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A Mathematician, a Missionary, & theChinese Rites Controversy
(Astronomy among Other Chinese Things).  Le Comte, Louis.  Memoirs and observations topographical, physical, mathematical, mechanical, natural, civil, and ecclesiastical. Made in a late journey through the Empire of China, and published in several letters. Particularly upon the Chinese pottery and varnishing; the silk and other manufactures; the pearl fishing; the history of plants and animals. Description of their cities and publick works; number of people, their language, manners and commerce; their habits, oeconomy, and government. The philosophy of Confucius. The state of Christianity, with many other curious and useful remarks. London: Pr. for Benj. Toke & Sam. Buckley, 1697. 8vo (20 cm; 8"). [12] ff., 527 [i.e., 543], [1] pp.; frontis. (port.), 3 plt. (2 fold.), fold. table.
$1800.00
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Defining Child” for Baptismal PurposesRARE
Barker, Thomas.  The duty, circumstances, and benefits of baptism, determined by evidence ... with an appendix, shewing the meaning of several Greek words in the New Testament. London: B. White, 1771. 8vo (20.5 cm, 8"). x, 208, [6 (index & errata)] pp.
$650.00
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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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A Capuchin on the Trinity, with Some POETRY as Well
Feliciano de Sevilla.  El sol increado dios trino y uno, y la grande excelencia de su culto y devocion. Reimpreso en Mexico: por D. Felipe de Zúñiga y Ontiveros, 1790. 4to (20.5 cm; 8.25"). [10] ff., 464 pp.
$775.00
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French N.T. with Marlorat Notes & anILLUSTRATED CALENDAR
(French Calendar).  Calendrier Historial, & Lunaire. La Lune est nouuelle à l'endroit du Nombre d'or: & nous aluons 9. ceste annee 1566. Lyon: Pour Antoine Vincent, 1566. 8vo (12.1 cm; 4.75"). [16] ff.; illus. [bound with] Bible. N.T. French. [1564]. Geneva. [Le nouveau Testament, c'est à dire, la nouvelle Alliance de nostre Seigneur Jesus Christ. Reueu & corrigé de nouveau sur le Grec par l'aduis des Ministres de Geneve. Auec annotations reueuës et augmentées par M. Augustin Marlorat]. [Par Antoine Vincent, 1564; colophon: A Lyon: Par Symphorien Barbier]. 12mo. [30], 824, [24] pp. Lacks t.-p.
$3250.00
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First English EditionFull of Curiosity & Learning”
Nostradamus.  The true prophecies or prognostications of Michael Nostradamus, physician to Henry II. Francis II. and Charles IX. Kings of France, and one of the best astronomers that ever were. London: Printed by Thomas Ratcliffe, and Nathaniel Thompson ..., 1672. Folio (30.3 cm; 12"). [36], 522 pp. Lacks frontis.
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The First Australian Star Catalogue Devoted to the
Heretofore Unknown Parts of the Heavens”

(PRESENTATION COPY) 
Rumker, Charles.  Preliminary catalogue of fixed stars intended for a prospectus of a catalogue of the stars of the Southern Hemisphere included within the Tropic of Capricorn now reducing from the observations made in the observatory at Paramatta. Hamburgh: Printed for Perthes & Besser, 1832. 4to (25 cm; 10"). 20, xxv pp.
$20,000.00
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Astronomy forReading, PA 1830
Walz, E. Ludwig.  Vollständige Erklärung des Calenders, mit einem faßlichen Unterricht über die Himmelskörper, insbesondere über die Sonne und der sich um sie bewegenden Planeten. Reading: Johann Ritter & Comp., 1830. 12mo. viii, 315, [1] pp.; 5 plts. (of 8).
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