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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].
$8000.00
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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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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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GUTBIER's Labor of LovePrinted on theEditor's OWN PRESS
Bible.   N.T. Syriac. 1664.  Novum domini nostri Jesu Christi Testamentum Syriace, cum punctis vocalibus, & versione Latina Matthaei ... plene & emendate editum, accurante Aegidio Gutbirio. Hamburgi: Typis & impensis authoris, 1664. 8vo (17.2 cm, 6.75"). [32], 218, 281–604 pp.
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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.
$100.00
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Peregrino Becomes “PEREGRIN”First French Appearance, ILLUSTRATED
Caviceo, Jacopo.  [Libro de Peregrino] Dialogue treselegant intitule le Peregrin, traictant de lhonneste et pudicq amour concilie par pure et sincere vertu, traduict de vulgaire Italien en langue Fra[n]coyse... Paris: [Pr. by Nicolas Couteau for] Galliot du Pré, [1527]. 4to (25 cm, 9.8"). [8], 169, [1 (facs.)] ff.; illus.
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The Beginning of the Greenaway Vogue
Greenaway, Kate.  Under the window. Pictures & rhymes for children. London: George Routledge & Sons, [1878]. 8vo (24.1 cm, 9.5"). 64, [2] pp.; col. illus.
$450.00
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Scarce Perishable Press Ephemera:  Laura Evans Hamady, PRINTER's DEVIL”
A Daughter's Beautiful Birth Announcement
(PROOFSHEETS)
Hamady, Walter.   Proofs: Laura's birth announcement. [Mt. Horeb, WI]: Perishable Press, 1975.  8vo (26.7 cm, 10.5"). [10] ff.; illus.
$1500.00
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    Narrow Escape!Dangerous Publication
     Surreptitiously Printed & a Pseudonym Used
Hotman, François.  De furoribus Gallicis, horrenda & indigna Amirallij Castillionei, nobilium atq[ue]; illustrium virorum caede, scelerata ac inaudita piorum strage passim edita per complures Galliae ciuitates, sine vllo discrimine generis, sexus, aetatis & conditionis hominum: vera & simplex narratio. Edimburgi [i.e., London: Printed by Henry Bynneman], 1573. 8vo (15.7 cm; 6.125"). CCXII [i.e., 212] pp.
$3250.00
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Hymns & Prayers forArctic-Dwelling Indians
Kirby, William West.  Hymns, prayers and instruction in the Chipewyan language. London: Society for Promoting Christian Knowledge, (1924). 16mo (16.5 cm; 6.5"). 91, [1] pp.
$250.00
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Miniature Designed by Bruce Rogers About Miniatures BEAUTIFUL Printing
Koopman, Harry Lyman.  Miniature books. Los Angeles: Dawson's Book Shop, 1968. Miniature (5 cm, 1.9"). [4], viii, [2], 103, [1] pp.
$250.00
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Avant GardeArtists & Writers, 1951
(“LIVING THEATRE”).  Williams, William Carlos.  [cover title] The Living theatre. Stein, Picasso, Eliot. [New York]: No publisher/printer, [1951]. 8vo (23.5 cm; 9"). 16 pp., plus wrappers.
$475.00
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Sugar Castles & Fruit Fantasias
Mata, Juan de la.  Arte de reposteria, en que se contiene todo gènero de hacer dulces secos, y en lìquido, vizcochos, turrones, natas: Bebidas heladas de todos generos, rosolis, mistelas, &c. con una breve instruccion para conocer las frutas, y servirlas crudas. Madrid: Josef Herrera, 1786. 4to. [2] ff., 208 pp.
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“The Editor Flatters Himself that the Execution of this Reprint . . .
Will beSelf Recommended
The Noble and renowned history of Guy Earl of Warwick.  Containing a full and true account of his many famous and valiant actions, remarkable and brave exploits, and noble and renowned victories. Chiswick: Printed by C. Whittingham for John Merridew et al., 1821. 12mo (19.5 cm, 7.75"). x, [2], 148 pp.; illus.
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Documenting anItalian-American Immigrant Success Story
Rosa, Giuseppe.   Archive of manuscript and printed material, on paper, in Italian, English, and Spanish. New York City & elsewhere: 1902–18.
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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.
$5000.00
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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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From the Early Days of theDutch Sea-Borne EmpireJapan & Siam
Varenius, Bernhardus.  Descriptio regni Iaponiae. Cum quibusdam affinis materiae, ex variis auctoribus collecta et in ordinem redacta. Amstelodami [Amsterdam]: Apud Ludovicum Elzevirium, 1649. 12mo (11 cm; 4.25"). 2 vols. in 1. I: [24] ff., 267 [i.e., 287], [1 (blank)] pp. II: [4] ff., 120 [i.e., 320] pp.; fold. table.
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Haters Gonna Hate:   Whistler vs. the Critics  —  The Unauthorized First Edition
Whistler, James McNeill.  The gentle art of making enemies: Edited by Sheridan Ford. New York [i.e., Antwerp]: “Frederick Stokes & Brother”, 1890. 12mo (17.4 cm, 6.9"). [8], xi–xvii, [2], 21–256, [6 (2 adv.)] pp.
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The First Colonial Folio: 20 Years' Worth of
 Puritan Thought on the CATECHISM
Willard, Samuel.  A compleat body of divinity in two hundred and fifty expository lectures on the Assembly's shorter catechism wherein the doctrines of the Christian religion are unfolded ... and a great light thereby reflected on the present age. Boston: Pr. by B. Green & S. Kneeland for B. Eliot & D. Henchman, 1726. Folio (35 cm, 13.75"). [2], iv, 3, [3], 666, 581–914, [2] pp. (pagination erratic, skips 160–76); complete as issued.
$2500.00
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