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Rare Books

by Swann Auction Galleries

Platinum House

204 lots

November 21, 1996

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: THE ACCOMPLISHED HOUSEWIFE

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Description: or, The Gentlewoman's Companion. 2 engraved plates of writing specimens; 6 woodcut diagrams of table settings. [16], 431, [13] pages. 12mo, contemporary sheep, rebacked; corner off R6. London: J. Newbery, 1745 FIRST EDITION. Apart from cookery and household management, this work includes sections on the education of women, penmanship, arithmetic, painting and drawing, home remedies, evaluating marriage proposals, etc. Bitting, page 513; Oxford, page 75; Roscoe A1.

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Lot 2: ACKERMANN, RUDOLPH

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Description: publisher. A History of the Abbey Church of St. Peter's Westminster, Its Antiquities and Monuments. 80 hand-colored aquatint plates; hand-colored line-engraved plate; uncolored engraved portrait; plan. Half-titles. 2 volumes. Large 4to, 343 x 282 mm, contemporary diced tan calf with red morocco lettering pieces, expertly rebacked retaining original backstrips; some offsetting from plates, scattered foxing on text leaves; marbled edges. ATTRACTIVE, WIDE-MARGINED SET. London, 1812 FIRST EDITION. Volume 2 frontispiece ("Aylmer de Valance") signed "A. Pugin." Abbey Scenery 214.

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Lot 3: ACKERMANN, RUDOLPH

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Description: publisher. A History of the University of Oxford. 82 aquatint and line- or stipple-engraved plates, all but one hand-colored. Half-titles. 2 volumes. Large 4to, approximately 361 x 295 mm, modern 3/4 navy morocco gilt; offsetting from plates; uncut. London, 1815 FIRST EDITION, ordinary-paper issue, this set without the Founders' portraits. Second state of plates 1, 5, 15, 39, 65, 74, 84, 94. Abbey Scenery 280.

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Lot 4: ADAMS, HENRY

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Description: The Education of Henry Adams. 4to, original cloth, spine ends and corners worn, morocco lettering piece scuffed; cloth folding case. Washington, 1907 FIRST EDITION. ONE OF ONLY 100 COPIES, privately printed. BAL 32; Bennett, page 215.

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Lot 5: ADAMS, HENRY

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Description: Mont Saint Michel and Chartres. 4to, original cloth, spine and morocco lettering piece worn; cloth folding case. Washington, 1912 Second privately printed edition, following the first of 1904; the first published edition appeared in 1913. BAL 37; Bennett, page 215. WITH A SIGNED PRESENTATION INSCRIPTION FROM ADAMS, dated Washington, 1912, to Mrs. Henry White, wife of the noted American diplomat (see DAB).

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