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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: (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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Antoninus Liberalis: (Xylander, Wilhelm, trans.; Munckerus, Thomas, edit.:) [Metamorphoseon Synagoge] Transformationum Congeries. Amstelodami [Amsterdam]: apud Janssonio-Waesbergios, 1676. 12mo., pp. (xxxvi), 339, (xxxiii), including 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 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. The Upsilon character in the centre of each board could depict a Y, U or V initial or could, in its use as an emblem for a point of change resulting in divergent paths of virtue and vice, refer to the book’s subject matter. 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 usual verse, its modern translator Francis Celoria notes that its koine Greek is entirely acceptable whilst also being’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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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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Apollonius Rhodius: (Merkel, R., ed.:) Argonautica. Leipzig: B.G. Teubner, 1889. 12mo., pp. xviii, 184. Quarter faux leather-backed marbled boards, gilt-lettered, spine and edges browned, endcaps worn, corners bumped, edges dusted, good. No dust-jacket, as issued. ‘Scrinium’ sticker to front paste-down, ‘Bissch. College’ stamp to f.f.e.p., Ownership inscription in pencil to title page, occasional underlinings in pencil. A page of notes loosely inserted,   Ref: 48735 
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Apuleius, Lucius: [Scriverius, P., ed.:] Opera omnia quae exstant. Ab innumeris mendis, quibus hactenus scatebant, iam serio emendata. Editio nova. Lugduni Batavorum [Leiden]: apud Ioannem Maire, 1623. 12mo., pp. [xxiv] 523 [i]. Woodcut printer’s device on title-page. Paper flaw to pp.509-10 creating two small holes affecting a few words. Contemporary vellum, faint ink title to spine. Rather greyed, especially spine, endpapers toned in patches with some pencil marks to f.f.e.p., edges darkened. Includes Metamorphoses, the Apologia, De Dogmate Platonis, De Deo Socratis, De Mundo and the Florida. Graesse I 171; Schweiger II 10   Ref: 46569 
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Archibald, Zosia H.; Davies, John K. & Gabrielsen, Vincent (eds.): The Economies of Hellenistic Societies, Third to First Centuries BC. Oxford University Press, 2011. First edition. 8vo., pp. xvi, [ii], 460. Cloth, a hint of dustiness to edges, still fine. Dust-jacket, very slight tear along upper fore-edge, otherwise fine. Papers from the ‘Demand Creation and Economic Flows’ conference held at the University of Copenhagen in 2006.   Ref: 51492 
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