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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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“A God-Hero of the Golden Age of Myth” —
The First Original English-Language Poem on the Buddha
Arnold, Edwin.  The light of Asia. Being the life and teaching of Gautama prince of India and founder of Buddhism. Avon, CT: Printed for the members of the Limited Editions Club, 1976. Folio (30 cm, 11.8"). xxiv, 193, [3] pp.; 8 col. plts.
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Author & Translator One & the Same?
  Illustrated by Bewick
Printed for Elizabeth Newbery
Berquin, Arnaud [supposed author]; Richard Johnson [attributed author]; “Rev. Cooper,” ed. & tr.; John Bewick, illus.  The blossoms of morality. Intended for the amusement and instruction of young ladies and gentlemen. London: Printed for E[lizabeth] Newbery, 1796. 16mo (17 cm, 6.75"). x, 221, [1 (blank)] pp.; illus.
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The First Catholic Old Testament in English Once Owned by an “Unfit” Reader?!?
(Rather Unnerving Evidence of Readership)
Bible.  O.T. English. Douai. 1609–10.  The Holie Bible faithfully translated into English, out of the authentical Latin. Diligently conferred with the Hebrew, Greeke, and other editions in divers languages. With arguments of the bookes, and chapters: annotations: tables: and other helpes, for better understanding of the text: for discoverie of corruptions in some late translations: and for clearing controversies in religion. By the English College of Doway. Doway: Laurence Kellam, 1609–10. 4to (I: 22.3 cm, 8.75"; II: 21 cm, 8.3"). 2 vols. I: [2], 1115, [1] pp. (5 leaves supplied). II: 1124, [2 (errata)] pp. (5 leaves in facsimile).
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The Constitution & the LawsThe English Version
Cherokee Nation.  Laws, etc.  Constitution and laws of the Cherokee Nation. Published by authority of the National Council. St. Louis: R. & T.A. Ennis, Printers, 1875. 8vo (22 cm, 8.625"). 284, v pp., [1] f.
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Cautionary Tales forChildren of the Young American RepublicBEWARE Ballooning!
[Darton, William].  The third chapter of accidents and remarkable events: Containing caution and instruction for children. Philadelphia: J. Johnson, 1807. 32mo (13 cm, 5"). [48] pp.; illus.
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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).
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A Costume Designer's Interpretation ofGogol
Gregory, Anne.  [Costume illustration for] The government inspector by Nikolay Gogol. [U.S.]: ca. 1971. (27 cm, 10.65"). 24 col. illus.
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A CreativeEpistolary Collaboration
Hamady, Walter.  A Hamady Wilde sampler salutations 1995. [Mt. Horeb, WI]: Perishable Press, 2001. 8vo (28 cm, 11"). [90] pp.; illus.
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From a Caney, Kansas NYAL
Hill, Janet McKenzie.  Nyal cook book. Practical recipes that have been tested in actual use. Detroit: Nyal Company, (copyright 1916). 12mo (19.4 cm, 7.625"). Frontis., [20], 228 pp.; 7 double-sided plts.
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A Classic of the GenreLove's Progress inWOODCUT EMBLEMS
Hugo, Herman; Christopher van Sichem, illus.  Pia desideria emblematis elegiis & affectibus Ss. Patrum illustrata. Antuerpiae: Typis Henrici Aertssenii, 1628. Small 8vo (12.3 cm, 4.875"). [30], 456, [2] pp.; 46 ill. (woodcuts), 1 coat of arms (woodcut).
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A Game with Forfeits, a Dictator, & MIRTH
(Illustrated Rhyming Game).  The gaping, wide-mouthed, waddling frog: A new and entertaining game of questions and commands with proper directions for playing the game and crying forfeits: Embellished with thirteen coloured engravings. [London]: Republished by Field & Tuer, 1887. Small 8vo (18.5 cm, 7.25"). [4], iv, [7]-29, [2] pp., [4 (ads)] ff.; [1] plt., col. illus.
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A MANUSCRIPT Epitome of theLaws Relating to Indians
(Indians, South America).  Manuscript on paper. In Spanish. “Resumen de d[e]r[ech]os tocantes a los Yndios, sobre su reduccion. [Spanish America, most likely the Viceroyalty of Peru]: ca. 1725. Small 4to (21.5 cm; 8.5"). [14] ff. (3 ff. blank).
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GREEK Galore from theGIUNTA PRESS
Musaeus, Grammaticus, Homerus, & others.  [first seven lines in Greek, then in Latin] Musaei opusculum de Herone & Leandro. Orphei argonautica. Eiusdem hymni. Orpheus de lapidibus. Sententiae ex uarijs poetis. Homeri batrachomyomachia. [colophon: Florentiae: per haeredes Philippi Iuntae, 1519]. 8vo (16.5 cm, 6.5"). 104 ff.; illus.
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Behind the Scenes:  Shaw vs. ChestertonShaw Postcards, Signed
Shaw, George Bernard.  ALS: Two postcards sent to Richard Mealand. Ayot St Lawrence: 1933. (14.2 x 9.2 cm & 11.3 x 8.8 cm). 2 cards.
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Noted Christian Nativist Fans the Flames
Sparry, C.  The illustrated Christian martyrology; being an authentic and genuine historical account of the principal persecutions against the church of Christ, in different parts of the world by pagans and papists. Philadelphia: Leary & Getz, 1854. 8vo (23.5 cm; 9.5"). Color frontis., 254 pp., [16] ff. (of publisher's ads), 23 color plts.
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The Father of English Medicine
Sydenham, Thomas.  ... Methodus curandi febres, propriis observationibus superstructa. Amstelodami: Apud Gerbrandum Schagen, 1666. 12mo (14 cm, 5.5"). 112 pp.
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The American Flag Sole Edition
United States. Congress. House.  Report of the select committee appointed on the 12th ult. to inquire into the expediency of altering the flag of the United States. January 2, 1817, read, and ordered to be printed. [Washington]: no publisher/printer, [1817]. 12mo. 3 pp.
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Voltaire's FerociousDictionary,” in English
Voltaire, François-Marie Arouet.  The philosophical dictionary for the pocket. Written in French by a society of men of letters, and translated into English from the last Geneva edition, corrected by the authors. With notes, containing a refutation of such passages as are any way exceptionable in regard to religion. London: S. Bladon, 1765. 8vo (20.8 cm, 8.2"). [4], 335, [1] pp.
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FATHER'S FATHERSOne of 50 Copies
Zundenfel, Dieter.  Father's fathers. Six poems with six wood engravings. Lebanon, PA: Red Howler Press, 1989. 8vo (23.5 cm; 9.25"). [10] ff., 6 plates; illus.
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