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Quinti Curtii Rufi de Rebus Gestis Alexandri Magni Libri
1 Quinti Curtii Rufi de Rebus Gestis Alexandri Magni Libri
London, England Jacobi Tonson & Johannis Watts 1716 First Edition Thus Full-Leather Very Good Plus Association Copy 12mo - over 6¾" - 7¾" tall 
This publicaton is entirely in Latin, not in English. Edited by Michael Maittaire. Later full morocco binding of a bay color tending towards burgundy, and with hubbed spine in six panels. Boards with gilt rules, small diaper-design borders in blind and with large diaper design in blind to the centers. Spine states, in fairly crisp gilt-stamped letters, "Auctores Classici Latini, Tom. XI, Curtius, Londini, M.DCC.XVI., Maittaire." Generally unbumped spine head and tail and with slightly bumped corners, The leather binding is exceptionally clean and free of scratches. The spine is lightly and evenly sunned. The text block is firmly bound in. 7.25 x 4.5 inches. With brown paper pastedowns and FEPs. T.E.G. and with fabulous gauffred edges in a diaper design. Frontispiece copper engraving of an idealized Alexander and his horse. With [2], frontispiece, title page in red and black, and other preliminary material on unnumbered pages, 272 numbered pages, index of 8 unnumbered pages and [2]. Included are: a statement of royal license from Queen Anne, dated, 4 April 1713, to Michael Mattaire for the sole printing and publishing of the complete collection of all the Greek and Latin authors in twelves; a four-page Dedicatio dated December 1715; a Brevis Notitia; a Variantes Lectiones ex Veronensi Codice anno 1491. Main text consists of Liber Tertius through Liber Decimus, with head- and tail-pieces and with illustrated capitals. Very light intermittent foxing; astonishingly clean overall. Front pastedown with the stunning early 20th century bookplate of Julius Berzunza, the noted collector of books on Alexander the Great. Rear pastedown with the handsome heraldic early 19th century bookplate of William Markham, Esquire, Becca Lodge, Yorkshire. Else a very clean copy. A Very Good Plus copy. An altogether charming and handsome volume and a pleasure to hold in hand. "Michael Maittaire [1668-1747] was a French-born classical scholar and bibliographer in England, and a tutor to Lord Philip Stanhope." He was well-regarded for editing Curtius Rufus. 
Price: 2500.00 USD
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Smithsonian Institution War Background Studies, Nos. 1-12
2 Smithsonian Institution War Background Studies, Nos. 1-12
Washington, D.C., U.S.A. Smithsonian Institution 1942 First Edition Thus Buckram Very Good No Jacket 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall 
A publication of the series, Smithsonian Institution War Background Studies. Published sequentially between 1942 and 1943. Printed and presumed bound in Baltimore, MD. Present are the first twelve issues of that series. #1. Bishop, Carl Whiting. Origin of the Far Eastern Civilizations. #2. Swanton, John R. The Evolution of Nations. #3. Hrdlicka, Ales. The Peoples of the Soviet Union. #4. Krieger, Herbert W. Peoples of the Philippines. #5. Friedman, Herbert. The Natural History Background of Camouflage. #6. Weckler, J. E., Jr. Polynesians Explorers of the Pacific. #7. Embree, John F. The Japanese. #8. Deignan, H. G. Siam--Land of Free Men. #9. Stirling, A. W. The Native Peoples of New Guinea. #10. Cochran, Doris M. Poisonous Reptiles of the World: A Wartime Handbook. #11. Roberts, Frank H. H., Jr. Egypt and the Suez Canal. #12. Swanton, John R. Are Wars Inevitable? Light gray buckram binding, with gilt-stamped lettering to the spine. Unbumped spine head and tail, with generally unbumped corners. Lightly soiled binding. Text block firmly bound in. 9 x 6 inches. With monochrome photoplates here and there. Also with a pristine pull-out map illustrating the various languages of the Philippines. A very clean copy, and very tight. A Very Good copy. 
Price: 40.00 USD
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Antike Helme. Sammlung Lipperheide. Monographien, Band 14., Bottini, Angelo; Egg, Markus; Pflug, Hermann
3 Bottini, Angelo; Egg, Markus; Pflug, Hermann Antike Helme. Sammlung Lipperheide. Monographien, Band 14.
Mainz am Rhein, Germany Römisch-Germanische Zentralmuseum 1988 3884670190 / 9783884670194 First German Edition Buckram Near Fine Near Fine 4to - over 9¾" - 12" tall 
Dies ist nicht eine zweisprachige Ausgabe. Text in Deutsch, nicht in Englisch. Erste Ausgabe. This is not a bilingual edition. Text in German only, not in English. Presumed first printing of the first edition. Printed and bound in Germany. Rust-red linen-like buckram binding, with crisp black-stamped lettering to the front board and to the spine. Unbumped spine head and tail, and with sharp corners. 11.75 x 8.25 inches. IX and 550 numbered pages, with hundreds of B&W archival photos, maps, and drawings, and few a few full-page, full-color plates. All book pages are of glossy, heavy coated stock. Pristine fold-out B&W charts between pages 174-175 and 350-351. Very faint imprint from paper clip at top of half title page. Faintest age-toning at outer edges of the pages, virtually undectable. Else an immensely clean copy, and quite tight. Almost certainly unread. Lovely full-pictorial dust jacket, unclipped. DJ protected by a clear Mylar over-wrapper. A Near Fine copy in a Near Fine DJ. Contents of the book believed based on the collections of the Römisch-Germanische Zentralmuseum in Mainz and the Antikenmuseums in Berlin. A highly significant reference book for the library of the dedicated collector of antique military helmets. 
Price: 450.00 USD
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A History of Ancient Persia, from its Earliest Beginnings to the Death of Alexander the Great, Rogers, Robert William
4 Rogers, Robert William A History of Ancient Persia, from its Earliest Beginnings to the Death of Alexander the Great
New York, New York, U.S.A. Charles Scribner's Sons 1929 First American Edition Decorative Cloth Near Fine No Jacket 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall 
Preface dated September 10, 1928. Printed and presumed bound at the Scribner Press. 9.25 x 6.5 inches. Rust-orange buckram binding, with gorgeous and elaborate design in gilt and aquamarine to the front board and to the spine, and also with crisp rust-orange lettering to the front board and to the spine. Very gently bumped spine head and tail, with sharp corners. Heavy-duty boards, exceptionally clean. Hinges strong; text block firmly bound in. Top edge gilt. Handsome colored map pastedowns and opposite FEPs depicting Ancient Persia. With color frontispiece with intact tissue guard, xv and 393 numbered pages, 63 illustrations, and five text cuts and maps. Slight age toning/spotting to the tissue guard and to the opposite frontispiece in the margins, quite minor. Else we can find no foxing, tears, writing or other evident demerits. An exceptionally clean and rather tight copy. Very gently read, if read at all. No remainder marks. Overall a handsome book, impressive for its age. No dust jacket is present. A Near Fine copy. Roberts was a professor of Hebrew and Old Testament Exegesis at Drew University and a professor of Ancient Oriental Literature at Princeton University. 
Price: 100.00 USD
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