London: printed [by William Stansby] for Walter Burre [and are to be sold at his shop in Paules Church-yard at the signe of the Crane], 1614. First Edition. Folio; G+; bound in early diced brown calf, newly rebacked with new spine and corners, paneled with gilt lettering; housed in a custom brown buckram covered clamshell; With the Poem and the engraved title page. Both have been trimmed and inlaid, possibly having been married to this copy from another.; With 5 folding maps, Lacking 3 maps: the Arabian Desert (pages 414/415), Troy (452/453), and Troy (454/455). Maps trimmed incredibly close, with map of the Middle East impacted just slightly.; Lacking blank leaf 3K4 and terminal blank 7C6; 4G3r has the woodcut initial hand-colored, with the color bleeding over to the facing page; with the Errata leaf at the end; Printer’s name and bookseller’s address from colophon.; "The first part of the historie of the vvorld .. The third booke" (caption title) begins new pagination on 4A1r.; LD consignment; shelved case 4.
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Basilaea: Froben, 1549. 4to., 518pp.; VG; spine brown leather with red label and gilt lettering; later brown leather boards with double-ruled borders, recent professional rebacking with new spine; general wear to boards; bookplate on front pastedown, partially torn off; small two line ink inscription on title page, dated 1589; printer's device on title page; verso of final leaf; complete collation: AA⁴, a-z⁶, A-T⁶, V⁸, A-B⁸, BB-CC⁶ DD⁸ (DD⁸, V⁸ blank); NM consignment; shelved case 4.
Nuremberg: 1685. Thick folio (15 X 9.5) in ivory hardcovers with six-band embossed spine and title in black letters; condition: Good; substantial soiling on spine and fraying on edges; binding is strong, with open gutter in the back; previous owner’s penciled inscriptions on ffep; one regular plate and one double-folded plate missing; first front end page, first engraving and title page have a 7 X 5 deep right hand corner chip; first few pages also chipped but repaired with pasted paper; substantial chipping and ripping in right hand corner (6 in X 4.5 in X 1 in); a couple of double-page plates are cut off half way along the fold; occasional staining and off-setting on plates; in German; book is sold as is; this is a 1685 edition of the work Joachim von Sandrart, German Baroque historian, first published in 1680; shelved in Case # 4; due to size and weight, please contact us for shipping costs.
Amsterdam: Chez George Gallet, 1703. First Illustrated French Edition. folio, , 556 pages, ; VG; 3/4 bound with brown leather spine, black leather label with gilt lettering, marbled boards; newly repaired, with new spine, previous marbled boards preserved; rubbing and shelfwear to boards, edges worn; mild foxing throughout; half-title and engraved frontispiece; small pen writing in upper fore corner of title page; complete collation, A4-Z4, Aa4-Zz4, Aaa4-Zzz4, Aaaa4; with 16 folding plates, 16 single plates, 39 black and white plates embedded within text, and 3 color plates embedded within text; plate 1 is folded in such a way that it slightly sticks out the fore edge, and as such the vertical crease is torn along the lower half; full title continues: et de quelques autres adjacentes ; dont les principales sont Chypre, Rhodes, Candie, Samos, Chio, Negrepont, Lemnos, Paros, Delos, Patmos, avec un grand nombre d'autres. Comprenant leurs noms, leur situation, leurs villes, leurs châteaux, l'histoire tant ancienne que moderne de leurs habitants ; leur gouvernement, les révolutions qui y sont arrivés, les plantes, animaux, &c. qui s'y trouvent.; shelved case 4.
Romæ: 1699. Oblong folio, 138 pages; VG; newly rebound in 1/4 brown leather, paneled spine with burgundy label and gilt lettering. brown cloth boards; mild wear to edges of title page, first few leaves, last few leaves; 16 1/2 x 11 inches; lacking 10 plates, numbers: 8, 12, 57, 70, 75, 80, 104, 107, 109, 129; JB consignment; shelved above mythology.
Lutetiæ [Paris]: Apud Bernardum Turrisanum, sub Aldina Bibliotheca, via Iacobæa, 1565. Folios; VG; bound in early full brown leather, paneled spines with gilt tooling and lettering; volume 1 rebacked with previous spine preserved; volume 2 has cracking to hinges, chipping to tail of spine, large chip missing to head of spine; ex-library bookplate to front pastedown of volume 1; Aldine dolphin-and-anchor device on title-pages; Large capital initials, decorated initials; scattered and sparse marginalia; At foot of title-page: Cum priuilegio Regis; several mispaginations; Parts 2-4 have seperate title pages: Tomvs secvndus (tertivs, qvartvs)--Operum M. Tullii Ciceronis; Part 1 dated 1566.; Part 1 contains the rhetorical works, Part 2, the orations, Part 3, the epistles Part 4, the philosophical works. Part 1 includes additions and corrections to parts 2-4.; Latin text, with some Greek words; consignment; shelved case 4.
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.
London: Printed and are to be sold by W. Taylor, 1721. Second Edition. 4to., 797pp.,  tables and index; VG; bound in polished calf, paneled spine with gilt tooling, label with gilt lettering, mostly worn off; joints weak, some scratches to boards, general rubbing and wear; two bookplates on front pastedown, one from Henry Duke of Kent, 1733, the other Thomas Philip, Earl de Grey, Wrest Park; some scattered ink splatter on page 351 that bleeds through onto 353, text legible; folding plates on pages 1, 215, 476 present and in excellent condition; Numerous mispagination, including p. 447-472 omitted; consignment; shelved case 4.
Roma: Bertinelli, 1853. Folios, two volumes; VG; bound in 3/4 vellum. marbled boards, burgundy labels with gilt lettering to spines; mild wear and rubbing to boards; some mild foxing, primary to page edges; wide margins; volume 1 with frontispiece and two maps on double leaf, volume 2 includes fifty plates, also on double leaf, depicting mainly plans, elevations and topographical views of Roman antiquities; shelved case 7.
London: Jacob Tonson, 1701. First edition. Thick, tall quarto rebound in light brown leather; VG; six-bands embossed spine with heavy gilt and gold letters; high quality rebound; minimal soiling; slight fraying on bottom spine; blue moire end pages; gilt edges; previous owner's name on first title page; original paper in good condition; each book has a dedication page; rare and in good condition; shelved in Case #7; please contact us for shipping costs.
Lyon: Guilliaume Rouille, 1581. Quarto; vg+/none; brown leather spine with gilt lettering and six raised bands; expertly rebacked; quarter-bound with brown cloth boards; 2 parts, separately titled; minor shelf wear and bumping; text block, clean; letterpress texture; ex libris, signature, title page, ancient hand; varied foxing, mild general toning; illus, title pages with heraldic devices; enlarged chapter capital letters, 5 full woodcut plates, 42 smaller woodcut figures, 554 medallions [annotated catalog of ancient coin collection]; first pages, light water staining, tail-edge corner; --v1, 339 pp., 56 pp., index; --v2, "Castrametation," 154 pp.; 9 pp., index; 41 full page military plates; 2 small woodcuts; some internal closed tears without loss; Roman Baths, 3 full plates and 3 small woodcuts; else very good; ---TEXT IN FRENCH. Shelved in Case #4. (Spine brown leather with title labeled "Religion des Romains").
Lyon: Ioannes Pullonus, 1547. Duodecimo in contemporary vellum boards. vellum boards are very thin and have become a little wrinkled, some soiling to boards as well, hinges starting, paste-down's coming loose, pages age-toned with occasional foxing, 177 pp. Description on title page mentions additional authors included: "Adiecimus insuper familiares Formulas, ac nonullos Erasmi Dialogos puerorum exercitatione perutiles. Sed & vocum aliquot ineptarum Catorthosin, ac compendium elegantiarum Hadriani Cardin. ab eodem Augusto Botta collectum. Atque haec omnia ne quis sibi ne quis sibi ad bonas literas deesse posthac existimet." TEXT IN LATIN. [Shelved Case 3 with vellum books, a thin volume].
Venice: Stamperia Albrizzi, 1750. First edition. Octavo; 56 pp. Grey wrappers; sewn binding; frontispiece. VG; wrappers soiled and almost detached; binding loose. Author was a scholar at Padua; this treatise traces the ancient origins of Venetian coins; very few copies in book form; shelved in case #10.
London: Thomas Maxey for Andrew Crook, at the green-Dragon in S. Paul's Church-yard, 1650. First thus. 12mo; vg/none; tan cloth spine with black text; quarter-bound style with green boards; minor shelf wear and bumping; text block, clean; edges, tinted red; 420 pp.; gathered in eights, A1 through Dd 4; age-toning; neat modern binding; original text block; else very good; --[Published a year after its first English issue in 1649 printed by T.R. and E.M. for John Crook]. Shelved in Case #4.
Venetiis: In aedibus Aldi, et Andreae soceri, mense Ianuario, [1521 or 1522]. Second Aldine Edition. Octavo, , 230 leaves; G+; bound in contemporary vellum, brown label with number on spine; wear and soling to boards; name in ink on ffep; mild bookworm damage throughout, primarily to margins; wide margins; text in Latin; imprint from colophon (leaf F6r); The preface of Aldus is from the 1514 edition; Greek words on leaf *4 added to this edition; Printer's device on title page and verso of last leaf.; 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.
Romae: Joannes Zempel, 1763-1765. Large Paper Edition. Folios, 3 volumes; VG-; bound in 3/4 contemporary brown calf, marbled boards, paneled spines with gilt lettering in two compartments, gilt tooling to others; rubbing and wear to boards, bumping to some board edges, chipping to head of spine on volume 3; bookplates to front pastedowns on each volume; half-titles to each volume; water-damage to upper fore corner of volumes 1 and 2, minimally impacts text; >br> Volume 1 full page by Marco Carloni Romano Inuento, plus 44 vignettes, woodcuts, and engraved title letters; Volume 2 full page by Carlus Vanlö, Franc. Barbazza incidit, full page map of the Mediterranean, plus 60 vignettes, woodcuts, and engraved title letters; Volume 3 full page by Ignazio Benedetti Scal. in Roma plus 57 vignettes, woodcuts, and engraved title letters.; TB consignment; shelved above case 3.
Roma: Francesco Moneta, 1645. 10mo., , 423 pages; VG: rebacked with new spine, previous boards and label; spine paneled brown leather, older maroon label with gilt lettering; scuffed and worn brown leather boards; minimal age-toning and foxing; title page has a name written at the bottom, top edge has been repaired, does not impact text; profusely illustrated with all 128 in-text illustrations and numerous smaller unnumbered illustrations; text in Italian; shelved case 3.
Lugd. Batav. Roterodami: Hackios, 1669. Octavos, 3 volumes; VG; bound in full contemporary vellum, faded ink lettering to spines; some soiling to vellum; bookplate to front pastedown of each volume; each volume with an engraved title page, all dated 1669, title page of volume 1 says 1669, 2 and 3 state 1668; stain to bottom of text bloc of volume 1, does not impact any text; interiors clean; printer's mark with an eagle and the motto 'MOVENDO' on each title page; text in Latin with Greek references; shelved case 3.
Boghazköy: Bronze Age. Fragment of clay, approximately 2" x 1.5", bearing an inscription in cuneiform. This fragment of tablet was found in Boghazköy, the site of the ancient Hittite city Hattusa, and dates sometime from 1800 BC to 1200 BC. The text is likely either legal or mercantile related.
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.
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.
London: Fielding and Walkes, 1778. First edition. Small octavo in brown leather with small letters on spine; condition: Good; boards slanted upwards, with substantial soiling and shelf wear; spine with open tearing at top and bottom, but not detrimental to binding, secured with brown tape; inscription inside both covers; frontispiece portrait of Benj. Franklin; paper heavily discolored and slightly wobbling; some pencil marks on edges; text clean; pp. 163; shelved in Case # 4; MM consignment.
Rome: Aloysium Zannettum, 1603. First edition. Thin, narrow 10mo in vellum; VG; minimal soiling on covers; tiny remnants of leather straps on back cover; strong binding; book title inscribed on lower external edge; ink inscriptions and signatures on end pages; tiny closed tears on first two pages; slight foxing on edges; text in Latin, in tiny print; tables at the end; in very good and readable condition; Clavius was a German Jesuit mathematician, highly respected by Galileo, who visited him in 1611; shelved in Case # 3.
Jacobus Stoer, 1608. Sextodecimo in contemporary vellum boards. Some staining to vellum and to bottom of text-block, title inked on spine with elegant pattern of bands nad stars, binding tight, pages crisp, pages lightly age-toned, but free from foxing, writing in ink on title page, else text free from marking. 745 pp. excluding index. [Shelved Case 3 with vellum books, "Macrobius" written on Spine].
New York: Doubleday & Company, Inc., 1960. Limited edition (58 copies); signed (#D). Thick, small quarto in burgundy leather with five-band embossed spine and gold letters in cardboard case; bound by hand; VG/VG; moderate shelf wear on spine with slight fraying around edges; front board slightly loosening on top; marbled end pages clean; paper and text clean; three pages have minuscule notches on the edge; pp. 400; abundant illustrations, mostly in black and white, with color at the end; synopsis of each chapter at the end; dedication in French and signature on special page; shelved in Case # 7; please contact us for shipping costs; GP consignment.
Garden City, New York: Doubleday & Company, 1969. First Edition. 8vo., 187 pp., VG/VG; DJ, spine black with white lettering, front cover white with black lettering; very mild wear/age-toning to covers, mild rubbing/chipping to edges and corners of boards, including head and tail of spine; price uncut "$4.50" to top right-hand corner of front flap; DJ protected by mylar; orange cloth boards, blue lettering to spine; bumping to head and tail of spine; rubbing to edges and corners; mild age-toning to text-block, beveled fore-edge; aged paste-staining to endpapers, mild buckling to front paste-down; interior clean; LP consignment; shelved Case 3, Dupont.
Venice: Vincenzo Valgrisi, 1551. 10mo rebound in brown hardcovers with brown leather spine and gold gilt; VG; boards with very moderate shelf wear; fraying along spine edges; binding strong; paper wobbled and in good condition; some pages at front discolored and stained on the edge; page 17 has a small cut at bottom; occasional marginalia mostly at beginning; title page with inscription and orange colored stamp on edge; pp. 488; in Italian; Bernardo Tasso was a poet and the father of Torquato Tasso; shelved in Case # 3.
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 in Case # 7; please contact us for shipping costs; GP consignment.
London: Jacob Tonson, 1693. First Edition. Folio, 315pp., 87pp.; VG; brown paneled spine with black plate and gilt lettering; half bound in contemporary paneled calf; 2 parts in 1, each with a title-page and separate pagination; page lii misprinted as xxxix; some minor waviness to pages, no foxing; some shelf-wear and bumping; GP consignment; shelved case 4.
Roma [Rome]: Nella Stamperia del Komarek, 1762-1768. Octavos, 4 volumes; VG; bound in contemporary full vellum, gilt lettering to spines; some bookworm damage to spines, minimal impact to text block; large hole to middle of spine on volume 3; speckled text block; ex-library, with expected markings, including remnants of labels to tail of spines, blind stamps and ink stains to interior, pocket to rear pastedowns; With 45 numbered plates (restarting in each volume), plus frontispiece in volume 1; shelved case 3.
London: W. Battersby, 1701. Third Edition. Folio, , 633, , 63, , 636-658, ; VG; bound in contemporary speckled leather, hollow rectangle of polished leather with blind tooling in each board; rebacked with 20th century spine, burgundy label with gilt lettering; with 22 illustrated portraits; lacking frontispiece; 'The history of the Chaldaick philosophy' (pts. 14-19) has separate dated title page, with imprint "printed for A. and J. Churchill", and separate pagination.; bookplate of Richard Brinsley Sheridan on front pastedown; ESTC T102824; JW consignment; shelved case 4.
Antverpie [Antwerp]: apud Christophorum Plantinum [Christopher Plantin], 1585. Quarto, , 251, [1 blank], , 187, [1 blank], , 48, [21 index]; VG-; bound in early acid-washed calf, rebacked with spine preserved, paneled with gilt lettering and tooling; moderate wear to boards; marbled text block; name scratched out on title page; commentary and notes each have their own title pages, pagination restarts; hole in middle of last page of index; shelved case 4.
Venice: 1547. Quarto in marbled boards, vellum spine with title added in black ink and presumed collection number 205 at the tail of spine. Text block is mostly clean with 16th cent. annotations and some water staining to the final page and colophon. All in all an attractive early printing of an important work Roman philosopher Boethius (ca. 480-524) wrote his most famous work, THE CONSOLATION OF PHILOSOPHY, while in prison in Pavia for conspiring against Theodoric, Emperor of Rome, who had named Boethius consul (510) and head of government and court services (520). In 524 he was executed without trial. Boethius's translations of and commentaries on Aristotle included in the present text are credited with re-introducing the philosopher to scholars in the 16th century eager to read writings from the Greek golden age. A millennium later with the advent of printing, early versions such as this presented Aristotle to a wider Renaissance audience and helped to establish the present cannon of classical texts. Shelve in Case # 12.
London: Printed by J. H. for Henry Mortlock, 1699. First Edition. Octavo, cxii, 549,  index+errata; Fair; bound in full brown leather, paneled spine; front board detached, upper half of rear board detached; severe wear to boards and spine, including scuffing, scraping, pieces of leather scraped off of spine; head and tail of spine chipped; red speckling to text block; page 545 misnumbered 549. ex-library, with blind stamp on title page, page 9, for the American Congressional Association in Boston, torn bookplate on front pastedown, gift inscription on front pastedown; first page of index has traced itself onto facing page; JG consignment; shelved case 0.
Amsterdam: Judocum Pluymer, 1659. Sextodecimo in full vellum boards, VG-/ No Dust Jacket, minor shelf-wear: boards somewhat smudged and edges a little worn, boards somewhat bowed, paste-downs torn where vellum is pasted underneath,two very small (less than dime-sized) spots of soiling on spine, edges of text block age-toned, occasional light foxing to interior, engraved frontispiece on title page, previous owner's name in ink on title page and writing in ink on free end paper, else text clean, engraved frontispiece on title page, binding tight, TEXT IN LATIN Full Title: Gasperis Scioppi Grammatica philosophica : non modo tironibus linguæ latinæ ad artem illam und trimestri perfecte? adducendam, sed & latine? doctissimus ad reddendam eorum rationem quae legunt aut scribunt, in primis utilis, vel necessaria : accessit præfatio de veteris ad novæ grammaticæ latinæ origine, dignitate & usu. [Sextodecimo, Spine is vellum with black writing on spine.
London: John Williams, 1831. Second Edition. Large Folio, 41 pages; VG; bound in contemporary marbled boards, rebacked in half leather with new black leather spine and gilt lettering; title page with repaired tear and laid-down; with 32 plates ?f, 1f, 2, 6f, 8f, 8/9, 11f, 11, 14, 15, 17-25, 26f, 26, 27, 27, 28, 28, 29, 29, 30, 31, 31, 38 and 39 ('f' indicates a folding plate); Though numbered erratically to 39, authorities agree on 34 plates.; shelved above mythology.
Lugd.[uni] Batavorum: Apud Franciscum Hackium, 1651. Octavo, , 855 pages,  index; VG; bound in contemporary vellum, faded ink lettering to psine; mild soiling to vellum; engraved title page by R. A. Persyn; bookplate on verso of title page of Erskine of Dun; two lines of ink writing to sfep; shelved case 3.
London: Nonesuch Press, 1929. Limited Edition [#894/1050]. Quartos, 5 volumes; VG-; brown cloth boards, small black lettering affixed to beige title labels: mild scratching/scuffing to boards, boards somewhat shaken, mild wear/fading to bright gilt tops, age-toning to deckled fore-and bottom edges of text-block, bumping to corners and along edges of boards; title labels to spines affixed yet beginning to detach; VOL. 1 [red ink staining to gilt top (more wear/fading to top than other volumes); spine cracked between and staining to pp. 240-241 (text affected); notations in pencil to both paste-downs]; VOL. 2 [ex-libris bookplate to front paste-down; mild staining to p. 62 (text unaffected)]; VOL. 3 [scuffing to front board more so than Vols. 1-2, 5; interior clean]; VOL. 4 [scuffing to front board, more so than Vols. 1-2, 5; ex-libris bookplate to front paste-down; interior clean]; VOL. 5 [ex-libris bookplate to front paste-down; interior clean]; boards protected by plastic wrappers; one of Plutarch's biographical works; No. 894 of 1050 copies for sale in England stated to limitation page; heavy set, contact us for shipping costs; shelved above Greek/Roman history.
New York: Rock Foundation, 1988. First Edition. Folios, 3 volumes, VG/no DJs as issued; gray cloth boards, black lettering to spines: very mild overall wear to boards, spines faded beige (lettering clear and legible); minimal wear to clean text-blocks; interiors clean; VOLUME 3.1 [COSMIC GAMES]; VOLUME 3.2 [THE LABYRINTH & OTHER PATHS TO OTHER WORLDS]; VOLUME 3.3 [THE WORLD TURNED UPSIDE DOWN]; frontispieces; volumes housed in VG- brown cloth slipcase; shelved front table.
Venice: 1544. Thick 10mo in black leather; six-band embossed brown leather spine with gold gilt; VG; substantial fraying and shelf wear particularly on spine; open gutter at front but binding strong; ex-libris plate inside front cover and inscription of ffep; marble edges dusty; paper very clean with little foxing; text in italics in tight print, clear; pp. 366; in Italian; shelved in Case # 3.
Philadelphia: William Y. Birch & Abraham Small, 1804. Octavo, approx. 400 pp per volume. Hardcover without jacket as issued. Heavy bumping and shelf-wear. Volumes are leather-bound with gilt text, decoration and red spine-labels; spine labels to volume one are missing. Hinges cracked on numerous volumes. Previous owner's signatures and bookplates present on all volumes except volume two. Mild foxing throughout. Good copy only. Shelve: ABOVE Sci/fi Spines are brown leather with gilt text on red labels.
Antuerpiae [Antwerp]: Apud Officina Plantiniana, 1608. small quarto, , 839 pages,  index; VG; bound in early brown leather, paneled spine with gilt lettering and tooling; moderate wear and rubbing to boards; chipping to head and tail of spine; small bookplate to front pastedown, small piece of paper tipped onto rear pastedown; interior clean; with engraved portraits of Horace and Laevinius Torrentius; shelved case 4.
Basileae, 1706. square 8vo, 472pp., 58pp. index; VG-; spine paneled brown with tooling and a label with lettering, gilt has worn off; bound in mottled calf with heavily worn gilt tooling on board edges; marbled endpapers and text block; front board and first 2 endpages are loose for the bottom two thirds; spine has some heavy wear, including head, tail, and ridges; pp. 106 loose; pp. 169-234 has some minor insect damage; binding slightly loose on pp. 208-209; text clear of most writing, clear of foxing; shelved case 3.
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; shelved case 3.
Norwalk, CT: Easton Press, 1993/2002. Collectors Edition. Octavos, 360pp., 228pp., 513pp.; VG; spines brown leather with four raised bands, with bright gilt spine title and gilt decorative motif on cover; gilt text blocks; silk ribbons; silk endpapers; shelved above easton press.
Ultrajecti: Apud Franciscum Halmam, Guilielmum vande Water, 1697. 8vos., 2 volumes; VG-; bound in brown leather, paneled spines with two labels, one red and one black, with gilt lettering; moderate wear to boards, including rubbing, bumping, damage to head and tail of spines; front boards of both volumes slightly loose; bookplates on front pastedown of Sir William Molesworth; stamp with the motto of Sir William Molesworth on ffep of both volumes; Molesworth's name written on title page, dated 1806; other small purple stamp of ffep of volume 1, recto of title page; small amount of bookworm damage from pages 713-end of volume 2; small amount of bookworm damage in the lower-fore corner of volume 1, from the beginning through page 2; text in Greek with opposing Latin translation and commentary; 6 plates, showing statues of Greek gods, drawn by G. Hoet, and etched by I. van Vianen; frontispiece depicts Callimachus while offering to the gods; title page of volume 1 in red and black ink; 'aan den binder' in rear of volume 1; Callimachus is best known for his short poems and epigrams. He was a noted poet, critic and scholar at the Library of Alexandria and enjoyed the patronage of the Egyptian-Greek Pharaohs Ptolemy II Philadelphus and Ptolemy III Euergetes; shelved case 3.
London: Elliot and Kay and C. Elliot, 1789. Revised Second Edition [First English Language Edition]. Octavo, 500 pages, VG; three-quarter-bound in brown leather, marbled boards, paneled spine with burgundy label, gilt lettering, other compartments with blind-stamped diamond design; mild shelfwear to boards, mild waving/age-toning to text-block; mild age-toning/foxing to leaves, lettering somewhat affected and faded yet legible, occasional ink blotting to lettering, occasional marginalia in ink, last leaf [i.e., pp. 499-500] separated from text-block; collation complete, gathered in 30 quires of 8 leaves, accidental omission of "the" to first line of p. 89; additional essays by various authors to this edition from p. 382 to end of volume; shelved Case 9.
Amsterdam: Joannes Janssonius, 1652. 2 24mo volumes bound in vellum. Very Good. Binding tight, light wear to boards, light bumping to edges of spine, text block and boards clean, title written in fading ink at top of spine, previous owner's bookplate on free end paper in both volumes, previous owner's name and date written on free end paper and half title page, else free from marking, pages clean and free from foxing, fold-out map of Roman Gaul (in excellent condition) follows the preface. Volume 1 contains books I-IX, while Volume 2 contains books X-XVII. Both volumes have an index at the rear. The 1st volume contains an elegant frontispiece that features Strabo pointing to a map of the world. Volume 1: 809 pp. Volume 2: 670 pp. SHELVED BEHIND ROCKVILLE FRONT DESK.
New York: Harper & Brothers, c. 1890's. Octavos, 6 volumes; VG-; bound in half tan calf, marbled boards and endpapers, paneled spines with burgundy and green labels and gilt lettering and tooling; top edge of text block gilt; some rubbing and scuffing, primarily to spines and corners; stain to lower gutter of volume 1 frontispiece; name of previous owner on sfep; shelved above political science.