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1 Aristotle; H. J. Drossaart Lulofs (Ed. ) [ARISTOTLE] ARISTOTELIS: DE GENERATIONE ANIMALIUM Recognovit Brevique Adnotatione Critica Instruxit H. J. Drossaart Lulofs
Oxford Clarendon Press 1965 0198145632 / 9780198145639 Hardcover Near Fine in Very Good dust jacket 
Very minor shelfwear to book. DJ has a couple of small tears. Light browning to DJ spine. ; Greek Text with Latin apparatus and introduction. ; Oxford Classical Texts Oct (Scriptorum Classicorum Bibliotheca Oxoniensis); 223 pages 
Price: 62.00 USD
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2 Beagon, Mary THE ELDER PLINY ON THE HUMAN ANIMAL Natural History Book 7. Translated with Introduction and Historical Commentary
Oxford University Press 2005 019927701X / 9780199277018 Softcover Very Good+ 
Very minor shelfwear to wraps. ; As a detailed study of the human animal, described by its author as the raison d'etre of nature, Book Seven of the elder Pliny's Natural History is crucial to the understanding of the work as a whole. In addition, however, it provides valuable insight into the extraordinary complex of ideas and beliefs current in Pliny's era, many of which have resonances for other eras and cultures. The present study includes a substantial introduction examining the background to Pliny's life, thought, and writing, together with a modern English translation, and a detailed commentary which emphasizes the importance of Book Seven as possibly the most fascinating cultural record surviving from early imperial Rome. ; Clarendon Ancient History Series; 536 pages 
Price: 38.00 USD
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3 Garbari, Fabio & Lucia Tongiorgi Tomasi & Alessandro Tosi GIARDINO DEI SEMPLICI L'Orto Botanico Di Pisa Dal XVI Al XX Secolo
Pacini 1991 8877810580 / 9788877810588 Hardcover Very Good+ in Very Good dust jacket 
Very light wear to book with very light foxing to top of textblock. Mild creasing, edgewear and yellowing to DJ. ; Italian text. ; 397 pages 
Price: 50.00 USD
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4 Harding, Arthur L. , (Ed. ) & Robert N. Wilkin; Thomas E. Davitt; John S. Marshall ORIGINS OF THE NATURAL LAW TRADITION
Kennikat Press 1971 0804614113 / 9780804614115 Hardcover Very Good with no dust jacket 
Light pencil notes and marginalia to a few pages. Else fine. ; Reprint of the 1954 Dallas SMU ed. Viii, 96pp. Includes Essays on: Cicero and the law of nature; st. Thomas aquinas and the natural law; richard hooker and the origins of american Constitutionalism; Ghost of Herbert Spencer: a Darwinian concept of law. ; 96 pages 
Price: 28.00 USD
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5 Hehn, Victor KULTURPFLANZEN UND HAUSTIERE IN IHREM ÜBERGANG AUS ASIEN Nach Griechenland Und Italien Sowie in Das Übrige Europa. Historisch-Linguistische Skizzen
Gebrüder Borntraeger 1877 Third Edition Hardcover Fair with no dust jacket 
Internally VG. Spine cover missing and detached. Marbled boards are worn. Pages tanned. ; 566 pages 
Price: 28.00 USD
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East-West Center Press 1978 058907184X / 9780589071844 Hardcover Very Good in Very Good dust jacket 
Minor edgewear with light chipping to spine ends and corners. Dustjacket has minor shelfwear and rubbing. ; A Reed Book; 112 pages 
Price: 7.00 USD
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7 Jashemski, Wilhemina F. THE GARDENS OF POMPEII Herculaneum and the Villas Destroyed by Vesuvius
Caratzas Brothers, Publishers 1979 0892410965 / 9780892410965 Hardcover Very Good in Very Good dust jacket 
Corners a bit rounded. Else minor shelfwear. DJ is price-clipped with light creasing along edges. ; X, 372 pp. & 538 illus. , Maps & plans (many in color) ; 4to 11" - 13" tall; 372 pages 
Price: 75.00 USD
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Garland Publishing 1978 0824032349 / 9780824032340 Hardcover Very Good with no dust jacket 
Top corners bumped. Light shelfwear. ; Outstanding Dissertations in the Fine Arts; 285 pages 
Price: 75.00 USD
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9 Maguire, Henry NECTAR AND ILLUSION Nature in Byzantine Art and Literature
Oxford University Press 2012 0199766606 / 9780199766604 Hardcover Very Good+ in Very Good+ dust jacket 
Upper corners bumped. Minor shelfwear to book and DJ. ; Nature and Illusion is the first extended treatment of the portrayal of nature in Byzantine art and literature. In this richly illustrated study, Henry Maguire shows how the Byzantines embraced terrestrial creation in the decoration of their churches during the fifth to seventh centuries but then adopted a much more cautious attitude toward the depiction of animals and plants in the middle ages, after the iconoclastic dispute of the eighth and ninth centuries. In the medieval period, the art of Byzantine churches became more anthropocentric and less accepting of natural images. The danger that the latter might be put to idolatrous use created a constant state of tension between worldliness, represented by nature, and otherworldliness, represented by the portrait icons of the saints. The book discusses the role of iconoclasm in affecting this fundamental change in Byzantine art, as both sides in the controversy accused the other of "worshipping the creature rather than the Creator." An important theme is the asymmetrical relationship between Byzantine art and literature with respect to the portrayal of nature. A series of vivid texts described seasons, landscapes, gardens, and animals, but these were more sparingly illustrated in medieval art. Maguire concludes by discussing the abstraction of nature in the form of marble floors and revetments and with a consideration of the role of architectural backgrounds in medieval Byzantine art. Throughout Nature and Illusion, medieval Byzantine art is compared with that of Western Europe, where different conceptions of religious imagery allowed a closer engagement with nature. ; Onassis Series in Hellenic Culture; 198 pages 
Price: 43.00 USD
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Librairie Philosophique J. Vrin 1932 Softcover Very Good 
Pages unopened and browned but not brittle. Wraps browned. Light creasing along edges of wraps. ; Cahiers De Philosophie De La Nature V; 128 pages 
Price: 33.00 USD
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Rome Quasar 1998 8871401102 Softcover Very Good+ 
Very light shelfwear else fine. ; Reprint of the 1883 ed. 227pp, some illustrations.; Arsial; 227 pages 
Price: 20.00 USD
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Bismarck, N.D. Bismarck Tribune Company 1950 First Edition Plastic comb binding Very Good 
Former owner's name on ffep. Some light edgewear to covers. ; Spiral bound. 117pp, well illustrated in black and white. ; 117 pages 
Price: 7.00 USD
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13 Mould, Daphne D. C. Pochin IRELAND FROM THE AIR
NY Arco Publishing Company 1973 0668029072 / 9780668029070 Hardcover Near Fine in Good+ dust jacket 
Very light shelfwear to book. Else fine. DJ has some tears to rear panel (with colour loss). DJ is price-clipped. ; 112pp, profusely illustrated.; 112 pages 
Price: 10.00 USD
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14 Theophrastus; Benedict Einarson & George K. K. Link THEOPHRASTUS: DE CAUSIS PLANTARUM Volume I: Books 1-2
Loeb Classical Library 1976 0674995198 / 9780674995192 Hardcover Very Good in Very Good dust jacket 
Upper corners lightly bumped. A couple of tiny tears to top of DJ spine. ; Loeb Classical Library No. 471; Vol. 1; 432 pages; In De Causis Plantarum Theophrastus turns to plant physiology. Books One and Two are concerned with generation, sprouting, flowering and fruiting, and the effects of climate. 
Price: 17.00 USD
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15 Theophrastus; D. E. Eichholz THEOPHRASTUS: DE LAPIDIBUS Edited with Introduction, Translation and Commentary
Oxford at the Clarendon Press 1965 0198141688 / 9780198141686 Hardcover Very Good+ with no dust jacket 
Minor shelfwear. Light rubbing to spine ends. ; 150 pages 
Price: 160.00 USD
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16 Thompson, Dorothy Burr & Ralph E. Griswold GARDEN LORE OF ANCIENT ATHENS
American School of Classical Studies At Athens 1963 Softcover Very Good 
Minor crease to top of spine. Light rubbing to wraps. ; Excavations of the Athenian Agora Picture Book No. 8; 36 pages 
Price: 4.00 USD
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London Gerald Duckworth & Co. 1969 0715604171 / 9780715604175 Hardcover Very Good in Good dust jacket 
Minor bumping to top of spine and 1 corner. Else very light shelfwear to book. DJ has some repaired tears (with cellotape) with a bit of loss to 1 corner. ; Xvi, 581pp. ; 581 pages 
Price: 24.00 USD
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18 Woodbridge, Frederick J. E. & John Herman Randall, Jr. (Ed. ) ARISTOTLE'S VISION OF NATURE
Columbia University Press 1966 Hardcover Very Good in Good+ dust jacket 
1 corner lightly bumped. DJ has chipping and some tears with a bit of loss. ; 169 pages 
Price: 15.00 USD
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