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1 (Sappho). Weigall, Arthur SAPPHO OF LESBOS: Her Life and Times
New York: Frederick A. Stokes Company, 1932. 1932. Good 
New York: Frederick A. Stokes Company, 1932.. 1932.. Good. - Octavo, rust brown cloth titled in gilt on the spine with a vignette of a lyre stamped in gilt on the front cover. The covers are lightly rubbed & bumped. The spine is slightly faded with the head & tail lightly chipped. ix, [iii] & 328 pages. There is an owner's name & date on the front endpaper & there are pencil notes on the rear endpaper & 1 rear blank. Illustrated with 12 black-and-white plates. Good.

First edition. First Edition. 
Price: 30.00 USD

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2 (Sophocles). O'Sheel, Shaemas SOPHOKLES / ANTIGONE. A New Redaction in the American Language by Shaemas O'Sheel
Brooklyn, NY: Privately printed, 1931. 1931. Very good Signed
Brooklyn, NY: Privately printed, 1931.. 1931.. Very good. - Octavo, tan boards backed with silver-gray cloth & titled in silver on the spine. There is some very light staining & spotting to the boards with a small white stain to the front board. xi, [iii] & pages 15-[57] with an errata slip mounted on the front pastedown. There is occasional light foxing. Very good.

Limited edition of 499 copies.

Inscribed by the translator on the verso of the half-title and signed "Sheamus O'Sheel / Christmas 1931". 
Price: 10.00 USD

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3 Andronicos, Manolis: Chatzidakis, Manolis; and Karageorghis, Vassos THE GREEK MUSEUMS
Athens: Ekdotike Athenon / New Rochelle, NY: Caratzas Brothers, Publishers, (1977). (1977). Very good 
Athens: Ekdotike Athenon / New Rochelle, NY: Caratzas Brothers, Publishers, (1977).. (1977).. Very good. - Quarto, red cloth titled in gilt on the front cover & spine, in a dust jacket. 418 & [1] pages. Profuse color illustrations. There is some bubbling and minor staining to the pastedowns. A very copy of a beautifully produced book.

The museums included are the National Archaeological Museum, the Pella Museum, the Acropolis Museum, the Thessalonike Museum, the Delphi Museum, the Cyprus Museum, the Olympia Museum, the Byzantine Museum, the Herakleion Museum and the Benaki Museum. Dust jacket present. 
Price: 35.00 USD

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4 Browne, R. W A HISTORY OF ROMAN CLASSICAL LITERATURE
Philadelphia: Blanchard and Lea, 1853. 1853. Good 
Philadelphia: Blanchard and Lea, 1853.. 1853.. Good. - Octavo, brown cloth. The covers are bumped & rubbed. There are some small white stains to the rear cover & the cloth is peeling away from the board along its top edge. There is a white stain to the spine & the head & tail are chipped. The top of the front joint is split. xv & [i] pages, 16- page publisher's catalog in the rear & pages [33]-520. There is foxing to the pastedowns, endpapers & catalog with scattered light foxing in the rest of the book. Ex-library with a handwritten label on the spine, a handwritten numeral on the rear endpaper & some small remnants of a library pocket on the rear pastedown. Good. Dust jacket present. 
Price: 10.00 USD
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5 Euripides; Murray, Gilbert; translator THE RHESUS OF EURIPIDES
New York: Oxford University Press, (1913). (1913). Good 
New York: Oxford University Press, (1913).. (1913).. Good. - Octavo, dark green cloth. The spine is slightly darkened & there is a tiny chip to the cloth of the rear cover. xii & 67 pages. Illustrated with 1 black-and-white plate. Norman D. Fletcher has made some ink underlinings & a few ink notations in the text. Good.

Translated into English rhyming verse with explanatory notes by Gilbert Murray.

From the library of Norman D. Fletcher, minister of Unity Church, Montclair, New Jersey, with his name, address & date penned on the front endpaper. 
Price: 15.00 USD

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6 Hadas, Moses STYLE THE REPOSITORY. Monday Evening Papers: Number 4. (Cover title)
[Middletown, CT]: Center for Advanced Studies, Wesleyan University, (1965). (1965). Fine Signed
[Middletown, CT]: Center for Advanced Studies, Wesleyan University, (1965).. (1965).. Fine. - Octavo, softcover bound in printed gray wraps. There is a light crease to the rear wrap. 9 pages. Near fine.

Inscribed by Paul Horgan, director of the Center, on his personalized card taped onto the inside front wrap and signed "Paul".

One of a series of papers read at the Center's Monday evening sessions to Fellows of the Center and members of the Faculty. Moses Hadas, Jay Professor of Greek at Columbia University, was a Fellow of the Center in the Fall semester of 1964 and read this paper on October 19, 1964. 
Price: 25.00 USD

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7 Haupt, C[arl]. G[erhard]. (b. 1799) VORSCHULE ZUMSTUDIUM DER GRIECHISCHEN TRAGIKER von C.G. Haupt, Doctor der Philosophie
Berlin: Myliussischen Buchhandlung, 1826. 1826. Good 
Berlin: Myliussischen Buchhandlung, 1826.. 1826.. Good. - Octavo, soft cover bound in plain blue wraps. The wraps are chipped & stained with creases & pieces out. viii & 104 pages, unopened. There is scattered foxing. The bottom page corners are heavily creased. A few top page corners are creased & there is a chip out of the front edge of the title. Good only.

First edition. First Edition. 
Price: 45.00 USD

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8 Korte, Alfred HELLENISTIC POETRY. Translated by Jacob Hammer and Moses Hadas. With a Preface by Edward Delavan Perry
New York: Columbia University Press, 1919. 1919. Very good 
New York: Columbia University Press, 1919.. 1919.. Very good. - Octavo, brown cloth titled in gilt between decorative gilt rules on the spine with a vignette stamped in gilt on the front cover. The covers are lightly bumped & rubbed. xviii, [i] & 446 pages. There is staining to the front pastedown & the front endpaper is lacking, else very good.

First edition.

Korte deals with the later period of Greek poetry from 321 B.C. to the beginning of the reign of Augustus. First Edition. 
Price: 35.00 USD

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9 Moss, Joseph William A MANUAL OF CLASSICAL BIBLIOGRAPHY / Comprising a Copious Detail of the Various Editions of the Greek and Latin Editions, and of the Critical and Philological Works Published in Illustration of Them, with an Account of the Principal Translations, into English, French, Italian, Spanish, German, Etc. Second Edition. Completed to the End of 1836, by the addition of a Supplement, containing a Bibliographical Index of several thousand Editions which have appeared either here or abroad since the original publication of this work in 1825; with the prices at which they are at present sold or imported by the London Booksellers. 2 volumes
Port Washington, NY: Kennikat Press, (1969). (1969). Very good. 
Port Washington, NY: Kennikat Press, (1969).. (1969).. Very good.. - Octavo, black cloth titled in gilt within maroon rectangles on the spines. The bindings are very lightly rubbed. vii pages, unpaginated Supplement & 544 pages; and title, half-title & 720 pages. There is some heavier rubbing with some white marks to the rear cover of Vol. 1. Very good.

A reissue of the 1837 edition. 
Price: 75.00 USD

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10 Pais, Ettore. ANCIENT ITALY: Historical and Geographical Investigations in Central Italy, Magna Graecia, Sicily, and Sardinia. Translated from the Italian by C. Densmore Curtis.
Chicago: The University of Chicago Press / London: T. Fisher Unwin, 1908. 1908. Good 
Chicago: The University of Chicago Press / London: T. Fisher Unwin, 1908.. 1908.. Good. - Octavo, gray cloth with a printed paper label on the spine. The binding is rubbed & bumped with fraying to the top corner of the rear cover & with a few small white stains. There is some light dampstaining to the front cover. The label is stained with the left bottom corner detached. xiv & 441 pages. The fore-edge is lightly foxed. Black-and-white illustrations & 11 black-and-white plates, including a frontispiece. The contents are very good.

First edition. First Edition. 
Price: 12.50 USD

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11 Smith, F. Seymour THE CLASSICS IN TRANSLATION: An Annotated Guide to the Best Translations of the Greek and Latin Classics into English. With a Preface by Henry Bartlett van Hoesen
New York: Burt Franklin, (1968). (1968). Fine 
New York: Burt Franklin, (1968).. (1968).. Fine. - Octavo, green cloth titled in gilt on spine. Very lightly bumped & rubbed. 307 pp. Near fine.

Reprint of the 1930 edition. 
Price: 30.00 USD

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P. VELLEI PATERCULI HISTORIAE ROMANAE DUO VOLUMINA, ad M. VINICIUM COS. PRO GENERUM TIB. CAESARIS., Velleius Paterculus (c.19 BC - 31 AD).
12 Velleius Paterculus (c.19 BC - 31 AD). P. VELLEI PATERCULI HISTORIAE ROMANAE DUO VOLUMINA, ad M. VINICIUM COS. PRO GENERUM TIB. CAESARIS.
Florentiae [Florence]: Per haeredes Philippi Juntae [Filippo Giunta], 1525. 1525. Good 
- Small octavo, 6-1/2 inches high by 4 inches wide. Bound in early natural limp vellum titled in holograph on the spine. Lacking the early ties, the warped covers are heavily stained and creased and the head and tail of the spine are slightly chipped. The collation is as follows: [16] unnumbered pages including the index, leaves 105 [i.e. 205] to 267 (i.e. 126 pages numbered on the rectos only). The colophon is printed on page 267. An attractive printer's mark illustrates the verso of the rear blank. The first pages of this book, consisting of leaves 205 through 234, are variously misnumbered. There is a small chip out from the bottom of the title page with scattered light foxing and occasional spotting & minor stains throughout. Early annotations with some underlining are faintly penned in sienna in the margins of 18 pages. A good complete copy.

The second edition. RARE.

From the collection of Arthur Mullin, with his serpent & anchor bookplate mounted on the front endpaper.

The Editio princeps of Velleius Paterculus was published by Johann Froben in 1520. It was edited by Beatus Rhenanus. This 1525 second edition published by Giunta is rare. It was not known to Maittaire or to Fabricius. It was issued as an addendum to the Giunta publication "Trogi Pompei Externae historiae in compendium ab lustino redactae". The text is a reimpression of the 1520 first edition and contains the dedicatory epistle by Rhenanus.

Velleius Paterculus (c. 19 BC to 31 AD) was a Roman historian. His Historiarum Libri Duo was discovered in the Murbach Abbey in Alsace by Rhenanus in 1515. First Edition. 
Price: 750.00 USD

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T. LIVII PATAVINI HISTORIARUM AB URBE CONDITA DECADIS QUINTAE LIBRI QUNQUE NUNC PRIMUM EXCUSI. [Together with]: TITI LIVII PATAVINI DECADUM XIIII EPITOMAE. LUCIUS FLORUS. (2 books bound in one volume, as issued)., [Livy]. Titus Livius; and Lucius Florus.
13 [Livy]. Titus Livius; and Lucius Florus. T. LIVII PATAVINI HISTORIARUM AB URBE CONDITA DECADIS QUINTAE LIBRI QUNQUE NUNC PRIMUM EXCUSI. [Together with]: TITI LIVII PATAVINI DECADUM XIIII EPITOMAE. LUCIUS FLORUS. (2 books bound in one volume, as issued).
Florentiae (Florence]: Bernardi Juntae [Bernardo Giunta], May 1532. 1532. Good 
- Small octavo, 6-1/2 inches high by 4 inches wide. Bound in full early natural vellum titled in holograph on the spine. The covers are slightly warped and stained. The collation is as follows: [1] blank, leaves [1] through 131, and [1] leaf illustrated with an attractive printer's mark; followed by leaves [1] to 52, with an attractive pictorial title page illustrated with a variant printer's mark. (The leaves are numbered on the rectos only, thus the first book has 264 pages and the second book has 104 pages). The colophon is printed on the verso of leaf 131. As issued, pages 42, 44 and 46 are misnumbered as 34, 6, and 38 respectively. There is evidence of early worming affecting the endpapers and pastedowns as well as the inner and outer edges of the last page. The hinges are cracked and the rear endpaper is torn. There is otherwise only occasional minor foxing and faint occasional staining. Good.

Mounted on the front pastedown is Leo Samuel Loschi's discreet attractive book label "Ex libri Leonis S. Olschki bibliopolae Veneti". Leo Samuel Olschki founded the Libreria Antiquaria Editrice in Verona, Italy in 1886. The firm moved to its permanent home in Florence in 1897. It is among Italy's most distinguished publishers of important works in the humanities.

This book subsequently came into the collection of Arthur Mullin, with his serpent & anchor bookplate mounted on the front pastedown.

As noted by Bandino ["De Florentina Juntarum Typographia"], the second work by Lucius Florus does not include a date or identify a printer. However, the Giunta mark with 2 infants holding a lily and with cornucopias at their sides is present on the title page.

The Roman historian Titus Livius [Livy] (64 or 59 BC to 17 AD) was responsible for the monumental history of Rome, "Ab Urbe Condita". It is his only surviving work and only a fragment of it exists. The book offered here describes the fifth decade and of that only the first five books remain. These give an account of the Roman war with the Macedonian King Perseus. The corruption of several Roman governors is described as well as the Third Punic War. 
Price: 750.00 USD

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