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Ammianus Marcellinus: (Eyssenhardt, Franz, ed.:) Rerum Gestarum Libri Qui Supersunt. Berolini [Berlin]: F. Vahlen, 1872. 8vo., pp.[ii], vi, 421, [iii]. Original paper wrappers bound in. Later tan buckram, gilt title to spine. Endpapers discoloured, a little foxing towards front and rear, uncut edges dusty. A good, sound copy. Ownership inscription of C.D.N. Costa dated 4.ii.64 to front paste-down, together with a printed label showing primroses. First published 1871.   Ref: 51563 
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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. 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. Dust-jacket very slightly shelf worn, near fine. In the Manchester Medieval Literature series (series editors J.J. Anderson and Gail Ashton).   Ref: 51556 
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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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(Anon.:) Oliver & Boyd’s Little Warbler, A Selection of the most Valuable and Esteemed Songs of the United Kingdom; In Three Volumes. Edinburgh: Oliver & Boyd, n.d. (c.1808). 3 vols in 1. 48mo.(76 x 42mm), pp. 140, 142, 142. Bound without title-pages to vols. II and III. A little grubby, particularly the title-page, with very occasional light spots of foxing, some pages a little softened at edges, first blank leaf torn horizontally. Contemporary very dark green calf, gilt spine and board edges, marbled endpapers. Rubbed, extremities a little worn, joints creased, a well-used but still pleasing copy. Ownership inscription of Sarah Sophia Barnard dated 1847 to (torn) preliminary blank. Complete at the time of publication, this book comprises Volume I. Scotch Songs, Volume II. English Songs and Volume III. Irish Songs only. Further volumes were added to the series later: Volume IV. Comic Songs; Volume V. Love Songs (in the case of one edition substituted with ‘Jacobite Songs’); Volume VI. Naval Songs.   Ref: 51303 
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Anon: (Smith, Dulcie Lawrence, trans.; Smith, Eileen Lawrence, illus.:) Aucassin and Nicolete. A Twelfth-Century Romance. London: Andrew Melrose, 1914. 4to., pp. [iv], 69, [i] + plates, some colour. Printed in red and black. Quarter faux-vellum, blue paper-covered boards, gilt title to spine and upper board, t.e.g., other edges uncut. Internally bright and clean. Spine a little greyed, free endpapers toned, otherwise very good indeed. White slipcase battered and a bit grubby, but functional. An anonymous medieval French chantefable, or combination of prose and verse, known from only one survivng manuscript discovered in 1752 by Jean-Baptiste de la Curne de Sainte-Palaye.   Ref: 51159 
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Antiphon: Andocides: (Blass, F., ed.:) Orationes et Fragmenta, Adivnctis Gorgiae Antisthenis Alcidamantis Declamationibus; Orationes. Lipsiae [Leipzig]: Teubner, 1892; 1880. 2 works bound as 1. 8vo., pp.xlvii, [i], 212; xx, 124. A few pencilled annotations. Slightly later black cloth, gilt title to spine, edges sprinkled red. Shelf-wear, endcaps a bit worn, very good Ownership inscriptions of E.E. Jenner, Balliol College dated May 1, 1897 and of William Mackenzie, Magdalen Jan. 1933 to ffep. Small bookseller’s label of Thornton & Son of Oxford to front paste-down. Jenner’s signature also to title-page.   Ref: 51256 
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[Antiquary, The] Walford, Edward, (ed.:) The Antiquary Vols. I-X. A magazine devoted to the study of the past. London: Elliot Stock, 1880-4. 10 vols. bound as 5. 4to., pp. iv, 289-292, 288, [ii], 275-278, 274 (i.e. indexes bound at front); 294, 286; 284, [iv], 284; 284 276; 292, 284. Numerous illustrations in the text. Vol. IX foxed at front, occasional further light foxing, a few unobtrusive pencil notes to margins. Later half (vellum, flesh-side out?) with marbled paper boards and endpapers, tan morocco gilt labels to spines, t.e.g., others uncut. A little rubbed, with some loss of colour to boards, (vellum) slightly soiled, some scrapes to spine labels, inner hinges beginning to wear but holding firm. Armorial bookplate of Edward Swinfen Harris to each front paste-down, and his pencilled ownership inscription to some title-pages. Edward Swinfen Harris (1841-1924) was surveyor for Buckinghamshire in the late 19th century; a well-known local architect, his work was influenced by the aesthetic movement.   Ref: 47037 
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Aphthonius: (Cattaneo, Giovanni Maria & Rodolphus Agricola, trans.:) Progymnasmata. [...] Novissima editio, superioribus emendatior, & concinnior. Amsterodami [Amsterdam]: Apud Ludovicum Elzevirum. 1645. 12mo., pp. [ii] 400 [xii] + additional engraved title (the top margin trimmed just to image border, probably removing an inscription). A faint intermittent dampmark to outer margin. Contemporary vellum boards, title inked to spine, lightly soiled, binding slightly strained. A reimpression of the first Elzevir edition of the rhetorical textbook of the sophist Aphthonius (1642), translated into Latin by Agricola and Cattaneo; the engraved title retains the earlier date. Willems 1018.   Ref: 29960 
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