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Elytis, Odysseus: The Sovereign Sun: Selected Poems Translated with an Introduction and Notes by Kimon Friar. Philadelphia: Temple University Press, 1974. First edition in English. 8vo., pp. viii, 200. Cloth, gilt-lettered. Dust-jacket. Top edge of text rather dust-stained, other edges and jacket a little so, otherwise very good. Ownership inscription "Bill Huntington" to ffep.   Ref: 53059 
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Epictetus: (Upton, J., ed.:) [Enchiridion] To tou Epiktetou Encheiridion. Glasguae [Glasgow]: Robertus et Andreas Foulis, 1751. Miniature 32mo. (80 x 45mm approx.). pp. 95, [i]. Text in Greek. Very occasional light spots, tiny hole to F2 affecting signature but not text. Contemporary dark brown calf, spine with raised bands and gilt bird motif to each compartment, neatly rebacked and label replaced, ffep renewed but other endpapers original. A bit rubbed, some light scrapes and scratched but a very good, attractive copy. Engraved bookplate of The Minister's Library, Stand Parsonage covering most of front paste-down. This is likely Stand Parsonage, Whitefield, Manchester. 'An early edition of Foulis' famous little volume' (Speilmann), printed in the same 8-point Greek type as their Anacreon of 1754. Issued again by Foulis in 1765, but with a different setting. ESTC T138728; Bondy p.24; Gaskell 190; Spielmann 9   Ref: 52304 
£425
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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 
£275
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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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Finley, M.I., ed.: Studies in Ancient Society. London & Boston: Routledge & Kegan Paul, 1974. First edition. 8vo., pp. x, 324. Blue cloth, gilt lettering to spine, corners starting to wear, edges dusted, very good. Dust-jacket, spine lightly sunned, a bit grubby, shelf wear, very good. Ownership inscription of Averil Cameron to ffep. Past and Present Series.   Ref: 52131 
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Finley, M.I.: The Ancient Economy. London: Chatto & Windus, 1973. First edition. 8vo., pp. 222. Brown cloth, gilt lettering to spine, edges dusted, very good. Dust-jacket, 1.8cm closed tear to bottom edge of front cover, 0.5cm and 0.3cm closed tears to fore-edge of front cover, shelf wear, still good.   Ref: 52129 
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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 
£350
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Garrett, Christina Hallowell: The Marian Exiles: A Study in the Origins of Elizabethan Puritanism. Cambridge: at the University Press 1966. 8vo, pp. ix, [i], 388. Clean within. Black cloth, gilt to spine. Very slight crease to headcap, top edge a bit dusty. Pale blue dust-jacket, spine toned with a few light scrapes, edges a little rubbed. Very good. 1966 reprint of the 1938 edition, in the Cambridge University Press Library Editions series of reissues.   Ref: 51972 
£20
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