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  1. The Songs of Meleager.
    ROLFE, Frederick, Baron Corvo. The Songs of Meleager.

    London : [1937]

    First edition, first impression, a notably attractive copy. This edition is printed with the English translation alongside the original Greek text. From the library of Hardy Amies, with his neat bookplate to the front pastedown. Amies held the Royal Warrant as dressmaker for Queen Elizabeth II, who worked for her from her accession to the throne 1952... Learn More
    £150.00

    Stock Code: 145607

  2. Les Kitharèdes.
    VIVIEN, Renée. Les Kitharèdes.

    Paris : 1904

    First edition thus, first printing, presentation copy inscribed on the front free endpaper "A Léon Bocquet, avec mes très sincères remerciements de son aimable accueil littéraire, Renée Vivien". This wonderful translation of the female lyric poets of classical Greece (imagined as the "Cythereans" of the island of Aphrodite) followed Vivien's groundbreaking... Learn More
    £1,750.00

    Stock Code: 145267

  3. 145910
    BIBLE; Greek. Novum Testamentum.

    Amsterdam : 1670

    An attractively bound copy of the New Testament in Greek, with pleasing provenance, passed down through three generations of the Wilks family, with three subsequent gift inscriptions on the first blank in pencil.

    The book was first presented to Rebecca Emma Langstone Wilks (1792-1861) by a friend in 1810; she was was the wife of Samuel Wilks... Learn More
    £675.00

    Stock Code: 145910

  4. Iliados... Odysseias... [in Greek].
    HOMER. Iliados... Odysseias... [in Greek].

    Glasguae : 1756-8

    First edition of the Foulis Press Homer, described by Edward Harwood as "One of the most splendid editions of Homer ever delivered to the world its accuracy is equal to its magnificence" (Harwood, 4-5). The text was carefully edited by the Glasgow professors James Moor and George Muirhead (Moor was Robert Foulis's brother-in-law) and the book was printed... Learn More
    £5,000.00

    Stock Code: 115338

  5. Omnia quae extant operis.
    XENOPHON. Omnia quae extant operis.

    [Venice : 1525]

    The first complete Aldine edition of Xenophon. The edition marks the first printing of Xenophon's De Atheniensium re publica and De vectigalibus, alongside the Hellenica (which the Aldine press had published in October 1503) and the Agesilao, which had previously been erroneously attributed to Plutarch. The text was edited by Gian Francesco d'Asola,... Learn More
    £12,500.00

    Stock Code: 133029

  6. [In Greek:] Works.
    HOMER. [In Greek:] Works.

    Florence : 1488/89]

    Editio princeps of the writings attributed to Homer, including the Iliad and the Odyssey, two of the earliest, most important and influential works of European literature. "The Iliad and the Odyssey are the first perfect poetry of the western world. They spring fully grown, their predecessors lost, and the magic has persisted ever since. The legends... Learn More
    £250,000.00

    Stock Code: 131684

  7. Tragaediae septem.
    SOPHOCLES. Tragaediae septem.

    Venice : 1502

    Editio princeps, the first of Aldus's Greek texts to appear in his new octavo format. Aldus's small Greek cursive appears here for the first time; Francesco Griffo's fourth type, the most delicate of the Aldine Greek types, it was modelled on Aldus's own Greek hand. Later in 1502 Griffo left Aldus's employ, and no new fonts were cut after this.

    One... Learn More
    £17,500.00

    Stock Code: 144136

  8. Isocrates.
    BEKKER, Immanuel. Isocrates.

    Oxford : 1822

    First edition of the second volume in the early 19th-century German Greek scholar's Oratores Attici series published in Greek between 1822 and 1824. This handsomely bound copy is remarkably fresh.

    The Charterhouse, was a charitable hospital which became a elite boys' school founded by Thomas Sutton (1532-1611) on the site of a former Carthusian... Learn More
    £500.00

    Stock Code: 145985

  9. Logoi tines [Graece]. In Usum Scholae Wintoniensis.
    ISOCRATES. Logoi tines [Graece]. In Usum Scholae Wintoniensis.

    Oxford : 1726

    First edition thus, uncommon, translated by Philip Fletcher of New College, Oxford, and prepared for use at Winchester College; presented here in an appealing period binding. Isocrates (436-338 BC) was a distinguished Athenian rhetor, or teacher of rhetoric, and writer of rhetorical texts. His works represent "Attic prose at its most elaborate" (The... Learn More
    £375.00

    Stock Code: 144998

  10. Idyls.
    THEOCRITUS. Idyls.

    Philadelphia : 1902

    Limited edition, number 547 of 1,000 copies, all printed on japon, with the original Greek parallel with the English translation, within architectural borders; a very attractive book, handsomely bound and elegantly printed. The volume was published as part of the series "Antique Gems from the Greek and Latin", covering many classical writers. Learn More
    £300.00

    Stock Code: 145098

  11. Leucippe and Clitophon.
    ACHILLES TATIUS. Leucippe and Clitophon.

    Philadelphia : 1902

    Limited edition, number 547 of 1,000 copies, all printed on japon, with the original Greek parallel with the English translation, within architectural borders; a very attractive book, handsomely bound and elegantly printed. The volumes were published as part of the series "Antique Gems from the Greek and Latin", covering many classical writers. Learn More
    £300.00

    Stock Code: 145104

  12. Daphnis and Chloe.
    LONGUS. Daphnis and Chloe.

    Philadelphia : 1902

    Limited edition, number 547 of 1,000 copies, all printed on japon, with the original Greek parallel with the English translation, within architectural borders; a very attractive book, handsomely bound and elegantly printed. The volume was published as part of the series "Antique Gems from the Greek and Latin", covering many classical writers. Learn More
    £300.00

    Stock Code: 145113

  13. Jason and Medea; Hero and Leander.
    APOLLONIUS; MUSAEUS. Jason and Medea; Hero and Leander.

    Philadelphia : 1902

    Limited edition, number 547 of 1,000 copies, all printed on japon, with the original Greek parallel with the English translations, within architectural borders; a very attractive book, handsomely bound and elegantly printed.

    The volume was published as part of the series "Antique Gems from the Greek and Latin", covering many classical writers,... Learn More
    £350.00

    Stock Code: 145089

  14. The Ass.
    LUCIAN. The Ass.

    Philadelphia : 1902

    Limited edition, number 547 of 1,000 copies, all printed on japon, with the original Greek parallel with the English translation, within architectural borders; a very attractive book, handsomely bound and elegantly printed. The volume was published as part of the series "Antique Gems from the Greek and Latin", covering many classical writers. Learn More
    £200.00

    Stock Code: 145090

  15. Dialogues of Courtesans.
    LUCIAN. Dialogues of Courtesans.

    Philadelphia : 1902

    Limited edition, number 547 of 1,000 copies, all printed on japon, with the original Latin parallel with the English translation, within architectural borders; a very attractive book, handsomely bound and elegantly printed. The volume was published as part of the series "Antique Gems from the Greek and Latin", covering many classical writers. Learn More
    £300.00

    Stock Code: 145096

  16. Historiae Aethiopicae libri decem,
    HELIODORUS. Historiae Aethiopicae libri decem,

    Basle : 1534

    Editio princeps of Heliodorus's Aethiopica, a contender for the status of the earliest novel. The only known work of Heliodorus of Emesa, the Aethiopica, written in the third or fourth century CE, remained largely unknown until the sack of Buda in 1526, when Matthias Corvinus's manuscript of the text was seized. Printed eight years later in the present... Learn More
    £3,000.00

    Stock Code: 126325

  17. Tragoediae Superstites
    SOPHOCLES. Tragoediae Superstites

    Oxford : 1832

    An attractively printed and handsomely bound edition of the tragedies of Sophocles, in the original Greek. The plays comprise Oidipous tyrannos, Oidipos epi Kolonoi, Elektra, Antigone, Trachiniai, Aias, Philoketes, Apospasmatia. Learn More
    £300.00

    Stock Code: 145114

  18. Maximi Tyrii Dissertationes,
    MAXIMUS OF TYRE. Maximi Tyrii Dissertationes,

    London : 1740

    First edition edited by the "outstanding classical scholar" Jeremiah Markland, described by the printer and publisher John Nichols as "one of the most learned and penetrating critics of the eighteenth century" (cited in ODNB). This handsome quarto was printed by the learned and highly accomplished William Bowyer. Maximus of Tyre was a second century... Learn More
    £400.00

    Stock Code: 141409

  19. Poetae graeci principes heroici carminis, & alii nonnulli.
    HOMER, Hesiod, and others. Poetae graeci principes heroici carminis, & alii nonnulli.

    Geneva : 1566

    First edition. "This is unquestionably Estienne's typographic masterpiece" (Schreiber). Estienne's edition of the Greek epic poets based on the collation of the ancient scholia and variants of all available manuscripts "created the basis of the modern vulgate of Homer" (Silver, Ronsard and the Hellenic Renaissance in France). The collection devotes... Learn More
    £8,500.00

    Stock Code: 105969

  20. Prolegomena ad Homerum
    HOMER - WOLF, Friedrich August. Prolegomena ad Homerum

    Halle : 1795

    First edition of one of the most important books in the history of classical studies, in which Wolf applied recognizably modern philological methods to the "Homeric Question", the long-standing debate about the authorship and composition of the Iliad and the Odyssey. The subjects Wolf addressed dominated Homeric scholarship for almost two centuries,... Learn More
    £2,250.00

    Stock Code: 132587

  21. Phalaridis Agrigentinorum tyranni. Epistolae.
    PHALARIS (attrib.) Phalaridis Agrigentinorum tyranni. Epistolae.

    Oxford : 1718

    Second British edition in the original Greek, following the first of 1695, with translations into English having been printed in 1699 and 1706. The work is printed in Greek with the Latin translation underneath. Phalaris was a tyrant king in Sicily in the 6th century BC, who was rehabilitated by Lucian into a humane leader and a patron of literature.... Learn More
    £500.00

    Stock Code: 128998

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