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Nicol, Donald M.: A Biographical Dictionary of the Byzantine Empire. London: Seaby, 1991. First edition. 8vo., pp. xxviii, 156. Black cloth, fine. Dust-jacket, a little creasing, near fine.   Ref: 46350 
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Nonius Marcellus; Fulgentius, Fabius Planciades: (Godefroy, Denis, ed.:) [De compendiosa doctrina &] De Proprietate Sermonum. Nunc denuo innumeris locis restituti, & locupletati. Parisiis [Paris]: Apud Hieronymum de Marnef, & Viduam Gulmi Cavellat, 1586. 8vo., pp. [viii] 680 [xxxvi]. Tiny marginal wormhole, once or twice touching a letter in printed marginalia, neat paper repairs to blank corners of first 2 and last 8 leaves, some other corners just a little chipped, some light spotting and browning. Contemporary limp vellum, neatly recased with new cords and endpapers, new ties, edges renewed in places, somewhat darkened. A collection of works attributed to the 3rd/4th-century grammarian Nonius Marcellus and the 5th/6th-century writer Fabius Planciades Fulgentius (whose grammatical writings owe much to Nonius Marcellus). Marcellus's work, known as the 'De compendiosa doctrina', contains 12 chapters on grammar and 8 chapters on other subjects including food, costume, and navigation. Fulgentius's work, usually called the 'Expositio sermonum antiquorum', is an explanation of obscure words. The editor, Denis Godefroy, was a French jurist who circulated between Geneva, Strassburg, and Heidelberg as war and persecution demanded. Among his other works he produced a new and important edition of the 'Corpus Iuris Civilis'. Schweiger II 372, 618.   Ref: 24002  show full image..
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Norden, Eduard: Die Antike Kunstprosa, Vom VI. Jahrhundert V. Chr. Bis In Die Zeit Der Renaissance. Leipzig: Teubner, 1898. 2 vols. 8vo., pp. xviii, 450; [ii], 451-969, [i]. Internally clean. Slightly later dark brown paste-paper boards backed with tan sheep, handwritten paper title labels to spines plus other labels now rubbed blank, edges marbled red. Spines rubbed, edges a bit worn but very good overall. Ownership inscription of C.D.N. Costa dated 1972 to front paste-down of each volume. Some library stamps and codes to title-pages.   Ref: 51253 
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Ocellus Lucanus: (Vizzanius, Carolus Emmanuel, ed.:) De Universi Natura. Textum e Graeco in Latinum transtulit. Bononiae [Bologna]: ex Typographia Ferroniana, 1646. 4to., pp. [xxiv], 224, [iv], 225-348, [xvi]. Intermittent marginal dampstaining, a few gatherings browned, one leaf with a repaired marginal tear. 18th-century vellum boards, spine divided by blind rules, one compartment dyed yellow and lettered in gilt, another lettered direct, somewhat soiled and stained. Gilt stamp of the Birmingham Medical Institute to spine and their small stamp to title. On the Nature of the Universe, the only extant treatise by Ocellus Lucanus, the 5th-century Pythagorean philosopher. It had been printed in Latin beginning in 1541 (the original Greek, unusually, having appeared first, two years earlier), and several times more in the 16th century; this edition and its 1661 reprint were joined by only one other edition (Gale's, at Cambridge) in the 17th. Vizzanius, the editor, is notable for addressing the authenticity of the work in his preface, using considerations of dialect which Warburton later accused Bentley of plagiarising in his criticism of Phalaris. Warburton was probably mistaken, but having anticipated Bentley in assessing the authenticity of Greek texts is no small feat.   Ref: 43263 
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Oost, Stewart Irvin: Galla Placidia Augusta: A Biographical Essay. University of Chicago Press, 1968. First edition. 8vo., pp. xi, [iii], 346 + 8 plates. Quarter red cloth backed grey buckram boards, gilt lettered spine with gilt and red emblem to upper board. Endpapers and top edge red. Light surface abrasion to top corner of ffep, otherwise very good indeed. Daughter of Theodosius the Great and for twelve years de facto ruler of the Western Roman Empire.   Ref: 51499 
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Oppian: (Rittershausen, Konrad, ed.; Turnèbe, Adrien, trans.:) Oppiani Poëtæ Cilicis [...] De Venatione [...] De Piscatu [...] cum interpretatione Latina, commentariis & indice rerum [...]. Confectis studio & opera Conradi Rittershusii [...] Lugduni Batavorum [Leiden]: Ex Officina Plantiniana, Apud Franciscum Raphelengium, 1597. First edition thus. 3 parts in 1 vol., 8vo, pp. [lxxxviii], 376, [xxxii]; [viii], 344, 164, [iv]. Parallel Greek and Latin texts, Latin commentary, with final errata leaf. Woodcut printers device and a few initials. Lightly toned, sporadic dampstaining to fore- and head edges especially at front and rear, occasional small spots and ink smudges. Contemporary limp speckled vellum, later heavily gilt dark brown calf backstrip added over existing vellum, edges faintly sprinkled red. Endcaps a little curled, a bit soiled, top edge darkened, no free endpapers, short tear to front paste-down repaired with small piece of tape. A very good copy overall, in an interestingly modified binding. To front paste-down: crossed-through inscription of Owen Williams dated 1923; inscription of David [Ian?] Williams dated 1927. Partially erased round ink stamp to title-page. First printing of this edition containing previously unedited Scholia on the treatise on fishing, and new Latin translations. 'A most excellent edition. Turnebus's is collated with three additional MSS, and various readings are inserted from the previous editions. It has also a learned proem upon the life and writings of Oppian. The Latin version is new, and the notes and indexes are copious and useful. What renders it particularly curious is, the having some ancient, and before inedited, Scholia on the treatise of fishing. Although this publication has not escaped the severity of Schneider's animadversions, the student will do well to treasure it among the most useful as well as scarce editions of Oppian.' (Dibdin) Adams O207; Dibdin II (4th edn.) 252; Schwerdt II, p.50   Ref: 52183 
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[Ovid] Ovidius Naso, Publius: [Burmann, P., ed.:] Opera, in III Tomos Divisa. Amstelaedami [Amsterdam]: J. Wetstenium, 1751. 3 vols. as 1. 12mo. in 8s, pp. [xl], 248; 284, [xii]; 301, [iii], including half-title and engraved title-page to each volume, and final blank leaf at rear. A few tiny marginal annotations, e.g. p.17, p.142. Occasional light spots and stains, a few leaves unopened to vols. II & III. Recent brown calf, spine gilt ruled and with black morocco label, blind-tooled frame to each board, new endbands, edges lightly sprinkled red and brown, new marbled endpapers. Tiny scuff to tail of spine, first half-title a little stuck to endpaper at gutter slightly obscuring 'O' of 'Ovidii'. A very good copy in a neat modern binding. The half-title to the first volume reads: 'Publii Ovidii Nasonis opera in III tomos divisa'. Schweiger II 632   Ref: 52059 
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Patin, H.: [Euripides] Études sur les Tragiques Grecs. Euripide: Paris: Librairie Hachette et C., 1894. Seventh edition thus. 2 vols. 8vo., pp. [iv], 427, [i]; [iv], 451, [iii]. Foxed, toned towards top edges. Later blue cloth, gilt titles to spines, edges sprinkled red. A little rubbed, top edges dusty, very good. Ownership inscription of J. Johnson and inkstamp of Chas. W. Poole & Sons bookbinders, Chelmsford to front paste-downs.   Ref: 48744 
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[Pauly] Ziegler, Konrat & Sontheimer, Hans, eds.: Der Kleine Pauly, Volumes I-IV. Lexikon der Antike [...] Stuttgart: verlag Alfred Druckenmüller, (1964-1972). Vols. I-IV of V only, 22 issues in total. Edges a little tattered but generally clean and bright within. Each volume housed in a blue cloth-covered folder, each issue in original pale green printed wrappers. Spines a little worn but very good indeed. Inkstamp of Prof. Dr Johannes Irmscher, Berlin-Niederschönhausen, Nordendsraße 49 to first issue. Prof. Irmscher (1920-2000) was a prominent scholar of antiquity and classical studies in Germany.   Ref: 48750 
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Persius Flaccus, Aulus: (Casaubon, Isaac, ed.:) Satirarum Liber [...] Terta editio, auctior & emendatior ex ipsius Auctoris codice: cura & opera Merici Casauboni Is. F. Londini (London) Typis M. Flesher: sumptibus R. Mynne in vico vulgo dicto Little Britain: sub insign 1647. Third edition. 8vo., pp. [xxxii], 40, [xxxvi], 554, [xxvi]. Vignette to title-page, a few woodcut decorations, errata leaf at rear. A little light toning. Contemporary dark brown calf neatly rebacked with gilt title to spine, MS binder's waste left visible at hinges post repair. Slightly rubbed, corners beginning to wear, edges dusty but a very good copy. Armorial bookplate of L.A. Burd to front paste-down. Ownership inscription of Richardus Chamberleyne dated 1647 to ffep. Small library code in blue pencil to bookplate and ffep. Oval inkstamp of Repton School Library to title-page. The third Casaubon edition of Persius' 'Satires', the first Casaubon edition of Persius printed in England, and the Second Latin Persius printed in England (the first appeared in 1614). Isaac Casaubon's son Meric Casaubon (1599-1671), who prepared this book for the press, gave impetus to Classical language publishing in England by issuing his own and his illustrious father's work. It was considered the fundamental commentary for 200 years, called by Scaliger, who thought little of Persius,'pluris condimentum quam pulpamentum ', i.e. 'a dish with more sauce than meat' (Epistolæ p.278). ESTC R31791; Wing P 1663; Sandys II 209; Schweiger 711   Ref: 51527 
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