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Biblio has a great collection of booksellers who specialize in rare classical history books. Browse our selection below for some of the best examples in rare Greek and Roman history books. Many of the books are first edition rare history books that focus on the Greek arts, and others focus on Justinian the Great. If you love old books that are unique and valuable, be sure to check out our rare classical history book collection.

The Decline & Fall of the Roman Emprire by Edward Gibbon

William Milner 1845-1847. 3/4 Octavo Leather-bound with marbelled boards, edges to text block and endpapers.   This is an excellent set.  Their is mild rubbing to the covers and the spine ends.  Volume 1 has a pencil name on the title page. There is one s…

From Innoworking Associates


Memoirs Of H.R.H. Prince Christopher Of Greece by Prince Christopher of Greece, H.R.H

Memoirs Of H.R.H. Prince Christopher Of Greece (1938, Hurst & Blackett, Ltd.) 1st Edition, 2nd Printing Thus Hurst & Blackett, ltd., 1938. AUTOBIOGRAPHY, PRINCE CHRISTOPHER OF GREECE AND DENMARK. 187 pages, indexed. Used. Good condition/ No DJ Included.…

From Mary Riversong Books


The History of Romulus by Jacob Abbott

The 1852 edition of Jacob Abbott's The History of Romulus, part of the Abbott's Histories series. Red cloth, blindstamped on both front and back. Gilt on spine. Famed full-color frontispiece is intact, as is tipped-in protective tissue. All eighteen B&W e…

From PWK Books


The Ancient History of the Egyptians, Carthaginians, Assyrians, Babylonians, Medes and Persians, MacEdonians and Grecians . Translated from the French in Four Volumes by Rollin, Charles

New York: George Long, 1828 Four volumes in contempory calf w/ gilt decorations, title plate spine, gilt borders, boards tight. Extra engraved title page, frontisportrait of author. From the Latest London Edition, Carefully Revised and Corrected. Foxing, …

From Open Door Books


Cyprus: Its Ancient Cities, Tombs, and Temples by Palma di Cesnola, Luigi

456 pages. Very good condition, taupe cloth binding with gold-stamped author, title and decoration, and red-stamped Cypriot decorative devices on front and rear boards. A little fraying at head and heel of spine, a little corner-bumping and tanning of s…

From Setton Book Collection


A Collection of Antique Vases by Henry Moses

From Various Museums and Collections. Engraved on 170 Plates.An influential compendium of the decorative motifs of the Greco-Roman world.With 151 engraved plates (numbered 1-150 with additional plate 115*), 18 additional engraved vignettes in the text, an…

From Florilegius


Le Museum de Florence by Francois-Anne David

3 volumes of French engraver F.A. David's depiction of the gems, engraved stones and statues in the collection of the Medicis, Grand Dukes of Tuscany, at the Museum of Florence.All copperplates drawn and engraved by Francois-Anne David with explanations b…

From Florilegius


The Present State of the Morea, Called Anciently Peloponnesus by Bernard Randolph

Randolph's famous record of his travels in the Peloponnese in the 1670's and 80's, including the Aegean Islands, Crete and Rhodes. His account is unusual and interesting because, unlike most travelers of the time, he is interested in the contemporary lif…

From Setton Book Collection


From The Mixed-Up Files Of Mrs. Basil E. Frankweiler by Konigsburg, E.L

Konigsburg, E.L. From The Mixed-Up Files Of Mrs. Basil E. Frankweiler. 1967 ANTHENEUM Stated First Printing Thus. Written and Illustrated by E.L. Konigsburg. NEWBERY AWARD WINNER. Pictorial Metropolitan Museum of Art white boards with red and yellow titli…

From Mary Riversong Books


The Works of Cornelius Tacitus. a New Edition, with the Author's Last Corrections. In Eight Volumes by Cornelius Tacitus; with an Essay on His Life and Genius, Notes, Supplements, &c. by Arthur Murphy , Esq

London: Printed for John Stockdale; F.C. & J. Rivington; J. Walker; et al., 1811. SCARCE, this 8 volume edition with maps, and especially so in such lovely condition. Eight volumes in contemporary full polished calf, gilt backs with calf labels, the c…

From Dale Steffey Books, ABAA


Gems, Selected from the Antique with Illustrations by [Richard Dagley]

Good- copy of painter Richard Dagley's collection of antique gems.Figures and busts of Roman and Greek mythology, featuring Jupiter Clio, Cupid and Psyche, Apollo and Marsyas, Diomedes, etc.Title page with vignette, advertisement, contents, 30-page Introd…

From Florilegius


The history of ancient Greece, its colonies, and conquests; from the earliest accounts till the division of the Macedonian Empire in the east. Including the History of Literature, Philosophy, and the Fine Arts. In two volumes [the Berzunza copy] by GILLIES, John (1747-1836)

London: printed for A. Strahan; and T. Cadell, in the Strand, 1786. First Edition. Full Calf. Fine. First Edition, from the Julio Berzunza Collection of Alexander the Great. Complete in two volumes. Demy 4to (273 x 201mm): xvi,684; viii,718,[30]pp, with…

From Fine Editions Ltd


[Binding] Epitome rerum romanarum cum notis integris Cl. Salmasii, & selectis variorum. Accedunt Jo. Georgii Graevii annotationes longe auctiores & correctiores; nec non numismata et antiqua monumenta . . . In fine additus est L. Ampelius ex bibiotheca Cl. Salmasii by FLORUS, L[ucius] Annaeus, c. 74 AD - c. 130 AD [Claude Saumaise, Joannes Georgius Graevius, Johan Heinrich Wetstein]

Amstelaedami [Amsterdam]: apud H. Westenium, 1692. Early Reprint. Full Calf. Fine. So-called second edition of "by far the most critical edition of Florus that appeared in the seventeenth century." (Dibdin) Edited by the German classical scholar Johann …

From Fine Editions Ltd


Nuova Raccolta di Cento Tavole by Lorenzo Roccheggiani

Very good copy with near fine plates depicting Greek, Roman, Etruscan and Egyptian military armour, weapons, chariots, ships, sandals, boxing gloves or cestus, musical instruments, hairstyles, vases, lamps, candelabra, tripods, friezes, statues and furnit…

From Florilegius


The Soldier's Story of His Captivity at Andersonville, Belle Isle and Other Rebel Prisons by Goss, Warren Lee

Boston: Lee and Shepard, 1867. Small Octavo. 273pp. with an appendix containing the names of the Union soldiers who died at Andersonville, Illustrated by Thomas Nast. [Nevins p. 192; Much useful data on daily life and officials at such prisons as Charles…

From Alcuin Books, ABAA-ILAB


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