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Dickens Goes toAMERICA
Dickens, Charles.  American notes for general circulation. Avon, CT: Made for the Members of the Limited Editions Club, 1975. 8vo (25.5 cm, 10.1"). Col. frontis., xv, [3], 272, [2] pp.; 2 double-page col. plts., 5 col. plts.
$40.00
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Mainly, a Literary Washington'ianum”
Not QUITE Entirely So!
Dinmore, Richard.  Select and fugitive poetry. A compilation. With notes biographical and historical. Washington City: Pr. at the Franklin Press [by James Lyon & Richard Dinmore], 1802. 12mo (16.3 cm, 6.4"). 288 pp.
$450.00
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Will You Truck Your Watch?” — BRADFORD Imprint
AMERICAN
REVISIONS
Fernandez, Felipe.  New practical grammar of the Spanish language in five parts. Philadelphia: Printed by T. & W. Bradford, [1798] . 8vo. vii, [1], 356 pp.
[SOLD]
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Republican Education” French & Philadelphian?
France.   Convention nationale. Comitè d'instruction publique. National convention. Report on the organization of national schools: To complete a republican education. Made in the name of the Committee of public instruction. The 24th germinal, second year of the republic.... Philadelphia: Pr. & sold [by Benjamin Franklin Bache], 1794. 8vo (21.5 cm, 8.5"). 12 pp.
$350.00
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A Popular Edition from aSurreptitious Manuscript Copy
Franklin, Benjamin.  The works of the late Dr. Benjamin Franklin; consisting of his Life, written by himself. Together with essays, humorous, moral, and literary, chiefly in the manner of the Spectator. Philadelphia: Wm. W. Woodward, 1801. 12mo (16.7 cm, 6.6"). Frontis., 321, [11] pp.
$700.00
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CORNERSTONE for anAMERICAN SPORTING LIBRARY
“Gentleman of Philadelphia County, A” [i.e., Jesse Y. Kester].  The American shooter's manual, comprising such plain and simple rules, as are necessary to introduce the inexperienced into a full knowledge of all that relates to the dog, and the correct use of a gun; also a description of the game of this country. Philadelphia: Carey, Lea & Carey, 1827. 12mo (18.5 cm; 7.125"). [2] ff., pp. [ix]–249, [1] p., [1 (errata)] f., [3 (ads)] ff.; frontis., 2 plts.
$1800.00
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LAW MANUAL Published by One South CarolinaFREEMASON & Used by Another
(Just One Notable Mark of Emphasis BUT That an Apt One)
[Grimké, John Faucheraud], comp.  The South-Carolina justice of peace, containing all the duties, powers and authorities of that office, as regulated by the laws now of force in this state. And adapted to the parish and county magistrate, to which is added, a great variety of warrants, indictments and other precedents.... Philadelphia: R. Aitken & Son, 1796. 8vo (21 cm, 8.25"). viii, 641, [3 (index)] pp. (622–25 incorrectly paginated 522–25).
$7000.00
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A Writer at a (Charming!) Loss for Words
Hall, Basil.  Autograph Letter Signed to Isabella Walsh. Philadelphia: 17 December 1827. Small 4to (24 x 19 cm; 9.5" x 7.5"). 1 p.
$100.00
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A Sorrowful Reader?
Hartmann, Maurice [i.e., Moritz].  Last days of a king. An historical romance...translated from the German by M.E. Niles. Philadelphia: J.B. Lippincott, 1867. 12mo. 198, [6] pp.
$40.00
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Direct-ActionIndependent Steam Engines
    [Actually: Pumps]
Henderson, William M.  Patent No. 65,911: Improvement in steam pumps. [Washington, D.C.: United States Patent Office, 1867]. Folio (appr. 40 × 28 cm, 15.75" × 11"). [3], [1 (blank)] ff.
$150.00
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Direct-ActionCompound Engines
Henderson, William M.  Patent No. 105,941: Improvement in direct-acting compound engine]. [Washington, D.C.: United States Patent Office, 1870. Folio (appr. 37 × 25 cm, 14.5" × 10"). [2], 2, [1 (blank)] ff.
$150.00
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Irving's Tales ofNew York, Paris, Granada, Etc.
Irving, Washington.  Wolfert's roost and other papers, now first collected.  New York: G.P. Putnam & Co., 1855. 12mo (19.3 cm, 7.6"). Frontis., add. engr. t.-p., [2], [7]–383, [1], 12 (adv.) pp.
$200.00
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You Have to Buy This to See the Twinkly
   SANTA Ironing His
Uniform”
Jewel Greeting Card Co.  Personal Christmas cards with name imprinted. Philadelphia: Jewel Greeting Card Co., (ca. 1950?). 26 cards in 3 folders.
$35.00
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The Check Is in the Mail
Joseph Anthony & Co.  Autograph Letter Signed to Benjamin Bourne. Philadelphia, PA: 28 January 1800. 4to (10" x 7.75"). 1 p., without the integral address leaf.
$75.00
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Anti-Lamarckian Natural Theology Illustrated
Kirby, William.  On the power, wisdom and goodness of God, as manifested in the creation of animals, and in their history, habits and instincts. Philadelphia: Carey, Lea & Blanchard, 1836. 8vo (22.5 cm, 8.8"). lxxii, 519, [1], [4 (adv.)] pp.; 20 plts.
$175.00
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Fly Fly!50 Copies Only
Koelewyn, Arie.  Paper airplanes 1911 and 1973. Philadelphia: Paper Airplane Press, 1977. 12mo. [1] f., 12 pp., [1] f.
$40.00
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Sensational StoryAppropriate Illustrations
Lawrence, George A.  Breaking a butterfly or Blanche Ellerslie's ending. Philadelphia: J. B. Lippincott & Co., 1869. 12mo. [2 (1 blank)], v–viii, 395, [1 (blank)] pp.; 7 plts. (lacks ads).
$38.50
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Highly SignificantAmerican Judaicum
Leeser, Isaac, ed. & tr.  [title in Hebrew, transliterated as] Sidure divre tsadikim kolel seder ha-tefilot mi-kol ha-shanah ke-minhag ... Ashkenaz u-Polin.... [from the added title-page in English: Philadelphia: Printed by G. Sherman, for the editor, 1848]. 8vo. viii, 242, 2–243, [1] pp.
$2500.00
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ThisYoung Philadelphian’s CHRISTIAN EPIC
    With a Preface byCharles Brockden Brown
Linn, John Blair. Valerian, a narrative poem: Intended, in part, to describe the early persecutions of Christians, and rapidly to illustrate the influence of Christianity on the manners of nations...with a sketch of the life and character of the author. Philadelphia: Thomas & George Palmer, 1805. "). xxvi, [2], 97, [1 (blank)] pp.
$350.00
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