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Drexel, Jeremias: Recta intentio omnium humanarum actionum amussis. [bound with:] Gymnasium Patientiae. Col. Agrippinae [Cologne]: Apud Corn. ab Egmund, 1634. 16mo., pp. [xiv] 416 [ii]; [xiv] 387 [iii] + engraved title pages in each book. Two further full-page engravings in the text of each book. The edge of first three leaves a bit creased. Contemporary vellum boards, long sides overlapping, spine lettered in ink, ties removed, somewhat soiled, pastedowns torn. Ownership inscription of Jacobus van Aker D'heysbroeck to f.f.e.p. recto and A. Domis (1802) to verso. Two works by the Jesuit writer Jeremias Drexel (or Drexelius, 1581-1638). The first has been called a prelude to his most famous work, the 'Heliotropum', while the second, the 'Gymnasium of Patience', comprises arguments for Christian acceptance of suffering. The imprint is usually considered to be false, with the books printed by Blaeu in Amsterdam. VD17 32:709942B; VD17 1:075296S.   Ref: 29953 
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Dusinberre, Elspeth R.M.: Aspects of Empire in Achaemenis Sardis. Cambridge University Press, 2003. 4to., pp. xv, 325, b/w illustrations to text. Blue cloth, gilt title to spine. Small remainder mark to top edge, near fine. Dust-jacket with very slight shelf wear, near fine.   Ref: 52142 
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Epictetus: (Long, George, ed. & trans.) Discourses [...]; with the Encheiridion and Fragments. Translated with Notes, a Life of Epictetus, and a View of his Philosophy. London: George Bell and Sons, 1887. 8vo., pp. xliii, [i], 452, 4, 24. At the rear, a 4-page catalogue of the works of George Long, and a 24-page catalogue of Bohn's Classical Library and other publications, dated January 1885. A little foxing to the first few leaves and the bottom edge of the rear catalogue. Dark green cloth, gilt title to spine. Endcaps a bit worn, endpaper split at rear hinge, very good overall. Small Blackwell's label to front paste-down. To ffep verso, inscription of C.D.N. Costa dated 2. xi. '86 with an added note in the same hand: 'Ex libris Martin Johnson'. Embossed stamp of A. Holden booksellers of Liverpoll to ffep. Bohn's Classical Library.   Ref: 52067 
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Eunapius: (Boissonade, J.F.; Wyttenbach, D. eds.:) Vitas Sophistarum et Fragmenta Historiarum [...] Vol. I. Amstelodami [Amsterdam]: Petrum den Hengst et Filum, 1822. First volume only of two. 8vo., pp. [vi], lix, [i], 604. Text in Greek with Latin notes. Sporadic foxing, uncut edges toned, some unopened. Still in the publisher's blue sugar paper wrappers, printed label to spine. Spine creased, joints split but cords sound, smudged and creased but an unsophisticated survival. Ownership inscription of H.J. Borgers to front paste-down. Eunapius, the 4th-century CE sophist and historian, is primarily known for this work, a series of biographies of other sophists, our only source for the neo-Platonism of his time. H.J. Borgers edited a volume of Cicero published in Leiden in 1826. Schweiger 114   Ref: 48699 
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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 
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[Eusebius] Alexander Alexandrinus; Juvencus; Eustathius; Eusebius: (Caillau, D.A.B.; Guillon, D.M.N.S., eds.:) Patres Quarti Ecclesiae Saeculi. (Vols. XVIII-XX of) Collectio Selecta SS. Ecclesiae Patrum complectens exquisitissima Opera tum Dogmatica et Moralia, tum Apologetica et Oratoria. Paris: apud Mequignon-Harvard, 1830. 3 vols. in one. 8vo. (197 x 118 x 100mm), pp. [iv], 711; 664; 480. A few pages water stained to tail, now dry. Black cloth, gilt. Edges a little spotted. A little worn and dusted, still a very good copy. Pencil ownership inscription to first page of each volume. Vols. 18-20 in this collection of Works of the Church Fathers, consisting for the most part of the three books of Eusebius' Opera.   Ref: 47510 
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[Fables] Aesop: L'Estrange, Roger: Fables of Æsop and other Eminent Mythologists: with Morals and Reflections; Fables and Stories Moralized. Being a Second Part of the Fables of Æsop [...] London: printed for D. Brown, R. Sare, A. Roper, T. Norris, A. Bettesworth, G. Strachan, E. Valentin 1724; 1730. 2 vols.: vol. I 7th ed., vol. II 4th ed., corrected. 8vo., pp. [xii], 29, [xi], 550, [ii]; [xiv], 266, [viii] + engraved frontispiece to each volume. Vol. I with pp.21-30 of the 'Life' mispaginated as pp.17-29 as usual. Single-leaf catalogue to rear of vol I, eight-page catalogue (books printed for and sold by Samuel Birt) to rear of vol. II. Both volumes lightly toned with occasional faint staining towards fore-edge, a few spots and smudges. Vol. I with small ink blot near headline pp.158-164 affecting a few letters, a little worming right in the gutter pp.241-265, a paper flaw to leaf 2L3 resulting in a horizontal tear near the head (not affecting text). Uniformly bound in modern quarter tan calf, raised bands, gilt spines, marbled boards, endpapers renewed, vol. I with new endbands. Some greyish marks to spines, joints very mildly creased, very good. L'Estrange's version of Aesop's Fables first appeared in two parts in 1691 and 1699. The fourth-edition second volume found here was printed by William Bowyer (his records show 1000 copies printed), and the seventh-edition first volume was also partially printed by him. ESTC T85874 & T85873   Ref: 52297 
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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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Falivene, Maria Rosaria: The Herakleopolite Nome: A Catalogue of the Toponyms with Introduction and Commentary. Georgia: Scholars Press, 1998. 4vo. (285 x 220mm), pp. xvii, [iv], 324. Red cloth, gilt-lettered. Very light shelf wear, remains of a label to lower board, near fine. American Studies in Papyrology, no. 37.   Ref: 49915 
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Feith, Everard: Antiquitatum Homericarum Libri IV. Editio accuratior. Amstelodami [Amsterdam]: apud Salomonem Schouten, 1726. 8vo., pp.[xx], 404, [xliv]. Woodcut device to title-page, some woodcut initials and decorations. Very faint dampstain to lower margin near front. Final Addenda leaf a little creased. Contemporary vellum, title inked to spine (just visible). Quite grubby, endcaps a little creased, some smudgy marks to endpapers but a good, firm copy. To front paste-down, the signature of Charles Mayo. There are several likely Charles Mayos to whom this volume may have belonged: the historian and clergyman (17501829); the Old English scholar (17671858) or the educational reformer (17921846). Everard Feith's (1597-c.1625) short career was focused on ancient Greece. He is believed to have written five works on the subject, of which this is the second, before entering a house in La Rochelle and vanishing without trace in 1625. The manuscripts of his three final works were lost. Antiquitatum Homericarum was originally published by Bruman in 1677, apparently with the encouragment of J.F. Gronovius.   Ref: 51276 
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