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Theophylact, Saint, Archbishop of Ohrid: Commentarii in quatuor Evangelia. Opus nunc primum Graece et Latine editum. Lutetiae Parisiorum [Paris]: Apud Carollum Morellum, 1635. Folio, pp. [x], 848, [xii]. Title page in red and black, with large engraved printer's device. Small paper flaw in centre of one leaf (no loss of text), a little minor spotting elsewhere. Later vellum boards, spine lettered in ink at head (now faded) with modern shelfmark inked at foot, long sides overlapping, small patch of damage to overlap of lower board, vellum slightly dusty and rumpled. Small modern library card to front pastedown, and stamp on half-title of St. Augustine's Abbey, Ramsgate. The commentaries on the gospels by the 11th-century Theophylact, Archbishop of Ohrid and head of the Bulgarian Church. The Latin translation is that of Philippus Montanus, first published 1564, and the Greek had been first printed in 1542 by Blado, although the title page of this edition declares that the two are here first edited together. Theophylact's work was based on Chrysostom's, but is noted for its clarity and and accuracy; it has only recently been translated into English for the first time.   Ref: 40545 
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Thomas of Villanova, Saint:: Opera Omnia quae Hactenus Reperiri Potuerunt. Editio novissima emendatior. Augustae Vindelicorum [Augsburg]: Sumptibus Ingatii Adami & Francisci Antonii Veith, 1757. Folio, pp. [vi] xvi [iv], cols. 980, pp. [lxii] + engraved frontispiece. Title-page in red and black. Paper foxed. Modern red library buckram, spine lettered in gilt. Small library stamp to title-page. Thomas of Villanova (1488-1555), a Spanish Augustinian friar, was chaplain to Charles V, Holy Roman Emperor. This edition of his works is rare in the UK, with COPAC recording one copy only (in the BL) plus a microfilm in Heythrop College.   Ref: 34349  show full image..
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Tibullus, Albius: (Grainger, James, trans.:) A Poetical Translation of the Elegies of Tibullus; and of the Poems of Sulpicia. With the Original Text, and Notes Critical and Explanatory. London: Printed for A. Millar, 1759. 2 vols., 12mo., pp. xlvi, 165, [i]; [ii], 263, [i]. Some light spotting. Contemporary sprinkled sheep, spines gilt in compartments with red and green morocco labels, slightly worn at corners, joints and endcaps skilfully renewed. James Grainger (c.1722-1766) began this translation while a surgeon in the army; turning to literature, he published a number of works in the 1750s and eventually became friendly with Johnson, although this work was harshly reviewed by Smollett, sparking a literary feud. ESTC T98464.   Ref: 36959 
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Valerius Flaccus, Gaius: (Burman, P.,ed.:) Argonauticon libri octo cum notis integris [...]. Leidae [Leiden]: Apud Samuelem Luchtmans 1724. 4to., pp. [160], 759, [ci] + additional engraved title-page, presentation certificate and folding portait of Burman. Title page in red and black with engraved device, woodcut initials and ornaments, with errata leaf. A little toned, some occasional foxing, small loss to fore-edge margin of p.19 not affecting text. Vellum prize binding, title inked to spine, raised bands; gilt spine, borders, frames, Amsterdam coat of arms to each board, edges sprinkled blue and red. A bit yellowed, spine slightly darkened, some smudgy marks, ties lost, label removed from front paste-down, overall a very good copy. Printed certificate with Amsterdam coat of arms, made out by hand to 'Joanni Christophoro Mertens', signed by the classical scholar Otto Arntzenius (1703-1763) and dated 18th September 1761. Second Burman edition of Valerius Flaccus, esteemed by Dibdin: "This [...] is a superb and elaborate edition of Valerius Flaccus, an author but little read, but who will impart very great pleasure and improvement to every scholar who carefully peruses him". This edition includes notes from Carrio, Balbus, Zingerlingius, Bulaeus, Vossius, Heinsius, Pius, Maserius and Weizius; a "Catalogus Argonautorum" from the ancient writers; the Argonautica of Orpheus; various prefaces; and a copious "Index Verborum." Dibdin (4th edn.) II 516. Graesse VI.2 242. Schweiger III 1100.   Ref: 50157 
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Valerius Maximus: (Torrenius, Abraham, ed.:) Valerii Maximi Libri Novem Factorum Dictorumque Memorabilium: Cum Notis integris [...] Glareani, [...] Pighii, [...] Lipsii [et al....] Notae [...] Jacobi Perizonii: ut & Antonii Schultingii [...] & notas adiecit Abrahamus Torrenius. Leidae [Leiden], Apud Samuelem Luchtmans, 1726. 2 vols. 4to., pp. [xlviii], 520; [ii], 521-914, [clxxxiv] + engraved frontispiece by Wandelaar. Title in red and black, woodcut initals and tail-pieces. Lacks leaf 5V4, the half-title to Schultingh's 'Exercitatio'. Some foxing and sporadic toning especially affecting the Index to vol. II, ink blot to pp. 280-1 and wormhole to head margin of final few gatherings neither of which obscuring text. Contemporary vellum, gilt spines with black title labels, edges coloured red. Spines a bit darkened, labels rubbed, slightly yellowed, a few smudgy marks, endpapers a bit grubby but still a very good set overall. To the front paste-down of each volume: armorial bookplate of Giovanni Domenico Berio, Marchese di Salza (d. 1791) and his son Francesco Maria (1765-1820). When Francesco died most of his library was bought by William Ward (17501823), 3rd Viscount Dudley and Ward, who shipped it to England. As usual, Ward's armorial bookplate with the motto 'Comme je fus' is found alongside Salza's. To the ffep of the first volume, ownership inscription of P.C. Hill dated 7.2.1962. According to Dibdin, who includes it in the list of best quarto variorum editions provided in the 3rd edition of his Introduction to the Classics, this is 'the best edited of the Dutch classics. The text is neatly and accurately printed, and critical and explanatory notes are excellent'. Dibdin II, 522; Schweiger II, IIII.   Ref: 51784 
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Vaniere, Jacob: Opuscula. Editio nova. Parisiis [Paris]: Apud Petrum Simon. 1730. 12mo., pp. 236 [iv]. A little faint toning and spotting. Contemporary sprinkled calf, spine in six compartments with raised bands, red morocco label in second compartment, the rest with central gilt stamp and triple gilt border, rubbed at extremities, a bit scratched, joints cracking (but strong). Inscription 'Epi Cliftoniensis 1927' to f.f.e.p. The lesser works of Vaniere (1664-1739), a Jesuit and neo-Latin poet.   Ref: 29952 
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[Vavasseur, Francois] Vavassor, Franciscus: (Kappius, Johann Erhard, ed.:) De ludicra dictione [...] Lipsiae [Leipzig], sumptibus Ioannis Christiani Martini 1722. 8vo., pp. [xxxii] lxi [iii], 824, [civ]. Title page in red and black, browning (heavier to initial leaves), a few spots, occasional contemporary or early pen underlining. Bound in contemporary vellum with gilt stamp to spine, soiled, hinges cracked but holding, covers soiled, with a nick in one place, small tears to head and tail of spine. Appended to this edition of Vavassor's work on comedic style is a variety of supplementary material, including his 'Antibarbarus', selected letters of J.L. Guez de Balzac, and letters and poems of Gilles Ménage. Vavassor (1605-1681) has been described as one of the best stylists and humanists of his time.   Ref: 21560 
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Veratius, Jobus, (pref.:) Conciones et orationes ex historicis Latinis excerptae. Lugd. Batav. [Leiden]: Ex officina Elseviriana, 1649. 12mo., pp. [xii] 411 [ix] incl. engraved title. Light browning and spotting, a little underlining in preface. Contemporary vellum boards, long sides overlapping, title inked to spine, soiled and spotted, spots of wear to upper joint and lower sides. Old ink note to upper pastedown. A collection of speeches from ancient historians based on earlier similar collections by Henri Estienne, among others. It reprints a preface by Jobus Veratius (d. 1571) but is not his work; the true editor appears to be unknown.   Ref: 29946 
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Vergil, Polydore: (Thysius, Antonius, ed.:) Historiae Anglicae libri XXVII. accessit praeter alia nonnulla series regum Angliae a` primis initiis usque ad hanc aetatem; ex nova editione Antonii Thysii, J.C.. Lugduni Batavorum [Leiden]: sumptibus Joannis Maire, 1651. 8vo., pp. [x], 9-782, 88, [iv], 783-878. This copy has the 88-page section on Henry VIII and the 4-page index bound in between pages 782 and 783 (i.e. after the section on Henry VII) rather that at the front as is sometimes found. Woodcut printer's device to title-page, woodcut initials and decorations, occasional MS 'x's to margins. Generally very clean but with tiny scorch hole to A5, marginal closed tears to leaves 2P1 and 5*2 (not affecting text), grey smudges at 6*4 fore-edge with a little marginal loss and a repaired tear. Slightly later tan calf, spine gilt, red morocco title label, blind tooled borders and board edges, edges lightly sprinkled red and blue. Both free endpapers are binder's waste: the front a printed English religious text, the rear a piece of MS, handwritten on both sides in sepia ink. Joints a little creased, upper corners worn, a few faint stains but very good indeed. Vergil (c.1470-1555) began his Historiae Anglicae c.1505 and completed the first version in 1512-13. It was 1534 before the work was published and Vergil continued to revise it until his death in 1555. Therefore four different versions can be said to exist: the manuscript version written in 151213, covering events up to 1513 (MS); the first published edition (Basle, 1534), covering events up to 1509 (A); the second edition (Basle, 1546), covering events up to 1509 (B); and the third edition (Basle, 1555), covering events up to 1537 (C). The last book, Book XXVII was added to the third edition and gives an account of Henry VIII's reign to 1537. Vergil stated that most of his work on this last book was carried out contemporaneously, and indeed his visit to Italy of 15334 would go some way to explaining his cursory treatment of the whole period from 1530 to 1537. Book XXVII is found here with separate pagination due, according to Brunet, to Thysius and his printer beginning their work using a 1546 text before realising that later editions contained this additional book. Brunet V, 1137   Ref: 51708 
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Vibius Sequester: (Oberlin, Jer(emias) Jac(ob), ed.:) De fluminibus fontibus lacubus nemoribus paludibus montibus gentibus quorum apud poetas mentio fit. Lectionis varietatem et integras doctorum commentationes adjecit et suas [...] Argentorati [Strasbourg]: apud Amandum König, 1778. 8vo., pp. [iv], xx, 428, [xxxvi]. Title-page a bit toned, some faint marginal stains, occasional spots and smudges. Contemporary brown calf, neatly rebacked in a slightly lighter shade with burgundy morocco spine label, edges sprinkled blue, endpapers renewed. Edges worn, corners bumped but a good sound copy overall. Pencilled code to title-page. The work comprises seven lists of geographical names mentioned by poets, categorised as: flumina (rivers or waterways); fontes (sources); lacus (lakes); nemora (forests); paludes (marshes); montes (mountains); gentes (peoples). Graesse considers this edition, 'la meilleure édition, faite sur trois mss.' Schweiger II, 1135; Brunet V, 1172; Graesse VII, 296   Ref: 50156 
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