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The Stakes Here Are Very High . . .
(La Luz Mine).  Demanda promovida en Guanajuato por los herederos de D. Manuel Rubio y doña Francisca Posadas, para recobrar sus derechos en la mina de La Luz. Mexico: Tipo. de R. Rafael, 1848. Small 8vo. 26 pp.
$240.00

A “SMOKING GUN” Is Brandished . . .
(La Luz Mine).  Dueños de la Mina de La Luz.  Recurso de atentado, que algunos de los dueños de la mina de La Luz han promovido.... Mexico: Impr. de Ignacio Cumplido, 1848. Small 4to. 20 pp.
$240.00

Sale of aSHARE Is Contested . . .
(La Luz Mine).  Castañeda y Nájera, Manuel de. Alegato de buena prueba presentado por parte de la testamentaria del Señor D. Juan de Dios Perez Galvez, en el negocio que sigue contra D. Luis, Da. Concepcion y D. Ignacio Otero. Mexico: Imp. del Instructor del Pueblo, 1853. 8vo. 92 pp.
$250.00


A Morality Tale with an Encouraging Ending,
for Those of Us in “Bidness”
Lamb, Ruth Buck.  It isn't right. Or, Frank Johnson's reason. Philadelphia: American Sunday-School Union, © 1867. 12mo. Frontis., 280 pp.; 2 plts.
$55.00
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America Underfoot”
Landreau, Anthony N.  America underfoot: A history of floor coverings from colonial times to the present. Washington: Smithsonian Institution Traveling Exhibition Service, 1976. Small 4to. ix, [1 (blank)], 76, [2 (blank)] pp.; illus.
$22.00
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Selling Hair Tonic in Spain
Lanman & Kemp.  Tónico Oriental para el cabello. [Barcelona?]: Lanman & Kemp, [1864]. 8vo. 4 pp.; illus.
$45.00
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Exploring One of those Lesser Paths” of History
One Hundred Illustrations”
Larwood, Jacob, & John Camden Hotten.  The history of signboards, from the earliest times to the present day... sixth edition. London: John Camden Hotten, 1867. 8vo (18.8 cm, 7.4"). Col. frontis., x, 536 pp.; 19 plts.
$200.00
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A Mathematician, a Missionary, & theChinese Rites Controversy
Le Comte, Louis.  Memoirs and remarks geographical, historical, topographical, physical, natural, astronomical, mechanical, military, mercantile, political, and ecclesiastical. Made in above ten years travels through the empire of China: Particularly, upon their pottery and varnishing, silk and other manufactures, Pearl-fishing, the history of plants and animals, with a description of their dities and publick works, number of people, manners, language and customs, coin and commerce, their habits, oeconomy, and government, the philosophy of the famous Confucious. With many curious particulars; being, in general, the most authentick account of that country ... A new translation from the best Paris edition, and adorn’d with copper-plates. London: Pr. by John Hughs ... for Olive Payne, 1738. 8vo (20.7 cm; 8.125"). [4] ff.,536 pp.; frontis. (port.), 3 plts. (2 fold.), fold. table.
$650.00
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NO CRIES Are Sure of Such Renown, as Those of
Famous London Town”
London cries for children.  Philadelphia: Johnson & Warner (pr. by John Bouvier), 1810. 24mo (14 cm, 5.5"). Frontis. (incl. in pagination), 40 pp.; illus.
$400.00
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Cheating the Church Out of the Tithe Tax
Lopez Torrija, Carlos.  Broadside. Begins: El Dr. Maestro Don Carlos Lopez Torrija ... Hago saver a todos los fieles ... qu sean duenos de hazinas de labor, rancho, tierreas dezimales, vezinos y moradores, estantes, y havitantes en la iurisidccion de la Ciudad de los Angeles ... Puebla de los Angeles: [Diego Fernandez de Leon], 1687. Folio extra (43 x 31 cm, 17" x 12.125"). [1] p.
$1250.00
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Dotado de Experiencia y de Instruccion”
“M.A.R.”  [drop-title] Observaciones sobre algunos escritos publicados con motivo del nombramiento del señor Viscarra. [colophon: Lima: Imprenta de Masias, 1828]. Small folio (29 cm; 11.5"). [2] ff.
$350.00
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They Had Their Problems Then, Too . . .
But Also, for the Moment, a Nice Little Surplus
Madison, James (President, 1809–17).  Message from the President of the United States, to the two houses of Congress, at the commencement of the second session of the fourteenth congress. Washington: Pr. by William A. Davis, 1816. 8vo. 16 pp.
$100.00
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Pennsylvania Charitable Cooking
Maiden Creek Union Church (Blandon, PA). Ladies Aid Society.   [cover title] Cook book [.] Ladies Aid Society [.] Maiden Creek Union Church, Blandon, Penna. Reading, PA: I.M. Beaver, [late 1926 – early 1927]. 12mo (19.7 cm, 7.75"). 146 pp.; 1 col. plt. (incl. in pagination).
$85.00
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The 30 Years' Peace:  First American Edition, Much Enlarged
Martineau, Harriet.  History of the peace: Being a history of England from 1816 to 1854. With an introduction 1800 to 1815. Boston: Walker, Wise, & Co.; Walker, Fuller, & Co., 1864–66. 8vo (20.6 cm, 8.1"). 4 vols. I: xi, [1], 455, [1] pp. II: vii, [1], 500, 2 pp. III: x, 575, [1] pp. IV: xii, 665, [1] pp.
$115.00
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Culinary Economy
Metropolitan Life Insurance Company.  The Metropolitan Life cook book. New York: Metropolitan Life Insurance Co., 1924. 8vo. 64 pp.
$25.00
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Taxing MoneyFlowing from the NATION
Mexico.  Laws, statutes, etc. 7 April 1823.  Broadside. Begins: “ ...sabed: que el mismo Soberano Congreso con fecha 4 del presente, se ha servido resolver: que hasta nueva determinacion se observen con respecto a la conduccion y extraccion de Moneda....” Mexico: No publisher/printer, 1823. Folio (29 cm; 11.5"). [1] p.
$250.00
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Mexico's Income in1825
Mexico.  Secretaría de Hacienda (authored by José Ignacio Esteva).   Memoria sobre el estado de la hacienda publica, leida en la Camara de diputados y en la de Senadores por el ministro del ramo. En cumplimiento del artículo 120. de la Constitucion federal de los Estados unidos mexicanos á 4. de enero de 1825. Mexico: Imprenta del Supremo Gobierno de los Estados Unidos Mexicanos, en palacio, 1825. Folio (29 cm; 11.25"). [1] f., 52 pp., [1] f.
$450.00
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California, New Mexico, & Galveston
Mexico.  Secretaría de Hacienda (authored by José Ignacio Esteva).   Memoria sobre el estado de la hacienda publica, leida en la Camara de diputados el 13 de enero y en la de Senadores el 16 del mismo, por el ministro respectivo. Mexico: Imprenta del Supremo Gobierno, 1826. Folio (29 cm; 11.25"). [1] f., 82 pp., [2] f., 93 tables (some fold.), [4] tables, p. 83.
$450.00
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A Famous Designer's TRAVELOGUE ofHis TRIP TO CHINA in 1984
Miho, Jim.  Kromekote opens up a whole new world. [New York?, Cincinnati?]: Champion International Corp., [1985]. 32mo (near miniature: 10 cm; 3.9375"). [48] ff.
$175.00
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Professionally Published Cookery / Locally Influenced Advertising & Fundraising
Milford (MA).  Young Men's Christian Association. Women's Auxiliary.   Cook book “Something good for company.” Milford, MA: Amherst Cook Book Co., (1912). 8vo (22.9 cm, 9"). 32 pp.
$75.00
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Benthamite/Utilitarian/ImperialistHistory of India
Mill, James.  The history of British India ... in six volumes. London: Baldwin, Cradock, & Joy, 1826. 8vo (23.1 cm, 9.1"). 6 vols. I: iv, xxxv, [1], 450 pp.; 1 map. II: iv, 463, [1] pp.; 1 map. III: iv, 571, [1] pp. IV: iv, 508 pp. V: iv, 546 pp. VI: iv, [2], 631, [1] pp.
$650.00
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He Did Not Use His Apprentices Ill, Because He Knew
He Had Himself a Master in Heaven”
More, Hannah.  The history of the two shoemakers. Philadelphia: Pr. by Jacob Meyer for Johnson & Warner, 1811. 24mo (14.6 cm, 5.75"). 107, [1] pp.; illus.
$350.00
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Words are Meant to be Clothed, Not Buried”
Morris, Henry.  11 items from the Bird & Bull Press. Newton, PA: Bird & Bull Press, [1978–98]. 11 items, varying sizes; illus.
$220.00
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Guilford & Green May BeStrange Bedfellows
Morris, Henry.  Guilford & Green. [North Hills, PA: Bird & Bull Press, 1970]. 8vo (24.5 cm; 9.625"). [1] f., 88 pp., [2] ff. (two leaves not counted in pagination), 4 facsims. tipped-in (part fold.), illus, port.
$300.00
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Departures Were atFour A.M.
Murphy Hermanos.  Broadside. Begins, “Diligencia americana de Durango a Zacatecas.” Durango: Imp. del Gobierno, 1868. Folio (30.5 cm; 12"). [1] p.
$450.00
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