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1 The Pagan Mythology of Ancient Greece and Rome, versified, accompanied with Philosophical Elucidations of the Probable latent meaning of some of the Fables of the Ancients.
London: Printed for the Author, 1809 
Octavo. viii, vi-148pp. In a modern library cloth binding, not very attractive. Illustrated with impresssions from engravings on wood by J. Berryman. Only one copy recorded in the NUC - New York Publi c Library. An unusual work. 
Price: 550.00 USD
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2 Aeschylus. Prometheus Bound: translated from the Greek by Elizabeth Barrett Browning & and with woodcuts by Elfriede Abbe.
Ithaca, New York: The Abbe Press, 1952. 
Folio. [ x], 56 pages. Edition limited to 150 copies; this is Number 29, signed by the illustrator. With the half-title present. Black cloth over marbled boards. Illustrated with woodcuts by Elfriede Abbe. 
Price: 310.00 USD
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Aesop's Fables: Retold, Illustrated with Woodcuts, and Printed By Elfriede Abbe., Aesopus.
3 Aesopus. Aesop's Fables: Retold, Illustrated with Woodcuts, and Printed By Elfriede Abbe.
Ithaca, New York: Published by the Author, 1950. 
Folio. [6], 42 pages. Edition limited to 500 copies; this is No. 143. With the half-title present. With a woodcut title-page; signed limitation page. In the publisher's original rose paper over boards, with woodcut design on upper cover and labels on spine. Illustrated with five full-page woodcuts, and numerous, smaller woodcuts. 
Price: 200.00 USD
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4 Andronicus Rhodius. Andronici Rhodii Ethicorum Nichomacheorum paraphrasis. Cum interpretatione Danielis Heinsii, ...
Cambridge: Printed by John Hayes for John Creed, 1679. 
Octavo. [xvi], 530, [xxviii] pages. Greek and Roman types, with text in two columns. Title-page in black and red. Nineteenth-century quarter calf over marbled boards. ESTC R13794; Riley 256; Wing A3688. 
Price: 400.00 USD
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5 Apuleius, Lucius. Cupid And Psyche: A Mythological Tale, From The Golden Ass Of Apuleius.
London; printed for J. Wright by W. Bulmer, 1801. 
Octavo. 59 pages. Half-title present. Large-paper copy. Third edition. Untrimmed in original blue paper-covered boards, spine repaired. Illustrated with two stipple-engraved plates. Translated by Hudson Gurney. 
Price: 225.00 USD
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6 Apuleius, Lucius. L. Apvlei Madavrensis Opera omnia qvae exstant. E quibus, post vltimam P. Colvii editionem, philosophici libri ope vetustiss. cod. ms. innumeris mendis expurgatis quamplurimis locis aucti, per Bon. Vvlcanivm Brvgensem.
Lvgdvni Batavorvm: Ex Officina Plantiniana apud Franciscum Raphelengium, 1594. 
Sextodecimo. [xxiv], 393, [i] pages. Printer's device on title-page. *8, **4, A8-Z8, a8, b6. Contemporary stiff vellum. Adams, P873; BM STC Dutch and Flemish, 1470-1600, p. 168. Bound with: Apuleius, L. Apvlei Madavrensis Opera omnia qvae exstant. TWO WORKS BOUND IN ONE. Some underlining in the text. Two-page manuscript entry of the "Testamentum Porcelli," in a contemporary hand on the front free endpaper. 
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7 Apuleius, Lucius. L. Apvlei Madavrensis Opera omnia qvae exstant. E quibus, post vltimam P. Colvii editionem, philosophici libri ope vetustiss. cod. ms. innumeris mendis expurgatis quamplurimis locis aucti, per Bon. Vvlcanivm Brvgensem.
Lvgdvni Batavorvm: Ex Officina Plantiniana apud Franciscum Raphelengium, 1588. 
Octavo. Two parts in one volume. I: [xxiv], 431, [i]pp.; II: 298 [i.e. 296], [xl]pp. I: *8, **4, A8-Z8, a8-d8; II: AA8-SS8, TT4, a8-b8, c4. Last page blank. Printer's device on both title-pages. Italic letter, some Greek and Roman. Floriated woodcut initials, Contemporary stiff vellum. 
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8 Aristotle. Aristotle. An excerpt from the General Catalogue of Printed Books in the British Museum.
London: Printed by William Clowes and Sons, 1933. 
Folio. [i]ff., 170 columns. In the publisher's stiff paper wrappers. 
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9 Bell, John. Bell's New Pantheon, or Historical Dictionary of the Gods, Demi-Gods, Heroes and Fabulous Personages of Antiquity: also, of the Images and Idols adored by the Pagan World; Together with their Priests, Altars, Oracles, Fasts, Festivals, Games, &c.
London: Printed by and for John Bell, Bookseller to His Royal Highness The Prince of Wales at the British Library, Strand, 1790. 
Quarto. Two volumes in one. I: iv, 407pp.; II: [ii], 399, [iii]pp. I: []2, B4-Z4, Aa4-Zz4, 3A4-3F4; II: []1, A4-Z4, Aa4-Tt4. Contemporary half brown calf, rebacked. With 37 plates with 98 images, engraved by Conde, Grignion, etc. Lewine, Bibliography of 18th Century Art & Illustrated Books, p. 52; ESTC T99549. 
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10 Bianchini, Francesco. Camera ed inscrizioni sepulcrali de' liberti, servi, ed ufficiali della casa di Augusto scoperte nella via Appia, ed illustrate con le annotazioni di monsignor Francesco Bianchini veronese l'anno 1726.
In Roma: appresso Giovanni Maria Salvioni, nell'archiginnasio della Sapienza, 1727. 
Folio. VII, 87pp. a6, A4-K4, L2. First edition. Engraved title in black-and-red. Contemporary vellum. With an engraved title, engraved vignettes, and 7 engraved plates (5 of them double-page). The engravings show cross sections, elevations, architectural details and inscriptions. The plates were drawn by Girolamo Rossi and engraved by Antonio Buonamici. Cicognara 3617; Brunet I, 847; Graesse 361; Olschki 16462. From the Cholmondeley Library, with its bookplate. 
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11 Bisschop, Jan de. Signorum Veterum Icones.
n.p. [Amsterdam]: [Hendrik de Leth], n.d. [1670(?)]. 
Quarto. Has illustrated etched half-title: Signorvm vetervm icones. Some copies of this book have a few pages of introductory text in Latin and Dutch, but these leaves were not issued with all copies. Modern red goatskin. Fillet borders. With 100 engraved plates. Universal Catalogue of Books on Art I, p. 117; Bibliothèque Nationale 150, 337; Thieme-Becker 22, 235; Hollstein, Dutch & Flemish etchings, engravings and woodcuts c.1450-1700.6; Le Blanc, Charles, Manuel de l'Amateur d'Estampes 1550-1820.5. 
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Recueil d'Antiquites égyptiennes, étrusques, grecques et romaines., Caylus, Anne-Claude-Philippe de Tubières-Grimoard de Pestels de Levis, Comte de.
12 Caylus, Anne-Claude-Philippe de Tubières-Grimoard de Pestels de Levis, Comte de. Recueil d'Antiquites égyptiennes, étrusques, grecques et romaines.
A Paris: Chez Desaint & Saillant (I-III) & Chez Tilliard (IV-VII), 1752-1757. 
Quarto. Seven volumes. I: [viii], xxv, 348pp,; II: viii, 430, [ii]pp.; III: xxxiv, 448pp.; IV: xx, 418, [i]pp.; V: xxxvi, [ii], 348pp.; VI: xx, 414, [i]pp.; VII: [iv], xxviii, 336pp. I: []4, a4-c4, A4-Z4, Aa4-Xx4, Yy42; II: []1, a4, A4-Z4, Aa4-Zz4, Aaa4-Hhh4; III: a4-d4, e2, A4-Z4, Aa4-Zz4, Aaa4-Kkk4; IV: a4-b4, c2, A4-Z4, Aa4-Zz4, Aaa4-Fff4, Ggg2; V: a4-c4, d2, A4-Z4, Aa4-Vv4, Xx2; VI: a4-b4, c2, A4-Z4, Aa4-Zz4, Aaa4-Fff4 (Fff4 blank); VII: [ ] 2, a4-c4, d2, A4-Tt4. Contemporry mottled calf, repaired. Illustrated. I: frontispiece & 107 plates; II: frontispiece & 128 plates (126 in the count, but there are 3 plates for 58); III: frontispiece & 121 plates; IV: frontispiece & 125 plates; V: frontispiece, title-page vignette by Le Fevre & 120 plates: VI: frontispiece & 130 plates; VII: frontispiece portrait drawn and engraved by Littret before 'Eloge' & 97 plates. Cohen-de Ricci, 211-212; Lewine, Bibliography of 18th Century Art & Illustrated Books, pp. 99-100; Universal Catalogue of Books on Art I, p. 254. From the library of the Reverend Edward Orlebar Smith, with his armorial bookplate. The Reverend Edward Orlebar Smith was Rector of the Parish Church of St. Mary, Bletchley in 1790, also Rector of Bradenham (which he vacated for this living) and Hulcot, with Salford, Bedfordshire. 
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13 Cicero, Marcus Tullius. Alterum Epistolarum volumen. Ad T. Atticum, Ad M. Brutum, Ad Quintum Fratrem.
[Strassburg]: [Rihelius], 1582. 
Octavo. [18], 335, [56] leaves. Title-page extended. Staining throughout, gets heavier towards the end. In a contemporary blindstamped calf binding. Remains of clasps. Adams C1923 (c. 1560). "CICERONIS STURM" stamped above an oval with a design of a king (David ?) kneeling in front of a tree with an inscription circumscribing the oval (somewhat faint) on the upper cover; the lower cover with floral wreaths intersperswed with small ovals depicting the heads of famous men. 
Price: 1100.00 USD
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De Officiis Libri III., Cicero, Marcus Tullius.
14 Cicero, Marcus Tullius. De Officiis Libri III.
Antwerp: Ex Officina C. Plantini, 1579. 
Octavo. 239 pages. With Plantin's device on the title-page. Historiated woodcut initials. In a vellum binding. GRAESSE II, 176. 
Price: 2200.00 USD
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15 Cicero, Marcus Tullius. M. Tul. Ciceronis Familiarum Epistolarum Libri XVI.
Paris: Apud Audoenum Parvus, sub signo Lilii Aurei.. 1549. 
Folio. [iv] leaves, 308 leaves. With the printer's device on the title-page. Historiated woodcut initials. In a modern dark brown half goatskin binding with marbled boards. 
Price: 1100.00 USD
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16 Cicero, Marcus Tullius. M. Tullii Ciceronis Orationum Pars I-III. Cum Correctionibus Paulli Manutii.
Venetiis: Apud Andream Muschium, 1586. 
Octavo. 3 volumes. I: 703pp.; II: 629pp.; III: 621pp. In contemporary limp vellum bindings. 
Price: 2500.00 USD
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M. Tvllii Ciceronis Opera Omnia., Cicero, Marcus Tullius.
17 Cicero, Marcus Tullius. M. Tvllii Ciceronis Opera Omnia.
Geneva: Apud Eustache Vignon, 1596. 
Thick quarto. Four volumes bound in one. With no separate title-pages to volumes II-IV. I: [iv]ff., 436cols.; II: 958cols.; III: 636cols.; IV: 714cols.; Index and Privilege - 40ff. I: 4, A4-O4, P2; II : aa8-zz8, Aa8-Gg8; III: a8-v8; IV: Aa8-Yy8, Zz4 ; Index & Privilege: A8-E8. Last leaf, E8, is blank and lacking. Engraved title-page. In a contemporary vellum binding. 
Price: 1300.00 USD
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18 Cicero, Marcus Tullius. Opera. Ex Petri Victorii Codicibus maxima ex parte descripta Rhetorica; ...Epistolae ... Orationes ... Philosophica ... Petri Victorii Explicationes suarum in Ciceronem Castigationum.
Parisiis: Ex Officina Roberti Stephani, 1538-1539. 
Folio. 5 volumes in 3. I: 288 pages; II: 416 pages; III: 639 pages; IV: 158 pages; V: 450 pages. General title-page and separate title-pages to sections. General title-page dated 1539, Rhetorica dated 1538, Orationes dated 1539, Epistolae dated 1538, Philosophica dated 1538, and Explicationes dated 1538. Eigtheenth-century red morocco, rebacked. Adams C1640; Renouard, p. 436; Schweiger I, 103; Not in Schreiber; Renouard, p. 48, 1539.8; Ebert 4255. 
Price: 6000.00 USD
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19 Diogenes Laertius. Diogenis Laertii Clarissimi Historici de Vita, & Moribus Philosophorum Libri Decem, De vita, & moribus philosophorum libri decem, nuper ad vetusti Graeci codicis fiaccuratissime castigati, ...
Basilae: In Aedibus Valentini Cvrionis, September 1524. 
Large octavo. [x]ff., 391 pages. With the printer's device on the verso of the final leaf. Small decorative devices on title, historiated woodcut initials. a4, b4-g4, a4-z4, A4-Z4, Aa4-Cc4. Contemporary paneled calf, worn and rubbed. Upper cover loose. Ties present. Acorns on both covers. Adams D486; Hoffmann II, 76; Graesse II, 397; BM Short Title Catalogue of German Books 244; VD 16, D 1837; Schweiger I, 97. Beginning with Thales of Miletus, there are over eighty biographies of Greek philosophers, ending with Epicurus. 
Price: 1700.00 USD
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Monumentum, sive columbarium libertorum et servorum Liviae Augustae et Caesarum, Romae detectum in Via Appia, anno 1726. Ab Antonio Francisco Gorio ... Descriptum & XX. aere incisis tabulis illustratum; adjectis notis ... Antonii Mariae Salvinii., Gorio, Antonio Francesco.
20 Gorio, Antonio Francesco. Monumentum, sive columbarium libertorum et servorum Liviae Augustae et Caesarum, Romae detectum in Via Appia, anno 1726. Ab Antonio Francisco Gorio ... Descriptum & XX. aere incisis tabulis illustratum; adjectis notis ... Antonii Mariae Salvinii.
Florentiae: typis Regiae Celsitudinis, apud Tartinium & Franchium, 1727. 
Folio in fours. xxxvi, 254, [2]pp. *4-***4, ****6. A4-Z4, AA4-II4. Title-page in red-and-black. With the half-title present. Engraved title vignette. Eighteenth-century paper boards, repaired. With 21 plates, 13 double-page. Some are plans. First plate after p. 25; the others gathered at the end. Textual illustrations throughout. Cicognara, 3750; Brunet II, 1670; Olschki, Choix 17047; Kissner, 180. 
Price: 1500.00 USD
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