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One Poem on an Air Balloon” & a *FUNNY* One Called
“A Receipt for Writing a Novel”
Alcock, Mary.  Poems, &c. &c. by the late Mrs. Mary Alcock. London: C. Dilly, 1799. 8vo. vii, [3], 183, [1] pp. (lacking subscribers list).
$100.00
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Where's the Peck of Pickled Peppers Peter Piper Pick'd?
Alphabet rhymes.  Peter Piper's practical principles of plain & perfect pronunciation. Boston: LeRoy Phillips, 1911. 16mo. [32] pp.; illus.
[SOLD]
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The First Lady ofFly Fishing?
(Angling).  Berners, Juliana.  The treatyse of fysshynge wyth an angle. London: William Pickering, 1827. 8vo (18.1 cm, 7.2"). Frontis., [2], xiii (pagination skips v–viii), [1], 41, [1] pp.; 4 plts.
$650.00
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Printed Using Baskerville's Types Uncut Copy
Berners, Juliana.  The treatyse of fysshynge wyth an angle. London: Printed ... for William Pickering [by Thomas White], 1827. 8vo (19 cm, 7.5"). Frontis., [2], xiii (pagination skips v–viii), [1], 41, [1] pp.; 4 plts.
$750.00
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I Trust It Will Prove Comprehensive & Readable”Endpapers Designed by WAD
~ A YACHTING JOURNAL ~
Crowninshield, Francis Boardman, comp.  The story of George Crowninshield's yacht, Cleopatra's Barge on a voyage of pleasure to the Western islands and the Mediterranean, 1816–1817. Boston: Privately Printed [D.B. Updike, The Merrymount Press], 1913. 4to (29 cm, 11.4"). xii, 259, [1] pp.; 39 plts. (incl. 4 fold.).
$200.00
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You Can't Keep a Squirrel on the Ground”
Cullen, Clarence Louis.  Tales of the ex-tanks: A book of hard-luck stories. New York: Grosset & Dunlap, 1900. 12mo (18.6 cm, 7.25"). 392 pp.
$35.00
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A Celebration of Fine EducationInscribed by the Author
Cunningham, Frank H.  Familiar sketches of the Phillips Exeter Academy and surroundings. Boston: James R. Osgood & Co., 1883. 8vo (20.1 cm; 7.875"). xiv, 360 pp. illus.
$200.00
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CORNERSTONE for anAMERICAN SPORTING LIBRARY
“Gentleman of Philadelphia County, A” [i.e., Jesse Y. Kester]. The American shooter's manual, comprising such plain and simple rules, as are necessary to introduce the inexperienced into a full knowledge of all that relates to the dog, and the correct use of a gun; also a description of the game of this country. Philadelphia: Carey, Lea & Carey, 1827. 12mo (18.5 cm; 7.125"). [2] ff., pp. [ix]–249, [1] p., [1 (errata)] f., [3 (ads)] ff.; frontis., 2 plts.
$1800.00
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Whatever You Do, Junior, Don't Blow Up the House
Grotz, Christopher.  The art of making fireworks, detonating balls, &c. New York: Printed & published by S[olomon] King, 386 Broadway, 1822. 12mo (18 cm, 7"). 26 pp.
$2875.00
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Never in Childish Hands Cuts Very Well Impressed
The history of Tommy and Harry. York: J. Kendrew, [ca. 1820]. 16mo (10.3 cm, 4.1"). 30, [2] pp.; illus.
$250.00
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A Game with Forfeits, a Dictator, & Mirth
(Illustrated Rhyming Game).  The gaping, wide-mouthed, waddling frog: A new and entertaining game of questions and commands with proper directions for playing the game and crying forfeits: Embellished with thirteen coloured engravings. [London]: Republished by Field & Tuer, 1887. Small 8vo (18.5 cm, 7.25"). [4], iv, [7]-29, [2] pp., [4 (ads)] ff.; [1] plt., col. illus.
$145.00
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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.
$1875.00
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The ESSAYS that Made Lamb's Reputation1st U.S. Edition
Lamb, Charles.  Elia. Essays which have appeared under that signature in the London Magazine. Philadelphia: Carey, Lea, & Carey (pr. by Mifflin & Parry, and J.R.A. Skerrett), 1828. 12mo (I: 18.4 cm, 7.25", II: 16.8cm, 6.6"). 2 vols. I: 292 pp. II: 230 pp. (both vols. without ads.).
$1000.00
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CHARADES Make an Early Appearance inEnglish Entertainment
Mayhew, Augustus, & Henry Mayhew.  Acting charades or deeds not words, a Christmas game to make a long evening short. London: D. Bogue (pr. by Henry Vizetelly), [1849]. 16mo (17 cm, 6.75"). Frontis., engr. t.-p., [v]–x, [2], 158, [2] pp.; illus.
$200.00
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Early American” for THIS Sort ofChess Book
Monroe, J.  Science and art of chess. New York: Charles Scribner; London: Sampson Low, Son & Co., 1859. 12mo (19 cm; 7.5"). 281 pp., illus.
$450.00
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AND If You Read this Book to Methe Raree Show You Then Will See”
“Puzzlecap, Peter” [pseud.], comp.  Gammer Gurton's garland of nursery songs, and Toby Tickle's collection of riddles. Glasgow: Lumsden & Son, [1815–1820?]. Near miniature (10 cm, 3.875"). 32 pp.; illus.
$300.00
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Perishable Press: Marking the Occasion
Rothenberg, Jerome.  B • R • M • TZ • V • H.   Mount Horeb, WI: Perishable Press, 1979. 8vo (21 cm, 8.25"). [8] pp.
$75.00
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Limited to15 Copies, NONE of Which are Intended for Sale”
[Rowlands, Samuel].  Knave of harts. Haile fellow, well met. London: Pr. for John Bache, 1613 [Isle of Wight: Reprinted at the Beldornie Press, by George Butler], 1840. 4to (18.5 cm, 7.25"). [2], 46, [2] pp.
[SOLD]
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I Made Them Learn Some Songs to Sing to Their Own Dancing”
Ruskin, John.  Autograph Letter Signed, to Mrs. [William] Cowper [later Cowper-Temple]. Winnington Hall, Northwich, Cheshire: [ca. 12 December 1864]. 12mo (20 x 12.5cm; 7.875" x 4.875:). 3 pp.
[SOLD]
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“An Agreeable Book, in Intervals of Leisure & Retirement”
Saunders, Frederick.  Salad for the solitary. New York: Lamport, Blakeman & Law, 1853. 8vo (19.8 cm, 7.8"). Frontis., add. engr. t.-p., 344, [2 (adv.)] pp.; illus.
$145.00
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On Pointed Spears They Lift Him High in the Air”
Somerville (a.k.a. Somervile), William.  The chace. A poem. London: Printed for G. Hawkins, & sold by T. Cooper, 1735. Small 8vo (20.5 cm; 8"). [10] ff., 131 pp.
$185.00
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An Enduring Figure ofEnglish Comic Literature
Surtees, Robert Smith.  Handley Cross; or, Mr. Jorrocks's hunt. London: [Whitefriars Press, 1888]. 8vo (22.6 cm, 8.9"). xiii, [3], 578 pp.; 17 col. plts., 31 plts.
$100.00
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Inscribed by the AuthorHoused in aSpine-Gilt-Extra Slipcase
Tarkington, Booth.  Monsieur Beaucaire. New York: McClure, Phillips & Co., 1900. 8vo (19.8 cm, 7.75"). 3–127 pp.; 6 plts.
$250.00
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The Bat . . . Is a Murderous Plaything”
“Thine, Bawlingly.”  Something for the admirers of base ball. New York: Glenn Horowitz, 1990. 16mo (21.5 cm, 8.5"). 12, [4] pp.; illus.
$125.00
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The Great Archer of England”
[Thoms, William John].  The noble birth and gallant atchievements [sic] of that remarkable outlawRobin Hood. London: William Pickering, 1827. 8vo (21.8 cm, 8.56"). [2], xix, [1], 53, [1] pp.
$750.00
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ANOTHER KIND ofStudent Social Activism” @ Berkeley
Hey, Gang!  Let's Build a Fountain!
University of California magazine.  Under the Berkeley Oaks. Stories by students of the University of California; selected and edited by the editorial staff of the University of California magazine. San Francisco: A.M. Robertson, 1901, ©1900. 12mo (19 cm, 7.25"). Frontis., [2] ff., 227, [1] pp.
$110.00
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Copiously & Usefully Illustrated
Vindel, Francisco.  Solaces bibliográficos. Madrid: Instituto Nacional del Libro Español, 1942. 12mo. xi, 193 [1] pp., illus.
$110.00
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Games Children Played in1802
The First Picture of FOOTBALL” Printed in America
Youthful recreations.  Philadelphia: J. Johnson, [ca. 1802]. 16mo (9.5 cm, 3.75"). [16] ff.; illus.
[SOLD]
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