Parma: in Aedibus Palatinis, 1793.
Quarto. 97pp. Lyrical works by the ancient Greek poet whose name has become associated with bacchanalian and amorous affairs. Text in Ionian Greek and Italian. Bound in original boards with original paper spine label. Extremities and spine lightly frayed, spine professionally repaired, else a near fine and rare example from... more
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Lyon: Jean Frellon, 1556.
Octavo. (24), 1130, (22)pp. First Lyon edition of Wolffhart's encyclopedic collection of apothegms from Classical sources. This edition appears one year after the first edition, which was published by his brother-in-law in Basel, and it is one of a handful of editions that appeared within Wolffhart's lifetime. He died in... more
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Paris: Didot, Firmin, 1819.
Folio. (vii), 217pp. Printed with great clarity and precision, this is an impressive large-format edition of Sallust's "Catiline" and "Jugurtha," the earliest historical monographs. Includes extant fragments of his other works and an index. Firmin Didot was the younger son of Didot l'Ainť, who revolutionized type design in the eighteenth... more
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Boston: Bromer, Anne & David, 1983.
(xviii), 46pp. Second edition. One of 150 copies. This famous miniature book of Horace's songs was first printed at the Ashendene Press in 1923 on a commission from Queen Mary for the library of her magnificent Doll's House. Of that first printing, only a handful of copies survive today, making... more
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Paris: Pierre Corrand, 1922.
Quarto. (xxiv), (178), (viii)pp. From an edition of 133 copies, this is one of 125 printed on paper. With forty-two illustrations by Barbier, engraved on wood and colored by Schmied. Signed by Barbier, and with Schmied's chop mark. Originally published in 1894, these prose-poems, which LoŁys claimed to be the... more
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Venice: Heironymous Scotus, 1550-1551.
Quarto. 75ff. Woodcut device on title page and last leaf, several geometrical text figures, two ten-line and two five-line initial capitals. A book of commentary by the sixth-century Greek philosopher Philiponus, who also went by the name John the Grammarian for his scholarship on language. This copy of Commentaria features... more
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Amsterdam: Johannes Jansson, 1667.
Octavo. (60)pp., 462pp., (90)pp., (110)pp. First and only edition. Engraved frontispiece and 103 illustrations. This is the first illustrated Phaedrus edition published in the Netherlands. Phaedrus is recognized as the first writer to retell entire books of Aesop's Greek prose fables in Latin iambic meter. Hobbes describes Phaedrus's fables as... more
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Parisiis: Typis Imperialibus, 1805.
Quarto. (vii), 150ff. Correct first edition of this work, distinguished from a contemporary pirated edition by the presence of the coat-of-arms of the French Republic as the title page device. A typographic tour of the world's languages, this work was printed to honor the visit of Pope Pius VII to... more
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Paris: (Editions Verve), (1962).
Folio. 63pp., unbound as issued. Limited to 200 copies signed by the artist. Illustrated with four color and nineteen black & white etchings by Villon, fifteen of which are double-page. Flocks, herds, and rustic groupings of men and women are shown in the craggy landscape of Greece, in Villon's Cubist... more
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Boston: Ticknor, Reed, & Fields, 1852.
Octavo. vi, (7), 256pp. First edition. First issue, with "lifed" for "lifted" on page 21, line 3. Illustrated with a frontispiece and six plates after designs by Hammat Billings. Hawthorne's groundbreaking attempt to retell Greek myths in a style suitable for children met with enough success that it led to... more
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(Bristol: Lilliput Press, 1998).
(52)pp. One of 100 copies, signed by the printer, Tim Sheppard. Illustrated throughout with full-page hand-colored plates of classical deities with their recognizable attributes, including a delightful frontispiece of Cupid and Psyche. Very fine full blue morocco stamped in gilt and blind. T.e.g. (1 5/16 by 1; 33x25mm). ... more
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Barlow, Albert E.
(Westminster: Sangorski & Sutcliffe, 1925).
(30)ff. Beautiful calligraphic manuscript on vellum. Written in a very fine hand with illuminated initials in color and gold ornamentation. The primary colors used throughout the text are red, blue, and gold. Sumptuously bound by Sangorski & Sutcliffe in red morocco with green onlays and elaborate gilt decoration on the... more
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