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Boccaccio's LanguageCatalogued & Cross-ReferencedA Poet's Copy
Alunno, Francesco.  Le ricchezze della lingua volgare. In Vinegia: [colophon: In casa de Figliuoli di Aldo], 1543. Folio (32.7 cm, 12.875"). 225, [1] ff.
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Wood-Engravings byAlexander Anderson
[Berquin, Arnaud].  The looking-glass for the mind, or, intellectual mirror. Being an elegant collection of the most delightful little stories, and interesting tales. Chiefly translated from that much admired work L'Ami des Enfans. With elegant engravings on wood, by Anderson. Philadelphia: Alexander Towar; Hogan & Thompson, 1832. 16mo (14.5 cm, 5.75"). 216 pp.; illus.
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She Met the Devil QUITE Cheerfully; but . . . then . . .
The blasphemer's punishment, or the cries of the son of God, to the whole world.  Nottingham: Pr. by C. Sutton, for the Flying Stationers, [1810–15?]. 16mo (16 cm, 6.5"). 8 pp.
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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").
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Cautionary Tales forChildren of the Young American RepublicBEWARE!
(“And Is This Bird [i.e., the Pelican] of No Use to Mankind?”)
Darton, William.  Little truths, for the instruction of children. Vol. II. Philadelphia: Published by Johnson & Warner, 1812. 16mo (6.5"). 48 pp., illus.
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Editio PrincepsReconstructing the Pre-Socratic Philosophers
Empedocles, et al.  [Two lines in Greek, transliterated as] Poiesis philosophos. Poesis philosophica, vel saltem, Reliquiae poesis philosophicae, Empedoclis, Parmenidis, Xenophanis, Cleanthis, Timonis, Epicharmi. Adiuncta sunt Orphei illius carmina qui à suis appellatus fuit ho theologos. Item, Heracliti et Democriti loci quidam, & eorum epistolae. [Geneva]: Excudebat Henr. Stephanus, 1573. 8vo (17.1 cm; 6.75"). 222, [2 (blank)] pp.
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Cebuano Grammar, 1804
Encina, Francisco.  [drop-title] Arte de la lengua zebuana. [Sampaloc?, Manila?]: No publisher/printer, [1804]. 8vo (19.5 cm, 7.75"). 616, [16 (1 blank)] pp.
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Born a Slave, Later Secretary to Nero A Revered Philosopher
Epictetus; Thomas Wentworth Higginson, trans.  The works of Epictetus. Consisting of his discourses, in four books, the Enchiridion, and fragments. Boston: Little, Brown & Co., (1890). 12mo (18 cm, 7"). 2 vols. I: xvii, [3], 221, [1] pp. II: iv, 288 pp.
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Florida's First AuthorOn a New World Apparition
ofMichael, not Mary
Florencia, Francisco de.  Narracion de la marabillosa aparicion que hizo el archangel San Miguel a Diego Lazaro de San Francisco, indio feligres del Pueblo de S. Bernardo de la jurisdiccion de Santa Maria Nativitas. Fundacion del santuario, que llaman San Miguel del Milagro; de la fuente milagrosa, que debaxo de una peña mostrò el principe de los angeles; de los milagros, que ha hecho el aqua bendita, y el barro amassado de dicha fuente, en los que con fee, y devocion han usado dellos para remedio de sus males. En Sevilla: En la Imprenta de las Siete Revueltas, [1740]. 4to (20 cm; 8"). [8], 194, [4] pp.; illus.
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Tamzen Parsons:  Murdered, at17, by a Bigamist Seducer
Hughes, John W, defendant.  The trial of Dr. John W. Hughes, for the murder of Miss Tamzen Parsons; with a sketch of his life, as related by himself ... Cleveland: [Published by John K. Stetler & Co.] Printed by The Leader Company, 1866. 8vo (21.5 cm, 8.5"). 57, [1 (blank)] pp.
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Early 18th-Century Jonson Collection At End, a MostAMBITIOUS Catalogue
Jonson, Ben.  [The three celebrated plays of that excellent poet Ben Johnson]. London: Pr. for J. Walthoe, G. Conyers, J. Knapton, et al., 1732. 12mo (16.8 cm, 6.6"). Frontis., 96, 96, 100, 35, [1] pp., without the general title-page.
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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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Explore Old EuropeSigned Decorated Cloth
Osborne, Albert B.  Picture towns of Europe. New York: Robert M. McBride & Co., 1926. 8vo (21.3 cm, 8.375"). Frontis, xii, [2], 247, [1] pp.; 47 plts., map (incl. in pagination).
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Pomet's Own Edition ofHis Guide to Drugs
Pomet, Pierre.  Le marchand sincere ou traite general des drogues simples et composes. Paris: Chez l'Auteur, 1695. Folio (40 cm, 15.75"). Frontis., [12], 304 (i.e., 332), 108, 116, [38], 16 pp.; 5 of 6 plts., illus.
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The Illustrator's Copy
Raspe, Rudolph, et al.; John Carswell, intro.; Fritz Kredel, illus.   The singular adventures of Baron Munchausen. New York: For the members of the Limited Editions Club, 1952. Small 4to (24.8 cm, 9.75"). xli, [1], 175, [1] pp.; illus.
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First U.S. Edition: The Liver & What Goes Wrong with It
Saunders, William.  A treatise on the structure, economy, and diseases of the liver; together with an inquiry into the properties and component parts of the bile and biliary concretions. Boston: W. Pelham, 1797. 12mo (17.5 cm, 6.89"). xx, 231, [1] pp.
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Shakspearean” Inspiration?A Special Copy
[Singer, Samuel Weller, ed.].  Shakspeare's [sic] jest book. Chiswick: A. & G. Way, prs., 1814. 8vo (20 cm, 7.875"). xxxii, 116, [2] pp.
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Exact Portraitures of the Very Peculiarities of Temper That Are
Every Day Passing under Our Own Observation
American Edition, Uncredited
Theophrastus.  The characters of Theophrastus; illustrated by physionomical sketches. Boston: Frederic S. Hill (stereotyped by Jenkins & Greenough), 1831. 12mo (16.9 cm, 6.7"). xiv, 64 pp.; 31 plts.
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A LovinglyILLUSTRATED Fables Collection
Verdizotti, Giovanni Mario. Cento favole morali de i piu illustri antichi, & moderni autori Greci, & Latini. In Venetia: Appresso Sebastian Combi, 1599. 12mo (14.1 cm, 5.5"). 253, [11] pp.; illus.
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Walton, Illustrated
Walton, Izaak.  The complete angler of Izaak Walton and Charles Cotton: Extensively embellished with engravings on copper and wood ... To which are added, an introductory essay; the Linnaean arrangement of the various river fish delineated in the work; and illustrative notes. London: John Major (pr. at the Shakspeare Press by W. Nicol), 1824. 8vo in 4s (19.7 cm, 7.76"). lviii, 416 pp.; 14 plts.; illus. [with the same author's] The lives of Dr. John Donne, Sir Henry Wotton, Mr. Richard Hooker, Mr. George Herbert, and Dr. Robert Sanderson ... To which are added, the autographs of those eminent men, now first collected; an index, and illustrative notes. London: John Major (pr. at the Shakspeare Press by W. Nicol), 1825. Frontis., xviii, [2], 503, [1] pp.; 10 plts., illus.
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