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Josephus, Flavius: (L'Estrange, Roger, trans.:) The Works of Flavius Josephus. Translated into English. London: printed for R. Sare, 1702. Folio, pp. [4], 1130 + additional engraved title-page and 4 further plates, 2 of which are folding maps. Many errors in pagination as usual, but collates complete. Preliminary blank has a few small holes near the gutter where it had seemingly been stuck to the engraved title, wormtrail to fore-edge margin pp.[iii]-18, some small losses and repairs to the folding maps, a few short closed marginal tears, ink blots and smudgy marks, final blanks a little crumpled. A scattering of marginal annotations. Slightly later tan sheep, red morocco spine label. Very rubbed and scratched, some short tears to endcaps, corners worn. A good, sound working copy. Signature of John Probyn of Monmouth to front paste-down; early ownership inscription to head of title-page, name trimmed off but 'Collegii Universitatis/ apud Oxonium A.B./ 1705' remaining; another mostly-trimmed inscription to the head of the title-page, dated 1702. The first L'Estrange edition of Josephus, published when the translator was in his 80s (two years before his death) and reprinted a number of times in the subsequent decades. The book was the next major translation after Lodge, anticipating the boom in translations of Josephus which would follow in the 18th century (Whiston, Court, Clarke, Maynard, etc.). ESTC T110233   Ref: 51730  show full image..
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Justinus, Marcus Junianus: (Graevius, Joannes Georgius, ed.:) Historiae Philippicae, [...] cum ejusdem Castigationibus. Editio Ultima prioribus correctior. Traiecti ad Rhenum [Utrecht]: typis Guilielmi van de Water, Guilielmi Broedelet, 1708. 8vo., pp. [xxiv], 414, [cxxxviii], including additional engraved title-page. Title-page in red and black with engraved vignette. Smudged ink underlining to author's name on p.1, closed marginal tear to p.265 not affecting text. Contemporary vellum, ink title in an old hand to spine, edges speckled blue. A little soiled with some smudges and spots, corners slightly bumped, evidence of beige paper or labels removed from both paste-downs, top edge dusted. Small illegible ownership inscription and separate initials to front endpapers. 'Graevius was the first man who, on the basis of the Aldine edition as reprinted by the Juntae, corrected the errors of Bongarsius, and formed the text of Justin by sober critical rules.' (Dibdin). One of the later editions Dibdin prefers, as it contains the additional notes of Faber (1615-72), Vorst (1623-76) and Scheffer (1621-79). Also appended are Bongar's Excerptiones Chronologicae, and the Prologi Historiarum Philippicarum Pompeii Trogi. Dibdin (4th edn.) II 139; Schweiger II, 491   Ref: 46576 
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Justinus, Marcus Junianus: (Graevius, Joannes Georgius, ed.:) Historiae Philippicae. Amsterodami [Amsterdam]: Henricum Wetstenium and Traiecti ad Rhenum [Utrecht]: Guillelmum van de Wat 1694. 8vo., pp. [xxiv], 378, [cxxxviii] + engraved frontispiece. Contemporary tan speckled calf, gilt spine with tan morocco label, edges sprinkled red. Spine crackled with a few small chips, joints and edges a little worn, corners bumped. 20th-century bookplate of 'J.E.' to front pastedown. Ms library code to f.f.e.p.. A variorum with the additional notes of Faber (1615-72), Vorst (1623-76) and Scheffer (1621-79), this volume forms part of the twenty-year run of editions of Justinus from 1683, although this particular edition goes unnoticed by Dibdin. Dibdin (4th edn.) II 139 (for the other editions).   Ref: 46575 
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Justinus, Marcus Junianus: (Gronovius, A., ed.:) Historiae Philippicae cum integris commentariis [...] et excerptis H. Loriti Glareani atque Editoris Oxoniensis. Lugduni Batavorum [Leiden], apud Samuelum et Joannem Luchtmans 1760. 8vo., pp. [xliv] 1034 [lxxi] + frontispiece. Title-page in red and black. Light age-yellowing, light spotting, a good copy bound in contemporary vellum boards, gilt arms of Arnhem stamped on covers, red morocco gilt label; binding darkened, peeling to spine label, ties removed, loss to label. Second Abraham Gronovius edition, following that of 1719. "The edition of 1760 is considered as a standard work, in which the text of the author, with select and valuable notes, is given with great purity and accuracy" (Dibdin). Dibdin (4th edn.) II 140. Schweiger II 493.   Ref: 22470  show full image..
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[Juvenal] Juvenali, Decimus Junius: (Hennin, Heinrich Christian de, ed.:) Satyrae: scholiis veterum, & fere omnium eruditorum, qui ex professo in eas scripserunt, commentariis tam antea vulgatis; quam novis; partim integris, ut Is. Grangaei, Jo. Britannici, Nic. Rigaltii, Pet. Pithoei & aliorum: partim selectis, ut G. Vallae, Eilh. Ultrajecti [Utrecht]: Typis & sumtibus Rudolphi a Zyll, 1685. 4to., pp. [xxxii], 980, [lxviii], including additional engraved title-page. Woodcut intials, head- and tail-pieces. Occasional annotations in an old hand, e.g. pp.25, 97, 217. Gathering 4C misbound. Some scattered light foxing, a few very faint dampstains, lacuna to fore-edge margin of leaf 4Q3 with the detached piece loosely inserted, fore-edges of engraved title-page and preceeding blank reinforced with clear matte tape. Contemporary vellum, title inked to spine, blind-tooled boards, edges sprinkled red. Vertical groove to spine with vellum repaired near tail, part of textblock protruding opposite spine groove, endpapers replaced, a good working copy. Illegible round library inkstamp to title-page. 'The character of Henninius, as an editor of Juvenal, stands high in the literary world, and this valuable edition will never be in want of purchasers.' (Dibdin) Dibdin II (4th edn.) 154; Schweiger II, 504.   Ref: 51120 
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[Juvenal] Juvenalis, Decimus Junius; [Persius] Flaccus, Aulus Persius: (Farnaby, Thomas, ed.:) Satyrae. Amstelædami [Amsterdam]: typis Ioannis Blaev, sumptibus Societatis, 1650. 12mo., pp. 189, [i]. Engraved title-page, separate title-page (p.151) preceeding Persius. Faint stain to fore-edge, occasional unobtrusive ink spots, trimmed close at head and fore-edge but not touching text, very good overall. Recent light brown morocco, blind-tooled raised bands to spine with black morocco gilt label, gilt date to tail of spine, all edges red, endpapers replaced, in tan buckram slipcase, binding and case all fine. Preserved bookplate of Joannis Szasz and modern bookbinder's stamp, 'Delrue' to front paste-down. Two illegible names (?) to title-page in old hands. First published in 1612, Farnaby's (1574/5-1647) edition of the satires of Juvenal and Persius was the first in his series of enormously popular works of Latin authors. A celebrated schoolmaster, Farnaby's editions were intended for schoolboys. He was a friend of the writer/lawyer John Selden, and Wood called him "the chief Grammarian, Rhetorician, Poet, Latinist and Grecian of his time" (ODNB).   Ref: 49801 
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Kennett, White: Parochial Antiquities Attempted in the History of Ambrosden, Burcester, and Other Adjacent Parts in the Counties of Oxford and Bucks. Oxford: Printed at the Theater 1695. First edition. 4to., pp. [xvi] 703 [cxlvi] + 9 plates (8 folding). Spotted and intermittently browned, small burnholes to 2 leaves causing loss of at most 2 letters, a spot of marginal worming at end (once just touching a letter), a few pencil and early ink marginal notes (some shaved). Later calf, boards bordered in gilt line and blind rolls (with gilt cornerpieces), sometime rebacked with gilt-ruled and stamped spine, red and green morocco labels with gilt, hinges relined with strong paper, scratched, rubbed around the edges, corners & sides worn, leather peeling a bit on upper board. The first edition of "the first substantial parish history", which, "tracing the land tenures in north Oxfordshire before and after the Norman conquest, [...] showed that a new structure of landholding was imposed by William I" (ODNB). "The volume contains nine plates of churches and seats, by Michael Burghers, distinguished by a certain kind of character, like that of the Flemish school of painters, which is exceedingly amusing and attractive" (Cens. Lit., 2nd edn., Art. CCCXXIII). Upcott III 1070.   Ref: 23540  show full image..
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Kirchmann, Johannes: (Long, Georgius; Gorlaeus, Abrahamus; Kornmann, Henricus:) De Annulis liber singularis. Accedunt Georgii Longi, Abrahami Gorlaei, et Henr. Kornmanni De iisdem Tractatus absolutissimi. Lugd. Batav. [Leiden], Apud Hackios, 1672. 4 works in one. 12mo., pp. [xxiv], 249, [xxvii]; 140, [xxii]; 22; 65, [iii]. Additional engraved title-page, three divisional titles bearing the same date and printer's device as title-page, one engraved illustration within the text, some woodcut initials, Latin text with some Greek excerpts. A few faint marginal stains, otherwise internally bright. Contemporary vellum, faded ink title to spine, edges lightly sprinkled brown. A little yellowed, some smudgy marks, small spot of wax (?) to upper board, pastedowns lifted and quite tattered at gutters, very good. Tiny ms note in an old hand to front paste-down. A collection of essays on the subject of rings, first published in Schleswig in 1657. Cited as a reference in the Encyclopaedia Britannica (11th Edition).   Ref: 49892 
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[Knox, Vicesimus:] Epistles, Elegant, Familiar, & Instructive, Selected from the Best Writers, Ancient as well as Modern; intended for the improvement of Young Persons and for General Entertainment: being a proper Supplement to Extracts in Prose, & in Poetry. London: printed for Mssrs. Rivington, Longman et al, 1791. 8vo., pp. iv, [xii], 776 + additional engraved title-page. Text in two columns. Contemporary dark brown calf, gilt spine with red morocco title label, edges sprinkled blue. Spine creased, endcaps repaired, rubbed, a few light scrapes to boards, a good copy with some interesting provenance. To ffep, the ownership inscription of George Kenyon, 2nd Baron Kenyon, dated '1796, Christ Church'. Kenyon (17761855) matriculated at Christ Church College, Oxford in 1794 and took his BA in 1797. He went on to become an activist against Catholic emancipation, in 1810 writing the pamphlet Observations on the Roman Catholic Question, which 'was an incisive statement of the arguments against emancipation, in which he argued that concession would subvert the protestant nature of the government, the basis of the succession to the throne, and the union of church and state', and which was later reprinted on several occasions. 'He was, however, implicated in the disgrace of the Orange order in 1836 when [...] it was pilloried as a secret society possibly conspiring to subvert the succession to the throne. Kenyon's own conduct was imprudent rather than seditious, but his reputation suffered and thereafter he largely withdrew from public life.'(ODNB). To the front paste-down is the later inscription of Kenyon's daughter Marianne (1807-1866), dated 1834 and noting, 'From my dearest Papa'. Slightly overlapping Marianne's inscription is a small bookplate printed 'H. Kenyon, The Gelli'. This is likely Henrietta Kenyon (1839-1903), daughter of George's son the 2nd Baron, who with her sister Georgina (1834-1919) commissioned the building of The Gelli, a 'small' country house in the Borough of Wrexham, in 1877. A large armorial bookplate of the Kenyon family arms with motto dominates the rest of the front paste-down.   Ref: 51467 
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Langtoft, Peter; (Hearne, Thomas, ed.): Peter Langtoft's Chronicle, (as illustrated and improv'd by Robert of Brunne) from the Death of Cadwalader to the end of K. Edward the First's Reign. Transcrib'd, and now first publish'd, from a MS. in the Inner-Temple Library [...] Oxford: printed at the Theatre, 1725. 2 vols. 8vo., pp. ccxxxii, 230; [ii], 235-722, [ii]. List of subscribers to vol.I, vol.II with its own title-page and a single-leaf advertisement to rear. Woodcut head- and tail-pieces and a few initials. A little sporadic foxing and light toning but generally clean. Recently rebound in mustard half calf, raised bands, spines blind tooled and highlighted in green with a little gilt, orange spine labels with gilt titles, dark brown marbled boards, edges sprinkled brown and red, endpapers renewed, very good. Uniformly bound with our stock number 51815, Antiquarii Warwicensis Historia Regum Angliae (1745). Peter Langtoft (d. in or after 1305) was a chronicler, and Augustinian canon of Bridlington Priory. 'With twenty-one medieval manuscripts still surviving, his work seems to have been the most widely diffused Anglo-Norman chronicle after the Brut d'Engleterre and Wace's Brut. His chronicle consists in fact of three books, all of them in verse: an abridgement and adaptation of Wace's Brut, 3010 lines long; a history of Saxon and Norman kings until the death of Henry III, 4200 lines long; and a history of Edward I, with whom he was contemporary. This third book, which is the most informative, consists of 2022 lines in its first redaction and 2591 lines in its second.' (ODNB) ESTC T154205   Ref: 51817 
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