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Madrid: En la oficina de davila, 1816. Hardcover. Letters by the Roman statesman and philosopher, Cicero - translated here into Spanish. Full brown leather boards with red and gilt title label to spine. Bowing to boards and minor wear to edges. Previous owner embossed stamp to title page and inscription in pen to verso of title page. Occasional spots of foxing, a few water marks, and occasional smudge marks, but clean and bright overall. Marbled endpapers. Creasing and short closed tear to rear endpaper. Text in Spanish. 251 pages plus index. SPA/013119. Very Good.
Paris: 1781. Hardcover. RARE. Very good in full leather with raised bands and gilt tooled panels on spine. Gilt tooling on inner and outer edges of boards. Pages edged in gilt; somewhat faded. Leather on spine is cracked and chipped in places, but gilt is still bright. Bumped corners. Minor bookworm damage to boards in several places. Rubbing/minor staining to boards. Marble endpapers which are faded/rubbed. Laid paper interior is very clean with several spots of foxing and some fading to endpages only. Very light soiling to title page and half-title. Green ribbon bookmark is sewn into binding. Translated from the Greek by Giacomelli. Classical Literature. CLA2/2250. Very Good.
Ann Arbor: University of Michigan Press, 1991. Hardcover. Near fine in grey cloth boards with gilt title to spine and front cover. Small spot of soiling to front cover. Previous owner inscription in pen to first page. In blue dust jacket with white title to spine and front panels. 208 pages. CLA/011817. Near Fine / Fine.
Philadelphia: Claxton, Remsen, & Haffelfinger, circa 1890. Hardcover. Bound in later full tan leather boards with gilt title "Josephus" to spine. Text printed in two columns. Light foxing throughout the interior with heavier foxing on the first few pages. Even toning to pages; although, text remains bright. Frontispiece illustration. Full marbled edges. 684 pages. CLA/062416. Good +.
London: J. Tonson, 1722. Hardcover. Second edition of this two volume translation of Pharsalia. "De Bello Civili , more commonly referred to as the Pharsalia, is a Roman epic poem written by the poet Lucan, detailing the civil war between Julius Caesar and the forces of the Roman Senate led by Pompey the Great. The poem's title is a reference to the Battle of Pharsalus, which occurred in 48 BC, near Pharsalus, Thessaly, in northern Greece. Caesar decisively defeated Pompey in this battle, which occupies all of the epic's seventh book" [Wikipedia]. Bound in contemporary brown leather with relief rulings and designs to covers and gilt titling to red spine labels. Rebacked with original spines, rubbing, bumping, and general wear but still nice. Volumes have dampstaining to pastedowns and free endpapers and aging to text pages. Volume I has frontispiece engraving and fold out map of imperial Rome. Map has two inch closed tear starting from left margin. Ownership signature on title pages. Very good minus with defects. Measures 4 x 6.5 inches. Volume I: 287 pages; Volume II: 310 pages + 2 page publisher's book list. ITAL/032621. Very Good -.