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Marmodoro, Anna & Hill, Jonathan, eds.: The Author's Voice in Classical and Late Antiquity. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2013. First edition. 8vo., pp. xviii, 420. Black cloth, gilt title to spine, edges lightly dusted, near fine. Dust-jacket, a little shelf wear, near fine.   Ref: 51929 
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Marmodoro, Anna & Hill, Jonathan, eds.: The Author's Voice in Classical and Late Antiquity. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2013. First edition. 8vo., pp. xviii, 420. Black cloth, gilt title to spine, edges lightly dusted, very good. Dust-jacket, a little shelf wear, very good.   Ref: 51930 
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[Martial] Martialis, Marcus Valerius : Epigrammata. Ad Optimorum Librorum Fidem. Accurate Edita. Lipsiae [Leipzig]: sumptibus Ottonis Holtze, 1878. Stereotype edition. 12mo., pp. [ii], 406. A little toned towards edges. Half white cloth, marbled paper-covered boards, gilt spine, marbled edges. Spine a little darkened, a bit rubbed but still very good. Bookplate and ownership inscription of Oswell Macleary of Baliol College, Oxford.   Ref: 50407 
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[Martial] Martialis, Marcus Valerius: Epigrammata. In amphitheatrvm Caesaris. Venice: [Heirs of] Aldus Manutius, and Andrea Torresanus, 1517. Second edition thus. 8vo., ff. 190, [ii]. Woodcut printer's anchor device on leaves A1 recto and [et]8 verso, a few errors in foliation as usual. Some marginal annotations in sepia ink, most now sadly faded to illegibility. SOme occasional light foxing, including a little to title-page. Early 19th-century antique-style vellum binding, raised bands, remains of spine label, board edges turned a little inward, edges coloured green, narrow green silk ribbon bookmark bound in. Vellum darkened, slightly grubby, top edge dusty. A very good copy in a sympathetic later binding. Bookplate of James John Falconer to the front paste-down, with '1877' inked beneath. The second Aldine edition, a reprint of the 1501 edition (the editio princeps was published in 1471 in Ferrara). A lovely example of the beauty and convenience of Aldine's unelaborated octavo volumes of popular Classical authors, highlighted with some early annotations: 'By pruning away one element - the commentaries - and combining two others - the smaller format and the most acceptable titles - Aldus was freeing literature from the study and the lecture-room.' (Lowry, 143) Adams M 694; Brunet III 1490; Dibdin II (4th edn.) 229; Renouard (3rd edn.) 81   Ref: 51705  show full image..
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[Martial] Martialis, Marcus Valerius: (Farnaby, Thomas, ed.:) Epigrammata. Amsterdami: apud Joannem Jonssonium, 1645. 12mo., pp. [xii], 456. Woodcut device to title-page. Slightly foxed throughout, occasional light spots and smudges. Slightly later vellum, gilt title within border to spine, all edges coloured red. Vellum a litlte greyed with a few smudgy marks, some pencilled numbers to front endpapers. A good, sound copy. Thomas Farnaby (1574/5–1647) was a celebrated schoolteacher and grammarian. 'The success of his establishment allowed Farnaby to devote himself to a long-held obsession: the systemization of the grammatical principles of classical Latin and Greek in print. Commencing with the satires of Juvenal and Persius (1612), he annotated many of the classical authors—Seneca, Martial, Lucan, Ovid, Virgil, and Terence—in a manner intended to render their works intelligible to schoolboys [...] He also corresponded with the Dutch intellectuals Gerardus Johannes Vossius and Daniel Heinsius, both of whom acknowledged their own debts to his learning.' (ODNB) His edition of Martial first appeared in London in 1615.   Ref: 51881 
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Maximus of Tyre: Dissertationes, ex recensione Ioannes Davisii [...] editio altera, ad duos codices mss. locis quamplurimis emendata, notisque locupletioribus aucta. Cui accesserunt viri eruditissimi, Ier. Marklandi [...] annotationes. Londini, excudit Gulielmus Bowyer, 1740. 4to. pp. 17, [v], 727, [ix]. Light foxing throughout, some old underlining and marginal annotations in Greek. Contemporary biscuit calf, spine gilt in compartments, brown morocco label, marbled endpapers, somewhat rubbed and scratched, some wear to spine ends, joint ends cracking but strong. Ownership inscription of C.D.N. Costa (1970) and older ink inscription to verso of f.f.e.p., a variety of old page-reference notes in Greek to rear endpapers (mostly crossed through). The valuable second edition to John Davies' recension of the the second century Platonist Maximus of Tyre (originally published 1703), it contains revisions by Jeremiah Markland. The work comes from a curious publisher, which was in fact a literary society, the 'Societas ad Literas Promovendas'. It had as another of its printers the novelist Samuel Richardson and its publications included biological science, ancient and modern (Alexander Stuart, 'Dissertatio de structura et motu musculari', 1738; Aelian, 'De natura animalium', 1744), and a noted historical bibliography, the 'Bibliotheca Britannica Hibernica' of Thomas Tanner (1748). Dibdin (4th edn.) II 233. ESTC T98324.   Ref: 42509 
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[Medici Society] Caesar: (Holmes, T. Rice, ed.:) Commentarii Rerum in Gallia Gestarum VII Accedit Auli Hirti Commentarius. London: Riccardi Press for the Medici Society, 1914. 8vo., pp. xi, [iii], 249, [i]. Unusually bright internally. Quarter beige buckram, pale blue paper-covered boards, printed paper labels to spine and upper board, edges uncut. Free endpapers a little toned, very good indeed. Small bookseller's label of W. Heffer & Sons, Cambridge to front paste-down. Number 447 of a limited edition of 525, of which 500 were offered for sale.   Ref: 51983 
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[Medici Society] Virgil: (Nettleship, H. & Postgate, J.P., eds.:) Opera Omnia. London: Riccardi Press for Macmillan and the Medici Society, 1912. 2 vols. 8vo., pp. [viii], 201, [iii]; [xii], 214, [ii]. Unusually bright and clean internally. Quarter beige buckram, pale blue paper-covered boards, printed paper labels to spine and upper board, edges uncut. Free endpapers a little toned, very good indeed. Number 458 of a limited edition of 525, of which 500 were offered for sale.   Ref: 51984 
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Meier, Christian: (Webber, Andrew, trans.:) The Political Art of Greek Tragedy. Cambridge: Polity Press, 1993. First English edition. 8vo., pp. viii, 238. Cloth, silver-lettered, minor shelf wear, edges lightly dusted, very good.   Ref: 49624 
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Menander: (Koerte, Alfred, ed.:) Reliquiae. Quae Supersunt. Pars Prior [...] In Papyris et Membranis Vetustissimis Servatae; Pars Altera[...] Apud Veteres Scriptores Servatae. Leipzig: B.G. Teubner, 1957; 1959. 2 vols. Small 8vo., pp. lxviii, 152; xvi, 398. Quarter orange cloth-backed boards, black-lettered, a couple of small dark marks to spine of vol. I, light toning to upper board of vol. I, bumping to corners, top edges lightly foxed, edges dusted, two marks to endpapers of both vols., endpapers of vol. I browned, but still very good. Ownership inscriptions of C.D.N. Costa in pen to front paste-downs, stamps of Bibliotecha Fuchsiana to versos of title pages, occaisional annotations in pencil to vol. I, not obstructing text. 'Bibliotheca Scriptorum Graecorum et Romanorum Teubneriana.'   Ref: 50567 
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