Harwood, Edward: A View of the Various Editions of the Greek and Roman Classics, with Remarks 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
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. , 225, ; 551, . 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: 53286show full image..
[Historiae Augustae] Historiæ Augustæ Scriptores Sex. Aelius Spartianus, Julius Capitolinus, Aelius Lampridius, Vulcatius Gallicanus, Trebellius Pollio et Flavius Vopiscus. Ad Optimas Editiones Collati Praemittitur Notitia Literaria Accedit Index Studiis Societatis Bipontinae. s.n. [Zweibrüecken]: Biponti ex Typographia Societatis, 1787. 2 vols., 8vo., pp. [ii], xxxvi, 308; [ii], 264, [cii]. Engraved portrait to each title-page (Hadrian to vol. I, Zenobia to vol. II). Title-pages a little grubby towards head, occasional very light foxing. Contemporary vellum, orange and green gilt labels to each spine. Vellum a little greyed with some smudgy marks, top edges darkened, endpapers lightly foxed but still a very good set. Small blue bookseller's label of Galloway & Porter, Cambridge to front paste-down vol. I. A collection of biographies of the emperors from Hadrian to Carinus from the famous Bipont series of editions of Greek and Latin classics. The name originates from Bipontium, the modern Latin name of Zweibrücken or Deux-Ponts in Bavaria, where they began in 1779. Place of publication later transferred to Strasbourg. Ref: 52218show full image..
[Horace] Horatius Flaccus, Quintus: (Bentley, Richard, ed.:) [Opera] ex recensione & cum notis atque emendationibus Richardi Bentleii. Editio altera. Amstelaedami [Amsterdam]: Apud Rod. & Gerh. Wetstenios Hff. 1713. 4to., pp. [xxiv] 717, [i], 239, [i], including engraved frontispiece. Without half-title preceeding Book II at p.442 found in some copies. Title page in red and black with engraved device. Some toning (some gatherings more affected), occasional wax specks and light ink smudges, a few faint tidemarks to pp.661-4 and rear pages, marginal repair to index p.123. Contemporary vellum, raised bands, gilt spine, borders and centrepiece of The Hague to both boards, edges red. Soiled, some smudges, gilt fading, edges dusty. The second edition of Bentley's (in)famous edition of Horace, first printed at Cambridge in 1711, notable for his rash but inspired conjectures and emendations. "The Amsterdam editions of 1713 and 1728 are preferable to the Cambridge one of 1711. The notes and text are in the same page, and they are accompanied by the index of Treter, corrected by Verburgius" (Dibdin 104). Dibdin (4th edn.) II 101; Schweiger II 406; Bijker Riedel A140; Lowndes 1113: "The best edition."; Graesse III 354 (note); Brunet III 319 (note). Ref: 48039
[Horace] Horatius Flaccus, Quintus: (Duncombe, J., et al., trans.:) The Works of Horace in English Verse With notes historical and critical. The second edition. To which are added, Many Imitations, now first published. London: Printed for B. White, T. Becket, P.A. De Hondt and W. Nicoll, 1767. Second, enlarged edition. 4 vols., 12mo. pp. , (xxxvi), 248; , (iv), 336; (iv), 248; , (iv), 295, , lacking first blanks as usual. With engraved titlepage vignettes. Minimal yellowing, the odd marginal spot, very light stain to lower outer corner of first gathering in vols 2 and 4. Full sheep, raised bands, spine gilt, gilt-lettered morocco label. Minor loss at head and foot of spines, joints a bit cracked but firm, corners a bit rubbed, couple of ancient stains. Bookplate of Robert J. Hayhurst to front pastedown of vol. 1. Fresh, clean set of this fascinating English translation of Horace. John Duncombe (1729-86), a clergyman, classicist and writer, published his translation in 2 vols in 1757. Like the first, this edition includes Horace's works in English, followed by brief notes with commentary, e.g., Duncombe's reflections on Dryden's translations. In addition, the second edition features 'imitations' of Horace's poetry written by 18th-century authors like Duncombe himself and William Hamilton of Bangour. The 'Monthly Review' reviewer, however much praise it had for Duncombe's translation, was unconvinced by his verse 'imitations', admitting however that others, like Hamilton's, were instead 'replete with the genuine spirit of poetry' (vol. 37, 1867). ESTC T52758; Lowndes 965. Ref: 53144show full image..
[Horace] Horatius Flaccus, Quintus: (Heinsius, Daniel, ed.:) Accedunt nunc Danielis Heinsii. De satyra Horatiana Libri duo, in quibus totum Poetae institutum & genius expenditue. Cum eiusdem in omnia Poetae Animadversionibus, longe auctioribus. Lugd. Batav. [Leiden]: Ex Officina Elzeviriana, 1629. 16mo, pp. [xxxii], 239, , 296 [recte 286], 250 + additional engraved title-page. Eighteenth century brown morocco, boards bordered with a gilt rule, spine divided by raised bands, black morocco label, other compartments bordered with a gilt rule, marbled endpapers, edges gilt. Lightly toned, some spotting. Binding a bit rubbed, a stain to lower board. Ownership inscriptions of J. Wilcocks and Samll Cholwich (Exeter College, Oxford) to initial binder's blank. The 'famous' second Elzevir edition of Horace, often called the best of Heinsius's editions. Willems 314. Ref: 53233
[Horace] Horatius Flaccus, Quintus: (Hurd, Richard, trans.:) Epistolae ad Pisones et Augustum: With an English Commentary and Notes. To which are added, two dissertations: the one, on the provinces of the several species of dramatic poetry; the other, on poetical imitation [...] the second edition, corrected and enlarged. London: Printed for W. Thurlbourne [...] and sold by R. Dodsley [...] J. Beecroft [...] and M. Coope 1753. 2 vols., 8vo, pp. [vi], xvi, 280, ; xv, [i], 231, . Engraved headpiece at start of text in each vol. (one by C. Grignion after Hayman). Contemporary sprinkled calf, spines divided by raised bands between double gilt rules, red morocco labels, other compartments with central gilt tools. Marginal dampmark at rear of vol. 2, some minor marking elsewhere. Spines somewhat rubbed, a few scratches, small chip to head of vol. 2 spine and head of the rear board touched by damp. One of 750 copies of the second edition (first 1749, with a partial reprint in 1751). Richard Hurd (1720-1808) was a young priest moving in literary circles at the time of his classical work, and later rose to be bishop of Worcester. 'How many editions, translations, and imitations of Horace could the London public be expected to buy in any year? Hurd was the exception to such gloomy predictions, for his editions received critical acclaim and sold relatively well' (Eddy, 'Richard Hurd's Editions of Horace', Studies in Bibliography, vol. 48, p. 165). ESTC T46145. Ref: 53234
Isocrates: Scripta, quaequidem nunc extant, omnia, Graecolatina, postremo recognita. Basileae [Basel]: Typis Conradi Waldkirchii, 1613. 8vo., pp. [xvi] 927 [lix]. Woodcut device to title, text in Greek and Latin on facing pages, dampmark to upper corner, intermittent browning (mostly light). Early vellum boards, long sides overlapping, title inked to spine, edges sprinkled blue, a few small stains. Early ownership signature to title: 'Christianus Bartholotti ab Henne(?)'. An uncommon reprint of an edition of the Greek rhetorician Isocrates (one of the 10 'Attic Orators') that Waldkirch first published in 1602. Both Waldkirch printings are scarce; COPAC records four locations for the 1613 (Oxford, University of London, Manchester and the BL) and three for the 1602 (Nat. Lib. Scotland, Oxford, and Glasgow). The Latin translation is by Hieronymus Wolf. Schweiger I 181. Ref: 25093show full image..
Josephus, Flavius: (Hudson, John; Havercamp, Sigebert, ed.:) Quae reperiri potuerunt, opera omnia Graece et Latine, cum notis & nova versione. [...] Amstelaedami, Lugd. Bat., Ultrajecti [Amsterdam, Leiden, Utrecht]: Apud R. & G. Wetstenios, Sam. Luc 1726. 2 vols., folio, pp. [viii] 28 [xxviii] 982; [ii] 520, 481 [lxiii] + additional engraved title to vol. I, 2 numismatic plates, and 1 folding chart. Half-title to each volume, vol. I title-page in red and black, parallel Greek and Latin texts, woodcut initials. Sporadic small inkspots and scorches, a few certain leaves lightly toned suggesting occasional use of inferior paper but generally bright within. Contemporary tan calf, rebacked with heavily gilt spines retained, 2 brown morocco labels to each spine. Title labels cracking with small losses, occasional light marks and scratches, small loss to headcap vol. II, vol. I corners fraying with the lower 2 slightly bumped. A handsome set. To each volume's front paste-down, the armorial bookplate of John Putland with '1730' added in sepia ink. In addition vol. I has a tiny note, '2 vols. coll. & perf. FCB, Jany. 1848', at the very top of the front paste-down, plus '2 vols. D.J.M.' to ffep. The date of the collational note implies that these volumes were purchased at the five-day sale of John Putland's library held by Charles Sharpe of Dublin in 1847, at which 1650 lots were auctioned on the instruction of Putland's grandson George. John Putland (1709-1773) obtained his bachelor's degree at Trinity College, Dublin in 1731 and became a Master of Divinity there in 1734, though he was never a minister. He was very active in the life of the city as member of the Spiritual Society, a patron of the arts investing particularly in theatres, and a Mason. He served as a magistrate in the 1740's, and later as High Sheriff for the Country of Dublin. Havercamp's folio edition of Josephus, a monumental summing of the then-current state of Josephan scholarship. Dibdin reminds us that although not the most accurate edition, "this work contains the readings of two MSS contained in the Leyden library, and some observations of Vossius and Cocceus found in the margin of a copy of the editio princeps". It also prints treatises on Josephus, including Daubuz on Josephus's passages relating to Christ. Dibdin (4th edn.) II 132. Schweiger I 177. Brunet III 569. Graesse III 480: "Édition la plus complète et la plus recherchée". Ref: 51323
Justinian I, Emperor of the East: Institutionum sive Elementorum, libri quatuor, Notis perpetuis multo, quam hucusque, diligentius illustrati, cura & studio Arnoldi Vinnii J.C. Amstelodami [Amsterdam]: Ex officina Elzeviriana, 1669. 12mo. , 643pp., , wanting two final blanks. Engraved title, decorated initials and ornaments. Title dusty, occasional spotting, small ink splash to fore-edge of one gathering. Contemporary vellum over boards, yapp edges, title inked to spine (modern). Covers rubbed. Ex-libris of J. Kirk inked to front pastedown and his stamp to lower margin of title; Latin motto and autograph T.(?) Young to flyleaf, [*]12 and A1. 'Fourth Elzevir edition' (Willems 1310). Willems 1310. Ref: 53178show full image..