Ancient History/Classical Studies
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.
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 # 3; please contact us for shipping costs.
Canada: The Vergilian Society, 1972. Reprint. Reprint; Octavo; G+/No-DJ (paperback); Spine is white with purple text; Covers have general shelf wear, light rubbing to corners, front cover is creased, age-toning, joints and hinges are intact; Text block has general signs of handling, age-toning, content is clear; pp 262.
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 in Case # 7; please contact us for shipping costs; GP consignment.
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.
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.
Chicago: A.M. Hakkert, 1967. Reprint; Octavo; VG-/no-DJ; Thin green fabric spine with gilded text. Boards have general shelf wear, bumping to corners, rubbing on edges, apart from that, binding strong; Textblock has foxing on edges and end papers, distributor's sticker label remnant on top of publisher's name on title page, otherwise, clean, free of marks on pages; pp 40 plus 14 plates.
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: 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.
Chicago: Henry Regnery Company, 1961. tall 8vos., 451 pp., 955 pp., VG; maroon cloth boards, faded yet legible gold lettering to spines; minimal wear to boards, mild age-toning/wear to text-blocks; interiors clean, top edges of pp. 447-bfep uncut to Vol. 1; small closed tear to p. 615 of Vol. 2 visible from text-block; housed in maroon slipcase with gold lettering to front and back, no lettering to spine; shelved Folio Overflow or Alcove 2.
New York, NY: Frederick A. Praeger Publisher, 1964. Advance Reading Copy. octavo. VG/VG. dark yellow glossy spine with tiny blue titles over dark navy cloth spine and gold titles. light bumping to cloth corners. slight shadowy square inside cover, back fep spotless. at end of text, volume include section of b/w photos. 274 pp. ISBN #6411810.
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.
New York: Limited Editions Club [LEC], 1956. Limited Edition Thus [#1054/1500]. large 8vo., 230 pp., VG-; quarter-bound, faux leather black cloth, gold lettering to spine, gray and white paper marbled boards; mild wear to boards; moderate wear to black slipcase, gold lettering to back; SIGNED by Mueller to limitation page, No. 1054 out of 1500 copies printed for members of the LEC; shelved LEC or Folio Overflow.
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: Fanfrolico Press, . Limited Edition. Quarto. Hard cover no dust jacket, VG. Limited edition set in Bodoni and printed on Charles I paper by the Franfrolico Press. Of the 400 copies this is number 321. Book in very good condition except for age toning/yellowing to pages. Tight binding. Clean, unmarked pages. Blue cloth boards with gilt lettering shows light shelf wear and some sunning spine, but still in very good condition. Ten beautiful wood engravings by Edward Bawden.. Done into English by Jack Lindsay.
Princeton, NJ: Princeton University Press, 1996. Fourth printing. Octavo, 370pp. Softcover in VG condition.---Spine is yellow with yellow text on black accent. Bumping and shelf-wear. Wraps are bright and clean. Small ink smudge to fore-edge of text block, lightly affecting front free end page. Remainder mark to tail edge of text block; faint creasing to text. Binding is sturdy.
New York: Dodd, Mead and Company, 1931. Octavo; VG/G+; Orange spine with black text; Dustjacket spine chipped in top right corner, front cover has closed tear in bottom right, elsewhere edges have occasional very small chips, light creases, and short tears, DJ's spine slightly age darkened, DJ has occasional small scuffs and light rubbing, back cover has a small dark spot on right side, DJ's interior has scotch tape along top and bottom edges; Boards straight and strong w/ some light rubbing to edges, occasional flecks, back board has small indent and spot on right side, spine gilt faded but very legible, pastedowns age toned w/occasional very light foxing, binding strong; Textblock age toned, fore and tail edge some light foxing, interior clean; 340 pp.
New York: Cooper Square Press, 2002. Small Octavo: VG-/no-DJ paperback: Black spine with white and light pink text: Covers have general shelfwear, some fraying to corners, price sticker on back: Previous owner's name is written on exterior fore edge of textblock light dust staining to tail edge, front free page has previous owner's name, rest of text unmarked: Reprint of the 1931 edition: 340 pp.
Paris: Arts et Metiers, 1955. G+ Condition. Wide 4to in dark green boards half-bound (spine and corners) in green cloth, title on spine in gilt. No DJ. Edges of boards rubbed, spine agetoned, light scattered wear and staining to boards. TEXT IN FRENCH. Top and fore edges of textblock foxed, pages otherwise clean. A number of pages of photo images scattered throughout. 543 pp. Dual listed on internet. Seller please contact Alan/Jonathan once book sells.
New York, NY: George Braziller, 1971. French Printing. thick Qto. VG/VG-. lengthy ivory titleblock with centered black titling between black tip and tail segments with smaller ivory titling. moderate edgewear, chipping, cuts and abrading present along DJ edges. under clear protective cover. price-clipped front inner flap. bright red clothbound HB with gilt-stamped titling. thick paneled volume with 430 illustrations, 74 color plates, 10 plans and 4 maps. many of the mosaics, sculptures and more are a fold-out orientation. 463 pp. and maps. ISBN# 080760593X.
London: Methuen and Co Ltd, 1971. Octavo; vg/vg; dj, blue spine with green text; dj, [BroDart] light shelf wear, chipping; age-toning at the spine; HB, blue cloth spine with silver text; minor shelf wear and bumping; flaking along the bottom edges; text block, clean; 169pp.; else very good. SBN 416-08130-4.
New York, NY: Frederick A. Praeger Publisher, 1969. First Edition. octavo. VG+/VG. light lavender glossy spine with small navy titles and light shelfwear over dj, no tears. bright purple cloth boards and spine. front and back inside cover clear. textblock has no markings throughout and side sigantures clear as well, tinted blue signatures at the head. 230 pp. ISBN# 7081981.
New York, NY: Oxford University Press, 1990. Third Edition. Qto. VG/VG. dark green glossy DJ spine with large ivory capitals for tilte, bright blue authors and publisher, gray edition. some small closed cuts and edgewear is light, with negligible surface wear. slightly toned inner flaps. dark green clothbound HB with gold stamped titling. thick boards, sturdy and solidly bound within, smooth hinge area. embossed and dated by prior on half-title page. lightly skimmed interior. edges unblemished. 471 pp. ISBN# 0195060377.
Paris: Librairie Renouard, 1905. first edition. quarto in 3/4 green and burgundy hardcovers with gold gilt and letters; VG; moderate soiling and shelf wear around spine; stain on front cover; binding strong; paper slightly faded; edges foxed; no marks on text; pp. 175; contains 348 engravings; in FRENCH; shelved in Classical Studies section; please contact us for shipping costs.
New York: New York University Press, 1977. First edition. Folio in beige cloth with dark brown DJ in brodart; VG/VG; ivory letters on spine; in good condition; good binding; text and paper clean; pp. 302; 161 plates on black and white; glossy paper; archaeological research on clothing and mannerisms; shelved in Classics section; please contact us for shipping costs.
New York: Barnes & Noble Books, 1999. Octavo: VG/VG: Blue spine with white text: DJ has some light shelfwear, sticker residue on front, green circular sticker on front tail edge and spine: Boards are strong and clean with slight bumping at head and tail of spine: Textblock is clean and pages free of markings, tears or folds: 320 pp.
Vitembergae: 1756. 12mo; Fair/no-DJ; Boards have rubbing along spine edges, fore corners with some small holes on spine with sunned panels; Text block has darkened die to age with deckled edges, light foxing on pages throughout, writing & adhesive residue on front pastedown, some uncut pages and some cracking between pp 128-129, but still bound; pp 294. Latin text.
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.
New York: Macmillan Co. 1962. Third impression. Octavo; vg+/vg/slipcase; dj, dark gray spine with white text; HB, blue cloth spine with silver text; slipcase, aqua spine and white text with photo illustrated sides and white text; minor edge wear and bumping; text block clean; head-edges tinted blue; -- v1, "From the Iliad to the Parthenon," 199 pp.; illus.; --v2, "From Euripides to Alexandria," 288 pp.; illus.; --v3, "From the Antigone to Socrates," 248 pp.; illus.; djs, sunned; minor chipping and closed tears; slipcase, chipping and abrasions; else very good.
Baltimore, MD: The Johns Hopkins University Press, 2001. Octavo: VG-/no-DJ: Black spine with gold text: Boards are strong with general shelfwear, several inch scuff mark on back as well as light dust staining, ex libris with front pastedown bearing bookplate from previous owner: Textblock is clean and pages free of markings, folds or tears: 276 pp.
Lane Cove, NSW, Australia: Global Book Publishing, 2008. Quarto: VG/VG-: Silverish blue spine with off white text: DJ has general shelfwear, some curling along edges, otherwise clean: Boards are strong with general shelfwear, slight bump at tail of spine, binding tight: Textblock is clean and pages are free of markings, folds or tears: 368 pp. [ Over sized book. Additional shipping necessary for expedited/international shipping. Economy international shipping unavailable due to weight/size restrictions. Please contact seller for additional information.].
Berkeley & Los Angeles: University of California Press, 1996. Octavo: VG/no-DJ paperback: Reddish brown spine with yellow and white text: Covers have light shelfwear, some curling to corners, price sticker on back: Textblock has light dust staining, pages clean and full of markings, folds and tears: Second paperback printing: 270 pp.
New York: Praeger Publishers, 1970. Octavo; VG/VG-; Light blue spine with black text; Dustjacket spine lightly sunned, DJ has light age toning, DJ has occasional rubbing of a darker color, front cover a few tiny scuffs, back cover a short, thin surface scratch (does not go through DJ's material), DJ's edge wear is minor, back cover has a very short closed tear in bottom left on fold, front cover has a short closed tear in bottom left corner, inside front flap has former seller's small sticker (partially torn off) attached in upper left corner; Boards straight and strong, bottom edges of boards have two tiny dents, bottom corner of back board is bumped and has a short tear in it exposing some material beneath, pastedowns are clean, binding strong; Textblock lightly age toned, interior clean; 232 pp.
London: Hodder & Stoughton, 1909. Revised Second Edition. 4to., 634 pp., G; blue cloth boards; spine faded to green, with faded gilt lettering and decorative motif; navy blue lettering to front cover, with blue and red decorative motif; bumping, chipping, and fraying to head and tail of spine; bumping and fraying to corners; boards shaken, casing loose, text-block firmly housed; cracked hinge between pp. 190-191; age-toning and scratching to text-block; mild foxing to endpapers; interior bright and clean; circular staining to middle of front cover (likely liquid damage from cup/mug); includes a a full-color foldout map of Egypt and Nubia; full-color frontispiece protected by tissue guard; shelved Egyptology.
Vercelli, Italy; Cairo, Egypt: White Star S.r.l./American University in Cairo Press, 1999. Second Edition, First Printing. 4tos., 288 pp. [Vol. 1, EGYPT AND NUBIA], 320 pp. [Vol. 2, THE HOLY LAND]; VG/VG-; housed in G slipcase; brown cloth-covered spines and boards with gilded lettering, very slight rubbing to gilded text on front boards, both volumes; interiors clean; slight bumping to head of spine and corners, Vol. 1; 248 full-color lithographs by David Roberts R.A. contained in both volumes; includes pamphlet titled "The Life, Works, and Travels of David Roberts R.A."; shelfwear to edges and corners of dust jackets; water damage to dust jackets, with mild staining to dust jacket of Vol. 2; fraying and chipping to head and tail of spine [slipcase]; shelved Renaissance.
New York, Evanston, San Francisco, London: Harper & Row, 1974. First edition. Octavo. VG- in VG dust jacket. White spine with gold and black lettering. Slight shelf-wear to dust jacket. Covers clean, binding strong. Some foxing to text block edges, most notably to the top edge. Text of pages clean and free of markings. 298pp.
New York: Putnam, 1913. 8vos., 3 volumes; VG; bound in uniform blue cloth, gilt lettering and tooling to spines, front boards; mild shelfwear; top edges of all volumes gilt; blind-stamp of previews owner on title page of volume one, half-title page of volume two, ffep of volume three; volume 3 has 37 color plates; shelved case 7.