Antiquarian Booksellers Association
Unsworth's Booksellers
International League of Antiquarian Booksellers

[Horace] Horatius Flaccus, Quintus: Opera. Londini [London]: Iohannes Pine, 1733; 1737. First issue of the sole edition, with "Post Est" rather than the correct "Potest" engraved around the Caesar medal (vol. 2, p.108). 2 vols., 8vo., pp., (xxxii), 176, [ii], 177-264, [ii]; [xxiv], 48, [ii], 49-94, [ii], 95-152, [ii], 153-172, [ii], 173-191, (xvi). With multiple lists of subscribers to each volume, but without the printed list of antiquities found in one of the three Rothschild copies. Entirely engraved by John Pine, with frontispieces, title vignettes, 8 full-page illustrations, culs-de-lampe,and 4-line opening initial to each poem. Vol.I has a small intermittent stain to the lower margin near the gutter, a handful of upper corners creased, occasional light foxing. Contemporary dark brown calf, gilt spines with red and green title labels (the green possibly replaced or sympathetically retooled), all edges red. Spines rubbed with tail of vol.II quite worn, joints neatly repaired, a few scuffs, endpapers a little toned, a very good copy. Armorial bookplate of Francis Eyre (c.1732-1804) of Warkworth to front paste-down. Eyre was a Roman Catholic apologist and arbitrator, publishing several works in his lifetime including, in 1778 and 1779, pamphlets 'criticizing Edward Gibbon's irreligiosity in his Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire' (ONDB). A serviceable copy of the most sumptuous edition of Horace. Each page of the work was entirely engraved; the text had two frontispieces, 27 individual headpieces, and individual vignette illustrations and initials numbering respectively a colossal 324 and 164 respectively. Subscribers to this "splendid performance" (Dibdin) included the kings of England, France, Spain and Portugal, as well as the Holy Roman Emperor. A truly international enterprise, lists of lesser subscribers came from Dublin, Paris, Madrid, and Holland. Both Richard Bentley, author of textually the most famous Horace of the period, and George Talbot, on whose edition of 1699-1701 Pine's Horace was based, bought advance copies. ESTC T46226; Brunet III, 320; Rothschild 1546-1548.   Ref: 49921 
£850
enquire
[Horace] Horatius Flaccus, Quintus: (Baxter; Gesner; Zeunius, eds.:) Opera, cum Selectis Scholiis et Observationibus [...] Edition Nova cum Indice Verborum et Nominum Copiosissimo: in Usum Scholae Carthusiane. London: impensis Geo. B. Whittaker; J. Nunn; C. et J. Rivington at al [...], 1826. 8vo., pp. [ii], 403, [i] + extensive index. Sporadic light foxing, a few faint smudges. Contemporary tan calf, ornate gilt spine, green gilt title label, armorial gilt centrepiece of Christ Church Canterbury to each board, marbled edges and endpapers. A bit rubbed and scuffed with some light wear to spine, lower board patchily faded, corners frayed. Still a very good, sound copy. Ownership inscription of John Levett Bennett dated Jan. 29th, 1833 to preliminary blank. Bennett matriculated as an undergraduate at Corpus Christi College on the 25th of April of that year. He was born on the 27th of January 1815, so perhaps the book was given as a gift for his 18th birthday. He became Chaplain at Milton Workhouse, and died on 3rd January 1849.   Ref: 50854 
£30
enquire
[Horace] Horatius Flaccus, Quintus: (Bentley, Richard, ed.:) [Opera] ex recensione & cum notis atque emendationibus Richardi Bentleii. Editio altera. Amstelaedami [Amsterdam]: Apud Rod. & Gerh. Wetstenios Hff. 1713. 4to., pp. [xxiv] 717, [i], 239, [i], including engraved frontispiece. Without half-title preceeding Book II at p.442 found in some copies. Title page in red and black with engraved device. Some toning (some gatherings more affected), occasional wax specks and light ink smudges, a few faint tidemarks to pp.661-4 and rear pages, marginal repair to index p.123. Contemporary vellum, raised bands, gilt spine, borders and centrepiece of The Hague to both boards, edges red. Soiled, some smudges, gilt fading, edges dusty. The second edition of Bentley's (in)famous edition of Horace, first printed at Cambridge in 1711, notable for his rash but inspired conjectures and emendations. "The Amsterdam editions of 1713 and 1728 are preferable to the Cambridge one of 1711. The notes and text are in the same page, and they are accompanied by the index of Treter, corrected by Verburgius" (Dibdin 104). Dibdin (4th edn.) II 101; Schweiger II 406; Bijker Riedel A140; Lowndes 1113: "The best edition."; Graesse III 354 (note); Brunet III 319 (note).   Ref: 48039 
£300
enquire
[Horace] Horatius Flaccus, Quintus: (Doering, F.G., ed.:) Opera. Oxford; London: D.A. Talboys; Whittaker, Treacher et Arnott, et al, 1831. Large 8vo. (250 x 160mm), pp. xxxiv, 850. Wide margins, a few very light spots of foxing but generally clean. Tan polished sheep, gilt spine and borders, red title label, marbled edges and endpapers. Spine faded and rather rubbed, a few light scrapes and scratches, top fore-edge corner of upper board bumped, very good overall. To ffep verso: tiny binder's mark of T. Hatchard, London; presentation inscription, 'First Division, Second Book. Edmund A. Stuart. Windlesham Dec. 16 1857.'   Ref: 52230 
£40
enquire
[Horace] Horatius Flaccus, Quintus: (Kiessling, Adolf; Heinze, Richard, eds.:) Horaz. Erster Teil: Oden und Epoden; Zweiter Teil: Satiren; Dritter Teil: Briefe. Berlin: Weidmannsche Verlagsbuchhandlung, 1958; 1957. Ninth, sixth & fifth editions thus. 3 vols. 8vo., pp. viii, 632; xlv, 414; 426. Green cloth, gilt to upper board & slightly faded spines. Headcap to vol. I just starting to fray, edges toned & with one or two small stains, boards slightly rubbed, a little shelf worn but still a good, clean set. Ownership inscription of C.D.N. Costa in pen to front paste-down.   Ref: 51037 
£45
enquire

[Horace] Horatius Flaccus, Quintus: (Lambinus, Dionysus, ed.:) In Q. Horatium Flaccum ex fide atque auctoritate complurium librorum manuscriptorum a se emendatum, & cum diversis exemplaribus antiquis comparatum [&c.] Francofurti [Frankfurt]: Apud Andreae Wecheli heredes, 1596. 4to., pp. [xvi] 464, 550 [ii]. Outer margin of title restored. Light browning and spotting. Contemporary vellum boards, long sides overlapping, spine lettered in ink (just 'Dionysus Lambinus'), slightly ruckled and soiled, front hinge cracking, f.f.e.p. removed. Denis Lambin's first edition of Horace appeared in 1561, and 'marked a new aera in Horatian criticism', meeting 'with universal applause'. It was reprinted four times in Paris, once in Venice, and twice in Frankfurt (by Wechel, one folio, one quarto), with this being the second, quarto, Frankfurt edition. Adams H945. VD16 H 4878. Dibdin (4th edn.) II 95 (note).   Ref: 32934  show full image..
£750
enquire
[Horace] Horatius Flaccus, Quintus: (Milman, H.H., ed.; Scharf, George & Jones, Owen, illus.:) Opera. London: John Murray, 1853. 8vo., pp. xiv, 490. Many illustrations and embellishments to the text. Sporadic foxing mostly affecting first and last few pages. Tan morocco, raised bands, gilt title to spine, a.e.g., marbled endpapers. Spine and edges a bit rubbed with a few scrapes but generally very good. Several inscriptions to preliminary blanks: a gift inscription from F. Burrows to J.B Paget dated 1870; the name and address of K.B. Gibson of Hull dated 1933.   Ref: 51163 
£75
enquire
[Horace] Horatius Flaccus, Quintus: (Orelli, Johann Kaspar von; Baiter, Johann Georg, eds.:) [Opera] recensuit atque interpretatus est Io. Gaspar Orellius, addita varietate lectionis codicum Bentleianorum, Bernensium IV., Sangallensis et Turicensis. Turici [Zurich]: sumptibus Orelli, Fuesslini et Sociorum. 1850. 3rd edition. 2 vols., pp. xxviii, 746; iv, 935, [i]. Sporadic foxing including both title-pages, repair to pp. 913-4 not affecting text. Half dark blue polished sheep with blue cloth boards, red morocco spine labels, edges lightly sprinkled red, green endpapers. Spines very rubbed with some scrapes, a little peeling to endcaps, joints and corners worn, but good and sound. To each front paste-down, the book label of Edith M. Argles and at the tail edge a tiny inkstamp 'Bound by Stephen Austin, Hertford'. Volume I: to the ffep, inscription of Geoffrey Alan Paul. Volume II: to ffep, pencilled ownership inscription of C.D. Argles. Vol. I. Carmina. Carmen seculare. Epodi. Vol. II. Satirae. Epistolae. Ars poetica. Indices. Vita Horatii. C. Frankii conspectus temporum quibus Horatius opera scripsit et edidit. De codicibus Horatianis in bibliotheca scholae medicae Montis Pessulani asservatis. Musique des Odes d'Horace... par Mr. Théodor Nisard.   Ref: 51960 
£50
enquire
[Horace] Horatius Flaccus, Quintus: (Wickham, E.C.:) Horace for English Readers. Being a Translation of the Poems of Quintus Horatius Flaccus into English Prose. Oxford University Press, & London: Geoffrey Cumberlege. 1953, 8vo., pp. [iv], vi, ii, 363, [i]. Internally clean. Green cloth, gilt title to spine. Endcaps a little rubbed, front endpapers a little toned, rear endpapers split at hinge. No dust-jacket. A very good working copy. Ownership inscription of C.D.N. Costa to front paste-down. Reprinted from the sheets of the 1903 first edition.   Ref: 52065 
£12
enquire
[Horace] Lytton, (Edward Bulwer): The Odes and Epodes of Horace. A Metrical Translation into English with Introduction and Commentaries [...] with Latin Text. London: Longmans, Green, and Co., 1872. 'New edition'. 8vo., pp. xlv, [i], 487, [i]. Internally clean. Contemporary polished tan calf, ornately blind-tooled spine with black and gilt title label and raised bands, gilt centrepiece to upper board reading 'Morning Class for the Sons of Gentlemen. 13 Somerset Street, Portman Square' with central monogram, marbled edges and endpapers. Neatly rebacked, hinges repaired. A bit rubbed with a few scuffs, corners worn but still a very good copy. Presentation inscription to half-title: 'Misses Woodman award their Prize to M. Christopher H. Barlow of the (Boys?) AIII Class, Christmas 1883.' Both the centrepiece and inscription refer to The Misses Woodman's Morning Class, a day school at 13 Somerset Street, London. The school was described in some detail by E.M. Forster in his biography of Goldsworthy Lowes-Dickinson, who was a pupil there from 1872 to 1874. 'He never forgot the address because he got a prize every term, and on its cover was stamped the Misses Woodman's monogram surrounded by their address and by the words 'Morning Class for the sons of gentlemen'. [...] it was evidently the best that Christian Socialists could provide for their young. Tradesmen were excluded, except when they were definitely rich, like Tab, afterwards Lord Brassey, and vice should have been excluded too, but it crept in and there was an appalling scene one morning during geography when a red-headed boy was detected telling a lie.'William Watson!' said Miss Woodman in terrible tones,'You have told a lie.' 'I thought', said the assistant mistress afterwards, 'that Miss Woodman would have fainted.'[...] Education, as we understand it today, was scarcely attempted. Everything was learnt by heart. His mother had taught him Greek and Euclid by heart, and the Misses Woodman continued on her lines. Before long he could repeat a number of sentences like ' Common are to either sex, Artifex and opifex', and ' Syllaba longa brevi subjecta vocatur iambus', sentences to which neither he nor the Misses Woodman attached any meaning [...] There were two Miss Woodmans, Miss Woodman proper, who was stern and ironical, and Miss Maria with a cast in her eye, who was violent and ugly. "When we said our irregular verbs to Miss Woodman she would repeat 'Yes. Fatiscor. Fatiscor, I am weary, I am weary of you boys'. Meanwhile from a room above, out of the floor of which a circular hole opened into the room below, would come the smack smack of Miss Maria boxing someone's ears. Miss Woodman would pause with a sigh and then resume operations: Fatiscor, I am weary. About these two goddesses the lesser mistresses revolved deferentially. Later on a man was introduced as an experiment. He was called 'the graduate', but he was not a success, I can't remember why. At any rate one term saw the end of him and at the prize giving Miss Woodman remarked with caustic wit that should the graduate turn up it would be as an uninvited guest."' (Goldsworthy Lowes-Dickinson, 1934).   Ref: 50855 
£30
enquire