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Auction Description for Swann: EARLY PRINTED, MEDICAL, SCIENCE & TRAVEL BOOKS
Terms and Conditions:
The property described in this catalogue, as amended by any posted notices or oral announcements during the sale, will be sold by Swann Galleries, Inc. (Swann) as agent for various owners (the Consignors). These CONDITIONS OF SALE, and the LIMITED WARRANTY and ADVICE TO PROSPECTIVE BIDDERS set forth elsewhere in the catalogue are the complete and only terms and conditions on which all property is offered for sale. By bidding at auction (whether present in person or by agent, by written or telephone bid, or by any other means) the buyer agrees to be bound by these Conditions of Sale.

1. THE AUTHENTICITY OF PROPERTY LISTED IN THIS CATALOGUE IS WARRANTED TO THE EXTENT STATED IN THE "LIMITED WARRANTY" EXCEPT AS PROVIDED THEREIN. ALL PROPERTY IS SOLD "AS IS" AND NEITHER SWANN NOR THE CONSIGNOR MAKES ANY WARRANTIES OR REPRESENTATIONS OF ANY KIND OR NATURE WITH RESPECT TO THE PROPERTY OR ITS VALUE, AND IN NO EVENT SHALL THEY BE RESPONSIBLE FOR CORRECTNESS OF DESCRIPTION, GENUINENESS, ATTRIBUTION, PROVENANCE, AUTHENTICITY, AUTHORSHIP, COMPLETENESS, CONDITION OF THE PROPERTY OR ESTIMATE OF VALUE. NO STATEMENT (ORAL OR WRITTEN) IN THE CATALOGUE, AT THE SALE, OR ELSEWHERE SHALL BE DEEMED SUCH A WARRANTY OR REPRESENTATION, OR ANY ASSUMPTION OF RESPONSIBILITY.

2. All bids are to be per lot as numbered in the catalogue.

3. NEITHER SWANN NOR THE CONSIGNOR MAKES ANY REPRESENTATION THAT THE PURCHASER OF MANUSCRIPT MATERIAL, PHOTOGRAPHS, PRINTS, OR WORKS OF ART WILL ACQUIRE ANY COPYRIGHT OR REPRODUCTION RIGHTS THERETO.

4. Swann reserves the absolute right (a) to withdraw any property at any time before its actual final sale, including during the bidding, and (b) to refuse any bid from any bidder. The auctioneer is the sole judge as to the amount to be advanced by each succeeding bid.

5. Any right of the purchaser under this agreement or under the law shall not be assignable and shall be enforceable only by the original purchaser and not by any subsequent owner or any person who shall subsequently acquire any interest. No purchaser shall be entitled to any remedy, relief or damages beyond return of the property, rescission of the sale and refund of the purchase price; and without limitation, no purchaser shall be entitled to damages of any kind.

6. The highest bidder acknowledged by the auctioneer shall be the purchaser. In the event of any dispute between bidders, the auctioneer shall have the absolute discretion either to determine the successful bidder or to re-offer and resell the lot in dispute. If any dispute arises after the sale, Swann's sales records shall be conclusive as to the purchaser, amount of highest bid, and in all other respects.

7. The purchase price paid by a purchaser shall be the sum of the final bid and a buyer's premium of 25% of the hammer price up to and including $100,000; 20% of the portion of the hammer price above $100,000 up to and including $1,000,000; and 12% of the portion of the hammer price above $1,000,000 ("the Buyer's Premium"), plus all applicable sales tax. An additional buyer's premium may be charged on any purchase made through a live online auction as posted by Swann in accordance with such live online auction.

8. On the fall of the auctioneer's hammer, title to the offered lot or article will pass to the highest acknowledged bidder, who thereupon (a) immediately assumes full risk and responsibility therefor, (b) will immediately sign a confirmation of the purchase therefor, setting forth his name and address, and (c) will immediately pay the full purchase price therefor. If the foregoing conditions or any other applicable conditions herein are not complied with, in addition to other remedies available to Swann and the Consignor by law (including without limitation the right to hold the purchaser liable for the bid price), Swann, at its option, may either (a) cancel the sale, retaining as liquidated damages all payments made by the purchaser, or (b) resell the property, either publicly or privately, for the account and risk of the purchaser, and in such event the purchaser shall be liable for the payment of all deficiencies plus all costs, including warehousing, the expenses of both sales, and Swann's commission at its regular rates and all other charges due hereunder. Swann may also impose late charges of 1.5% per month (or the highest rate allowed under applicable law, whichever is lower) on any amounts unpaid.

9. All property shall be removed from Swann by the purchaser at his expense no later than five (5) days following its sale, and if not so removed may, at Swann's option, be sent by Swann to a public warehouse at the account, risk and expense of the purchaser. Whether sent to a warehouse or stored by Swann, the purchaser shall be liable for all actual expenses incurred plus a storage charge of 5% of the purchase price.

10. Except as noted in this paragraph, all lots in this sale are offered for the account of a third party, without any interest (direct or indirect) of the auctioneer or Swann. Where Swann or an affiliate of Swann is the sole or partial owner of the property it is noted by the symbol l next to the description of that lot. Under no circumstances will the Consignor receive any rebate commission. Under no circumstances may the Consignor bid upon or buy back his property.

11. Except as may be otherwise expressly provided herein, any and all claims of a purchaser shall be deemed to be waived and without validity unless delivered in writing by registered mail return receipt requested to Swann within thirty (30) days of the date of sale.

12. The rights and obligations of the parties shall be governed by the laws of the State of New York. All bidders and the purchaser submit to the personal jurisdiction of the New York State courts and their rules and procedures in the event of any dispute.

13. No waiver or alteration of any of these Conditions of Sale, the Advice to Prospective Bidders, the Limited Warranty, the estimates, or any other matter in this catalogue or any other matter whatever (whether made by the auctioneer, or Consignor, or any representative of Swann) shall be effective unless it is in writing and signed by a representative of Swann.

14. THE "LIMITED WARRANTY" APPEARING BELOW AND THE "ADVICE TO PROSPECTIVE BIDDERS" APPEARING OVERLEAF FORM PART OF THESE CONDITIONS OF SALE.


LIMITED WARRANTY

We warrant the authenticity and condition of each lot catalogued herein on the terms and conditions set forth below.

1. Unless otherwise indicated in the respective catalogue descriptions (which are subject to amendment by oral or written notices or announcements made by Swann prior to sale), we warrant for a period of three (3) years from the date of sale the authenticity of each lot catalogued herein. (Please note Paragraphs 3 and 5 below.)

2. Except as noted above, or unless otherwise indicated in the respective catalogue description, we warrant for a period of thirty (30) days from the date of sale to the original buyer of record, that each book or manuscript is complete in text and illustration and generally is in such physical condition as may reasonably be expected considering the age and provenance. This warranty does not cover damages to binding, stains or foxing, wormholes, short leaves of text or plates or any defect not affecting the completeness of the text. Moreover, this warranty does not cover the lack of inserted advertisements, blank leaves, cancels or subsequently published volumes.

3. Serial publications, books in original parts, extra-illustrated books, made up "albums" and lots described as "sold as is," "sold not subject to return," "not collated," "collection of " or "group of," and any lot containing more than three (3) items, are sold as is and therefore not covered by these warranties.

4. The benefits of these warranties are not assignable and are applicable only to the original buyer of the lot, and are conditioned on the buyer returning the work in the same condition as at time of sale and in the time period specified.

5. (a) The buyer's sole remedy under these warranties shall be the rescission of the sale and refund of the original purchase price paid for the item, and this remedy shall be exclusive and in lieu of any other remedy which might otherwise be available to the buyer as a matter of law.

(b) In the event that a buyer claims that an item is not authentic, Swann shall have no obligation to rescind the sale unless the buyer has obtained, at the buyer's expense, the opinion of two recognized experts in the field, who are mutually agreeable to Swann and the buyer, that a lot or portion thereof is not authentic.


ADVICE TO PROSPECTIVE BIDDERS

1. ALL PROPERTY IS SOLD SUBJECT TO THIS ADVICE, THE CONDITIONS OF SALE, AND TERMS OF WARRANTY PRINTED IN THE CATALOGUE.

2. INSPECTION OF PROPERTY. Prospective bidders or their agents should inspect property prior to the auction. Swann staff are available to advise prospective bidders at all pre-sale exhibitions and by appointment.

3. BUYER'S PREMIUM. The purchase price payable on any lot purchased will be the total of the final bid plus the Buyer's Premium as defined in paragraph 7 of the Conditions of Sale, plus all applicable sales taxes.

4. SALES TAX. All items purchased are subject to payment of the New York City and State sales tax of 8.875% on the total purchase price (final bid plus the Buyer's Premium as defined in paragraph 7 of the Conditions of Sale) unless the purchaser presents proof of exemption therefrom. An exempt purchaser must provide a properly completed New York State Resale Certificate (Form ST-120) evidencing possession of a valid New York State Resale or, for non-New York State businesses, the equivalent resale authorization from another locale. Purchases will not be released unless all sales tax requirements are satisfied. Purchases shipped outside of New York State are not subject to sales tax.

5. BIDDING INCREMENTS. $10 up to $150; then $25 to $500; $50 to $1,000; $100 to $2,000; $200 to $6,000; $500 to $10,000; $1,000 to $20,000; $2,000 to $50,000; and approximately 10% of the current bid thereafter. However, the auctioneer may modify the increments at any time.

6. RESERVES. All lots are subject to a reserve, which is the confidential minimum price agreed to with the seller below which the lot will not be sold. The reserve will never be higher than the low pre-sale estimate, and will never be lower than half the low estimate. Swann may implement such reserve by opening the bidding on behalf of the seller and may bid up to the amount of the reserve by placing successive or consecutive bids for a lot in response to other bidders.

7. ESTIMATES. The estimates provided are intended as a guide to bidding. The figures are educated guesses, based on recent values. A bid between the listed figures would, in our opinion, have a chance of success (at the time the catalogue was prepared). The estimates are exclusive of the buyer's premium, and may be revised at any time prior to the auction.

8. BIDDING. All persons attending the auction must obtain a bidding number prior to bidding. If bids cannot be made in person or by an agent, they may be made by mail, fax, e-mail, or telephone and such bids will be executed without charge.

9. ABSENTEE BIDS will be executed by Swann on the bidder's behalf in competition with other absentee bids and bidding in the room. Every effort will be made to carry out the bidder's instructions, but Swann shall in no event be responsible for failing correctly to carry out instructions, and Swann reserves the right to decline to undertake such bids. Bids by mail should be made in U.S. dollars on the bid sheet found at the end of the catalogue and in accordance with the instructions on the bid sheet.

10. REMOVAL OF PROPERTY. All lots purchased shall be removed at the purchaser's risk and expense by the end of the fifth business day following the sale. Purchases not so removed will be treated as set forth in paragraph 9 of the Conditions of Sale.

11. SHIPMENT. Upon request, Swann will facilitate the shipping of purchases to out-of-town buyers at an additional charge for packing, postage and insurance, but will not be responsible for any loss, damage or delay resulting from the packing, handling and shipping thereof. Unless specific instructions are received, Swann is the sole judge of the method to be used for shipment.

12. PRICES REALIZED. A list of prices realized is published on our website www.swanngalleries.com at the conclusion of the sale. The Prices Realized is also available at Swann and will be mailed upon request.

13. CREDIT. Bidders whose credit is unknown to Swann should submit acceptable credit references or make prior arrangements for payment, failing which purchases will not be released until funds have cleared. Mail bidders should submit references or a deposit of 25% of their maximum bid. If successful, the deposit will be applied to the purchase; if unsuccessful, the deposit will be returned.

14. LOTS NOT RETURNABLE. Paragraph 3 of the Limited Warranty describes lots which are sold as is and not returnable. Books, manuscripts, prints, drawings, photographs, signatures, or any other property offered in a lot comprising more than 3 items, whether or not such items are individually named, constitute "Grouped Lots." Such "Grouped Lots" are not subject to return for any reason.
Payment Information:
Payment must be made by cash, check, certified check or money order. Purchases paid using personal checks may be held until payment has cleared. Swann does not accept credit cards or PayPal for purchases. Non-US purchasers must pay using a US-dollar denominated check drawn on a US bank, or by international money order or bank transfer.
Shipping Information:
Upon request, Swann will facilitate the shipping of purchases to out-of-town buyers at an additional charge for packing, shipping and insurance, but will not be responsible for any loss, damage or delay resulting from the packing, handling and shipping thereof. Unless specific instructions are received, Swann is the sole judge of the method to be used for shipment. Packing and shipping costs will be noted on the invoice mailed to successful bidders after the sale, and are based on the actual costs involved. Be advised that a full commercial invoice must accompany any purchase shipped outside the US.
Buyer's Premium:
Buyer's Premium is 25% of the hammer price up to and including $100,000; 20% of the portion of the hammer price above $100,000 up to and including $1,000,000; and 12% of the portion of the hammer price above $1,000,000.
Taxes on your purchase:
SALES TAX. All items purchased are subject to payment of the New York City and State sales tax of 8.875% on the total purchase price (final bid plus the Buyer's Premium as defined in paragraph 7 of the Conditions of Sale) unless the purchaser presents proof of exemption therefrom. An exempt purchaser must provide a properly completed New York State Resale Certificate (Form ST-120) evidencing possession of a valid New York State Resale or, for non-New York State businesses, the equivalent resale authorization from another locale. Purchases will not be released unless all sales tax requirements are satisfied. Purchases shipped outside of New York State are not subject to sales tax.
Condition Statement:
Available upon request.

EARLY PRINTED, MEDICAL, SCIENCE & TRAVEL BOOKS (243 Lots)

by Swann Auction Galleries

March 9, 2017, 10:30 AM EST

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AESOP. Fabulae.  1513

Estimate: $400 - $600

Description: AESOP. Fabulae. 44 leaves. 4to, 192x141 mm, disbound; contents loose, foxed, soiled, and dampstained, last leaf creased with small embossed sunburst stamp. [Strassburg], (1513)

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ARCHITECTURE.  Bertotti Scamozzi, Ottavio. Le Fabbriche e i Disegni di Andrea Palladio . . . Seconda Edizione.  4 vols. in 2.  1786

Estimate: $1,500 - $2,500

Description: (ARCHITECTURE.) Bertotti Scamozzi, Ottavio. Le Fabbriche e i Disegni di Andrea Palladio . . . Seconda Edizione. Engraved frontispiece and 208 plates. 80; 56; 50; 64 pages. 4 volumes in 2. Folio, 499x342 mm, contemporary 1/2 vellum gilt, spines damaged; offsetting from frontispiece onto Volume 1 title, occasional marginal soiling on plates, marginal dampwrinkling and dampstains on plates in Volume 2 with blank outer margin of plates 45-51 restored and diagonal crease across plate 51. wide-margined set. Vicenza: Giovanni Rossi, 1786

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ARCHITECTURE.  Palladio, Andrea. I Quattro Libri di Architettura.  1581.  Lacks 10 leaves.

Estimate: $1,000 - $2,000

Description: (ARCHITECTURE.) Palladio, Andrea. I Quattro Libri di Architettura. General and divisional titles within woodcut historiated architectural border; profusion of woodcut illustrations, mostly full-page. 67, [1] ; 78, [2]; 3-46, [2]; 56, 76-133, [1] (of [3]) pages, including blank 2K4; lacks 3A1 (title to part 3); 4H1-4I4 (pages 57-72 in part 4); and final blank 4R4. 4 parts in one volume. Folio, 303x205 mm, old vellum over stiff wrappers, soiled and worn, missing portions of vellum from spine; intermittent marginal soiling, stain in lower margin of opening leaves, minor worming in gutters toward beginning minimally affecting text and illustrations, clean tear in 2A2, dark stain on page 13 in part 3, hole in front free endpaper. 17th-century armorial bookplate of Pierre de Lannion by Jacques Picart on otherwise blank general title verso; modern bookplate of St. Benedict''s Abbey, Fort Augustus, Scotland, on front pastedown. Venice: Bartholomeo Carampello, 1581

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ARCHITECTURE.  Vitruvius Pollio, Marcus. I Dieci Libri dell''Architettura.  1556

Estimate: $2,000 - $3,000

Description: (ARCHITECTURE.) Vitruvius Pollio, Marcus. I Dieci Libri dell''Architettura. Italian translation and commentary by Daniele Barbaro. Title within woodcut architectural border with allegorical figures; full-page woodcut on verso of next leaf verso showing 2 figures amid classical ruins, repeated on recto of last leaf; double- and full-page woodcuts and text illustrations throughout, partly after Andrea Palladio, with full-page cancel woodcuts on pages 72 and 85; mounted extension flaps on pages 39, 69, 71, 78, cxxv, and cxxvii; and working volvelle pointer on page 228; lacks the 2 volvelle theater diagrams on V2v and V3r. 274 [i. e., 284], [18] pages, with cancel leaves B3.4. Folio, 408x275 mm, 18th-century vellum gilt, ink blot on spine, light stain on front cover; occasional browning and dark marginal stains with traces of mold and noticeable odor of mildew, marginal repairs on last 4 leaves minimally affecting text and woodcuts. sold as is. Venice: Francesco Marcolini, 1556

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AUGSBURG CONFESSION.  Confessio fidei exhibita invictiss. Imp. Carolo V. Caesari Aug. in Comiciis Augustae.  1531

Estimate: $400 - $600

Description: (AUGSBURG CONFESSION.) Confessio fidei exhibita invictiss. Imp. Carolo V. Caesari Aug. in Comiciis Augustae. Anno M.D.XXX. Addita est Apologia Co[n]fessionis [by Philipp Melanchthon]. Title within woodcut architectural border. [36]; 64; [123] (of [124]) leaves, including blank e4; lacks last leaf. 8vo, 148x99 mm, disbound; contents toned with marginal dampstaining and foxing through most of volume, occasionally heavy; worn cloth sleeve and slipcase. Wittenberg: (Georg Rhau, 1531)

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BACON, FRANCIS, Sir.  The Essayes or Counsels, Civill and Morall . . . Newly enlarged.  1632

Estimate: $300 - $500

Description: BACON, FRANCIS, Sir. The Essayes or Counsels, Civill and Morall . . . Newly enlarged. [10] (of [12]), 340, [38] (of [40]) pages, with a² (table of contents, folded backwards) bound between pages 338 and 339; lacks initial and final blanks. 4to, 191x144 mm, 19th-century calf, quite worn; some light foxing and soiling, repaired clean tear in blank outer margin of Y2, dampstain in lower outer corners toward end. Bookplates of Thomas Clifford Allbutt and Robert B. Lawrence. Gibson 16; STC 1150. London: John Haviland, 1632

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BAYLE, PIERRE; et al. Dictionnaire Historique et Critique . . . Quatrième Édition, revue, corrigée et augmentée.  4 vols.  1730

Estimate: $400 - $600

Description: BAYLE, PIERRE; et al. Dictionnaire Historique et Critique . . . Quatrième Édition, revue, corrigée et augmentée. [14], xcvi, 718; [4], 915, [1], [4], 831, [1]; [4], 804 pages, including half-titles. 4 volumes. Folio, 400x250 mm, contemporary sprinkled calf gilt, joints cracked or starting, spine ends chipped, cover corners worn through; mostly moderate foxing, occasional marginal dampstaining, mainly in Volume 2. Bookplates and stamps of Union College Library (withdrawn). Printing and the Mind of Man 155b (1695-97 original edition). Amsterdam & Leiden: P. Brunel et al., 1730

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[BENTHAM, JEREMY; and GROTE, GEORGE. ] Analysis of the Influence of Natural Religion, on the Temporal Happiness of Mankind.  1822

Estimate: $300 - $500

Description: [BENTHAM, JEREMY; and GROTE, GEORGE.] Analysis of the Influence of Natural Religion, on the Temporal Happiness of Mankind. By Philip Beauchamp [pseud.]. 8vo, 217x135 mm, 19th-century 1/4 leather, cover edges worn through; contents dampstained and soiled, several leaves trimmed in blank outer margin, endpapers foxed. London: R. Carlile, 1822

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BERKELEY, GEORGE.  Three Dialogues between Hylas and Philonous.  1725

Estimate: $400 - $600

Description: BERKELEY, GEORGE. Three Dialogues between Hylas and Philonous. The Design of which is plainly to demonstrate the Reality and Perfection of Human Knowledge, the Incorporeal Nature of the Soul, and the Immediate Providence of a Deity: in Opposition to Sceptics and Atheists . . . Second Edition [sic]. [10], 166 pages. 8vo, 192x114 mm, contemporary panelled calf gilt, front joint cracked, cords intact; contents clean. Bookplate of Samuel Blackwell. London: William and John Innys, 1725

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BERKELEY, GEORGE. A Chain of Philosophical Reflexions and Inquiries concerning the Virtues of Tar-Water.  1744

Estimate: $200 - $300

Description: BERKELEY, GEORGE. A Chain of Philosophical Reflexions and Inquiries concerning the Virtues of Tar-Water. 176 pages. 8vo, 198x125 mm, contemporary sheep, heavily worn, front cover detached; scattered stains and marginalia. London: C. Hitch and C. Davis, 1744

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BIBLE ILLUSTRATIONS.  Holbein, Hans. The Images of the Old Testament.  1549

Estimate: $10,000 - $15,000

Description: (BIBLE ILLUSTRATIONS.) Holbein, Hans. The Images of the Old Testament. English and French text. 94 woodcut illustrations of Old Testament scenes and 4 portrait medallions of the Evangelists after Holbein. [51] (of [52]) leaves; lacks the last leaf, blank except for printer''s device, but with device trimmed and mounted on recto of rear endleaf. 4to, 181x130 mm, late 17th-/early 18th-century panelled calf, neatly rebacked, superficial scratch across front cover; occasional light soiling, repair in blank lower inner corner of N3 on recto, marginal browning on verso; 1/4 folding case. Lyon: Jean Frellon, 1549

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BIBLE IN ENGLISH.  The Bible and Holy Scriptures.  1560. Lacks the 4 preliminaries and 3 other leaves, with general title in facsimile.

Estimate: $10,000 - $15,000

Description: (BIBLE IN ENGLISH.) The Bible and Holy Scriptures conteyned in the Olde and Newe Testament. Translated according to the Ebrue and Greke. 4 double-page woodcut maps; double-page woodcut plate of the Temple, laid in from another copy; 26 woodcut text illustrations. 474; 122, [13] (of [14]) leaves; lacks the four preliminary leaves, with the title replaced in facsimile; 2I3-4 (Esther 1-6:5), with the text supplied from another edition; and last leaf 4L4 (The Order of the Yeres from Pauls Conversion). 4to, 232x165 mm, late 17th-/early 18th-century panelled calf, spine ends restored; margins trimmed just touching some headlines but not otherwise affecting text, contents soiled and dampstained, most noticeably at beginning and end, dog-earing and paper corrosion in blank outer corners of opening leaves, triangular hole through a dozen lines of text on recto and verso of 2O1, clean tear in 2Q1, plate of the Temple trimmed near rule border and frayed with scored inscription on verso showing through on recto, 3H2 mounted with later 18th-century owner''s inscription on verso, ink blots and other owners'' inscriptions on endpapers. Geneva: Rouland Hall, 1560

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BIBLE IN ENGLISH.  The New Testament of Jesus Christ translated faithfully into English. 1582. Lacks leaf from Table of Controversies.

Estimate: $5,000 - $7,000

Description: (BIBLE IN ENGLISH.) The New Testament of Jesus Christ translated faithfully into English. Title within type ornament border; woodcut historiated and ornamental initials throughout. [28], 745, [25] (of [27]) pages; lacks penultimate leaf 5E1 from Table of Controversies. 4to, 211x155 mm, late 17th-/early 18th-century panelled calf with later leather lettering piece, binding slightly cocked, short crack at bottom of front joint and top of rear joint, hinges reinforced; margins trimmed entering some headlines but not otherwise affecting text, intermittent marginal dampstaining, occasional heavy soiling, repairable clean tears across B2.3 and 3I4 not impairing legibility, dark stains on Q1, 3B4, and 4Z3-4, worming in outer margin of approximately the last 40 leaves affecting some sidenotes. Early 18th-century owners'' signatures and inscriptions on front endleaves; old catalogue cutting mounted on rear free endpaper. Rheims: John Fogny, 1582

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BIBLE IN GERMAN.  Biblia; das ist, Die gantze heilige Schrifft Teutsch. Doct. Mart. Luth.  2 vols in one.  1567-56

Estimate: $2,000 - $3,000

Description: (BIBLE IN GERMAN.) Biblia; das ist, Die gantze heylige Schrifft Teutsch. D. Mart. Luth. General title in red and black within woodcut historiated border with vignettes of Bible scenes; full-page portrait of the dedicatee, Christoph, Duke of Württemberg, on the next leaf. [18], 352; 382 leaves, plus leaf of explanatory text facing full-page woodcut of the Temple on i4v. 2 volumes in one, profusely illustrated with woodcuts by Jost Amman after Johann Bocksberger in the first volume, and by Hans Brosamer in the second. Folio, 364x234 mm, contemporary blind-tooled pigskin over wooden boards with brass cornerpiece, catches, and clasps, recased, endpapers renewed; occasional toning or browning, scattered marginal soiling and stains, few repairs in blank lower margins, vertical crease in general title and next leaf, small piece missing from blank lower margin of title, hole in B3 with slight text loss, conspicuous stains at end of first volume. Springfield City Library Association bookplate on front pastedown, their perforated stamp on general title and A1. [Frankfurt am Main]: Sigmund Feyerabend, Georg Rab & heirs of Weygand Han, 1567; Wittenberg: Hans Lufft, 1556

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BIBLE IN GREEK.  Tes kaines diathekes hapanta. Novum Jesu Christi Testamentum, Graece.  1553

Estimate: $300 - $500

Description: (BIBLE IN GREEK.) Tes kaines diathekes hapanta. Novum Jesu Christi Testamentum, Graece. 719 [i. e., 703] pages. 8vo, 164x104 mm, contemporary blind-tooled pigskin over wooden boards dated 1559 on front cover, brass catches, lacks clasps, cover fore edges worn through and corners damaged; contents dog-eared at beginning and end, scattered marginalia, soiling, and stains, paper corrosion along edges of opening leaves, partly inked-out old inscriptions on front pastedown and title, front free endpaper lacking. Darlow & Moule 4625. Basel: Nicolaus Brylinger, May 1553

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BIBLE IN ITALIAN.  La Bibia.  1562.  Plate and table in facsimile.

Estimate: $800 - $1,200

Description: (BIBLE IN ITALIAN.) La Bibia. Woodcut text illustrations; double-page woodcut plate of the Temple and double-page letterpress table of the chronology of the Passion in relation to Passover laid in, both in facsimile. [6], 465 [i. e., 467], [1]; 110, [18] leaves, including blank 3&6. 2 parts in one volume. 4to, 259x174 mm, contemporary vellum boards with gilt arabesque centerpiece on covers, lacking ties; attractive copy with only old signature on title and occasional faint dampstaining in lower outer corners, diagonal creases in lower outer corner of last 2 leaves in the Apocrypha, bookplate removed. [Geneva, though with title stamped "In Lione"]: François Duron, 1562

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BIBLE IN LATIN.  Biblia cum summariorum apparatu pleno quadrupliciq[ue] repertorio insignita.  1519

Estimate: $800 - $1,200

Description: (BIBLE IN LATIN.) Biblia cum summariorum apparatu pleno quadrupliciq[ue] repertorio insignita. Title in red and black with woodcut device of Simon Vincent; full-page woodcut of the Creation on 2d10v; 10 small text illustrations; profusion of woodcut historiated initials. [30], 500, [54] leaves, including final leaf with Vincent device on verso. 8vo, 163x120 mm, old leather, worn, spine ends chipped, joints cracked, cords intact; margins trimmed entering a few sidenotes, contents browned with occasional soiling and dampstaining, spattered white ink mostly in first half of volume not impairing legibility, scattered early marginalia, some woodcut and letterpress initials accentuated in yellow, ink stain in upper outer corner of e3-4 oxidized with resulting text loss, vertical paper crack in G1 not affecting text, device on last page tinted, with contemporary inscription below. Adams B997. (Lyon: [Simon Vincent for] Jacques Mareschal, 16 October 1519)

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BIBLE IN LATIN.  Biblia Sacrosancta Testamenti Veteris & Novi.  1544.  Lacks 2 index leaves.  Censored copy

Estimate: $2,000 - $3,000

Description: (BIBLE IN LATIN.) Biblia Sacrosancta Testamenti Veteris & Novi, juxta Vulgata quam dicunt aeditionem. 98 woodcut illustrations, including 86 from the series by Hans Holbein. [8], 601, [31] (of [35]) pages; index lacks R3.6. Folio, 333x243 mm, 318x231 mm, old vellum boards, worn, top and bottom of front joint restored, covers slightly warped, corners worn through; marginal and soiling dampstaining through much of volume, occasional browning, some text scored and partly oxidized with resulting holes (see below), 2 wormholes through opening leaves slightly affecting text, old partly scored inscriptions on title, lower outer corner off a1 causing slight text loss, adhesive traces and stain over woodcut on verso depicting the Fall of Man, clean tear in gutter of r5, 19th-century owner''s notes on front free endpaper, rear endpaper lacking. Lyon: (Jean & François Frellon for) Hugues & heirs of Aymon de La Porte, 1544

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BIGNON, JEAN-PAUL.  Les Avantures d''Abdalla . . . envoyé par le Sultan des Indes à la Découverte de l''Isle de Borico [etc.].  1712

Estimate: $300 - $500

Description: [BIGNON, JEAN-PAUL.] Les Avantures d''Abdalla, Fils d''Hanif, envoyé par le Sultan des Indes à la Découverte de l''Isle de Borico . . . et plusieurs autres Histoires curieuses. Engraved frontispiece and 8 plates. 394, [12] pages. 12mo, 166x95 mm, contemporary sprinkled calf, spine ends chipped, front joint cracked, cords intact; contents faintly redolent of incense, scattered foxing and minor stains, occasional minor worming in blank margins, light offsetting from plates onto facing pages, old signature on title. Paris: (J. Quillau for) Pierre Witte, 1712

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BINDING. [Document pertaining to the Archconfraternity of the Stigmata of St. Francis.] Illuminated manuscript in Latin on vellum. 1706

Estimate: $500 - $750

Description: (BINDING.) [Document pertaining to the Archconfraternity of the Stigmata of St. Francis.] illuminated manuscript in latin on vellum, written in roman hand in brownish-black ink with headings in gold, with full-page portrait of st. francis, vignette of his hands receiving the stigmata, and decorated initial d, all in colors and gold. [10] leaves, ruled in black and gold except on initial blank. 227x164 mm, contemporary crimson morocco, covers lavishly gilt-tooled to panel design with floral motifs and small stars surrounding center emblem of the hands of St. Francis within circular flame border; some text rubbed and illegible, clean cracks in fourth leaf, crudely repaired hole in last leaf causing text loss. (Rome, 1706)

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BOCCACCIO, GIOVANNI. Genealogiae . . . eiusde[m] de mon[n]tibus & sylvis, de fontibus, lacubus, & fluminibus [etc.].  1511

Estimate: $800 - $1,200

Description: BOCCACCIO, GIOVANNI. Genealogiae . . . eiusde[m] de mon[n]tibus & sylvis, de fontibus, lacubus, & fluminibus [etc.]. Title in red and black with woodcut vignette of St. Bartholomew; 13 full-page woodcut genealogical tables. 162 leaves. Folio, 308x217 mm, contemporary blind-tooled calf over pasteboard, rebacked retaining most of original backstrip, covers slightly warped, with portions restored, endpapers renewed; intermittent mostly marginal dampstaining, scattered marginalia, opening leaves dog-eared with paper corrosion along fore edges, stains and old scored inscription on title, clean tear in i1, table on verso just shaved at bottom, s3.6 browned. Bookplate of M. A. Colson. (Venice: Agostino Zani, 15 November 1511)

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BOOK OF COMMON PRAYER.  The Book of Common Prayer.  1669 [Psalter imprint dated 1676].

Estimate: $500 - $750

Description: (BOOK OF COMMON PRAYER.) The Book of Common Prayer . . . Together with the Psalter or Psalms of David. [274] leaves, including engraved general title. Mostly printed in black letter. Folio, 315x185 mm, early 19th-century navy straight-grain morocco handsomely gilt; occasional light dampstaining and toning. Inscription on front endleaf recto of Robert Brabant, Chaplain to Queen Anne, with 19th-century note below on the subsequent ownership history of the book, and related items tipped to verso; 19th-century family register on rear endleaf. Griffiths 1669/2; Wing B3635. London: His Ma[jes]ties Printers, 1669 [Psalter imprint dated 1676]

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BOS, LAMBERT VAN DEN. Het Leven en Bedryf van Willem de Darde, Koning van Groot-Brittannie, Vrankryk en Yrlant &c. &c.  2 vols.  1694

Estimate: $300 - $500

Description: [BOS, LAMBERT VAN DEN.] Het Leven en Bedryf van Willem de Darde, Koning van Groot-Brittannie, Vrankryk en Yrlant &c. &c. Prince van Orangie &c. &c. &c. 12 folding etched plates by Jan Luyken. [8], 432, 442, [6]; [2], 180, 528, [8] pages, including etched additional title by Luyken. 4 parts in 2 volumes. 4to, 187x148 mm, contemporary sprinkled calf gilt, spine ends and Volume 2 lettering piece chipped; varying browning or foxing of text, plates generally clean. Amsterdam: Jan ten Hoorn, 1694

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CALVIN, JEAN. Prælectiones Joannis Calvini in librum prophetiarum Danielis. 1571

Estimate: $400 - $600

Description: CALVIN, JEAN. Prælectiones Joannis Calvini in librum prophetiarum Danielis. Commentary by Calvin together with the original text of Daniel in Hebrew and Aramaic and a Latin translation; edited by Jean Budé and Charles de Jonviller. [8], 171, [11] leaves. Folio, 310x200 mm, old vellum boards, worn and cocked, spine darkened, front joint cracked, cords intact; marginal toning and foxing, light marginal dampstaining at beginning and end. Bookplate of the legal historian Guido Kisch (see also lots 91 and 95). GLN-833. [Geneva] : Barthélemy Vincent, 1571

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CALVIN, JEAN. The Commentaries . . . upon the Actes of the Apostles.  1585

Estimate: $800 - $1,200

Description: CALVIN, JEAN. The Commentaries . . . upon the Actes of the Apostles, faithfully translated of Latine into English. Title within type ornament border. [16], 298 [i. e., 598], [24] pages, including blanks 2Q4 and 4V4. 4to, 181x136 mm, modern panelled calf; contents heavily browned and dampstained. London: (Thomas Dawson for) G[eorge] Bishop, 1585

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CASTELNAU, MICHEL DE.  Mémoires.  2 vols.  1659

Estimate: $400 - $600

Description: CASTELNAU, MICHEL DE. Mémoires. 2 engraved portraits of the author and his grandson, Jacques de Castelnau; woodcut coats of arms in text. [24], 907, [13]; [2], 909, [1], [2], 125, [12] pages. 3 parts in 2 volumes. Folio, 334x221 mm, later 17th-century calf gilt with arms of Nicolas Lambert, Seigneur de Thorigny (1657-1729; Olivier 1772), spines darkened, joints starting, cords intact; occasional toning, marginal dampstaining at end of both volumes, scattered stains elsewhere, soiling and obliterated stamps on titles. Paris: Pierre Lamy, 1659

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CECIL. A Discoverye of the Errors committed and Iniuryes don to his Ma[jesty] off Scotlande [etc.].  1599 + DUPERCHE. La Declaration.

Estimate: $1,000 - $2,000

Description: CECIL, JOHN. A Discoverye of the Errors committed and Iniuryes don to his Ma[jesty] off Scotlande and Nobilitye off the Same Realme, and Iohn Cecyll Pryest and D. off Divinitye, by a Malitious Mythologie titled An Apologie, and co[m]piled by William Criton Pryest and professed Iesuite. 39, [1] leaves, including errata at end. 8vo, 169x104 mm, modern binding of stencilled paper choirbook leaf over boards; stain on title and next leaf, endpapers dampstained. [Paris: Guillaume de La Nouë, 1599]

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CHARLES I, King of England.  [Balcanquhall, Walter.] A Large Declaration concerning the Late Tumults in Scotland.  1639

Estimate: $400 - $600

Description: (CHARLES I, King of England.) [Balcanquhall, Walter.] A Large Declaration concerning the Late Tumults in Scotland, from their first Originalls. [4], 430, [1] pages, including engraved frontispiece portrait and colophon leaf. Folio, 283x185 mm, contemporary gilt-panelled calf with royal arms on covers and later cloth ties, rebacked retaining most of original backstrip; light dampstaining in upper margins through most of volume. London: Robert Young, 1639

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CHEMNITZ, MARTIN. Anatome propositionum Alberti Hardenbergii de coena Domini. 1561 + Leuterung der Proposition . . . Hardenbergers.

Estimate: $300 - $500

Description: CHEMNITZ, MARTIN. Anatome propositionum Alberti Hardenbergii de coena Domini. [80] leaves. bound with his: Leuterung der Proposition oder Schlussreden Alberti Hardenbergers, von dem Abendmal des Herren. German translation by Johannes Zanger. [95] (of [96]) leaves; lacks last leaf (blank or with device?). Together, 2 volumes in one. 8vo, 144x89 mm, late 18th-/early 19th-century boards with title in ink on front cover, spine darkened, binding worn overall; occasional toning or browning, small wormholes through opening leaves of first work generally not impairing legibility. (Eisleben: Urban Gaubisch, 1561; 1561)

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CICERO, MARCUS TULLIUS. De officiis, amicitia, senectute & paradoxis illustria monimenta.  1512

Estimate: $500 - $750

Description: CICERO, MARCUS TULLIUS. De officiis, amicitia, senectute & paradoxis illustria monimenta. With commentary by Josse Bade, Pietro Marso, and Francesco Maturanzio; edited by Nicolas Chappusot. [6], 260 leaves, with y3.6 and y4.5 folded backwards. 4to, 237x161 mm, modern 1/4 leather; contents browned, marginal dampstaining at beginning and end, title soiled with old signature, small wormtrail through blank lower outer corners toward end. Lyon: Jean de La Place for Martin Boillon, 1512

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CICERO, MARCUS TULLIUS. In hoc volumine haec continentur. Rhetoricorum . . . lib. IIII.  1514 [with preliminaries from 1521 edition]

Estimate: $300 - $500

Description: CICERO, MARCUS TULLIUS. In hoc volumine haec continentur. Rhetoricorum ad C. Herennium lib. IIII [and other texts]. Edited by Andrea Navagero. [15] (of [16]), 245, [2] (of [3]) leaves; lacks blank last preliminary leaf, and final leaf with Aldine device (replaced in facsimile). 4to, 198x132 mm, 18th-century 1/2 calf, rebacked, spine darkened and worn; marginal soiling on title, scattered imperfectly washed marginalia, stain through around 30 leaves in middle of volume, small wormholes through H7-8 affecting some words. Harvard College Library stamps on title and bookplate on front pastedown (released). sold as is. (Venice: House of Aldus and Andrea of Asola, 1514) [but with the preliminaries supplied from the 1521 edition]

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CICERO, MARCUS TULLIUS. Rhetorica.  1544

Estimate: $250 - $350

Description: CICERO, MARCUS TULLIUS. Rhetorica. 775, [8] pages. 8vo, 160x103 mm, old sheep, heavily worn, spine ends chipped, front cover detached; occasional light foxing, scattered early underscoring and marginalia, leaves in gathering m partly bound of order, clean tear in upper inner corner of s1, small hole in blank lower margin of K8. 19th-century bookplate of John Gibb Paris: Robert Estienne, 1544

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CLICHTOVE, JOSSE. De doctrina moriendi opusculum. 1538

Estimate: $300 - $500

Description: CLICHTOVE, JOSSE. De doctrina moriendi opusculum. Allegorical woodcut of Death on verso of penultimate leaf. 156, [4] leaves. 16mo, 110x72 mm, modern binding of stencilled paper choirbook leaf over boards with older marbled wrappers bound in; contents clean, with only leaf references in ink in neat contemporary hand in margin of index leaves. Paris: Galliot du Pré & Jean Roigny, 1538

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CONDILLAC, ÉTIENNE BONNOT DE, Abbé de. Traité des Sensations.  2 vols.  1754

Estimate: $150 - $250

Description: CONDILLAC, ÉTIENNE BONNOT DE, Abbé de. Traité des Sensations. [2], vi, 345, [1]; [4], 335, [1] pages, including half-titles. 2 volumes. 12mo, 162x97 mm, late 19th-century/early 20th-century 1/4 sheep, spines badly worn, chipped at top, joints cracked or starting; contents toned, contemporary 1/4 sheep gilt, rebacked retaining most of original backstrips; cloth slipcase. London & Paris: De Bure l''Aîné, 1754

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CURTIUS RUFUS, QUINTUS. De rebus gestis Alexandri Magni.  1543

Estimate: $300 - $500

Description: CURTIUS RUFUS, QUINTUS. De rebus gestis Alexandri Magni. Edited with notes by Desiderius Erasmus. [12], 354, [2] pages, including final blank. 8vo, 159x99 mm, 19th-century brown morocco by Lortic, front cover detached; contents washed with light residual toning. 19th-century signature of Anatole Delorme and bookplate of R. Percy Alden. Paris: Simon de Colines, 1543

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DANIEL, SAMUEL.  The Collection of the History of England.  1634 + TRUSSELL, JOHN.  A Continuation of the Collection.  1641

Estimate: $300 - $500

Description: [DANIEL, SAMUEL.] The Collection of the History of England. [8], 263 pages. bound with: [TRUSSELL, JOHN.] A Continuation of the Collection of the History of England. Begining where Samuel Daniel Esquire ended with the Reigne of Edward the Third. [8], 263 pages. Together, 2 volumes in one. Folio, 288x192 mm, contemporary calf; contents generally clean with only small rust hole in L5 in the first work affecting a few letters, paper flaw in G1 in the second work. STC 6252. London: Tho. Cotes for Simon Waterson, 1634; Richard Bishop for Daniel Pakeman, 1641

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DECORATED PAPER.  Sheet of brocade paper with depictions of saints and other motifs.  19th century?

Estimate: $100 - $200

Description: (DECORATED PAPER.) Sheet of brocade paper with grid of 3 rows and 6 columns containing depictions of 12 saints, 2 allegorical figures, and 4 landscape scenes printed in gold on yellow ground. 340x417 mm; minimal surface rubbing and edgewear, vertical crease through center. 19th century?

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[DEFOE, DANIEL.]  A View of the Invisible World; or, General History of Apparitions.  1752

Estimate: $200 - $300

Description: [DEFOE, DANIEL.] A View of the Invisible World; or, General History of Apparitions. 4 engraved plates. xvi, 315, [4] pages. 8vo, 201x117 mm, contemporary panelled sheep, spine and joints heavily worn; contents dampwrinkled with occasional light foxing and soiling, contemporary owner''s signature on title, front free endpaper loose with outer half excised. Furbank & Owen 238 note. London, 1752

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DIGGES, DUDLEY, Sir. The Compleat Ambassador; or, Two Treaties of the Intended Marriage of Qu: Elizabeth.  1655

Estimate: $300 - $500

Description: DIGGES, DUDLEY, Sir. The Compleat Ambassador; or, Two Treaties of the Intended Marriage of Qu: Elizabeth of Glorious Memory. [16], 441, [7] (of [9]) pages, including engraved additional title; lacks final blank. Folio, 319x202 mm, contemporary mottled calf, spine ends restored; corrections and marginalia in contemporary hand through, scattered fingersoiling, tiny rust hole in F2, contents otherwise generally clean. Elton Hall armorial bookplate of the Earl of Carysfort dated 1894. London: Tho. Newcomb for Gabriel Bedell and Thomas Collins, 1655

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DIOGENES LAERTIUS; et al. The Lives of the Ancient Philosophers.  1702

Estimate: $150 - $250

Description: DIOGENES LAERTIUS; et al. The Lives of the Ancient Philosophers: containing an Account of their Several Sects, Doctrines, Actions, and Remarkable Sayings; extracted from Diogenes Laertius, Casaubon, Menagius, Stanley, Gassendus, Charleton, and others. 8 engraved portraits of Socrates, Plato, Aristotle, et al. [16], xxx, [2], 564, [12] pages. 8vo, 193x120 mm, contemporary panelled calf, top of spine chipped joints bonded but cracked, cords intact; occasional toning, scattered minor foxing or spotting. London: John Nicholson, 1702

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DRYDEN, JOHN.  Bound volume containing first editions of 5 plays and 2 miscellaneous works.  1678-94

Estimate: $2,000 - $3,000

Description: DRYDEN, JOHN. Bound volume containing first editions of 5 plays and 2 miscellaneous works. 4to, 211x157 mm, modern 1/2 calf; internal condition details noted below. London, 1678-94

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DRYDEN, JOHN.  Love Triumphant . . . A Tragi-Comedy.  1694

Estimate: $200 - $300

Description: DRYDEN, JOHN. Love Triumphant . . . A Tragi-Comedy. [10] (of [12]), 82, [2] pages; lacks half-title. 4to, 225x162 mm, contemporary panelled calf, rebacked; contents lightly toned, marginal soiling on last few leaves. Booklabel of Esme Nicoll. London: Jacob Tonson, 1694

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EPICTETUS. All the Works . . . Which are Now Extant.  1758

Estimate: $250 - $350

Description: EPICTETUS. All the Works . . . Which are Now Extant. English translation and notes by Elizabeth Carter. [18], xli, [1], 505, [11] pages. 4to, 267x216 mm, contemporary sheep, rebacked retaining contemporary leather lettering piece, endpapers renewed; contents clean. London: S[amuel] Richardson for A. Millar et al., 1758

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EPICURO, MARCANTONIO. Di Tre Ciechi Dialogo Bellitissimo.  1530

Estimate: $300 - $500

Description: EPICURO, MARCANTONIO. Di Tre Ciechi Dialogo Bellitissimo. Title within woodcut architectural border. [24] leaves, including last leaf, blank except for woodcut device on verso. 8vo, 153x91 mm, brown levant gilt by Riviere, front joint partly cracked and front cover slightly warped; dampstain in upper outer corners, scattered light foxing. (Venice: Niccolò d''Aristotile, detto Zoppino), 1530

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EUNAPIUS. De vitis philosophorum et sophistarum.  1568

Estimate: $400 - $600

Description: EUNAPIUS. De vitis philosophorum et sophistarum. Latin translation and notes by Hadrianus Junius, followed by the original Greek text. 194, [6]; 213, [2] pages, including colophon leaf at end. 8vo, 163x106 mm, 1/2 circa 1800, spine darkened with light stains at top; intermittent and occasionally heavy foxing, stain on fore edge of last several leaves. Antwerp: Christopher Plantin, 1568

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FAIRY TALES.  [Préchac, Jean de.] Contes moins Contes que les Autres, Sans Parangon et La Reine des Fées.  1698

Estimate: $200 - $300

Description: (FAIRY TALES.) [Préchac, Jean de.] Contes moins Contes que les Autres, Sans Parangon et La Reine des Fées. [8], 170 [i. e., 270], [2] pages. 12mo, 149x79 mm, contemporary calf gilt, spine worn, chipped at bottom; old signature on title, occasional marginal soiling and stains, repairs in P4 and P6 not impairing legibility. first edition. Paris: (Jacques Langlois for) Claude Barbin, 1698

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FAIRY TALES.  [Lubert.] La Princesse Sensible et le Prince Typhon. 1743 + [Lévêque.] Le Prince des Aigues Marines [etc.]. 1744

Estimate: $100 - $200

Description: (FAIRY TALES.) [Lubert, Marguerite de.] La Princesse Sensible et le Prince Typhon. 119 pages * [Lévêque, Louise.] Le Prince des Aigues Marines et le Prince Invisible. 5 engraved plates after Charles-Nicolas Cochin the Younger. [2] (of [4]), 190 pages; lacks half-title. Together, 2 volumes. 12mo, 161x96 mm and 146x84 mm, contemporary calf, the first rebacked with endleaves renewed; marginal stains on opening leaves in the first work, contents of the second clean. The Hague [i. e., Paris], 1743; Paris: Coustelier, 1744

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FRANCISCAN ORDER.  Privilegia et indulgentie fratrum minorum ordinis s[an]c[t]i francisci.  1502

Estimate: $500 - $750

Description: (FRANCISCAN ORDER.) Privilegia et indulgentie fratrum minorum ordinis s[an]c[t]i francisci. Full-page woodcut of St. Francis receiving the stigmata on title verso. [28] leaves. 8vo, 149x101 mm, modern binding of early manuscript vellum over boards; contents dampstained with marginal soiling, insignificant wormholes through last few leaves, blank lower outer corner off colophon leaf, old ink scrawls on blank verso. (Florence: Luc''Antonio Giunta, 12 March 1502)

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GAMES.  Hoyle, Edmond. A Short Treatise on the Game of Whist . . . Third Edition.  1743.  Signed by Hoyle.

Estimate: $300 - $500

Description: (GAMES.) Hoyle, Edmond. A Short Treatise on the Game of Whist . . . Third Edition. [8], 96 pages, including initial leaf signed by hoyle announcing a price reduction to undercut the market for inferior pirated copies. 12mo, 160x100 mm, contemporary Dutch gilt stiff wrappers, backstrip imperfect; intermittent stains in blank lower margins. Ownership inscription of Arthur Tremayne dated 1745 inside front cover. Levy (Hoyle), Whist.3. London, 1743

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GAMES.  Lambe, Robert. The History of Chess, together with Short and Plain Instructions.  1764

Estimate: $200 - $300

Description: (GAMES.) Lambe, Robert. The History of Chess, together with Short and Plain Instructions by which any one may easily play at it without the help of a Teacher. Plate with chess board diagrams on recto and verso (outer half torn off). 148 pages. 8vo, 224x124 mm, contemporary wrappers, missing backstrip and lower outer corner of front cover; varying browning or foxing, opening leaves dog-eared; uncut. London, 1764

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