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Auction Description for Swann: MAPS, ATLASES, NATURAL HISTORY, EPHEMERA
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Exhibition & Sale Schedule: Sale 2297 - Maps & Atlases, Natural History & Historical Prints, Ephemera - begins at 10:30am in New York on Thurs, December 6. All material in Sale 2297 on display at our premises in New York City, 104 East 25th Street, as follows - Sat, Dec 1: Noon to 5pm - Mon, Dec 3: 10am to 6pm - Tues, Dec 4: 10am to 6pm - Wed, Dec 5: 10am to 6pm - No exhibition on day of sale.

MAPS, ATLASES, NATURAL HISTORY, EPHEMERA

by Swann Auction Galleries

Platinum House

553 lots | 268 with images

December 6, 2012

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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(JAPAN.) Tindale, Thomas and Harriett. The Handmade Papers of Japan.

Lot 352: (JAPAN.) Tindale, Thomas and Harriett. The Handmade Papers of Japan.

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Description: (JAPAN.) Tindale, Thomas and Harriett. The Handmade Papers of Japan. Foreword by Dard Hunter. 4 volumes, including Atlas of samples, plus original envelope containing 5 fiber samples. 4to, original Japanese stitched pictorial wrappers; original folding case. In the original mailing box and with bottom portion of the wooden mailing crate. Rutland and Tokyo, 1952

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(JAPAN.) Tsukioka, Kôgyo. Collection of Noh Play Paintings

Lot 353: (JAPAN.) Tsukioka, Kôgyo. Collection of Noh Play Paintings

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Description: (JAPAN.) Tsukioka, Kôgyo. Collection of Noh Play Paintings (Nôga taikan). 200 lovely color plates picturing scenes and costumes from Noh plays. Oblong folio, original decorated silk over boards, extremities quite worn; internally clean. Tokyo: Seibi Shoin, Shôwa 11 [1936]

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(JAPAN.) Waka Poems Dedicated to Lord Shunzei's 90th Year

Lot 354: (JAPAN.) Waka Poems Dedicated to Lord Shunzei's 90th Year

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Description: (JAPAN.) Waka Poems Dedicated to Lord Shunzei's 90th Year (Shunzei-kyô kujû no gakashû). Original calligraphy by Mareo Okada. 12 golden sheets with original calligraphy. 4to, original silk with botanical motif, bound accordion style, metal corners. Np, Taishô 8 [1919]

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Lot 355: (JAPAN.) Wakisaka, Gidô. Lessons in Easy Living

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Description: (JAPAN.) Wakisaka, Gidô. Lessons in Easy Living (Anraku denju). 8vo, original stitched wrappers with paper title label. Np, Edo period [before 1868]

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Lot 356: (JAPAN.) Watanabe, Seitei; compiler. World of Art

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Description: (JAPAN.) Watanabe, Seitei; compiler. World of Art (Bijutsu sekai). Volume 7, only. Numerous woodblock prints, many double-page. 8vo, original stitched wrappers, lacking the rear wrapper; ex-library, with inked name on rear cover. Tokyo: Shunyôdô, Meiji 24 [1891]

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Lot 357: (JAPAN--COSTUME.) Catalogue of kimono patterns

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Description: (JAPAN--COSTUME.) Catalogue of kimono patterns (Osakaya . . . hinagata). 46 woodblock kimono plates, each with a design for the hem area of the garment. 4to, original stitched wrappers with manuscript paper cover label; with manuscript notes possibly identifying two sources for the patterns (Osakaya Uhei and Tachibanaya Rokuemon). Japan, before 1900

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Lot 358: (JAPAN--COSTUME.) Group of 7 kimono design catalogues,

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Description: (JAPAN--COSTUME.) Group of 7 kimono design catalogues, each with numerous woodblock representations of available styles, probably issued by kimono shops. 6 are in folio format and probably issued by the same dealer, the remaining is in 4to format; all in original stitched wrappers with manuscript notes on covers. Japan, circa 1900

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Lot 359: (JAPAN--EMPERORS.) Group of 3 volumes,

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Description: (JAPAN--EMPERORS.) Group of 3 volumes, 2 being keepsakes issued for the internment of Emperor Taisho and one for the coronation of Emperor Hirohito. Each profusely illustrated. Folio, original wrappers, some wear, one issued with ties but ties are lacking. Tokyo, 1927-28

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Lot 360: (LONDON.) Knight, Charles. London. 6 vols. in 3. 1841-44

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Description: (LONDON.) Knight, Charles. London. Wood-engraved frontispiece and a profusion of text illustrations. 6 volumes in 3. Large 8vo, original cloth, rebacked retaining original backstrips, moderate wear, Volume 1/2 original backstrip missing small portion at top; scattered minor foxing. London, 1841-44

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Lot 361: (LONDON.) Shepherd, Thomas H. London And its Environs in the Nineteenth Century.

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Description: (LONDON.) Shepherd, Thomas H. London And its Environs in the Nineteenth Century. 80 multi-image engraved plates. 4to, early calf gilt, extremities worn; foxing throughout. Backstrip stamped "Vol. II" in error. London, [1829]

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(MINERALOGY.) Diderot and d'Alembert. Bound volume containing numerous sections from the Encyclopedie concerning mineralogy and metall

Lot 362: (MINERALOGY.) Diderot and d'Alembert. Bound volume containing numerous sections from the Encyclopedie concerning mineralogy and metall

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Description: (MINERALOGY.) Diderot and d'Alembert. Bound volume containing numerous sections from the Encyclopedie concerning mineralogy and metallurgy. 109 engraved plates. Folio, later boards; scattered plates browned and foxed. Paris?, circa 1770s

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(MISSISSIPPI BUBBLE.) Het Groote Tafereel der Dwaasheid.

Lot 363: (MISSISSIPPI BUBBLE.) Het Groote Tafereel der Dwaasheid.

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Description: (MISSISSIPPI BUBBLE.) Het Groote Tafereel der Dwaasheid. 77 engraved plates. Folio, old 1/2 calf, retipped with cloth; text leaves considerably dampstained and some mildewed, plates variously dampstained, especially early on, several plates torn but repairable. [Amsterdam], 1720 [but several years later]

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(NATURAL HISTORY.) Bonneterre, Pierre Joseph. Tableau Encyclopédique et Méthodique des Trois Règnes de la Nature.

Lot 364: (NATURAL HISTORY.) Bonneterre, Pierre Joseph. Tableau Encyclopédique et Méthodique des Trois Règnes de la Nature.

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Description: (NATURAL HISTORY.) Bonneterre, Pierre Joseph. Tableau Encyclopédique et Méthodique des Trois Règnes de la Nature. 4 volumes from the set, consisting principally of plate volumes and containing 725 engraved plates, plus a few scattered text sections. 4to, contemporary 1/2 leather, quite worn; plates generally quite clean. Paris, circa 1789

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Lot 365: (NATURAL HISTORY.) Hayek, Gustav von. Grosser Handatlas der Naturgeschichte aller drei Reiche. 1885

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Description: (NATURAL HISTORY.) Hayek, Gustav von. Grosser Handatlas der Naturgeschichte aller drei Reiche. 120 chromolithographed plates on 60 leaves. Folio, 419x282 mm, publisher's leather-backed pictorial cloth, somewhat worn; varying foxing throughout, short repaired clean tears with tape discoloration on a few plates, old institutional stamp on title. Vienna & Leipzig, 1885

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(NATURAL HISTORY.) Jardine, William. The Naturalist's Library.  40 vols. 1833-43

Lot 366: (NATURAL HISTORY.) Jardine, William. The Naturalist's Library. 40 vols. 1833-43

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Description: (NATURAL HISTORY.) Jardine, William. The Naturalist's Library. Uncolored engraved frontispiece portraits; pictorial additional titles, many hand-colored; approximately 1280 hand-colored plates of mammals, birds, fishes, and insects. 40 volumes. Small 8vo, later 1/4 calf with leather lettering pieces, spines spotted and scuffed; marginal dampstaining on opening leaves in each volume and on most plates. Nissen ZBI 4708. Edinburgh, 1833-43

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Lot 367: (NATURAL HISTORY.) Jardine, William. Group of 24 volumes from the Naturalist's Library,

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Description: (NATURAL HISTORY.) Jardine, William. Group of 24 volumes from the Naturalist's Library, each with frontispieces, engraved additional titles, and hand-colored plates. Small 8vo, library buckram; ex-library, with inked stamps on versos of all plates and a few additional scattered stamps. Entomology - 6 volumes; Ornithology - 9 volumes; Mammalia - 9 volumes. Edinburgh, 1834-43

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Lot 368: (NATURAL HISTORY.) Linnaeus, Carolus. Systema naturae. 1748 [i. e., 1749]

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Description: (NATURAL HISTORY.) Linnaeus, Carolus. Systema naturae, sistens Regna tria naturae, in classes et ordines, genera et species redacta . . . secundum sextam Stockholmiensem emendatam & auctam editionem. Engraved frontispiece portrait of Linnaeus dated 1749 (trimmed and mounted on verso of front free endpaper); 8 engraved plates. [4], 224, [30] pages. 8vo, contemporary boards, front joint partly worn through; contents toned with scattered foxing, spattered ink on plates. Soulsby 52. Leipzig, 1748 [i. e., 1749]

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Lot 369: (NATURAL HISTORY.) Lowry, Joseph Wilson; and Landseer, Thomas. Illustrations of Zoology. 1851

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Description: (NATURAL HISTORY.) Lowry, Joseph Wilson; and Landseer, Thomas. Illustrations of Zoology. Engraved additional title and 88 plates by Lowry and Landseer after Sowerby and others. Folio, 369x275 mm, later library buckram with shelf number on spine, worn; old institutional stamp and ink call number on title, small dampstain in blank lower outer corner of plates throughout. first edition./span Nissen ZBI 2568. London & Glasgow, 1851

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Lot 370: (NATURAL HISTORY.) Lydekker, Richard; editor. The Royal Natural History. 6 vols. 1893-96

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Description: (NATURAL HISTORY.) Lydekker, Richard; editor. The Royal Natural History. 72 chromolithographed plates; profusion of text illustrations. 6 volumes. Large 8vo, original cloth, shaken, spine ends worn; half-titles browned, scattered light foxing generally not affecting plates. first edition./span Nissen ZBI 2612. London, 1893-96

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Lot 371: (NATURAL HISTORY.) A Museum and Panorama for Instruction and Amusement of Our Young Friends.

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Description: (NATURAL HISTORY.) A Museum and Panorama for Instruction and Amusement of Our Young Friends. 8 charming hand-colored double-page plates. Tall 4to, original pictorial boards, covers loose and soiled; internally clean. Philadelphia: John Weik, circa 1870

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Lot 372: (NATURAL HISTORY.) Oken, Lorenz. Allgemeine Naturgeschichte für alle Stände.

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Description: (NATURAL HISTORY.) Oken, Lorenz. Allgemeine Naturgeschichte für alle Stände. 7 volumes in 14, plus atlas volume containing lithographed additional title and 164 lithographed plates, most of them hand-colored. 8vo and folio, uniform 1/2 calf, some general wear; scattered foxing, but most plates quite bright and clean. Stuttgart, 1833-43

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Lot 373: (NATURAL HISTORY.) Pallas, Peter Simon. Voyages . . . en Différentes Provinces de l'Empire de Russie. Plate volume only. 1793

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Description: (NATURAL HISTORY.) Pallas, Peter Simon. Voyages . . . en Différentes Provinces de l'Empire de Russie et dans l'Asie Septentrionale. plate volume only./span 7 folding engraved maps, including large map of the Russian Empire; 117 engraved plates on 101 leaves, chiefly depicting natural history subjects. Folio, 19th-century calf, worn, spine wormed and damaged at top; varying soiling and foxing or browning, few wormholes and short clean tear in Russian Empire map. first edition in french./span Nissen ZBI 3076 (mistakenly calling for 11 maps). Paris, 1793

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(NATURAL HISTORY.) Rüppell, Eduard. Neue Wirbelthiere zu der Fauna von Abyssinien gehörig.  1835-40

Lot 374: (NATURAL HISTORY.) Rüppell, Eduard. Neue Wirbelthiere zu der Fauna von Abyssinien gehörig. 1835-40

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Description: (NATURAL HISTORY.) Rüppell, Eduard. Neue Wirbelthiere zu der Fauna von Abyssinien gehörig. 95 hand-colored lithographed plates comprising 14 of mammals, 42 of birds, 33 of fish, and 6 of amphibians. 4 parts in one volume, preceded by general title and preface leaf. Folio, 381x270 mm, contemporary 1/2 red morocco by J. & W. Quinton of Norwich, with their ticket, gilt supra-libros of John Henry Gurney on covers, spine and joints worn, covers discolored; text leaves browned, with some marginal dampstaining and contemporary marginalia, varying toning and light to moderate foxing on plates. Bookplates of John Henry Gurney and Richard H. J. Gurney. first edition in book form./span Nissen ZBI 3505. Frankfurt am Main, 1835-40

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(NATURAL HISTORY.) Swainson, William. Zoological Illustrations.  [First-Second Series.]  6 vols.  1820-33

Lot 375: (NATURAL HISTORY.) Swainson, William. Zoological Illustrations. [First-Second Series.] 6 vols. 1820-33

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Description: (NATURAL HISTORY.) Swainson, William. Zoological Illustrations . . . of New, Rare, or Interesting Animals, selected chiefly from the Classes of Ornithology, Entomology, and Conchology. [First Series.]. 182 hand-colored lithographed plates. 3 volumes * [Second Series.] 136 hand-colored lithographed plates. 3 volumes. Together, 6 volumes. Large 8vo, 237x148 mm, contemporary red morocco gilt, spine ends, raised bands, and joints worn, few covers starting; occasional foxing of text, around a dozen plates foxed, the rest clean. first edition./span Nissen IVB 911. London, 1820-23; 1829-33

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(NATURAL HISTORY.) Diderot and d'Alembert. Bound volume containing numerous sections on Natural History from the Encyclopedie.

Lot 376: (NATURAL HISTORY.) Diderot and d'Alembert. Bound volume containing numerous sections on Natural History from the Encyclopedie.

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Description: (NATURAL HISTORY.) Diderot and d'Alembert. Bound volume containing numerous sections on Natural History from the Encyclopedie. Over 140 engraved plates. Folio, modern 1/4 calf; scattered toning to plates. Paris?, 1770s

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Lot 377: NICHOLSON, WILLIAM. The History of the Wars occasioned by the French Revolution. 1816. Lacks one plate.

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Description: NICHOLSON, WILLIAM. The History of the Wars occasioned by the French Revolution. 21 (of 22) hand-colored etched plates, chiefly equestrian portraits of military leaders; hand-colored engraved map; lacks portrait of Sir J. Moore to face page 406. viii, 583, [1] pages. Folio, 389x247 mm, contemporary 1/2 calf, worn, spine damaged, covers detached; occasional light offsetting from plates, some minor marginal spotting and light soiling, stains on pages 204-205, piece torn from blank outer margin of 6S. London: Richard Evans & John Bourne for Sherwood et al., 1816

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Lot 378: (ORNAMENT.) Jones, Owen. The Grammar of Ornament.

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Description: (ORNAMENT.) Jones, Owen. The Grammar of Ornament. 112 color plates. 4to, publisher's gilt-pictorial cloth, some light wear at extremities; internally clean, lacking front endpapers, hinges reinforced; ex-library, with inked- and blindstamp on title and rear free endpaper. London: Quaritch, 1910

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Lot 379: (ORNAMENT.) Klinger, J. Das Weib im Modernen Ornament.

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Description: (ORNAMENT.) Klinger, J. Das Weib im Modernen Ornament. 30 lovely color plates. Oblong small folio, front wrapper present, lacking the rear; scattered minor soiling, few short tears on several plates, plate 16 with chip on lower outer corner. Leipzig, nd

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(ORNAMENT.) Washington Irving Art Department. Atowi.

Lot 380: (ORNAMENT.) Washington Irving Art Department. Atowi.

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Description: (ORNAMENT.) Washington Irving Art Department. Atowi. 44 pochoir plates. Folio, 1/4 cloth, rear cover lacking, front cover quite worn; contents loose as issued; few small nicks at edges. New York, circa 1919

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Lot 381: (ORNAMENT.) Group of 5 miscellaneous volumes.

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Description: (ORNAMENT.) Group of 5 miscellaneous volumes. Various sizes; condition noted. Vp, vd

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(ORNAMENT and ALPHABETS.) Midolle, Jean. Group of 3 fascicles presenting the work of Midolle.

Lot 382: (ORNAMENT and ALPHABETS.) Midolle, Jean. Group of 3 fascicles presenting the work of Midolle.

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Description: (ORNAMENT and ALPHABETS.) Midolle, Jean. Group of 3 fascicles presenting the work of Midolle. 108 engraved plates, most involving stylized alphabets, one defective. Presumably from the Ecritures Anciennes et Modernes series amongst others. Folio, modern cloth; plates generally clean but bound out of order and not necessarily corresponding to the fascicles they are bound behind, original wrappers bound in. Strasbourg, 1830s-40s

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Lot 383: (PARIS.) Paris Moderne et ses Environs

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Description: (PARIS.) Paris Moderne et ses Environs [cover title]. 30 hand-finished color lithographed plates. Oblong small 4to, original cloth, a trifle darkened, worn at extremities. Paris: Lemercier, circa 1850

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(REPTILES.) Brocchi, Giovanni Battista. Étude des Batraciens de l'Amérique Centrale.

Lot 384: (REPTILES.) Brocchi, Giovanni Battista. Étude des Batraciens de l'Amérique Centrale.

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Description: (REPTILES.) Brocchi, Giovanni Battista. Étude des Batraciens de l'Amérique Centrale. 24 lithographed plates, many with hand coloring. Folio, early 1/4 cloth, insect damage at bottom of backstrip and adjoining covers, other wear at extremities; interior unaffected. Second section of the Third Part of the published works of the Mission Scientifique au Mexique et dans l'Amérique Centrale. Paris, 1882

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Lot 385: (SCANDINAVIA.) Consett, Matthew. A Tour through Sweden, Swedish-Lapland, Finland and Denmark. 1789

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Description: (SCANDINAVIA.) Consett, Matthew. A Tour through Sweden, Swedish-Lapland, Finland and Denmark. 8 engraved plates by Thomas Bewick. [16], 157 [i. e., 158] pages. 4to, early 19th-century 1/2 calf gilt with later monogram on front cover, spine faded, ends chipped; contents toned, plates minimally foxed, offsetting onto facing pages. Contemporary signature of Benedictus Falck on title. first edition./span Stockton, 1789

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(SCOTLAND.) Pernot and Pichot. Vues Pittoresques de l'Écosse.

Lot 386: (SCOTLAND.) Pernot and Pichot. Vues Pittoresques de l'Écosse.

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Description: (SCOTLAND.) Pernot and Pichot. Vues Pittoresques de l'Écosse. 60 lithographed plates, 12 in-text lithographed vignettes. 4to, contemporary mottled boards, some wear at extremities; quite clean internally. With the half-title. Paris, 1826

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Lot 387: (SHELLS.) Sowerby, G. B. Illustrated Index of British Shells.

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Description: (SHELLS.) Sowerby, G. B. Illustrated Index of British Shells. 24 hand-colored multi-image plates. Tall 8vo, original cloth, faded; several plates loose; early owner's marginalia on text leaves. London, 1859

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Lot 388: (SPORTING--BULLFIGHTING.) Cossío, José María de. Los Toros: Tratado Técnico e Histórico.

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Description: (SPORTING--BULLFIGHTING.) Cossío, José María de. Los Toros: Tratado Técnico e Histórico. Numerous plates and illustrations. 3 volumes. Thick 4to, 1/4 calf, some minor wear along joints. Madrid, 1947-52

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(VENICE.) Price, Lake. Interiors and Exteriors in Venice.  1843

Lot 389: (VENICE.) Price, Lake. Interiors and Exteriors in Venice. 1843

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Description: (VENICE.) Price, Lake. Interiors and Exteriors in Venice. Tinted lithographed title and 25 (of 26?) plates by Joseph Nash, and lithographed dedication leaf with plate list on verso; lacks the 3 leaves of letterpress descriptive text. Folio, 530x360 mm, contemporary 1/2 black morocco gilt, rebacked; infrequent marginal foxing. London: Thomas McLean, 1843

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(AMERICANA.) Anonymous. Whisky.

Lot 391: (AMERICANA.) Anonymous. Whisky.

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Description: (AMERICANA.) Anonymous. Whisky. Oil on canvas, picturing a poor white family with a "whisky" sign over the door of their shack, receiving a visit presumably from the local preacher man, 590x700 mm (23 1/4x27 1/2 inches); signed and dated (1873) lower left, with the signature unreadable. United States, 1873

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Lot 392: (ANIMALS.) Audubon, John James. Orange Colored Mouse. Plate XCV.

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Description: (ANIMALS.) Audubon, John James. Orange Colored Mouse. Plate XCV. Hand-colored lithographed folio format plate from The Viviparous Quadrupeds, on full folio sheet; few closed tears and some removable soiling at edges, image clean. Philadelphia, 1846

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Lot 393: (ANIMALS.) Audubon, John James. Group of 6 hand-colored lithographed plates of larger animals,

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Description: (ANIMALS.) Audubon, John James. Group of 6 hand-colored lithographed plates of larger animals, from Audubon's 8vo edition of Quadrupeds; clean; matted. Philadelphia, circa 1850

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Lot 394: (ANIMALS.) Audubon, John James. Group of 16 hand-colored lithographed plates,

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Description: (ANIMALS.) Audubon, John James. Group of 16 hand-colored lithographed plates, principally of larger animals, from Audubon's 8vo edition of Quadrupeds; some scattered soiling and a few with small chips at edges, one damaged along top edge and affecting plate number. Philadelphia, circa 1850

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Lot 395: (ANIMALS.) Tice, Clara. Group of 6 Signed color drypoint etchings of animals,

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Description: (ANIMALS.) Tice, Clara. Group of 6 Signed color drypoint etchings of animals, probably intended as personal greeting cards, 10x6 1/2 inches sheet size, with integral blank leaf for message; each Signed in pencil beneath the image. Np, nd

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Lot 396: (AUTOMOTIVE.) Gamy [Marguerite Montaut]. Untitled hand-finished color lithograph showing a speeding automobile,

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Description: (AUTOMOTIVE.) Gamy [Marguerite Montaut]. Untitled hand-finished color lithograph showing a speeding automobile, possibly issued for one of the Gordon-Bennett races, 355x850 mm sight size; matted and framed. not examined out of frame./span Paris: Marileau, 1913

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BINGHAM, GEORGE CALEB. Stump Speaking.

Lot 397: BINGHAM, GEORGE CALEB. Stump Speaking.

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Description: BINGHAM, GEORGE CALEB. Stump Speaking. Engraved print with aquatint and mezzotint, by Gautier after Bingham, 610x800 mm sheet size, sheet trimmed with loss of caption title; brown spot upper right; attached to mat with paper tape; framed. sold as is./span New York, 1856

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(BIRDS.) Audubon, John James. Pigeon Hawk. Plate 92.

Lot 398: (BIRDS.) Audubon, John James. Pigeon Hawk. Plate 92.

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Description: (BIRDS.) Audubon, John James. Pigeon Hawk. Plate 92. Hand-colored engraved and aquatint plate from the double elephant folio edition of The Birds of America, 590x725 mm sheet size (very slightly trimmed); light even toning overall; entirely mounted to a stiff sheet. sold as is./span London: Havell, 1830

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(BIRDS.) Audubon, John James. Turn-stone. Plate CCCIV.

Lot 399: (BIRDS.) Audubon, John James. Turn-stone. Plate CCCIV.

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Description: (BIRDS.) Audubon, John James. Turn-stone. Plate CCCIV. Hand-colored engraved and aquatint plate from the double elephant folio edition of The Birds of America, on sheet measuring 590x725 mm (23 1/4x28 1/2 inches); numerous small archival repairs visible when held to light; matted. Watermarked "J Whatman 1836." London: Havell, 1836

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Lot 400: (BIRDS.) Audubon, John James. Group of 6 hand-finished color lithographed plates,

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Description: (BIRDS.) Audubon, John James. Group of 6 hand-finished color lithographed plates, from the Second 8vo Edition of Birds of America; clean; matted. New York, 1856

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Lot 401: (BIRDS.) Audubon, John James. Group of 8 hand-colored lithographed plates of birds,

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Description: (BIRDS.) Audubon, John James. Group of 8 hand-colored lithographed plates of birds, from the First 8vo edition of Birds of America; clean; matted and framed. New York and Philadelphia, 1840-44

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Lot 402: (BIRDS.) Audubon, John James. Group of 11 plates from 8vo editions of Birds of America,

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Description: (BIRDS.) Audubon, John James. Group of 11 plates from 8vo editions of Birds of America, either hand-colored lithographed plates from the First 8vo edition or hand-finished tinted lithographed plates from the Second 8vo edition. New York, 1840s-61

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