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  • Category = Ancient History
  • 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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  • MOST ATTRACTIVE SET IN FULL GEORGIAN MOTTLED CALF
    The Works of Cornelius Tacitus. by TACITUS, Cornelius
    TACITUS, Cornelius
    The Works of Cornelius Tacitus.

    London: John Stockdale, 1807. 8 volume set, 8 1/2 inches tall. A most attractive binding from the first decade of the 19th century with gilt bands, twin labels and splendid, if not engagingly chunky, gilt tooling to the panels. Blue speckled edges. Some rubbing and abrassions but with no splitting or loss. Translated by, and with an essay on his life, by Arthur Murphy. A splendid and rather scarce set of these classic histories in English.

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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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  • 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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