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Kay's Improved & Enlarged Edition of
theUniversal Receipt Book
  [A Best-Selling How-To Guide]
Mackenzie, Colin.  Mackenzie's five thousand receipts in all the useful and domestic arts: Constituting a complete practical library ... A new American, from the latest London edition. With numerous and important additions generally; and the medical part carefully revised and adapted to the climate of the U. States; and also a new and most copious index. By an American physician. Philadelphia: James Kay, Jr. & Bro., and Pittsburgh: C.H. Kay & Co., (© 1829). 8vo (22 cm, 8.6"). 456 pp.; illus.
$160.00
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They Had Their Problems Then, Too . . .
But Also, for the Moment, a Nice Little Surplus
Madison, James (President, 1845–49).  Message from the President of the United States, to the two houses of Congress, at the commencement of the second session of the fourteenth congress. Washington: Pr. by William A. Davis, 1816. 8vo. 16 pp.
$100.00
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The 30 Years' Peace:  First American Edition, Much Enlarged
Martineau, Harriet.  History of the peace: Being a history of England from 1816 to 1854. With an introduction 1800 to 1815. Boston: Walker, Wise, & Co.; Walker, Fuller, & Co., 1864–66. 8vo (20.6 cm, 8.1"). 4 vols. I: xi, [1], 455, [1] pp. II: vii, [1], 500, 2 pp. III: x, 575, [1] pp. IV: xii, 665, [1] pp.
$115.00
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A Woman Brings a Case& WINS
Martinez Insausti, Pedro.  Manuscript document. Zaragoza: 13 July 1615. Folio (30.8 cm; 12.125"). [1] p.
$100.00
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Post-Fire: Disaster Relief for Freemasons
Masonic Board of Relief (Chicago, IL).  Final report of the proceedings of the Masonic Board of Relief, of the city of Chicago.... Chicago: Hazlitt & Reed, 1872. 8vo (22.6 cm, 8.9"). 160, [2 (blank)] pp.
$150.00
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Tough Times for a Famous “Name”
Meade, George.  Autograph Letter Signed. Philadelphia, PA, 1798. Folio (31.7 cm, 12.5"). [2] ff.
$200.00


Culinary Economy
Metropolitan Life Insurance Company.  The Metropolitan Life cook book. New York: Metropolitan Life Insurance Co., 1924. 8vo. 64 pp.
$25.00


Taxing MoneyFlowing from the NATION
Mexico.  Laws, statutes, etc. 7 April 1823.  Broadside. Begins: “ ...sabed: que el mismo Soberano Congreso con fecha 4 del presente, se ha servido resolver: que hasta nueva determinacion se observen con respecto a la conduccion y extraccion de Moneda....” Mexico: No publisher/printer, 1823. Folio (29 cm; 11.5"). [1] p.
$250.00
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Mexico's Income in1825
Mexico.  Secretaría de Hacienda (authored by José Ignacio Esteva).   Memoria sobre el estado de la hacienda publica, leida en la Camara de diputados y en la de Senadores por el ministro del ramo. En cumplimiento del artículo 120. de la Constitucion federal de los Estados unidos mexicanos á 4. de enero de 1825. Mexico: Imprenta del Supremo Gobierno de los Estados Unidos Mexicanos, en palacio, 1825. Folio (29 cm; 11.25"). [1] f., 52 pp., [1] f.
$450.00
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California, New Mexico, & Galveston
Mexico.  Secretaría de Hacienda (authored by José Ignacio Esteva).   Memoria sobre el estado de la hacienda publica, leida en la Camara de diputados el 13 de enero y en la de Senadores el 16 del mismo, por el ministro respectivo. Mexico: Imprenta del Supremo Gobierno, 1826. Folio (29 cm; 11.25"). [1] f., 82 pp., [2] f., 93 tables (some fold.), [4] tables, p. 83.
$450.00
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SILVER MINING in 18th-CenturyMexico & Peru
Mexico (viceroyalty).  Laws, statutes, etc.  Reales ordenanzas para la direccion, regimen y gobierno del importante cuerpo de la mineria de Nueva-España, y de su real tribunal general. De orden de su magestad. Lima: 1786. 4to. [1] f., LXXIX, [1 (blank)], VII, [1 (blank)], 269, [1 (blank)] pp.
$2200.00
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Opening the Port ofMatamoros
Mexico. Laws, statues, etc. 16 July 1836.  Broadside. Begins, “Durante la guerra con los sublevados de Tejas, se permitará la introducción de viveres del extrangero por el puerto de Matamoros.” México: no publisher/printer, 1836. Folio (30.5 cm; 12"). [1] p.
$875.00


Benthamite/Utilitarian/ImperialistHistory of India
Mill, James.  The history of British India ... in six volumes. London: Baldwin, Cradock, & Joy, 1826. 8vo (23.1 cm, 9.1"). 6 vols. I: iv, xxxv, [1], 450 pp.; 1 map. II: iv, 463, [1] pp.; 1 map. III: iv, 571, [1] pp. IV: iv, 508 pp. V: iv, 546 pp. VI: iv, [2], 631, [1] pp.
$650.00
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These Businessmen ONLY Want What They'reEntitled” To —
Right?
Mississippi river convention.   St. Paul, Minnesota, 1877.  A memorial to congress to secure an adequate appropriation for a prompt and thorough improvement of the Mississippi River with an appendix by Sylvester Waterhouse. St. Louis: John J. Daly & Co., 1877. 8vo. [1] ff., 39 pp.
$100.00


Daily Business Life International! New Orleans 1831
Moctezuma, A.M.  Autograph Letter Signed, to Francisco Pizarro Martínez. In Spanish, on paper. New Orleans: 22 October 1831. Small 4to (25 cm x 10"). [1] p. with integral address leaf; and [2] p. translation into English, ca. 1837.
$100.00


Je me suis déterminée à entreprendre un commerce de détail
De Montlion, Justine.  Manuscript on paper, in French. “Ce livre de style des lettres appartiens a Justine Du Montlion.” [Paris]: 1822. 4to (19.3 cm, 7.6"). 51, [1] pp.
$400.00
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Words are Meant to be Clothed, Not Buried”
Morris, Henry.  11 items from the Bird & Bull Press. Newton, PA: Bird & Bull Press, [1978–98]. 11 items, varying sizes; illus.
$220.00
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Guilford & Green May BeStrange Bedfellows
Morris, Henry.  Guilford & Green. [North Hills, PA: Bird & Bull Press, 1970]. 8vo (24.5 cm; 9.625"). [1] f., 88 pp., [2] ff. (two leaves not counted in pagination), 4 facsims. tipped-in (part fold.), illus, port.
$300.00
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Departures Were atFour A.M.
Murphy Hermanos.  Broadside. Begins, “Diligencia americana de Durango a Zacatecas.” Durango: Imp. del Gobierno, 1868. Folio (30.5 cm; 12"). [1] p.
$450.00
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Philadelphia-AreaFIRE Insurance
(Mutual Assurance Company).  The deed of settlement of the Mutual Assurance Company, for insuring houses from loss by fire, in and near Philadelphia. Philadelphia: Pr. by W. Fry, 1818. 8vo (18.7 cm, 7.4"). 15, [1 (blank)] pp.
$275.00

Making Meat into aBalanced Meal
National Live Stock & Meat Board.  Food combinations: Meat and what to serve with it. Chicago: National Live Stock & Meat Board, [1928]. 8vo. 16 pp.; illus.
$45.00

Making NOTARIES Help withSales Tax Collection
New Spain.  Viceroy (1789–94, Revillagigedo).  Broadside, begins: “Don Juan Vicente de Guemez ... virrey, gobernador y capitan general de Nueva España ... Conforme a la ley 19. tit. 8. lib. 8 de la Recopilacion de Indias deben los escribanos.... [colophon: Mexico: No publisher/printer, 28 May 1791]. Folio extra (42 cm; 16.5"). [1] p.
$825.00
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Taxing Minted Silver
New Spain.  Viceroy (1813–16, Calleja del Rey).  Broadside, begins: Don Félix María Calleja del Rey, ... virey, gobernador y capitan general de esta N.E., ... Recargada mas cada momento la Hacienda pública de multiplicadas é importantes atenciones, y no siendo bastantes á cubrirlas sus ingresos, ni tampoco los productos y rendimientos de los arbitrios hasta ahora adaptados.... Mexico: No publisher/printer, [in text] 13 de Julio de 1813. Folio (44 cm; 17"). [1] p.
$650.00


Dime Novel: Secret Service
New York Detective, A.  The Bradys and the girl smuggler, or working for the custom house, and other stories. New York: Frank Tousey, 1914. Folio. 30, [2 (adv.)] pp.
$45.00
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Infighting!New York State Senate1806
New York (state).  Democratic-Republican Party.  Broadside. Begins, “To the electors of the Western District. Fellow-citizens, In a few days you will again be called upon to exercise the distinguishing privilege of Freemen — that of electing your Representatives to the Legislature. In discharging this duty, the great body of the people only want correct information, and they will generally choose the most able and faithful men to legislate for them.” New York state: no publisher/printer, [1806?]. Folio (39 cm, 15.5"). [1] f. (verso blank).
$1000.00


Intelligence & Ambition inCHIHUAHUA, 1911
El Nuevo Regimen.   Parral, Chihuahua: 1911.  Folio (33 cm; 12.75"). 4 pp.
$75.00
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One Idea, 17 Fine Press Interpretations
Oak Knoll Press.  Oak Knoll Fest 1995: The poster collection. New Castle, DE: Oak Knoll Books, 1995. Folio (37.7 cm, 14.9"). [17] ff.
$225.00
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Highlighting Modern Fine Printing
Oak Knoll Press.  Oak Knoll Fest X portfolio: A collection of broadsheets. New Castle, DE: Oak Knoll Books, 2003. Folio (30.5 cm, 12"). T.-p., [36] ff. (three items appearing twice).
$200.00
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Glories of Ancient Ireland
O'Halloran, Sylvester.  A general history of Ireland, from the earliest accounts to the close of the twelfth century, collected from the most authentic records. In which, new and interesting lights are thrown on the remote histories of other nations as well as of both Britains.... London: Pr. for the author by A. Hamilton, 1778. 4to (27 cm, 10.7"). 2 vols. in 1. xvi, [1], lvi, 307, [17], 416, [12] pp. (pagination occasionally incorrect).
$850.00
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On Maps, Mapmakers, Geography of the Known World, & Star Gazing: 1681
Olmo, José Vicente de.  Nueva descripcion del orbe de la tierra en que se trata de todas sus partes interiores y exteriores y circulos de la esphera y de la inteligencia uso y fabrica de los mapas y tablas geographicas assi universales y generales como particulares.... Valencia: Por Ioan Lorenço Cabrera, 1681. Folio (29.5 cm; 11,75"). [14] ff., 590 pp., [14] ff.
$7500.00
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The Science & Mechanics ofIron, ILLUSTRATED
Overman, Frederick.  The manufacture of iron, in all its various branches. Philadelphia: Henry C. Baird, 1850. 8vo (24 cm, 9.4"). 492, [4 (adv.)] pp.; illus.
$450.00
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BetterRoads & Bridges
Pagan, William. Road reform: A plan for abolishing turnpike tolls, pontages, and statute labour assessments and for providing other funds for the public roads and bridges.... Third edition. Edinburgh & London: William Blackwood & Sons, 1857. 8vo (19.9 cm, 7.875"). [2] ff., 165, [1 (blank)], 6 pp., [1 (blank)] f.
$145.00


Tom PaineDiscounts the Pound Sterling
Paine, Thomas.  The decline & fall of the English system of finance. New York: Printed by William A. Davis, for J. Fellows, 1796. 12mo (18.5 cm; 7.25"). 58 pp., [1 (ads)] f., without the half-title.
$375.00
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Something of anOdd Couple
Parsons, Albert Richard; August Vincent Theodore Spies; & others.   Die moderne Gesellschaft, gekennzeichnet durch die Reden der verurtheilten Chicagoer Anarchisten A.R. Parsons, August Spies, Sam Fielden, Oscar Neebe, M. Schwab, L. Lingg, A. Fischer, G. Engel, in dem grossen Tendenzprozess vor Richter Gary, am 7., 8. und 9. Oktober 1886 Gründe, warum das Urtheil nicht vollzogen werden sollte. Chicago: Socialistic Publishing Society, [1886]. 8vo. 100 pp. [bound with] Schuecking, Levin. Praemie. Schloss Dornegge oder Der Weg zum Gluck. [Ein] Roman. [Milwaukee, WI]: Separat-Abdruck aus dem “Herold,”1869. 8vo. 339 pp.
$575.00
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Marrying for MoneyNEVER Ends Well
Patterson, Joseph Medill.  A little brother of the rich. Chicago: Reilly & Britton Co., 1908. 12mo. Col. frontis., 361, [3] pp.; 5 plts.
$65.00
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We Are in Production!
Pennsylvania Society for the Encouragement of American Manufactures. A communication from the Pennsylvania Society for the Encouragement of Manufactures and the Useful Arts. Philadelphia: Pr. for the Society by Samuel Akerman, 1804. 8vo (21.3 cm, 8.375"). 28 pp.
$300.00

Proposing anAlleghany–Susquehannah” Connection
Pennsylvania Society for the Promotion of Internal Improvements in the Commonwealth.  [drop title] Philadelphia, Jan. 13, 1825. The subscribers, the acting committee of "the Pennsylvania Society for the promotion of Internal Improvements in the Commonwealth," respectfully submit the following address on the subject of a canal to connect the waters of the Susquehannah with those of the Alleghany, to the consideration of their fellow citizens. [Philadelphia: 1825]. 8vo (23.3 cm, 9.2"). 7, [1 (blank)] pp.
$275.00

The Father of The Father of American Surgery”
Nails Down a Land Deal
Physick, Edmund.  Manuscript Document Signed. Philadelphia: 15 September 1773. Oblong 12mo (3" x 7.75). 1 p.
$250.00
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The Land & Indian Problems
Pimentel, Francisco.  Memoria sobre las causas que han originado la situacion actual de la raza indígena de México, y medios de remediarla. Mexico: Impr. de Andrade y Escalante, 1864. 8vo. 241, [1] pp., [1] f. [with the same author's] La economía política aplicada a la propiedad territorial en México. México: Imprenta de Ignacio Cumplido, 1866. 8vo. 265, [1 (blank)] pp., [1] f.
$600.00
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Around EUROPE inSix LARGE Volumes & MANY PLATES
Pinkerton, John.  A general collection of the best and most interesting voyages and travels, in all parts of the world; many of which are now first translated into English. Philadelphia: Kimber & Conrad (pr. by Brown & Merritt), 1810–12. 4to (28.2 cm, 11.1"). 6 vols. I: [4], 851, [1] pp.; 8 plts., 1 fold. map. II: [4], 833, [3] pp.; 11 plts., 1 fold. map. III: [4], 810 pp.; 9 plts. IV: [4], 831, [1] pp.; 21 plts. V: [4], pp.; 13 plts. VI: [4], 913, [1] pp.; 4 plts.
$1000.00
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Philadelphia's Mad Men1956!
Poor Richard Club (Philadelphia).  The Poor Richard Club roster. Its aims and purposes, officers, directors, members. August 1[,] 1957. Philadelphia: 1957. 8vo. Frontis., 74 pp.
$45.00
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Dealing Judicially withContraband Smugglers
Portugal.  Sovereign (1750–77, Joseph).  [drop-title] Eu El rey. Faço saber aos que este alvará virem: que tendo mostrado a experiencia as demoras, e embaraços, que ha, por occorrencia de outras dependencias, na execuçaõ das penas impostas aos contrabandos.... [Lisbon]: No publisher/printer, 1764. Folio (29 cm; 11.5"). [1] f., i.e., [2] pp.
$350.00


Woes!
Prentis, Joseph.  Autograph Letter Signed to Robert Saunders. Unnamed place in Virginia, 2 February 1820. Folio (32.8 cm, 13"). [2] ff.
$125.00


Life Insurance & Social Security
Price, Richard.  Observations on reversionary payments; on schemes for providing annuities for widows, and for persons in old age; on the method of calculating the values of assurances on lives; and on the national debt. To which are added, Four essays on different subjects in the doctrine of life-annuities and political arithmetick. London: T. Cadell, 1783. 8vo. 2 vols. I: xl, 378 pp. II: [2], 324 pp., [1 (blank)] f., [2], 95, 24 (index) pp.
[SOLD]
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From aSuccessful & Insightful Indian Civil Servant
Prinsep, Henry Thoby. The India question in 1853. London: William H. Allen & Co., 1853. 8vo (19.6 cm, 7.75"). [2], 111, [1 (blank)] pp.
$350.00


DoingBUSINESS in Mexico in 1834
Quesedo, Tomas.  Autograph Letter Sisgned, in Spanish, on paper, to Abraham Miller. Mexico City [“S.C.”]: 13 October 1834. Small 4to, [2] pp.
$125.00

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Maps, Plates, ChartsCoins, MedalsBlack Sea Travels!
Reuilly, Jean, baron de.  Voyage en Crimée et sur les bords de la Mer Noire, pendent l'année 1803; suivi d'un mémoire sur le commerce de cette mer, et de notes sur les principaux ports commerçans. Paris: Chez Bossange, 1806. 8vo (20.5 cm, 8.1"). [8], xix, [1], 302, [2] pp.; 2 fold. map, 3 fold. plts., 3 fold. charts.
$925.00
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WWI Ace & Champion of Commercial Aviation
Rickenbacker, Edward V., “Eddie.”  Typed Letter Signed (“Eddie Rickenbacker”) to George H. Ferry. New York: 13 May 1944. 8vo (10.5"x 7.25"). 1 p.
[SOLD]
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An Insider's View:  Spain's Postal System
Rodríguez de Campomanes, Pedro.  Itinerario de las carreras de posta de dentro, y fuera del reyno. Madrid: Antonio Perez de Soto, 1761. 8vo (15.4 cm, 6.1"). Frontis., [14], xcviii, [2], 312, [2], 76 pp. (map lacking).
$800.00
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First Appearance inENGLISHRousseau's Second Discourse
Rousseau, Jean-Jacques.  A discourse upon the origin and foundation of the inequality among mankind. London: R. & J. Dodsley, 1761. 8vo (21.5 cm, 8.5"). lx, 260 pp.
$1500.00
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Three Plates with Cottage Designs
(Rural Housing Issues).  Third annual report of the directors of the Association for Promoting Improvement in the Dwellings and Domestic Condition of Agricultural Labourers in Scotland. Edinburgh: Pr. for the Association by William Blackwood & Sons, 1857.
$139.50
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For Workmen & Laborers” & Including Ruskin'sAttack on Whistler
Ruskin, John.  Fors clavigera. Letters to the workmen and labourers of Great Britain. New York: Greenwood Press, 1968. 8vo (21.8 cm, 8.6"). 4 vols. I: 430 pp. II: 459, [1] pp. III: 425, [1] pp. IV: 412 pp.
$100.00
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