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Oost, Stewart Irvin: Galla Placidia Augusta: A Biographical Essay. University of Chicago Press, 1968. First edition. 8vo., pp. xi, [iii], 346 + 8 plates. Quarter red cloth backed grey buckram boards, gilt lettered spine with gilt and red emblem to upper board. Endpapers and top edge red. Light surface abrasion to top corner of ffep, otherwise very good indeed. Daughter of Theodosius the Great and for twelve years de facto ruler of the Western Roman Empire.   Ref: 51499 
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Oost, Stewart Irvin: Galla Placidia Augusta: A Biographical Essay. University of Chicago Press, 1968. First edition. 8vo., pp. xi, [iii], 346 + 8 plates. Quarter red cloth backed grey buckram boards, gilt lettered spine with gilt and red emblem to upper board. Endpapers and top edge red. Tiny smudge and small price label from the Strand to front endpapers, very good indeed. Dust-jacket a bit yellowed and tattered at edges but whole, still good.   Ref: 52140 
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[Ovid] Ovidius Naso, Publius: (Hollis, A.S., ed.:) Metamorphoses. Book VIII. Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1970. First edition thus. Small 8vo. (190 x 125mm), pp. 168 + 5 plates. Blue cloth, gilt titles to spine, near fine. Ownership inscription of C.D.N. Costa in ink to front paste-down.   Ref: 51044 
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[Ovid] Ovidius Naso, Publius: (Palmer, Arthur, ed.:) Heroides with the Greek Translation of Planudes. Hildesheim: Georg Olms Verlagsbuchhandlung. 1967. 8vp., pp. lix, [i], 542. Internally clean and bright. Blue cloth, gilt titles to spine and upper board. Very slight creasing to endcaps, upper joint a little dusty, very good indeed. Ownership inscription of C.D.N. Costa dated 9.ix.'67 and tiny booksller's label of International University Booksellers Ltd, both to front paste-down. Introduction and commentary in English, text in Latin apart from Greek translation of Planudes.   Ref: 51971 
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[Ovid] Ovidius Naso, Publius: [Burmann, P., ed.:] Opera, in III Tomos Divisa. Amstelaedami [Amsterdam]: J. Wetstenium, 1751. 3 vols. as 1. 12mo. in 8s, pp. [xl], 248; 284, [xii]; 301, [iii], including half-title and engraved title-page to each volume, and final blank leaf at rear. A few tiny marginal annotations, e.g. p.17, p.142. Occasional light spots and stains, a few leaves unopened to vols. II & III. Recent brown calf, spine gilt ruled and with black morocco label, blind-tooled frame to each board, new endbands, edges lightly sprinkled red and brown, new marbled endpapers. Tiny scuff to tail of spine, first half-title a little stuck to endpaper at gutter slightly obscuring 'O' of 'Ovidii'. A very good copy in a neat modern binding. The half-title to the first volume reads: 'Publii Ovidii Nasonis opera in III tomos divisa'. Schweiger II 632   Ref: 52059 
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Patin, H.: [Euripides] Études sur les Tragiques Grecs. Euripide: Paris: Librairie Hachette et C., 1894. Seventh edition thus. 2 vols. 8vo., pp. [iv], 427, [i]; [iv], 451, [iii]. Foxed, toned towards top edges. Later blue cloth, gilt titles to spines, edges sprinkled red. A little rubbed, top edges dusty, very good. Ownership inscription of J. Johnson and inkstamp of Chas. W. Poole & Sons bookbinders, Chelmsford to front paste-downs.   Ref: 48744 
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[Pauly] Ziegler, Konrat & Sontheimer, Hans, eds.: Der Kleine Pauly, Volumes I-IV. Lexikon der Antike [...] Stuttgart: verlag Alfred Druckenmüller, (1964-1972). Vols. I-IV of V only, 22 issues in total. Edges a little tattered but generally clean and bright within. Each volume housed in a blue cloth-covered folder, each issue in original pale green printed wrappers. Spines a little worn but very good indeed. Inkstamp of Prof. Dr Johannes Irmscher, Berlin-Niederschönhausen, Nordendsraße 49 to first issue. Prof. Irmscher (1920-2000) was a prominent scholar of antiquity and classical studies in Germany.   Ref: 48750 
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Pellegrin, Elisabeth; Dolbeau, François; Fohlen, Jeannine; Tilliette, Jean-Yves; Marucchi, Adriana; Piacentini, Scarcia: Les Manuscrits Classiques Latins de la Bibliothèque Vaticane: Tome III, 1ère partie. Fonds Vatican latin, 224-2900. Paris: Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique, 1991. First edition. This vol. only. Folio (280 x 220mm), pp. 682 + plates. Cream cloth, copper-lettered. Headcap a little creased, minor signs of shelf wear, very good indeed. 'Index Des Auteurs et Textes Classiques III, 1' loosely inserted.   Ref: 50712 
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Persius Flaccus, Aulus: (Casaubon, Isaac, ed.:) Satirarum Liber [...] Terta editio, auctior & emendatior ex ipsius Auctoris codice: cura & opera Merici Casauboni Is. F. Londini (London) Typis M. Flesher: sumptibus R. Mynne in vico vulgo dicto Little Britain: sub insign 1647. Third edition. 8vo., pp. [xxxii], 40, [xxxvi], 554, [xxvi]. Vignette to title-page, a few woodcut decorations, errata leaf at rear. A little light toning. Contemporary dark brown calf neatly rebacked with gilt title to spine, MS binder's waste left visible at hinges post repair. Slightly rubbed, corners beginning to wear, edges dusty but a very good copy. Armorial bookplate of L.A. Burd to front paste-down. Ownership inscription of Richardus Chamberleyne dated 1647 to ffep. Small library code in blue pencil to bookplate and ffep. Oval inkstamp of Repton School Library to title-page. The third Casaubon edition of Persius' 'Satires', the first Casaubon edition of Persius printed in England, and the Second Latin Persius printed in England (the first appeared in 1614). Isaac Casaubon's son Meric Casaubon (1599-1671), who prepared this book for the press, gave impetus to Classical language publishing in England by issuing his own and his illustrious father's work. It was considered the fundamental commentary for 200 years, called by Scaliger, who thought little of Persius,'pluris condimentum quam pulpamentum ', i.e. 'a dish with more sauce than meat' (Epistolæ p.278). ESTC R31791; Wing P 1663; Sandys II 209; Schweiger 711   Ref: 51527 
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Petavius, Dionysius [Pétau, Denis]: Rationarium Temporum in Partes Duas, Libros Tredecim Tributum. In quo aetatum omnium sacra profanaque Historia Chronologicis probationibus munita summatim traditur. Hac editione Novissima. Diligenter a mendis priorum Editionum expurgatum. Accedunt Supplementum Historiae ad banc usque aetatem continuatae, Tabulae Amstelodami et Lipziae [Amsterdam & Leipzig]: apud Arksteeum et Merkum, 1745. 3 parts as 1 vol. 8vo., pp. [xxxii], 795, [i]; [ii], 312, [viii]; 259, [iii] + portrait frontispiece, additional engraved title-page and 7 further plates. Title page to first part in red and black, woodcut initials and head- and tail-pieces. Sporadic light foxing but generally very good within. Contemporary vellum, gilt spine and borders with large gilt centrepiece to each board showing the coat of arms of Middelburg, 'Petavius' inked to spine. A few smudgy marks, headcap slightly pulled, a little ink to upper board, ties lost, paste-downs beginning to lift at edges, remains of a small round label to front paste-down. A very good, sound copy. Large, unusual armorial bookplate to front paste-down, with the name Mr Falconer. The following list printed below the arms: '1681 Dalmahoy of Dalmahoy / 1731 Wilbraham of Delamere / 1771 Edmunds of Worsborough / 1797 Raitt formerly of Halgreen'. We believe this to be the bookplate of the classical scholar Thomas Falconer (1771-1839), who married Frances Riatt in 1797. His mother was Henrietta Edmunds, who married his father in 1771, and the other names listed belong to his female antecedents. The arms of Dalmahoy, Wilbraham, Edmunds and Raitt are depicted beneath those of Falconer and are shown as lozenges, denoting that they belong to women before marriage. Thomas Falconer came from a family of classical scholars, and several of his children pursued the same work. 'Falconer's classical work lay chiefly in the field of ancient geography. In 1797 he published The Voyage of Hanno, Translated and Accompanied with the Greek Text and Dissertations, and he left a manuscript translation of Strabo which was later completed by his son William Falconer. With his father he also wrote a Discourse on the Measure of the Olympic Stadium (1805) which was appended to his father's translation of Arrian's Periplus. Although Falconer was not a particularly distinguished scholar, he was unlucky that his edition of Strabo became notorious through a review by Payne Knight in the Edinburgh Review of July 1809 which formed a famous attack on Oxford and its scholarship. Falconer's elegantly produced two-volume folio edition was published by the Oxford University Press in 1807. It was based on material left by his uncle Thomas Falconer (1738–1792). The first two books had been seen through the press by Dr Parsons, master of Balliol College, and five more had been edited by the Revd Henry Halliwell of Brasenose College, Oxford. The edition was described by Knight as a 'ponderous monument of operose ignorance and vain expense'. His criticisms of Falconer and Oxford learning were answered by a series of lengthy Replies by Edward Copleston (later provost of Oriel) which form an important—if at times complacent—apologia for Oxford education. Copleston's vigorous defence produced a personal letter of thanks from the chancellor and the conferring on him of the degree of DD by diploma. Falconer's edition hardly deserves the vehemence of Payne Knight's attack. Although the text is reprinted from Almeloveen's edition (itself a reprint of Casaubon's), Falconer senior had assembled a wide and valuable array of variant readings which proved very helpful to later editors. His manuscript (preserved in the Bodleian Library) contains collations made by several European scholars of manuscripts of Strabo from foreign libraries, including Paris, Florence, Madrid, and Moscow.' (ODNB) Denis Pétau (1583-1652), also known as Dionysius Petavius, was a French Jesuit theologian. His work on chronology, De Doctrina Temporum (1627), is here condensed into a three-part handbook. It proved very popular on its first appearance in 1633, and went through numerous reprints as well as being translated into French, English and Italian. De Backer-Sommervogel VI, 600; Spoelder, 644 (Middelburg 5)   Ref: 52053 
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