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[Scriptores Rei Rusticae] Cato, Marcus Porcius; Varro, Marcus Terentius; Columella, Lucius Junius Moderatus et al. (Gesner, Johann Matthias, ed.;) (Ernesti, Johann August, rev.:) Scriptores Rei Rusticae Veretes Latini [...] Lipsiae (Leipzig): sumptibus Caspari Fritsch, 1773; 1774. Second edition. 2 vols. 4to., pp. [vii], lviii, 936; [iv], 448, 163, [i] + frontispiece to vol. I and 6 further folding plates. Engraved vignette to each title-page. Some spotting and browning due to paper quality as usual with Fritsch (but less than sometimes seen), final plate a little oversized and therefore crumpled at edges. Contemporary speckled tan calf, red and green morocco gilt spine labels, edges sprinkled red. Vol. I head-cap a little chipped, a few small stains and patchy fading but overall a very good set. Armorial bookplate of the Right Hon. Henry Hobhouse (1854-1937), Liberal MP for East Somerset and father of the peace activist and prison reformer Stephen Hobhouse (1881-1961) and Arthur Hobhouse (1886-1965), architect of the National Park system of England and Wales. A collection of classical works on agriculture and natural history thought to have been assembled in the Middle Ages, and certainly printed at least 5 times before 1501. This production sees Ernesti revise Gesner's 1735 edition. Schweiger II, 1307   Ref: 50153 
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[Scriptores Rei Rusticae] Schneider, Johann Gottlob (ed.:) Scriptores Rei Rusticae Vols I-IV. Augustae Taurinorum [Turin]: Josephi Pomba, 1828; 1828; 1829; 1830. 4 vols. 8vo., pp. lxviii, 579, [i]; 748; 821, [i]; 463, [i] + 15 folding plates and frontispiece to vol. I. Further illustrations in the text. Lightly toned, with some gatherings more affected, occasional smudges and spots of foxing, plates somewhat foxed. Late 19th-century quarter tan straight-grain morocco, gilt titles to spines, purple paper-covered boards, edges sprinkled blue. Spines a little rubbed, with library codes and a few small ink blots, boards lightly scuffed, edges worn, patch of glue to vol.I rear paste-down. Library stamps of St Andrew-on-Husdon Library, Poughkeepsie N.Y. and Noviate Frederik to title pages. This set lacks volume V (Vegetius), also issued in 1830.   Ref: 48602 
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Seneca (Sénèque:) (Nisard, M. ed.:) Oeuvres Complètes, [...] Le Philosophe, avec la Traduction en Francais. Paris: J.-J. Dubochet et Compagnie, 1922 - 1964. Large 8vo. (260 x 170mm), pp. xiiii, 873, [i]. Neatly pencilled numbers added next to some headlines. Very occasional light spotting. Quarter blank morocco; gilt spine; marbled boards, endpapers and edges. Endcaps, joints and edges worn with a small split at the very top of the upper joint; a little rubbed; corners reinforced; a little creasing and some very light foxing to endpapers. Still a very good, sound copy overall. Ownership inscription of C.D.N. Costa dated 20.iv.'65 to ffep verso. French translation above Latin text. In the series Collection des Auteurs Latins avec la Traduction en Francais.   Ref: 51975 
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Seneca (the Younger): Publilius Syrus: (Haverkamp, Syvert & Preiger, Abraham, eds.:) [...] Singulares Sententiae centum aliquot versibus ex codd. Pall. & Frising. auctae & correctae, studio & opera Jani Gruteri. cum notis ejusdem recognitis & castigatis. accedunt ejusdem notae postumae ut & nova versio Graeca Josephi Scaligeri [...] nunc primum ex utriusque aut Lugduni Batavorum [Leiden]: apud Johannem du Vivie, 1708. 8vo., pp. [xxviii], 569, [v]. Additional engraved title-page, title-page in red and black with engraved vignette, woodcut head- and tail-pieces. Sporadic light foxing, evidence in gutter preceeding engraved title of presentation certificate removal. Contemporary vellum prize binding, gilt spine with red morocco label, gilt crest of The Hague to each board, edges sprinkled red. Spine label a little chipped, some greyish marks, boards slightly bowed, top edge dusty. Bookplate of Maurice B. Worms to front paste-down, possibly Maurice Benedict de Worms (1805-67), an Austrian plantation owner descended from the Rothschild family. Modern ink inscription to f.f.e.p., 'A.S.B. from A.J.C. Easter mcmlx'. Taken from works including De Moribus, these writings are now attributed to 'Pseudo-Seneca'. Containing 'some notes of Scaliger and Gruter... The engraved frontispiece, representing the subjects of the several plays, is very spiritedly executed.' (Dibdin). Dibdin II, 398   Ref: 48985 
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Seneca, Lucius Annaeus: (Farnaby, Thomas, ed:) Tragoediae, cum notis Thom. Farnabii. Amstelodami [Amsterdam]: Apud Joannem Janssonium, 1643. 12mo., pp. 371, [i]. Paper flaw to one leaf (I10) affecting a few words of notes and one or two of text. A little light spotting, fore-edge of title page gently rumpled. Contemporary vellum boards, long sides overlapping, spine lettered in ink, just lightly soiled, remains of an old paper label to spine and front pastedown, corner of r.f.e.p. torn away. Library stamp of the Grosherzogliche Bibliothek, Neustrelitz to verso of title page and old ownership inscription of George Auguste to recto, a few early ink notes to endpapers. A pleasant pocket edition of Farnaby's edition of Seneca, which had been first published in 1613.   Ref: 42392 
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Seneca, Lucius Annaeus: (Gronovius, Joannes Fredericus, ed.:) Tragoediae, cum notis Johannis Frederici Gronovii. Auctis ex chirographo ejus et variis aliorum. Amstelodami [Amsterdam]: Ex officina Henrici et viduae Theodori Boom, 1682. 8vo., pp. [lx], 785, [xxxix], including engraved title-page. A few woodcut initials, one engraved numismatic illustration. Occasional annotations in an old hand, a little light foxing. Contemporary blind-panelled calf, neatly rebacked with tan gilt spine label, edges sprinkled red. Rubbed, corners worn, endpapers toned and free endpapers a little tattered, hinges reinforced. A very good, soundly repaired copy. To front paste-down, inkstamp of R.H. Robbins. To ffep, ownership inscription of (G?) Johnson, Kirk-Heaton (possibly the West Yorkshire village now known as Kirkheaton). The rear paste-down is a piece of binder's waste, printed side down, through which the date 1693 can be discerned. Amsterdam reprint of the third Leiden edition, esteemed by Dibdin as highly as the first (1651) and last (1708) editions on account of Gronovius's notes and its copious index. He describes the engraved title, which depicts the subjects of Seneca's plays, as 'very spiritedly executed'. Dibdin II, 398; Schweiger II, 940   Ref: 51529 
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Seneca, Lucius Annaeus: (Müller, H.J., ed.:) Oratorum et Rhetorum. Sententiae Divisiones Colores. Hildesheim: Georg Olms Verlagsbuchhandlung, 1963. Reprint. 8vo., pp. xxxxiiii, 628. Cream cloth, gilt over black label to spine & gilt titles to upper board. Tiny (3mm) hole to a slightly grubby spine, a bit darkened to extremities, else still very good. Ownership inscription of C.D.N. Costa in pen to front paste-down. Reprint of the 1887 edition published in Vienna.   Ref: 51020 
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Seneca, Lucius Annaeus: (Schröder, Joannes Caspar, ed.:) Tragoediae [...] cum notis integris Johannis Frederici Gronovii, et selectis Justi Lipsiii, M. Antonii Delrii, Jani Gruteri, H. Commelini, Josephi Scaligeri, Danielis et Nicolai Heinsiorum, Thomae Farnabii aliorumque; itemque Observationibus nonnullis Hugonis Grotii. Delphis [Delft]: apud Adrianum Beman, 1728. First edition thus. 2 vols in one., 4to, pp. [cxx], 464, [ii], 465-802 [ccxii] + additional engraved title-page. Title-page in red and black, woodcut intials, a few illustrations in the text. Title-page a little toned with further occasional light toning. Recently rebound in half tan calf, a little blind tooling, red gilt title label to spine, marbled boards and endpapers, a.e.g.. Spine a little faded and with a few scratches, otherwise very good indeed. Standard edition of Seneca's tragedies, with also the prefatory discussions from the previous editions, an essay on Seneca's metre, and the fullest glossary to date. The plays of the great Stoic philosopher Seneca (4 BCE - 65 CE) take their themes from Greek tragedies, but also draw particularly on Ovid. They reflect the very particular Stoic theories of psychology, ethics and physics. "A very elaborate and celebrated edition; [...] It is accompanied with a new and excellent index, by Grimsehlius, of almost all the words and phrases of Seneca" (Dibdin); it is also on Dibdin's list of the best quarto variorum editions. Dibdin (4th edn.) II 399, and listed as "best variorum quarto" of Seneca in his qualitative index in the 3rd edn; Schweiger III 941.   Ref: 51783 
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[Seneca] Regenbogen, Otto: Schmerz und Tod in den Tragodien Senecas. Darmstadt: Wissenschaftliche Buchgesellschaft, 1963. 8vo., pp.56. Internally clean and bright. Red cloth, gilt title to spine. Spine lightly faded, a little shelf-wear, no dust-jacket, very good. Inscription of C.D.N. Costa dated 20.vi.'88 to ffep. Pain and Death in the Tragedies of Seneca.   Ref: 52087 
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Sherwin-White, A.N.: The Roman Citizenship. Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1939. First edition. 8vo., pp. vi, 316. Green cloth, gilt-lettered to spine, small bump to top of lower board, endcaps and corners starting to wear, edges dusted and mildly stained, still a good, clean copy. Bottom edge uncut. Ownership inscriptions of 'C.D.N. Costa, 8.xii.93' to front paste-down & 'O.P.F.K.B., D.W.B., 15.xii.1939' to ffep, both in pen. 'Parker & Son, LTD.' booksellers sticker to front paste-down.   Ref: 51022 
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