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This catalogue showcases items representing
THE CORE AREAS of our non-Hispanic stock —
with a garnish of Hispanica and of other rarities less central.
Our “core” is defined between the bars on our letterhead, above —
EARLY BOOKS OF EUROPE
& THE AMERICAS.

SO EXTENSIVE AND VARIOUS IS THE “A-Z” HERE that we suspect
you will find it much more fun and ultimately more rewarding to ROAM it
than to MARCH through it — just as in the largest section of a physical bookstore.

Consider jumping from Aa-Al to the Ha-Hd or N-O section.
  (“A” doesn't HAVE to stand for “All Too Predictable,” does it?)

HAPPY BROWSING — GOOD HUNTING!

Too Much Was NOT EnoughTHIS Copy with Quasi-Relics of St. Macarius
(“A” is forAPlethora of Plates, PLUS!).  Meyer, Jean.  Description du jubilé de sept cens ans de S. Macaire, patron particulier contre la peste, qui sera célébré dans la ville de Gand ... a commencer le 30. de mai jusqu'au 15. juin 1767, avec le détail ultérieur des cérémonies, solemnités, cavalcade, ornemens, & des feux d'artifice ... Gand: Chez Jean Meyer, imprimeur de la ville, 1767. 4to (26.5 cm, 10.5"). [4] ff., xii, 84 pp.; 15 plts. (some fold.), illus.
$4975.00
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A 30-Item One-Author Sampling ofBodoni “Job Printing”
(“A” is forA BUNDLE” . . . o' BODONI)!  Turchi, Adeodati.  Collection of Bodoni editions of 30 works by Turchi. [Parma: Dalla Stamperia Reale], 1788–96. 12mo & 8vo. In 3 vols.
$2500.00
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          & TYPOGRAPHY,  click here.

For THE BODONI PRESS,  click here.

 

A Series of Medieval Manuscript LEAVES
(“A” is forA Selection”).  A selectioneminently suitable for use in the teaching and practicing of paleography.
        ALL INDIVIDUALLY PRICED

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For CALLIGRAPHY / WRITING,  click here.
For a collection of COLLECTIONS,  click here.

Our highlighted entries are repeated in their
expectable alphabetical places,
below . . .


20th-Century Fine-Press Printing . . .
of a 16th-Century Edition . . .
    of an Ancient Greek Romance . . .
Achilles Tatius.  The loves of Clitophon and Leucippe translated from the Greek of Achilles Tatius by William Burton reprinted for the first time from a copy now unique. New York: Bernard Guilbert Guerney, 1923. Folio (30.5 cm, 12"). xxxi, [9], 152, [6] pp.
$175.00
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For LITERATURE,  click here.
For TRANSLATIONS,  click here.
For GREEK & LATIN CLASSICS,  click here.
 For a bit more (mostly very mild!) EROTICA,  click here.
For COLLECTED PRESSES & TYPOGRAPHY,  click here.

Title-Border & Initials by Hans Baldun Grien
Ex–Donaueschigen Library
Adelphus, Johannes, Jakop Wimpheling (comm.).  Seque[n]tiarum lucule[n]ta interpretatio: nedu[m] scholasticis, sed [et] ecclesiasticis cognitu necessaria. [Strassburg: Knoblouch], 1513. 4to (21 cm, 8.25"). CXXXVI, [4], LXXX ff.
$2750.00
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For RELIGION generallyclick here.
For BLACK LETTER,  click here.
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       PROVENANCE,  click here.

A Mini Leaf Book
Adomeit, Ruth E.  An original leaf from the Newbery Bible 1780. With an essay. Los Angeles: [colophon: printed by William Cheney for Dawson's Book Shop], 1980. Miniature (49 x 42 mm; 1.875" x 1.625"). 18 pp., [1 (colophon)] f., leaf of 1780 Bible tipped in.
$400.00
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For CHILDREN / EDUCATION,  click here.
For more BIBLES & TESTAMENTS,  click here.
For RELIGION,  click here.
For LEAVES,  click here.

A Scarce Survivor
The adventures of little dame Crump and her little white pig. Albany: Fisk & Little, 82 State Street, [1854–57]. 12mo (18 cm; 7"). [16] pp.
$175.00
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Enhanced by a Fan of St. JohnIn a Contemporary Binding & with78 Woodcuts
Aemilius, Georg.  Evangelia quae consueto more dominicis et aliis festis diebus in ecclesia leguntur. Coloniae Agrippinae: Ad intersignium Monocerotis [Walther Fabritius], 1566. 8vo (16 cm, 6.3"). [176] ff.; illus.
$2250.00
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For BIBLES & TESTAMENTS,  click here.
For ILLUSTRATED BOOKS,  click here.
For 16TH-CENTURY BOOKS, & “REFORMATION,”  click here.
For CHILDREN'S BOOKS, many ILLUSTRATED,  click here.
For FINE, ATTRACTIVE, & INTERESTING BINDINGS,  click here.
For “EVIDENCE of READERSHIP,”  click here.
For Books with SPECIAL PROVENANCE,  click here.

The Editio Princeps
Aeschylus.  [7 lines in Greek romanized as] Aischylou tragodiai hex. Prometheus desmotes. Hepta epi Thebais. Persai. Agamemnon. Eumenides. Hiketides. [then in Latin] Aeschyli tragoediae sex. [colophon: Venetiis: In aedibvs Aldi et Andreae soceri, 1518]. 8vo (15.8 cm, 6.25"). 113, [1] ff.
$9750.00
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For GREEK & LATIN CLASSICS,  click here.
For LITERATURE,  click here.
 For Books with SPECIAL PROVENANCE,  click here.
For COLLECTED PRESSES & TYPOGRAPHY,  click here.
For THE ALDINE PRESS,  click here.

Aeschylus from the Royal Printer
Aeschylus.  [title in Greek, transliterated as] Aischylou Prometheus desmotes, Hepta epi Thebais, Persai, Agamemnon, [Choephoroi], Eumenides, Hiketides. Parisiis: Ex officina Adriani Turnebi Typographi Regii, 1552. 8vo (17 cm, 6.75"). [8], 211, [1] pp.
$1250.00
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For LITERATURE,  click here.
For THEATER/THEATRE,  click here.

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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For PUBLISHER'S CLOTH, click here.
For “GIFTABLES” — mostly $150
      & UNDER,  click here.

Brunet: Belle Édition”Sole Italian EstienneTall Copy
Alamanni, Luigi.  La coltivatione di Luigi Alamanni al christianissimo re Francesco Primo. Parigi: Ruberto Stephano, 1546. 8vo (20.8 cm, 8.2"). [2], 154, [2] ff.
$1875.00
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For LITERATURE,  click here.
For a bit more AGRICULTURE,  click here.
For Books with SPECIAL
       PROVENANCE,  click here.

For COLLECTED PRESSES
          & TYPOGRAPHY,  click here.

For a few more ESTIENNES,  click here.

Agriculture & Apiaries
Alamanni, Luigi.  La coltivazione et gli epigrammi ... e Le api di Giovanni Rucellai, geniluomini Fiorentini; colle annotazioni del Signor Dottor Giuseppe Bianchini. Venezia: Stamperia Remondini, 1756. 8vo (17.5 cm, 6.8"). Frontis., 96, [2], 280 pp.
$200.00
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For a bit more AGRICULTURE,  click here.
For NATURAL HISTORY,  click here.

First Edition of a CLASSICBuilding Shapes EFFICIENTLY
Alberti, Giuseppe Antonio.  Trattato della misura delle fabbriche nel quale oltre la misura di tutte le superficie comuni si da ancora la misura di tutte le specie di Volte, e d'ogni specie di solido, che possa occorrere nella misura di esse. Venezia: appresso Giambattista Recurti, 1757. 8vo (21.4 cm; 8.5"). Engr. frontis. port., xxxii, 279, [3] pp., XXXVIII plts.
$550.00
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For SCIENCE,  click here.
For MATHEMATICS, click here.
For ARCHITECTURE,  click here.

16th-Century Tour of Italy Venice Is an Island
Alberti, Leandro.  Descrittione di tutta l'Italia & isole pertinenti ad essa. In Venetia: Appresso Gio. Maria Leni, 1577. 4to (21.7 cm, 8.5"). 2 vols. in 1. [303], 503, [1(blank)], 69 (i.e., 96), [4] ff.
$2500.00
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For more VOYAGES, TRAVELS, & books on
“EXOTIC” PLACES,  click here.

For an ARCHAEOLOGY “Shelf,”  click here.
For ARCHITECTURE,  click here.

Lovingly Read Copy of a BookBoth Praised & Pilloried
by Paulus Manutius
Alcionio, Pietro.  Petri Alcyonii Medices legatus de exsilio. [colophon: Venetiis: In Aedieus Aldi et Andreae Asulani, 1522]. 8vo (20.3 cm, 8"). [70] ff.
$3875.00
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For GREEK & LATIN CLASSICS,  click here.
For “EVIDENCE of READERSHIP,”  click here.
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          & TYPOGRAPHY,  click here.

For THE ALDINE PRESS,  click here.

Defense of a Marian Cult
Alcocer, José Antonio.  Carta apologética a favor del título de Madre Santisima de la Luz, que goza la reyna del cielo Maria purísima señora nuestra, y de la imagen que con el mismo título se venera en algunos lugares de esta América. Mexico: por Felipe de Zúñiga y Ontiveros, 1790. Small 4to. [34] ff., xi [i.e., ix], [1 (blank)], 197, [1 (blank)] pp. (lacks engraved plate).
$500.00
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MEXICO is one of our great specialties.
      For our MEXICANA,  click here.

For a whole short shelf devoted
      to “GUADELUPANA” — y
      otras Apariciones Marianas
      Mexicanas
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This book also appears in the HISPANIC
            MISCELLANY — click here.

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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      & UNDER,  click here.

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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click here.

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PUBLISHER'S CLOTH, click here.

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For another BIRD book or two,  click here.

Early Printing: WOMEN Are Inherently Flawed, But
Can Be Virtuous
Allestree, Richard.  The ladies calling in two parts. Oxford: Pr. at the Theater, 1673. 8vo (18.1 cm, 7.12"). [26], 141, [3], 96, 89–94, 99–[100] pp. (engr. frontis. lacking).
$225.00
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For WING BOOKS,  click here.

Beloved Reading & REMMEMBERANCE”
A Sentimentally Significant Copy

  See, its Loving PROVENANCE Notes
Allestree, Richard.  The whole duty of man, laid down in a plain and familiar way, for the use of all, but especially the meanest reader. London: Pr. by J. Leake for E. Pawlet, 1715. 8vo (20 cm, 7.9"). [4], xii, 503, [9] pp.; 2 plts.
$500.00
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EVERYONE You Need to Know in France Bright, Fresh, IN THE BOX!
Almanach de la cour, de la ville et des départemens pour l'année 1829. Paris: Louis Janet, [1828]. 12mo (11.2 cm, 4.4"). [34], 254, [2] pp.; 4 plts.
$350.00
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Grammars & Language Studies
Alting, Jacob.  Jacobi Altingi ... Fundamenta punctationis linguae sanctae, cum necessariis canonum, locorum S. Scripturae & vocum irregularium indicibus. Francofurti ad Moenum: Sumptibus viduae beati Knochii et J.G. Eslingeri, 1746. 8vo (18 cm; 7.25"). 3 parts in 1 vol. I: [8] ff., 385, [1] pp., [3] ff., [1], 7 pp. [30], [24] ff. II: [2] ff., 122 pp. III: [8] ff., 31, [1], 32, 88, 57–176 pp.
$325.00
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Boccaccio's LanguageCatalogued & Cross-ReferencedA Poet's Copy
Alunno, Francesco.  Le ricchezze della lingua volgare. In Vinegia: [colophon: In casa de Figliuoli di Aldo], 1543. Folio (32.7 cm, 12.875"). 225, [1] ff.
$2500.00
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Splendid Ceremony for a Sad Remembrance, with thePLATE
Alvitez, Alejo de.  Puntual descripcion, funebre lamento, y sumptuoso tumulo, de la regia doliente pompa, con que en la Santa Iglesia Metropolitana de la Ciudad de los Reyes, Lima, corte de la America Austral, mando solemnizar las reales exequias de la serenissima señora, la señora doña Mariana Josepha de Austria, reyna fidelissima de Portugal, y de los Algarves, el dia 15. de marzo de 1756. [Lima: Juan Jose Gonzalez de Cossio, 1757]. 4to (20.5 cm; 8"). [2] ff., 79, [1 (blank)], 80–237 pp., [4], [49] ff., fold. plate, illus.
$9975.00
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