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[Sallust] Sallustius Crispus, Gaius: (Mattaire, Michael, ed.:) [Opera] quae extant. Londini [London]: Ex officina Jacobi Tonson, & Johannis Watts, 1713. 12mo., pp. [xiv], 179, [xi] + engraved portrait. Title-page in red and black. Lightly toned, occasional minor spotting, portrait offset onto facing page. Late 19th-century green long grain morocco, spine in six compartments with raised bands, second and third compartments and foot gilt-lettered direct, a.e.g., small scrape to front joint, spine slightly sunned. Mattaire's edition of Sallust, one of several classical authors he edited in the same year for Tonson & Watts. Although his editions were of no great textual significance, they were always elegantly printed and usually (as here) accompanied by exhaustive indices. ESTC T111402.   Ref: 40551 
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[Sallust] Sallustius Crispus, Gaius; Florus, Lucius Annaeus; Velleius Paterculus, Gaius: (Crispinus, Daniel, Anne Le Fevre & Robert Riguez, eds.:) [Opera] Quae extant. In usum serenissimi Galliarum Delphini, diligenter recensuit, & Notulas addidit Daniel Crispinus. [Bound with:] Rerum Romanarum Epitome. Interpretatione et notis illustravit Anna Tanaquilli Fabri filia. [And:] Historiae Romanae ad M. Vinicium Cos. li Parisiis [Paris]: Apud Fredericum Leonard, 1674; 1674; 1675. 4to., pp. [xxx], 234, [cxxvi], [xxii], 205, [clix], [xxviii], 151, [lxxxix] + an engraved frontispiece to each work. Age-toned throughout, some light foxing and spotting, blank lower margin of second title-page renewed early on. 18th-century vellum boards, spine in 5 compartments with raised bands, red morocco label in second compartment, old paper shelfmark label to foot, long sides overlapping. Booklabel with motto 'sollicitae iucunda oblivia vitae' to front pastedown, and an early ownership inscription to the foot of each title-page 'Laurentii Paralos'(?). The Delphin editions, produced as part of a project to newly edit and annotate all of classical literature to aid the education of the French Dauphin, of Sallust, Lucius Annaeus Florus, and Velleius Paterculus, all bound together. The Sallust is edited by Daniel Crespin, one of the primary editors of the series, the Florus by the notable scholar Anne Dacier (nee Le Fevre), and the Velleius Paterculus by the Jesuit Robert Riguez.   Ref: 40548 
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Salvian of Marseilles: A treatise of God's government and of the justice of his present dispensations in this world. London: printed for S. Keble, 1700. 8vo., pp. [xxiv], 255, [i]. Some headlines cropped. Browned and foxed in places, some staining, early clumsy inscription to head of title page, later advisory manuscript verse to initial blank. Later quarter calf with marbled boards, corners tipped with vellum, spine renewed preserving old label, endpapers renewed at various times. The first full translation into English of the greatest work of the 5th-century Christian writer Salvian of Marseilles, a treatise arguing that God maintained continuous close governance of the world; therefore, it concludes, the barbarian invasions of Rome were punishment for the immoral and dissolute inhabitants of the city. ESTC R16712.   Ref: 40117 
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[Sanchuniathon] Cumberland, R.: (Payne, S., pref.:) Sanchoniatho's Phoenician History, Translated from the First Book of Eusebius, De Praeparatione Evangelica. With a Continuation of Sanchoniatho's History of Eratosthenes Cyrenaeus's Canon, which Dicaerchus Connects with the First Olympiad [...] London: printed by W[illiam]. B[owyer]. for R. Wilkin, 1720. First edition thus. 8vo., pp. xxxii, xvii-xxii (i.e. xxxiii-xxxviii misnumbered), [ii], 488 + folding chart. Woodcut head- and tail-pieces, and initials. Sporadic light toning, edges of ffep and title-page toned, folding chart protruding very slightly at fore-edge and with a short closed tear along the central fold. Contemporary Cambridge-style panelled calf, recently rebacked, raised bands, red morocco gilt spine label, edges sprinkled red. A little rubbed, a tiny hole and a scrape to surface of upper board, corners fraying. A very good, sound copy. Small oval bookplate lettered AF to front paste-down. Illegible ownership inscription to head of title page. The preface (sig. A-C), reimposed in half sheets, was separately issued; here its final gathering C is mislabelled E. Cumberland (16321718) had already published several well-respected works by the time he produced the manuscript for Sanchoniatho's Phoenician History. It was 'the first English translation of this controversial fragment of Phoenician ancient history, which is recorded in the work of Eusebius; it appeared together with a detailed commentary that sought to reconcile Sanchoniatho's history with the Bible. Sanchoniatho's account revealed the means by which the Phoenicians had corrupted sacred history to deify their own versions of biblical individuals. Cumberland traced the resulting polytheism and idolatry to its most recent manifestation in the Roman Catholic church. On the eve of the revolution of 1688 Cumberland's publisher thought the work too controversial to publish.' (ODNB) It was eventually published posthumously in 1720, prefaced with a biographical memoir by Cumberland's son-in-law and domestic chaplain, Squire Payne. On the subject of Sanchiniathon's disputed authenticity, he writes 'The Humour which prevail'd with several learned Men to reject Sanchuniatho as a counterfeit because they knew not what to make of him, his Lordship always blam'd Philo Byblius, Porphyry and Eusebius, who were better able to judge than any Moderns, never call in question his being genuine.' The modern view is that Philo's summary of Sanchuniathon offers a Hellenistic view of Phoenician materials, or is otherwise a literary invention of Philo. ESTC T100370; Maslen and Lancaster, Bowyer Ledgers, 695   Ref: 51769 
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[Scriptores Rei Rusticae] Cato, Marcus Porcius; Varro, Marcus Terentius; Columella, Lucius Junius Moderatus et al. (Gesner, Johann Matthias, ed.;) (Ernesti, Johann August, rev.:) Scriptores Rei Rusticae Veretes Latini [...] Lipsiae (Leipzig): sumptibus Caspari Fritsch, 1773; 1774. Second edition. 2 vols. 4to., pp. [vii], lviii, 936; [iv], 448, 163, [i] + frontispiece to vol. I and 6 further folding plates. Engraved vignette to each title-page. Some spotting and browning due to paper quality as usual with Fritsch (but less than sometimes seen), final plate a little oversized and therefore crumpled at edges. Contemporary speckled tan calf, red and green morocco gilt spine labels, edges sprinkled red. Vol. I head-cap a little chipped, a few small stains and patchy fading but overall a very good set. Armorial bookplate of the Right Hon. Henry Hobhouse (1854-1937), Liberal MP for East Somerset and father of the peace activist and prison reformer Stephen Hobhouse (1881-1961) and Arthur Hobhouse (1886-1965), architect of the National Park system of England and Wales. A collection of classical works on agriculture and natural history thought to have been assembled in the Middle Ages, and certainly printed at least 5 times before 1501. This production sees Ernesti revise Gesner's 1735 edition. Schweiger II, 1307   Ref: 50153 
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Secundus, Johannes: (Scriverius, P., ed.:) Opera. Accurate recognita ex museo. Lugduni Batavorum [Leiden]: Apud Franciscum Hegerum, 1631. 12mo., pp. [xxviii], 384, [ii], incl. engraved title and one other full-page engraving. Very occasional light spotting but clean overall. Contemporary vellum, title inked to spine, edges turned in. A little grubby, spine darkened and very slightly twisted but completely sound. A very good copy. Initials R.G. in an old hand to ffep. Armorial bookplate of James Walker of Sand Hutton, with the motto 'Honesta Quam Magna', to front paste-down. The Walker baronetcy was created for James Walker (18031883) in 1868. The Dutch neo-Latin poet Johannes Secundus is best known for his 'Basia', poems about kissing.   Ref: 51824 
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Seneca (the Younger): Publilius Syrus: (Haverkamp, Syvert & Preiger, Abraham, eds.:) [...] Singulares Sententiae centum aliquot versibus ex codd. Pall. & Frising. auctae & correctae, studio & opera Jani Gruteri. cum notis ejusdem recognitis & castigatis. accedunt ejusdem notae postumae ut & nova versio Graeca Josephi Scaligeri [...] nunc primum ex utriusque aut Lugduni Batavorum [Leiden]: apud Johannem du Vivie, 1708. 8vo., pp. [xxviii], 569, [v]. Additional engraved title-page, title-page in red and black with engraved vignette, woodcut head- and tail-pieces. Sporadic light foxing, evidence in gutter preceeding engraved title of presentation certificate removal. Contemporary vellum prize binding, gilt spine with red morocco label, gilt crest of The Hague to each board, edges sprinkled red. Spine label a little chipped, some greyish marks, boards slightly bowed, top edge dusty. Bookplate of Maurice B. Worms to front paste-down, possibly Maurice Benedict de Worms (1805-67), an Austrian plantation owner descended from the Rothschild family. Modern ink inscription to f.f.e.p., 'A.S.B. from A.J.C. Easter mcmlx'. Taken from works including De Moribus, these writings are now attributed to 'Pseudo-Seneca'. Containing 'some notes of Scaliger and Gruter... The engraved frontispiece, representing the subjects of the several plays, is very spiritedly executed.' (Dibdin). Dibdin II, 398   Ref: 48985 
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Silius Italicus: De Secundo Bello Punico. Amsterodami [Amsterdam]: Apud Guiljel. Janssonium, 1620. 16mo. in 8's, pp. 279, [i]. Title-page with engraved historiated border. Occasional light stains and smudges. Later parchment over thin boards, black and gilt label to spine, edges sprinkled red. A bit grubby, tiny nick to parchment at head edge, very good. Armorial bookplate of John Peter Fearon (c.1804-73) to front pastedown. 'John Peter Fearon was a distinguished parliamentary lawyer and acted for the major railway companies at that time. He also acted for the Meuse and Sambre railway in Belgium. He was also a Solicitor to the Attorney General in Charity Affairs. He was, among many other matters, also responsible for the drafting of new Charters for New College, Oxford and St Cross, Winchester.' (fearonlaw dot com) Pocket-sized copy of Silius Italicus's (c.28 c.103) only surviving work, the 17-book Punica, an epic poem about the Second Punic War. Schweiger 955   Ref: 51724 
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Silius Italicus; Statius, Publius Papinius: De Secundo Bello Punico. [Bound with:] [Opera] denuo ac serio emendatus. Amsterodami [Amsterdam: ] Apud Guilielmum Ianss. Caesium, [Ioan. Ianssonium,] 1624; 1628. 16mo., pp. 279, [i]; [ii], 356, [iv] (title-page in each work engraved). Title-page of first work partly hand-coloured in yellow. Lightly toned, a couple of small spots. Contemporary vellum boards, long sides overlapping, soiled. Ownership inscription of Matthew Porterius dated 1880 to f.f.e.p. The text of Statius, according to Graesse, is corrected from the papers of Daniel Heinsius, while the Silius Italicus reprints the text as edited by Hermann von dem Busche.   Ref: 43827 
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Solerius Cemeliensis, Anselmus (pseud.) [Raynaud, Theophile]: De Pileo, Caeterisque Capitis Tegminibus Tam Sacris, Quàm Profanis. Amstelodami [Amsterdam]: sumptibus Andreae Frisii, 1671. 12mo, pp. [xii], 379, [xxxix] + 4 plates, including 3 folding. Engraved title-page and second title-page with vignette, both part of first gathering. Many engraved illustrations, several of which occupy a full page. Bound without final blank, occasional light spots and smudges but generally clean internally. Recently rebound in dark brown calf, raised bands and brown gilt title label to spine, blind-tooled frame with corner tools to each board, endpapers renewed. Spine a little faded, very good indeed. A curious work on hats and headgear, pseudonymously published by the French Jesuit theologian Theophile Raynaud (1583-1663). The engraved title-page is signed by Romeyn de Hooghe; one folded plate is signed by Cornelis Galle.   Ref: 51878 
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