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Arrian; (Blankaart, Nikolaas, ed; Vulcanius, Bonaventura, trans.:) De Expedit. Alex. Magni. Historiarum Libri X. Ejusdem Indica []. Amstelodami [Amsterdam]: Joannem Janssonium a Waesberge, & viduam Elizaei Weyerstraet, 1668. 8vo., pp. [xii], 617, [xxxvii] + additional engraved title page, and portrait of the editor. Woodcut initials and head- & tail-pieces, a few old annotations. A couple of leaves unopened, lower margin of leaf 2L4 abbreviated due to paper flaw. Contemporary vellum, title inked to spine, yapp edges, edges sprinkled blue. Spine a little darkened and marked but vellum otherwise uncommonly clean, paste-downs lifted (the front a little crumpled) revealing manuscript parchment binder's waste used as sewing supports. A very good copy indeed. Dibdin cites Harwood as asserting this edition's 'great merit'. Dibdin I (4th edn.), 329; Hoffman I, 377; Schweiger II, 67.   Ref: 50147 
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Athanasius of Alexandria; Swedenborg, Emanuel: De Athanasii Symbolo. The Athanasian Creed. An Unpublished Manuscript. London: Swedenborg Society (Inc.), 1954. 8vo., pp. [iv], 93, [iii]. Latin and English parallel texts. Internally clean and bright. Green cloth, gilt title to spine and upper board with gilt coat of arms. A little rubbed, near fine.   Ref: 52069 
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[Athenaeus] Casaubon, Isaac: Isaaci Casauboni Animadversionum in Athenaei Deipnosophistas Libri Quindecem. (Part III of) Deipnosophistarum Libri Quindecem [...] curavit [...] Godofredus Henricus Schaefer. Lipsae [Leipzig]: Vol. I in Bibliopolio Schäferiano; Vols. II & III in Libraria Kuehniana, 1796; 1843;1843. 3 vols., vol. I first edition thus, vols. II & III reprints. 8vo., pp. [iv], xvi, 490; [iv], 484; [ii], 414. Heavily foxed, a few pencil annotations, large closed tear to vol.III p.275. Contemporary tan calf, gilt spine, edges red. Spines rubbed with loss of gilt and a little fraying at head, labels lost, joints creased but bindings sound, top edges dusty. Unobtrusive bookseller's ticket of Galloway and Porter, Cambridge to front paste-down vol. I. Pencilled ownership inscription on J.W. Edwards, Jan '11 to each f.f.e.p.. A mixed-edition assemblage of the three volumes of Casaubon's Animadversions on Athenaeus, published as the third part of Schaefer's edition of the Deipnosophistarum. Dibdin (4th edn.) I 335   Ref: 48612 
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Athenagoras: [Gesner, Konrad, trans.; Fell, John, ed.:] Opera. Oxonii [Oxford]: e Theatro Sheldoniano, 1682. 12mo., pp. [vi], 281, [iii]. Parallel Greek and Latin texts. A few marginal annotations in an old hand, mostly in English. Very lightly toned, occasional spots and smudges mostly to title-page. Contemporary dark brown calf neatly rebacked, faint double-fillet border to boards, corners repaired. Boards scuffed, a little foxing to endpapers but a very good copy overall. Pencilled notes to ffep, including 'See Harwood, who pronounced this a good edition'. Full title: Tou en hagiois patros hemon Athenagorou Athenaiou philosophou zozomena [sic]. S. Patris Athenagoræ philosophi Atheniensis opera, ad Mss. fidem recognita, the first nine words being in Greek characters. Dibdin, like the previous owner, quotes Harwood's opinion of this edition as 'very good' but adds that 'the Apology was better edited by Rechenbergius in 1684'. The Greek Church father Athenagoras (c.133c. 190 AD) styles himself as 'Athenagoras, the Athenian, Philosopher, and Christian'; there is some evidence that he was a Platonist before his conversion to Christianity. ESTC R38672; Wing (2nd ed.) A4111; Dibdin I (4th ed.) 186   Ref: 51741 
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[Augustine of Hippo, Saint] Augustinus, Aurelius: De Civitate Dei. Libri XXII. Lipsiae [Leipzig]: sumptibus et typis caroli Tauchnitii, 1825. 2 vols. in 1. 8vo., pp. [ii], 430; [ii], 439, [i]. Separate title-page to each volume. Faint but profuse foxing, a few marginal dampstains. Later half tan sheep, gilt title to spine, marbled boards. Spine faded and rubbed, endpaper split at upper hinge but still sound, a good working copy. Ownership inscription of C.D.N. Costa dated 2. vi. '65 to front paste-down.   Ref: 52074 
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Aurelius Victor, Sextus: (Arntzenius, J., ed.:) Historia Romana, cum notis integris [...] Amstelodami [Amsterdam]: apud Janssonio Waesbergios. Trajecti Batav. [Utrecht]: apud Jacobum a Pools 1733. 4to., pp. [xlviii], 668, [cxxxiv] (including one full-page engraving) + additional engraved title-page. Title page in red and black with engraved vignette, illustrations (mostly numismatic) and a few decorations. Sudden heavy foxing from p.201 diminishing towards approx. p.257, occasional small scorch marks never affecting more than a letter or two. Contemporary brown marbled calf, raised bands, orange gilt label to spine, edges coloured yellow. Spine and corners rubbed, tiny tear to headcap, joints wearing a little but a very good copy. Arms of the Dutch city of Leeuwarden, capital of Friesland, in gilt to centre of each board. Illegible pencilled signature to ffep. The text is a new recension by Arntzenius, based on the work of Schott. Dibdin includes this edition on his list of best quarto variora, and notes: 'It is certainly an elaborate performance [...] the edition is indispensable to the collector's library.' Dibdin (4th edn.) I 343; Schweiger II 1136; Graesse VII, 299   Ref: 51544 
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Aurelius Victor, Sextus: (Pitiscus, Samuel, ed.:) Historiae Romanae Breviarium, illustratum trium virorum celeberrimorum, Andrræ Schotti, Dominici Machanei, Jani Gruteri ; et feminæ præstantissimæ, Annæ Tanaquili Fabri filiæ commentariis integris [...]; De Vita et Moribus Imperatorum Romanorum [...] Trajecti ad Rhenum [Utrecht]: apud Franciscum Halmam & Guilielmum van de Water, 1696. First edition thus. 2 vols. in 1. 8vo., pp. [xliv], 434, [lxxii]; 168, [xxviii]. To first work, additional engraved title, title-page in red and black, woodcut initials and head- and tail-pieces, many illustrations in the text. Lightly toned towards edges, a few spots and smudges. Contemporary mottled calf prize binding, rebacked, armorial gilt centrepiece of Delft to both boards, remains of green ribbon ties now lost, edges sprinkled red. Reback sturdy but perhaps a little crude, edges worn, some toning to edges of endpapers but still a good copy. The first appearance of this well-regarded variorum edition. 'This is not only a rare book and elegantly printed, but it ranks among the best edited of the Variorum Classics in 8vo.' (Dibdin). The frontispiece is probably by R. de Hooghe, or his disciple Schoonebeek. Dibdin I (4th edn.) 342-3; Schweiger II, 1136.   Ref: 52052 
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Ausonius, Decimus Magnus: (Tollius, Jacob, ed.:) Opera, [...] et integris Scaligeri, Mariang. Accvrsii, Freheri, Scriverii ; selectis Vineti, Barthii, Acidalii, Gronovii, Grævii, aliorumque notis accuratissime digestis, nec non & suis animadversionibus illustravit. Amstelodami [Amsterdam]: apud Ioannem Blaeu, 1671. 8vo., pp. [xxxvi], 822, [lxxviii], including additional engraved title-page. Woodcut initials, a few illustrations in the text. Small closed tear to C8, affecting text but without loss. Occasional very light spots and smudges. Contemporary semi-limp vellum, title inked to spine, edges sprinkled red. A few light smudgy marks but unusually clean overall, pastedowns lifted with edges torn away, endpapers and preliminary blanks rumpled and a little dusty at top edge, but still very good overall. 'This scarce Variorum edition of Ausonius was preceded by one of Tollius's in 12mo. 1669, whose notes are incorporated in it. This second presents us also with everything valuable to be found in prior editions, and may justly therefore be treasured by the collector of rare books.' (Dibdin) Dibdin I (4th edn.) 346; Schweiger II, 22   Ref: 52050 
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Ausonius, Decimus Magnus; Martialis, Marcus Valerius; Catullus, Tibullus & Propertius: Opera, Ex Recognitione Josephi Scaligeri Jul. Caes. F.; Epigrammaton libri XII. Xeniorum liber I. Apopharetorum liber I.; [Works]. [Leiden:] ex officina Plantiniana Raphelengii, 1605; 1606; 1601. 3 works in 1 volume. 24mo., pp. 238, [i]; 272; 213, [iii], includes final blanks to first and last works. Woodcut printer's device to each title-page. Very slightly toned, lower fore-edge corners of leaf N2 of Ausonius and leaf G2 of Catullus torn away though not affecting text apart from the latter's catchword. Contemporary semi-limp vellum, recent red leather and gilt title label to spine, edges coloured red. Both paste-downs lifted, exposing some scraps of vellum MS used as sewing supports. A little cocked, spine slightly creased, a few smudgy marks but very good. A few pencilled bookseller's notes to front endpapers. Small inscription of an illegible name in an old hand to front paste-down recto. 20th-century bookplate ('Georgii Fletcher et Amicorum') to front paste-down verso. Three pocket-sized editions of classical works from the Plantin press, all scarce in the UK with COPAC finding no copies of the Ausonius, one BL copy of the 1606 Martial and only 1587, 1603 and 1613 editions of the Catullus rather than the 1601 found here (WorldCat finds one copy of the 1601 Catullus in Leiden University Library). Schweiger (II, 80) mentions the 1603 edition of Catullus, but no others. Francois Raphelengien joined the Plantin press as a corrector in 1564 and remained there for 25 years until the death of Christopher Plantin, from whom inherited the Leiden branch of the press. Francois died in 1597, followed by his son and heir Christopher only three years later. These works date from the time of his second son Francois II, who was not appointed as printer to the University as his predecessors had been, and who sold the business in 1619.   Ref: 52191 
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Barber, Peter: Sievers' Law and the History of Semivowel Syllabicity in Indo-European and Ancient Greek. Oxford University Press, 2013. 8vo., pp. xv, [i], 437, [i]. Black cloth-covered boards, gilt title to spine, light dusting to edges, otherwise fine. In the Oxford Classical Monographs series.   Ref: 51363 
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