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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 
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Euripides; (Canter, Willem, ed.): Tragoediae XIX: in quibus praeter infinita menda sublata, carminum omnium ratio hactenus ignorata nunc primum proditur. Antverpiae [Antwerp]: ex officina Christophori Plantini, 1571 1 work in 2 vols. 16mo. pp. [xxxii], 444 (*3 is a cancel, last two blank); 809, [xxiii] (wanting last 16pp. in gathering Gg with appendix 'Euripidis sententiae aliquot insigniores'), mostly Greek text. Slight browning in a few places, light water stain to first and last gathering of both vols, few slightly later annotations mostly smudged. 18th-century crushed crimson morocco, Reymund decoratd endpapers (Augsburg), double gilt ruled with floral border, inner edges gilt, spine gilt, gilt-lettered morocco label, a.e.g. Joints somewhat rubbed. Slightly later annotations in Greek and Latin to title, last and another few leaves. Beautifully bound, with decorated endpapers by the Reymunds of Augsburg. Edited by Willem Canter (1542-75), a classicist from Utrecht, this was the first Plantin edition of Euripides - printed in an elegant Greek typeface - and the first edition of this author with a critical consideration of his use of metrics. 'Handsome and difficult to find in good condition' (Brunet II, 1096). Ruelens & Backer, Annales Plantiniennes, 110:12; Brunet II, 1096.   Ref: 53274 
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Eutropius: Breviarum Historiae Romanae. Accedunt Selectae lectiones dilucidando Auctori appositae. Parisiis [Paris]: Typis Josephi Barbou. 1754. 12mo., pp. [ii], xxviii, 221, [i]. Additional engraved frontispiece, engraved head- and tailpieces. Frontispiece and title a bit dusty, minimal foxing, margins of two leaves lightly waterstained, traces of small pasted paper slip on verso of last leaf. Contemporary crimson morocco, triple gilt ruled, spine triple gilt ruled, large gilt fleurons, gilt-lettered morocco label, small worm hole at foot, inner edges gilt, a.e.g. Joints expertly repaired, boards lightly rubbed. 18th century armorial bookplate of Louis des Champes des Tournelles to front pastedown, book label of Alfred Neild to ffep, bookplate of Robert J. Hayhurst to flyleaf. An attractively-printed pocket edition of the abridged Roman history written by the 4th century historian Eutropius. This copy belonged to Louis des Champes des Tournelles (1744-95), a staunch Jacobin appointed French Minister of Finance in 1793. After Robespierre's abolition of ministries, he was imprisoned for defending too ardently his brother, later executed on the guillotine. Louis died of poisoning in 1795. Brunet II 1116.   Ref: 53163 
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Evenden, Elizabeth & Freeman, Thomas S.: Religion and the Book in Early Modern England: The Making of John Foxe's 'Book of Martyrs'. Cambridge University Press, 2011. First edition. 8vo., pp. xiv, 397. Hardback. Contents and binding mint. Dust-jacket lightly creased to edges, still fine. In the Series: 'Cambridge Studies in Early Modern British History'.   Ref: 53256 
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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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Florus, Lucius Annaeus L. Annaeus Florus. CL. Salmasius, addidit Lucium Ampelium, & cod. M.S. nunquam antehac editum. Lugd. Batav. [Leiden]: Apud Elzeviros, 1638. 12mo. pp. [viii], 290, [ii], [293-] 336, [xvi]. Engraved title, woodcut head- and tailpieces. Light red ink stain to upper outer blank corner of title and first two leaves, few leaves a trifle foxed. Near contemporary full calf, double gilt ruled, gilt fleurons to corners, spine gilt with fleurons and stars, gilt-lettered morocco label, inner edges gilt, a.e.g. Joints a bit cracked, lower with small worm hole. Bookplate of Faulque de Jonchieres to front pastedown, occasional annotations. Handsomely-bound copy of the better edition of the two printed by the Elzevirs in 1638. 'The preference is given to those copies where the two vignettes (one at the head of the dedicatory epistle, the other at that of the text of Florus) are different' (Dibdin II, 10). 'La plus jolie' (Willems 467), with the first headpiece in the shape of a mermaid. This copy belonged to Faulque de Jonquières (d.1873), librarian of the Ministère de la Marine. Dibdin II, 10; Willems 467.   Ref: 53175 
£200
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