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Quicherat, L.: Dictionnaire Francais-Latin. Composé sur le Plan du Dictionnaire Latin-Francais et tiré des Auteurs Classiques Latins pour la Langue Commune des Auteurs Spéciaux pour la Langue Technique, des Pères de L'église pour la Langue Sacrée, et du Glossaire de du Cange pour la Langue du Paris: Librairie de L. Hachette et C., 1858. Large 8vo., pp. xix, [i], 1683, [i]. A few occasional spots of foxing. Purple quarter morocco, gilt spine, marbled paper-covered boards, marbled endpapers. Spine scraped, endcaps fraying, upper joint beginning to split very slightly at head but still completely sound, very good. Bookplate of the Bibliotheque Maison des Oiseaux, Congregation de Notre Dame to front paste-down.   Ref: 48774 
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[Quintilian] Quintilianus, Marcus Fabius: (Burmann, Peter, ed.:) De Institutione Oratoria libri duodecim. Patavii [Padua]: Excudebat Josephus Cominus. 1736. 2 vols., 8vo., pp. [xii] cli [i] 352; [353]-740, 176. A few gatherings lightly age-yellowed, half-title in vol. 2 lightly spotted. Early half vellum with plain paper boards, red and green morocco gilt labels to smooth spines, edges sprinkled red and blue, boards lightly marked. A reprint of Burmann's edition, first published in Leiden in 1720, which eclipsed 'the celebrity of all former commentators' (Dibdin); it provides the notes of Almeloveen, Gallaeus, Turnebus, Gibson, and Obrechtus, Dodwell's 'Annales', readings from three previously uncollated manuscripts, and more. Dibdin (4th edn.) II 469. Schweiger II 845.   Ref: 27781  show full image..
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[Quintilian] Quintilianus, Marcus Fabius: (Spalding, Georg Ludwig, ed.:) De Institutione Oratoria libri duodecim ad codicum veterum fidem recensuit et annotatione explanavit Georg. Ludovicus Spalding A.M. Gymnasii Berolino-Coloniensis professor [...] Lipsiae [Leipzig]: Sumtibus Siegfried Lebrecht Crusii (Vols. I-IV); Sumptibus Frid. Christ. Guil. Vo 1798 to 1834. 6 vols., 8vo., pp. lxxxvi, 628, [iv]; viii, 652, [ii]; xii, 646, [ii]; xviii, [iv], 718, [ii]; xxviii, 478, [ii]; lxxxiv, 1042, [ii]. Publisher's list to final page verso, vol. I. Vol. VI has additional title-page facing t.p. proper: 'Lexicon Quintilianeum edidit Eduardus Bonnellus Gymnasii Berolinensis professoris'. Occasional spots of foxing but generally bright, small closed tear to vol. IV title-page. Mid 20th-century half light tan calf, red morocco spine labels, red marbled paper boards, edges lightly sprinkled brown, contrasting marbled endpapers. Some patchy colour variation to spines (possibly from injudicious use of leather dressing), a little rubbed but a very good set. To the flyleaf of each volume, 'David M. Gaunt (Re-bound, Jan. 1968)'. This is likely the classicist David Martin Gaunt who served at Bletchley Park during WWII (see the 'Roll of Honour' on the Bletchley website) and published an edition of Quintilian in 1952. An additional crossed-through ownership inscription to vol. I. An edition much praised by Dibdin (writing of the first four volumes): 'It was wish of Ernesti that some ingenious and erudite scholar, "florens adhuc aetate," would favour the classical world with a complete edition of Quintilian [...]. The above excellent production of Spalding seems to have realised this wish.' Dibdin II 4th edn. 371   Ref: 50392 
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Quintus Smyrnaeus: [Greek text] Ilias Kointu Smyrniau; seu Quinti Calabri paraleipomena, id est, derelicta ab Homero, XIV libris.. correcta a Laurentio Rhodomano. [With:] In Q. Calabri, seu Cointi Smyrnaei Paralipomenon Libros XIV. Cl. Dausqueii Adnotamenta. Hanover: Typis Wechelianis apud Claudium Marnium & heredes Ioannis Aubrii, [and] Frankfurt: In offic 1604; 1614. 2 vols. bound as 1, 8vo., pp. [xxxii] 709 [lxxvii] 283 [iii]; [xvi] 309 [i]. A wormtrail in last 5 leaves touching a few characters with no significant loss of sense. Light toning, a little spotting. Contemporary vellum boards, long sides overlapping, spine lettered in ink, slightly soiled. Also known as the 'Posthomerica', the first edition of this expansion of the Iliad (taking as its starting point the death of Hector and relating the rest of the Trojan war) had appeared from the Aldine press in 1505. This scholarly edition was edited by Lorenz Rhodoman (1546-1606), professor of Greek and history at Jena and Wittenberg. Bound with it is notes on the text by the Jesuit Claude Dausque (1566-1644). VD17 3:004717X; 32:631388P.   Ref: 33536  show full image..
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Quintus Smyrnaeus: Triphiodorus: Tzetzes, John: Coluthus: De Rebus Trojanis Ad Optimorum Librorum Fidem Exhibita. Lipsiae [Leipzig]: Caroli Tauchnitii, 1829. 12mo., pp. 319, [i], 27, [i], 63, [i], 18. Foxed, lightly toned, a few neat pencil annotations. Late 19th century half cloth, blue marbled paper-covered boards, green paper handwritten title label to spine, edges sprinkled red. Spine sunned and marked, rubbed, corners bumped but entirely sound, very good. Tiny ownership inscription of J. Schik to f.f.e.p.. A Tauchnitz text-only edition in Greek, without notes or named editor.   Ref: 48702 
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Quintus Smyrnaeus; Tryphiodorus; Tzetzes; Colluthus: Carmina de Rebus Troianis, ad Optimorum Librarum Fidem Exhibita. Lipsiae [Leipzig]: Otto Holtze, 1879. Small 8vo. (133 x 90mm), pp.319, [i], 27, [i], 63, [i], 18, [ii]. A few pencil annotations (including several notes to rear endpapers), a little toned. Slightly later textured blue cloth, red gilt title label to spine, edges sprinkled red. Spine faded, slightly rubbed, endpapers toned but stilll a good copy overall. Ownership inscription of C.D.N. Costa dated 15.xii.65 to front paste-down, and of S.T. Collins of Wadham College, Oxford to ffep. Reprint of the Tauchnitz edition.   Ref: 51568 
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Rawson, Beryl (ed.): Marriage, Divorce and Children in Ancient Rome. Canberra & Oxford: Humanities Research Centre & Clarendon Press, 1992. 1992 reprint of the 1991 first edition. 8vo., pp. xii, [ii], 252. Black cloth, gilt title to spine. Near fine. Dust-jacket very lightly shelf worn, very good indeed.   Ref: 52147 
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Reich, Emil: Atlas Antiquus. In Forty-eight Original, Graphic Maps, with Elaborate Text to Each Map, and Full Index. London: Macmillan and Co., 1908. Large 8vo. (270 x 200mm), unpaginated, with many maps in colour, some of which folding. Red cloth, gilt title to spine. Rubbed, endcaps and corners a bit worn, endpapers foxed but still a good, sound copy. Tiny printed label of Henry Young & Sons, Booksellers and Publishers of Liverpool to front paste-down. From Reich's Preface: 'The present Atlas is done on the same lines as my New Atlas of English History (1903, Macmillan & Co., Ltd). Its chief purpose is to project historical events graphically upon the territory in which they happened, and by the configuration of which they were largely influenced.'   Ref: 51678 
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Roberts, C.H.: Greek Literary Hands 350 B.C. - A.D. 400. Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1956. 'Corrected impression'. Folio, pp. xix, [i], 24 + 11 double-sided plates and 2 single-sided plates. Cream buckram, gilt title to spine. Endpapers foxed, top edge dusty, still very good. An Oxford Palaeographical Handbook. In the previous year Roberts (1909-1990) had published his pioneering essay 'The Codex' (Proceedings of the British Academy) which examined the most important innovation in the production of books prior to the invention of printing, that is use of the papyrus roll giving way to 'a collection of sheets, folded or fastened together at the back or spine, and usually protected by covers', i.e. the book in its modern sense. In 1983 he revisited the essay with his good friend T. C. Skeat, producing a revised and version.   Ref: 51675 
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Rosinus [Roszfeld, Johan]: Antiquitatum Romanarum [...] Editio Ultima [...] [Geneva]: Stephanus Gamonetus, 1611. 4to., pp. [xxx], 600, lxxx + two folding woodcut plates, one showing a plan of Rome, the other a Roman camp. 53 further woodcuts in the text. Title-page in red and black with woodcut printer's device. Small repair to title-page, two repaired closed tears to second plate, first and last few leaves fragile at fore-edges with a little chipping, occasional light foxing and marginal staining, some paper flaws to edges not affecting text. Contemporary vellum, title inked to spine, edges sprinkled red, endpapers renewed. A bit yellowed, some marks, foredges creased, bottom edge of lower board a little worn, a very good copy overall. Small ownership inscription to title-page, crossed through. Roszfeld was a Lutheran preacher at the cathedral church of Naumburg in Saxony, where he died of plague in 1626. He is principally known for this early compilation of Roman antiquities, which was first published in 1585.   Ref: 51123 
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