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[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 
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[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 momgram, 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 
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Horsley, John: Britannia Romana or the Roman Antiquities of Britain. Newcastle upon Tyne: Frank Graham, 1974. Second edition. Large folio (361 x 260mm), vi, [vi], xxxii, [iv], 520, [xxxx] +numerous b/w plates. A few first pages of the text, endpapers and edges foxed a little, otherwise internally clean. Blue cloth, black label to spine, gilt. Spine a little faded, edges spotted. A little used, still very good. Ex Libris 'Paul Ashbee' to front paste down. Copy no. 147 label to f.f.e.p. First published 1733. This edition, a facsimile reprint of the first edition with new introduction by Eric Birley, was is limited to 700 copies of which this is no. 147.   Ref: 48441 
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How, W.W.; Wells, J., (eds.): A Commentary on Herodotus with Introduction and Appendixes. In Two Volumes: Volume I (Books I-IV); Volume II: (Books V-IX). Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1950; 1949. Reprint. 2 vols. Small 8vo. (184 x 120mm), pp. xxii, 456; viii, 446 + maps. Red cloth, gilt-lettered to a sunned spine. Endcaps starting to wear, edges dusted & with one or two tiny stains, bumped to corners & to fore-edge of Vol. II, hinges of Vol. I loosening & separating between gatherings at gutters to Vol. II, almost split at pp. 256/7, but all binding still holding. Ownership inscriptions of C.D.N. Costa in ink to front paste-downs & two more, crossed-out and illegible to ffep of Vol. I. One or two pencil markings, not obstructing text. Third, corrected reprint of the first, 1912 edition.   Ref: 51107 
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How, W.W.; Wells. J., (eds): A Commentary on Herodotus. Vol. I (Books I-IV); Vol. II (Books V-IX). Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1928. Corrected impressions. 2 vols.Small 8vo., pp. xii, 456; viii, 444. Cloth, gilt-lettered, spines slightly faded, corners bumped, some shelf wear, edges dusted, very good. Ownership inscriptions to J. L. Caskey in pen to f.f.e.p.s.   Ref: 48825 
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Hurst, André (ed.): Pindare. Genève: Vandœuvres, 1985. 8vo., pp. 355. Blue cloth, gilt-lettered to spine, near fine. Gift inscription to f.f.e.p. and publication advertisment slip loosely inserted. In the series Entretiens Sur L'Antiquité Classique, vol. XXXI.   Ref: 50349 
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Hyperides (Blass, F., ed.:); Iamblichus (Pistelli, H., ed.): Orationes Sex cum Ceterarum Fragmentis; In Nicomachi Arithmeticam Introductionem Liber ad Fidem Codicis Florentini. Lipsiae [Leipzig]: Teubner, 1894. Third edition. 2 works bound as 1. 8vo., pp. lv, [i], 176; [ii], ix, [i], 195, [i]. Slightly later green cloth, authors to spine in gilt. Endcaps a little worn, some shelf-wear but very good. Ownership inscription of William Mackenzie, Magdalen College dated May 1933 to ffep.   Ref: 51245 
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Ignatius of Antioch, Saint: (Smith, Thomas, & John Pearson, eds.:) Epistolae genuinae, juxta exemplum Mediceum denuo recensitae [...] accedunt acta genuina martyrii S. Ignatii, epistola S. Polycarpi ad Philippenses, et Smyrnensis ecclesiae epistola de S. Polycarpi martyrio; cum veteribus latinis versionibus, & annotationibus Thomae Smithi. Oxonii [Oxford] e Theatro Sheldoniano 1709. First edition thus. 4to., pp. [xiv] 117 [iii]. Text in double column, Greek and Latin. Horizontal tear in one leaf partly through one line of text (no loss), some light spotting. Contemporary calf, panelled in blind, plainly rebacked and corners repaired, old leather rather scratched, red morocco label, old endpapers preserved. Small old ownership inscription of John Maddocks(?) to title-page, one leaf with a long manuscript note in an old hand. The letters of St. Ignatius of Antioch, second bishop after St. Peter of Rome; the edition contains notes by John Pearson (1613-1686), "probably the ablest scholar and best systematic theologian among Englishmen of the seventeenth century" (CDNB), author also of an important defence of the authenticity of Ignatius's letters (1672). Thomas Smith, editor (1638-1710), sometime fellow of Magdalen College Oxford, was librarian of the Cottonian library. Dibdin calls it "A very excellent edition; with some new and inedited notes of Pearson." Dibdin (4th edn.) I 178.   Ref: 39548  show full image..
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Innes, Doreen; Hine, Harry & Pelling, Christopher (eds.): Ethics and Rhetoric. Classical Essays for Donald Russell on his Seventy-Fifth Birthday. Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1995. First edition. 8vo., pp. xviii, 378. Cloth, gilt-lettered, edges lightly dusted, almost fine.   Ref: 49482 
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Innes, Doreen; Hine, Harry & Pelling, Christopher, eds.: Ethics and Rhetoric. Classical Essays for Donald Russell on his Seventy-Fifth Birthday. Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1995. First edition. 8vo., pp. xviii, 378. Black cloth, gilt title to spine, edges lightly dusted, very good. Dust-jacket, spine lightly sunned, shelf wear, very good.   Ref: 51927 
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