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ALL the ACTUAL PRINTER'S BLOCKS for the *47* Illustrations
        of Zoeth Skinner Eldredge'sThe Beginnings of San Francisco
(A DEMONSTRATION ofHOW”).  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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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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For PHILOBIBLON PUBLICATIONS,  click here.
For POST-1820 AMERICANAclick here.
For more of PHILADELPHIA interest,  click here.
For “GIFTABLES” — mostly $150
      & UNDER,  click here.

Limited Edition Facsimile
Antonozzi, Leopardo.  De Caratteri. [Rome 1638]. Nieuwkoop: Miland Publishers, 1971. Oblong 4to. 57 pp.
$100.00
For CALLIGRAPHY / WRITING BOOKS,  click here.

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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For NATURAL HISTORY,  click here.
For BIRDS,  click here.
For FACSIMILES,  click here.

The Deluge Delineated & a Library Located
Babylonian Expedition of the University of Pennsylvania.   The Babylonian Expedition of the University of Pennsylvania. Series D, Researches and treatises. Philadelphia: University of Pennsylvania, 1910. 8vo. Frontis., x, 65, [1] pp., 2 plts.
$65.00
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For an ARCHAEOLOGY “Shelf,”  click here.

An ALDINE Leaf Book withTwo Incunable & Two Post-Incunable Leaves
Barker, Nicolas.  Aldus Manutius and the development of Greek script & type in the fifteenth century. Sandy Hook, CT: Chiswick Book Shop, 1985. Folio (33.5 cm; 13.25"). xiv, 115, [9 (5 blank)] pp., 4 samples tipped in.
[SOLD]
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With an Early Engraving of the Virgin of Guadalupe
*&* Commentary on It
Bartolache [y Diaz de Posada], Jose Ignacio.  Manifiesto satisfactorio anunciado en la Gazeta de Mexico (Tom. I nm. 53) Opusculo guadalupano. Mexico: Imp. por D. Felipe de Ziga y Ontiveros, 1790. 4to. [7] ff., 105, [1 (blank)], 16 pp., [6] ff., 3 plts.
$1500.00
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MEXICO is one of our great specialties.
      For our MEXICANA,  click here.

For a whole short shelf devoted
      to “GUADELUPANA” — y
      otras Apariciones Marianas
      Mexicanas
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For CATHOLICA,  click here.
For ART REFERENCE,  click here.

Everything You Need toNegotiate” 1857
Blackie's literary and commercial almanac.  1857. Glasgow: Blackie & Son, [1856]. 16mo (8.1 cm; 3.25"). 95, [1] pp.
$95.00
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For SCOTLAND & SCOTS,  click here.
Or for ALMANACS,  click here.

Cheney'sMost Important MINIS
Bliss, Carey S.  Bibliography of Cheney miniatures. Los Angeles: Dawson's Book Shop, 1975. Miniature (7.3 cm, 2.9"). [32] pp.
$85.00
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For more of CALIFORNIA interest,  click here.
For MINIATURES & NEAR-MINIATURES,  click here.
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A Man Who Had REMARKABLEAdventures *&* Misadventures
(Not to Mention a Fabulous Collection of Books & Realia)
Boturini Benaducci, Lorenzo.  Idea de una nueva historia general de la América Septentrional: fundada sobre material copioso de figuras, símbolos, caractéres, y geroglíficos, cantares, y manuscritos de autores indios, últimamente descubiertos. Madrid: Imprenta de Juan de Zuñiga, 1746. Small 4to. [20] ff., 167, [1] pp., [4] ff., 96 pp., frontis., port. plate.
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For 18TH-CENTURY BOOKS,  click here.
For more of NATIVE AMERICAN interest,  click here.
For Books with SPECIAL
           PROVENANCE,  click here.

This book also appears in the HISPANIC
                      MISCELLANY — click here.

THE Introduction to Bibliography
Bowers, Fredson.  Principles of bibliographical description. Winchester: St. Paul's Bibliographies; Oak Knoll Press, New Castle, Del., 1994. 8vo (22.8 cm; 9"). xxv, [1], 505 pp.
$30.00
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Then an Unpopular OpinionNow a FACT
Bowyer, William.  The origin of printing: in two essays: I. The substance of Dr. Middleton's Dissertation on the origin of printing in England. II. Mr. Meerman's account of the invention of the art. An appendix is annexed, 1. On the first-printed Greek books. 2. On the first-printed Hebrew books, with observations on some modern Editions; and a collation, from Walton's Polyglott, of a remarkable Passage, as printed in Kings and Chronicles. 3. On the early polyglotts. London: printed for W. Bowyer & J. Nichols, 1774. 8vo (21 cm; 8.25"). xvi, 144, [2] pp.
$1250.00
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Designed by P.J. ConkwrightA Signer's Sad, Sensational End
Boyd, Julian P.  The murder of George Wythe. Philadelphia: Privately Printed for The Philobiblon Club, 1949. Small 8vo (20 cm; 7.75"). [2] ff., 45, [3 (last blank) pp.
$27.50
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      For PRE-1820 AMERICANA,  click here.
For ANGLO-AMERICAN LAW,  click here.
For ABOLITION / BLACK HISTORY,  click here.
For BIOGRAPHIES, mostly 20th-Century
    “General Reading” & Inexpensive,  click here.

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*Or* for “GIFTABLES” — mostly $150
      & UNDER,  click here.

A Fine, Substantial,BOTANICAL Bibliography
Bridson, Gavin D.R.  BPH-2, periodicals with botanical content. Pittsburgh: Hunt Institute for Botanical Documentation, Carnegie Mellon University, 2004. Stout 4to. 2 vols. I: xx, 819, [1] pp. II: [iv],821-1470 pp.
$95.00
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For HERBALS,  click here.
For SETS,  click here.

As Bibliographies Go, Delicious!
Cagle, William R., & Lisa Killion Stafford, comps.  American books on food and drink: A bibliographical catalog of the cookbook collection housed in The Lilly Library at the [sic] Indiana University. New Castle, DE: Oak Knoll Press, 1998. 8vo. xviii, 794 pp., illus.
$60.00
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AnotherTasty Cagle Bibliography
Cagle, William R., comp.  A matter of taste a bibliographical catalogue of international books on food and drink in the Lilly Library, Indiana University. New Castle, DE: Oak Knoll Press, 1999. 8vo (24.9 cm, 9.8"). xxiii, [1 (blank)], 991, [1 (blank)] pp.; illus.
$80.00
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Enjoyable & ESSENTIAL
Carter, John, & Nicolas Barker.  ABC for book collectors.   Eighth edition with corrections, additions, and a new introduction by Nicolas Barker. New Castle, DE: Oak Knoll Press & the British Library. 8vo. 232, [2] pp.
$29.95

One Classic NonfictionBIBLIO-Who-Dunnit
Carter, John, & Graham Pollard.  An enquiry in the nature of certain nineteenth century pamphlets.  London: Constable & Co.; New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, 1934. 8vo. xii, 400 pp., plts.
$250.00
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          FALSE IMPRINTS,  click here.

For a little more SCIENCE,  click here.

The Later Years of theGolden Cockerel
Chambers, David, & Christopher Sandford, comp.  Cock-a-hoop a sequel to Chanticleer, Pertelote, and Cockalorum. Being a bibliography of the Golden Cockerel Press September 1949 — December 1961. [Vancouver]: Pr. by W. & J. Mackay Ltd. for the Private Libraries Association for the Golden Cockerel Press, [1961]. 8vo (25.3 cm, 10"). 126 pp.; illus.
$100.00
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For ILLUSTRATED BOOKS,  click here.
For COLLECTED PRESSES
          & TYPOGRAPHY,  click here.


The Council of TrentFind theBOOK RULINGS in the Index
Chifflet, Philippe.  Sacrosancti et oecumenici Concilii Tridentini Paulo III, Iulio III et Pio IV pontificibus maximus celebrati canones et decreta. Antverpiae: Apud Hieronimum Verdussen, 1677. 12mo (14.1 cm; 5.5"). [24], 187 [i.e., 287], [1], LX, [76] pp.; illus., ports.
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On Forman & Wise
Collins, John.  The two forgers: A biography of Harry Buxton Forman & Thomas James Wise. [New Castle, DE]: Oak Knoll Books, ©1992. 8vo (22.3 cm; 8.75"). xiii, 317 pp., illus.
$25.00
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Satire of Pennsylvania Politics at theStart of the French & Indian War
(Colonial American Satire).  A fragment of the chronicles of Nathan Ben Saddi. Printed in Philadelphia by James Chattin, 1758. Philadelphia: The Philobiblon Club, 1904. 4to (27 cm; 10.5"). [1] f., 18 pp., [1] f., xv plates (facsimiles) in color.
$100.00
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      For PRE-1820 AMERICANA,  click here.
For more of PHILADELPHIA interest,  click here.
For PHILOBIBLON PUBLICATIONS,  click here.
For FALSE IMPRINTS &
         BIBLIO-FRAUD,  click here.

For LITERATURE,  click here.
For BIOGRAPHIES, mostly 20th-Century
    “General Reading” & Inexpensive,  click here.

For FACSIMILES,  click here.
For “GIFTABLES” — mostly $150
      & UNDER,  click here.

Fine Press Edition withImportant Scholars' Essays
Compagnoni, Giuseppe.  Las Vigilias de Tasso traducidas del Italiano por el ciudadano Lelardo. Tacambaro, Michoacan, Mexico: Taller Martin Pescador, 2016. 8vo (23 cm; 9"). xv, [1 (blank)], 131, [1] pp.
$750.00
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Bancroft Library's Cookery
Craig, Dr. & Mrs. John C., collectors.  Four hundred years of English diet & cookery[:] a selection of books printed between 1541 & 1939 from the collection of Dr. & Mrs. John C. Craig. Berkeley, CA: Friends of the Bancroft Library, 1987. Small 8vo (22.8 cm; 9"). 71, [1 (blank)] pp.; illus.
$18.00
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(Crane, Hart).   Schwartz, Joseph.  Hart Crane: An annotated critical bibliography. New York: David Lewis, 1970. 8vo. xi, 276 pp.
$27.50

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