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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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Champlin, Edward: Fronto and Antonine Rome. Cambridge, Mass. & London: Harvard University Press, 1980. First edition. 8vo., pp. xii, 185. Brown cloth, gilt lettering to spine, edges dusted, very good. Cream dust-jacket, a bit grubby, shelf wear, very good.   Ref: 52130 
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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: (Cockman, Thomas, trans:) Tully's Offices. In English. London: printed by T. Wood, for Owen Lloyd and J. Bateman, 1722. 4th edition, corrected. 12mo., pp. [ii], viii, 265, [xxv]. Title-page in red and black, a few woodcut initials and head- and tail-pieces. Pencilled manicules to margins. Small stain to top fore-edge corner of ffep and following 5 leaves. Contemporary brown Cambridge-style panelled calf, raised bands, red gilt title label to spine, edges lightly sprinkled red. Endcaps rubbed, joints worn but firm, corners fraying a little, very good. Faint remains of a signature to top corner of title-page, the removal of which has possibly caused the stain mentioned earlier. Originally appearing in 1619, this translation had passed through 10 editions by 1792. It was still in print as late as 1819. Cockman writes in his Preface that he has 'made some use of Sir R. L'Estrange's English, and especially Mr du B.'s French translation.' ESTC T145003; Lowndes II 460   Ref: 52029 
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Cicero, Marcus Tullius: (Dougan, Thomas Wilson, intro., rev.:) Tusculanarum Diputationum Libri Quinque. A revised text with introduction and commentary and a collation of numerous MSS [...] Volume I, containing books 1 and 2. Cambridge: at the University Press, 1905. Volume I only. 8vo., pp. lxiv, 252. Latin text, preface and notes in English. Clean and bright within. Red cloth, gilt title to spine. Endcaps a little scuffed, some small bubbles under cloth to upper board, endpapers very faintly foxed but still very good. Gift inscription, William S. Wilkie to C.D.N. Costa dated i. viii, '75, to ffep.   Ref: 52073 
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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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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: (Hall, J.B., ed.:) De Raptu Prosperpinae. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1969. First edition. 8vo., pp. x, 252. Red cloth, gilt title on black label to spine, edges lightly dusted, otherwise near fine. No dust-jacket. Ownership inscription of C.D.N. Costa to front paste-down. With introduction and commentary by the editor.   Ref: 51911 
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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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