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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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Florescu, Radu R. and McNally, Raymond T.: Dracula, Prince of Many Faces. His Life and Times. Boston: Little, Brown & Co., 1989. First edition. 8vo., pp.xxii, 261, [i] + plates. Small annotation to contents page. Red cloth-covered boards backed with black cloth, gilt title to spine. Top edge a little dusty but still very good indeed.   Ref: 51606 
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Foley, Helene P.: Female Acts in Greek Tragedy. Princeton University Press, 2001. First edition, second impression. 8vo., pp. 410. Black cloth, gilt-lettered. Dust-jacket. Unused, slight shelf-dusting to edges, brown background of dust-jacket sun-faded at spine and towards top edge without affecting lettering, otherwise as new.   Ref: 53034 
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Gale, Roger (ed.:) Registrum Honoris de Richmond exhibens terrarum & villarum quae quondam fuerunt Edwini comitis infra Richmundshire descriptionem: ex libro Domesday in thesauria domini regis: [...]. Londini [London: ] Impensis R. Gosling, 1722. Large paper copy. Folio, pp. [ii], xxxv, [i], 106, [xxvi], 286, [xxx] + folding engraved map and 15 other engraved plates (7 folding). Lacking the list of subscribers leaf. Title and many pages in red and black. Spotted and lightly browned. Early 19th century marbled boards, scuffed, with spine renewed in half reversed calf by John Henderson c.1980. The Bowyer ledgers show 50 large paper copies were printed, of this last significant publication by Roger Gale (1672-1744), the eldest son of the antiquary Thomas Gale. The text is "a twelfth-century register of the honour of Richmond from the Cotton Library, accompanied by a long appendix of important early charters. It was published in 1722 under the auspices of the Society of Antiquaries, of which he was the first vice-president" (ODNB). ESTC T150024.   Ref: 53037 
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Gasquet, Francis Aidan: The Last Abbot of Glastonbury and his Companions. An Historical Sketch. London: Simpkin Marshall, Hamilton, Kent & Co., 1895. 8vo., pp. [viii], 195, [i] + numerous plates including colour frontispiece. Very occasional faint spots of foxing, small patch of toning to half-title but generally clean within. Dark blue cloth, gilt title to spine and centrepiece to upper board. Slightly cocked, endcaps a little tattered, very slight wear to corners, edges uncut with some therefore becoming brittle but still very good.   Ref: 52228 
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Gee, Emma: Aratus and the Astronomical Tradition. Oxford University Press, 2013. First edition. 8vo., pp. xi, 299. Black cloth, silver-lettered to spine. Dust-jacket. Other than slight bumping to corners, a fine, unread copy.   Ref: 53068 
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Gentili, Bruno; Andreae, Bernard, et al: Studi Italiani di Filologia Classica Vol. I & II. LXXXV Annata; Terza Serie; Volume X, Fascicoli I-II. Firenze: Felice le Monnier, 1992. 2 vols. 8vo., pp. ix, 714; [iv], 718-1202. Pink paperbacks, spines slightly faded. Very minor shelf wear, a very good clean set.   Ref: 50376 
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