings of binder's blanks. Final leaf dated 'Dat XXIV. Apr. An. Dom. M.DC.XLI.' Neatly repaired closed tears near gutter of each leaf with a little infilling to first and final leaves but not affecting text, title-page slightly grubby, three tiny holes (paper flaws?) to fore-edge margin of last two leaves. Late 19th-century marbled paper-covered boards, gilt morocco label to spine, edges sprinkled red and blue. Paper split at joints with a few small chips but binding firm, edges worn, very good. Small label of James Parker & Co. 27, Broad Street, Oxford to front paste-down. A second pamphlet, An answer to the petition sent from the Universitie of Oxford to the honourable court of Paliament, was published in the same year. ESTC R23315; Wing O986   Ref: 50679 
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Epictetus: (Long, George, ed. & trans.) Discourses [...]; with the Encheiridion and Fragments. Translated with Notes, a Life of Epictetus, and a View of his Philosophy. London: George Bell and Sons, 1887. 8vo., pp. xliii, [i], 452, 4, 24. At the rear, a 4-page catalogue of the works of George Long, and a 24-page catalogue of Bohn's Classical Library and other publications, dated January 1885. A little foxing to the first few leaves and the bottom edge of the rear catalogue. Dark green cloth, gilt title to spine. Endcaps a bit worn, endpaper split at rear hinge, very good overall. Small Blackwell's label to front paste-down. To ffep verso, inscription of C.D.N. Costa dated 2. xi. '86 with an added note in the same hand: 'Ex libris Martin Johnson'. Embossed stamp of A. Holden booksellers of Liverpoll to ffep. Bohn's Classical Library.   Ref: 52067 
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Erasmus: Lingua, Sive, De Linguae Usu Atque Abusu Liber Utilissimus; (with) Encomium Moriae, Sive, Declamatio In Laudem Stultitiae; Consultatio De Bello Turcis Inferendo. Lugduni Batavorum [Leiden]: Joannis Maire, 1641; 1641; 1643. 3 bound as 1. 12mo., pp. 410, [xxii]; [viii], 229, [v]; 91, [i]. Third volume without its final blank. Printer's device to each title. Densely annotated in several old hands, occasional spots and smudges but genrally good within. Contemporary vellum, blind-tooled borders, titles inked to spine and both boards (a bit faded), edges red. Spine creased, vellum darkened and marked but still an attractive and interesting copy. Ownership inscriptions of : 'M. Marting [illegible]' dated 1659 to ffep; Charles Best Robinson dated 1852, and Thos. Hodgkin to ffep verso; illegible inscription to top of title-page. The banker and historian Thomas Hodgkin (1831-1913) was author of "Italy and Her Invaders", issued in four volumes in 1870. For the second edition he expanded the work to eight volumes, which were published between 1892 and 1899. STCN 840199635; 840199740; 840231431   Ref: 51266 
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[Estienne, Henri] Stephanus, Henricus: (Hase, Charles Benedict; Dindorf, Wilhelm; Dindorf, Ludwig August, et al, eds.:) Thesaurus Graecae Linguae, ab Henrico Stephano constructus. Post editionem Anglican novis additamentis auctum ordineque alphabetico degestum tertio ediderunt Carolus Benedictus Hase [...] Parisiis [Paris]: excudebat Ambrosius Firmin Didot, 1831-1865. 8 vols in 9 (i.e. vol. I is in 2 parts). Folio, pp.[vi], iv, cols.1616, pp.[ii], 6, 12, xxiv; pp.[iv], xi, [i], cols.2794, pp.[i]; pp. [iv], [viii], [iv], 2, cols.1830, pp.[v]; pp.[ii], cols.2644; pp.[iv], cols.2216, pp.14; cols.2498, pp.[xiii]; pp.[iv], cols.2462, pp.[i]; pp.[ii], cols.2266, pp.[i]; pp.[ii], cols.2152, 366, pp.[v], xlix. Introduction in French, text in Greek and Latin. Decorative headpiece and initial to the beginning of each volume. Vols. V and VII lack title-pages, vols. III, V and VIII lack half-titles. First and final few leaves of each volume tend to be grubby and creased with ragged edges, some of which have been heavily repaired. Occasional light foxing and the odd light dampstain and ink smudge. Red ink blot to bottom corner of vol. I, part II not affecting text. Vol. VIII has some gatherings unopened at head edge. Twentieth-century blue library cloth, gilt titles to spines, edges uncut, endpapers replaced. Spines a little faded, slight creasing to endcaps and a few light scuffs but still very good. A robustly rebound set of this important work, with interesting annotations and additions. Marginal scholarly annotations in pencil throughout with occasional additional notes tipped in or loosely inserted. To vol.I (part I) title-page a small inkstamp reading 'Delegates of the Press Secretary's Office'. Vol. II has two extra printed leaves bound in at the front of the volume, plus a journal review from Zeitschrift für die Alterthumswissenschaft no.41, dated 5th April 1835. The most celebrated work of Henri Estienne (1528 or 1531-1598), first published in four volumes with two supplements in 1572. From its publication right into the 19th century it formed the basis of Greek lexicography. This later edition is chiefly the result of the prodigious efforts of Karl Wilhelm Dindorf (1802-1883) and his brother Ludwig (1805-1871). Ludwig never held an academic position and led so quiet a life that he was for a time thought to be a pseudonym of Wilhelm's, though his important contributions to this edition were authenticated by his own signature.   Ref: 50849 
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Eunapius: (Boissonade, J.F.; Wyttenbach, D. eds.:) Vitas Sophistarum et Fragmenta Historiarum [...] Vol. I. Amstelodami [Amsterdam]: Petrum den Hengst et Filum, 1822. First volume only of two. 8vo., pp. [vi], lix, [i], 604. Text in Greek with Latin notes. Sporadic foxing, uncut edges toned, some unopened. Still in the publisher's blue sugar paper wrappers, printed label to spine. Spine creased, joints split but cords sound, smudged and creased but an unsophisticated survival. Ownership inscription of H.J. Borgers to front paste-down. Eunapius, the 4th-century CE sophist and historian, is primarily known for this work, a series of biographies of other sophists, our only source for the neo-Platonism of his time. H.J. Borgers edited a volume of Cicero published in Leiden in 1826. Schweiger 114   Ref: 48699 
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