Calpurnius Siculus, Titus; Nemesianus, Marcus Aurelius Olympius: Bucolica. Nuper a situ, & squallore vindicata, nouisque commentarijs exposita opera, ac studio Roberti Titii Burgensis. Florentiae [Florence]: Apud Philippum Iunctam, 1590. 4to., pp. [viii], 206, . Later limp vellum (binder's waste containing 17th century printed matter), spine lettered in ink, lower edge of text-block also lettered in ink. Small stain to upper forecorner at beginning and end, a little spotting elsewhere. Binding somewhat soiled, ties lost. Old paper shelfmark label to spine, old inscription to final page of text ('C. de ? Torrepalma?'). The Eclogues of Calpurnius Siculus, Roman poet of uncertain date (though certainly post-Virgil) and Marcus Aurelius Olympius Nemesianus of the 3rd-century AD, as edited by Roberto Titi (1551-1609), professor at Bologna. Eleven bucolic poems survive in the manuscript tradition attributed to Calpurnius, though four were obviously of different authorship and are now firmly placed under Nemesianus's name The editio princeps was printed by Sweynheym and Pannartz and numerous editions followed, with this one having some of the most substantial commentary, including Titi's work and commentary in the form of a letter by Ugolino Martelli (1519-1592). Adams C155; CNCE 47089. Ref: 53229show full image..
Carey, John: A Little History of Poetry. New Haven & London: Yale University Press, 2020. First edition. 8vo., pp. viii, 312. Illustrations. Hardback: red cloth, gilt-lettered to spine. Dust-jacket. Fine. Ref: 54064
Carr, John: Fighting Emperors of Byzantium. Barnsley: Pen & Sword, 2015. First edition. 8vo., pp. x, 277 + b/w plates. Hardback: dark blue cloth, silver-lettered to spine. Dust-jacket. Unused, a hint only of shelf-wear: a fine copy. Ref: 53864
[Castiglione, Baldassarre] Lokaj, Rodney, (trans.): Two Renaissance Friends: Baldassarre Castiglione, Domizio Falcone, and Their Neo-Latin Poetry. Tempe: Arizona Center for Medieval and Renaissance Studies, 2015. 8vo., pp. 372. Hardback: laminated boards. New: unopened in publisher's shrink-wrap. Volume 466 in the ACMRS Medieval and Renaissance Texts and Studies series. Ref: 53707
Castleden, Rodney: The Attack on Troy. London: Pen & Sword, 2006. First edition. 8vo., pp. x, 165 + plates. Illustrations to text. Hardback: black cloth, gilt-lettered to spine. Dust-jacket. A hint only of shelf-dust, fine. Ref: 54060
Catling, R.W.V & Marchand, F., eds.; Sasanow, M., asst.: Onomatologos. Studies in Greek Personal Names, Presented to Elaine Matthews. Oxford: Oxbow Books, 2010. First edition. 4to., pp. xxxiv, 681. Laminated boards, corners bumped, one slightly fraying, edges lightly dusted with small smudge to bottom, some shelf wear, very good. Ref: 51925
(Catullus) Sisson, C.H. trans.: Catullus. London: MacGibbon & Kee, 1966. 8vo., pp. 93, [i]. Faux-vellum boards, gilt titles to spine and upper. Spine and board edges lightly toned, still very good. First edition of this translation. Ref: 51562
Catullus, Gaius Valerius; Tibullus, Albius; Propertius, Sextus: Opera. Birminghamiae [Birmingham]: Johannis Baskerville, 1772. 4to. pp. [ii], 200, 221-372 (i.e. 352, due to usual pagination error). Sporadic light foxing, narrow patch of toning to gutter margin of pp.136-7 seemingly transferred from a ribbon bookmark. a few small pencilled bookseller's notes to front endpapers. 19th-century dark brown straight-grain morocco, spine heavily gilt, boards with gilt and blind tooled frame and borders, all edges gilt, green endpapers. Some surface wear to joints, lightly shelf worn, lower corner of rear board a bit bumped. A very good copy, handsomely bound. Bookplate with crest (small piece of lower corner torn away), of Henry Disbrowe of All Souls. According to Alumni Oxonienses this is likely Henry John Disbrowe of Launceston, a fellow of All Soul's College, Oxford from 1816. He became rector of Welbourne in Lincoln in 1820 and remained there until his death in 1867. To rfep recto, pencilled inscription of Thomas Thorp dated Dec. 2nd 1938. Leaves A2 and H3, often cancelled, are both found here in their original state; misnumeration and other errors as usual. Also available in 12mo., this 4to. version was priced on publication at a guinea, though copies were advertised for sale at 18s. on 9th July 1773; 780 copies remained in stock in 1775. Dibdin describes this edition, based on Coustelier's 1743 production, as 'very beautiful', though 'not esteemed for accuracy' (Dibdin I (4th edn.) 377). ESTC T6260; Gaskell 44; Graesse 287; Moss 1263 Ref: 52193show full image..
Catullus; Tibullus; Propertius: Opera. Londini [London]: Impensis J. F. & C. Rivington, T. Longman, & T. Cadell, 1776. 12mo, pp. [xxx], 243, . Slightly later vellum boards, spine lettered in gilt, marbled edges and endpapers. Some light spotting. Binding a little marked, spine darkened. Pencil ownership inscription to title-page, ownership inscription of Richard Bingham Jr dated 1813 to initial blank. A pleasant copy of the second Maittaire edition of Catullus, Tibullus and Propertius, one of several reprints of the 1710s Latin classics published by Tonson and Watts done around this time. ESTC T129189 Ref: 53791show full image..
Catullus; Tibullus; Propertius: Pristino nitori restituti, & ad optima Exemplaria emendati. Accedunt Fragmenta Cornelio Gallo inscripta. Lugduni Batavorum [Leiden]: [n.pr. but A. U. Coustelier?], 1743. 12mo, pp. xvi, 344 + frontispiece and 2 other engraved plates. Early 20th-century rust-coloured morocco, smooth spine and front board somewhat amateurishly lettered in gilt with a gilt monogram to front board. Some light spotting, a dampmark to frontispiece, two leaves with blank fore-corner torn away. Binding marked, slightly rubbed at extremities, pastedowns creased. An early volume from the 'Barbou Collection', a series of small-format Latin classics imitative of the work of the Elsevirs, which was taken over by Joseph Barbou in the 1750s. The project was started by Antoine-Urbain Coustelier in the early 1740s, making this one of the first titles issued. It appears in two variants, as here with an anonymous and probably false Leiden imprint, and also with the Paris imprint of Coustelier. The binding is unusual and appears to be the work of an amateur in the early part of the 20th century; the leather is high quality and worked competently if plainly, while the lettering struggles with level, spacing, and mis-strikes. Stylistically (in the leather colour and the face used for the lettering) it has a slight resemblance to the plainest work by Cockerell or the W.H. Smith bindery. Ref: 53790show full image..