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1029

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ARNHEM -- ARRIANUS. Expeditionis Alexandri ll. VII et Historia Indica. Ex B. Vulcanii interpret. lat. Opera J. Gronovii. Leiden, P. v.d. Aa, 1704. (10), 376, (6) pp. W. engr. portr. of Gronovius. Fol. Cont. vellum w. gilt coat of arms of Arnhem on both sides. (Ties fail, but in very fine condition).
estimate EUR 150
result EUR 260
Dibdin I, 329: "An excellent edition; & preferable to all that preceded it"; Pökel, 101-102; Eckstein, 211; Spoelder, Arnh. 1.


1030

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DELFT -- AURELIUS VICTOR. Historiae Romanae breviarium (&) De vita et moribus imperatorum Romanorum excerpta (). Ill. () A. Schotti, D. Machanei, (etc.), comm. integris. Contextum rec., (etc.), S. Pitiscus. Utrecht, F. Holman & G. v.d. Water, 1696. 2 in 1 vol. (42), 434, (74), 168, (27) pp. W. engr. front., ti. engr., 1 full-p. engr. & num. small engr. coins, portrs., etc. in the text. Cont. marbled cf. w. gilt coat of arms of Delft on both sides. (Rebacked, prize and ties fail, corners bumped/dam., a bit browned/foxed).
estimate EUR 200
result EUR 180
First appearance of this celebrated variorum edition. The frontispiece is probably made by R. de Hooghe or by his disciple Schoonebeek. Dibdin I, 342-3: "This is not only a rare book and elegantly printed, but it ranks among the best edited of the Variorum Classics in 8vo."; Schweiger II, 1136; Spoelder, 530 (Delft 5).


1031

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's-GRAVENHAGE -- CATO. Disticha, de moribus ad filium. Cum not. integris Scaligeri, (etc.). Quibus acced. Boxhornii dissert., et H. Cannegieteri rescripta Boxhornio de Catone. Rec., suasque adnot. addidit O. Arntzenius. Ed. 2a auct. & emend. Amst., Schouten, 1754. lxxvi, 578, (36) pp. W. engr. front. Cont. cf. w. raised bands, dec. gilt back, gilt coat of arms of The Hague on both sides, surrounded by richly gilt dec. border, black label & all edges gilt. (Bottom of spine slightly dam., upper joint split at the top, else a very fine copy).
estimate EUR 150
Spoelder, 579 ('s-Grav. 4); Schweiger II, 70.


1032

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's-GRAVENHAGE -- WYTTENBACH, D. Epistolarum selectarum fasciculi tres, ed. a G.L. Mahne. Ghent, M.A. Mahne, 1830. 3 in 1 vol. (2), vi, 139 pp., blank leaf, (2), 119; (2), 112, (2) pp. Cont. vellum w. gilt coat of arms of The Hague on both sides, surrounded by a gilt border. (Prize lacks, slightly browned).
estimate EUR 70
result EUR 100
Contains less than half (vix dimidiam partem) of the letters Wyttenbach (1746-1820) wrote to scholars abroad. - Spoelder, 580 ('s-Grav. 5).


1033

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LEEUWARDEN -- EURIPIDES. Tragoedia Hippolytus, quam, Latino carmine conversam a G. Ratallero, adnot. instruxit L.C. Valckenaer. - Bound with: L.C. VALCKENAER. Diatribe in Euripidis perditorum dramatum reliquias. - Leyden, J. Luzac & J. Le Mair, 1767-68. 2 in 1 vol. (28), 322, (18); (8), 311, (1) pp. W. 1 engr. headpiece. 4º. Cont. cf. w. dec. gilt back, gilt coat of arms of Leeuwarden on both sides, & orange label. (Spine ends dam., upper joint split & spine loosening, corners bumped, ties & prize fail, slightly browned/foxed).
estimate EUR 100
Dibdin I, 548-9: " It placed him almost at the head of the best commentators of Euripides at the time living. It is a perfect specimen of careful research, acute emendation, and copious illustration". - Hoffmann II, 78; Schweiger I, 118; Spoelder, 621 (Leeuw., 30).


1034

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MIDDELBURG -- PETAVIUS, D. Rationarium temporum, in partes duas, libros tredecim tributum. Amst./Lpz., Arkstee & Merken, 1745. 3 parts in 1 vol. (32), 795, (1); 312 ,(8); 259, (3) pp. W, engr. title, front.-portr., 7 (fold.) plates w. portrs. Cont. vellum w. richly dec. gilt back, gilt coat of arms of Middelburg on both sides, surrounded by gilt floral borders. (Prize and ties fail, else a fine copy).
estimate EUR 120
result EUR 90
Petavius' very popular chronological handbook, presenting in concise form the results of his De ratione temporum of 1627. - De Backer-Sommervogel VI, 600; Spoelder, 644 (Middelb. 5).

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