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GREEK & LATIN BOOKS SHOWN ABOVE - FROM LEFT TO RIGHT:
1. Euripides Tragedies - 3 volumes (1889-1892), all in Greek with Latin commentary; newly bound in standard library cloth - $125
2. Horace, opera omnia - this is #58 of a thousand copies printed by the Medici Society, 1910, full leather, top edge gilt; all Latin - $125
3. Aelian, varia historia - 2 volumes, half leather, rebacked, 1780, Greek with extensive Latin notes (the Greek is the nice old-style font) and a number of small engravings - $200
4. Longinus on the Sublime - a 1907 Cambridge Univ. printing in Greek of the famous book on rhetoric with scholarly notes in English, cloth binding, many pages uncut - $95
5. Aristophanes comedies - 2 volumes (4 volumes in 2), 1810, Oxford Univ. edition, rebacked with original backstrips retained, Greek with Latin notes - $145
6. Demosthenes - 2
volumes, 3/4 leather, 1859/1868, Greek with notes in English (some underlining
and marginal notes), given as a school prize -
7. Herodotus - 2
volumes, new cloth but published by Oxford Univ. in 1810, Greek with notes in
Latin - $125.
Paradise Lost, John Milton, Pickering, 1835; 24mo; 248 pages with engraved frontispiece and title page. Light-red cloth with paper label on spine. $195.00. SOLD
Scriptores Historaie Augustae: Aelius Spartianus, Julius Capitolinus, Aelius Lampridias, Vulcatius Gallicanus, Trebellius Pollio, et Flavius Vopiscus; engraved title page; latin text; editied by Marcus Zuerius van Boxhorn; 816 pages; 1632; vellum. $495.00.
Mawe's Everyman His Own Gardener; 9th edition, 1782. Call for details of condition. $395.00.
Adam Smith's Wealth of Nations; mixed set: 4th and 6th Dublin editions. Beautifully rebound in half-leather. SOLD.
Seneca, Lucius Annaeus: (Farnaby, Thomas, ed:) Tragoediae, cum notis Thom. Farnabii. Amstelodami [Amsterdam]: Apud Joannem Janssonium, 1643. 12mo., pp. 371, [i]. Library stamp of the Grosherzogliche Bibliothek, Neustrelitz to verso of title page and old ownership inscription of George Auguste to recto, a few early ink notes to endpapers. A pleasant pocket edition of Farnaby’s edition of Seneca, which had been first published in 1613. $295.00.
Strada, Famiano: Prolusiones Academicć. Oxonii [Oxford]: Sheldonian Theatre, 1745. 8vo., pp.[xii], 325, [xxi]. Engraved publisher's vignette to title page, wide margins. A little browning to pp.50-1, pencilled note to p.216, occasional light foxing. Contemporary vellum, marbled edges and endpapers. Spine darkened and ink title largely rubbed away, boards somewhat marked, corners bumped. These lectures by the Jesuit historian Famiano Strada (1572-1649) were first published in Cologne 1617 and had a long life in print in Oxford, appearing in 1631 as well as in this mideighteenth- century printing. Strada's writings are remarkable for how substantially forgotten they are, despite a passage proposing the idea of communicating at a distance by magnetized needles - perhaps the first proposal of the theory behind the telegraph. $395.00.
[Bible] He Palaia Diatheke kata tous Ebdomekonta. Vetus Testamentum, Ex Versione Septuaginta Interpretum, Secumdum Exemplar Vaticanum Romae Editum. Accedit Potior Varietas Codicis Alexandri. Oxonii [Oxford]: e Typographico Academico, 1848. 3 vols. Small 8vo. (160 x 11mm), pp.[iv], 809, [i]; [ii], 1416; [ii], 2059, [i]. Text in Greek. A little toned, endpapers slightly foxed but generally bright and clean within. Contemporary dark brown morocco, gilt titles to spines, a.e.g., marbled endpapers. Rubbed, corners bumped and a little worn, still good. $300.00.
A History of Cynicism, From Diogenes to the 6th Century A.D.; Dudley, Donald R. London: Methuen & Co., 1937.8vo., pp. xii, [ii], 224. Toning and some foxing to endpapers, otherwise bright. Blue cloth, gilt title to spine. Spine sunned, a few marks, spine a little cocked but still a good sound copy. No dust-jacket. From the author’s library, with his typewritten bookplate and the bookplate of A.D. Peters, literary agent.
The Earthly Paradise; William Morris; London, Reeves and Turner, 1886. 5 matching volumes, grey cloth with gilt titles. $195.00.
Life of Lord Kelvin; Silvanus P. Thompson, Lond, MacMillan and Company, 1910. 1st edition, 2 volumes, red cloth. $195.00.
AND MARQUETRY; D.
DENNING; LONDON, UPCOTT GILL .
THE FEMALE EUNUCH; GERMAINE GREER; HAPER, 2006. INSCRIBED “FOR NATASHA: AND SIGNED BY GREER. $75.
ON NURSING; FLORENCE
NIGHTINGALE; EARLY PRINTING OF 1ST EDITION.
ECONOMIC CONSEQUENCES OF THE PEACE;
JOHN MAYNARD KEYNES; LONDON, MACMILLAN, 1924.
RARE WITH DUST JACKET. $175.
THE GENERAL THEORY OF EMPLOYMENT INTEREST AND MONEY;
JOHN MAYNARD KEYNES; NY, HARCORT BRACE, 1936.
1ST US EDITION PUBLISHED THE SAME YEAR AS THE UK EDITION.
SEAL RIDES AGAIN;
EVELYN WAUGH. NO. 464 OF A LIMITED
EDITION OF 750 SIGNED COPIES.
SIGNED BY EVELYN
LAWRENCE DURRELL; NY DUTTON, 1962. 1ST
AMERICAN COMPLETE QUARTET SIGNED BY DURRELL.
AN ESSAY ON THE PRINCIPLE OF POPULATION; THOMAS
MALTHUS; 4TH EDITION, 1807. $950.
ON THE UTILITY AND ADMINISTRATION OF PURGATIVE MEDICINES IN SEVERAL DISEASES;
JAMES HAMILTON, M.D., EDINBURGH, CONSTABLE, 1818.
THE WORKS OF THE LATE DR. BENJAMIN FRANKLIN; LONDON,
ROBINSON ; 3RD EDITION; 2 VOLUMES IN 1.
POLYAENI STRATEGEMATUM; BATAVORUM; LUCHTMANS; 1690. $500.
OF OMAR KHAYYAM;
IN LATIN. VELLUM BOUND;
CORRESPONDENCE & CONVERSATIONS OF ALEXIS DE TOCQUEVILLE; LONDON, KING & CO., 1872, 2ND EDITION. $275.
Daniel Neal; The History of the Puritans or Protestant Non-Conformists From the Reformation Under King Henry VIII to the Act of Toleration Under King William and Queen Mary; 2nd edition, corrected; London, J. Buckland, 1754. 2 volumes, 4to, pp. xxiii [i], 900; xx, 883 ; engraved frontispiece in Volume 1. Contemporary sprinkled calf boards, bordered with a double gilt rule, spines with 5 raised bands between double gilt rules, red morocco labels. $1,600.00.
Mary Wollstonecraft; Vindication of the Rights of Woman; 1794, Philadelphia, Carey. First Carey edition, p. 265 is numbered 256. Book has no boards but is fitted with a box of archival quality linen paper and board. $1,250.
Harriet Beecher Stowe; A Key to Uncle Tom's Cabin; Jewett, 1853. Soft cover. $295.
The Manners and Customs of the Ancient Egyptians. Sir Gardner Wilkinson, London, John Murray. Six volume set. The first three volumes are "Their Private Life, Government, Laws, Arts, Manufactures, Religion and Early History." Published in 1842, the Second edition. All 17 plates (some in color) are present. The second three volumes are entitled "Their Religion, Agriculture & etc." Published in 1841. There are two volumes of text and one of plates along with an index. The plates are numbered sequentially from the first set and start at number 18 and end at number 88. All plates, including some in color and foldout plates, are present. 3/4 leather over marbled boards, with marbled endpapers and top edges gilt. Contact us for additional details on condition and for more photographs. $1,500.00