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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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[Eusebius] Alexander Alexandrinus; Juvencus; Eustathius; Eusebius: (Caillau, D.A.B.; Guillon, D.M.N.S., eds.:) Patres Quarti Ecclesiae Saeculi. (Vols. XVIII-XX of) Collectio Selecta SS. Ecclesiae Patrum complectens exquisitissima Opera tum Dogmatica et Moralia, tum Apologetica et Oratoria. Paris: apud Mequignon-Harvard, 1830. 3 vols. in one. 8vo. (197 x 118 x 100mm), pp. [iv], 711; 664; 480. A few pages water stained to tail, now dry. Black cloth, gilt. Edges a little spotted. A little worn and dusted, still a very good copy. Pencil ownership inscription to first page of each volume. Vols. 18-20 in this collection of Works of the Church Fathers, consisting for the most part of the three books of Eusebius' Opera.   Ref: 47510 
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Feith, Everard: Antiquitatum Homericarum Libri IV. Editio accuratior. Amstelodami [Amsterdam]: apud Salomonem Schouten, 1726. 8vo., pp.[xx], 404, [xliv]. Woodcut device to title-page, some woodcut initials and decorations. Very faint dampstain to lower margin near front. Final Addenda leaf a little creased. Contemporary vellum, title inked to spine (just visible). Quite grubby, endcaps a little creased, some smudgy marks to endpapers but a good, firm copy. To front paste-down, the signature of Charles Mayo. There are several likely Charles Mayos to whom this volume may have belonged: the historian and clergyman (17501829); the Old English scholar (17671858) or the educational reformer (17921846). Everard Feith's (1597-c.1625) short career was focused on ancient Greece. He is believed to have written five works on the subject, of which this is the second, before entering a house in La Rochelle and vanishing without trace in 1625. The manuscripts of his three final works were lost. Antiquitatum Homericarum was originally published by Bruman in 1677, apparently with the encouragment of J.F. Gronovius.   Ref: 51276 
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Flach, Hans: Glossen und Scholien zur Hesiodischen Theogonie mit Prolegomena. Osnabruck: Biblio, 1970. Reprint of 1876 edition. 8vo., pp. xvi, 432. Greek text, German commentary. Black cloth, gilt. Spine sunned, boards and top-edge a little dusted. A very good copy.   Ref: 47275 
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Florus, Lucius Annaeus: (Le Fevre, Anne, ed.:) Rerum Romanarum Epitome Interpretatione et Notis Illustravit Anna Tanaquilli Fabri Filia. Jussu Christianissimi Regis, In Usum Serenissimi Delphini. Parisiis (Paris): Apud Fredericum Leonard, Typographum Regis, 1674. 4to., pp. [xxiv], 205, [clix] including additional engraved title-page. Woodcut printer's device to title-page, woodcut head- and tail-pieces and initials through the text. Lightly toned towards top edge, faint staining to lower margins of first and last few gatherings, binding cracked between frontispiece and title-page but all still sound. Contemporary vellum boards, unusually rebacked in deliberately contrasting late-18th-century black morocco. Gilt spine and borders, gilt crest to head of spine, a.e.g., endpapers replaced. Spine rubbed, vellum a bit darkened, boards a little splayed but still very good. Edited by Anne Dacier (nee Le Fevre) (1645-1720), noted French scholar and wife of Andre Dacier, one of the series editors for the Delphin editions. Schweiger II, 361.   Ref: 49304 
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Florus, Lucius Annaeus: [Maittaire, Michael, ed.:] [Epitome rerum Romanarum]. Cui subjungitur Lucii Ampelii liber memorialis. Londini [London]: Ex Officina Jacobi Tonson & Johannis Watts, 1715. 12mo., pp. [xxii], 141, [iii], including engraved frontispiece signed 'Lud. Du Guernier inv. et Sculp.', and publishers' advertisement at rear. Title page in red and black with woodcut printer's device, woodcut initials and head- and tail-pieces. Very clean and bright within. Contemporary calf, raised bands, burgundy morocco gilt spine label, plain gilt borders, edges sprinkled red, marbled endpapers. A little loss to headcap, rubbed, corners wearing, still a very good copy. From 1713 to 1719 Maittaire (16681747) edited a whole series of 12mo. Classics for Tonson and Watts. It comprised: in 1713, Paterculus, Justin, Lucretius, Phædrus, Sallust, Terence; in 1715, Catullus, Tibullus & Propertius, C. Nepos, Florus, Horace, Ovid, Virgil; in 1716, Cæsar, Martial, Juvenal & Persius, Q. Curtius; in 1719, Lucan. Similar editions of Sophocles, Homer, Livy, Pliny, and the Musarum Anglicanarum Analecta were attributed to Maittaire, but he formally disclaimed them. ESTC T146535. Schweiger II 362.   Ref: 51742 
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Forde, Steven: The Ambition to Rule. Alcibiades and the Politics of Imperialism on Thucydides. Ithaca: Cornell University Press, 1989. First edition. 8vo., pp. x, 216. Cloth, gilt- and purple-lettered, title sticker to spine, upper board slightly warped, edges lightly dusted, very good.   Ref: 49418 
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Freeman, Charles: Egypt, Greece & Rome. Civilizations of the Ancient Mediterranean. Oxford University Press, 2014. Third edition. 8vo., pp. xv, [iii], 759, [i]. Black cloth-covered boards, gilt title to spine, as new condition.   Ref: 51364 
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