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There are many fascinating rare ancient history books in the Biblio Rare Book Room. Many of the rare and antique books featured in the rare ancient history books section of the Biblio Rare Book Room include one of a kind illustrations and maps. Several of the rare and antique books featured below are quite old and fragile, so it is important to properly care for the special book you add to your rare and antique book collection.

Tercia pars operum Johannis de Gerson doctoris chritianissimi by GERSON, Johannes de

1494 Jean Gerson INCUNABLE Medieval Catholic Poem Mysticism Josephina Incunabula An extremely rare volume from the 1494 printing of the complete works of Jean Gerson. Gerson was one of the most prominent 14th-century French scholars and played an importa...

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Satyrae by PERSIUS, Flaccus Aulus

1499 Mantuanus Poetry + 1507 Satires of Persius Post-Incunable Satyrae ROME Roce Along with Juvenal, Persius was one of the greatest 1st century Roman satirists. His works consisted of elements of stoicism and were greatly influenced by Horace and Juve...

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Titi Livii patavini Decas qvarta. by LIVY, Titus

1520 1ed LIVY History of Rome Ab Urbe Condita ALDINE Scipio Africanus Punic Wars "Men of outstanding ability are more likely to lack the power of controlling their own people than of defeating an enemy in battle." ― Livy, The History of Rome Few work...

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The Cities and Cemeteries of Etruria; in Two Volumes by DENNIs, George

London: John Murray, 1848. RARE in the 1848 First Edition. Near Fine in contempoary half calf over buckram, edges of spines in gilt, top edges gilt, marbled end pages.End pages uniformly browned, light rubbing at edges, small bookseller's label front ...

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Histoire Des Romains - Depuis Les Temps Les Plus Recules Jusqu'a l'Invasion Des Barbares by ( Roman Empire )Duruy, Victor

Paris. Librairie Hachette. 1879. Bound in extravagantly ornate gilt pictorial red Morocco depicting gilt tooled Roman emblematic seals and large embellishment of armour, eagles and statuary to front and rear covers. Gilt tooled spine compartments embel...

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The Roman Antiquities Of Dionysius Halicarnassensis, Translated Into English, With Notes And Dissertations By Edward Spelman, Esq. by Dionysius Halicarnassensis (Denis Halicarnassus), Translated By Edward Spelman [Bookplates Of M. Robert Guggenheim]

London: Booksellers Of London And Westminster, 1758. 1st Edition 1st Printing. Hardcover. Very Good. Four Volumes, Complete, 11" Tall, 456 + Errata To Vol I At End; 439 + Errata To Vol Ii At End; 438 + Errata To Volume Iii At End; 516 (Including I...

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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...

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Vita Iustinianim atque Theodorae, Augustorum nec non triboniani : iurisprudentiae iustinianae proscenium ... cum ad legum et corporis iuris intelligendam Historiam by Von Ludewig, Johann Peter. 1668-1743

Halae Salicae [Halle, Germany]: Impensis Orphanotrophei, 1731. Hardcover. Very Good. 8vo (square). Half bound vellum over brown speckled boards. All edges red. Spine lettered. xii, 752 p.p., plus [36] p.p. index. [11] engravings [9 folding] incl. fronti...

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L'Histoire Du Monde, De C. Pline Second, Collationee & Corrigee...&Enrichee d'Annotations En Marge...A Quoy'a Este Adjouste Un Traite Des Poix et Mesures Antiques, Reduites a La Facon Des Francois Par Antoine Pinet & Seigneur De Neroy....Derniere Edition by Secondus Gaius Plinius [Pliny the Elder]; Pinet, Antoine [Translator]

Cologne: De L'imprimerie Jacob Stoer, 1625. Hardcover. Very Good/No Jacket. 8vo (super). Two volumes in one. Place of publication stamped out, with "Geneue" stamped below printer. On second title page, no placeof publication, but "Geneue" stamped in pla...

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The Five Great Monarchies of the Ancient Eastern World (1879 4th Ed.); [together with] The Sixth Great Oriental Monarchy (1873 1st Ed.); and The Seventh Great Oriental Monarchy (1876 1st Ed.) by Rawlinson, George

London: John Murray/ Longmans, Green and Co. , 1879. 4th Edition, 1879, of The Five Great Monarchies, John Murray, London; together with 1st Editions of The Sixth (1873 )and Seventh ( 1876 ) Great Monarchies, Longmans, Green and Co., London. bound in late...

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Notitia Orbis Antiqui, sive Geographia Plenior, Ab ortu Rerumpublicarum ad Constantinorum tempera Orbis terrarum faciem declarans by Christopher Cellarius

Cantabrigiae [Cambridge] : Joannis Oweni, 1703 A very good early copy of this atlas of the ancient world which was first published in Leipzig in 1701. In 2 volumes with contemporary full leather bindings; frontispiece portrait of Cellarius; 33 folding map...

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Rohault's system of natural philosophy : illustrated with Dr. Samuel Clarke's notes taken mostly out of Sir Isaac Newton's philosophy. With additions. ... Done into English by John Clarke by ROHAULT, Jacques

1723 1st ed ENGLISH Physics Isaac NEWTON Illustrated Optics by Rohault & ClarkeJacques Rohault was an important French philosopher during the 17th-century, particularly in the field of Cartesian philosophy. His 'Treaty on Physics' became the standard phys...

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Nuova raccolta di cento principali vedute antiche e moderne dell' alma citta' di Roma e delle sue vicinanze : disposte secondo il metodo dell' itinerario di Roma. by ANTONELLI, Giacomo

1830 1st ed Views of ROME Illustrated Vasi Engravings Pantheon Coliseum Vatican An incredible, valuable mid-19th-century collection of one hundred engravings of views of Rome. This work, 'Nuova Raccolta…di Roma', features the work of Parboni and Giusepp...

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The Civil and Constitutional History of Rome from Its Foundations to the Age of Augustus, in Two Volumes ( Fine Binding) by Bankes, Henry

London: John Murray, 1818. SCARCE First Edition, 1818. Finely bound in unsigned contemporary half vellum over marbled boards, gilt rules to covers, back ornately gilt with red morocco title label and black morocco tail date label with all lettering in gil...

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C. Crispi Sallustii de coniuratione Catilinae. Eiusdem de bello Iugurthino. Orationes quaedam ex libris historiarum C.C. Sallustii. Eiusdem oratio contra M.T. Ciceronem. M.T. Ciceronis oratio contra C.C. Sallustium. Eiusdem orationes quatuor contra L. Catilinam. Porcii Latronis declamatio contra L. Catilinam by SALLUST, Gaius Crispus

1521 Aldine Sallust Catiline Conspiracy WAR Ancient Rome Attack on Cicero Aldus "No mortal man has ever served at the same time his passions and his best interests." ― Sallust An important 16th-century edition of Sallust's "Conspiracy of Catiline". Th...

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