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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 
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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 
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[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..
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[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 
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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 
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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 
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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 
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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 
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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 
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Ammianus Marcellinus: (Gronovius, Jacobus, ed.:) Rerum gestarum qui de XXXI supersunt, libri XVIII. Ope MSS. codicum emendati ab Frederico Lindenbrogio & Henrico Hadrianoque Valesiis cum eorundem integris observationibus & annotationibus, item excerpta vetera de gestis Constantini & regum Italiae. Omnia nunc recognita ab Jacobo Gronovio, qui suas q Lugduni Batavorum [Leiden]: apud Petrum. Van der Aa, 1693. Folio in 4s, pp. [xlviii], 514, [xiv] + 18 plates (of which 3 are folding) including portrait frontispiece, plus 2 engraved illustrations: a large depiction of Nicaea to unpaginated leaf 2*4 verso, and a small numismatic head-piece to p.1. Bound without the binder's instructions sometimes found at rear. Title-page in red and black with engraved vignette, woodcut initials and some head- and tail-pieces. Occasional very light foxing, a few tiny scorch-holes, repaired closed tear to folding plate opposite p.125 with no loss. Contemporary Cambridge-style panelled calf with late 19th-century reback in pebble grained leather, raised bands and gilt title to spine, endpapers replaced. Joints a bit rubbed, edges worn, corners beginning to fray, a few small scuffs and scrapes, slightly toned endpapers split at hinges but boards still entirely firm. A very good copy. Two MS inscriptions to preliminary blank: Richard Pooler of Holmesdale (lightly crossed through); R. Travers Herford, 'Stand (Oxford), June 1905'. Pooler's inscription repeated on title-page, together with a short code: 'P.T.Pi. H-S-E.' The second inscription is likely that of Richard Travers Herford (1860–1950), the Unitarian minister and scholar of rabbinical literature. In 1886 his first published studies in Talmudics appeared in an article in The Christian Reformer entitled 'The Jerusalem Talmud'. Herford was noted as one of the first Christian scholars of the Pharisees to take a neutral view between Talmud and New Testament, and continued to work towards breaking down the prejudices of the laity. He was in London from 1914 to 1925 living and working at Dr. Williams' Library at 14 Gordon Square, where a blue plaque in his honour can still be found. The work of the 4th-century AD Roman historian Ammianus Marcellinus survives very imperfectly, with the first 18 books lost completely and only one extant significant (though corrupt) manuscript source for the remainder. Early editors Accursius and Gelen had access to an alternate manuscript tradition, now lost, which provided the text of the final books. Ammianus had detached and secular views on the rise of Christianity, and was later a favoured author of Gibbon for his 'Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire'. Here he effectively provides a continuation of the History of Tactius, covering the period 353-378. Jacobus Gronovius' (1645-1716) 1693 (first) edition is noted both for its erudition and for being particularly well illustrated. A rich culture of historical and literary cross-referencing to other classical texts is revealed in the deep footnotes, which Gronovius partially inherited from Henri de Valois, and his early seventeenth century predecessor, Friedrich Lindenbrog. He also adds Chifflet's life of Amminaus. Gronovius was a professor of Greek at Pisa and Leyden; he engaged in a series of bitter public disputes with Richard Bentley of Cambridge. An esteemed variorum edition, 'admirable' and 'highly spoken of by Ernesti and Harwood, and well known in the republic of literature [...] The vignettes are very neat.' (Dibdin). Moss quotes Harwood's opinion that Gronovius' edition is, 'very deservedly esteemed among the best edited books in Holland. The text is published with great accuracy; the notes of Gronovius are very valuable; and it is adorned with elegant figures.' The figures include: a portrait of Gronovius by van Zylvelt (frontispiece); 6 plates of Roman coins; 7 medallion portraits of Roman emperors plus a portrait of Procopius; a large folding plate with views of the Obeliscus Ramessaeus; 2 further folding plates, 1 depicting the Battle of Strasbourg and 1 the Siege of Amida, both by Romeyn de Hooghe. A 4to. version with different pagination appeared alongside this folio edition. An entry on COPAC calls for 19 plates, but we wonder whether this includes the large illustration of Nicaea on unpaginated leaf 2*4 verso, as our count of 18 matches the copy at Trinity College, Cambridge found on COPAC, as well as the digitised the copy from Lyon Public Library and other copies listed for sale. Dibdin I, 257; Moss I, 39; Schweiger II, 3   Ref: 52290 
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