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Auction Description for Swann: Early Printed Books

Early Printed Books

(343 Lots)

by Swann Auction Galleries

Platinum House

343 lots

March 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: AESOP FABULAE [and other texts]. Greek and Latin text in

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Description: parallel columns. 85 text woodcuts. 427, [5] pages. 16mo, contemporary limp vellum, spine darkened, front joint partly cracked; dampstaining throughout, corner off m2 causing slight text loss, scattered other tears in blank margins. Lyons: Joannes Jullieron, 1609.

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Lot 2: AESOP FABULAE 142 crude text woodcuts. 288, [11] pages. 12mo,

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Description: old vellum; stain and old inscription on title, some browning, hole in one leaf affecting illustration. Treviso: Franciscus Righettinus, 1664.

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Lot 3: AGAPIOS, MONK OF CRETE [I. E., ATHANASIOS LANDOS] BIBLION

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Description: ORAIOTATON KALOUMENON AMARTOLON SOTIRIA META PLEISTES EPIMELIAS Woodcut of Madonna and child on page [168]. [8], 436 pages. 4to, contemporary boards; 2A[8] and 2B[8] transposed, light dampstaining at end with traces of mold. Venice: Nicolaus Glykys, 1681.

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Lot 4: ALISON, ARCHIBALD ESSAYS ON THE NATURE AND PRINCIPLES OF TASTE

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Description: [2], xiii, [1], 384 pages. 8vo, contemporary tree calf gilt, spine brittle, joints cracked; institutional stamps on front endpaper and fly title; green edges. FIRST DUBLIN EDITION. Dublin: P. Byrne et al., 1790.

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Lot 5: ALMANACH ROYAL, ANNEE M.DCC.LXV 8vo, contemporary mottled calf

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Description: gilt, brittle and worn, joints cracked; some foxing, light dampstains at beginning and end. (NYHS) Paris: Le Breton, 1765.

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