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Valerius Maximus: (Torrenius, Abraham, ed.:) Valerii Maximi Libri Novem Factorum Dictorumque Memorabilium: Cum Notis integris [...] Glareani, [...] Pighii, [...] Lipsii [et al....] Notae [...] Jacobi Perizonii: ut & Antonii Schultingii [...] & notas adiecit Abrahamus Torrenius. Leidae [Leiden], Apud Samuelem Luchtmans, 1726. 2 vols. 4to., pp. [xlviii], 520; [ii], 521-914, [clxxxiv] + engraved frontispiece by Wandelaar. Title in red and black, woodcut initals and tail-pieces. Lacks leaf 5V4, the half-title to Schultingh's 'Exercitatio'. Some foxing and sporadic toning especially affecting the Index to vol. II, ink blot to pp. 280-1 and wormhole to head margin of final few gatherings neither of which obscuring text. Contemporary vellum, gilt spines with black title labels, edges coloured red. Spines a bit darkened, labels rubbed, slightly yellowed, a few smudgy marks, endpapers a bit grubby but still a very good set overall. To the front paste-down of each volume: armorial bookplate of Giovanni Domenico Berio, Marchese di Salza (d. 1791) and his son Francesco Maria (1765-1820). When Francesco died most of his library was bought by William Ward (17501823), 3rd Viscount Dudley and Ward, who shipped it to England. As usual, Ward's armorial bookplate with the motto 'Comme je fus' is found alongside Salza's. To the ffep of the first volume, ownership inscription of P.C. Hill dated 7.2.1962. According to Dibdin, who includes it in the list of best quarto variorum editions provided in the 3rd edition of his Introduction to the Classics, this is 'the best edited of the Dutch classics. The text is neatly and accurately printed, and critical and explanatory notes are excellent'. Dibdin II, 522; Schweiger II, IIII.   Ref: 51784 
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[Valpy Delphin Classics] (Dyer, George, ed.:) Scriptores Latini [...] in usum Delphini Variis Lectionibus Notis Variorum [...] A.J. Valpy, London. 1819-30. Complete set of 160 vols. 8vo. A little occasional foxing, but generally clean internally. Later nineteenth-century half calf with marbled boards, two labels, red for author and black for publisher, to spines. Bindings generally scuffed and worn, several joints weakening with a few detaching, several headcaps fraying with slight loss, a few labels damaged [more specific description of faults provided on request], but overall a sound set. Based on the Delphin Classics, which had become scarce and expensive, and with little originality provided by the editor, Valpy had 600 subscribers for 'this ramshackle assembling of old and in many cases virtually obsolete material'. Although hardly fresh, the texts themselves were the most up-to-date that Valpy, with his scholarly if uncritical pretensions, could find, and represent the state of Classical Scholarship in the 1820s. Represented in full are the extant works of Apuleius, Aulus Gellius, Aurelius Victor, Ausonius, Boethius, Caesar, Catullus, Cicero, Claudian, Cornelius Nepos, Curtius Rufus, Dares Phrygius & Dictys Cretensis, Eutropius, Festus, Florus, Horace, Justinus, Juvenal, Livy, Lucretius, Manilius, Martial, Ovid, Persius, Phaedrus, Plautus, Pliny the Elder, Pliny the Younger, Propertius, Prudentius, Sallust, Statius, Suetonius, Tacitus, Terence, Tibullus, Valerius Maximus, Velleius Paterculus, Virgil, and the Panegyrici Veteres.   Ref: 51342 
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Van Dale, Anton: Dissertationes IX. Antiquitatibus, Quin et Marmoribus, cum Romanis, tum Potissimum Graecis, Illusrandis Inservientes. Amstelodami [Amsterdam]: Apud Henricum & Viduam Theodori Boom, 1702. First edition. 4to., pp. [xliv], 804, [xvi] + 9 plates as called for. Title-page in red and black, with wood cut device. Woodcut initials and head- and tail-pieces. Occasional light spotting but generally clean within. Later half dark brown sprinkled calf, raised bands gilt ruled, darker brown gilt title label to spine, brown sprinkled boards, edges lightly sprinkled red, green silk ribbon bookmark bound in. A little rubbed, edges a bit worn, corners slightly bumped, small patches of toning to front and rear endpapers where they come into contact with the leather-covered board corners. A very good, sound copy. Anton van Dale (1638-1708) made his living first as a merchant, then as a physician. While working he simultaneously studied classical languages, eventually becoming a Latin scholar of some standing. He was for a while a Mennonite preacher, but was said to have resigned his role because his sermons, heavily laced with Greek and Latin, failed to appeal to his audience. He wrote extensively against superstition and witch-hunting. His most influential book, De Oraculis Veterum Ethnicorum Dissertationes (1683) was a work on oracles, in which he argued against belief in the supernatural and the role of the Devil in the pagan oracular tradition. Dissertationibus ex Antiquitatibus (1702) was the last of his works published in his lifetime.   Ref: 52051 
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Vaniere, Jacob: Opuscula. Editio nova. Parisiis [Paris]: Apud Petrum Simon. 1730. 12mo., pp. 236 [iv]. A little faint toning and spotting. Contemporary sprinkled calf, spine in six compartments with raised bands, red morocco label in second compartment, the rest with central gilt stamp and triple gilt border, rubbed at extremities, a bit scratched, joints cracking (but strong). Inscription 'Epi Cliftoniensis 1927' to f.f.e.p. The lesser works of Vaniere (1664-1739), a Jesuit and neo-Latin poet.   Ref: 29952 
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[Vavasseur, Francois] Vavassor, Franciscus: (Kappius, Johann Erhard, ed.:) De ludicra dictione [...] Lipsiae [Leipzig], sumptibus Ioannis Christiani Martini 1722. 8vo., pp. [xxxii] lxi [iii], 824, [civ]. Title page in red and black, browning (heavier to initial leaves), a few spots, occasional contemporary or early pen underlining. Bound in contemporary vellum with gilt stamp to spine, soiled, hinges cracked but holding, covers soiled, with a nick in one place, small tears to head and tail of spine. Appended to this edition of Vavassor's work on comedic style is a variety of supplementary material, including his 'Antibarbarus', selected letters of J.L. Guez de Balzac, and letters and poems of Gilles Ménage. Vavassor (1605-1681) has been described as one of the best stylists and humanists of his time.   Ref: 21560 
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Veratius, Jobus, (pref.:) Conciones et orationes ex historicis Latinis excerptae. Lugd. Batav. [Leiden]: Ex officina Elseviriana, 1649. 12mo., pp. [xii] 411 [ix] incl. engraved title. Light browning and spotting, a little underlining in preface. Contemporary vellum boards, long sides overlapping, title inked to spine, soiled and spotted, spots of wear to upper joint and lower sides. Old ink note to upper pastedown. A collection of speeches from ancient historians based on earlier similar collections by Henri Estienne, among others. It reprints a preface by Jobus Veratius (d. 1571) but is not his work; the true editor appears to be unknown.   Ref: 29946 
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Vickers, Michael: Pericles on Stage. Political Comedy in Aristophanes' Early Plays. Austin: University of Texas Press, 1997. First edition. 8vo., pp. xxxvi, 255. Cloth, black-lettered, small mark to edge of upper board, edges lightly dusted, very good.   Ref: 49758 
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Vigilius, Bishop of Thapsus; Ignatius, Bishop of Antioch: Libri V. Contra Eutychianam Confusionem duarum naturarum, damnatum in Synodo Chalcedonensi. [Bound with:] Sancti martyris Ignatii Antiochiae archiepiscopi, epistolæ. [Leipzig: ] In officina Voegeliana; Antverpiae [Antwerp:] Ex officina Christophori Plantini, [1575?]; 1572. 8vo., pp. [ii], 160, [vi]; 70, [ii], 79, [i]. Lightly toned, some light spotting and staining, two sidenotes shaved in second work, some old underlining and a few substantial manuscript notes. Later vellum boards, long sides overlapping, spine lettered in ink, slightly marked, a page of manuscript notes pasted to front pastedown. Ownership inscription on title-page of M. Furebii Mylii, dated 1640; the other notes and annotations probably in his hand. A scarce edition of the major work of Vigilius, Bishop of Thapsus (BL & St Andrews only in COPAC, plus only Brigham Young outside of Germany and Switzerland in Worldcat), edited by Caspar Churrerius. Bound after it is Plantin's Greek and Latin texts of the letters of Ignatius of Antioch (each section with its own title-page, and not always found together). A 17th-century owner has added a substantial quotation about Vigilius on a pasted-in page at the front, with a further note facing the title-page of the second work Second work: Adams I33.   Ref: 43833 
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Virgil: (Heyne, C.G., ed.:) (Opera) Varietate Lectionis [...] Londini [London]: Richard Priestley, 1821. 4 vols., 8vo., pp. [iv], 236, 487; 786; 611, [i]; 190, [ii], 447, [i]. Sporadic foxing. Green publisher's cloth, paper labels to spines, edges uncut with many unopened. A bit dusty, labels toned and a bit chipped, small marks and scratches, corners bumped, good sound copies. Ownership inscription of C.D.N. Costa dated 1969 to each front paste-down, also with a tiny label from George's of Park Street, Bristol to the first volume.   Ref: 51000 
£200
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[Virgil] Vergilius Maro, Publius: Opera Omnia. Oxonii et Londini [Oxford and London]: Johannes Henricus et Jacobus Parker, 1859. 12mo., pp.[iv], 414, [ii]. A few pencil annotations, title-page slightly separated from flyleaf, toning to the occasional leaf but generally clean within. Brown calf, gilt spine with red morocco label, all edges red. Spine a little faded, endcaps rubbed, a very good copy.   Ref: 50406 
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