Sale 303: Rare Books & Manuscripts. With the Autograph Collection of Florence S. Walter, Part I

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Date of the auction: 24.02.2005

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Aesop's Fables, with his Life

Title: Aesop's Fables, with his Life Author: Aesop Place: London Publisher: Printed by R. Newcomb for Francis Barlow Date: 1703 Description: [6], 40, 40, 17, 2-221, [3] pp. With engraved frontispiece depicting Aesop and the animals, engraved dedication, 31 engraved plates and 110 half-page

Lot #: 1

Estimate: US$7,000 - US$10,000

Date: 24 Feb 2005

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In Hoc Volumine De Alchemia continentur hæc. Gebri Arabis ... De...

Title: In Hoc Volumine De Alchemia continentur hæc. Gebri Arabis ... De inuestigatioe pfectionis metallo [Prescription symbol]. Liber I. Summæ perfectionis metallorum, siue perfecti magisterij. Liber II. Quæ sequuntur, omnia nunc primu excusa sunt. Eiusdem De inuentione ueritatis seu perfectionis

Lot #: 2

Estimate: US$15,000 - US$20,000

Date: 24 Feb 2005

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Illustrations to Popular Songs

Title: Illustrations to Popular Songs Author: Alken, Henry Place: London Publisher: Thomas M'Lean Date: 1823 Description: [4] leaves + 42 hand-colored plates, the margins with a pink wash. Leaf of address is present. (oblong folio) 10¼x14, period half morocco and marbled boards, red morocco cover

Lot #: 3

Estimate: US$800 - US$1,200

Date: 24 Feb 2005

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Summa contra gentiles

Title: Summa contra gentiles Author: Aquinas, Thomas Place: Venice Publisher: Alex. Calcedonii Date: 7 November 1501 Description: [6], "CCXLIII" leaves. Woodcut vignette on title-page. (4to) 8x6, later half vellum and marbled boards. Published at the same time as the printer's folio edition, but

Lot #: 4

Estimate: US$3,000 - US$5,000

Date: 24 Feb 2005

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Super quarto libro Sententiarum

Title: Super quarto libro Sententiarum Author: Aquinas, Thomas Place: Venice Publisher: [Johannes Herbort, de Seligenstadt] for Johannes de Colonia, Jenson et Socii Date: 8 July 1481 Description: a-z10, A-H10 (a1 blank, a2r text, H2v, printer's device printed in red, H3r table, H10r quire register

Lot #: 5

Estimate: US$3,000 - US$5,000

Date: 24 Feb 2005

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The Birds of America. Vol. IV

Title: The Birds of America. Vol. IV Author: Audubon, John James Place: New York Publisher: V.G. Audubon / Roe Lockwood & Son Date: 1860 Description: Volume IV only. Illustrated with 69 (only, of 70) hand-colored lithographed plates. 10½x6¾, original morocco gilt. Includes plates of blackbirds

Lot #: 6

Estimate: US$2,000 - US$3,000

Date: 24 Feb 2005

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The Quadrupeds of North America. Vol I

Title: The Quadrupeds of North America. Vol I Author: Audubon, John James and John Bachman Place: New York Publisher: V.G. Audubon Date: [1849] Description: Volume I only. Illustrated with 42 (only, of 50) hand-colored lithographed plates after J.J. and J. W. Audubon. 10½x7, original morocco gilt

Lot #: 7

Estimate: US$1,000 - US$1,500

Date: 24 Feb 2005

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Color proof for the wrappers of Octave Uzanne's "Le Miroir du Monde"

Title: Color proof for the wrappers of Octave Uzanne's "Le Miroir du Monde" Author: Avril, P[aul] Place: Paris Publisher: Maison Quentin Date: [1888] Description: Color proof of both covers and spine. The printing was done by A. Charpentier & fils in Paris; with three inkstamps in the lower margin

Lot #: 8

Estimate: US$1,000 - US$1,500

Date: 24 Feb 2005

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Veteres arcus Augustorum triumphis insignes

Title: Veteres arcus Augustorum triumphis insignes Author: Bellori, Giovanni Pietro Place: Rome Publisher: Date: 1690 Description: Illustrated with dedication portrait frontispiece by P. Lucatellus plus 48 engraved plates on 46 sheets, majority of plates are double-page. (folio) 19½x12¼, early stiff

Lot #: 9

Estimate: US$2,000 - US$3,000

Date: 24 Feb 2005

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Aucassin & Nicolette

Title: Aucassin & Nicolette Author: Lang, Andrew, trans. Place: London Publisher: David Nutt Date: 1887 Description: Engraved additional title. 6¼x3½, elaborate morocco binding by Sangorski & Sutcliffe; original wrappers bound in. One of 550 copies printed on japanned paper. Gem-like Sangorski

Lot #: 10

Estimate: US$600 - US$900

Date: 24 Feb 2005

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The Grave, a Poem

Title: The Grave, a Poem Author: Blair, Robert Place: London Publisher: T. Bensley Date: 1808 Description: xiv, 36, [4] pp. Illustrated with 12 copper-engreved plates including the added pictorial title-page after drawings by William Blake; frontispiece portrait of Blake after T. Phillips; all

Lot #: 11

Estimate: US$3,000 - US$5,000

Date: 24 Feb 2005

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A Bibliography of William Blake

Title: A Bibliography of William Blake Author: Keynes, Geoffrey, Sir Place: New York Publisher: The Grolier Club Date: 1921 Description: Illustrated with numerous plates from works by Blake, including color frontispiece. 10¾x8¾, half morocco & cloth, spine lettered in gilt, top edge gilt. One of 250

Lot #: 12

Estimate: US$1,000 - US$1,500

Date: 24 Feb 2005

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The Whole Art of Book-Binding, containing Valuable Receipts for Sprinkling...

Title: The Whole Art of Book-Binding, containing Valuable Receipts for Sprinkling, Marbling, Colouring, &c Author: ** Place: Richmond, VA Publisher: Peter Cottom Date: 1824 Description: iv, 5-60 pp. (12mo) 6¾x3¾, later red morocco and marbled boards, top edge gilt. First American Edition. First

Lot #: 13

Estimate: US$2,000 - US$3,000

Date: 24 Feb 2005

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Historical Descriptions of New and Elegant Picturesque Views of the...

Title: Historical Descriptions of New and Elegant Picturesque Views of the Antiquities of England and Wales: Being a Grand Copper-Plate Repository of Elegance, Taste, and Entertainment Author: Boswell, Henry Place: London Publisher: Alex Hogg Date: c.1790 Description: Illustrated with 195 sheets of

Lot #: 14

Estimate: US$1,000 - US$1,500

Date: 24 Feb 2005

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A Journey from Edinburgh through Parts of North Britain

Title: A Journey from Edinburgh through Parts of North Britain Author: Campbell, Alexander Place: London Publisher: T.N. Longman & O. Rees; Vernor & Hood Date: 1802 Description: 2 volumes. Half-title in Vol. 1. Illustrated with 44 aquatint plates after drawings by the author. (4to) 10½x8¼, period

Lot #: 15

Estimate: US$700 - US$1,000

Date: 24 Feb 2005

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Theatrum ethnico idolatricum politico-historicum

Title: Theatrum ethnico idolatricum politico-historicum Author: Cartari, Vincenzo Place: Mainz Publisher: Ludovici Bourgeat Date: 1699 Description: [8], 228, [16] pp. Half-title. Illustrated with 88 engraved plates. (4to) 8x6, period speckled sheep, spine gilt in compartments, morocco

Lot #: 16

Estimate: US$700 - US$1,000

Date: 24 Feb 2005

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Regionum indicarum per Hispanos olim devastatarum....

Title: Regionum indicarum per Hispanos olim devastatarum.... Author: Casas, Bartolome de las Place: Heidelberg Publisher: Wilhelm Walter Date: 1664 Description: [4], 112 pp. Title within an engraved pictorial surround. 17 engravings within text. (4to) 7¾x6¼, period speckled calf. One of several

Lot #: 17

Estimate: US$4,000 - US$6,000

Date: 24 Feb 2005

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A Catalogue of the Manuscripts of the King's Library: An Appendix to the...

Title: A Catalogue of the Manuscripts of the King's Library: An Appendix to the Catalogue of the Cottonian Library; Together with an Account of Books Burnt or Damaged by a Late Fire... Author: Casley, David Place: London Publisher: Printed for the author Date: 1734 Description: [2 blank], xxiv, 360

Lot #: 18

Estimate: US$400 - US$700

Date: 24 Feb 2005

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Flora Virginica exhibens plantas...

Title: Flora Virginica exhibens plantas... Author: Clayton, John & J.F. Gronovius Place: Leiden Publisher: Date: 1762 Description: [12], 176, [8] pp. Copper-engraved folding map. (4to) 10x8¼, period half vellum and marbled boards. Second Edition. Second, revised edition, with the first appearance of

Lot #: 19

Estimate: US$2,500 - US$3,500

Date: 24 Feb 2005

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The History of Ink. Including its Etymology, Chemistry, and Bibliography

Title: The History of Ink. Including its Etymology, Chemistry, and Bibliography Author: [Davids, Thaddeus] Place: New York Publisher: Thaddeus Davids Date: [c.1860] Description: 72, 4 pp. 16 plates lithographed by Snyder, Black & Sturn, plus one chromolithograph. Chromolithograph half-title

Lot #: 20

Estimate: US$600 - US$900

Date: 24 Feb 2005

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Historia verdadera de la conquista de la Nueva Espana...

Title: Historia verdadera de la conquista de la Nueva Espana... Author: Diaz del Castillo, Bernal Place: Madrid Publisher: Emprenta del Reyno Date: [1632] Description: [P]4, *6, A-2H8, 2I6, 2K2. [10], 256 leaves. Engraved title-page by I. de Courbes with portraits of Cortés and Father Olmedo

Lot #: 21

Estimate: US$5,000 - US$8,000

Date: 24 Feb 2005

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Dictionary of Scientific Biography

Title: Dictionary of Scientific Biography Author: ** Place: New York Publisher: Charles Scribner's Sons Date: [1970-1980] Description: 16 volumes. Editor-in-chief, Charles Coulston Gillispie. 11x8½, gilt-lettered cloth; dust jackets. Unsurpassed reference of its kind. From Abailard to Zwelfer, and

Lot #: 22

Estimate: US$1,200 - US$1,800

Date: 24 Feb 2005

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Walt Disney's Vanishing Prairie: a True-Life Adventure

Title: Walt Disney's Vanishing Prairie: a True-Life Adventure Author: Werner, Jane and the Staff of the Walt Disney Studio Place: New York Publisher: Simon & Schuster Date: [1955] Description: 124 pp. Illustrated, mostly, from color photographs; color pictorial endpapers. 8vo. Gray cloth-backed

Lot #: 23

Estimate: US$1,000 - US$1,500

Date: 24 Feb 2005

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An Overland Journey to the Great Exhibition. Showing a Few Extra Articles...

Title: An Overland Journey to the Great Exhibition. Showing a Few Extra Articles & Visitors (cover title) Author: Doyle, Richard Place: London Publisher: Chapman and Hall Date: [1851] Description: Collection of three copies of this title: One hand-colored first edition in original boards. * One

Lot #: 24

Estimate: US$2,000 - US$3,000

Date: 24 Feb 2005

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A Short View of the late Troubles in England

Title: A Short View of the late Troubles in England Author: [Dugdale, William, Sir] Place: Oxford Publisher: Moses Pitt Date: 1681 Description: [6], 136, 185-294, 361-439, 449-488, 553-650, 733-959, [6] + [6] ad pp. Engraved portrait frontispiece. Includes publisher's ads. (folio) 12x7½, period red

Lot #: 25

Estimate: US$2,500 - US$3,500

Date: 24 Feb 2005

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Les Trois Mousquetaires

Title: Les Trois Mousquetaires Author: Dumas, Alexandre, pere Place: Bruxelles et Leipzig Publisher: C. Muquardt Date: 1844 Description: 5 volumes in 2. 181, [1], 172, 171, [1]; 163, [1], 223 pp. 5¼x3½, period (original?) quarter leather and mottled boards, spines lettered in gilt. Rare pirated

Lot #: 26

Estimate: US$7,000 - US$10,000

Date: 24 Feb 2005

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Le Comte de Monte-Christo

Title: Le Comte de Monte-Christo Author: Dumas, Alexandre, pere Place: Bruxelles et Leipzig Publisher: C. Muquardt Date: 1846 Description: 10 volumes in 4. 162, 172, 161 + [2] ad; 175, 156, 168; 172, 143; 162, 175 pp. 5½x3½, period (original?) quarter leather & marbled boards, gilt spine labels

Lot #: 27

Estimate: US$700 - US$1,000

Date: 24 Feb 2005

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Die Impressionisten. Pissarro, Claude Monet, Sisley, Renoir, Berthe...

Title: Die Impressionisten. Pissarro, Claude Monet, Sisley, Renoir, Berthe Morisot, Cézanne, Guillaumin Author: Duret, Théodore Place: Berlin Publisher: Bruno Cassirer Date: 1909 Description: [10], 220 pp. Illustrated with text reproductions including artist portraits; 2 gravures; 7 etchings (one

Lot #: 28

Estimate: US$2,500 - US$3,500

Date: 24 Feb 2005

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Edouard Manet. Sein Leben und seine Kunst

Title: Edouard Manet. Sein Leben und seine Kunst Author: Duret, Théodore Place: Berlin Publisher: Paul Cassirer Date: 1910 Description: 320, [2] pp. Translated by E. Waldmann-Bremen. Illustrated with two etchings, a color woodcut, and numerous other images. 10¼x8¼, period marbled boards, leather

Lot #: 29

Estimate: US$800 - US$1,200

Date: 24 Feb 2005

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Journal of the Proceedings of the Late Embassy to China...

Title: Journal of the Proceedings of the Late Embassy to China... Author: Ellis, Henry Place: London Publisher: John Murray Date: 1817 Description: iv, 526, [2] pp. With 7 hand-colored aquatint plates, drawn by Charles Abbott, engraved by J. Clark, most with tissue guards; stipple-engraved

Lot #: 30

Estimate: US$1,000 - US$1,500

Date: 24 Feb 2005