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[Diamond Classics] Catullus, Gaius Valerius; Tibullus, Albius & Propertius, Sextus: (Opera). Londini [London]: G. Pickering, 57 Chancery Lane (colophon: Excudebat C. Corrall, Charing Cross), 1824. 48mo. (90 x 53mm), pp. [iv], 61, [i], 46, 93, [i] + engraved frontispiece by Stothard, engraved title-page and a single-leaf catalogue for the 'Diamond' series at rear. A little light foxing to frontispiece and engraved title-page, old pencilled stock code to r.f.e.p.. Publisher's dark blue buckram, slightly toned paper label to spine. A bit rubbed, spine faded, top corner of upper board lightly bumped, very good overall. From Pickering's 'Diamond Classics' series. Dedicated to George John, 2nd Earl Spencer (1758-1834), the renowned bibliophile.   Ref: 49759 
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[Diamond Classics] Homer: Ilias et Odyssea. Londini [London]: Gulielmus Pickering, 1831. Two vols in one, 48mo. (c.82mm x 47mm), pp. [ii], 351, [i]; [iv], 272 + engraved portrait frontispiece of Homer to vol. I. Pickering's Aldine device to both title-pages. Frontispiece and vol.I title a little toned. Contemporary green morocco, raised bands, gilt title to spine, a.e.g.. Spine lightly rubbed, very edges of free endpapers toned with a little chipping to ffep, upper hinge neatly repaired. A very good, attractive copy. The last in Pickering's famous 'Diamond Classics' series of miniature books, and possibly the smallest ever printed Homer. Bondy 89-90; Spielmann 198   Ref: 51473 
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[Diamond Classics] Tasso, Torquato: La Gerusalemme Liberata. London: William Pickering, 1822. 2 vols. in 1. 24mo., pp. [iv], 199, [i]; [iii], 204-405, [iii], + portrait frontispiece and additional engraved frontispiece, including single-leaf publisher's catalogue at rear. Some toning to frontis, additional title-page and title-page but otherwise clean.Contemporary black morocco with gilt spine, borders and dentelles, a.e.g., scarlet endpapers. Joints a little rubbed but still a very good, attractively-bound copy. Ownership inscription of Elizabeth Frances Drury (b.1809) of Harrow to a preliminary blank. She was the daughter of respected Classical scholar and Harrow School master Henry Joseph Thomas Drury (17781841). First issue of this edition from Pickering's 'Diamond Classics' series. Dedicated to George John, 2nd Earl Spencer (1758-1834), the renowned bibliophile. Keynes p.63, 91   Ref: 51908 
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[Diamond Classics] [Horace] Horatius Flaccus, Quintus: [Opera] Londini [London]: Gulielmus Pickering, 1826 (from colophon; title dated 1824). 48mo., pp. 192 + frontispiece. Brown publisher's cloth, remains of worn paper label to spine. Rubbed, endcaps worn with some tiny losses, cloth splitting at head of and along upper joint, corners frayed, endpapers splitting but binding surprisingly firm. Still a good, sound copy. Inscribed to ffep: 'To Joseph Augustus (Marks?) Esq./ with/ Every Feeling of Regard/ from his Sincere Friend and Teacher/ James Kilgour./ Edinburgh/ 29 February 1844.' Name label of Clive Leslie George pasted to front paste-down, together with a pencilled bookseller's note. "This is the SMALLEST edition of Horace in the world. It is also among the most accurate." (Dibdin) Dibdin (4th ed.) II 122.   Ref: 51412 
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[Diamond Classics] [Horace] Horatius Flaccus, Quintus: [Opera] Londini [London]: Gulielmus Pickering, 1826 (from colophon; title dated 1824). 48mo., pp.192 + engraved frontispiece.Very slight toning. Publisher's textured terracotta cloth, small rubbed paper label to spine, edges uncut. Rubbed, a little wear to tail of spine and corners, a few smudgy marks to boards but a good copy. Pencilled ownership inscription of D.C. Gray dated 1899 to ffep. Illegible name dated 1863 to title-page. "This is the SMALLEST edition of Horace in the world. It is also among the most accurate." (Dibdin) Dibdin (4th ed.) II 122.   Ref: 51591 
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Dictys Cretensis: [Dares Phrygius:] [Joseph of Exeter:] (Smids, L., ed.:) De Bello et Excidio Trojanae, in usum Serenissimi Delphini [...] accedunt in hac nova editione notae variorum integrae; nec non Josephus Iscanus, cum notis Sam. Dresemii. Numismatibus & Gemmis, Historiam illustrantibus exornavit Lud. Smids, M.D. Dissertationem de Dictye Cretensi Amstelaedami [Amsterdam]: Apud Georgium Gallet, 1702. 8vo., pp. [lxxxiv], 177, [lxxv], 54, [22], 168, [viii], including 1 engraved frontispiece as part of the first gathering + 1 additional engraved frontispiece and 6 further plates. Includes final errata leaf. Title page in red and black, engraved head-pieces, woodcut decorations. Occasional light spotting, a few faint smudgy marks. Contemporary vellum, raised bands, title inked to spine, blind-tooled border, frame and centrepiece to each board, edges sprinkled blue and red. A little grubby, a few small marks to boards (possibly wax?), free endpapers very lightly toned at edges, very good overall. Small MS inscription of William R. Lyall to head of title-page. William Rowe Lyall (17881857) was Dean of Canterbury from 1845 until his death. He was the younger brother of Gerorge Lyall (1778/91853), MP for the City of London and chairman of the East India Company. The Delphin edition of three Latin poems on the Trojan war, by the pseudonymous authors 'Dictys of Crete' (4th-cent.) and 'Dares of Phrygia' (5th/6th-cent.), and by the English monk and crusader Joseph of Exeter (d.1224), they are evidence for the continuity of the Homeric legends through the Latin Middle Ages. Basing his edition of Dictys and Dares on Anne Dacier's Delphin edition of 1680, with notes also from an edition of Strassburg, 1691, the editor Ludolf Smids has added numismatic illustrations and his own commentary, and an essay by Jacobus Perizonius (1651-1715). The text and commentary for Joseph of Exeter are from an edition of Frankfurt, 1623 (cf. Schweiger). Schweiger II 332.   Ref: 51906 
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Diehl, Ernst, Dr.: Pompeianische Wandinschriften und Verwandtes. Bonn: A. Marcus und E. Weber's Verlag, 1910. 8vo., pp. 60, iv. Latin text with notes in German. Very slightly toned, a few small pencil marks. Original paper covers now toned and brittle, later bound into marbled boards which are now completely detached. Rubbed, spine toned. Ownership inscription to ffep of John Mavrogordato. Includes bibliographical references and indexes.   Ref: 34908 
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Dihle, Albrecht: (Krojzl, Clare, trans.:) A History of Greek Literature. From Homer to the Hellenistic Period. London: Routledge, 1994. First English edition. 8vo., pp. x, 332. Cloth, gilt-lettered, edges lightly dusted, almost fine.   Ref: 49669 
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Dihle, Albrecht: (Malzahn, Manfred, trans.:) Greek and Latin Literature of the Roman Empire. From Augustus to Justinian. London: Routledge, 1994. First English edition. 8vo., pp. viii, 647. Cloth, silver-lettered, tiny mark to lower board, edges lightly dusted, almost fine.   Ref: 49670 
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Dindorf, William (ed.): Poetarum Scenicorum Graecorum, Aeschyli, Sophoclis, Euripidis et Aristophanis, Fabulae Superstites et Perditarum Fragmenta. Londini [London]: Jacobus Parker et Soc., 1868. Fifth edition. Large 8vo. (255 x 175mm), pp. [iv], 748. Gutter split after title page but holding firm, very mildly toned but clean. Contemporary tan calf presentation binding. Gilt spine with burgundy morocco label, gilt crest centrepiece, marbled edges and endpapers. Neatly rebacked, a little scuffed, inner hinges repaired with blue tape, very good. Printed presentation bookplate to front paste-down inscribed to William Hamilton from the University of Glasgow, dated 1870. Ownership inscription of the archaeologist J.L. Caskey to preliminary blank.   Ref: 48849 
£60
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