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Auction Description for Swann:
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11th April 10am - 4pm. 13th - 15th April 10am - 6pm.
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(202 Lots)

by Swann Auction Galleries

Platinum House

202 lots

April 16, 1998

104 East 25th Street

New York, NY, 10010 USA

Phone: 212.254.4710

Fax: 212 979 1017


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Description: Ackermann, R., publisher. Poetical Sketches of Scarborough. 21 hand colored aquatint or etched plates by Thomas Rowlandson after J. Green.8vo, russet morocco gilt by Morrell, spine darkened; offsetting from plates. London, 1813 E250-350 First Edition. Abbey Scenery 297; Tooley 422

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Description: [Adams, Henry.] Democracy: An American Novel. Small 8vo, original white cloth, binding cocked, spine darkened, ends chipped, light soiling and stains on covers. New York, 1880 E300-500 First Edition of Adams's first novel; early(.?) issue, printed on wove paper, with front pastedown ads dated 21 March 1880, but without signature mark F on page 65 BAL 11 (Forms A-B).

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Description: Addison, Joseph. The Works. 4 engraved plates in Volume 1; 7 woodcut plates in Volume 24 volumes. 4to, later 19th-/early 20th-century navystraight grain morocco handsomely gilt; Volume 1 lacks the leaf of binder's directions as usual. Birmingham: John Baskerville for J. andR.Tonson,1761 E400-600 First Baskerville Edition. Gaskell 17

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Description: Aesop.Fables . Translated into English, with Instructive Applications.. by Samuel Croxall, D.D.... First Wilmington Edition. 196 text woodcuts after James Poupard. [16], 316, 4 pages. 12mo, modern green calf gilt; faded 19th-century inscription on title. Wilmington: PeterBrynberg, 1802 E250-350 Shaw & Shoemaker 1725; Hamilton I, 199; Welch18.6

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Description: Aesop. Fables... according to Sir Roger l'Estrange. 50 text illustrations by Alexander Calder. Large 8vo, original cloth-backed boards; uncut and unopened, with publisher's stiff card "Paper Knife"for opening gatherings laid in; dust jacket; publisher's board slipcase and sleeve. Paris: Harrison of Paris, 1931 E400-600 One Of 595 Copies on hand-made paper, of an edition of 665 The Artist the Book 47

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