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BOOKS & AUTOGRAPHS from the Collection of Mr. & Mrs. Stephen Byer and the Byer Museum of the Arts

by Swann Auction Galleries

Platinum House

440 lots

May 3, 1990

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: A'BECKETT, GILBERT ABBOTT. The Comic History of England. 2 volumes * The Comic History of Rome. Together,

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Description: 3 volumes, Numerous hand-colored plates and text illustrations by John Leech. 8vo, modern speckled calf gilt, morocco spine labels, slight rubbing on extremities. London, 187-48; [1852].

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Lot 2: ALBY, HENRI. La Vie de S. Henry Premier Empereur de ce Nom. MANUSCRIPT IN FRENCH, written in

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Description: neat cursive hand in black ink, recto and verso, ON VELLUM. FULL-PAGE PEN DRAWING OF S. HENRY facing title. 23 leaves. 121 x 71 mm, early 19th century black straight-grain morocco gilt; 1/4 morocco pull-off case. Mortimer L. Schiff morocco book-label. Np, later 17th century?

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Lot 3: [ALMANAC.] Rider's British Merlin: for the Year of Our Lord God 1754. [48] pages. Printed

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Description: in red and black. INTERLEAVED. 12mo, contemporary red morocco richly gilt-tooled to cottage-roof design with massed small tools, including birds, dragons" heads, thistles, etc.; decorated paper endleaves; duty stamp on title.

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Lot 4: [ALMANAC.] MDCCCII. Peacock's Polite Repository... containing an Almanac [etc.]... and Various

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Description: Other Articles of Useful information. Engraved frontispiece; engraved title; numerous topographical vignettes. 12 mo, original red leather wallet binding; with slate[?] in front cover pocket. London: W. Peacock & Sons, [1802?].

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Lot 5: [APPERLEY, CHARLES JAMES.] Memoirs of the Life of the Late John Mytton, Esq. Third edition. 18 hand-colored

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Description: plates after Alken and Rawlins. 8vo, crimson morocco gilt by Birdsall; original cloth covers bound in. London, 1851.

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