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Lamb, Winifred: Greek and Roman Bronzes. London: Methuen &Co., 1929. First edition. 8vo., pp. xxiv, 261, xcvi plates. Cloth, gilt-lettered and decorated, spine slightly faded, top corner of lower slightly bumped, top edge gilted, page edges dusted, plat edges clean, bottom of page edges uncut, very good. Ownership inscription to f.f.e.p.   Ref: 48811 
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Lee, A.D.: Information and Frontiers. Roman Foreign Relations in Late Antiquity. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1993. First edition. 8vo., pp. xxii, 213. Cloth, silver title to spine, edges lightly dusted, very good. Dust-jacket, some shelf wear to edges, very good.   Ref: 51941 
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Lehrs, Karl: Questiones Epicae. Hildesheim: Georg Olms, 1977. Fascimile reprint of 1837 edition. 8vo., pp. 339. Light grey cloth with gilt lettered black label. A few minor marks to binding but very clean internally: a very good copy.   Ref: 46743 
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Leigh, Matthew: From Polypragmon to Curiosus. Ancient Concepts of Curious and Meddlesome Behaviour. Oxford University Press, 2013. 8vo., pp. xii, 249, [i]. Black cloth, gilt title to spine. As new condition.   Ref: 51358 
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Libanius: (Wolfius, J.C., ed.:) Epistolae. Quas nunc primum maximam partem e variis codicibus, manu exaratis, edidit, Latine convertit & notis illustravit. Amstelaedami [Amsterdam]: Apud Janssonio-Waesbergios. 1738. Editio princeps. Folio, pp. [xx] 865 [i] + school prize leaf. Title page in red and black, engraved device. Sporadic foxing, some dustiness to upper margins. Contemporary vellum, faded ink title to spine, spine and boards tooled in gilt, armorial Amsterdam gilt centrepiece to both boards, edges sprinnkled red. Darkened and a bit soiled, some gilt rubbed, scuffed at edges, small red ink blot to lower board, ties lost. Printed school prize leaf with engraved vignettte, inscribed to Jano Lissone 16th April 1786. The first collected printing of the letters of Libanius, the fourth-century AD rhetorician. More than 1500 of his letters survive, the largest extant collection from antiquity, and only brief selections had been previously edited. Wolf's magisterial volume not only prints as many as were known but also includes Latin translations for each letter; Smith called it 'the best edition' (Dict. Gr. & Rom. Bio.), and it is still cited in modern editions. Brunet III, 1050; Graesse IV, 195; Hoffman II; Spoelder, 493 (Amst. 12).   Ref: 46584  show full image..
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Liddell, Henry George & Scott, Robert; Jones, Henry Stuart; McKenzie, Roderick, (eds.): A Greek-English Lexicon. Volume I & II. Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1951. Ninth edition, reprint. 2 vols. 4to. (295 x 230mm), pp. xlviii, 1020; 1021-2112. 4cm tears to inner margins of 3 leaves (pp.1022/8) of Vol. II., not affecting text. Blue cloth, gilt titles to faded spines, endcaps fraying, 9cm. split to cloth along upper joint to Vol. I. Ffep to Vol. I semi-detached at hinge, all hinges with cracks at gutters but bindings still holding, endpapers creased and foxed. Despite vigorous wear, still a useful reference set. Ownership inscription of C.D.N. Costa in pen to front paste-down. Second reprint of the new revised and augmented (ninth) edition completed 1940. First edition published 1843.   Ref: 51026 
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Lieblein, Jens: Hieroglyphisches Namen-Worterbuch. Hildesheim: Georg Olms, 1979. Facsimile reprint of 1871-92 Leipzig edition. 8vo., pp. [xii], iv, 1156. Minor foxing to endpapers. Red cloth, blue label, gilt. Fore-edge a little foxed and dusted, a few minor marks to edges. Overall, a very good copy.   Ref: 47000 
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Lindsay, W.M.: Early Latin Verse: Oxford: Clarendon Press, 2000. First edition thus. 8vo., pp. ix, 372. Blue cloth, gilt-lettered to spine, near fine. Dust-jacket, price-sticker remnants adhered to rear cover, minor signs of shelf wear, very good. First edition 1922. Special edition for Sandpiper Books Ltd.   Ref: 52344 
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[Livy] Livius Patavinus, Titus: (Drakenborch, Arnold, ed.:) Historiarum ab urbe condita. Libri qui supersunt omnes ex recensione Arn. Drakenborch. Accedunt supplementa deperditorum T. Livii Librorum A. Joh. Freinshemio Concinnata. Cum notis selectoribus. Venetiis [Venice]: apud Thomam Bettinelli, 1791-94. 14 vols., 8vo., pp. xliii [i] 545 [i]; 428; 308; 464; 461 [i]; 387 [i]; 448; 416; 434; 462; 475 [i]; 547 [i]; 599 [i]; viii 507 [i] + engraved titles in each vol. and frontispiece portrait in Vol. 1. Occasional foxing and dustsoiling, but generally bright and clean, page edges untrimmed and frequently unopened, some marginal pencil notes, Vol. 4 with ink portraits to rear endpapers. Contemporary quarter vellum with marbled paper boards, red morocco gilt labels to smooth spines, vellum stained in places, cornertips a touch worn, a few joints rubbed. Small contemporary ownership inscription to foot of titles. Like most editions of Livy in the second half of the eighteenth century, the text here is based on Drakenborch's edition, which was published in seven volumes in the 1740s. This edition stretches to fourteen volumes in the smaller octavo format, and while this copy shows some signs of use (including marginal notes), the owner appears to have only read small selections since outside of Vol. 4 most of the pages remain unopened.   Ref: 32946 
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[Livy] Livius Patavinus, Titus: (Weissenborn, W[ilhelm]; Müller, H[ermann Johannes], eds.:) Ab Urbe Condita Libri. Berlin: Weidmannsche Buchhandlung, 1879; 1880; 1881; 1882; 1876; 1877; 1877; 1877; 18 10 vols. (some in multiple parts ) bound in 4. 8vo., underlining and scholarly annotations. Lightly toned throughout, occasional light foxing. Contemporary half dark brown sheep, raised bands and gilt titles to spines, brown marbled paper boards, edges sprinkled red. Spines lightly rubbed but surprisingly sturdy for sheep, edges a little worn. A very good, scholarly set. To each front paste-down a tiny blue Blackwell's of Oxford label, each near-obscuring a small inkstamp beneath. To title-pages of vols. II-IV, pencil inscription of Louis C. Purser; to vol.II he adds the date May 1883, to vol. III he adds 'Trinity College, Dublin' and to vol. IV he adds the later date Aug. 1883. He also adds annotations, only a few to vols. I-II but far more to vols. III-IV. Louis Claude Purser (1854–1932) was an Irish classical scholar who spent his whole career at Trinity College. The work for which he is best remembered is his edition of Cicero's letters, which began in 1882 when he assisted Tyrell with the second volume of The Correspondence of Cicero (1886). His efforts increased during the preparation of each subsequent volume (1890, 1894, 1897, 1899), and by the end of the work he was the predominant contributor. Purser appears to have had an extremely modest and anxious nature, which led him to resign from several academic posts despite the protests of his colleagues. 'Purser's scholarship was marked by a literary gift and historical grasp as well as by minute and exhaustive criticism of text and language, and he will be remembered by The Correspondence of Cicero. His output is impossible to quantify precisely, for besides a critical text of Cicero's letters in the Oxford Classical Texts series (Ad familiares, 1901, and Ad Atticum, 1903), an edition of Apuleius's Story of Cupid and Psyche (1910), work on Sidonius Apollinaris and Prudentius in later years, and contributions to Hermathena and the Proceedings of the Royal Irish Academy, much of his work was inextricably involved with that of other scholars, whose books he completed and revised when they were stricken by illness. His completion of the edition of Ovid's Heroides by his colleague Arthur Palmer was praised with uncharacteristic warmth by A. E. Housman.' (ODNB)   Ref: 52199 
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