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THE COMPLETE POEMS. Translated and edited by F.A. Wright...With an Introduction
London: Routledge, no date (1926), 1926.
Demy octavo, white faux vellum cloth spine with leather label and green cloth sides, green marble patterned endpapers. pp viii, (250), (2), 16 (1926 ads). Spine faintly darkened, private bookplate, else fine. Broadway Translations series.
$19.95 Book Number: 46068 Order / Enquire
Plato 1: an Introduction. Translated from the German by Hans Meyerhoff
Princeton, NJ: Princeton University Press, 1973.
Octavo, blue cloth, pp 443. A fine, jacketless copy, no owner marks. Bolilngen Series LIX-1
$24.95 Book Number: 47325 Order / Enquire
HORACE (Christopher Smart, 1722-71)
THE WORKS OF HORACE, translated literally into English prose...By C. Smart, A.M. of Permbroke-College, Cambridge. The second edition. In two volumes. (VOLUME ONE ONLY)
London: J. Newbery, 1762.
12mo, contemporary calf. pp (2, title), iv, Preface, 333. Volume I (of II). Calf rubbed, inner hinges cracked, lacking most of the front free endpaper, title leaf detached, with old ink ownership, contents clean, book tight in the binding. This translation by the noted British poet was first published in 1756.
$45.00 Book Number: 43414 Order / Enquire
LACEY, Raymond Henry
THE EQUESTRIAN OFFICIALS OF TRAJAN AND HADRIAN: Their Careers, with Some Notes on Hadrian's Reforms...
Princeton, NJ / London: Princeton University Press / London: Humprey Milford, Oxford University Press, 1917.
Octavo, grey printed card covers. (viii), 87 pp. Light tanning to margins of covers, very small chips to spine tips & outer corners, VG tight copy. "Presented to the Faculty of Princeton University in Candidacy for the Degree of Doctor of Philosophy." Note: lighter parcel, any default postage rate may be reduced.
$25.00 Book Number: 17387 Order / Enquire
LEAKE, William Martin, 1777-1860
JOURNAL OF A TOUR IN ASIA MINOR, with comparative remarks on the ancient and modern geography of that country
London: John Murray, 1824.
Quarter bound in original green patterned cloth and tan boards, paper spine label, page edges rough trimmed. pp (xxx), 362, (2, ads) + frontispiece illustration + large folding map + 2 full-page plans of Troas. Illustrations in text, indexed. Spine label tanned; partial cloth split to front joint neatly repaired; slight damp and soil spotting to boards; front inner hinge neatly repaired with rice paper; two old private ink ownership inscriptions at front (person at King's College, Toronto); damp stain to corner of frontispiece; bit of foxing to the two full page maps and only occasional foxing spots in text; large chip to fore margin of last two leaves of text (no printing affected); soft corner creases to late leaves; page edges tanned; leaves unopened at edges of last quarter of the text; one inch tear to inner margin of folding map neatly repaired with clear archival paper tape on the blank side; in all, a VG clean, tight and unworn pleasant copy. As an officer in the Royal Regiment of Artillery, Leake was in 1799 sent to Constantinople to train the Ottoman army for its defense against Napoleon. A journey through Asia Minor in 1800 to join the British fleet at Cyprus kindled his interest in antiquarian topography. He was later sent out again to survey the coasts of Albania and Morea. He retired from the army in 1815 and devoted the rest of his life to antiquarian topology. He was elected to the Royal Society in 1815 and was a founding member of the Royal Geographical Society. "His account is the first complete and systematic description of the geography of Asia Minor. All of his work is equally precise as regards geography, antiquities and philology." - Blackmer 972.
$895.00 Book Number: 47720 Order / Enquire
LUCIAN, of Samosata. [Jean-Baptiste Gail, 1755-1829].
MYTHOLOGIES DRAMATIQUE DE LUCIEN, Traduite en Français, et accompagnée du text grec et d'une version latine; par le C. Gail.
Paris: Chez L'Auteur au Collège de France, L'An VI (1798)., 1798.
30 cm. pp viii, 267, binder's blank front and rear. Bound in contemporary marble calf, gilt decorative borders to sides, spine decorated in gilt with two labels, marbled endpapers and page edges, bound-in ribbon bookmark. Small chip to edge of title label on spine; wear to outer corners; front joint neatly repaird; bit of peeling to leather surface at lower rear cover; otherwise VG externally, internally fine. Rubber stamped owner name to front fly leaf. Gail was a prolific Greek scholar and a professor at the College of France. Previously published in 1795. Contains the Dialogi Deorum, Marini and Mortuorum. Note: 2.5 kg parcel, extra shipping may be required.
$250.00 Book Number: 20434 Order / Enquire
THE FOUR AGES OF MAN: the classical myths
Toronto: Macmillan, 1962.
Red boards printed in black, endpaper maps. pp (10), 205. Remains of sticker in upper outer corner of front free endpaper, soft creases at foot of spine, else fine. Orange jacket has nicks, small creases, minor rubbing, at spine ends; soft creases along upper edge of panels, else fine and bright, The late noted Canadian poet's rendering of the most important myths of ancient Greece and Rome. Not common in nice condition, as here.
$25.00 Book Number: 42265 Order / Enquire
THE MIRROR OF VENUS: love poems and stories from Ovid's Amores, Medicamina faciei femineae. Ars amatoria, Remedia amoris, Heroidae, Fasti, & Metamorphoses, translated by F. A. Wright ... with an introduction.
London: Routledge, no date (1925), 1925.
Demy octavo, white faux vellum cloth spine with leather label, green cloth sides, green marble patterned endpapers. pp vi, (301), , 12 (1925 ads). Spine faintly darkened, bookplate, else fine. Brodway Translations series.
$19.95 Book Number: 46069 Order / Enquire
RAMLER, Karl Wilhelm (1725-1798)
Kurzgefasste Mythologie oder Lehre von den fabelhaften Göttern und Halbgöttern und Helden des Alterthums. In zwey Theilen mit vierzehn Kupfern
Berlin: Friedrich Maurer, 1790-91, 1791.
16mo, three volumes. Third volume is ALLEGORISCHE PERSONEN ZUM GEBRAUCHE DER BILDENDN KÜNSTLER, als eini Anhang zu K.W. Ramlers kurzegefassten Mythologie. Nebst einem Register über das ganze Werk. Berlin: Maurer, 1791. pp (4), xvi, 368; 369-774; viii, (239). With 11 (of 14) copper plates (lacking 3 plates). Recently rebound in half dark blue-grey morocco with blue marbled boards, raised bands, grey-green endpapers, but no spine lettering. Old rubber stamp in Russian on verso of second leaf of volume one; damp stain to upper outer corners of third volume; occasional light foxing. A nice set otherwise, clean and unworn. The author explains in a note at the beginning of the second part that he had to enlarge the work by a few pages and has supplied a new plate which can be substituted or the original in the Jupiter section, which would perhaps explain why he says the book comes with 15 plates, while the list of plates calls for 14. Missing in this copy are the plates for Venus and Mars, Ceres, and Bacchus, and Pomona and Flora. > A book on classical mythology by this German poet who was from 1790-96 manager of the Royal Theatre. He was a friend of Lessing and Kleist and did many translations of classical poetry.
$225.00 Book Number: 41494 Order / Enquire
RANKE, Heinrich von, Professor Dr.
UEBER HOCHÄCKER. Sonderabdruck aus "Beiträge zur Anthropologie und Urgeschichte Bayerns." Mit 2 Tafeln und 13 Karten.
München:: Friedrich Bassermann, 1893.
Quarto. Bound in contemporary quarter blue cloth and marbled boards, original blue card front cover bound in. 40 pp + 13 maps (12 folding) + 2 sepia plates. Minor wear to tips of very lightly sunned spine; boards have rubbing to edges, small paper surface loss to fore margin of front cover, rubbing to rear cover; text paper lightly toned; dust soiling to a few margins. Generally VG externally, fine internally, tight in the binding, no previous owner marks. I believe this offprint is about agricultural fields at higher elevations in Bavaria in Roman times. Scarce.
$75.00 Book Number: 20959 Order / Enquire
WILLIAMS, (Rev. J.) [John Williams, 1792-1858].
THE LIFE AND ACTIONS OF ALEXANDER THE GREAT. First Canada Edition.
Niagara (Niagara-on-the-Lake, Ontario): Henry Chapman, Publisher - Samuel Heron, Printer, 1831.
Octavo. iv, 200 pp, [2, blank] pp. Disbound, but complete. Heavily foxed and browned throughout but all still legible; damp stain to last half of book; some corner creases in text; last leaf (a binder's blank) creased; just good, sewing tight. Fleming, Upper Canada Imprints 124. Issued (along with other biographies by Robert Southey, John Galt, and the Rev. George Bush) bound up in a hardcover binding titled "Family Library". This was the first imitation in Upper Canada (Ontario) of the American and British "Family Library" series of small books on various subjects sold at a low price which were quite popular at the time. The four books chosen for the Canadian edition were numbers 6,7,9, and 10 in Murray's Family Library series in Britain.
$65.00 Book Number: 14731 Order / Enquire
CICERO'S SOCIAL & POLITICAL THOUGHT
Berkeley, CA: University of California Press, 1988.
Blue cloth. pp (xiv), (289). Fine in fine jacket. "In this close examination of the social and political thought of Marcus Tullius Cicero (106-43 B.C.), Neal Wood focuses on Cicero's conceptions of state and government, showing that he is the father of constitutionalism, the archetype of the politically conservative mind, and the first to reflect extensively on politics as an activity."
$19.00 Book Number: 43676 Order / Enquire
Young, Douglas (Aristophanes)
THE PUDDOCKS: a verse play in Scots from the Greek of Aristophanes
Makarsbield, Tayport, Fife, Scotland: Author, 1958.
Second edition, enlarged, adding glossary and additional notes to the 1957 edition. Octavo, red cloth. pp xii, 78, . Fine copy. Orange jacket has some sunning to spine and inner margins of panelsl, short shallow chips to top edge of rear panel, VG otherwise. Note: lighter parcel, any default postage rate may be reduced.
$15.00 Book Number: 40259 Order / Enquire