Sale 326: Rare Books & Manuscripts

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Date of the auction: 23.02.2006

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De occulta philosophia libri tres

Title: De occulta philosophia libri tres Author: Agrippa, Henricus Cornelius Place: [Cologne] Publisher: [Johannes Soter] Date: July, 1533 Description: [12], CCCLXII pp. aa6, a-q6, r8, s-z6. A-G6. Occasional woodcut figures and illustrations in the text; woodcut initials; woodcut portrait on

Lot #: 1

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

Date: 23 Feb 2006

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Utriusque cosmi maioris scilicet et minoris metaphysica, physica atque...

Title: Utriusque cosmi maioris scilicet et minoris metaphysica, physica atque technica historia: in duo volumina secundum cosmi differentiam diuisa / authore Roberto Flud aliaÌs de Fluctibus ... Author: Fludd, Robert Place: Oppenhemii Publisher: Aere Johan-Theodori de Bry, typis Hieronymi Galleri

Lot #: 2

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

Date: 23 Feb 2006

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Die Geheimsymbole der Chemie und Medicin des Mittelalters

Title: Die Geheimsymbole der Chemie und Medicin des Mittelalters Author: Gessmann, G[sutav] W. Place: Munich Publisher: Franz C. Mickl Date: 1900 Description: xii, 67, 36 pp. With 120 plates of alchemical symbols, etc. 9¼x6, original brown cloth decorated in gilt, floral endpapers, marbled edges

Lot #: 3

Estimate: US$500 - US$800

Date: 23 Feb 2006

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Les Dovze Clefs de Philosophie de Frere Basile Valentin, Religieux de...

Title: Les Dovze Clefs de Philosophie de Frere Basile Valentin, Religieux de l'Ordre de Sainct Benoist. Traictant de la vraye Medicine Metalique. Plus l'Azoth, ou le moyen de faire l'Or caché des Philosophes. Traduction Francoise Author: Valentine, Basil Place: Paris Publisher: Pierre Moët Date

Lot #: 4

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

Date: 23 Feb 2006

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The History of Women, From the Earliest Antiquity, to the Present Time...

Title: The History of Women, From the Earliest Antiquity, to the Present Time; Giving Some Account of almost every interesting Particular concerning that Sex, among all Nations, ancient and modern Author: Alexander, William Place: Dublin Publisher: Printed by J.A. Husband, for S. Price, R. Cross, J

Lot #: 5

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

Date: 23 Feb 2006

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A Narrative of the British Embassy to China, In the Years 1792, 1793, and...

Title: A Narrative of the British Embassy to China, In the Years 1792, 1793, and 1794; containing the Various Circumstances of the Embassy, with Accounts of Customs and Manners of the Chinese; and a Description of the Country, Towns, Cities, &c. &c. Author: Anderson, Æneas Place: New York Publisher

Lot #: 6

Estimate: US$400 - US$700

Date: 23 Feb 2006

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The Holy Bible, New Revised Standard Version of the Old Testament...

Title: The Holy Bible, New Revised Standard Version of the Old Testament, Apocrypha, and New Testament, 2000 Author: ** Place: San Francisco Publisher: Arion Press Date: 2000 Description: 2 volumes. 1,356 pages. Initial letters designed by Sumner Stone, hand-illuminated in abstract patterns, created

Lot #: 7

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

Date: 23 Feb 2006

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Autoritates Aristotelis olim recte philosophatiu facile principis insuper...

Title: Autoritates Aristotelis olim recte philosophatiu facile principis insuper platonis. Boetii, Senece, Apulei Aphricani, Porphirii, Auerroys, Gilberti Porritani necnon quorundam aliorum nouissimi castiozi studio recognite et pigmentate Author: ** Place: [Cologne?] Publisher: [Henrici Quentel

Lot #: 8

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

Date: 23 Feb 2006

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La Saincte Geìographie, c'est-aÌ-dire Exacte Description de la Terre et...

Title: La Saincte Geìographie, c'est-aÌ-dire Exacte Description de la Terre et Veìritable Deìmonstration du Paradis Terrestre... Author: Auzoles a La Peyre, Jacques d' Place: Paris Publisher: Antoine Estiene Date: 1629 Description: [12], 224, [44] pp. a6, A-Z4, Aa-Ii4, Kk6. With 21 copper-engravings

Lot #: 9

Estimate: US$1,500 - US$2,500

Date: 23 Feb 2006

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The Philosophical Works of Francis Bacon, Baron of Verulam, Viscount St...

Title: The Philosophical Works of Francis Bacon, Baron of Verulam, Viscount St. Albans... Author: Bacon, Francis Place: London Publisher: J.J. and P. Knapton, et al. Date: 1733 Description: Edited by Peter Shaw. 3 volumes. [2], *v, [1], iii-lxxix, 603; 52, 590; lx, [2], 632, [58] pp. (4to) 10¼x7¾

Lot #: 10

Estimate: US$800 - US$1,200

Date: 23 Feb 2006

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The Wisedome of the Ancients, Written in Latine by the Right Honourable Sir...

Title: The Wisedome of the Ancients, Written in Latine by the Right Honourable Sir Francis Bacon Knight, Baron of Verulum, and Lord Chancellor of England. Done into English by Sir Arthur Gorges Knight Author: Bacon, Francis Place: London Publisher: Imprinted by Iohn Bill Date: 1619 Description

Lot #: 11

Estimate: US$800 - US$1,200

Date: 23 Feb 2006

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Nature's Mould

Title: Nature's Mould Author: Baskin, Leonard Place: [Rockport, Maine] Publisher: The Gehenna Press Date: 1997 Description: Text by Baskin. Illustrated with 25 copper-engraved Leonard Baskin etchings, mostly in color, each signed in pencil by Baskin, all are printed by Michael Kuch; plus duo-tone

Lot #: 12

Estimate: US$12,000 - US$18,000

Date: 23 Feb 2006

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Masks

Title: Masks Author: Baskin, Leonard and Richard Michelson Place: [Rockport, Maine] Publisher: The Gehenna Press Date: [1999] Description: Illustrated with 27 copper-engraved Leonard Baskin etchings, mostly in color, all but two are signed in pencil by Baskin (first two not signed which includes the

Lot #: 13

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

Date: 23 Feb 2006

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Gypsy & Other Poems

Title: Gypsy & Other Poems Author: Baldwin, James Place: [Leeds, MA] Publisher: The Gehenna Press Date: 1989 Description: With a copper etching of Baldwin by Baskin, signed by the artist in pencil, numbered 238 of 325; red stamped engraved illustration after Baldwin portrait. 11¾x8¾, grey paper over

Lot #: 14

Estimate: US$500 - US$800

Date: 23 Feb 2006

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Lot of 2 books illustrated by Leonard Baskin

Title: Lot of 2 books illustrated by Leonard Baskin Author: ** Place: Northampton, MA Publisher: The Gehenna Press Date: 1970; [1975] Description: With: Brown, Charles Brockden. Alcuin: A Dialogue. Edited with an Afterword by Lee R. Edwards. 8x5½, marbled boards, gilt-lettered morocco spine label

Lot #: 15

Estimate: US$500 - US$800

Date: 23 Feb 2006

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The Drama: Its History, Literature and Influence on Civilization

Title: The Drama: Its History, Literature and Influence on Civilization Author: Bates, Alfred, editor Place: London Publisher: The Athenian Society Date: 1903 Description: 20 volumes. Each with frontispieces in two states (one hand-colored and one tinted); the first two volumes each with their added

Lot #: 16

Estimate: US$1,500 - US$2,500

Date: 23 Feb 2006

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The Codex Benedictus: An Eleventh Century Lectionary from Monte Cassino

Title: The Codex Benedictus: An Eleventh Century Lectionary from Monte Cassino Author: Benedict, Saint Place: New York Publisher: Johnson Reprint Corp./ Harcourt Brace Jovanovich Date: [1982] Description: 2 volumes, incl. a facsimile of the original, and a separate introductory text volume. The

Lot #: 17

Estimate: US$1,500 - US$2,500

Date: 23 Feb 2006

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The Bible in Englyshe of the Largest and greatest volume that is to say...

Title: The Bible in Englyshe of the Largest and greatest volume that is to say, the contentes of all the holye Scripture... Author: ** Place: Rouen Publisher: Richard Carmarden Date: 1566 Description: Title printed in red and black, surrounded by pictorial woodcuts. 16¾x11½. Lot Amendments

Lot #: 18

Estimate: US$400 - US$600

Date: 23 Feb 2006

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The Newe Testament of Our Lord Iesus Christ...

Title: The Newe Testament of Our Lord Iesus Christ... Author: ** Place: Edinburgh Publisher: Printed by Thomas Bassandyne Date: 1576 Description: With armorial wood engraving surrounded by the title-page and imprint. 15¼x10¼. Title-page of the first Bible printed in Scotland. Lot Amendments

Lot #: 19

Estimate: US$500 - US$800

Date: 23 Feb 2006

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Jerusalem: The Emanation of the Giant Albion

Title: Jerusalem: The Emanation of the Giant Albion Author: Blake, William Place: [London] Publisher: [Pearson] Date: [1877] Description: 100 leaves, lithographed on rectos only, reproducing both text and illustrations, a few with hand-coloring. 13½x10½, period (original?) plain boards. Limited to

Lot #: 20

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

Date: 23 Feb 2006

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Theogony and Works and Days

Title: [Theogony and Works and Days] Author: Hesiod Place: Parma Publisher: [Bodoni Press] Date: 1787 Description: [2], 110 pp. Text in Greek. 11½x8½, modern cloth. Lovely printing of the 8th century B.C. Greek poet. Lot Amendments Condition: Title-page faintly darkened, a few instances of marginal

Lot #: 21

Estimate: US$800 - US$1,200

Date: 23 Feb 2006

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The Remainder of Books Written by Jacob Behme...

Title: The Remainder of Books Written by Jacob Behme... Author: Boehme, Jakob Place: London Publisher: Printed by M.S. for Giles Calvert Date: 1662 Description: Translated by John Sparrow. 6 parts in 1 volume, various paginations. (sm. 4to) 7x5½, early calf. Rare English edition of works of the

Lot #: 22

Estimate: US$500 - US$800

Date: 23 Feb 2006

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De dialecta]. i.e. Anitii Manlii Seuerini Boethi, Inter Latinos Aristotelis...

Title: [De dialecta]. i.e. Anitii Manlii Seuerini Boethi, Inter Latinos Aristotelis interpretes, & aetate primi, & doctrina praecipui Dialectica... Author: Boethius Place: Venice Publisher: Apud Hieronymum Scotum Date: 1568 Description: [12], 350, [2] pp. Woodcut portrait of Aristotle on title-page

Lot #: 23

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

Date: 23 Feb 2006

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Atlas de Toutes les Parties Connues du Globe Terrestre, Dressé pour...

Title: Atlas de Toutes les Parties Connues du Globe Terrestre, Dressé pour l'Histoire Philosophique et Politique des Établissemens et du Commerce des Européens dans les Deux Indes Author: Bonne, Rigobert Place: [Geneva] Publisher: [J.L. Pellet] Date: [1780] Description: [4], 28 pp. text. With 50

Lot #: 24

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

Date: 23 Feb 2006

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China: Its Costume, Arts, Manufactures, &c. Edited Principally from the...

Title: China: Its Costume, Arts, Manufactures, &c. Edited Principally from the Originals in the Cabinet of the Late M. Bertin: With Observations, Explanatory, Historical, and Literary by M. Breton. Translated from the French Author: Breton [de la Martinier, Jean Baptiste Joseph] Place: London

Lot #: 25

Estimate: US$700 - US$1,000

Date: 23 Feb 2006

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Cast Catalogue of Antique Sculpture. With an Introduction to the Study of...

Title: Cast Catalogue of Antique Sculpture. With an Introduction to the Study of Ornament Author: Brigham, William T. Place: Boston Publisher: Lee and Shepard Date: 1874 Description: iv, 200 pp. + plates. Illustrated with 13 albumen sepia-tone photographs on photographic sheets, bound in, including

Lot #: 26

Estimate: US$500 - US$800

Date: 23 Feb 2006

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Printed broadside declaring the law against bonfires and fireworks

Title: Printed broadside declaring the law against bonfires and fireworks Author: ** Place: London Publisher: Assigns of John Bill, et al. Date: 1682 Description: Printed in roman and black letter type, with royal arms engraved at top, one initial. 14½x11¼. The court at Whitehall declares that "For

Lot #: 27

Estimate: US$300 - US$500

Date: 23 Feb 2006

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History of the World - Manuscript chronology of the world, in English, with...

Title: History of the World - Manuscript chronology of the world, in English, with numerous figures and armorial shields in gilt and colors Author: ** Place: England Publisher: Date: 17th century Description: Approximately 12 columns, in brown ink with colors and gilt, on large sheet of vellum

Lot #: 28

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

Date: 23 Feb 2006

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The Fairport Nine

Title: The Fairport Nine Author: Brooks, Noah Place: New York Publisher: Scribner's Date: 1880 Description: viii, [2], 188 + [6] ad pp. Wood-engraved frontispiece, with tissue-guard. 7x4½, original decorative red cloth, stamped in gilt and black with gilt vignette of a young baseball pitcher inside

Lot #: 29

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

Date: 23 Feb 2006

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An Account of the Musical Performances in Westminster-Abbey, and the...

Title: An Account of the Musical Performances in Westminster-Abbey, and the Pantheon, May 26th, 27th, 29th; and June the 3d, and 5th, 1784. In Commemoration of Handel Author: Burney, Charles Place: London Publisher: Printed for the Benefit of the Musical Fund; Sold by T. Payne and Son, et al. Date

Lot #: 30

Estimate: US$500 - US$800

Date: 23 Feb 2006