Antiquarian Booksellers Association
Unsworth's Booksellers
International League of Antiquarian Booksellers

Abbott, Frank Frost; Johnson, Allan Chester: Municipal Administration in the Roman Empire. New York: Russell & Russell, 1968. Reprint. 8vo., pp. viv, 599. Maroon cloth, spine slightly cocked, and markings to lower board. Dusting to top-edge, still very good. Plain dust-jacket with author's names handwritten on spine, a few faint stains and general light wear, still very good.   Ref: 46009 
£45
enquire
Adler, William: Time Immemorial. Archaic History and its Sources in Christian Chronography from Julius Africanus to George Syncellus. Washington D.C.: Dumbarton Oaks Research Library and Collection, 1989. First edition. 8vo., pp. viii, 263. Black cloth, gilt title to spine and upper board, spine very slightly cocked, edges lightly dusted, very good. Cream dust-jacket, spine lightly sunned, a bit grubby with finger marks, shelf wear, still very good. Dumbarton Oaks Studies XXVI.   Ref: 52116 
£95
enquire
Aelian; Porphyry; Philo of Byzantium: (Hercher, Rudolf, ed.:) Aeliani De Natura Animalium Varia Historia, Epistolae et Fragmenta. Porphyrii Philosophi de Abstinenta et de Antro Nympharum. Philonis Byzantii De Septem Orbis Spectaculis. Recognovit Adnotatione Critica et Indicibus Instruxit Rud. Hercher. Parisiis [Paris]: Editore Ambrosio Firmin Didot, Instituti Imperialis Franciae Typographo, 1858. Large 8vo. (255 x 170mm), pp. lxx, [ii], 541, [iii], 113, [iii]. Parallel Greek and Latin texts. Extensive annotation to text, front endpapers and on loosely inserted sheets. Half-title, title, dedication last few leaves of index a bit foxed. Sturdily rebound in blue buckram with gilt title to spine, now a bit rubbed and with a few faint marks but a very good, sound copy. Ownership inscription of Alan Griffiths, UCL to ffep along with a note, 'Re-bound by J.P. Gray & Son Ltd / Sept. 1952.' To the leaf preceding the half-title, ownership inscription of A.F. Scholfield of King's College, Cambridge dated 1949. Includes bibliographical references and indexes.   Ref: 51968 
£65
enquire

[Aelian] Aelianus, Claudius: (Le Fèvre, Tanneguy, ed.:) Varia Historia. Salmurii [Saumur]: Apud Ioannem Le'Nerium, 1668. 16mo., pp. [viii] 341 [iii] 99, 200-428 (text continuous). Text in facing pages of Greek and Latin. Just a little spotting. Contemporary vellum boards, spine lettered in ink, long sides overlapping, spine a little darkened and scuffed in one place. Booklabel of M. Borluut to upper pastedown, purchase note dated 1862 and ownership inscription of Prudentia van Duyse (1858) to f.f.e.p. Edited by the French scholar Tanaquil Faber, or Tanneguy Le Fèvre (1615-1672), based on the second Scheffer edition of 1662 (a poor choice, as it apparently had 'more errors and imperfections than in any edition of Aelian whatever' - c.f. Dibdin). Dibdin (4th edn.) I 230. Schweiger I 3.   Ref: 27777  show full image..
£300
enquire
[Aesop] [Dodsley, Robert, ed.] Select Fables of Esop and Other Fabulists. In Three Books. Birmingham: printed by John Baskerville, for R. and J. Dodsley [...] 1761. 8vo., pp. [ii], iii, [i], lxxviii, 204, [xxviii] + engraved frontispiece and 15 plates (with usual errors in pagination). Frontis and first 2 leaves a little toned, occasional spots and smudges, some patchy toning, some plates a bit foxed with offset toning to adjacent pages. Red 19th-century straight-grain morocco, gilt title to spine, plain gilt border and frame to each board, a.e.g., marbled endpapers. Spine a little darkened, surface wear to endcaps and joints, front endpaper spilt at hinge but board holding firm. Still a very handsome copy, very good. To front paste-down, large bookplate of Herbert S. Squance (signed Harry Soane, 1905) and small letterpress book label of J. O. Edwards. To ffep verso, tiny stamps 'Bound by J. Larkins' at head and 'For E.W. [Stibbs]' at tail. Edward William Stibbs (1846-1891), the Holborn bookseller of 25 New Oxford Street, died on 23rd April 1891 and his stock was subsequently sold at Sotheby's in 1892. Collected by Robert Dodsley, also partly translated and partly written by him. Includes de Meziriac's 'The Life of Esop', translated into English and annotated, and 'An Essay on Fable' by Robert Dodsley. 'Although at least thirteen printers had a hand in producing Dodsley's volumes, John Hughs seems to have been his primary printer, and the latter sometimes farmed out work to William Bowyer junior and William Strahan. John Baskerville printed Dodsley's Fables of Aesop, and the bookseller acted as the Birmingham printer's London agent for the sale of his Horace and Virgil, as well as for Baskerville's new typeface and wove paper.' (ODNB) ESTC T84696; Gaskell 14   Ref: 52247 
£650
enquire
Albini, Umberto & Gigante, Marcello, (series eds.:) Studi Italiani di Filologia Classica. LXXXV Annata, Terza Serie, Volume X Foscicoli I-II. Giornate Pisane, Atti del IX Congresso della F.I.E.C., 24-30 Agosto 1989. Firenze: Felice Le Monnier, 1992. 2 vols. 8co., pp. IX, [iii], 714, [ii]; [vii], 718. Pink card covers. Spines faded, a little light shelf wear but very good overall.   Ref: 51624 
£20
enquire
Alciphron: (Meineke, August, ed.:) Epistolae, cum Adnotatione Critica [...]. Lipsiae [Leipzig]: sumptibus et typis B. G. Teubneri, 1853. 8vo., pp. iv, 179, [i]. Endpapers, first and final few leaves lightly foxed. Dark green cloth, red and gilt title-label to spine, edges sprinkled red. Lightly rubbed, very good overall. First edition of Alciphron edited by August Meineke (1790-1870), the German classical scholar widely considered to be the first since Richard Bentley to distinguish himself in the critical analyses of Menander and Philemon.   Ref: 52075 
£30
enquire
Alden, Jane: Songs, Scribes, and Society. The History and Reception of the Loire Valley Chansonniers. Oxford University Press, 2010. Second edition. 8vo., pp. xxiv, 283. Boards, copper-lettered, edges very slightly dusted, almost fine.   Ref: 49016 
£15
enquire
Alexiou, Margaret: The Ritual Lament in Greek Tradition. Cambridge University Press, 1974. 8vo., pp. xiv, 274. Blue cloth, gilt title to spine. Top edge a little dusty, near fine. White dust-jacket a little yellowed, price-clipped but with price stickers to flyleaf, still very good indeed.   Ref: 52154 
£35
enquire
Allen, Thomas: The History and Antiquities of London, Westminster, Southwark, and Parts Adjacent. London: Cowie & Stange, 1827. First edition. 4 vols. 8vo., pp. [x], 468, [xviii] (final leaf blank) + 6 plates; [viii], 589, [i] + 4 plates; [x], 788 + 17 plates; [x], 574 + 11 plates. Numerous further wood engravings to text. Title-pages a bit toned, sporadic foxing mostly affecting the plates and their adjacent pages. Contemporary marbled boards recently and neatly rebacked, spines gilt with red labels, endpapers renewed. Rubbed, board edges worn, corners frayed but still a very good, sound set. This copy is bound without the often-lacking second plate of St Paul's Cathedral that should be found opposite p.275, vol.III. Instead, two extra plates not called for (showing St Martins Outwich and St Giles Parish) are bound into vol.I opposite p.25 and p.73 respectively.   Ref: 50827 
£300
enquire