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Will You Truck Your Watch?” — BRADFORD Imprint
AMERICAN
REVISIONS
Fernandez, Felipe.  New practical grammar of the Spanish language in five parts. Philadelphia: Printed by T. & W. Bradford, [1798] . 8vo. vii, [1], 356 pp.
[SOLD]
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Dealing with Grief
Flavel, John.  A token for mourners: or, the advice of Christ to a distressed mother, bewailing the death of her dear and only son.... Exeter[, N.H.]: Pr. by Henry Ranlet, sold also by the booksellers in Boston, 1795. 12mo (14.7 cm, 6"). 168 pp.
$225.00
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The Great Puritan: His Wars & Politics
Fletcher, Henry.  The perfect politician: or, A full view of the life and actions (military and civil) ofO. Cromwel.  Whereunto is added his character; and a compleat catalogue of all the honours conferr’d by him on several persons. London: printed by J. Cottrel, for William Roybould at the Unicorn, and Henry Fletcher at the three Gilt Cups in St Paul’s Church-yard, 1660. Small 8vo (13.5 cm; 5.25"). [4] ff., 459 [i.e., 359, [1] pp., port. in facsimile.
$750.00
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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.
$1250.00
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ALL the ACTUAL PRINTER'S BLOCKS for the *47* Illustrations
        of Zoeth Skinner Eldredge'sThe Beginnings of San Francisco
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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A Popular Edition from aSurreptitious Manuscript Copy
Franklin, Benjamin.  The works of the late Dr. Benjamin Franklin; consisting of his Life, written by himself. Together with essays, humorous, moral, and literary, chiefly in the manner of the Spectator. Philadelphia: Wm. W. Woodward, 1801. 12mo (16.7 cm, 6.6"). Frontis., 321, [11] pp.
$700.00
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Last 18th-Century American Edition of His WORKS
Franklin, Benjamin.  Works of the late Dr. Benjamin Franklin: Consisting of his life, written by himself, together with essays, humourous, moral and literary; chiefly in the manner of the Spectator. Huntingdon, PA: Pr. for the proprietor by John R. Parrington, 1800. 12mo. 2 vols. in 1. Frontis., 156, 119, [1] pp.
$400.00
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Choice Collection of Hymns” withLOTS of Pleasing Provenance
Fraternity of Baptists (a.k.a., Church of the Brethren).   The Christians duty, exhibited, in a series of hymns: collected from various authors, designed for the worship of God, and for the edification of Christians. Recommended, to the serious, of all denominations. Germantown [Pa.]: Printed by Peter Leibert, 1791. 8vo (16.6 cm; 6.5"). [4], 320, xxv pp.
[SOLD]
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Fuchs's HerbalFirst Appearance of Boussy's Illustrations
Fuchs, Leonhart.  De historia stirpium commentarii insignes, adiectis earundem viuis, & ad naturae imitationé artificosè expressis imaginibus. Lugduni: Apud Balthazarem Arnolletum, 1549. 8vo (16.3 cm, 6.4"). [32], 852, [12] pp.; illus.
[SOLD]
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Polenta before It Was Made withTurkey Wheat”
& Woodcuts from theMoretus Press
Gerard, John.  The herball, or, General historie of plantes. London: Printed by Adam Islip, Joice Norton & Richard Whitakers, 1636. Large folio (35.5 cm; 14"). [19 of 20] ff., 1630 [i.e., 1634] pp., [24 of 25] ff. (without the initial and final blank leaves).
$13,500.00
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Ship of Fools as BASIS forRenaissance SERMONS
TWO of the Ship'sEmblematic Woodcuts
Geyler [Geiler], Johann, von Keysersperg.  Nauicula siue speculu[m] fatuor[um] Presta[n]tissimi sacrar[um] literaru[m] doctoris Joannis Geyler Keysersbergij. Concionatoris Arge[n]tinen[sis] a Jacobo Othero collecta. Compendiosa vitae eiusdem descriptio, per Beatum Rhenanum Selestatinum. Ad Narragoniam. [colophon: Argen{torati}: Excriptum in aedibus Schurerianis, 1510]. 4to (21 cm; 8.25"). [284] ff.
$5250.00
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First Irish Edition: Feudal Law & Its Applications, from a
Former Darling of the Nation
Gilbert, Geoffrey, Sir.  A treatise of tenures. Containing the original, nature, use, and effect of feudal or common-law tenures. Dublin: Pr. by Alex. M'Culloh for Sarah Cotter, 1754. 8vo (19.8 cm, 7.8"). vii, [1], 144, [36 (index)] pp.
$700.00
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AMERICAN MahoganyDuty Free
Great Britain. Laws, statutes, etc., 1760-1820 (George III). Anno regni Georgii III...undecimo.... [An Act to Explain an Act Made in the Eighth Year of the Reign of His Late Majesty King George the First, Intituled, An Act Giving Further Encouragement for the Importation of Naval Stores..., So Far as Relates to the Importation of Unmanufactured Wood of the Growth and Product of America....] London: Pr. by Charles Eyre and William Strahan, 1771. Folio. [1] f., pp. 999-1002.
$225.00

AMERICAN Oak forEnglish Barrel Staves
Great Britain.  Laws, statutes, etc., 1760-1820 (George III). Anno regni Georgii III...undecimo.... [An Act for Granting a Bounty upon the Importation of White Oak Staves, and Heading, from the British Colonies or Plantations in America....] London: Pr. by Charles Eyre and William Strahan, 1771. Folio. [1] f., pp. 1227-1234.
$175.00

Making West Indies Investments Safe for All
Great Britain. Laws, statutes, etc. 1760–1820 (George III). Anno regni Georgii III...decimo tertio...[An act to encourage the subjects of foreign states to lend money upon the security of freehold or leasehold estates, in any of His Majesty’s colonies in the West Indies...]. London: Charles Eyre & William Strahan, 1773. Folio (31 cm, 12.2"). [1] f., 299–306 pp.
$150.00

LAW MANUAL Published by One South CarolinaFREEMASON & Used by Another
(Just One Notable Mark of Emphasis BUT That an Apt One)
[Grimké, John Faucheraud], comp.  The South-Carolina justice of peace, containing all the duties, powers and authorities of that office, as regulated by the laws now of force in this state. And adapted to the parish and county magistrate, to which is added, a great variety of warrants, indictments and other precedents.... Philadelphia: R. Aitken & Son, 1796. 8vo (21 cm, 8.25"). viii, 641, [3 (index)] pp. (622–25 incorrectly paginated 522–25).
$7000.00
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An American FIRST inPHILOSOPHY
Gros, John Daniel. Natural principles of rectitude, for the conduct of man in all states and situations of life; demonstrated and explained in a systematic treatise on moral philosophy. New York: T. & J. Swords, 1795. 8vo (20 cm, 7.9"). xvi, 456 pp. (lacking half-title).
$495.00
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We Shall LoseOur WHOLE Income of Mony from Abroad
[Hare, Francis].  A letter to a member of the October-Club: Shewing, that to yield Spain to the Duke of Anjou by a peace, wou’d be the ruin of Great Britain. The second edition, with additions. London: A. Baldwin, 1711. 8vo (20.8 cm, 8.25"). vi, 42 pp.
$800.00

FranceSadly Disappointed Him . . .
Harper, Robert Goodloe. Observations on the dispute between the United States and France, addressed by...one of the representatives in Congress for the state of South Carolina, to his constituents, in May, 1797...second edition. London: (Pr. in Philadelphia & repr. by) Philanthropic Press, 1798. 8vo (21.5 cm, 8.5"). [2 (lacking half-title)], 5–109, [1] pp.
$200.00

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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.
$750.00
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“My Pen Has Been Taken up in the Cause, & for the Benefit, of My Own Sex”
A Biographical Dictionary of & for WOMEN
Hays, Mary.  Female biography; or, memoirs of illustrious and celebrated women, of all ages and countries. Philadelphia: Birch & Small (pr. by Fry & Kammerer), 1807. 8vo (22.3 cm, 8.8"). 3 vols. I: vi, [2], 488 pp. II: [4], 510, [2 (adv.)] pp. III: [4], 512 pp.
$1850.00
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BLAIR Blazoned
Hill, John.  An account of the life and writings of Hugh Blair .... Philadelphia: James Humphreys, 1808. 8vo (21.7 cm, 8.5"). 229, [1 (blank)] pp.
$125.00

Cutting Way Back onPresidential Authority
Hillhouse, James.  Propositions for amending the constitution of the United States, submitted by Mr. Hillhouse to the Senate on the twelfth day of April, 1808, with his explanatory remarks. [Washington]: 1808. 12mo (19.3 cm, 7.6"). 52, [2], 7 pp.
$150.00
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Good Boys, Bad Boys, & Blue Apple Pie
The History of little King Pippin. With an account of the melancholy death of four naughty boys who were devoured by wild beasts; and the wonderful delivery of Master Harry Harmless, by a little white horse. Hartford: Pr. by Sheldon & Goodwin, (stereotyped by J.F. & C. Starr), [ca. 1815]. 32mo (10 cm; 4"). 31, [1] pp., illus.
$450.00
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AMERICAN POEMS
Honeywood, St. John.  Poems ... some pieces in prose. New York: Pr. by T. & J. Swords, 1801. 12mo (17.2 cm, 6.75"). viii, 159, [1 (errata)] pp.
$450.00

ToAmputate or Not?
Hooper, Robert.  The surgeon's vade-mecum: containing the symptoms, causes, diagnosis, prognosis and treatment of surgical diseases. Accompanied by the modern and approved methods of operating, select formulae of prescriptions, Latin and English, and a glossary of terms. Albany: Pub. & sold by E.F. Backus...; E. & E. Hosford, printers, © 1813. 12mo. xviii, 275, [1 (blank)] pp., [5] ff.
$300.00
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America Reads aboutthe Irish Rebellion of 1798
Jones, John, of Dublin.  An impartial narrative of the most important engagements which took place between His Majesty's forces and the insurgents, during the Irish Rebellion, in 1798; including very interesting information not before published. Carefully collected from authentic letters. Cambridge, N.Y.: Printed by Tennery & Stockwell, [1804]. 12mo. (17.5 cm; 7".) 237, [1] pp.
$400.00
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The Check Is in the Mail
Joseph Anthony & Co.  Autograph Letter Signed to Benjamin Bourne. Philadelphia, PA: 28 January 1800. 4to (10" x 7.75"). 1 p., without the integral address leaf.
$75.00
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There Will Always be Music, Art, & Church Bells . . .
There Will Always be a Memorable Meal
. . .
in San Francisco
Junior League of Pasadena.  The California heritage cookbook. Garden City, NY: Doubleday & Co., © 1976. 8vo (26.6 cm, 10.5"). [8], 424 pp.; illus.
$60.00
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FromNew England to the NILE
[Justel, Henri, ed.].  Recueil de divers voyages faits en Afrique et en l’Amerique, qui n’ont point esté encore publiez.... Paris: Louis Billaine, 1674. 4to (23.7 cm, 9.4"). á4ã4A–Z4Aa–Hh4 Ii2Kk4Ll21§–4§45§2 **A–**C4 a2b–g4 *A–*K4L2; [8] ff., 262, 35, [1 (blank)] 23, [1 (blank)], 49, [1 (blank)] pp., [1] f., 81, [1 (blank)] pp., 3 fold. plans, 4 maps (3 fold.), 9 plts.
$6500.00
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