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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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Alden, Jane: Songs, Scribes, and Society. The History and Reception of the Loire Valley Chansonniers. Oxford University Press, 2010. Second edition. 8vo., pp. xxiv, 283. Boards, copper-lettered, edges very slightly dusted, almost fine.   Ref: 49016 
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Allen, Thomas: The History and Antiquities of London, Westminster, Southwark, and Parts Adjacent. London: Cowie & Stange, 1827. First edition. 4 vols. 8vo., pp. [x], 468, [xviii] (final leaf blank) + 6 plates; [viii], 589, [i] + 4 plates; [x], 788 + 17 plates; [x], 574 + 11 plates. Numerous further wood engravings to text. Title-pages a bit toned, sporadic foxing mostly affecting the plates and their adjacent pages. Contemporary marbled boards recently and neatly rebacked, spines gilt with red labels, endpapers renewed. Rubbed, board edges worn, corners frayed but still a very good, sound set. This copy is bound without the often-lacking second plate of St Paul's Cathedral that should be found opposite p.275, vol.III. Instead, two extra plates not called for (showing St Martins Outwich and St Giles Parish) are bound into vol.I opposite p.25 and p.73 respectively.   Ref: 50827 
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(Allestree, Richard:) The Art of Contentment. By the Author of the Whole Duty of Man &c. Oxford: at the Theatre, 1677. 4th impression. 8vo., pp.[viii], 214, [ii] + engraved frontispiece. Engraved printer's device to title-page, some engraved headpieces, 'The Contents' to final leaf. Occasional spots of light foxing, two small areas of loss to the fore-edge margins of leaves U4 and Cc4, neither affecting text. Recent quarter tan calf, raised bands, red morocco and gilt spine label, marbled boards, endpapers renewed. Very good. Attributed to Richard Allestree. Sometimes also attributed to Dorothy Pakington, Richard Sterne, John Fell, or Humphrey Henchman and others. ESTC R9035   Ref: 51137 
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Ames, Joseph: (Herbert, William, add.; Dibdin, Thomas Frognall, ed.:) Typographical Antiquities or The History of Printing in England, Scotland, and Ireland. Hildesheim: Georg Olms Verlagsbuchhandlung, 1969. Facsimile edition. 4 vols., 8vo., pp. xx, 390, (ii); (x), v, (i), 614, (4); (x), iii, (i), 615, (iii); (x), ii, (i), 623, (i). Brown cloth, black and gilt label to spine. Top edges a little dusty,small mark to upper board vol II, very good indeed. Facsimile of the third edition. In the Anglistica & Americana series of reprints.   Ref: 51977 
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Anacreon: (Amaduzzi, G.C., ed.:) Teiou Mele: praefixo commentario quo poetae genus traditur et bibliotheca Anacreonteia adumbratur : additis var. lect. Parmae: in aedibus Palatinis [Parma: Bodoni], 1791. One of only 150 copies. 16mo. in 4s, large paper copy (141x100mm), pp. [iv], cxviii, [ii], 111, [i]. Two engraved portraits to title pages, text in Greek with commentaries in Latin. Very occasional marginal foxing, small marginal tear to p.91. Contemporary vellum, black morocco labels and gilt to spine, a.e.g.. Upper joint split but neatly repaired in vellum, lower joint starting. Binding a little soiled particularly at spine, labels slightly chipped. Armorial bookplate of John Wells Esq. to front paste-down, with small Greek inscription. Armorial bookplate of 'Gul. D. Geddes, Equitis' to rear paste-down. 'The editions of 1785 and 1791 are printed in capital letters, and more elegant and exquisitely finished productions cannot be conceived.' (Dibdin). In 1791 Bodoni actually printed two editions of Anacreon, with this being from the larger of the two - often catalogued as an octavo, despite its squarer shape, and printed entirely in capitals as per Dibdin - and the smaller having the proportions of a 12mo. and using lowercase type as well. This copy was formerly owned by Sir William Duguid Geddes (1828-1900), professor of Greek and Principal of the University of Aberdeen, and author of works including A Greek Grammar (1855), an edition of the Phaedo of Plato (1863) and The Problem of the Homeric Poems (1878). . Dibdin (4th edn.) I 265.   Ref: 46280 
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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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Anlezark, Daniel: Water and Fire: the Myth of the Flood in Anglo-Saxon England. Manchester University Press, 2006. 8vo., pp. x, 398. Purple cloth, gilt title to spine, near fine. In the Manchester Medieval Literature series (series editors J.J. Anderson and Gail Ashton).   Ref: 51556 
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