Alexander, Paul J.: The Patriarch Nicephorus of Constantinople. Ecclesiastical Policy and Image Worship in the Byzantine Empire. Oxford: Clarendon Press (for Sandpiper Books), 2001. Reprint. 8vo., pp. xiii, 287. Hardback: black cloth, gilt-lettered. Dust-jacket. Unread: other than a touch of creasing to dust-jacket, as new. Ref: 53384
Alfieri, Alberto: (Weinberg, Carla P. & Matter, E. Ann, eds. & trans.:) Education, Civic Virtue, and Colonialism in Fifteenth-Century Italy: The Ogdoas of Alberto Alfieri. Arizona Center for Medieval and Renaissance Studies, 2011. 8vo., pp. 204. Hardback: laminated decorative boards. New, still in publisher's shrink-wrap. Volume 365 in the ACMRS Medieval and Renaissance Texts and Studies series. Ref: 53643
Alighieri, Pietro: (Chiamenti, Massimiliano, ed.:) Comentum super poema Comedie Dantis Tempe: Arizona Center for Medieval and Renaissance Studies, 2003. First edition thus. 8vo., pp. 722. Hardback: red cloth. Dust-jacket. New, still in publisher's shrink-wrap. Volume 247 in the ACMRS Medieval and Renaissance Texts and Studies series, and Volume 2 of their Mediterranean Studies Monographs and Texts. Chiamenti's critical edition presents "for the first time the complete text of the most important third and final version of Pietro's Commentarium, a crucial text for the understanding of (his father) Dante, which has been unavailable in its complete form for more than six centuries". Ref: 54303
Allen, James Lane: A Kentucky Cardinal and Aftermath. London: Macmillan & Co., 1901 First English editions. 8vo, pp. xxxii, 286, [2, advertisements], with 48 (including frontispiece) wood-engraved plates. Frontispiece, title and last verso slightly foxed. Original publisher's cloth, richly gilt. The first English editions of these two interesting works by the American novelist James Lane Allen (1849-1925), here handsomely illustrated by Hugh Thomson. First published separately in 1894 and 1895 respectively, they are two parts of the same narrative, concerning Lane Allen's own childhood in Lexington, Kentucky, before and during the American Civil War, and in the Reconstruction period. Ref: 53776
Almosnino, Mose ben Baruk: (Zemke, John M. ed.:) Regimiento de la vida: Tratado de los suenyos. Tempe: Arizona Center for Medieval and Renaissance Studies, 2004. 8vo., pp. xix, 545. Hardback: laminated boards. New: unopened in publisher's shrink-wrap. Volume 255 in the ACMRS Medieval and Renaissance Texts and Studies series. Ref: 54294
Anacreon: Odaria, ad textus Barnesiani fidem emendata. Accedunt variae lectiones cura Eduardi Forster. Londini [London]: Sumptibus editoris excudebant Gul. Bulmer et Soc., 1802. 8vo., pp. [iv], 130. Frequent engraved head- and tail-pieces. Later green morocco, spine divided by raised bands, lettered in gilt direct, turn-ins gilt, all edges gilt. Title-page loosening, occasional minor spotting. Spine just slightly darkened, a touch of rubbing to head and corners. Armorial bookplate of Tervoe to front pastedown. An attractive printing of the Odes attributed to Anacreon, illustrated somewhat in the fashion of Pine's Horace (although the text is letterpress). Ref: 53228show full image..
Anacreon: (Brunck, Richard Francois Philippe, ed.:) Carmina. Accedunt Selecta Quaedam e Lyricorum Reliquiis. Argentorati [Strasbourg]: apud J.G. Treuttel, 1786. Third edition. 18mo., pp. [ii], 149, [i]. A little toned towards edges, some light patches of foxing. Green straight-grain morocco, raised bands and gilt title to spine, gilt borders, a.e.g.. Patchy colour fading, joints and corners worn, some scratches, still very good overall. Armorial bookplate of Thomas Sewell to front paste-down. "These are the most beautiful and accurate editions; the latter [i.e. this, of 1786] was twice published in the same year, and has the text of the Roman edition of Spalleti, but with corrections: it was a favourite edition" (Dibdin). Dibdin (4th edn.) I. 264. Ref: 51271show full image..
Anacreon: (Fawkes, Francis, trans.:) The Works of Anacreon, Sappho, Bion, Moschus and Musaeus. Translated from the Original Greek. London: printed for J. Walker, J. Wallis, and J. Binns, Leeds, 1789. 2nd edition. 12mo, pp. x, [ii, blank], 321, . Some gatherings printed on blue paper. Contemporary sheep, spine divided by gilt rules, red morocco label. Somewhat browned and spotted throughout. Extremities a bit rubbed, corners just a touch worn, tidy repairs to joints and spine ends. Early ownership inscription of Alex. Brown to flyleaf. The posthumous, scarcer second edition of this highly-respected translation, first published 1760. Although Fawkes (bap. 1720-1777) had been widely read in his lifetime and formed a friendship with Samuel Johnson, he left little at his death for his widow to live upon, leading to publication of his unfinished works and and then this reprinting. ESTC T85627. Ref: 53807show full image..
Anacreon; Sappho: Hai tou Anakreontos odai. Kai ta tes Sapphous, kai ta tou Alkaiou leipsana. Glasguae [Glasgow]: Excudebant R. & A. Foulis, 1777. 8vo., pp. 100. Near-contemporary sprinkled calf (endpapers watermarked 1790), boards bordered with a gilt roll. Final gathering rather browned and with a dampmark in the gutter (this also just faintly visible at the beginning), first few leaves slightly dusty. Sometime (early 20th century?) rebacked in lighter brown leather, red morocco label, front hinge cracking a bit. Armorial bookplate of Walter Henry James to front pastedown, ownership inscription of H. Ellison, alumnus of Harrow School (dated July 1797) to initial blank. Gaskell lists two variants: a post 8vo and a foolscap 8vo with dagger signatures on the first leaf of most gatherings. This copy matches Gaskell's post 8vo in watermarks and collation, except that it has a dagger signature on A1 (but nowhere else). Gaskell 610; ESTC T84085. Ref: 53227show full image..
[Anacreon] Fawkes, Francis (trans.): The Works of Anacreon, Sappho, Bion, Moschus and Musaeus. Translated from the Original Greek. London: printed for J. Walker, J. Wallis, and J. Binns, Leeds, 1789. 2nd edition. 12mo., pp. x, 321, [iii]. English translations with notes, index to rear. A few light spots, paper taking on a blue tinge towards rear. Contemporary tan speckled calf, gilt-ruled spine with red label, gilt board edges. A little glue visible to head-cap, tail-cap worn, corner tips fraying very slightly but still very good. Francis Fawkes' (bap. 1720, d. 1777) translation of Anacreon first appeared anonymously in 1760. Fawkes was a prolific and skilled poet and translator, and a somewhat less committed clergyman: 'Overall, Fawkes's clerical career was undistinguished; in an age that tolerated much laxity in its parsons, he seems to have pursued enjoyment to the detriment of ambition. It is in some ways a fitting career for so effortless a classicist: Epicurus, with his injunction to live in happy obscurity, would not have disapproved.' (ODNB). ESTC T85627 Ref: 52264show full image..