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[Diamond Classics] Cicero, Marcus Tullius: Libri de Officiis, de Senectute et de Amicitia. Londini [London]: typis C. Corrall; impensis Gul. Pickering, 31, Lincoln's Inn Fields, 1821. 48mo. (82 x 44 mm), pp. 155, [i]. Engraved frontispiece on card, engraved title-page on card with printer's device (both slightly spotted, as are endpapers), 2nd engraved title-page with armorial, dedication leaf. Contemporary crushed crimson morocco, spine with raised bands, gilt-lettered, a.e.g. Joints and extremities minimally scuffed. From Pickering's famous 'Diamond Classics' series. Dedicated to George John, 2nd Earl Spencer (1758-1834), renowned bibliophile, and exquisitely printed in diamond type by C. Corrall. Keynes, p.58.   Ref: 53868  show full image..
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[Diamond Classics] Homer: Ilias, Odysseia [in Greek]. Londini [London]: Gulielmus Pickering, 1831. First edition thus. 2 vols. 48mo. (87 x 51 mm), pp. [2] 351 [1]; [2] 272, with engraved frontispiece, bound without half-title in vol.1. Anchor and dolphin vignette to titles. Greek letter. Imternally clean, rear gatherings in both volumes unopened. Original publisher's red cloth, original paper labels with title and '2 vol. 12s', spines and covers a little faded, corners bumped. Edges a little dusty, First edition of Homer's 'Iliad' and 'Odyssey', the last published of Pickering's 'Diamond Classics' series, and possibly still the smallest ever printed Homer, exquisitely printed in Greek diamond type by C. Whittingham. Keynes records a price of 12s for large paper copies, else 9s. Keynes, p.72.   Ref: 53867  show full image..
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[Diamond Classics] Homer: Ilias, Odysseia [in Greek]. Londini [London]: Gulielmus Pickering, 1831 First edition thus. 2 vols., 48mo. (81 x 48 mm), pp. [2] 351 [1]; [2] 272, with engraved frontispiece, lacking half-title in vol.1. Anchor and dolphin vignette to titles. Greek letter. Slight yellowing, frontispiece and title of vol.1 weakening. I: contemporary crushed black morocco, raised bands, a.e.g., extremities and joints a little rubbed, II: contemporary crushed brown morocco, raised bands, inner edges gilt, a.e.g., spine and joints a little rubbed. I: inscription 'J.G. Bert Rev. P. Bowden-Smith Rugby Oct 1832' to ffep. A made-up set of Homer's 'Iliad' and 'Odyssey', the last published of Pickering's 'Diamond Classics' series, and possibly still the smallest ever printed Homer, exquisitely printed in Greek diamond type by C. Whittingham. Keynes records a price of 12s for large paper copies, else 9s. Keynes, p.72.   Ref: 53664  show full image..
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[Diamond Classics] Tasso, Torquato: La Gerusalemme Liberata. London: William Pickering, 1822. First issue of this edition from Pickering's 'Diamond Classics' series. Dedicated to George John, 2nd Earl Spencer (1758-1834), renowned bibliophile, and exquisitely printed, by C. Corrall. Keynes, p.63, 91   Ref: 51908  show full image..
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[Diamond Classics] [Bible: N.T.] Novum Testamentum Graecum. Londini [London]: Gulielmus Pickering, 1828. 48mo. (80 x 45 mm), pp. [8], 512. Text entirely in Greek. Engraved frontispiece by Worthington after Leonardo's Last Supper, engraved title-page. Frontispiece and engraved title a little dusty, light age yellowing. Contemporary crushed navy blue morocco, boards and spine gilt, inner edges gilt. Spine sunned, joints and corners a little rubbed. Inscription 'The Hon.ble Francis H. Baring from Bart B. Dowling Feb 13 1878' to fly. Keynes, p.81; Darlow & Moule 4816   Ref: 53683  show full image..
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[Diamond Classics] [Horace] Horatius, Flaccus Quintus: (Opera). Londini [London]: impensis Guil. Pickering, 1820. First edition thus. 48mo. (82 x 45 mm), pp. [2] 185 [1], including final errata and title-page, plus engraved frontispiece (author's portrait) and added engraved title-page, last verso with small portrait of Francis Bacon and motto 'Advancement of Learning', without the errata leaf. Frontispiece and engraved title-page dusty at margins, a little offsetting from frontispiece, a little yellowing. Contemporary polished calf, single gilt-ruled with blind pointille border, raised bands, spine tooled in blind, gilt-lettered morocco label, joints weakening but firm. Armorial bookplate of A. R. Malden to front pastedown, inscription 'A. R. Malden A.M. Aul: SS Trin: apud Cantab: D.D. Pater Henricus Malden Trin: Coll: apud Cantab: olim Socius' to ffep. 'Probably the second book published by Pickering' (Keynes), this first edition of Horace, exquisitely printed in diamond type by C. Corrall, became a bibliographical landmark as the first issue in the 'Diamond Classics', the series dedicated to George John, 2nd Earl Spencer (1758-1834), renowned bibliophile. Keynes, p.73.   Ref: 53655  show full image..
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[Diamond Classics] [Horace] Horatius, Flaccus Quintus: (Opera). Londini [London]: Guilelmus Pickering, 1824 LARGE PAPER COPY. 48mo. (105 x 65 mm), pp. 192 + engraved title-page, bound without the engraved frontispiece referred to by Keynes. Engraved title-page mounted and soiled, first and last few leaves a bit soiled and creased, yellow stain on pp.116-17. Contemporary crushed crimson morocco, raised bands, spine gilt-lettered, dusty, corners, head and foot of spine rubbed. A large paper copy of the second edition of Horace's 'Works' from Pickering's 'Diamond Classics' series, dedicated to George John, 2nd Earl Spencer (1758-1834), renowned bibliophile, and exquisitely printed in diamond type by C. Corrall. Kaynes, p.73.   Ref: 53663  show full image..
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[Diamond Classics] [Horace] Horatius, Flaccus Quintus: (Opera). Londini [London]: Guilelmus Pickering, 1824. 48mo. (85 x 50 mm), pp. 192 + engraved frontispiece (dated 1828), bound without the engraved title-page referred to by Keynes. Slight yellowing, last verso (dated 1826) minimally browned. Contemporary crushed brown morocco, marbled endpapers, raised bands, spine gilt-lettered, inner edges gilt, head of spine and corners a trifle rubbed. Inscription 'B. Pollock from F.M.P. Sept. 1892' to fly. The second edition of Horace's 'Works' from Pickering's 'Diamond Classics' series, dedicated to George John, 2nd Earl Spencer (1758-1834), renowned bibliophile, and exquisitely printed in diamond type by C. Corrall. Keynes, p.73.   Ref: 53657  show full image..
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[Diamond Classics] [Horace] Horatius, Flaccus Quintus: (Opera). Londini [London]: Guilelmus Pickering, 1824. 48mo. (87 x 50 mm), pp. 192 + engraved frontispiece, bound without the engraved title-page referred to by Keynes. Slight yellowing. Contemporary crushed crimson morocco, marbled endpapers, raised bands, spine gilt-lettered, one corner rubbed. Inscription 'J.W. Barton Coll Trin Cant 1903' to ffep, 'R(?) Powell Trin Coll Camb' to fly. The second edition of Horace's 'Works' from Pickering's 'Diamond Classics' series, dedicated to George John, 2nd Earl Spencer (1758-1834), renowned bibliophile, and exquisitely printed in diamond type by C. Corrall. Keynes, p.73.   Ref: 53656  show full image..
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[Diamond Classics] [Horace] Horatius, Flaccus Quintus: (Opera). Londini [London]: Gulielmus Pickering, 1824. 48mo. (80 x 44 mm), pp. 192, without engraved frontispiece and engraved title-page called for by Keynes. Light age yellowing, the odd spot. Contemporary brown crushed morocco, boards and spine gilt, inner edge gilt, a.e.g. Blue ink pen trails to endpapers and fly, the odd contemporary manuscript annotation. The second edition of Horace's 'Works' from Pickering's 'Diamond Classics' series, dedicated to George John, 2nd Earl Spencer (1758-1834), renowned bibliophile, and exquisitely printed in diamond type by C. Corrall. A beautifully bound, clean copy. Keynes, p.73.   Ref: 53689  show full image..
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