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Aristophanes: (Burman, Pieter II, ed.:) (Bergler, S.; Duker, K.A.:) Comoediae undecim, Graece et Latine [...] Lugduni Batavorum [Leiden]: apud Samuelem et Joannem Luchtmans, 1760. First edition thus. 2 vols. in 1, 4to., pp. [vi], 34, 567, [i]; [iv] 572-1259 [i]. Half-title to vol. I., title-pages in red and black with engraved vignettes, engraved initials and decorations. Very light sporadic foxing. Near-contemporary prize binding, gilt spine with raised bands; gilt border, frame and Amsterdam coat-of-arms centrepiece to each board. Edges lightly sprinkled blue and red, slight remains of green silk ties to fore-edges, now lost. Vellum now a bit darkened but still a very attractive Dutch prize binding. School presentation certificate bound in at front. Letterpress printed and completed by hand, with engraved Amsterdam coat-of-arms, it is inscribed to Wilhelm Röell and dated 20th April 1810. Edited by Pieter II Burman (1714-1778), this printing of Aristophanes' plays contains the hitherto unpublished notes of the colourful Greek scholar Stephan Bergler (c.1680-1740). Bergler, born in Brasov in Transylvania, was secretary in Bucharest to Nicholas Mavrocordato, Prince of Wallachia. He "made many enemies by his dissipated habits and cynical disposition" and according to rumour converted to Islam in Istanbul ('Ency. Brit.' 11th edn.; see also preface to the present book, p.3 ff., and NBG). Dibdin observes that the 'notes of Bergler are very good, and the edition is correctly printed.' Dibdin (4th edn.) I 301. Schweiger I 46.   Ref: 51352 
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Aristotle: (Newman, W. L., ed.:) The Politics of Aristotle. Vols. I-IV. Oxford, Clarendon Press, (Sandpiper edition), 2000. Reprint. 4 vols. 8vo., pp. xx, 580, [ii]; lxvii, 418, [iv]; xlvi, 603, [ii]; lxx, 705, [vi]. Black cloth, dust-jackets, still in publisher's shrink-wrap, as new. A Sandpiper Books reprint of the 1887 Clarendon Press edition.   Ref: 46254 
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Arnobius of Sicca: (Thysius, Antonius, ed.:) Adversus Gentes Libri VII. Cum Recensione Viri Celeberrimi, & Integris Omnium Commentariis. Editio novissima atque accuratissima. Lugduni Batavorum [Leiden]: ex officina Joannis Maire, 1651. 4to., pp. [xii], 255, [i], 156, [iv], [85], 283, [ixx]. Title page in red and black with engraved vignette. Occasional pencillings, some smudgy marks but generally clean within. Contemporary vellum, title inked to spine, yapp fore-edges. A bit grubby, some marks, tailcap worn with endband free at one side, first folium loosening a little but still a good and sound copy. Armorial bookplate of William Horton of Chaderton Hall, Lancashire to front paste-down. 'Harwood considered this the best edition, then printed, of the author; although its typographical errors are numerous and glaring.... Ittigius tells us, and after him Schoenemann, that this Leyden edition contains all the commentaries of Stewechius, Heraldus, Canter, and Elmenhorst'. (Dibdin) Dibdin (4th edn.), I 216   Ref: 51128 
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Arnold, Christoph: Lingua Latinae Ornatus. [...] Editio altera correctior, cum indice. Norimbergae [Nuremberg]: Typis ac Sumptibus Michaelis Endteri. 1663. 12mo., pp. [xxiv] 390 [i.e. 396], [xxxiv], 59. Substantial worming to blank area of half-title, mostly gone by title (two or three characters lost) and reduced to just one spot by third leaf with none afterwards, one small repair to margin of first text leaf (touching a couple of characters) and corner of pp. 15-16 torn away affecting one or two words, a touch of dustsoiling elsewhere. Contemporary vellum boards, soiled and marked, no f.f.e.p., hinges a bit strained. Later ink notes to half-title and upper pastedown. The popular handbook for teaching Latin written by the poet and scholar Christoph Arnold (1627-1685), first published in 1657. VD17 23:282750S.   Ref: 29955  show full image..
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Arrian; (Blankaart, Nikolaas, ed; Vulcanius, Bonaventura, trans.:) De Expedit. Alex. Magni. Historiarum Libri X. Ejusdem Indica []. Amstelodami [Amsterdam]: Joannem Janssonium a Waesberge, & viduam Elizaei Weyerstraet, 1668. 8vo., pp. [xii], 617, [xxxvii] + additional engraved title page, and portrait of the editor. Woodcut initials and head- & tail-pieces, a few old annotations. A couple of leaves unopened, lower margin of leaf 2L4 abbreviated due to paper flaw. Contemporary vellum, title inked to spine, yapp edges, edges sprinkled blue. Spine a little darkened and marked but vellum otherwise uncommonly clean, paste-downs lifted (the front a little crumpled) revealing manuscript parchment binder's waste used as sewing supports. A very good copy indeed. Dibdin cites Harwood as asserting this edition's 'great merit'. Dibdin I (4th edn.), 329; Hoffman I, 377; Schweiger II, 67.   Ref: 50147 
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Athanasius of Alexandria; Swedenborg, Emanuel: De Athanasii Symbolo. The Athanasian Creed. An Unpublished Manuscript. London: Swedenborg Society (Inc.), 1954. 8vo., pp. [iv], 93, [iii]. Latin and English parallel texts. Internally clean and bright. Green cloth, gilt title to spine and upper board with gilt coat of arms. A little rubbed, near fine.   Ref: 52069 
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Athenaeus: (Meineke, A., ed.:) Deipnosophistae. Leipzig: B.G. Teubner, 1858; 1859; 1867. 4 vols. Small 8vo., pp. 488; 514; 499; 376. Quarter cloth-backed grey paper-covered boards, gilt-lettered, all spines faded, boards quite worn, green stickers either side of spines to vols. 1, 2, & 4, corners and edges bumped, edges dusted and browned, good. Stamp of Dr. Joh. Jemscher to f.f.e.p.s, stamp of Zubrandenburg Gynasium to title pages. Athenaeus' text in three vols, vol. 3 with indices, vol. 4 with notes.   Ref: 48719 
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[Athenaeus] Casaubon, Isaac: Isaaci Casauboni Animadversionum in Athenaei Deipnosophistas Libri Quindecem. (Part III of) Deipnosophistarum Libri Quindecem [...] curavit [...] Godofredus Henricus Schaefer. Lipsae [Leipzig]: Vol. I in Bibliopolio Schäferiano; Vols. II & III in Libraria Kuehniana, 1796; 1843;1843. 3 vols., vol. I first edition thus, vols. II & III reprints. 8vo., pp. [iv], xvi, 490; [iv], 484; [ii], 414. Heavily foxed, a few pencil annotations, large closed tear to vol.III p.275. Contemporary tan calf, gilt spine, edges red. Spines rubbed with loss of gilt and a little fraying at head, labels lost, joints creased but bindings sound, top edges dusty. Unobtrusive bookseller's ticket of Galloway and Porter, Cambridge to front paste-down vol. I. Pencilled ownership inscription on J.W. Edwards, Jan '11 to each f.f.e.p.. A mixed-edition assemblage of the three volumes of Casaubon's Animadversions on Athenaeus, published as the third part of Schaefer's edition of the Deipnosophistarum. Dibdin (4th edn.) I 335   Ref: 48612 
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[Augustine of Hippo, Saint] Augustinus, Aurelius: De Civitate Dei. Libri XXII. Lipsiae [Leipzig]: sumptibus et typis caroli Tauchnitii, 1825. 2 vols. in 1. 8vo., pp. [ii], 430; [ii], 439, [i]. Separate title-page to each volume. Faint but profuse foxing, a few marginal dampstains. Later half tan sheep, gilt title to spine, marbled boards. Spine faded and rubbed, endpaper split at upper hinge but still sound, a good working copy. Ownership inscription of C.D.N. Costa dated 2. vi. '65 to front paste-down.   Ref: 52074 
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Aurelius Antoninus, Marcus: (Casaubon, Meric, ed. & trans.:) His Meditations Concerning Himself: Treating of a natural man's happiness; Wherein it consisteth, and of the means to attain unto it. Translated out of the Original Greek; with Notes. London: printed by James Flesher, for Fra. Mynne, 1663. Third edition, 'revised and corrected by the author'. 8vo.,pp. [xvi], 243, [i], 48, [xii] + 1 plate. Title-page in red and black, a few woodcut initials. Occasional pencil notes, plus some ink manicules and underlining in an old hand. Occasional spots and smudges, some pages a little grubby, small burn hole just affecting the headline on leaf S5. Contemporary sprinkled brown calf boards, neatly rebacked with blind tooling, raised bands and terracotta gilt title label, corners repaired, endpapers renewed. A little rubbed, small chip to upper board, upper joint slightly creased, very good. To the front paste-down: book label of Rev. W.M. Major Scott; recent bookplate of Robert J. Hayhurst; earlier bookseller's catalogue description pasted in. To the preliminary blank, inscribed in an old hand: 'Liber Johannis Morgan. Ex dono D. Francis. Anno Salutis 1729.' Also some partially-erased pencil notes. J. Morgan's inscription occurs again at the head of the title-page, dated Jul. 2. 1731. Meric Casaubon (15991671) was the son of the classical scholar and historian Isaac Casaubon (15591614) and his second wife Florence (1568?1636), daughter of Henri Estienne. 'His first scholarly edition, Optatus of Milevis's (fl. 370) treatise On the Donatist Schism, came out in 1631. Casaubon followed this with an English translation of the Meditations of Marcus Aurelius (1634) that remained in print into the twentieth century, and subsequently published an edition of the Greek text with his own Latin translation (1643). He never ceased to praise Marcus Aurelius, and was bitterly stung by what he saw as Thomas Gataker's shabby treatment of his labours in the latter's 1652 edition of the same work.' (ODNB) ESTC R35294   Ref: 52027 
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