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Title-Border & Initials by Hans Baldun Grien
Ex–Donaueschigen Library
Adelphus, Johannes, Jakop Wimpheling (comm.).  Seque[n]tiarum lucule[n]ta interpretatio: nedu[m] scholasticis, sed [et] ecclesiasticis cognitu necessaria. [Strassburg: Knoblouch], 1513. 4to (21 cm, 8.25"). CXXXVI, [4], LXXX ff.
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It Looks LikeWhat an Incunable is SUPPOSED to Look Like
Antoninus, Saint, Archbishop of Florence Summa theologica. [colophon: Argentina {i.e., [Strassburg}: Johannem {Reinhard} Grüninger, 1496]. Folio (32.5 cm; 12.5"). Vols. I & II (in one volume) of V. I: [173 of 174] ff. (lacking first leaf of vol. 1); [225 of 226] ff. (without the final blank].
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An Ambitious Printing Project by aYoung Ambitious Printer
Bible.   German. 1819. Luther.  Biblia, das ist: Die ganze Heilige Schrift Alten und Neuen Testaments nach der deutschen Uebersetzung von Doctor Martin Luther. Lancaster, Pa.: Johann Bär, 1819. Folio (39.5 cm, 15.5"). Frontis., [5] ff., 100, 12 pp., [2] ff., 738, 26 pp.; [2 (blank)] ff.; 227, [1], 92 pp. Lacks plate before the N.T.
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Handsomely Printed Black-Letter Edition of the Wycliffe N.T.
Bible.   N.T. English (Middle English). 1848. Wycliffe.  The New Testament in English translated by John Wycliffe. Chiswick: Pr. by Charles Whittingham for William Pickering, 1848. 4to (25 cm, 9.8"). [10], [248] ff.; 1 plt.
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A Renaissance Theories BookWith Reference to America
Castilla, Francisco de.  Theorica de virtudes en coplas, y con co[n]mento. [colophon: Caragoça [Saragossa, Zaragoza]: Impresso ... por Agostin Millan impressor de libros, 1552]. 4to (20 cm, 8"). 2 parts in 1 vol. lxx, xxxiiii, [4] ff.
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Peregrino Becomes “PEREGRIN”First French Appearance, ILLUSTRATED
Caviceo, Jacopo.  [Libro de Peregrino] Dialogue treselegant intitule le Peregrin, traictant de lhonneste et pudicq amour concilie par pure et sincere vertu, traduict de vulgaire Italien en langue Fra[n]coyse... Paris: [Pr. by Nicolas Couteau for] Galliot du Pré, [1527]. 4to (25 cm, 9.8"). [8], 169, [1 (facs.)] ff.; illus.
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One of theGreat EARLY Chaucerian Collections
Chaucer, Geoffrey.  The workes of Geffrey Chaucer, newlie printed, with diuers addicions, whiche were neuer in print before: with the siege and destruccion of the worthy citee of Thebes, compiled by Ihon Lidgate, Monke of Berie... [London: Pr. by Jhon [sic] Kyngston for Jhon [sic] Wight, 1561]. Folio (33.7 cm, 13.25"). [4], CCCLXVII ff. (lacking 6 prelim. ff., incl. t.-p., and “General Prologue”; pagination erratic; CCCLXXVIII lacking but supplied in facsimile).
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Pickering & Whittingham'sSEVEN BCPs
Church of England.  Book of Common Prayer.  [Seven editions of the Book of Common Prayer, 1549–1844 ]. London: William Pickering (pr. by Whittingham), 1844. Folio (35.8 cm, 14"). 7 vols. I: [264] ff. II: [314] ff. III: [134] ff. IV: [130] ff. V: [142] ff. VI: [140] ff. VII: [154] ff.
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Pickering BCP FacsimileLAVISHED with the Work ofMARY BYFIELD
Church of England.    Book of Common Prayer.  The book of common prayer: King James, anno 1604, commonly called the Hampton Court Book. London: William Pickering (pr. by Charles Whittingham), 1844. Folio (35.1 cm, 13.8"). [260] pp.
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Anti-Papal MockeryLatin Verse & ProseSigned French Binding
[Curione, Celio Secondo].  Pasquillorum tomi duo. Quorum primo versibus ac rhythmis, altero soluta oratione conscripta quamplurima continentur... Eleutheropoli: [Johann Oporinus], 1543. 8vo (13.9 cm, 5.5"). [16], 537 (i.e., 637), [1] pp.
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The Mrs. Beeton of Germany Comes to America
Davidis, Henriette.  Praktisches Kochbuch für die Deutschen in Amerika. Zuverlässige und selbstgeprüfte Anweisungen zur Bereitung der verschiedenartigsten Speisen und Getränke, zum Backen, Einmachen u. s. w. Milwaukee: Georg Brumder's Verlag, (copyright 1879). 8vo (21.1 cm, 8.3"). iv, 400 pp.
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Decio, Filippo.  Sermo editus per excellentissimu[m] ... Philippu[m] Deciu[m] … pro justificatione co[n]cilii Pisani nunc Mediolani reside[n]tis ... [Lyon?: Jacques Sacon?, ca.1512?]. 8vo (13.8 cm, 5.5’). [8] ff.
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Celebrating the Sun King, in Thread& in Stunning Engravings
by Johanna Sibylla Küsel
[Félibien, André]; Johanna Sibylla Küsel Krauss & Johann Ulrich Krauss, engr.  Tapisseries du roy, ou sont representez les quatre elemens et les quatre saisons. Avec les devises qui les accompagnent et leur explication. Königliche französische Tapezereyen. Augsburg: Johann Ulrich Krauss (pr. by Jacob Koppmayer), 1687. Folio (31.8 cm, 12.52"). [8], 129, [13] pp.; 8 double plts., illus. (2 illus. ff. lacking).
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Twiddle, Twiddle, & Tromp, Trompee”Lighthearted Victorian Medievalism
Forsyth, Evelyn; Anna Hennen Broadwood, illus.  Ye gestes of ye Ladye Anne: A marvelous pleasaunt and comfortable tayle. London: A. & G. Way, prs., [1884]. 4to (21.2 cm, 8.35"). [8], 105, [3 (pub. adv.)] pp.; illus.
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And Be It Further Enacted,” & Provided Always, That” . . .
Great Britain.  Laws, statutes, etc.  A collection of the several statutes and parts of statutes now in force, relating toHigh treason, and misprision of high treason. London: Pr. by Charles Bill, & the Executrix of Thomas Newcomb, 1709. 12mo (15.5 cm; 6.125"). 113, [1] pp., [7] ff.; 44 pp., [2] ff.
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Sutton's Hospital inCharterhouse
    & The FamousCharterhouse School
Herne, Samuel.   Domus carthusiana: Or an account of the most noble foundation of the charter-house near Smithfield in London. Both before and since the Reformation. London: Pr. by T.R. for Richard Marriott & Henry Brome, 1677. 8vo (18.2 cm, 7.2"). Frontis., [46], 287, [1] pp.; 2 plts.
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No More Betting the Estate on theOutcome of a Tennis Match
Ireland.  Laws, statutes, etc.  Acts and statutes made in a Parliament begun at Dublin the twenty first day of September, anno Dom. 1703. In the second year of the reign of ... Queen Anne ... and continued ... to the twenty third of June, 1707 ... And further continued ... until the twelth [sic] of July, 1711, being the sixth session of this present Parliament. Dublin: Printed by Andrew Crooke, 1711. Folio (29 cm; 11.5"). [4], 8, [2], 9–16, [2], 17–20, [2], 2–28, [2], 29–38, [1], 39–41, [2], 42–45, [2], 45–54 [i.e., 53], [1 (blank)] pp.
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Stark Naked, & Carrying a Fiddle”
Leslie, Charles.  The snake in the grass: or, Satan transform'd into an angel of light. Discovering the deep and unsuspected subtilty which is couched under the pretended simplicity of many of the principal leaders of those people call'd Quakers. London: printed for Charles Brome, 1696. 8vo (16.5 cm; 6.5"). [6], cccxlii [i.e. ccclii], 271, [1] pp.
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One of Luther's Favorite Texts, with His CommentaryEnglish Black Letter, 1616
Luther, Martin.  A commentarie of ... Martin Luther upon the epistle of S. Paul to the Galathians. London: Richard Field,, 1616. Small 4to (18 cm; 7"). [4], 296 ff.
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Inconstancy of ApostasyMultiple Metamorphoses
Nicholls [a.k.a., Niccols, Nicols], John.  A declaration of the recantation of Iohn Nichols (for the space almoste of two yeeres the Popes scholer in the Englishe seminarie or college at Rome) which desireth to be reconciled, and receiued as a member into the true Church of Christ in England ... London: Imprinted by Christopher Barker, 1581. Small 8vo (14.5 cm; 5.75"). [98] ff.
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Christian Spiritual Conversation: A Mennonite Catechism
Roosen, Gerhard.  Christliches gemüths-gespräch von dem geistlichen und seligmachenden glauben, und erkäntniss der wahrheit, so zu der gottseligkeit führet in der hoffnung des ewigen lebens, Tit. I, v. I.: in Frag und Antwort für die ankommende Jugend ... Germantaun [Pa.]: Gedruckt bey Michael Billmeyer, 1790. 12mo (13.8 cm, 5.4"). 241, [1] pp.
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History of the Church Emphasis on BOOKS!
Schelhorn, Johann Georg.  Ergötzlichkeiten aus der kirchenhistorie und literatur. Ulm und Leipzig: Rosten der Bartholomäischen Handlung, 1762. 8vo (17.6 cm; 7"). I: [10], 185, [6], 188–374, [5], 380–566, [3], 572–746, [17] pp. II: [6], 188, [5], 194–380, [5], 386–567, [6], 578 –764, [14] pp. III: [7], 766–952, [5], 954–1139, [6], 1142–2128, [5], 2130–2282, [16] pp.
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English REFORMATION SatirePrinted in the 19th Century ON VELLUM
[Shepherd, Luke, fl.1548].  [drop-title] John Bon and mast person. [London]: [colophon: J. Smeeton, Printer], n.d. [1807 or 1808]. Small 4to (27 cm; 10.5"). [5] ff.
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The ABOVE on PaperMore Affordably!
[Shepherd, Luke, fl. 1548].   [drop-title] John Bon and mast person. [London]: [colophon: J. Smeeton, Printer], n.d. [1807 or 1808]. 4to (21 cm, 12.25"). [5] ff.
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Early American Edition: German Reformed Hymnal
Tersteegen, Gerhardt.  Geistliches Blumen-Gärtlein inniger Seelen; oder Kurze Schluss-Reimen, Betrachtungen und Lieder, ueber allerhand Wahrheiten des inwendigen Christenthums; zur Erweckung, Stärkung und Erquickung in dem verborgenen Leben mit Christo in Gott; nebst der Frommen Lotterie. Germantaun: Gedruckt und zu finden bey Peter Leibert, 1791. 12mo (14 cm, 5.5"). [12], 126, [20], 127–534, [8] pp. (pagination erratic, several pages out of order).
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Classic Illustrated GermanBOTANICAL GUIDESome Early Hand-Coloring
Theodorus, Jacobus, called Tabernaemontanus.  Neu vollkommen Kräuter-Buch: Darinnen uber 3000 Kräuter, mit schönen und kunstlichen Figuren, auch deren Underscheid und Würckung samt ihren Namen in mancherley Sprachen beschrieben: dessgleichen auch wie dieselbige in allerhand Kranckheiten beyde der Menschen und des Viehs, sollen angewendet und gebraucht werden angezeigt wird. Basel: Johann Ludwig König, 1731. Folio (38.4 cm, 15.1"). 3 vols. in 1. [12], 663, [5], 665–1529, [97 (index)] pp.; illus.
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