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Auction Description for Swann: Rare Books

Rare Books

by Swann Auction Galleries

Platinum House

209 lots

April 18, 1991

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: ACKERMANN, RUDOLPH publisher. The Microcosm of London. Wood-engraved titles; engraved dedications;

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Description: 104 hand-colored aquatint plates by Pugin and Rowlandson. 3 volumes. 4to, modern red straight-grain morocco gilt; lacks half-titles; cloth slipcases. EXCELLENT SET. London, 1808-10 FIRST EDITION, early impression. Abbey Scenery 212; Ray, The Illustrator and the Book in England 33. [SEE FRONTISPIECE].

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Lot 2: AL'BUM REVOLJUTSIONNOJ ROSSII Album of Revolutionary Russia. Profusion of reproductions of contemporary

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Description: photographs of revolutionary leaders and functionaries, including Lenin and Trotsky, and events and sites connected with the Bolshevik Revolution through 1 May 1918. Russian and English captions. [48] leaves. Oblong 4to, cloth-backed boards, extremities rubbed. Not located in NUC. [Np, 1919].

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Lot 3: ALKEN, HENRY Hare Hunters. Watercolor with pencil, SIGNED BY ALKEN and titled in pencil, 230

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Description: x 335 mm; mounted to slightly larger sheet and matted. Np, nd An extremely refined drawing by a master of British sporting art, showing hare hunting scene with 2 mounted hunters and 3 harriers in pursuit of unseen quarry in right foreground, with several mounted figures in background. For comparable works, see Judy Egerton and Dudly Snelgrove, British Sporting and Animal Drawing c 1500-1850 (London, Tate Gallery, 1979), plates 86 and 93. [SEE ILLUSTRATION].

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Lot 4: ALLEMAGNE, HENRY-RENE D" Les Cartes a jouer du XIVe au XXe Siecle. Profusion of illustrations, many in

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Description: color. 2 volumes. Large 4to, rebound in cloth, original pictorial paper backstrips and cover laid down. Bookplates of Bashford Dean and Carl Otto von Kienbusch. Paris, 1906 FIRST EDITION of an encyclopedic history of playing cards, lavishly illustrated.

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Lot 5: AMUCHASTEGUI, AXEL Selva Andrade, Carlos. Some Birds and Mammals of South America...with an

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Description: Introduction by Sacheverell Sitwell. 17 color plates after Amuchastegui. Folio, 530 x 350 mm, 1/4 morocco; cloth slipcase. (EMB) LONDON, (1966) FIRST EDITION. ONE OF 250 NUMBERED COPIES, of an edition of 305.

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