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1349. Cairns F.: Generic Composition in Greek and Roman Poetry.

Edinburgh: University Press 1972. 330 pp. very good in a v.g. dustwrapper. £25.00


9471. Canning, John: 100 Great Lives of Antiquity.

London: Guild Publishing 1985. x+534 pp. no dustwrapper but in good condition. £5.00


17715. Cornish, F.W., translator: Catullus Tibullus and Pervigilium Veneris.

London: William Heinemann Ltd, 1939. The Loeb Classical Library. xi + 366 pp. 17 x 11.5 cm. Gold-blocked red boards. T.e.g. Spine a little faded, otherwise good. Signature of Allan Seaton, Irish artist and poet, on ffep. The Latin text is matched page by page by the translation. £20.00


973. Cox, Rev. G.W: Tales of Ancient Greece.

London: Longmans Green & Co. 2nd edition 1872. 461pp. Full leather binding with worn gilt decoration on spine, marbled endpapers and foreedges. In v.g. condition. £45.00


9128. Derby, Edward, Earl of: The Iliad of Homer rendered into blank verse.

London: George Routledge n.d. c.1900 15 by 9.5 cms. 424 pp. black leatherette boards five panelled spine, gilt spine title, small gilt decorations, spine rubbed and a bit scuffed, internally clean, tight. Good overall. "Of Peleus' son Achilles, sing O Muse, The vengeance, deep and deadly; whence to Greece Unnumbered ills arose; which many a soul Of mighty warriors to the viewless shades Untimely sent, they on the battle plain Unburied lay....... " £10.00


12425. Dunlop, John: History of Roman Literature from its earliest period to the Augustan Age.

London: Longman, Hurst, Rees, Orme, and Brown 1823. Two volumes. Vol. 1, xxiii+598 pp. Vol II, 627 pp. 22 x 14cm. Half leather and black mottled cloth, six panelled spines with raised bands and gilt decoration, original spine labels, marbled endpapers, a small Belfast binder label on front pastedown for Aiken McCulloch Police Square. The spines have been professionally relaid. Internally bright, tight and clean. A classic study. £110.00


12129. Dymock, Joannis editor: Caii Julii Caesaris Opera Omnia; ad Optimorum, Exemplarium Fidem Recensita.

Edinburgi: Editio Decima Nona 1851. Notulis sermone anglicano, exaratis illustrata, et indice nominum propriorum uberrimo instructa: in usum scholarum. 476 pp. leathrer embossed boards with six panelled spine and original spine title. Some very minor old annotation, former owner listed as E. S. Bond The Argory (Co. Armagh). Text in Latin throughout. £35.00


15602. Francis, Philip: A Poetical Translation of the Works of Horace with the original text and critical notes.

London: Printed for L. Johnston and fifteen others, 1807. A new edition with additional notes by Edward Du Bois. Volume 2 only, of four volumes. 395 pp. 15.5 x 10 cm. In a contemporary calf binding. A good tight copy with only a little wear. The interest in this odd volume is its bookplate on the front pastedown. It is a prize bookplate from Clough Academy for the midsummer examinations of 1818, to H Moffat for his proficiency in Latin, attested by Skeffington Thompson, Principal, and 3 examinator's signatures. It is interesting that this tiny County Down village had a school teaching Latin and awarding valuable prizes to students in 1818. This may be one of the few surviving remains of the school. The building, which was listed, was sadly demolished some years ago. £45.00


9873. Frere, John Hookham: Aristophanes A Metrical Version of The Acharnians, The Knights and The Birds with occasional comment.

London: George Routledge and Sons Third Edition 1890. with an introduction by Henry Morley. 281 pp. blue boards, a little rubbed, particularly at spine extremities, otherwise good, no annotation or underlining. £8.00


8515. Gibbon, Edward: The Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire.

London: Ward Lock and Co. n.d. c.1900. In two vols. vol. I. xxi+20 plates+1056 pp. Vol. II. xx+12 plates+1116 pp. Full page plates.Half calf and embossed cloth boards, six panelled spine with raised bands, gold lining, stamped device, and tooling, original spine labels. The boards have some scuffing and wear and there is a little spotting to endpapers otherwise this is a very bright, tight clean copy. Ward Lock seem to have published this edition in cloth so this may be a private relatively inexpensive, rebind for a personal library? It is a handsome two vol. set. £125.00


11871. Hall, W.H. (Bullock): The Romans on the Riviera and the Rhone A Sketch of the Conquest of Liguria and the Roman Province.

London: Macmillan and Co. 1898. x+194 pp. illustrated, two coloured maps, one folded, ancient/modern plans of Marseilles and Frejus. Green boards showing some wear and rubbing, particularly to the bottom quarter of the front board, internally good. £20.00


13856. Horatii Flacci, Quinti (Horace): Opera. Interpretatione & Notis illustravit Ludovicus Desprez. Cardinalitus Socius ac Rhetor Emeritus, jussu Christianissmi Regis in usum Serenissimi Delphini ac Serenissimorum Principum Burgundiae Andium & Biturigum.

Dublin: editio duodecima, prioribus longe emendatior. A Leathley, W.& W. Smith, T. Wilson & T. Ewing 1767. Huic editioni accessere Vita Horatii cum Dacerii Notis, ejudem chronologia Horatiana & praefatio. 20 by 12.5 cms. 16+410+68 pp. with several decorative woodblock engraved head and tailpieces, the last 68 pp consist of the index. The book has been professionally rebound in brown cloth with a black and gilt spine label, and gilt lining, new endpapers. There are a few pages with some old light pencil annotation. The binder has put the date 1757 on the bottom of the spine in error for 1767. This is an attractive copy. We have not been able to ascertain if there are earlier Dublin printings of this work. £165.00


15291. Jebb, R. C., editor: Sophocles The Text of the Seven Plays.

Cambridge: University Press, 1897 xlv+364 pp. 19.5 x 13.5 cm. The introduction is in English but the seven plays are in Greek with no translation. Gold-blocked red boards. In very good condition. £15.00


17868. Jowett, B: Thucydides Translated into English with introduction, marginal analysis, notes, and Indices.

Oxford: At The Clarendon Press, 1881. Vol.1, Containing the Text. This is volume 1 of a two-volume work This volume is complete in itself. xxi + 708 pp. 23 x 15 cm. Index. The binding is a modern one: gold-blocked green boards, and new endpapers. The title page is a bit dusty, but the rest of the text is clean and tight. Very occasional pencilled marginalia, o/w In very good condition. £25.00


17901. Jowett, B: Thucydides Translated into English with introduction, marginal analysis, notes, and Indices.

Oxford: At The Clarendon Press, 1881. Vol.2, Containing the Notes. This is volume 2 of a two-volume work. xlix + lxxxviii + 550 + (ii) pp. 24 x 15 cm. Index. Original gold-blocked black boards, faded and worn. Hinges weak. Occasional pencilled marginalia. A reading copy. £15.00


13279. Langhorne, J. and Langhorne, W. trans. and editors: Plutarch's Lives of Illustrious Men translated from the original Greek with notes critical and historical, and a new life of Plutarch.

Dublin: T.Ewing in Capel Street, 1771. First Dublin edition. Volume 3 only. 482 pp. with seven engraved plates, in a contemporary calf binding, six panelled spine with raised bands, new spine label. Boards worn and scuffed but professionally restored. Internally tight and clean, the top corner extremity of many pages is a little ragged. This volume includes Sulla, Crassus, Pompey, Alexander, Cimon, Nicias, Lucullus, etc. The portrait plates are attractive. £32.00


976. Langhorne, J. and Langhorne, W. trans. and editors: Plutarch's Lives of Illustrious Men.

London: Henry G. Bohn 1851. 2 Vols. xxx + 1133pp. Engraved frontispiece, notes and a life of Plutarch. Full leather binding with gilt decorated spines and original boards and labels, marbled endpapers and foreedges. Some minor spotting. In lovely fresh condition. £150.00


14755. Langhorne, J. and Langhorne, W. trans. and editors: Plutarch's Lives translated from the original Greek with notes critical and historical, and a new life of Plutarch.

Dublin: T.Ewing in Capel Street, 1771. Volume 2 only. 453 pp. with seven engraved plates, in a contmporary calf binding, six panelled spine with raised bands, original spine label. Boards worn and scuffed, internally tight and clean. This volume includes Caius Marcius Coriolanus, Timoleon, Paulus Aemilius, Pelopidas, Marcellus, Aristides, Cato the Censor, Philopoemen, Titus Quinctius Flaminius, Pyrrhus, Caius Marius, and Lysander. The portrait plates are attractive £32.00


11943. Langhorne, J. and Langhorne, W., translators and editors: Plutarch's Lives, translated from the original Greek with notes critical and historical and a new life of Plutarch by John Langhorne and William Langhorne.

Dublin: Printed by T. Ewing in Capel Street, 1771. The first Dublin edition. Volume V. only of a five volume set. 217 pp. + index. Engraved portrait of Dion. In contemporary calf, six panelled spine with raised bands, original spine label, rubbing and some wear to boards, small loss to upper spine extremity, otherwise tight and clean. £23.00


17023. Lorimer, H.L.: Homer and the Monuments.

London: Macmillan & Co., 1950. xxiii + 552 pp. 24.5 x 16.5 cm. 32 plates. 61 figures in text. Gold-blocked blue boards, in good condition, in a faded, partly-edgeworn dustwrapper. Bookplate of DDA Simpson, late Professor of Archaeology at Queen's University, Belfast. Unpackaged weight 1,600g. £10.00


15285. McCabe, Joseph: The Empresses of Rome.

London: Methuen & Co, 1911. x+357+31 pp. 23 x 14.5 cm. Twenty-four plates. Gold-blacked blue boards, no dw. Spine sunfaded and showing a little wear, otherwise good. £10.00


6466. McKay, Maurice, The Reverend: Select Orations of M. Tullius Cicero

Dublin: Wakeman 1833. From the text of Jo. Casp. Orellius with notes critical and explanatory by the Rev. Maurice McKay Master of the Kinsale Endowed School. xvi+439, some pencil annotation, worn, used, a fair copy of a school text. £10.00


17935. Merouille S.J., P. Carolus: M.T. Ciceronis Orationes Quædam Selectæ, Cum Interpretatione & Notis Quas In Usum Serenissimi Delphini Edidit P. Carolus Merouille, S.J. Quibus Præfigitur Vita Ciceronis Per Annos Consulares Digesta. His Adjiciuntur In Tres Orationes .......

Dublin: Impensis P. Wogan, Old-Bridge, 1795. Editio Decima Emendatior. xxvii + 477 + (14) pp. 21.5 x 13.5 cm. In a contemporary calf binding, with modest gilt lining and an original gold-blocked black spine label. The spine has been professionally relaid and has new matching leather spine extremities. Owner's name, and date, 1813, on ffep. Internally very tight, clean, and unmarked. This Dublin printing is uncommon. There is no copy in the National Library in Dubln, and Copac currently show no Dublin printings in UK libraries £75.00


17714. Miller, Frank Justus, translator: Ovid Metamorphoses.

London: William Heinemann Ltd, 1936. 17 x 11.5 cm. Two volumes. Volume I, Books I-VIII, xv + 467 pp. Volume II, Books IX-XV, 500 pp. Gold-blocked red boards. T.e.g. Spines faded, particularly on volume I, otherwise good. The Latin text is matched page by page by Miller's translation. £20.00


12339. Myers, FWH: Essays Classical.

London: Macmillan & Co. Limited, 1911. First published 1883. 223 pp. 17.5 x 11.5 cm. Essays on Greek Oracles, Virgil and Marcus Aurelius Antoninus. Hardcover, rebound in half leather and textured cloth boards with five panelled spine with gilt lining and gilt panel devices, red and gold spine label, marbled endpapers, t.e.g. with an inscription on ffep, "W.A.N. MacGeough Bond from G.J. C. Eton July 1927". Also as a loose insert a letter which accompanied the book, from George J Chittes. MacGeough Bond was from the Irish family which owned Drumsill and The Argory, County Armagh. In very good condition. £150.00


15781. Polignac, Cardinalis Melchioris de: Anti-Lucretius Sive de Deo et Natura, Libri Novem.

London: Johannem Nourse, 1751. Editio Secunda. Tomus Secundus. Second volume only, of two. 256+16 pp. 16.5 x 9.5 cm. Books five to nine, and an index. Bound in contemporary calf, six panelled spine with raised bands. Spine label missing, o/w a good tight clean copy. £35.00


14867. Pomponius Mela and Caius Julius Solinus: De Orbis Situ Libri III. & C. Julius Solini, Polyhistor.

Basileae: (Basel) Per Sebastianum Henricpetri 1595. 15.5 by 11 cms. (18) 398 pp. decorative capitals, beautiful woodcut device, or printer's mark, for the publisher, the two boards are contemporary but the spine has been professionally replaced in similar syle with five panels, raised bands and a new red and gilt spine title. There is a small worm hole from the title page margin through the margins to p.200. The book block is tight and clean, the ffep has edge damage from the wormhole, and with some old annotation to the title page "(12) August 24 1693." The front pastedown has the bookplate for the earl of Roden and this may be the date of accession for his library. £350.00


11980. Pott, J.A: Greek Love Songs and Epigrams from the anthology.

London: Kegan Paul, Trench, Trubner & Co. 1913. xvi+152 pp. frontispiece of Erato, purple suede covers with fold over edges, a.e.g. ffep missing, light fading to tops of covers, otherwise in very good condition. A nice collection. £10.00


9874. Prickard, A. O: Libbelvs de Svblimitate Dionysio Longino Fere Adscriptvs.

Oxonii: Typographeo Clarendoniano n.d. accedvnt excerpta qvaedam e cassii longini operibvs. xvi+xliv. preface in Latin, text in Greek. A few light pencil markings otherwise very good. On the Sublime, by Longinus, the Greek literary critic, which analyses the qualities of great literature, was highly influential amongst the Romantics. One of the Oxford series - Scriptorum Classicorum Biblioteca Oxoniensis. £8.00


14035. Reid, Forrest. trans.: Poems From the Greek Anthology.

London Faber and Faber 1943 first edition. 72 pp. hardcover, light blue boards, spine a little faded, no dustwrapper, owner's inscription, Allen Seaton, on ffep otherwise good. £10.00


16638. Rolleston, T.W., editor: The Book of Epictetus being the Enchiridion together with Chapters from the Discourses and Selections from the Fragments of Epictetus.

London: George G. Harrup & Co. Ltd, c1930. 286 pp. 18 x 12.5 cm. Gold-blocked blue boards, in a quite worn, price clipped, dustwrapper. From the library of Alan Seaton, Irish poet and artist, who has dawn his own bookplate on the page facing the title page. £10.00


16637. Rouse, W. H. translator: Nonnos Dionysiaca. Vol II Books XVI-XXXV.

London: William Heinemann Loeb Classical Library, 1940. xi+547+10 pp. 16.5 x 10.5 cm. T.e.g. Gold-blocked green boards, in a worn dustwrapper. £10.00


13022. Rouse, W.H.D.: Atlas of Classical Portraits Greek with brief descriptive commentary.

London: J.M. Dent & Co., 1898. 35 pp. 20.5 x 15 cm. Thirty-five plates. Gray blocked dark green boards, in very good condition. "This album is meant to be used as a companion to school histories, and to classical or scripture reading." £10.00


11496. Smith, Dr. William: A Smaller History of Rome from the earliest times to the establishment of the empire.

London: John Murray Twentieth edition 1879. 17 by 11 cms. xxvi+296 pp. illustrated by engravings on wood. half leather and textured cloth binding, five panelled spine with raised bandswith gilt rulings and small gilt motif, original spine label, marbled endpapers and fore edges. The front board has the crest of Maynooth College. Internally tight bright and clean, a very good copy. £25.00


18074. Smith, J.A. and W.D. Ross, editors: The Works of Aristotle translated into English. Vol X Politica by Benjamin Jowett, Oeconomica by E.S. Forster, Atheniensum Respublica by Sir Frederic G. Kenyon.

Oxford: At The Clarendon Press, 1972. xvi + 1252a - 1342b + Index; + (iv) + 1342b - 1353b + Index; + Atheniensium Respublica + Index. 22 x 14.5 cm. Gold blocked blue boards, in very good condition, in a good dustwrapper. Bookplate of Irish transport historian Grenfell Morton on ffep. £15.00


818. Thornley, George, translator: Daphnis & Chloe by Longus.

London: Chapman & Dodd, c1920. Abbey Classics. 195 pp. Translated out of the Greek by George Thornley Anno1657. Ornamented by Martin Travers. Gold-blocked blue boards. No dw. Slight wear to boards. £10.00


11534. Tibulli Albii (Albius Tibullus): Albii Tibulli Carmina Libri Tres cum Libro Quarto Sulpiciae et Aliorum.

Lipsiae: Ioannem Fredericum Iunium 1777. 21.5 by 13 cms. lxxii+205 pp. bound in contemporary calf with a modernmatching calf spine with gilt ruling and spine title. Albius Tibullus, c54-19 BC was a leading Roman elegiac poet. bears the bookplate with crest of Maxwell Carpendale.This is a member of the Maxwell family from Monaghan and Down. This may be Maxwell Carpenter, 1795-1856, the son of Jane Maxwell ( Carpendale ) of Falkland Co. Monaghan, who married T.W. Carpendale in 1782? £40.00


12510. Vigiri, Francisci, Hoogeveni, Henrici and Zevnivs, Ioannes: Francisci Vigeri Rotomagensis de Praecipvis Graecae Dictionis Idiotismis Liber cum animadversionibvs Henrici Hoogeveni, qvibvs adivnxit et svas Ioannes Carolvs Zevnivs.

Lipsiae (Leipzig) Caspari Fritsch 1777. (18)+676+(46), in a contemporary calf binding, six panelled spine with raised bands, original spine label. boards a little rubbed and the spine lowest panel is restored. Internally clean and tight, no annotation. Text in Greek and Latin. Previous owner's inscription on a prelim "Edward Hamley 1785". £55.00


4506. Whiston, William translator: The Works of Flavius Josephus.

Edinburgh: Nimmo, Hay and Mitchell, n.d. 24 by 16 cms, pp. 684,frontispiece portrait, t.e.g. good. Contains The Antiquities of the Jews, Wars of the Jews, a life of Josephus etc. £18.00


9875. Wood, Andrew: The Epistles and Art of Poetry of Horace Translated into English Metre.

Edinburgh: William P. Nimmo 1872. xxiv+140 pp. brown beveled boards, no underlining or annotation. £8.00


9871. Xenophon: Xenophon in Seven Volumes I Hellenica Books I - IV.

London: William Heinemann 1966. with an English translation by Carleton L. Brownson. xiv+381+8 pp. Greek text on one page with English translation on the facing page, green boards, the top corner of the ffep has been neatly clipped, four pages have some small light scattered annotation, otherwise in very good condition. £7.00

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