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Documenting anItalian-American Immigrant Success Story
(AMERICANA /“NOT-a-BOOK”).  Rosa, Giuseppe.   Archive of manuscript and printed material, on paper, in Italian, English, and Spanish. New York City & elsewhere: 1902–18.
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ALL the ACTUAL PRINTER'S BLOCKS for the *47* Illustrations
        of Zoeth Skinner Eldredge'sThe Beginnings of San Francisco
(AMERICANA “NOT-a-BOOK” ~  #2).  Francis, Walter, illus., et al.  For Eldredge's The beginnings of San Francisco, the 47 California-themed printing blocks used to produce the volume’s illustrations. San Francisco: Pr. John C. Rankin Company (New York), 1912. 37 half-tone plates (on copper), 10 zinc cuts, all on their wood blocks; plus 3 additional plates on copper and another zinc cut, similarly mounted.
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The highlighted entries above are repeated
in their authors' expectable
alphabetical places . . .

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.
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A Walk to Remember
American Sunday-School Union.  The Broken bough. Philadelphia: American Sunday-School Union, [between 1827 and 1853?]. 32mo (10.8 cm; 4.25"). 16 pp.; illus.
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Susan Knew . . . the Value of What She Learned at the Sunday School”
American Sunday-School Union.  Little Susan and her lamb. Philadelphia: American Sunday-School Union, [between 1827 and 1853]. 32mo (10.5 cm; 4.125"). 15 pp.; frontis.
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Beware of Having Anything to Do with Bad Boys”
American Sunday-School Union.  The young Sabbath-breakers. Philadelphia: American Sunday-School Union, No. 146 Chestnut Street, [1827–53]. 32mo (10.6 cm; 4.25"). 16 pp.; illus.
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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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Imagining theSplendour & Magnificence of Former Days
Atkins, Sarah [Lucy Sarah Atkins Wilson].   Relics of antiquity, exhibited in the ruins of Pompeii and Herculaneum, with an account of the destruction and recovery of those celebrated cities. New York: W.B. Gilley (pr. by Vanderpool & Cole), 1826. 12mo (18.3 cm, 7.2"). [2], ix, [1], 143, [1] pp.; 6 plts.
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“The Birds in Miniature” with theMore Impressive Backgrounds
Audubon, John James, & William MacGillivray.  The birds of America, from drawings made in the United States and their territories. New York: V.G. Audubon, Roe Lockwood & Son, 1859. 8vo (27.5 cm; 10.875"). 7 vols. I: [iii]–viii, [1], 12–246 pp., 70 plts. II: [iii]–vii, [2], 12–199 pp., 71–140 plts. III: [iii]–viii, [1], 10–233 pp., 141–210 plts. IV: [iii]–viii, [1], 10–321 pp., 211–280 plts. V: [iii]–viii, [1], 10–346 pp., 281–350 plts. VI: [iii]–viii, [1], 10–456 pp., 351–420 plts. VII: vii, [2], 10–372 pp., 421–500 plts.
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My Style of Drawing Birds”
Audubon, John James.  My style of drawing birds. Ardsley, New York: The Overland Press for The Haydn Foundation, 1979. Tall 8vo (29.2 cm; 11.5"). 26 pp., [2] ff., illus., facsims.
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The Joys of:
Good Honest Farming, Living Debt-Free, & Raising Children
Bacheller, Irving.  Keeping up with Lizzie. New York & London: Harper & Brothers, 1911. 12mo (18 cm; 7"). [10], 157, [1] pp.; 12 plts.
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Wayward Wives & Shysters in Disguise
Specifically CALIFORNIAN Comedy
Baer, Warren.  The duke of Sacramento. San Francisco: The Grabhorn Press, 1934. 8vo. [12], 77, [1] pp.; illus.
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DefendingPerfect FREEDOM of Discussion”
Bailey, Samuel.  Essays on the formation and publication of opinions and on other subjects. Philadelphia: R.W. Pomeroy (pr. by A. Waldie), 1831. 12mo (19.9 cm, 7.9"). [2 (adv.)], 240 pp.
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Truth & Progess of Knowledge
[Bailey, Samuel].  Essays on the pursuit of truth, on the progress of knowledge, and the fundamental principle of all evidence and expectation. Philadelphia: R.W. Pomeroy (A. Waldie, pr.), 1831. 12mo. [1 (ads)] f., 233 pp., [1 (ads)] f.
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Women's Lives . . .
Baird, Robert. Transplanted flowers, or memoirs of Mrs. Rumpff, daughter of John Jacob Astor, Esq. and the Duchess de Broglie, daughter of Madame de Stael. New York: John S. Taylor, 1847. 12mo. Frontis., 159, [1] pp.
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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.
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Training Young Women to Bethe IDEAL Victorian & Christian”
Wife, Mother, Homemaker
Beecher, Catharine E., & Harriet Beecher Stowe.  The American woman's home: Or, principles of domestic science; being a guide to the formation and maintenance of economical healthful, beautiful, and Christian homes. New York: J.B. Ford & Co., 1869. 8vo (20.9 cm, 8.125"). Engr. frontis., engr. t.-p., [4], xii, [13]–500, [12 (adv.)] pp.; illus.
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Wood-Engravings byAlexander Anderson
[Berquin, Arnaud].  The looking-glass for the mind, or, intellectual mirror. Being an elegant collection of the most delightful little stories, and interesting tales. Chiefly translated from that much admired work L'Ami des Enfans. With elegant engravings on wood, by Anderson. Philadelphia: Alexander Towar; Hogan & Thompson, 1832. 16mo (14.5 cm, 5.75"). 216 pp.; illus.
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APIRATED Mosher Press Book
Bottomley, Gordon.  A vision of Giorgione three variations on Venetian themes. Portland, ME: Thomas B. Mosher, 1910. 12mo. [8], 45, [3] pp.
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Hands OffOur Guano!
Briceño, Mariano de. Memoir justificatory of the conduct of the government of Venezuela on the Isla de Aves question, presented to his excellency the secretary of state of the United States.... Washington City: F.H. Sage, printer, 1858. 8vo (21.5 cm, 8.5"). 22 pp., [1 (blank)] f.
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A Short Line RAILROAD IsProposed
Bridgeport Railroad Committee.  Broadside. Begins: Circular. To the Inhabitants of the Ousatonic Valley. Fellow Citizens: — The facilities ofr travel and transportation through the country increase the wealth and comfort of the community. Bridgeport : 30 January 1836. Folio (12.75"). 2 pp.
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Memorizing MonarchsRoyalty in Rhyme
Brown, Louisa.  Historical questions on the kings of England, in verse. Calculated to fix on the minds of children some of the most striking events of each reign. Boston: Munroe & Francis, No. 4 Cornhill, and David Francis, 90 Newberry Street, [1823?]. 12mo (14.8 cm, 5.8"). 35, [1] p.
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The State of19th-Century Metaphysics
Brown, Thomas.  Lectures on the philosophy of the human mind. Andover: Mark Newman (pr. by Flagg & Gould), 1822. 8vo (22.3 cm, 8.8"). 3 vols. I: 536 pp. II: 528 pp. III: 574, [2] pp.
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Brown University.  Celebration of the one hundreth anniversary of the founding of Brown University, September 6th, 1864. Providence: Sidney S. Rider & Bro., 1865. 4to (26.5 cm; 10.25"). [4] ff., 178 pp., [1] f.
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The Centennial Celebration
Bruce, Philip Alexander.  History of the University of Virginia, 1819–1919: The lengthened shadow of one man. New York: Macmillan & Co, 1920–22. 8vo (24.3 cm, 9.55"). 5 vols. I: Frontis., xiv, [2], 376 pp. II: Frontis., [6], 395, [1] pp. III: Frontis., x, [2], 403, [1] pp. IV: Frontis., [6], 376 pp. V: Frontis., [12], 477, [1] pp.
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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.
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