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1 Aeschylus The Oresteia. A New Translation By Ted Hughes
New York Farrar, Strauss & Giroux 1999 First American Edition. Hardcover Fine Fine 
New York: Farrar, Strauss & Giroux, 1999. A consciously-done "acting version" translation done by the poet in the last year of his life. This is a Fine copy of the First American Edition (stated). Light gray paper-covered boards with a black cloth spine. 197 pages; fresh and clean text. The dustjacket is Fine, unclipped; in an archival plastic protector. Size: 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall. First American Edition.. Hard Cover. Fine/Fine. Dust jacket present. First Edition. 
Price: 30.00 USD
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2 Aesychylus The Suppliants. Translated By Peter Burian
New Jersey Princeton University 1991 0691068674 / 9780691068671 First Edition. Hardcover Fine Fine 
New Jersey: Princeton University, 1991. Par of the "Lockeret Library of Poetry in Translation." This is a Fine copy of the First Edition. White cloth binding with gilt lettering on the spine. 60 pages (with notes); clean and fresh. The dustjacket is also Fine; in an archival plastic protector. Size: 12mo - over 6" - 7" tall. First Edition.. Hard Cover. Fine/Fine. Dust jacket present. First Edition. 
Price: 25.00 USD
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3 Arrowsmith, William (Translator) The Satyricon of Petronius
Ann Arbor University of Michigan Press 1959 First Edition. Hardcover Fine Very Good Plus 
Ann Arbor: University of Michigan Press, 1959. One of the best translations of this Roman satire, assumed to bethe work of Petronius Arbiter, Consul to the Emperor Nero. This is a Near Fine copy of the First Edition. Bright orange cloth binding, decorated in a darker orange, with lettering in black. Clean text; 218 pages, with Notes. Old inked price on the FFEP, else Fine. The dustjacket is unclipped; light edgewear with a few small chips, light fading on the spine. In an archival plastic protector. Size: 12mo - over 6" - 7" tall. First Edition.. Hard Cover. Fine/Very Good Plus. Dust jacket present. First Edition. 
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4 Atwater, Richard (Translator) Secret History of Procopius. Newly Translated from the Greek By Richard Atwater
Chicago Pascal Covici 1927 First Edition Hardcover Very Good (Plus) No Jacket Signed
Chicago: Pascal Covici, 1927. This famous work of classical history was written by the Secretary to the General Belisarius, and gave us an insider's view of Justinian and Theodora. The translator, Richard Atwater (1892-1948). won a Newberry Award in 1939 for a children's book he wrote with his wife. This is a Very Good (Plus) to Near Fine copy of the First Edition, in a Fine Binding. Blue cloth with fancy decoration in gilt. Clean text; 286 pages; gilt top edge. This edition is LIMITED to 760 copies and has been SIGNED by Atwater and Douglas C. McMurtrie, whose distinctive typeface design is used here for the first time. No dustjacket; in an archival plastic protector. A lovely book, and a pleasure to read.. First Edition. Decorative Cloth. Very Good (Plus)/No Jacket. 4to - over 9" - 12" tall. First Edition. 
Price: 150.00 USD
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5 Bryant, William Cullen (Translator) The Odyssey of Homer. Translated Into English Blank Verse By William Cullen Bryant
Boston James R. Osgood 1873 Later Printing. Hardcover Very Good Plus No Jacket 
Boston: James R. Osgood, 1873. Best known for his early poem "Thanatopsis, " Bryant (1794-1870) was a prominent "Public Intellectual" throughout his lifetime. Translation of the Iliad and the Odyssey occupied him in the last years of his life. Originally published in 1871. These are Very Good (Plus) copies of a Later Printing, from two years later. Maroon cloth bindings with gilt lettering on the spine and titled on the front covers. Chamfered edges and gilt on the top edges. Clean texts; 272 pages and 256 pages. Light wear and minor discolorations; there is a previous-owner signature inked on the second free endpapers. Quite nice little volumes, rather uncommon; and an interesting rendition as well. Size: 12mo - over 6" - 7" tall. Later Printing.. Hard Cover. Very Good Plus/No Jacket. 
Price: 125.00 USD
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6 Buckley, Rev. Theodore Alois (Editor) The Odyssey of Homer Translated By Alexander Pope. With Notes and Introduction By Rev. Theodore Alois Buckley
New York Thomas Y. Crowell & Co 1870 First Thus. Hardcover Very Good Minus No Jacket 
New York: Thomas Y. Crowell & Co, 1870. English classical scholar Theodore Buckley (1825-1856) edited this edition of Alexander Pope's famous verse translation; later he would do his own translation in prose. There is no indication of either edition or publication date, but the book is consistent with first editions by Crowell and has the look of the last half of the Nineteenth Century; Quercus therefore arbitrarily assigns it to a "First Thus" category from 1870. An attractive volume: maroon cloth binding with gilt bands and lettering on the spine, where it is named a "Standard Library Edition." Clean text; 337 pages. Mildly bumped. The front gutter has cracked but is holding well. Size: 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall. First Thus.. Hard Cover. Very Good Minus/No Jacket. First Edition. 
Price: 45.00 USD
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7 Buckley, Theodore Alois (Translator) The Odyssey of Homer, with the Hymns, Epigrams, and Battle of the Frogs and Mice. Literally Translated, with Explanatory Notes
New York, Cincinnati, Chicago American Book Company 1870 First Thus. Hardcover Very Good No Jacket 
New York, Cincinnati, Chicago: American Book Company, 1870. Oxonian classicist Theodore Buckley (1825-1856) first published an edition of Alexander Pope's translation, merely supplying the Notes. He then did his own "literal" translation, which now has a confused publication history. There is no publication date, but the LOC holds editions from 1861 and 1863, while Copac notes one from 1870. Quercus believes this particular book to be circa 1870's. It may be a reprint edition: although named "Harper's Classical Library" on the spine, the publisher on the title page is the American Book Company. It is a Very Good (Plus) copy. Dark blue cloth binding, decoratively blindstamped on the cover, with gilt lettering on the spine. Only a bit of rub to the corners. Clean text; 432 pages. A nice, solid copy. Size: 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall. First Thus.. Hard Cover. Very Good/No Jacket. First Edition. 
Price: 65.00 USD
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8 Colum, Padraic The Golden Fleece and the Heroes Who Lived Before Achilles
New York Macmillan 1921 First Edition. Hardcover Very Good No Jacket Willy Pogany 
New York: Macmillan, 1921. This is a Very Good copy of the First Edition. Brick-colored cloth binding, with black lettering and an illustration of the Argonaut ship on the front cover. Wonderfully illustrated by Willy Pogany. Clean text; 289 pages. Mildly bumped, and the top edge is shelf-dusty; light fading on the spine has dimmed the gilt lettering. A sound copy of a great book; lacking the dustjacket. Size: 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall. First Edition.. Hard Cover. Very Good/No Jacket. Illus. by Willy Pogany. First Edition. 
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9 Euripides Alcestis. Translated and Adapted By Ted Hughes
New York Farrar, Strauss & Giroux 1999 0374149208 / 9780374149208 First American Edition. Hardcover Fine Fine 
New York: Farrar, Strauss & Giroux, 1999. Last of the late-career translations made by the English poet, published posthumously. This is a Fine copy of the First American Edition. Gray paper boards (blindstamped); black paper spine with white lettering. 103 pages; clean and bright. The dustjacket is also unclipped anf Fine; in a plastic protector. Size: 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall. First American Edition.. Hard Cover. Fine/Fine. Dust jacket present. First Edition. 
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10 Euripides Hipplolytos. Translated By Robert Bragg
New York & London Oxford University Press 1973 0195017404 / 9780195017403 First Edition. Hardcover Fine Near Fine 
New York & London: Oxford University Press, 1973. Part of the series "The New Greek Tragedy in Modern Translation," under the general editorship of William Arrowsmith. This is a Fine copy. Black cloth binding with gilt lettering. 105 pages, clean, fresh, and bright. Includes Notes, a Glossary, and a short Bibliography. The dustjacket is clipped, else Fine. In an archival plastic protector. Size: 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall. First Edition.. Hard Cover. Fine/Near Fine. Dust jacket present. First Edition. 
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11 Euripides Iphigeneia in Tauris
New York & London Oxford University Press 1973 0195017366 / 9780195017366 First Edition. Hardcover Fine Near Fine 
New York & London: Oxford University Press, 1973. Part of the series "The New Greek Tragedy in Modern Translation," under the general editorship of William Arrowsmith. This is a Fine copy of the First Edition. Black cloth binding with gilt lettering. 88 pages, including Glossary and Notes. Clean and fresh. The dustjacket is clipped, else Fine. In an archival plastic protector. Size: 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall. First Edition.. Hard Cover. Fine/Near Fine. Dust jacket present. First Edition. 
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12 Euripides The Children of Herakles. Translated By Henry Taylor and Robert A. Brooks
New York & Oxford Oxford University Press 1981 0195029143 / 9780195029147 First Edition. Hardcover Fine Near Fine 
New York & Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1981. From the "New Greek Tragedy in New Translation" series under the editorship of William Arrowsmith. This is a Fine copy of the First Edition. Black cloth binding with gilt lettering. 85 pages, with index and notes. Clean and bright text. The dustwrapper is clipped and with some very minor wear on the edges. In an archival plastic protector. Size: 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall. First Edition.. Hard Cover. Fine/Near Fine. Dust jacket present. First Edition. 
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13 Flaceliere, Robert Love in Ancient Greece
New York Crown 1962 First American Edition. Hardcover Near Fine Very Good 
New York: Crown, 1962. A scholarly study of what can only be described as one of the more interesting sides of Greek history. Originally published in France in 1960; translation by James Cleugh. This is a Near Fine copy of the First American Edition. Orange cloth binding with black lettering on spine. Clean text; 224 pages, illustrated. Previous-owner signature on TP, else Fine.The dustjacket is complete and unclipped; shows edgewear, with minor chips and creases. In a plastic protector. Size: 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall. First American Edition.. Hard Cover. Near Fine/Very Good. Dust jacket present. First Edition. 
Price: 20.00 USD
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14 Gibbon, Edward The History of the Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire
Boston Phillips, Sampson, and Company 1852 First Thus. Hardcover Near Fine No Jacket 
Boston: Phillips, Sampson, and Company, 1852. This is a lovely, six volume Mid-Victorian "New Edition" set of Gibbon's great work, originally published in installments from 1776-1788. Notes are by Henry Hart Milman (1791-1868), a famed historian and liberal clergyman of the time. A scarce edition, particularly when in such nice condition. Added to this printing is a complete index; for a work of this magnitude, this alone is sufficient blessing to the reader. Dark brown cloth binding with gilt lettering on the spine. Blindstamped floral design on the covers. Clean text. 590 pages, with 2 pages of publisher's adverts; 593 pages; 643 pages; 637 pages; 604 pages; volume 7 is 623 pages, including the General Index. Very little wear; minor bumping, unfoxed. Size: 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall. First Thus.. Hard Cover. Near Fine/No Jacket. First Edition. 
Price: 300.00 USD
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15 Gibbon, Edward The History of the Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire (Six Volumes)
New York Bigelow, Brown & Co., Inc. 1890 First Thus. Hardcover Near Fine No Jacket 
New York: Bigelow, Brown & Co., Inc., 1890. This is an extremely attractive set (six volumes) of Gibbon's masterful history, in Near Fine condition. Olive green cloth binding, with spine lettering in gilt over black. Top edges are gilt, others deckle. Includes Notes by Milman, Guizot, and Wenck. Edited by Dr. William Smith. Identified on the spine as the "National Library Edition." Clean text; 706 pages; 715 pages; 714 pages; 715 pages; 701 pages; and 822 pages, with the Index. Very light wear, light fading on the spines. Gibbon's life work should be yours as well; however, if daunted by the project, this impressive set would look just great as a display: forget the reading! Size: 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall. First Thus.. Hard Cover. Near Fine/No Jacket. First Edition. 
Price: 200.00 USD
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16 Gibbon, Edward Esq. The Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire. With Notes, By the Rev. H.H. Milman. A New Edition, To Which is Added A Complete Index of the Whole Work. In Five Volumes
New York James B. Millar & Co. 1884 First Thus. Hardcover Near Fine No Jacket 
New York: James B. Millar & Co., 1884. Gibbon's masterwork of classical history has remained unequaled in scope for almost 250 years. Here is a lovely small set of five volumes as edited by the great 19th-century scholar Henry Hart Milman (1791-1868) and first published in 1845 . (Reprinted many times by various publishers in both England and America.) Five small volumes, generally in Very Good Plus to Near Fine condition. Maroon publisher's cloth binding (typically faded to a tan on the spines) with gilt lettering on the spine. Volume One (626 pages) contains no less than four Prefaces: Preface by the Editor (1845); the Author's Prefaces (1776, 1781, 1782); Preface to the First Volume (undated); and the Preface to the Fourth Volume of the Original Quarto Edition (1788). The other volumes contain 631 pages, 622 pages, and 972 pages (with the General Index). The fifth volume is dedicated to Gibbon's Notes, and is a staggering 899 pages. Very mild wear; generally with some rubbing to the head and foot of the spines and mild bumping; a small bit of staining to some of the covers. Size: 12mo - over 6" - 7" tall. First Thus.. Hard Cover. Near Fine/No Jacket. First Edition. 
Price: 150.00 USD
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17 Goldsmith, Dr. (Oliver) The Grecian History from the Earliest State to the Death of Alexander the Great Two Vols. In One
Hartford Silas Andrus 1824 First American Edition. Hardcover Very Good No Jacket 
Hartford: Silas Andrus, 1824. The Anglo-Irish novelist and playwright Oliver Goldsmith (1728-1774) passed on in the same year this history first came out. Quercus believes this to be the First American Edition, which is uncommon. This is a Very Good copy, in rather delicate condition, but holding well. Full calf leather binding; seven rules and a red label on the spine, all gilt. Much better condition than usually seen; minor bumping, and with a small gouge on the front cover. The text is clean; 316 pages; paper is tanning and rather thin, hence the concern. Size: 16mo - over 5" - 6" tall. First American Edition.. Full-Leather. Very Good/No Jacket. First Edition. 
Price: 75.00 USD
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18 Hadas-Lebel, Mireille Flavius Josephus. Eyewitness to Rome's First-Century Conquest of Judea
New York Macmillan 1993 0025471619 / 9780025471610 First American Edition. Hardcover Fine Near Fine 
New York: Macmillan, 1993. Josephus's position as an eyewitness (and participant) to the wars and culture of Roman Judea is unquestioned; he is a primary source. His absolute veracity is another story. Patriot or collaborator, he remains fascinating. Dr. Hadas-Lebel here provides a critical biography. Translated from the French by Richard Miller. This is a Fine copy of the First American Edition. Yellow publisher's paper binding with ochre cloth spine; black lettering. 269 pages, with index. Clean and fresh. The dustjacket has been clipped, else Fine; in a plastic protector. Size: 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall. First American Edition.. Hard Cover. Fine/Near Fine. Dust jacket present. First Edition. 
Price: 30.00 USD
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19 Haxton, Brooks (Translator) Fragments. The Collected Wisdom of Heraclitus
New York Penguin 2001 0670891959 / 9780670891955 First Edition. Hardcover Fine Fine 
New York: Penguin, 2001. "On Nature," the greatest work of Heraclitus of Ephesus, survives only in fragments, collected here in a fine translation by the poet Brooks Haxton. This is a Fine copy (appears unread) in a Fine, unclipped dustjacket. 99 pages including notes. Black paper-covered boards.The Greek text appears on the opposite page of Haxton's English version. Foreward by James Hillman. A sweet little book; in an archival plastic protector. Size: 12mo - over 6" - 7" tall. First Edition.. Hard Cover. Fine/Fine. Dust jacket present. First Edition. 
Price: 25.00 USD
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20 Horace (Rev. Phillip Francis, Editor) The Odes, Epodes, and Carmen Seculare of Horace, In Latin and English. With Critical Notes Collected from the Best Latin and Frence Commentators (Volume I only)
Dublin S. Powell 1742 First Edition. Hardcover Very Good No Jacket 
Dublin: S. Powell, 1742. Quintus Horatius Flaccus ("Horace"). 65-27 BCE. The leading lyric poet of the Augustan age, his works were almost lost during the Middle Ages. Although Dryden called him "a well-mannered court slave," his popularity was restored in the Age of Enlightenment. Reverend Phillip Francis (1708?-1773) was a noted educator, one of whose pupils was the classicist Edward Gibbon. This seems to have been a popular publication, with several hundred subscribers to the edition listed within. The Latin text is on the left, opposed by Mr. Francis's English translation, and with extensive notes throughout. W.B. Stanford, in "Ireland and the Classic Tradition " (1978) observes that "Out of the multitudinous translations the best, perhaps (was) Philip Francis' Horace." An uncommon title. This is a Very Good copy of the True First Edition. Most copies held institutionally are later London printings. This is Volume One only (Volume II was issued separately). Octavo; full leather (calf) binding. Covers ruled in gilt; five raised bands on the spine. Heavily rubbed; the covers have split; although holding, they are loose. Front endpapers are missing. The text is generally bright and clean; 314 pages, with any foxing confined to the first few; small hole to upper right-hand corners of the Preface. Please note the condition issue.The condition of the book is delicate, and Quercus prefers to offer this as a Binding Copy, in need of restoration and/or repair. Size: 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall. First Edition.. Full-Leather. Very Good/No Jacket. First Edition. 
Price: 225.00 USD
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