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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  show full image..
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Gellius, Aulus: Noctes Atticae. Editio nova et prioribus omnibus doctis hominis cura multo castigatior. Amstelodami [Amsterdam]: apud Ludovicum Elzevirium, 1651. Editio Nova. 12mo. pp. [48], 498, [122], including engraved title. Wanting final black as often, title and edges dusty, slight browning. Contemporary prize vellum over boards, yapp edges, double blind ruled, gilt centrepiece with a standing wild man holding a pike surrounded by tendrils, gilt-lettered label to spine. Boards and spine soiled. Bookplate of Stepney College (1810) to front pastedown; 19th-century bibliographic annotation to rear fep. 'The first two editions from the Elzevir press [of which this is the first] were carefully published by J.F. Gronovius.' (Dibdin) 'Fort jolie et qui passe pour tres correcte.' (Willems) Dibdin I, 340; Pokel, 101; Schweiger II, 378; Willems, 1127.   Ref: 53292  show full image..
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Gellius, Aulus: Noctes Atticae. Editio nova et prioribus omnibus doctis hominis cura multo castigatior. Amstelodami [Amsterdam]: apud Ludovicum Elzevirium, 1651. Editio Nova. 12mo. [48], 498, [124]. Small clean tear to lower blank margin of F10, another three on K12, V3-4 touching text. Contemporary vellum over boards, yapp edges, title inked to spine (modern), all edges sprinkled blue. Spine little rubbed. Ex-libris of Rudolph Apfelbeck 1883 to ffep. 'The first two editions from the Elzevir press [of which this is the first] were carefully published by J.F. Gronovius.' (Dibdin) 'Fort jolie et qui passe pour tres correcte' (Willems) Dibdin I, 340; Pokel, 101; Schweiger II, 378; Willems, 1127.   Ref: 53177  show full image..
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Gellius, Aulus: (Gronovius, Johannes Fredericus and Jacobus, eds.:) Noctium Atticarum, Libri XX prout supersunt quos ad libros MSStos novo & multo labore exegerunt, perpetuis notis & emendationibus illustraverunt Johannes Fredericus et Jacobus Gronovii. Accedunt Gasp. Scioppii integra MSStorum duorum codicum collatio, Petri Lambecii lu Lugduni Batavorum [Leiden]: Cornelium Boutesteyn & Johannem du Vivie, 1706. 4to, pp. [xxxvi], 903, [lxv], including engraved frontispiece. Title-page in red and black with vignette, woodcut head-pieces and initials. Title a bit thumbed, intermittent slight mainly marginal browning or spotting, lower outer blank corner of 5Z2 and 5F4 (blank) torn, small paper flaw to same corner of 5Z4. Contemporary vellum, blind-stamped to a panel design, blind-stamped lozenge-shaped centrepiece to covers, raised bands, title inked to spine. A bit dust-soiled, upper joint minimally splitting at foot. Near contemporary annotations to a couple of leaves. One of the best quarto variorum editions of the classics, highly praised by Harwood: 'This edition has much literary merit [...] the notes of other critics are selected with judgement, and the explanatory remarks of Gronovius must give every scholar the most exalted idea in his singular erudition'. Dibdin specifies that it contains 'the entire collation of two MSS by Scioppius, and some excerpta from the corrections of Ludovicus Carrio'. 'Still very sought-after.' (Schweiger). 'As yet the best and most complete edition.' (Ebert) Schweiger I 379; Dibdin II, 341; Ebert 8291; Moss I, 204-5.   Ref: 53356  show full image..
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(Goodwin, Thomas:) The History of the Reign of Henry the Fifth, King of England, &c. In Nine Books. London: printed by J.D. for S. and J. Sprint, J. Robinson, J. Taylor, Andr. Bell, T. Ballard, and B. 1704. Folio, pp. viii, 256, 267-272, 257-266, 273-362 + portrait frontispiece. Preface bound before dedication; pp. 267-272 (i.e. leaves MM2-4) bound out of order, but all present. The appendix has a separate titlepage, with the date 1703. A few neatly pencilled marginal notes. Frontis and title both lightly toned and a bit dusty, odd spots of foxing becoming heavy by final two leaves. Slightly later tan calf, neatly rebacked, raised bands, gilt spine, black title label, blind-tooled border, corners repaired, marbled edges, endpapers renewed. A little scuffed, some smudgy marks, a very good copy. Goodwin's work is beginning to be recognised by modern historians as an important and in some respects innovative early contribution to the historical reputation of Henry V. "Goodwin's study marked a milestone in the study of the reign of Henry V... The chief contrast between Goodwin's work and that of earlier writers on Henry V lies in the broader picture he drew of what kingship was about and, consequently, by what criteria a king might be judged... The history of a reign, as understood and presented by Goodwin, went far beyond the language and 'deeds' (Acta or Gesta) of a single man. It was the history of a national enterprise, guided and led by the king. Although historians may differ today over interpretations regarding this question or that, this success or that failure, and in particular over their understanding of the king's character, that is still, in essence, how we see his reign today." (Allmand). Please see 'Writing History in the Eighteenth Century: Thomas Goodwin's The History of the Reign of Henry the Fifth (1704)', Christopher Allmand's very interesting chapter in Henry V: New Interpretations (2013) for a great deal more information on the scope and innovations of Goodwin's work. ESTC T90148   Ref: 53036  show full image..
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Gratius (or Grattius) Faliscus: (Wase, Christopher, trans.:) Cynegeticon. Or, A Poem of Hunting by Gratius the Faliscian. Englished and illustrated by Christopher Wase Gent [...]. (London:) Charles Adams, 1654. 12mo., pp. [xciv], 86. Latin text and English translation on facing pages, the latter verso. Some light dust soiling, heavier on title and verso of last leaf, browning mostly to margins and occasional spots. 19th century half calf over marbled boards, gilt-lettered morocco label. Joints and extremities rubbed, small repair at head and foot. 20th century inscription to front pastedown, later monogram RC inked to title. The first edition in English of this poem on hunting by a contemporary of Virgil and Ovid. The translator's commentary includes chapters on "the styles of hunting different from the English, both antique and forreigne" and "the modern authors who have written upon this subject." The first edition in Latin had been published in Lyon by Sebastian Gryphius in 1537. Wing G1581; ESTC R1966; Schwerdt I, p.217.   Ref: 53093  show full image..
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Harwood, Edward: A View of the Various Editions of the Greek and Roman Classics, with Remarks [...] London: printed for T. Becket [...] 1775. First edition. 8vo., pp. [ii], xxiv, 229, [iii]. Includes three-page catalogue of Harwood's books sold by Becket at rear. Some reversed writing in light pencil to p.96, seemingly offset from something no longer present. A few lightly smudges to title-page but generally clean internally. Mid-twentieth century half tan calf, gilt spine with label, brown marbled boards, edges sprinkled red. A bit rubbed, joints slightly worn but firm, small dent to top edge of upper board, still a very good copy. Pencil note to front paste-down: 'Coll. Christopher Dobson c.1967'. 'Harwood (1729?1794) was a prolific writer and author of numerous religious and biblical treatises and classical works. He once claimed to have written more books than anyone then living with the exception of Joseph Priestley. Of these the one which contributed most to his reputation as a scholar was A View of the Various Editions of the Greek and Roman Classics (1775), which by 1790 had run to four editions and had been translated into German (1778) and Italian (1780 and 1793).' (ODNB) ESTC T118350   Ref: 51811  show full image..
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Heinsius, Daniel; Nonnus of Panopolis: Aristarchus sacer, sive Ad Nonni in Iohannem metaphrasin exercitationes. Lugduni Batavorum [Leiden]: Ex officina Bonaventurae & Abrahami Elzevir, 1627. First edition. 8vo. pp. [116], 225, [39]; 551, [49]. Woodcut vignette to title. Title dusty, repaired to lower outer corner, small clean tear to lower outer blank corner of one leaf, scattered ink spots to couple of gatherings, verso of last leaf bit soiled. Marbled boards c.1800, spine gilt, gilt-lettered morocco label, all edges sprinkled green. Extremities little rubbed. Indistinct inscription and date 1832 to ffep; 17th-century (?) autograph H. Rodolphi to title. 'A learned edition' (Willems) of the verse paraphrase of St John's Gospel by the Hellenistic, Egypt-born poet Nonnus of Panopolis. Heinsius's commentary was based on the work of scholars like Scaliger. Willems 276.   Ref: 53286  show full image..
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Herodotus: (Gale, Thomas, ed.:) Herodoti Halicarnassei Historiarum Libri IX novem musarum nominibus inscripti. Eiusdem narratio de vita Homeri. Londini [London]: Typis E. Horton & J. Grover, Impensis Johannis Dunmore, Richardi Chiswel, Benjamin 1679. Folio, pp. [lxxii], 708, [44], 33, [37] + folding map. Nineteenth-century russia, boards bordered with gilt and blind rolls, marbled endpapers, edges gilt. Some minor spotting, dampmark to gutter of first two leaves, one text leaf with fore-margin trimmed, title-page dustsoiled and pulling loose. Rebacked amateurishly with lighter brown morocco, lettered in gilt, old leather a little scratched. Monogram booklabel of J.H.P., bookplate of the Syston Park library, and later bookplate of C.E. De M. K., all to front pastedown. The Syston Park copy of Herodotus as edited by Thomas Gale (1635-1709), largely based on the Estienne editions and including Henri Estienne's Apologia pro Herodoto. "An excellent edition..." according to Dibdin, who enlists De Bure (No. 4739) in asserting "... to be greatly preferred to that of Gronovius...". Dibdin II, 21; ESTC R10164.   Ref: 53786  show full image..
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[Horace] Horatius Flaccus, Quintus: Ad lectiones probatiores diligenter emendatus, et interpunctione nova saepius illustratus. Editio quarta. Glasguae [Glasgow]: in aedibus academicis excudebant Robertus et Andreas Foulis, 1760. 4to, pp. [ii], xii, 307, [1]. Contemporary French red morocco, boards bordered with a triple gilt rule, spine divided by gilt rolls, orange morocco label, other compartments with central acorn tools and corner sprays all gilt, marbled endpapers, edges gilt. Corners a little worn (one more chipped) and several touched up with red dye, joints a touch rubbed and head of spine just slightly worn. Armorial bookplate with slogan 'Pro Republica' (Nicholson of Balrath, County Meath) above booklabel with the initials 'WRHJ' (i.e. Wynne Rice Hugh Jeudwine). The luxurious 'large-paper' quarto imposition - using the same setting of text as the octavo, and therefore capaciously-margined - of the fourth Foulis edition of Horace, following on from the 1744 'Immaculate' edition and reprints of 1750 and 1756 (the latter a medal-winning printing). The process of rearranging the frames has not gone entirely smoothly, with pages 20 (C2v) and 24 (C4v) swapped. This copy appears to have bounced around the British Isles and nearby points in Europe somewhat, having been bound in France not long after its printing in Scotland, and later belonging to collections in Ireland and England. Gaskell 383; ESTC T46249.   Ref: 53795  show full image..
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