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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.

Ciceronis De Officiis Libri III : Cato maior, vel de Senectute, Lælius, vel de Amicitia, Paradoxa Stoicorum sex by CICERO, Marcus Tullius

1579 De Officiis CICERO Political Philosophy Paradoxa Cato Maior Venice FOLIO "A room without books is like a body without a soul." ― Marcus Tullius CiceroCicero's "De Officis" describes the best way to live, behave, and work. It also depicts Roman poli...

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The History of the Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire (In Six Volumes) by Gibbon, Edward

Boston: Phillips, Sampson, and Company. Very Good; Some chipping to heads and tails, contemporary owner bookplates . on front pastedowns, foxing to first and last several leaves in each . volume.. 1851. Hardcover. Includes notes by the Rev. H. H. Milman. ...

From Old Saratoga Books



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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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


The Soldier's Story of His Captivity at Andersonville, Belle Isle and Other Rebel Prisons by Goss, Warren Lee

Boston: Lee and Shepard, 1867. Small Octavo. 273pp. with an appendix containing the names of the Union soldiers who died at Andersonville, Illustrated by Thomas Nast. [Nevins p. 192; Much useful data on daily life and officials at such prisons as Charles...

From Alcuin Books, ABAA-ILAB


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 Ancient History of the Egyptians, Carthaginians, Assyrians, Babylonians, Medes and Persians, MacEdonians and Grecians . Translated from the French in Four Volumes by Rollin, Charles

New York: George Long, 1828 Four volumes in contempory calf w/ gilt decorations, title plate spine, gilt borders, boards tight. Extra engraved title page, frontisportrait of author. From the Latest London Edition, Carefully Revised and Corrected. Foxing, ...

From Open Door Books


Essay of the Mysteries of Eleusis; The Apocatastasis; Or Progress Backwards. A New "Tract for the Times" by Uvarov, Sergei Semenovich; Leonard Marsh

London: Rodwell and Martin, 1817. First editions. Two scarce works of Uvarov bound together in half-bound leather. Essay of the Mysteries of Eleusis: Published London: Rodwell and Martin, 1817. 8vo., xv+188pp., engraved title page, text headpiece and one ...

From The Wild Muse


L. Coelii Lactantii Firmiani opera, quae quidem extant omnia... by Lactantius (ca. 240 – ca. 320)

Basileae: per Henricum Petri, [colophon: 1563]. 4to (29.2 cm, 11.5"). [12] ff., 559, [21] pp. North African apologist Lactantius (ca. 240–320) converted to Christianity prior to 303, before settling in Trier to tutor Constantine's son Crispu...

From Philadelphia Rare Books & Manuscripts Co., LLC (PRB&M)


Two choice and vsefvl treatises: the one, Lux orientalis; or, An enquiry into the opinion of the eastern sages concerning the preaeexistence of sovls. Being a key to unlock the grand mysteries of providence. In relation to mans sin and misery. The other, A discovrse of trvth. With annotations on them both. by GLANVILL, Joseph; MORE, Henry; Dr. Rust Bishop of Ireland

1682 Glanvill & More Anglican Philosophy Eastern Sages Robert Boyle IrelandA rare, late 17th-century printing of two famed English philosophical essays by Joseph Glanvill and Dr. Henry More. These two English philosophers were known to have influenced ea...

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[illuminated manuscript] by Breviary

1470 BEAUTIFUL Illuminated Medieval Manuscript Leaf Gold/Color Initials Breviary An exquisite 15th-century illuminated manuscript in both black and red inks in two column format. Note the gold-leaf lettering on the initials. Item number: #7136 Price: $49...

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