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Roberts, C.H.: Greek Literary Hands 350 B.C. - A.D. 400. Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1956. 'Corrected impression'. Folio, pp. xix, [i], 24 + 11 double-sided plates and 2 single-sided plates. Cream buckram, gilt title to spine. Endpapers foxed, top edge dusty, still very good. An Oxford Palaeographical Handbook. In the previous year Roberts (1909-1990) had published his pioneering essay 'The Codex' (Proceedings of the British Academy) which examined the most important innovation in the production of books prior to the invention of printing, that is use of the papyrus roll giving way to 'a collection of sheets, folded or fastened together at the back or spine, and usually protected by covers', i.e. the book in its modern sense. In 1983 he revisited the essay with his good friend T. C. Skeat, producing a revised and version.   Ref: 51675 
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Robinson, H[ugh]: Scholæ Wintoniensis Phrases Latinæ. The Latin Phrases of Winchester School. Corrected and Much Augmented, with Poeticals added [...] London: printed for A.M., to be sold by R. Boulter, 1670. 7th edition, with additions. 8vo., pp. [viii], 406. Title page laid down and p. 347 repaired, small loss to bottom corner of p.201 affecting a few letters, occasional MS notes and ink blots, possibly some blanks excised to the rear with notes covering the remaining stubs, otherwise having survived schoolboy usage relatively unscathed. Recent dark brown slightly scuffed morocco, blind tooled, red label with gilt title to spine, marbled endpapers. Ownership inscription of [P.?] Johannes Higgins, [Rev.?] Waterford, 1724 to title page. Hugh Robinson (1583/4-1655) was headmaster at Winchester College from 1613 to 1627. First published in the year before his death, this work appeared in a second edition produced by his son Nicholas in 1658 and remained in print through the remainder of the century. In the nature of such books they were heavily used and despite the numerous editions, few survive: this seventh edition is recorded in only one location in ESTC (Illinois). ESTC R33534; Wing R1685A.   Ref: 46360 
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Rosinus [Roszfeld, Johan]: Antiquitatum Romanarum [...] Editio Ultima [...] [Geneva]: Stephanus Gamonetus, 1611. 4to., pp. [xxx], 600, lxxx + two folding woodcut plates, one showing a plan of Rome, the other a Roman camp. 53 further woodcuts in the text. Title-page in red and black with woodcut printer's device. Small repair to title-page, two repaired closed tears to second plate, first and last few leaves fragile at fore-edges with a little chipping, occasional light foxing and marginal staining, some paper flaws to edges not affecting text. Contemporary vellum, title inked to spine, edges sprinkled red, endpapers renewed. A bit yellowed, some marks, foredges creased, bottom edge of lower board a little worn, a very good copy overall. Small ownership inscription to title-page, crossed through. Roszfeld was a Lutheran preacher at the cathedral church of Naumburg in Saxony, where he died of plague in 1626. He is principally known for this early compilation of Roman antiquities, which was first published in 1585.   Ref: 51123 
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Roth, Roman: Styling Romanisation. Pottery and Society in Central Italy. Cambridge University Press, 2007. 8vo., pp. xvi, 237, [i]. Blue cloth, gilt title to spine, almost as new.   Ref: 44258 
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[Sallust] Sallustius Crispus, Gaius: Opera Omnia quae exstant. Amstelodami [Amsterdam]: Ex Officina Henrici & Viduae Theodori Boom, 1690. 8vo., pp. [xxvi] 596 [xxxviii] + add. engraved titlepage. A little light browning and spotting, faint dampmark to title, library stamp to title recto and verso, last leaf, and one other leaf, faint dampmark to title. Early 20th-century tan calf by F. & T. Aitken, neatly rebacked, spine in six compartments with raised bands, tan morocco gilt label, corners lightly worn, a few small marks to boards. Bookplate of Peterhouse College, Cambridge, to upper pastedown and their shelfmark to title. The last and best in a line of some half-dozen Dutch variorum editions of Sallust. "This is the best variorum edition...besides the notes of Gronovius, it contains the entire commentaries of Rivius, Paul Manutius, Ciaconius, and others; with the select notes of Gruter and Glareanus, &c. &c. It is a valuable book..." (Dibdin). Schweiger II 879. Dibdin (4th edn.) II 385.   Ref: 24004  show full image..
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[Sallust] Sallustius Crispus, Gaius: (Mattaire, Michael, ed.:) [Opera] quae extant. Londini [London]: Ex officina Jacobi Tonson, & Johannis Watts, 1713. 12mo., pp. [xiv], 179, [xi] + engraved portrait. Title-page in red and black. Lightly toned, occasional minor spotting, portrait offset onto facing page. Late 19th-century green long grain morocco, spine in six compartments with raised bands, second and third compartments and foot gilt-lettered direct, a.e.g., small scrape to front joint, spine slightly sunned. Mattaire's edition of Sallust, one of several classical authors he edited in the same year for Tonson & Watts. Although his editions were of no great textual significance, they were always elegantly printed and usually (as here) accompanied by exhaustive indices. ESTC T111402.   Ref: 40551 
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[Sallust] Sallustius Crispus, Gaius; Florus, Lucius Annaeus; Velleius Paterculus, Gaius: (Crispinus, Daniel, Anne Le Fevre & Robert Riguez, eds.:) [Opera] Quae extant. In usum serenissimi Galliarum Delphini, diligenter recensuit, & Notulas addidit Daniel Crispinus. [Bound with:] Rerum Romanarum Epitome. Interpretatione et notis illustravit Anna Tanaquilli Fabri filia. [And:] Historiae Romanae ad M. Vinicium Cos. li Parisiis [Paris]: Apud Fredericum Leonard, 1674; 1674; 1675. 4to., pp. [xxx], 234, [cxxvi], [xxii], 205, [clix], [xxviii], 151, [lxxxix] + an engraved frontispiece to each work. Age-toned throughout, some light foxing and spotting, blank lower margin of second title-page renewed early on. 18th-century vellum boards, spine in 5 compartments with raised bands, red morocco label in second compartment, old paper shelfmark label to foot, long sides overlapping. Booklabel with motto 'sollicitae iucunda oblivia vitae' to front pastedown, and an early ownership inscription to the foot of each title-page 'Laurentii Paralos'(?). The Delphin editions, produced as part of a project to newly edit and annotate all of classical literature to aid the education of the French Dauphin, of Sallust, Lucius Annaeus Florus, and Velleius Paterculus, all bound together. The Sallust is edited by Daniel Crespin, one of the primary editors of the series, the Florus by the notable scholar Anne Dacier (nee Le Fevre), and the Velleius Paterculus by the Jesuit Robert Riguez.   Ref: 40548 
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Salvian of Marseilles: A treatise of God's government and of the justice of his present dispensations in this world. London: printed for S. Keble, 1700. 8vo., pp. [xxiv], 255, [i]. Some headlines cropped. Browned and foxed in places, some staining, early clumsy inscription to head of title page, later advisory manuscript verse to initial blank. Later quarter calf with marbled boards, corners tipped with vellum, spine renewed preserving old label, endpapers renewed at various times. The first full translation into English of the greatest work of the 5th-century Christian writer Salvian of Marseilles, a treatise arguing that God maintained continuous close governance of the world; therefore, it concludes, the barbarian invasions of Rome were punishment for the immoral and dissolute inhabitants of the city. ESTC R16712.   Ref: 40117 
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[Sanchuniathon] Cumberland, R.: (Payne, S., pref.:) Sanchoniatho's Phoenician History, Translated from the First Book of Eusebius, De Praeparatione Evangelica. With a Continuation of Sanchoniatho's History of Eratosthenes Cyrenaeus's Canon, which Dicaerchus Connects with the First Olympiad [...] London: printed by W[illiam]. B[owyer]. for R. Wilkin, 1720. First edition thus. 8vo., pp. xxxii, xvii-xxii (i.e. xxxiii-xxxviii misnumbered), [ii], 488 + folding chart. Woodcut head- and tail-pieces, and initials. Sporadic light toning, edges of ffep and title-page toned, folding chart protruding very slightly at fore-edge and with a short closed tear along the central fold. Contemporary Cambridge-style panelled calf, recently rebacked, raised bands, red morocco gilt spine label, edges sprinkled red. A little rubbed, a tiny hole and a scrape to surface of upper board, corners fraying. A very good, sound copy. Small oval bookplate lettered AF to front paste-down. Illegible ownership inscription to head of title page. The preface (sig. A-C), reimposed in half sheets, was separately issued; here its final gathering C is mislabelled E. Cumberland (16321718) had already published several well-respected works by the time he produced the manuscript for Sanchoniatho's Phoenician History. It was 'the first English translation of this controversial fragment of Phoenician ancient history, which is recorded in the work of Eusebius; it appeared together with a detailed commentary that sought to reconcile Sanchoniatho's history with the Bible. Sanchoniatho's account revealed the means by which the Phoenicians had corrupted sacred history to deify their own versions of biblical individuals. Cumberland traced the resulting polytheism and idolatry to its most recent manifestation in the Roman Catholic church. On the eve of the revolution of 1688 Cumberland's publisher thought the work too controversial to publish.' (ODNB) It was eventually published posthumously in 1720, prefaced with a biographical memoir by Cumberland's son-in-law and domestic chaplain, Squire Payne. On the subject of Sanchiniathon's disputed authenticity, he writes 'The Humour which prevail'd with several learned Men to reject Sanchuniatho as a counterfeit because they knew not what to make of him, his Lordship always blam'd Philo Byblius, Porphyry and Eusebius, who were better able to judge than any Moderns, never call in question his being genuine.' The modern view is that Philo's summary of Sanchuniathon offers a Hellenistic view of Phoenician materials, or is otherwise a literary invention of Philo. ESTC T100370; Maslen and Lancaster, Bowyer Ledgers, 695   Ref: 51769 
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Scapula, Johannes: Meurs, Johannes van: Lexicon Græco-Latinum; ex probatis auctoribus locupletatum, cum indicibus, et Graeco et Latino, auctis et correctis; additum auctarium dialectorum, intabulas compendiose dedactarum: accedunt lexicon etymologicum, cum thematibus investigatu difficilioribus et anomalis. Et J Glasguae [Glasgow]: Duncan, Andrew & James, 1816. 2 vols. 4to., pp.[iv], x, [ii], col. 1966, pp. [i]; [ii], col. 432, pp. 472. Sporadic toning, occasional spots of foxing, small amount of marginal worming to vol. II not affecting text. Contemporary half tan calf, tan and black morocco labels to spines, gilt titles and fillets, marbled paper-covered boards, edges sprinkled brown. Spines scuffed with a few chips, joints a little creased but sound, boards lightly rubbed, edges worn, some foxing and offsetting to endpapers. Armorial bookplate of Thomas Mills to front paste-downs. Scapula's lexicon, arranged according to roots and language families rather than alphabetically, was first published in 1583 and much reprinted. It was a controversial publication initially, because Scapula had corrected the proofs for Estienne's great Thesaurus and supposedly stole much of the material for his own book, undercutting Estienne's edition with his own. Nonetheless both remain important works and this edition was produced for the academic market by the Duncan brothers, who had taken over the university press at Glasgow.   Ref: 48609 
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