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F2707] Aeschylus. Aeschyli: .Septem Quae Supersunt Tragoediae. Recensuit Gilbertus Murray. Accedunt tetralogiarum ad has fabulas pertinentium fragmenta, elegiae, poetae vita, operum catalogus, Suidae et Marmoris Parii testimonia. Oxford, Clarendon press, 1937, TEXT IN GREEK. Introduction in Latin. Original blue cloth with gilt titles to spine, binding rather worn, front oputer hinge split, rear hinge partly split  £4.50

[F2694] Alt, A, O. Eissfeldt, . Kahle ; ed. R. Kittel (eds.) .. BIBLIA HEBRAICA STUTTGARTENSIA. quae antea cooperantibus A. Alt, O. Eissfeldt, P. Kahle ; ed. R. Kittel. Editio funditus renovata Adjuvantibus H. Bardtke ... [et al.] ; Cooperantibus H. P. Ruger et J. Ziegler ; Ediderunt K. Elliger et W. Rudolph. T extum Masoreticum Curavit H.P. Ruger ; Masoram elabororavit G. E. Weil. Stuttgart, Deutsche Bibelstiftung, 1977.. large 8vo.LV,1574pp., ** the definitive edition of the Hebrew Bible and widely regarded as a reliable edition of the Hebrew and Aramaic scriptures ,the most widely used original-language edition among scholars. BHS is a revision of the third edition of the Biblia Hebraica, edited by Paul Kahle, the first printed Bible based on the Leningrad Codex. The footnotes are completely revised. It originally appeared in installments, from 1968 to 1976, with the first one-volume edition in 1977. TOGETHER WITH: LISOWSKY, GERHARD - Konkordanz zum hebraischen alten Testament. Nach dem von Paul Kahle in der Biblia hebraica editit R. Kittel besorgten Masoretischen Text. Unter verantwortlicher Mitwirkung von Leonhard Rost. Stuttgart, 1958, 1652pp. , . 2 volumes, bound in matching publishers orange cloth with red lettering. Biblia Hebraica with tipexxed previous owner's signature on ffep, & both vols with some sunning to spines, otherwise both vols very good with clean texts (weight together is 4.8 KG , ask for postal quote, ABE postal estimate incorrect for despatch abroad)  £29.95

[F2711] AMMIANUS MARCELLINUS. Ammiani Marcellini Rerum Gestarum Libri Qui Supersunt.. Recensuit Notisque Selectis Instruxit V. GARDTHAUSEN . Volumen Prius & Volumen Alterum. ; [ Bibliotheca Scriptorum Graecorum Et Romanorum Teubneriana ] Leipzig, B. G. Teubner, 1874-1875., XXVI,339 380 [2]pp., Text in Latin; Apparatus in Latin. 2 volume set. This edition includes a dated list of Roman consuls for the years 353 through 380 AD. Linen spines with gilt titling, marbled paper covered boards, text yellowed  £45.00

[F2731] ARENDS, J.Fm.,. Die Einheit Der Polis. Eine Studie über Platons "Staat".. ISBN: 9004087850. Leiden, E.J. Brill ,1988. , XXIV,482pp., . Orig publisher's red card wrappers. Pages 278-356 with a few pencil markings to text, otherwise clean copy. Iiii [thesis university of Leiden with the "stellingen" loosely inserted ]  £15.00

[F2673] Badawii, Abdurrahhmaan (ed.). Averrois Paraphrase in Libros Rhetoricorum Aristotelis,. Recognovit et Adnotatione Critica aux it 'A. Badawi ( Islamica 24 ) Cahirae,[Cairo] 1960, 15;343pp., All in Arabic ** Averroes, 1126-1198; Badawi, Abd al-Rahman, 1917-2002. Hardback with copy of Latin title page pasted to front board, text rather yellowed  £12.50

[F2768] Barker, Margaret,. The Gate of Heaven: The History and Symbolism of the Temple in Jerusalem AND 2 OTHER TITLES. SPCK Publishing 1991,[9] 198pp., very good Paperback. Tiny signature in ink on f.e.p. offered here together with the author's other books: The great angel. A study of Israel's second God. Westminster John Knox Press, 1992,253pp., fine paperback. And On Earth as it is in Heaven. Temple symbolism in the New Testament 1995, 101pp., good paperback . PRICE STATED IS FOR ALL 3 TITLES  £9.95

[F2750] BRUNO, GIORDANO. Opere Italiane nuovamente ristampati con note di Giovanni Gentile.. 2 Volumes. I Dialoghi metafisici. [ II. Dialoghi morali].. Seconda edizione riveduta e accresciuta. Bari, Laterza, 1925-1927., XXIV,426,(2); XVI,546,2pp., half buckram with paper labels on spines. Bindings somewhat worn though still sturdy. Internally with a few old dead worm tracks around the gutter/hinges, page edges foxed, text darkened,  £35.00

[F2687] CARRA DE VAUX, BARON:. Les penseurs de l'islam. 5 Volumes.. Paris, Librairie Paul Geuthner, 1921, in-8vo, environ 2000 p some foxing and yellowing of text, small name stamp on half titles, tops/bottoms of spines of 3 volumes worn,front cover of volume 1 detached. ** Vol. 1: Les souverains. L'histoire et la philosophie politique (VII, 383 pp.). II: Les géographes. Les sciences mathématiques et naturelles (400 pp.). III: L'exégèse. La tradition et la jurisprudence (423 pp.). IV: La scolastique. La théologie et la mystioque. La musique (VIII, 384 pp.). V: Les sectes. Le libéralisme moderne (431 pp.). £45.00

[F2690] CHEYNE, T. K., & J. SUTHERLAND BLACK. Encyclopaedia Biblica: A Critical Dictionary of the Literary Political and Religious History the Archaeology Geography and Natural History of the Bible 4 Volumes. Adam & Charles Black 1899 - 1903, 4to., Original blindstamped cloth bindings with gilt titles , text printed in 2 columns per page Volume 1 (with remnants of labels on f.e.p. ) XXVIII,1144 columns, volume 2: [6] column 1145 - 2688; volume 3: XIV, column 2689-3988; volume 4: (with 8 cm long crack in front inner hinge at the top) XXXII, column 3989 - 5444 = about 2722 pages. .. Light wear to bindings, otherwise very good set. [ weight 12 KG) ABE's postal estimate not accepted. Ask for postal quote before ordering  £65.00

[F2685] Clifford Edmund Bosworth, Charles Issawi, Roger Savory and A.L. Udovitch (eds.). The Islamic World: From Classical to Modern Times (Essays in Honor of Bernard Lewis). ISBN: 0878500669. Darwin Press, 1989.XVI,915pp., fine hadback in fine d/j/ ** Bernard Lewis's work has covered all periods, and most countries, of the Islamic Middle East. This festschrift, written by some of his numerous colleagues, friends, and former students, includes some of the most distinguished orientalists, historians, and social scientists of our time and is a fitting tribute to Professor Lewis's scholarship. The contributions range, geographically, from On Chinese Rhubarb to The Jewish Courtier Class in Late Eighteenth-Century Morocco and, topically, from The Concept of Authority in Islamic Thought to A Forgotten Ottoman Romance and Safety in Numbers: Reflections on the Middle Eastern Balance of Power . Taken together, the fifty-two essays constitute a variegated collection of studies on a many-sided and important civilisation. The collections are assembled under three major headings: The Classical and Medieval Islamic World; Ottoman Studies and The Modern Middle East.  £6.00

[F2659] Diels, Hermannus (ed.). Doxographi Graeci. Collegit recensuit prolegomenis indicibusque instruxit Hermannus Diels Opus adademiae litterarum regiae Borussicae praemio ornatum.. Berlin, G. Reimer, 1879. X,854pp., the rare first edition. lge 8vo. Early 20th C half calf binding (with small Thornton's & Sons Booksellers label to front pastedown.) Internally Near Fine, leather corners bent, ¶ ** Herman Alexander Diels (1848-1922) published Doxographi Graeci in 1879. In many ways this work established the critical discipline of doxography - the editing, cataloguing, and analysing of extracts of extant classical texts that contain references to the ideas and arguments of lost authors and schools. In Doxographi Graeci Diels analyses passages from the extant work of authors such as Plutarch, Arius Didymus, Diogenes Laërtius, Ps-Plutarch, Hippolytus, Ps-Galen, Stobaeus, Theodoret and Eusebius and uses them to uncover information about the Presocratic philosophers and schools whose written treatises are no longer extant. Diels' method of filiation of extant sources, based on the critical methods of his teacher, Herman Karl Usener (1834-1905), allowed critical judgements to be made regarding the reliability and usefulness of extant authors and their references. Diels' magisterial work represented a profound breakthrough in the study of the Presocratic philosophers. It is a monument of classical scholarship. The term 'doxography' has come to be applied in a much larger sense than seems to have been intended by its creator Hermann Diels. This name for the genre, if we may misleadingly call it that, derives from the Latin neologism 'doxographi' used by Diels to indicate the authors of a rather strictly specified type of literature studied and edited in his monumental Doxographi Graeci ('Greek Doxographers') of 1879. His researches were focused on writings concerned with the physical part of philosophy (including principles, theology, cosmology, astronomy, meteorology, biology and part of medicine). But today overviews in the field of ethics are also called doxographical. And scholars speak of 'doxographies' to be found in the dialogues of Plato and the treatises of Aristotle, although these are works in which issues of philosophy are addressed, with only ancillary discussion of the views of others [ as per Stanford encyclopaedia of philosophy )  £175.00

[F2705] DIONYSIUS OF HALICARNASSUS (HALICARNASENSIS) ; CAROLUS [KARL] JACOBY (ED. ). Dionysi Halicarnasensis: Antiquitatum Romanarum Quae Supersunt. Edidit Carolus Jacoby.. VOLUMES 1 - 3 Vol. I (Primum) , Vol. Ii (Alterum) , Vol. Iii (Tertium) , B. G. Teubner, 1885. - 1891, ; Greek Text with Latin introduction and apparatus. V. 1: 1885, viii,404 pp; V. 2: 1888, iv,408pp; V. 3: 1891, 400 pp; ( Bibliotheca Scriptorum Graecorum Et Romanorum Teubneriana ) A solid dark blue hardback set, spines and boards with gilt decoration, brown title label with gilt titles. Text yellowed PLEASE NOTE THAT ? . Volume IV Libri X-XX (1997) ; ? Volume V Opusculorum vol. I (1997) Ed. by Usener, Hermann / Radermacher, Ludwig; ? . Volume VI Opusculorum vol.II (1997) Ed. by Usener, Hermann / Radermacher, Ludwig; ? . Volume VII Supplementum Indices Continens (1998) Ed. by Jacoby, Karl CAN BE SUPPLIED AS REPRINTS, PLEASE ASK US FOR DETAILS.THIS SET CONSISTS OF THE ORIGINAL EDITION OF THE FIRST 3 VOLUMES  £29.50

[F2741] DORAT, JEAN,. Mythologicum, ou, Interprétation allégorique de l'Odyssée, X-XII et de L'hymne à Aphrodite. Texte présenté, établi, traduit et annoté par Philip Ford (Travaux d'humanisme et Renaissance volume 337 ) Geneve, Droz, 2000, XXX, 169,[6]pp., very good to fine hardback with gilt titling on spine and front board  £35.00

[F2730] Dübner., Fr. (ed.). Scholia graeca in Aristophanem cum prolegomenis grammaticorum, varietate lectionis optimorum codicum integra, ceterorum selecta, annotatione criticorum item selecta, qui sua quaedam inseruit Fr. Dübner.. Paris, Ambrosio Firmin Didot, 1842. XXXI-726 pp. text in 2 columns, index. Ex-library hardback with stamps on half title, title and repeated in further margins. Also small stamps on text edges.  £25.00

[F2699] DUYVENDAK, J.J.L. (ed. and transl. ). TAU TE TSJING Het boek van weg en Deugd. Uit het Chinees vertaald en toegelicht door Dr. J. J. L. Duyvendak. Arnhem, van Loghum Slaterus, 1942. 1st edition, Frontispiece shows the beginning of this text written in 1316 by Chou-Meng-fu, 190 pp. hardback, no d/j, e.p.'s yellowed, some foxing to last blank  £8.50

[F2782] E. YAR-SHATER (General editor) [Ihsan Yar-Satir ]. A Bibliography of Persian Printed Books, 1808-1967. Volumes II and III. (Iranian studies library) Tehran, Bungah-i Targuma wa Nasr-i Kitab, 1973, (Volume 409 of Intisarat-i-Bungah-i Targuma wa Nasr-i Kitab, Intisarat-i-Bungah-i Targuma wa Nasr-i Kitab - iVolume 61 of Magmu?a-i iran-sinasi ) Vol. III is the Index in a worn dustwrapper.  £27.50

[F2724] Euripidis. Fabulae Vol. 2. ISBN: 9780198145905. Supplices, Electra, Hercules, Troades, Iphigenia in Tauris, Ion. Recognovit brevique adnotatione critica instruxit J. Diggle. (Oxford classical texts) 1981,XIII,373pp., very good hardback in v.g. d/j, text yellowed, small signature on f.e.p.  £7.00

[F2761] FESTUGIERE, Jean,. La philosophie de l'amour de Marsile Ficin et son influence sur la litterature Francaise Du XVIe Siecle. (Etudes De Philosophie Medievale XXXI ) Psris, J. Vrin, 1941, VIII,169pp., printed wrappers text yellowed and with marginal pencilled squiggles and a few underlinings £28.50

[WO41-I] Ficino, Marsilio. L'Essenza Dell'Amore Introduzione e cura di Gabriele La Porta .. Roma: Editrice Atanor s.r.l., 1982. 160 pp., very good Paperback in coloured wrappers  £19.50

[F3737] Garin, Eugenio .. Giovanni Pico della Mirandola. Comitato per le celebrazioni centenarie in onore di Giovanni Pico. Parma, Sezione Arti Grafiche dell'Istituto Statale d'Arte Paolo Toschi, 1963.. Conferenza tenuta a Mirandola il 24 febbraio 1963 in ricorrenza del quinto centenario della nascita di Giovanni Pico. 4to, 57 [7] pp., small Tipped in plate showing a medal with Mirandola's profile. with a small tear and crease in bottom of the printed wrappers  £25.00

[F2671] Gätje, Helmut (ed.). Die Epitome Der Parva Naturalia Des Averroes. 1. Text,. Wiesbaden, Otto Harrassowitz, 1961 , XVIII, 111pp., printed wrappers (sunned) annot. In pencil on f.e.p and in margins of 3 pages, pp. V-XVIII is the introduction in German followed by the Arabic text.  £9.50

[F2762] GENTILE, Sebastiano & Carlos GILLY... Marsilio Ficino e Il Ritorno Di Ermete Trimegisto/ Marsilio Ficino and the Return of Hermes Trimegisto. Firenze / Amsterdam:, Biblioteca Medicea Laurenziana / Biblioteca Philosophica Hermetica, Firenze, Centro Di, 1999, 285 x215 mm. 328pp.,. 80 b/w illustrations in the text and 14 colour plates. Illustrated laminated wrappers, 4to,. Near Fine. 93 entries. Text in Italian and English. Catalogue accompanying the exhibition held in Florence, Biblioteca medicea laurenziana, Oct.2, 1999-Jan. 8, 2000 and the symposium "Marsilio Ficino. Fonti, testi, fortuna" held at the Istituto italiano del Rinascimento in Florence, Oct-1-3, 1999. /Catalogo della mostra (Biblioteca Medicea Laurenziana di Firenze, ottobre 1999 gennaio 2000) organizzata dalla Bibliotheca Philosophica Hermetica di Amsterdam per commemorare il quinto centenario della morte di Marsilio Ficino traduttore del Corpus Hermeticum e fautore della riscoperta, nel XV secolo, di Ermete Trismegisto nei cui scritti, risalenti al I-III secolo d.C., si fondono tradizioni gnostiche, giudaiche e di ispirazione platonica e le cui opere e quelle dei suoi seguaci sono 88-7038-376-8 ( 2.3 KG)  £39.50

[F2698] GILES, Herbert A.,. Chinese-English Dictionary,. 2nd Edition Revised & enlarged. Shanghai, Hongkong, Singapore & Yokohama, Kelly & Walsh 1912, XVIII-1711-84 pp.(tables), Second and revised edition (first one published in 1892). ? Text in three columns, 13844 characters. Tables including insignia of official ranks, family names, chronology, topography, calendar, etc.. Sm folio. 3 vols in quarter cream cloth with grey marbled boards, with neat black calligraphic titles to spine. Page edges with plastic alphabetical markers throughout. Unfortunately a small number of these have been knocked and have become detached, but all are present and protected in a small loose plastic holder. Otherwise internally excellent. (heavy ! )  £325.00

[F2734] Goldschmidt, Victor. Les dialogues de Platon: structure et methode dialectique.. 2eme ed. ( Bibliotheque De Philosophie Contemporaine., ) Presses universitaires de France, 1963,XXVII,376opp., printed wrapeprs , bright copy  £9.00

[F2779] GUTKIND, ERICH. The Body of God: First Steps Toward an Anti-Theology; the Collected Papers of Eric Gutkind. Edited/Introduced by Lucie B. Gutkind and Henry Le Roy Finch. New York, Horizon Press, 1969, 237pp., very good hardback in d/j.  £18.50

[F2740] HAK, H.J. Marsilio Ficino (thesis in Dutch - proefschrift ). Amsterdam, H.J. Paris, 1934. XII,210pp., markings, mostly small lines and squiggles in the margins, Frontispiece. Bound in the original stiff wrappers (somewhat discoloured). o/w very good - First edition. Doctoral dissertation.  £14.50

[F2747] HEINEMANN, Fritz,. Plotin Forschungen über die plotinische Frage , Plotins Entwicklung und sein System. ]. Leipzig, Felix Meiner, 1921, XIII, 318pp., text darkened, original printed wrappers, text darkened, especially last 14 pages. ** . HEINEMANN, FRITZ (1889-1970), German philosopher. Born in Lueneburg, he was a student of Hermann *Cohen and Paul Natorp. He became a lecturer in philosophy at the University of Frankfurt on the Main in 1922 and served as professor there from 1930 to 1933. He was then forced to leave Germany, and taught philosophy at Oxford.  £9.50

[F2733] Hesiodus. Carmina. Recensuit A. Rzach. Ed. stereotypa editionis tertiae, accedit certamen quod dicitur Homeri et Hesiodi. ( Bibliotheca scriptorum Graecorum et Romanorum Teubneriana.) Stuttgart, Teubner, 1958, V, 273pp., good hardback, binding a bit soiled, tine dent top one top edge.  £7.50

[F2682] Holmyard, E.J., and D.C. Mandeville, (eds.). Avicennae De Congelatione Et Conglutinatione Lapidum, Being Sections of the Kitab Al-Shifa, the Latin and Arabic Texts.. Edited With English translation of the latter and with critical notes by E.J. . Holmyard and D.C. Mandeville, Paris, Paul Geuthner, 1927,86pp., hardback (probably bound up paperback, original front wrapper and spine pasted to binding [ Pass ]  £12.50

[F2674] Ibn Rochd (Averroes). Traite decisif (Facl el-maqal ) sur l'accord de la religion et de la Philosophie.Suivi de l'Appendice (Dhamima). Texte Arabe, traduction Francaise remaniee avec notes et introduction par Leon Gauthier. 3e edition. (Bibliothèque Arabe-française) Alger, Editions Carbonel., 1948, 54pp., in protected printed wrappers , text yellowed £8.00

[F2729] Jahn, Albert (ed.). Eclogae e Proclo De philosophia Chaldaica sive De doctrina oraculorum Chaldaicorum sive de doctrona oraculorum Chaldaicorum : Accedit Hymnus in Deum Platonicus, vulgo S. Gregorio Nazianzeno adscriptus, nunc Proclo Platonico vindicates.. Halis Saxonum ][Halle] C.E.M. Pfeffer (R. Stricker ) 1891,XII,80pp., Bound in half-vellum with marbled paper covered boards, gilt lettering to spine. Internally Excellent, with light age toning to paper., title page a bit more so. [Proclus Diadochus ]  £20.00

[F2765] KAUTZSCH, E. (Ed..). Gesenius' Hebrew Grammar As Edited and Enlarged by the Late E. Kautzsch.. Second English Edition. Revised in Accordance with the Twenty-Eighth German Edition by A. E. Cowley. With a Facsimile of the Siloam Inscription by J. Euting, and a Table of Alphabets by M. Lidzbarski. Oxford, Clarendon Press. 1910 , XVI, 598pp. spine and edges of binding sunned, damage to top of spine which is also frayed and has 10 cm crack to rear board, long handwritten dedication on first paste-down (prize volume ) text sl. Yellowed  £9.00

[F2688] KRAEMER, H.,. Agama Islam. Tjetakan ketiga,. ditambah dan diseddiakan oleh. Dr. C.A.O van Nieuwenhuijze. Djakarta, Badan Penerbit Kristen, 1952, 310pp., plates, good hardback in d/j [ in Bahasa Indonesia ] £5.00

[F2728] Kroll, W.,. De oraculis chaldaicis.. Also includes the author's "Die chaldäischen Orakel" (Rheinisches Museum N.F. Jg. 50, 1895 (this added part has been underlined ) . Reprint . Olms 1894/1962, 83pp., . original. Paper wrappers.  £7.50

[F2701] LEGGE, JAMES. the She King; Or, the Book of Poetry. ( The Chinese Classics: Translated Into English with Preliminary Essays and Explanatory Notes. Volume III ) London, Trubner & Co, 1876. Original Cloth , . the first title page shows this as volume 3 of the "Chinese Classics" plus a separate title page for this, previous owner's name in ink on first paste-down.. Otherwise very good copy in the original green cloth. F.e.p., title pages and up to page V foxed page 431 and end papers also foxed, o/w text very good. Binding very slightly worn at edges, corners and top/bottom spine  £9.50

[F2703] Legge, James., Translator. The Yi King,. ( the sacred books of the East translated by various Oriental scholars volume XVI ) Oxford, Clarendon press, 1882, XXI,448pp., + 40 pages of the Clarendon press' book list. 1st edition. Original dark brown cloth with gilt titles to spine. Ex Lib with small light ink stamp to 2 title pages, & on rear of the folding plates, and paper library bookplate to front pastedown, small strip of label left on opposite page  £24.50

[F2769] LEVY, Rabbi Dr. JACOB. Chaldäisches Wörterbuch über die Targumim und einem grossen Theil des rabbinischen Schriftthums. 2 volumes.. Leipzig, Baumgärtner, 1867-1868, 4to. VI, 429, VIII, 595 pp. Textr in 2 columns, original marbled boards with later brown cloth spines, black labels with gilt lettering.Usual browning/foxing to text, otherwise internally good, with no previous owner markings but for signature in ink in top corner of first blank of vol. 2. [ cheap but heavy set)  £39.50

[F2742] MASAI, François,. Pléthon et le platonisme de Mistra.. ( Les classiques de l'humanisme…collection… Guillaume Budé ) Paris, Les Belles Lettres, 1956,423pp., printed wrappers, text yellowing. RARE  £19.50

[F2763] MOREAU, Joseph,. La Construction de L'idealisme Platonicien,.. Paris, Boivin & cie., 1939, 515pp., lge 8vo. Publishers printed worn wrappers, spine split, text darkened.  £9.95

[F2704] Mulder, Maaike,. Sanskriet-grammatica.. Amsterdam, Olive press, 2006, 154pp., fine hardback in fine d/j/ (Sanscrit grammar for Dutch students) Eerste grammatica van het Sanskriet in de Nederlandse taal. Sanskriet is de klassieke taal van het oude India. De meeste oude Indiase teksten - en dat zijn er heel veel - zijn in deze taal overgeleverd. Wil men Indiase religie bestuderen, Ayur Veda of de literatuur leren kennen, dan is dit werk een onschatbare hulp.  £9.50

[F2766] Nehunya ben HaKanah. Sefer ha-Bahir ha-nikra midrasho shel rabi Nehunya ben ha-Kaneh ... ve-nilveh labhim Or Bahir. Ed. Raven Margaliot. Jerusalem, Mosad ha-Rav Kook, 1951. 4to., 94pp. (all in Hebrew ) Orig. black boards with gilt lettering. Spine worn w slight loss at head and tail. Paper with usual browning. OCLC number 13979920 ** Sefer ha-Bahir "Book of the Brightness", is an anonymous mystical work, attributed to a 1st-century rabbinic sage Nehunya ben HaKanah (a contemporary of Yochanan ben Zakai) as it begins with the words, "R. Nehunya ben HaKanah said". It is also known as Midrash of Rabbi Nehunya ben HaKanah It is an early work of esoteric Jewish mysticism which eventually became known as Kabbalah  £17.50

[F2743] Novotny, Frantisek .. The posthumous life of Plato.. The Hague, Martinus Nijhoff, 1977. Lge-8vo. 667pp., a previous reader has made some very small lines and squiggles in pencil in a few margins. These vary from 1 mm to 4 mm in length. No underlining or other annotations. Otherwise an unmarked copy, good hardback, no jacket  £19.50

[F2780] PARACELSUS. Selected Writings. Edited with an Introduction by Jolande Jacobi. Translated by Norbert Guterman. Routledge 1951, 147 illustrations mostly wood engravings, Table of Contents, List of Illustration, Foreword to the English Edition by C.G. Jung, Key to Sources, Glossary, Bibliography. Green cloth over board with gilt spine titlelge 8vo. Near Fine, in unclipped Ex-library DJ which has a few spots on spine and front.  £9.00

[F2710] Petronius.. Petronii Arbitri: Satyricon. Cum apparatu criticio edidit Konrad Müller. München, Ernst Heimeran Verlag: 1961, LX,212pp., name on half title crossed out with ink. Printed wrappers sl. soiled. Copy with large margins  £9.50

[F2764] Plotinus. Plotini Enneades praemiso Porphyrii de vita Plotini deque ordine librorum ejus libello .. Edidit Ricardus Volkmann. [ Bibliotheca Scriptorum Graecorum et Romanorum Teubneriana. ] Leipzig, B.G. Teubner, 1883-1884, XXXIV,350; LV,526pp., + 2 pages publisher's list. 12mo. 2 vols bound in 1, in later attractive blue cloth w gilt lettering to spine. Internally excellent, albeit slightly yellowed  £19.50

[F2757] PRAUSS, Gerold,. Platon und der logische Eleatismus. Berlin, W. de Gruyter, 1966. 228pp., hardback, text yellowed spine sl. Sunned.  £25.00

[F2693] Rahlfs, Alfred (ed.):. Septuaginta. Id est Vetus Testamentum graece iuxta LXX interpretes. Volume 1. Leges et historiae. Stuttgart, [the Greek translation of the Hebrew Bible ] Württembergische Bibelanstalt, 1935, XLVIII,941pp., First edition. Orig ½ black leather with leather corners and with blue buckram boards, dark brown endpapers & page edges stained red. Gilt title on spine. Very nice copy. ** Relies mainly on Vaticanus, Sinaiticus, and Alexandrinus, and presents a critical apparatus with variants from these and several other sources.( cheap but heavy volume, 2.9 KG )  £9.50

[F2748] Ridderbos, S.J.,. Eros bij Plato, naar zijn Symposium en Phaedrus. Met een vertaling.[with a translation into Dutch]. Kampen, Kok, 1988. 353pp., . paperback, heavily underlined in pencil and also a few marginal annot. o/w/ good  £6.50

[F2727] Rzach, Aloisius, (ed.). Oracula Sibyllina. .Prague-Vienna-Leipzig, F. Tempsky-G. Freytag,, 1891,XXI,391pp., From the library of W. S. Barrett, in later cloth binding, textr yellowing, W.S. Barrett's signature and date on f.e.p.  £45.00

[F2738] Schmitt, Charles E.,. Gianfrancesco Pico della Mirandola (1469-1533) and his critique of Aristotle.. (Archives internationals d'histoire des idees volume 23 ) Contents: I). Gianfrancesco Pico's life. II). Gianfrancesco Pico's general attitude toward philosophy. III). The general attack on Aristotle. IV). The rejection of Arestotelian 'Science'. V). The critique of Arestotle's Physics. VI). The influence of the Examen Vanitatis on later thought. VII). Appendices: A). The works of Gianfrancesco Pico - The manuscripts and printed editions where these may be found - The secondary literature which refers to him. B). A comparison of Gianfrancesco Pico's translation of Sextus Empiricus' outlines of Pyrrhonism with Henri Estienne's translation. C). Did Gianfrancesco Pico influence Agrippa? With index The Hague, Martinus Nijhoff, 1967, XIV, 252pp., very good hardback, spine sl. Sunned, small initials and date on f.e.p. no d/j/  £18.50

[F2776] Scholem, Gershom G.,. Jewish Gnosticism Merkabah Mysticism and Talmudic Tradition based on the Israel Goldstein lectures delivered at the Jewish Theological Seminary of America New York.. New York, Jewish Theological Seminary of America , 2nd improved edition 1965, VIII,136pp., good paperback  £8.95

[F2696] Sethe (Kurt), ed.[1869 - 1934 ]. Die altägyptischen Pyramidentexte nach den Papierabdrücken und Photographien des Berliner Museums neu herausgeben und erläutert von Kurt Sethe. Complete set in 3 Volumes - 1. Volume 1: Text, erste Hälfte Spruch 1-468 (Pyr. 1-905) -Volume 2: - Text, zweite Hälfte Spruch 469-714 (Pyr. 906-2217) - Volume 3/4 : Kritischer Apparat, Epigraphik (reprint of the 1908 - 1922 edition published by J.C. Hinrichs Verlag , / Georg Olms Verlag 1960, XV, [1] 510, IV, 543, VIII, 179,[2]130 + one plate with 6 images (Schriftproben aus den verschiedenen Pyramiden ) , cloth, Internally Fine, externally Near Fine, with minor discolouration to spines  £125.00

[F2708] SOPHOCLES. Fabulae. Edited by H. Lloyd-Jones and N.G. Wilson. (Oxford Classical Texts) Oxford, Clarendon press, 1990, XIX,431pp., very good hardback, no dust jacket.  £8.00

[F2770] Sperling, Harry and Maurice Simon (translators). The Zohar (5 volumes). (volumes I - IV transl. by Simon and Sperling ) . (volume V transl. by Sperling, Simon and Paul P. Levertoff) Introduction by Dr. J. Abelson. London: The Soncino Press, 1949, . 8vo. Green cloth with gold lettering on spines in original dust wrappers. xxx,390pp. 404pp. 420pp. 411pp. 406pp. text yellowed, spines of jackets darkened/soiled and tops/bottoms of spine jackets frayed , bindings very good. With Mildred Mann's bookplate to front pastedowns & small bookseller's labels to the same. The first English translation of this fundamental book of Jewish Kabbalism first published in 1933. Mildred Mann (1904-1971) was active in the New Thought Movement and taught metaphysics in New York City ( heavy set )  £65.00

[F2702] Tacitus. C. Cornelii Taciti opera ex recensione Joh. Augusti Ernesti ; denuo curavit Jer. Jac. Oberlinus 2 Volumes bound in 4.. Oxonii : E Prelo Bartlett et Newman; (nuperrime Collingwood et Sociorum;) veneunt apud J. Cooke, J. Parker, et Robertum Bliss; Londini, apud R. Baldwin, R. Priestley, R. Faulder, White et Cochrane, F.C. et J. Rivington, J. Cuthell, et T. Turner; et Cantabrigiæ, apud J. Deighton, MDCCCXIII [1813]., LXVII,378; [4] 381-734;[4]XIII,401; [4]403-684, + indices (not numbered) Index historicus & Index Latinitatis. In full calf, spines with 4 raised bands, gilt titles and volume numbers in gilt on black labels, bindings sl. worn and with a few blemishes Volume I/1 has small hole in top raised band, corners very sl. Worn or bent. Text foxed, with signatures of H.L.Gielgud, dated 25/12/04 and bookplates of Katharine Gielgud, A fine solid set  £55.00

[F2781] Theophrast von Hohenheim genannt Paracelsus.. Vom Holz Guajaco gründlicher Heilung. 1529.. Nummerierter Sonderabzug aus Paracelsus: Sämtliche Werke I, 7 (this is the number 200 ) München, Barth 1926, 14pp., facsimile of the original title page on front wrapper , 7 pages of text and 7 pages with Liechtenberger's wood engravings. Title on wrapper: Durch den hochgelerten herren Theophrastum von hochenheym beyder Arzeney Doctorem Vom Holz Guajaco gründlicher Heilung / Darinn…etc..  £6.00

[F2661] Valk, Marchinus van Der (Ed.). Eustathii archiepiscopi Thessalonicensis commentarii ad Homeri Iliadem pertinentes ad fidem Codicis Laurentiani editi 1-4 and Index volume Together 5 Volumes.. ISBN: 9004043896. Leiden & al. E. J. Brill. 4 text volumes. Leiden, Brill, 1971 - 1987 , Index volume, 1995 . 4to. Original red cloth bindings, Vols 1, 2, & 4 with d/j's. Internally Near fine, in near fine jackets, Vol 3 with prev. owner's signature on f.e.p., otherwise Near Fine. Complete with the index which appeared in 1995: Helena Maria Keizer : Indices in Eustathii Commentarios ad Homeri Iliadem pertinentes ad fidem codicis Laurentiani editos a M. van der Valk. J.M. Bremer et C.J. Ruijgh consiliantibus. This index volume is designed to serve the user in at least four ways. The first index lists proper names. (Names of dialects have been listed again in an appendix).The second index consists of Greek words discussed by Eustathius. It spans the period from Homeric until Byzantine times. The third index comprises Eustathius' own vocabulary, both technical (grammatical, rhetorical, metrical) and non-technical (post-classical, Byzantine), with an appendix of entries which in particular reveal Eustathius' appreciation of Homer as rhetorician, storyteller and teacher. Index IV contains the sources which were used by Eustathius or which offer parallels to his remarks.1995, xix, 656 pp. 1 frontispiece. ( Brill's price new EURO 2490,00 / GBP 2128 , although 2 volumes are currently out of print) ,  £995.00

[F2713] VARRO [116 - 27 B.C. ]. M. Terenti Varronis de Lingua Latinae Librorum quae Supersunt. Emendata et annotata a Carolo Odofredo Muellero. , Leipzig, Weidmann, 1833. 8vo. Contemp. Half calf w marbled boards, end papers & page edges. Internally very good, though w some foxing. Front board detached ** Varro's book on the morphology and etymology of the Latin language  £19.50

[F2767] Wensinck, Arent Jan. Mohammed en de Joden te Medina.. Leiden E.J. Brill, 1908, XII, 174pp., (thesis university of leiden )(proefschrift _) text yellowing, binding sl. Soiled, small name stamp on f.e.p.  £6.00

[F2700] Wilhelm, Richard,. A short history of Chinese Civilization. George G. Harrap & Co., 1929, 284pp. with 33 colour and b&w plates; 18 text figures; 2 maps. Translated by Joan Joshua. This book aims at a more comprehensive survey; no tedious enumeration of dates, wars, at sovereigns, but as clear as an account as possible of the forces responsible for the various periods of Chinese civilization and culture, making the treatment of each subject more or less detailed in accordance with its cultural significance. Good hardback, small stamp on first e.p.  £9.50

[F2691] Zinner, Samuel,. The Gospel of Thomas: In the Light of Early Jewish, Christian & Islamic Esoteric Trajectories. The Matheson Trust, 211, XII,333pp., fine paperback ** A new translation from Coptic and Greek texts, and an in-depth study of The Gospel of Thomas, integrating philological expertise with historical synthesis, tracing and reconstructing the threads of ancient Jewish esoteric ideas stretching across the millennia in Kabbalah, Jewish-Christian (Ebionite) texts, as well as in Islamic Sufi and Shi'ite gnostic traditions. Zinner's work injects fresh and invigorating ideas into Thomas scholarship and delivers an important contribution to the field of Jewish Studies. [ DR Dr ]  £4.00