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Lives of Illustrious Men.

NEPOS, Cornelius

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First English Edition NEPOS, Cornelius. [FINCH, Leopold William, translator]. The Lives of Illustrious Men. Written in Latin by Corn. Nepos, And Done into English by Several Hands. Oxon: Printed for Hen. Cruttenden, 1684. First English edition. Octavo (6 7/8 x 4 1/4 inches; 174 x 109 mm). [56], 272, pp. Frontispiece portrait of Nepos. Full contemporary speckled brown calf, ruled in blind. Red morocco spine label, lettered in gilt. Spine elaborately stamped in gilt. Edges speckled in red. Boards and spine a bit rubbed. A two inch split at the bottom outer hinge of the front board and a three-quarter inch split at the top outer hinge of the front board. A previous owner's book plate of front pastedown. A very good copy. "Cornelius Nepos, A Roman historian, a friend of Atticus and Catullus. His chief work was 'De Viris Illustribus', of which part survives." ( The Oxford Companion to English Literature, 574). HBS 64676. $1,250

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Scenes on the Road


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With Eighteen Large Hand-Colored Aquatints [NEWHOUSE, C.B., illustrator]. Scenes on the Road. [London: Tho. McLean, 1834]. First Edition. Oblong folio (11 1/4 x 17 inches; 288 x 430 mm). With 18 large hand-colored aquatints, printed on white wove paper, heightened with gum arabic, bound together on stubs. Without title-page as issued. Each of the illustrations feature scenes of horses and carriages and their passengers on the road. Nos 1-4, 6 and 11 engraved by R.G. Reeve after Newhouse. Each image in vignette and marked in margin, C.B. Newhouse, del (those by Reeve so identified), and McLean's imprint and date. Each of the illustrations are captioned as follows: 1) The Disappointment, or Retreat in a Shower. 2] A Frost. 3] Repose in the Mail. 4] An Alarming Reason - Were Run away with and No Mistake. 5] A Faithfull Ally. 6] A Signal of Distress, or the Xmas Visitor. 7] Just in time. 8] A Lazy Horsekeeper for the Mail. 9] An Affair of the moment. 10] A Lesson for the Horsekeeper. 11] An Insubordi ... Read more

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1672 First English Translation Of Nostradamusí Prophecies NOSTRADAMUS. The True Prophecies or Prognostications of Michael Nostradamus. Physician to Henry II. Francis II. and Charles IX. Kings of France, and one of the best Astronomers that ever were. A Work full of Curiosity and Learning. Translated and Commented by Theophilus de Garencieres, Doctor in Physick Colleg. Lond. London: Thomas Radcliffe and Nathaniel Thompson, 1672. First English edition of Nostradamusí famous prognostications. Small folio in fours (11 3/4 x 7 1/2 inches; 299 x 191 mm). [36], 522, [2, blank] pp. With scarce engraved frontispiece portrait by Dolle, often not present. Decorated woodcut initials and headpieces. Title page printed in red and black. Contemporary mottled calf, neatly rebacked, retaining original red morocco lettering label. Board edges tooled in gilt. Marbled edges. With two previous owner's bookplates on front pastedown, including an eighteenth-century armorial bookplate of Sir George Cooke of Westmin ... Read more

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