Lot of eight rare books, to include: Erasmus, Desiderius, "Apothegmatum, Ex Optimis Utriusque Linguae Scriptoribus Collectorum," Amsterdam: Joannem Ravesteinum, 1671 (1531), Later (Edition Novissima) edition, full vellum darkened with age, complete, eight parts in one volume; Huet, Pierre Daniel, "Huetiana," Amsterdam: Herman Uttwerf, 1723, Second enlarged edition, full contemporary vellum, added to which is an account of the author's voyage to Sweden; Hawthorne, Nathaniel, "A Wonder-Book for Girls and Boys," Boston: Ticknor, Reed and Fields, 1852, illustrated by Billings, First edition, contemporary three-quarter red leather with marbled boards and end-papers, two owners' inscriptions, one dated January 1, 1852. This is the first issue of the first edition, with "lifed" on page 21, line 3; "Contes de La Fontaine," Paris: Chez Lefevre, 1818, illustrated by J. M. Moreau and C. D. J. Eisen in 83 engravings, fine French classic contemporary binding of tan leather with gilt lettering. This copy from the library of John Bryant (signed by him) of the Boston firm of Bryant and Sturgis, who made several fortunes in the fur trade with California, the China Trade in Opium with Robert Bennett Forbes and other ventures. Previously from the library of Francis Baring of the London banking family; Walpole, Horace; "Anecdotes of Painting in England," London: Dodsley, 1782, 4 volumes, from the notes of George Vertue, original publisher's paper-covered boards, now detached but present, first 3 volumes are 3rd editions, fourth and last volume is a second edition, complete in these 4 volumes with addenda and index. Provenance: From a Massachusetts estate.