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Aurelius Antoninus, Marcus: (Long, George, trans.; Flint, W. Russell, illus.:) The Thoughts of the Emperor Marcus Aurelius Antoninus [...] New York: Dodge Publishing Company, 1912. pp. lxxxvii, [i], 207, [i] + 12 colour plates, including frontispiece. First and last few leaves a little foxed, some tissues foxed causing some slight transfer onto plates. Publisher's quarter faux-vellum, buff-coloured boards, paper title labels to spine and upper board, top edge gilt and others uncut. Lightly rubbed but very good overall. Modern illustrated bookplate of N. A. Whinfrey to ffep. Bookseller's pencil note to front paste-down.   Ref: 51818 
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Aurelius Victor, Sextus: (Arntzenius, J., ed.:) Historia Romana, cum notis integris [...] Amstelodami [Amsterdam]: apud Janssonio Waesbergios. Trajecti Batav. [Utrecht]: apud Jacobum a Pools 1733. 4to., pp. [xlviii], 668, [cxxxiv] (including one full-page engraving) + additional engraved title-page. Title page in red and black with engraved vignette, illustrations (mostly numismatic) and a few decorations. Sudden heavy foxing from p.201 diminishing towards approx. p.257, occasional small scorch marks never affecting more than a letter or two. Contemporary brown marbled calf, raised bands, orange gilt label to spine, edges coloured yellow. Spine and corners rubbed, tiny tear to headcap, joints wearing a little but a very good copy. Arms of the Dutch city of Leeuwarden, capital of Friesland, in gilt to centre of each board. Illegible pencilled signature to ffep. The text is a new recension by Arntzenius, based on the work of Schott. Dibdin includes this edition on his list of best quarto variora, and notes: 'It is certainly an elaborate performance [...] the edition is indispensable to the collector's library.' Dibdin (4th edn.) I 343; Schweiger II 1136; Graesse VII, 299   Ref: 51544 
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Aurelius Victor, Sextus: (Pitiscus, Samuel, ed.:) Historiae Romanae Breviarium, illustratum trium virorum celeberrimorum, Andrræ Schotti, Dominici Machanei, Jani Gruteri ; et feminæ præstantissimæ, Annæ Tanaquili Fabri filiæ commentariis integris [...]; De Vita et Moribus Imperatorum Romanorum [...] Trajecti ad Rhenum [Utrecht]: apud Franciscum Halmam & Guilielmum van de Water, 1696. First edition thus. 2 vols. in 1. 8vo., pp. [xliv], 434, [lxxii]; 168, [xxviii]. To first work, additional engraved title, title-page in red and black, woodcut initials and head- and tail-pieces, many illustrations in the text. Lightly toned towards edges, a few spots and smudges. Contemporary mottled calf prize binding, rebacked, armorial gilt centrepiece of Delft to both boards, remains of green ribbon ties now lost, edges sprinkled red. Reback sturdy but perhaps a little crude, edges worn, some toning to edges of endpapers but still a good copy. The first appearance of this well-regarded variorum edition. 'This is not only a rare book and elegantly printed, but it ranks among the best edited of the Variorum Classics in 8vo.' (Dibdin). The frontispiece is probably by R. de Hooghe, or his disciple Schoonebeek. Dibdin I (4th edn.) 342-3; Schweiger II, 1136.   Ref: 52052 
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Ausonius, Decimus Magnus: (Tollius, Jacob, ed.:) Opera, [...] et integris Scaligeri, Mariang. Accvrsii, Freheri, Scriverii ; selectis Vineti, Barthii, Acidalii, Gronovii, Grævii, aliorumque notis accuratissime digestis, nec non & suis animadversionibus illustravit. Amstelodami [Amsterdam]: apud Ioannem Blaeu, 1671. 8vo., pp. [xxxvi], 822, [lxxviii], including additional engraved title-page. Woodcut initials, a few illustrations in the text. Small closed tear to C8, affecting text but without loss. Occasional very light spots and smudges. Contemporary semi-limp vellum, title inked to spine, edges sprinkled red. A few light smudgy marks but unusually clean overall, pastedowns lifted with edges torn away, endpapers and preliminary blanks rumpled and a little dusty at top edge, but still very good overall. 'This scarce Variorum edition of Ausonius was preceded by one of Tollius's in 12mo. 1669, whose notes are incorporated in it. This second presents us also with everything valuable to be found in prior editions, and may justly therefore be treasured by the collector of rare books.' (Dibdin) Dibdin I (4th edn.) 346; Schweiger II, 22   Ref: 52050 
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Baines, Edward: (Whatton, W.R.; Harland, John; Herford, Brooke, eds.:) The History of the County Palatine and Duchy of Lancaster. London: George Routledge and Sons; Manchester: L.C. Gent, 1868; 1870. 2 vols., folio (vol.II slightly larger), pp. xvi, 690, [ii]; xii, 729, [i] + folding colour map bound in at front of first volume. Each volume with two red letterpress-printed slips bound in at the front: to vol.I a notice concerning the second volume and an advertisement; to vol.II two advertisements). Vol.I also with final advertisement leaf dated April 1868 at rear. Illustrations, diagrams and tables in the text. A few occasional spots and light smudges. Green cloth, gilt titles to spines, armorial gilt stamp to each upper board. Vol.I rubbed, some loss to endpapers at hinges exposing the structure of the binding; vol.II very nicely rebound in the same shade of green cloth with the original gilt centrepiece retained, endpapers replaced. Seemingly a made-up set, but a very good one. To the front paste-down of the first volume, recent bookplate of Theodore G. Peyton Johnson. To the title-page of the second volume, signature of R. Bolton. 'A new, revised and improved edition'. An expansion of the author's History, Directory and Gazetteer of Lancaster (2 vols., 1824-25).   Ref: 51720 
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Banks, Iain: The Bridge. London: Macmillan, 1986. First edition, signed by the author. 8vo., pp. [x], 259, [i]. Very slightly toned towards page edges. Blue cloth, gilt title to spine, very vague crease to headcap but very good overall. Autographed to title-page. When interviewed by SFX Magazine in 1994 The Bridge was Banks' favourite of his novels, as well the one he thought to be technically the best. "Definitely the intellectual of the family, it's the one that went away to University and got a first. I think The Bridge is the best of my books."('The Books of Iain Banks - and Iain M. Banks')   Ref: 51373 
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Barber, Peter: Sievers' Law and the History of Semivowel Syllabicity in Indo-European and Ancient Greek. Oxford University Press, 2013. 8vo., pp. xv, [i], 437, [i]. Black cloth-covered boards, gilt title to spine, light dusting to edges, otherwise fine. In the Oxford Classical Monographs series.   Ref: 51363 
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Barnes, Timothy D.: Ammianus Marcellinus and the Representation of Historical Reality. Ithaca, New York: Cornell University Press, 1998. First edition. 8vo., pp. xviii, 290. Cloth, black title to spine, near fine. Dust-jacket, shelf wear, very good. Averil Cameron's notes loosely inserted.   Ref: 51903 
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Barwick, Peter: The Life of the Reverend Dr. John Barwick, D.D. London: Printed by J. Bettenham. 1724. Large paper copy. 8vo., pp. [xxiv], 552, [xl] + 2 engr. portrait frontispieces. Contemporary Cambridge-style panelled calf, spine gilt in compartments, orange morocco label,extremities rubbed, spine darkened, joints split but boards still attached, endcaps worn. "James Affleck" book label on front pastedown, contemporary ink inscr. on f.f.e.p. "Eliz. Dolben" and above "Jam:s. Affleck [undeciphered] e dono"; also, mid-20th C. provenance note by Peter B. G. Binnall on verso of marbled flyleaf. The first English edition of this biography and indication of support for the Anglican church and the king, originally written in Latin by the subject's brother. John Barwick (1612-1664) and his brother Peter were both staunch royalists, rewarded with significant posts following the Restoration - Peter as medical advisor to the king and John as dean of St Paul's. ESTC T73568.   Ref: 36006 
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Basil the Great, St.: (Lipatov, Nikolai A., trans.:) Commentary on the Prophet Isaiah. Mandelbachtal/Cambridge: Edition Cicero, 2001. First edition. 8vo., pp. vi, 431. Paperback, edges lightly dusted, very good. Translator's inscription to Prof. Averil Cameron to title page and letter from the translator to Prof. Averil Cameron loosely inserted.   Ref: 51944 
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