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Christmas PrayersGorgeous Binding
(Adeste fideles).  Catholic Church. Offices.   Officium in festo nativitatis Domini, et festorum infra octavam occurrentium, usque ad primas vesperas Epiphaniae Domini: juxta Missale & Breviarium romanarum s. Pii V. Pontif. Max. jussu editum, Clementis VIII. primùm, ac denuò Urbani VIII. auctoritate recognitum. Antverpiae: Ex architypographia Plantiniana, 1743. 12mo (16.5 cm; 6.5"). 555 pp.
$1250.00
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Is it Best to be Laughing-Mad, or Crying-Mad, in the World?
(And let's be JOLLY) !  Titmarsh, M.A. [pseud. of William Thackeray].  Mrs. Perkins's ball. [London]: Chapman & Hall (pr. by Vizetelly Brothers & Co.), [1847]. 4to (21.6 cm, 8.5"). [2], engr. t.-p., 46, [2] pp.; 1 fold. col. plt., 20 col. plts.
$400.00
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A “Retrospective” Engraved InteriorA Stunning Signed Binding
Augustine, Saint, Bishop of Hippo.  S. Augustines manuell, or litle booke of the contemplation of Christ, or of Gods worde, whereby the remembraunce of the heavenly desires whiche is falne a sleepe may be quickned up agayne. [colophon: London: Reprinted by Spottiswoodes & Shaw, 1850]. 32mo (15.3 cm, 6"). [2], 115 pp.
$250.00
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English Black Morocco, Gilt Extra
Bible.  English. Authorized (i.e., “King James Version”). 1648.   The Holy Bible containing the Old Testament and the New. Newly translated out of the originall tongues, and with the former translations diligently compared and revised by his Majesties speciall command. London: Printed by John Field, 1648. 4to (23 cm; 9"). OT: [478] ff. NT: [148] ff. [bound withBible. O.T. Psalms. 1655. The whole book of Psalms: collected into English metre by Thomas Sternhold, John Hopkins, and others. Lonodn [sic]: Pr. for the Company of Stationers, 1655. 4to. [1] f., 122 pp., [2] ff.
$1500.00
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AMERICAN Gilt RED MOROCCO of 1815Watts in Miniature
Bible.  O.T.  Psalms.  English. 1815. Watts.  The Psalms of David, imitated in the language of the New-Testament, and applied to the Christian state and worship. Boston: Printed and published by Lincoln & Edmands., 1815. Miniature (9.4 cm; 3.75"). Frontis., 575, [1] pp.
$225.00
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Deluxe SIGNED Limited EditionPUBLISHER'S COPY:  Life of a Science Fiction Pioneer
(Bradbury, Ray). Weist, Jerry. BRADBURY: An illustrated life.  A journey to far metaphor. Hampton Falls, NH: Donald M. Grant, 2004. Folio (29.2 cm, 11.5"). [36], xxvi, 195, [1] pp.; illus.
$1150.00
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The Broadway (of New Haven) BroadsidesScarce Small Press Items
Capet, Uther [pseud. of Arthur Head].  [20 pieces from the Profile Press.] An adventure achieved by one, Sigismondo Malatesta, Lord of Rimini, about the year 1430 A.D. being at that time thirteen years old. New Haven: The Profile Press, 1930. 8vo (22 cm, 8.65"). [4] ff. (2 copies of the above). [with (all following the same author's, unless specified; all New Haven: The Profile Press, 1930)] The American scene. 8vo (25 cm, 9.9"). [4] ff. [and] Apologia pro arte poetica sua. 8vo (25 cm, 9.9"). [4] ff. [andB., R.T. The ballad of Tuttle's. 8vo (24.5 cm, 9.65"). [1] f., fold. [and] The color: A retelling of some well-known tales of the American Negro. 16mo (22.2 cm, 8.75"). [4] ff. [and] Colourations: Four sonnets. 16mo (21.7 cm, 8.5"). [4] ff. [and] Ex: Four characters of mooted fame with prologue & epilogue. 8vo (24.8 cm, 9.75"). [4] ff. [and]  Field, Eugene. Little Willie. Folio (32 cm, 12.6"). [1] f. [and] Four English stories drawn from contemporary sources. 8vo (25 cm, 9.9"). [2], 4, [2] pp. [and] Four stories from the Jewish-American. 16mo (22 cm, 8.65"). [2], 4, [2] pp. [and] Four stories from the modern American. 16mo (22 cm, 8.65"). [2], 4, [2] pp. [and] Four stories from the old Spanish. 16mo (22 cm, 8.65"). [2], 4, [2] pp. [and] Hot from Hollywood. 8vo (25 cm, 9.9"). [4] ff. [and] Ode in imitation of Horace. 8vo (24.6 cm, 9.7"). [1] f., fold. [and] On the menstrual phase of literature and art. 16mo (20.4 cm, 8"). [1] f., fold. [and] Pullman recreations. 16mo (21.2 cm, 8.4"). [2], 4, [2] pp. [and] Stenographic sallies. 16mo (21.5 cm, 8.4"). [2], 4, [2] pp. [and] A Western fairy tale. Folio (32 cm, 12.65"). [1] f. (2 copies).
$475.00
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Medievalesque” ChromolithograpyZaehnsdorf Binding
(CAROLS)!  Cundall, Joseph, compiler.  A booke of Christmas carols, illuminated from ancient manuscripts in the British Museum. London: Henry G. Bohn, [1845]. 4to (19 cm; 7.5"). [16] ff.; illus.
$525.00
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One of the40 Special Ones
Cox, Morris.   14 triads. London: Gogmagog Private Press, 1967. Narrow small 8vo (19.5 cm; 7.625"). [13] double leaves; illus.
$325.00
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An Example of Determination!One Man's Take on Boston
Dearborn, Nathaniel.  Boston notions; being an authentic and concise account of “that village,” from 1630 to 1847. Boston: Printed by N. Dearborn ... sold by W.D. Ticknor & Co., 1848. 16mo (15.9 cm; 6.25"). xx, [3], 8–426 pp., [35] plts., [6] maps.
$175.00
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Miss Parriss? Miss Mona Parriss?
Demby, William.  Love story Black. New York: Reed, Cannon & Johnson Co., 1978. 16mo (17.6 cm; 6.875"). 141 pp.
$15.00
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Her ABCs withWit & Glamor!
Dietrich, Marlene.  Marlene Dietrich’s ABC. New York: Frederick Ungar Publishing Co., (1984). 8vo (21.6 cm, 8.5"). vii, 183 pp.; illus.
$400.00
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Well . . . If This is True, We Only Tumbled Out of One Mystery into Another”
Doyle, Arthur Conan.  The valley of fear: a Sherlock Holmes novel. New York: George H. Doran Co., (1914). Small 8vo (19.7 cm; 7.75"). 320 pp.
$375.00
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Pearls of Wisdom & Just a Bit of Snark
Fleckenstein, Ninon Traver.  Widow's wisdom. New York: H. M. Caldwell Co., (1909). 16mo (17.2 cm; 6.75"). 87 pp.
$35.00
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Presentation CopyBound byHAYDAY
Goldsmith, Oliver.  The vicar of Wakefield. London: John Van Voorst, 1843. 8vo (8.25"; 21 cm). xv, 306 pp.
$500.00
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Miniature Designed by Bruce Rogers About Miniatures BEAUTIFUL Printing
(GRABHORN/HOYEM).  Koopman, Harry Lyman.  Miniature books. Los Angeles: Dawson's Book Shop, 1968. Miniature (5 cm, 1.9"). [4], viii, [2], 103, [1] pp.
$250.00
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Cutting Way Back onPresidential Authority
Hillhouse, James.  Propositions for amending the constitution of the United States, submitted by Mr. Hillhouse to the Senate on the twelfth day of April, 1808, with his explanatory remarks. [Washington]: 1808. 12mo (19.3 cm, 7.6"). 52, [2], 7 pp.
$150.00
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Holbein’s Dance of DeathHIS ALPHABET with “New” Borders
Holbein, Hans.  L'alphabet de la mort de Hans Holbein entouré de bordures du XVIe siècle et suivi d'anciens poëmes français sur le sujet de trois mors et des trois vis publiés d'après les manuscrits par Anatole de Montaiglon. Paris: Edwin Tross, 1856. 8vo (21.8 cm, 8.625"). [96] pp.; illus.
$450.00
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There Will Always be Music, Art, & Church Bells . . .
There Will Always be a Memorable Meal
. . .
in San Francisco
Junior League of Pasadena.  The California heritage cookbook. Garden City, NY: Doubleday & Co., © 1976. 8vo (26.6 cm, 10.5"). [8], 424 pp.; illus.
$60.00
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Kelmscott MedievalismBeautiful Signed Binding
(KELMSCOTT PRESS).  Morris, William.  The tale of King Florus and the Fair Jehane. [colophon: Hammersmith: Pr. by William Morris at the Kelmscott Press, 1893]. 12mo (15 cm, 5.9"). [4], 96, [2] pp.
$7250.00
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Here's a Really Tiny Book in aTINY! Clamshell Case
[Landon, Letitia Elizabeth].  The English bijou almanac for 1837. London: Albert Schloss, 1836. Miniature (2 cm, .787"); in a publisher's slipcase slightly larger. 64 pp.; 7 plts., 4 music pp.
$750.00
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A Most Enjoyable Bibliographic Treasure —A VeryMiniature” Miniature Leporello
Lenepveu, Jules-Eugène, & Jean-Jacques Scherrer.  La vie de Jeanne d'Arc. No place: No publisher/printer, [1899–1900s?]. Miniature (3 x 2 cm; 1.125" x .75"). [9] pp., illus.
$225.00
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Inscribed by the Founder of theU.S. Church School Movement
Mühlenberg, William Augustus.  I would not live alway, and other pieces in verse by the same author. New York: Robert Craighead, 1860 (© 1859). 12mo (18.9 cm, 7.4"). 66, [2] pp.
$100.00
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A Pre-WWI SpyThriller/RomanceIllustratedIn a Signed Binding
Nicholson, Meredith.  The port of missing men. Indianapolis: Bobbs-Merrill Co., copyright 1907. 8vo (19.8 cm, 7.8"). Frontis., [10], 399, [5 (adv.)] pp.; 6 plts.
$60.00
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Designed by P.J. ConkwrightA Signer's Sad, Sensational End
(Philobiblon Club of Philadelphia).  Boyd, Julian P. The murder of George Wythe. Philadelphia: Privately Printed for The Philobiblon Club, 1949. Small 8vo (20 cm; 7.75"). [2] ff., 45, [3 (last blank) pp.
$27.50
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A Wealth of Wood Engravings
Prentiss, Elizabeth.  Little Susy’s six birthdays, by Aunt Susan. New York: Anson S. F. Randolph, 1862. 32mo (14.9 cm, 5.875"). iv, [1], 8–96, 96 p., [3] leaves of plates; illus.
$37.50
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A Famous Illustrator's Copy
Percy, Thomas, ed.; William Harvey, illus.; et al.  The beggar's daughter of Bednall Green. London: Jennings & Chaplin, 1832. 8vo (19.6 cm, 7.75"). Engr. frontis., 30, [4] (adv.) pp.; 5 plts.
$500.00
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Erudite EditionStealth Deluxe Binding
Petit de Julleville, Louis, trans.   La chanson de Roland: Traduction nouvelle rhythmée et assonancée avec une introduction et des notes. Paris: Alphonse Lemerre (pr. by A. Quantin), 1878. 8vo (20.7 cm, 8.18"). [4], 460, [4] pp.
$350.00
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Two Seasonal Spectacles at the Theatre Royal
  SPECIAL EFFECTS 1829
(PLAYBILL).  Broadside.  Begins: Theatre Royal, Drury Lane. This evening, Monday, December 28, 1829, His Majesty's Servants will act the tragedy of King Richard III. [London]: Pr. by J. Tabby, [1829]. Folio (34.5 cm, 13.5"). [2] ff.
$125.00
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17TH-Century” DiaryBoth Parts Matching ZAEHNSDORF Bindings
[Rathbone, Hannah Mary].  So much ofthe diary of Lady Willoughby as relates to her domestic history, & to the eventful period of the reign of Charles the First. London: Longman, Brown, Green, & Longmans (pr. by C. Whittingham), 1845. 12mo (17.3 cm, 6.8"). [4], 220 pp. [with the same author's] Some further portions of the diary of Lady Willoughby which do relate to her domestic history and to the events of the latter years of the reign of King Charles the First, the Protectorate and the Restoration. London: Longman, Brown, Green, & Longmans, 1848. 12mo. [6], 215, [1] pp.
$500.00
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The Robin Hood CollectionBewick IllustrationsSigned Binding
Ritson, Joseph, ed.  Robin Hood: A collection of all the ancient poems, songs, and ballads, now extant relative to that celebrated English outlaw. London: William Pickering; York: J. & G. Todd, 1832. 8vo (18.8 cm, 7.4"). 2 vols. I: [4], vii/viii, [2], [v]–cxxxv, [1], 148 pp.; illus. II: [2], v/vi, 261, [1] pp.; illus. (half-titles lacking).
$950.00
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Perishable Press: Marking the Occasion
Rothenberg, Jerome.  B • R • M • TZ • V • H.   Mount Horeb, WI: Perishable Press, 1979. 8vo (21 cm, 8.25"). [8] pp.
$75.00
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An AMERICAN Statesman in GEORGIAN LONDON
Rush, Richard.  Memoranda of a residence at the court of London. Philadelphia: Carey, Lea & Blanchard, 1833. 8vo (22 cm, 8.7"). 460 pp.
$200.00
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Moral Observations & Instructions” in aPretty Little Package
Sacred gift of devout & useful sayings. Boston: G. W. Cottrell, copyright 1851. Miniature (8 cm; 3.125"). 96 pp.
$100.00
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I Poured Out for Myself the Wine of Love”
Sandford, Christopher, trans.  The garden of caresses. London: The Golden Cockerel Press, 1934. 4to (21.8 cm, 8.55"). 91, [1] pp.; illus.
$125.00
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Handsome Study withSAMPLES of Italian Block-Printed Papers
Schmoller, Tanya.  Remondini and Rizzi: A chapter in Italian decorated paper history. New Castle, DE: Oak Knoll Books, 1990. Small 4to (25.7 cm; 10"). 55, [1] pp., [2] ff.
$275.00
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Signed First EditionPASSIONS
Singer, Isaac Bashevis.  Passions. New York: Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 1975. 8vo (21.5 cm, 8.4"). [8], 312 pp.
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Inscribed by the AuthorHoused in aSpine-Gilt-Extra Slipcase
Tarkington, Booth.  Monsieur Beaucaire. New York: McClure, Phillips & Co., 1900. 8vo (19.8 cm, 7.75"). 3–127 pp.; 6 plts.
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A Victorian Treasury of Song
Thornbury, Walter.  Two centuries of song: or, Lyrics, madrigals, sonnets, and other occasional verses of the English poets of the last two hundred years. London: Sampson Low, Son, & Marston, 1867. 8vo (23.4 cm; 9.25"). xii, 307, [1] pp., illus.; lacks one plate of 18.
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An ENGLISH *&*BEWICK-Illustrated HERBAL
Thornton, Robert John.  A new family herbal: Or popular account of the natures and properties of the various plants used in medicine, diet, and the arts. London: Richard Phillips (pr. by Richard Taylor & Co.), 1810. 8vo (24.1 cm, 9.5"). xvi, 901, [1 (adv.)] pp.; illus.
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Signed, IllustratedUpdike Poem
Updike, John.  In the cemetery high above Shillington. Concord, NH: William B. Ewert, 1995. 8vo (26.2 cm, 10.25"). [16] pp.; illus.
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The JOYS of Hard Work in aDeluxe Edition
Van Dyke, Henry.  The toiling of Felix. New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, 1913. 8vo (22 cm, 8.6"). [6], 70 pp.; 4 col. plts. (incl. in pagination).
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The Title Says It All
Various Hands.  A paradise of daintie devices. A collection of poems, songs, ballads. New York: Imprinted [by the Press of Francis Hart & Co.] for Charles Pratt & Co., Christmas, 1882. 8vo (20.6 cm; 8.125"). [6], 9–97, [7] pp.
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Biblical Men RepresentedAn Apologetic PrefaceA Handsome Binding
Wainwright, Jonathan Mayhew, editor.  Our Saviour, with prophets and apostles. A series of eighteen highly finished steel engravings, designed expressly for this work. With descriptions by several American divines. New York: D. Appleton & Co., 1851. 4to (28.5 cm; 11.25"). Engr. frontis., 235 pp., [17] plts.
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Artists Have Painted Them,
SONGS Have Been Composed aboutThem”
Weber, Francis J.  The cable cars. San Fernando, CA: Junípero Serra Press, 1984. Miniature (4.5 cm, 1.8'”). [4], 18, [4] pp.
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A Zen-Inspired Objet d'Art A Marriage of Tradition & Modernity
Yamamoto, Masao.  Omizuao. Tucson, AZ: Nazraeli Press, 2003. Folio (Box: 30.2 cm, 11.9"). [1] f.; col. illus.
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Bound by Sangorski & Sutcliffe
Zouch, Thomas.  The life of Isaac Walton; including notices of his contemporaries. London: Septimus Prowett, 1823. 8vo (21.1 cm, 8.25"). ii, 93 pp.; 20 plts.
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