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Rare Books

by Swann Auction Galleries

Platinum House

216 lots

May 7, 1992

104 East 25th Street

New York, NY, 10010 USA

Phone: 212.254.4710

Fax: 212 979 1017

Email: swann@swanngalleries.com

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Lot 1: ACKERMANN, RUDOLPH Publisher. The History of the Colleges of Winchester, Eton, and Westminster [etc.]. 44 hand-colored aquatints and 4

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Description: hand-colored engravings. Large 4to, 345x287 mm, modern crimson straight-grain morocco gilt. London, 1816 [several plates watermarked 1821].

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Lot 2: AELIANUS De natura animalium libri XVII. Cum animadversionibus Conradi Gesneri, et Danielis Wilhelmi Trilleri; curante Abrahamo Gronovio,

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Description: qui et suas adnotationes adjecit. Greek text and Latin translation on facing pages. 2 volumes. 4to, modern 1/2 green morocco; some light foxing. London: William Bowyer, 1744.

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Lot 3: ALEXANDER, WILLIAM Picturesque Representations of the Dress and Manners of the Chinese. 50 hand-colored aquatint plates. Folio,

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Description: contemporary red straight-grain morocco gilt, rebacked retaining original backstrip. London, 1814.

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Lot 4: ANABAPTISTICUM ET ENTHUSIASTICUM PANTHEON und geistliches Ruest-Hauss wider die alten Qua[e]cker und neuen Frey-Geister. Engraved

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Description: additional general title ("Historia von denen Wider Ta[e]uffern"); 31 PORTRAITS OF ROBERT FLUDD, JAKOB BOEHME, MENNO SIMONS, KASPAR SCHWENCKFELD, OLIVER CROMWELL, THOMAS HOBBES, RENE DESCARTES, BARUCH SPINOZA, SHABBETAI TSVI, HOLGER PAULLI, and others; 17 plates. 15 parts in one volume. Folio, contemporary vellum. [Coethen? 1705?] RARELY FOUND COMPLETE, a one-volume reissue of a series of tracts first published 1701-02 at Coethen and Frankfurt attacking the Anabaptists, Quakers, and similarly repudiated groups and individuals; an entire tract (with illustrations) is devoted to the Jewish false messiah Shabbetai Tsvi, another to the Christian proto-Zionist Holger Paulli. BMC (1967) I, page 601, column 1002.

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Lot 5: ANGAS, GEORGE FRENCH South Australia Illustrated. 61 hand-colored lithographed plates, including additional title; uncolored

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Description: lithographed dedication. Folio, 540x365 mm, later 19th-century 1/2 leather, worn, joints cracked; preliminaries chipped along fore edge, otherwise generally clean internally. London, 1846 FIRST EDITION. Abbey Travel 577 (parts issue).

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