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  • EARLY SCARCE EDITION IN MAGNIFICENT FULL 18TH CENTURY MOROCCO
    Xenophontis Philosophi et imperatoris Clarissimi, Quae Exstant opera, In Duos Tomos Divisa… by XENOPHON
    XENOPHON
    Xenophontis Philosophi et imperatoris Clarissimi, Quae Exstant opera, In Duos Tomos Divisa…

    (Paris) Lutetiae Parisiorum: Societatum Graecarum Editionum, 1625. Full morocco, 16 inches tall. A truly spectacular tall set of this celebrated work in very fine early 18th century French morocco. With gilt raised bands, twin olive labels and exceptional gilt panels. All edges gilt. Greek text with parallel Latin translation. Some marks and scratches to the boards but no splitting or loss. With the signature of the Earl of Buckinghamshire on the reverse of the free endpaper and the bookplate of John William Bund Willis-Bund.
    Xenophon was one of the great ancient Greek philosophers and also an historian, soldier and mercenary and famed student of Socrates. He is still considered an important voice when considering leadership and power.

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  • CELEBRATED EDITION IN EXQUISITE FULL CRUSHED MOROCCO
    Opera (The Works). by HORACE (Quintus Horatius Flaccus)
    HORACE (Quintus Horatius Flaccus)
    Opera (The Works).

    London: Pine, 1733-1737. 2 volumes, 9 inches tall. A wonderful 18th century full crushed morocco, as fresh as the day it was bound. With gilt raised bands and delicate gilt tooling to the panels. Gilt rolls and corner tools to the boards. Dentelles and all edges gilt. The first edition of both volumes. One of the finest examples of 18th century English book production in which the text and illustrations are entirely engraved. With exquisite rococo decoration to almost every page. The bookplate of Hans Furstenberg. The condition of the binding and text is pristine. In the original Latin. A remarkable set.

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  • SUPERB SET IN FULL 18TH CENTURY CRUSHED MOROCCO
    Luciani Samosantensis Opera. by LUCIAN of Samosata.
    LUCIAN of Samosata.
    Luciani Samosantensis Opera.

    Amsterdam: sumptibus Jacobi Wetstenii, 1743. 4 volume set, 11.5 inches tall. A magnificently bound set with gilt raised bands and superb gilt tooling to the panels. Simple gilt fillets framing the boards, dentelles and all edges gilt. The index was published in 1746. With the armorial bookplate of Tatton Park. Slightly rubbed but with no loss or splitting. Beautifully printed in Greek and Latin. Dibdin considered this to be the most accurate and most beautiful edition of the works of Lucian, the great satirist and rhetorician.

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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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  • CLASSIC HISTORY IN WONDERFUL FULL CRUSHED MOROCCO
    Historiarum Quod Extat. Cum Perpetuis Gronovii et Variorum Notis. by LIVY (TITUS LIVIUS) Titti Livii
    LIVY (TITUS LIVIUS) Titti Livii
    Historiarum Quod Extat. Cum Perpetuis Gronovii et Variorum Notis.

    Amsterdam: Elzevir ( Apud Ludovicum & Danielem Elzevirios), 1665. 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 gilt raised bands, superb gilt floral tooling to the panels. Gilt rolls, fillets and corner tools frame the boards. Fine engraved frontispiece to volume 1. Gilt dentelles and all edges. Sold at Sotheby's in December 1857. A fine set of this work by this great Roman Historian, in the original Latin.

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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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  • CELEBRATED EDITION IN LATER FULL MOROCCO
    Publii Virgilii Maronis. Bucolica, Georgica, et Aeneis. by VIRGIL
    VIRGIL
    Publii Virgilii Maronis. Bucolica, Georgica, et Aeneis.

    Glasgow: Foulis, 1778. 2 volumes bound in 1, 14.5 inches tall. An impressive later full morocco by Period Binders of Bath, and with their ticket. Gilt raised bands, handsome gilt panels and boards, dentelles and all edges. A very clean copy of this finely printed folio, though lacking the half titles and list of subscribers. In the original Latin.

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  • SUPERB SET OF THIS RARE EDITION IN FULL 18TH CENTURY MOROCCO
    Sophoclis Tragoediae Septum. (Comprising: Ajax; Antigone; Women of Trachis; Oedipus Rex; Electra; Philoctetes; and Oedipus at Colonus). by SOPHOCLES
    SOPHOCLES
    Sophoclis Tragoediae Septum. (Comprising: Ajax; Antigone; Women of Trachis; Oedipus Rex; Electra; Philoctetes; and Oedipus at Colonus).

    Argentorati (Strasbourg) Johannis Georgii Treuttel 1786-1789. 4 volume set, 9 inches tall. A superb 18th century straight grain morocco with gilt raised bands and dense blind tooling to the panels. The straight grain boards are framed with elaborate blind rolls and exquisite gilt corner tooling. Gilt dentelles and all edges. There is slight rubbing and discolouration which is common with this shade of blue from this period. There is no loss or splitting and this is a wonderful set whose gilt corner tooling should lead to the identification of the binder. This set contains all 7 surviving plays by this great Greek playwright. In the original Greek with Latin notes.

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  • FINE EDITION OF AESOPIC FABLES IN SUPERB FULL CALF
    Fabulae (Fables). by PHAEDRI (Gaius Julius Phaedrus)
    PHAEDRI (Gaius Julius Phaedrus)
    Fabulae (Fables).

    Paris: Joseph Barbou, 1754. Full calf, 6.25 inches tall. A superb early nineteenth century binding possibly by White, with gilt raised bands, delightful dense pomegranate gilt tooling to the panels, double gilt fillet framing the boards, dentelles and all edges gilt. From the Sotheby sale of 29th April 1852. Engraved frontispiece. Phaedrus was a 1st century A.D. Roman fabulist, now known to be the first writer to compile entire books of fables, retelling the tales of Aesop. A wonderful copy in the original Latin.

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  • FINE PRINTING IN BEAUTIFUL FULL MOROCCO
    Enchiridion. by EPICTETUS
    EPICTETUS
    Enchiridion.

    Paris: Philippi-Dionysii Pierres, 1782. Full morocco, 4.5 inches tall. A delightful 18th century binding in full straight grain morocco with gilt bands, very attractive tooling to the panels and the boards decorated with a splendid gilt roll. Dentelles and all edges gilt. A finely printed edition of the Manual of Epictetus, a short manual of Stoic advice. Printed in Paris in the original Greek.

    Enchiridion or Manual of Epictetus is a short manual of Stoic ethical advice

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  • FINELY PRINTED WORK IN SUPERB GEORGIAN FULL MOROCCO
    (Plays). Publii Terentii Afri Comoediae Sex ad Fidem Editionis Zeunianae Accurate Recensitae. by TERENCE (Publius Terentius Afer)
    TERENCE (Publius Terentius Afer)
    (Plays). Publii Terentii Afri Comoediae Sex ad Fidem Editionis Zeunianae Accurate Recensitae.

    London: Harding, Triphook and Lepard, 1825. Full morocco, 6.5 inches tall. A superb Georgian binding with gilt raised bands, label, gilt framed panels and boards, dentelles and all edges. Engraved portrait and title page. Sold at Sotheby's 29th February 1856. Contains all six of Terence's plays, viz. Andria (The Girl from Andros) 166 B.C.; Hecyra (The Mother-in-Law) 165 B.C.; Heauton Timorumenos (The Self-Tormentor) 163 B.C.; Phormio 161 B.C.; Eunuchus 161 B.C.; Adelphoe (The Brothers) 160 B.C.. A fine copy in the original Latin.

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  • HANDSOME SET IN FULL VICTORIAN CALF
    Tragedies (Tragoediae). by SOPHOCLES
    SOPHOCLES
    Tragedies (Tragoediae).

    London: Black, 1848. 2 volumes, 8.25 inches tall. A handsome Victorian binding with gilt raised bands, twin labels and extra gilt panels. Some foxing, though mostly clean. Some scuffing to the boards. A good looking set containing Sophocles' great tragedies including Oedipus Rex, Antigone, Philoctetes, Electra, Ajax and The Women of Trachis. In the original Greek with Latin notes.

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  • FINE PRINTING IN SUPERB FULL PINK CALF
    Salaman & Absal by FITZGERALD, Edward. JAMI
    FITZGERALD, Edward. JAMI
    Salaman & Absal

    London: The De La More Press, 1904. Full pink calf, 6.5 inches tall. A delightful full calf by Bumpus with gilt raised bands, delicate gilt tooling to the panels and boards, dentelles and all edges. Finely printed on handmade paper with full page black and white illustrations and red frontispiece. Ink inscription on the free endpaper. A splendid copy of this Persian allegory.

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  • HANDSOME GEORGIAN FULL MOROCCO
    Opera. (The Works). by HORACE -QUINTUS HORATIUS FLACCUS (Quinti Horatii Flacci)
    HORACE -QUINTUS HORATIUS FLACCUS (Quinti Horatii Flacci)
    Opera. (The Works).

    London: Harding, Mavor & Lepard, 1824. Full morocco, 6.5 inches tall. A splendid Georgian binding with gilt raised bands, a series of pallets framing the panels and elaborate gilt rolls and corner tooling on the boards. All edges gilt. Engraved portrait and title page. Two bookplates. Slight fading to the spine, overall a superb little edition of the works of this great Roman lyric poet. In the original Latin.

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  • FINELY PRINTED EDITION IN FINE 18TH CENTURY CALF
    Justini Historiarum ex Trogo Pompeio Libri XLIV by JUSTIN (Latin: Marcus Junianius (or Junianus) Justinus)
    JUSTIN (Latin: Marcus Junianius (or Junianus) Justinus)
    Justini Historiarum ex Trogo Pompeio Libri XLIV

    Paris: Joseph Barbou, 1770. Full calf, 6 inches tall. A delightful 18th century calf binding with gilt bands, labels and floral gilt tooling to the panels. The mottled calf boards are framed by simple gilt rolls. All edges gilt. Frontispiece by Gravelot and woodcut ornaments. Finely printed latin text of this great history.

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  • FINELY PRINTED EDITION IN FINE 18TH CENTURY CALF
    Quinti Horatii Flacci Carmina, detersis recentibus plerumque maculis, nitori suo restitula. by HORACE (Quintus Horatius Flaccus)
    HORACE (Quintus Horatius Flaccus)
    Quinti Horatii Flacci Carmina, detersis recentibus plerumque maculis, nitori suo restitula.

    Paris: Joseph Barbou, 1775. Full calf, 6.5 inches tall. A delightful 18th century calf binding with gilt bands, labels and floral gilt tooling to the panels. The mottled calf boards are framed by simple gilt rolls. All edges gilt. Frontispiece and woodcut ornaments.

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  • TALES OF LOVE IN FULL VELLUM
    Amours Antiques. by KELLER, Alexandre
    KELLER, Alexandre
    Amours Antiques.

    Paris: Borel, 1902. Full vellum, 7.5 inches tall. With a label and gilt tooling to the spine and a charming gilt design on the upper board with a butterfly alighting on a lotus. Tales of love from classical writers. From the Selbourne collection and with their tiny ink stamp on the reverse of the title page.

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  • EXQUISITE FULL REGENCY STRAIGHT GRAIN MOROCCO.
    The Odyssey. (Together with) The Batrachomuomachia; or, the Battle of the Frogs and Mice. With the Hymns and Epigrams. by HOMER
    HOMER
    The Odyssey. (Together with) The Batrachomuomachia; or, the Battle of the Frogs and Mice. With the Hymns and Epigrams.

    London: Sharpe, 1809 & 1810. 4 volumes bound in 2, 5.25 inches tall. All 24 books of the Odyssey bound in 3 volumes and the 4th volume comprising of the Batrachomuomachia, with the Hymns and Epigrams. From a larger set of "The Works of the British Poets", hence the volume numbers on the spine. In a beautiful Regency binding in full straight grain morocco with gilt raised bands, gilt centre tools and blind corner tools to the panels and all edges gilt. On both boards a Grecian lyre within a wreath is framed by elaborate blind tooling. Armorial bookplate. Engraved frontispieces to all 4 volumes. An exquisite little set.

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  • EXQUISITE FULL REGENCY STRAIGHT GRAIN MOROCCO
    Pharsalia. (ROWE, Nicholas, translated into English by). by LUCAN
    LUCAN
    Pharsalia. (ROWE, Nicholas, translated into English by).

    London: Suttaby et al, 1812. 2 volume set, 5.25 inches tall. Lucan's epic Roman poem telling the story of the civil war between Julius Caesar and the Senate under Pompey the Great. From a larger set of "The Works of the British Poets", hence the volume numbers on the spine. In a beautiful Regency binding in full straight grain morocco with gilt raised bands, gilt centre tools and blind corner tools to the panels and all edges gilt. On both boards a Grecian lyre within a wreath is framed by elaborate blind tooling. Armorial bookplate. Engraved frontispieces to both volumes. An exquisite little set.

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  • POPE'S HOMER IN NEAT VICTORIAN HALF CALF
    The Odyssey of Homer. by POPE, Alexander
    POPE, Alexander
    The Odyssey of Homer.

    London: Rivington et al, 1818. Half calf, 5.25 inches tall. A neat little Victorian binding with raised bands, twin labels and gilt pallets. Pink speckled edges. Engraved title page and frontispiece. A charming little edition of this great 18th century translation of Homer into English by Alexander Pope.

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