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Deyermond, Alan (ed.): A Century of British Medieval Studies. Oxford University Press for The British Academy, 2007. First edition. 8vo., pp. xxi, 801. Cloth, gilt-lettered, edges a little dusted.   Ref: 33431 
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[Diamond Classics] Catullus, Gaius Valerius; Tibullus, Albius & Propertius, Sextus: (Opera). Londini [London]: G. Pickering, 57 Chancery Lane (colophon: Excudebat C. Corrall, Charing Cross), 1824. 48mo. (90 x 53mm), pp. [iv], 61, [i], 46, 93, [i] + engraved frontispiece by Stothard, engraved title-page and a single-leaf catalogue for the 'Diamond' series at rear. A little light foxing to frontispiece and engraved title-page, old pencilled stock code to r.f.e.p.. Publisher's dark blue buckram, slightly toned paper label to spine. A bit rubbed, spine faded, top corner of upper board lightly bumped, very good overall. From Pickering's 'Diamond Classics' series. Dedicated to George John, 2nd Earl Spencer (1758-1834), the renowned bibliophile.   Ref: 49759 
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[Diamond Classics] Tasso, Torquato: La Gerusalemme Liberata. London: William Pickering, 1822. 2 vols. in 1. 24mo., pp. [iv], 199, [i]; [iii], 204-405, [iii], + portrait frontispiece and additional engraved frontispiece, including single-leaf publisher's catalogue at rear. Some toning to frontis, additional title-page and title-page but otherwise clean.Contemporary black morocco with gilt spine, borders and dentelles, a.e.g., scarlet endpapers. Joints a little rubbed but still a very good, attractively-bound copy. Ownership inscription of Elizabeth Frances Drury (b.1809) of Harrow to a preliminary blank. She was the daughter of respected Classical scholar and Harrow School master Henry Joseph Thomas Drury (17781841). First issue of this edition from Pickering's 'Diamond Classics' series. Dedicated to George John, 2nd Earl Spencer (1758-1834), the renowned bibliophile. Keynes p.63, 91   Ref: 51908 
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Elytis, Odysseus: The Sovereign Sun: Selected Poems Translated with an Introduction and Notes by Kimon Friar. Philadelphia: Temple University Press, 1974. First edition in English. 8vo., pp. viii, 200. Cloth, gilt-lettered. Dust-jacket. Top edge of text rather dust-stained, other edges and jacket a little so, otherwise very good. Ownership inscription "Bill Huntington" to ffep.   Ref: 53059 
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Epictetus: (Upton, J., ed.:) [Enchiridion] To tou Epiktetou Encheiridion. Glasguae [Glasgow]: Robertus et Andreas Foulis, 1751. Miniature 32mo. (80 x 45mm approx.). pp. 95, [i]. Text in Greek. Very occasional light spots, tiny hole to F2 affecting signature but not text. Contemporary dark brown calf, spine with raised bands and gilt bird motif to each compartment, neatly rebacked and label replaced, ffep renewed but other endpapers original. A bit rubbed, some light scrapes and scratched but a very good, attractive copy. Engraved bookplate of The Minister's Library, Stand Parsonage covering most of front paste-down. This is likely Stand Parsonage, Whitefield, Manchester. 'An early edition of Foulis' famous little volume' (Speilmann), printed in the same 8-point Greek type as their Anacreon of 1754. Issued again by Foulis in 1765, but with a different setting. ESTC T138728; Bondy p.24; Gaskell 190; Spielmann 9   Ref: 52304 
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Erasmus, Desiderius: Adagiorum [...] Epitome. Amstelodami [Amsterdam]: apud Ludovicum Elzevirium, 1650. First edition thus. 12mo., pp. [xxiv], 622, [lxxii]. Title-page in red and black with woodcut printer's device, woodcut initials and head-pieces. Occasional very tiny pencil annotations. Contemporary brown calf boards with triple-fillet blind tooled borders, rebacked in lighter sheep with gilt title label and blind tooling, edges coloured red, endpapers renewed. Spine very much rubbed but sound, corners worn. A good working copy. Inscription to a front endpaper, 'Frederico Bond. / Coll. Exon. Oxon. Socis. / D.D. / (?) / J.W. Maxwell Lyte'. This is likely John Walker Maxwell Lyte (1823-1848) who matriculated at New College, Oxford in 1843. His own life was short, but he has the distinction of a both notable father and a notable son: his father was the author and clergyman Henry Francis Lyte (17931847), writer of 'Abide With Me'; his only child was Henry Churchill Maxwell Lyte (18481940), who was for 40 years the Deputy Keeper of Public Records, a role he fulfilled with great innovation and vigour. Rev. Frederick Hookey Bond (1821-1897) is a likely candidate for 'Frederico Bond'. He matriculated at Exeter College in 1839, was awarded B.A. in 1843 and M.A. in 1845. He was headmaster of Marlborough Royal Free Grammar School from 1853 to 1876. His son, Frederick Bligh Bond (18641945), was an architect, author, and famous psychical researcher. First Elzevir edition of the epitome text of the Adagia, Erasmus' annotated collection of Greek and Latin proverbs. The first full edition, Collectanea Adagiorum, was published in Paris in 1500 and contained about eight hundred entries. By the time of his death in 1536, Erasmus had expanded the work to 4,151 entries, many with richly detailed notes and commentaries. Willems 1109   Ref: 52219 
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Euripides: (Valckenaer, Lodewijk Caspar, ed.:) Tragoedia Phoenissae. Interpretationem addidit H. Grotii; Graeca castigavit e MStis [...] Lugduni Batavorum [Leiden]: apud Samuelem et Joannem Luchtmans, 1802. 4to., pp. [iv], xxiii, [i], 452, 196. Stub from excised presentation certificate. Lightly toned towards top edge, foxing from p.125 of the second register onwards corresponding to a slightly lower quality paper stock for the final gatherings. Vellum prize binding, raised bands, gilt spine, borders, frame and central coat-of-arms of Amsterdam, edges sprinkled red and blue. Darkened, a bit grubby, ties lost, endpapers lifting but revealing interesting binding structure beneath. A very good copy overall. Reprinted from Valckenaer's "masterly work on Euripides" (Sandys), first printed by Brouwer at Franeker in 1755. Containing the version of Grotius and including the first printing of parts of the Scholia, "enriched by every thing which can render it most acceptable to a critical student", this reprint has been "improved and enlarged" to be "deserving of strong recommendation" (Dibdin). Dibdin (4th edn.) I 545. Schweiger I 119. Graesse II 523. Brunet II 1106.   Ref: 50323 
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[Fables] Aesop: L'Estrange, Roger: Fables of Æsop and other Eminent Mythologists: with Morals and Reflections; Fables and Stories Moralized. Being a Second Part of the Fables of Æsop [...] London: printed for D. Brown, R. Sare, A. Roper, T. Norris, A. Bettesworth, G. Strachan, E. Valentin 1724; 1730. 2 vols.: vol. I 7th ed., vol. II 4th ed., corrected. 8vo., pp. [xii], 29, [xi], 550, [ii]; [xiv], 266, [viii] + engraved frontispiece to each volume. Vol. I with pp.21-30 of the 'Life' mispaginated as pp.17-29 as usual. Single-leaf catalogue to rear of vol I, eight-page catalogue (books printed for and sold by Samuel Birt) to rear of vol. II. Both volumes lightly toned with occasional faint staining towards fore-edge, a few spots and smudges. Vol. I with small ink blot near headline pp.158-164 affecting a few letters, a little worming right in the gutter pp.241-265, a paper flaw to leaf 2L3 resulting in a horizontal tear near the head (not affecting text). Uniformly bound in modern quarter tan calf, raised bands, gilt spines, marbled boards, endpapers renewed, vol. I with new endbands. Some greyish marks to spines, joints very mildly creased, very good. L'Estrange's version of Aesop's Fables first appeared in two parts in 1691 and 1699. The fourth-edition second volume found here was printed by William Bowyer (his records show 1000 copies printed), and the seventh-edition first volume was also partially printed by him. ESTC T85874 & T85873   Ref: 52297 
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[Fables] Aesop: Phaedrus, Gaius Julius: (Burmann, Pieter ed.:) Fabularum Aesopiarum Libri V. [...] Cum Notis Selectioribus. Venetiis [Venice]: apud Thomam Bettinelli, 1787. 8vo., pp. [ii], xxx, [ii], 151, [i], including engraved frontispiece and engraved vignette title-page. Latin text. Occasional light smudges but clean and bright overall. 20th-century mottled quarter calf, raised bands, older black morocco gilt spine label retained, teal paper-covered boards, endpapers seemingly not original but made from appropriate handmade paper. Centre of lower board a little yellowed but a very good, sound copy. The engraved frontispiece is signed by Pietro Scattaglia (c.1739-1810), an engraver (and later publisher) working in Venice.   Ref: 52296 
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Farmer, S. A.: Syncretism in the West: Pico's 900 Theses (1486). The Evolution of Traditional Religious and Philosophical Systems. With Text, Translation and Commentary. Tempe, Arizona: Medieval & Renaissance Texts & Studies, 1998. 8vo., pp. xv, 595. Black cloth, gilt-lettered. No dust-jacket, as issued. Light shelf-dust to edges, otherwise almost as new. Medieval and Renaissance Texts and Studies Volume 167.   Ref: 53091 
£60
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