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Dictys Cretensis: [Dares Phrygius:] [Joseph of Exeter:] (Smids, L., ed.:) De Bello et Excidio Trojanae, in usum Serenissimi Delphini [...] accedunt in hac nova editione notae variorum integrae; nec non Josephus Iscanus, cum notis Sam. Dresemii. Numismatibus & Gemmis, Historiam illustrantibus exornavit Lud. Smids, M.D. Dissertationem de Dictye Cretensi Amstelaedami [Amsterdam]: Apud Georgium Gallet, 1702. 8vo., pp. [lxxxiv], 177, [lxxv], 54, [22], 168, [viii], including 1 engraved frontispiece as part of the first gathering + 1 additional engraved frontispiece and 6 further plates. Includes final errata leaf. Title page in red and black, engraved head-pieces, woodcut decorations. Occasional light spotting, a few faint smudgy marks. Contemporary vellum, raised bands, title inked to spine, blind-tooled border, frame and centrepiece to each board, edges sprinkled blue and red. A little grubby, a few small marks to boards (possibly wax?), free endpapers very lightly toned at edges, very good overall. Small MS inscription of William R. Lyall to head of title-page. William Rowe Lyall (17881857) was Dean of Canterbury from 1845 until his death. He was the younger brother of Gerorge Lyall (1778/91853), MP for the City of London and chairman of the East India Company. The Delphin edition of three Latin poems on the Trojan war, by the pseudonymous authors 'Dictys of Crete' (4th-cent.) and 'Dares of Phrygia' (5th/6th-cent.), and by the English monk and crusader Joseph of Exeter (d.1224), they are evidence for the continuity of the Homeric legends through the Latin Middle Ages. Basing his edition of Dictys and Dares on Anne Dacier's Delphin edition of 1680, with notes also from an edition of Strassburg, 1691, the editor Ludolf Smids has added numismatic illustrations and his own commentary, and an essay by Jacobus Perizonius (1651-1715). The text and commentary for Joseph of Exeter are from an edition of Frankfurt, 1623 (cf. Schweiger). Schweiger II 332.   Ref: 51906 
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Diels, Hermann: Doxographi Graeci: Collegit Recensuit Prolegomenis Indicibusque Instruxit. Berlin: Apud Walter de Gruyter et Socios, 1976. Fourth edition, first reprint. 8vo., pp. x, 854. Cream cloth, brown titles. Tiny stain on upper board, pp.752-3 with slight crease at fore-edge margin with small smudgy mark, very good overall.   Ref: 51979 
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Dihle, Albrecht: (Krojzl, Clare, trans.:) A History of Greek Literature. From Homer to the Hellenistic Period. London: Routledge, 1994. First English edition. 8vo., pp. x, 332. Cloth, gilt-lettered, edges lightly dusted, almost fine.   Ref: 49669 
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Dindorf, William (ed.): Poetarum Scenicorum Graecorum, Aeschyli, Sophoclis, Euripidis et Aristophanis, Fabulae Superstites et Perditarum Fragmenta. Londini [London]: Jacobus Parker et Soc., 1868. Fifth edition. Large 8vo. (255 x 175mm), pp. [iv], 748. Gutter split after title page but holding firm, very mildly toned but clean. Contemporary tan calf presentation binding. Gilt spine with burgundy morocco label, gilt crest centrepiece, marbled edges and endpapers. Neatly rebacked, a little scuffed, inner hinges repaired with blue tape, very good. Printed presentation bookplate to front paste-down inscribed to William Hamilton from the University of Glasgow, dated 1870. Ownership inscription of the archaeologist J.L. Caskey to preliminary blank.   Ref: 48849 
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Dindorf, William (ed.:) Poetae Scenici Graeci. Accedunt Perditarum Fabularum Fragmenta. Lipsiae [Leipzig] and Londini [London]: Libraria Weidmannia and Black, Young et Young, 1830. Large 8vo. (255 x 170mm), pp. xxxi, [i], 766, 162. A little toned towards edges but generally bright, a few neat pencil annotations. Contemporary half dark green morocco, gilt title to spine, raised bands, marbled paper-covered boards. Rubbed, lower joint starting to split a little at head, boards worn with large patches of marbled paper lost, upper hinge splitting but sound. Ownership inscription of W.C. Cotton, 'Ch. Ch. 1833' and gift inscription 'To Martin, best wishes for Xmas 1979 from your loving wife', both to f.f.e.p..   Ref: 48731 
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Dio Chrysostom: (Dindorf, L., ed.:) Orationes. Lipsiae [Leipzig]: Teubner, 1857. 2 vols. 8vo., pp. xlix, 435, [i]; [ii], 392. Text in Greek. Occasional annotations, some foxing towards the front of each volume. Slightly later black cloth, gilt titles to spines. Light shelf-wear, a little dusty, good sound copies. Bookplate in memory of S.T. Irwin (1876-1911) of Clifton College to front paste-down of each volume, and his ownership inscription to each ffep. Also to each pate-down, the inscription of C.D.N. Costa dated 1966.   Ref: 51239 
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Dionysius of Halicarnassus: (Roberts, W. Rhys, ed.:) The Three Literary Letters (Ep. ad Ammaeum I, Ep. ad Pompeium, Ep. ad Ammaeum II). The Greek Text Edited with English Translation, Fascimile, Notes, Glossary of Rhetorical and Grammatical Terms, Bibliography, and Introductory Essay on Dionysius as a Literary Critic. Cambridge University Press, 1901. First edition. 8vo., pp. xiv, 232 + frontispiece. Quarter red cloth backed burgundy boards, gilt, corners slightly bumped, a little foxing mainly to preliminaries, slightly slackened at gutters to top pp. xiv/1 & and bottom pp. 96/7, but still good. Edges uncut. 'Presentation Copy' perforated stamp to title page. Slight remaining hint of circular stamp to front paste-down. Ownership inscriptions of 'C.D.N. Costa, 20.iii 69' to front paste-down and 'Granville Conway, Cantarbrigiae, mensa Iulia.mcmxxxv' to ffep.   Ref: 50901 
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Drever, Matthew: Image, Identity, and the Forming of the Augustinian Soul. Oxford University Press, 2013. 8vo., pp.viii, [ii], 275, [i]. White paper-covered boards, silver title to spine, almost fine. An Academy Series book, published jointly by the American Academy of Religion and Oxford University Press.   Ref: 51602 
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Drexel, Jeremias: Recta intentio omnium humanarum actionum amussis. [bound with:] Gymnasium Patientiae. Col. Agrippinae [Cologne]: Apud Corn. ab Egmund, 1634. 16mo., pp. [xiv] 416 [ii]; [xiv] 387 [iii] + engraved title pages in each book. Two further full-page engravings in the text of each book. The edge of first three leaves a bit creased. Contemporary vellum boards, long sides overlapping, spine lettered in ink, ties removed, somewhat soiled, pastedowns torn. Ownership inscription of Jacobus van Aker D'heysbroeck to f.f.e.p. recto and A. Domis (1802) to verso. Two works by the Jesuit writer Jeremias Drexel (or Drexelius, 1581-1638). The first has been called a prelude to his most famous work, the 'Heliotropum', while the second, the 'Gymnasium of Patience', comprises arguments for Christian acceptance of suffering. The imprint is usually considered to be false, with the books printed by Blaeu in Amsterdam. VD17 32:709942B; VD17 1:075296S.   Ref: 29953 
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Dudley, Donald R.: A History of Cynicism, From Diogenes to the 6th Century A.D.. London: Methuen & Co., 1937. 8vo., pp. xii, [ii], 224. Toning and some foxing to endpapers, otherwise bright. Blue cloth, gilt title to spine. Spine sunned, a few marks, spine a little cocked but still a good sound copy. From the author's library, with his typewritten bookplate and the bookplate of A.D. Peters, literary agent. Ownership inscription of C.D.N. Costa dated 1972 to front paste-down.   Ref: 51189 
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