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Arnold, Christoph: Lingua Latinae Ornatus. [...] Editio altera correctior, cum indice. Norimbergae [Nuremberg]: Typis ac Sumptibus Michaelis Endteri. 1663. 12mo., pp. [xxiv] 390 [i.e. 396], [xxxiv], 59. Substantial worming to blank area of half-title, mostly gone by title (two or three characters lost) and reduced to just one spot by third leaf with none afterwards, one small repair to margin of first text leaf (touching a couple of characters) and corner of pp. 15-16 torn away affecting one or two words, a touch of dustsoiling elsewhere. Contemporary vellum boards, soiled and marked, no f.f.e.p., hinges a bit strained. Later ink notes to half-title and upper pastedown. The popular handbook for teaching Latin written by the poet and scholar Christoph Arnold (1627-1685), first published in 1657. VD17 23:282750S.   Ref: 29955  show full image..
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(Arnold, Thomas, ed.:) Henrici Archidiaconi Huntendunensis Historia Anglorum. The History of the English, by Henry, Archdeacon of Huntingdon, from A.C.55 to A.D.1154, in Eight Books. London; Oxford; Cambridge; Edinburgh, Dublin: Longman & Co., Trubner & Co. et al, 1879. 8vo., pp. 4, lxvi, [ii], 358. Lightly toned, series title-page a bit foxed. Black paper-covered boards backed in textured burgundy cloth, gilt title to spine. All edges very worn and scuffed, top edge dusty, endpapers toned and split at upper hinge though board is holding firm, ffep brittle and chipped at edges but text block sound, a good working copy. Occasional Kensington Public Libraries inkstamps throughout, small label to spine and barcode sticker to front paste-down. Rerum Britannicarum Medii Aevi Scriptores, or Chronicles and Memorials of Great Britain and Ireland During the Middle Ages series (Public Record Office Rolls series no.74).   Ref: 52168 
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Arrian; (Blankaart, Nikolaas, ed; Vulcanius, Bonaventura, trans.:) De Expedit. Alex. Magni. Historiarum Libri X. Ejusdem Indica []. Amstelodami [Amsterdam]: Joannem Janssonium a Waesberge, & viduam Elizaei Weyerstraet, 1668. 8vo., pp. [xii], 617, [xxxvii] + additional engraved title page, and portrait of the editor. Woodcut initials and head- & tail-pieces, a few old annotations. A couple of leaves unopened, lower margin of leaf 2L4 abbreviated due to paper flaw. Contemporary vellum, title inked to spine, yapp edges, edges sprinkled blue. Spine a little darkened and marked but vellum otherwise uncommonly clean, paste-downs lifted (the front a little crumpled) revealing manuscript parchment binder's waste used as sewing supports. A very good copy indeed. Dibdin cites Harwood as asserting this edition's 'great merit'. Dibdin I (4th edn.), 329; Hoffman I, 377; Schweiger II, 67.   Ref: 50147 
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Athanasius of Alexandria; Swedenborg, Emanuel: De Athanasii Symbolo. The Athanasian Creed. An Unpublished Manuscript. London: Swedenborg Society (Inc.), 1954. 8vo., pp. [iv], 93, [iii]. Latin and English parallel texts. Internally clean and bright. Green cloth, gilt title to spine and upper board with gilt coat of arms. A little rubbed, near fine.   Ref: 52069 
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[Athenaeus] Casaubon, Isaac: Isaaci Casauboni Animadversionum in Athenaei Deipnosophistas Libri Quindecem. (Part III of) Deipnosophistarum Libri Quindecem [...] curavit [...] Godofredus Henricus Schaefer. Lipsae [Leipzig]: Vol. I in Bibliopolio Schäferiano; Vols. II & III in Libraria Kuehniana, 1796; 1843;1843. 3 vols., vol. I first edition thus, vols. II & III reprints. 8vo., pp. [iv], xvi, 490; [iv], 484; [ii], 414. Heavily foxed, a few pencil annotations, large closed tear to vol.III p.275. Contemporary tan calf, gilt spine, edges red. Spines rubbed with loss of gilt and a little fraying at head, labels lost, joints creased but bindings sound, top edges dusty. Unobtrusive bookseller's ticket of Galloway and Porter, Cambridge to front paste-down vol. I. Pencilled ownership inscription on J.W. Edwards, Jan '11 to each f.f.e.p.. A mixed-edition assemblage of the three volumes of Casaubon's Animadversions on Athenaeus, published as the third part of Schaefer's edition of the Deipnosophistarum. Dibdin (4th edn.) I 335   Ref: 48612 
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Athenagoras: [Gesner, Konrad, trans.; Fell, John, ed.:] Opera. Oxonii [Oxford]: e Theatro Sheldoniano, 1682. 12mo., pp. [vi], 281, [iii]. Parallel Greek and Latin texts. A few marginal annotations in an old hand, mostly in English. Very lightly toned, occasional spots and smudges mostly to title-page. Contemporary dark brown calf neatly rebacked, faint double-fillet border to boards, corners repaired. Boards scuffed, a little foxing to endpapers but a very good copy overall. Pencilled notes to ffep, including 'See Harwood, who pronounced this a good edition'. Full title: Tou en hagiois patros hemon Athenagorou Athenaiou philosophou zozomena [sic]. S. Patris Athenagoræ philosophi Atheniensis opera, ad Mss. fidem recognita, the first nine words being in Greek characters. Dibdin, like the previous owner, quotes Harwood's opinion of this edition as 'very good' but adds that 'the Apology was better edited by Rechenbergius in 1684'. The Greek Church father Athenagoras (c.133c. 190 AD) styles himself as 'Athenagoras, the Athenian, Philosopher, and Christian'; there is some evidence that he was a Platonist before his conversion to Christianity. ESTC R38672; Wing (2nd ed.) A4111; Dibdin I (4th ed.) 186   Ref: 51741 
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[Augustine of Hippo, Saint] Augustinus, Aurelius: De Civitate Dei. Libri XXII. Lipsiae [Leipzig]: sumptibus et typis caroli Tauchnitii, 1825. 2 vols. in 1. 8vo., pp. [ii], 430; [ii], 439, [i]. Separate title-page to each volume. Faint but profuse foxing, a few marginal dampstains. Later half tan sheep, gilt title to spine, marbled boards. Spine faded and rubbed, endpaper split at upper hinge but still sound, a good working copy. Ownership inscription of C.D.N. Costa dated 2. vi. '65 to front paste-down.   Ref: 52074 
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Aurelius Victor, Sextus: (Arntzenius, J., ed.:) Historia Romana, cum notis integris [...] Amstelodami [Amsterdam]: apud Janssonio Waesbergios. Trajecti Batav. [Utrecht]: apud Jacobum a Pools 1733. 4to., pp. [xlviii], 668, [cxxxiv] (including one full-page engraving) + additional engraved title-page. Title page in red and black with engraved vignette, illustrations (mostly numismatic) and a few decorations. Sudden heavy foxing from p.201 diminishing towards approx. p.257, occasional small scorch marks never affecting more than a letter or two. Contemporary brown marbled calf, raised bands, orange gilt label to spine, edges coloured yellow. Spine and corners rubbed, tiny tear to headcap, joints wearing a little but a very good copy. Arms of the Dutch city of Leeuwarden, capital of Friesland, in gilt to centre of each board. Illegible pencilled signature to ffep. The text is a new recension by Arntzenius, based on the work of Schott. Dibdin includes this edition on his list of best quarto variora, and notes: 'It is certainly an elaborate performance [...] the edition is indispensable to the collector's library.' Dibdin (4th edn.) I 343; Schweiger II 1136; Graesse VII, 299   Ref: 51544 
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Aurelius Victor, Sextus: (Pitiscus, Samuel, ed.:) Historiae Romanae Breviarium, illustratum trium virorum celeberrimorum, Andrræ Schotti, Dominici Machanei, Jani Gruteri ; et feminæ præstantissimæ, Annæ Tanaquili Fabri filiæ commentariis integris [...]; De Vita et Moribus Imperatorum Romanorum [...] Trajecti ad Rhenum [Utrecht]: apud Franciscum Halmam & Guilielmum van de Water, 1696. First edition thus. 2 vols. in 1. 8vo., pp. [xliv], 434, [lxxii]; 168, [xxviii]. To first work, additional engraved title, title-page in red and black, woodcut initials and head- and tail-pieces, many illustrations in the text. Lightly toned towards edges, a few spots and smudges. Contemporary mottled calf prize binding, rebacked, armorial gilt centrepiece of Delft to both boards, remains of green ribbon ties now lost, edges sprinkled red. Reback sturdy but perhaps a little crude, edges worn, some toning to edges of endpapers but still a good copy. The first appearance of this well-regarded variorum edition. 'This is not only a rare book and elegantly printed, but it ranks among the best edited of the Variorum Classics in 8vo.' (Dibdin). The frontispiece is probably by R. de Hooghe, or his disciple Schoonebeek. Dibdin I (4th edn.) 342-3; Schweiger II, 1136.   Ref: 52052 
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Ausonius, Decimus Magnus: (Tollius, Jacob, ed.:) Opera, [...] et integris Scaligeri, Mariang. Accvrsii, Freheri, Scriverii ; selectis Vineti, Barthii, Acidalii, Gronovii, Grævii, aliorumque notis accuratissime digestis, nec non & suis animadversionibus illustravit. Amstelodami [Amsterdam]: apud Ioannem Blaeu, 1671. 8vo., pp. [xxxvi], 822, [lxxviii], including additional engraved title-page. Woodcut initials, a few illustrations in the text. Small closed tear to C8, affecting text but without loss. Occasional very light spots and smudges. Contemporary semi-limp vellum, title inked to spine, edges sprinkled red. A few light smudgy marks but unusually clean overall, pastedowns lifted with edges torn away, endpapers and preliminary blanks rumpled and a little dusty at top edge, but still very good overall. 'This scarce Variorum edition of Ausonius was preceded by one of Tollius's in 12mo. 1669, whose notes are incorporated in it. This second presents us also with everything valuable to be found in prior editions, and may justly therefore be treasured by the collector of rare books.' (Dibdin) Dibdin I (4th edn.) 346; Schweiger II, 22   Ref: 52050 
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