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The Loves of Clitophon and Leucippe Translated from the William Burton Reprinted for the first time from a copy now unique printed by Thomas Creede in 1597. [Edited by Stephen Gaselee & H.F.B.Brett-Smith].
Oxford: Basil Blackwell Publisher to The Shakespeare Head Press of Stratford-upon-Avon, 1923..
4to. pp. 4 p.l., [xiii]-xxxi, [4 leaves], 152, [1 leaf], 151-152, [1 leaf]. title in red & black. decorative initials & vignettes. Uncut in original linen-backed bds., printed paper label on upper front cover & printed paper spine label. Limited to 394 numbered copies on Batchelor's Kelmscott hand-made paper for sale in Great Britain and 104 for sale in America (plus a further five on vellum).
$461 USD                          Book Number: CHIeACHI32                         Order / Enquire

AELIANUS, [Claudius].
Varia Historia, Cum Notis Integris Conradi Gesne, Johannis Schefferi, Tanaquilli Fabri, Joachimi Kuhnii, Jacobi Perizonii, & Interpretatione Latina Justi Vulteji, innumeris in locis emendata. Curante Abrahamo Gronovio.
Leyden, Amsterdam.: S.Luchtmans & J.A.Langerak., 1731..
2 Volumes in 1. 4to. pp. 2 p.l., [92], 640; 1 p.l., 641-1056, [158]index, [1 leaf]errata. with half-title & additional engraved title. titles in red & black with woodcut vignettes. woodcut ornaments & initials. Greek & Latin text in 2 columns. contemporary blind-paneled vellum, gilt corner ornaments & gilt arms on covers (front joint cracked & some chipping to spine). First Edition Edited by Abraham Gronovius of this collection of miscellaneous anecdotes and biographical sketches of famous Greek philosophers, historians and poets, descriptions of local customs and natural wonders, and quotations and excerpts from other classical writers. "An admirable edition; embracing all the notes of the preceding editors, and accompanied by the learned remarks of Gronovius himself. The Greek text is formed upon that of Perizonius, from which it never departs unless with the authority of ancient manuscripts: the readings of the Medicean and Sluskianian Ms. are added." (Dibdin) "Fuhrmann calls this a very splendid and excellent edition of this entertaining collection of histories.". (Moss) Dibdin (4th Edn.) I p. 231. Moss I p. 4. Brunet I 62. Graesse I 24.
$849 USD                          Book Number: elala1503                         Order / Enquire

Fables Of Aesop And Other Eminent Mythologists: With Morals and Reflections. By Sir Roger L'Estrange Kt.
London: Printed for D.Brown, R.Sare, A.Roper., 1724 & London: Printed for J. and J.Knapton, R.Williamson., 1730..
2 Volumes. 8vo. pp. 6 p.l., 550, [2]ads; 7 p.l., 266. 2 engraved plates (incl. frontis. portrait). contemporary sprinkled calf (rubbed, Vol. I covers detached & spine defective, stain to lower rear cover, Vol. II joints cracked & spine ends chipped, light dampstain to second half of Vol. I, text lightly embrowned). armorial bookplate of Gower Earl Gower, blindstamped crest on upper covers. ownership entry of Katherine Leveson Gower, 1736. Seventh & Fourth Editions. Complete set of 2 Volumes (the first volume is frequently sold on its own).
$250 USD                          Book Number: elala3737                         Order / Enquire

AMELOT DE LA HOUSSAYE, Abraham Nicolas [1634-1706].
Tibère Discours Politique Sur Tacite.
Amsterdam & Paris: Frédéric Léonard, 1684..
4to. pp. 24 p.l., 432, [18]index, [2]errata. woodcut printer's device on title. woodcut ornaments & initials. contemporary mottled calf, gilt back, gilt arms on covers of Lepinette Le Mairat, Baron de Lustrac (Olivier 379) (spine ends worn, some moderate browning & foxing). Second Edition of this political discourse on Tacitus, in which the French historian and publicist Amelot de la Houssaye gives an analysis the character of the Roman Emperor Tiberius. The work was originally published in 1683 under the pseudonym La Mothe-Josanvel. cfCioranescu 7110.
$450 USD                          Book Number: elala472                         Order / Enquire

[Greek Title]. Carmina E Mss. Codd. & doctorum Virorum coniecturis emendata.
Strassburg: J.H.Heitz, 1778..
16mo. pp. 128. text in Greek, notes in Latin. woodcut ornaments & title vignette. contemporary sheep (binding worn but solid). First Edition Edited by Richard François Philippe Brunck [1729-1803]. Dibdin (4th Edn.) I pp. 264-65. Graesse I 111. Moss I pp. 47-48.
$200 USD                          Book Number: elala2357                         Order / Enquire

Metamorphoseon Libri XI. Cum notis integris Petri Colvii, Joannis Wowerii, Godeschalci Stewechii, Geverharti Elmenhorstii, & aliorum, imprimis cum animadversionibus hucusque ineditis Francisci Oudendorpii. Praefationem praemissii David Ruhnkenius.
Leyden: Van Der Eyk & Vigh, 1786..
4to. pp. 1 p.l., xii, 818. woodcut tailpieces & initial. commentary in double columns. contemporary blind-stamped vellum (covers bowed). First Edition Edited by Frans van Oudendorp of this bawdy picaresque Latin novel, otherwise known as The Golden Ass. The work includes the well-known tale of Cupid and Psyche. Oudendorp intended to publish the entire works of Apuleius but died just after completing the Metamorphoses, of which this volume is entirely composed. "Ruhnkenius has favoured us with a preface to this volume, which ranks among the completest of the Variorum quarto classics. The entire works of Colvius, Wower, Godeschalcus, Stewechius, Elmenhorst, and others, are inserted in it, and the judicious observations of Casaubon and Pricaeus have not been neglected. There are various readings from nine Mss. which occasionally differ from those selected by preceding critics." (Dibdin) "One of the best editions of Apuleius.La meilleure édition des Métamorphoses D'Apulée.". (Moss) Two further volumes of Apuleius' works, edited mainly be Boscha, were separately published in 1823 but as usual are not offered herewith. Dibdin (4th Edn.) I pp. 286-87. Moss I p. 84. Brunet I 363. Graesse I 171-72.
$549 USD                          Book Number: elala1504                         Order / Enquire

De Poetica Liber. Textum Recensuit, Versionem Refinxit, Et Animadversionibus Illustravit Thomas Tyrwhitt. Editio Tertia.
Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1806..
8vo. pp.1 p.l., xvii, 271, 2(ads). text in Greek & Latin. contemporary diced calf, all edges gilt (corners & head of spine damaged, joints partly cracked, internally fine). ownership entry of John Fitz-Gibbon, dated 1844. Fore-edge painting of the Bell Inn, Oxford, with a horse-drawn carriage in the left foreground; titled to the right. Third Edition of Thomas Tyrwhitt's recension (first: 1794). cfDibdin, 4th edn., I pp. 323-24. cfMoss I p. 123.
$800 USD                          Book Number: elala5498                         Order / Enquire

ARNAY, [Johannes Rudolphus], D' [1710-1766].
Habitudes Et Moeurs Privées Des Romains.Nouvelle Édition, Revue Et Corrigée.
Paris: Maillard, Printed by François Honnert, 1795..
8vo. pp. 1 p.l., [v]-vii, [2]ads, 278. contemporary sprinkled sheep, gilt back.
$100 USD                          Book Number: elala477                         Order / Enquire

ARRIANUS, [Flavius].
Arrian's History Of The Expedition Of Alexander The Great, And Conquest Of Persia. Translated From The Original Greek By Mr. Rooke. And Now Corrected And Enlarged.Second Edition.
London: Printed by W. M'Dowall For J. Davis, 1813..
8vo. pp. 264. contemporary half calf (very worn, covers detached, a few gatherings lightly embrowned). bookplate of William Locker Felton. Second Davis Edition of John Rook(e)'s English Translation. cfBrüggemann pp. 330-31.
$75 USD                          Book Number: elala3741                         Order / Enquire

[BLACKWELL, Thomas] [1701-1757].
An Enquiry Into The Life and Writings Of Homer.
London: 1736..
8vo. pp. 2 p.l., 346, [78]index, [1 leaf]list of illus., [2]books printed for J.Oswald. engraved frontis. by Vander Gucht, folding engraved map & 24 engraved vignettes (head & tailpieces & title vignette) by Vander Gucht after Gravelot. contemporary paneled mottled calf, gilt back (head & foot of spine chipped, label lacking, front free-endpaper wanting, occasional light foxing). Second Edition. Blackwell took the degree of M.A. at Marischal College in the University of Aberdeen at the age of seventeen, and in 1723 was presented to the professorship of Greek there. He held this position and also that of principal of the college from 1748, until his death in 1757. He was held in high estimation by Bishop Berkeley who selected him as a professor in the projected college at Bermuda. The present work, first published in 1735, "was considered a remarkable book at the time, and opinions on its merits have varied considerably. Gibbon, without any explanation of his assertion, speaks of it as 'by Blackwell of Aberdeen, or rather by Bishop Berkeley, a fine, though sometimes fanciful, effort of genius!'".
$450 USD                          Book Number: elala1506                         Order / Enquire

BURMANN, Pieter [1688-1741] (Editor).
Poetae Latini Minores.
Leyden: Conrad Wishoff & Daniel Goedval, 1731..
2 Volumes. 4to. pp. 2 p.l., [56], 730; 1 p.l., 553, [111]index. titles in red & black. engraved title in Vol I by F. van Bleyswyk after H. van der My. woodcut ornaments & initials. contemporary blind-stamped vellum (covers bowed, spines darkened, front joints cracked, occasional light foxing). from the library of Thomas Cushing Aylwin [1816-71], lawyer, politician and high court justice of Lower Canada, signed & dated in his hand. printed book label of the Court of Arches, London. Including the Cynegeticon (on hunting) of Gratius Faliscus, the Cynegeticon and Eclogae IV of Marcus Aurelius Olympius Nemesianus, the Eclogae VII of Titus Julius Calpernius, the Iter of Claudius Rutilius Numatianus, the De Medicina of Quintus Serenus Samonicus, the De Medicina of Vindicianus, the De Ponderibus & Mensuris of Quintus Rhemnius Fannius Palaemon, &c. "Collection estimée à cause des notes savantes qu'elle renferme; on y trouve deux poètes (Serenus Samonicus and Vindicianus), qui no sont pas dans le recueil de Wernsdorf." (Brunet; Wernsdorf's collection in 6 volumes, was published 1780-98). Blake p. 72. Brunet IV 757. Graesse V 378.
$1099 USD                          Book Number: elala503                         Order / Enquire

BYNAEUS, Antoon [1654-1698].
De Calceis Hebraeorum Libri Duo.Accedit Somnium De Laudibus Critices.
Dordrecht: Widow Caspari & Theodore Goris, 1682..
12mo. pp. 24 p.l., 38, 412, [47]. Somnium with separate title & pagination. engraved title & 15 engraved plates. woodcut device on first title & vignette on second. scattered manuscript notes in the margins. contemporary calf, gilt back (worn, head & foot of spine defective, joints cracked, front free-endpaper wanting, light dampstain to upper margins of some leaves). First Edition of this illustrated study of the footwear of the ancient Hebrews by Dutch philologist, Antoon Bynaeus. A seventeen-page list of authors consulted is found in the index at the end.
$774 USD                          Book Number: elala1602                         Order / Enquire

CATULLUS, Caius Valerius.
The Carmina of Caius Valerius Catullus Now first completely Englished into Verse and Prose, the Metrical Part by Capt. Sir Richard F.Burton.and the Prose Portion, Introduction, and Notes Explanatory and Illustrative by Leonard C.Smithers.
London: Printed For the Translators For Private Subscribers Only, 1894..
8vo. pp. xxiii, 313. with half-title. title in red & black. engraved frontis. Uncut in original bds. (extremities rubbed, spine darkened). First Edition, one of 1,000 copies of the small-paper issue. Penzer pp. 156-57.
$300 USD                          Book Number: elala3752                         Order / Enquire

De Chaerea & Callirrhoe Amatoriarum Narrationum Libri VIII. Joannes Jacobus Reiskius Vertit.
Amsterdam: Pierre Mortier, 1750..
2 Volumes in 1 [Vol. I in 2 Parts]. [Vol. II: D'ORVILLE, Jacques Philippe. Animadversiones In Charitonis Aphrodisiensis De Chaerea & Callirrhoe Narrationum Anatoriarum Libros VIII]. 4to. pp. 1 p.l., xx, 144, 168; 6 p.l., 788, [56]index, [2]errata. half-title in Vol. II. engraved & woodcut title devices. woodcut ornaments & initials. contemporary vellum (splits along joints & edges, spine chipped, lacking front free-endpaper, some foxing & browning throughout). Edition Princeps of this historical Greek romance, set during the period of the Peloponnesian War. The author, who identifies himself at the beginning of his work as a native of Aphrodisias in Caria and secretary to the orator Athenagoras, is believed to have flourished about the end of the fourth century. The original Greek text is followed by a Latin translation by J.J.Reiske, and copious notes by J.P.D'Orville (Volume II, with separate title), which Clarke commends as containing "a treasure of critical learning". Brunet I 1803. Clarke II p. 175. Graesse II 122.
$950 USD                          Book Number: elala514                         Order / Enquire

[CHAUSSARD, Pierre Jean Baptiste] [1766-1823].
Fêtes Et Courtisanes De La Grèce. Supplément Aux Voyages D'Anarcharsis Et D'Antenor; Comprenant: 1. La Chronique Religieuse des anciens Grecs, Tableau de leurs Mours publiques; 2. La Chronique qu'aucuns nommeront scandaleuse, Tableau de leurs mours privées; 3. Un Almanach athénien; 4 La Description des Danses grecques.
Paris: Barba, 1803..
4 Volumes. 8vo. pp. 2 p.l., civ, 444; 2 p.l., 383; 2 p.l., 438; 2 p.l., xii, 466. with half-titles. 11 engraved plates (6 folding), drawn by Garnerey & engraved by Garnerey fils & Robert De Launay, 4 engraved plates of music, & 1 folding table. contemporary quarter sheep, gilt backs (some marginal staining in Vol. I, else a very good set). Second Corrected and Enlarged Edition of this interesting study of the manners and customs of the ancient Greeks, enlarged with additional notes on comparative mythology and several new engravings depicting female attire and adornment. cfContaminas 143. cfCohen-De Ricci 232.
$749 USD                          Book Number: elala516                         Order / Enquire

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