[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, top corner of upper board frayed, board a bit grubby, edges slightly dusted, very good. No dust-jacket, as issued. ‘Bibliotheca Scriptorum Graecorum et Romanorum Teubneriana’. Ref: 48566
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
[Aeschylus] Dindorf, William (ed.): Lexicon Aeschyleum. Lipsiae [Leipzig]: B.G. Teubner, 1876. Large 8vo. (250 x 175mm), pp. vi, [ii], 432. Later blue cloth, gilt title to spine. Slightly rubbed, a bit dusty but a very good, sound copy. ‘Dept of Classics RHBNC (Univ. Lond.)’ in ink to front paste-down. Ref: 51229
Aesop; Avienus; Homer: (Heinsius, Daniel, trans.:) Fabulae [...] Graece & Latine, nunc denuo selectae: eae item quas Avienus carmine expressit. Accedit ranarum & murium pugna, Homero olim scripta. Cum elegantissimis in utroque libello Figuris, & utriusque Interpretatione plurimis in locis emendata. Ex decreto DD. Hollandiae ordinum in usum scholarum. 1726. Small 8vo., pp. 134, [ii]. 47 woodcuts (after C. van Sichem) to text. Text in Greek and Latin. Occasional smudges but generally very nice and clean within. Lower fore-edge corner of leaf G4 lost (possibly due to a paper flaw or fold) with resulting loss of a few words of text. Contemporary limp vellum, edges sprinkled red. A little darkened, some smudgy marks, faint cup ring to upper wrapper, a very good copy. Later edition of an illustrated schoolbook of the fables of ’Aesop’ and Avienus (fl. 4th century AD), with Homer’s ‘Batrachomyomachia’, or battle between the mice and the frogs; the text of Aesop and Homer are printed double-column in Greek and Latin. Schweiger I 13. Ref: 50401
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