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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.

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...

From Schilb Antiquarian Rare Books


A Voyage of Discovery Made Under the Orders of the Admiralty, in His Majesty's Ships Isabella and Alexander, for the Purpose of Exploring Baffin's Bay and Inquiring Into the Plausibility of a North-West Passage by Ross, John

London: John Murray, 1819. First Edition. Full-Leather. Fine. 4to. 4to. Contemporary calf binding with rebacked spine and raised bands. xxxix [1] tipped in errata slip, 252 p.p., cxliv. 15 colour plates [4 folding], 9 engravings [2 folding], 4 tables [2...

From Minotavros Books


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


De rebus gestis Alexandri Magni. Cum annotationibus D. Erasmi by Quintus Curtius Rufus; Erasmus, Desiderius (editor); Paulus Orosius

Folio. [4], LXXXIX leaves; [10], 124 pages. Late sixteenth (?) century leather; light scuffing, hinges cracked but cords holding tightly; insect damage to text block with loss of text throughout; margins in Orosius trimmed close, affecting title image.Fi...

From Archway Books


Stephanou Byzantiou Ethnika kat epitomēn = Stephani Byzantini Gentilia per epitomen, antehac Peri poleōu De urbibus by Stephanos, ho Byzantios, 6th cent

Lugduni Batovorum: Apud Danielem à Graesbeeck, M DC LXXXVIII. [1688]. Hard Cover. [18], 786, [18]; [8], 27, [1], 9, [1] p.; 31.5 cm. folio. Greek text with parallel Latin translation. "Variæ lectiones ex codice ms. perusino, & admixtœ ejusdem not...

From The Owl at the Bridge


The Description of Greece, by Pausanias, Translated from the Greek, with notes, in which much of the mythology of the Greeks is unfolded from a theory which has been for many ages unknown. Illustrated with maps and viewsd. A New Edition with Considerable augmentation. In Three Volumes [complete] by Pausanias [translated by Thomas Taylor]

London: Richard Priestley, 1824. 2nd Edition 1st Printing. Hardcover. Very Good. Maps and Plates,. Taylor's corrected second edition, adding his Notes which were omitted from the first printing. A complete set in original brown cloth over grey board...

From Arroyo Seco 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


Vitae Excellentium Imperatorum Cum Integris Notis Jani Gebhardi, Henr. Ernstii, & Jo. Andreae Bosii...Curante Augustino Van Staveren by Nepos, Cornelius

Lugduni Batavorum: Samuelem Luchtmans, 1734. Hardcover. Very Good. 5.5 x 8.1 Inches. Full vellum binding. Gilt stamp of University of Groningen, Netherlands on front and rear board, with gilt border and acorn motifs. Title in gilt on red spine label. [2...

From Minotavros Books


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...

From Minotavros Books


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...

From Minotavros Books


Pompei; Piccoli Bronzi del Real Museo Borbonico.descritti e disegnati da Carlo Ceci by Ceci, Carlo

[Naples; stamperis di Salvatore Piscopo], 1858. Oblong Folio. 2nd edition. (lacks the descriptive text used as title page usually mounted to upper board, replaced with a hand colored lithograph titled Pompei) Dedication page "A Sue Eccellenza Don Domenic...

From Alcuin Books, ABAA-ILAB


Lucans Pharsalia: or The Civil-Wars of Rome, Between Pompey the great and Julius Caesar / A Continuation of Lucans Historicall Poem till the Death of Julius Caesar by LUCAN

London: William Bentley, 1650. Hardcover. Translation by Thomas May. Two volumes. 24mo. Rebound in half black calf with marbled paper over boards, gilt, compartments. (10pp), 261pp; (8pp), 122pp. All edges gilt. Very good. Tight and quite handsome. Front...

From Main Street Fine Books & Manuscripts, ABAA


The Works Of Lucian, From The Greek (Folo) by Lucian; Translated By Thomas Francklin, Vol I And Ii

London: T. Cadell, 1780. 1st Edition 1st Printing. Hardcover. Very Good. Title Page Portraits Of Lucian, By Isaac Taylor. Xx, 480, 588 Pp. Original Quarter Calf Over Marbled Boards, 5 Bands, Spines Elaborately Gilt But Re-Backed With Remains Of Original...

From Arroyo Seco Books


Orationvm Pars 1 by M TVLLI CICERONIS

Printed and Published by Nikolas Brylinger [Officina Brylingeriana] 1579 Basel, 304pp Woodcut printer’s device to title, three lions waiting for the sands of time to trickle through the hour glass. Woodcut illumination. Full Leather binding, with or...

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