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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: (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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Herodotus: (Long, G. ed.,:) [Greek letters] Historion. London: Dulau and Co., 1851. 2 vols., 8vo., pp.xli, [i], 342; xvi, 318 (interleaved throughout with plain notepaper, largely unused). Very few small, neat annotations. Occasional light spots of foxing. Later half polished sheep, ornate gilt spines with brown morocco title labels (volume II lacking, but with the blinded-in lettering still visible), grey cloth boards, edges sprinkled red, pink endpapers. Spines very rubbed with a little peeling near the joints, some light smudgy marks and scuffs to boards. A somewhat worn set, but still sound and attractive. Small bookplate of G. Norsworthy, Joyce Grove, Nettlebed, Oxon. and inscription of Geoffrey Alan Paul to ffep. G. Norsworthy's inkstamp also to preliminary blank. A reprint of Schweighaeuser's text, prefixed with a collation of Schweighaeuser and Gainsford's editions and some remarks of the editor upon them.   Ref: 51833 
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[Herodotus] Schweighaeuser, John: Lexicon Herodoteum. Londini [London]: [...] Sumtu Ricardi Priestley. 1830. Second edition. 8to., pp. 404, lviii, including portrait frontispiece. Occasional foxing and smudgy marks, title-page toned, p.vii laid down. Contemporary half tan calf; spine gilt with morocco title label; marbled boards, edges and endpapers. Very good. Ownership inscriptions of C.D.N. Costa/ 23.x.'61 to ffep verso and of J.J. Wilkes to preliminary blank.   Ref: 51116 
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Hesiod: (Heinsius, D., ed.:) Quae Extant. Lugduni Batavorum [Leiden]: ex officina Joannis Patij, 1613. 8vo., pp. [xl], 312, [iv]. Title page in red and black with woodcut device, Greek and Latin text on facing pages, final leaf blank. Some old annotations, eg. pp.10-11. Contemporary vellum, faint ink title to spine, edges sprinkled red. A little greyed, some marks and creasing, small wormhole to lower joint, pastedowns lifted, endpapers a little creased and foxed. Illegible ownership inscriptions to preliminary blanks and title page. The second Heinsius edition of Hesiod, slightly abridged from the 1603 first - the most notable change being the omission of the scholia to make a more compact volume. Hoffman II, 249.   Ref: 46574 
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Hesiod: (Zamagna, Bernardo, trans.:) Hesiodou tou Askraiou ta heuriskomena. Hesiodi Ascraei opera omnia. [Parma]: Ex regio Parmensi typographio [Bodoni], 1785. First edition thus. 2 vols in 1, 4to., pp. [ii], 16, [ii], 110; [iv], xxxv, [i], 248. Texts in Greek and Latin, titles with engraved portrait vignettes. A couple of leaves with very slight paper flaws to tail edge. First and last leaves a little dusty, some very faint foxing to first title-page but generally bright and very clean. Contemporary tan sprinkled calf, spine heavily gilt with reddish morocco label, triple-filet gilt borders, a.e.g., gilt dentelles, marbled endpapers. Head of spine peeling a little, 5 tiny wormholes to spine, leather splitting at upper joint but cords and endpapers holding firm, corners fraying, a few scratches and some small chips to fore-edge but still very good overall. To front paste-down: 19th-century armorial bookplate of the Biblioteca del Principe di Torella; a slightly later bookplate in the form of a coin, with Greek letters including the name Stephanou Karatheodore. Small type-written label 'R/II I/5a' to rear paste-down. First five words of title transliterated from Greek. According to Dibdin, 'A splendid and correct edition, founded on Le Clerc's, with some of Graevius's and that editor's notes. It was composed by Zamagna, who has enriched his mythological dissertation with extracts from Dupuis' Memoir upon the Origin of the Constellations, La Lande's Astronomy, and Denina's History of Greece. The Latin metrical version is more elegant than faithful. [...] There are, according to Renouard, four sorts of paper of this edition: one of bluish tint, one of fine white, one of strong white, and 25 only of fine, white, large paper [...]'. The paper of this copy appears to be that with a very slightly bluish tint. Dibdin II (4th edn.) 38; Brooks 290   Ref: 52271 
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Higginbotham, James: Piscinae: Artificial Fishponds in Roman Italy. Chapel Hill: University of North Carolina Press, 1997. First edition. 8vo., pp. xix, [iii], 284. Site plans, maps and photographs to text. Cream cloth, blue-lettered to spine. "Pisciculture held a lasting fascination for the people of ancient Rome."   Ref: 51494 
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[Historiae Augustae] Historiæ Augustæ Scriptores Sex. Aelius Spartianus, Julius Capitolinus, Aelius Lampridius, Vulcatius Gallicanus, Trebellius Pollio et Flavius Vopiscus. Ad Optimas Editiones Collati Praemittitur Notitia Literaria Accedit Index Studiis Societatis Bipontinae. s.n. [Zweibrüecken]: Biponti ex Typographia Societatis, 1787. 2 vols., 8vo., pp. [ii], xxxvi, 308; [ii], 264, [cii]. Engraved portrait to each title-page (Hadrian to vol. I, Zenobia to vol. II). Title-pages a little grubby towards head, occasional very light foxing. Contemporary vellum, orange and green gilt labels to each spine. Vellum a little greyed with some smudgy marks, top edges darkened, endpapers lightly foxed but still a very good set. Small blue bookseller's label of Galloway & Porter, Cambridge to front paste-down vol. I. A collection of biographies of the emperors from Hadrian to Carinus from the famous Bipont series of editions of Greek and Latin classics. The name originates from Bipontium, the modern Latin name of Zweibrücken or Deux-Ponts in Bavaria, where they began in 1779. Place of publication later transferred to Strasbourg.   Ref: 52218 
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[Historiae Augustae] Jordan, Henri & Eyssenhardt, Franz, eds.: Scriptores Historiae Augustae Ab Hadriano Ad Numerianum. Berolini [Berlin]: apud Weidmannos, 1864. 2 vols. in 1, 8vo., pp.xxxi, [i], 264, [iv], 295, [i]. Title-page to each volume. Vol. I p.152 closed tear repaired with tape, sporadic foxing, a few pencil marks to margins. Recent green library buckram, gilt title to spine, endpapers replaced. Uncut edges toned, very good. Library inkstamps of Bibliotheca Xylini to title-pages.   Ref: 48720 
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Holford-Strevens, Leofranc: Aulus Gellius. Chapel Hill: The University of North Carolina Press, 1988. First edition. 8vo., pp. xviii, 284. Black cloth, gilt lettering to spine, edges lightly dusted, otherwise almost fine. Dust-jacket, a little shelf wear, very good.   Ref: 52134 
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