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SAPPHO - O'HARA, John Myers. The Poems of Sappho.
Chicago : 1907First edition, number 84 of 100 copies printed on handmade paper and numbered by the poet. This richly sensual translation of Sappho's poems was issued shortly after Bliss Carman's Sappho, One Hundred Lyrics (1904), which is considered the first comprehensive and fully imagined rendering into English of the fragmentary poems.
This work unsurprisingly... Learn More£500.00
Stock Code: 139152
KALIDASA. The Mégha Dúta;
Calcutta : 1813First edition of the first translation into any European language of one of the most influential poems in the Sanskrit canon. Kalidasa has been described by Edwin Gerow, a noted authority on Sanskrit poetics, as "probably the greatest Indian writer of any epoch" (Britannica). From internal evidence it has been suggested that he was a Brahman during... Learn More£4,250.00
Stock Code: 122308
SAPPHO - CARMAN, Bliss. Sappho, One Hundred Lyrics.
London : 1906First De La More Press edition, first impression. Sappho, One Hundred Lyrics was the first comprehensive and fully imagined rendering into English of the fragmentary poems of Sappho.
In 1902 Mitchell Kennerley gave Carman a copy of H. T. Wharton's Sappho (1885) and suggested that he poeticise Wharton's more literal translations. Inspired by... Learn More£275.00
Stock Code: 147542
ISOCRATES. Logoi tines [Graece]. In Usum Scholae Wintoniensis.
Oxford : 1726First 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
CATULLUS, Gaius Valerius. [Carmina.] Catullus, et in eum commentarius M. Antonii Mureti.
Venice : 1558Second Aldine edition of the poems of Catullus with the commentaries of the French humanist Marc-Antoine Muret (1526-1585). As the title page indicates, the second edition added the works of Tibullus and Propertius, though in this copy they are not bound in.
A complete copy collates A-S8 T4 a-g8 h2, 2A-L8 2M8: this copy lacks all after sig. T4.... Learn More£750.00
Stock Code: 142085
SHELLEY, Percy Bysshe. Prometheus Unbound.
London : 1820First edition, second issue, with "miscellaneous" spelled correctly on contents leaf A3, in a handsome Riviere binding, of one of Shelley's most important works.
This lyrical drama revisits the Greek myth of Prometheus who, defying the gods, gave fire to humanity, resulting in his eternal punishment and suffering at the hands of Zeus. Inspired... Learn More£3,500.00
Stock Code: 144509
STATIUS, Publius Papinius. [Opera.]
Venice : 1502First Aldine edition of the collected works of the first-century poet Statius (d. 79 CE), best remembered for his epic poem, the Thebiad. He is also known for his appearance as a guide in the Purgatory section of Dante's Divine Comedy.
The Orthographia which opens the book, and is sometimes absent or bound the end, is an etymological dictionary... Learn More£2,500.00
Stock Code: 143931
LUCRETIUS. De Rerum Natura.
London : 1712First Tonson edition, a particularly handsome and well-illustrated edition of the Latin text of Lucretius' radical work On the Nature of Things, the famous philosophical poem written to explain Epicurean philosophy to a Roman audience in the 1st century BCE.
The set of engravings is possibly the first to take direct inspiration from the Epicurean... Learn More£3,000.00
Stock Code: 142443
LUCRETIUS CARUS, Titus. De rerum natura.
Paris : 1744A handsomely bound copy of the Latin text of Lucretius' radical work On the Nature of Things, a philosophical poem written to explain Epicurean philosophy to a Roman audience in the 1st century BCE, "with a view to abolishing superstitious fears of the intervention of the gods in this world and of punishment by the gods in an afterlife" (Slavitt).
It... Learn More£850.00
Stock Code: 146640
CATULLUS; Celia & Louis Zukofsky, trans. Catullus. (Gai Valeri Catulli Veronensis Liber.)
London : 1969First Zukofsky edition of Catullus, this the publisher's copy inscribed for him by the Zukofskys under their preface, "Tom Maschler's copy as ever, Celia Zukofsky, Louis Zukofsky in his hand, May 20, 1969". These translations are a significant feature of the experimental output of American poet Louis Zukofsky, who with his wife Celia managed to execute... Learn More£600.00
Stock Code: 132634
LOVECRAFT, H. P. Two books from Lovecraft's classical reference library,
New York : 1898-9 and 1896H. P. Lovecraft's own classical reference copies from his library, each volume with his ink ownership inscription to the front free endpaper: Greek Civilization with "H. P. Lovecraft, Providence, R.I.", and the Latin Literature volumes with his name and fastidious manuscript shelf marks "16:46 / 525:1" and "16:46 / 525:2". There is also an additional... Learn More£4,750.00
Stock Code: 139230