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Auction Description for Swann: EARLY PRINTED, MEDICAL, SCIENTIFIC, OCCULT BOOKS
Auction Description:
EARLY PRINTED, MEDICAL, SCIENTIFIC, OCCULT BOOKS
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Exhibition & Sale Schedule: Sale 2229 - Early Printed, Medical, Scientific & Occult Books - begins at 1:30pm in New York on Tues, Nov 9. All material in Sale 2229 on display at our premises in New York City, 104 East 25th Street, as follows - Fri, Nov 5: 10am to 6pm - Sat, Nov 6: 10am to 4pm - Mon, Nov 8: 10am to 6pm - Tues, Nov 9: 10am to Noon.

EARLY PRINTED, MEDICAL, SCIENTIFIC, OCCULT BOOKS

by Swann Auction Galleries

Platinum House

200 lots with images

November 9, 2010

Live Auction

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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AARON'S ROD.  Mysterium Aaronici baculi. Das ist, ein new geistlich Lied, Vom Geheimniss des Stabes Aaronis.  1622

Lot 1: AARON'S ROD. Mysterium Aaronici baculi. Das ist, ein new geistlich Lied, Vom Geheimniss des Stabes Aaronis. 1622

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Description: (AARON'S ROD.) Mysterium Aaronici baculi. Das ist, ein new geistlich Lied, Vom Geheimniss des Stabes Aaronis, Darinnen mit kurtzen schriftmessigen Worten angezeiget wird, wer für einen rechten Freund Gottes zu achten sey oder nicht. [12] leaves. 4to, disbound, spine reinforced with paper; contents browned. Np, 1622

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ABRAVANEL, JUDAH.  Dialogi di Amore.  1541

Lot 2: ABRAVANEL, JUDAH. Dialogi di Amore. 1541

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Description: [ABRAVANEL, JUDAH.] Dialogi di Amore, composti per Leone medico, di Natione Hebreo [pseud.]. Aldine woodcut device on title and at end. [2], 261, [1] leaves, including final colophon leaf. 8vo, old vellum with calligraphic spine title in ink, lacking ties, book block loose in binding; occasional light toning and insignificant foxing. Venice: sons of Aldus, 1541

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ADDISON, JOSEPH. The Works.  4 vols.  1721.  Large-paper set.

Lot 3: ADDISON, JOSEPH. The Works. 4 vols. 1721. Large-paper set.

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Description: ADDISON, JOSEPH. The Works. Engraved frontispiece portrait of Addison in Volume 1 (lightly offsetting onto title); numismatic text woodcuts. 4 volumes. 4to, 281x223 mm, contemporary calf gilt, worn, Volume 1 front cover detached; contents toned and offset with scattered foxing and occasional heavy browning, Volume 4 lacks front free endpaper. Later 18th-/early 19th-century Hay family armorial bookplates; 19th-century signature or initials of William Hay on titles. London: Jacob Tonson, 1721

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ALBERTANO, da Brescia.  Tractatus de arte loquendi et tacendi.  1514

Lot 4: ALBERTANO, da Brescia. Tractatus de arte loquendi et tacendi. 1514

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Description: [ALBERTANO, da Brescia.] Tractatus de arte loquendi et tacendi. [8] leaves. 4to, old drab wrappers, spine worn; occasional early underscoring, single tiny wormhole in blank outer margin throughout. (Landshut: Johann Weissenburger, 8 January 1514)

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ALBERTUS MAGNUS, Saint, Bishop of Regensburg. Paradisus animae.  1498

Lot 5: ALBERTUS MAGNUS, Saint, Bishop of Regensburg. Paradisus animae. 1498

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Description: ALBERTUS MAGNUS, Saint, Bishop of Regensburg. Paradisus animae. [36] leaves, including final blank. Gothic type. 4to, modern vellum; soiling on title, light marginal dampstaining through much of volume. Late 18th-/early 19th-century booklabel of Sauveur-Jérôme Morand in blank portion of last text page. (Strassburg: Martin Flach, 10 July 1498)

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ALEXANDER THE GREAT.  Curtius Rufus, Quintus. De rebus gestis Alexandri Magni regis Macedonum, libri decem.  1715

Lot 6: ALEXANDER THE GREAT. Curtius Rufus, Quintus. De rebus gestis Alexandri Magni regis Macedonum, libri decem. 1715

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Description: (ALEXANDER THE GREAT.) Curtius Rufus, Quintus. De rebus gestis Alexandri Magni regis Macedonum, libri decem. 552 pages. 24mo, contemporary vellum, front hinge split; contents browned, front free endpaper lacking. Julio Berzunza bookplate. Turin: Giovanni Battista Fontana, 1715

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ALEXANDER THE GREAT.  Curtius Rufus, Quintus. De rebus gestis Alexandri Magni, regis Macedonum, libri superstites.  1724

Lot 7: ALEXANDER THE GREAT. Curtius Rufus, Quintus. De rebus gestis Alexandri Magni, regis Macedonum, libri superstites. 1724

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Description: (ALEXANDER THE GREAT.) Curtius Rufus, Quintus. De rebus gestis Alexandri Magni, regis Macedonum, libri superstites. With commentary by Franciscus Modius et al.; edited by Henricus Snakenburg. 17 engraved plates; folding map. [76], 824, [223] pages, including engraved additional title and errata leaf. 4to, contemporary vellum, some wear, turn-ins sprung, front hinge split; variable foxing throughout generally not affecting engraved matter, light stain in upper outer corner of opening leaves, scattered marginalia. Julio Berzunza bookplate. Delft & Leiden: Adrianus Beman & Samuel Luchtmans, 1724

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ALEXANDER THE GREAT.  Friedrich August, Duke. Critical Reflections.  1767 + Sainte-Croix, Baron de.  Examen Critique.  1775

Lot 8: ALEXANDER THE GREAT. Friedrich August, Duke. Critical Reflections. 1767 + Sainte-Croix, Baron de. Examen Critique. 1775

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Description: (ALEXANDER THE GREAT.) Friedrich August, Duke of Braunschweig-Lüneberg-Öls. Critical Reflections on the Character and Actions of Alexander the Great. Written Originally in Italian. [16], 198, [2] pages, including final ad leaf. first edition in english * Sainte-Croix, Guillaume-Emmanuel-Joseph, Baron. Examen Critique des Anciens Historiens d'Alexandre-le-Grand. Folding engraved map. [4], viii, 356 pages, including half-title. first edition. Together, 2 volumes. Small 8vo, contemporary calf, covers and free endpapers detached; and 4to, contemporary 1/2 sheep, top spine compartment off, front cover detached; contents of both volumes clean. Julio Berzunza bookplates. London: T. Becket and P. A. De Hondt, 1767; Paris: (widow Hérissant for) Dessain, Junior, 1775

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ALEXANDRO, ALEXANDER AB [i. e., ALESSANDRI, ALESSANDRO]. Genialium dierum libri sex.  1549

Lot 9: ALEXANDRO, ALEXANDER AB [i. e., ALESSANDRI, ALESSANDRO]. Genialium dierum libri sex. 1549

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Description: ALEXANDRO, ALEXANDER AB [i. e., ALESSANDRI, ALESSANDRO]. Genialium dierum libri sex. [32], 1021 pages. 8vo, 18th-century calf, rebacked, endpapers renewed; title lightly soiled, missing small piece from bottom edge, dampstains and restoration in blank lower margin of a5. Bookplate of Dr. K. R. Green. Paris: Michel Vascosan, 1549

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ARISTOTLE. Sefer ha-Midot.  1790-91

Lot 10: ARISTOTLE. Sefer ha-Midot. 1790-91

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Description: ARISTOTLE. Sefer ha-Midot. Hebrew translation by Meir Alguades with commentary by Isaac ben Moses Satanov. [11], 75 [i. e,. 74]; [1], 76-151 [i. e., 150] leaves. 2 parts in one volume. 4to, 19th-century cloth, spine faded, ends worn, short crack at top of front joint; contents toned, free endpapers browned. Berlin: Orientalische Buchdruckerey, 1790-91

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ARISTOTLE. The Works . . . Translated from the Greek . . . By Thomas Taylor.  11 vols.  1806-12; 1801

Lot 11: ARISTOTLE. The Works . . . Translated from the Greek . . . By Thomas Taylor. 11 vols. 1806-12; 1801

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Description: TAYLOR'S ARISTOTLE ARISTOTLE. The Works . . . Translated from the Greek. With Copious Elucidations from the Best of his Greek Commentators . . . By Thomas Taylor. 11 volumes. With collective half-titles and titles dated 1812 in all but the last 2 volumes, and with individual half-titles except as noted below. 4to, 298x235 mm, contemporary calf gilt, rebacked retaining 19th-century morocco lettering pieces; pencil shelfmark on volume titles, scattered foxing, occasional toning. London, (1806-)1812; 1801

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ARISTOTLE; THEOPHRASTUS; et al. Scripta quaedam.

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Description: ARISTOTLE; THEOPHRASTUS; et al. Scripta quaedam. Greek text; edited with notes by Henri Estienne. [8], 17-168 pages. 8vo, old vellum with calligraphic spine title in ink, spine darkened, front hinge split; marginal browning throughout, opening leaves loose, title lightly soiled, with old inscription, front free endpaper lacking. [Geneva]: Henri Estienne, 1557

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ASCHAM, ROGER. Familiarium epistolarum libri III.  1611

Lot 13: ASCHAM, ROGER. Familiarium epistolarum libri III. 1611

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Description: ASCHAM, ROGER. Familiarium epistolarum libri III. [18], 690, [7] pages. 12mo, modern 1/4 leather, joints cracked at top, split between front flyleaf and title; contents toned, title and next few leaves heavily soiled. Geneva: Pierre de la Rovière, 1611

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ATKINSON, GEOFFROY. La Littérature Géographique Française de la Renaissance.  1927 + Supplément.  1936.  2 vols. in one.

Lot 14: ATKINSON, GEOFFROY. La Littérature Géographique Française de la Renaissance. 1927 + Supplément. 1936. 2 vols. in one.

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Description: ATKINSON, GEOFFROY. La Littérature Géographique Française de la Renaissance: Répertoire Bibliographique. Nearly 300 reproductions, chiefly of title pages. one of 550 numbered copies * Supplément au Répertoire Bibliographique. Together, 2 volumes in one, with half-titles. 4to, later cloth, somewhat worn, original front wrappers bound in; contents clean. first editions. Paris, 1927; 1936

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AUGUSTINUS, AURELIUS, Saint. Of the Citie of God.  1610.  Title supplied in facsimile reproduced from the 1620 edition.

Lot 15: AUGUSTINUS, AURELIUS, Saint. Of the Citie of God. 1610. Title supplied in facsimile reproduced from the 1620 edition.

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Description: AUGUSTINUS, AURELIUS, Saint. Of the Citie of God: With the Learned Comments of Jo. Lod. Vives. Englished by J[ohn] H[ealey]. [16] (of [20]), 921, [9] (of [11]) pages; lacks the title (replaced with facsimile of the title to the 1620 edition) and initial and final blanks. Folio, contemporary calf with gilt arabesque centerpiece on covers, rebacked, cover corners restored; marginal dampstaining through first half of volume, later underscoring and marginalia on page 210. [London: George Eld, 1610]

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BACON, FRANCIS, Sir. The Historie of the Reigne of King Henry the Seventh.  1629.  In early 19th-ct. calf by R. MacCulloch of Calcutta.

Lot 16: BACON, FRANCIS, Sir. The Historie of the Reigne of King Henry the Seventh. 1629. In early 19th-ct. calf by R. MacCulloch of Calcutta.

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Description: ANGLO-INDIAN BINDING BACON, FRANCIS, Sir. The Historie of the Reigne of King Henry the Seventh. Title within woodcut architectural border. [4], 248, [10] pages. Small folio, early 19th-century dark brown calf with blind-stamped arabesque centerpiece on covers by R. MacCulloch of Calcutta, with partly torn ticket, binding somewhat worn and unevenly darkened; contents dampstained, most noticeably toward end, insignificant worming in blank margins at beginning and end. Gibson 118; STC 1161. London: I. H. and R. Y. for Philemon Stephens and Christopher Meredith, 1629

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BASKERVILLE PRESS.  1757  Vergilius Maro, Publius. Bucolica, Georgica, et Aeneis.

Lot 17: BASKERVILLE PRESS. 1757 Vergilius Maro, Publius. Bucolica, Georgica, et Aeneis.

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Description: (BASKERVILLE PRESS.) Vergilius Maro, Publius. Bucolica, Georgica, et Aeneis. [12], 432 pages, including initial blank. 4to, 288x220 mm, contemporary mottled calf gilt, top of spine chipped, front joint cracked, cords intact, rear joint restored; scattered minor foxing; marbled edges. Armorial bookplate of the Earl of Breadalbane. Birmingham: John Baskerville, 1757

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BASKERVILLE PRESS.  1757  Vergilius Maro, Publius. Bucolica, Georgica, et Aeneis.

Lot 18: BASKERVILLE PRESS. 1757 Vergilius Maro, Publius. Bucolica, Georgica, et Aeneis.

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Description: (BASKERVILLE PRESS.) Vergilius Maro, Publius. Bucolica, Georgica, et Aeneis. [10] (of [12]), 432 pages; lacks initial blank. 4to, 287x228 mm, modern gilt-panelled red straight-grain morocco in early 19th-century style; contents clean; gilt edges. Birmingham: John Baskerville, 1757

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BASKERVILLE PRESS.  1760  The Book Of Common Prayer.

Lot 19: BASKERVILLE PRESS. 1760 The Book Of Common Prayer.

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Description: (BASKERVILLE PRESS.) The Book Of Common Prayer. [346] (of [347]) leaves; lacks initial blank. Large 8vo, modern reddish-brown straight-grain morocco gilt, spine faded; dampstaining in upper outer corners toward end. Cambridge: John Baskerville for B. Dod in London, 1760

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BASKERVILLE PRESS.  1761  The Book of Common Prayer.

Lot 20: BASKERVILLE PRESS. 1761 The Book of Common Prayer.

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Description: (BASKERVILLE PRESS.) The Book of Common Prayer. [284] (of [347]) pages; lacks the initial blank and the occasional prayers not found in all copies. Large 8vo, contemporary red morocco gilt with floral border and later arms of Lord Cowley, neatly rebacked; scattered foxing, early 20th-century newspaper cuttings mounted on front flyleaf. Early signature of M. Kilkenny on title; 19th-century armorial bookplate of Edward Breese; armorial bookplate and ownership inscription dated 1888 of Robert Day, Jr., President of the Cork Literary & Scientific Society. Cambridge: John Baskerville for B. Dod in London, 1761

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BASKERVILLE PRESS.  1761  Addison, Joseph. The Works.  4 vols.

Lot 21: BASKERVILLE PRESS. 1761 Addison, Joseph. The Works. 4 vols.

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Description: (BASKERVILLE PRESS.) Addison, Joseph. The Works. 4 engraved plates in Volume 1 (somewhat foxed, offsetting onto facing pages); 7 woodcut numismatic plates in Volume 2. 4 volumes. 4to, 296x231 mm, contemporary calf, flat spines attractively gilt but missing some lettering pieces, covers detached or starting; scattered foxing, Volume 1 lacks the leaf of binder's directions as usual. Birmingham: John Baskerville, 1761

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BASKERVILLE PRESS.  1763  He Kaine Diatheke. Novum Testamentum.

Lot 22: BASKERVILLE PRESS. 1763 He Kaine Diatheke. Novum Testamentum.

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Description: (BASKERVILLE PRESS.) He Kaine Diatheke. Novum Testamentum. Greek text. [2] (of [4]), 676 pages; lacks half-title. 8vo, 19th-century black morocco, top of spine worn, front joint rubbed; contents generally clean. Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1763

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BASKERVILLE PRESS.  1772  Terentius Afer, Publius. Comoediae.

Lot 23: BASKERVILLE PRESS. 1772 Terentius Afer, Publius. Comoediae.

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Description: (BASKERVILLE PRESS.) Terentius Afer, Publius. Comoediae. [2], 364 pages. 4to, 19th-century boards, worn, with light stains on front cover, crudely rebacked with cloth; some foxing at beginning and end; unopened. Birmingham: John Baskerville, 1772

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BEDE, The Venerable. The History of the Church of Englande.  1565.  Title and next 8 leaves in facsimile.

Lot 24: BEDE, The Venerable. The History of the Church of Englande. 1565. Title and next 8 leaves in facsimile.

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Description: BEDE, The Venerable. The History of the Church of Englande . . . translated out of Latin into English by Thomas Stapleton Student in Divinitie. Full-page woodcuts on H3r and V1r and half-page woodcut on N4r, all showing scenes relating to the conversion of King Ethelbert of Kent. [14], 192, [4] leaves, with title and next eight leaves in facsimile on laid paper. 4to, modern calf; contents toned with scattered marginal dampstains, margins trimmed not affecting text, later owner's marginal note on N3r. Antwerp: Jan de Laet, 1565

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BIBLE IN GERMAN.  Biblia; das ist, Die gantze heilige Schrift, durch D. Martin Luther verteutscht.  1665

Lot 25: BIBLE IN GERMAN. Biblia; das ist, Die gantze heilige Schrift, durch D. Martin Luther verteutscht. 1665

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Description: (BIBLE IN GERMAN.) Biblia; das ist, Die gantze heilige Schrift, durch D. Martin Luther verteutscht. 5 double-page folding engraved maps (double-hemispheric world map after Nicolaas Visscher, 3 of the Holy Land, and one of the itinerary of the Apostles); double-page engraved bird's-eye view of Jerusalem. [82], 476; [2], 462; 352; 151 pages, including engraved additional title. 4 parts in one volume. Folio, 405x261 mm, old gilt-panelled calf over wooden boards with brass center- and cornerpieces, catches, and one clasp (of 2); contents toned, Exodus map partly separated at fold in lower right with small piece missing from image, Jerusalem view partly separated at folds. Basel: Jacob Bertsche for Caspar Mangoldt, 1665

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BIBLE IN GREEK.  Tes Kaines Diathikes Hapanda. Novum testamentum.  1549

Lot 26: BIBLE IN GREEK. Tes Kaines Diathikes Hapanda. Novum testamentum. 1549

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Description: (BIBLE IN GREEK.) Tes Kaines Diathikes Hapanda. Novum testamentum. 248; 165, [1] leaves. 2 parts in one volume. 16mo, 19th-century sheep, quite worn, front cover detached; contents toned, scattered minor marginal spotting. 19th-century armorial bookplate of Peter Hall. Paris: (Bénoît Prévôt for) Pierre Haultin, (15 March) 1549

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BIBLE IN HEBREW.  1544-46  [Torah Nevi'im Ketuvim.]  17 parts in 8 vols.

Lot 27: BIBLE IN HEBREW. 1544-46 [Torah Nevi'im Ketuvim.] 17 parts in 8 vols.

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Description: (BIBLE IN HEBREW.) [Torah Nevi'im Ketuvim.] Vocalized text. Integral blanks present. 17 parts in 8 volumes, bound slightly out of order as listed below. 16mo, 113x68 mm, 16th-century calf with gilt arabesque centerpiece on covers, vellum pastedowns from medieval Latin manuscript (of an abridgment?) of the Sentences of Peter Lombard, bindings worn overall; contents generally quite clean, neat marginal verse numbering in ink in an early hand throughout Volume 1, printer's woodcut device on first 2 title pages hand-colored at an early date. [Paris: Robert Estienne, 1544-46]

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BIBLE IN HEBREW.  1566  Hamisha Humshei Torah [Megillot, Nevi'im Rishonim, Nevi'im Aharonim, Sefer Ketuvim].

Lot 28: BIBLE IN HEBREW. 1566 Hamisha Humshei Torah [Megillot, Nevi'im Rishonim, Nevi'im Aharonim, Sefer Ketuvim].

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Description: (BIBLE IN HEBREW.) Hamisha Humshei Torah [Megillot, Nevi'im Rishonim, Nevi'im Aharonim, Sefer Ketuvim]. General title within woodcut architectural border. Vocalized text. 506, [1] (of [2]) leaves; lacks final blank. 4to, old morocco, rebacked with sheep, worn overall; unobtrusive marginal verse numbering in ink throughout, scattered marginalia in Latin, general title rehinged and soiled, with stain in outer margin, blank corner off leaf 90. Vinograd, Antwerp 7. Antwerp: (Christopher Plantin, 1566)

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BIBLE IN HEBREW.  1631  Hamisha Humshei Torah . . . u-Nevi'im Rishonim va-Aharonim u-Khetuvim.

Lot 29: BIBLE IN HEBREW. 1631 Hamisha Humshei Torah . . . u-Nevi'im Rishonim va-Aharonim u-Khetuvim.

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Description: (BIBLE IN HEBREW.) Hamisha Humshei Torah . . . u-Nevi'im Rishonim va-Aharonim u-Khetuvim. General title within woodcut architectural border. Unvocalized text. 612 pages. 8vo, contemporary limp vellum; contents toned. Amsterdam: Menasseh ben Israel for Henricus Laurentius, 1631

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BIBLE IN HEBREW.  1742-44  Sefer Arba'a ve-Esrim.  4 parts in 2 vols.

Lot 30: BIBLE IN HEBREW. 1742-44 Sefer Arba'a ve-Esrim. 4 parts in 2 vols.

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Description: (BIBLE IN HEBREW.) Sefer Arba'a ve-Esrim. Vocalized text with the commentary Minhat Shai by Jedediah Solomon Norzi. Letterpress titles printed in red and black. [4], 142; [2], 88; [2], 98; [2], 51, [2], 5 leaves, including 4 engraved additional titles showing biblical scenes. 4 parts in 2 volumes. 4to, contemporary mottled sheep, worn and shaken, spines damaged, second volume slightly shorter than the first; scattered minor marginal stains, narrow horizontal strip excised from blank portion of first and third letterpress titles, first volume lacks front free endpaper. Mantua: Raphael Hayyim me-Italya, 1742-44

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BIBLE IN HEBREW.  1776-80  Vetus Testamentum Hebraicum, cum variis lectionibus.  2 vols.

Lot 31: BIBLE IN HEBREW. 1776-80 Vetus Testamentum Hebraicum, cum variis lectionibus. 2 vols.

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Description: (BIBLE IN HEBREW.) Vetus Testamentum Hebraicum, cum variis lectionibus. Unvocalized text. xxiii, [1], viii, 684, [4]; 732, 129, [5] pages. 2 volumes. Folio, 448x275 mm, modern cloth, rubbed; scattered foxing, titles browned, light dampstaining in outer margin of Volume 2 opening leaves. Oxford: 1776-80

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BIBLE IN HEBREW AND SPANISH.  Torah Nevi'im Ketuvim be-Shnei Amudim. Biblia en dos colunas, Hebrayco y Español.  1762

Lot 32: BIBLE IN HEBREW AND SPANISH. Torah Nevi'im Ketuvim be-Shnei Amudim. Biblia en dos colunas, Hebrayco y Español. 1762

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Description: (BIBLE IN HEBREW AND SPANISH.) Torah Nevi'im Ketuvim be-Shnei Amudim. Biblia en dos colunas, Hebrayco y Español. [2], 1-178; [2], [179]-332, [10]; [2], 1-159, [1]; [2], 161-350 pages, with 5 preliminary leaves (introduction, verses, and tables) bound after Nevi'im Rishonim. Folio, 391x251 mm, later 19th-century 1/2 cloth, joints cracked and chipped, cover edges rubbed; contents browned. Amsterdam: Joseph, Jacob and Abraham, sons of Solomon Proops, 1762

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BIBLE IN SYRIAC.  Diatiki hedata. Novum . . . Testamentum Syriace.  1575.  Small-format edition.

Lot 33: BIBLE IN SYRIAC. Diatiki hedata. Novum . . . Testamentum Syriace. 1575. Small-format edition.

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Description: (BIBLE IN SYRIAC.) Diatiki hedata. Novum . . . Testamentum Syriace. 380, [20] pages. 24mo, 102x51 mm, early 19th-century diced russia gilt, covers, front free endpaper, and title detached; contents toned. Antwerp: Christopher Plantin, 1575

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BIBLE IN SYRIAC.  Diatiki hedata. Novum . . . Testamentum Syriace.  1684.  Printed in Hebrew type; edited by Knorr von Rosenroth.

Lot 34: BIBLE IN SYRIAC. Diatiki hedata. Novum . . . Testamentum Syriace. 1684. Printed in Hebrew type; edited by Knorr von Rosenroth.

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Description: (BIBLE IN SYRIAC.) Diatiki hedata. Novum . . . Testamentum Syriace. 192 leaves. 12mo, contemporary vellum, spine unevenly darkened, covers lightly soiled; contents toned, remnants of old institutional bookplate on rear endpapers. Sulzbach: Johann Holst for Wolfgang Moritz Endter in Nuremberg, 1684

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BIBLE LEAVES.  Ege, Otto R. Original Leaves from Famous Bibles; Nine Centuries 1121-1935 AD.  38 (of 60) leaves in cloth case.

Lot 35: BIBLE LEAVES. Ege, Otto R. Original Leaves from Famous Bibles; Nine Centuries 1121-1935 AD. 38 (of 60) leaves in cloth case.

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Description: (BIBLE LEAVES.) Ege, Otto R. Original Leaves from Famous Bibles; Nine Centuries 1121-1935 AD. Letterpress preliminary leaf and 38 (of 60) leaves from manuscript and printed Bibles, all but the Strassburg Vulgate leaf hinged in individual folders with letterpress captions by Ege. Folio, contents loose as issued in cloth folding case. Cleveland, mid-20th century

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BIBLE OUTLINE.  L'Idée de la Bible, ou Explication en abbregé, & la division de l'Ecriture Sainte.  1693

Lot 36: BIBLE OUTLINE. L'Idée de la Bible, ou Explication en abbregé, & la division de l'Ecriture Sainte. 1693

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Description: (BIBLE OUTLINE.) L'Idée de la Bible, ou Explication en abbregé, & la division de l'Ecriture Sainte . . . traduite de la table intitulée, Bibliorum synopsis. Latin and French text on facing pages. 2 etched plates depicting the Bronze Serpent and the Crucifixion. [12], 157, [11] pages. 18mo, contemporary calf, worn, front joint cracked, bottom of spine chipped; contents generally clean, outer portion of text on pages 38-39 faintly printed and not fully legible, rear free endpaper lacking. Paris: Nicolas Belley, 1693

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BOCCACCIO, GIOVANNI. Il Corbaccio.  1569

Lot 37: BOCCACCIO, GIOVANNI. Il Corbaccio. 1569

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Description: BOCCACCIO, GIOVANNI. Il Corbaccio. Edited by Jacopo Corbinelli. [16], 173 [i. e., 175], [1] pages. 8vo, early 19th-century russia gilt with Wodhull arms on front cover, joints worn; contents browned, early signature on title. Paris: Frédéric Morel, 1569

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BOYER, ABEL, attributed to.  The English Theophrastus: or, the Manners of the Age.  1702

Lot 38: BOYER, ABEL, attributed to. The English Theophrastus: or, the Manners of the Age. 1702

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Description: [BOYER, ABEL, attributed to.] The English Theophrastus: or, the Manners of the Age. Being the Modern Characters of the Court, the Town, and the City. [16], 144, 161-383, [1] pages, including engraved allegorical frontispiece (foxed, offsetting onto title). 8vo, contemporary panelled calf, rebacked; occasional toning. London: W. Turner et al., 1702

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CARO, ANNIBALE. Apologia de gli Academici di Banchi di Roma contra M. Lodovico Castelvetro da Modena.  1558

Lot 39: CARO, ANNIBALE. Apologia de gli Academici di Banchi di Roma contra M. Lodovico Castelvetro da Modena. 1558

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Description: CARO, ANNIBALE. Apologia de gli Academici di Banchi di Roma contra M. Lodovico Castelvetro da Modena, in forma d'uno Spaccio di Maestro Pasquino. Con alcune operette . . . in difesa de la seguente Canzone del Commendatore Annibal Caro. Appertenenti tutte à l'uso de la lingua toscana, & al vero modo di poetare. Printer's woodcut device of firearm wheel-lock on title. 268, [16] pages. 4to, contemporary stiff wrappers with later calligraphic spine title in ink; occasional minor marginal soiling and foxing, circular piece excised from blank area of title and restored. Parma: Seth Viotto, 1558

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CATHOLIC LITURGY.  Caeremoniale Episcoporum.  1651

Lot 40: CATHOLIC LITURGY. Caeremoniale Episcoporum. 1651

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Description: Caeremoniale Episcoporum. 65 text illustrations, including repeats. Letterpress music in text. [16], 408 pages, including engraved additional title (cropped at bottom affecting last line of imprint). Text and music printed in red and black. 4to, contemporary limp vellum; contents browned, paper crack across upper margin of N4, early ink annotations in Italian on rear flyleaf. Rome: typis Rev. Camerae Apostolicae, 1651

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CATHOLIC LITURGY.  Graduale Bisuntinum.  1767

Lot 41: CATHOLIC LITURGY. Graduale Bisuntinum. 1767

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Description: Graduale Bisuntinum. Letterpress music throughout. [2], 798, cliv pages. Folio, 378x246 mm, 19th-century tree sheep over wooden boards with metal cornerpieces, spine slightly faded and rubbed; occasional soiling, scattered marginal clean tears and repairs not affecting text, few headlines shaved, title cropped at bottom and mounted with imprint date supplied in manuscript, additional Latin prayers in ink in 19th-century hand on rear flyleaf. Besançon: Jean-Félix Charmet, 1767

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CATHOLIC LITURGY.  Horae Beatae Mariae Virginis.  Illuminated manuscript in Latin and French on vellum.  Paris, late 15th century

Lot 42: CATHOLIC LITURGY. Horae Beatae Mariae Virginis. Illuminated manuscript in Latin and French on vellum. Paris, late 15th century

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Description: PARISIAN BOOK OF HOURS [Horae Beatae Mariae Virginis.] Illuminated manuscript in Latin and French, written in bâtarde script in brown ink, 27 lines (except Calendar in 33 and later additions in 25 lines), recto and verso, on vellum. With thirteen large and two small miniatures in colors and gold within full-page borders; 3-line divisional initials in blue on gold ground with floral decoration in colors; one- and two-line initials and line fills in gold alternately on blue and red ground throughout. 106 (of 107) leaves, of which 66-96 and 99-106 are late 16th-century additions. 133x94 mm, late 19th-century gilt- and blind-stamped brown morocco by Lortic fils, spine ends and rear joint rubbed; miniature borders slightly cropped along fore and bottom edges, slight pigment loss from sky in miniature of the Visitation, vellum of some text leaves slightly darkened, surface rubbing with diminished legibility or text loss on a few leaves of the additional portion. With the bookplate of the financier, philanthropist, and collector Adolph Lewisohn (1849-1938), sold as lot 187 in the sale of his library at Parke-Bernet, 25 January 1940. De Ricci & Wilson II, 881. Paris, late 15th century, with late 16th-century additions

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CATHOLIC LITURGY.  Libri officialis sive agendae S. Ecclesiae Treverensis pars prior.  1574

Lot 43: CATHOLIC LITURGY. Libri officialis sive agendae S. Ecclesiae Treverensis pars prior. 1574

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Description: Libri officialis sive agendae S. Ecclesiae Treverensis pars prior. Latin and German text, printed in red and black. Large woodcut arms of Jakob von Eltz, Archbishop of Trier, on title verso. [28], 246 pages, including folding leaf with tables of consanguinity, affinity, and spiritual relationship on recto and verso. Small folio, contemporary leather over wooden boards with indistinct blind-stamped arms on covers, brass catches, lacking clasps, worn overall, spine imperfect; marginal dampstaining through most of volume with scattered traces of mold, clean tear in folding leaf of tables. 19th-century Trier Redemptorist stamps and bookplate (duplicate). Trier: Johann Rotaeus, 1574

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CATHOLIC LITURGY.  Missae in agenda defunctorum tantum deservientes Ex Missali Romano recognito desumptae.  1637

Lot 44: CATHOLIC LITURGY. Missae in agenda defunctorum tantum deservientes Ex Missali Romano recognito desumptae. 1637

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Description: Missae in agenda defunctorum tantum deservientes Ex Missali Romano recognito desumptae. Full-page engraving of the Crucifixion on page [10]. 36 pages. Text and letterpress music printed in red and black throughout. Folio, contemporary black morocco blind-tooled to panel design with stamp of the Cross and Instruments of the Passion above skull and crossbones of Adam in center of covers, rebacked; marginal soiling, stains, and repairs not affecting text. Paris: Sébastien Huré, 1637

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CATHOLIC LITURGY.  Missale Hildensemense.  1499.  140 (of 354) leaves, disbound and completely loose.

Lot 45: CATHOLIC LITURGY. Missale Hildensemense. 1499. 140 (of 354) leaves, disbound and completely loose.

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Description: FIRST HILDESHEIM MISSAL Missale Hildensemense. 140 (of 354) leaves, around a third of them disjunct, including 2 from the Canon of the Mass printed on vellum. Gothic type. Text and music printed in red and black. Woodcut decorated initials on leaves 12, 161, 162, and with hand-coloring on the 2 Canon leaves. Folio, 355x252 mm, disbound and completely loose; scattered marginal stains, few marginal repairs not affecting text or music, one Canon leaf heavily soiled in margin, text for the Feast of the Immaculate Conception added in early manuscript on recto and verso of leaf 174; knotted thong fore-edge tabs affixed to 13 leaves. (Nuremberg: Georg Stuchs, 1499)

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CATHOLIC LITURGY.  Missale Romanum.  1587

Lot 46: CATHOLIC LITURGY. Missale Romanum. 1587

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Description: Missale Romanum. 16 engraved illustrations, including 6 full-page. xlv, [19], 528, cx, [1] pages, including final register leaf. Text printed in red and black. Ruled in red throughout. 8vo, worn provisional binding of sewn boards without backstrip; occasional soiling, scattered stains, some leaves loose, upper outer corner off several leaves causing slight text loss. Antwerp: Christopher Plantin, 1587

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CATHOLIC LITURGY.  Missale Romanum.  1682

Lot 47: CATHOLIC LITURGY. Missale Romanum. 1682

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Description: Missale Romanum. 10 full-page engraved illustrations. [96], 752, cl, [9] pages, including final leaf with printer's woodcut device on recto. Text and letterpress music printed in red and black throughout. 8vo, old black leather with brass catches and clasps, raised bands rubbed, upper outer corner of front cover chipped; apart from marginal soiling in Canon of the Mass, contents generally quite clean. Antwerp: Officina Plantiniana Balthasaris Moreti, 1682

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CATHOLIC LITURGY.  Missale Romanum.  1793

Lot 48: CATHOLIC LITURGY. Missale Romanum. 1793

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Description: Missale Romanum. Plate with full-page engravings on recto and verso showing order of incensation of altar and offerings; 10 full-page illustrations by Rudolph Störcklin. [42] (of [44]?), 542, cxxii pages; possibly lacks half-title. Text and letterpress music printed in red and black throughout. Index tabs on bottom edges in Canon of the Mass. Folio, contemporary black morocco attractively gilt, decorated paper endleaves, brass catches, lacks clasps; occasional light marginal dampstaining, small ink blot on illustration of the Crucifixion facing page 243. [Kempten]: Ex ducali Campidonensi typographeo, 1793

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CATHOLIC LITURGY.  Officium Beatae Mariae Virginis, Pii V. Pont. Max. jussu editum.  1622.  Lacks 2 leaves.

Lot 49: CATHOLIC LITURGY. Officium Beatae Mariae Virginis, Pii V. Pont. Max. jussu editum. 1622. Lacks 2 leaves.

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Description: Officium Beatae Mariae Virginis, Pii V. Pont. Max. jussu editum. Engraved vignette of Virgin and Child on title; 55 (of 57) full-page illustrations and 32 divisional tailpieces by Theodore Galle and Charles de Mallery. [40], 696, [3] pages, including final leaf with colophon dated 1621; lacks V5 and 2K4 (both with illustrations). Text printed in red and black throughout. Interleaved and sporadically annotated in ink with prayers in English. 4to, early 19th-century calf gilt with brass catches and clasps, flat spine divided by false bands into 6 compartments, lettered in one with Holy Monogram in the rest, joints crudely reinforced with leather; light dampstaining in upper margin of opening leaves, repaired clean tear across C3 not affecting text on recto or illustration on verso, ink annotations in margins of 2 full-page illustrations. Antwerp: Officina Plantiniana apud Balthasarem Moretum et al., 1622

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CATHOLIC LITURGY.  Rituel Romain du Pape Paul V. à l'Usage du Diocèse d'Alet.  1667

Lot 50: CATHOLIC LITURGY. Rituel Romain du Pape Paul V. à l'Usage du Diocèse d'Alet. 1667

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Description: JANSENIST RITUALE Rituel Romain du Pape Paul V. à l'Usage du Diocèse d'Alet. Latin text with rubrics and instructions in French. Engraved divisional headpieces mostly depicting Gospel scenes; engraved diagram of tonsures on page 283 in part 2. Letterpress music in text throughout. [12], 479, [1]; [4], 318, 2 pages. 2 parts in one volume. Small folio, 19th-century 1/2 sheep, extremities worn, front joint partly cracked; contents toned, minor marginal worming at beginning and end not impairing legibility, general title soiled and mounted. Paris: Charles Savreux, 1667

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