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[Terence] Terentius Afer, Publius: (Westerhovius, A.H.:) Comoediae Sex, ad fidem duodecim amplius Msstorum Codicum, et pluscularum optimae notae Editionum recensitae, et Commentario Perpetuo illustratae [...] Curavit Arn. Henr. Westerhovius. Hagae-Comitum [The Hague]: Apud Thomam Johnsonium, 1726. 2 vols., 4to, pp. [x], lxxxix, 859, [1]; [ii], [861]-1240, 244, [380] + engraved dedication pages in both vols., a frontispiece in vol. 1, and 47 plates (these last from another work). Some toning and spotting.Contemporary sprinkled calf spines divided by gilt rolls, red morocco labels, edges yellow. Spines somewhat rubbed, some small scratches to boards. 'This is a sumptuous and valuable edition' (Dibdin), which has been made even more so by the inclusion of 47 engraved plates depicting Terentian scenes or Roman theatrical masks, all from an octavo volume and mounted on quarto sheets to fit, with the page references amended by hand. Dibdin II 475.   Ref: 53247  show full image..
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[Terence] Terentius Afer, Publius: (Westerhovius, A.H.:) Comoediae Sex, ad fidem duodecim amplius Msstorum Codicum, et pluscularum optimae notae Editionum recensitae, et Commentario Perpetuo illustratae [...] Curavit Arn. Henr. Westerhovius. Hagae-Comitum [The Hague]: Apud Petrum Gosse, 1726. First edition thus. 2 vols., 4to, pp. [12], lxxxix, [7], 859, [1]; [viii], [865]-1240, 244, [380], last blank, including engraved frontispieces. Large copy, on thick paper. Titles in red and black, 1 full-page engraved plate to vol. 1. Slight toning or mainly marginal spotting, upper edge dusty, very minor offsetting from plates. Contemporary vellum over boards, double blind ruled, blind-stamped lozenge-shaped centrepiece to covers, raised bands, title inked to spine. A little soiled and rubbed. Handsome (if rather ruggedly so), large copy on thick, high-quality paper. 'This is a sumptuous and valuable edition, [...] to be admired for elaborate care and research' (Dibdin); 'very sought after for the commentary and good index' (Brunet). Edited by A.H. Westerhovius, it is accompanied by a thorough commentary with glosses by Donatus, Calphurnius and Lindenbrog, followed by a 380-page index. Dibdin II 475; Brunet V/1, 717.   Ref: 53299  show full image..
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Theocritus: Quae extant. Ex editione Danielis Heinsii expressa. Glasguae [Glasgow]: In aedibus Academicis excudebant Robertus et Andreas Foulis, 1746. Pot 4to, pp. [xii], 32, 45-192 (as called for). Early 20th-century sprinkled calf by R. Nelson, boards bordered with a double gilt rules, spine divided by raised bands between double gilt rules, central gilt tools in compartments. Some light soiling in places. Rebacked preserving most of original backstrip, around 40 binders' blanks at end, edges rubbed, some scrapes to boards. Bookplate of Jacob Bennett Miller to front pastedown. The pot 4to issue containing just the Greek text, conjectured by Gaskell in his first edition and confirmed by Brian Gerrard for Gaskell's second edition: gatherings A and B signed are with * and the paper has a Royal Arms watermark. The first bifolium is oddly trimmed (or oddly imposed), with the inner margin substantially larger than the outer. This was the first book in which Andrew Foulis's name appears with Robert's as University Printer. Gaskell 78; ESTC T138485.   Ref: 53248  show full image..
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Theognis, Megarensis; Just, H.G. (ed.): Sententiae Elegiacae Graeco Latinae, notis philologicis, ex probatissimis quibusdam autoribus excerptis... Francofurti & Lipsiae [Frankfurt and Leipzig]: apud Michelem Keyserum, 1710. 8vo, pp. [16], 85, [89], 314, [30]. Facing Greek and Latin text. A couple of gatherings slightly browned (poorly dried paper), small paper flaw to lower outer blank corner of 2A2. Contemporary vellum, yapp edges, title inked to spine, shelfmark label, a.e.r. A trifle soiled. Early bibliographical note to ffep; autograph of Johann Augustin Groebel to title; illegible modern library stamp to p.85. A scarce Greek-Latin edition, unrecorded in major bibliographies, of Theognis of Megara's (6th century) gnomic and elegiac poetry. Its moralising tone ensured its continuous transmission throughout late antiquity and the middle ages. It was edited by Heinrich Gottlob Just, professor of Greek at Erfurt. This copy belonged to Johann Augustin Groebel, who edited a work by Agapetus, Bishop of Constantinople, in 1733. WorldCat locates only 1 copy in the US. Hoffmann, Lexicon bibliographicum, p.704. Not in Ebert, Moss or Schweiger.   Ref: 53357  show full image..
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Theophrastus, [Newton, Richard]: The Characters of Theophrastus, With a Strictly Literal Translation of the Greek into Latin, and with Notes and Observations on the Text, in English: for the Benefit of Hertford College. Oxford: Printed; and to be had of R. Clements and J. Fletcher, 1754. First edition thus. pp. [xii] 268, preliminaries misbound and inserted at rear. Engraved vignette to title, Greek with facing Latin text. Slight browning or foxing in a few places, edges dusty, title and verso of last a bit soiled, last leaf repaired and now adhering to penultimate and rear fep at gutter. Contemporary polished calf, rebacked, newer endpapers, paper label to spine. Boards rubbed and scratched. Bookplate of Lancashire Independent College Library to front pastedown; 19th-century inscription 'John Blumie Leaf(?) Square to half-title. An early student edition of Theophrastus's famous work. Richard Newton (1676-1753) was the founder and first principal of Hertford College, Oxford, which promoted the education of poor students with bursaries. This work was prepared for learners of Greek, and presented a very literal translation from the Greek into Latin, accompanied by observations in English. The subject - thirty portraits of moral types - was especially suitable for schooling. ESTC T30446. Not in Dibdin or Brunet.   Ref: 53308  show full image..
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Theophrastus: (Budgell, Eustace, trans.:) The Moral Characters [...] Translated from the Greek. London: printed for Jacob Tonson, 1714. First edition.12mo., pp. [xxvi], 80, [iv], including portrait frontispiece. With two final advertisement leaves and p.79 misnumbered as p.89. Some woodcut decorations. A few faint ink smudges to frontis and title but otherwise clean. Contemporary brown calf Cambridge panelled boards, neatly rebacked with heavily gilt spine and red morocco title label, edges lightly sprinkled red, corners repaired, hinges subtly reinforced. A few slight scrapes, some patches of toning to endpapers but a very good copy. Armorial bookplate of John Cator to front paste-down, likely John Cator the landowner, timber merchant and MP (1728-1806) who commissioned the building of Beckenham Place Mansion in 1773. He was described by Fanny Burney as 'a good-natured busy sort of man' (The Diary and Letters of Madame D'Arblay, Vol. 1.). To ffep, recent bookplate of Robert J. Hayhurst. MS inscription of J[ohn] Lydall of Uxmore in Oxfordshire, dated 1768 to title-page verso. Translated by jobbing writer and sometime Member of Parliament for Mullingar, Eustace Budgell (1687-1737). In his Preface he writes that he has not in fact 'translated from the Greek' at all but has used Bruyere's French translation as his starting point. He is surprisingly scathing about his own work: 'As for our English translation, I shall say no more of it, but that it is wholly done from the French, and as it always happens in a Translation of a Translation, is everywhere flat and spiritless'. He goes on to rather unfairly place the blame for his translations's deficiencies on Bruyere: 'It might perhaps be thought too hard if I should say Monsieur Bruyere was afraid of having Theophrastus outshine himself; yet I shall make no Scruple to affirm that the Method he has used in translating him has very much taken from the Beauty of his Author.' Budgell was a cousin of Joseph Addision and assisted him with The Spectator with some success, though he later fell on hard times. Thought vain and vindictive by many of his contemporaries, he is now mostly remembered for his death: he threw himself into the Thames, leaving a note that read 'What Cato did, and Addison approved, cannot be wrong.' ESTC T86597   Ref: 51609 
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Theophrastus: (Needham, Peter, ed.:) Characteres Ethici. Ex recensione Petri Needham, et versione Latina Isaaci Casauboni. Glasguae [Glasgow]: Excudebat Robertus Foulis, 1748. 12mo, pp. 52, 34. Modern dark brown calf, dark red label. Paper toned, with some leaves dustsoiled, a small wormhole to margin of first few leaves. Spine sunned, final gathering pulling free and nearly loose. Substantial pencil notes (filling almost all space including interlinear) to 7 leaves. Perhaps due to its small size, this seems to have had a lower survival rate than most Foulis productions of this period: ESTC finds 6 locations in the UK and 7 outside. Gaskell 120, ESTC T85454.   Ref: 53249 
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Valerius Flaccus Setinus Balbus, Gaius: (Carrion, Louis, ed.:) Argonauticon libri VIII. Antwerpiae [Antwerp]: ex officina Christophori Plantini, 1565. 8vo. pp. 303, [1]. Title within woodcut architectural border, decorated initials. Light age yellowing, small worm hole throughout touching few letters, blue ink splash to extreme upper outer corner of last gathering. 17th-century full calf, raised bands, stubs from 15th-century manuscript (a gradual) used as spine lining. Joints minimally cracked at foot. 18th-century bibliographical note to ffep; 17th-century inscription 'Ex libris Mainard' and price to title. Adams V80; Dibdin I, 414; Brunet V, 1046 (mentioned). Not in Moss.   Ref: 53674  show full image..
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Valerius Maximus: Dictorum Factorumque Memorabilium Libri IX. Amstelodami [Amsterdam]: Typis Danielis Elzevirii, 1671. 12mo. [8], 328pp. Engraved folding title. Minimal toning, the odd spot. Contemporary vellum over boards, title and monogram JG (with boar head) inked to spine and covers respectively. Bookplate of Robert J. hayhurst to front pastedown. Elzevir forgery. 'Copied page by page from the 1650 edition (Willems 1462). Willems 1462.   Ref: 53148  show full image..
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Valerius Maximus: [Variorum]. [...] cum selectis variorum observat: et nova recensione A.Thysii Icti. Lugd. Batavorum [Leyden]: ex officina Hackiana, 1670. 8vo. pp. (xvi), 844, (xxxii), including the engraved titlepage, woodcut initials and ornaments. Light water stain to upper blank margin, titlepage dusty, strengthened on verso to outer margin, slight age yellowing. 18th-century English full calf, blind-tooled, raised bands, spine gilt ruled, gilt-lettered morocco label. Very small hole at foot of spine, lower edges a bit rubbed. 19th-century bookplate of Cholmondeley Library to front pastedown. Dibdin says of this: 'Best variorum edition... It is elegantly printed by Hackius, and was superintended by Thysius... It is now a scarce book'. An elegantly-bound copy of this fascinating work with hundreds of stories and anecdotes, with moralistic and educational undertones, on the life of the ancient Romans; a few stories at the end are instead set in ancient Greece. This copy was in the library of Reginald Cholmondeley (1826-96) of Condover Hall. There he famously hosted Mark Twain upon his visit to England in 1873 and 1879. The library was sold by Reginald's successors in 1926. Dibdin II, 522.   Ref: 53145  show full image..
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