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Dudley, Donald R.: A History of Cynicism, From Diogenes to the 6th Century A.D.. 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. From the author's library, with his typewritten bookplate and the bookplate of A.D. Peters, literary agent. Ownership inscription of C.D.N. Costa dated 1972 to front paste-down.   Ref: 51189 
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Janes, Dominic: God and Gold in Late Antiquity. Cambridge University Press, 1998. First edition. Large 8vo., pp. xii, 211. Cloth, gilt-lettered, some bumping to corners, light shelf wear, very good.   Ref: 49182 
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Kaegi, Walter E.: Byzantium and the Early Islamic Conquests. Cambridge University Press, 1992. First edition. 8vo., pp. xiii, 313. Cloth, gilt-lettered, light shelf wear to edges, almost fine. The Cambridge Illustrated History of the Middle Ages, Vol. I.   Ref: 49183 
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Kolbaba, Tia M.: Inventing Latin Heretics. Byzantines and the Filioque in the Ninth Century. Kalamazoo: Medieval Institute Publications, Western Michigan University, 2008. First edition. 8vo., pp. viii, 206. Red faux-calf, gilt title to spine. Near fine. Dust-jacket very mildly shelf-worn, near fine. Medieval Institute Publications is a program of The Medieval Institute, College of Arts and Sciences, Western Michigan University.   Ref: 51862 
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Lamb, Harold: Constantinople: Birth of an Empire. London: Robert Hale, 1958. First edition. 8vo., pp.vii, [iii], 334, vi, [ii]. Burgundy cloth, gilt title to spine. Top edge dusty, very good indeed. Pencilled inscription of Pamela Wyndham (Lady Egremont) to ffep.   Ref: 51601 
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Methodius of Olympus, Saint: Episcopi et Martyris Convivium Decem Virginum. Leo Allatius haectenus non editum primus Graece vulgavit, Latine vertit, notas & diatribam de Methodiorum scriptis adiecit. Romæ [Rome]: Typis S. Congreg. de Propaganda Fide, 1656. 8vo., pp. [xvi], 435, [xiii]. Text in Greek and Latin. Printer's device of an elaborate bee on title page and p.386, initials and tailpieces. Some light foxing, a few small marginal holes not affecting text. Contemporary vellum, ink title to spine, edges mottled red. Spine slightly darkened, boards marked, a few surface wormholes, endpapers rumpled and dusted. Armorial bookplate to front paste down, ownership inscription of Michaëlis Angeli Giacomelli to f.f.e.p. verso. Booksellers notes pencilled to f.f.e.p., 'Autograph of M.A. Giacomelli, Archbishop of Chalcedon, with his bookplate'. Embossed armorial stamp to title page. The first complete edition of Methodius's 'The Banquet of Virgins' - selections had been published in 1644 at Paris - by the church father Saint Methodius, bishop of Olympus and then Tyre. Several of his other works survive as fragments, with this one, written around 300 AD and popular through the rest of late antiquity, the only one known in its entirety. A stylistic imitation of Plato's Symposium, except that the participants, a group of ten virgins, praise the state of virginity instead of love. The text is published in Greek with a parallel Latin translation.   Ref: 46400 
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Nicol, Donald M.: A Biographical Dictionary of the Byzantine Empire. London: Seaby, 1991. First edition. 8vo., pp. xxviii, 156. Black cloth, fine. Dust-jacket, a little creasing, near fine.   Ref: 46350 
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Nicol, Donald M.: A Biographical Dictionary of the Byzantine Empire. London: B.A. Seaby, 1991. First edition. 8vo., pp.xxviii, 156. Black cloth, gilt title to spine, almost fine.   Ref: 51604 
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Oost, Stewart Irvin: Galla Placidia Augusta: A Biographical Essay. University of Chicago Press, 1968. First edition. 8vo., pp. xi, [iii], 346 + 8 plates. Quarter red cloth backed grey buckram boards, gilt lettered spine with gilt and red emblem to upper board. Endpapers and top edge red. Light surface abrasion to top corner of ffep, otherwise very good indeed. Daughter of Theodosius the Great and for twelve years de facto ruler of the Western Roman Empire.   Ref: 51499 
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Orosius, Paulus: (Havercamp, S., ed.:) Adversus Paganos historiarum libri septem, ut et apologeticus contra Pelagium de arbitrii libertate. Ad fidem MSS. et praesertim Cod. Langob. antiquiss. Bibliothecae Florentinae Mediceae S. Laurentii, adjectis integris notis Franc. Fabricii Marcodurani et Lud. Lautii [...] Lugduni Batavorum [Leiden]: apud Gerardum Potuliet, 1738. First edition. 4to., pp. [xxxviii], 634, [xxx]. Title in red and black with engraving of both sides of an ancient coin, numerous further engravings of coins in the text. Occasional light spots and smudges but generally clean, three library inkstamps to title-page verso with one slightly offset to first page of text. Contemporary vellum, title inked to spine, all edges red. Darkened, a bit grubby, small stain to upper board, endpapers smudgy with library code to front paste-down, but still a very good copy. Important edition of works of the 5th-cent. author and pupil of Augustine, Paulus Orosius, including his 'Histories', an "apologetic response to the pagan argument that the coming of Christianity had brought disaster to the world" (OCD). It was not surpassed textually until the nineteenth century. The publication is also attractive for the large quantity of numismatic evidence that is used to illustrate the commentary. Schweiger III 622: "Neue Recens. der Geschichtbücher nach 11 Hdschr. u. älteren Ausgg."   Ref: 50151 
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