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Goudy as the Maker of anIlluminated Medieval” Manuscript
(“A” is forAMAZING“).  Bible. Manuscript. O.T. Ecclesiastes. ca. 1903.  Manuscript. “Ecclesiastes[,] or the preacher.”  No place [Park Ridge, IL; Hingham, MA]: no date [ca. 1903–06]. 8vo (21 x 13 cm; 8.25" x 5.125"). [56] ff.
$25,000.00
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One American Merchant Writes Another on theAmerican Revolution
News of aFIERCE Sea Battle Waged after Yorktown
(AMERICAN NEWS).  Crawford, James.  A.L.S. to John Brown (“Care of Governor Hancock, Boston”). Philadelphia: 16 April 1782. Small 4to (9" x 7.5'). 1 p., with integral address leaf.
$3500.00
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Signatures of theFamous & Obscure
 (Autographs in Abundance).  Collection of signatures of notable and lesser Mexicans of the colonial era and first three quarters of the 19th century. Mexico: 1646 to ca. 1880. Various small sizes.
$2250.00
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UNexpurgated by the Mexican Inquisition
  MS Notes in NAHUATL in Addition
Avila, Francisco de.  Arte de la lengua mexicana, breves platicas de los mysterios de n. santa fee catholica, y otras para exortacion de su obligacion a los indios. Mexico: Por los herederos de la Viuda de Miguel de Ribera Calderon, 1717. 12mo. [13], 36, [1] ff.
$9975.00
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The Name of Upper California is Given to the Extension of Coast
        Between the 32nd and 42nd Degrees of North Latitude . . . ”
Bandini, José.  Manuscript on paper, in English. “Description of Upper California.” [Monterey?: ca. 1846]. Folio (31 cm; 12.25"). [14] ff. (2 ff. wrappers, 2 ff. blanks, 10 ff. of text).
$20,000.00
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When Pleasure Reaches Some Divine Extreme”
Bates, Charlotte Fiske.  Autograph Manuscript Signed. “The Venice of Life.” On paper. No place (Boston?): no date (ca. 1900?). 12mo (8" x 6"). 1 p.
$150.00
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A 19th-Century Student'sFlorilegium
[Benton, Youngs Elliott?].  Manuscript on paper, in English. [Maine?: 1839–42]. Oblong 8vo (17.1 cm, 6.75"). [4], 168 pp. (115 used).
$375.00
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Mexican Colonial Illuminated Art on Paper & Vellum
The Berdugos ofSeville, Arevalo, Zacatecas, & Mexico City
(Don Martin Entered America Illegally & Became an Hidalgo Anyway)
Berdugo de Avila Haro y Velasco, Martin, & Agustin Berdugo de Avila Haro y Velasco.  Manuscript on paper, in Spanish. Carta de hidalguia. Seville, Zacatecas, Mexico City: 1788.
$9750.00
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HEAVILY ANNOTATEDThe Gospels & Acts in an Important Edition
Bible.  N.T. Greek & Latin. 1588.  Testamentum Novum, sive novum foedus Iesu Christi, D.N. Cuius Graeco contextui respondent interpretationes duae: vna, vetus altera, Theodori Bezae, nunc quartò diligenter ab eo recognita... [Genevae]: [Henricus Stephanus], 1588. Folio (33 cm; 13"). [6] ff., 555, [1 (blank)] pp., [8] ff. (lacks final blank leaf); lacks vol. II (Epistles, Revelation).
$2500.00
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Marginalia tothe Max & Other Notes
Bible.  O.T. Psalms. Hebrew. 1880.   [two lines in Hebrew, then] Liber psalmorum. Textum masoreticum acuratissime expressit ... notis criticis confirmavit S. Baer. Praefatus est edendi operis adjutor Franciscus Delitzsch. Lipsiae: Ex officina Bernhardi Tauchnitz, 1880. 8vo (22.4 cm, 8.8"). [1] f., 82 pp.; manuscript notes bound in.
$1000.00
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        BIBLE SCHOLARSHIP,  click here.

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Timeless Hours A Medieval Manuscript Leaf
(Bible).  Catholic Church.  Book of Hours. Manuscript. Latin. Psalms.  Manuscript leaf on vellum. [Paris]: [ca. 1465]. 16mo (122 x 89 mm; 4.8 x 3.5"). [1] f.
$425.00
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An Exchange of RemembrancesPlacing” an Important Chronometer
(Bowditch, Nathaniel).  Letter Signed by the children of Nathaniel Bowditch to William Cranch Bond. Boston: 30 June1840. 8vo (10" x 7.75"). 1 p., with integral address leaf.
$125.00
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A Volume EXTRA ILLUSTRATED & Then Some!
Brown University.  Celebration of the one hundreth anniversary of the founding of Brown University, September 6th, 1864. Providence: Sidney S. Rider & Bro., 1865. 4to (26.5 cm; 10.25"). [4] ff., 178 pp., [1] f.
$10,000.00
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Recovered from a Binding
Catholic Church.   Liturgy.  Manuscript on vellum, in Latin. France (Brittany?): ca. 1350(?). Folio (31 20 cm; 12.25" x 7.75" ). [1] f.
$525.00
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The Beatus vir . . . Gorgeously Produced, Beautifully Framed
Catholic Church.  Liturgy & Ritual. Psalter.  Manuscript leaf. Northern Italy: ca. 1490. Folio. [1] f. (56 x 42 cm; 22" x 16").
$8750.00
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The Feast of a MARTYREDSoldier & Patron of Hunters
Catholic Church.  Liturgy & Ritual.  Manuscript on paper, in French. “Office de Saint Eustache & ses compagnons martyrs.” [Paris?]: 1759. 8vo (17.6 cm, 6.9"). 70 pp.
$850.00
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With BOTH the Author's & the Subject'sSignatures
Cecil, Richard.  Memoirs of John Bacon, esq. R.A. with reflections drawn from a review of his moral and religious character. London: Pr. for F. & C. Rivington by R. Noble, 1801. 8vo (17.5 cm, 6.9"). Frontis., iv, 118, [2 (1 adv.)] pp.
$1800.00
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May Content Gild with Smiles EveryHour as it Flies
(Commonplace Book).  Manuscript on paper, in English. “Album.” [U.K.: 1828–33]. 8vo (18.9 cm, 7.45"). [143] ff.; illus.
$1875.00
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I am anxious you should do a writing portrait . . . ”
Cook, Eliza.  A.L.s. (“Eliza”) to “My dear Sec.” London: 6 June 1860. 12mo (7.25" x. 4.5"). 1 p.
$275.00
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The Rector's Wife'sONGOING Cookery Endeavors 1786
Crownfield, Martha.  Manuscript on paper, in English. Recipe book. [Norfolk]: 1786. 4to (19.9 cm, 7.8"). [8] ff.
$2375.00
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Services Rendered” — 1835, '36
Dakal, G.M.  Two Autograph Notes Signed.  No places, 19 September 1835 and 29 June 1836. One sheet 8vo, one 4to with integral address leaf.
$20.00

Pull Out of Bate, Allow to Drain a Little & Throw into Pickel”
MANUSCRIPT TRADE SECRETS
Endicott-Johnson Company.  Manuscript on paper, in English. Formula book for shoe hide preparation. Endicott, Johnson City, NY: 1924–25. Various sizes (12mo to folio). Bound volume and 10 single sheets (74 pp. used).
$550.00
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Middlebury College's Early Financial Problems
Evarts, Jeremiah.  Autograph Letter Signed to Henry Davis. Charlestown, MA: 20 January 1817. Small 4to (24.5 cm; 9.75"). 3 pp. plus integral address page.
$250.00
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Speaking EngagementRestoration Appeal
Farrar, Frederick William.  Autograph Letter Signed to unidentified recipient. Westminster, England: 20 April [between 1876 and 1883]. 12mo (18 cm; 7"), 4 pp.
$40.00
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Attractive / IntriguingLiber Amicorum
(“G.H.'s” School Days)?  Manuscript on paper, in German. “Denkmale der Freundschaft.” Germany & Central Europe, 1800–06. 8vo (12 cm, 4.7"). [approx. 200] ff.; illus.
$450.00
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