[Virgil] Vergilius Maro, Publius: (Heinsius, Nicolaas; Burman, Pieter, the Elder; Burman, Pieter, the Younger; et al:) Opera, cum integris & emendatioribus commentariis Servii, Philargyrii, Pierii [...] Amstelaedami [Amsterdam]: sumptibus Jacobi Wetstenii, 1746. 4 vols., 4to., pp. [lxiv], LXXXII, 519, [i] + 1 plate; [iv], 706 + folding map; [iv], 707, [i]; [iv], 358, [ccclxxviii]. Additional engraved frontispiece to vol.I, signed: 'L.F. D.B. inv.' and 'P. Tanje sculp. 1744'. Half-title to each volume, title-pages in red and black with engraved printer's device (motto: 'Terar dum prosim'), woodcut initials, engraved head- and tail-pieces, some engraved illustrations in the text. Vol. II: small wax spot to p.73 affecting two words; short pencil note to p.599. Vol. III: Tiny notes in an old hand to p.34 and p.462; a little ink spotting to p.463 but not obscuring text; small ink blot to tail edge, just starting to bleed onto the lower margin from p.673 onwards. Contemporary vellum, titles inked to spines, raised bands, boards blindstamped, edges heavily sprinkled red. Light smudgy marks and a few small stains but still a very good, attractive set. Bound uniformly with our stock number 51573, Hemsterhuis' Lucian (1743). Signature of E. Spencer to all volumes, dated 1861 to vol.III. To vols. I, II and IV two armorial bookplates each, the second (of Henry Spencer) obscuring the name on the first. 'Of this celebrated edition, so well known to the classical world, it would be useless to present the reader with a formal account of the voluminous contents [...] Ernesti has highly extolled the edition, calling it "omnium principem et canonem Virgilii." See his Fabr. B.L. t.i. 357; and Harles, Introd. Lit. Rom. t.ii. 315, which gives a slight but favourable sketch of its contents. It contains the entire amended commentaries of Servius, Philargyrius, and Pierius; with some notes of Fulvious Ursinus, George Fabricius, F. Nansius, Musinius, Tanaquil Faber, and especially of N. Heinsius, which latter are published for the first time: indexes and commentaries also accompany it.' (Dibdin) Dibdin (4th edn.) II 552-3 Ref: 51574
[Virgil] Vergilius Maro, Publius: (Schrevel, Cornelis, ed.:) [Opera] Cum Veterum Omnium Commentariis et Selectis Recentiorum Notis. Nova Editio. [Lugduni Batavorum]: Ex officina Abraham Commelini, 1646. 4to, pp. [xvi], 996, [lvi]. Engraved title-page, woodcut initials. Slightly narrow margin at head edge, small hole to margin of p.3, repaired tear to p.505 not affecting text. Contemporary speckled brown calf prize binding, red morocco label to spine, gilt borders and coat of arms of Hoorn to each board. Spine creased and a little rubbed, small neat repair headcap, edges a bit worn but very good. Stub of excised prize certificate just visible after first gathering. Library inkstamp (Amsterdam?) to title-page verso. One notable feature of this edition is Schrevel's use of collations supplied by Nicolas Heinsius, who would later produce his own edition of Virgil, following the work of his father, whose text had been printed by the Elzevirs. Schweiger, 1169-70; Graesse VI, 340. Ref: 49321
Vorst, Johann (ed.): Veterum Poetarum Graecorum Poemata [...] [Frontispiece: ] Berolini [Berlin]: Sumptibus Ruperti Völckeri [Title-page: Francofurti ad Viadrum 1692. 8vo., pp. [xvi] 335 [i] including frontispiece. Title page in red and black, text in Greek and Latin on facing pages. One large repair to leaf A1 (pp.1-2) and three small ones elsewhere, each affecting one or two characters. Light browning and occasional foxing, a few later marginal notes, text-block starting to loosen from binding at front hinge. An attractive copy bound in later vellum boards, paper label with inked title to spine, long sides overlapping, MS label. Stamp to title: "Colleg. linciens. S.J.", two early MS ownership inscriptions (crossed through) to upper pastedown. Second edition of these selections from the works of ancient Greek poets, from Homer and Hesiod to Oppian, with facing Latin translations. The editor, Johannes Vorst (1623-1696), was a schoolmaster and librarian in Berlin, and also produced studies of Latin style (Sandys II 365). VD17 1:060668K. Ref: 22622show full image..
Weever, John: Ancient Funerall Monuments Within the United Monarchie of Great Britaine, Ireland, and the Islands Adjacent, with the dissolued monasteries therein contained: their founders, and what eminent persons haue beene in the same interred. As also the death and buriall of certain of the bloud royall; the nobilitie and gentrie of these kingdomes entombed in forrain London: Thomas Harper, 1631. First Edition. Folio, pp. [xx], 871, [i]. Bound without the 14 page index (commonly lacking). Includes portrait frontispiece and additional engraved title-page, further illustrations in the text, woodcut initials and decorations. Slight split between endpapers and frontispiece, frontis a bit grubby and lined to verso, engraved title neatly repaired at fore-edge, fore-edge margins a little tattered at edges front and rear, repaired closed tear to bottom margin pp.7-8, occasional very light worm trails to bottom margin, generally bright. 20th-century half reddish-brown polished sheep, gilt spine with red and green morocco labels, terracotta cloth-covered boards, edges sprinkled red, endpapers renewed. Joints and corners worn, patch of fading to upper board near joint, a few smudgy marks but a very good, sound copy. Two 20th-century bookplates: the historian John L. Nevinson, Exeter College Oxford to front paste-down; Claude Blair to ffep, with his ownership inscription above. Blair (1922-2010), a historian of European arms and armour, English churches and the decorative arts, was keeper of the Department of Metalwork at the V&A from 1972 to 1982. Additionally, to the frontispiece verso the name Duckworth is written in very large letters. Despite the title, only the dioceses of Canterbury, Rochester, London, and Norwich are covered here; no further volumes were produced as Weever died the year after publication. Two manuscript notebooks containing an early draft plus further unpublished material survive and are housed at the Society of Antiquaries (manuscripts 127 &128). Both the published volume and the notebooks contain many inscriptions which have since been lost, making them invaluable to modern historians. ESTC S118104 Ref: 50851
Whitaker, [John]: The Genuine History of the Britons Asserted in a Full and Candid Refutation of Mr Macpherson's Introduction to the History of Great Britain and Ireland. Sold by Dodsley, Pall-Mall; Payne, Mews-gate, et al, 1772. First edition. 8vo., pp. [iv], 308. A1 is the title-page, A2 the half-title. Some sporadic foxing. 19th-century half brown calf, gilt title to spine, marbled paper-covered boards, drab endpapers, edges lightly sprinkled grey. Rubbed, some little chips to joints and edges, corners slightly worn, still a good copy. MS shelfmark to front paste-down. '29 November 1903' added in pencil beneath 'The End' to p.304. Printed by William Bowyer and John Nichols (their records show 251 copies printed). The Genuine History of the Britons was Whitaker's response to 'the Ossian controversy': a refutation of James Macpherson's History of Great Britain and Ireland (1761). ' This work confirmed Whitaker's reputation as a controversial and provocative polemicist and his penchant for merciless ad hominem attacks on those from whose opinions he differed. From November 1773 to February 1774 he held the morning preachership at Berkeley Chapel, London, but left it following a dispute, concerning which he published a typically intemperate State of the Case, leading to the threat of a libel suit. While in London he made the acquaintance of Dr Johnson and Edward Gibbon, with whom he continued to correspond after he left London. Gibbon allowed him to read the first volume of Decline and Fall in manuscript, which Whitaker greeted with great enthusiasm. Gibbon had, however, withheld the chapter on Christianity, which Whitaker later read with high indignation.' (ODNB) ESTC T100007 Ref: 51396
(Willis, Francis, et al:) Miscellany Poems and Translations by Oxford Hands. London: Printed for Anthony Stephens, Bookseller near the Theatre in Oxford, 1685. First edition. 8vo., pp. [viii], 205, [iii], including final advertisement leaf. Small holes to leaves B1 and P4 affecting a few letters, short closed tear to lower margin leaf C2 not affecting text, a few faint ink blots and smudges, occasional light foxing. Evidence of old stab-stitching to gutters. Contemporary dark brown calf, raised bands, blind-tooled borders and corner pieces. Spine with a little surface crackling, joints creased but holding firm with the lower joint splitting a little at tail, two small holes to leather at rear, edges worn, endpapers excised with only stubs remaining. Still a very good, unsophisticated copy Francis Willis, Fellow of New College, Oxford, is the largest contributor (Case, English Poetical Miscellanies, 178). Contains translations of works by Catullus, Tibullus and Propertius, Horace, Martial, Petronius, Ovid, Claudian and Seneca. Also contains a poem dedicated to the author's 'chamber-fellow' Thomas Creech, in celebration of his famous translation of Lucretius. 'written immediately after the coming out of the Second Edition.' ESTC R24393; Wing M2232 Ref: 52034
Wolcot, John: (Pindar, Peter, pseud.:) The Works of Peter Pindar, Esqr. In three volumes. [With:] Volume IV. London: Printed for John Walker, 1794; 1796. 4 vols., 8vo., pp. 444, [vi] + engraved title-page and engraved oval portrait frontispiece; 495, [vii] + engraved title-page; 431, [vii] + engraved title-page; [ii], 500, [viii] + engraved title-page. A bit foxed in places, extremities a touch rubbed. Contemporary marbled and polished tree calf, spines gilt in compartments, red and green morocco labels, boards bordered with a Greek key roll, marbled endpapers, extremities a touch rubbed. The original three volumes are here bound uniformly with the separately-issued fourth; a fifth volume, not present here, was issued in 1801. ESTC T134072, T134073. Ref: 36990
Xenophon: (Hutchinson, ed.:) Kyrou Anabaseos Biblia Hepta. Oxonii. E. Typographeo Clarendoniano, 1772. 8vo, pp. [ii]. 336. Large printer's device to title-page. A few occasional annotations and inkspots but generally clean within. Contemporary light brown calf, gilt spine with orange morocco label, edges sprinkled red. Scuffed, spine creased with evidence of tape at tail, joints beginning to split, upper board fraying at top corner, a good working copy. Hampshire County Library stamps to title-page verso, library card pocket to front paste-down and security sticker to rear paste-down. In an old hand, faintly, to front paste-down, 'an incorrect book. EH.' Title transliterated from the Greek. Dibdin enumerates three Oxford productions of Hutchinson's edition, the first of 1735, the second of 1745 and this, the third of 1772. He quotes Harwood's judgement of the second edition as 'a very rare book' and this third as 'an incorrect one'. ESTC T138412; Dibdin II (4th edn), 572-3. Ref: 50360
(Xenophon; Hervet, Gentian, trans.; Vansittart, Robert Gilbert, ed.; Fitzherbert, Anthony:) Certain Ancient Tracts Concerning the Management of Landed Property, Reprinted. London: printed for C. Bathurst [...] and J. Newbery, 1767. 8vo., pp.[vi], 82, viii, 120, viii, 100. Some sporadic foxing, including title-page. Contemporary dark brown calf recently rebacked with raised bands and gilt title to spine, hinges repaired. Rubbed, scrape to lower board, corners worn but very good overall. Armorial bookplate of Adam Wooley with the motto 'Honeste Audax' to front paste-down. Daniel and Samuel Lyson's Topographical and Historical Account of Derbyshire (1817) reproduces this coat of arms and thanks Adam Wooley (of the Allen-hill, Matlock branch of the Wolley family) 'to whom we have been indebted for so much valuable assistance'. To the ffep, the inscription of Edwin Eddison of Adel dated 25 Mar. 1861. Eddison was a solicitor and town clerk for Leeds, but also owned a farm in Adel, West Yorkshire. Robert Vansittart's edition of Hervet's translation of Xenophon's 'Treatise of Householde', together with 'The Boke of Husbandry' and 'Surveyinge' by Sir Anthony Fitzherbert. ESTC T138847 Ref: 51820
Zornius, Petrus: Historia Eucharistiae Infantium, ex antiquitatibus ecclesiarum tum occidentalium tum orientalium secundum decem saeculorum seriem et multiplicem varietatem illustrata. Berolini [Berlin], apud Joannem Petrum Schmid 1736. First edition. 8vo., pp. XXXI [v] 619 [xvii] + engraved plate at front (marked to be bound next to p. 316). Engraved vignette to title-page. Light spotting and browning, bound in contemporary vellum boards, edges speckled in red and blue. Title neatly inked on spine (rubbed away), spine label neatly removed. Bookplate (19th-cent.?) of Bristol Education Society Museum, neat shelfmarks in red ink, possibly of the same institution, onfrontpastedown, f.f.e.p. reco, and title. Inscription on title-page: "Jo. Died. Winedeleri. Lipsiae. 1736". Verso of title-page with the same owner's neat bibliographical notes. The history of the custom of infants taking Holy Communion. Peter Zorn (1682-1746) was a teacher of biblical history, eloquence, and Greek. Ref: 21260show full image..