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Auction Description for Swann: EARLY PRINTED BOOKS; MEDICINE & SCIENCE BOOKS

EARLY PRINTED BOOKS; MEDICINE & SCIENCE BOOKS

by Swann Auction Galleries

Platinum House

528 lots with images

December 2, 2004

104 East 25th Street

New York, NY, 10010 USA

Phone: 212.254.4710

Fax: 212 979 1017

Email: swann@swanngalleries.com

ABBADIE, JACQUES.  A Vindication of the Truth of Christian Religion, Against the Objections of All Modern Opposers.  Volume 1 (of 2). [6], xvi, 296,

Lot 1: ABBADIE, JACQUES. A Vindication of the Truth of Christian Religion, Against the Objections of All Modern Opposers. Volume 1 (of 2). [6], xvi, 296,

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Description: ABBADIE, JACQUES. A Vindication of the Truth of Christian Religion, Against the Objections of All Modern Opposers. Volume 1 (of 2). [6], xvi, 296, 305-528 pages. 8vo, contemporary black morocco handsomely gilt-tooled to panel design, joints and spine ends rubbed; preface and table of contents browned. London: Jonathan Robinson et al., 1694

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Lot 2: ACCADEMIA VENEZIANA. Orationes clarorum hominum, vel honoris officiique causa ad principes, vel in funere de virtutibus eorum habitae. [8], 564,

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Description: ACCADEMIA VENEZIANA. Orationes clarorum hominum, vel honoris officiique causa ad principes, vel in funere de virtutibus eorum habitae. [8], 564, [3] pages. 8vo, contemporary blind-tooled vellum over wooden boards with brass catches, lacks clasps, conspicuously rebacked at an early date; soiling and early Capuchin ownership inscription on title, lacks front free endpaper. Cologne: heirs of Johann Quentel & Gervinus Calenius, 1560

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Lot 3: AEGIDIUS ROMANUS. Egidius super libros posteriorum Aristotelis. Woodcut text diagrams. 147, [7] leaves. Folio, contemporary limp vellum, worn,

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Description: AEGIDIUS ROMANUS. Egidius super libros posteriorum Aristotelis. Woodcut text diagrams. 147, [7] leaves. Folio, contemporary limp vellum, worn, spine darkened; dampstaining in upper inner corners in first half of volume, early inscriptions on title, scattered early marginalia; 1/4 moroco slipcase. (Florence: Luc'Antonio Giunta, 2 April 1520)

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Lot 4: AESCHYLUS. Tragoediae VII. In quibus praeter infinita menda sublata, carminum omnium ratio hactenus ignorata, nunc primum proditur. Greek text;

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Description: AESCHYLUS. Tragoediae VII. In quibus praeter infinita menda sublata, carminum omnium ratio hactenus ignorata, nunc primum proditur. Greek text; edited by Willem Canter. 355, [13] pages, including colophon leaf and 2 blanks at end. 12mo, later vellum with morocco lettering piece; light marginal dampstaining through much of volume. Harvard College Library bookplate (Herbert Weir Smyth bequest, with release stamp). Antwerp: Christopher Plantin, 1580

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Lot 5: AESCHYLUS; SOPHOCLES; and EURIPIDES. Tragoediae selectae. Greek text with Latin prose and verse translations by Erasmus, Melanchthon, Buchanan, and

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Description: AESCHYLUS; SOPHOCLES; and EURIPIDES. Tragoediae selectae. Greek text with Latin prose and verse translations by Erasmus, Melanchthon, Buchanan, and others. [4], 279 [i. e., 379], [5]; 955 pages, including the 2 blanks, with pages 17-32 bound between pages 80 and 81 in the first part. 2 parts in one volume. Thick 16mo, contemporary limp vellum; occasional light soiling and dampstaining. 18th-century armorial bookplate of Sir Archibald Grant of Monymoske, Bart. [Geneva]: Henri Estienne, 1567

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