Catalogue of the D.A. Kidd Collection
Reflecting Professor Kidd’s personal and academic expertise and interests, the D.A. Kidd Collection contains twelve books that mainly centre on the subject of ancient astronomy through the writings of Aratus. However the Collection also features early translations of Tacitus, Cicero and Virgil.
The Kidd Collection includes texts printed in Greek, Latin, Middle Scots, and English. Of special interest are the early star charts included in the astronomical texts. This collection has a lot to offer to students of many disciplines, such as astronomy, languages, literature, mythology, history, philosophy, and classics.
The DA Kidd Collection of rare classical texts is housed within the James Logie Memorial Collection and can be made accessible to anyone interested by appointment with the Curators. The catalogue of the Kidd Collection is as follows:
ΑΡΑΤΟΥ ΣΟΛΕΩΣ ΦΑΙΝΟΜΕΝΑ.Arati Solensis Apparentia, M. Tullius Cicero latinis versibus reddidit, italicis vero Ant. Mar. Salvinius, qui nunc primum ex autographo Bibl. Pub. Marucel. In lucem prodeunt, curante Ang. Mar. Bandinio… qui Hugonis Groti supplementa in Tulli versionem et notas aliquot adiecit. Florentiae Typis Mouckianis, 1765.
External Appearances by Aratus of Soli. M. Tullius Cicero translated this work into Latin verses and Antonio Maria Salvini into Italian verses which are now coming forward into life for the first time from the autograph of the Biblioteca Pubblica Marucella, edited by Angelo Maria Bandinio who added the supplements by Hugo Grotius to Cicero’s translation and some other notes. Florence, Typis Moückianis, 1765.
ΑΡΑΤΟΥ ΣΟΛΕΩΣ ΦΑΙΝΟΜΕΝΑ ΚΑΙ δΙοσημεια ΘΕΩΝΟΣ ΣΧΟΛΙΑ. ΛΕΟΝΤΙΟΥ ΜΗΧΑΝΙΚΟΥ περι αρατειας σφαιρας. Parisiis, 1559, apud Guil. Morelium, in Graecis typographum Regium. Arati Solensis Phaenomena, et Prognostica, interpretibus, M. Tullio Cicerone, Rufo Festo Avieno, Germanico Caesare, una cum eius commentariis. C Iulii Hygini Astronomicon... Parisiis, 1559, apud Guil. Morelium, in Graecis typographum Regium, ex privilegio Regis.
Phainomena and the Weather Signs by Aratus of Soli. Scholia by Theon. Concerning the Sphere of Aratus by Leontias Mechanicus. Paris, 1559, printed by Guillaume Morel, royal typographer in Greek letters. The Phaenomena by Aratus of Soli, the Prognostica with the interpreters M. Tullius Cicero, Rufus Festus Avienus, Germanicus Caesar together with his commentaries…Paris, 1559, printed by Guillaume Morel, Royal typographer in Greek letters by Royal permission.
ΑΡΑΤΟΥ ΣΟΛΕΩΣ Φαιυομενα και Διοσημεια. ΘΕΩΝΟΣ ΣΧολια. ΕΡΑΤΟΣΘΕΝΟΥΣ Καταστερισμοι … ΔΙΟΝΘΣΙΟΥ Υμνοι. Accesserunt Annotationes in Eratosthenem et Hymnos Dionysii. Oxonii, e Theatro Sheldoniano, 1672.
Phainomena and the Weather Signs by Aratus of Soli. Scholia by Theon. Constellations by Eratosthenes. Hymns by Dionosius. Annotations on Eratosthenes and the Hymns of Dionysius added. Oxford, Sheldonian Theatre, 1672.
Arati Phaenomena et Diosemea quibus subiiciuntur Eratosthenis Catasterismi. Dionysii Orbis Terrarum Descriptio. Curavit F. C. Matthiae. Accedunt duae tabulae lithographicae. Francofurti ad moenum, in Libraria Hermanniana, 1816.
Phaenomena and Weather Signs by Aratus, to which the Constellations by Eratosthenes are added. Description of the Earth by Dionysius. Edited by F.C. Matthiae. Two lithographic tables added. Frankfurt, Libraria Hermanniana, 1816.
Arati Solensis Phaenomena cum commentariis. Venice, Aldus, 1499.
The Phaenomena with commentary by Aratus of Soli. Printed by Aldus Manutius, Venice, 1499. Fragment (leaves 308-368) of a larger book.
Aratus cum Scholiis, rec. Immanuel Bekkerus. Berolini, typis et impensis Ge. Reimeri, 1828.
Aratus with scholia, edited by Immanuel Bekker. Printed by Georg Reimer, Berlin, 1828.
Georgii Buchanani Scoti poemata quae extant. Amstelaedami, apud Henricum, Wetstenium, 1687.
The Extant Poems of George Buchanan of Scotland. Amsterdam: Henry Wetstein, 1687.
M. Tullii Ciceronis Epistolae ad Atticum, ad M. Brutum, ad Quintum fratrem, multorum locorum correctione illustratae, ut, post omnes omnium editiones, exeant emendatissimae. In quas omnes epistolas commentarii, separatim impressi, propediem edentur, auctore Paulo Manutio Aldi filio. Paul Manutius Aldi Filius, Venetiis, 1544.
Letters of Marcus Tullius Cicero to Atticus, to Marcus Brutus, to His Brother Quintus, presented with corrections of many passages, so that, after all the other editions of all these works, they are best emended. The commentaries on all these letters, printed separately, are being published soon by Paulus Manutius, son of Aldus, Venice, 1544.
Procli de Sphaera liber, Cleomedis de Mundo, sive circularis inspectionis meteorum libri duo; Arati Solensis Phaeomena, sive Apparentia; Dionysii Afri Descriptio orbis habitabilis. Omnia graece et latine ita coniuncta, ut conferri ab utriusque linguae studiosis, in quorum gratiam eduntur, possint; adiectis etiam Annotationibus. Basileae, 1547.
The Book about the Sphere of Proclus; About the World of Cleomedes or The Two Books on the Circular Inspection of the Stars; The Phaenomena by Aratus of Soli, or Appearances; the Description of the Inhabited World of Dionysius Afer. All these writings are here combined in Greek and Latin so that they can be consulted by scholars of both languages and for whose benefit these were published. Annotations are also added. Basel, 1547.
Publii Virgilii Maronis Georgicorum libri quatuor. John Martyn, FRS, Professor of Botany in the University of Cambridge. The Second Edition. London: Printed by R. Reily, for T. Osborne, in Gray's-Inn, 1746.
The Georgicks of Virgil, with an English Translation and Notes. By John Martyn, FRS, Professor of Botany in the University of Cambridge. The Second Edition. London: Printed by R. Reily, for T. Osborne, in Gray's-Inn, London, 1746.
Virgil's Aeneis, translated into Scottish Verse, by the famous Gawin Douglas, Bishop of Dunkeld. A new edition… Edinburgh, Andrew Symson and Robert Freebairn, Edinburgh, 1610.
Les Oeuvres de Tacite; de la traduction de Nicolas Perrot, Sieur d'Ablancourt. Première partie, contenant le règne de Tibère. Dernière édition… Paris, au Palais, par la Societe, 1678.
The Works of Tacitus in the translation of Nicolas Perrot, Ablancourt Esquire. First part, containing the reign of Tiberius. Last edition… Paris, at the Palace, by the Society, 1678.
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