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Seneca (Sénèque:) (Nisard, M. ed.:) Oeuvres Complètes, [...] Le Philosophe, avec la Traduction en Francais. Paris: J.-J. Dubochet et Compagnie, 1922 - 1964. Large 8vo. (260 x 170mm), pp. xiiii, 873, [i]. Neatly pencilled numbers added next to some headlines. Very occasional light spotting. Quarter blank morocco; gilt spine; marbled boards, endpapers and edges. Endcaps, joints and edges worn with a small split at the very top of the upper joint; a little rubbed; corners reinforced; a little creasing and some very light foxing to endpapers. Still a very good, sound copy overall. Ownership inscription of C.D.N. Costa dated 20.iv.'65 to ffep verso. French translation above Latin text. In the series Collection des Auteurs Latins avec la Traduction en Francais.   Ref: 51975 
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Seneca (the Younger): Publilius Syrus: (Haverkamp, Syvert & Preiger, Abraham, eds.:) [...] Singulares Sententiae centum aliquot versibus ex codd. Pall. & Frising. auctae & correctae, studio & opera Jani Gruteri. cum notis ejusdem recognitis & castigatis. accedunt ejusdem notae postumae ut & nova versio Graeca Josephi Scaligeri [...] nunc primum ex utriusque aut Lugduni Batavorum [Leiden]: apud Johannem du Vivie, 1708. 8vo., pp. [xxviii], 569, [v]. Additional engraved title-page, title-page in red and black with engraved vignette, woodcut head- and tail-pieces. Sporadic light foxing, evidence in gutter preceeding engraved title of presentation certificate removal. Contemporary vellum prize binding, gilt spine with red morocco label, gilt crest of The Hague to each board, edges sprinkled red. Spine label a little chipped, some greyish marks, boards slightly bowed, top edge dusty. Bookplate of Maurice B. Worms to front paste-down, possibly Maurice Benedict de Worms (1805-67), an Austrian plantation owner descended from the Rothschild family. Modern ink inscription to f.f.e.p., 'A.S.B. from A.J.C. Easter mcmlx'. Taken from works including De Moribus, these writings are now attributed to 'Pseudo-Seneca'. Containing 'some notes of Scaliger and Gruter... The engraved frontispiece, representing the subjects of the several plays, is very spiritedly executed.' (Dibdin). Dibdin II, 398   Ref: 48985 
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Seneca, Lucius Annaeus: (Müller, H.J., ed.:) Oratorum et Rhetorum. Sententiae Divisiones Colores. Hildesheim: Georg Olms Verlagsbuchhandlung, 1963. Reprint. 8vo., pp. xxxxiiii, 628. Cream cloth, gilt over black label to spine & gilt titles to upper board. Tiny (3mm) hole to a slightly grubby spine, a bit darkened to extremities, else still very good. Ownership inscription of C.D.N. Costa in pen to front paste-down. Reprint of the 1887 edition published in Vienna.   Ref: 51020 
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Seneca, Lucius Annaeus: (Schröder, Joannes Caspar, ed.:) Tragoediae [...] cum notis integris Johannis Frederici Gronovii, et selectis Justi Lipsiii, M. Antonii Delrii, Jani Gruteri, H. Commelini, Josephi Scaligeri, Danielis et Nicolai Heinsiorum, Thomae Farnabii aliorumque; itemque Observationibus nonnullis Hugonis Grotii. Delphis [Delft]: apud Adrianum Beman, 1728. First edition thus. 2 vols in one., 4to, pp. [cxx], 464, [ii], 465-802 [ccxii] + additional engraved title-page. Title-page in red and black, woodcut intials, a few illustrations in the text. Title-page a little toned with further occasional light toning. Recently rebound in half tan calf, a little blind tooling, red gilt title label to spine, marbled boards and endpapers, a.e.g.. Spine a little faded and with a few scratches, otherwise very good indeed. Standard edition of Seneca's tragedies, with also the prefatory discussions from the previous editions, an essay on Seneca's metre, and the fullest glossary to date. The plays of the great Stoic philosopher Seneca (4 BCE - 65 CE) take their themes from Greek tragedies, but also draw particularly on Ovid. They reflect the very particular Stoic theories of psychology, ethics and physics. "A very elaborate and celebrated edition; [...] It is accompanied with a new and excellent index, by Grimsehlius, of almost all the words and phrases of Seneca" (Dibdin); it is also on Dibdin's list of the best quarto variorum editions. Dibdin (4th edn.) II 399, and listed as "best variorum quarto" of Seneca in his qualitative index in the 3rd edn; Schweiger III 941.   Ref: 51783 
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[Seneca] Regenbogen, Otto: Schmerz und Tod in den Tragodien Senecas. Darmstadt: Wissenschaftliche Buchgesellschaft, 1963. 8vo., pp.56. Internally clean and bright. Red cloth, gilt title to spine. Spine lightly faded, a little shelf-wear, no dust-jacket, very good. Inscription of C.D.N. Costa dated 20.vi.'88 to ffep. Pain and Death in the Tragedies of Seneca.   Ref: 52087 
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Shrimpton, Gordon S.: Theopompus the Historian. Montreal: McGill-Queen's University Press, 1991. First edition. 8vo., pp. xviii, 346. Blue cloth, gilt title on red label to spine of upper board, boards slightly warped, edges lightly dusted, otherwise very good. No dust-jacket.   Ref: 51913 
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Silius Italicus: De Secundo Bello Punico. Amsterodami [Amsterdam]: Apud Guiljel. Janssonium, 1620. 16mo. in 8's, pp. 279, [i]. Title-page with engraved historiated border. Occasional light stains and smudges. Later parchment over thin boards, black and gilt label to spine, edges sprinkled red. A bit grubby, tiny nick to parchment at head edge, very good. Armorial bookplate of John Peter Fearon (c.1804-73) to front pastedown. 'John Peter Fearon was a distinguished parliamentary lawyer and acted for the major railway companies at that time. He also acted for the Meuse and Sambre railway in Belgium. He was also a Solicitor to the Attorney General in Charity Affairs. He was, among many other matters, also responsible for the drafting of new Charters for New College, Oxford and St Cross, Winchester.' (fearonlaw dot com) Pocket-sized copy of Silius Italicus's (c.28 – c.103) only surviving work, the 17-book Punica, an epic poem about the Second Punic War. Schweiger 955   Ref: 51724 
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Silius Italicus; Statius, Publius Papinius: De Secundo Bello Punico. [Bound with:] [Opera] denuo ac serio emendatus. Amsterodami [Amsterdam: ] Apud Guilielmum Ianss. Caesium, [Ioan. Ianssonium,] 1624; 1628. 16mo., pp. 279, [i]; [ii], 356, [iv] (title-page in each work engraved). Title-page of first work partly hand-coloured in yellow. Lightly toned, a couple of small spots. Contemporary vellum boards, long sides overlapping, soiled. Ownership inscription of Matthew Porterius dated 1880 to f.f.e.p. The text of Statius, according to Graesse, is corrected from the papers of Daniel Heinsius, while the Silius Italicus reprints the text as edited by Hermann von dem Busche.   Ref: 43827 
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Sly, Dorothy I.: Philo's Alexandria. London: Routledge, 1996. 8vo., pp. xi, 200. B/w illustrations to text. Cloth, silver-lettered, almost fine.   Ref: 48094 
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Statius, Publius Papinius: Opera, ex recensione, et cum notis I Frederici Gronovii. Venetiis [Venice: ] Apud Nicolaum Pezzana, 1712. 12mo., pp. 431, [i] (title-page engraved). A little light spotting, large but faint dampstain to final leaves, title-page laid down. Contemporary vellum boards, brass clasps mounted on vellum tabs, edges sprinkled red and blue, lightly soiled. Old ownership inscription to front pastedown (partly rubbed out). A scarce edition: COPAC locates one copy, in Oxford, while Worldcat adds four in the USA, three in Germany, and one in Switzerland.   Ref: 43831 
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