Caesar, Gaius Julius: (Orsini, Fulvio, ed.:) [Opera Omnia] Rerum Ab Se Gestarum Commentarii. Quae hoc volumine continentur, & quid huic editioni accesserit, sequens pagella indicabit. Lugduni [Lyon]: (Jacques Roussin), 1626. 12mo., pp. (xxxii), 879, (lxxvii) + 2 fold-out woodcut maps. Three further woodcut illustrations to text, occasional headpieces, printer's device to title page. Foxed and sporadically toned with pp. 481-518 being particularly affected, paper flaw to p.529 resulting in hole to roughly three lines of text each side, another paper flaw to p.69 not affecting text. Contemporary semi-limp vellum, yapp fore-edges, blind ruled spine and borders, ink title to spine, faint ink ownership inscription in an old hand to upper board. A little darkened, stain to upper board, ties lost. Ownership inscription to front of upper board, ‘ Ex Libris Christopher Sonnenberg’ followed by a few further illegible words. Remains of erased pencil notes to f.f.e.p. Likely a licenced, or perhaps pirated, copy of the early Aldine edition, and a rare printing. Not found on COPAC and apparently unseen by either Dibdin or Schweiger, Worldcat has two records for the edition but neither seem to be associated with any actual physical holdings.
Cardwell, Edward (ed.); Cranmer, Thomas. The Reformation of the Ecclesiastical Laws as Attempted in the Reigns of King Henry VIII, King Edward VI and Queen Elizabeth. Oxford University Press, 1850. 8vo., pp. lviii, 344, 36. Final 36 pages comprise a Clarendon Press publisher’s list. Some pages unopened at top edge. Very occasional pencil underlining. Brown cloth, worn paper labels to spine, endcaps worn and frayed, sunned, corners bumped. Hinges cracked, some foxing to r.f.e.p.. Engraved bookplate to front paste-down with added ownership inscription of P.A. Slack and some pencil notations. ‘A new edition’ with an introduction in English and the original text of 1571 in Latin. Ref: 41525show full image..
Carlyle, R.W. & Carlyle, A.J.: A History of Mediaeval Political Theory in the West. Vol. I: The Second Century to the Ninth; Vol. II: The Political Theory of the Roman Lawyers and the Cnonists [...]; Vol. III: Political Theory from the Tenth Century to the Thirteenth; Vol. IV: The Theories of the Relation of the Empire [...]; Vol. V Edinburgh: William Blackwood & Sons Ltd., 1936. 6 vols. 8vo., pp. xvii, 314; xix, 274; xvii, 201; xxiii, 419; xx, 494; xxv, 551. Red cloth, spines unevenly sunned, lettering in black to spine of volume IV, others in gilt. Rubbing to extremities, corner-tips bumped to vols. I, III & IV, slight shelf wear to cloth. Ref: 35130
Carlyle, Thomas: The Letters and Speeches of Oliver Cromwell. London: Methuen and Co., 1904. 3 vols., 8vo., pp. lxii, 523; xii, 557; xiii, 604. Title pages in red and black. Very light intermittent foxing. Green cloth, gilt. Spines sunned, head- and tail caps creased with small tears to vol. II. Tail edges uncut and foxed, dusting to head edge. Very good. Gift inscription to Sybil A. Lucas from Mr Claude Montefiore, Feb. 8th 1911 to f.f.e.p. vol. I. Ownership inscription of P.A. Slack, March 1973 in pencil to f.f.e.p. of each volume. The inscription notes that this set was a gift to Ms Lucas from the scholar and founder of Liberal Judaism Claude Montefiore (1858–1938), though we do not believe the handwriting to be his. His sister Alice married into the Lucas family, so Sybil was perhaps a relative of hers. Ref: 41708
Carver, Martin; Hills, Catherine & Scheschkewitz, Jonathan (eds.): Wasperton: a Roman, British and Anglo-Saxon Community in Central England. Woodbridge: Boydell Press, 2009. Large 4to. (290 x 22mm), pp. x, 372. Blue cloth, gilt title to spine, near fine. Dust-jacket lightly shelf worn with one scratch near top edge, very good. Anglo-Saxon Studies 11 Ref: 51554
Casey, P.J.: (Tomlin, R.S.O., trans. of texts:) Carausius and Allectus, the British Usurpers. London: B.T Batsford, 1994. 8vo., pp. 213, [i]. Blue cloth, gilt title to spine, near fine. Dust-jacket very slightly shelf worn, plain sticker over price on inner flyleaf, very good. In the Batsford Imperial Biographies series. Ref: 51557
(Catullus) Sisson, C.H. trans.: Catullus. London: MacGibbon & Kee, 1966. 8vo., pp. 93, [i]. Faux-vellum boards, gilt titles to spine and upper. Spine and board edges lightly toned, still very good. Dust-jacket toned, edges tattered with approx. 4cm tear to top edge, good only. First edition of this translation. Ref: 51562
Catullus, Caius Valerius: (Volpi, Giovanni Antonio, ed.:) [Opera] et in eum Jo: Antonii Vulpii eloquentiae professoris in gymnasio Patavino novus commentarius locupletissimus. Patavii [Padua]: Excudebat Josephus Cominus, 1737. 4to., pp. xl, 608, [iv]. Title-page in red and black with engraved vignette, woodcut initials. Sporadic very faint marginal dampstains not affecting text, small hole to lower margin p.xxv (seemingly a paper flaw), printer’s colophon to verso of penumtimate leaf offset to final blank. Contemporary tan calf boards recently rebacked, gilt title to spine, edges light yellow, marbled endpapers. A few light scuffs and scratches, edges a little worn, corner tips repaired, inner hinges sympathetically repaired with marbled paper, very good. To a preliminary blank, ownership inscriptions of: H.G. Hart, Bitton 1865; John and Jacynth [crossed through] Lawrence, 1950. The second edition of Catullus edited by Vulpius (or Volpi), printed by the fine Paduan press of Cominus, which was the only important edition of that author in the first half of the 18th century. ‘“This is in every respect,” says Dr. Harwood, “the best edition of Catullus yet published; the text is exhibited in a more correct manner, and the notes of Vulpius are very valuable.” According to Ernesti and Harles, the notes of Vulpius are not so much in emendation of the text as in illustration of the poet by selecting parallel passages from ancient and modern writers’ (Dibdin). Dibdin (4th edn.) I 76-7. Ref: 51404
Catullus, Gaius Valerius: (Ellis, R., ed.:) Catulli Veronensis Liber iterum recognovit, apparatum criticum, prolegomena, appendices [...] Oxonii [Oxford]: e typographeo Clarendoniano, 1878. 2nd edition. 8vo., pp.lxxvii, (iii), 410 + 2 folding plates. Printed in red and black, errata slip tipped in. Preliminary blanks foxed, very faintly toned towards top edge, otherwise nice and bright inside. Brown calf, gilt spine, black morocco label, gilt borders and centrepiece, marbled edges and endpapers. Spine a little sunned, some slight smudges and scratches but very good indeed. Ownership inscription of N.D. Horton to preliminary blank. Gilt centrepiece reads 'Londinensis Schola Civitatis'. Ellis began working on Catullus in 1859. In 1866 he published 'a plain text, with conjectures based on study of manuscripts', followed by a larger edition in 1867. This, the second edition, appeared in 1878 and a revised text in 1904. 'In 1871 he published an unexpurgated translation in the original metres, very ingenious but barely intelligible without the Latin, and dedicated to Tennyson.' (ODNB) Ref: 48705
Catullus, Gaius Valerius; Tibullus, Albius; Propertius, Sextus: Opera. Birminghamiae [Birmingham]: Baskerville, 1772. ‘Writing Royal’ 4to., pp. [ii], 200, 221-372 (as usual). Occasional scatterings of very light foxing, but generally clean. Red calf, contemporary boards with later but sympathetic gilt spine; both boards heavily gilt in the herringbone style with borders and diamond-shaped centrepieces, suggesting a Scottish binding. Marbled endpapers, cloth hinges. In rebacking the binder has employed a French joint, seemingly to correct the original structure and give a better square at the foredge; the look is a little unusual, with a deep groove at the joint, but the work is neatly and skillfully done. Some slight splits to tail-cap, a few small scrapes to upper board, corners repaired but a very good, attractive copy. A2 is a cancel, H3 a cancelland; misnumeration and other errors as usual. Also available in 12mo., this 4to. version was priced on publication at a guinea, though copies were advertised for sale at 18s. on 9th July 1773; 780 copies remained in stock in 1775. Dibdin describes this edition, based on Coustelier’s 1743 production, as ‘very beautiful’, though ‘not esteemed for accuracy’. ESTC T6260; Dibdin I (4th edn.) 377; Gaskell 44; Graesse 287; Moss 1263 Ref: 51370show full image..