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1619 Ovid Metamorphoses Full Calf Illustrated Scarce Frankfurt Printing
1619 Ovid Metamorphoses Full Calf Illustrated Scarce Frankfurt Printing

Price: £900.00

A very scarce Illustrated early 17th Century copy of Ovid in an early binding.Only seen once at auction in the last forty years.Ovid's most famous work: the epic poem that preserves the bulk of ancient mythology as a continuous narrative...

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1629 P Ovidii Nasonis Operum Works of Ovid Metamorphoses
1629 P Ovidii Nasonis Operum Works of Ovid Metamorphoses

Price: £180.00

A single volume of the works of Ovid.Containing all 15 books of his most popular work, Metamorphoses.Printed in Latin. Volume II of original III.

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1642 Mel Heliconium or Poetical Honey Parnassus Alexander Rosse SCARCE
1642 Mel Heliconium or Poetical Honey Parnassus Alexander Rosse SCARCE

Price: £770.00

This is a very scarce first edition of this work by Alexander Rosse.'Divided into VII Chapters according to the first VII letters of the alphabet: Containing XLVIII fictions out of which are extracted many historicall, naturall, morall,...

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1672 Fell's Books Aratus and Eratosthenes scarce astronomical treatises odes
1672 Fell's Books Aratus and Eratosthenes scarce astronomical treatises odes

Price: £875.00

A very scarce, early and absolutely intriguing volume of classical work; compiled at the behest of John Fell, later Bishop of Oxford.'Fell's Books,' or 'New Years' Presents' (as they were known) exemplified the early aims...

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1683 CICERONIS Familiarium Epistolarum CICERO
1683 CICERONIS Familiarium Epistolarum CICERO

Price: £550.00

A rather scarce edition of Cicero's Letters to his Friends by the distinguished German scholar Siber. Adam Theodor Siber, 1563 - 1616, was a German literary scholar, orator and linguist.

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1684 M Tullii Ciceronis Epistolarum Cicero's Letters to Atticus Latin Scarce
1684 M Tullii Ciceronis Epistolarum Cicero's Letters to Atticus Latin Scarce

Price: £175.00

An interesting 17th century edition of Cicero's letters to Atticus. Marcus Tullius Cicero (106 BC 43 BC) was a Roman philosopher, statesman, lawyer, orator, political theorist, consul and constitutionalist. He came from a wealthy...

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1702 3vols P Ovidii Nasonis Opera Omnia In Tres Tomos Divisia Illustrated Ovid
1702 3vols P Ovidii Nasonis Opera Omnia In Tres Tomos Divisia Illustrated Ovid

Price: £795.00

The works of Ovid. Complete in three volumes. In Latin. Another edition of that first printed in Amsterdam in 1683. Containing all of Ovid's best-known works, including Heroides, Metamorphoses, Amores and Ars Amatoria. With...

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1722 Virgilii Maronis Opera VIRGIL Ed. by Carolus Rueus
1722 Virgilii Maronis Opera VIRGIL Ed. by Carolus Rueus

Price: £310.00

Charles de la Rue's 1722 edition of the complete works of Virgil. Bound in leather with blindstamped decoration. It is a lovely original binding but is a bit fragile. Price allows for a bit of work to the...

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1730 Clarke Cornelius Nepos's Lives of the Excellent Commanders Latin English
1730 Clarke Cornelius Nepos's Lives of the Excellent Commanders Latin English

Price: £345.00

A charming Latin-English volume of headmaster John Clarke's schoolboy-inspiring chronicles of Classical generals, from Militiades, to Lysander, to Hannibal, to Cato.This fine old volume was compiled by the headmaster of...

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1735 Ovid's METAMORPHOSES By John CLARKE First Edition
1735 Ovid's METAMORPHOSES By John CLARKE First Edition

Price: £1,290.00

The uncommon first edition of John Clarke's Ovid's Metamorphoses. Bound in leather. Written in Latin, with an English translation. John Clarke, 1687 - 1734, was a schoolmaster and educational reformer. he was admitted as sizar...

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1740 Ovid's Tristia in Five Books Notes John Minellius N Bailey Scarce Latin
1740 Ovid's Tristia in Five Books Notes John Minellius N Bailey Scarce Latin

Price: £140.00

A second edition of Ovid's Tristia.Edited by Nathan Bailey for use in schools.In Latin with notes in English. Contains the full five books of Ovid's Tristia, a collection of letters written in elegiac couplets by Ovid during his...

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1742 2 Vol ANNALES Et HISTOIRES de TACITE avec Agricola
1742 2 Vol ANNALES Et HISTOIRES de TACITE avec Agricola

Price: £168.00

Two volumes of Guerin's Les Annales, et les Histoires de Tactie. Bound in calf with gilt lettering and spine decoration. Two volumes of Three. The text of this work is in French. Tacitus, AD 56 AD 117, was a senator and a historian...

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1744 The Georgicks of Virgil Translated John Martyn Folding Plates Map Scarce Ed
1744 The Georgicks of Virgil Translated John Martyn Folding Plates Map Scarce Ed

Price: £225.00

A very scarce edition of Virgil's Georgics with translations and notes by the accomplished botanist John Martyn. The Georgics is a poem in four books, likely published in 29 BC. It is Virgil's second major work, following his...

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1748 Demosthenous Logoi DEMOSTHENES John TAYLOR
1748 Demosthenous Logoi DEMOSTHENES John TAYLOR

Price: £340.00

The first of classical scholar John Taylor's volumes of Demosthenes, in a decorative binding. Bound in leather with gilt lettering and decoration. This edition corresponds to ESTC #N60654. Imprint from Colophon. The work is in...

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1753 4vol The Works of Virgil in Latin and English Aeneid Eclogues Georgics
1753 4vol The Works of Virgil in Latin and English Aeneid Eclogues Georgics

Price: £350.00

A four volume set of the works of Virgil, in Latin and English.Collected translations of the complete works of Virgil, taken from authoritative translations by Christopher Pitt, Joseph Warton and observations by Mr Holdsworth, Mr Spence...

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1756-57 2vol M Tullii Ciceronis Opera Works of Cicero
1756-57 2vol M Tullii Ciceronis Opera Works of Cicero

Price: £165.00

An eighteenth-century edition of the works of Marcus Tullius Cicero. Second edition. With an engraved frontispiece, and decorative head-and-tail pieces. Including his Historia, Ad Hernnium, Rhetoricorum and more.Cicero's influence...

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1763 Junii Juvenalis et Auli Persii Flacci Satyrae
1763 Junii Juvenalis et Auli Persii Flacci Satyrae

Price: £205.00

The satires of Juvenal and Persius in an 18th Century Vellum binding. A lovely copy in an attractive binding. Author information taken from COPAC. With fifteen engraved plates, signed P.S.L. Includes several sheets of handwritten...

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1765 Les Satires de Persc Auli Persii Flacci PERSIUS
1765 Les Satires de Persc Auli Persii Flacci PERSIUS

Price: £110.00

A scarce French translation of the satires of Persius. Bound in vellum. With beautifully engraved head- and tail-pieces. In French. With the armorial bookplate for Vans Agnew of Shewchane to the front pastedown. From the...

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1770 SATIRES de JUVENAL Dusaulx DUSSAULX
1770 SATIRES de JUVENAL Dusaulx DUSSAULX

Price: £119.99

The uncommon first edition of Dussaulx's well-known translation of Juvenal in a contemporary full calf binding. In French, with the original Latin printed on the opposite page. According to Brunet this is Dussaulx's first...

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1791 4vol The Satires of Horace Philip Francis Ninth Edition
1791 4vol The Satires of Horace Philip Francis Ninth Edition

Price: £150.00

A complete collection of the works of Horace, edited by Philip Francis.Ninth edition.Philip Francis (c. 1708 1773) was an Anglo-Irish clergyman and writer, now remembered as a translator of Horace.Containing critical notes collected...

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1800 Traite D'Hippocrate des Airs, des Eaux et des Lieux Coray
1800 Traite D'Hippocrate des Airs, des Eaux et des Lieux Coray

Price: £340.00

A smartly bound, scarce exploration into ancient Greek physician of the Age of Pericles, Hippocrates. Volume one. Written in a mixture of both French and Greek. Hippocrates is considered one of the most outstanding figures...

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1802 Anacreontis Odaria Edward Forster ad Textus Odes First Edition
1802 Anacreontis Odaria Edward Forster ad Textus Odes First Edition

Price: £98.00

A first edition of Edwdard Forster's edition of The Odes of Anacreon. Edward Forster FRS FSA (17691828) was an English cleric and miscellaneous writer.Illustrated with numerous vignettes in the text. Bookplate of H. Palmer, St John's...

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1806 4vol in2 The Works of Virgil Dryden Translation Scarce Edmond Spark Binding
1806 4vol in2 The Works of Virgil Dryden Translation Scarce Edmond Spark Binding

Price: £195.00

An English translation of the works of Virgil.Translated from the original Latin into English by John Dryden.John Dryden's translation of Virgil's works was originally published in 1697. The English translation was a national...

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1806 Cornelii Nepotis Michael Maittaire CORNELIUS NEPOS
1806 Cornelii Nepotis Michael Maittaire CORNELIUS NEPOS

Price: £99.99

An early nineteenth century edition of Maittaire's biography of Cornelius Nepos, in a full calf binding.  In Latin. Michael Maittaire, (1668 - 1747), was a French born British classical scholar, bibliographer, and typographer....

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1810 Aristophanis Comoediae Franc Phil Brunck Theatre Plays Volume I
1810 Aristophanis Comoediae Franc Phil Brunck Theatre Plays Volume I

Price: £29.99

A scarce copy of the first volume of this edition of the Classical comedies of Aristophanes. In Greek, with Latin notes. Bookplate of B. L. Abrahams to front free-endpaper. Volume I of five volumes only.

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1814 Analecta Graeca Minora GREEK Andrew DALZEL
1814 Analecta Graeca Minora GREEK Andrew DALZEL

Price: £95.99

  An early nineteenth century edition of Dalzel's popular Greek textbook in a decorative diced calf and marbled paper binding. In Greek and Latin. In 1789 Dalzel "produced a pair of textbooks, Analekta Hellenika Hessona and...

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1819 The Letters of Junius Prodesse Civibus Small Volume
1819 The Letters of Junius Prodesse Civibus Small Volume

Price: £40.00

A small collection of the anonymously published, 'Letters of Junius'.Including an engraved frontispiece. The collection was published in two volumes in 1772 by Henry Sampson Woodfall, the owner and editor of a London newspaper, the...

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1820 Vita Excellentium Imperatorum Cornelius Nepos RARE
1820 Vita Excellentium Imperatorum Cornelius Nepos RARE

Price: £440.00

A scarce first edition of Carey's corrected Dauphin Nepos. Bound in leather with gilt spine decoration. Very scarce. This scarce work is a corrected edition of the 1765 original quarto edition printed for the use of Dauphin on...

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1824 Agamemnon of Aeschylus by John Symmons
1824 Agamemnon of Aeschylus by John Symmons

Price: £275.00

The scarce first edition of this work from classical scholar John Symmons, son of poet Charles Symmons, in the original publisher's binding.  Bound in the original publisher's boards. Direct from the Widdrington...

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1824-1825 2vol Novum Lexicon Graecum Greek Dictionary Homer CT Damm Uncommon
1824-1825 2vol Novum Lexicon Graecum Greek Dictionary Homer CT Damm Uncommon

Price: £180.00

A large lexicon of the Greek language, as found in the work of Homer. Compiled by the renowned German Classical philologist Christian Tobias Damm (1699-1778). The Novum Lexicon is a herculean etymological dictionary of those...

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1830 8Vols W.Harness Shakespeare's Dramatic Works Full Morocco Gilt Borders
1830 8Vols W.Harness Shakespeare's Dramatic Works Full Morocco Gilt Borders

Price: £1,700.00

A handsomely bound complete set of Shakespeare's plays, with a life of the author prefacing the first volume, and with numerous plates of illustrations.A remarkably well-preserved set from the first half of the 19th century. Each play...

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1830 Poetae Scenici Graeci DINDORFIUS Karl Dindorf 1st
1830 Poetae Scenici Graeci DINDORFIUS Karl Dindorf 1st

Price: £203.99

An uncommon first UK edition of Karl Dindorf's Poetae Scenici Graeci.  Rebound with the original leather, with very attractive gilt lettering and decoration. First UK Edition. Uncommon. With occasional ink annotations...

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1831 2 Volumes Daniel Defoe Robinson Crusoe Illustrated by George Cruikshank
1831 2 Volumes Daniel Defoe Robinson Crusoe Illustrated by George Cruikshank

Price: £250.00

 A two volume edition of one of the most published books in the world, with engravings created specifically for it by George Cruikshank.Robinson Crusoe was originally published anonymously in 1719 as the memoir of its protagonist,...

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1835 Essays ELIA Letters ROSAMUND Charles LAMB First
1835 Essays ELIA Letters ROSAMUND Charles LAMB First

Price: £59.99

A first edition of Lamb's famous essays, in a contemporary leather binding. First Edition. Essays of Elia is a collection of essays written by Charles Lamb; it was first published in book form in 1823, with a second volume,...

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1840 Jonathan Swift Travels Into Several Remote Nations By Lemuel Gulliver Illus
1840 Jonathan Swift Travels Into Several Remote Nations By Lemuel Gulliver Illus

Price: £250.00

An illustrated later edition of this satire, more commonly known as Gulliver's Travels.The tale is split into four parts, following the surgeon and ship captain, Lemuel Gulliver, to the fictional shores of Lilliput, Brobdingnag,...

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1840 New and Complete Greek Gradus Poetical Lexicon of the Greek Language Maltby
1840 New and Complete Greek Gradus Poetical Lexicon of the Greek Language Maltby

Price: £60.00

An interesting work on the Greek language. With English and Latin translations of the Greek in addition to a treatise or rules for the quantity of syllables.The second edition of this text.With the bookplate of John Arkwright to front...

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1841 Opera Omnia Recensita Xenophon Latin Volume II Works
1841 Opera Omnia Recensita Xenophon Latin Volume II Works

Price: £49.99

A collection of the writings of Greek historian and philosopher, Xenophon. In Latin. Volume II only, containing Xenopon's commentary on Socrates. Forming volume VIII of the Bibliotheca Graeca.

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1845 Bacon Essays or Counsels Civil and Moral first Pickering edition
1845 Bacon Essays or Counsels Civil and Moral  first Pickering  edition

Price: £130.00

A first Pickering edition of this classic work by Francis Bacon.In this little volume, Lord Verulam explores classical interpretations to the questions of life; ranging from love, envy, death, and religion, to usury, anger,...

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1845 Lucrece De La Nature des Choses French Translation Latin Pongerville
1845 Lucrece De La Nature des Choses French Translation Latin Pongerville

Price: £140.00

This is a scarce edition of this French translation of the Roman poet Lucretius.Printed in French alongside the original Latin. Titus Lucretius Carus was a Roman poet and philosopher. This is his only known work.

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1846 Henry Nelson Coleridge Introductions to the Greek Classic Poets 3rd Map
1846 Henry Nelson Coleridge Introductions to the Greek Classic Poets 3rd Map

Price: £30.00

A third edition of this instructive work on Greek Poets.With a folding map frontispiece. With extracts in Greek then translated and explained in English.Henry Nelson Coleridge was the nephew of Samuel Taylor Coleridge, and worked as...

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1851 8Vols The Works of John Milton In Verse and Prose Hayday Binding
1851 8Vols The Works of John Milton In Verse and Prose Hayday Binding

Price: £1,900.00

A beautifully bound set of Pickering's decorated complete Works of John Milton, including verse, prose, and a life of the author.Bound by Hayday, with his bookbinder's stamp to the front free endpapers.With a facsimile...

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1854 Comedies of TERENCE Drama PLAYS Roman LATIN
1854 Comedies of TERENCE Drama PLAYS Roman LATIN

Price: £47.99

Full calf leather binding with signed Eton presentation page.  Text is in Latin. Complete collection of  Terence's plays which are Andria, Eunuchus, Heauton Timorumenos, Adelphi, Hecyra and Phormio. Publius Terentius...

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1862 D Defoe Robinson Crusoe Hand Coloured Plates Zaehnsdorf Binding Fin
1862 D Defoe  Robinson Crusoe Hand Coloured Plates Zaehnsdorf Binding Fin

Price: £850.00

A beautifully illustrated Victorian edition of Robinson Crusoe, attractively presented in a full calf Zaehnsdorf binding. The first Robinson Crusoe story was originally published anonymously in 1719 as the memoir of...

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1867 Decii Junii Juvenalis et A Persii Flacci a Satire Arthur John Macleane
1867 Decii Junii Juvenalis et A Persii Flacci a Satire Arthur John Macleane

Price: £48.00

An interesting scholarly edition of Juvenal and Persius' Satires.With the poetry in the original Latin and extensive footnotes notes and commentary in English.With an introductory life of Juvenal and Persius. Biographies,...

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1867 ESSAYS ELIA Eliana Charles LAMB Harrow Binding
1867 ESSAYS ELIA Eliana Charles LAMB Harrow Binding

Price: £204.00

A collection of Lamb's popular conversational essays, in a Harrow School prize binding. 'A New Edition, Published by Arrangement with the Proprietors, Messrs. Moxon and Co'. Featuring an engraved portrait frontispiece of Charles...

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1870 Charles Dickens The Mystery of Edwin Drood First Edition Full Calf Binding
1870 Charles Dickens The Mystery of Edwin Drood First Edition Full Calf Binding

Price: £490.00

A first edition of Dickens' Edwin Drood, bound in full calf, and illustrated by S. L. Fildes.Edwin Drood is famously unfinished: Dickens died while writing it, and the ending is unknown. Supplying endings has occupied writers ever...

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1870 Maria Hack Grecian Stories Morocco Binding Illustrated Plates Scarce
1870 Maria Hack Grecian Stories Morocco Binding Illustrated Plates Scarce

Price: £25.00

A scarce copy of this collection of Greek stories.Intended for children, this volume simplifies some key stories from Greek history and mythology, including the Argonauts and the life of Socrates.With 8 plates.Maria Hack was an...

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1872 2vols P Verili Maronis Opera Bibliotecha Classica Works of Virgil Long
1872 2vols P Verili Maronis Opera Bibliotecha Classica Works of Virgil Long

Price: £55.00

Two volumes of The Works of Virgil.Published as a part of the 'Bibliotheca Classica' series edited by George Long.George Long was an English classical scholar who edited and wrote many important scholarly works. He contributed the...

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1877 The Agamemnon of Aeschylus Transcribed by Robert Browning Uncommon First Ed
1877 The Agamemnon of Aeschylus Transcribed by Robert Browning Uncommon First Ed

Price: £150.00

A first edition of Browning's 'transcription' of Aeschylus' Agamemnon, the first of three plays in his tragic trilogy the Oresteia The play details the homecoming of Agamemnon, King of Argos, from the Trojan War. Waiting at home...

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1877-1880 4vols Blackwood's Ancient Classics Juvenal Plautus Terence Aeschylus
1877-1880 4vols Blackwood's Ancient Classics Juvenal Plautus Terence Aeschylus

Price: £95.00

Eight volumes in four of works by these famous classicists.The contents are as follows:Juvenal  by Edward Walford Plautus and Terence by Rev W Lucas CollinsThucydides  by Rev W Lucas CollinsLivy by Rev W Lucas CollinsAeschylus ...

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1879 P. Decharme Mythologie de la Grèce Antique 1st Edition History Mythology
1879 P. Decharme Mythologie de la Grèce Antique 1st Edition History Mythology

Price: £65.00

A handsome copy of P. Decharme's Mythologie de la Grce Antique.Paul Decharme was the author of numerous works throughout his life and was a knowledgeable figure on the Classics and Ancient Greece.Complete with 4 colour plates and black...

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1883 3vol T Seymour Burt The Aeneid Georgics Eclogues Virgil Scarce First Maps
1883 3vol T Seymour Burt The Aeneid Georgics Eclogues Virgil Scarce First Maps

Price: £240.00

An attractive and scare three volume set of the works of Virgil.Complete in three volumes.The first edition with notes and a supplement by T Seymour Burt.Includes the original text in Latin.Thomas Seymour Burt was an explorer and prolific...

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1886 Jonathan Swift Gullivers Travels Very Rare Dustwrapper
1886 Jonathan Swift Gullivers Travels Very Rare Dustwrapper

Price: £950.00

An illustrated later edition of this satire, more commonly known as Gulliver's Travels.Very scarce in the original dustwrapper.The tale is split into four parts, following the surgeon and ship captain, Lemuel Gulliver, to the...

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1887 Stories of the Magicians ALFRED CHURCH Illustrated
1887 Stories of the Magicians ALFRED CHURCH Illustrated

Price: £99.99

A beautifully illustrated collection of Persian stories. With sixteen illustrations, many of them in full colour, including a frontispiece depicting Thalaba and Oneiza. All illustrations are taken from Persian and Indian manuscripts...

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1889 6vol Diary of SAMUEL PEPYS with Plates Scarce Edition
1889 6vol Diary of SAMUEL PEPYS with Plates Scarce Edition

Price: £130.00

A scarce edition of Pepys' famous diary, chronicling life in Resoration England. With notes by Richard Lord Baybrooke.  His diary reveals his jealousies, insecurities, trivial concerns, and his fractious relationship with...

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1890 12vol The Works of LORD LYTTON Alice Devereaux Ernest Maltravers and Others
1890 12vol The Works of LORD LYTTON Alice Devereaux Ernest Maltravers and Others

Price: £395.00

The complete prose works of influential author Lord Edward Bulwer-Lytton, in twelve volumes, containing his best-known works. Edward George Earle Lytton Bulwer-Lytton, 1st Baron Lytton PC (1803 1873), was an English politician,...

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1890 Daphnis and Chloe Longus Pastoral Romance Illustrated English Translation
1890 Daphnis and Chloe Longus Pastoral Romance Illustrated English Translation

Price: £95.00

A beautiful copy of Longus' Daphnis and Chloe.Direct from the library of the late Hugh Selbourne MD (1906-1973) a noted book collector and diarist.Illustrated, with nine full page plates designed by Prudhon.Daphnis and Chloe is the...

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1890 Longus Daphnis and Chloe A Pastoral Romance Illustrated
1890 Longus Daphnis and Chloe A Pastoral Romance Illustrated

Price: £85.00

A handsome copy of Longus' Daphnis and Chloe.With 9 plates. The sole work of the Greek novelist Longus, a romantic story of childhood friends who only realise they love one another after several trials.

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1891 Mrs Gaskell Cranford Illustrated By Hugh Thomson Ltd Ed Large Paper Copy
1891 Mrs Gaskell Cranford Illustrated By Hugh Thomson Ltd Ed Large Paper Copy

Price: £400.00

A limited illustrated edition of Elizabeth Gaskell's well loved novel Cranford, with illustrations by Hugh Thomson and a preface by Anne Thackeray Ritchie. This is the large paper edition, which was limited to 300...

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1891 The Georgics of Virgil James Rhoades Translated into English Verse
1891 The Georgics of Virgil James Rhoades Translated into English Verse

Price: £29.99

A translation of the Georgics of Virgil. Second edition. The Georgics is a poem in four books, likely published in 29 BC. It is the second major work by the Latin poet Virgil, following his Eclogues and preceding the Aeneid. It...

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1892 Charles Box Classics and Epitaphs Necrology Scarce
1892 Charles Box Classics and Epitaphs Necrology Scarce

Price: £295.00

A scarce Victorian edition on necrological practice!This volume, by Charles Box, contains a wealth of information on necrology.Suitably bound in lovely dark blue cloth with attractive gothic embellishments to the front board. ...

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1896 Homer and Other Papers by R W Barbour inscribed by author
1896 Homer and Other Papers by R W Barbour inscribed by author

Price: £19.99

"These papers were lectures prepared for different audiences; and the references to this fact have not been expunged from the text". Features writings on Homer and the Katberg, The Gift of Celtic Religion, and John Knox. Inscribed...

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1897 10vols Waverly Novels Victoria Edition Walter Scott Pirate Kenilworth
1897 10vols Waverly Novels Victoria Edition Walter Scott Pirate Kenilworth

Price: £130.00

Ten volumes of the twenty-five volume Victoria Edition set of the Waverly Novels.With an illustrated frontispiece to every volume and an additional plate to volume XII of a ground plan of Kenilworth castle.  The volumes...

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1898 13Vols Lord Byron The Complete Works Ltd Ed Signed by Publisher Illustrated
1898 13Vols Lord Byron The Complete Works Ltd Ed Signed by Publisher Illustrated

Price: £775.00

One of 250 copies the complete works of Lord Byron, signed by the the publisher John Murray, in thirteen volumes.Lord Byron was one of John Murray the younger's most famous authors, taking his place within a formidable pantheon...

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1903 2Vols Giovanni Boccaccio The Decameron Illustrated Ex Selbourne Collection
1903 2Vols Giovanni Boccaccio The Decameron Illustrated Ex Selbourne Collection

Price: £60.00

 An English translation of the famous Italian work, illustrated by Louis Chalon.The title is a combination of the Greek words 'deka', meaning ten, and 'hemera', meaning day. It would thus roughly translate as 'ten day event'....

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1905 6vol Novels of the Sisters Bronte Temple Scott Thornton Edition
1905 6vol Novels of the Sisters Bronte Temple Scott Thornton Edition

Price: £295.00

Six volumes of the Thornton edition of the novels of the Bront sisters - Charlotte, Emily and Anne. Comprising Jane Eyre (volume II), Shirley (volume I), Villette (Volumes I and II), Wuthering Heights, and Gaskell. The...

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1905 Selecta e Scriptoribus Latinis Loca Edition Xexta Latin Extracts Caesar
1905 Selecta e Scriptoribus Latinis Loca Edition Xexta Latin Extracts Caesar

Price: £48.00

A selection of Latin verse from various famous Roman authors.In the original Latin.A scarce collection of interesting extracts from popular Roman works.Including extracts from Julius Caesar's Commentarii de Bello Gallico, Cicero's...

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1905 SIlas Marner George Eliot Coloured Illustrations
1905 SIlas Marner George Eliot Coloured Illustrations

Price: £59.99

An attractive copy of the classic novel by Mary Anne Evans, written under her better known pseudonym of George Eliot. Her third novel, Silas Marner was first published in 1861. An outwardly simple tale of a reclusive weaver, in...

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1906 George Eliot Scenes Of Clerical Life Illustrated By Hugh Thomson
1906 George Eliot Scenes Of Clerical Life Illustrated By Hugh Thomson

Price: £38.00

The first of George Eliot's published works: a collection of three short stories, with beautiful illustrations by Hugh Thomson.The stories were originally published in Blackwood's Magazine over the course of 1857. Set over a 50 year...

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1906 Latin Literature J W Mackail Fifth Impression Scarce CATULLUS VIRGIL HORACE
1906 Latin Literature J W Mackail Fifth Impression Scarce CATULLUS VIRGIL HORACE

Price: £29.99

This is a fifth impression of this educational manual regarding Latin literature.John William Mackail was a Scottish man of letters and socialist, best remembered as a Virgil scholar. He was also a poet, literary historian and biographer....

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1908 Wee Willie Winkie Under the Deodars and Other Stories Rudyard Kipling
1908 Wee Willie Winkie Under the Deodars and Other Stories Rudyard Kipling

Price: £49.00

A collection of short stories and poems by Rudyard Kipling. An integration of three of Kipling's short story publications Under the Deodars, The Phantom Rickshaw and Wee Willie Winkie.The full list of short stories included...

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1910 The Essays Of ELIA Charles Lamb Alfred Ainger Bumpus Binding
1910 The Essays Of ELIA Charles Lamb Alfred Ainger Bumpus Binding

Price: £69.99

A smart copy of Lamb's famous essays, in a Bumpus binding. Reprint of 1883 First Edition. Essays of Elia is a collection of essays written by Charles Lamb; it was first published in book form in 1823, with a second volume,...

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1911 The Adventures of Odysseus Retold in English FS Marvin RJC Mayor FM Stawell
1911 The Adventures of Odysseus Retold in English FS Marvin RJC Mayor FM Stawell

Price: £58.00

An early twentieth century retelling of the Adventures of Odysseus.In a prize binding from Dover College, with the college crest gilt stamped to the front board. Illustrated, with a colour frontispiece and title page as well as seventeen...

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1912 Cupid and Psyche by GEORGE R WOODWARD
1912 Cupid and Psyche by GEORGE R WOODWARD

Price: £49.99

A beautiful book of Woodward's English translation of Apuleius' famous story. First edition. Printed at the Chiswick Press. George Ratcliffe Woodward (27 December 1848 3 March 1934) was an Anglican priest who wrote mostly religious...

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1921 Des Publius Ovidius Naso Lehrbuch de Liebe Ernst Hohenemser Illus
1921 Des Publius Ovidius Naso Lehrbuch de Liebe Ernst Hohenemser Illus

Price: £480.00

A first edition of Ovid's Ars Amatoria in German.Illustrated with head and tail pieces by Max Slevogt.This edition limited to 320 copies of which this is 168.Ars Amatoria (The Art of Love) is an elegy series in three books by Ancient...

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1923 Francis Bickley John Austen Adventures Harlequin Limited Edition Signed
1923 Francis Bickley John Austen Adventures Harlequin Limited Edition Signed

Price: £170.00

A signed, limited edition of this children's novel by Francis Bickley and illustrated by John Austen.With numerous decorative plates and vignettes throughout, this book is number five out of limited 250 copies and contains a signature...

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1927 2vols The Complete works of Doctor Francois Rabelais Urquhart Rare Dustwrap
1927 2vols The Complete works of Doctor Francois Rabelais Urquhart Rare Dustwrap

Price: £375.00

The complete works of Rabelais from The Bodley Head press. Direct from the library of the late Hugh Selbourne MD (1906-1973) a noted book collector and diarist.In extremely scarce original dustwrappers. Collated, complete.Limited...

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1927 William Cobbett Life And Adventures Of Peter Porcupine Ltd Nonesuch Ed
1927 William Cobbett Life And Adventures Of Peter Porcupine Ltd Nonesuch Ed

Price: £40.00

A limited edition by The Nonesuch Press of William Cobbett's works under the pseudonym Peter Porcupine.William Cobbett was a journalist, pamphleteer, and farmer, who wrote pro-British tracts in America under the name Peter Porcupine....

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1927-1930 7vol The Works of Jane Austen Adelphi Edition in Slipcase Complete
1927-1930 7vol The Works of Jane Austen Adelphi Edition in Slipcase Complete

Price: £550.00

A seven volume set of the work of Jane Austen.The Adelphi Edition with scarce presentation slipcase.Complete in seven volumesVolumes are:Volume I: Pride and PrejudiceVolume II: Sense and SensibilityVolume III: Northanger AbbeyVolume...

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1928 Francis Johnson Hitopadesa First Revised Edition By Lionel Barnett Frontis
1928 Francis Johnson Hitopadesa First Revised Edition By Lionel Barnett Frontis

Price: £45.00

Francis Johnson's English translation of the Sanskrit exposition on statecraft, revised by Lionel Barnett.The Hitopadesa is a collection of didactic Sanskrit stories in prose and verse, extolling the required virtues for statecraft,...

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1928 Oliver Goldsmith The Vicar Of Wakefield Ltd Ed Signed by Ed Oswald Doughty
1928 Oliver Goldsmith The Vicar Of Wakefield Ltd Ed Signed by Ed Oswald Doughty

Price: £125.00

A limited edition of the Irish writer's best known novel - one of the most popular of its day. - signed by the editor Oswald DoughtyNumber 3 of 95 copiesAccording to Dr Johnson, he sold the manuscript on behalf of the...

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1929 Joseph Andrews by Henry Fielding Illustrated
1929 Joseph Andrews by Henry Fielding Illustrated

Price: £79.99

Henry Fielding's first full-length novel comic novel. Published in 1742 and defined by Fielding as a comic epic poem in prose, it is the story of a good-natured footman's adventures on the road home from London with...

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1932 Lucilio E I Suoi Frammenti Ettore Bolsani Lucilius First Italian Ed Scarce
1932 Lucilio E I Suoi Frammenti Ettore Bolsani Lucilius First Italian Ed Scarce

Price: £59.99

An Italian translation of the work of Lucillius.  Lucilius (c.160s 103/2 BC), was the earliest Roman satirist, of whose writings only fragments remain. Most of the satires of Lucilius are written in hexameters ...

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1934 George Rostrevor Hamilton The Greek Portrait Limited First Edition Classics
1934 George Rostrevor Hamilton The Greek Portrait Limited First Edition Classics

Price: £140.00

A limited hardback copy of The Greek Portrait, presented in the original slipcase.A selection of poetry from the Classical Greek poets translated into English. All the works are presented alongside their English translation. A...

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1940 Alkestis Euripide Robert Santerne Limited Edition Coloured Plates
1940 Alkestis Euripide Robert Santerne Limited Edition Coloured Plates

Price: £45.00

A decorative translation of Euripides' tragedy, Alcestis.Illustrated throughout with numerous coloured plates. Limited to 360 copies, of which this is number 16. It was first produced at the City Dionysia festival in 438 BCE....

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1941 James Joyce Ulysses Sir Denis Brogan's Copy With Copious Notes
1941 James Joyce Ulysses Sir Denis Brogan's Copy With Copious Notes

Price: £95.00

A notable Cambridge scholar's copy of the definitive work of modernist literature.Sir Denis William Brogan studied in Glasgow, Oxford, and Harvard. Between 1939 and 1968 he was a fellow of Peterhouse, Cambridge, where he was professor...

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1942 Marguerite De Navarre L'Heptameron Limited Edition Half Morocco Frontis
1942 Marguerite De Navarre L'Heptameron Limited Edition Half Morocco Frontis

Price: £90.00

A limited edition of this classic anthology, handsomely presented in a half morcco binding with the original paper covers bound in at the rear.An interesting edition for the fact that it was printed in occupied Paris, and is dedicated...

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1948 Flora Thompson Still Glides the Stream 1st Edition Country Autobiographical
1948 Flora Thompson Still Glides the Stream 1st Edition Country Autobiographical

Price: £90.00

 Flora Thompson's fictionalised autobiographical account of life in the countryside.Following on from her trilogy, Larkrise to Candleford, Still Glides the Stream is often considered a classic.A first edition.

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c1572 Hesiodi Ascarsei Opera Works of HESIOD
c1572 Hesiodi Ascarsei Opera Works of HESIOD

Price: £570.00

A scarce Latin and Greek translation of the works of Hesiod. Bound in paper-covered boards. This is believed a later edition of the 1572 Works of Hesiod. The pagination does not match those editions from the 1570s and 1580s,...

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c1819 Solitude by J G Zimmerman with the Life of the Author
c1819 Solitude by J G Zimmerman with the Life of the Author

Price: £34.99

A philosophical text discussing the nature of solitude amongst the nature of human society Zimmerman says 'It is under the peaceful shakes of Solitude that the mind regenerates and acquires fresh force'. With a publisher's catalogue...

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c1869 The Life and Adventures of Nicholas Nickleby Dickens Illustrated
c1869 The Life and Adventures of Nicholas Nickleby Dickens Illustrated

Price: £26.00

An illustrated edition of Dickens' Nicholas Nickleby. With eight illustrations.No date to title page, date given from copac.Nicholas Nickleby was originally published as a serial from 1838 to 1839. It was Dickens' third novel and was...

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c1880 The Posthumous Papers of the Pickwick Club Dickens Nimmo Edition Frontis
c1880 The Posthumous Papers of the Pickwick Club Dickens Nimmo Edition Frontis

Price: £20.00

A late nineteenth century edition of Dickens' Pickwick Papers. No date to title page, though appears to be a late nineteenth century edition. Bookplate to pastedown is dated 1912. With an illustrated frontispiece. Bookplate...

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c1890 The Vicar of Wakefield Oliver Goldsmith
c1890 The Vicar of Wakefield Oliver Goldsmith

Price: £69.99

A smart copy of Oliver Goldsmith's classic novel, The Vicar of Wakefield. In literary history books the Vicar of Wakefield is often described as a sentimental novel, which displays the belief in the innate goodness of human beings....

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c1900 Les Grands Tragiques Grecs Volume I Sophocles Aeschylus Ancient Greeks
c1900 Les Grands Tragiques Grecs Volume I Sophocles Aeschylus Ancient Greeks

Price: £22.00

This is a scarce edition of this translation of ancient Greek literature.Printed in French.Volume one only of original two.This volume features Sophocles and Aeschylus, two of the three ancient Greek tragedians whose plays have survived....

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c1900 The Works of Horace with English Notes Joseph Currie Illus
c1900 The Works of Horace with English Notes Joseph Currie Illus

Price: £23.00

An illustrated copy of Horace's poetry.With English annotations and illustrations throughout.

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c1930 2 vol VANITY FAIR William M. THACKERAY Illus
c1930 2 vol VANITY FAIR William M. THACKERAY Illus

Price: £43.99

An illustrated pocket edition of this classic novel of the lives and loves of two young women. Featuring a number of plates by Harold Piffard, including frontispieces. With a bookseller's label for Jo Beale, Bournemouth...

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c1990 2 Vol Tale of Two Cities Great Expectations Charles Dickens
c1990 2 Vol Tale of Two Cities Great Expectations Charles Dickens

Price: £46.00

Two of Dickens' famous novels. Great Expectations includes the original 'sad' ending.With no dates.Dickens was an English writer and social critic. He created some of the world's most well-known fictional characters and is generally...

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