Classical Antiquity

  • # 26667

    EVANS, Arthur, Sir (1851-1941)

    The shaft graves and bee-hive tombs of Mycenae and their interrelation.

    London : Macmillan & Co., 1929. First edition. Small quarto (250 x 193 mm), publisher’s gilt-lettered burgundy cloth over boards (bright and unrubbed) in the very rare original printed brown wrappers (superb, unclipped), pp xi, 93, with 68 b/w line and photographic illustrations (some full-page, including several of the famous Mycenaean gold masks); the front …

  • # 26668

    EVANS, Arthur, Sir (1851-1941)

    ‘The Ring of Nestor’ : a glimpse into the Minoan after-world and a sepulchral treasure of gold signet-rings and bead-seals from Thisbê, Boeotia.

    London : Macmillan & Co., 1925. First edition. Small quarto (280 x 193 mm), publisher’s gilt-lettered burgundy cloth over boards (bright and unrubbed) in the very rare original printed brown wrappers (unclipped, wear at top edges and short tear at head of spine, sunning to spine, scratch to rear panel), pp [ii], 75, with 54 …

  • # 26716

    LINDSAY, Jack

    Homer’s hymns to Aphrodite

    Translated by Jack Lindsay. London : The Fanfrolico Press, [1929].  Quarto, gilt-lettered cloth with relief insert of the Venus de Milo (small loss to upper board), gravure title page vignette by Norman Lindsay, pp. [24]; four gravire images of ancient Greek statues. Limited to 500 numbered copies. Arnold 28.

  • # 26617

    LINDSAY, JACK

    The complete works of Gaius Petronius

    Done into English by Jack Lindsay with one hundred illustrations by Norman Lindsay. Comprising the Satyricon and Poems. London : Fanfrolico Press, [1927]. Quarto, half-vellum stained red over marbled boards (light wear, spine sunned), top edge gilt, others uncut, a very good copy with 100 Lindsay illustrations. Limited to 650 copies, this copy out of …

  • # 19863

    MATTHIOPOULOS, George D. (editor); SCHOLDERER, Victor

    Greek printing types 1465-1927. Facsimiles from an exhibition of books illustrating the development of Greek printing shown in the British Museum 1927.

    Thessaloniki : K. Mastoridis Publications, 1994. Quarto, publisher’s cream decorated stiff paper wrappers; xv, 66 pp, with an historical introduction by Victor Scholderer, an appreciation of Scholderer by Martin Davies, and a note on Scholderer’s ‘New Hellenic Type’ by John Bowman; numerous superbly printed facsimile plates; internally pristine, a fine copy.    

  • # 25547

    STRASSER, Theo

    Scavi

    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 …

  • # 25519

    LETI Bruno (1941 - ); PESSOA, Fernando (1888 - 1935)

    Dream walls

    Melbourne : the artist, 2018. Octavo, printed gatefold wrappers, pp. 114, photographs and images by Bruno Leti. Printed in a small run of unnumbered copies. Signed by the artist. Images of Roman walls at Herculaneum and Pompeii taken by the artist with his painted responses.

  • # 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) …

  • # 23813

    AUGUSTINE OF HIPPO, Saint

    [CAMBRIDGE BINDING]. Liber epistolarum beati Augustini episcopi Hipponensis ecclesiae

    Paris : Badius Ascensius, 1515 (colophon). Folio, ff. [viii], CCLXII, [31] (lacking last blank); title-page within a large historiated woodcut border enclosing the printer’s device, many criblé initials throughout; a few minute pinhead wormholes scattered through the second part, a slightly larger one in quire f (not impairing legibility); in a contemporary Cambridge binding by …

  • # 24062

    MAYER, Luigi (active 1776 - 1792)

    Church of the Holy Sepulchre

    Aquatint, hand coloured with watercolor and gum varnish, 29.5 x 40.2 cm (plate line). Fine condition. From a broken copy of: Views in the Ottoman dominions in Europe, in Asia, and some of the Mediterranean islands. From the original drawings taken for Sir Robert Ainslie by Luigi Mayer, F.A.S., with descriptions historical and illustrative. London …

  • # 24061

    MAYER, Luigi (active 1776 - 1792)

    Grotto of the Nativity

    Aquatint, hand coloured with watercolor and gum varnish, 29.5 x 40.2 cm (plate line). Fine condition. From a broken copy of: Views in the Ottoman dominions in Europe, in Asia, and some of the Mediterranean islands. From the original drawings taken for Sir Robert Ainslie by Luigi Mayer, F.A.S., with descriptions historical and illustrative. London …

  • # 24060

    MAYER, Luigi (active 1776 - 1792)

    Ancient temple in the island of Salina

    Aquatint, hand coloured with watercolor and gum varnish, 29.5 x 40.2 cm (plate line). Fine condition. From a broken copy of: Views in the Ottoman dominions in Europe, in Asia, and some of the Mediterranean islands. From the original drawings taken for Sir Robert Ainslie by Luigi Mayer, F.A.S., with descriptions historical and illustrative. London …

  • # 24046

    MAYER, Luigi (active 1776 - 1792)

    Temple of Jupiter Ammon in Libya

    Aquatint, hand coloured with watercolor and gum varnish, 29.5 x 40.2 cm (plate line). Fine condition. From a broken copy of: Views in the Ottoman dominions in Europe, in Asia, and some of the Mediterranean islands. From the original drawings taken for Sir Robert Ainslie by Luigi Mayer, F.A.S., with descriptions historical and illustrative. London …

  • # 24057

    MAYER, Luigi (active 1776 - 1792)

    Interior of the Temple of Jupiter Ammon

    Aquatint, hand coloured with watercolor and gum varnish, 29.5 x 40.2 cm (plate line). Fine condition. From a broken copy of: Views in the Ottoman dominions in Europe, in Asia, and some of the Mediterranean islands. From the original drawings taken for Sir Robert Ainslie by Luigi Mayer, F.A.S., with descriptions historical and illustrative. London …

  • # 24056

    MAYER, Luigi (active 1776 - 1792)

    Monument on the coast of Syria

    Aquatint, hand coloured with watercolor and gum varnish, 29.5 x 40.2 cm (plate line). Fine condition. From a broken copy of: Views in the Ottoman dominions in Europe, in Asia, and some of the Mediterranean islands. From the original drawings taken for Sir Robert Ainslie by Luigi Mayer, F.A.S., with descriptions historical and illustrative. London …

  • # 24055

    MAYER, Luigi (active 1776 - 1792)

    Monument near Tortosa

    Aquatint, hand coloured with watercolor and gum varnish, 29.5 x 40.2 cm (plate line). Fine condition. From a broken copy of: Views in the Ottoman dominions in Europe, in Asia, and some of the Mediterranean islands. From the original drawings taken for Sir Robert Ainslie by Luigi Mayer, F.A.S., with descriptions historical and illustrative. London …