NEWEST ARRIVALS
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[ PART IPART II ]


The State of 1730s London TheatreAn English Sammelband
Wycherley, William.  Love in a wood: Or, St. James's-Park. London: W. Feales, A. Bettesworth, F. Clay, et al., 1735. 12mo (16.6 cm, 6.55"). [8], [11]–124 pp. (without the plate). [with] Cibber, Colley. Love in a riddle. London: J. Tonson & J. Watts, 1736. 12mo. Frontis., [4], [7]–93, [3] pp. [and] Steele, Richard. The lying lover: Or, the ladies friendship. London: W. Feales, 1736. 12mo. Frontis., vi–83, [1] pp. [and] Philips, Ambrose. The distrest mother. London: J. Tonson, 1734. 12mo. Frontis., [10], 71, [1] pp. [and] Rowe, Nicholas. The tragedy of Jane Shore. Written in imitation of Shakespear's stile. London: Pr. for the booksellers, 1740. 12mo. Frontis., [8], 219–272, [2] pp. (pp. 241–44 bound in between 248 & 249); 1 plt. [and] Shakespeare, William. Othello, the Moor of Venice. London: J. Tonson, 1734. 12mo. 96 pp. (without the plate).
$600.00
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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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Immigration Reform in 1845Criminals among the Immigrants?! Provenance to Ponder
United States.  Congress. Senate. Committee on the Judiciary.   Reports of the Committee on the judiciary of the Senate of the United States, made by the Honorable John MacPherson Berrien, on January 27 and March 3, 1845, with testimony relating to the violation of the naturalization laws. Washington: Gales & Seaton, printers, 1845. 8vo (22.5 cm; 9"). vi, 222 pp.
$450.00
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A Rich Documentary SourceManaging Nuns of Puebla
whenThe World Is All Around Them
Santa Clara de la villa de Carrion, Convento de (Puebla, Mexico).   Manuscript, in Spanish, on paper. Cover title: Libro de decretos y patent[e]s, de los prelados deste conv[en]to de N[uest]ra Madre S[an]ta Clara de la V[ill]a de Carrion. Carrion, Puebla, Mexico: 1690–1858; the bulk, 1700–70. Folio. 269, [22] ff.,160 with writing.
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Middle EnglishWycliffite TranslationMedieval” Binding
Bible.   N.T. English. 1810. Wycliffe.  The New Testament, translated from the Latin, in the year 1380, by John Wiclif, D.D. to which are prefixed, memoirs of the life, opinions, and writings of Dr. Wiclif; and an historical account of the Saxon and English versions of the Scriptures, previous to the opening of the fifteenth century. London: Pr. by Richard Edwards for T. Hamilton et al., 1810. 4to (27.5 cm, 10.85"). Frontis., [2], lxxii, [2], 275, [1] pp.
$2000.00
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The First Study ofOtomi (or indeed ANY Mexican Language!)
Published in the U.S.
Nájera, Manuel de San Juan Crisóstomo, father.  De lingua Othomitorum dissertatio, autore Emmanuele Naxera. Philadelphia: ex prelis James Kay, jun. ac fratris, 1835. 4to (27 cm; 10.5"). [1] f. 48 pp.
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American WINE & More 1867
United States.  Department of Agriculture.  Report of the Commissioner of Agriculture for the year 1867. Washington: Government Printing Office, 1868. 8vo (23.5 cm; 9.25"). xix, [1], 512 pp., XXXVII plates; illus.
$225.00
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Andrés Bello inEl Salvador
Bello, Andrés.  Principios de derecho de jentes. San Salvador: Imprenta del Estado, 1839. 12mo. 14 pp.
$500.00
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A Very ProtestantCatholic” N.T. Publisher's Moiré Cloth Binding
Bible.  N.T. English. Rheims. 1834.  The New Testament of our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ. Translated out of the Latin Vulgate, diligently compared with the original Greek, and first published by the English college of Rheims, anno 1582. With the original preface, arguments and tables, marginal notes, and annotations. To which are now added an introductory essay and a complete topical and textual index. New York: Jonathan Leavitt, 1834 (copyright 1833). 8vo (23 cm; 9"). [1] f., 458 pp.
$650.00
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Printed, Illuminated, & Rubricated by Valenti Angelo
Hare, William Loftus.  The court of the printers' guild. [Bronxville, NY]: Valenti Angelo, 1949. 32mo (12.2 cm; 4.875"). [1 (blank)], [18 (title-leaf and text leaves)], [5 (blank) ff.
$145.00
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Is It Real, or Is It Memorex?Almost Certainly NOT Real, nor a “Facsimile”???
Kings Exchequer at Westminster.  Broadside. Begins: The standard of weights and measures in the Exchequer. Anno 12.o Henrici Septimi. Londini: sumptibus Societ. Antiquariae, 1746 [really, ca. 1850?]. Folio extra (65 x 49 mm; 25.5" x 19.125"). [1] p.
$775.00
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Legal GuidePrinted by Elizabeth Nutt
A compendious library of the law, necessary for persons of all degrees and professions.  In the Savoy [London]: Pr. by E. & R. Nutt and R. Gosling for J. Osborn, 1740. 12mo (17 cm, 6.75"). [2], 196, [8], 192, [8] pp.
$900.00
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The First Australian Star Catalogue Devoted to the
Heretofore Unknown Parts of the Heavens”

(PRESENTATION COPY) 
Rumker, Charles.  Preliminary catalogue of fixed stars intended for a prospectus of a catalogue of the stars of the Southern Hemisphere included within the Tropic of Capricorn now reducing from the observations made in the observatory at Paramatta. Hamburgh: Printed for Perthes & Besser, 1832. 4to (25 cm; 10"). 20, xxv pp.
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Improved Taste of Modern Time MustQuestion the Crudities of Former Days”
Rocco, Sha [pseud. of Abisha Shumway Hudson].  The masculine cross and ancient sex worship. New York: Asa K. Butts & Co., 1874. 8vo (19 cm, 7.75"). 65, [7 (adv.)] pp.; illus.
$200.00
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Hudson was a Massachusetts-born physician and one of the founders of the Keokuk Medical College; his publisher here was the notable freethinker andcontraception advocate Asa K. Butts, who has supplied several pages of advertisements for some of his other publications.

•  Publisher's blue cloth, front cover with gilt-stamped title and fish vignette with blind-stamped decorative borders; spine slightly darkened, small spots of light discoloration, extremities rubbed. Sewing just barely starting to loosen but holding; pages clean. A more than decent copy of this interesting and, shall we say, “highly personal” work.  (35139)

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It Looks LikeWhat an Incunable is SUPPOSED to Look Like
Antoninus, Saint, Archbishop of Florence.  Summa theologica. [colophon: Argentina {i.e., [Strassburg}: Johannem {Reinhard} Grüninger, 1496]. Folio (32.5 cm; 12.5"). Vols. I & II (in one volume) of V. I: [173 of 174] ff. (lacking first leaf of vol. 1); [225 of 226] ff. (without the final blank].
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Laugh a Little Cringe a LittleCarrington Curiosa
Cabanès, Augustin.  The secret cabinet of history peeped into by a doctor. Paris: Charles Carrington, 1897. 8vo. x pp., [2[ ff., 3–239, vii, [1 (blank) pp., [4 (ads)] ff.
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A Classic LargeAMERICAN Family” Bible
Bible.  English. Authorized (i.e., “King James Version”).   The holy Bible, containing the Old and New Testaments, translated out of the original tongues, and with the former translations diligently compared and revised; with complete concordance. Embracing every passage of Scripture in the largest editions. Philadelphia: A.J. Holman & Co., 1880. 4to (32 cm, 12.6"). [4], [9]–14, xvi, 103, [3], 48, 576, 104, [577]–767, [1], 41, [1], 22 pp.; 2 plts., 15 double-sided plts., 1 double-sided map.
$500.00
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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.
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Sheriffs & Coroners
The compleat sheriff in theory and practice; shewing the importance, nature, and duty, of that high office ... to which is added, the office and duty of a coroner. London: Pr. by W. Strahan & M. Woodfall for G. Kearsly, 1778. 8vo (21.8 cm, 8.6"). [4], 468 pp.
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Antiquities of the JewsIllustrated
Josephus, Flavius.  The works of Flavius Josephus. Containing, I. The life of Josephus, as written by himself. II. The antiquities of the Jewish people; with a defense of those antiquities, in answer to Apion. III. The history of the martyrdom of the Maccabees; and the wars of the Jews with the neighbouring nations till the final destruction of Jerusalem by the Roman power. IV. Account of Philo's ambassy from the Jews of Alexandria, to the Emperor Caius Caligula. London: Pr. for Fielding & Walker by Henri Lion, 1777–78. 4to (27.2 cm, 10.75"). 2 vols. I: Frontis., 719, [1] pp. (lacking list of subscribers); 44 (1 fold.) plts., 7 maps (1 fold.). II: Frontis., [2], 644, [28 (index)] pp.; 16 (of 17) plts.
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Social “Norms” of Late 17th-Century Mexico141 Condemned Propositions
A Woman Printer Life in a Print Shop?
Ledesma, Clemente de.  Compendio del despertador de noticias de los santos sacramentos. Mexico: por Doña Maria de Benavides, 1695. Small 8vo (14.5 cm; 5.75"). [12] ff., 368, 32 pp., [4] ff.
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Mythology, Fables, Chivalry, & LegendsA Pretty & Pleasing Set
Bulfinch, Thomas.  The age of chivalry. New York: Thomas Y. Crowell, © 1901. 12mo (15.6 cm, 6.3"). Frontis., add. t.-p., viii, 329, [1] pp. [with the same author's] The age of fable. New York: Thomas Y. Crowell, [1901]. 12mo. Frontis., add. t.-p., xiii, [1], 460 pp. [and] Legends of Charlemagne. New York: Thomas Y. Crowell, [1901]. 12mo. Frontis., add. t.-p., xviii, 271, [1] pp.
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Some Distributism & The Ten Commandments inEngravings by DAVID JONES
St. Dominic's Press.  The Game. A Monthly Magazine. Ditchling: St. Dominic's Press, 1922. 12mo (18 cm; 7"). Vol. V. 118 pp.
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Color-Illustrated Board BookWhere Food Comes From
How it is made. An object book of common things. London & New York: Frederick Warne & Co., [1905]. 8vo (26.3 cm, 10.4"). [8] pp.; col. illus.
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The Dawn of the Enlightened Era” ofBrewing & Distilling
Shannon, Robert.  A practical treatise on brewing, distilling, and rectification, with the genuine process of making brandy, rum, and Hollands gin, the London practice of brewing porter, ale, and table beer, the method of brewing country ales, &c. London: Robert Scholey, 1805. 4to (27.5 cm, 10.9"). xxxii (half-title lacking), 307, [1], 248, 135, [1], 183, [1] pp.; 8 plts. (1 fold.), 5 fold. tables.
$3000.00
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Oxford, Leporello-Style19 Natty Nobs
(University of Oxford).  Whittock, Nathaniel.  The costumes of the members of the University of Oxford. London: N. Whittock, [ca. 1830]. 16mo (12.2 x 112.9 cm, 4.75 x 44.45"). [1] f.; 17 col. plts.
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The Morning Breath ofEarly June / Rose Sweet from Meadows Full in Bloom . . .”
[Bloss, Joseph Blossom].  The morning breath of June. New York: A. Newman Lockwood (pr. by J.C. Von Arx), 1884. 4to (20.5 cm, 8.1"). [64] pp.; illus.
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ENGLISH ScanderbegWith a Spenser Sonnet (1596)
Barleti, Marin.  The historie of George Castriot, surnamed Scanderbeg, King of Albanie. London: William Ponsonby (pr. by R. Field), 1596. Folio (28.8 cm, 11.3"). [14], 498, [18] pp.
$2500.00
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Eric Gill Writes, His Son-in-Law Draws
Gill, Eric, & Denis Tegetmeier.  Unholy trinity. London: J. M. Dent & Sons (for Hague & Gill Ltd. [prs.]), [colophon: 1938]. Square 8vo (21 cm; 8"). [12] ff. (i.e., [24] pp.), illus.
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The First Jesuit Mission to theMughal Empire
Bartoli, Daniello.  Missione al Gran Mogor del P. Ridolfo Aqvaviva ... sua vita e morte, e d'altri quattro compagni uccisi in odio della fede in Salsete di Goa. Milano: Lodovico Monza, 1664. 12mo. [4] ff., 193, [1] p., [1] f.
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Will He Get the Girl?   The Car Might Help!
Field, Edward Salisbury.  A six-cylinder courtship. New York: Grosset & Dunlap, © 1907. 8vo (20.4 cm, 8.1"). 130 pp.; 7 plts. (1 col.).
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Kelmscott MedievalismBeautiful Signed Binding
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.
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“A Story of Modern American Life”
Colton, Arthur.  The debatable land. New York & London: Harper & Brothers, 1901. 8vo (19.4 cm, 7.6"). [10], 312, [8] pp.
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The First Book Printed in the New World inThree ColorsSpecial Illuminated Copy
Catholic Church.  Diocese of Santiago (Chile). Synod (1763), & Synod (1688).  Synodo diocesana, que celebró el ilustrissimo Senõr Doctor Don Manuel de Alday y Aspee, Obispo de Santiago de Chile ... en el iglesia catedral de dicha ciudad. Á que se dió princípio el dia quatro de enero de mil setecientos sesenta y tres años; y se publicó en veintidos de abril de dicho año. Lima: Oficina de la Calle de la Encarnación, 1764. Folio (28 cm; 11"). [4] ff., 170 pp., [13] ff; [7 ff.], 168 pp.
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Scarce Ditchling Broadside, with a Wood-Engraving by Eric Gill
Pepler, H.D.C.  Broadside. The pieman. Ditchling, Sussex: St. Dominic's Press, no date [ca. 1926]. Small 8vo (21.5 x 12 cm; 8.5" x. 4.75"). [1] p.
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HIS Account of the Defeat at Bull Run No, It Was NOT My Fault!
Patterson, Robert.  A narrative of the campaign in the valley of the Shenandoah, in 1861. Philadelphia: Sherman & Co., printers, 1865. 8vo. [6 (5 blank)], frontis. map, [4 (2 blank)], (9)–128, [2 (blank)] pp.
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A Review forPrinters & Bibliophiles
Randle, John & Rosalind, eds.  Matrix 7. Number seven, winter 1987. Gloucestershire: The Whittington Press, 1987. Imperial 8vo (28.7 cm, 11.3"). [6], 166, [2] pp.; illus.
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Around the World withMaps & Costumes
Goodrich, Samuel G.  The second book of history, including the modern history of Europe, Africa, and Asia. Boston: Charles J. Hendee & G.W. Palmer and Co., 1838. 4to (19 cm, 7.5"). Frontis., 180 pp.; 16 maps.
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Pirates of the Pacific Slavers SuccessfulPalompong Pillaged
Anonymous.  [drop-title] Relacion de la valerosa defensa de los naturales Bisayas del pueblo de Palompong en la ysla de Leyte, de la provincia de Catbalogan en las yslas Philipinas, que hicieron contra las armas mahometanas de Ylanos, y Malanaos, en el mes de Iunio de 1754. [colophon: Manila: Impresso en la Imprenta de la Compañia de Iesus, 1755]. Small 4to (21 cm; 8.25"). [8] ff., last blank.
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Something Which Belongs to the Muse, the Moon”
Graves, Robert. Poems. New York: Limited Editions Club, 1980. Folio (25.3 cm, 10"). xx, 144, [2] pp.; 8 pls.
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The Flight of the Glumms”
[Paltock, Robert].  The life and adventures of Peter Wilkins, a Cornish man: relating particularly his shipwreck near the South Pole ... Taken from his own mouth, in his passage to England, from off Cape Horn in America, in the ship Hector. With an introduction. [London: N. Cooke, 1853]. 8vo. [2] ff., [iii]–vii, [1], 116 pp., added title-page, plate.
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Wildflowers in Art & LiteratureA Large Volume inFine Aesthetic Style
Hervey, A.B.; Isaac Sprague, illus.  Flowers of the field and forest. From original water-color drawings after nature. Troy, NY: H.B. Nims & Co., 1886. Folio (32.5 cm, 12.8"). [94] pp.; 10 col. plts.
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Institutionally Approved as aVirtuous Juvenile Reading Book
Cardell, William S.  Story of Jack Halyard, the sailor boy: or, the virtuous family. Philadelphia: Stereotyped by L. Johnson for Uriah Hunt, 1832. 24mo (14.5 cm; 5.75"). Frontis., 234, 8 (ads for Uriah Hunt) pp.; illus.
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One of 30 Special CopiesExtra Plates, Signed Binding
Nogaret, François-Félix, et al.  Le fond du sac, ou recueil de contes en vers et en prose & de pieces fugitives. Paris: Leclere (pr. Lyon: Louis Perrin), 1866. 8vo (20 cm, 7.8"). xli, [3], 172, [2] pp.; 12 plts.
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Nonesuch Marvell
Marvell, Andrew.  Miscellaneous poems by Andrew Marvell. London: Nonesuch Press, 1923. 8vo (27.1 cm, 10.7"). Frontis., [4], 148, [6] pp.
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The Collector to His Dealer
Ruskin, John.  Autograph Letter Signed, to J. Hogarth. [England: ca. 1860?]. Frame: 37.5 x 39.6 cm; letter: 17.5 x 12.5 cm.
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He Wanted to Be a Missionary to the Chiriguanos . . .
He Learned Angolan” Instead & Served Lima's Blacks
Buendía, José.  Vida admirable y prodigiosas virtudes del venerable y apostolico padre Francisco del Castillo de la Compañia de Jesus, natural de Lima, ciudad de Los Reyes en la provincia del Perù. Madrid: Antonio Roman, 1693. 4to. [16] ff., 666 pp., [1] f. (without the portrait).
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Kellogg EphemerumVisit the Sanitarium!
[Kellogg, John Harvey].  The Battle Creek sanitarium. Kalamazoo, MI: Ihling Bros. Everard Co., © 1913. 12mo (20.7 cm, 8.2"). [12] pp.; col. illus.
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An Italian'sEMBLEMS in French with Engravings by a Dutchman . . .
Ripa, Cesare.  Iconologie, ou La science des emblemes, devises &c. Qui apprend à les expliquer, dessiner et inventer. Ouvrage tres utile aux orateurs, poëtes, peintres, sculpteurs, graveurs, & generalement à toutes sortes de curieux des beaux arts et des sciences. A Amsterdam: Chez Adrian Braakman, 1698. Small 8vo. 2 vols. I: Engr. title-page, [8] ff., 264 pp., 29 plates. II: Engr. title-page, [1] f., pp. 265–550; 51 plates, [6 (ads)] ff.
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Kirghiz / Kyrghyz / Kazakh from theRussian Bible Society
(A Beautiful, Interesting Binding)
Bible. N.T. Kirghiz (a.k.a., Kazahk). 1820.  [title in Kyrgyz in Arabic charaters, transliterated as Enjil moqqadas yani Isah Masihnak yani wasiati awalky tasnif; i.e., The New Testament]. Astrakhan: [Russian Bible Society], 1820. 8vo. [302] ff.
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Kerouac before He WasJack”
Kerouac, Jack [but writing as “John”].  The Town and the City. New York: Harcourt, Brace & Co., (1950). 8vo (20.5 cm; 8"). [3] ff., 499, [1] pp.
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Was Uncle Tom's Cabin“A Fair Delineation of Slavery”?
Stowe, Harriet Beecher.  A key to Uncle Tom's Cabinpresenting the original facts and documents upon which the story is founded. Together with corroborative statements verifying the truth of the work. London: Thomas Bosworth; Clarke, Beeton, & Co., 1853. 8vo (17.9 cm, 7.1"). viii, 595, [1], 4 (adv). pp.
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TheLARGEST Herbal in the English LanguageRuskin's Copy
Parkinson, John.  Theatrum botanicum: The theater of plantes. Or, an herball of a large extent ... London: Thomas Cotes, 1640. Folio (35.3 cm, 13.9"). Add. engr. t.-p., [18], 1755 (i.e., 1745), [3] pp.; illus.
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Gay Images & Bright Colours” “The Most Archaistic Parts of the Country”
Lepage-Medvey, E.  French costumes. London, Paris, New York: The Hyperion Press, 1939. Folio (32.5 cm, 12.75"). [4], 7–23, [1] pp.; 40 col. plts.
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Printed in Black & RED Woodcut Initials PLANTIN LEAVES
(Plantin Press).   Offered are a small selection of very attractive leaves from a sadly incomplete and imperfectly identified Roman Missal printed at Christopher Plantin's press in Antwerp, circa 1570. All leaves are 8vo, measuring approximately 197 x 142 mm or 7 3/4" x 5 3/8" (h x w), and each page is printed in double-column format, in black ink with some words or lines in red; amount of printing in red varies from page to page.
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25 Copies
Scott, Geoffrey.  The portrait of Zélide. London: Constable & Co., 1925. 8vo (22.5 cm; 9"). [1] f., frontis. port., vii, [1], 215, [1] pp., 3 plts.
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Groveling Malice!  Mercenary Views Sordid Interests!
Hervey, John Hervey, Baron.  Remarks on the Craftsman's vindication of his two hon.ble patrons in his paper of May 22. 1731. London: Pr. for J. Peele, 1731. 8vo (18 cm, 7.1"). 62 pp.
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APRINTER-Missionary in INDIA
Ward, William.  Farewell letters to a few friends in Britain and America, on returning to Bengal, in 1821. New York: E. Bliss & E. White, 1821. 12mo. 250 pp.
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The Louisiana Purchase PLUS
United States.   Dept. of State.  Message from the President of the United States, transmitting the correspondence between the United States and the government of Spain, relative to the subjects of controversy between the two nations. Washington: William A. Davis, 1817. 8vo. 77 pp.
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Squash Breakfast Cakes, Squash Indian Cake, Squash Rolls, & Fayal Buckeye Cake
Train, Carrie W.  The Pentucket housewife. A manual for housekeepers, and collection of recipes, contributed by the ladies of the First Baptist Church Haverhill, Mass. Haverhill, MA: Steam Press of Chase Bros, 1888. 8vo (22 cm, 8.6"). 136, [6 (adv.)] pp.
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Angels & Allegories forChildren
Todd, John.  The angel of the iceberg: and other stories, illustrating great moral truths. Northampton: Bridgman & Childs; New York: Sheldon & Co.; Philadelphia: E.H. Butler & Co., 1859. 8vo (17.3 cm, 6.8"). 376 pp.; 2 plts.
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Medieval RomanceBruce Rogers Design
Leighton, William, & Eliza Barrett.  The history of Oliver and Arthur. Cambridge: Pr. by the Riverside Press for Houghton, Mifflin & Co., 1903. Sm. folio (27.2 cm, 10.7"). [10], cviii, [2] pp.; illus.
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Fontana: Use Quality Pasta
Rich, Jean.  The Jean Rich cook book macaroni - spaghetti - egg noodles. Braidwood, IL: National Macaroni Manufacturers Assoc., [1930]. 16mo. 31, [1] pp.; col. illus.
$17.50
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FIRST BIBLIOGRAPHY of AMERICANA (+)
León Pinelo, Antonio de.  Epítome de la bibliotheca oriental, y occidental, nautica, y geográfica ... Añadido y enmendado nuevamente en que se contienen los escritores de las Indias orientales, y occidentales, y reinos convecinos China, Tartaria, Japón, Persia, Armenia, Etiopía y otras partes. Madrid: En la oficina de Francisco Martinez Abad, 1737–38. Folio (30 cm; 11.75"). 3 vols. I: [71], [135], [27] ff. II: [221] ff. III: 202 pp.
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Abbott'sIllustrated Biographies
Abbott, Jacob, & John S.C. Abbott. MAKERS OF HISTORY.  Akron, OH: The Superior Printing Co., [1914]. 12mo (18.8 cm, 7.4"). 20 vols. I: Frontis., [2], 256 pp.; 3 plts. II: Frontis., 229, [1] pp.; 3 plts. III: Frontis., 251, [1] pp.; 3 plts. IV: Frontis., 250 pp.; 2 plts. V: Frontis., 263, [1] pp.; 2 plts. VI: Frontis., 239, [1] pp.; 1 fold. map, 3 plts. VII: Frontis., 264 pp.; 2 plts. VIII: Frontis., 272 pp.; 2 plts. IX: Frontis., 257, [1] pp.; 1 fold. map, 3 plts. X: Frontis., 239, [1] pp.; 3 plts. XI: Frontis., 265, [1] pp.; 3 plts. XII: Frontis., 248 pp.; 3 plts. XIII: Frontis., 303, [1] pp.; 3 plts. XIV: Frontis., 285, [1] pp.; 4 plts. XV: Frontis., 287, [1] pp.; 4 plts. XVI: Frontis., 223, [1] pp.; 3 plts. XVII: Frontis., 233, [1] pp.; 3 plts. XVIII: Frontis., 327, [1] pp.; 4 plts. XIX: Frontis., 263, [1] pp.; 3 plts. XX: Frontis., 285, [1] pp.; 3 plts.
$225.00
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Luke in KOREAN, Printed in Korea
Bible.  N.T. Luke. Korean. Ross et al. 1890.  [title in Hangul character, translated as: Luke's Gospel]. [Seoul: Sammun Ch'ulp'ansa], 1890. 12mo (21.5 cm; 8.5"). 60 ff.
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Precursor toSturt's Silver Engravings?
Church of England.  Book of Common Prayer. English. 1710.   The book of common prayer, and administration of the sacraments, and other rites and ceremonies of the Church, according to the use of the Church of England: Together with the psalter or psalms of David, pointed as they are to be sung or said in churches. Oxford: University Printers, 1710. 8vo (19.2 cm, 7.5"). [522] (of 524) pp.; 52 (of 53) plts.
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Sound Study Professional” Provenance
Rush, James.  The philosophy of the human voice: embracing its physiological history; together with a system of principles by which criticism in the art of elocution may be rendered intelligible, and instruction, definite and comprehensive. To which is addeda brief analysis of song and recitative. Philadelphia: Grigg & Elliot, 1833. 8vo (21.7 cm, 8.5 “). [4 (ads)] ff., 432 pp.
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The Medicinal Virtues of PlantsIllustrated
Hill, John.  The family herbal, or an account of all those English plants, which are remarkable for their virtues, and of the drugs which are produced by vegetables of other countries; with their descriptions and their uses, as proved by experience. Bungay: J. & R. Childs, 1822. 8vo (21.2 cm, 8.4"). viii, xl, 376 pp.; 54 col. plts.
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WE ARE *RICH* JUST NOW IN EXTRAORDINARY
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Soldier Humor Illustrated
Cary, Melbert B., Jr., ed. & pub.  Mademoiselle from Armentières [volumes one and two]. New York: Press of the Woolly Whale, 1930 & 1935. 8vo. 2 vols. I: [12], pp. II: xlv, [9], 111, [1] pp.; illus.
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I Made Them Learn Some Songs to Sing to Their Own Dancing”
Ruskin, John.  Autograph Letter Signed, to Mrs. [William] Cowper [later Cowper-Temple]. Winnington Hall, Northwich, Cheshire: [ca. 12 December 1864]. 12mo (20 x 12.5cm; 7.875" x 4.875:). 3 pp.
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Women'sMysteries
Albertus, Magnus, pseudo-, & Michael Scot.  Alberti Magni, de secretis mulierum libellus, scholiis auctus, & à mendis repurgatus. Eiusdem de virtutibus herbarum, lapidum, & animalium quorundam libellus. Item de mirabilibus mundi, ac de quibusdam effectibus causatis à quibusdam animalibus, &c. Adiecimus & ob materiae similitudinem Michaelis Scoti philosophi, De secretis naturae opusculum. Lugduni: Ioannes Quadratus, 1580. Small 8vo (12 cm, 4.75"). 381, [11] pp.
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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).
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For God So Loved the World”
Bible.  N.T. John, 3:16. Polyglot. 1890.   St. John iii, 16, &c. in most of the languages and dialects in which the British and foreign Bible society has printed or circulated the Holy Scriptures. London: British & Foreign Bible Society, 1890. 12mo (18 cm; 7"). 83, [1] pp., [2] ff.
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Christo Shares Space withJames Byars
Copley, William Nelson, ed.  S.M.S. February 1968. No. 1. [New York]: Letter Edged in Black Press, 1968. Narrow folio (28 cm; 11"). Varied contents.
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First GUIDEBOOK toMarian Shrines in Mexico
Very Early Florida Author

Added Engraving of the Virgin of Guadalupe
Florencia, Francisco de.  Zodiaco mariano en que el sol de justicia Christo con la salud en las alas vista como signos, y casas proprias para beneficio de los hombres los templos, y lugares dedicados à los cultos de su SS. Madre por medio de las mas celebres, y milagrosas imagenes de la misma Señora, que se veneran en esta America Septentrional, y reynos de la Nueva España. Mexico: En la Nueva Imprenta del Real, y Mas Antiguo Colegio de San Ildefonso, 1755. 4to (20 cm; 8"). [24], 328 pp., illus.
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BRITISH Antiquity, Printed at theSign of the UNICORN
Howell, William.  Medulla historiae Anglicanae. Being a comprehensive history of the lives and reigns of the monarchs of England, from the time of the invasion thereof by Julius Caesar, to this present year 1681. London: Abel Swalle, 1681. 12mo (14.8 cm, 5.8"). [14 ff.], 653, [1 (blank)] pp. (pagination skips 215–24, repeats 241–50, several other pages incorrectly numbered); 2 plts.
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LIMA Mourns Charles IIIEngraving by VAZQUEZA RARE Type of Volume
from anINTERESTING PRESS
Rico, Juan.  Reales exequias, que por el fallecimiento del señor don Carlos III, rey de España y de las Indias, mando celebrar en la ciudad de Lima. Lima: En la Imprenta Real de los Niños Expósitos, 1789. Folio. [2] ff., 169, [1 (blank)] pp., [1] f., 50 pp., fold. plt.
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Mr. Holmes Played Old Men & Character Parts — Same as I Did
Kellogg, Eugenia.  The Awakening of Poccalito. A Tale of Telegraph Hill, and Other Tales. San Francisco: The Unknown Publisher, 1903. 12mo (17.5 cm; 7"). 130 pp.
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The Kingdom of the “Abessines”Englished & Illustrated
Ludolf, Hiob.  A new history of Ethiopia. Being a full and accurate description of the kingdom of Abessinia, vulgarly, though erroneously called the empire of Prester John. London: Samuel Smith, 1682. Folio (33.5 cm, 13.2"). [8], 88, 151–53, 104–05, 156–370, 375–398 pp. (pagination skips 245/46, 371–74); 3 fold. plts., 4 double plts., 2 plts. (map and 1 plt. lacking).
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A Look atTHREE Fine Presses
Sewell, Brocard.  Three private presses: Saint Dominic's Press, the Press of Edward Walters, Saint Albert's Press. Wellingborough: Christopher Skelton, 1979. 8vo (26 cm, 10.25"). 54, [2] pp.; illus.
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A High Spot of Science One of the Most Useful EditionsA HANDSOME Set
Newton, Isaac.  Philosophiae naturalis principia mathematica. Glasguae: Andreae et Joannis M. Duncan, 1822. 8vo (24.2 cm, 9.5"). 4 vols. in 2. I: [4], [vii]–xxx, [2], 431, [1] pp. II: [6], 320 pp. III: [4], xxxvi, 344 pp. IV: [2], vi, 202, [2] pp.
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