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Early Printed Books/Scientific Books

by Swann Auction Galleries

Platinum House

348 lots | 29 with images

March 11, 2004

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: ADDISON, JOSEPH. The Works. 4 vols. 1721

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Description: Engraved portrait; numismatic text engravings. 4 volumes. 4to, contemporary panelled calf, rebacked, cover corners restored, spine ends worn; some browning toward end of first volume. first collected edition. London: Jacob Tonson, 1721

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Lot 2: AELFRIC, Grammaticus, Abbot of Eynsham. A Saxon Treatise concerning the Old and New Testament

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Description: [and other writings]. Anglo-Saxon text and English translation by William Lisle on facing pages. [31], 43, [2]; [10], 14; [6]; [6] leaves, including 3 blanks; D2.3 supplied in manuscript. Small 4to, late 18th-/early 19th-century 1/2 russia, spine damaged, covers detached; margins trimmed entering some sidenotes. London: John Haviland for Henrie Seile, 1623

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AESOP.   The Fables of Aesop Paraphras'd in Verse: Adorn'd with Sculpture, and Illustrated with Annotations.  The Second Edition.  By John Ogilby,

Lot 3: AESOP. The Fables of Aesop Paraphras'd in Verse: Adorn'd with Sculpture, and Illustrated with Annotations. The Second Edition. By John Ogilby,

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Description: AESOP. The Fables of Aesop Paraphras'd in Verse: Adorn'd with Sculpture, and Illustrated with Annotations. The Second Edition. By John Ogilby, Esq.Engraved portrait of Ogilby by Lilly after Faithorne; 82 (of 83) etched plates by Wenceslaus Hollar on 81 (of 82) leaves; lacks plate 47. [4], 211 pages * Aesopic's; or, A Second Collection of Fables, Paraphras'd in Verse... By John Ogilby, Esq. 67 etched plates by Hollar. [4], 231 pages. Together, 2 volumes in one. Folio, contemporary calf, handsomely rebacked in the 19th-century, front joint partly cracked; scattered minor foxing and stains, frontispiece in first work torn in outer margin with slight image loss and mounted, portrait and plate 1 4/15 also mounted, blank lower margin excised from plate 6 in second work, clean tear across plate 37, plate facing page 197 mounted. London: Thomas Roycroft, 1668; 1668

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Lot 4: AINSWORTH, HENRY. Annotations upon the Third Book of Moses, called Leviticus.

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Description: [140] leaves. 4to, contemporary vellum, soiled, recased, with top of spine and front cover restored, endpapers renewed; soiling and old scrawls on title, scattered marginal dampstains, last page soiled. [Amsterdam: Giles Thorp], 1618

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Lot 5: ALAMANNI, LUIGI. La Coltivatione.

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Description: 102, [2] leaves, including last leaf with printer's device on verso. Small 8vo, modern 1/4 vellum; some light dampstaining, narrow strip torn from blank outer margin of A3, 17th-century inscription on colophon page. Florence: (Bernardo Giunti), 1549

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