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One American Merchant Writes Another on theAmerican Revolution
News of aFIERCE Sea Battle Waged after Yorktown
(AMERICAN NEWS).  Crawford, James.  A.L.S. to John Brown (“Care of Governor Hancock, Boston”). Philadelphia: 16 April 1782. Small 4to (9" x 7.5'). 1 p., with integral address leaf.
$3500.00
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A Series of Medieval LEAVES
(Medieval Manuscript Leaves).  A selectioneminently suitable for use in the teaching and practicing of paleography.
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Certifying the Use of a Coat of Arms & theConcomitant Privileges & Exemptions
Alonso Usatigui Barcena y Rodriguez de los Rios, Francisco.   Polychromatic genealogical/heraldic manuscript, on paper, in Spanish. Madrid: 1722 (5 December). 4to (31 cm, 12"). [24] ff.
$1200.00
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Illuminated, with Full-Page Miniature, on Vellum, Great Binding
Archconfraternity of the Stigmata of St. Francis.  Illuminated manuscript on vellum, in Latin. “Franciscus Tituli S. Petri & Marcellini S.R.E. Cardinalis Pignattellus ... Dilectis nobis in Christo Confratribus Confraternibus Sacror. Stigmatum & S. Antonii de Padua in Ecclia. Parrochili S. Conini Loci Cicognoli Cremonen. ... Rome: 1706. 8vo (22.7 cm, 9.5'), [10] ff.
$3500.00
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Much Marginalia & Interlinear NotesA PMM Incunable Title
Augustinus Aurelius (St. Augustine, of Hippo).  Augustinus De ciuitate Dei cum commento. [Freiburg im Breisgau : Kilianus Piscator (Fischer), 1494]. Folio in 6s (30.5 cm, 12"). [256] ff.
$18,750.00
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Explaining theNorthern Lights before the Discovery of Solar Winds
(Aurora Borealis).  Manuscript in English on paper: Aurora borealis, a lecture. April 1830. United States: 1830. Folio (30.5 cm, 12.25" ). [6] pp. on 2 sheets of conjugate paper, last sheet of the second conjugate mostly blank].
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Signatures of theFamous & Obscure
 (Autographs in Abundance).  Collection of signatures of notable and lesser Mexicans of the colonial era and first three quarters of the 19th century. Mexico: 1646 to ca. 1880. Various small sizes.
$2250.00
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UNexpurgated by the Mexican Inquisition
  MS Notes in NAHUATL/AZTEC in Addition
Avila, Francisco de.  Arte de la lengua mexicana, breves platicas de los mysterios de n. santa fee catholica, y otras para exortacion de su obligacion a los indios. Mexico: Por los herederos de la Viuda de Miguel de Ribera Calderon, 1717. 12mo. [13], 36, [1] ff.
$9975.00
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When Pleasure Reaches Some Divine Extreme”
Bates, Charlotte Fiske.  Autograph Manuscript Signed. “The Venice of Life.” On paper. No place (Boston?): no date (ca. 1900?). 12mo (8" x 6"). 1 p.
$150.00
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HEAVILY ANNOTATEDThe Gospels & Acts in an Important Edition
Bible.  N.T. Greek & Latin. 1588.  Testamentum Novum, sive novum foedus Iesu Christi, D.N. Cuius Graeco contextui respondent interpretationes duae: vna, vetus altera, Theodori Bezae, nunc quartò diligenter ab eo recognita... [Genevae]: [Henricus Stephanus], 1588. Folio (33 cm; 13"). [6] ff., 555, [1 (blank)] pp., [8] ff. (lacks final blank leaf); lacks vol. II (Epistles, Revelation).
$2500.00
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Marginalia tothe Max & Other Notes
Bible.  O.T. Psalms. Hebrew. 1880.   [two lines in Hebrew, then] Liber psalmorum. Textum masoreticum acuratissime expressit ... notis criticis confirmavit S. Baer. Praefatus est edendi operis adjutor Franciscus Delitzsch. Lipsiae: Ex officina Bernhardi Tauchnitz, 1880. 8vo (22.4 cm, 8.8"). [1] f., 82 pp.; manuscript notes bound in.
$1000.00
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A Volume EXTRA ILLUSTRATED & Then Some!
Brown University.  Celebration of the one hundreth anniversary of the founding of Brown University, September 6th, 1864. Providence: Sidney S. Rider & Bro., 1865. 4to (26.5 cm; 10.25"). [4] ff., 178 pp., [1] f.
$10,000.00
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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").
$8750.00
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With BOTH the Author's & the Subject'sSignatures
Cecil, Richard.  Memoirs of John Bacon, esq. R.A. with reflections drawn from a review of his moral and religious character. London: Pr. for F. & C. Rivington by R. Noble, 1801. 8vo (17.5 cm, 6.9"). Frontis., iv, 118, [2 (1 adv.)] pp.
$1800.00
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The Development of aHacienda in the YUCATAN1626–1866
(Chalmuch Hacienda, Yucatan, Mexico).  Manuscript cahiers on paper of land transfers and inventories, in MAYA and Spanish. Chalmuch, Merida, elsewhere in Yucatan: 1626–1866. Folio (31 cm, 12.5"). 132 ff. (14 blank).
$5500.00
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Water & Land RightsA Law Suit in NAHUATL & Spanish
SCORNFUL DEFIANCE of the RULING!
Citizens of Coculco & Tempatetetzintla v. Antonio de Padilla.   Manuscript on paper in Nahautl and Spanish. Tehuacán: 1624. Folio (31 cm, 12.25"). [10] ff.
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I am anxious you should do a writing portrait . . . ”
Cook, Eliza.  A.L.s. (“Eliza”) to “My dear Sec.” London: 6 June 1860. 12mo (7.25" x. 4.5"). 1 p.
$275.00
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Old Buck Is Elected, but We Did Our Duty Here”
Clark, Erastus.  File of 10 Manuscript letters to Francis E. Clark. North Lansing, Owego, Geneva, & elsewhere in NY: 1847–58. Various sizes from folio to 12mo (30.5 cm, 12"; 18 cm, 7"). 33 pp.
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20th-Century Renaissance ManMedievally Inspired MANUSCRIPT Memorial
Erie Railroad Company (Follansbee, Mitchell Davis).  Manuscript on paper, in English. “In memoriam Mitchell D. Follansbee 1870 – 1941.” [Chicago: 1941]. 8vo (27.4 cm, 10.75"). [8 (1 blank)] ff.
$950.00
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Middlebury College's Early Financial Problems
Evarts, Jeremiah.  Autograph Letter Signed to Henry Davis. Charlestown, MA: 20 January 1817. Small 4to (24.5 cm; 9.75"). 3 pp. plus integral address page.
$250.00
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Speaking EngagementRestoration Appeal
Farrar, Frederick William.  Autograph Letter Signed to unidentified recipient. Westminster, England: 20 April [between 1876 and 1883]. 12mo (18 cm; 7"), 4 pp.
$40.00
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