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Carver, Martin; Hills, Catherine & Scheschkewitz, Jonathan (eds.): Wasperton: a Roman, British and Anglo-Saxon Community in Central England. Woodbridge: Boydell Press, 2009. Large 4to. (290 x 22mm), pp. x, 372. Blue cloth, gilt title to spine, near fine. Anglo-Saxon Studies 11   Ref: 51554 
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(Catullus) Sisson, C.H. trans.: Catullus. London: MacGibbon & Kee, 1966. 8vo., pp. 93, [i]. Faux-vellum boards, gilt titles to spine and upper. Spine and board edges lightly toned, still very good. First edition of this translation.   Ref: 51562 
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Catullus, Gaius Valerius: (Ellis, R., ed.:) Catulli Veronensis Liber iterum recognovit, apparatum criticum, prolegomena, appendices [...] Oxonii [Oxford]: e typographeo Clarendoniano, 1878. 2nd edition. 8vo., pp.lxxvii, (iii), 410 + 2 folding plates. Printed in red and black, errata slip tipped in. Preliminary blanks foxed, very faintly toned towards top edge, otherwise nice and bright inside. Brown calf, gilt spine, black morocco label, gilt borders and centrepiece, marbled edges and endpapers. Spine a little sunned, some slight smudges and scratches but very good indeed. Ownership inscription of N.D. Horton to preliminary blank. Gilt centrepiece reads 'Londinensis Schola Civitatis'. Ellis began working on Catullus in 1859. In 1866 he published 'a plain text, with conjectures based on study of manuscripts', followed by a larger edition in 1867. This, the second edition, appeared in 1878 and a revised text in 1904. 'In 1871 he published an unexpurgated translation in the original metres, very ingenious but barely intelligible without the Latin, and dedicated to Tennyson.' (ODNB)   Ref: 48705 
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Catullus, Gaius Valerius: (Volpi, Giovanni Antonio, ed.:) [Opera] et in eum Jo: Antonii Vulpii eloquentiae professoris in gymnasio Patavino novus commentarius locupletissimus. Patavii [Padua]: Excudebat Josephus Cominus, 1737. 4to., pp. xl, 608, [iv]. Title-page in red and black with engraved vignette, woodcut initials. Sporadic very faint marginal dampstains not affecting text, small hole to lower margin p.xxv (seemingly a paper flaw), printer's colophon to verso of penumtimate leaf offset to final blank. Contemporary tan calf boards recently rebacked, gilt title to spine, edges light yellow, marbled endpapers. A few light scuffs and scratches, edges a little worn, corner tips repaired, inner hinges sympathetically repaired with marbled paper, very good. To a preliminary blank, ownership inscriptions of: H.G. Hart, Bitton 1865; John and Jacynth [crossed through] Lawrence, 1950. The second edition of Catullus edited by Vulpius (or Volpi), printed by the fine Paduan press of Cominus, which was the only important edition of that author in the first half of the 18th century. '"This is in every respect," says Dr. Harwood, "the best edition of Catullus yet published; the text is exhibited in a more correct manner, and the notes of Vulpius are very valuable." According to Ernesti and Harles, the notes of Vulpius are not so much in emendation of the text as in illustration of the poet by selecting parallel passages from ancient and modern writers' (Dibdin). Dibdin (4th edn.) I 76-7.   Ref: 51404 
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Catullus, Gaius Valerius; Tibullus, Albius; Propertius, Sextus: Opera. Birminghamiae [Birmingham]: Baskerville, 1772. 'Writing Royal' 4to., pp. [ii], 200, 221-372 (as usual). Occasional scatterings of very light foxing, but generally clean. Red calf, contemporary boards with later but sympathetic gilt spine; both boards heavily gilt in the herringbone style with borders and diamond-shaped centrepieces, suggesting a Scottish binding. Marbled endpapers, cloth hinges. In rebacking the binder has employed a French joint, seemingly to correct the original structure and give a better square at the foredge; the look is a little unusual, with a deep groove at the joint, but the work is neatly and skillfully done. Some slight splits to tail-cap, a few small scrapes to upper board, corners repaired but a very good, attractive copy. A2 is a cancel, H3 a cancelland; misnumeration and other errors as usual. Also available in 12mo., this 4to. version was priced on publication at a guinea, though copies were advertised for sale at 18s. on 9th July 1773; 780 copies remained in stock in 1775. Dibdin describes this edition, based on Coustelier's 1743 production, as 'very beautiful', though 'not esteemed for accuracy'. ESTC T6260; Dibdin I (4th edn.) 377; Gaskell 44; Graesse 287; Moss 1263   Ref: 51370  show full image..
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Catullus, Gaius Valerius; Tibullus, Albius; Propertius, Sextus; (Scaliger, Joseph, ed.): [Juvenal] Iuvenalis, Decimus Iunius; Persius Flaccus, Aulus; (Poelmann, Theodor, ed.): [Opera] Nova Editio; Castigationes; Satyrarum Liber I. Lutetiae [Paris]: apud Mamertum Patissonium, in officina Rob. Stephani; Anverpiae [Antwerp]: Christo 1577; 1577; 1565. Three works bound as one. 8vo., pp. [xvi], 274, [ii]; 252, [xvi]; 160. Separate title page to each work, each with a woodcut device, neat marginalia in an old hand plus pen trials to preliminary blank. A little toned with occasional spots and stains, top corner of title excised, slight worming to fore-edge margins through preliminaries, closed tear to p.13 of third work affecting a few words but with no loss. Contemporary dark brown calf boards rudimentarily rebacked, gilt morocco label to spine, large corner repairs to lower board. Rubbed and scuffed, joints and corners worn but a sound and interesting copy. Large armorial bookplate to front paste-down, red ownership stamp of Nicholas Lane to f.f.e.p.. The first two volumes, Catullus, Tibullus & Propertius joined as usual by Scaliger's Castigationes, are here found with Plantin's edition of Juvenal. Schweiger II, 79 (Catullus et al); Dibdin II 4th edn., 153 (Juvenal)   Ref: 50257 
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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 
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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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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 
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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 
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