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 # 4; please contact us for shipping costs.
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.
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).
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.
Philadelphia: J.B. Lippincott & CO., 1876. Large Octavo; pp 764; G+/no-DJ; sun faded red spine with gilt text; gilt and black decorations to spine and front, rear has blind stamped design; cloth has some wear to edges, slight wear to boards; text block has age toning to exterior edges, previous owner's bookplate to front pastedown; slightly cocked spine; interior clean.
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: Thomas Dunne Books/St. Martin's Press, 2002. first U.S. edition. Large octavo; VG-/VG-; Black spine with white text; dust jacket has mylar covering; dj shows some soiling on front towards head edge, otherwise intact exterior; boards have slight wear on exterior front towards head edge, otherwise unmarked w/ strong & unmarked panels; text block has minimal wear w/ tight binding; pp 256.
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; shelved case 3.
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, 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.
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.
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.
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.
London: Clarendon Press; Oxford University Press, 1947. First Edition. Quarto, 351 pages, [42 pages], G+/no DJ; purple cloth boards, gold lettering to spine: mild fading to spine, (gold lettering bright and legible) and to top 3 1/4" of front board, mild white residue to front board, light scratching/scuffing to back board; spine and boards cocked, starting hinge to front board, boards shaken, no shelf lean, binding sturdy; mild bumping to head and tail; mild bumping/fraying to corners; age-toning/wear to text-block; partially erased notations in blue pencil to ffep, light age-toning to margins interior (text and graphics unaffected), light rust mark to half-title page from removed paper clip; label and notations in pencil from previous bookseller to back paste-down; 42 unpaginated gloss black-and-white plates of Etruscan painted vases to back of volume; shelved Front Table.
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.
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.
Ithaca: Cornell University Press, 1968. first edition. Octavo; VG-/G; Gray spine with off-white text; Ex-library with pouch on rear end paper; Dust jacket has lightly sunned & rubbed exterior, price clipped front flap and minor edge wear; Cloth has sunned panels and slight wear on exterior edges but are unmarked, strong and intact; Text block has slightly cocked spine and shows some slight shelf wear on exterior edges due to age & handling with clean, tightly bound pages; pp 253.
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.
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.].
London and Basingstoke: The Macmillan Press Ltd, 1978. reprinted. Octavo; G/no-DJ; Off-white & orange spine with black text; Covers have some wear & slight age toning on exterior due to age age & handling and minor edge wear however panels are intact and sturdy; Text block shows slight shelf wear on exterior edges with otherwise unmarked text pages; previous owner's embossed stamp on title page & sticker residue inside front cover; pp 589.