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[Annual] Roscoe, Thomas: (Prout, S., illus.:) (The Landscape Annual for 1830:) The Tourist in Switzerland and Italy. London: Robert Jennings, 1830. 8vo., pp. [vii], 278, [ii] + 26 plates including additional engraved title-page, as called for. Each plate protected by a slightly foxed tissue, but only very occasional spots of foxing elsewhere. Slight separation at gutter between frontis and engraved title. Green textured sheepskin, gilt title to spine, a.e.g.. Spine faded, a bit rubbed, lower corners bumped but a very good, sound copy overall. Signed to preliminary blank by the illustrator to his eldest daughter, Rebecca Elizabeth (b.1813). Recent pencilled ownership inscription to ffep. Samuel Prout (1783-1852) was a master of architectural watercolour painting, and sometime teacher of John Ruskin. He was appointed 'Painter in Water-Colours in Ordinary' to King George IV in 1829, and afterwards to Queen Victoria. The plates in this volume were engraved under the direction of the celebrated engraver Charles Heath (1785-1848).   Ref: 51731 
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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.]; (Combe, William:) A Letter to John Horne Tooke, Esq. Occasioned by his Two Pair of Portraits, and other late publications; [bound with] A Letter from a Country Gentleman to a Member of Parliament, on the Present State of Public Affairs. [London: printed for C. Stalker]; London: printed at the Logographic Press, 1789; 1789. 2 works bound as 1. 8vo., pp. 100; [iv], 79, [i]. The first work lacks its half-title and title-page. Publisher's catalogue to final leaf verso of the second work. Some grubbiness to the final page of first work and the first page of second, the latter with some repaired paper flaws. Some top corners folded in, occasional light spots and smudges, toning near gutter at front. Contemporary plain paper-covered boards backed in tan calf. Scuffed, loss to endcaps, joints cracking but cords holding firm, corners fraying, generally worn but sound. Inscription of G.W. (Fowler?) to ffep; partially trimmed off, upsidedown inscription reading 'Mr Fowler (May?) to tail edge of final page. Some pencilled bookseller's notes also to ffep. John Horne Tooke (17361812), radical and philologist, had published his Two Pair of Portraits the previous year. In it, 'he derided Charles James Fox and praised Pitt in a satire that was as scurrilous as it was persuasive. At this time Horne Tooke belonged to the Revolution Society and was also involved in the Constitutional Club formed to support Admiral Samuel Hood during the Westminster election of 1788' (ODNB). A Letter [...] also contains lists of Hood's supporters who were attacked during the election. ESTC T11266; T11265   Ref: 51465 
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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 grayed, free endpapers toned, otherwise very good indeed. 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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Antigonus of Carystus: (Beckmann, J.:) Historiarum Mirabilium Collectanea. Lipsiae [Leipzig]: Paul Gotthelf Kummer, 1791. 4to., pp.xii, 284. Greek and Latin text in parallel columns, with Latin notes. Edges uncut, one short annotation to p.7. Fairly low-quality paper, quite toned. Recased in the brown cloth binding of another work, a handwritten paper label placed over the original title on the upper board. Very worn, marked, edges fraying, replacement blue endpapers splitting at hinges. A useful scholar's copy, but unlikely to appeal to a collector. A collection of accounts of wondrous events (often in the plant and animal kingdom) ostensibly by the Greek writer and bronze-worker Antigonus of Carystus (fl. c. 240 B.C.E.), though this attribution is generally disputed. Here printed in Greek alongside the Latin translation of Wilhelm Holtzmann (Guilielmus Xylander) (1532-1576) and the notes of Jan de Meurs of Leiden (1579-1639), Richard Bentley (1662-1742), and others. Schweiger I 32. Willems 151.   Ref: 51907 
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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 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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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: (Gillies, Marshall M., ed.:) The Argonautica of Appollonius Rhodius Book III. New York: Arno Press, 1979. Reprint. 8vo., pp. xlviii, 160. Text in Greek. Laminated boards, gilt-lettered to spine and upper board, spine slightly faded, very good. Ownership inscription of C.D.N. Costa in pen to front paste-down. Reprint of the 1928 edition published by Cambridge University Press. In the series Greek Texts and Commentaries.   Ref: 50949 
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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. Papers from the 'Demand Creation and Economic Flows' conference held at the University of Copenhagen in 2006.   Ref: 51492 
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