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Treggiari, Susan: Roman Marriage. Iusti Coniuges from the Time of Cicero to the Time of Ulpian. Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1991. 8vo., pp. xv, [i], 578. Internally clean. Dark blue, gilt title to spine, near fine. Blue dust-jacket, spine very lightly faded, a little shelf wear but still very good.   Ref: 52150 
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Tsetskhladze, Gocha R., ed.: New Studies on the Black Sea Littoral. Oxford: Oxbow Books, 1996. First edition. 8vo., pp. x, 161. Paperback, edges lightly dusted, some shelf wear, very good. Colloquia Pontica I.   Ref: 51928 
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Tulin, Alexander: Dike Phonou. The Right of Prosecution and Attic Homicide Procedure. Leipzig: B.G. Teubner, 1996. First edition. 8vo., pp. x, 135. Grey cloth, red-lettered, light bumping to corners, small mark to fore-edge, very good. Illegible ownership inscription in pen to f.f.e.p., dated 1998.   Ref: 50395 
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Valerius Flaccus 'Setinus Balbus', Gaius: (Huguet, A., ed.:) Argonauticon Libri Octo. Parisiis [Paris]: excudunt Plon Fratres, 1845. 8vo., pp. [iv], iv, 338. Foxed, a bit of toning with some gatherings more affected. Half brown textured cloth, gilt title to spine, marbled paper-covered boards. Spine very faded, a little rubbed, endpapers toned but still very good. In the series Nova Scriptorum Latinorum Bibliotheca.   Ref: 48749 
£35
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Valerius Flaccus, Gaius: (Burman, P.,ed.:) Argonauticon libri octo cum notis integris [...]. Leidae [Leiden]: Apud Samuelem Luchtmans 1724. 4to., pp. [160], 759, [ci] + additional engraved title-page, presentation certificate and folding portait of Burman. Title page in red and black with engraved device, woodcut initials and ornaments, with errata leaf. A little toned, some occasional foxing, small loss to fore-edge margin of p.19 not affecting text. Vellum prize binding, title inked to spine, raised bands; gilt spine, borders, frames, Amsterdam coat of arms to each board, edges sprinkled blue and red. A bit yellowed, spine slightly darkened, some smudgy marks, ties lost, label removed from front paste-down, overall a very good copy. Printed certificate with Amsterdam coat of arms, made out by hand to 'Joanni Christophoro Mertens', signed by the classical scholar Otto Arntzenius (1703-1763) and dated 18th September 1761. Second Burman edition of Valerius Flaccus, esteemed by Dibdin: "This [...] is a superb and elaborate edition of Valerius Flaccus, an author but little read, but who will impart very great pleasure and improvement to every scholar who carefully peruses him". This edition includes notes from Carrio, Balbus, Zingerlingius, Bulaeus, Vossius, Heinsius, Pius, Maserius and Weizius; a "Catalogus Argonautorum" from the ancient writers; the Argonautica of Orpheus; various prefaces; and a copious "Index Verborum." Dibdin (4th edn.) II 516. Graesse VI.2 242. Schweiger III 1100.   Ref: 50157 
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Valerius Maximus: (Torrenius, Abraham, ed.:) Valerii Maximi Libri Novem Factorum Dictorumque Memorabilium: Cum Notis integris [...] Glareani, [...] Pighii, [...] Lipsii [et al....] Notae [...] Jacobi Perizonii: ut & Antonii Schultingii [...] & notas adiecit Abrahamus Torrenius. Leidae [Leiden], Apud Samuelem Luchtmans, 1726. 2 vols. 4to., pp. [xlviii], 520; [ii], 521-914, [clxxxiv] + engraved frontispiece by Wandelaar. Title in red and black, woodcut initals and tail-pieces. Lacks leaf 5V4, the half-title to Schultingh's 'Exercitatio'. Some foxing and sporadic toning especially affecting the Index to vol. II, ink blot to pp. 280-1 and wormhole to head margin of final few gatherings neither of which obscuring text. Contemporary vellum, gilt spines with black title labels, edges coloured red. Spines a bit darkened, labels rubbed, slightly yellowed, a few smudgy marks, endpapers a bit grubby but still a very good set overall. To the front paste-down of each volume: armorial bookplate of Giovanni Domenico Berio, Marchese di Salza (d. 1791) and his son Francesco Maria (1765-1820). When Francesco died most of his library was bought by William Ward (17501823), 3rd Viscount Dudley and Ward, who shipped it to England. As usual, Ward's armorial bookplate with the motto 'Comme je fus' is found alongside Salza's. To the ffep of the first volume, ownership inscription of P.C. Hill dated 7.2.1962. According to Dibdin, who includes it in the list of best quarto variorum editions provided in the 3rd edition of his Introduction to the Classics, this is 'the best edited of the Dutch classics. The text is neatly and accurately printed, and critical and explanatory notes are excellent'. Dibdin II, 522; Schweiger II, IIII.   Ref: 51784 
£260
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[Valpy Delphin Classics] (Dyer, George, ed.:) Scriptores Latini [...] in usum Delphini Variis Lectionibus Notis Variorum [...] A.J. Valpy, London. 1819-30. Complete set of 160 vols. 8vo. A little occasional foxing, but generally clean internally. Later nineteenth-century half calf with marbled boards, two labels, red for author and black for publisher, to spines. Bindings generally scuffed and worn, several joints weakening with a few detaching, several headcaps fraying with slight loss, a few labels damaged [more specific description of faults provided on request], but overall a sound set. Based on the Delphin Classics, which had become scarce and expensive, and with little originality provided by the editor, Valpy had 600 subscribers for 'this ramshackle assembling of old and in many cases virtually obsolete material'. Although hardly fresh, the texts themselves were the most up-to-date that Valpy, with his scholarly if uncritical pretensions, could find, and represent the state of Classical Scholarship in the 1820s. Represented in full are the extant works of Apuleius, Aulus Gellius, Aurelius Victor, Ausonius, Boethius, Caesar, Catullus, Cicero, Claudian, Cornelius Nepos, Curtius Rufus, Dares Phrygius & Dictys Cretensis, Eutropius, Festus, Florus, Horace, Justinus, Juvenal, Livy, Lucretius, Manilius, Martial, Ovid, Persius, Phaedrus, Plautus, Pliny the Elder, Pliny the Younger, Propertius, Prudentius, Sallust, Statius, Suetonius, Tacitus, Terence, Tibullus, Valerius Maximus, Velleius Paterculus, Virgil, and the Panegyrici Veteres.   Ref: 51342 
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Van Dale, Anton: Dissertationes IX. Antiquitatibus, Quin et Marmoribus, cum Romanis, tum Potissimum Graecis, Illusrandis Inservientes. Amstelodami [Amsterdam]: Apud Henricum & Viduam Theodori Boom, 1702. First edition. 4to., pp. [xliv], 804, [xvi] + 9 plates as called for. Title-page in red and black, with wood cut device. Woodcut initials and head- and tail-pieces. Occasional light spotting but generally clean within. Later half dark brown sprinkled calf, raised bands gilt ruled, darker brown gilt title label to spine, brown sprinkled boards, edges lightly sprinkled red, green silk ribbon bookmark bound in. A little rubbed, edges a bit worn, corners slightly bumped, small patches of toning to front and rear endpapers where they come into contact with the leather-covered board corners. A very good, sound copy. Anton van Dale (1638-1708) made his living first as a merchant, then as a physician. While working he simultaneously studied classical languages, eventually becoming a Latin scholar of some standing. He was for a while a Mennonite preacher, but was said to have resigned his role because his sermons, heavily laced with Greek and Latin, failed to appeal to his audience. He wrote extensively against superstition and witch-hunting. His most influential book, De Oraculis Veterum Ethnicorum Dissertationes (1683) was a work on oracles, in which he argued against belief in the supernatural and the role of the Devil in the pagan oracular tradition. Dissertationibus ex Antiquitatibus (1702) was the last of his works published in his lifetime.   Ref: 52051 
£500
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Vaniere, Jacob: Opuscula. Editio nova. Parisiis [Paris]: Apud Petrum Simon. 1730. 12mo., pp. 236 [iv]. A little faint toning and spotting. Contemporary sprinkled calf, spine in six compartments with raised bands, red morocco label in second compartment, the rest with central gilt stamp and triple gilt border, rubbed at extremities, a bit scratched, joints cracking (but strong). Inscription 'Epi Cliftoniensis 1927' to f.f.e.p. The lesser works of Vaniere (1664-1739), a Jesuit and neo-Latin poet.   Ref: 29952 
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[Vavasseur, Francois] Vavassor, Franciscus: (Kappius, Johann Erhard, ed.:) De ludicra dictione [...] Lipsiae [Leipzig], sumptibus Ioannis Christiani Martini 1722. 8vo., pp. [xxxii] lxi [iii], 824, [civ]. Title page in red and black, browning (heavier to initial leaves), a few spots, occasional contemporary or early pen underlining. Bound in contemporary vellum with gilt stamp to spine, soiled, hinges cracked but holding, covers soiled, with a nick in one place, small tears to head and tail of spine. Appended to this edition of Vavassor's work on comedic style is a variety of supplementary material, including his 'Antibarbarus', selected letters of J.L. Guez de Balzac, and letters and poems of Gilles Ménage. Vavassor (1605-1681) has been described as one of the best stylists and humanists of his time.   Ref: 21560 
£275
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