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“The Birds in Miniature” with theMore Impressive Backgrounds
(“AMERICA, BIRDS of”).  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.
$27,500.00
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An Artist's View of theEarly Development of American Art
(An American ARTIST's “Take”) . . .   Dunlap, William.  History of the rise and progress of the arts of design in the United States. New York: George P. Scott & Co., 1834. 8vo (24.6 cm, 9.7"). 2 vols. I: 435, [1] pp.; 1 facs. II: viii, 480 pp.
$450.00
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The Science & Mechanics ofIron, ILLUSTRATED
(An American Industrial “Explainer”).  Overman, Frederick.  The manufacture of iron, in all its various branches. Philadelphia: Henry C. Baird, 1850. 8vo (24 cm, 9.4"). 492, [4 (adv.)] pp.; illus.
$450.00
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ALL the ACTUAL PRINTER'S BLOCKS for the *47* Illustrations
        of Zoeth Skinner Eldredge'sThe Beginnings of San Francisco
(An American SURVIVOR)!  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.
$4350.00
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The highlighted entries above are repeated
in their authors' expectable
alphabetical places . . .


Abelard & Héloïse forAmerican Spanish-Speakers
Abelard, Peter; Héloïse.  Correspondencia de Abelardo y Eloísa. Filadelfia: No publisher/printer, 1826. 16mo (15 cm, 6"). Frontis., 159, [1] pp.; 1 plt.
$750.00
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A Nice Little “Serious” Toybook . . .
. . . Poetic Religious Meditations forChildren
(Now Guess WHY the Front Wrapper Is Blazoned with a CRAB . . . )
Advice and select hymns.  Concord, NH: Atwood & Brown, 1837. 16mo (9.8 cm, 3.8"). 16 pp.; illus.
$100.00
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Aesop for American Children
     (With Quite a Political Preface)
Aesopus [Aesop].  Fables of Aesop and others, translated into English: With instructive applications, and a print before each fable. Philadelphia: L. Johnson, 1831. 24mo. Frontis., 358 pp.; illus.
[SOLD]
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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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Standards of 19th-Century American Cuisine, for the
Inexperienced But Thrifty Housewife
American Lady, an.  The American home cook book, with several hundred excellent recipes, selected and tried with great care, and with a view to be used by those who regard economy, and containing important information on the arrangement and well ordering of the kitchen. New York: Dick & Fitzgerald, [1879? (copyright 1854)]. 16mo (17.7 cm, 7"). [4 (adv.)], 133, [1], [30 (adv.)] pp.; illus.
[SOLD]
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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.
$45.00
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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.
$45.00
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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.
$45.00
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Winter Consists of Three Months”Wood Engravings Attributed to Anderson
[Anderson, Alexander, illus.].  Winter.  New York / Baltimore: Samuel Wood & Sons, No. 261 Pearl St. / Samuel S. Wood & Co., No. 212 Market St., [ca. 1818]. Near miniature (8.3 cm, 3.25"). [16] pp.; illus.
$175.00
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Inspirational 19th-Century AMERICAN Children's Book
Anderson, Eliza Hill.  Memoir of Mary Lothrop: who died in Boston, March 18, 1831, aged six years and three months. Boston: Perkins & Marvin; Lincoln & Edmands; & James Loring, 1832. 24mo (14.9 cm, 5.875"). Engr. frontis., 108 pp.
$75.00
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Looking upwards towards the Fountain of Light & Love”
Arthur, Timothy Shay.  The maiden: A story for my young countrywomen. Philadelphia: Henry F. Anners, 1848 (copyright 1845). 12mo (15.3 cm, 6"). [2], [v]–162 pp.
$40.00
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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.
$27.50
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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.
$65.00
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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.
$60.00
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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.
$300.00
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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.
$300.00
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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.
$87.50
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The Middle Period ofAmerican Textile ManufactureA “How To”
Baldwin, Amos A.  The loom-fixers' manual. Containing rules and instructions for setting up and operating the Crompton, and the Knowles looms; the production of cloth on cam looms; spreading the warp threads in the process of weaving; and other valuable information to loom-fixers, weavers, and all others interested in weaving. Brasher Falls, NY: A.A. Baldwin, 1883. 12mo (16.5 cm; 6.5"). 102 pp., [5 (ads)] ff., illus.
[SOLD]
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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.
$30.00
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EARLY MAURICE SENDAK American (Boys')! Life (Post-WWII)
withIMPORTANT MORALS
Bond, Gladys Baker; Maurice Sendak, illus.  Seven little stories on big subjects. New York: Anti-Defamation League of B'nai B'rith, 1955. 12mo (18.6 cm, 7.375"). 7 vols. I: 12 pp. II: 12 pp. III: 12 pp. IV: 12 pp. V: 11, [1] pp. VI: 12 pp. VII: 8 pp.; illus.
[SOLD]
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Cooks Helping Cooks
Boston Cooks' Benevolent Association.  Annual ball booklets. Boston: T.J. Russell, 1911, 1913, 1916. 8vo (varying sizes). [16], [20], [20] pp.; illus.
$125.00
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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.
$45.00
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An Exchange of RemembrancesPlacing” an Important Chronometer
(Bowditch, Nathaniel).  Letter Signed by the children of Nathaniel Bowditch to William Cranch Bond. Boston: 30 June1840. 8vo (10" x 7.75"). 1 p., with integral address leaf.
$125.00
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An Influential Jurist
Bradley, Joseph P.   Miscellaneous writings of the late Hon. Joseph P. Bradley ... Newark (NJ): L.J. Hardham, 1902. 8vo (23.9 cm, 9.4"). Frontis., xii, 435, [1] pp.
$100.00
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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.
$250.00
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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.
$200.00
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AttractiveAltemus Binding to Celebrate an ADMIRABLE Man
Brooks, Phillips. Addresses. Philadelphia: Henry Altemus, n.d. (ca. 1900). 18mo (15.5 cm; 6.125"). 165 pp.
$25.00
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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.
$225.00
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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.
$600.00
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A Volume EXTRA ILLUSTRATED & Then Some!
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.
$10,000.00
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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.
$100.00
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