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Auction Description for Swann: Early Printed Books

Early Printed Books

(362 Lots)

by Swann Auction Galleries

Platinum House

362 lots

December 12, 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: ACCOUNT BOOK

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Description: Receipt book and journal of a religious institution. MANUSCRIPT IN ITALIAN, written in informal cursive script in black or brown ink in various hands, recto and verso, on laid paper. Approximately 90 leaves. 205 x 135 mm., old wallet binding of vellum choirbook leaf over stiff wrappers, (later?) cloth ties; several small puncture holes through rear cover and last quarter of contents. Italy, 17th-18th century.

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Lot 2: AESOP

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Description: Fables of Aesop and Other Eminent Mythologists: with Morals and Reflexions. By Sir Roger L'Estrange, Kt. 2 engraved plates. [18], 28, 480 pages. Folio, old sheep, rebacked at an early date, worn, joints cracked. London: R. Sare et al., 1692 FIRST L'ESTRANGE EDITION. Wing A706.

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Lot 3: ALEMAN, MATEO

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Description: The Rogue; or, The Life of Guzman de Alfarache. Translated by James Mabbe. 2 parts in one volume. Folio, contemporary calf, top of spine restored; marginal repairs on title, single small wormhole through second half of volume, not impairing legibility, burn hole in 3C5 with text loss, bookplate removed. London: Edward Blount, 1623 FIRST EDITION IN ENGLISH, second issue, dated 1623. STC 289; Palau 6782.

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Lot 4: ALMANAC

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Description: Revolutions-Almanach von 1799. 18 engraved plates, the last folding. [10], 264 pages, including engraved title. Small 8vo, 19th-century cloth, original engraved pictorial wrappers bound in. Gottingen: Johann Christian Dieterich, [1799].

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Lot 5: ALMANAC

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Description: Revolutions-Almanach von 1800. 20 engraved plates, the last folding. [10], 248, [2] pages, including engraved title. Small 8vo, 19th-century cloth, original engraved front wrapper bound in. Gottingen: Johann Christian Dieterich, [1800].

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