[Aelian] Aelianus, Claudius: (Le Fèvre, Tanneguy, ed.:) Varia Historia. Salmurii [Saumur]: Apud Ioannem Le’Nerium, 1668. 16mo., pp. [viii] 341 [iii] 99, 200-428 (text continuous). Text in facing pages of Greek and Latin. Just a little spotting. Contemporary vellum boards, spine lettered in ink, long sides overlapping, spine a little darkened and scuffed in one place. Booklabel of M. Borluut to upper pastedown, purchase note dated 1862 and ownership inscription of Prudentia van Duyse (1858) to f.f.e.p. Edited by the French scholar Tanaquil Faber, or Tanneguy Le Fèvre (1615-1672), based on the second Scheffer edition of 1662 (a poor choice, as it apparently had ‘more errors and imperfections than in any edition of Aelian whatever’ - c.f. Dibdin). Dibdin (4th edn.) I 230. Schweiger I 3. Ref: 27777show full image..
Aeschylus: (Schroeder, O., ed.:) Cantica. Leipzig: B.G. Teubner, 1916. 12mo., pp. viii, 103. Cloth-backed boards, black-lettered and decorated, bottom corners a bit bumped, edges dusted, end-papers slightly foxed and browned, very good. No dust-jacket, as issued. ‘Bibliotheca Scriptorum Graecorum et Romanorum Teubneriana’. Ref: 48588
Albini, Umberto & Gigante, Marcello, (series eds.:) Studi Italiani di Filologia Classica. LXXXV Annata, Terza Serie, Volume X Foscicoli I-II. Giornate Pisane, Atti del IX Congresso della F.I.E.C., 24-30 Agosto 1989. Firenze: Felice Le Monnier, 1992. 2 vols. 8co., pp. IX, [iii], 714, [ii]; [vii], 718. Pink card covers. Spines faded, a little light shelf wear but very good overall. Ref: 51624
Ammianus Marcellinus: (Eyssenhardt, Franz, ed.:) Rerum Gestarum Libri Qui Supersunt. Berolini [Berlin]: F. Vahlen, 1872. 8vo., pp.[ii], vi, 421, [iii]. Original paper wrappers bound in. Later tan buckram, gilt title to spine. Endpapers discoloured, a little foxing towards front and rear, uncut edges dusty. A good, sound copy. Ownership inscription of C.D.N. Costa dated 4.ii.64 to front paste-down, together with a printed label showing primroses. First published 1871. Ref: 51563
Anacreon: (Amaduzzi, G.C., ed.:) Teiou Mele: praefixo commentario quo poetae genus traditur et bibliotheca Anacreonteia adumbratur : additis var. lect. Parmae: in aedibus Palatinis [Parma: Bodoni], 1791. One of only 150 copies. 16mo. in 4s, large paper copy (141x100mm), pp. [iv], cxviii, [ii], 111, [i]. Two engraved portraits to title pages, text in Greek with commentaries in Latin. Very occasional marginal foxing, small marginal tear to p.91 . Contemporary vellum, black morocco labels and gilt to spine, a.e.g.. Upper joint split but neatly repaired in vellum, lower joint starting. Binding a little soiled particularly at spine, labels slightly chipped. Armorial bookplate of John Wells Esq. to front paste-down, with small Greek inscription. Armorial bookplate of ‘Gul. D. Geddes, Equitis’ to rear paste-down. 'The editions of 1785 and 1791 are printed in capital letters, and more elegant and exquisitely finished productions cannot be conceived.' (Dibdin). In 1791 Bodoni actually printed two editions of Anacreon, with this being from the larger of the two - often catalogued as an octavo, despite its squarer shape, and printed entirely in capitals as per Dibdin - and the smaller having the proportions of a 12mo. and using lowercase type as well. This copy was formerly owned by Sir William Duguid Geddes (1828-1900), professor of Greek and Principal of the University of Aberdeen, and author of works including A Greek Grammar (1855), an edition of the Phaedo of Plato (1863) and The Problem of the Homeric Poems (1878).
. Dibdin (4th edn.) I 265. Ref: 46280
Anacreon: (Brunck, Richard Francois Philippe, ed.:) Carmina. Accedunt Selecta Quaedam e Lyricorum Reliquiis. Argentorati [Strasbourg]: apud J.G. Treuttel, 1786. Third edition. 18mo., pp. [ii], 149, [i]. A little toned towards edges, some light patches of foxing. Green straight-grain morocco, raised bands and gilt title to spine, gilt borders, a.e.g.. Patchy colour fading, joints and corners worn, some scratches, still very good overall. Armorial bookplate of Thomas Sewell to front paste-down. "These are the most beautiful and accurate editions; the latter [i.e. 1786] was twice published in the same year, and has the text of the Roman edition of Spalleti, but with corrections: it was a favourite edition" (Dibdin). Dibdin (4th edn.) I. 264. Ref: 51271
Anon.: Excerpta Lyrica. Rugby: Crossley and Billington, 1866. First edition. 8vo., pp. 16. Greek text. Moderate foxing throughout, not affecting legibility. Original plain wrappers, foxed, worn with some loss to extremities. Ownership inscription of H. Lee Warner and his light pencil notes to wrapper and a few places in text. A scarce survival (not located in Copac) of an aid to the teaching of Classics, specifically Greek, at Rugby School. Ref: 45694
Antiphon: Andocides: (Blass, F., ed.:) Orationes et Fragmenta, Adivnctis Gorgiae Antisthenis Alcidamantis Declamationibus; Orationes. Lipsiae [Leipzig]: Teubner, 1892; 1880. 2 works bound as 1. 8vo., pp.xlvii, [i], 212; xx, 124. A few pencilled annotations. Slightly later black cloth, gilt title to spine, edges sprinkled red. Shelf-wear, endcaps a bit worn, very good Ownership inscriptions of E.E. Jenner, Balliol College dated May 1, 1897 and of William Mackenzie, Magdalen Jan. 1933 to ffep. Small bookseller’s label of Thornton & Son of Oxford to front paste-down. Jenner’s signature also to title-page. Ref: 51256
Antoninus Liberalis: (Xylander, Wilhelm, trans.; Munckerus, Thomas, edit.:) [Metamorphoseon Synagoge] Transformationum Congeries. Amstelodami [Amsterdam]: apud Janssonio-Waesbergios, 1676. 12mo., pp. (xxxvi), 339, (xxxiii), including additional engraved title-page by C. Decker. Greek and Latin texts on facing pages, some woodcut initials. Very occasional light spots and smudges, a few tiny closed tears at edges. Contemporary semi-limp vellum, title inked to spine, gilt borders with acorn corner tools and Upsilon centrepiece to each board. Head-cap slightly creased, lightly yellowed, a few light smudgy marks, ties lost, endpapers a little grubby but a very good copy. The Upsilon character in the centre of each board could depict a Y, U or V initial or could, in its use as an emblem for a point of change resulting in divergent paths of virtue and vice, refer to the book’s subject matter. Known as The Metamorphoses, Antoninus Liberalis’ only surviving work is a collection of forty-one brief tales of mythical transformation. Written in conversational prose rather than the usual verse, its modern translator Francis Celoria notes that its koine Greek is entirely acceptable whilst also being’grimly simple’. Wilhelm Xylander first printed the text in 1568; since then some leaves of the single surviving manuscript (late 9th century) have disappeared, making the editio princeps a necessary textual authority. Willems 1894; Hoffmann I 193; Spoelder 527 Ref: 51785
Aphthonius: (Cattaneo, Giovanni Maria & Rodolphus Agricola, trans.:) Progymnasmata. [...] Novissima editio, superioribus emendatior, & concinnior. Amsterodami [Amsterdam]: Apud Ludovicum Elzevirum. 1645. 12mo., pp. [ii] 400 [xii] + additional engraved title (the top margin trimmed just to image border, probably removing an inscription). A faint intermittent dampmark to outer margin. Contemporary vellum boards, title inked to spine, lightly soiled, binding slightly strained. A reimpression of the first Elzevir edition of the rhetorical textbook of the sophist Aphthonius (1642), translated into Latin by Agricola and Cattaneo; the engraved title retains the earlier date. Willems 1018. Ref: 29960