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Cicero, Marcus Tullius; (Gruter, Jan; Gulielmus, Jan, eds.:) Opera Omnia Quae Exstant, ex sola fere` codd mss. fide emendata studio atq[ue] industria Jani Gulielmii & Jani Gruteri additis notis & indd: accuratiss: confectis. Hamburgi [Hamburg]: Ex bibliopolio Frobeniano, 1618. 4 vols. in 2. Folio bound in 8s, pp. [xx], 34, [ii], 255, [i], 590; 417, [i], 461, [i]. Engraved title-page with vignette; woodcut initials, head- and tail-pieces. Printed on notoriously poor paper, hence toning and foxing of varying severity. To first vol., a closed tear to 2G6 affecting a few letters; second vol. title-page detached but wholly present, gathering 2Z misbound. Occasional light dampstaining; some spots of wax and ink, closed marginal tears and tiny instances of worming. Contemporary speckled calf, raised bands, gilt spines, edges sprinkled red. Much rubbed and scuffed, endcaps rubbed with loss to first vol., corners worn, turn-ins peeling, endpapers rumpled. A tired copy, but of a work with an interesting scholarly history. Ownership inscriptions of Henri van der Lijndin dated 1659 to each title-page. A fifth volume followed in 1619. 'This edition was formerly of some authority, and followed by a great number of succeeding editors; but with the disadvantage of bad paper and bad type, it unites many errors and absurdities; adopting the palpable incorrectness of MSS. in lieu of the emendations of learned men, who had restored the text of Cicero in a manner unexceptionable to every other critic but to the blind obstinacy of Gruter. Consult Ernesti's preface to his own edit. p.xlii; Harles, Introd. Lit. Rom. t.ii. 56; Bipont. Edit. xcii-iii.; and Beck's preface, p. xxxvi-vii; all of which authorities unite in bestowing a severe chastisement on Gruter.' (Dibdin) A good deal of scholarly work has been done on this edition, including attempts to explain where Gruter (1560-1627) went so wrong. His work was based on the edition of Gulielmus (Jan Wilhelms, 1555-84), whose project had been to use a large number of French and German manuscripts to compile an edition of Cicero's works based on manuscript readings only, without editorial conjectures. In the late 1980's, P.L. Schmidt identified Gulielmus's own copy of Cicero, 'containing all his collations and conjectures, a remarkable discovery.' The edition was Lambinus's (1577-8). Close examination by D.H. Berry throws light on Gruter's methods: '[it] was this copy which Gulielmius used to collate the Erfurtensis, and thus the readings he recorded need no longer be taken at second hand from Gruter, but may now be had direct from Gulielmius himself. The authorities at Leiden have with great generosity supplied me with photographs of the relevant pages of Lambinus' edition, with the result that I have been able to compare against one another Gulielmius' collation, Gruter's version of it and the readings given by Zinzerling. This examination has revealed various deficiencies in Gruter's reports which have, naturally, permeated all subsequent editions. In particular, Gruter recorded only a selection of the reports noted by Gulielmius, while his manner of recording has been found to have been imprecise and consequently misleading: where Gulielmius reported only one word from E, Gruter's method was to cite the whole clause without indicating which word had occurred in E and which had simply been taken from the deteriores on which his edition was predominantly based.' (The Classical Quarterly, Vol. 39, No. 2 (1989), pp. 400-407). Dibdin I (4th edn.) 400   Ref: 49893 
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Clarke, M.L.: Greek Studies in England 1700-1830. Cambridge at the University Press, 1945. First edition. 8vo., pp. [vi], 255, [i]. Internally clean: light foxing to endpapers and edges only. Blue cloth, endcaps and corners a little worn, a few marks to boards, still very good. Ownership inscription of 'David Wilkinson (I.V.S.P.) June 1946' to ffep. Appends a 'List of Translations from Greek Authors published between 1700 and 1830.   Ref: 51497 
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[Claudian] Claudianus, Claudius: (Burman, Pieter II, ed.:) Opera, quae exstant, omnia ad membranarum veterum fidem castigata [...] Amstelaedami [Amsterdam], ex officina Schouteniana, 1760. First edition thus. 4to, pp. [xiv], xxxii, [ii], 31, [v], 1112. With additional presentation certificate bound in. Title in red and black with woodcut device, woodcut head- and tail-pieces and initials. Title page a little dusty, occasional light spots of foxing, slightly toned towards top edge but generally clean within. Contemporary Dutch prize vellum, raised bands, blind-tooling and black morocco label to spine, gilt panels and centrepieces to both boards with coat of arms of Amsterdam, edges lightly sprinkled blue. Two small holes to vellum at spine, label chipped, ties lost, somewhat grubby but a very good, sound copy overall. Printed academic prize certificate dated 1796, made out by hand to Joanni Petro Pelser and signed by the College of Amsterdam rector, H. Hana. First edition of Pieter II Burman's (1714-1778) edition of Claudian, with commentary by his uncle, Pieter I Burman, and previously unprinted notes by the neo-latin poet and classical verse scholar Niklaas Heinsius (1620-1681). Claudian of Alexandria (b. c. AD 360) was court poet under the emperor Honorius and his minister Stilicho. "In diction and technique he is the equal of Lucan and Statius, in hyperbole he perhaps outdoes them" (OCD). His poetry is also a valuable historical source. Dibdin (4th edn.) p. 472. Listed by Dibdin as "best variorum quarto" of Claudian in his qualitative index in the 3rd edn.   Ref: 49943 
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[Claudian] Claudianus, Claudius: (Burman, Pieter II; Heinsius, Niklaas, eds.:) Opera, quae exstant, omnia ad membranarum veterum fidem castigata [...] Amstelaedami [Amsterdam], ex officina Schouteniana, 1760. First edition thus. 4to, pp. [xiv], xxxii, [ii], 31, [v], 600, (without loss) 609-1112 (mispaginated as usual). Large paper copy, with some leaves deckled at bottom edge. Title in red and black with woodcut device, woodcut head- and tail-pieces and initials. Occasional very light foxing, some leaves with a faint line of toning across head margin and a few others unopened at head, short closed tear (seemingly the result of a paper flaw) to leaf 5R2 affecting text but not legibility. Late 18th- or early 19th-century crimson straight-grain morocco, gilt title to spine, a.e.g., ornate dentelles, green leather joints, marbled endpapers, pale blue ribbon bookmark bound in. Spine a little faded and rubbed, a few light marks, endcaps and bottom edges beginning to wear, a very good copy handsomely bound. Small gilt oval crest of Archibald Acheson, 3rd Earl of Gosford (1806-1864) to front paste-down. Round Jesuit Society inkstamp (Milltown Park, Dublin) to title-page. First edition of Pieter Burman's (1714-1778) edition of Claudian, with commentary by his uncle, Pieter Burman I, and previously unprinted notes by the neo-latin poet and classical verse scholar Niklaas Heinsius (1620-1681). Claudian of Alexandria (b. c. AD 360) was court poet under the emperor Honorius and his minister Stilicho. "In diction and technique he is the equal of Lucan and Statius, in hyperbole he perhaps outdoes them" (OCD). His poetry is also a valuable historical source. Dibdin writes that this is 'unquestionably a very superior edition, and it contains a greater fund of critical illustration than the preceding by Gesner.' Dibdin I (4th edn.) 472   Ref: 51703 
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Clifford, Elsie M.: Bagendon: A Belgic Oppidum. A Record of the Excavations 1954-56. With a Foreword by Sir Mortimer Wheeler. W. Heffer & Sons Limited, Cambridge, 1961. 4to., pp. xix, 287. Brown cloth gilt, dust wrappper worn at extremities. A.L.S. stappled to front free endpaper, "My Dear Molly (?) [...] Elsie".   Ref: 26280 
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Colvin, John: Not Ordinary Men. The Battle of Kohima Reassessed. London: Leo Cooper, 1994. 8vo., pp. xiii, [i], 248. Black cloth, gilt title to spine. Endcaps a little creased, very good. Two newspaper clippings of author's obituary and some notecards loosely inserted. Inscribed by the author to title-page.   Ref: 51633 
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Comber, Thomas: Roman Forgeries in the Councils during the First Four Centuries [...]. London: Samuel Roycroft for Robert Clavell 1689. Sm. 4to., pp. [xvi], 175, [i]. A little faint spotting. Contemporary sprinkled sheep, boards bordered with a blind and gilt decorative roll, the leather crackled from acid dye, rebacked preserving most of original spine but this rather rubbed, new endpapers, corners worn. The first edition of the first two parts of Comber's defense of the church - two further parts were written and published six years later. Comber (1645-1699) was dean of Durham and a prolific commentator, with some of his works often reprinted into the 19th century. ESTC R20424.   Ref: 36019 
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Constantelos, Demetrios J: Byzantine Philanthropy and Social Welfare. New Brunswick, New Jersey: Rutgers University Press, 1968. First edition. 8vo., pp. xxvii, [i], 356. Green cloth, gilt title to spine. Internally bright and clean. Endcaps a little creased, top edge slightly toned, very good. Dust-jacket price-clipped, shelf worn with tear and small loss at head of faded spine but still good. In the Rutgers Byzantine Series (general editor Peter Charanis).   Ref: 51861 
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Cooper, Artemis: Patrick Leigh Fermor: An Adventure. London: John Murray, 2012. First edition, second impression. 8vo., pp. xiii, [iii], 448. Blue cloth, gilt title to spine. Near fine. Author's inscription to Pamela Egremont (a close friend of Fermor's) to title-page.   Ref: 51641 
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Cotman, John Sell: Engravings of Sepulchral Brasses in Norfolk and Suffolk, tending to illustrate the ecclesiastical military and civil costume, as well as to preserve memorials of ancient families in that county [...]. Second edition. London: Henry G. Bohn, 1839. Second edition. 2 vols. Folio, pp. xxvi, 67, [i]; [iv], 31, [i] + 171 plates as called for, some folding. Includes hand-coloured frontispiece. Very occasional light foxing, slight faint smudging to title pages, a few folded plates just starting to split a little along their folds but generally in good order. Half olive green morocco, green and gold marbled paper-covered boards and matching endpapers, gilt spines, t.e.g. and others uncut. Spines a little faded, rubbed, a few small scrapes, edges worn, inner hinges inconspicuously reinforced with green tape. Bookplate of Adrian Bullock dated 1986 to front and back paste-down of each volume. An illustrated study and record of East Anglian brasses. John Sell Cotman (1782-1842) was a portrait and landscape painter of some fame and a prominent member of the Norwich School. He also made etchings on antiquarian subjects, focussing his attentions on the Norwich area where he worked as a drawing-master for nearly 30 years.   Ref: 46387  show full image..
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