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Woman Entrepreneur, Patent Medicines Division (1855)
S.A. Osburn (Firm).  [drop-title] Osburn's detergent balsam, or, the great remedy, for nursing sore mouth, canker, thrush, scarlet fever, inflamed sore throat, &c., &c. [Rochester, NY]: No publisher/printer, 1855. Tall 12mo (20 cm; 7.75"). 3, [1] pp.
$225.00
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Printed onRice Paper” on theArchbishop's Press, the Ex-Jesuit Press
Sancho de Santa Justa y Rufino, Basilio.  Alocucion que en el dia veinte de enero del año mil setecientos ochenta y tres, cumpleaños del Rey nuestro señor D. Carlos III (que Dios gu[ard]e.) pronuncio a la Real Sociedad Patriotica de Manila. Manila: En la Imprenta del Seminario Eclesiastico, por Ignacio Ad-Vincula, 1783. Folio (29.5 cm; 11.5"). [1] f., 23, [1] pp.
$5500.00
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Behind the Scenes:  Shaw vs. ChestertonPostcards Signed by Shaw
Shaw, George Bernard.  ALS: Two postcards sent to Richard Mealand. Ayot St Lawrence: 1933. (14.2 x 9.2 cm & 11.3 x 8.8 cm). 2 cards.
$650.00
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THIS! TimePay Attention
Sheridan, Richard Brinsley.  A comparative statement of the two bills, for the better government of the British possessions in India, brought into Parliament by Mr. Fox and Mr. Pitt...second edition. London: J. Debrett, 1788. 4to (28.5 cm, 11.25"). 39, [1 (blank)] pp.
$800.00

A First Purchaser” Sells aPart of Her Plot in Philadelphia
Shorter, Elizabeth.  Document Signed (with her mark), on paper.  [Philadelphia]: 12 October 1686. Small 4to (19.5 x 18.5 cm, 7.7 x 7.28"), 4 pp., with integral address leaf, 2 pp. blank.
$4000.00
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He Was a Member ofSor JUANA's Circle
Sigüenza y Góngora, Carlos de.  Parayso occidental plantado y cultivado por la liberal benefica mano de los muy catholicos y poderosos reyes de España, nuestros señores, en su magnifico Real Convento de Jesus Maria de Mexico. Mexico: Juan Ribera, 1684. Small 4to. [12], 206 ff., coat of arms.
$15,000.00
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By aBible Scholar & Church Historian
     (Later, the Property of a Scholar Collector)
Simon, Richard.   Histoire de l'origine & du progres des revenus ecclesiastiques... par Jerome a Costa. Francfort: Chez Frederic Arnaud [& Londres: Chez Jean de Beaulieu], 1684. 12mo (15.5 cm, 6.1"). [4], 346, [10 (index)] pp.
$600.00
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& the EXCISEMAN Ends Up in HELL
Sir Neil & Glengyle, the highland chieftains; a tragical ballad.  And the drunken exciseman. Glasgow: Pr. for the booksellers, n.d. (ca. 1848). 12mo. 24 pp.
$50.00
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War with England => Free Trade in American Corn & Wheat
Spain.  Laws, statutes, etc.  Real provision de su magestad, y señores del consejo, por la que se declara que el comercio de granos ultramarinos debe quedar libre.... Zaragoza: Imprenta Real, 1771. Folio. [4] pp.
$275.00
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END of the War of the Austrian SuccessionEasing Wartime Taxes
Spain.  Sovereigns, 1746–59 (Ferdinand VI).  Decree. Begins, “No esperè a se concluyesse la Paz, y estrituyesse el Exercito a Espana ...”. Buen Retiro: No publisher/printer, 1749. Small folio (29 cm; 11.5"). [2] ff. (last p. blank).
$250.00
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The Accountants “de Buenos Ayres”WHINE, Whine . . . !?
Spain.  Sovereigns, etc., 1759-88 (Charles III).  Begins: "El Rey. En Representacion de cinco de Enero de mil setecientos ochenta y seis hizo presente, acompañando varios documentos, el Tribunal de Cuentas de Buenos Ayres...." [in manuscript at end, Madrid, 4 July] 1788. Folio. [2] ff. (final page blank).
$250.00

Encouraging Local Industry
Spain.  Sovereigns, 1759–1788 (Charles III).  Real cedula de su magestad de 14. de diciembre de 1784. concediendo por punto general la libertad de que sin distincion de personas, se puedan fabricar todo genero de tegidos de lino, y caņamo en los terminos que se propone. Vich: Juan Dorca y Morera, 1785. Folio. [4] ff., [1 (blank)] f.
$400.00
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Dyers & Loomers areEngaged in Essential Services!
Spain.  Sovereigns, 1759–1788 (Charles III).  Real cedula...por la qual se manda por via de declaracion general, á beneficio de las manufacturas, que se guarde á los maestros tintoreros.... Madrid: Pedro Marin, 1775. Folio. [3] ff.
$325.00
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Protecting theSpanish Fashion Industry
Spain.  Sovereigns, 1759–1788 (Charles III).  Real cedula...por la qual se prohibe general y absolutamente la introduccion en estos reynos, y señoríos, de gorros, guantes, calcetas, fajas, y otras manufacturas de lino, cañamo, lana, y algodon, redecillas de todos generos, hio de coser ordinario...y concede à los comerciantes en estos generos un año de termino para el despacho de los ya introducidos en estos reynos.... Madrid: Pedro Marin, 1778. Folio. [6] ff.
$300.00
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We Are SERIOUS, Here!
Spain.  Sovereigns, 1759–1788 (Charles III).  Real cedula...por la qual, en consequencia de los que dispone la ley 62. titl. 18. lib. 6. de la Recopilacion, se manda cortar el abuso de la inobervancia que ha tenido hasta aqui, y que se guarde, y cumplay aora en la parte en que prohibe la introduccion en estos reynos de toda especie de vestidos, ropas interiores, y exteriores.... Madrid: Pedro Marin, 1779. Folio. [4] ff.
$315.00
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Protecting Cotton Growers
Spain.  Sovereigns, 1759–1788 (Charles III).  Begins: “Ambrosio Funes de Villapando ... Por quanto hemos recibido una Real Pragmàtica-Sancion de su Magestad en fuerza de Ley ... por la qual se prohibe la introduccion, y uso en estos Reynos de los Tegidos de Algodòn, ò con mezcla de èl, de Fàbrica Estraña....” Barcelona: 1771. Folio. [4] ff.
$385.00
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Earn Your Keep!
Spain.  Sovereigns, etc., 1788–1808 (Charles IV).  [begins] El rey. Debiendo aplicar por todos los medios posibles mi paternal amor y cuidado a mis vasalos ... He vendio por mi real decreto de veinte y tres de diciembre del ano proximo pasado en mandar ... [in manuscript: Madrid: 21 February] 1789. Folio (30.5 cm; 12"). [3] pp.
$250.00
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Sumptuary Standards Barcelona Edition
Spain.  Sovereigns, 1788–1808 (Charles IV).  Real cedula...por la cual se manda observar los dispuesto en las de trece de abril de mil setecientos noventa, y diez de agosto de mil ochocientos y dos, que tratan de la reforma de galones y adornos en las libreas.... Barcelona: Juan Francisco Piferrer, 1804. Folio. [4] ff.
$200.00
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Improved Edition of  SPANHEIM's Most Celebrated Work
Now, with More Illustrations!
Spanheim, Ezechiel.  Dissertationes de praestantia et usu numismatum antiquorum. Edition secunda, priori longe auctior, & variorum numismatum. Amstelodami: Apud Danielem Elsevirium, 1671. 4to (20.9 cm, 8.25"). Frontis., [46], 917, [51 (index)] pp.; illus.
$950.00
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A Bespoke Cedulario forUse in New Spain & Guatemala
(Spanish Royal Decrees).  An assemblage of 43 manuscript and printed royal and viceroyal decrees and some 25 related documents. Barcelona, Madrid, Valldolid (Spain), Aranjuez, Mexico City, & elsewhere: 1701–79. Small 4to, folio, & larger. Approximately 135 ff.
$8275.00
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Solicitation for Funding aVictorian Mental Health Institution
Staffordshire General Lunatic Asylum.  [drop-title] Charitable institution for the insane of Staffordshire and the adjacent counties. [Stafford: R. & W. Wright, Printers, 1850?]. Folio (32.8 cm; 13"). [1] f., [1] plt.
$450.00
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Have You aTamerlaine in Your Attic?
Starrett, Vincent.  Penny wise and book foolish. New York: Covici Friede Publishers, 1929. 8vo (22.3 cm, 8.75"). Frontis., 199, [1] pp.; illus.
$125.00

Putting DOWN theREVOLUTION in Connecticut
Steadfast, Jonathan [pseud. of David Daggett].  Count the cost. An address to the people of Connecticut, on sundry political subjects, and particularly on the proposition for a new constitution. Hartford: Hudson & Goodwin, 1804. 8vo (23.6 cm, 9.25"). 21, ii, [1] pp.
$150.00
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Printed by W. Thomas Taylor / Signed by Stern
Stern, Madeleine B.  Nicholas Gouin Dufief of Philadelphia: Franco-American bookseller, 1776-1834. Philadelphia: The Philobiblon Club, 1988. 8vo. (22 cm; 8.75"). 81 pp., illus., portrait, facsimiles.
$50.00
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An AMERICAN Dissatisfied with New-Granada
Steuart, John.  Bogotá in 1836–7. Being a narrative of an expedition to the capital of New-Grenada, and a residence there of eleven months. New York: Pr. for the author by Harper & Bros., 1838. 8vo (cm). viii, [13]–312, [2] pp.
$500.00
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An English Quaker Merchant Tours the U.S.
Sutcliff, Robert.  Travels in some parts of North America, in the years 1804, 1805, & 1806. Philadelphia: B. & T. Kite, 1812. 12mo (17.7 cm, 6.9"). ix, [1], 289, [1] pp.; 1 fold. plt.
[SOLD]
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“The Eighth Wonder of the World” in the 19th Century
Performance Space in The 21st
(Thames Tunnel).  Description des travaux entrepris pour la construction de la Tonnelle, ou passage sous la Tamise, entre Rotherhithe et Wapping, à l'effet d'ouvrir une communication permanente entre les deux rives de ce fleuve. Londres: W. Warrington, graveur et imprimeur, 1846. Oblong 32mo (10.5 x 13.5 cm, 4.125" x 5.25"). 16 pp., 17–23 ff.; 9 plts. (some folded); illus., plans.
[SOLD]
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