Sale 363: Rare Books, including the Botanical Library of J. Roy Barrette of Brooklin, Maine

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Date of the auction: 13.09.2007

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Theatrum Chemicum Britannicum. Containing severall poeticall pieces of our...

Title: Theatrum Chemicum Britannicum. Containing severall poeticall pieces of our famous English philosophers, who have written the hermetique mysteries in their owne ancient language. Faithfully collected into one volume, with annotations thereon... Author: Ashmole, Elias Place: London Publisher

Lot #: 1

Estimate: US$10,000 - US$15,000

Date: 13 Sep 2007

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The philosophical epitaph of W.C. Esquire. For a memento mori on his...

Title: The philosophical epitaph of W.C. Esquire. For a memento mori on his tomb-stone... Also, A brief of the golden calf (the worlds idol.)... With a catalogue of chymical books. Author: Cooper, William Place: London Publisher: Printed by T.R. and N.T. for William Cooper Date: 1673 [i.e. 1675

Lot #: 2

Estimate: US$3,500 - US$4,500

Date: 13 Sep 2007

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A Voyage Around the World, in the Years MDCCXL, I, II, III, IV. By George...

Title: A Voyage Around the World, in the Years MDCCXL, I, II, III, IV. By George Anson, Esq.; Commander in Chief of a Squadron of His Majesty's Ships, sent upon an Expedition to the South-Seas Author: Anson, George Place: London Publisher: Printed for the Author by John and Paul Knapton Date: 1748

Lot #: 3

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

Date: 13 Sep 2007

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Summa theologiae, secunda pars, pars seconda

Title: Summa theologiae, secunda pars, pars seconda Author: Aquinas, Thomas Place: Strassburg, France Publisher: Johann Mentelin Date: Before Advent, 1463 Description: 238 (of 248) leaves, lacking 4 text leaves, 2 index leaves, & 2 blanks. Rubricated initials and paragraph markings. Text in two

Lot #: 4

Estimate: US$30,000 - US$40,000

Date: 13 Sep 2007

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A Dissertation on the Philosophy of Aristotle, in four books. In which his...

Title: A Dissertation on the Philosophy of Aristotle, in four books. In which his principal physical and metaphysical dogmas are unfolded; and it is shown, from indubitable evidence, that his philosophy has not been accurately known since the destruction of the Greeks. The insufficiency also of the

Lot #: 5

Estimate: US$800 - US$1,200

Date: 13 Sep 2007

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Tabula Pascalis diuersarum variationum temporum

Title: Tabula Pascalis diuersarum variationum temporum Author: Andreas Veronensis Place: Bologna Publisher: Franciscus Plato de Benedictis Date: 19 May 1488 Description: [6] leaves. 12x8¼, later binding of a 16th century manuscript bifolium on vellum; modern folding cloth box and chemise. Only known

Lot #: 6

Estimate: US$18,000 - US$25,000

Date: 13 Sep 2007

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The Birds of America. A Selection of Plates Facsimile.

Title: The Birds of America. A Selection of Plates Facsimile. Author: Audubon, John James Place: Leipzig and London Publisher: Edition Leipzig and Ariel Press Date: [1972-73] Description: 2 volumes. 40 facsimile color plates with accompanying letterpress descriptions. (Double Elephant Folio) 38¾x27

Lot #: 7

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

Date: 13 Sep 2007

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Of the Citie of God: with the Learned Comments of Io. Lodovicus Vivres...

Title: Of the Citie of God: with the Learned Comments of Io. Lodovicus Vivres. Englished first by J.H. and now in this second edition compared with the Latine originall, and in very many places corrected and ammended Author: Augustine, Saint Place: London Publisher: Printed by G. Eld and M. Flesher

Lot #: 8

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

Date: 13 Sep 2007

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The Essays, Or Councils, Civil and Moral, of Sir Francis Bacon...With a...

Title: The Essays, Or Councils, Civil and Moral, of Sir Francis Bacon...With a Table of the Colours of Good and Evil. And a Discourse on the Wisdom of the Ancients. Author: Bacon, Francis Place: London Publisher: J. Newton Date: 1696 Description: [viii], 167, [2]; [6], [1] blank, 21; [1] blank, [9

Lot #: 9

Estimate: US$700 - US$1,000

Date: 13 Sep 2007

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Narrative of the Operations and Recent Discoveries within the Pyramids...

Title: Narrative of the Operations and Recent Discoveries within the Pyramids, Temples, Tombs, and Excavations, in Egypt and Nubia; and of a journey to the coast of the Red Sea, in search of the ancient Berenice, and another to the oasis of Jupiter Ammon Author: Belzoni, Giovanni Battista Place

Lot #: 10

Estimate: US$600 - US$900

Date: 13 Sep 2007

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Institutionum Chronologicarum Libri II

Title: Institutionum Chronologicarum Libri II Author: Beveregium, Guilelm [Beveridge, William] Place: London Publisher: Thomas Roycroft Date: 1669 Description: [viii], 259, [4] pp. (4to) 7½x5½, disbound with a portion of the period calf spine remaining. First Edition. Beveridge was an expert on the

Lot #: 11

Estimate: US$300 - US$500

Date: 13 Sep 2007

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History of British Birds, the Figures Engraved on Wood by T. Bewick

Title: History of British Birds, the Figures Engraved on Wood by T. Bewick Author: Bewick, T[homas] Place: Newcastle Publisher: Date: 1797 & 1804 Description: 2 volumes. [2], xxx, 335, [1] ad; xx, 400 pp. Profusely illustrated throughout with wood engravings by Thomas Bewick. 9x5½, modern half calf

Lot #: 12

Estimate: US$600 - US$900

Date: 13 Sep 2007

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A Treatise on Mensuration, both in theory and practice

Title: A Treatise on Mensuration, both in theory and practice Author: Hutton, Charles Place: Newcastle Upon Tyne Publisher: Printed by T. Saint for the author Date: 1770 Description: xxvi, 646, [2] pp. With woodcut diagrams by Thomas Bewick; copper-engraved plate. (4to) 9x6¾, period calf, rebacked

Lot #: 13

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

Date: 13 Sep 2007

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The Seasons by James Thomson: With His Life by Samuel Johnson, L.L.D. and a...

Title: The Seasons by James Thomson: With His Life by Samuel Johnson, L.L.D. and a complete glossary and index Author: Thomson, James Place: London Publisher: James Wallis Date: 1805 Description: [2], xvi, 286, [6] pp. With 9 wood engravings by Thomas Bewick, from designs of Mr. Thurston. 8½x5¼

Lot #: 14

Estimate: US$300 - US$500

Date: 13 Sep 2007

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A New Family Herbal: or Popular Account of the Natures and Properties of...

Title: A New Family Herbal: or Popular Account of the Natures and Properties of the Various Plants used in Medicine, Diet, and the Arts Author: Thornton, Robert John, M.D. Place: London Publisher: Richard Phillips Date: 1810 Description: xvi, 901 + [3] ad pp. Illustrated with numerous wood

Lot #: 15

Estimate: US$300 - US$500

Date: 13 Sep 2007

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Thomas Bewick: His Life and Times

Title: Thomas Bewick: His Life and Times Author: Robinson, Robert Place: Newcastle Publisher: Printed for R. Robinson Date: 1887 Description: xxxvi, [4], 328 pp. Numerous plates & illustrations from wood engravings by Thomas Bewick; frontispiece portrait. 11x7½, original cloth, paper spine label

Lot #: 16

Estimate: US$250 - US$350

Date: 13 Sep 2007

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The Old Testament [New Testament], Embellished with Engravings, From...

Title: The Old Testament [New Testament], Embellished with Engravings, From Pictures and Designs by the Most Eminent English Artists Author: ** Place: London Publisher: Printed for Thomas Macklin by Thomas Bensley Date: 1800 Description: 6 volumes. 67 copperplate engravings + engraved dedication

Lot #: 17

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

Date: 13 Sep 2007

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Commentaries on the Laws of England

Title: Commentaries on the Laws of England Author: Blackstone, William Place: Oxford Publisher: Clarendon Press Date: 1766-1769 Description: 4 volumes. [4], iv, [4], 485; [vi], 520, xix; [viii], 455, [1] blank, xxvii; [viii], 436, vii, [1] blank, [39] pp. Folding 'Table of Consanguinity' and 'Table

Lot #: 18

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

Date: 13 Sep 2007

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The Grave, a Poem

Title: The Grave, a Poem Author: Blair, Robert Place: London Publisher: T. Bensley Date: 1813 Description: [16], [xv]-liv, 42 pp. Illustrated with 12 copper-engraved plates including the added pictorial title-page after drawings by William Blake; frontispiece portrait of Blake after T. Phillips; all

Lot #: 19

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

Date: 13 Sep 2007

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Opera

Title: Opera Author: Vergilius Maro, Publius Place: Parma Publisher: Typis Bodonianis Date: 1793 Description: 2 volumes. [2], viii, [2], 340; [2], 296, [2], [blank leaf], xli pp. (folio) 18¼x11¾, original marbled boards. Limited to 175 copies. Rare set of the esteemed Bodoni printing of the works of

Lot #: 20

Estimate: US$6,000 - US$9,000

Date: 13 Sep 2007

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An Account of Corsica, the Journal of a Tour to That Island; and Memoirs of...

Title: An Account of Corsica, the Journal of a Tour to That Island; and Memoirs of Pascal Paoli. Author: Boswell, James Place: London Publisher: Edward & Charles Dilly Date: 1768 Description: xxiv, 382 pp. Folding map. (8vo) 8x5, period full calf, raised bands, morocco title label. Housed in a

Lot #: 21

Estimate: US$500 - US$800

Date: 13 Sep 2007

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Mutiny on the Bounty

Title: Mutiny on the Bounty Author: Nordhoff, Charles and James Norman Hall Place: New York Publisher: Limited Editions Club Date: 1947 Description: 465 pp. Illustrations by Fletcher Martin. Full brown morocco stamped in gilt. One of 1500 copies signed by the illustrator. Inscribed on the title page

Lot #: 22

Estimate: US$500 - US$800

Date: 13 Sep 2007

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Verve: Revue Artistique et Littéraire. Vol. VIII, Nos. 31 et 32

Title: Verve: Revue Artistique et Littéraire. Vol. VIII, Nos. 31 et 32 Author: ** Place: Paris Publisher: Verve Date: 1955 Description: 157 pp. Illustrated with lithographs and heliogravures, including 20 in color. (Folio) 14x10½, pictorial boards. First Edition. "Carnets Intimes de G. Braque

Lot #: 23

Estimate: US$600 - US$900

Date: 13 Sep 2007

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Peregrinationes in Terram Sanctam

Title: Peregrinationes in Terram Sanctam Author: Breydenbach, Bernhard von Place: Mainz Publisher: Erhard Reuwich Date: 11. Feb. 1486 Description: 81 (of 148) leaves, including blanks at front and rear. Rubricated initials and text. (folio) 11¾x8½, old calf. First Edition. First edition of an

Lot #: 24

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

Date: 13 Sep 2007

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Poems, Chiefly in the Scottish Dialect

Title: Poems, Chiefly in the Scottish Dialect Author: Burns, Robert Place: Edinburgh Publisher: For the Author Date: 1787 Description: xlviii, 368 pp. Stipple-engraved frontispiece portrait by I. Beugo after A. Nasmyth. (8vo) 8¼x4¾, period full calf, rebacked employing much of original backstrip

Lot #: 25

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

Date: 13 Sep 2007

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Hudibras, In Three Parts

Title: Hudibras, In Three Parts Author: Butler, Samuel Place: Dublin Publisher: Robert Owen Date: 1744 Description: 2 volumes. [2], xxvi, [10] list of subscribers, [xxvii]-xxxvi, 399, [1] errata, [14]; 414, [18] pp. Portrait frontispiece; 16 copperplate engravings after works by William Hogarth

Lot #: 26

Estimate: US$400 - US$600

Date: 13 Sep 2007

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The Jerusalem Windows

Title: The Jerusalem Windows Author: Chagall, Marc Place: Monte Carlo Publisher: Andre Sauret Date: [1962] Description: 210, [1] pp. With two original color lithographs by Marc Chagall created especially for the book; illustrations in color throughout reproducing preliminary and finished drawings by

Lot #: 27

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

Date: 13 Sep 2007

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Remembering the Moon

Title: Remembering the Moon Author: Cronkite, Walter L. Place: [West Stockbridge, MA] Publisher: Thornwillow Press Date: 1989 Description: (79), [1] pp. 6 illustrations from drawings by Irena Martins. (4to) 12¾x8½, full black morocco title and crescent moon in a field of stars in gilt and silver on

Lot #: 28

Estimate: US$700 - US$1,000

Date: 13 Sep 2007

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A Continuation of Letters Written by a Turkish Spy at Paris

Title: A Continuation of Letters Written by a Turkish Spy at Paris Author: [Defoe, Daniel] Place: London Publisher: W. Taylor Date: 1718 Description: viii, [12], 304 pp. Engraved frontispiece of 'Mohamet the Turkish Spy'. (12mo) period full calf, morocco title label. First Edition. The scarce ninth

Lot #: 29

Estimate: US$500 - US$800

Date: 13 Sep 2007

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Letters to Severall Persons of Honour

Title: Letters to Severall Persons of Honour Author: Donne, John Place: London Publisher: Richard Marriot Date: 1651 Description: [vi], 318 pp. Engraved portrait frontispiece. (4to) 7¼x5¼, contemporary full calf with later rebacking, red morocco title label. First Edition. 19th century armorial

Lot #: 30

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

Date: 13 Sep 2007