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Strauss, Barry S.: Athens After the Peloponnesian War. Class, Faction and Policy 403-386 BC. Ithaca: Cornell University Press, 1986. First edition. 8vo., pp. xvi, 191. Cloth, gilt-lettered, edges lightly dusted, almost fine.   Ref: 49560 
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Stückelberger, Alfred: Senecas 88. Brief über Wert und Unwert der freien Künste. Text - Überstzung - Kommentar. Heidelberg: Carl Winter, 1965. First edition. 8vo., pp. 150. Blue cloth, gilt titles to spine and upper board, top edge slightly dusted, light shelf wear, very good. Ownership inscription of C.D.N. Costa in pen to front paste-down. Small blue ink stamp of 'J.H. Waszink' to ffep. One or two pencil annotations, not obstructing text.   Ref: 51032 
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Suetonius Tranquillus, Gaius: (Roth, Karl Ludwig, ed.:) Quae Supersunt Omnia. Lipsiae [Leipzig]: G. Teubner, 1904. 8vo., pp. civ, 357, [i]. The main part of the text is interleaved with plain notepaper, a few pages of which have annotations as well as some of the text. Roughly contemporary brown cloth, black and gilt label to spine, printed patterned endpapers. Spine darkened, scrape to title label, small split to cloth at head of upper joint, a few marks to boards, very good. Small round paper label, '527/5' to upper board; inked ownership inscription of C.D.N. Costa dated vi. ii. '63 and small bookbinders label of Goodall & Suddick Ltd. of Leeds, both to front paste-down; pencilled ownership inscription of A. Woodward dated 1905 to a preliminary blank, together with a few pencilled booksellers' notes.   Ref: 51961 
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Symmachus, Quintus Aurelius; St. Ambrose: Epistolarum Libri Decem. Lugd. Batavorum [Leiden]: imprimi fecit Gerhard Wingendorp, 1653. 12mo., pp. [x], 19-461, [iii] + engraved title-page featuring a portrait of the author. Several leaves unopened. Early 18th-century mottled calf, spine gilt, marbled edges. Joints a little worn, some scratches but very good. A pocket edition of Symmachus's letters, first printed in 1510 (partially; later editions tripled the number of included letters). Schweiger II, 991; Graesse V, 539; Willems 1678.   Ref: 46581 
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Takács, Sarlota A.: The Construction of Authority in Ancient Rome and Byzantium. The Rhetoric of Empire. Cambridge University Press, 2009. First edition. 8vo., pp. xxiii, 167. Faux-leather boards, gilt-lettered, felt-tip remainder mark to edge, barcode sticker to lower board, otherwise as new.   Ref: 49065 
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Terence: Comoediae Sex. Ad Fidem Editionis Westerhovianae. Londini: J. Rodwell et al, 1815. 12mo., pp. [ii], iv, 286. A little light foxing. Tan calf, spine gilt, marbled edges. Spine darkened, upper hinge weakened, corners a bit worn but still very good overall. Ownership inscription of Joseph Cox of Magdalen College, Oxford dated 1819.   Ref: 51180 
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[Terence] Terentius Afer, Publius: (Comoediae) Londini [London]: William Pickering, 1822. 48mo. (92 x 53mm), pp.(viii), 220 including portrait frontispiece, engraved title-page and additional title-page. Very lightly toned, head edge and some edges unopened. Publisher's crimson silk, small printed paper label to spine, powder blue endpapers. Silk covering perished at spine but binding sound, a few smudgy marks, edges a little worn, very good. In Pickering's Diamond Classics series.   Ref: 49760 
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[Terence] Terentius Afer, Publius: Comoediae. Birminghamiae [Birmingham]: Johannis Baskerville, 1772. First Baskerville edition. Large 4to, pp. [ii], 364. Pp.203,299 misnumbered 303, 283 respectively, as usual. Title-page recto and final leaf verso lightly toned, occasional light foxing, a few faint smudgy marks. Late 19th- or perhaps early 20th-century brown polished and sprinkled sheep, gilt spine with raised bands and burgundy morocco title label, plain double-fillet borders, a.e.g, marbled endpapers. Edges and raised bands a bit rubbed, some wear to joints and corners but still a very good, handsome copy. Tiny bookbinder's stamp reading 'Bound by Birdsall. Northampton & London' (1792-1961) to tail edge of ffep verso. A few small bookseller's notes pencilled to front endpapers. First Baskerville edition of Terence's Comedies; they were printed on the press' better 'Writing Royal' paper and sold for a Guinea each (a 12mo. was produced in the same year on cheaper paper). Terence (d. 159 B.C.) was born into slavery at Carthage and brought to Rome, where he was freed, taking his old master's name. His six comedies, which stand out for their particular naturalistic style, were admired right through the Middle Ages for their moral arguments, and were still on school curricula in the nineteenth century. Gaskell, 'Baskerville', * 46 (p. 58). ESTC T137489. Dibdin (4th edn.) II 477. Schweiger III 1070. Graesse VI.2 61. Brunet V 718.   Ref: 51890 
£250
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[Terence] Terentius Afer, Publius: (Heinsius, Daniel, ed.:) Comoediae Sex. Amstelaedami [Amsterdam]: apud Henr. Wetstenium, n.d. (c.1700) 16mo., pp.236, including engraved title-page. Bound without final blank in modern quarter red morocco, gilt title to spine. Spine worn at head and tail, rubbed but good overall. An interesting and apparently home-made binding. The leather used for the spine seems to have been repurposed, as a neat line of sewing-holes is visible to the rear. The boards themselves have been covered with a scrap of rather exuberant pink flocked wallpaper.   Ref: 51220 
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[Terence] Terentius Afer, Publius: (Leng, John, ed.:) Comoediae ad optimorum Exemplarium fidem recensitae. Cantabrigiae [Cambridge]: Typis Academicis, impensis Jacobi Tonson, 1701. 4to., pp. [iv], 520 + engraved frontispiece. Some light spotting and toning, bookplate removed from title verso with corresponding dampmark visible on recto, blank corner of one leaf torn. Modern quarter calf with marbled boards, spine lettered in gilt. The new Cambridge University Press experienced some teething troubles in the production of its initiating series of quarto classics, and after the Horace of 1699 no further works appeared until several years later. This edition of Terence, in the established magisterial style and with a text edited by John Leng (1665-1727), later Bishop of Norwich, had gone to press beginning in June 1699 but received the date 1701 on the title and was actually provided to subscribers the following summer. ESTC T137034.   Ref: 42598 
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