Murray, Gilbert: Hellenism and the Modern World, Six Talks on the Radio-Diffusion Française and the BBC. London: George, Allen & Unwin, 1953. First edition. 8vo., pp. 60, [iv]. Blue cloth, silver title to spine. Edges heavily foxed, good. Inscribed by the author to ffep. Ref: 51161
Nagy, Gregory: Pindar's Homer. A Lyric Possession of an Epic Past. Baltimore: Johns Hopkins University Press, 1990. First edition. 8vo., pp. viii, 523. Beige cloth, endcaps just starting to wear, tiny bump to top edge of upper board, edges slightly dusted, otherwise very good. Inter-Library Loan card loosely inserted. Some pencil annotations and underlining. Ref: 50334
Nauck, August, ed.: Tragicorum Graecorum Fragmenta. Lipsiae [Leipzig]: in aedibus B.G. Teubneri, 1889. 2nd edition. 8vo., pp. xxvi, 1022. Later dark green half cloth, green textured boards, gilt title to spine. Edges a bit worn, upper joint beginning to split at head but binding sound, a little blue paper from original binding visible at hinges. Very good. Inscription of C.D.N. Costa dated 30. x. '84 to front paste-down. Ref: 52071
Neusner, Jacob: Judaism and Christianity in the Age of Constantine. History, Messiah, Israel, and the Initial Confrontation. University of Chicago Press, 1987. First edition. 8vo., pp. xvi, 246. Dark green cloth, silver lettering to spine, light dusting to edges, almost fine. Dust-jacket, 2.7cm pen line to back cover, shelf wear, very good. Ref: 52121
Newton, C.T.: Travels and Discoveries in the Levant. Hidesheim, Georg Olms, 1989. Facsimile reprint of 1865 edition. 2 vols in one. 8vo., pp. xiv, [ii], 360; xiv, [ii], 275 + 2 frontispiece maps and numerous b/w illustrations. Green cloth with brown label to spine, gilt lettering. Very faint foxing to endpapers and edges, top edge a little dusty, very good. First published in London by Day & Son. Ref: 46720
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: 24002show full image..
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
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