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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.

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



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...

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


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


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


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


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


Mythologiae sive explicationis Fabularum Libri Decem, inquibus omnia prope Naturalis et Moralis philosophiae dogmata in veterum fabulis contenta fuisse perspicue demonstrator: Oput cuissuis facultatis studiosis perutile ac prope necessarium. by Conti, Natale [Natalis Comitis; Natalis Comes]

First illustrated edition. Patavii, apud Petrumpaulum Tozzium. Extypographeio Laurentij Pasquati. 1616. [Imprim. Typographum Cameralem. 1615. Patauij ex Typographia Camer. 1616] Small Quarto. Title page in red and black, (5), (5) Catalogus, (28) Index, 61...

From Paul Haynes Rare Books


C. Julius Caesar's Commentaries of his wars in Gaul and civil war with Pompey. To which is added a supplement to his commentary of his wars in Gaul; as also commentaries of the Alexandrian, African and Spanish wars by Aulus Hirtius, or Oppius, &c [...] by Caesar, C. Julius - Col Martin Bladen

London: Printed for J. Knapton and D Midwinter in St Paul's Church Yard; J Round in Exchange Alley; R Gosling in Fleet Street and T Ward in the Inner Temple Lane, 1726 Title continues... With the author's life. Adorn'd with sculptures from th...

From Stephen Rench


C. Iulii Caesaris quae extant by Julius Caesar

Amsterdam - Amstelodami: Apud Ioannem Ianssonium - Johannes Janssonius, 1644 [xvi], 532, [68] pages + 3 folding maps. 5 full page illustrations. Engraved title page which has been trimmed along the upper edge. Pages 265-288 are detached and are worn at th...

From Stephen Rench


Le Antichita di Ercolano by Tomasso Piroli

Set of first three volumes on frescos or wall paintings from the 6-volume set of Piroli's iconography of items from the ancient cities of Herculaneum, Stabia and Pompeii unearthed in the mid-18th century. Later volumes covered bronze statues and busts (Vo...

From Florilegius


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