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Making NOTARIES Help withSales Tax Collection
New Spain.  Viceroy (1789–94, Revillagigedo).  Broadside, begins: “Don Juan Vicente de Guemez ... virrey, gobernador y capitan general de Nueva España ... Conforme a la ley 19. tit. 8. lib. 8 de la Recopilacion de Indias deben los escribanos.... [colophon: Mexico: No publisher/printer, 28 May 1791]. Folio extra (42 cm; 16.5"). [1] p.
[SOLD]
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Dime Novel: Secret Service
New York Detective, A.  The Bradys and the girl smuggler, or working for the custom house, and other stories. New York: Frank Tousey, 1914. Folio. 30, [2 (adv.)] pp.
$45.00
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Infighting!New York State Senate1806
New York (state).  Democratic-Republican Party.  Broadside. Begins, “To the electors of the Western District. Fellow-citizens, In a few days you will again be called upon to exercise the distinguishing privilege of Freemen — that of electing your Representatives to the Legislature. In discharging this duty, the great body of the people only want correct information, and they will generally choose the most able and faithful men to legislate for them.” New York state: no publisher/printer, [1806?]. Folio (39 cm, 15.5"). [1] f. (verso blank).
$1000.00
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To thisGOOD WOMAN Unsung & Unsaid / We Dedicate the Book We Have Made”
North Congregational Church (Saint Johnsbury, VT); Ladies' Benevolent Society.  A collection of tried recipes contributed by various St. Johnsbury house-keepers, and published in behalf of the Ladies' Benevolent Society of the North Congregational Church, St. Johnsbury, VT. St. Johnsbury, VT: C.M. Stone & Co., 1883. 8vo (20.4 cm, 8.1"). Frontis., 87, [1] pp.
$175.00
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A BALLI-Printed Broadside
Notarial form.  Carta de poder. [Mexico: Pedro Balli, before 14 September 1590]. Folio. [1] f.
$1875.00
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It All Goes toPedro & His Heirs after HimDown to the Chickens!
(Ortega Cerezo y Torquemada, Pedro).  Manuscript, on paper, In Spanish: “Apeo de los bienes q[u]e pertenecen a Pedro Hortega Cerezo y Torrequemada; en los Pueblos de Paules, Tordomar, Iglesiarubbia, y en las granjas de Citores y Perdillo: vecino q[u]e fue de la ciudad de Burgos. Ante Hernan Garcia escrivano, que fue de Silos año de 1549.” Santo Domingo de los Sillos, Spain: 1549. 4to (23.5 cm, 9.125"). [32] ff.
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My Creditors Have Indeed Fallen upon Me without Mercy”
Otis, Samuel Allyne.  Autograph Letter Signed to unknown addressee. Boston: 11 September 1785. 12mo (18.5 cm, 7.25"). [2] pp.
$750.00
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The Science & Mechanics ofIron, ILLUSTRATED
Overman, Frederick.  The manufacture of iron, in all its various branches. Philadelphia: Henry C. Baird, 1850. 8vo (24 cm, 9.4"). 492, [4 (adv.)] pp.; illus.
$450.00
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A Thoughtful StudyA Lovely Book
Pascoe, Juan.  An early Mexican typographic ornament / 1554–1686. Santa Rosa, Tacámbaro, Michoacán, Mexico: Taller Martín Pescador, 2019. Small 8vo (23 cnm 9"). 39, [1 (blank)] pp., color illus., facsims.
$37.50
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An “American-MexicanPrinter's Own Story
Pascoe, Juan.  A printer's apprentice. Santa Rosa, Las Joyas, Tacámbaro Michoacán: Taller Martín Pescador, 2018. 8vo (9.25"). 208 pp.
$55.00
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Marrying for MoneyNEVER Ends Well
Patterson, Joseph Medill.  A little brother of the rich. Chicago: Reilly & Britton Co., 1908. 12mo. Col. frontis., 361, [3] pp.; 5 plts.
$65.00
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We Are in Production!
Pennsylvania Society for the Encouragement of American Manufactures.  A communication from the Pennsylvania Society for the Encouragement of Manufactures and the Useful Arts. Philadelphia: Pr. for the Society by Samuel Akerman, 1804. 8vo (21.3 cm, 8.375"). 28 pp.
$150.00

The Land & Indian Problems
Pimentel, Francisco.  Memoria sobre las causas que han originado la situacion actual de la raza indígena de México, y medios de remediarla. Mexico: Impr. de Andrade y Escalante, 1864. 8vo. 241, [1] pp., [1] f. [with the same author's] La economía política aplicada a la propiedad territorial en México. México: Imprenta de Ignacio Cumplido, 1866. 8vo. 265, [1 (blank)] pp., [1] f.
$600.00
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Two Seasonal Spectacles at the Theatre Royal
  SPECIAL EFFECTS 1829
Playbill.  Broadside. Begins: Theatre Royal, Drury Lane. This evening, Monday, December 28, 1829, His Majesty's Servants will act the tragedy of King Richard III. [London]: Pr. by J. Tabby, [1829]. Folio (34.5 cm, 13.5"). [2] ff.
$125.00
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Philadelphia's Mad Men1956!
Poor Richard Club (Philadelphia).  The Poor Richard Club roster. Its aims and purposes, officers, directors, members. August 1[,] 1957. Philadelphia: 1957. 8vo. Frontis., 74 pp.
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Dealing Judicially withContraband Smugglers
Portugal.  Sovereign (1750–77, Joseph).  [drop-title] Eu El rey. Faço saber aos que este alvará virem: que tendo mostrado a experiencia as demoras, e embaraços, que ha, por occorrencia de outras dependencias, na execuçaõ das penas impostas aos contrabandos.... [Lisbon]: No publisher/printer, 1764. Folio (29 cm; 11.5"). [1] f., i.e., [2] pp.
$350.00
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“The Transactions ofthe Most Finished & Notorious Cheat
That Ever Disgraced Human Nature” — NOT a Piracy
(Price, Charles).  A new edition. Being a more minute and particular account of that consummate adept in deception, Charles Price, otherwise Patch, many years a stock-broker and lottery-office-keeper in London and Westminster. London: Printed for the editor ... sold by G. Kearsley, 1786. 12mo in 4s (18.1 cm, 7.125"). 48 pp.; 1 folding plt.
$475.00
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DoingBUSINESS in Mexico in 1834
Quesedo, Tomas.  Autograph Letter Signed, in Spanish, on paper, to Abraham Miller. Mexico City [“S.C.”]: 13 October 1834. Small 4to, [2] pp.
$125.00
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A Review forPrinters & Bibliophiles
Randle, John & Rosalind, eds.  Matrix 7. Number seven, winter 1987. Gloucestershire: The Whittington Press, 1987. Imperial 8vo (28.7 cm, 11.3"). [6], 166, [2] pp.; illus.
$175.00
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Scary Times for Spaniards in theBreak-Away Yucatan
(Republic of the Yucatan).  Group of 15 documents (see below for details). Campeche, Merida: Various publishers, 1842–43. Folio and slightly smaller (31 cm; 12.25"; and slightly smaller). 38 pp. (11 blank).
$7500.00
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Maps, Plates, ChartsCoins, MedalsBlack Sea Travels!
Reuilly, Jean, baron de.  Voyage en Crimée et sur les bords de la Mer Noire, pendent l'année 1803; suivi d'un mémoire sur le commerce de cette mer, et de notes sur les principaux ports commerçans. Paris: Chez Bossange, 1806. 8vo (20.5 cm, 8.1"). [8], xix, [1], 302, [2] pp.; 2 fold. map, 3 fold. plts., 3 fold. charts.
$925.00
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Photography withFlash Bulbs, Gas Lights, Electric Lights, etc.
Author's Presentation Copy
Ris-Paquot, [Oscar-Edmond].  La pratique de la photographie à la lumière artificielle. Paris: Charles Mendel, [ca. 1905?]. 12mo (20 cm, 7.87"). 88, 16 (adv.) pp.; illus.
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Full a Fun, Tales, An Rhymes”Printed for the Author”
[Robinson, Joseph Barlow].  [Works of Sammy Twitcher]. Owd Sammy Twitcher'sCRISMAS BOWK FOR THE YEAR 1870. Derby: Printed by the author, [1870]. 8vo (21.3 cm, 8.4"). 26 pp.; 4 plts. [with] Owd Sammy Twitcher's visit tu't Gret Exibishun e Darby. Derby: Pr. by the author, [1870]. 8vo. [24] pp. [and] Owd Sammy Twitcher's second visit tu't Gret Exibishun e Darby, wi' Jim. Pr. by the author, [1870]. 8vo. [24] pp. [and] Owd Sammy Twitcher's visit tu't watter cure establishment, at Matlock-Bonk. Darby: Pr. by the author, [1872]. 8vo. 54, [14 (adv.)], 22 (adv.) pp.; 4 plts.
$750.00
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An Insider's View:  Spain's Postal System
Rodríguez de Campomanes, Pedro.  Itinerario de las carreras de posta de dentro, y fuera del reyno. Madrid: Antonio Perez de Soto, 1761. 8vo (15.4 cm, 6.1"). Frontis., [14], xcviii, [2], 312, [2], 76 pp. (map lacking).
$800.00
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Documenting anItalian-American Immigrant Success Story
Rosa, Giuseppe.   Archive of manuscript and printed material, on paper, in Italian, English, and Spanish. New York City & elsewhere: 1902–18.
$2200.00
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The Watermark Points toPrinting in Mexico or Puebla
Roxas [Rojas], Alonso de.  Al rey nuestra Señor, por la Provincia de la Compañía de Iesus de la Nueva España. En satisfación de un libro de el visitador obispo D. Juan de Palafox y Mendoza. [Mexico?, Puebla?, Madrid?]: No publisher/printer, [1650]. Small 4to (21 cm; 8.25"). 278 pp.
$6000.00
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Three Plates with Cottage Designs
(Rural Housing Issues).  Third annual report of the directors of the Association for Promoting Improvement in the Dwellings and Domestic Condition of Agricultural Labourers in Scotland. Edinburgh: Pr. for the Association by William Blackwood & Sons, 1857.
$139.50
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For Workmen & Laborers” & Including Ruskin'sAttack on Whistler
Ruskin, John.  Fors clavigera. Letters to the workmen and labourers of Great Britain. New York: Greenwood Press, 1968. 8vo (21.8 cm, 8.6"). 4 vols. I: 430 pp. II: 459, [1] pp. III: 425, [1] pp. IV: 412 pp.
$100.00
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