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A PERUVIAN INCUNABLEIn Spanish, Quechua, & Aymara from
the Press ofAntonio Ricardo, primer impressor en estos Reynos del Piru
Acosta, José de; Juan de Atienza (attrib. authors).  Tercero cathecismo y exposicion de la doctrina christiana, por sermones. Para que los curas y otros ministros prediquen y enseñen a los Yndios y a las demas personas. Impresso ... en la Ciudad delos Reyes [i.e., Lima]: Por Antonio Ricardo, 1585. Small 4to in 8s (20.5 cm; 8.125"). [7 of 8], 215 ff., lacking title-leaf (supplied in facsimile) & final blank; 13 ff. supplied from another, shorter, copy.
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Sufficient Inducements for a Large Immigration”:
The Charms of Minnesota & Dakota
Andrews, C[hristopher] C[olumbus].  Minnesota and Dacotah: In letters descriptive of a tour through the north-west, in the autumn of 1856. With information relative to public lands, and a table of statistics. Washington: Robert Farnham, 1857. 12mo (19.3 cm, 7.6"). 215, [1 (adv.)] pp.
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UNexpurgated by the Mexican Inquisition
  MS Notes in NAHUATL/AZTEC in Addition
(AZTEC).  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.
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The First Choctaw New Testament
Bible.  N.T. Choctaw. Wright-Byington. 1848.  The New Testament of our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ, translated into the Choctaw language. Pin chitokaka pi okchalinchi Chisus Klaist in Testament Himona, chahta anumpta atoshowa hoke. New York: American Bible Society, 1848. 12mo (18.1 cm, 7.1"). 818 pp.
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First Complete Testament inCherokee
Bible.  N.T. Cherokee. Torrey. 1860. [New Testament in Cherokee, title-page in Sequoya's Cherokee syllabary, transliterated as] Itse Kanohedv Datlohisdv Ugvwiyuhi Igatseli Tsisa Galonedv utseliga Digalvquodi Goweli Diniyelihisdisgi Unadatlegv Watsiniyi tsunileyvtanvhi; Nuyagi Digaleyvtanvhi. New York: American Bible Society, 1860 (i.e., 1862?). 12mo (19 cm, 7.375"). 408 pp.
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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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A Nahuatl Catechism withProvenance
Catholic Church.  Catechisms. (Manuel Perez, trans.).  Cathecismo romano, traducido en castellano, y mexicano por ... Manuel Perez. Mexico: por Francisco de Rivera Calderon, 1723. Small 4to (20.5 cm; 8"). [14] ff., 248 pp.
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Small Format forUse in the Field
Catholic Church Catechisms. KALISPEL.   (Canestrelli, trans.).   Catechism of the Christian doctrine prepared and enjoined by order of the Third Plenary Council of Baltimore. [Woodstock, MD]: Woodstock College, 1891. Square 16mo (14 cm; 5.5"). 102 pp.
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The Constitution & the LawsThe English Version
Cherokee Nation.  Laws, etc.  Constitution and laws of the Cherokee Nation. Published by authority of the National Council. St. Louis: R. & T.A. Ennis, Printers, 1875. 8vo (22 cm, 8.625"). 284, v pp., [1] f.
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Statutes, a Compact, an Agreement, & a PatentIn English
Cherokee Nation, Oklahoma.  Laws, etc. Compiled laws of the Cherokee Nation. Tahlequah, I.T.: National Advocate Print, 1881. 8vo (23 cm, 9"). 370, v, [1] pp.
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Micmac National Anthem Words in French & Micmac
Clergue, Omer.  [drop-title] Chant national des Micmacs. Musique de Omer Clergue, Prof. au Conservatoire de Toulouse. Paroles du R. P. Sébastien, O. M. C. [N.p., Ristigouche?: n.d., ca. 1910?]. 8vo. 4 pp.
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The Yucatan Franz Scholes *&* Robert Chamberlain
Colección de documentos inéditos relativos al decumbrimiento, conquista y organización de las antigua posesiones españolas de ultramar. Segunda serie. Tomo num. 13, II Relaciones de Yucatán. Madrid: Impresores de la Real Casa, 1900. 8vo. xvi, 414 pp.
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Cortes's Stirring Lettersin French
Cortés, Hernán.  Correspondance de Fernand Cortès avec l'empereur Charles Quint sur la conquête du Mexique. Francfort: J.J. Kesler, 1779. 8vo. xvi, 471 pp.
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Early Biography of Palafox
Dinouart, Joseph-Antoine-Toussaint.  Vie du vénérable Dom Jean de Palafox, evêque d'Angélopolis, & ensuite evêque d'Osme, dédiée a Sa Majeté Catholique. Cologne: Nyon, 1767. 8vo (19.7 cm, 7.75"). Frontis., iv, lvi, 576 pp.; 3 plts.
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Comunero Revolt
Echauri, Martín José.  Document Signed. In Spanish, on paper. San Miguel (Argentina): 14 May 1735. Folio (31 cm x 12.25"). [1] p.
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Important Account ofthe Southwest & the Mexican Border
Emory, William Hemsley.  Notes of a military reconnoissance, from Fort Leavenworth, in Missouri, to San Diego, in California, including parts of the Arkansas, Del Norte, and Gila rivers. Washington: Wendell & Van Benthuysen, 1848. 8vo (23.2 cm, 9.1"). 416 pp.; 43 plts. (lacking 1 fold. map).
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A Paragon of a Priest Who Helped Quell the TUPAC KATARI Rebellion
Erazu de Burunda, Joseph.  Elogio funebre del ilustrisimo señor Doct. D. Gregorio Francisco de Campos. Lima: En la Imprenta de la Casa de los Niños Expósitos, 1792. 4to (20 cm; 8"). [39] ff., 60 pp., [2] ff.
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Learn to SpeakARAUCANIAN
Febres, Andrés.  Arte de lengua general del reyno de Chile ... y ... un vocabulario hispano-chileno, y un calepino chileno-hispano mas copioso. Lima: en la calle de la Encarnaçion, 1765. Small 8vo (14 cm; 5.5"). [15] ff., 682 pp., [1] ff.
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Florida's First AuthorOn a New World Apparition
ofMichael, not Mary
Florencia, Francisco de.  Narracion de la marabillosa aparicion que hizo el archangel San Miguel a Diego Lazaro de San Francisco, indio feligres del Pueblo de S. Bernardo de la jurisdiccion de Santa Maria Nativitas. Fundacion del santuario, que llaman San Miguel del Milagro; de la fuente milagrosa, que debaxo de una peña mostrò el principe de los angeles; de los milagros, que ha hecho el aqua bendita, y el barro amassado de dicha fuente, en los que con fee, y devocion han usado dellos para remedio de sus males. En Sevilla: En la Imprenta de las Siete Revueltas, [1740]. 4to (20 cm; 8"). [8], 194, [4] pp.; illus.
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The Andrade Set inQuarter Red Morocco
(Florida). Barcía, Andrés González de.  Ensayo cronologico, para la historia general de la Florida. Madrid: Imprenta de los Hijos de Doña Catalina Piñuela, 1829. 12mo. 2 vols. I: [2] ff., 508 pp., fold. table. II: [2] ff., 512 pp.
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The Ill-Fated Scots Colony atDarien
Foyer, Archibald, supposed author.  A defence of the Scots settlement at Darien. With an answer to the Spanish memorial against it. And arguments to prove that it is the interest of England to join with the Scots, and protect it. To which is added, a description of the country, and a particular account of the Scots colony. No place [Edinburgh?]: No publisher/printer, 1699. Small 4to (20 cm; 8"). [2] ff., 60 pp.
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Emotionally Intense” Yet Subtle Cookery
Authentic Indian-Mexican Recipes”
Hardwick, William.  Authentic Indian-Mexican recipes. [Fort Stockton, TX: Pr. for the author], © 1965. 8vo (21.6 cm, 8.5"). [2], 26, 26a, 27–67, [2] pp.; illus.
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More than One Lifetime's Worth of Adventure & Interesting Ideas
Harriott, John.  Struggles through life, exemplified in the various travels and adventures in Europe, Asia, Africa, and America, of John Harriott, Esq. London: Pr. for the author, 1815. 12mo (18 cm, 7.1"). 3 vols. I: Frontis., xvxv, [1], 443, [1] pp. II: xii, 428, [2] pp. III: vii, [1], 479, [1] pp. (lacking pp. 69–72); 1 fold. plt., 1 plt.
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The Amazon & Its “Aborigines”52 Lithographed Plates
Herndon, William Lewis; & Gibbon, Lardner.  Exploration of the valley of the Amazon, made under direction of the Navy Department.... Washington: Robert Armstrong, 1853, & A.O.P. Nicholson, 1854.  8vo (23.2 cm, 9.1"). 2 vols. I: 414, [2], iii, [1] pp.; 16 plts. II: x, [2], 339, [1] pp.; 36 plts.
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Horden, John.  A grammar of the Cree language, as spoken by the Cree Indians of North America. London: Society for Promoting Christian Knowledge, 1881. 12mo (161 mm; 6.375"). viii, 238 pp.
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Dico che QuestiIndiani del PARAGUAY non Son Neofiti”
Ibáñez de Echavarri, Bernardo.  Regno gesuitico del Paraguay dimostrato co' documenti piu classici de' medesimi padri della compagnia, i quali confessano, e mostrano ad evidenza la regia sovranità del r.p. generale con independenza, e con odio verso la Spagna. Anno 1760. In Lisbona: Nella Stamperia Reale, 1770. 4to (20.5 cm; 8"). xix, [1], 167, [1] pp.
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A Southern Hero Enters theBrawl with Boston”Illustrated by Christy
Girl Heroes, Prominent!
(Iroquois/Seneca, Sort of)?  Chambers, Robert W.  The maid-at-arms. New York & London: Harper & Brothers, 1902. 8vo. Frontis., vi, [6], 342, [6] pp.; 7 plts.
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A MANUSCRIPT Epitome of theLaws Relating to Indians in Spanish America
(Indians, South America).  Manuscript on paper. In Spanish. “Resumen de d[e]r[ech]os tocantes a los Yndios, sobre su reduccion. [Spanish America, most likely the Viceroyalty of Peru]: ca. 1725. Small 4to (21.5 cm; 8.5"). [14] ff. (3 ff. blank).
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LEC: A Southern Californian Landmark
Jackson, Helen Hunt.  Ramona. Los Angeles: Printed for the members of The Limited Editions Club at The Plantin Press, 1959. 8vo. xiv, [6], 428, [2] pp.; illus.
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Literature from a Successful Presidential CampaignThe People's Candidate”
Jackson, Isaac Rand. The life of William Henry Harrison, (of Ohio,) the people's candidate for the presidency. With a history of the wars with the British and Indians on our north-western frontier. Philadelphia: Marshall, Williams & Butler, 1840. 12mo (15.5 cm; 6"). [1–4], 5, vi–x, `5–222 pp. (complete despite odd pagination).
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