- 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
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.More details Price: £600.00
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 adviceMore details Price: £450.00
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