Classical Antiquity

  • # 22321

    ZIEGLER, Hieronymus; BIRCK, Sixt; CROCUS, Cornelius; ZOVITIUS, Jacobus

    [BINDING] Dramata sacra : comoediae atque tragoediae aliquot e Veteri Testamento desumptae, quibus praecipuae ipsius historiae ita eleganter in scenam producuntur, ut vix quicquam in hoc argumenti genere juventuti Christianae proponi utilius possit : magna parte nunc primum in lucem editae : earum vero catalogum statim a praefatione invenies.

    Basileae : [Ex officina Joannis Oporini], [1547]. Duodecimo (163 x 98 mm), contemporary elaborately blind-tooled calf over wooden boards, both covers with floral decoration at centre within rectangular panel with triple fillet border, framed by a sequence of figural elements depicting Biblical scenes separated by narrow spaces with blind tooled lettering; the front cover has …

  • # 29265

    HARPER, Henry Andrew (1835-1900)

    Walks in Palestine

    London : The Religious Tract Society, 1888. First edition. Large quarto (320 x 260 mm), publisher’s oatmeal cloth over bevelled boards, upper board and spine with gilt-stamped lettering and pictorial device (light staining to boards and spine), all edges gilt, title page in red and black, 128 pp, with [24] photogravure plates, all with tissue …

  • # 30960

    CONNOR, Peter and JACKSON, Heather

    A catalogue of Greek vases in the collection of the University of Melbourne at the Ian Potter Museum of Art

    Melbourne : Macmillan Art Publishing, 2000. Folio, boards in dustjacket, pp. 208, extensively illustrated.  A fine copy, near-new. The catalogue of the University of Melbourne’s superb collection of Greek vases is now published as a sumptuous, fully colour-illustrated, cloth-covered volume which will suit the needs of students, researchers and interested readers. This richly illustrated book …

  • # 29263

    WILSON, Charles William, Sir (1836-1905) and Charles WARREN

    The recovery of Jerusalem : a narrative of exploration and discovery in the city and the Holy Land.

    / by Capt. Wilson, Capt. Warren … [et al.] ; with an introd. by Arthur Penrhyn Stanley ; edited by Walter Morrison. London : Richard Bentley, 1871. First edition. Thick octavo (225 x 150 mm), publisher’s maroon cloth over boards with gilt device to upper board (rubbed and lightly marked), spine with title and insignia …

  • # 28793

    DAVIS, S. G. and TREGEAR, Mary

    Man Kok Tsui, Archaeological Site 30, Lantau Island, Hong Kong.

    Hong Kong : Hong Kong University Press. 1961. Quarto, lettered wrappers, pp. 183 – 212, text diagrams, illustrated with 15 photographic plates. Offprint from Asian Perspectives, vol. 4, 1960. Limited to 300 copies, scarce.

  • # 29113

    SALTER, Sally

    A catalogue of Cypriot antiquities at the University of Melbourne and in the Ian Potter Museum of Art

    Melbourne : Macmillan Art Publishing, 2008. Folio, boards in dustjacket, pp. 271, extensively illustrated.  A fine copy, near-new. The University of Melbourne’s collection of Cypriot antiquities was established and developed between the 1930s and 1960s. Largely ceramic, and extending from the Bronze Age to the Roman, Sally Salter’s comprehensive research into the collection – many …

  • # 28043

    LINDSAY, Norman

    Petronius. A Revised Latin Text of the Satyricon.

    with the Earliest English Translation (1694), now first reprinted with an Introduction, together with one hundred illustrations by Norman Lindsay.  London : privately printed by Ralph Straus, 1910. Quarto, gilt-lettered quarter-vellum over papered boards (edges rubbed, some restoration to the vellum), top edge gilt, other edges uncut, 303 pp, one hundred black and white plates …

  • # 25547

    STRASSER, Theo


    Melbourne : Anajah Press, 2015. Octavo, handpainted card wrappers, pp. [48], illustrated. An artist’s book of photomontaged text and poetry by Melbourne creator Theo Strasser, limited to 50 numbered and signed copies. ‘An artist’s book by Theo Strasser, compiled from altered and montaged photographs which have been digitally reproduced, and acrylic and gouache paintings on …

  • # 22302

    Raymond of Sabunde (c.1385-1436)

    Theologia naturalis sive Liber creatura[rum] specialiter de homine [et] de natura eius in qua[n]tum homo. :[et] de his qu[a] sunt ei necessaria ad cognoscendu[m] seip[su]m [et] Deu[m] [et] om[n]e debitu[m] ad q[uo]d ho[mo] tenet[ur] et obligatur tam Deo q[uam] p[ro]ximo.

    Impressus Nurembergae : Per Anthoniu[m] koberger [sic] inibi co[n]cluem, 1502. Folio (290 x 210 mm), contemporary sheep over wooden boards (lacking clasps), elaborate blind-tooling to both boards, upper board including a panel containing abbreviated title, below it a partially remnant contemporary paper label with manuscript in red and black; A-Q8 R6; title with early (unidentified) …

  • # 14727

    [POSTER]. Images of the ancient world. Archaeology at the University of Melbourne

    Exhibition jointly arranged by Department of Classical Studies, University of Melbourne and School of Art and Design, Chisholm Institute of Technology. Melbourne : Chisholm Institute of Technology, 1988. Printed poster, 630 x 450 mm.

  • # 14706

    [POSTER]. Ancient Egyptian Pottery

    RMIT Faculty of Art Gallery, Melbourne 1982. From the collection of the National Gallery of Victoria & the Australian Institute of Archaeology, 15 – 16 June. Screenprinted poster, 385 x 290 mm.

  • # 14725

    [POSTER] Ancient Middle Eastern ceramics

    From the collections of the National Gallery of Victoria, the Australian Institute of Archaeology & the University of Melbourne. Melbourne : RMIT Faculty of Art Gallery, 1983. Screenprint poster, 770 x 570 mm.

  • # 19466

    PANZIROLI, Guidi (1523 - 1599)

    De claris legum interpretibus libri quatuor

    Leipzig: Johann Friedrich Gleditsch, 1721. Quarto, full calf (rubbed), spine with raised bands, gilt-lettered contrasting title label, previous owner’s bookplate and inscriptions to endpapers, edges stained red, portrait frontispiece, pp. [xxxii]; 660; (20); ornamental headpiece, tailpiece and initials, top of leaves a2 and a3 remargined, overall very good. Panciroli’s guide to legal practice based on biographical …

  • # 19717

    LONEY, Alan

    Soma : guarding the body poems from the fragments of the pre-Socratic philosophers with typographic images

    Melbourne : Electio Editions, 2008. Octavo, publisher’s brown papered boards in burnt orange cloth-covered slipcase (slight wear to corner), 48 pp., with numerous illustrations; internally pristine, a fine copy. Signed and numbered by the poet. Number 4 of 30 copies. “I first encountered the pre-Socratic philosophers in Kathleen Freeman’s translation in the early 1960s. Since then I …

  • # 19135

    NEPOS, Cornelius

    Cornelii Nepotis Vitae excellentium Imperatorum

    cum notis selelectis Boecleri, Bosii, Buchneri, Ernestii, Gebhardi, Heidmanni, Lambini, Loccenii, Longolii, Magii, Ravii, Savaronis, Schefferi, Schotti, nec non excerptis P. Danielis. Hisce accedit locupletissimus omnium vocabulorum, index, studio & opera J.A. Bosii. Suas notas addidit Augustinus van Staveren. Editio altera, longe auctior. Leiden [Lugduni Batavorum], Apud Sam. et Joan. Luchtmans, 1774. Octavo, full diced …

  • # 16027

    MELA, Pomponius (circa 15 - 45 AD)

    De Situ Orbis Libri III.

    Cum notis integris Hermolai Barbari, Petri Joannis Olivarii, Fredenandi Nonii Pintiani, Petri Ciacconii, Andreae Schotti, Isaaci Vossii, et Jacobi Gronovii. Lugduni [Leiden] :  ex officina Samuelis Luchtmans, 1722. Octavo, full contemporary vellum, manuscript title to spine, textblock nearly detached, endpaper detached, engraved title page, printed title page in red and black, pp. [lxxx]; 811; [37]; engraved …