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[Terence] Terentius Afer, Publius: (Comoediae) Londini [London]: William Pickering, 1822. 48mo. (92 x 53mm), pp.(viii), 220 including portrait frontispiece, engraved title-page and additional title-page. Very lightly toned, head edge and some edges unopened. Publisher's crimson silk, small printed paper label to spine, powder blue endpapers. Silk covering perished at spine but binding sound, a few smudgy marks, edges a little worn, very good. In Pickering's Diamond Classics series.   Ref: 49760 
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[Terence] Terentius Afer, Publius: Comoediae. Birminghamiae [Birmingham]: Johannis Baskerville, 1772. First Baskerville edition. Large 4to, pp. [ii], 364. Pp.203,299 misnumbered 303, 283 respectively, as usual. Title-page recto and final leaf verso lightly toned, occasional light foxing, a few faint smudgy marks. Late 19th- or perhaps early 20th-century brown polished and sprinkled sheep, gilt spine with raised bands and burgundy morocco title label, plain double-fillet borders, a.e.g, marbled endpapers. Edges and raised bands a bit rubbed, some wear to joints and corners but still a very good, handsome copy. Tiny bookbinder's stamp reading 'Bound by Birdsall. Northampton & London' (1792-1961) to tail edge of ffep verso. A few small bookseller's notes pencilled to front endpapers. First Baskerville edition of Terence's Comedies; they were printed on the press' better 'Writing Royal' paper and sold for a Guinea each (a 12mo. was produced in the same year on cheaper paper). Terence (d. 159 B.C.) was born into slavery at Carthage and brought to Rome, where he was freed, taking his old master's name. His six comedies, which stand out for their particular naturalistic style, were admired right through the Middle Ages for their moral arguments, and were still on school curricula in the nineteenth century. Gaskell, 'Baskerville', * 46 (p. 58). ESTC T137489. Dibdin (4th edn.) II 477. Schweiger III 1070. Graesse VI.2 61. Brunet V 718.   Ref: 51890 
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[Terence] Terentius Afer, Publius: (Heinsius, Daniel, ed.:) Comoediae Sex. Amstelaedami [Amsterdam]: apud Henr. Wetstenium, n.d. (c.1700) 16mo., pp.236, including engraved title-page. Bound without final blank in modern quarter red morocco, gilt title to spine. Spine worn at head and tail, rubbed but good overall. An interesting and apparently home-made binding. The leather used for the spine seems to have been repurposed, as a neat line of sewing-holes is visible to the rear. The boards themselves have been covered with a scrap of rather exuberant pink flocked wallpaper.   Ref: 51220 
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[Terence] Terentius Afer, Publius: (Leng, John, ed.:) Comoediae ad optimorum Exemplarium fidem recensitae. Cantabrigiae [Cambridge]: Typis Academicis, impensis Jacobi Tonson, 1701. 4to., pp. [iv], 520 + engraved frontispiece. Some light spotting and toning, bookplate removed from title verso with corresponding dampmark visible on recto, blank corner of one leaf torn. Modern quarter calf with marbled boards, spine lettered in gilt. The new Cambridge University Press experienced some teething troubles in the production of its initiating series of quarto classics, and after the Horace of 1699 no further works appeared until several years later. This edition of Terence, in the established magisterial style and with a text edited by John Leng (1665-1727), later Bishop of Norwich, had gone to press beginning in June 1699 but received the date 1701 on the title and was actually provided to subscribers the following summer. ESTC T137034.   Ref: 42598 
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[Terence] Terentius Afer, Publius: (Phaedrus; Publilius Syrus:) (Bentley, Richard, ed.:) Comoediae. Recensuit, notasque suas et Gabrielis Faerni addidit Richardus Bentleius. Editio altera; Augusti Liberti Fabularum Aesopiarum; Sententiae. Amstelaedami [Amsterdam]: Apud R. & J. Wetstenios, & G. Smith, 1727. 2 vols in 1. 4to., pp. [xxxii], 444, [clxxxii], [viii], 87, [xcvii] + engraved frontispiece and engraved portraits of the works' dedicatees, Princes Frederick Louis and William Augustus of England (the latter is depicted in an oval carried by an eagle above Aesop in a pastoral landscape). Includes half-title, title page in red and black with engraved vignette and divisional half title preceeding Phaedrus. Slightly toned, a few individual pages more affected. Contemporary prize vellum, orange morocco gilt label to spine, gilt border and coat of arms of Dordrecht to each board, edges sprinkled red and blue. Spine a little darkened, a few smudgy marks, ties lost but still very good. Retains its original printed presentation page, dedicated to Paulus Repelaer and dated 1826, with signatures. The second (and best) edition of Bentley's Terence, which also includes the Fables of Phaedrus and the Sentences of Publilius Syrus. The first edition was published in Cambridge the previous year, but "that of Amsterdam, according to Harwood, is the most valuable, as Bentley communicated to Wetstein, the publisher, many additional notes and emendations" (Dibdin). Dibdin (4th edn.) II 474. Schweiger III 1068.   Ref: 49320 
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Theocritus; Bion et Moschus: (Kiessling, Gottlieb, ed.:) [Idylls] Græce et Latine: accedunt virorum doctorum animadversiones, scholia, indices et M. Æmilii Porti Lexicon Doricum. Londini [London]: Excudebat A.J. Valpy. Sumtibus Whittaker, Treacher, et Arnot, R. Priestley, J. et 1829. 2 vols., 8vo., pp. [iv], xxi, [iii], 471, [i]; [iv], 260. Preliminaries, notes and translations in Latin, main text in Greek. A few pencil additions, mostly to index vol.I. Occasional light toning, sporadic foxing. Contemporary tan sheep, brown gilt title labels, blind-tooled borders to boards, edges sprinkled red, brown marbled endpapers. Rubbed, endcaps and corners worn, small split to lower joint vol.I, a few scrapes, endpapers split at hinges but joints holding firm, good overall. Early 20th-century armorial bookplate of William Howitt Hastings to each front paste-down. Small bookseller's ticket of Thornton & Son, Oxford to front paste-down vol. I. Ex Libris inscription of Geoffrey Alan Paul dated 1956 to vol. I ffep verso. With half title following title-page of vol. 1: "Theocriti Reliquiæ textum recognovit et cum animadversionibus T.C. Harlesii, J.C.D. Schreberi, [...] edidit Theophilus Kiessling."   Ref: 52072 
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Theophrastus: (Budgell, Eustace, trans.:) The Moral Characters [...] Translated from the Greek. London: printed for Jacob Tonson, 1714. First edition.12mo., pp. [xxvi], 80, [iv], including portrait frontispiece. With two final advertisement leaves and p.79 misnumbered as p.89. Some woodcut decorations. A few faint ink smudges to frontis and title but otherwise clean. Contemporary brown calf Cambridge panelled boards, neatly rebacked with heavily gilt spine and red morocco title label, edges lightly sprinkled red, corners repaired, hinges subtly reinforced. A few slight scrapes, some patches of toning to endpapers but a very good copy. Armorial bookplate of John Cator to front paste-down, likely John Cator the landowner, timber merchant and MP (1728-1806) who commissioned the building of Beckenham Place Mansion in 1773. He was described by Fanny Burney as 'a good-natured busy sort of man' (The Diary and Letters of Madame D'Arblay, Vol. 1.). To ffep, recent bookplate of Robert J. Hayhurst. MS inscription of J[ohn] Lydall of Uxmore in Oxfordshire, dated 1768 to title-page verso. Translated by jobbing writer and sometime Member of Parliament for Mullingar, Eustace Budgell (1687-1737). In his Preface he writes that he has not in fact 'translated from the Greek' at all but has used Bruyere's French translation as his starting point. He is surprisingly scathing about his own work: 'As for our English translation, I shall say no more of it, but that it is wholly done from the French, and as it always happens in a Translation of a Translation, is everywhere flat and spiritless'. He goes on to rather unfairly place the blame for his translations's deficiencies on Bruyere: 'It might perhaps be thought too hard if I should say Monsieur Bruyere was afraid of having Theophrastus outshine himself; yet I shall make no Scruple to affirm that the Method he has used in translating him has very much taken from the Beauty of his Author.' Budgell was a cousin of Joseph Addision and assisted him with The Spectator with some success, though he later fell on hard times. Thought vain and vindictive by many of his contemporaries, he is now mostly remembered for his death: he threw himself into the Thames, leaving a note that read 'What Cato did, and Addison approved, cannot be wrong.' ESTC T86597   Ref: 51609 
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Thucydides: (Hude, C., ed.:) Historiae (Lib. I-IV); Historiae (Lib.V-VIID). Volumes I and II. Leipzig: B. G. Teubner, 1915; 1920. 2 vols. 12mo., pp. 361; 324. Cloth-backed boards, fraying and bumping to endcaps, small mark to upper boar of vol. 1, a couple of small marks to lower board of vol. 2, edges dusted, vol. 1 edges slightly foxed, foxing to internal pages of vol. 1 but text still visible, browning to edges of internal pages of vol. 2 but text still visible, both still very good. Ownership signature to f.f.e.p. 'Bibliotheca Scriptorum Graecorum et Romanorum Teubneriana'.   Ref: 48533 
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Tibullus, Albius: (Grainger, James, trans.:) A Poetical Translation of the Elegies of Tibullus; and of the Poems of Sulpicia. With the Original Text, and Notes Critical and Explanatory. London: Printed for A. Millar, 1759. 2 vols., 12mo., pp. xlvi, 165, [i]; [ii], 263, [i]. Some light spotting. Contemporary sprinkled sheep, spines gilt in compartments with red and green morocco labels, slightly worn at corners, joints and endcaps skilfully renewed. James Grainger (c.1722-1766) began this translation while a surgeon in the army; turning to literature, he published a number of works in the 1750s and eventually became friendly with Johnson, although this work was harshly reviewed by Smollett, sparking a literary feud. ESTC T98464.   Ref: 36959 
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Torrance, Alexis; Zachhuber, Johannes (eds.:) Individuality in Late Antiquity. Farnham, Surrey: Ashgate, 2014. First edition. 8vo., pp. x, 193. Black cloth, silver title to spine, fine. Dust-jacket, a little shelf wear, near fine. Typescript draft review by ?Averil Cameron (the previous owner) loosely inserted.   Ref: 51902 
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