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Deluxe AnglerIn a Zaehnsdorf Binding, with Proof Plates
Walton, Izaak & Charles Cotton; Harris Nicolas, ed.  The complete angler or the contemplative man's recreation being a discourse of rivers fish-ponds fish and fishing ... and instructions on how to angle for a trout or grayling in a clear stream ... with original memoirs and notes. London: William Pickering (pr. by C. Whittingham), 1836. Large 8vo (27.3 cm, 10.75"). 2 vols. I: [16], clxiv, [4], [clxv]-ccxii, [2], 129, [1] pp.; 29 plts., illus. II: [4], [131]–436, [32 (index)] pp.; 38 plts., illus.
$4000.00
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The First English THUMB BIBLE in Prose
  Beautifully Bound & with Sharp Lovely Plates
Bible.  English. Selections.  Biblia. Or a practical summary of ye Old and New Testaments. London: R. Wilkin, 1728 (i.e., 1727). 64mo (4 cm, 1.57"). [6], 154, [2], 155–278, [6] pp.; 16 plts.
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Bodoni Press: Genesis in Italian Verse
Cerati, Gregorio [Gaetano Gerardo].  La genesi: Versione di Monsignor D. Gregorio Cerati, già vescovo di Piacenza. Parma: Co' Tipi Bodoniani, 1807. 8vo (15.5 cm, 6.1"). [2], lix, [3], 260, [4] pp.
$275.00
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One of the FewBROADSIDES Printed in NAHUATL
during the Colonial Era
Venegas, Francisco Javier.  Broadside, begins: Don Francisco Xavier Venegas ... Teniente General de los Reales Exercitos, Virey, Gobernador ... de esta N. E. ... Ayamo moyolpachihuitia in Totlatocatzin Rey D. Fernando VII. [Mexico: No publisher/printer, 1810]. Folio (42.3 cm, 16.25"). [1] p.
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Women, Escape! “the Thralldom of Aches & Pains & 'Weaknesses'
Explicit *&*Anti-Corsetry” Plate BookletsPRESENT
Kellogg, John Harvey. Ladies' guide in health and disease. Girlhood, maidenhood, wifehood, motherhood. Battle Creek, MI; Chicago; New York: Modern Medicine Publishing Co., 1893. 8vo (22.7 cm, 8.94"). Frontis., [4], 673, [1] pp.; 17 (2 double-sided) col. plts., 1 “dissected” plt., 2 plts.; 17 col. plts. & 10 plts. in separate booklets.
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Attractively Printed for a Private Individual
An Unrecorded Broadside
Moreno, Jose Manuel.  Broadside, begins: Tabla de las fiestas movibles. Puebla: Impressa en la Imprenta de Christoval de Ortega, 1761. Folio (38.5 cm, 15.25"). [1] p.
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Lucretius in Rhyme, for 17th-CenturyENGLISH Readers
Lucretius Carus, Titus; Thomas Creech, transl.  Titus Lucretius Carus his six books of Epicurean philosophy, done into English verse, with notes. London: Pr. for Anthony Stephens, 1683. 8vo (17.4 cm, 6.85"). Frontis., [44], 223, [1], 60 (i.e., 62), [6 (index)] pp.
$1200.00
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SellingFIREWATER in Colonial Bogota
Clavijo, Alberto.  Manuscript document in Spanish, on paper.. Santa Fe [de Bogota]: 1764 (2 March). Folio (30.5 cm, 12"). [1] p.
$400.00
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Fabulous Animals in Copper-Engraved Glory
  (An Aesopean Binding Cleverly Conceived)
Aesop; Roger L'Estrange, transl., Stephen Gooden, illus.   Aesop's fables. London: George G. Harrap & Co., 1936. 4to (25.9 cm, 10.2"). Engr. t.-p. (incl. in pagination), 312, [2] pp.; 11 plts.
$950.00
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Play to the Whistle”
Elston, Frank.  Organized games for the school, the hall, or the playground. [with, as issued] More organized games and class play for the school, the hall, and the play-ground. Leeds & Glasgow: E.J. Arnold & Son, Ltd., [1908]. 8vo (21.3 cm, 8.38"). 79, [7], 81–192, [2 (adv.)] pp.; illus.
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Giving SMITHS Access to SILVER & GOLD in the Viceregal Mint
Revilla Gigedo, Juan Vicente Güemes Pacheco de Padilla, Conde de.  Broadside begins: Don Juan Vicente de Guemez ... virrey, gobernador y capitan general de Nueva Espana ... Por quanto habiendose dado cuenta a S.M. con el grave recomendable expediente sobre diversas solicitudees de los plateros, batiojas y tiradores de oro ... [Mexico: No publisher/printer, 1791, 9 June]. Folio extra (41.5 cm, 16.375 ). [1] f.
$750.00
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LIFE in aConceptionist MEXICAN Convent
Ladrón de Guevara, Baltasar.  Manifiesto, que el real convento de religiosas de Jesus Maria de Mexico, de el real patronato, sujeto a el orden de la purissima e immaculada concepcion, hace a el sagrado concilio provincial ... [Mexico]: En la Imprenta de D. Felipe de Zuñiga y Ontiveros, 1771. Folio (28.9 cm, 11.4"). [1] f., 217, [1] p.
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Flattery Put Out of Countenance: A Poetical Version
of anANCIENT Tale”
Lamb, Charles.  Prince Dorus. London: Field & Tuer (The Leadenhall Press), 1889. 8vo (20.2 cm, 7.95"). xii, 31, [1] pp.; 10 plts. (9 col.).
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Poems of Town, Country, & Church from theBodoni Press
Giordani, Luigi Uberto.  Versi di Luigi Uberto Giordani. Parma: Co' Tipi Bodoniani, 1809. 8vo “piccolo” (17.3 cm, 6.8"). 4 vols. in 2. I & II: [8], 99 (9-16 supplied twice), [9], 103, [1] pp. III & IV: [2], xx, 133, [7], 123, [1] pp.
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A Very Early Mexican Notarial Form
Ocharte before 1565
Mexican notarial form.  Carta de poder. [Mexico: Pedro Ocharte, before 9 October 1565]. Folio (31.5 cm, 12.5"). [1] f.
$2200.00
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The Prophet INSCRIBED
by This Much Admired Lebanese-American Poet,
Artist, & Mystical Writer
Gibran, Kahlil.  The prophet. New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1926. Square small 8vo (25 cm, 8.25"). 84 pp., 12 plates; illus.
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20th-Century British CultureIN A BOX
Hadfield, John.  The Saturday book. Sixteenth annual issue. London: Hutchinson & Co., 1956. 8vo (23.5 cm, 9.25"). 280, [16] pp.; col. illus.
$95.00
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Early Editions of Two Titans, in Greek
Herodotus.  [two lines in Greek, romanized as ] Erodotou logoi ennea, oiper epikalountai mousai [then in Latin] Herodoti libri novem, qvibvs mvsarvm indita svnt nomina ... Basiliae: In officina Heruagiana, 1541 [colophon date]. Median folio (32.5 cm, 12.75"). [10] ff., 310 pp., [1] f. [bound with] Thucydides.  [three lines in Greek, romanized as ] Thoukydides meta scholion palaion kai pany ophelimon choris hon ho syngrapheus poly aneucheres esti [then in Latin] Thucydides cum scholiis et antiquis et utilibus sine quibus autor intellectu multum est difficilis. Accessit praeterea diligentia Ioachimi Camerarij, in castigando tum textu, tum commentarijs un[am] cum annotationibus eius. Stephanus Schirotius Pannonius lectori. Basileae: Ex officina Hervagiana, 1540. Median folio [12] ff., 225, [3], 177 [i.e., 178] pp., [2] ff.
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Nurse Lovechild's Legacy”The History of Nursery Rhymes
Immel, Andrea, & Brian Alderson.  Tommy Thumb's pretty song-book. The first collection of English nursery rhymes: a facsimile edition with a history and annotations. Los Angeles: Cotsen Occasional Press, 2013. Folio box (32.7 cm, 12.87"). 4to: xv, [1], 121, [1] pp.; illus. I: [4], 59, [5] pp.; illus. II: [2], 64, [4] pp.; illus. III: [2], 63, [3] pp.; illus.
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An Eminent Rhetorician A Bodoni Printing
Cerretti, Luigi.  Poesie. Parma: Co' Tipi Bodoniani, 1801. 8vo (16.1 cm, 6.33"). [2], 49, [1] pp.
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Surveying the Literature ofStreet Vendors
Nisard, [Marie-Léonard] Charles.  Histoire des livres populaires ou de la littérature du colportage depuis le XVe siècle jusqu'à l'établissement de la Commission d'examen des livres du colportage (30 novembre 1852). Paris: Librairie d'Amyot (Imprimerie D. Jouaust & Ch. Lahure), 1854. 8vo (24.5 cm, 9.64"). 2 vols. I: [4], xvi, 580, [4] pp.; illus. II: [4], 599, [1] pp.; 1 fold. plt., illus.
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Hamilton, Madison, & JayExplain the Constitution
Hamilton, Alexander; James Madison; & John Jay.  The Federalist, on the new constitution, written in the year 1788. Hallowell, ME: Glazer & Co., 1826. 8vo (22 cm, 8.75"). 582 pp.
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Pickering & Whittingham'sSEVEN BCPs
Church of England.  Book of Common Prayer.  [Seven editions of the Book of Common Prayer, 1549–1844 ]. London: William Pickering (pr. by Whittingham), 1844. Folio (35.8 cm, 14"). 7 vols. I: [264] ff. II: [314] ff. III: [134] ff. IV: [130] ff. V: [142] ff. VI: [140] ff. VII: [154] ff.
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How to Enjoy Fine California Wines
WITHOUT the Burden of Formality
Ellena Brothers.  The hospitality of wines. [Etiwanda, CA: Ellena Brothers, copyright 1938]. 16mo (16.2 cm, 6.38"). 18 pp. (front wrap incl. in pagination); illus.
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Hand-Colored Victorian Botanical Plates
Pratt, Anne.  Wild flowers. London: Society for Promoting Christian Knowledge (pr. by R. Clay), 1853–55. 16mo (14.2 cm, 5.59"). 2 vols. I: iv, 192 pp.; 96 col. plts. II: viii, 192 pp.; 96 col. plts.
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Victorian Illustrated Verse:  A Beautiful Romp through
Late 19th-Century France
[Keary, Eliza?]; Ellen E. Houghton & Thomas Crane, illus.   Abroad. London: Marcus Ward & Co., [1882]. 4to (22 cm, 8.66"). 56 pp.; col. illus.
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Influential “Sacred Comedy”Christian/Classical Theater
Crocus, Cornelius.  Comoedia sacra cui titulus Joseph. Parisiis: Apud Christianum Wechelum, 1541. 8vo (14.8 cm, 5.82’’). 62 pp.
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Bull Against the Schismatic Cardinals
Catholic Church.  Pope (1503–1513: Julius II).   Bulla monitorii apostolici co[n]tra tres reuerendissimos cardinales, vt redea[n]t ad obedie[n]tia[m] S.d.n. Papa Ne Scisma in Ecclesia sancta dei oriet[ur]. [Rome: Marcello Silber?, 1511, after 7 August]. 4to (19.4cm, 7.63’’). [6] ff.
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Learning the Times Tables with Hand-Colored Pilgrims,
Cherries, Dogs, & Brandy Balls
(Juvenile Mathematics).  Grandmamma Easy's merry multiplication. [London]: Dean & Co., [ca. 1850]. 8vo (25 cm, 9.84"). 8 ff.; col. illus.
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Wonder Turners” for Everyone
Paris, John Ayrton.  Philosophy in sport made science in earnest; being an attempt to illustrate the first principles of natural philosophy by the aid of popular toys and sports. London: Longman, Rees, Orme, Brown, & Green, 1827 [Brattleboro, VT: Optical Toys, 1995]. 12mo (15.3 cm, 6.02"). 28 pp. (incl. pr. wrappers).
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Artist, Author, & Printer All UncreditedAll of Interest
Summerly, Felix, ed. [pseud. of Sir Henry Cole]; [John Callcott Horsley], illus.  Beauty and the beast. An entirely new edition. With new pictures by an eminent artist. London: Joseph Cundall [pr. by Charles Whittingham at the Chiswick Press], 1843. 12mo (16.7 cm, 6.57"). 4, iv, 36 pp.; 4 col. plts.
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Obscure Turcicum
Marcellus, Christopher.  In quarta Lateranen[sis]. Concilii sessione habita oratio. iiii. Idus Deceembris M.D.XII. [colophon: Rome: Impressum ... per Iacobum Mazochium, 1513]. 4to (20.4 cm, 8.125"). [10] ff.
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A Quick Introduction to Early BookhandsA King Penguin Book
Fairbank, Alfred.  A book of scripts. [London]: Penguin Books, (1952). 12mo (18.3 cm, 7.125"). 36, [4] pp., 64 pp. of illus.
$25.00
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SammelbandFour Tracts Printed on Native Paper One about Censorship
Sancho de Santa Justa y Rufina, Basilio.  Exemplares de carta qve el Illo. y Rmo. Señor D. Basilio Sancho de Santa Justa y Rufina, Arzobispo de Manila ... escrivio al Muy Ilustre Señor Governador ... D. Ioseph Raon: con el motivo de haverse efectuado por un Señor Ministro de la Real Audiencia la supression de unos Impressos, instructivos de la conducta y doctrinas de los Regulares de la Compañia, dados al publico en Madrid con Superior permisso, y que conduxo a Philipinas la Fragata de su Magestad nombrada La Venus, el año pasado de 1769. de edicto qve sv Señoria ... mando pvblicar, verificada la dicha supression, para aquietar las conciencias de los Fieles de su Diocesi, y de respvesta en qve sv Señoria ... satisface a los escrúpulos de cierto theologo ... Manila: en la imprenta del Rey, [1771]. Folio (30 cm, 11.75"). [2] ff., 16, 6 pp., [1] f., 100 pp., lacks the engraved frontis. (only). [bound with the same author's] Representacion al rey nuestro señor Don Carlos III.... en la cual, trayéndose á exámen los principales fundamentos, en que se apoyan los regulares párrocos de Philipinas, para eximirse de la jurisdiccion de los ordinarios de ellas, y de su visita, en cuanto á lo que es meramente la cura de almas, se demuestra claramente, ser nulos, y falsos; evidenciándose con la misma solidex la injusta contradiccion, é injuria, que por los referidos regulares ha padecido en este punto el Santo concilio de Trento, y las bulas pontificias, las leyes de Indias, con repetidas, y las mas terminantes reales cédulas de S.M. preceptivas de la visita, que aqui se expresan. Manila: En la imprenta de la Universidad de Santo Tomas, 1768. [1], 39 ff. [bound with the same author's] Memorial al rey nvestro señor D. Carlos III ... Hecho con el motivo de los distvrbios, qve hán intentado mover algunos regulares de Philipinas, mal afectos á la jurisdiccion episcopal ... Manila: En la Imprenta de la universidad de Santo Thomas, 1768. [1], 12 ff. [bound with the same author's] [drop-title] Señor. El año pasa de sesenta y ocho remiti a las reales manos de V.M. testimonio de las deposciones, que de mi orden se recivieron sobre las discordias, que algunos regulares pretendieron suscitar entre este prelado y su verable cabildo ... [Manila: no printer/publisher, 1769]. [8] ff.
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“A Delectable Tale”
La Harpe, Jean-François de; Frank Swettenham, trans.; Clément-Pierre Marillier, illus.  Three gifts: An Arab love story. London: John Lane the Bodley Head Ltd., 1928. 8vo (22.5 cm, 8.75"). 76 pp.; 5 col. plts.
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Celebrating the Sun King, in Thread& in Stunning Engravings
by Johanna Sibylla Küsel
[Félibien, André]; Johanna Sibylla Küsel Krauss & Johann Ulrich Krauss, engr.  Tapisseries du roy, ou sont representez les quatre elemens et les quatre saisons. Avec les devises qui les accompagnent et leur explication. Königliche französische Tapezereyen. Augsburg: Johann Ulrich Krauss (pr. by Jacob Koppmayer), 1687. Folio (31.8 cm, 12.52"). [8], 129, [13] pp.; 8 double plts., illus. (2 illus. ff. lacking).
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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.
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London Cries & Old Mother HubbardHand-Colored Engravings
[Harris, John, pub.].  Sam Syntax's description of the cries of London, as they are daily exhibited in the streets. London: John Harris, [ca. 1825]. 12mo (17.2 cm, 6.75"). Frontis., [1], 17 ff.; col. illus. [bound with] [Martin, Sarah Catherine]. The comic adventures of Old Mother Hubbard and her dog: In which are shown the wonderful powers that good old lady possessed in the education of her favourite animal. London: John Harris, [ca. 1830]. 12mo. Frontis., 16, [1 (adv.)] ff.; col. illus.
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An Unlikely Love Story in a Decorated Cloth Binding
McCutcheon, George Barr; Harrison Fisher, illus., & Charles Buckles Falls, illus.  The purple parasol. New York: Dodd, Mead, & Co., 1905. 8vo (19.7 cm, 7.75"). Frontis., 108 pp.; 4 col. plts.
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St. John the LessLow German1485
Jacobus de Voragine.  One leaf from Dat duytsche Passionae, i.e., Legenda aurea sanctorum, sive Lombardica historia in Low German. Cologne: Ludwig von Renchen, 1485. Chancery folio (26 x 17 cm, 10.25 x 7.5"). 1 leaf.
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Pious Poems for the Youthful Reader
Elliott, Mary Belson.  The sunflower; or, poetical truths, for young minds, religious, moral, miscellaneous, and historical; forming a collection of original poems. London: William Darton (pr. by George Smallfield), 1822. 12mo (14.1 cm, 5.5"). Frontis., 108 pp.
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An English Incunable LeafWynkyn de Worde, 1498
Jacobus de Voragine.   Golden legend [single leaf].  [Westmynster: Wynkyn de Worde, 1498]. Chancery folio (27.3 x 19.5 cm; 10.75" x 7.675"). [1] f.
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A FORGERY of a Renaissance Rarity
Boccaccio, Giovanni.   Il Decamerone ... nvovamente corretto. et con diligentia stampato. [colophon: Firenze {i.e., Venice}: Li heredi di Philippo di Giunta {i.e,, Angiolo Pasinello for Stefano Orlandelli}, 1527 {i.e, 1729}]. 4to (24 cm, 9.5"). [16] pp, 284 ff.
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Forster's IMPROVED Anacreon
Anacreon; Edward Forster, ed.; Lavinia Banks Forster, illus.   Anacreontis Odaria, ad textus Barnesiani fidem emendata. Accedunt variae lectiones cura Edvardi Forster ... Londini: Ex officina B.R. Howlett, veneunt apud J. Murray, 1813. 8vo (18.7 cm, 7.36"). [2], 130 pp.; illus.
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A Pretty Present Indeed
My pretty present.   Thomas Nelson & Sons; London: S.W. Partridge & Co., [ca. 1885]. 18mo (14.7 cm, 5.75"). [56] pp.; illus.
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19th-CenturyChildren at WORK & at Play
Burden, Mrs.  Short tales in short words: About the lame boy; the sea shore; the cross boy; and, the stray child. London: Thomas Dean & Son, [1855]. 12mo (15.2 cm, 5.98"). 59, [5 (4 adv.)] pp. (lacking 4 pp.); 7 col. plts. (incl. in pagination).
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Uncommon Version of Bodoni's Aminta
Tasso, Torquato.   Aminta favola boschereccia ... ora alla sua vera lezione ridotta. Crisopoli: Impresso Co' Topi Bodoniani, 1796. 4to (24.2 cm, 9.52"). xxxvii, [1], 142 pp.
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A 30-Item One-Author Sampling ofBodoni “Job Printing”     
Turchi, Adeodati.  Collection of Bodoni editions of 30 works by Turchi. [Parma: Dalla Stamperia Reale], 1788–96. 12mo & 8vo. In 3 vols.
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Preparing the Faithful forthe Proper Celebration of the Assumption of Mary
Oviedo, Juan Antonio. Vida de Nuestra Senora, repartida en quince principales mysterios, meditados en los quince dias primeros de agosto ... Sevilla: Imprenta de las Siete Revueltas, 1739. 8vo (14.5 cm, 5.75"). [12] ff., 112 pp.
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“The Father of the post–World War II Private-Press Movement”
Duncan, Harry; Juan Pascoe, comp. & ed.  The inner tympan: The collected verse and prose of Harry Duncan [compiled by Juan Pascoe]. Tacámbaro: Taller Martín Pescador, 2015. 8vo (23.5 cm, 9.25"). 305 pp., illus., ports.
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Investigating the Signs of the Body
Naumann, Moritz Ernst Adolph.  Handbuch der allgemeinen Semiotik. Berlin: August Hirschwald (pr. by J.G.F. Kniestädt), 1826. 12mo (17.8 cm, 7"). xviii, 456 pp.
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First U.S. Standalone PrintingThree Versions
Tennyson, Alfred Tennyson, Baron.  A dream of fair women. Boston: James R. Osgood & Co., 1880–85. 8vo (22.9 cm, 9.01"). 3 vols. All 3: Frontis., 103, [1] pp.; illus.
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Greek Text after ERASMUS & Ceporinus
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Bible.    N.T. Greek. 1535.  [one line in Greek, romanized as] Tes Kaines Diathekes Hapanta [then in Latin] Noui Testamenti omnia. [colophon: Basileae: apvd Io, Bebelium {for Johann Schabler, called Wattenschnee}, 1535. 8vo (16 cm, 6.25"). [8], 367, [1] ff.
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19th-Century Electro-Metallurgy Techniques of Image Reproduction
Smee, Alfred; Edmond de Valicourt, ed.  Nouveau manuel complet de galvanoplastie ou éléments d'électro-métallurgie contenant l'art de réduire les métaux a l'aide du fluide galvanique, pour dorer, argenter, platiner, cuivrer, etc. etc. Paris: La Librairie Encyclopédique de Roret, 1860. 12mo (15.3 cm, 6"). 2 vols. I: [4], 411, [1] pp.; illus. II: [2], 372 pp.; 2 fold. plts.
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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.
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An Uncommon Bunyan
Bunyan, John. The heavenly footman. London: Pr. by S. & C. McDowall for Williams & Smith, [ca. 1810?]. 12mo (19.2 cm, 7.56"). 12 pp.
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PASCOE on CÉSAR
Pascoe, Juan (comp., ed., intro., contrib.).  Cornelio Adrián César: Impresor flamenco en México, 1597–1633. Volume I: 1597–1604. [Tacambaro, Mexico]: El Taller Martìn [sic] Pescador, en colaboración con la Biblioteca Francisco de Burgoa de Oaxaca y The John Carter Brown Library, 2017. 4to (29.8 cm; 11.5"). 410 pp., illus.
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TWO First Editions, One Bodoni-Printed
Melesigenio, Euforbo (pseud. of Tommaso Valperga di Caluso).   Omaggio poetico di Euforbo Melesigenio P. A. alla serenissima altezza di Giuseppina Teresa di Lorena. Parma: Nel Regal Palazzo Co' Tipi Bodoniani, 1792. 8vo (19.2 cm, 7.55"). [4], 84, [12] pp.  [bound with] Melesigenio, Euforbo (pseud. of Tommaso Valperga di Caluso). Libellus carminum. Taurini: Ex Typographia Regia, 1795. 8vo. 31, [1] pp.
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TWO 18th-Century English Verse Poems about
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Joannes, de Mediolano; William Combe, trans.  The oeconomy of health. [London]: Sold by Mr. Almond, & Messrs. Becket & De Hondt, & Mr. Newbery, [1776? 1780?]. 8vo (18.4 cm, 7.25"). Engr. t.-p. (incl. in pagination), xv, [3], 56 pp. [bound with] Armstrong, John. The art of preserving health: A poem. London: T. Davies, 1774. 8vo. [4], 96 pp.
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Early 19th–Century Seismology
Vassalli-Eandi, Antonio Maria.  Rapport sur le tremblement de terre qui a commencé le 2 avril 1808, dans les vallées de Pélis, de Cluson, de Pô, etc. Fait à la classe des sciences physiques et mathématiques de l'Académie Impériale de Turin dans sa séance du 2 mai 1808. [Turin]: Felix Galletti, 1808. 8vo (22 cm, 8.66"). 136, [2 (index)] pp.
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History of the Roman EmpireBodoni Printing
Tacitus, Cornelius.  C. Cornelii Taciti opera. Parmae: Ex Regio Typographeo, 1797. 8vo (22 cm, 8.66"). 2 vols. I: [4], xii, [4], 379 (i.e., 376) pp. II: [4], 328 pp.
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Spectacle de la NatureIllustrated
Thomson, James; Marie Jeanne de Chatillon Bontemps, trans.  Les saisons, poème traduit de l'anglais de Thompson. Paris: Didot Jeune, 1796. 8vo (24 cm, 9.45"). 272 pp.; 4 plts.
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Part of the Series of Texts Printed byDIDOT for theEducation of the Dauphin
Massillon, Jean-Baptiste.  Petit careme. Paris: de l'Imprimerie de Didot l'aine, 1789. Large 4to (31 cm, 12. 25"). [4] ff., 312 pp.
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Chinese Buddhists in India
Beal, Samuel.  Chinese accounts of India. Calcutta: S. Gupta for Susil Gupta, 1957–58. 8vo (22.2 cm, 8.75"). 3 vols. (of 4) I: [8], 127, [1] pp. II: vi, [2], [129]–258 pp. III: [8], [259]–396 pp.
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No, REALLY???For a HAT?
Dorrance, John; Arthur Fenner.  Report of the case John Dorrance against Arthur Fenner tried at the December term of the Court of Common Pleas, in the county of Providence, A.D. 1801. To which are added, the proceedings in the case Arthur Fenner vs. John Dorrance. Providence: Printed by Bennett Wheeler, 1802. 8vo (21 cm, 8.25"). iv, 116 pp.
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The Murder Failed but . . .
Coke, Arundel, & John Woodburn (defendants).  An Exact and particular narrative of a cruel and inhumane murder attempted on the body of Edward Crispe, esq., at St. Edmunds-Bury in Suffolk, ... by Arundel Coke, esq., barrister at law, and John Woodburn, a laborer. Together with both their examinations and confessions ... : also the information of John Carter, a blacksmith, and the declaration of Mr. Crispe himself ... London: Printed for J. Roberts, 1722. 8vo in 4s (19 cm). 28 pp.
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A Great 18th-Century Printer Presents a
Great 17th-Century Dramatist
Racine, Jean.  Oeuvres de Jean Racine. Paris: de l'Imprimerie de Didot l'aine, 1784. 8vo in 4s (19 cm, 7.5". 3 vols. I: 463, [1] pp. II: [2] ff., 484 pp. III: [2] ff., 372 pp., [2] ff.
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The Admiral Was Convicted of . . . Losing His Temper?
Ogle, Chaloner, defendant.  The tryal of Sir Chaloner Ogle, Kt. rear admiral of the Blue. Before the Chief Justice of Jamaica, for an assault on the person of His Excellency Mr. Trelawney the governor, committed in his own house in Spanish Town, on the 22d day of July last. With authentic copies of the several letters that passed on that occasion, between Mr. Concanen, now Attorney General of the island, Sir Chaloner Ogle, the Governor, and A-----l V-----. London: Printed for W. Webb, 1743. 8vo (20 cm). 22 pp..
$600.00
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Congo Mission Press Hymnal — LOKUNDO
Disciples of Christ Congo Mission.  Bonkanda wa nsao ya Nzakomba. Bolenge, Congo Belge: Disciples of Christ Congo Mission, 1918. 12mo (28 cm; 7.125"). 231 hymns.
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Aristotle Was Wrong: MAGGOTS Come from Eggs
Redi, Francesco, & Frederik Lachmund.  Opusculorum pars prior, sive experimenta circa generationem insectorum: Ad illustrem virum Carolum Dati. Amstelaedami: Apud Henricum Wetstenium, 1686. 12mo (13.5 cm, 5.3"). 1 vol. (of 2). Frontis., [10], 216, [20], 40, [6] pp.; 44 plts. (14 fold.).
$800.00
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An Acclaimed “Elizabethan” Pickering Production
Church of England. Book of Common Prayer.  The book of common prayer and administration of the sacraments and other rites and ceremonies of the church according to the use of the United Church of England and Ireland together with the psalter or psalms of David pointed as they are to be sung or said in churches. London: William Pickering, 1853. 12mo (18.4 cm, 7.25"). [720] pp.; illus.
$450.00
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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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Izaak Walton, Illustrated
Walton, Izaak.  The complete angler of Izaak Walton and Charles Cotton: Extensively embellished with engravings on copper and wood ... To which are added, an introductory essay; the Linnaean arrangement of the various river fish delineated in the work; and illustrative notes. London: John Major (pr. at the Shakspeare Press by W. Nicol), 1824. 8vo in 4s (19.7 cm, 7.76"). lviii, 416 pp.; 14 plts.; illus. [with the same author's] The lives of Dr. John Donne, Sir Henry Wotton, Mr. Richard Hooker, Mr. George Herbert, and Dr. Robert Sanderson ... To which are added, the autographs of those eminent men, now first collected; an index, and illustrative notes. London: John Major (pr. at the Shakspeare Press by W. Nicol), 1825. Frontis., xviii, [2], 503, [1] pp.; 10 plts., illus.
$550.00
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Ultra-Patriotic Verse Tribute to theSpirit of America
Taylor, Bayard.  The national ode. The memorial freedom poem. Boston: William F. Gill & Co., 1877 (copyright 1876). 8vo (22 cm, 8.7"). Frontis., 744 pp.; illus.
$125.00
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Marco Polo's TRAVELS, Adapted for 19th-Century Youth, by a
Court-Martialed Reporter
Knox, Thomas Wallace.  The travels of Marco Polo for boys and girls with explanatory notes and comments. New York & London: G.P. Putnam's Sons (pr. by Knickerbocker Press), 1885. 4to (23.2 cm, 9.125"). Frontis., xviii, 530 pp.; illus.
$125.00
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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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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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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.
$135.00
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