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[Claudian] Claudianus, Claudius: (Burman, Pieter II; Heinsius, Niklaas, eds.:) Opera, quae exstant, omnia ad membranarum veterum fidem castigata [...] Amstelaedami [Amsterdam], ex officina Schouteniana, 1760. First edition thus. 4to, pp. [xiv], xxxii, [ii], 31, [v], 600, (without loss) 609-1112 (mispaginated as usual). Large paper copy, with some leaves deckled at bottom edge. Title in red and black with woodcut device, woodcut head- and tail-pieces and initials. Occasional very light foxing, some leaves with a faint line of toning across head margin and a few others unopened at head, short closed tear (seemingly the result of a paper flaw) to leaf 5R2 affecting text but not legibility. Late 18th- or early 19th-century crimson straight-grain morocco, gilt title to spine, a.e.g., ornate dentelles, green leather joints, marbled endpapers, pale blue ribbon bookmark bound in. Spine a little faded and rubbed, a few light marks, endcaps and bottom edges beginning to wear, a very good copy handsomely bound. Small gilt oval crest of Archibald Acheson, 3rd Earl of Gosford (1806-1864) to front paste-down. Round Jesuit Society inkstamp (Milltown Park, Dublin) to title-page. First edition of Pieter Burman's (1714-1778) edition of Claudian, with commentary by his uncle, Pieter Burman I, and previously unprinted notes by the neo-latin poet and classical verse scholar Niklaas Heinsius (1620-1681). Claudian of Alexandria (b. c. AD 360) was court poet under the emperor Honorius and his minister Stilicho. "In diction and technique he is the equal of Lucan and Statius, in hyperbole he perhaps outdoes them" (OCD). His poetry is also a valuable historical source. Dibdin writes that this is 'unquestionably a very superior edition, and it contains a greater fund of critical illustration than the preceding by Gesner.' Dibdin I (4th edn.) 472   Ref: 51703 
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Clifford, Elsie M.: Bagendon: A Belgic Oppidum. A Record of the Excavations 1954-56. With a Foreword by Sir Mortimer Wheeler. W. Heffer & Sons Limited, Cambridge, 1961. 4to., pp. xix, 287. Brown cloth gilt, dust wrappper worn at extremities. A.L.S. stappled to front free endpaper, "My Dear Molly (?) [...] Elsie".   Ref: 26280 
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Curtius Rufus, Quintus: (Lemaire, N.E., ed.:) De Rebus Gestis Alexandri Magni Libri Superstites. Codices Parisinos Recensitus cum varietate lectionum supplementis Jo. Freinshemii et selectis schmiederi variorumque commentaris quibus notas excursus mappasque et et indices addidit [vols. I & II]; cum itinerario Alexandri et Julio Valerio Aesopi Gr Parisiis [Paris]: Colligebat Nicolaus Eligius Lemaire, 1822; 1823; 1824. 3 vols. 8vo., pp. [vi], lii, 348, [ii]; [vi], 492; [vi], iv, 724 + 11 plates of maps, plans and facsimiles, most folding. Sporadic foxing particularly on and near plates, some toning towards front and rear, first plate in vol. III a little torn at gutter. Recent quarter black library cloth, gilt titles to spines, marbled paper boards, edges sprinkled red. Spines fractionally sunned, a little dusty but very good indeed. Several library inkstamps of Bibliotheek Aloysuis-college, 'S-Gravenhage to preliminary blanks and title pages of each volume. Part of the series Bibliotheca classica Latina.   Ref: 48605 
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(De Bussières, Jean:) Flosculi Historici Delibati Nunc Delibatiores Redditi, Sive Historia Universalis [...] Coloniae Agrippinae [Cologne]: apud Andream Bingium, 1661. 2 works bound as 1. 12mo., pp. [iv], 339, [i]; 68 + 12 leaves of plates, each with 6 portraits. Divisional title-page (i.e. ²A1) has 19mm excised at tail edge, seemingly to remove the imprint and date. Light dampstain to lower fore-edge corner of first few leaves, occasional light spots and smudges but generally clean. Contemporary brown calf, a little blind tooling to spine and borders. Rubbed, endcaps and joints worn, corners fraying with some loss to upper fore-edge corner. Much earlier binder's waste (misprinted fragments of a work of the medieval philosopher-theologian Duns Scotus (c.1266-1308)) has been used for the endpapers, which are not pasted to the boards. A very good, unsophisticated copy. Initials M.O. in an old hand to engraved title-page. The engraved title-page reads Universalis Historia ab orbe condito usq[ue] ad annum 1657, and is dated 1660. The last 68 pages, 'Chronologia principum sive series & successio Romanorum pontificum' have a separate title page on leaf ²A1, and separate pagination and signatures. No author given, but Jean de Bussières (1607-1678) is mentioned in other editions.   Ref: 51825  show full image..
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De Guichard, Martin: Noctes Granzovianae, seu discursus panegyricus de Antiquis Triumphis, in publicum tam ecclesiarum quam politiarum usum [...] Amstelodami [Amsterdam], Apud Aegidium Janssonium Valckenier 1661. First edition. 12mo., pp. [xlviii], 552. Engraved title-page, 10 illustrations in text (6 of crowns, 3 from ancient coins, 1 of a sphere). Latin, occasional Greek and Hebrew letter. Light foxing and browning. Bontemporary calf, spine gilt, red morocco gilt label, a.e.g, spine and corners recently repaired in a sympathetic manner, marbled endpapers probably from the turn of the twentieth century. An attractive copy. Bookplate of Henri Lambert, avocat, Versailles, stamped 8 May 1906. Illustrated study of ancient triumphs and spectacles.   Ref: 51821 
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De Halacsy, E.: Conspectus Florae Graecae, Volumes I-III & Supplements I-II. Lehre: Verlag von J. Cramer, 1968. Reprint. 3 vols. and 2 supplements bound as 2 vols., 8vo., pp. [viii], 825, [i]; [vi], 612; [ii], xxv, [i], 519; [v], 132; 105, [i]. Only very slightly toned, clean within. Dark blue cloth, gilt titles to spines. A little scuffed, some corners bumped, edges a bit dusty with a scatter of light foxing to endpapers but very good. Reprint of the editions originally published 1901, 1902 & 1904 (vols. I-III) and 1908 & 1912 (supplements I-II). Tome LXVIII, parts 1 and 2 in J.Cramer and H.K. Swann's Historiae Naturalis Classica series.   Ref: 51973 
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De Nie, Giselle: Poetics of Wonder. Testimonies of the New Christian Miracles in the Late Antique Latin World. Turnhout, Belgium: Brepols, 2011. First edition. 8vo., pp. 528. Pictorial boards, a little shelf wear, near fine. No dust-jacket, as issued. Note from the author to Prof. Averil Cameron loosely inserted.   Ref: 51900 
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[Diamond Classics] Catullus, Gaius Valerius; Tibullus, Albius & Propertius, Sextus: (Opera). Londini [London]: G. Pickering, 57 Chancery Lane (colophon: Excudebat C. Corrall, Charing Cross), 1824. 48mo. (90 x 53mm), pp. [iv], 61, [i], 46, 93, [i] + engraved frontispiece by Stothard, engraved title-page and a single-leaf catalogue for the 'Diamond' series at rear. A little light foxing to frontispiece and engraved title-page, old pencilled stock code to r.f.e.p.. Publisher's dark blue buckram, slightly toned paper label to spine. A bit rubbed, spine faded, top corner of upper board lightly bumped, very good overall. From Pickering's 'Diamond Classics' series. Dedicated to George John, 2nd Earl Spencer (1758-1834), the renowned bibliophile.   Ref: 49759 
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[Diamond Classics] [Horace] Horatius Flaccus, Quintus: [Opera] Londini [London]: Gulielmus Pickering, 1826 (from colophon; title dated 1824). 48mo., pp. 192 + frontispiece. Brown publisher's cloth, remains of worn paper label to spine. Rubbed, endcaps worn with some tiny losses, cloth splitting at head of and along upper joint, corners frayed, endpapers splitting but binding surprisingly firm. Still a good, sound copy. Inscribed to ffep: 'To Joseph Augustus (Marks?) Esq./ with/ Every Feeling of Regard/ from his Sincere Friend and Teacher/ James Kilgour./ Edinburgh/ 29 February 1844.' Name label of Clive Leslie George pasted to front paste-down, together with a pencilled bookseller's note. "This is the SMALLEST edition of Horace in the world. It is also among the most accurate." (Dibdin) Dibdin (4th ed.) II 122.   Ref: 51412 
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[Diamond Classics] [Horace] Horatius Flaccus, Quintus: [Opera] Londini [London]: Gulielmus Pickering, 1826 (from colophon; title dated 1824). 48mo., pp.192 + engraved frontispiece.Very slight toning. Publisher's textured terracotta cloth, small rubbed paper label to spine, edges uncut. Rubbed, a little wear to tail of spine and corners, a few smudgy marks to boards but a good copy. Pencilled ownership inscription of D.C. Gray dated 1899 to ffep. Illegible name dated 1863 to title-page. "This is the SMALLEST edition of Horace in the world. It is also among the most accurate." (Dibdin) Dibdin (4th ed.) II 122.   Ref: 51591 
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