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(Dickinson, Edmund:) Delphi Phoenicizantes sive, Tractatus, in quo Græcos, quicquid apud Delphos celebre erat, (seu Pythonis & Apollinis historiam, seu poeanica certamina, & præmia, seu priscam templi formam atque inscriptionem seu tripodem, oraculum, &c. spectes) è josuæ historiâ, scriptisqu Oxoniae [Oxford]: excudebat H. Hall Academiae Typographus, impensis Ric. Davis, 1655. First edition. Small 8vo. (145 x 90mm), pp. [xxxviii], 42, 41-56, 59-142, [xviii], 40, [x]. Usual mispagination. Woodcut initials and head-pieces, title-page bordered with ornamental type. A little worming to gutter margin near head from about p.127 onwards, small scorch-hole to G6 affecting a marginal note, occasional light foxing. Contemporary vellum, title (recently) inked to spine. Upper board warped, split at joint and very nearly off, just holding on at tail of spine. Vellum grubby, endpapers toned. Internally good, but would benefit from a binder's attention. First edition copy of the first published work of Edmund Dickinson (1624–1707), physician and alchemist. 'At Oxford Dickinson became proficient in many languages, including Greek, Hebrew, and Arabic—languages which occur in all his major publications. These languages were the key to his first book, Delphi Phoenicizantes (1655), a philological and etymological attempt to show that Greek stories of Delphos and Apollo's battle with the Python were derived from Hebrew accounts of Joshua, and that Bacchus and Hercules were based on Moses and Joshua. The volume also contains notions about Noah's arrival in Italy, and the origin of the druids. This work made Dickinson widely known both at home and abroad. Wood (Ath. Oxon., 2.90–91) claims that the true author of this work was Henry Jacob, a Mertonian ejected at the 1648 visitation. According to Wood, Jacob left the completed manuscript in a locked book-chest, but his quarters were later given to Dickinson, who took possession of the chest and published the manuscript under his own name. There is no clear evidence for this assertion, and Wood was ill-disposed towards Dickinson, owing to a £70 fine for the renewal of the lease on his family house, the imposition of which he blamed on Dickinson, then (1664) bursar of Merton.' (ODNB) ESTC R8623   Ref: 51875 
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Dictys Cretensis: [Dares Phrygius:] [Joseph of Exeter:] (Smids, L., ed.:) De Bello et Excidio Trojanae, in usum Serenissimi Delphini [...] accedunt in hac nova editione notae variorum integrae; nec non Josephus Iscanus, cum notis Sam. Dresemii. Numismatibus & Gemmis, Historiam illustrantibus exornavit Lud. Smids, M.D. Dissertationem de Dictye Cretensi Amstelaedami [Amsterdam]: Apud Georgium Gallet, 1702. 8vo., pp. [lxxxiv], 177, [lxxv], 54, [22], 168, [viii], including 1 engraved frontispiece as part of the first gathering + 1 additional engraved frontispiece and 6 further plates. Includes final errata leaf. Title page in red and black, engraved head-pieces, woodcut decorations. Occasional light spotting, a few faint smudgy marks. Contemporary vellum, raised bands, title inked to spine, blind-tooled border, frame and centrepiece to each board, edges sprinkled blue and red. A little grubby, a few small marks to boards (possibly wax?), free endpapers very lightly toned at edges, very good overall. Small MS inscription of William R. Lyall to head of title-page. William Rowe Lyall (1788–1857) was Dean of Canterbury from 1845 until his death. He was the younger brother of Gerorge Lyall (1778/9–1853), MP for the City of London and chairman of the East India Company. The Delphin edition of three Latin poems on the Trojan war, by the pseudonymous authors 'Dictys of Crete' (4th-cent.) and 'Dares of Phrygia' (5th/6th-cent.), and by the English monk and crusader Joseph of Exeter (d.1224), they are evidence for the continuity of the Homeric legends through the Latin Middle Ages. Basing his edition of Dictys and Dares on Anne Dacier's Delphin edition of 1680, with notes also from an edition of Strassburg, 1691, the editor Ludolf Smids has added numismatic illustrations and his own commentary, and an essay by Jacobus Perizonius (1651-1715). The text and commentary for Joseph of Exeter are from an edition of Frankfurt, 1623 (cf. Schweiger). Schweiger II 332.   Ref: 51906 
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Diels, Hermann: Doxographi Graeci: Collegit Recensuit Prolegomenis Indicibusque Instruxit. Berlin: Apud Walter de Gruyter et Socios, 1976. Fourth edition, first reprint. 8vo., pp. x, 854. Cream cloth, brown titles. Tiny stain on upper board, pp.752-3 with slight crease at fore-edge margin with small smudgy mark, very good overall.   Ref: 51979 
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Dihle, Albrecht: (Krojzl, Clare, trans.:) A History of Greek Literature. From Homer to the Hellenistic Period. London: Routledge, 1994. First English edition. 8vo., pp. x, 332. Cloth, gilt-lettered, edges lightly dusted, almost fine.   Ref: 49669 
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Dindorf, William (ed.): Poetarum Scenicorum Graecorum, Aeschyli, Sophoclis, Euripidis et Aristophanis, Fabulae Superstites et Perditarum Fragmenta. Londini [London]: Jacobus Parker et Soc., 1868. Fifth edition. Large 8vo. (255 x 175mm), pp. [iv], 748. Gutter split after title page but holding firm, very mildly toned but clean. Contemporary tan calf presentation binding. Gilt spine with burgundy morocco label, gilt crest centrepiece, marbled edges and endpapers. Neatly rebacked, a little scuffed, inner hinges repaired with blue tape, very good. Printed presentation bookplate to front paste-down inscribed to William Hamilton from the University of Glasgow, dated 1870. Ownership inscription of the archaeologist J.L. Caskey to preliminary blank.   Ref: 48849 
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Dindorf, William (ed.:) Poetae Scenici Graeci. Accedunt Perditarum Fabularum Fragmenta. Lipsiae [Leipzig] and Londini [London]: Libraria Weidmannia and Black, Young et Young, 1830. Large 8vo. (255 x 170mm), pp. xxxi, [i], 766, 162. A little toned towards edges but generally bright, a few neat pencil annotations. Contemporary half dark green morocco, gilt title to spine, raised bands, marbled paper-covered boards. Rubbed, lower joint starting to split a little at head, boards worn with large patches of marbled paper lost, upper hinge splitting but sound. Ownership inscription of W.C. Cotton, 'Ch. Ch. 1833' and gift inscription 'To Martin, best wishes for Xmas 1979 from your loving wife', both to f.f.e.p..   Ref: 48731 
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Diogenes Laertius: (Hubner, H.G., ed.:) De Vitis, Dogmatis et Apophthegmatis Clarorum Philosophorum Libri Decem. Hildesheim: Georg Olms, 1981. Facsimile reprint of 1828 edition. 4 vols. 8vo., pp. xxii, 379, [ii] + illustrations; vi, 814; x, vi, 7- 670; [iii], 724. Green cloth with red label to spine, gilt. Little shelf wear and minor marks. Spine in vol. II rubbed a little. Edges a little foxed, internally clean. Overall, very good.   Ref: 46989 
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Dionysius of Halicarnassus: (Roberts, W. Rhys, ed.:) The Three Literary Letters (Ep. ad Ammaeum I, Ep. ad Pompeium, Ep. ad Ammaeum II). The Greek Text Edited with English Translation, Fascimile, Notes, Glossary of Rhetorical and Grammatical Terms, Bibliography, and Introductory Essay on Dionysius as a Literary Critic. Cambridge University Press, 1901. First edition. 8vo., pp. xiv, 232 + frontispiece. Quarter red cloth backed burgundy boards, gilt, corners slightly bumped, a little foxing mainly to preliminaries, slightly slackened at gutters to top pp. xiv/1 & and bottom pp. 96/7, but still good. Edges uncut. 'Presentation Copy' perforated stamp to title page. Slight remaining hint of circular stamp to front paste-down. Ownership inscriptions of 'C.D.N. Costa, 20.iii 69' to front paste-down and 'Granville Conway, Cantarbrigiae, mensa Iulia.mcmxxxv' to ffep.   Ref: 50901 
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Dixon, Suzanne: The Roman Mother. London: Croom Helm, 1988. First edition. 8vo., pp. xiv, 286. Black cloth, headcap a little creased, very good. Dust-jacket spine a little sun faded, light signs of use, very good.   Ref: 52339 
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Downie, Janet: At the Limits of Art. A Literary Study of Aelius Aristides' Hieroi Logoi. Oxford University Press, 2013. 8vo., pp. x, 223, [i]. Black paper-covered boards, silver title to spine, top edge very slightly dusty, near fine. Dust-jacket with a little light shelf wear, but near fine.   Ref: 52137 
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