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Valerius Maximus: Dictorum Factorumque Memorabilium Libri IX. Amstelodami [Amsterdam]: Typis Danielis Elzevirii, 1671. 12mo. [8], 328pp. Engraved folding title. Minimal toning, the odd spot. Contemporary vellum over boards, title and monogram JG (with boar head) inked to spine and covers respectively. Bookplate of Robert J. hayhurst to front pastedown. Elzevir forgery. 'Copied page by page from the 1650 edition (Willems 1462). Willems 1462.   Ref: 53148  show full image..
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Valerius Maximus: [Variorum]. [...] cum selectis variorum observat: et nova recensione A.Thysii Icti. Lugd. Batavorum [Leyden]: ex officina Hackiana, 1670. 8vo. pp. (xvi), 844, (xxxii), including the engraved titlepage, woodcut initials and ornaments. Light water stain to upper blank margin, titlepage dusty, strengthened on verso to outer margin, slight age yellowing. 18th-century English full calf, blind-tooled, raised bands, spine gilt ruled, gilt-lettered morocco label. Very small hole at foot of spine, lower edges a bit rubbed. 19th-century bookplate of Cholmondeley Library to front pastedown. Dibdin says of this: 'Best variorum edition... It is elegantly printed by Hackius, and was superintended by Thysius... It is now a scarce book'. An elegantly-bound copy of this fascinating work with hundreds of stories and anecdotes, with moralistic and educational undertones, on the life of the ancient Romans; a few stories at the end are instead set in ancient Greece. This copy was in the library of Reginald Cholmondeley (1826-96) of Condover Hall. There he famously hosted Mark Twain upon his visit to England in 1873 and 1879. The library was sold by Reginald's successors in 1926. Dibdin II, 522.   Ref: 53145  show full image..
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[Vavasseur, Francois] Vavassor, Franciscus: (Kappius, Johann Erhard, ed.:) De Ludicra Dictione [...] Lipsiae [Leipzig], sumptibus Ioannis Christiani Martini 1722. 8vo., pp. [xxxii] lxi [iii], 824, [civ]. Title page in red and black, browning (heavier to initial leaves), a few spots, occasional contemporary or early pen underlining. Bound in contemporary vellum with gilt stamp to spine, soiled, hinges cracked but holding, covers soiled, with a nick in one place, small tears to head and tail of spine. Appended to this edition of Vavassor's work on comedic style is a variety of supplementary material, including his 'Antibarbarus', selected letters of J.L. Guez de Balzac, and letters and poems of Gilles Ménage. Vavassor (1605-1681) has been described as one of the best stylists and humanists of his time.   Ref: 21560  show full image..
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[Virgil] Maro, Publius Vergilius; [Heyne, C.G. (ed.)]: Opera, varietate lectionis et perpetua adnotatione illustrata...accedit index uberrimus editio tertia emendatior et auctior. Londini [London]: Typis T. Rickaby, impensis T. Payne, B. & J. White, R. Faulder & J. Edwards, 1793 Royal 8vo. 4 vols. pp. [vi], CCLV, [1], 566 + engraved frontispiece and engraved plate; pp. [2], XCIV, 820; pp. [2], 760; pp. [2], 259, [1], 704. Engraved title and text vignettes. Minimal toning or offsetting from engravings, occasional light spotting, I: engraved frontispiece, title and first leaf somewhat foxed, III: slight spotting to a couple of gatherings,. Contemporary polished calf, marbled endpapers, double gilt ruled, blind-tooled decorative roll, raised bands, spine gilt and gilt-lettered, inner edges gilt, all edges marbled, joints, head and foot of spine a trifle rubbed with occasional very minor loss. Remarkably fresh and clean, uniformly bound set of this much celebrated, deluxe, student edition of Virgil, by C.G. Heyne. He issued four 'incomparable editions' (Dibdin), this being the London reprint of the Leipzig edition of 1788. In addition to the received Vergilian canon, it includes indexes and an incredibly thorough chronological list of all Virgil editions ever printed. This is probably one of the copies on large paper, in royal octavo, ornamented with beautiful vignettes, mentioned by Dibdin. Dibdin (4th ed.) II, p.559; Schweiger II, 1181.   Ref: 53345  show full image..
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[Virgil] Vergilius Maro, Publius: (Opera) E doct. virorum castigatione. Accessit Animadversionum liber; Cum indice locupletissimo. Lugd. Batavorum [Leiden]. Apud Abraham. Elsevirium. 1622 12mo. pp. [xxiv], 394, [xxv]. Engraved title. Light marginal staining from edge-colouring, few leaves dust-soiled, small clean tear at gutter of p.117. Contemporary vellum, title inked to spine, strips of 15th century manuscripts used as spine lining, all edges blue. Covers rubbed. Bookplate of Robert J. Hayhurst to front pastedown, contemporary autograph 'Jacobus de Berck' dated 1654 on front pastedown and flyleaves, his student's annotations in Dutch in a few places. 'Mediocre edition which has retained some value due to its rarity' (Willems 208); 'difficult to find' (Brunet V, 485). Not in Dibdin. Willems 208; Brunet V, 485.   Ref: 53158  show full image..
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[Virgil] Vergilius Maro, Publius: Opera, nunc emendatiora. Ludg. Batavor. [Leiden]. Ex officina Elzeveriana. 1636. 12mo (130 x 70mm), pp. [xl], 411 + [xliii index]. Engraved title, woodcut vignette with author's portrait on [*]4, and folding map of Aeneas's journey, text facing p.1 and on p.91 in red ink. Minor marginal foxing to few leaves and map, faint reddish stain to upper outer blank corner of first quire. 18th century green crushed morocco, marbled endpapers, triple gilt ruled, gilt fleurons to corners, raised bands, spine double gilt ruled, with gilt fleurons, a.e.g., silk bookmark. Joints a bit cracked, rubbed at head and foot, corners somewhat worn. Bookplate of Robert J. Hayhurst to front pastedown. The first printing of this edition of Virgil, distinguished from two reprints of the same year by the use of red ink in the passage printed in capital letters, 'EGO VERO FREQVENTES [...]' facing p.1 of Bucolics and in the dedication 'SI MIHI SUSCEPTUM [...]' on p.92. Willems 450   Ref: 53155  show full image..
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[Virgil] Vergilius Maro, Publius: Opera, nunc emendatiora. Ludg. Batavor. [Leiden]. Ex officina Elzeveriana. 1636. 12mo (130x70mm), pp. [xl], 411 + [xliii index]. Engraved title, small woodcut vignette with author's portrait on [*]4, and an extending map of Aeneas's voyage. Title dusty with ink splash, minimal spotting, lower outer blank corner of T torn.Contemporary vellum, yapp edges, later endpapers. Rubbed, spine tanned, corners bruised. Bookplate of Robert J. Hayhurst to front pastedown, few 18th century editorial annotations throughout. Black instead of red ink in the passage printed in capital letters, 'EGO VERO FREQVENTES [...]' facing p.1 of Bucolics and the dedication 'SI MIHI SUSCEPTUM [...]' on p.92, shows this to be a copy of one of the two 'false' reprints of the first edition, also 1636. The absence of Errata on p.411 further distinguishes it as a copy of the second, less beautiful, of these reprints. Willems 450   Ref: 53159  show full image..
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[Virgil] Vergilius Maro, Publius: (Burman, P. ed.:) Bucolica, Georgica, et Aeneis. Ex editione Petri Burmanni. Glasguae [Glasgow]: In aedibus academicis, excudebat Andreas Foulis, 1784. 8vo, pp. [iv], 240, 157, [3]. Contemporary calf, spine divided by gilt rolls. Some light browning to first and last leaves, occasional minor dustsoiling. Rubbed and scratched, extremities worn, label lost, front joint cracking but sound. Ownership stamp of Charles Hatchett to verso of title-page. Gaskell 673; ESTC T126176.   Ref: 53804  show full image..
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[Virgil] Vergilius Maro, Publius: (Masvicius, Pancratius, ed.:) Opera, cum integris commentariis Servii, Philargyrii, Pierii. Accedunt Scaligeri et Lindenbrogii notae ad culicem, cirin, catalecta [...]. Leovardiae [Leeuwarden]: excudit Franciscus Halma, 1717. 2 vols., 4to, pp. [ccxxxiv], 717, [1] + frontispiece; [ii], [719]-1308, [192]. Contemporary blind-panelled vellum, spines lettered in ink. A little light spotting and soiling. Bindings strained at front hinges, flyleaf of vol. I almost detached, vellum somewhat soiled and marked, spines darkened. Masvicius's sumptuously-illustrated edition of Virgil, "held in estimation by scholars of no mean fame" (Dibdin). It includes a large index to Servius. Dibdin remarked on the book, "the notes of the old commentators, placed under the text, are sometimes curious and amusing", and "the punctuation of the text differs considerably from what is commonly received: but this is a subject on which the greatest literary figures will disagree". He included it in his list of best quarto variora in the third edition of his 'Introduction to the Greek and Latin Classics'. Dibdin (4th edn.) II 550. See also 3rd edition, at end.   Ref: 53802  show full image..
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[Virgil] Vergilius Maro, Publius: (Wakefield, Gilbert, ed.:) Opera: emendabat et notulis illustrabat Gilbertus Wakefield. Londini [London]: Impensis Kearsley, 1796. LARGE PAPER COPY, 2 vols., 8vo, pp. [iv], 274, [34]; [iv], 301, [27]. First and last leaf of vol. 2 blank. Contemporary marbled calf, boards bordered with a gilt roll, spines divided by gilt rolls, red and green morocco labels, marbled endpapers, edges yellow. Some light spotting and soiling. Neatly rebacked preserving original spines, corners a touch worn, some light scratches to boards. Bookplate of Robert J. Hayhurst to front pastedown of vol. 1. The luxuriously-margined large-paper issue of the scholar and controversialist Gilbert Wakefield's (1756-1801) edition of Virgil, part of a frantic run of work to support himself following his resignation from Hackney College. Despite the haste involved in his rate of output, his classical editions 'established Wakefield as one of the two leading British scholars of his time, the other being Richard Porson' (ODNB). ESTC T139445.   Ref: 53805  show full image..
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