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Catullus, Gaius Valerius; Tibullus, Albius; Propertius, Sextus; (Scaliger, Joseph, ed.:) [Opera] Nova Editio; Castigationes. Lutetiae [Paris]: apud Mamertum Patissonium, in officina Rob. Stephani, 1577; 1577. Two volumes bound as one. 8vo., pp. [xvi], 274, [ii], 252, [xvi]. Woodcut device to title page, woodcut initials and headpieces. Some neat annotations in an old hand. A little toned, sporadic staining to outer margins, some smudges and ink spots. Contemporary dark brown calf, raised bands, paper label to spine, blind-tooled borders, 'CATVL. SCALIG.' inked to fore-edge and 'Tibullo' to top edge. Headcap worn, label a little torn, slightly rubbed, corners fraying, a few ink spots but a very good copy. Ownership inscription of Tommaso Franco Bernard to title-page. Here Estienne's Catullus, Tibullus & Propertius volumes are joined as usual by Scaliger's Castigationes. Schweiger II, 79   Ref: 50258 
£500
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Chalmers, George: Churchyard's Chips concerning Scotland: Being a Collection of his Pieces relative to that Country; with Historical Notices and a Life of the Author [...]. London: Longman, Hurst, Rees, and Brown [...] 1817. 8vo., pp. [iv] 211. Pages are rough-cut and uneven. Light spotting and foxing; off-setting to r.f.e.p. Owner's signature, Caroline Bingham 10-65, on f.f.e.p. Rebacked in quarter brown calf with gilt lettering to spine. Edges are rubbed, and beginning to fray, and corners worn. Covers scratched. Includes a facsimile of Churchyard's writing and signature.   Ref: 22256  show full image..
£150
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Champion, Michael W.: Explaining the Cosmos: Creation and Cultural Interaction in Late-Antique Gaza. Oxford University Press, 2014. 8vo., pp.x, [ii], 241, [i]. Black cloth, silver title to spine, almost fine. Oxford Studies in Late Antiquity series.   Ref: 51600 
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Chatwin, Bruce: The Viceroy of Ouidah. London: Jonathan Cape, 1980. First edition. 8vo., pp.[iv], 155, [I]. Internally clean. Slight gap between half-title and title, due to backing. Brown cloth, gilt title to spine. Top edge a little dusty, near fine. First edition copy of Chatwin's second published work.   Ref: 50437 
£30
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Chatzidakis, Nano: Icons: The Velimezis Collection. Athens: The Benaki Museum, 1998. Folio, pp.494, [iv]. Paperback, many colour illustrations. Scratch to front cover, a little shelf wear, very good. Catalogue raisonné.   Ref: 51684 
£20
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Christie, Agatha: Hallowe'en Party. London: published by Collins for The Crime Club, 1969. First edition. Orange cloth, gilt title to spine. A little cocked, endpapers very slightly toned but still very good overall. Gift inscription to ffep. Christie's 39th book (including short story collections as well as novels) to feature Hercule Poirot.   Ref: 51549 
£20
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Chrysostom, John, Saint: (Hoeschel, David, ed.:) De Sacerdotio libri vi. Graeci & Latine. [Bound with:] Contra Iudaeos Homiliae vi. Augustae V. [Augsburg: ] E typographeo M. Mangeri; Joannis Praetorij. 1599; 1602. 2 works bound as 1, the second the Editio Princeps of the Greek text. 8vo., pp. [xvi], 215, [ii], 216-539, [i]; [xvi], 256, [ii], 257-542 (i.e. 541), [iii]. Some light dampstaining at the beginning of first work, a little minor spotting elsewhere. Contemporary vellum, long edges overlapping, spine titled in ink, hinges cracking but strong, a little dustsoiled. Two attractive editions by David Hoeschel (1556-1617), librarian at Augsburg; the second is the Editio Princeps of the Greek text of Chrysostom's sermons against the Jews. Both works are accompanied by Latin translations, the first by that of Ceratinus and Brixius, and the second by Hoeschel's own.   Ref: 39528 
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Churchill, Winston S.: A History of the English-Speaking Peoples. Vol. I The Birth of Britain; Vol. II The New World; Vol. III The Age of Revolution; Vol. IV The Great Democracies. London: Cassell & Co., 1956; 1956; 1957; 1958. First editions. 4 vols. 8vo., pp. xxi, [i], 416; xi, [i], 344; xi, [i], 332; xi, [i], 322. Internally clean. Red cloth, gilt titles to spines, vols. II and III with red top edges. Some endcaps slightly creased, top edges a little dusty, a few lightly pencilled codes to front endpapers of vol.I, very good indeed. A little light wear to dust-jacket edges, volumes II, III and IV price-clipped but all still very good. Churchill began work on this four-volume history of Britain and its former colonies in 1937. Delays due to war and work on other projects meant that it was not published until these editions appeared between 1956 and 1958. The work covers the period from Caesar's invasions of Britain to the beginning of the First World War.   Ref: 50043 
£180
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Cicero, Marcus Tullius: Opera, cum Optimis Examplaribus Accurate Collata. Leiden: Elzevir, 1642. 10 vols. 12mo., pp. [xxiv], 768 + engraved portrait plate; 614; 550; 560; [xvi], 506; [xii], 685, [i]; 486; 386; 301, [i]; 318, [x]. Engraved title page to vol. I, printer's device to all other title pages. 'Consolatio' section printed in italics. Repeated pagination of pp.229-238 in vol. IX as called for. Light intermittent browning, a few marginal notes including pencil marks to vol. VII, a few closed tears not affecting text, vol. IV with some worming to lower margin. Recent tidy but somewhat utilitarian brown half calf with red labels to spines, a little marked, top edges dusty. Some variety is present in margin and therefore textblock sizes, which the bindings compensate for, suggesting that this is a collector's made-up set. This set of Cicero's works is considered to be one of the finest productions of the Elzevir press. 'A very beautiful and correct edition, exhibiting the improved text of Gruter. Bibliographers [...] dwell with rapture on the beauty of the paper and brilliancy of the type; and critics allow that its correctness is equal to its beauty.' (Dibdin). Contra Dibdin (and Brunet as well) the text is not actually based on Gruter, but rather on Paulus Manutius's text as printed in the 1550s. Willems 535. Dibdin (4th edn.) I 401.   Ref: 45899 
£750
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Cicero, Marcus Tullius: (Nobbe, C.F.A., ed.:) Opera Omnia. Uno Volumine Comprehensa Curis Secundis Emendatiora et Adnotationibus Indicibusque Auctiora [...] Lipsiae [Leipzig]: sumptibus et typis Caroli Tauchnitii; Londini [London]: prostat apud David Nutt, 1850. Small folio (300 x 195mm), pp.vii, [i], 1460 + portrait frontispiece with tissue. Generally clean and bright within, but with the tissue heavily foxed and causing some transfer to frontispiece and title-page. Recent tan arbelave buckram, gilt title to spine, edges uncut. Slight crease at tail of spine. A very good copy, in a modern but sturdy binding. Ownership inscription of C.D.N. Costa dated 9.ii.'65 to ffep. Unobtrusive code in red ink near head of title-page. Karl Christoph Traugott Tauchnitz (17611836) founded his publishing house in Leipzig in 1798, having begun a printing business there two years earlier. Dictionaries, Bibles, and stereotyped editions of Greek and Roman classics were Tauchnitz specialities.   Ref: 51694 
£90
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