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North Carolina artist KATHY VINCENT, a longtime friend of PRB&M's, is allowing us to offer a small selection of her VERY GIFTABLE
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Enjoyable, Essential, & UPDATED!
(A!B!C!)!   Carter, John; & Nicolas Barker & Simran Thadani.  ABC for book collectors.   Ninth edition. New Castle, DE: Oak Knoll Press, 2016. 8vo. 264 pp.
$30.00
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For the EIGHTH EDITION, at a lower price,  click here.
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Fiji Isles Paradise
(A Gift of . . . “Far Away”). Van Sandwyk, Charles.  Sketches from a tropic isle. [North Vancouver?]: Published by the artist, 1997. 12mo (17.3 cm, 6.81"). 28 pp.; col. illus.
[SOLD]
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Harry of England, Your Career Shall be Stained in Blood!
Ainsworth, William Harrison.  Windsor Castle. An historical romance. London: Henry Colburn, 1844. 8vo (24.5 cm, 9.69"). Add. engr. t.-p., x, [2], 324 pp.; 22 plts., illus.
$350.00
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WONDERFUL is theComfort of Words
Aked, Charles F.  Wells and palm trees. Cool water and abundant rest on life's rough way. New York: Dodge Publishing Co., © 1908. 12mo. Frontis., [6], 149, [1] pp.
$75.00
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Burd's Festive Little Women
Alcott, Louisa M.; Clara M. Burd, illus.  Little women. Philadelphia: John C. Winston Co., 1926. 4to (23.5 cm, 9.25"). Col. frontis., xiii, [1], 496, [2] pp.; 4 col. plts., illus.
[SOLD]
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100 Years of Book Collecting inPHILADELPHIA
Allen, George Rankin.  The Centennial of the Philobiblon Club of Philadelphia, 1893–1993. Philadelphia: The Philobiblon Club, 1993. 12mo (19 cm; 7.5"). [3], [1] ff., 53, [3] pp.
$15.00
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For more of PHILADELPHIA interest,  click here.
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Pre-Civil War KentuckyParticularly Its Birds But Also Those Lovely Dresses!
Allen, James Lane; & Hugh Thomson, illus.  A Kentucky cardinal and Aftermath. New York & London: The Macmillan Co. (pr. by Norwood Press), 1900. 12mo (20.9 cm, 8.22"). [2], xxxii, [2], 276, [4 (adv.)] pp.; illus.
$125.00
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PUBLISHER'S CLOTH, click here.

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For GARDENING books,  click here.
For another BIRD book or two,  click here.

How Shall I Read the Bible?
American Tract Society.  An index to the Bible, with suggestions for the profitable reading of the Scriptures. Also, counsels for prayer. Boston: American Tract Society (pr. by Geo. C. Rand & Avery), [ca. 1860]. 16mo (14.9 cm, 5.86"). 64 pp.
$120.00
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For BIBLES, TESTAMENTS, *&*
        BIBLE SCHOLARSHIP, 
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“The Ass is an Animal Whose Services are Ill Requited”
Argus, Arabella.   The adventures of a donkey. London: Darton & Clark, [between 1836 & 1845]. 12mo (14.8 cm, 5.82"). Frontis., 213, [3 (adv.)] pp.; illus.
$100.00
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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.
[SOLD]
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PUBLISHER'S CLOTH, click here.

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A “Gift Copy”Textured Olive Green Calf byBayntun-Riviere
Arnold, Matthew.  The poems of Matthew Arnold, 1840–1867. London: Oxford University Press, Humphrey Milford, 1937. 12mo (18.4 cm; 7.25"). xxvii, 460 pp.
$250.00
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For FINE, ATTRACTIVE, & INTERESTING
               BINDINGS,  click here.

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For more of MILITARY/NAVAL interest,  click here.
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       PROVENANCE,  click here.

SCENE:  Nevis, B.W.I., 1842
Atherton, Gertrude; C. Coles Phillips, illus.  The gorgeous isle. New York: Doubleday, Page & Co., 1908. 12mo (19.6 cm, 7.71"). [8], 223, [1] pp.; 4 col. plts.
$75.00
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Milkmaids, Bathing Beauties, Muses, Etc.
Bamlach, Christian.  Pudelnakerd erotische Szenen aus der Gründerzeit. Dortmund: Harenberg, © 1981. 12mo (17.5 cm, 6.9"). 155, [5] pp.; illus.
$45.00
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Just a Bit HEAVY for Taking with You to“the New Barnes” . . .
Barnes, Albert C.  The art in painting. New York: Harcourt, Brace & Co., © 1937. 8vo (23.6 cm, 9.25"). xx, 522 pp.; illus.
$95.00
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For ART REFERENCE,  click here.

Come, Let Us March”
Bascom, E.H.  The school harp: a collection of pleasing and instructive songs. Music and words, original and selected. Designed for the use of schools and singing classes. Oblong. Boston: Morris Cotton, (Stereotyped by A.B. Kidder), 1855. 12mo. viii, 96 pp., [2] ff.
$30.00
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Bilingual Stanze inElegant Dos à Dos Format
New Translation, Limited Edition
Bembo, Pieto.  Stanze composte ... in occasione delle festivita da carnevale alla corte d'Urbino nell' anno ... [di] mille cinquencento sette ... Austin: Pr. by Bradley Hutchinson for Michele Miracolo, 2015.
$165.00
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For LITERATURE,  click here.
For COLLECTED PRESSES
            & TYPOGRAPHY,  click here.

This also appears in the GENERAL
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Real . . . REVELATIONS!
Bennett, Stuart.  Trade bookbinding in the British Isles, 1660--1800. New Castle, Del.: Oak Knoll; London: British Library, 2004. Folio. 176 pp.
$75.00
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Ae-hy Ae-hy, Kih She”:  Geordie Tales “Related by the Late Thomas Bewick”
Bewick, Thomas.  The howdy and the upgetting. Two tales of sixty years sin seyne ... in the Tyne side dialect. London: Admirers of Native Merit, 1850. 12mo (22 cm, 8.75"). [2] ff., 9-16 pp.; frontis. port.
$225.00
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       PROVENANCE,  click here.

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Bewick: Befores & Afters from aMODERN Fine Press
Bewick, Thomas, illus.  Thomas Bewick: Ten working drawing reproductions shown with impressions of the corresponding engravings. Chicago: Cherryburn Press, 1972. Oblong 8vo (19.8 cm, 7.79"). Frontis, [14] pp.; 10 double-spread matted plates.
[SOLD]
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          & TYPOGRAPHY,  click here.

Birds & Beasts fromBewick's Blocks
Bewick, Thomas, illus.; Edna W. Ferriss, ed.  21 engravings. St. Charles, IL: Privately Printed (at the Printing Office of Philip Reed), 1951. 8vo (21.9 cm, 8.6"). 2 vols. I: [44] pp.; illus. II: [40] pp.; illus.
$150.00
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For COLLECTED PRESSES
          & TYPOGRAPHY,  click here.

BIBLES
ORDERED BY DATE

Pocket New Testament New Hampshire, 1831
Bible.  N.T. English. 1831. Authorized (i.e., “King James Version”).   The New Testament of our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ.... Exeter, N.H.: James Derby, 1831. 32mo (11.1 cm, 4.375"). 259, [1 (blank)] pp. (lacks the frontis.).
$150.00
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      BIBLES catalogue offers Study Aids, Commentary,
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PromotingPLANTS to Cure What Ails You!
(Botanical Medicine).  Collection of nine commercial medicinal packets. Malden, Mass.: S.W. Gould & Bros., & three other companies, [ca. 1900–1910]. 9 boxes of various sizes (largest 7 x 7 x 3.8 cm; 2.75 x 2.75 x 1.5").
[SOLD]
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        FINANCE / ECONOMICS,  click here.

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Mr. Brecht, Bring Down This “Fourth Wall”
Brecht, Bertolt; Jack Levine, illus.; Eric Bentley, intro.   The threepenny opera.  New York: The Limited Editions Club, 1982. 4to (29.3 cm, 11.5"). 155, [3] pp.; 12 plts. (incl. in pagination, incl. frontis.).
$125.00
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          & TYPOGRAPHY,  click here.

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On a Splendid Collection of Renaissance Bookbindings
Breslauer, B.H.  Count Heinrich IV zu Castell: A German Renaissance book collector and the bindings made for him during his student years in Orléans, Paris, and Bologna. Austin: W. Thomas Taylor, 1987. Folio (36.1 cm, 14.25"). 38, [2] pp.; 5 col. illus.
$200.00
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A Fine, Substantial,BOTANICAL Bibliography
Bridson, Gavin D.R.  BPH-2, periodicals with botanical content. Pittsburgh: Hunt Institute for Botanical Documentation, Carnegie Mellon University, 2004. Stout 4to. 2 vols. I: xx, 819, [1] pp. II: [iv],821-1470 pp.
$95.00
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Signed Fine-Press Poetry
Bronk, William.  Of poetry. New Rochelle, NY: James L. Weil (pr. by the Kelly-Winterton Press), [ca. 1988]. 8vo (24.1 cm, 9.48"). [12] pp.
$45.00
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These Cooks Really Set TheirHANDS to This Production
Brooklyn Methodist Home.  Brooklyn Methodist Home cook book. [Brooklyn, NY]: Brooklyn M.E. Church Home, (copyright 1939). 8vo (23.7 cm, 9.33"). 320 pp.; illus.
$65.00
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Reconstruction-Era Novel Set in ALABAMA
by an Alabama Author
Brown, Annie G. [a.k.a. Annie Finley Green]; Joseph “J.C.” Leyendecker, illus.  Fireside battles. Chicago: Laird & Lee, (1900). 8vo (21.4 cm, 8.42"). Frontis., 327, [1] pp.; 8 plts., illus.
[SOLD]
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prettily bound books ca. 1840–1910 that are
                ALSO, often, quite charmingly illustrated —  click here.

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Evocative Character Studies fromPhiz”
Browne, Hablot Knight, illus., & Charles Dickens.  Dombey & Son. The four portraits of Edith, Florence, Alice, and little Paul. London: Chapman & Hall, 1848. 8vo (23.2 cm, 9.1"). 4 plts.
$300.00
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Pilgrim's Progress forLittle Readers
[Bunyan, John].   The little pilgrim's progress. Philadelphia: H.C. Peck & Theo. Bliss, 1855. 16mo (11.8 cm, 4.64"). 96 pp.; illus.
$100.00
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“A World Where Nothing Stands or Stays”
Burnett, David.  Chesil beach. Bath, UK: The Old School Press, 2001. 4to (27 cm, 10.6"). [8] ff.
$50.00
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A Limited Edition from Thomas Bird Mosher
Burns, Robert; William Marion Reedy, intro.  The jolly beggars: A cantata. Portland, ME: Thomas Bird Mosher, 1914. 8vo (19.5 cm, 7.625"). Frontis., xxiii, [1], 106, [2] pp.; facsims.
$50.00
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Burton's Philosophical Poetry
Burton, Richard F.  The Kasîdah (couplets) of Hâjî Abdû El-Yezdî: A lay of the higher law. San Francisco: The Book Club of California, 1919. Folio (31.5 cm, 12.7"). vii, [3], 52, [2] pp.
$100.00
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Cambridge/RiversideByron
Byron, George Gordon Byron, Baron.  Complete poetical works of Lord Byron. Boston & New York: Houghton, Mifflin & Co. (pr. by the Riverside Press, Cambridge), (copyright 1905). 8vo. Frontis., xxi, [1], 1055, [1] pp.
$90.00
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