(Classical Learning : Gnosticism) 4 Vols. Ancient Historiography in English: Danet, (Pierre). A Complete Dictionaries of the Greek and Roman Antiquities. London: for John Nicholason... and John Bullard, 1700. 4to, horrendous but endearing modern imitation leather. With 3 fold maps. Lightly to moderately toned. Trimmed - no loss of printing. ESTC R14021. * Gell, Sir William. Pompeiana: the Topography, Edifices and Ornaments of Pompeii... Excavations Since 1819. London: Jennings and Chaplin, 1832. 2 volumes, contemporary marbled boards, red morocco spines and corners, spines gilt, top edge gilt, other edges untrimmed; scuffed, extremities rubbed. With 87 engraved plates - one colored - including portrait, additional vignette title, plan, also with mounted head and tail pieces. Light toning to text, offsetting, scattered generally light foxing, moderate foxing and some dust smudging to titles and front matter in both volumes. Complete, plate #70 not executed. * King, C. W. The Gnostics and their Remains, Ancient and Mediaeval. London: Bell and Dadly, 1864. First edition. 8vo, modern cloth. Plates. Scattered light foxing, fore edge of half title chipped. King, Charles William (1818-88), renowned gemmologist and author of this, the first English-language study of Gnosticism, which antedates by 70 years the discoveries made at Nag Hammadi.
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