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THUCYDIDES

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Item Description: Venice, Aldus, 1502. Hardcover. Book Condition: Very Good. EDITIO PRINCEPS, Folio, 124 unnumbered ll. AA8, AA-ξO8 OP8. Greek letter, undecorated, guide letters, spaces blank. Contemporary 4-line Latin inscription signed “S.P” on pastedown, “15ff” (probably original price) in margin of t.p. and small inked symbols in title, a few tiny wormholes in early and final ll. Ink stain to extreme upper edge of early gatherings, very light waterstain to upper blank margin of a few final ll. A very good clean copy, well margined, on extra thick quality paper, in striking contemporary calf over boards originally a la Grecque, covers with triple ruled outer borders, inner ropework with fine roundels gilt at each corner and centre, surrounding panel of richly decorated blind lattice work with gilt roundel at each corner, double and triple ruled panels within enclosing panel with roof vault border, gilt roundel in each vault space and in the middle, two ropework wheels surrounding ropework multiple knots; spine, joints, and all corners worn, covers with some surface abrasions, head and tail of spine shaved to stand upright. A handsome and historic quality binding, probably Venetian. ***** Editio princeps of the first and still most famous work in the Western historical tradition. Thucydides has been described as the father of ‘scientific history’ because of his strict standards of evidence gathering and analysis of events in terms of cause and effect. He has also been called the father of the school of political realism viewing relations between states as based more on might than right. His text is still studied in military colleges throughout the world. Thucydides also makes the interesting, if somewhat cynical, analysis of human nature in explaining human behaviour in the context of wars, plagues and all sorts of disasters. Viewed in the highest regard by subsequent Greek historians, then ignored throughout the Middle Ages, Thucydides had some influence on Machiavelli, but much more on Hobbes who translated him, and almost idolisation by Schiller, Schlegel, Nietzsche, Macauley and von Ranke. Woodrow Wilson read him on the way to the Versailles conference, and Thucydides’ influence was increasingly felt in international relations during the period of the cold war. The Peloponnesian War of which Thucydides wrote was an epic 27 year struggle for supremacy between Athens and Sparta and their respective allies. It probably continued after Thucycides’ death. Thucydides is par excellence the political historian, a meticulous recorder of public events, in which he had fought and from which he was never far removed. He assiduously researched written documents and personally interviewed eye-witnesses whose testimonies he wrote up into somewhat stylistic speeches. The first edition of the greatest work of one of the greatest historians in its original, unsophisticated state. This richly decorated contemporary binding was constructed à la Grecque probably in Venice, though the repeated use of gilt roundel motifs is more Neopolitan than Venetian. During the 16th century books began to be shelved vertically rather than horizontally and the head and spine of à la Grecque bindings became hopelessly impractical. At that point here they were cut down though the base of their structure remains. A remarkably concrete example of a seismic change in the history of libraries. ***** BM STC IV p. 672. Ren 33:4 “Première et rare édition, avec deux vies de Thucydide, en grec: l’une d’un anonyme d’une page et demie, et l’autre, de cinq pages, d’un nommé Marcellinus”. Brunet V 844 “Edition rare”. Dibdin II p. 505 “The first edition of Thucydides is a beautiful book, though at present by no means rare: copies with a fine margin bear a tolerable price”. Printing and the Mind of Man p. 62. Bookseller Inventory # 1470

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THUCYDIDES (c. 460 - c. 395 BC

Published by VENUNDANTUR IN AEDIBUS ASCENSIANIS, Paris (1513)

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Item Description: VENUNDANTUR IN AEDIBUS ASCENSIANIS, Paris, 1513. Hard Cover. Book Condition: Very Good. Dust Jacket Condition: No Dust Jacket. VENUNDANTUR IN AEDIBUS ASCENSIANIS IDUS IULIAS M.D.XIII. 122 numbered leaves (the title leaf is counted as the first although it has no number) +(3) leaves of index, ruled margins throughout to all edges, 3 extinct wormholes (2 of which go through all leaves), bound in diced calf, spine with raised bands and incised lettering, surface scratches to back board, new endpapers added with binding, bookplate on first free endpaper, early ownership signature on title page. Title page very slightly discoloured and some unintrusive damp-staining to first half of volume but the rest of the pages are remarkably clean, bright and crisp. Title page highly decorated with printer's device, decorated initials throughout. Contains all 8 books plus a life of Thucydides. who "has been dubbed the father of 'scientific history', because of his strict standards of evidence-gathering and analysis in terms of cause and effect without reference to intervention by the gods, as outlined in his introduction to his work" Size: 8 x 10 Inches. Hardback. Bookseller Inventory # ALD/230

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Thucydides (ca. 455-ca. 400 B.C.); Hobbes, Thomas, translator (1588-1679)

Published by Imprinted [at Eliot?s Court Press] for Hen: Seile, and are to be sold at the Tigres Head in Paules Churchyard,, London: (1629)

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Item Description: Imprinted [at Eliot?s Court Press] for Hen: Seile, and are to be sold at the Tigres Head in Paules Churchyard,, London:, 1629. FIRST EDITION, FIRST ISSUE.. 32.5 x 21.8 cm. Folio: [34], 536 [i.e. 535], [13] pp. Collation: A4, a-c4, B-Z4, Aa-Zz4, Aaa-Yyy4, Zzz6 (the final leaf is blank and present). With an added engraved title page and five engraved plates, three of which are folding. Hobbes? ThucydidesThe First Edition in a Contemporary Binding Hobbes published his translation in 1629, when he was in his early forties. Yet he tells us in the introduction that the translation, once completed ?lay long by? him, indicating that it had been completed much earlier.?Hobbes was interested in Thucydides less for his style than his subject matter. Nor did he take up the study and translation of the Greek historian simply with a scholar?s antiquarian interest, but with the humanist desire to learn and pass on the lessons of history to his contemporaries. He is not shy of speaking of the utility of history. He talks of Thucydides? writings ?as having in them profitable instruction for Noblemen, and such as may come to have the managing of great and weighty actions.? It is in the history of Thucydides that the purposes of history are most finely embodied: ?For the principall and proper worke of History, being to instruct, and enable men, by the knowledge of Actions past, to beare themselves prudently in the present, and providently towards the Future, there is not extant any other (merely humane) that doth more fully, and naturally performe it, then this of my Author.???Hobbes had very definite ideas about the conclusions to be drawn from Thucydides. In the long introductory essay, ?Of the Life and History of Thucydides?, he derives from the history an account of the political opinions of its author:?For his opinion touching the government of the State, it is manifest that he least of all liked the Democracy. And upon divers occasions, hee noteth the emulation and contention of the Demagogues, for reputation, and glory of wit; with their crossing of each others counsels to the damage of the Publique; the inconstancy of Resolutions, caused by the diversity of ends, and power of Rhetorique in the Orators; and the desperated actions undertaken upon the flattering advice of such as desired to attaine, or to hold what they had attained of authority and sway amongst the common people. Nor doth it appeare, that he magnifieth anywhere the authority of the Few; amongst whom he saith every one desireth to be chiefe; and they that are undervalued, beare it with lesse patience than in a Democracy; whereupon sedition followeth, and dissultion of the government. Hee prayseth the government of Athens, when it was mixed of the Few and the Many; but more he commendeth it, both when Pisistratus raigned (saving that it was an usurped power) and when in the beginning of this Warre, it was Democraticall in name, but in effect Monarchicall under Pericles.??Thucydides here is represented as a closet royalist. The passage to which Hobbes is directly referring, which must have been written after the final defeat of Athens in 404, is Thucydides summary account of the causes of her downfall in Book II. This is a long but crucial passage in Hobbes? translation, a shortcut to the lessons to be learnt from the larger narrative. While there are many factors that contributed to the political philosophy later developed by Hobbes (not least his experience of civil disorder in Britain), it might be argued that the political analysis here of the weakness of the Athenian democracy was influential in defining a problem to which the doctrine of Leviathan was the solution.?(Robin Sowerby, ?Thomas Hobbes? Translation of Thucydides?)"The historical methods of Thucydides, who lived in the fifth century B.C., have never been bettered. His severe standard of historical truth, coupled with his passionate belief in the general significance of particular events, have given his history of the tragic war between Athens and Sparta a universal value to statesmen and historians alike." (Printing and the Mind of Man, 219) STC 24058; Macdonald & Hargreaves, Tho. Bookseller Inventory # 2872D

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Thucydides. (Niccolls Thomas)

Published by London Imprinted the XXV day of July in the Yeare of our Lorde God a Thousande fyve hundredde and fiftye [1550] (1550)

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Item Description: London Imprinted the XXV day of July in the Yeare of our Lorde God a Thousande fyve hundredde and fiftye [1550], 1550. First Edition of the First Translation of Thucydides into English. Printed in Black Letter. Title within a woodcut border and with a profusion of illustrated or historiated initials. Folio, near contemporary calf, the spine decorated in gilt with period tools within compartments and with a brown morocco label lettered in gilt. Now housed in a very fine morocco backed fold-over box. CCxxiii + Errata. A fine unpressed and unwashed copy, some old and early marginalia, some very occasional and very small chips to edges of a few leaves, the binding with some expert and highly sympathetic restoration to the back but preserving the original spine panel. THE FIRST ENGLISH TRANSLATION OF THUCYDIDES. 'Thucydides stands alone among the men of his own age and has no superior of any age, in the width of mental grasp which could seize the general significance of particular events. The political education of mankind began in Greece, and in the time of Thucydides their political life was still young. Thucydides knew only the small city-commonwealthe on the one hand, and on the other the vast barbaric kingdom; and yet, as has been well said of him, "there is hardly a problem in the science of government which the statesman will not find, if not solved, at any rate handled, in the pages of this universal master."' In an address to the great Greek scholar "Mayster John Cheke," Niccolls asks him "not onelye with fououre to accepte this the furste my fruict in translatyon, but also conferringe it with the Greke, so to amende and correct it, in those places and sentences, whiche youre exacte lernynge and knolaige shall Iudge mete to be altered and refourmed, that thereby thys sayd translation may triumphantly resist and wythstande the malycyous and deadly stynge of the generall and most ennemyes of all good exercyse." This translation alone held the field until Thomas Hobbes published his in 1629, nearly a century later. Bookseller Inventory # 25760

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Item Description: Excudebat Henricus Stephanus,, [Geneva:], 1588. 32.2 x 21 cm. Folio: Collation: 6, 4, a-z6, aa-zz6, aaa-nnn6, ooo4. "The standards and methods of Thucydides as a contemporary historian have never been bettered. Thucydides has been valued as he hoped; statesmen as well as historians, men of affairs as well as scholars, have read and profited by him" -PMM 102 "The second Estienne edition is generally considered the best sixteenth century edition of the greatest historian of Athens. For this new edition Estienne has corrected the Greek text and scholia, as well as further revised Lorenzo Valla's Latin translation, which is now printed on the same page with the Greek text, in parallel columns, while the Greek scholia are printed at the foot of the page. Estienne has also added marginal concordances to his first edition. Among the other important additions are Estienne's ?Proparasceue? (Preparation) to the reading of the Greek scholia, which is, to this day, a most valuable exposition of the special vocabulary and technical terminology used by the Greek scholiasts; his annotations on the text and scholia of the first two books (Renouard, as well as Carter and Muir in PMM, wrongly attribute these annotations to Isaac Casaubon); the Thycydidean Chronology of David Chytraeus, and the Greek Life of Thucydides by Marcellinus, with a Latin translation by Casaubon." (Quoted from Schreiber's "The Estiennes") Schreiber 216-217; Renouard 152-53, 4; Moeckli 124; Hoffmann III, 749; Printing and The Mind of Man, 102. Bound in contemporary calf, rebacked. The boards are framed by a single gold fillet. Central, wreath-like cartouches, also gilt, are stamped at the centers of both boards. The text is in very good condition, with good margins. There is, however, a bit of worming affecting the text in the first part. SECOND ESTIENNE EDITION, corrected by Estienne and with numerous additions. Printed in two sizes of the ?grecs du roi? types of Claude Garamond. There are numerous historiated initials and decorative head- and tail-pieces. The Estienne "Noli altum sapere" device appears on the title page. Bookseller Inventory # 1936D

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Thucydides (ca. 455-ca. 400 B.C.); Hobbes, Thomas, translator (1588-1679)

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Item Description: Charles Harper,, London:, 1676. 31.5 x 2.1 cm. Folio: [?]2 (engraved and printed titles), A4, (a)-(d)4, (e)2, B-Z4; Aa-Zz4; Aaa4. With five added maps and plates. Hobbes? Thucydides Hobbes published his translation of Thucydides?? masterpiece in 1629, when he was in his early forties. Yet he tells us in the introduction that the translation, once completed ?lay long by? him, indicating that it had been completed much earlier.?Hobbes was interested in Thucydides less for his style than his subject matter. Nor did he take up the study and translation of the Greek historian simply with a scholar?s antiquarian interest, but with the humanist desire to learn and pass on the lessons of history to his contemporaries. He is not shy of speaking of the utility of history. He talks of Thucydides? writings ?as having in them profitable instruction for Noblemen, and such as may come to have the managing of great and weighty actions.? It is in the history of Thucydides that the purposes of history are most finely embodied: ?For the principall and proper worke of History, being to instruct, and enable men, by the knowledge of Actions past, to beare themselves prudently in the present, and providently towards the Future, there is not extant any other (merely humane) that doth more fully, and naturally performe it, then this of my Author.???Hobbes had very definite ideas about the conclusions to be drawn from Thucydides. In the long introductory essay, ?Of the Life and History of Thucydides?, he derives from the history an account of the political opinions of its author:?For his opinion touching the government of the State, it is manifest that he least of all liked the Democracy. And upon divers occasions, hee noteth the emulation and contention of the Demagogues, for reputation, and glory of wit; with their crossing of each others counsels to the damage of the Publique; the inconstancy of Resolutions, caused by the diversity of ends, and power of Rhetorique in the Orators; and the desperated actions undertaken upon the flattering advice of such as desired to attaine, or to hold what they had attained of authority and sway amongst the common people. Nor doth it appeare, that he magnifieth anywhere the authority of the Few; amongst whom he saith every one desireth to be chiefe; and they that are undervalued, beare it with lesse patience than in a Democracy; whereupon sedition followeth, and dissultion of the government. Hee prayseth the government of Athens, when it was mixed of the Few and the Many; but more he commendeth it, both when Pisistratus raigned (saving that it was an usurped power) and when in the beginning of this Warre, it was Democraticall in name, but in effect Monarchicall under Pericles.??Thucydides here is represented as a closet royalist. The passage to which Hobbes is directly referring, which must have been written after the final defeat of Athens in 404, is Thucydides summary account of the causes of her downfall in Book II. This is a long but crucial passage in Hobbes? translation, a shortcut to the lessons to be learnt from the larger narrative. While there are many factors that contributed to the political philosophy later developed by Hobbes (not least his experience of civil disorder in Britain), it might be argued that the political analysis here of the weakness of the Athenian democracy was influential in defining a problem to which the doctrine of Leviathan was the solution.?(Robin Sowerby, ?Thomas Hobbes? Translation of Thucydides?)"The historical methods of Thucydides, who lived in the fifth century B.C., have never been bettered. His severe standard of historical truth, coupled with his passionate belief in the general significance of particular events, have given his history of the tragic war between Athens and Sparta a universal value to statesmen and historians alike." (Printing and the Mind of Man, 219) Wing 1134 Bound in contemporary sprinkled calf, ruled in compartments with decorative tools at each corner of the central panel. The hinges are starting. Bookseller Inventory # 2671D

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Thucydides (ca. 455-ca. 400 B.C.); Hobbes, Thomas, translator (1588-1679)

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Item Description: Charles Harper,, London:, 1676. SECOND EDITION.. 31 x 20.5 cm. Folio: [?]2 (engraved and printed titles), A4, (a)-(d)4, (e)2, B-Z4; Aa-Zz4; Aaa4. With five added maps and plates. Hobbes? Thucydides Hobbes published his translation of Thucydides? masterpiece in 1629, when he was in his early forties. Yet he tells us in the introduction that the translation, once completed ?lay long by? him, indicating that it had been completed much earlier.?Hobbes was interested in Thucydides less for his style than his subject matter. Nor did he take up the study and translation of the Greek historian simply with a scholar?s antiquarian interest, but with the humanist desire to learn and pass on the lessons of history to his contemporaries. He is not shy of speaking of the utility of history. He talks of Thucydides? writings ?as having in them profitable instruction for Noblemen, and such as may come to have the managing of great and weighty actions.? It is in the history of Thucydides that the purposes of history are most finely embodied: ?For the principall and proper worke of History, being to instruct, and enable men, by the knowledge of Actions past, to beare themselves prudently in the present, and providently towards the Future, there is not extant any other (merely humane) that doth more fully, and naturally performe it, then this of my Author.???Hobbes had very definite ideas about the conclusions to be drawn from Thucydides. In the long introductory essay, ?Of the Life and History of Thucydides?, he derives from the history an account of the political opinions of its author:?For his opinion touching the government of the State, it is manifest that he least of all liked the Democracy. And upon divers occasions, hee noteth the emulation and contention of the Demagogues, for reputation, and glory of wit; with their crossing of each others counsels to the damage of the Publique; the inconstancy of Resolutions, caused by the diversity of ends, and power of Rhetorique in the Orators; and the desperated actions undertaken upon the flattering advice of such as desired to attaine, or to hold what they had attained of authority and sway amongst the common people. Nor doth it appeare, that he magnifieth anywhere the authority of the Few; amongst whom he saith every one desireth to be chiefe; and they that are undervalued, beare it with lesse patience than in a Democracy; whereupon sedition followeth, and dissultion of the government. Hee prayseth the government of Athens, when it was mixed of the Few and the Many; but more he commendeth it, both when Pisistratus raigned (saving that it was an usurped power) and when in the beginning of this Warre, it was Democraticall in name, but in effect Monarchicall under Pericles.??Thucydides here is represented as a closet royalist. The passage to which Hobbes is directly referring, which must have been written after the final defeat of Athens in 404, is Thucydides summary account of the causes of her downfall in Book II. This is a long but crucial passage in Hobbes? translation, a shortcut to the lessons to be learnt from the larger narrative. While there are many factors that contributed to the political philosophy later developed by Hobbes (not least his experience of civil disorder in Britain), it might be argued that the political analysis here of the weakness of the Athenian democracy was influential in defining a problem to which the doctrine of Leviathan was the solution.?(Robin Sowerby, ?Thomas Hobbes? Translation of Thucydides?)"The historical methods of Thucydides, who lived in the fifth century B.C., have never been bettered. His severe standard of historical truth, coupled with his passionate belief in the general significance of particular events, have given his history of the tragic war between Athens and Sparta a universal value to statesmen and historians alike." (Printing and the Mind of Man, 219) Wing 1134 Illustrated with the famous engraved title page showing Archidamos, Perikles and the author with vignette views of Sparta, Athens and a small m. Bookseller Inventory # 2710D

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THUCYDIDES

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Item Description: Geneva Henri Estienne, 1588. The Historian of Athens THUCYDIDES. De Bello Peloponnesiaco libri VIII. Iidem Latine, ex interpretatione Laurentii Vallae, ab Henrico Stephano recognita. Geneva: Henri Estienne, 1588. Augmented second, and best, edition. Folio (13 x 8 1/8 inches). [20], 621, [15], 73, [7] pp. Greek and Latin text in parallel columns; Estienne device [Schreiber 10] on title page, ornamental initials and head-pieces. Eighteenth-century tree calf, expertly rebacked preserving original spine, gilt stamped spine compartments, newer morocco spine label. Armorial bookplate. Corners a bit bumped. Aside from some general toning and browning to edges, an excellent copy. The augmented second Estienne edition (first published in 1564) is generally considered the best and most important Renaissance edition of the greatest historian of Athens, and for that reason is included as a Printing and the Mind of Man entry [102]. Thucydides' History of the Peloponnesian War is an eye-witness account of the great conflict between Athens and Sparta (431-404 B.C.), in which Thucydides himself participated as a general. Besides being the first "modern" historical work in Western literature, Thucydides' great book also contains important medical and scientific observations: the eminent historian of science, George Sarton called Thucydides history "one of the greatest literary - and I would say, scientific- classics of the world. He explains his method at the beginning of his work and gives a brief account of the evolution of Greek society from the earliest times to his own day. His description of the 'plague' of Athens is classical. His description of the solar eclipse of Athens on August 3, 431, is the earliest detailed description of an eclipse' (Introduction to the History of Science I, p. 106). For this new edition, the great scholar-printer Henri Estienne (1531-1598) has corrected the Greek text and scholia and has further revised the Latin translation of Lorenzo Valla, which is now printed on the same page with the Greek text in parallel columns. "The standards and methods of Thucydides as a contemporary historian have never been bettered. Thucydides has been valued as he hoped; statesmen as well as historians, men of affairs as well as scholars, have read and profited by him" (PMM). Hoffmann III, 552. Printing and the Mind of Man 102. Renouard, Estienne, 152-53. Schreiber, Estiennes, 216. HBS 65404. $10,000. Bookseller Inventory # 65404

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THUCYDIDES, [Thukydides]:

Published by [Paris], Jodocus Badius Ascensius, (1513)

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Item Description: [Paris], Jodocus Badius Ascensius, 1513. Erstausgabe. Mit schöner Holzschnitt-Titelbordüre, Druckermarke (Inneres einer Druckerei) auf Titel und prachvollen Initialen. CXXI num., 3 nn. Bll. Lateinische Ausgabe. Renouard III, 303, 1. Diese Ausgabe nicht bei Adams. Erste Ausgabe. Sehr seltene, sorgfältig ausgestattete Postinkunabel des bedeutendsten Werkes von Thukydides (Der Peloponnesische Krieg 431-404 v.Chr.). Beginnt mit einem kurzen Brief des Druckers an Petrus Aegidius. Am Schluss eine Vita des Autoren. Title page highly decorated with printer`s device, decorated initials throughout. Contains all 8 books plus a vita of Thucydides. Einband berieben und gebräunt, erste Hälfte am unteren Seitenrand etwas wasserrandig (nur stellenweise gering nachgebräunt), Besitzvermerk von alter Hand und kleinerer Tintenfleck auf Titel, Bl. CXXII mit sauber hinterlegtem Eckausriss (ohne Textverlust), die Blätter LV und LVI mit kleinerem Seiteneinriss (am unteren Seitenrand), einzelne Marginalien von alter Hand. Im Ganzen schönes Exemplar. Sprache: de Gewicht in Gramm: 0 4°, Flexibler Pergamenteinband des 16. Jahrhunderts. Bookseller Inventory # 142327

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Item Description: Augsburg Heinrich Steiner 16 6, 1533. Kl.-Fol. Titel mit großem Holzschnitt, 1 Holzschn.-Taf. 2 Bl., 169 numer. Bl. mit 48 (teils wiederh. u. 1 ganzseit.) Holzschnitten im Text, 1 Bl. (weiß). Blindgepr. HSchweinsldrbd. d. Zt. a. Holzdeckeln. Schließen fehlen. Einbd. beschabt, bestoßen u. fleckig. Kapitale restauriert. Titelholzschnitt alt beikoloriert. Vereinzelt braunfl. M. einigen Wurmgängen. Am Ende m. Feuchtigkeitsspuren. VD 16 T 1128. Adams T 683. BM STC, German 860. Goedeke II, 319, 6. De Boor/Newald IV/2, 427. Muther 925, 1091. Nagler, Monogrammisten III/1444, S. 572, 21. Oldenbourg, Schäufelein L 171. Erste deutsche Ausgabe. - Hauptwerk des größten Historiographen des Perikleischen Zeitalters. Der Colmarer Stadtschultheiß Boner gehört zu den fruchtbarsten Übersetzern antiker Texte des deutschen Humanismus. Die vorliegende erste deutsche Übersetzung folgt der lateinischen Ausgabe von Lorenzo Valla (1452). - Die schönen Holzschnitte von u. nach Schäufelein (3 monogrammiert), Breu, Burgkmair u. dem Petrarcameister illustrieren See- u. Reiterschlachten, Belagerungen, Sturmangriffe, Verhandlungsszenen u. zeigen Ritter in prächtigen Rüstungen (etwa die Holzschnitt-Tafel anfangs, ferner das große Schlußbild nach Hans Burgkmair). Überwiegend gute Abdrucke. Bookseller Inventory # 159901

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THUCYDIDES.

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Item Description: Chelsea: Printed at the Ashendene Press, 1930. Limited edition, one of 260 copies of a total edition of 280, there being 20 copies printed on vellum. Folio. (2), 363, (1) pp. Original full white pigskin by W.H. Smith & Son with their discreet gilt stamp to the foot of the rear pastedown, spine with raised bands, gilt lettered to two panels, all edges uncut, the bookplate of Vyvyan Edwards to the front pastedown. Spine slightly tanned, a very attractive copy. Printed by St. John Hornby at the Ashendene Press at Shelley House, the opening lines of each book and the marginal notes are printed in red and were designed by Graily Hewitt. The main part of the text is printed in black using Ptolemy type while the marginalia utilises Blado Italic. A finely printed work. Bookseller Inventory # 21622

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Thucydides.

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Item Description: Ashendene Press., 1930. Hardcover. Book Condition: Very Good. Publisher's full white pigskin, with pronounced spine bands. One of 260 copies printed on paper (an additional 20 copies were printed on vellum). Boards (see photographs) have some light scattered soil and small bruises, and a superficial but unsightly 8" diagonal line indented on rear board; otherwise, and with those faults, an outstanding copy with a virtually flawless interior. The design and production of this edition makes it one of the finest achievements of St John Hornby's Ashendene Press. It is at one and the same time opulent and modest, and there can surely be no more gratifying way to read Thucydides than in one of the rare copies of this edition. The translation by Jowett, who was master of Balliol and regius professor of Greek at Oxford is, of course, authoritative. Bookseller Inventory # 412

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THUCYDIDES, TOU OLOROU (THUCYDIDES OLORI FILII) (THUKYDID ) - LORENZO VALLA.

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Item Description: (Genova), Excudebat Henricus Stephanus, illustris viri Huldrichi Fuggeri typographus, 1564. Folio. Later red full calf, rebacked, soft boards. Inner hinges reinforced. T-p. w. repaired loss to lower right corner, not affecting text. Upper part of first about 100 leaves w. decreasing waterstaining w. very minor affect to text. Cont. owner's name to t-p. ("Ex libris Rabillone"). T-p. in red and black, woodcut printer's device to t-p., woodcut initials and vignettes, first part w. beautiful Greek script. Overall good condition. (16), 297, (2), 216, (8) pp. First edition thus. First part in Greek, second part in Latin. "The Latin version is Valla's , which Stephan published separately in 1564, but which usually accompanies the Greek text." (Dibdin II:506). "The text was first printed by Aldus in 1502. The edition of Henri Estienne, a member of the famous French family of printers, who corresponded with scholars as an equal, first came out in 1564. The edition cited (the second edition, 1588) was improved by the addition of a translation into Latin by Lorenzo Valla." (PMM 102). This edition also contains Valla's excellent and famous translation, being the second part of the work, separately paginated (pp. 1 - 216); in the second edition the translation is not printed separately, but in parallel columns on the same pages as the Greek text. "Édition plus belle" (Brunet, V:844). Stephanus (Estienne) worked in Paris and Dibdin mentions the work as being printed in Paris, whereas PMM states that it is printed in Genova. Brunet V:844, PMM 201, Dibdin II:506. Greasse, 7:149. Bookseller Inventory # 28293

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The Historian of Athens) THUCYDIDES

Published by Henri Estienne, Geneva (1588)

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Item Description: Henri Estienne, Geneva, 1588. Augmented second, and best, edition. Folio (13 x 8 1/8 inches). [20], 621, [15], 73, [7] pp. Greek and Latin text in parallel columns; Estienne device [Schreiber 10] on title page, ornamental initials and head-pieces. Gilt ruled vellum boards, fittingly rebacked. 19th century anonymous inscription to front endpaper. 2 leaves (pp. 615-6, and 621 – first page on index) replaced in neat MS. The augmented second Estienne edition (first published in 1564), considered the best and most important Renaissance edition of the greatest historian of Athens. "The standards and methods of Thucydides as a contemporary historian have never been bettered. Thucydides has been valued as he hoped; statesmen as well as historians, men of affairs as well as scholars, have read and profited by him" (PMM). Hoffmann III, 552. Printing and the Mind of Man 102. The augmented second Estienne edition (first published in 1564) is generally considered the best and most important Renaissance edition of the greatest historian of Athens, and for that reason is included as a Printing and the Mind of Man entry [102]. Thucydides' History of the Peloponnesian War is an eye-witness account of the great conflict between Athens and Sparta (431-404 BC), in which Thucydides himself participated as a general. Besides being the first "modern" historical work in Western literature, Thucydides' great book also contains important medical and scientific observations: the eminent historian of science, George Sarton called Thucydides history "one of the greatest literary -- and I would say, scientific -- classics of the world." He explains his method at the beginning of his work and gives a brief account of the evolution of Greek society from the earliest times to his own day. His description of the plague of Athens is classical. His description of the solar eclipse of Athens on August 3, 431, is the earliest detailed description of an eclipse (Introduction to the History of Science I, p. 106). For this new edition, the great scholar-printer Henri Estienne (1531-1598) has corrected the Greek text and scholia and further revised the Latin translation of Lorenzo Valla, which is now printed on the same page with the Greek text in parallel columns. "The standards and methods of Thucydides as a contemporary historian have never been bettered. Thucydides has been valued as he hoped; statesmen as well as historians, men of affairs as well as scholars, have read and profited by him" (PMM). Hoffmann III, 552. Bookseller Inventory # D4957

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THUCYDIDES [c. 471-400 B.C.]

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Item Description: Printed by Andrew Clark for Charles Harper, London, 1676. Full Leather. Book Condition: Good Plus. Third Edition. Pp. 23 p.l ., 357, [10] table. Added copper-engraved title, title in red and black, 3 folding engraved maps, 2 engraved plates. Contemporary marbled calf (in an unusual striped pattern), with a plain spine, raised bands, and a gilt morocco label. Minor worming to front board, short split to upper front joint, engraved title and title partially reinforced with tape at inner margin, archival tape repairs to two maps, faint marginal dampstaining to a few leaves, sporadic marginal worming, occasionally touching letterpress, but not affecting legibility; but overall an exceptionally clean, crisp copy in a handsome and well-preserved binding. The Third Edition (not the second, as stated) of Thomas Hobbes' (1588-1679) famous translation of Thucydides. The work was first published in a folio edition in London 1628, then in 1634 and 1676, likewise in folio, and later in 1723, in two volumes, octavo. Hobbes' History of the Grecian War was the author's first published work; it was also the first English translation of Thucydides made directly from a Greek manuscript and the first to include maps. "(It) has been always esteemed one of the best translations we have of any Greek author, and the Author himself took care of the maps and indices." (Brueggemann) "Bating his inaccuracy of detail (his Greek was not perfect, and the text was still in bad case) it is a masterpiece. Read him in the famous speeches. and Jowett seems a nerveless paraphrase." (Smith). Thucydides' History of the Peloponnesian War describes the struggle between Athens and Sparta, and their allies, during the years 431-404 B.C. It was an on-again-off-again affair in which Thucydides personally took part as the commander of an Athenian naval squadron. As the later historian tells us, the war was fought mainly because of Sparta's fear of Athenian imperial ambitions. The contest was finally decided in favour of Sparta when Cyrus of Persia threw his weight behind the Spartan cause. Thucydides' authoritative account, which remained unfinished at his death, is "one of the greatest historical works of all time, notable for its condensed, direct, and graphic style, for its fairness and scientific method, for the author's sense of the causal co nnexion between events, and for its reasoning on political questions." (Harvey, p. 429). Wing T-1134. Brueggemann, p. 123. Moss II, 699. Smith, Classics in Translation. p. 162. Size: Folio. Bookseller Inventory # 21454

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THUCYDIDES .

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Item Description: Glasgow , Robert & Andrew Foulis , 1759., 1759. 8vo 16cm x 10.5cm. Eight Volumes.Greek and Latin on opposite pages pp.vi +366 ,pp.ii +296 , pp. 302 ,pp.356 , pp.268, pp.302 ,pp.272 ,pp.304. Full polished brown calf , gilt decorations in compartments on spine, gilt rolls on board edges.Red title labels plain endpapers. This work has been described as "by Far The Most Correct Greek Work Published at Glasgow " Some offsetting on endpapers.A few marks and scuffs to boards otherwise a clean tight fresh set. See Gaskell 375. A Bibliography of The Foulis Press .Images are available on request. Bookseller Inventory # 22401

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Thucydides

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HOBBES, Thomas, trans.) THUCYDIDES.

Published by London: by B. Motte; for D. Brown; D. Midwinter; B. Lintott; W. Taylor; and W. and J. Innys and B. Cowse, 1723 (1723)

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Item Description: London: by B. Motte; for D. Brown; D. Midwinter; B. Lintott; W. Taylor; and W. and J. Innys and B. Cowse, 1723, 1723. 2 volumes, octavo (197 × 122 mm). Contemporary sprinkled calf, double gilt rules, red morocco labels to style. Some restoration to joints and extremities, pale dampstaining at beginning of vol. I, a good copy. With 2 engraved folding maps and 3 engraved plates, of which 2 are folding. Engraved bookplates of William Hanbury (1704-1768), of Kelmarsh, Northants, and his note of acquisition dated 25 Oct 1741. Hobbes's translation of Thucydides, taken (unlike the only existing English version at the time) directly from the Greek, was first published in 1629. "Forty years later, in Vita Carmine Expressa, he said that he had written it so that his contemporaries might learn from the fate of Athenian democracy how much wiser one man is than the mass of men" (Macdonald & Hargreaves). The bibliography calls for a frontispiece portrait of Hobbes, but none was apparently ever inserted in this copy, nor does ESTC call for one. Macdonald & Hargreaves 5. Bookseller Inventory # 68378

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Thucydides; Francesco Di Soldo Strozzi

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Item Description: Appresso G. Giolito de' Ferrari, 1563. Hardcover. Book Condition: Used: Good. Bound in contemporary vellum, with gilt flourish. Some soiling to cover. Good binding. 463 p. ; 20 cm. Clean unmarked pages. History of the Peloponnesian War. Printer's devices, engravings. Bookseller Inventory # 1310180028

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Item Description: Jacques Chouet, Gen?®ve, 1600. In-4 de (12) pp. 1 f. blanc, 551 pp. (24) pp., v? lin rigide ?? petits rabats (reliure de l'? poque). Edition originale de la traduction fran?ßaise ? tablie sur le texte grec par Louis de Jaussaud d'Uz?®s. Les versions fran?ßaises de l'Histoire de la guerre du Pelopon?®se ? taient - depuis la traduction de Claude de Seyssel publi? e en 1527, faites sur la version latine de Laurent Valla (Jacques Colin en 1559 traduisit partiellement le texte grec pour reprendre la version latine de Seyssel). Louis de Jaussaud (1580-1665), brillant hell? niste et latiniste, publia cette nouvelle traduction ?? l'?¢ge de 20 ans. Il fut l'un des membres les plus z? l? s de l'acad? mie de Castres. Son ouvrage est d? di? ?? Philippe de Canaie, sieur de Fresne, pr? sident de la Chambre Mepartie de Castres. Belle impression du genevois Jacques Chouet : d'abord libraire ?? Dijon, il fut re?ßu habitant de Gen?®ve en septembre 1572 et bourgeois de la ville le 15 juillet 1580. Il y exer?ßa la librairie d?®s 1577. Jacques III et Pierre II Chouet lui succ?®dent en 1607 en qualit? d' h? ritiers de Jacques Chouet ª. Bel exemplaire en reliure du temps. Edition inconnue de Brunet ; Arbour, L'Ere baroque en France (1585-1643) ; Repertoire chronologique des editions de textes litteraires, 3193 ; Michel Nicolas, Histoire litt? raire de Nimes (1854), p. 295. Bookseller Inventory # 5546

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Thucydides [translated by Thomas Hobbes]

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Item Description: Printed by B. Motte; For D. Brown, D. Midwinter, B. Lintitt, W. Taylor, W. and J. Innys and B. Cowese, London, 1723. , [99], 403, [1], 405-732, [22], engraved frontispiece, complete with five plates including two folding maps Third Edition, corrected and amended , title label missing from volume one, chipped at head and tail of spines, some light scuffs to boards, both internally clean, books in good condition , full pannelled calf, gilt title on leather spine label, raised bands, speckled edges Octavo Hardback ISBN: Bookseller Inventory # 54907

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Item Description: Amsterdam, Wetstenius, 1731., 1731. 2°. 34 unn. S., 34 S., 728 S., 48 S., 123 S. Mit 1 gestoch. Tafel und 2 gefalt. Karten. OPrgt.bd. mit goldgepr. Schulsupralibros. Einband teils gebräunt und leicht fleckig. Ebert II.22928. Griechisch-lateinische Parallelausgabe. Die detaillierten Karten zeigen Griechenland und Sizilien. Schöner Amsterdamer Druck mit dem Einband der Chursächsischen Landesschule Meissen und Datierung auf 1733. Bookseller Inventory # 5196A

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Item Description: Petrus Brubachius., Frankfurt, 1546. Vellum. Book Condition: Very Good. Later printing. I: Edited by Veit Winsheim. VD 16 ZV14511, Not in Adams or BL German STC.II: Edited by Joachimus Camerarius. VD16 T1132. Not in Adams, or BL German STC. 8vo. (460)pp. With the final two leaves, F7 with a woodcut printer's device on the recto, and F8, a blank. BOUND WITH: Thucydides. CONVERSA EX THUCYDIDIS HISTORIA QUAEDAM IN LATINUM SERMONEM. [Edited by] Joachimo Camerario. Wittenberg: Johannes Crato. 1565. ff.(78). Complete with the final two blank leaves. The two works bound in cont. vellum, soiled, hand lettered spine. Bookseller Inventory # 6591

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THUCYDIDES

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Item Description: Francofurdi Wechel, 1589. Secunda editione. 8°. [16] Bl., 558 S., [17] Bl. Or._Pergament, Kleiner Abschnitt am Titelbl. o. Textverlust, Besitzereintrag auf Vorsaltz u. Titelbl., altersgemässer guter Zustand 2,000 gr. Bookseller Inventory # 59900AB

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Homer, ARISTOTLE, Plato, Sophocles, Thucydides, Euripides, Aesop, Aristophanes, Herodotus, Menander, Aeschylus

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Item Description: Easton Press, 1998. Full-Leather. Book Condition: Near Fine. Richard Sparks (illustrator). Limited. Uniform black leather binding, featuring comprehensive introductions, exclusive full-color frontispiece art by Richard Sparks. Bound in premium full leathers, hubbed spine, distinctive cover design, beautiful illustrations, permanent satin ribbon page marker, gilded page edges, moire endsheets, thread-sewn pages for durability and strength. List of titles: 1. THE ILIAD, by Homer, translated by Robert Fagles, introduction and notes by Bernard Knox. 2. THE ODYSSEY, by Homer, translated by Robert Fagles, introduction and notes by Bernard Knox, Frontispiece by Richard Sparks. 3. THE ETHICS OF ARISTOTLE: The Nicomachean Ethics, translated by J A K Thomson, Revised with notes and appendices by Hugh Tredennick, introduction and bibliography by Jonathan Barnes. 4. THE LAST DAYS OD SOCRATES: Euthyphro, Apology, Crito, Phaedo, by Plato, translated by Hugh Tredennick and Harold Tarrant, introduction and notes by Harold Tarrant. 5. THE THREE THEBAN PLAYS: Antigone, Oedipus the King, Oedipus at Colonus, by Sophocles, translated by Robert Fagles, introduction and annotations by Bernard Knox. 6. HISTORY OF THE PELOPONNESIAN WAR, by Thucydides, translated by Rex Warner, introduction and appendices by M I Finley. 7. THE BACCHAE AND MEDEA and Other Plays, by Euripides, translated by Philip Vellacott. 8. THE COMPLETE FABLES, by Aesop, translated by Olivia and Robert Temple, with an introduction by Robert Temple. 9. FOUR COMEDIES, by Aristophanes, translated by Dudley Fitts. 10. THE HISTORIES, by Herodotus, translated by Aubrey de Selincourt, revised with introductory matter and notes by John Marincola. 11. PLAYS AND FRAGMENTS, by Menander, translated with an introduction by Norma Miller. 12. THE ORESTEIA, by Aeschylus, translated by Robert Fagles, introductory essay, notes and glossary by Robert Fagles and W B Stanford. Bookseller Inventory # EP122

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Thucydides; Henricus Stephanus (Henri Estienne II) [Foreword]; Lorenzo Valla [Translator];

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Item Description: Henricus Stephanus (Henri Estienne II), 1564. Leather Bound. Book Condition: Collectible: Good. [Geneva]: Henricus Stephanus (Henri Estienne II), 1564. First Estienne edition. Folio, pp. [16] 1-297 [3], 1-216 [8] (collation available on request). Bound in full calf with simple blind tooling. Six unadorned panels, the second a partial red morocco label, only "DIDIS" remaining from Thucididis. A gilt pattern once adorned the board edges, mostly worn away. Wear and staining to the boards, corners showing. The front board is detached and has a 2 cm fore edge tear in the leather along with a 1 cm hanging piece of the leather from a scrape near the fore edge. Small, 1 mm hole in the leather 9 cm up from the bottom. Pencil markings on the pastedowns with a prior owner's bookplate showing a kneeling dog and listing "Edith Weston Hall, Stamford." Soil and foxing to the binder's blanks and title page, the remaining leaves quite nice, showing only occasional spotting. Hinge gapped between pages 257-58. Estienne woodcut device with "noli altum sapere" on the title page. The text is Thucydides's History of the Peloponnesian War first in Greek then followed in Latin translation. We find only one other in the trade (January 2015). Bookseller Inventory # 031635

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Item Description: Amsterdam: Apud R. & J.s Wetstenios & Gul. Smith, 1731. engraved frontispiece and two folding plates, some spotting and toning, first few leaves with a dampmark to fore-margin, pp. [xxxvi], 34, 728, 48, 123, [1], folio, slightly later brown calf, spine gilt in compartments, joints and corners expertly repaired, new morocco lettering piece, marbled endpapers, old scratches and scrapes to boards, good. For many years the best edition of Thucydides and the basis of subsequent texts, this substantial folio edited by Karl Andreas Duker and Joseph Wasse is 'one of the most sumptuous and erudite productions which we have ever received from the continent, and has long borne the distinguished title of "Editio optima"' (Dibdin). Dibdin also reports that 'the famous Wasse had prepared a variety of materials for this work, by a careful revision of all the preceding editions: but he dying, Duker was prevailed upon to complete it' - this is a frequently-told story about editions with multiple editors, but in fact Wasse only died in 1738. (Dibdin II 509). Bookseller Inventory # 53365

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