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  • CLASSIC ANCIENT HISTORY IN SUPERB FULL REGENCY CALF
    The History of the Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire. by GIBBON, Edward
    GIBBON, Edward
    The History of the Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire.

    London: Cadell et al., 1820. 12 volume set, 9 inches tall. A superb Regency full straight grain calf with wide gilt raised bands, twin labels and exceptionally fine extra gilt panels. The lilac boards have wide gilt rolls, a simple blind fillet and delightful gilt corner tooling framing the straight grain. Portrait and folding maps. There is slight fading of the spines which remain bright. A splendid set of this great ancient history.

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  • CLASSIC HISTORY IN GEORGIAN FULL SPECKLED CALF
    The History of the Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire. by GIBBON, Edward
    GIBBON, Edward
    The History of the Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire.

    London, Cadell et al., 1807. 12 volume set, 8 1/2 inches tall. An elegant Georgian full speckled calf with twin labels, ornate gilt bands and gilt tooling to the panels. Blue speckled edges. Folding maps. From the library of Charles William Vane (formerly Stewart), third Marquess of Londonderry, and with his elaborate bookplate. Vane served with distinction throughout the Peninsula War. His dashing and dandified portrait by Sir Thomas Lawrence is at the National Portrait Gallery. He amassed magnificent libraries in his various Country Houses. Some rubbing and minor abrasions to the bindings but no splitting or loss, an excellent set of this classic Roman history.

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  • CELEBRATED EDITION IN SUPERB FULL VELLUM
    Opera. Recognovit, Emendavit. Gabriel Brotier. by TACITUS, Gaius Cornelius (BROTIER, Gabriel, ed.)
    TACITUS, Gaius Cornelius (BROTIER, Gabriel, ed.)
    Opera. Recognovit, Emendavit. Gabriel Brotier.

    London & Paris: Ex Typographia Ludovici-Francisci Delatour via San-Jacobea. Londini apud Paulum Vaillant, 1771. 4 volume set, 11 inches tall. Superb 18th century full vellum bindings with most attractive blue gilt labels. Complete with all 4 folding maps and genealogy. With the bookplate of the Earl of Aylesford. A splendid set described by Brunet (V p.645) as the ...."Edition magnifiquement imprimee et qui a longtemps passe pour une des meilleures de cet historien".

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  • SPLENDID ENGLISH EDITION IN 18th CENTURY TREE CALF
    The Roman History from the Foundation of Rome to the Battle of Actium. by ROLLIN, Charles
    ROLLIN, Charles
    The Roman History from the Foundation of Rome to the Battle of Actium.

    London: Rivington et al., 1768. 10 volume set, 9 inches tall. An elegant set in 18th century tree calf with gilt bands, fine twin labels and elaborate gilt tooled panels, typical of the period. With the bookplate of Lord Kenyon of Gredington. There is some slight wear to some joints, a couple of headcaps and rubbing to the spines but overall a good solid set. There is a neat ink inscription at the head of the title page 'Kenyon, the gift of his father 8 May 1791'. The set is illustrated with a portrait, 14 maps, mostly folding, and 17 further plates. Translated from the French.

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  • CLASSIC HISTORY IN WONDERFUL CRUSHED MOROCCO
    The Histories. (Historian at Sozomen/ Historion ta Sozomena). by POLYBIUS
    POLYBIUS
    The Histories. (Historian at Sozomen/ Historion ta Sozomena).

    Amsterdam: Johannis van Someren, 1670. 3 volume set, 7.75 inches tall. A wonderful set in a full crushed morocco, unsigned but possibly by Clarke at the beginning of the 19th century. With raised bands, twin labels and superb gilt floral tooling to the panels. Gilt dentelles and all edges. Armorial bookplate. Fine engraved title pages to the first 2 volumes. In the original Greek. Slightly faded spines but still a splendid set which describes the rise of the Roman Republic to the status of dominance in the ancient Mediterranean world. Famously it includes Polybius's eyewitness account of the Sack of Carthage and Corinth in 146 BC and the Roman annexation of the mainland Greece after the Achaean War.

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  • DELIGHTFUL SET IN FULL REGENCY CALF
    Histoire Ancienne des Égyptiens, des Carthaginois, des Assyriens, des Babyloniens, des Mèdes et des Perses, des Macédoniens, des Grecs. by ROLLIN, Charles
    ROLLIN, Charles
    Histoire Ancienne des Égyptiens, des Carthaginois, des Assyriens, des Babyloniens, des Mèdes et des Perses, des Macédoniens, des Grecs.

    Paris: Chez les Libraires Associes, 1809-1810. 13 volumes bound in 14, 7 inches tall. A delightful English full calf with gilt raised bands and dense gilt tooling to the panels. From the library of Charles William Vane (formerly Stewart), third Marquess of Londonderry, and with his elaborate bookplate. Vane served with distinction throughout the Peninsula War. His dashing and dandified portrait by Sir Thomas Lawrence is at the National Portrait Gallery. He amassed magnificent libraries in his various Country Houses. On the first blank there is the neat ink inscription 'Frances Anne Vane Tempest'. There is some mottling to the spines and some abrasions to the boards, particularly to volume 1. Being an English binding the title is in English whereas the text is in the original French.

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  • FINE ELZEVIR IN SPLENDID 17TH CENTURY CRUSHED MOROCCO
    History (Justini Historiarum Ex Trogo Pompeio Lib. XLIV cum notis Isaaci Vossii). by JUSTINIUS
    JUSTINIUS
    History (Justini Historiarum Ex Trogo Pompeio Lib. XLIV cum notis Isaaci Vossii).

    Batavorum Lugdunum: Elzevir, 1640. Full crushed morocco, 4.75 inches tall. A delightful little volume in a sumptuous binding with gilt bands and floral tooling to the panels, dentelles, triple gilt fillet to the boards and all edges gilt. With wonderful gilt stamped endpapers. Voluptuous engraved title page. There were two first editions, this being the larger without the dedication from Vossius to Bielke but with summaries of the contents of each book. With the Bookplate of the Hayhurst Collection.

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  • FINE SET IN FULL SPECKLED CALF
    Archaeologia Graeca, Or the Antiquities of Greece by POTTER, John
    POTTER, John
    Archaeologia Graeca, Or the Antiquities of Greece

    Edinburgh: Sterling, 1818. 2 volume set, 9 inches tall. Full speckled calf with multiple gilt bands, twin labels and very delicate centre tools typical of this regency style. With plates and folding map. A lovely copy.

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  • HANDSOME SET IN FULL VELLUM
    Historiarum Libri Qui Supersunt by T. LIVII (LIVY, Titus)
    T. LIVII (LIVY, Titus)
    Historiarum Libri Qui Supersunt

    Göttingen: Ruprecht, 1807. 6 volume set, 7 inches tall. A handsome full vellum with calf labels, some chipped. Foxing. A set of Livy's Histories in the original Latin edited by Georg Alexander Rupert. From an Oxfordshire Country House.

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  • CLASSIC HISTORY IN FULL CALF
    History of the later Roman Commonwealth. by ARNOLD, Thomas
    ARNOLD, Thomas
    History of the later Roman Commonwealth.

    London: Fellowes et al, 1857. 2 volume set, 8.75 inches tall. A very handsome mid-Victorian full calf with gilt raised bands, twin labels and elegant gilt tooling to the panels. Gilt armorial block to the boards. A classic History 'from the end of the second Punic War to the death of Julius Caesar; and of the Reign of Augustus: With a Life of Trajan', by the celebrated Head Master of Rugby School.

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  • GREAT ROMAN HISTORIAN IN HALF CALF
    T. Livii Patavini Historiarum Libri Qui Supersunt Omnes et Deperditorum Fragmenta. by LIVY (Titus Livius Patavinus)
    LIVY (Titus Livius Patavinus)
    T. Livii Patavini Historiarum Libri Qui Supersunt Omnes et Deperditorum Fragmenta.

    EIPZIG, Tauchnitz, 1829-1848. 5 volume set, 5.25 inches tall, Half calf with gilt bands and tooling to the spines and red labels. Some foxing and rubbing and scuffing to the boards but no splitting. A neat little set of the works of this great Roman historian. In the original Latin.

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