2076 - 2859 OLD and RARE BOOKS
- Bookplate on upper pastedown; old annots. in pen and ink on verso frontisp. Lacks letterpiece; traces of removed ticket on frontcover.
= Schweiger p.27. Rare.
AND 2 others: (A.M. DE) RAMSAY, Les Voyages de Cyrus avec un Discours sur la Mythologie (London, 1757, contemp. calf w. mor. letterpiece) and a mediocre copy of P. OVIDIUS NASO, Metamorphoseon Libri XV. Ed. T. Farnabius (Amst., 1670, engr. title, contemp. calf, 12mo).
- Owner's entry on first blank. A good/ fine copy. = Schweiger p.27.
- Occas. (vaguely) waterst.; sl. fingersoiled. = Rare edition. Not in Schweiger.
- Both vols. occas. (sl.) foxed; vol.1 first/ last few lvs. and vol.2 last ±30 lvs. mouldstained. Both vols. binding dam.
= Schweiger p.64; Ebert 1130.
- Contemp. and later annots. on upper pastedown and first free endpaper. Contemp. owner's entry on title; title lacks upper blank corner; bookblock shaken. Binding dam.
= Willems 344; Rahir 319.
Sallustius Crispus, C. (Opera). Cum Veterum Historicorum Fragmentis. Editio Novissima. Ibid., iidem, 1634, 1st ed., (14),310,(34)p., engr. title, woodcut portrait of the author, 19th cent. blindst. calf, 12mo.
- Upper hinge broken; lower hinge strengthened; inner margin title and first leaf glued onto upper pastedown. Lacks backstrip; binding worn. Sold w.a.f.
= Willems 412; Rahir 399.
- Frontcover vol. 2 trifle spotted. A fine set.
- Frontisp. sl. frayed and w. owner's entry and stamp. Several superficial cuts in frontcover; lacks a few sm. pieces of vellum.
= Schweiger p.106.
- Fine copy. = Geerebaert CIII, no.7. First Dutch translation of the Orationes. Rare.
AND 3 others in 6 vols., i.a. OVIDIUS, Metamorphoseon. Métamorphoses. Ed. M. Desaintange (Paris, 1808, 4 vols., contemp. unif. speckled calf w. gilt decoration around sides and gilt spine w. 2 red mor. letterpieces. One vol. lacks backstrip; corners and spine-ends rubbed/ sl. worn).
- Sl. waterstained throughout; partly sl. wormholed.
= Willems 1350; Rahir 1400; Schweiger p.283f; Dibdin I, p.471.
- Lacks free endpapers; partly waterstained; occas. sl. dogeared/ foxed. Lacks ties; covers w. sm. holes/ stains.
= Willems 293 note; Rahir 260. The first (Elzevier) edition was published in 1626.
Seneca, L.A. a.o. Tragoediae. Amst., J. Janssonius, 1664, corr. ed., 288p., engr. title, contemp. vellum, 12mo.
- Pastedowns detached; hinges weak; occas. sl. (water)stained/ foxed. Dam. spot at lower joint/ edge of backcover; corners sl. rubbed.
= Rare ed. of all the 10 tragedies by/ attributed to Seneca: Hercules furens, Thyestes, Thebais (= Phoenissae), Hippolytus (= Phaedra), Oedipus, Troas, Agamemnon, Medea, Hercules Oetaeus and Octavia. Schweiger p.940.
- Lacks printed title; sl. waterstained in upper corners at beginning and end; later endpapers. Lower hinge split.
= Willems 1324; Rahir 1368.
= Willems 1025; Rahir 1025.
Sulpitius Severus. Historia Sacra. Leyden, Ex Officinâ Elsevirianâ (= B. and A. Elzevier), 1643, 212p., woodcut printer's mark, 19th cent. full red mor. w. richly gilt vegetal ornamental border, richly gilt spine, signed by SIMIER at foot of spine, sm. 8vo.
= Willems 561; Rahir 553. Reprint of the edition 1635.
AND 1 other: M.J. JUSTINUS, In historias Trogi Pompeji epitomarum editio novissima (Utr., 1668, contemp. overlapping vellum).
- Upper joint splitting at top; portion of backstrip loosening; covers sl. scratched and chafed.
= Schweiger p.322. Nice plates, i.a. showing Babylon and the hanging gardens.
- Bookplate on upper pastedown; trifle yellowed. Good copy.
= Schweiger I, p.106; Hoffman II, p.13.
- Partly sl. (water)stained/ wormholed (in blank margin). Vellum trifle stained. = Graesse II, p.495.
- Bookblock sl. shaken; pastedowns loose. Vellum. sl. stained. = Graesse II, p.495.
- Sm. hole in backstrip.
- Bookplate on upper pastedown; lacks first free endpaper. Binding sl. worn.
= Rare Trnava (in present day Slovakia) edition.
- (Sl.) browned/ stained at beginning and end; 1 leaf w. sticker. Bindings (sl.) worn along extremities; vol. 2 frontcover and headband loose(ning); spine cracking.
= From the library of Spencer Perceval (1762-1812), Prime Minister of the United Kingdom (his bookplate on pastedowns). Brunet III, p.569; Graesse III, p.480; Dibdin II, p.132: "the correctness of the Greek text, the judgment displayed in the annotations, the utility of the indexes, and the consummate knowledge which is evinced of the history and antiquities of the times, render this work deserving of every thing said in commendation of it by Fabricius, Harwood, Harles, and Oberthür."
- Occas. sl. foxed/ stained; pastedowns w. tears on turn-ins.
= Rare first ed. of this historical study of Greek and Latin pagan and Christian inscriptions by the English preacher William Fleetwood (1656-1723), known for constructing a price index in his Chronicon Preciosum (1707). Graesse II, p.594.
ADDED: D. CALDERWOOD, Altare Damascenum, seu Ecclesiae Anglicanae politia, Ecclesiae Scoticanae obtrusa (Leyden, 1708, impr. ed., woodcut printer's mark, contemp. blindst. double panelled vellum w. central floral ornament, 4to).