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Abbott, Frank Frost; Johnson, Allan Chester: Municipal Administration in the Roman Empire. New York: Russell & Russell, 1968. Reprint. 8vo., pp. viv, 599. Maroon cloth, spine slightly cocked, and markings to lower board. Dusting to top-edge, still very good. Plain dust-jacket with author's names handwritten on spine, a few faint stains and general light wear, still very good.   Ref: 46009 
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Aelian; Porphyry; Philo of Byzantium: (Hercher, Rudolf, ed.:) Aeliani De Natura Animalium Varia Historia, Epistolae et Fragmenta. Porphyrii Philosophi de Abstinenta et de Antro Nympharum. Philonis Byzantii De Septem Orbis Spectaculis. Recognovit Adnotatione Critica et Indicibus Instruxit Rud. Hercher. Parisiis [Paris]: Editore Ambrosio Firmin Didot, Instituti Imperialis Franciae Typographo, 1858. Large 8vo. (255 x 170mm), pp. lxx, [ii], 541, [iii], 113, [iii]. Parallel Greek and Latin texts. Extensive annotation to text, front endpapers and on loosely inserted sheets. Half-title, title, dedication last few leaves of index a bit foxed. Sturdily rebound in blue buckram with gilt title to spine, now a bit rubbed and with a few faint marks but a very good, sound copy. Ownership inscription of Alan Griffiths, UCL to ffep along with a note, 'Re-bound by J.P. Gray & Son Ltd / Sept. 1952.' To the leaf preceding the half-title, ownership inscription of A.F. Scholfield of King's College, Cambridge dated 1949. Includes bibliographical references and indexes.   Ref: 51968 
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[Aelian] Aelianus, Claudius: (Le Fèvre, Tanneguy, ed.:) Varia Historia. Salmurii [Saumur]: Apud Ioannem Le'Nerium, 1668. 16mo., pp. [viii] 341 [iii] 99, 200-428 (text continuous). Text in facing pages of Greek and Latin. Just a little spotting. Contemporary vellum boards, spine lettered in ink, long sides overlapping, spine a little darkened and scuffed in one place. Booklabel of M. Borluut to upper pastedown, purchase note dated 1862 and ownership inscription of Prudentia van Duyse (1858) to f.f.e.p. Edited by the French scholar Tanaquil Faber, or Tanneguy Le Fèvre (1615-1672), based on the second Scheffer edition of 1662 (a poor choice, as it apparently had 'more errors and imperfections than in any edition of Aelian whatever' - c.f. Dibdin). Dibdin (4th edn.) I 230. Schweiger I 3.   Ref: 27777  show full image..
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Albini, Umberto & Gigante, Marcello, (series eds.:) Studi Italiani di Filologia Classica. LXXXV Annata, Terza Serie, Volume X Foscicoli I-II. Giornate Pisane, Atti del IX Congresso della F.I.E.C., 24-30 Agosto 1989. Firenze: Felice Le Monnier, 1992. 2 vols. 8co., pp. IX, [iii], 714, [ii]; [vii], 718. Pink card covers. Spines faded, a little light shelf wear but very good overall.   Ref: 51624 
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Alciphron: (Meineke, August, ed.:) Epistolae, cum Adnotatione Critica [...]. Lipsiae [Leipzig]: sumptibus et typis B. G. Teubneri, 1853. 8vo., pp. iv, 179, [i]. Endpapers, first and final few leaves lightly foxed. Dark green cloth, red and gilt title-label to spine, edges sprinkled red. Lightly rubbed, very good overall. First edition of Alciphron edited by August Meineke (1790-1870), the German classical scholar widely considered to be the first since Richard Bentley to distinguish himself in the critical analyses of Menander and Philemon.   Ref: 52075 
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Alexiou, Margaret: The Ritual Lament in Greek Tradition. Cambridge University Press, 1974. 8vo., pp. xiv, 274. Blue cloth, gilt title to spine. Top edge a little dusty, near fine. White dust-jacket a little yellowed, price-clipped but with price stickers to flyleaf, still very good indeed.   Ref: 52154 
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Anacreon: (Brunck, Richard Francois Philippe, ed.:) Carmina. Accedunt Selecta Quaedam e Lyricorum Reliquiis. Argentorati [Strasbourg]: apud J.G. Treuttel, 1786. Third edition. 18mo., pp. [ii], 149, [i]. A little toned towards edges, some light patches of foxing. Green straight-grain morocco, raised bands and gilt title to spine, gilt borders, a.e.g.. Patchy colour fading, joints and corners worn, some scratches, still very good overall. Armorial bookplate of Thomas Sewell to front paste-down. "These are the most beautiful and accurate editions; the latter [i.e. this, of 1786] was twice published in the same year, and has the text of the Roman edition of Spalleti, but with corrections: it was a favourite edition" (Dibdin). Dibdin (4th edn.) I. 264.   Ref: 51271 
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Anderson, Graham: Sage, Saint and Sophist. Holy Men and their Associates in the Early Roman Empire. London and New York: Routledge, 1994. 8vo., pp. xii, 289, [i]. Black cloth, silver title to spine, near fine. A little very light shelf wear to dust-jacket, near fine.   Ref: 52144 
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Anon.: Excerpta Lyrica. Rugby: Crossley and Billington, 1866. First edition. 8vo., pp. 16. Greek text. Moderate foxing throughout, not affecting legibility. Original plain wrappers, foxed, worn with some loss to extremities. Ownership inscription of H. Lee Warner and his light pencil notes to wrapper and a few places in text. A scarce survival (not located in Copac) of an aid to the teaching of Classics, specifically Greek, at Rugby School.   Ref: 45694 
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Antoninus Liberalis: (Xylander, Wilhelm, trans.; Munckerus, Thomas, edit.:) [Metamorphoseon Synagoge] Transformationum Congeries. Amstelodami [Amsterdam]: apud Janssonio-Waesbergios, 1676. 12mo., pp. (xxxvi), 339, (xxxiii), including an additional engraved title-page by C. Decker. Greek and Latin texts on facing pages, some woodcut initials. Very occasional light spots and smudges, a few tiny closed tears at edges. Contemporary semi-limp vellum, title inked to spine, gilt borders with acorn corner tools and an Upsilon centrepiece to each board. Head-cap slightly creased, lightly yellowed, a few light smudgy marks, ties lost, endpapers a little grubby but a very good copy overall. This centrepiece was used in the 17th and 18th centuries on prize books from the Latin School of Delft. Known as The Metamorphoses, Antoninus Liberalis' only surviving work is a collection of forty-one brief tales of mythical transformation. Written in conversational prose rather than the more usual verse, its modern translator Francis Celoria notes that the koine Greek in which it is written is, whilst entirely acceptable, also 'grimly simple'. Wilhelm Xylander first printed the text in 1568; since then some leaves of the single surviving manuscript (late 9th century) have disappeared, making the editio princeps a necessary textual authority. Willems 1894; Hoffmann I 193; Spoelder 527   Ref: 51785 
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