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DARWIN onHow & Why Plants Twine
Darwin, Charles.  The power of movement in plants. London: John Murray, 1880. 8vo (19.5 cm, 7.65"). x, 592, 32 (adv.) pp.; illus.
$1700.00
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TrulyCLASSIC in Its Field: MAGIC
Del Río, Martin Antoine.  Disquisitionum magicarum libri sex, quibus continetur accurata curiosarum artium, et uanarum superstitionum confutatio, utilis theologis, iurisconsultis, medicis, philologis. Moguntiae: Apud Joannem Albinum, 1603. Folio (31.5 cm; 12.5"). [12 ff.], 276 pp., [8] ff.; [2 ff.], 268 pp., [10], [2] ff., 250 pp., [5] ff. (without the folding table in book II).
$2500.00
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More Than 1000 Illustrations byPieter van der Borcht
& with Evidence of Readership
Dodoens, Rembert.  Remberti Dodonaei Mechliniensis medici caesari Stirpium historiae pemptades sex sive libri XXX. Antuerpiae: Ex officina Christophori Plantini, 1583. Folio (36 cm; 14"). [10] ff., 860 pp., [13] ff., illus.
$8500.00
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The Important Truths” Known to the Pagan Sages
Dutens, Louis.  Recherches sur l'origine des découvertes attribuées aux modernes ... Paris: Chez la veuve Duchesne, 1766. 8vo (18.7 cm, 7.36"). xlviii, 228, [4], 257 (i.e., 259), [3] pp.
$600.00
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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).
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Polenta before It Was Made withTurkey Wheat”
& Woodcuts from theMoretus Press
Gerard, John.  The herball, or, General historie of plantes. London: Printed by Adam Islip, Joice Norton & Richard Whitakers, 1636. Large folio (35.5 cm; 14"). [19 of 20] ff., 1630 [i.e., 1634] pp., [24 of 25] ff. (without the initial and final blank leaves).
$13,500.00
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A University of Leiden Professor PromotesNewtonian Studies
Gravesande, Willem Jacob 's.  Philosophiae Newtonianae institutiones, in usus academicos. Leidae & Amstelodami: Apud Joh. Arn. Langerak, Joh. & Herm. Verbeek, and Balthasarem Lakeman, 1728. 8vo (15.5 cm, 6.1"). [16], 488, [16 (index) pp.; 17 fold. plts.
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Whatever You Do, Junior, Don't Blow Up the House
Grotz, Christopher.  The art of making fireworks, detonating balls, &c. New York: Printed & published by S[olomon] King, 386 Broadway, 1822. 12mo (18 cm, 7"). 26 pp.
$2875.00
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Expanding the Imagination & Bringing Science to the Masses
Heinlein, Robert; Urusula LeGuin; Isaac Asimov; Harry Harrison; & many others.  Large collection of science fiction & fantasy. Various places: Various publishers, ca. 1952–2000. 12mos. Approx. 500 vols. (some dupes).
$2000.00
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Making America'sDrawbridges BETTER
Herschel, Clemens.  Continuous, revolving drawbridges: the principles of their construction and the calculation of the strains in them. With more especial reference to the designing of continuous panel girders of this description. Boston: Little, Brown & Co., 1875. 8vo (24 cm; 8.5"). 54 pp., x leaves of plates (9 fold.). Illus.
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THE KINSEY REPORT
Kinsey, Alfred. C.; Wardell B. Pomeroy; & Clyde E. Martin.  Sexual behavior in the human male. Philadelphia & London: W. B. Saunders Co., 1948. 8vo. xv, [1], 804 pp.
$150.00
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At Least It'sNOT Eye of Newt
Langham, William.  The garden of health: containing the sundry rare and hidden vertues and properties of all kindes of simples and plants. Together with the manner how they are to bee used and applyed in medicine for the health of mans body, against divers diseases and infirmities most common amongst men. London: Printed by Thomas Harper, 1633. 4to in 8s (19 cm; 7.5"). [4] ff., 702 pp., [33] ff.
$3400.00
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Some Aspects of SEXUALITY in 1894
(ILLUSTRATED)
Laurent, Emile.  Les bisexués; gynécomastes et hermaphrodites. Paris: Georges Carré, 1894. Small 4to (26 cm, 10.25"). 233, [1] pp.; illus.
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The Secret Is in Their EyesFive Volumes as Here BoundHundreds of Engravings
Including the work of Fuseli & Blake
Lavater, John Caspar.  Essays on physiognomy, designed to promote the knowledge and the love of mankind ... illustrated by more than eight hundred engravings accurately copied; and some duplicates added from originals. London: Printed for John Murray, No. 32, Fleet-Street; H. Hunter, D.D. Charles's-Square; and T. Holloway, No. 11, Bache's-Row, Hoxton, 1789–98. 4to in 2's (34.1 cm, 13.4"). 3 vols. in 5. I: [11] ff., iv, [10], 281 pp. (i.e., 285); 15 plates. II, part 1: xii, 238 pp.; 45 plates. II, part 2: [3] ff., pp. [239]–444; 47 plates. III, pt. 1: xii, 252 pp.; 25 plates. III, pt. 2: [3] ff., pp. 253-437 (i.e., 181 pp.), [9] pp.; 42 plates.
$2500.00
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L’homme fossile en Europe”
Le Hon, Henri Sébastien.  L’homme fossile en Europe son industrie, ses moeurs, ses oeuvres d’art ... cinquième édition avec une notice biographique .... Paris: J. Baudry, 1878. 8vo (22.5 cm, 8.9"). Frontis., viii, 487, [1] pp.; 3 plts.
$250.00

The “English Merlin”His Foundational Text of Modern Astrology
Lilly, William.  Christian astrology modestly treated of in three books. The first containing the use of an ephemeris, the erecting of a scheam of heaven; nature of the twelve signs of the zodiack, of the planets; with a most easie introduction to the whole art of astrology. The second, by a most methodicall way, instructeth the student how to judge or resolve all manner of questions contingent unto man, viz. of health, sicknesse, riches, marriage ... The third, containes an exact method, whereby to judge upon nativities; severall wayes how to rectifie them; how to judge the generall fate of the native by the twelve houses of Heaven, according to the naturall influence of the stars ... London: Pr. by Theo. Brudenell for John Partridge & Humph. Blunden, 1647. 4to (19.4 cm, 7.64"). [46], 25–832, [12 (cat.)], [8 (index)] pp. (frontis. lacking; last four [index] leaves in facsimile); illus.
$1000.00
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The Philosophy of Science & Logic, or,
How Does “Thinking” Work?
Mansel, Henry Longueville.  Prolegomena logica: An inquiry into the psychological character of logical processes. Boston: Gould & Lincoln; New York: Sheldon & Co., 1860. 12mo (19.8 cm, 7.8"). 291, [1], [20 (adv.)] pp.
$140.00
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A Metamorphosis Metamorphosis
Marino, Giambattista.  L'Adone, poema del Cavalier Marino: con gli argomenti del Conte Fortuniano Sanvitale, e l'allegorie di Don Lorenzo Scoto. Amsterdam: No publisher/printer, 1680. 12mo (16.5 cm, 6.5"). 2 vols. I: [18] ff., 660 pp. (i.e., 662). II: 658; 34 pp.
$600.00
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Early New World Treatise on the Zodiac
  from a Modern Fine Hand Press
with VOLVELLE
   
Martínez, Enrico.  Los signos del zodiaco: Trece grabados de Artemio Rodríguez y uno, del mismo autor. [Tacámbaro de Codallos, Mexico]: Taller Martín Pescador, 2019. Small 4to (25.5 cm, 10"). 40 pp.
$145.00
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Standard & Ground (or Wave?)-Breaking
Medina, Pedro de.  Arte del navigare. Venetia: Appresso Tomaso Baglioni, 1609. 4to (20.5 cm, 8"). A4 b4 2A8 B–Q8 R10; [7], [1 (blank)], 137, [1 (blank)] ff.; illus.
$8000.00
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Before There Were Crock-Pots
Mitchell, Margaret J.  The fireless cook book. A manual of the construction and use of appliances for cooking by retained heat. New York: Doubleday, Page & Co., 1920. 8vo. xii, 315, [1] pp.; illus.
$75.00
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Chicanery & Deception
Myers, Robin, & M. Harris.  Fakes and frauds: Varieties of deception in print and manuscript. New Castle, DE: Oak Knoll Press, 2006. 12mo. xi, [1], 144 pp.
$39.95
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