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Lydius, Jacobus: (Van Til, Saloman, ed.:) Syntagma Sacrum De Re Militari: Nec Non De Jure Jurando Dissertation Philologica. Opus postumumu, & multa eruditione commendatum cum figuris æneis elegantissime incisis, quod nunc primum ex tenebris eruit, notisque illustravit. Salomon van Til. Dordraci [Dordrecht]: apud Cornelium Willegardum Bibliopolam; 'apud Nicolaum Vries' to rear, 1698. First edition. 4to., pp. [xxviii], 338, 56, [xxviii] + 12 plates, 4 of which folding. Additional engraved title-page, woodcut device to title-page and further woodcut head- and tail-pieces and initials, generous margins. A couple of small, closed marginal tears; paper flaw to bottom edge of pp.89-90, not affecting text. Very occasional spots, a few small stains to engraved title, some light marginal smudges but generally clean and bright within. 19th-century marbled paper-covered boards with tan calf corners, recently rebacked in tan speckled calf with raised bands and red morocco gilt label, edges very lightly sprinkled red. Boards a bit rubbed, corners worn, but a very good, sound copy. Oxford University bookplate to front paste-down, with 'Rejected 1925' overwritten in pencil. First edition of Lydius's (1610-79) posthumously published work on ancient military science. Brunet 29046   Ref: 50149 
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Lysias: (Taylor, John, ed.:) Orationes et Fragmenta. Graece et Latine. Ad fidem Codd. Manuscriptorem recensuit, [...] Londini [London]: Ex Officina Gulielmi Bowyer, 1739. 2 vols. in 1, 4to., pp. [viii], xc, 528, [ii], 431-722, [xxvi] (with errors in pagination as usual). Greek and Latin. Leaf Fff4 (ie. pp.415-6) in this copy is the cancelland, showing the original number '39' in the first line of text. A few large, engraved head-pieces, occasional woodcut decorations. Two preliminary blanks a little loose at tail edge, first few leaves slightly creased. Contemporary vellum, raised bands and inked title to spine, all edges coloured red, marbled endpapers. Upper board a bit bowed, a little grubby. A very good, large paper copy. 19th-century armorial bookplate of Sir John Trollope to front paste-down. One of only 100 copies printed on large paper. According to Bowyer's records, 300 copies were printed on Genoa demy, 75 on royal, and 25 on writing royal. "Beautifully and correctly printed by the celebrated Bowyer. This is an incomparable edition, and hardly exceeded by any which this country can boast of" (Dibdin). ESTC T106443; Schweiger I 202; Dibdin (4th edn.) II 213; Brunet III 1257; Graesse IV 314.   Ref: 51885 
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Lyttelton, [G.W.] & Gladstone, W.E.: Translations. London: Bernard Quaritch, 1861. First edition. 8vo., pp. [ii], iv, 151, [i]. Parallel texts and translations. Odd spots of foxing but generally clean. Contemporary quarter leather, skiver or similar, with pinkish textured cloth boards, top edge gilt and others uncut, grey endpapers. Spine a little rubbed and scratched, some loss to headcap, boards faded. Still very good overall. To front endpapers: remains of a removed bookseller's label (possibly French) and inscription of Vincent Gray. Mostly illegible gift inscription, surname possibly James, dated 1818 to title-page. To rear end paper: small paper label, 'Bound by Burn 37 & 38 Kirby St.'. Issued in February 1861, one of 500 copies on vellum-paper (a further 25 were issued on large paper). Includes translations: into Greek (Milton, Dryden etc.); into Latin (Gray, Tennyson etc.); from Greek (Aeschylus, Homer); from Latin (Horace, Catullus); and others into English, e.g. Dante and Schiller.   Ref: 52044 
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MacMullen, Ramsay: Roman Social Relations, 50 B.C. to A.D. 284. New Haven and London: Yale University Press, 1974. 8vo., pp. ix, [i], 212. Yellow textured paper-covered boards, black title to spine. Top edge a little dusty, very good. Dust-jacket spine faded, a little shelf wear, very good.   Ref: 52340 
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Maltby, Edward: A New and Complete Greek Gradus, or Poetical Lexicon of the Greek Language. With a Latin and English Translation; an English-Greek Vocabulary; and a Treatise on Some of the Principal Rules for Ascertaining the Quantity of Syllables, and on the Most Popular Greek Metres. London: printed for T. Cadell, C.J.G. and F. Rivington et al. 1830. 8vo., pp. xxiii, [i], 779, [i]. A little sporadic light foxing, some smudgy marks and two faded signatures (one dated 1871) to title-page. Contemporary brown polished sheep, gilt spine with dark brown morocco label, edges lightly sprinkled brown. Spine and edges rubbed with some peeling, joints and endcaps worn, some fading to rear board but still a good, sound copy. To ffep, 'Ex Libris Geoffreii Alani Pauli, MCMLVIII'. Maltby's Lexicon Graeco-prosodiacum, as it was titled when first published in 1815, was based on Thomas Morell's Thesaurus of 1762. It went through two full editions and three abridged versions.   Ref: 51959 
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Marmodoro, Anna & Hill, Jonathan, eds.: The Author's Voice in Classical and Late Antiquity. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2013. First edition. 8vo., pp. xviii, 420. Black cloth, gilt title to spine, edges lightly dusted, very good. Dust-jacket, a little shelf wear, very good.   Ref: 51930 
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[Martial] Martialis, Marcus Valerius: (Farnaby, Thomas, ed.:) Epigrammata. Amsterdami: apud Joannem Jonssonium, 1645. 12mo., pp. [xii], 456. Woodcut device to title-page. Slightly foxed throughout, occasional light spots and smudges. Slightly later vellum, gilt title within border to spine, all edges coloured red. Vellum a litlte greyed with a few smudgy marks, some pencilled numbers to front endpapers. A good, sound copy. Thomas Farnaby (1574/5–1647) was a celebrated schoolteacher and grammarian. 'The success of his establishment allowed Farnaby to devote himself to a long-held obsession: the systemization of the grammatical principles of classical Latin and Greek in print. Commencing with the satires of Juvenal and Persius (1612), he annotated many of the classical authors—Seneca, Martial, Lucan, Ovid, Virgil, and Terence—in a manner intended to render their works intelligible to schoolboys [...] He also corresponded with the Dutch intellectuals Gerardus Johannes Vossius and Daniel Heinsius, both of whom acknowledged their own debts to his learning.' (ODNB) His edition of Martial first appeared in London in 1615.   Ref: 51881 
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[Martial] Martialis, Marcus Valerius: (Farnaby, Thomas, ed.:) Epigrammata. Amsterdami: apud Iohannem Blaeu, 1644. 12mo., pp. 492, including engraved title-page. Latin text and apparatus. Woodcut initials and head- & tail-pieces. Ink smudges and a bit of light offsetting to blank area of p.5 and to text of p.20 where it affects a few words, trimmed closely at fore-edge but only occasionally brushing a letter or two, occasional light spots and smudges. Early 19th-century dark brown morocco, gilt spine, borders and dentelles, a.e.g., marbled endpapers. Joints worn with the upper just starting at each end, small loss to headcap, spine a bit faded. A very good copy in a handsome binding. Inked in an old hand to ffep verso 'Relie par Bozerian Aîné' and in pencil to rear free endpaper recto 'Bound by the famous Bozerian', though not otherwise signed. This refers to Jean-Claude Bozerian (1762-1840), elder of the two Bozerian brothers who were esteemed Parisian bookbinders producing both ordinary and luxury bindings. Jean-Claude practised from 1795 until about 1810, when his nephew P. Lefébure took over the studio. Thomas Farnaby (1574/5–1647) was a celebrated schoolteacher and grammarian. 'The success of his establishment allowed Farnaby to devote himself to a long-held obsession: the systemization of the grammatical principles of classical Latin and Greek in print. Commencing with the satires of Juvenal and Persius (1612), he annotated many of the classical authors—Seneca, Martial, Lucan, Ovid, Virgil, and Terence—in a manner intended to render their works intelligible to schoolboys [...] He also corresponded with the Dutch intellectuals Gerardus Johannes Vossius and Daniel Heinsius, both of whom acknowledged their own debts to his learning.' (ODNB) His edition of Martial first appeared in London in 1615. Schweiger III, 598   Ref: 52208 
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[Medici Society] Caesar: (Holmes, T. Rice, ed.:) Commentarii Rerum in Gallia Gestarum VII Accedit Auli Hirti Commentarius. London: Riccardi Press for the Medici Society, 1914. 8vo., pp. xi, [iii], 249, [i]. Unusually bright internally. Quarter beige buckram, pale blue paper-covered boards, printed paper labels to spine and upper board, edges uncut. Free endpapers a little toned, very good indeed. Small bookseller's label of W. Heffer & Sons, Cambridge to front paste-down. Number 447 of a limited edition of 525, of which 500 were offered for sale.   Ref: 51983 
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[Medici Society] Virgil: (Nettleship, H. & Postgate, J.P., eds.:) Opera Omnia. London: Riccardi Press for Macmillan and the Medici Society, 1912. 2 vols. 8vo., pp. [viii], 201, [iii]; [xii], 214, [ii]. Unusually bright and clean internally. Quarter beige buckram, pale blue paper-covered boards, printed paper labels to spine and upper board, edges uncut. Free endpapers a little toned, very good indeed. Number 458 of a limited edition of 525, of which 500 were offered for sale.   Ref: 51984 
£60
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