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Guevara, Antonio de: Horologium Principum, quod ad normam vitae M. Aurelii Severi. Francofurti et Lipsiae [Frankfurt and Leipzig]: Apud Joannem Paulum Kraus. 1745. LARGE PAPER copy, Folio, pp. [ii], XLII, 415, [i]. Title page in red and black. A little dustsoiling and spotting in places, but generally quite clean and bright. Contemporary mottled calf, experly rebacked preserving original gilt spine, new red morocco label, corners renewed, boards a bit scuffed, red and green decorative endpapers. Bookplate of T.B. Hohler. A translation into Latin of the 'Dial of Princes' by the Spanish moralist and chronicler Antonio de Guevara (c. 1481-1545). Originally published in 1529 as 'Reloj de Principes', it takes the form of a 'novel' based on the Cyropaedia of Xenophon, telling the life story of Marcus Aurelius in such a way as to provide moral lessons for modern rulers. Its popularity is now harder to understand, but it was frequently reprinted throughout the sixteenth century and continued to rate elaborate productions such as this one two hundred years after its composition.   Ref: 34348  show full image..
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Handford, S.A.: The Latin Subjunctive: Its Usage and Development from Plautus to Tacitus. London: Methuen, 1947. First edition. 8vo., pp. 184. Blue cloth, gilt lettered to a faded spine, sunned to top of upper & lower board, foxed mainly to edges & endpapers, still good. Ownership inscription of C.D.N. Costa & 'Ex-Libris Ralph V. Westwood' bookplate to front paste-down.   Ref: 51038 
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Harwood, Edward: A View of the Various Editions of the Greek and Roman Classics, with Remarks with Remarks [...] London: printed for T. Becket [...] 1775. First edition. 8vo., pp. [ii], xxiv, 229, [iii]. Includes three-page catalogue of Harwood's books sold by Becket at rear. Some reversed writing in light pencil to p.96, seemingly offset from something no longer present. A few lightly smudges to title-page but generally clean internally. Mid-twentieth century half tan calf, gilt spine with label, brown marbled boards, edges sprinkled red. A bit rubbed, joints slightly worn but firm, small dent to top edge of upper board, still a very good copy. Pencil note to front paste-down: 'Coll. Christopher Dobson c.1967'. 'Harwood (17291794) was a prolific writer and author of numerous religious and biblical treatises and classical works. He once claimed to have written more books than anyone then living with the exception of Joseph Priestley. Of these the one which contributed most to his reputation as a scholar was A View of the Various Editions of the Greek and Roman Classics (1775), which by 1790 had run to four editions and had been translated into German (1778) and Italian (1780 and 1793).' (ODNB) ESTC T118350   Ref: 51811 
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Harwood, Edward: Biographia Classica: The Lives and Characters of the Greek and Roman Classics. A New Edition, Corrected and Enlarged, With Some Additional Lives; and A List of the Best Editions of Each Author. London: T.Becket and T. Evans, 1778. Second edition. 2 vols. 12mo., pp.[ii], vi, [iv], 376; [iv], 307, [i]. Contemporary lightly speckled tan calf, raised bands, red morocco gilt title labels, edges sprinkled red. Dressing has been applied to the spines (and slightly over onto the boards) rendering them a little darker in colour. Volume 1: old paper label at tail of spine, tiny hole to upper joint. Volume 2: endcaps worn with a little loss at tail, lower hinge just starting to split at head but sound. Both volumes rubbed, corners starting to fray but still a very good, internally clean set. Small printed label of Henry David Forbes(-Mitchell) of Balgownie (1790-1869) to each front paste-down. Henry was the son of Duncan Forbes-Mitchell, 1st Laird of Thainston. Balgownie (formerly Fraserfield) was the Aberdeenshire estate inherited by his wife Katherine Fraser (d.1839), whom he married in 1816. First published (anonymously) in 1740, printed by Daniel Browne. ESTC N16541   Ref: 51477 
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Hehn, Victor: (Schrader, O., ed.; Englar, A. & Pax, F., contrib.:) Kulturpflanzen und Haustiere. In ihrem Übergang aus Asien nach Griechenland und Italien sowie in das Übrige Europa. Berlin: Gerbrüder Borntraeger, 1911. 8th edition. Large 8vo., pp. xxviii, 665. Quarter leather-backed boards, gilt-lettered, spine label, very light staining to lower board, edges and corners lightly bumped and worn, edges dusted and slightly browned, very good. Library sticker to upper board, ownership inscription to front paste-down, two stamps and a library number to title page. With botanical contributions from Adolf Englar and Ferdinand Pax.   Ref: 48786 
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Heinsius, Daniel: Poematum. Editio Nova. Accedunt præter alia Libri, de contemptu mortis antehac una non editi. Lugduni Batavorum [Leiden]: Elzeviriorum and J. Maire, 1621. 2 vols in one. 8vo., pp. [viii], 474, [ii]; [viii], 167, [xix]. Woodcut printer's device to title page and some woodcut initials to text, small portrait of Homer to p. 264. De Contemptu Mortis has its own title page in red and black with the same device, and its colophon names Isaac Elzevir as the printer. Small piece cut from top corner of f.f.e.p., a little staining to title page, three leaves with small chips from blank lower margins, one of them just touching text and sometime repaired with a few letters supplied in manuscript. Contemporary vellum, long sides overlapping, title inked to spine, edges sprinkled red. Library code inked to spine, some faint brown stains to upper board, rear endpaper tearing a little where turn-in is lifting. Ownership inscription of O. Preuss, Detmold, 1844 to front pastedown. The second part, printed by Isaac Elzevier, enjoying "une tres grande vogue", was reproduced textually from the first, and separate, quarto edition of the same year. Willems 187.   Ref: 43834 
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Heraclides Ponticus: [Nicolaus of Damascus:] (Craigius, Nicholas, ed.:) Heraclidae Pontici De politiis libellus. [[...] De moribus gentium [...]] [Bound after:] De Republica Lacedaemoniorum Libri IV [...] Lugduni Batavorum [Leiden], Ex officina Joannis a Gelder [colophon: Excudebat Abrahamus Verhoef] 1670. 8vo, pp. [xvi], 573, [iii], with final blank. Title-page with woodcut printer's tortoise vignette, two section-titles with the same vignette. Greek and Latin letter. Light waterstaining, bound in contemporary vellum boards, long sides overlapping, gilt stamps of Society of Writers to the Signet, binding soiled, bottom cover slightly warped. Reprint of the 1593 'editio princeps' of the 4th century BCE Greek-speaking philosopher Heraclides Ponticus's fragmentary work on justice, edited by Nicholas Cragius (1546-1602). It is preceded by Cragius' monograph on the Spartan state, and followed by his edition of the first-cent. Greek-speaking Nicolaus of Damascus' work on 'strange people's customs', which was dedicated to Herod the Great and preserved through excerption by the fifth century anthologist Stobaeus. Schweiger I 133, I 213.   Ref: 21339 
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Herodotus: (Dietsch, H. R.; Kallenberg, H., eds.:) Historiarum Libri IX. Vol. I; Vol. II. Leipzig: B. G. Teubner, 1906; 1909. 12mo., pp. xvi, 413; xlviii, 421. Cloth, gilt-lettered, spines slightly browned, some shelf wear, corners bumped, edges dusted, very good. Ownership inscriptions of Spencer Ervin in pencil to f.f.e.p.s.   Ref: 48858 
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Herodotus: (Hude, C., ed.:) Historiae. Vol. I, Books I-IV; Vol. II, Books V-IX. Oxford: Clarendon Press, n.d. (c. 1910.) 8vo., pp. xii, 205; 154. Cloth, gilt-lettered, title sticker to spines, spines cocked and slightly browned, 1cm tear to headcap of vol. 1, some surface loss to lower board joint by headcap of vol. 1, edges, endcaps and corners worn and bumped, edges dusted and browned, both vols. interleaved with blanks, good reading copies. 'Foyles' and 'Hubert Giles' stickers to front paste-downs, ownership inscriptions of 'T Smith Jordon, E Cole. Trin. Oxon., July 1910' in pencil and of 'J. L. Caskey, Cininnati 1934' in pen to f.f.e.p. of vol. 1, annotations in pencil to interleaved blanks to both vols.   Ref: 48861 
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Herodotus: (Kallenberg, H., ed.:) Historiae. Volumes I and II. Leipzig: B. G. Teubner, 1926; 1933. 12mos., pp. xiv, 413; xviii, 421. Cloth, black-lettered, spines browned, bottom corners of vol. 1 bumped, edges dusted, endpapers of vol. 2 slightly foxed, still very good. Ex Libris bookplate of Willem Liesker to front paste-down of vol. 1. 'Bibliotheca Scriptorum Graecorum et Romanorum Teubneriana'.   Ref: 48534 
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