Antiquarian Booksellers Association
Unsworth's Booksellers
International League of Antiquarian Booksellers

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 
£15
enquire
Finley, M.I., ed.: Studies in Roman Property. By the Cambridge University Research Seminar in Ancient History. Cambridge University Press, 1976. First edition. 8vo., pp. viii, 212. Blue cloth, gilt lettering to spine, spine cocked, edges dusted, still very good. Dust-jacket, spine browned, shelf wear, price sticker to front flap, very good. Cambridge Classical Studies.   Ref: 52128 
£30
enquire
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, very good.   Ref: 52129 
£25
enquire
Flach, Hans: Glossen und Scholien zur Hesiodischen Theogonie mit Prolegomena. Osnabruck: Biblio, 1970. Reprint of 1876 edition. 8vo., pp. xvi, 432. Greek text, German commentary. Black cloth, gilt. Spine sunned, boards and top-edge a little dusted. A very good copy.   Ref: 47275 
£40
enquire
Florus, Lucius Annaeus: (Le Fevre, Anne, ed.:) Rerum Romanarum Epitome Interpretatione et Notis Illustravit Anna Tanaquilli Fabri Filia. Jussu Christianissimi Regis, In Usum Serenissimi Delphini. Parisiis (Paris): Apud Fredericum Leonard, Typographum Regis, 1674. 4to., pp. [xxiv], 205, [clix] including additional engraved title-page. Woodcut printer's device to title-page, woodcut head- and tail-pieces and initials through the text. Lightly toned towards top edge, faint staining to lower margins of first and last few gatherings, binding cracked between frontispiece and title-page but all still sound. Contemporary vellum boards, unusually rebacked in deliberately contrasting late-18th-century black morocco. Gilt spine and borders, gilt crest to head of spine, a.e.g., endpapers replaced. Spine rubbed, vellum a bit darkened, boards a little splayed but still very good. Edited by Anne Dacier (nee Le Fevre) (1645-1720), noted French scholar and wife of Andre Dacier, one of the series editors for the Delphin editions. Schweiger II, 361.   Ref: 49304 
£200
enquire
Florus, Lucius Annaeus: [Maittaire, Michael, ed.:] [Epitome rerum Romanarum]. Cui subjungitur Lucii Ampelii liber memorialis. Londini [London]: Ex Officina Jacobi Tonson & Johannis Watts, 1715. 12mo., pp. [xxii], 141, [iii], including engraved frontispiece signed 'Lud. Du Guernier inv. et Sculp.', and publishers' advertisement at rear. Title page in red and black with woodcut printer's device, woodcut initials and head- and tail-pieces. Very clean and bright within. Contemporary calf, raised bands, burgundy morocco gilt spine label, plain gilt borders, edges sprinkled red, marbled endpapers. A little loss to headcap, rubbed, corners wearing, still a very good copy. From 1713 to 1719 Maittaire (16681747) edited a whole series of 12mo. Classics for Tonson and Watts. It comprised: in 1713, Paterculus, Justin, Lucretius, Phædrus, Sallust, Terence; in 1715, Catullus, Tibullus & Propertius, C. Nepos, Florus, Horace, Ovid, Virgil; in 1716, Cæsar, Martial, Juvenal & Persius, Q. Curtius; in 1719, Lucan. Similar editions of Sophocles, Homer, Livy, Pliny, and the Musarum Anglicanarum Analecta were attributed to Maittaire, but he formally disclaimed them. ESTC T146535. Schweiger II 362.   Ref: 51742 
£100
enquire
Florus, Lucius Annaeus; Eutropius, Flavius; (Clarke, John, ed. & trans.:) Epitome Rerum Romanarum cum versione Anglica, in qua verbum de verbo, quantum per utriusque linguæ genium fieri licuit, redditur. Or, a Compendious History of Rome [...] With an English Translation as literal as possible; Eutropii Historiæ Romanæ Breviarium, cum versione Anglica, in qua, verbum de verbo, quantum fieri licuit, exprimitur, notis quoque & indice. Or, Eutropius's Compendious History of Rome: together with an English translation as literal as possible, not York: printed by Thomas Gent, for Arthur Bettesworth, at the Red Lyon in Pater-Noster-Row, [...] n.d. [1727]; 1728. 2 works in 1 vol., Florus 1st ed. and Eutropius 2nd edition. 8vo., pp. [vi], 217, [i]; [xii], 162, [iv], bound without final leaf of advertisements. Each work with an English preface followed by parallel Latin and English texts, Florus with the texts on facing pages and Eutropius arranged as two columns. Both works with woodcut initials and head- & tail-pieces, some of those in the 2nd work being very large. Occasional tiny spots and smudges but generally very clean within. Contemporary brown speckled calf, raised bands, gilt morocco title label, plain double-filet border to each board, edges sprinkled red. Spine a little darkened, headcap worn, tail end of both joints just starting to crack, a little surface loss to upper board near joint, bottom corners slightly worn, front endpaper split at hinge but board still holding firm, overall a very good copy. To front paste-down: die-sinker armorial bookplate of John Somers, Lord Somers with the motto 'Prodesse Quam Conspici', the shield showing Somers quartering Cocks. To ffep: recent bookplate of Robert J. Hayhurst. To both: a few pencilled bookseller's notes. Edited and translated by John Clarke (1687-1734), schoolmaster, educational reformer and, at the time of publication, 'Master of the Publick Grammar-School in Hull'. "An outspoken critic of the traditional style of teaching classics, he argued that it appeared to be 'contrived in opposition to all the rules of good method' so as 'to render the learning of the languages more tedious than it needs to be' (J. Clarke, An Essay upon the education of youth in grammar Schools, 1720, 9). He particularly cited the drudgery of elementary memorisation of rules and the absence of adequate English translations as flaws which led to the waste of 'three of the four first years boys spend at school' (ibid., 34). His new method was designed to teach the classics more efficiently, in order to allow time for studying new or additional subjects, such as history, geography, and chronology." (ODNB). Clarke published extensively, mostly classical translations, commentaries on contemporary writers and treaties on education. Some of his works enjoyed great longevity, including his Introduction to the Making of Latin, Comprising the Substance of Latin Syntax (1734) which reached its 25th edition in 1787, and his Dissertation upon the Usefulness of Translations of Classick Authors (also 1734) which had run to its 36th edition by 1831. ESTC T114760; T132863   Ref: 52263 
£175
enquire
Franzius, I.: Elementa Epigraphices Graecae. Amsterdam, B.R. Gruner N.V., 1972. Facsimile reprint of 1840 Berlin edition. 8vo., pp., 400 + folding plates throughout. Green cloth with gilt-lettered black label. Top edge dust speckled, slight wear to one corner, otherwise a very good copy. Index includes: De Notis Numeralibus, Index Siglorum Ex Aetate Ante Dominationem Romanam, Index Siglorum Ex Aetate Romana.   Ref: 46722 
£30
enquire
Freeman, Charles: Egypt, Greece & Rome. Civilizations of the Ancient Mediterranean. Oxford University Press, 2014. Third edition. 8vo., pp. xv, [iii], 759, [i]. Black cloth-covered boards, gilt title to spine, as new condition.   Ref: 51364 
£45
enquire
Freeman, Charles: Egypt, Greece & Rome. Civilizations of the Ancient Mediterranean. Oxford University Press, 2014. Third edition. 8vo., pp. xv, [iii], 759, [i]. Black cloth-covered boards, gilt title to spine, edges a little shop worn, otherwise fine.   Ref: 51870 
£45
enquire