- Category = Greek
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.More details Price: £2,800.00
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.More details Price: £1,250.00
Luciani Samosatensis Opera. (The Works of Lucian of Samosata).
Amsterdam: Wetsten (& Hermann Besseling), 1743-46. 4 volume set, 11 3/4 inches tall. A very fine mid 18th century goatskin binding with gilt raised bands, exceedingly fine gilt tooled panels and gilt fillets and corner tools framing the boards. Gilt dentelles and all edges. Greek and Latin text, titles in red and black. Engraved frontispiece and plate in the first volume. With the bookplate of the Earls of Egerton of Tatton Park. A little rubbed and some light foxing. An impressive and complete set. Lucian of Samosata was a Greek Syrian satirist, rhetorician and pamphleteer who is best known for his characteristic tongue-in-cheek style, with which he frequently ridiculed superstition, religious practices, and belief in the paranormal. (Wikipedia).More details Price: £1,250.00
Aristophanis Comoediae Ex Optimis Exemplaribus Emendatae. Comedies.
Argentoratum (Strasbourg): Johann Georg Treuttel, 1783. 4 volume set, 9 inches tall. A good looking set in quarter calf with vellum tips. Gilt raised bands, elaborate blind tooling to the panels and untrimmed edges. Superficial cracking to the upper joint of the first volume but still solid. Edited by Richard François Philippe Brunck, the great French Classicist. These celebrated plays are in the original Greek.More details Price: £550.00
Oxford: Bliss,1808. 2 volume set, 4 3/4 inches tall. Delightful little set in Regency straight grain morocco with gilt bands, titles and all edges in pristine condition. On the first blank leaf is a neat ink inscription, 'Lawrence Oliphant Octobr. 11th 1816 London.' These superb volumes contain the Victory Odes named after the Olympian, Pythian, Isthmian and Nemean games, in the original Greek. Pindar was one of the great Greek lyrical poets.More details Price: £550.00
Tragoediae. Ad optimorum librorum fidem emendatae cum brevi nota-tione emendationum. Curavit Godofredus Henricus Schaefer.
Lipsiae [Leipzig]: Sumtibus et typis Caroli Tauchnitzii, 1810. 2 volumes bound in 1 complete, 4.75 inches tall. A fine full Regency calf with raised bands, gilt and blind pallets framing the panels, gilt and blind fillets framing the boards. Gilt dentelles and all edges. The bookplate of the writer Maurice Baring as well as a previous owner's ink name on the first blank. Light foxing. It was published by Carl Tauchnitz (1761-1836), the first German publisher to use stereotyping. A neat little set of these great Tragedies in the original Greek.More details Price: £280.00
Anacreontica Graece. Ex recensione Friderici Henr. Bothe..
Oxonii [Oxford]: Impensis Bliss et Baxter, 1812. Full morocco, 4.25 inches tall. A superb little binding with a gilt tooled smooth spine with flourishes surrounding the author's name within a gilt cartouche. The boards are framed within gilt and blind fillets. Gilt dentelles and all edges. Extra illustrated with a portrait of Anacreon following the title page. Ownership inscription of John Bullock (1831) and bookplate of Maurice Baring. A charming little edition of a selection of the lyric work of the celebrated Greek lyric poet, notable for his drinking songs and erotic poems.More details Price: £280.00