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Rare Books

by Swann Auction Galleries

Platinum House

219 lots | 66 with images

April 15, 2004

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: ABBOTT, HENRY. Group of 18 (of 19) volumes. 12mo, original boards, Fish Stories missing small piece from top of spine, otherwise generally crisp,

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Description: ABBOTT, HENRY. Group of 18 (of 19) volumes. 12mo, original boards, Fish Stories missing small piece from top of spine, otherwise generally crisp, tight copies, with only occasional minor wear at spine ends. New York: [W. Sigerist for the Author], 1915-32

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ALLIONI, CARLO.  Flora Pedemontana; sive, Enumeratio methodica stirpium indigenarum Pedemontii.   2 engraved frontispiece portraits of the dedicatee,

Lot 2: ALLIONI, CARLO. Flora Pedemontana; sive, Enumeratio methodica stirpium indigenarum Pedemontii. 2 engraved frontispiece portraits of the dedicatee,

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Description: ALLIONI, CARLO. Flora Pedemontana; sive, Enumeratio methodica stirpium indigenarum Pedemontii. 2 engraved frontispiece portraits of the dedicatee, Vittorio Amedei III, King of Sardinia; 92 uncolored engraved botanical plates by Pietro Peiroleri after Francesco Peiroleri. Half-titles. Titles in red and black. License leaf at end of Volume 2. 3 volumes. Folio, 428x275 mm, modern 1/2 cloth; cloth-backed boards. Herbert Jekyll armorial bookplates. wide-margined set. Turin: Joannes Michael Briolus, 1785

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Lot 3: (ALMANAC.) Étrennes Historiques et Galantes des François. 13 engraved plates, including pictorial title, all hand-colored ; engraved calendar with

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Description: (ALMANAC.) Étrennes Historiques et Galantes des François. 13 engraved plates, including pictorial title, all hand-colored ; engraved calendar with feast and saints' days on 2 folding leaves. 21 [i. e., 12], 24, 13-24 pages. 24mo, 93x58 mm, contemporary cream silk embroidered with floral design of gold thread and sequins, with mirror mounted on front pastedown within gold foil frame, and expanding cover pocket on rear pastedown, contents partly loose in binding; 2-piece gilt-tooled morocco pull-off case (top panel loose). Paris: Jubert, mid-18th century

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ANDRIES, JOSSE, S.J.  Necessaria ad salutem scientia partim necessitate medii, partim necessitate praecepti, per iconas quinquaginta duas

Lot 4: ANDRIES, JOSSE, S.J. Necessaria ad salutem scientia partim necessitate medii, partim necessitate praecepti, per iconas quinquaginta duas

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Description: ANDRIES, JOSSE, S.J. Necessaria ad salutem scientia partim necessitate medii, partim necessitate praecepti, per iconas quinquaginta duas repraesenta. 52 large woodcut illustrations after Anthonis Sallaert, Erasmus Quellinus, and Abraham van Diepenbeeck. 119, [1] pages. Small 8vo, later vellum; early ownership inscriptions on title. Antwerp: Cornelis Woons, 1654

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Lot 5: TWO RARE EARLY AMERICAN EDITIONS (ARABIAN NIGHTS.) The Story of Ali Baba and the Forty Thieves. 24 pages. 12mo, contemporary wrappers, worn;

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Description: TWO RARE EARLY AMERICAN EDITIONS (ARABIAN NIGHTS.) The Story of Ali Baba and the Forty Thieves. 24 pages. 12mo, contemporary wrappers, worn; contents partly dampstained, occasional soiling. Otsego: H. & E. Phinney, Jun., 1811

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