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EARLY PRINTED BOOKS, NOSTRADAMUS, SCIENCE & MEDI

by Swann Auction Galleries

Platinum House

328 lots | 89 with images

November 8, 2007

104 East 25th Street

New York, NY, 10010 USA

Phone: 212.254.4710

Fax: 212 979 1017

Email: swann@swanngalleries.com

ABRAHAM à SANCTA CLARA, attributed to.  Centi-Folium Stultorum in Quarto; oder, Hundert Ausbuendige Narren in Folio.  1709

Lot 1: ABRAHAM à SANCTA CLARA, attributed to. Centi-Folium Stultorum in Quarto; oder, Hundert Ausbuendige Narren in Folio. 1709

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Description: [ABRAHAM à SANCTA CLARA, attributed to.] Centi-Folium Stultorum in Quarto; oder, Hundert Ausbuendige Narren in Folio. 101 satiric engraved plates with text. [8], 404, [3] pages, including engraved additional title. 4to, contemporary calf gilt, bottom spine compartment damaged, rear joint cracked; some browning, oxidized ink stain at top of front endpapers, Tetschner Bibliothek armorial stamp on verso of additional title. 18th-century armorial bookplate of Johann Joseph Graf von Thun. Vienna & Nuremberg, 1709

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AESOP.  1518  Aesopi Phrygis vita et fabellae [and other texts].

Lot 2: AESOP. 1518 Aesopi Phrygis vita et fabellae [and other texts].

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Description: AESOP; et al. Aesopi Phrygis vita et fabellae [and other texts]. Greek text with Latin translation on facing pages, except for Galeomyomachia in Greek only. General and divisional titles within woodcut ornamental border; printer's white-on-black woodcut device at end of each part. 262, [2]; 126 pages; lacks last (colophon?) leaf. 5 parts in 2 volumes, bound in one. Small 8vo, later 18th-/early 19th-century boards, backstrip defective; margins trimmed affecting title borders and sidenotes, some dampstaining, paper corrosion in upper outer corners of opening leaves and along fore edges elsewhere, final text leaf torn with text loss. Basel: (Johann Froben, 1518)

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Lot 3: AESOP. 1793 The Fables. 2 vols.

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Description: AESOP. The Fables . . . With a Life of the Author. English translation by Samuel Croxall. Etched titles and 110 plates. 2 volumes. Large 8vo, 262x164 mm, early 20th-century crimson straight-grain morocco gilt, bound uniformly with lot 110; occasional toning and minor foxing, variously affecting some plates. tall set. London: John Stockdale, [1793]

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ANTI-CATHOLICA.  A Compleat History of the Intrigues of Priests and Nuns [with Rome A Great Custom-House for Sin]. 1746. Lacks 3 plates

Lot 4: ANTI-CATHOLICA. A Compleat History of the Intrigues of Priests and Nuns [with Rome A Great Custom-House for Sin]. 1746. Lacks 3 plates

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Description: (ANTI-CATHOLICA.) A Compleat History of the Intrigues of Priests and Nuns [with Anthony Egan, Rome A Great Custom-House for Sin]. Engraved frontispiece and one plate (of 4). [8], 256; [8], 29, [11] pages. 2 parts in one volume. 12mo, contemporary sheep, heavily worn, covers detached. London: Richard Adams, 1746

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Lot 5: APHTHONIUS, Sophista. Progymnasmata. 1562

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Description: APHTHONIUS, Sophista. Progymnasmata. Latin translation by Rudolph Agricola and Giovanni Maria Cattaneo, with notes by Reinhard Lorich. [8], 231, [1] leaves. Small 8vo, contemporary panelled calf with gilt fleuron in center and corners on covers, top and bottom spine compartments off; title loose and soiled, with old scored inscriptions, minor worming in blank lower margins, front free endpaper lacking. This edition not in Hoffmann. Cologne: heirs of Arnold Birckmann, 1562

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