Ancient History/Classical Studies
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Lovanii: Apud Hieronymum Wellaeum, 1566. 193 numbered leaves (386 pp.). Text in Latin. Small octavo in an early vellum binding. Cropping to handwritten marginalia indicates that the volume has been rebound at least once. Condition: Very Good. The vellum is somewhat soiled and the boards slightly warped. Minor insect damage to spine. The pastedowns have torn in several places due to shrinking vellum, but the binding is overall very tight. There are some pencilled notes on endpapers and in margins and ink marginalia throughout the body of the text. The interior is age-toned. Dimensions 4 x 5.875 x 1.125 inches. Shelved case 3.
Rome: Libraria de Fratelli de Roffi, 1727. first edition. Thick 12mo in ivory vellum hardcovers with brown letters on spine; condition: G to G-; boards show soiling from age and shelving; wide open gutter in back with board detaching from spine; spine cracked along back and front edges; interior boards heavily soiled; penciled inscription on front end page; paper heavily age-toned with foxing (not affecting text); external edges with reddish foxing; musty odor; text in tight print; pp. 614; this is a single volume containing: 4 folded plates of engravings in good condition; other smaller engravings also in good condition interspersed throughout; chronology of Roman Emperors; genealogy of Romulus; historical description of aqueducts, arches, statuary, palaces, amphitheatres, bridges, roads; in ITALIAN; shelved in Case # 3; please contact us for shipping costs.
n. p. n. publ. n. d. Large Octavo; unpaginated; VG; brown spine with black and silver text; illustrated slipcase shows light sunning to exterior head edge; minor wear to corners; no jacket; cloth has little wear to exterior; mild rubbing to corners; decorative panels with text and illustrations; strong boards; text block has mild tone to front endpapers at edges; pictorial endpapers; frontispiece; profusely illustrated; good looking book; text in Chinese and English;.
Washington, D.C. Dumbarton Oaks, 1967. Octavo; pp 125; G/paperback; sunned blue spine with black text; covers have some sunning towards exterior edges; minor chips to spine edges; intact panels; text block shows slight wear to exterior edges; tight binding; pictorial endpapers; frontispiece; previous owner's name to first endpaper; interior clean; profusely illustrated;.
Athens: Ekdoseis tou Phoinika, 2007. Quarto (oblong); VG; Paperback; Portfolio spine, cream without print; Book contained in cream portfolio with pastedown image of book cover on front, clean and strong but for light smudge to front; Book cover is clean and bright; Text block clean and tight; 26 pages + 70 plates (some color). [Oversized book(s). Additional postage necessary for expedited/international orders. Economy International shipping unavailable due to size/weight restrictions. For international/expedited customers, please inquire for rates.].
Rome: Gregorio Roisecco, 1750 (Vol. 1); 1765 (Vols. 2 & 3). 12mos in ivory vellum; vol. 1 has brown letters on spine; vols. 2 and 3 have brown leather frame with gold letters; boards show substantial soiling from age and shelving; binding strong; shelf wear around spines with open tear on vol. 2; previous owner's penciled inscriptions on back covers and first end page in vol. 1; paper heavily faded; text in fine print clean; musty odor; pp. 654; 670; 581; engravings throughout all volumes; vol. 1 contains ten folded maps; vol. 2: 17; vol. 3: 1, followed by chronology of Roman Emperors; in ITALIAN; shelved in Case # 4; please contact us for shipping costs.
Geneva: Numismatica Genevensis, 2015. Octavo; VG/G+; Hardcover with DJ; DJ spine, black with white print; DJ has small tear to front top edge, else clean and bright; Boards in black illustrated paper, slight wear to spine caps, else clean and strong; Text block clean and tight; unpaged, illustrated (color).
Lipsiae/Leipzig: Sumtibus et Typis Caroli Tauchnitii, 1848. 12mo; VG-/no-DJ; vellum spines with gilt text to black bars; gilt design to spines; 6 volumes; boards show slight soiling to exteriors, light wear to edges, sunned spines; text blocks have some toning to exterior edges, shadow toning endpapers; light staining to fore edges; interiors clean; Latin text.
Toledo: Imprenta Ediciones Toledo, 1986. Octavo; pp 186; G/paperback; ivory white spine with black and red text; covers show some mild smudges to exterior; lightly sunned front; mild edge wear; intact panels; text block has light tone to exterior edges; interior clean; illustrated; text in Spanish;.
WBG, 2001. First edition. Quarto; VG/VG-; Hardcover with DJ; Spine, blue with white print; DJ has mild edgewear, slight tear at top of spine, vendor label on rear, else clean and bright; Boards in yellow cloth with blue print, slight wear to bottom edges, else clean and strong; Text block clean and tight; Accompanies exhibition held March 17 - June 17, 2001, Stuttgart, etc.; Text in German; 487 pages, illustrated (chiefly color).
Oxford, London, Glasgow: Oxford University Press, 1980. First Paperback Edition. 10mo; pp 486; G/paperback; green spine with white text; covers have slight wear to exterior; lightly sunned spine; some rubbing to edges; intact panels; text block has mild soiling to exterior edges; previous owner's name to ffep; text pages clean;.
New York and London: Harper & Brothers Publishers. 16mo; VG-/no-DJ; Tan spine with gold text; Boards has minor shelf wear such as very small smudges on front panel and lightly sunned spine, otherwise panels are clean and strong, originally from 1899, but this is possibly a rebound copy; Text block has slight foxing on pages throughout, but has tight binding; pp 318.
London: Jacob Tonson, 1721. First Edition. Quartos rebound in dark brown embossed leather with six-band spine; VG; moderate fraying and shelf wear on boards; original paper age-toned, slightly wobbly, with moderate discoloration or foxing; vol. 1 contains six plates of sets of medals illustrated by the ancient poets; vol. 4 title page and first page repaired and creased at bottom right; in good condition; shelved above US Bios please contact us for shipping costs; GP consignment.
Milano: Electa, 2006. Octavo; VG-; Paperback; Spine, black with white and tan print; Cover has slight edgewear, slight shelfwear, but clean and bright; Text block has name in ink on title page, else clean and tight; Catalog of an exhibition held at Villa Adriana, Tivoli, Italy, Apr. 11-Oct. 15, 2006; At head of title: Ministero per i beni e le attività culturali, Dipartimento per i beni culturali e paesaggistici; Soprintendenza per i beni archeologici del Lazio; Text in Italian; 97 pages, illustrated (chiefly color).
New Rochelle, NY: Elston Press, 1906. first limited edition (120 copies). Thin, small octavo in ivory hardcovers with vinyl cover; VG; covers are very discolored and soiled; book slanted upwards; open gutter in front; ex-libris plate inside front cover; parchemin paper in good condition; red and black ink print clean; frontispiece decoration; blank end pages; shelved in case # 4.
London: John Stockdale, 1793. Octavos, 2 volumes; VG; bound in contemporary washed calf, newly rebacked with spine preserved; spine with elaborate gilt stamping, two labels with gilt titling; marbled endpapers; bookplate to front paste-downs; with 112 plates and tissue-guards; the title page of volume 1 has been trimmed slightly on the bottom edge, slightly impacting the date of publication; shelved case 7.
New York: Philosophical Library, 1969. Ex libris on front end-paper; Octavo; VG/VG-; Aged white spine with blue text; Dust jacket is age toned, scuffing, light scuffing, small closed tear near head of spine; Boards have light wear at head and tail of spine, clean; Very light dust stains along edge of text block, age related stains on front and rear paste-downs and end-papers, previous owner's name penned on front paste down, interior is clean and undamaged; 161pp.
Citta del Vaticano: Edizioni Musei Vaticani, 2014. Small Quarto; pp 74; VG/VG-; white spine with black text; dust jacket has only mild wear to exterior; light edge wear; exterior clean; cloth clean; strong boards; text block shows minimal wear to exterior edges; interior clean; profusely illustrated; Arabic and English text;.
Istanbul: Haset Kitabevi, 1983. Fifth edition. Octavo; Fifth edition; G+/VG; Hardcover with DJ; DJ spine, white with black print; DJ in mylar, clean and bright but for vendor label on rear; Boards quarter bound with blue cloth to spine and illustrated paper to boards, light wear to corners, else clean and strong; Text block has name in ink on front flyleaf, else clean and tight; vii, 398 pages + 112 pages of plates (some color).
Padova: Editrice Antenore. Octavo; VG-; Paperback; Spine, cream without print; Cover has slight edgewear but is clean and bright; Text block clean and tight; Text in Italian and Latin; “Estratto da Italia Medioevale e Umanistica XXII (19179)”; paged 124-169. NOTE: Shelved in 15's ephemera box 5, in Netdesk office.
Firenze: Leo S. Olschki Editore, 1991. Quarto; G+; Paperback; Spine, blue with white print; Cover has light edgewear, light shelfwear but clean and bright; Text block has name in ink on front flyleaf, else clean and tight; Text in Italian; 167 pages, illustrated (b&w) + separate slipcase containing 5 folded maps/architectural plans (b&w). [NOTE: Oversized book(s). Additional postage necessary for expedited/international orders. Economy International shipping unavailable due to size/weight restrictions. For international/expedited customers, please inquire for rates.].
London: The Nonesuch Press, 1929. Large Octavo; pp 431; Fair; light brown spine with black text to paper label; volume 1 only; cloth has severe staining and soiling to exterior; light wear to corners; beveled edges; strong boards; text block shows dark staining to fore and tail exterior edges; deckled edges; top edge gilt; extra spine label tipped in at rear endpaper; illustrated;.
London: J. Johnson, W. J. and J. Richardson, T. Payne, and others, 1806. Fourth Edition. Quarto, 122 pages, 38 maps; VG; bound in contemporary 3/4 calf, paneled spine with gilt titling, gilt and blind stamping; newly rebacked with spine preserved; marbled boards, text block, endpapers; 3 bookplates to front pastedown; plate 1 not present as issued, 38 plates present, one folding; plates 2, 7, 11, 20, 25, 26, 28, 30, 31, 32, 33, 34, with some color borders or roads; MW consignment; shelved case 9.
Philadelphia: Hugh Maxwell, 1804. Octavo; Fair+; Hardcover; Spine, brown leather with gold print; Boards are three-quarter bound with brown leather to spine and corners, marbled paper to boards, mild scuffing and wear to leather with slight surface tears at front hinge and corners, slight staining to front top edge, slight shelfwear to paper; Text block has red-speckled edges, cracked font hinge, stains to front endpapers and title page, top portion of dedication page torn away, foxing throughout, initialed in ink on verso of title page; Poetry incorrectly attributed to Anacreon; xvi, 301 pages, frontispieces (ports.).
Los Angeles and Berkeley: The University of California Press, 1981. Octavo: G+/no-DJ: Dark blue spine with gold text: Boards are dust stained with some soiling, general shelfwear, fraying to corners and tail of spine: Textblock has light foxing, pages are clean and free of markings, folds or tears: 303 pp.
New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1971. Second printing. Octavo. VG/VG DJ. Age-toned red-brown and black spine with cream text/title; dj has protective mylar covering; dj is price-clipped on the upper lateral edge of the front inside flap; boards are strong and clean with mild edgewear; red stamp of "H" and pencil writing on front free end page; binding is strong; textblock is clean. Pp. 294.
Athens: Ekdotike Athenon, 1984. Small Quarto: VG/VG-: Blue spine with white text: DJ is in mylar sheath, clean with general shelfwear, some chipping to corners and head and tail of spine, age toning to flaps: Boards are strong and clean, light rubbing to edges, binding solid: Textblock is clean: 244 pp.
Princeton, NJ; Washington, D.C. American School of Classical Studies at Athens; Smithsonian Institution Press, 1971. Quarto; pp 159; VG-/G; dark beige spine with brown text; dust jacket has some chipping to head edge, slight rubbing and soiling to exterior, price clipping to front flap; cloth has slight wear to exterior, small chipping defect to front head edges; text block shows light foxing to edges, interior clean;.
New York: Harper & Brothers, 1971. Octavo; G+/no-DJ; Brown leather spine with red label and gilded text. Board have wear, rubbing on edges, bumping on corners, tears on corners, cracked front joint hanging on by binding threads, apart from that, binding strong; Textblock has age toned, foxing, cracking on gutter between, verso of title page and dedication page, otherwise, free of underlining/highlighting; pp 332.
Medioburgi Zelandorum: Apud Iacobum Fieresium bibliopolam, sub insigni Globi, 1642/1643. Octavo, 411, , 388 pages; VG; bound in contemporary vellum, mild staining and wear; worn label to spine; ffep cut, in half, second flyleaf torn; two titles with two separate title pages, pagination restarts;.
Como: Edizioni New Press, 1998. Octavo; VG-; Paperback; Spine, brown with black print; Cover is clean and bright but for mild crease to rear top corner; Text block has name in ink on front flyleaf, else clean and tight; Text in Greek and Italian on facing pages, commentary/notes in Italian; 270 pages.
Cambridge: Harvard University Press, 1979. 16mo; First printed 1913, Reprinted 1979; G/G; Hardcover with DJ; DJ spine, green with black and white print; DJ has small tears at spine ends and flap corners, mild edgewear, light shelfwear; Boards in green cloth with gold print, mild wear to corners and spine caps, but clean and strong; Text block has name in ink on front flyleaf, else clean and tight; Text in Greek and English on facing pages; 567 pages + 8 pages (publisher catalog).
London: J. Tonson, 1727. First Edition. Quarto, 325 pages; VG; full brown leather boards, re-backed with modern paneled light brown leather, burgundy label with gilt lettering, gilt leaf to each other panel; boards have single gilt roll t border, single gilt roll to board edges, moderate wear and rubbing; with all 18 plates of tables, including 1 folding; text block red; interior clean; wide margins; TB consignment; shelved case 3.
New York: Limited Editions Club, 1937. Limited edition. Quarto; Limited edition, 1044/1500; G+/no DJ; Hardcover w/out DJ; Spine, white with black print; Boards in white cloth with black print, light soiling; Text block clean and tight; Signed in ink by the engraver on the edition page; xviii, 62 pages.
München: Wilhelm Fink Verlag, 1968. Octavo; Facsimile of edition published by Gaspar Stainhofer, Vienna, 1570; VG; Hardcover; Spine, grey with black print; Boards in grey cloth, clean and strong; Text block has slight spotting to fore edge, name in ink on front flyleaf, else clean and tight; Greek text divided into parts, each followed by a summary, translation and commentary in Italian; 385 pages.
Addis Ababa: Author, 1970. first;. small quarto in ivory soft covers with navy blue letters; VG; covers slightly soiled around edges; binding strong; previous owner's name on top of front cover; text block clean; contains historical documents about the relations between the Greek Orthodox Church and the Ethiopian Orthodox Church including a facsimile of a letter to the Patriarch of Alexandria; in good condition; pp. 270; shelved in room 12.
Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1967. Octavo; G; Hardcover; Spine, blue with gold print; Boards in blue cloth with gold print, wear to corners and spine caps, stain to top portion of spine, scratches, shelfwear; Text block has spotting to edges and endpapers, mild bump to top corner, else clean and tight; xii, 374 pages.
Bordeaux, France: 1570. Thick quarto in light brown, embossed hardcovers and spine; condition: Good; covers show substantial fraying and small tears on edges; open gutter at front; binding strong, but title and first pages loose; long inscriptions on end pages and title page, dated 1575; occasional marginalia; paper faded and slightly wavy; pp. 594; in Latin; shelved in Case # 3; please contact us for shipping costs.
Minneapolis: University of Minnesota Press, 1972. Octavo; VG-/G; Hardcover with DJ; DJ spine, blue with white print; DJ has light edgewear, light wear to flap folds and hinges, light shelfwear; Boards in grey cloth with blue print, slight warping but clean and strong; Text block clean and tight; viii, 157 pages.
Roma: Vision S.r.l. & Dorot Avar Ltd, 1998. Oblong octavo; pp 75; G+/paperback; red spine with white text; covers show some wear to exterior; exterior wrap covers spiral binding; illustrated mylar panel overlays soft front cover and several plates inside; minor rubbing to edges; text block has slight wear to exterior edges; frontispiece; interior clean; profusely illustration; NOTE: Shelved in 15's ephemera box 3, in Netdesk office.
London, Edinburgh, Glasgow: Oxford University Press, 1926. 10mo; pp 515; G/G-; tan spine with navy text; dust jacket covered with glassine wrap; dj show slight toning to edges; intact exterior; cloth shows some white spotting to exterior, as is; sturdy boards; text block edges have modest toning; deckled edges; frontispiece; interior clean; good binding; illustrated.