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AMERICANA TO 1820
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Chatty, Sophisticated, & Charmingly Illustrated
High-Society Guide to SPA
(“A” is forAMUSEMENS”).  Pöllnitz, Karl Ludwig, Freiherr von.  Amusemens des eaux de Spa, ouvrage utile à ceux qui vont boire ces eaux minérales sur les lieux. Enrichi des tailles-douces, qui représentent les vues & les perspectives du bourg de Spa, des fontaines, des promenades, & des environs. Amsterdam: Chez Pierre Mortier, 1740. 8vo (15.1 cm, 5.94"). 2 vols. I: ix, [3], 424 pp.; 9 fold. plts. II: [2], 414 pp.; 7 fold. plts.
$950.00
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Too Much Was NOT EnoughTHIS Copy with Quasi-Relics of St. Macarius
(A “Cavalcade” of Allurements).  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 Very Large University BroadsidePrinted on SILK
(A Remarkable Survivor).   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.
$5500.00
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An Elegant Production!
    [One “Classically” of Its Century]
Académie des Inscriptions et Belles-lettres. Choix des mémoires de l’Academie Royale des inscriptions et belles-lettres. Londres: T. Becket & P. Elmsly, 1777. 4to (27 cm, 10.6"). 3 vols. I: [2], iii, [1], lx, 656 pp. (pagination skips 17–32, text uninterrupted). II: [2], iii, [1], ccviii, 495, [1 (blank)] pp. III: [2], iii, lxviii, [1], 696 pp.; 1 fold. plt., 2 plts.
$1250.00
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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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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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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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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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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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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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A Special Copy of a Special Edition
Anacreon.  Odes d'Anacréon, traduites en françois, avec le texte grec, la version latine, des notes critiques, et deux dissertations. Par le citoyen Gail ... Avec estampes, odes grecques mises en musique par Gossec, Méhul, le Sueur, et Chérubini; et un discours sur la music grecque. Paris: de l'imprimerie de Pierre Didot l'Aine, an VII (1799). Large 4to (33 cm, 13"). xvi, 204 pp. Music: 5. 7, 2–3, 3 pp. Frontis,, plt.
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Expanded, Updated Irish EditionWith List of Subscribers
Andrews, George.  Reports of cases argued and adjudged in the court of King's Bench, in the eleventh and twelfth years of the reign of King George the Second. Dublin: Henry Watts, 1791. 8vo (20.7 cm, 8.2"). xxviii pp., [243] ff., xiv pp., [22] ff.
$675.00
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Defending theImmortality of the Soul
      & also the Necessity of a Revealed Religion
Anonymous.  Free thoughts upon the discourse of free-thinking. London: John Pemberton, 1713. 8vo (19.8 cm, 7.8"). [4], 68 pp.
$400.00
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Good Ladies,UNCENSUR'D Bath's Pleasures Pursue . . . ”
Anstey, Christopher.  The new Bath guide: Or, memoirs of the B-n-r-d family. In a series of poetical epistles. London: J. Dodsley, and Fletcher & Hodson, 1767. 8vo (17.5 cm, 6.875"). Frontis., [6], iv, 173, [1] pp.
$175.00
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The Dangers of BishopsThe Distractions of Literature?
Antiepiscopalian, An.  A letter, concerning an American bishop, &c. to Dr. Bradbury Chandler, ruler of St. John's Church, in Elizabeth-Town. In answer to the appendix of his appeal to the public, &c. [Philadelphia: William and Thomas Bradford?], 1768. 8vo (19.5 cm, 7.6"). 19, [1 (blank)] pp. (17/18 lacking).
$500.00
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A Spy Accuses an Archbishop of Heresy
Antraigues, Emmanuel Henri Louis Alexandre de Launai, comte d'.   Henri-Alexandre Audainel, (comte d'Antraigues) a Etienne-Charles de Lomenie, archevêque de Sens. Orléans: 1791. 8vo (21.2 cm, 8.4"). 34, [2 (blank)] pp.
$125.00
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Medical Climatology
Arbuthnot, John; Pierre Boyer de Prébandier, trans.  Essai des effets de l'air, sur le corps-humain. Paris: Jacques Barois, fils, 1742. 8vo (horizontal chain lines; 17 cm, 6.75"). xxiv, 320 pp.
$400.00
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A Lotta Dowry Moneyon the Line
Arias de Saavedra, Francisco.  Manifestacion de los derechos de la menor dona Grimaneza de la Puente en el juicio que en segunda instancia; ha promovido en esta real audiencia, con el Señor Marques de Corpa oydor de ella: sobre el entero de la dote de la Marquesa de la Puente su hija finada, para que se reforme la sentencia de vista declaratoria de la simulacion del instrumento dotal. Lima: En la Imprenta Real de los Niños Expósitos, 1793. Small 4to (21 cm; 8.25"). [3] ff., 175, [1 (blank)] pp., [1 (errata)] f.
$475.00
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One Power of Physic, Melody, & Song”
An Ode to Hygeia
Armstrong, John.  The art of preserving health: A poem. London: Pr. for A. Millar, 1744. 4to (24.6 cm, 9.68"). [2], 134 pp.
$750.00
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Looking atTithes from Both Sides
[Arnall, William].The second part of the case of tythes; containing animadversions on a reverend prelate’s remarks upon the bill now depending in Parliament...to which are prefix’d the reverend prelate’s remarks. The third edition, with additions. London: J. Peele, 1731. 8vo (19 cm, 7.5"). 32 pp.
$425.00
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Engraved Portrait Printed inRED
Arrieta, Domingo Pedro de.  Posteriores glorias de nuestro gran padre, y patriarca seraphico San Francisco de Assis. Oracion panegyrica. [Mexico]: Impressa en la Imprenta del real, y mas antiguo de San Ildefonso, 1765. 4to (19 cm, 7.75" ). [13] ff., 34 pp.; illus.
$1450.00
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Translated Asgill”Strikes Back
[Asgill, John].  Mr. Asgill’s defence upon his expulsion from the House of Commons of Great Britain in 1707. With an introduction, and a postscript. London: A. Baldwin, 1712. 8vo (19.2 cm, 7.55"). 87, [1] pp.
$200.00
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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 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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