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Drexel, Jeremias: Recta intentio omnium humanarum actionum amussis. [bound with:] Gymnasium Patientiae. Col. Agrippinae [Cologne]: Apud Corn. ab Egmund, 1634. 16mo., pp. [xiv] 416 [ii]; [xiv] 387 [iii] + engraved title pages in each book. Two further full-page engravings in the text of each book. The edge of first three leaves a bit creased. Contemporary vellum boards, long sides overlapping, spine lettered in ink, ties removed, somewhat soiled, pastedowns torn. Ownership inscription of Jacobus van Aker D'heysbroeck to f.f.e.p. recto and A. Domis (1802) to verso. Two works by the Jesuit writer Jeremias Drexel (or Drexelius, 1581-1638). The first has been called a prelude to his most famous work, the 'Heliotropum', while the second, the 'Gymnasium of Patience', comprises arguments for Christian acceptance of suffering. The imprint is usually considered to be false, with the books printed by Blaeu in Amsterdam. VD17 32:709942B; VD17 1:075296S.   Ref: 29953 
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Dudley, Donald R.: A History of Cynicism, From Diogenes to the 6th Century A.D.. London: Methuen & Co., 1937. 8vo., pp. xii, [ii], 224. Toning and some foxing to endpapers, otherwise bright. Blue cloth, gilt title to spine. Spine sunned, a few marks, spine a little cocked but still a good sound copy. From the author's library, with his typewritten bookplate and the bookplate of A.D. Peters, literary agent. Ownership inscription of C.D.N. Costa dated 1972 to front paste-down.   Ref: 51189 
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Duncan-Jones, Richard: Structure and Scale in the Roman Economy. Cambridge University Press, 1990. First edition. 8vo., pp. xvi, 245. dark red cloth, gilt lettering to spine, almost fine. Dust-jacket, spine lightly sunned with a little toning to back cover, shelf wear, very good.   Ref: 52133 
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Easterling, P.E.; Knox, B.M. (Eds.): The Cambridge History of Classical Literature. I: Greek Literature. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2003. First edition, eight impression. 8vo., pp. xvi, 936. Red cloth, gilt title on black label to spine, ffep removed, a few small marks to boards, edges dusted, otherwise still very good. No dust-jacket.   Ref: 51895 
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Enenkel, Karl A.E. & Pfeijffer, Ilja Leonard (eds.): The Manipulative Mode. Political Propaganda in Antiquity: A Collection of Case Studies. Leiden: Brill, 2005. First edition. 8vo., pp. vi, 318. Cloth, white lettered, light bumping to edges of upper board, almost fine. Mnemosyne Supplementa 261.   Ref: 49576 
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Epictetus: (Long, George, ed. & trans.) Discourses [...]; with the Encheiridion and Fragments. Translated with Notes, a Life of Epictetus, and a View of his Philosophy. London: George Bell and Sons, 1887. 8vo., pp. xliii, [i], 452, 4, 24. At the rear, a 4-page catalogue of the works of George Long, and a 24-page catalogue of Bohn's Classical Library and other publications, dated January 1885. A little foxing to the first few leaves and the bottom edge of the rear catalogue. Dark green cloth, gilt title to spine. Endcaps a bit worn, endpaper split at rear hinge, very good overall. Small Blackwell's label to front paste-down. To ffep verso, inscription of C.D.N. Costa dated 2. xi. '86 with an added note in the same hand: 'Ex libris Martin Johnson'. Embossed stamp of A. Holden booksellers of Liverpoll to ffep. Bohn's Classical Library.   Ref: 52067 
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[Estienne, Henri] Stephanus, Henricus: (Hase, Charles Benedict; Dindorf, Wilhelm; Dindorf, Ludwig August, et al, eds.:) Thesaurus Graecae Linguae, ab Henrico Stephano constructus. Post editionem Anglican novis additamentis auctum ordineque alphabetico degestum tertio ediderunt Carolus Benedictus Hase [...] Parisiis [Paris]: excudebat Ambrosius Firmin Didot, 1831-1865. 8 vols in 9 (i.e. vol. I is in 2 parts). Folio, pp.[vi], iv, cols.1616, pp.[ii], 6, 12, xxiv; pp.[iv], xi, [i], cols.2794, pp.[i]; pp. [iv], [viii], [iv], 2, cols.1830, pp.[v]; pp.[ii], cols.2644; pp.[iv], cols.2216, pp.14; cols.2498, pp.[xiii]; pp.[iv], cols.2462, pp.[i]; pp.[ii], cols.2266, pp.[i]; pp.[ii], cols.2152, 366, pp.[v], xlix. Introduction in French, text in Greek and Latin. Decorative headpiece and initial to the beginning of each volume. Vols. V and VII lack title-pages, vols. III, V and VIII lack half-titles. First and final few leaves of each volume tend to be grubby and creased with ragged edges, some of which have been heavily repaired. Occasional light foxing and the odd light dampstain and ink smudge. Red ink blot to bottom corner of vol. I, part II not affecting text. Vol. VIII has some gatherings unopened at head edge. Twentieth-century blue library cloth, gilt titles to spines, edges uncut, endpapers replaced. Spines a little faded, slight creasing to endcaps and a few light scuffs but still very good. A robustly rebound set of this important work, with interesting annotations and additions. Marginal scholarly annotations in pencil throughout with occasional additional notes tipped in or loosely inserted. To vol.I (part I) title-page a small inkstamp reading 'Delegates of the Press Secretary's Office'. Vol. II has two extra printed leaves bound in at the front of the volume, plus a journal review from Zeitschrift für die Alterthumswissenschaft no.41, dated 5th April 1835. The most celebrated work of Henri Estienne (1528 or 1531-1598), first published in four volumes with two supplements in 1572. From its publication right into the 19th century it formed the basis of Greek lexicography. This later edition is chiefly the result of the prodigious efforts of Karl Wilhelm Dindorf (1802-1883) and his brother Ludwig (1805-1871). Ludwig never held an academic position and led so quiet a life that he was for a time thought to be a pseudonym of Wilhelm's, though his important contributions to this edition were authenticated by his own signature.   Ref: 50849 
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Eunapius: (Boissonade, J.F.; Wyttenbach, D. eds.:) Vitas Sophistarum et Fragmenta Historiarum [...] Vol. I. Amstelodami [Amsterdam]: Petrum den Hengst et Filum, 1822. First volume only of two. 8vo., pp. [vi], lix, [i], 604. Text in Greek with Latin notes. Sporadic foxing, uncut edges toned, some unopened. Still in the publisher's blue sugar paper wrappers, printed label to spine. Spine creased, joints split but cords sound, smudged and creased but an unsophisticated survival. Ownership inscription of H.J. Borgers to front paste-down. Eunapius, the 4th-century CE sophist and historian, is primarily known for this work, a series of biographies of other sophists, our only source for the neo-Platonism of his time. H.J. Borgers edited a volume of Cicero published in Leiden in 1826. Schweiger 114   Ref: 48699 
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Euripides: (Major, J.R., ed.:) Hecuba [...] From the Text, and With a Translation of the Notes, Preface, and Supplement of Porson; Critical and Explanatory Remarks, Original and Selected: Illustrations of Idioms from Matthiae, Dawes, Viger, Hermann, etc. etc. A Synopsis of Metrical Syste London: Longman, Orme, Brown, Green & Longmans, 1840. Fifth edition. 8vo., pp. [iv], lii, [ii], 165, [i] + blank notepaper interleaving. Many of the blanks with ms notes and translations, other notes loosely inserted. Slightly toned, a few light ink smudges. Contemporary half tan calf, gilt title to spine, marbled paper-covered boards, edges sprinkled brown. Headcap and adjacent corner of upper board tattered with small loss, spine darkened, rubbed but still very good. Inscription of W.L.G. Bagshawe, 'at Evan's, Eton College, Bucks.' to f.f.e.p.. Described by his school as 'a very promising, plucky young fellow' Bagshawe (1828-1854) was an English landowner and rower who won the Diamond Challenge Sculls at Henley in 1848, and inherited his father's estate at Wormhill in 1851. He was killed in an affray with poachers.   Ref: 48766 
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Euripides: (Valckenaer, Lodewijk Caspar, ed.:) Tragoedia Phoenissae. Interpretationem addidit H. Grotii; Graeca castigavit e MStis [...] Lugduni Batavorum [Leiden]: apud Samuelem et Joannem Luchtmans, 1802. 4to., pp. [iv], xxiii, [i], 452, 196. Stub from excised presentation certificate. Lightly toned towards top edge, foxing from p.125 of the second register onwards corresponding to a slightly lower quality paper stock for the final gatherings. Vellum prize binding, raised bands, gilt spine, borders, frame and central coat-of-arms of Amsterdam, edges sprinkled red and blue. Darkened, a bit grubby, ties lost, endpapers lifting but revealing interesting binding structure beneath. A very good copy overall. Reprinted from Valckenaer's "masterly work on Euripides" (Sandys), first printed by Brouwer at Franeker in 1755. Containing the version of Grotius and including the first printing of parts of the Scholia, "enriched by every thing which can render it most acceptable to a critical student", this reprint has been "improved and enlarged" to be "deserving of strong recommendation" (Dibdin). Dibdin (4th edn.) I 545. Schweiger I 119. Graesse II 523. Brunet II 1106.   Ref: 50323 
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