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Euripides: (Major, J.R., ed.:) Hecuba [...] From the Text, and With a Translation of the Notes, Preface, and Supplement of Porson; Critical and Explanatory Remarks, Original and Selected: Illustrations of Idioms from Matthiae, Dawes, Viger, Hermann, etc. etc. A Synopsis of Metrical Syste London: Longman, Orme, Brown, Green & Longmans, 1840. Fifth edition. 8vo., pp. [iv], lii, [ii], 165, [i] + blank notepaper interleaving. Many of the blanks with ms notes and translations, other notes loosely inserted. Slightly toned, a few light ink smudges. Contemporary half tan calf, gilt title to spine, marbled paper-covered boards, edges sprinkled brown. Headcap and adjacent corner of upper board tattered with small loss, spine darkened, rubbed but still very good. Inscription of W.L.G. Bagshawe, 'at Evan's, Eton College, Bucks.' to f.f.e.p.. Described by his school as 'a very promising, plucky young fellow' Bagshawe (1828-1854) was an English landowner and rower who won the Diamond Challenge Sculls at Henley in 1848, and inherited his father's estate at Wormhill in 1851. He was killed in an affray with poachers.   Ref: 48766 
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Euripides: (Valckenaer, Lodewijk Caspar, ed.:) Tragoedia Phoenissae. Interpretationem addidit H. Grotii; Graeca castigavit e MStis [...] Lugduni Batavorum [Leiden]: apud Samuelem et Joannem Luchtmans, 1802. 4to., pp. [iv], xxiii, [i], 452, 196. Stub from excised presentation certificate. Lightly toned towards top edge, foxing from p.125 of the second register onwards corresponding to a slightly lower quality paper stock for the final gatherings. Vellum prize binding, raised bands, gilt spine, borders, frame and central coat-of-arms of Amsterdam, edges sprinkled red and blue. Darkened, a bit grubby, ties lost, endpapers lifting but revealing interesting binding structure beneath. A very good copy overall. Reprinted from Valckenaer's "masterly work on Euripides" (Sandys), first printed by Brouwer at Franeker in 1755. Containing the version of Grotius and including the first printing of parts of the Scholia, "enriched by every thing which can render it most acceptable to a critical student", this reprint has been "improved and enlarged" to be "deserving of strong recommendation" (Dibdin). Dibdin (4th edn.) I 545. Schweiger I 119. Graesse II 523. Brunet II 1106.   Ref: 50323 
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[Eusebius] Alexander Alexandrinus; Juvencus; Eustathius; Eusebius: (Caillau, D.A.B.; Guillon, D.M.N.S., eds.:) Patres Quarti Ecclesiae Saeculi. (Vols. XVIII-XX of) Collectio Selecta SS. Ecclesiae Patrum complectens exquisitissima Opera tum Dogmatica et Moralia, tum Apologetica et Oratoria. Paris: apud Mequignon-Harvard, 1830. 3 vols. in one. 8vo. (197 x 118 x 100mm), pp. [iv], 711; 664; 480. A few pages water stained to tail, now dry. Black cloth, gilt. Edges a little spotted. A little worn and dusted, still a very good copy. Pencil ownership inscription to first page of each volume. Vols. 18-20 in this collection of Works of the Church Fathers, consisting for the most part of the three books of Eusebius' Opera.   Ref: 47510 
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Evans, Joan: Pattern. A Study of Ornament in Western Europe from 1180-1900. Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1931. 2 vols. 4to., pp. xxxvi, 179; xv, [i], 249, [i] + plates. Blue cloth, gilt to spine and upper board. Spines and edges dusty, endcaps creased, endpapers a little discoloured but very good. Small slip letterpress-printed 'With the Author's Compliments' loosely inserted. Dame Joan Evans became the first female President of the Society of Antiquaries of London, serving from 1959 to 1964.   Ref: 45263 
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E[arbery], M[atthias]: Elements of Policy Civil and Ecclesiastical, in a Mathematical Method. London: printed for John Morphew, 1716. 8vo., pp.[iv], 88. Woodcut initials and decorations in the text. Author's name added in both pen and pencil to slightly dusty title-page,internally very good. Disbound, 20th-century (1950's?) paper wrapper glued at spine, handwritten paper label to front cover, edges lightly sprinkled red. One of numerous works by Matthias Earbery the Younger (16901740).'Earbery's views on the rights of hereditary monarchy and episcopacy were those of Charles Leslie, whom he admired, but Earbery had none of Leslie's wit or power of reasoning: his numerous works are largely made up of quantities of historical narrative, related with a strong ideological bias, often laced with personal abuse [...] He was arrested in London in 1723 for seditious libel, and again in 1732 for attacks on Sir Robert Walpole (later first earl of Orford) and King George II in the Royal Oak Journal. His targets ranged from the 'filth of Bangorianism' to John Wyclif, Gilbert Burnet, and Sir John Oldcastle.' (ODNB) ESTC T32602   Ref: 51460 
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Farnaby, Thomas: Index Rhetoricus & Oratorius. [...] Editio novissima prioribus emendatior. Londini [London]: Impensis Philemonis Stephani, 1664. 12mo., pp. 120 [lviii]. Without final blank. A tiny wormhole throughout, becoming a short trail for about 25 leaves, often touching a character but rarely causing loss of legibility. Light dampmark to corner at beginning, a touch of light soiling. Contemporary sheep, blind border to boards, spine divided by blind rules, fore-edge of upper board abraded, some darkening and light rubbing elsewhere, no pastedowns. Early ownership inscriptions to f.f.e.p. (William and Albert Aldersley). The grammarian Thomas Farnaby was one of the most noted schoolteachers in seventeenth-century England. His 'Index Rhetoricus' was popular both at home and on the continent, and was among the first texts used at the nascent Harvard University. This edition (the eighth?) appears to be scarce, with ESTC listing only the BL, the Folger, and Olin Library. Wing F456A. ESTC R230523   Ref: 29957 
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Farrar, Clarissa P. and Evans, Austin P.: Bibliography of English Translations from Medieval Sources. New York: Columbia University Press, 1946. 8vo., pp. xiii, 534. Green cloth, gilt; dusty, a little worn and faded. Very good. 'Borough of Dagenham' Library stickers and markings to spine and front endpapers.   Ref: 49179 
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Feith, Everard: Antiquitatum Homericarum Libri IV. Editio accuratior. Amstelodami [Amsterdam]: apud Salomonem Schouten, 1726. 8vo., pp.[xx], 404, [xliv]. Woodcut device to title-page, some woodcut initials and decorations. Very faint dampstain to lower margin near front. Final Addenda leaf a little creased. Contemporary vellum, title inked to spine (just visible). Quite grubby, endcaps a little creased, some smudgy marks to endpapers but a good, firm copy. To front paste-down, the signature of Charles Mayo. There are several likely Charles Mayos to whom this volume may have belonged: the historian and clergyman (17501829); the Old English scholar (17671858) or the educational reformer (17921846). Everard Feith's (1597-c.1625) short career was focused on ancient Greece. He is believed to have written five works on the subject, of which this is the second, before entering a house in La Rochelle and vanishing without trace in 1625. The manuscripts of his three final works were lost. Antiquitatum Homericarum was originally published by Bruman in 1677, apparently with the encouragment of J.F. Gronovius.   Ref: 51276 
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Felltham, Owen: Resolues [Resolves] A Duple Century. The VI Edition [...] with a large Alphabeticall Table therunto. London: Printed for Henry Seile [...] 1636. Small 8vo., pp. [vi] 448 [xxii] + engraved title-page. Without final blank, two small burnholes to one leaf (one marginal, one affecting one character). Browned and spotted, a few pencil marks, one marginal wormhole to first 15 leaves. Modern quarter dark brown calf with marbled paper boards, red morocco gilt label to spine. Ink inscription to first leaf recto (blank): "E Libris Matthew Goodfellow, Ex Dono Thom Dom Baron Wyndham, 1726." The sixth edition of this popular collection of essays on moral topics, first published 1623, then with many additions in 1628. The inscription would seem to indicate that this copy was given to an acquaintance by Thomas, Baron Wyndham (1681-1745), Lord Chancellor of Ireland, though as he was only created Baron Wyndham in 1731, it is not an entirely straightforward assumption. ESTC S101862. STC 10761.   Ref: 23523  show full image..
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Ffinch, Michael: Donald Maxwell. 1877-1936. Kendal, Cumbria: The Maxwell Estate, 1995. First edition. 4to., pp. xvi, 245. Black cloth, gilt title to spine with gilt decoration to upper board, edges dusted, very good. Dust-jacket, one-inch closed tear, fixed by sellotape, to bottom edge of front cover, another small closed tear to top edge of back cover, spine faded, shelf wear, but still very good.   Ref: 51939 
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