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NEPOS. Cornelii Nepotis Vitae excellentium Imperatorum, observationibus & notis commentatorum omnium, quotquot hactenus innotuere, illustratae. Accesserunt huic editioni praecipuorum Graeciae Imperatorum icones aeri incisae; ut & index rerum & verborum auctior & emendatior. Amsterdam (Amstelodami), Prostant apud Wetstenios, 1707. 8vo. (XXXII, including frontispiece),439,(40 index),(1 blank) p. Modern half calf. 19 cm (Ref: STCN ppn 186438281; Schweiger 2,299; Dibdin 2,245; Moss 2,319/20; Fabricius/Ernesti I,105: 'quae locupletissima est editio'; cf. Graesse 2,270, ed. Keuchenius) (Details: The engraved frontispiece is dated 1704, and is executed by J. Visscher, depicting Clio with a pen in her hand, she receives advice from Kronos, who holds his scythe, Fama blows her trumpet. Small engraved illustrations on 12 p.) (Condition: Name on the blank margin of the frontispiece. Oval stamp on the title. Paper slightly ...

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NEPOS. Cornelius Nepos, perperam vulgo Aemilius Probus dictus, De vita excellentium Imperatorum. Diesen giebt nach Art seines Plinii und Horatii mit auserlesenen philologischen, moralischen u. historischen Anmerckungen, auf eine ganz neue nützliche und leichte Weise, nebst einer Vorrede und dienlichen Registern heraus M. Caspar Gottschling, Siles., Neustadt-Brandenb. Rect. und Bibliothec. Brandenburg, Zu finden bey Johann Ernst Wohlfelden, Buchhändlern. Gedruckt bey Christian Hallen, Kön. Preuss. privil. Buchh, 1729. 8vo. (XLVIII, including frontispiece),624 p. Vellum 17.5 cm (Ref: Not in Schweiger, Brunet, Ebert, Graesse; not yet in VD18) (Details: Nice copy. 5 thongs laced through both joints. Short title in ink on the frontcover. Frontispiece by Daniel Fincke, depicting the historian Nepos at work, while Mars and Athena keep guard. Title in red and black. Latin text on the upper half, and German commentary on the lower half of the page. ...

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NEPOS. Cornelii Nepotis Vitae excellentium imperatorum, cum integris notis Jani Gebhardi, Henr. Ernestii & Jo. Andreae Bosii. Et selectis Andreae Schotti, Dionysii Lambini, Gilberti Longolii, Hieronymi Magii, Jo. Savaronis, aliorumque Doctorum; necnon Excerptis P. Danielis. Hisce accedit locupletissimus omnium vocabulorum index, studio & opera Jo. Andr. Bosii confectus, curante Augustino Van Staveren, qui & suas notas addidit. Leiden (Lugduni Batavorum), Apud Samuelem Luchtmans, 1734. (XVI including frontispiece),765,(187) p. Vellum. 21 cm 'Prize copy, with the prize' (Ref: STCN ppn 189887893; Schweiger 2,300/1; Dibdin 2,246; Moss 2,320; Ernesti/Fabricius I,107: 'Optima hodie et nitidissima est'; Graesse 2,271; Brunet 2,289; Spoelder p. 570, Gouda 4) (Details: 6 thongs laced through both joints. Back ruled gilt. Boards with double fillet gilt borders, and the gilt coat of arms of Gouda. Frontispiece, executed by J. ...

€ 290,00
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NEPOS. Cornelii Nepotis Vitae excellentium imperatorum, cum integris notis Jani Gebhardi, Henr. Ernestii & Jo. Andreae Bosii. Et selectis Andreae Schotti, Dionysii Lambini, Gilberti Longolii, Hieronymi Magii, Jo. Savaronis, aliorumque Doctorum; necnon Excerptis P. Danielis. Hisce accedit locupletissimus omnium vocabulorum index, studio & opera Jo. Andr. Bosii confectus, curante Augustino Van Staveren, qui & suas notas addidit. Leiden (Lugduni Batavorum), Apud Samuelem Luchtmans, 1734. (XVI including frontispiece),765,(187) p. Half calf 21.5 cm (Ref: STCN ppn 189887893; Schweiger 2,300/1; Dibdin 2,246; Moss 2,320; Ernesti/Fabricius I,107: 'Optima hodie et nitidissima est'; Graesse 2,271; Brunet 2,289) (Details: Back gilt and with 5 raised bands. Black morocco shield in the second compartment. Boards marbled. Margins preserved uncut. Frontispiece, executed by J. Visscher, depicting Clio with a pen in her hand, receiving advice from ...

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NEPOS.
NEPOS.

NEPOS. Cornelius Nepos. De Excellentibus Viris, notis perpetuis ex Longolio, Lambino, Schotto, Boeclero, Buchnero, Bosio, Cellario, aliisque, ad modum Johannis Minellii illustratus. Adjecta sunt ejusdem Fragmenta collecta ab Schotto, et index selectissimus. Editio altera. Amsterdam (Amstelaedami), Apud Joannem Haffman, 1746. 8vo. (XVI),411,(36 index),(1 blank) p. Vellum 16 cm (Ref: Not in Schweiger) (Details: Five thongs laced through both joints. Title in red & black. Engraved printer's device on the title, depicting Hermes and Athena, between them the fountain struck by Pegasus, it's motto: 'Ex hoc fonte licet cuique levare sitim') (Condition: Vellum soiled. 'Nepos' in curly ink letters on both boards. Some old ink annotations in the margins) (Note: This is a school edition with notes of the only surviving complete work of the Roman historian Cornelius Nepos, ca. 100-24 B.C., De excellentibus ducibus ...

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NEPOS. Cornelii Nepotis Vitae excellentium Imperatorum, cum notis selelectis Boecleri, Bosii, Buchneri, Ernestii, Gebhardi, Heidmanni, Lambini, Loccenii, Longolii, Magii, Ravii, Savaronis, Schefferi, Schotti, nec non excerptis P. Danielis. Hisce accedit locupletissimus omnium vocabulorum, index, studio & opera J.A. Bosii. Suas notas addidit Augustinus van Staveren. Editio altera, longe auctior. Leiden (Lugduni Batavorum), Apud Sam. et Joan. Luchtmans, 1773. 8vo. (XXXII, including frontispiece),832,(176, index) p.; text-illustrations on 11 p. Vellum 22 cm (Ref: STCN ppn 238342476; Schweiger 2,302: 'vielfach verbesserte und bereicherte Ausgabe'; Dibdin 2,246: 'a very elaborate edition', 'It is in great repute'; Moss 2,320; cf. Ernesti/Fabricius I,107; Ebert 5273; Brunet 2,289; Spoelder p. 490, Amsterdam 9) (Details: Prize copy, including the printed prize. Back gilt. 6 thongs laced through both joints. Boards with gilt borders, ...

€ 200,00
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NEPOS.
NEPOS.
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NEPOS. Cornelii Nepotis vitae excellentium imperatorum, quorumdam iconibus ornatae, et nonnullis animadversionibus partim criticis, partim historicis inlustratae ab Augustino van Staveren. Editio altera. Leiden (Lugduni Batavorum), Apud S. et J. Luchtmans, 1793. 12mo. (XIV including frontispiece),434, (72) p.; 7 small engraved portraits in the text. Later half calf 12.5 cm (Ref: cf. Schweiger 2,302; cf Brunet 2,289) (Details: Back ruled blind and gilt. Marbled endpapers. Frontispiece, depicting Clio with a pen in her hand, she receives advice from Kronos, who holds a scythe, a winged Fama blows her trumpet. Seven small engraved portraits in the text) (Condition: Binding scuffed. Some pencil notes. Lower margin of the title cut short, with loss of part of the impressum) (Note: This is an edition with commentary of the only surviving complete work of the Roman historian Cornelius Nepos, ca. 100-24 B.C., 'De excellentibus ducibus ...

€ 750,00
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NICETAS CHONIATES. Della Historia di Niceta Coniate delle cose dell'Imperio di Costantinopoli libri VII. Ne' quali si contengono i fatti degl'Imperatori Greci, cominciando da Alessio Comneno doue lascia il Zonara, fin 'all'anno 1457 nel qual su presa quella Città da Mahomet Secondo. Con le postille a suoi luoghi dinotanti le cose di maggiore importanza. Et con molte altre cose utili & necessarie a Lettori. Venice (In Venetia), (Colophon at the end: Appresso Francesco Sansovino, 1562) 4to. 4 unnumbered leaves, 111 leaves. Vellum. 20.5 cm (Ref: Edit17 CNCE 31070; Hoffmann 2,634) (Details: 2 vellum thongs laced through the joints at the head & tail of the spine. Short title in ink on the back. Woodcut printer's mark on the title, depicting man who lies on his back, and looks at the washing moon high in the sky. The text is printed in italics. Woodcut headpiece at the beginning of the dedication, preface ...

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NOVO EPITOME DA GRAMMATICA GREGA DE PORTO REAL,
NOVO EPITOME DA GRAMMATICA GREGA DE PORTO REAL,
NOVO EPITOME DA GRAMMATICA GREGA DE PORTO REAL,
NOVO EPITOME DA GRAMMATICA GREGA DE PORTO REAL,

NOVO EPITOME DA GRAMMATICA GREGA DE PORTO-REAL, composto na lingoa portugueza, para uzo das novas escolas de Portugal e dedicado ao illustrissimo e reverendissimo senhor Pedro da Costa de Almeida Salema (...). Paris, Na Officina de Franc. Ambr. Didot, 1760. XVI,382,(2 blank) p. Calf 17.5 cm (Details: Back gilt with floral elements, boards with triple fillet gilt borders and gilt corner pieces, the edges of the bookblock also gilt. Endpaper marbled) (Condition: Some faint wear to the binding. Bookplate on the front pastedown. Front pastedown slightly damaged by the removal of an older bookplate. Library stamp on the front flyleaf) (Note: Port-Royal was a cistercian monastery for women, in Magny-les-Hameaux, south-west of Paris. Several schools were founded there at the beginning of the 17th century, the so-called 'Petites-Écoles de Port-Royal'. The 'Little-Schools' were famous for the exceptional quality of the education that was ...

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OCELLUS. Betrachtungen des Ocellus von Lukanien über die Welt. Aus dem Griechischen in das Französische übersetzt und mit verschiedenen Abhandlungen über die wichtigsten Punkte der Hauptwissenschaft der Naturlehre und der Sittenlehre der Alten, die man als den zweyten Theil der Weltweisheit der gesunden Vernunft ansehen kann, begeleitet von dem Herrn Marquis d'Argens, Seiner königlichen Majestät in Preussen Kammerherrn, Mitglied der königlichen Akademie der Wissenschaften und Direktor der philologischen Klasse. Aus dem Französischen des Herrn Marquis in das Deutsche übersetzt. Breslau, Verlegts George Gottlieb Horn, 1763. 8vo. 50,462 p. Restored half vellum 17 cm (Ref: Hoffmann 3,2; Ebert 14990; cf. Brunet 4,151 for the French edition of 1762; not yet in VD18) (Details: The binding is not original, but originating from an other book of approximately the same size. The vellum on the boards seems old, but the leather on the back is recent. The pastedowns are new ...

€ 490,00
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OMEISIUS,M.D.
OMEISIUS,M.D.
OMEISIUS,M.D.

OMEISIUS,M.D. Magni Danielis Omeisii, Comitis Pal. Caes. & Professoris Altdorfini Compendium Ethicum, methodo synthetica Aretologiam & Eudaemonologiam, perspicuis praeceptis & exemplis proponens inque usum florentissimi Gymnasii Norimberg. concinnatum. Accedit prolusio oratoria de Insula Fortunata, ab Arethophilo quaesita & inventa. Nec non epitome jurisprudentiae naturalis in gratiam auditorum academicorum adjecta. Nuremberg (Norimbergae), Apud W.M. Endteri, Filiam Mayeriam, Typis Bielingii Jun., 1737 12mo. (XXII),372 p. Modern half calf. 13.5 cm (Ref: Not yet in VD18) (Details: Nice binding antique style, bound by 'Strure Fransson Bokbindare', probably ca. 1900. Back ruled gilt, with gilt daisylike ornaments in the compartments. Black shield with gilt short title. Boards marbled. Excellent paper for a 18th century German book) (Condition: Some slight wear to the binding) (Note: Magnus Daniel Omeis ...

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OPUSCULA MYTHOLOGICA, PHYSICA ET ETHICA. Graece et latine. (Edita per Thomas Gale). Amsterdam (Amstelaedami), Apud Henricum Wetstenium, 1688. 8vo. (XXIV including frontispiece),752,(8 index) p. Calf 21 cm. 'Prize copy' (Ref: STCN 842221603; Willems p. XCIII, Rahir 2861; Hoffmann 3,367 & 3,2 & 3,36 & 3,95 & 3,331 & 3,345 et alibi; Brunet 4,198: 'bonne édition'; Graesse 5,31; Ebert 8053; this kind of prize not in Spoelder, Haarlem) (Details: Prize copy, including the printed prize. Texts printed in 2 columns, Greek text with opposing Latin translation. Back ruled gilt, red shield in 'second compartment'. Boards with gilt floral borders. The frontispiece by G. de Lairesse depicts a seated woman, who is writing in a book; she might be Erato, the Muse of epic poetry, but also of philosophy. Behind her stands a half naked woman holding a palm leaf; a small radiant new moon rises just above ...

€ 425,00
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OROSIUS.
OROSIUS.
OROSIUS.
OROSIUS.
OROSIUS.

OROSIUS. Pauli Orosii presbyteri Hispani Adversus paganos historiarum libri septem, ut et Apologeticus contra Pelagium de arbitrii libertate. Ad fidem MSS. et praesertim cod. Longob. antiquiss., Bibliothecae Florentinae Mediceae S. Laurentii, adjectis integris notis Franc. Fabricii Marcodurani et Lud. Lautii, recensuit suisque animadversionibus nummisque antiquis plurimis illustravit Sigebertus Havercampus. Leiden (Lugdini Batavorum), Apud Gerardum Potvliet, 1738. 4to. (XXXVIII),634,(30 index) p. Calf 25.5 cm (Ref: STCN ppn 238889998; Schweiger 2,622: 'Neue Recens. der Geschichtsbücher nach 11 Hdschr. u. älteren Ausgg.'; Schoenemann p. 502/3: 'quae ad Historiae illustrationem spectant docte ubique apposita sunt, ut nihil ex hac parte desiderari possit'; Brunet 4,237: 'Édition la meilleure que l'on ait de cet auteur, elle est peu commune et très recherchée'; Ebert 12256; Graesse 5,52) ...

€ 250,00
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OVIDIUS.
OVIDIUS.
OVIDIUS.

OVIDIUS. Heroidum epistolae Pub. Ovidii Nasonis, et Auli Sabini responsiones, cum Guidonis Murillonii argumentis, ac scholiis. His accesserunt Io. Baptistae Egnatii observationes. Venice (Venetiis), Ex Officina Prodocta, Superiorum permissu, 1688. 8vo. 184 p. Vellum 15 cm (Ref: Not in Schweiger, Brunet, Graesse & Ebert) (Details: Each of the letters is preceded by an 'argumentum', indicating the subject matter of the poem, and has notes in the margins. 23 pages are filled with the Observationes of Egnatius Venetus, 1473?-1553. At the end we find the curse poem Ibis of Ovid) (Condition: Binding age-toned and with a small illegible and faded inscription on the upper board. Small piece of the vellum at the right upper corner of the frontcover has gone. Name on the front flyleaf and the title. Title slightly thumbed. Tiny pinpoint and almost invisible wormhole very near the edge of the lower margin. Paper ...

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OVIDIUS. Alle de werken van Publ. Ovidius Naso. Het derde deel: bestaande in Klaag-brieven, Brieven uit Pontus, Almanak, Vloek tegen Ibis, Nooteboom, Troost-dicht aan Livia, 't Blanketsel. In de Nederlandse taale overgebracht door Abraham Valentyn. Met verklaaringen, en uitleggingen verrijkt door Lud. Smids M.D. Amsterdam (t'Amsteldam), By Pieter Mortier, Boekverkooper, 1701. 4to. (VIII),334,(40 index) p., frontispiece; 26 engraved plates. Vellum. 29 cm (Ref: STCN ppn 843242159; Schweiger 2,685; Geerebaert 122,26,b; OiN 273) (Details: Large paper copy. Third volume of 3 only. Back with seven raised bands. Boards blind stamped. The frontispiece, made by J. Goeree and J. van Vianen, depicts Ovid in despair being sent into exile by the emperor Augustus. Engraved plates of gods & goddesses and the like in the translation of the Fasti.) (Condition: Vellum age-toned, soiled & spotted. Paper partly yellowing. ...

€ 150,00
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OVIDIUS.
OVIDIUS.
OVIDIUS.
OVIDIUS.

OVIDIUS. P. Ovidii Nasonis Opera omnia, in tres tomos divisa, cum integris notis Nicolai Heinsii D.F. lectissimisque Variorum notis. Quibus non pauca, ad suos quaeque antiquitatis fontes diligenti comparatione reducta, accesserunt, studio Borchardi Cnippingii. Amsterdam (Amstelodami), Prostant apud Waesbergios, Boom, & Goethals, 1702. 8vo. 3 volumes: (XVI),832,(16); 805,(10),(1 blank); 810,(6) p., 15 plates, 1 portrait, 1 frontispiece & 2 engraved titles. Vellum 19 cm (Ref: STCN ppn 320300935, ppn 320301095 & ppn 320301176; Schweiger 2,631; Dibdin 2,267/68; Moss 2,343; Brunet 4,272; Graesse 5,70; Ebert 15368) (Details: Volume 1: an engraved portrait of Ovid and a frontispiece, depicting the Judgment of Paris. Title with woodcut printer's mark, depicting a celestial sphere flanked by Hercules and Father Time. Volume 2 & 3 have engraved titles, depicting the abduction of Europa by Zeus (2), and a Roman emperor on horseback ...

€ 340,00
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OVIDIUS.
OVIDIUS.
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OVIDIUS. Publii Ovidii Nasonis Opera. Petrus Burmannus ad fidem veterum exemplarium castigavit. Ad 1: Amsterdam (Amstelaedami), Apud Rod. & Gerh. Wetstenios H. FF., 1713. Ad 2 & 3: Utrecht (Trajecti Batavorum, Apud Guilielmum vande Water, 1713) 12mo. 3 volumes: (LXII),302; 340,XVII,(1 blank);370 p., portrait and frontispiece. Vellum 13.5 cm (Ref: Schweiger 2,631: 'Heinsius Text liegt zum Grunde, ist aber nach Handschriften verbessert. Sehr correct'; Graesse 5,70; Ebert 15370; Brunet 4,273) (Details: Portrait of Ovid by the French engraver Bernard Picart: Ovid's medallion portrait is surrounded by laurel branches, beneath Ovid sits Amor on the globe. The frontispiece, also by Picart, depicts a bucolic scene: the poet sits at the border of a pond, flanked by the Muse Erato, who holds a laurel wreath above his head, and a crowned female figure, who has a long trumpet in her right hand. (Fama?) Above them hovers Amor who ...

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OVIDIUS. P. Ovidius Nasoos Feestdagen, in Hollandts dicht vertaalt door Arnold Hoogvliet. Delft en Rotterdam, By Adriaan en Jan Daniel Beman, 1719. 4to. (22 leaves);226,(1 errata) p. Vellum. 21 cm (Ref: STCN ppn 141532653; Geerebaert 122,36; OiN 276; Van der Aa 8/2 1175/9) (Details: Blind tooled back and boards. 6 thongs laced through the joints. A fine frontispiece engraved by J. Goeree, which depicts Ovid kneeling before a statue of Janus,and asking him for inspiration. The text facing the frontispiece explains this allegorical scene, and is the work of his Goeree's friend, the poet Tielman van Bracht. An allegorical vignette, also engraved by Goeree, on the title, it depicts 4 putti, amusing themselves; between them an incensory on a pedestal, on which a text that often accompanies incensory pictures: 'dum placeam peream', 'Provided I please, let me perish') (Condition: Vellum slightly soiled. Both pastedowns detached. Tiny ...

€ 260,00
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PALAEPHATUS. Palaephati De incredibilibus, graece sextum edidit ad fidem cod. MS. Mosquensis aliorumque et libri Aldini, denuo recensuit emendavit explicavit indicemque verborum graecorum copiosissimum adiecit Ioh. Frider. Fischerus. Accessere Prolusiones quatuor in Palaephati fabulas una cum orationibus duabus. Leipzig (Lipsiae), Sumtu Caspari Fritschii, 1789. 8vo. LXXIV,200,(173, indices)(1);115,(5 index) p. Half calf 21 cm (Ref: VD18 11355840; Brunet 4,312; Hoffmann 3,36, and also p. 38 for the 'Prolusiones' by J.F. Fischer; Schweiger 1,221; Graesse 5,103; Ebert 15647; this type of Leiden prize copy with only 'Diligentiae praemium' on the back is not mentioned in Spoelder) (Details: Prize copy of the Gymnasium Leiden, including the printed prize. Back gilt. Gilt text on the back: 'Diligentiae praemium'. Marbled boards and endpapers. Edges also marbled. Small paper label on the front pastedown'. Paper somewhat foxed) ...

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PALINGENIUS.
PALINGENIUS.
PALINGENIUS.
PALINGENIUS.

PALINGENIUS. Marcelli Palingenii Stellati Poetae Zodiacus vitae, id est de hominis vita, studio, ac moribus optime instituendis libri XII. Nunc demum ad exemplaria primaria sedulo castigati, centenis aliquot mendis expurgati, aliisque accessionibus aucti. Rotterdam (Rotterodami), Apud Joannem Hofhout, 1722. 8vo. XVI (including frontispiece),407;(47 index),(2 blank) p. Calf 15.5 cm (Details:.Back gilt and with 5 raised bands. The frontispiece, designed and executed by Jan Goeree, depicts an allegorical scene, which may refer to passages in the second and sixth book of the 'Zodiacus Vitae', called Taurus and Virgo. It shows a laureated woman, Poetry, who shakes hands with death, and at the same time clings with her left arm to a bust of the virtuous goddess of wisdom Athena. Her feet rest on a bag of gold and a scepter. Next to her stands a winged putto, scourge at hand, who reveals gold and other treasures of the church that lay hidden ...

€ 280,00
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