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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.
$550.00
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State-of-the-Art19th-Century Electrical Studies
Becquerel, Antoine César, & Alexandre Edmond Becquerel.   Traité d'électricité et de magnétisme. Leurs applications aux sciences physiques, aux arts et a l'industrie. Paris: Librairie de Firmin Didot Frères, 1855–56. 8vo (22.7 cm, 9"). 3 vols. I: xvi, 456 pp.; 3 fold. plts. II: [4], 475, [1] pp. III: [4], 412 pp.; 14 fold. plts. (incl. maps).
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Street Ballads & Minstrel Tunes
“Our girl's” songster. Containing all the best and most popular songs — sentimental and comic — “dialect” of all kinds ... some set to music expressly for this work. New York: Clinton T. De Witt, copyright 1879. 18mo (16.6 cm, 6.5"). 176, [12] pp.
$85.00
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A Concise Overview for aVery Special Student Subset
Le Blond, Guillaume.  Abregé de geometrie à l'usage des pages de la Grande Ecurie du Roy. Où l'on donne ce qui est le plus nécessaire pour entrer dans l'étude des fortifications. Paris: Joseph Bullot & Jombert, 1737. 12mo (16.9 cm, 6.7"). [4], 162, [6] pp.; 5 fold. plts.
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An Anti-Vaxxer in 1757:  Three Treatises from a Leader
of the
Vienna School of Medicine
Haen, Anton de.  Quaestiones saepius motae super methodo inoculandi variolas, ad quas directa eruditorum responsa hucusque desiderantur; indirecta minus satisfacere videntur: Orbi medico denuo praepositae... Vindobonae: Joan. Thomae Trattner, 1757. 8vo (20.7 cm, 8.125"). 80 pp. [with the same author's] Theses sistentes febrium divisiones, natamque ea de causa de miliaribus, ac petechiis, caeterisque febrilibus exanthematibus. Dissertationem: Ordine defendendae et oppugnandae . . . in Palatio Universitatis. . . edition altera. Vindobonae: Joan. Thomae Trattner, 1760. 8vo. [12], 142, [2 (blank)] pp. [and] Theses pathologicae de haemorrhoidibus, a medicinae studiosis ordine defendendae, et oppugnandae. . . Viennae: Joannis Thomae Trattner, 1759. 8vo. [12], 89, [1] pp.
$500.00
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Human Justice vs. Divine Justice
Sophocles.  Antigone.   Haarlem: Printed for the members of the Limited Editions Club, 1965. 8vo (30.2 cm, 11.9"). 127, [1] pp.; 8 col. plts.
$100.00
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Civil Engineering:  Building (& Funding!) Railroads, in Italian
Biot, Édouard, & David Hansemann; Luigi Tatti, ed. & trans.  L'architetto delle strade ferrate: Ovvero, saggio sui principi generali dell'arte di formare le strade a ruotaje di ferro di Eduardo Biot altro dei sovraintendenti all' esecuzione della strada ferrata da Santo Stefano a Lione. Recato in Italiano con note ed aggiunte dall' ingegnere Luigi Tatti[.] Unitavi una memoria di Davide Hansemann relativa ai rapporti politici ed economici di questa specie di strade. Milano: Angelo Monti, 1837. 8vo (29.1 cm, 11.45"). viii, 371, [1] pp.; 5 fold. plts.
$750.00
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The Classic, Magical Stories & Wonderful Illustrations
Perrault, Charles.  Contes des fées. Paris: Le Fuel, [ca. 1813]. Oblong 32mo (10.6 cm, 4.125"). Col. frontis., engr. t.-p., 258 pp.; 12 col. plts.
$1500.00
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“The Uncle Tom's Cabin of the HORSE” —
Teaching American Children to be Kind
Sewell, Anna.  Black Beauty: His grooms and companions. Boston: George T. Angell, [ca. 1895–1900]. 12mo. 245, [17] pp.
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Distinct & Deliberate Quests of Truth”First Edition, Variant Printing
Coke, Zachary [possible pseud. of Henry Ainsworth].  The art of logick; or the entire body of logick in English. Unfolding to the meanest capacity the way to dispute well, and to refute all fallacies whatsoever. London: Pr. by Robert White for George Calvert, 1654 [i.e., 1653]. 8vo (17.6 cm, 6.9"). [24], 222 pp.
$600.00
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Scarce Medical DissertationPresentation Inscription from the Doctor
Santy, L. Gervais.  Dissertation sur l'application des sciences physiques et mathématiques, aux sciences médicales en général; suivie de l'exposition succincte de la Constitution météorologique et médicale de printemps de 1807, avec une courte description des maladies qui se sont présentées, pendant ce trimestre, à l'Hôtel-Dieu Saint-Eloi de Montpellier. Montpellier: Bonnariq, F. Avignon & Migueyron, 1808. 4to (23.3 cm, 9.2"). 55, [1] pp.
$200.00
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Early Electrical ExperimentsFirst Edition in the Author's Mother Tongue
Cavallo, Tiberius.  Trattato completo d'elettricità teorica e pratica con sperimenti originali ... tradotto in Italiano dall'originale Inglese con addizioni e cangiamenti fatti dall' autore. Firenze: Gaetano Cambiagi Stamp. Granducale, 1779. 8vo (23 cm, 9.1"). xx, 511, [1] pp.; 1 fold. table., 3 fold. plts.
$500.00
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Noah Webster & Alexander AndersonTeam Up
Webster, Noah.  The national pictorial primer. New York: George F. Cooledge & Bros., [1850s]. 12mo (19.2 cm, 7.5"). 48 pp.; illus.
$250.00
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A Lamb Disobeys Mom . . . & . . .
IS TORN TO PIECES & EATEN BY WOLF CUBS
The stray lamb. New York: Mahlon Day, [ca. 1825–33?]. Miniature (7.5 cm, 3"). 8 pp.
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Portugal's Colonial Economies & Commerce, Studied by aBrazilian
Azeredo Coutinho, José Joaquim da Cunha de.  Ensaio economico sobre o comercio de Portugal e suas colonias. Offerecido ao serenissimo principe da Beira, o senhor D. Pedro, e publicado de ordem da Academia Real das Sciencias pelo seu socio ... Lisboa: Na Typografia da Academia Real das Sciencias, 1816. 4to (21 cm, 8.25"). xxiii, [1], 8, 201, [1] pp., [2] ff.
$1500.00
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Mini” Natural History Chapbook
Pretty rhymes about birds and animals for little boys and girls.  New York: Kiggins & Kellogg, [ca. 1860]. Miniature (7.8 cm, 3"). 8 pp.; illus.
$65.00
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Resettling Free Black Americans: Creating (& Proselytizing to) an African Colony
Bacon, E[phraim], & J. B. Cates.  Abstract of a journal of E. Bacon, assistant agent of the United States, to Africa: With an appendix, containing extracts from proceedings of the Church Missionary Society in England, for the years 1819–20. To which is prefixed an abstract of the journal, of the Rev. J.B. Cates, one of the missionaries from Sierra Leone to Grand Bassa; in an overland journey, performed in company with several natives, in the months of February, March, and April, 1819. The whole showing the successful exertions of the British and American governments, in repressing the slave trade. Philadelphia: S. Potter (pr. by D. Dickinson), 1821. 8vo (21 cm, 8.25"). 96 pp.
$650.00
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Figures from Schiller
Förster, Erwin; William Kaulbach, illus.  Schiller-Gallery. From the original drawings of William Kaulbach, C. Jaeger, A. Mueller, Th. Pixis, R. Beyschlag, W. Lindenschmit. New York: Stroeffer & Kirchner, [ca. 1868]. 8vo (22.5 cm, 8.85"). [4], 136 pp.; 22 plts.
$200.00
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A Very! Large University BroadsidePrinted on SILK
Linares Montefrio y Martinez, Evaristo.  Broadside. Begins, Excmo. domino ac semper domino meo, D. Josepho Moñino, comiti de Florida Blanca ... Exoptat hihi iam diu illuxit dies ... quo publicum oc non tantum mei in studiies, profectus, verum etiam grati animi significationes testimonium exhiberem. Toleti [i.e., Toledo]: apud Nicolaum de Almanzano, typographum universitatis, 1782. Folio (76 x 57 cm, 31" x 22.5" ). [1] p.
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Once Upon a Time”
History of the sleeping beauty in the wood.  Montrose [Scotland]: James Watt, [ca. 1840]. 32mo (11.5 cm, 4.5"). 32 pp.; illus.
$350.00
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Scholarship Printed Beautifully — Printed Masterfully!
Grañén Porrúa, María Isabel.  Tesoros musicales de la Nueva España: Siglo XVI. Tacámbaro de Codallos [Mexico]: Taller Martín Pescador, 2018. Small 4to (25.7 cm, 10"). 46 pp., [1] f., 2 fold. plts., illuis.
$375.00
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“The Proprietor of the Late Edition of Puckle's Club . . . Trusts [This]
Cannot Fail to Interest the Lovers of the Fine Arts. . . .”
Thurston, John.  Illustrations to Puckle's club: printed (for the proprietor) in colours, from the original blocks, and limited to one hundred impressions. [London?]: Printed (for the proprietor) [by R. Ackermann], 1820. 8vo (24.6 cm; 9.75"). [3] pp, 24 color plates.
$750.00
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A Scarce Early AmericanumHarrisse's Copy, in His Personalized Gruel Binding
Catanaeus, Johannes Maria [a.k.a. Giovanni Maria Cattaneo].   Io: Mariae Catanaei Genua. [colophon: Romae: Impressum apud Iacobum Mazochium, 1514]. 4to (20.6 cm, 8.15"). [11] ff. (lacking final blank only).
$3750.00
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Trouble Sleeping? Are You Anxious Try Valerian.
Hill, John.  Valeriana oder von denen Tugenden der Baldrian-Wurzel in denen Krankheiten und Zufällen der Nerven nebst denen Kennzeichen wodurch die wahre von der unächten kan unterschieden werden. Nürnberg: Adam Ludwig Wirsing, 1765. 8vo (17.5 cm, 7"). 31, [1] pp.; 2 fold. color plts.
$300.00
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How to Be a Man
[Day, Thomas].  Forsaken infant; or entertaining history of Little Jack. New York: John C. Tottin, 1811. 24mo (13.7 cm, 5.25"). 52 pp.; illus.
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With Carefully Engraved & Labelled Illustrations
Venette, Nicolai.  ... Abhandlung von Erzeugung der Menschen. Königsberg: Christoph Gottfried Eckart, 1738. 8vo (17 cm, 6.75"). Frontis., [16] ff., 546 pp., 10 leaves of plts. (various sizes).
$250.00
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A Romance of Pretended Virtue & Secret ViceCruikshank Plates
Maginn, William; George Cruikshank, illus.  [John Manesty, the Liverpool merchant]. Ainsworth's Magazine: A miscellany of romance, general literature, & art. Vol. IV. London: John Mortimer [Cunningham & Mortimer], 1843. 8vo (22.7 cm, 8.9"). [4], 79–94, 175–88, 276–82, 363–76, 462–70, 553–58, 64–70, 136–43, 256–62, 547–55, 53–61, 117–24, 258–68 pp.; 6 plts.
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Sensational “News” ReportsShocking “Plots” Fortunately “Discovered”!
(Worcester, Edward Somerset, Marquis of).  The earl of Glamorgans negotiations and colourable commitment in Ireland demonstrated; Or, the Irish plot for bringing ten thousand men and arms into England, whereof three hundred to be for Prince Charls's Lifegard. Discovered in several letters taken in a packet-boat by Sir Tho: Fairfax forces at Padstow in Cornwal; which letters were cast into the sea, and by the sea coming in, afterwards regained; and were read in the Honorable House of Commons, and ordered to be printed. London: Edward Husband, 1645. 4to (19 cm, 7.5"). 35, [1] pp.
$950.00
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Natural History for Children, inCOLOR
Buffon, Georges-Louis Leclerc, comte de.  Le petit Buffon des enfants. Paris: Théodore Lefèvre (colophon: pr. by C. Moisand), 1860. 24mo signed in 6s and 12s (14.3 cm, 5.625"). Add. engr. t.-p., [4], 176 pp.; 9 col. plts.
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Studying Descartes' Principles
Descartes, René; Florimond de Beaune; Johan de Witt; & Frans van Schooten; Rasmus Bartholin, ed.  Renati des Cartes Principia matheseos universalis, seu introductio ad geometriae methodum. Francofurti ad Moenum: Sumptibus Friderici Knochii, 1695. 4to (21.3 cm, 8.3"). [8], 420, [4], 423–68, [2] pp.; diagrs.
$1250.00
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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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Train up a Child in the Way It Should Go”
Variety; or, stories for children from the age of seven years to twelve.   London: John Harris, 1825. 12mo (17.6 cm, 6.9"). [4], 127, [1] pp.; 12 plts.
$200.00
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Master Violin Makers (Both Subjects & Authors)Equally Masterful Binders
Extraordinary Provenance
         
Hill, William Henry; Arthur F. Hill; Alfred Ebsworth Hill.   The violin-makers of the Guarneri family (1626–1762): Their life and work. London: William E. Hill & Sons, 1931. 4to (29.9 cm, 11.75"). xxxvii, [3], 181, [5] pp.; 58 plts., 2 fold. maps, illus.
$3250.00
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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).
$28.75
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The HUMAN MIND ExaminedPhilosophically, Medically, Psychologically
Brown, Thomas.  Lectures on the philosophy of the human mind. Edinburgh: William Tait, 1828. 8vo (22.5 cm, 8.75"). XXXI, [1], 692 pp.; port.
$175.00
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37 Examples ofCurwen Papers, Plus Notes & History
McKitterick, David; Paul Nash.  A new specimen book of Curwen pattern papers. Andoversford, Gloucestershire: Whittington Press, 1987. 8vo (27.5 cm, 10.8"). xii, 105, [3] pp.; 4 double-sided plts. (some col.), 32 color-printed samples. Portfolio: 5 fold. ff.
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Attempting to Restore SIGHT in the Early 1800s
Wardrop, James.  History of James Mitchell, a boy born blind and deaf, with an account of the operation performed for the recovery of his sight. London: Pr. for John Murray ... ; & Archibald Constable & Co., Edinburgh, by W. Bulmer & Co., 1813. Small 4to (27.6 cm, 10.875"). vi, 52 pp.
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Early Editions of the FIRST Children's Books
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Baïf, Lazare de; Charles Estienne, ed.  De Vasculis libellus, adulescentulorum causa ex Bayfio decerptus, addita vulgari latinarum vocum interpretatione. Parisiis: Ex officina R. Stephani, 1536. 8vo (17.4 cm, 6.9"). 56, [8] pp. [bound with their] De Re vestiaria libellus, ex Bayfio excerptus: Addita vulgaris linguae interpretatione, in adulescentulorum gratiam atq; utilitatem. Parisiis: Ex officina Rob. Stephani, 1536. 8vo. 68, [10] pp. (final blank lacking).
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Anatomy & Therapeutics as Taught on the Continent,
NOW for the English Medical Audience
Beckher, Daniel.  Medicus microcosmus, seu, Spagyria microcosmi exhibens medicinam corpore hominis tùm vivo, tùm extincto doctè eruendam, scitè praeparandam, & dextrè propinandam. Londini: Prostant apud Jo. Martin, Ja. Allestry & Tho. Dicas, 1660. 12mo (13.5 cm, 5.25"). [16] ff., 304 pp., [12] ff.
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Self-Industry Leading to Virtuous Wealth
(Ass Bob Also Gets to Retire)
The adventures of William Waters, and his ass Bob.  Otley [England]: W. Walker, [1815]. Near miniature (9.7 cm, 3.75"). 16 pp.; illus.
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Outcasts of Israel, Wherever They May Be”
Boudinot, Elias.  A star in the west; or, a humble attempt to discover the long lost ten tribes of Israel, preparatory to their return to their beloved city, Jerusalem. Trenton: D. Fenton, S. Hutchinson, & J. Dunham (pr. by George Sherman), 1816. 8vo (21.5 cm, 8.5"). iv, 312 pp.
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Greek Psalms from theBibliotheca Heberiana
Bible. O.T. Psalms. Greek. 1555. Dolscius.   [transliterated from Greek] Davidou prophetper Ioannem Oporinumou kai basileos melos, elegeiois perieilemmenon hypo Paulou tou Dolskiou Plaeos [then in Latin] Psalterium prophetae et regis Dauidis, uersibus elegiacis redditum a Pavlo Dolscio Plauensi. Basileae: per Ioannem Oporinum, [colophon: 1555]. 8vo (15.9 cm, 6.25"). [16], 341, [7] pp.
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Dibdin ApprovedHere, a True Large-Paper Copy
Bion, of Phlossa near Smyrna; Moschus, of Syracuse; & Gilbert Wakefield, ed. [transliterated from Greek] Biōnos kai Moschou ta leipsana. [then in Latin] Illustrabat et emendabat Gilbertus Wakefield. Londini: typis T. Bensley, 1795. 8vo in 4s (24 cm, 9.9"). [8], 33, [83] pp.
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Illustrations byBenson Lossing, William Howland, &HH
The young sailor; or the sea-life of Tom Bowline. New York: Kiggins & Kellogg, 123 & 125 William St., [1856–66]. 32mo (11.5 cm, 4.5"). 16 pp.; illus.
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Early Versions ofClassic Tales of MAGIC
Wright, Thomas, ed.  The tale of the basyn and the frere and the boy. London: William Pickering [C. Whittingham], 1836. 24mo (14.2 cm, 5.625"). xvi, [58] pp.; illus.
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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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Dostoevsky LECSigned by the Artist
Dostoevsky, Feodor; Fritz Eichenberg, illus.; Constance Garnett, trans.; Konstantin Mochulsky, intro.   A raw youth. Verona: Limited Editions Club, 1974. 4to (29 cm, 11.375"). 2 vols. I: xviii, 264 pp.; 8 plts., illus. II: x, [2], 265–514, [2] pp.; 7 plts., illus.
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Murder by PoisonUnidentified
Angus, Charles (defendant).  The trial of Charles Angus, Esq. on an indictment for the wilful murder of Margaret Burns, at the Assizes held at Lancaster, on Friday, 2d Sept. 1808, before the Hon. Sir Alan Chambre. Liverpool: Printed by William Jones, [1808]. 8vo (21 cm, 8.25"). [2] ff., 288 pp.
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“A Thought is a Real Thing & Words are Only Its Raiment”
Stephens, James; Thomas Mackenzie, illus.  The crock of gold. London: Macmillan & Co, 1926. 8vo (22.9 cm, 9"). vii, [1], 227, [1] pp.; 12 col. plts.
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I Shall Intersperse the Dry Narration of the Chronicles
with Such Specimens of Fabulous Tradition
as the Poetical Antiquary Will Not Disdain to Recognize”
Malkin, Benjamin Heath.  The scenery, antiquities, and biography, of South Wales, from materials collected during two excursions in the year 1803. London: Pr. for T.N. Longman & O. Rees by T. Bensley, 1804. 4to (27 cm, 10.65"). Frontis., [2], vii, [1], 634 pp.; fold. map., 12 plts.
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Medieval Literature ~ Famous Sources ~ Accounts of Chess TOO!
Gesta Rhomanorum cu[m] applicatio[n]ib[us] moralisatis ac misticis.   [Strasbourg]: [Printer of the 1483 Jordanus de Quedlinburg (i.e., Georg Husner)], 1499. Folio (27.5 cm, 10.75"). [8], XCIII, [1] ff. (the last leaf blank and missing here) .
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Works of a Master EngraverWith Signed Print
Stone, Reynolds.   Reynolds Stone engravings.  London: John Murray (pr. at the Curwen Press), [1977]. 8vo (29.1 cm, 11.5"). xli, [3], 151, [3] pp.; col. illus.
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The Bustle, Excitement, Culture, & NOISE of LONDON
Laid Out for Children
S. W. [Sarah Scudgell Wilkinson?, Elizabeth Kilner?].  A visit to London: Containing a description of the principal curiosities in the British metropolis. Philadelphia: Published by Benjamin Warner ... sold also at his store in Richmond, Virginia (pr. by Wm. Greer), 1817. 24mo (14.8 cm, 5.75"). 111, [1] pp.; 6 plts., illus.
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Signer of the Declaration of Independence
Surgeon General of the Continental Army &
Philadelphia Observer of Summer & Autumnal Disease”
Rush, Benjamin.   An inquiry into the various sources of the usual forms of summer & autumnal disease in the United States, and the means of preventing them. To which are added, facts intended to prove the yellow fever not to be contagious. Philadelphia: Published by J. Conrad & Co. and M. & J. Conrad & Co.; Baltimore: Rapin, Conrad, & Co.; Petersburg: Somervell & Conrad; Norfolk: Bonsal, Conrad, & Co. (printed by T. & G. Palmer), 1805. 8vo (22 cm, 8.5"). 113, [1] pp.
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Signed by Both the Poet & the ArtistWith Original Bearden Lithograph
Walcott, Derek; Romare Bearden, illus. & ed.  The Caribbean poetry of Derek Walcott & the art of Romare Bearden. New York: The Limited Editions Club, 1983. Folio (31.1 cm, 12.25"). xix, [1], 210, [4] pp.; col. illus.
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My Creditors Have Indeed Fallen upon Me without Mercy”
Otis, Samuel Allyne.  Autograph Letter Signed to unknown addressee. Boston: 11 September 1785. 12mo (18.5 cm, 7.25"). [2] pp.
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Compendium of Early PHYSIOGNOMY, in Italian,
& with a Byzantine Forgery
Porta, Giovanni Battista [Giambattista] della; Antonius Polemo (attrib.); Giovanni Ingegneri.   La fisonomia dell'huomo, et la celeste ... libri sei.  Venetia: Sebastian Combi & Gio. LaNoù, 1652. 8vo (16.6 cm, 6.55"). Add. engr. t.-p., [30], 598, [18], 190, [2], 134 pp.; illus.
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Who Lives in Europe?. . . . .
. . . & What Do They Wear?
[Venning, Mary Anne].  A geographical present: Being descriptions of the several countries of Europe. Compiled from the best authorities. With representations of the various inhabitants in their respective costumes. New York: William Burgess, Juvenile Emporium [R. & G. Wood, Printers], 1831. 16m (15.5 cm, 6.125"). [2] ff., 140, 7 (adv.), [1 (blank)] pp.; 12 plts.
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