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This catalogue showcases items representing
THE CORE AREAS of our non-Hispanic stock —
with a garnish of Hispanica and of other rarities less central.
Our “core” is defined between the bars on our letterhead, above —
EARLY BOOKS OF EUROPE
& THE AMERICAS.

SO EXTENSIVE AND VARIOUS IS THE “A-Z” HERE that we suspect
you will find it much more fun and ultimately more rewarding to ROAM it
than to MARCH through it — just as in the largest section of a physical bookstore.

Consider jumping from Aa-Al to the Ha-Hd or N-O section.
  (“A” doesn't HAVE to stand for “All Too Predictable,” does it?)

HAPPY BROWSING — GOOD HUNTING!

The Beatus vir . . . Gorgeously Produced, Beautifully Framed
(“A” is for “A KNOCK-OUT”). Catholic Church.  Liturgy & Ritual. Psalter.  Manuscript leaf. Northern Italy: ca. 1490. Folio. [1] f. (56 x 42 cm; 22" x 16").
$8750.00
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For SERVICE BOOKS,  click here.
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Limited U.S. Issue25 Color Plates by Detmold
Aesopus [Aesop]; Edward J. Detmold, illus.  The fables of Aesop. New York: Hodder & Stoughton (pr. by Henry Stone & Son, Ltd.), 1909. Folio (31.5 cm, 12.4"). [160] pp.; 25 col. plts.
$1750.00
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For FINE, ATTRACTIVE, & INTERESTING
               BINDINGS,  click here.

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How Dare Anyone! Question the Government's Judgment?
A. B.  The treaty of Seville, and the measures that have been taken for the four last years, impartially considered, in a letter to a friend. London: J. Roberts, 1730. 8vo (19.5 cm, 7.6"). 32 pp.
$175.00
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For more of MILITARY/NAVAL  interest,  click here.

Funny *&* EducationalIllustrated Roman Shenanigans
Abbott à Beckett, Gilbert.  The comic history of Rome. [London]: Bradbury, Evans, & Co., [ca. 1852]. 8vo (22 cm, 8.7"). xii, 308 pp.; 10 col. plts., illus.
$325.00
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For LITERATURE,  click here.
For HUMOR,  click here.
For VOYAGES, TRAVELS, & books on
  “EXOTIC” PLACES,  click here.

For ILLUSTRATED BOOKS,  click here.
Our PUBLISHERS' BINDINGS GALLERY offers
prettily bound books ca. 1840–1910 that are
                ALSO, often, quite charmingly illustrated — click here.
     

Abbott'sIllustrated Biographies
Abbott, Jacob, & John S.C. Abbott. MAKERS OF HISTORY.  Akron, OH: The Superior Printing Co., [1914]. 12mo (18.8 cm, 7.4"). 20 vols. I: Frontis., [2], 256 pp.; 3 plts. II: Frontis., 229, [1] pp.; 3 plts. III: Frontis., 251, [1] pp.; 3 plts. IV: Frontis., 250 pp.; 2 plts. V: Frontis., 263, [1] pp.; 2 plts. VI: Frontis., 239, [1] pp.; 1 fold. map, 3 plts. VII: Frontis., 264 pp.; 2 plts. VIII: Frontis., 272 pp.; 2 plts. IX: Frontis., 257, [1] pp.; 1 fold. map, 3 plts. X: Frontis., 239, [1] pp.; 3 plts. XI: Frontis., 265, [1] pp.; 3 plts. XII: Frontis., 248 pp.; 3 plts. XIII: Frontis., 303, [1] pp.; 3 plts. XIV: Frontis., 285, [1] pp.; 4 plts. XV: Frontis., 287, [1] pp.; 4 plts. XVI: Frontis., 223, [1] pp.; 3 plts. XVII: Frontis., 233, [1] pp.; 3 plts. XVIII: Frontis., 327, [1] pp.; 4 plts. XIX: Frontis., 263, [1] pp.; 3 plts. XX: Frontis., 285, [1] pp.; 3 plts.
$225.00
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For more of MILITARY/NAVAL interest,  click here.
For more of WOMEN's interest,  click here.
For more SETS,  click here.

Abelard & Héloïse forAmerican Spanish-Speakers
Abelard, Peter; Héloïse.  Correspondencia de Abelardo y Eloísa. Filadelfia: No publisher/printer, 1826. 16mo (15 cm, 6"). Frontis., 159, [1] pp.; 1 plt.
$750.00
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This book also appears in the HISPANIC
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20th-Century Fine-Press Printing . . .
of a 16th-Century Edition . . .
    of an Ancient Greek Romance . . .
Achilles Tatius.  The loves of Clitophon and Leucippe translated from the Greek of Achilles Tatius by William Burton reprinted for the first time from a copy now unique. New York: Bernard Guilbert Guerney, 1923. Folio (30.5 cm, 12"). xxxi, [9], 152, [6] pp.
$175.00
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 For a bit more (mostly very mild!) EROTICA,  click here.
For COLLECTED PRESSES
              & TYPOGRAPHY,  click here.

A Mini Leaf Book
Adomeit, Ruth E.  An original leaf from the Newbery Bible 1780. With an essay. Los Angeles: [colophon: printed by William Cheney for Dawson's Book Shop], 1980. Miniature (49 x 42 mm; 1.875" x 1.625"). 18 pp., [1 (colophon)] f., leaf of 1780 Bible tipped in.
$400.00
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For RELIGION,  click here.
For more BIBLES & TESTAMENTS,  click here.
For LEAVES,  click here.

Famous Maps of the Holy LandBased on Sources Now Lost
Adrichem (a.k.a. Adrichom), Christiaan van.  Theatrum Terrae Sanctae et biblicarum historiarum cum tabulis geographicis aere expressis. [colophon: Coloniae Agrippinae: Officina Birckmannica, sumptibus Arnoldi Mylij, 1590]. Folio (38.5 cm; 15.125"). [6] ff., 286 pp., [15] ff.; [12] fold. or double-page engr. maps.
$5000.00
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For 16TH-CENTURY BOOKS,  click here.
For ILLUSTRATED BOOKS,  click here.
For BIBLES, TESTAMENTS, *&*
        BIBLE SCHOLARSHIP,  click here.

For RELIGION,  click here.
For VOYAGES, TRAVELS, & books on
  “EXOTIC” PLACES,  click here.

For the HOLY LAND,  click here.
For Books with SPECIAL
           PROVENANCE,  click here.

Enhanced by a Fan of St. JohnIn a Contemporary Binding & with78 Woodcuts
Aemilius, Georg.  Evangelia quae consueto more dominicis et aliis festis diebus in ecclesia leguntur. Coloniae Agrippinae: Ad intersignium Monocerotis [Walther Fabritius], 1566. 8vo (16 cm, 6.3"). [176] ff.; illus.
$2250.00
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For 16TH-CENTURY BOOKS,
      & “REFORMATION,”  click here.

For CHILDREN'S BOOKS, many ILLUSTRATED,  click here.
For RELIGION,  click here.
For BIBLES & TESTAMENTS,  click here.
For ILLUSTRATED BOOKS,  click here.
For FINE, ATTRACTIVE, & INTERESTING
               BINDINGS,  click here.

For “EVIDENCE of READERSHIP,”  click here.
For Books with SPECIAL
       PROVENANCE,  click here.

Aeschylus from the Royal Printer
Aeschylus.  [title in Greek, transliterated as] Aischylou Prometheus desmotes, Hepta epi Thebais, Persai, Agamemnon, [Choephoroi], Eumenides, Hiketides. Parisiis: Ex officina Adriani Turnebi Typographi Regii, 1552. 8vo (17 cm, 6.75"). [8], 211, [1] pp.
$1250.00
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For GREEK & LATIN CLASSICS,  click here.
For LITERATURE,  click here.
For THEATER/THEATRE,  click here.

“A Greenish Young Lobster Crawling along the Strand . . . “
Aesop; Charles H. Bennett, illus.  The fables of Aesop and others translated into human nature. London: Chatto & Windus, 1875. 4to (25.1 cm, 9.875"). [2], 22 ff.; 24 col. plts. (incl. frontis. & t.-p.).
$850.00
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Aesop for American Children
     (With Quite a Political Preface)
Aesopus [Aesop].  Fables of Aesop and others, translated into English: With instructive applications, and a print before each fable. Philadelphia: L. Johnson, 1831. 24mo. Frontis., 358 pp.; illus.
[SOLD]
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click here.

For CHILDREN'S BOOKS, many ILLUSTRATED,  click here.
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For TRANSLATIONS,  click here.
For LITERATURE,  click here.
For more of PHILADELPHIA interest,  click here.
For “GIFTABLES” — mostly $150
      & UNDER,  click here.

Brunet: Belle Édition”Sole Italian EstienneTall Copy
Alamanni, Luigi.  La coltivatione di Luigi Alamanni al christianissimo re Francesco Primo. Parigi: Ruberto Stephano, 1546. 8vo (20.8 cm, 8.2"). [2], 154, [2] ff.
$1875.00
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For BOOKS IN ITALIAN,  click here.
For LITERATURE,  click here.
For a bit more AGRICULTURE,  click here.
For Books with SPECIAL
       PROVENANCE,  click here.

For COLLECTED PRESSES
          & TYPOGRAPHY,  click here.

For a few more ESTIENNES,  click here.

Agriculture & Apiaries
Alamanni, Luigi.  La coltivazione et gli epigrammi ... e Le api di Giovanni Rucellai, geniluomini Fiorentini; colle annotazioni del Signor Dottor Giuseppe Bianchini. Venezia: Stamperia Remondini, 1756. 8vo (17.5 cm, 6.8"). Frontis., 96, [2], 280 pp.
$200.00
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For LITERATURE,  click here.
For a bit more AGRICULTURE,  click here.
For NATURAL HISTORY,  click here.

16th-Century Tour of Italy Venice Is an Island
Alberti, Leandro.  Descrittione di tutta l'Italia & isole pertinenti ad essa. In Venetia: Appresso Gio. Maria Leni, 1577. 4to (21.7 cm, 8.5"). 2 vols. in 1. [303], 503, [1(blank)], 69 (i.e., 96), [4] ff.
$2500.00
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For more VOYAGES, TRAVELS, & books on
“EXOTIC” PLACES,  click here.

For an ARCHAEOLOGY “Shelf,”  click here.
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Defense of a Marian Cult
Alcocer, José Antonio.  Carta apologética a favor del título de Madre Santisima de la Luz, que goza la reyna del cielo Maria purísima señora nuestra, y de la imagen que con el mismo título se venera en algunos lugares de esta América. Mexico: por Felipe de Zúñiga y Ontiveros, 1790. Small 4to. [34] ff., xi [i.e., ix], [1 (blank)], 197, [1 (blank)] pp. (lacks engraved plate).
$500.00
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MEXICO is one of our great specialties.
      For our MEXICANA,  click here.

For a whole short shelf devoted
      to “GUADELUPANA” — y
      otras Apariciones Marianas
      Mexicanas
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For RELIGION,  click here.
For CATHOLICA,  click here.
This book also appears in the HISPANIC
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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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           PROVENANCE,  click here.

100 Years of Book Collecting inPHILADELPHIA
Allen, George Rankin.  The Centennial of the Philobiblon Club of Philadelphia, 1893–1993. Philadelphia: The Philobiblon Club, 1993. 12mo (19 cm; 7.5"). [3], [1] ff., 53, [3] pp.
$15.00
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For “GIFTABLES” — mostly $150
      & UNDER,  click here.

Romance in the Bluegrass State
Allen, James Lane, & Hugh Thomson, illus.  A Kentucky cardinal; and Aftermath. New York: Macmillan & Co., 1900. 8vo (20.9 cm, 8.25"). xxxii, 276, [4] pp.
$20.00
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CLOTH BINDINGS,  click here.

For LITERATURE,  click here.
For ILLUSTRATED BOOKS,  click here.
For VOYAGES, TRAVELS, & books on
  “EXOTIC” PLACES,  click here.

For more books in handsome
For “GIFTABLES” — mostly $150
      & UNDER,  click here.

Beloved Reading & REMMEMBERANCE”
A Sentimentally Significant Copy

  See, its Loving PROVENANCE Notes
Allestree, Richard.  The whole duty of man, laid down in a plain and familiar way, for the use of all, but especially the meanest reader. London: Pr. by J. Leake for E. Pawlet, 1715. 8vo (20 cm, 7.9"). [4], xii, 503, [9] pp.; 2 plts.
$500.00
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           PROVENANCE,  click here.

The Genuine & the ONLY Writings of Our Author
Allestree, Richard.  The works of the learned and pious author of The Whole Duty of Man. London: Pr. at the Theater in Oxford & in London by Roger Norton for George Pawlett, 1684. Folio (36 cm, 14.2"). Frontis., [14], 456 (i.e., 458; 141/42 repeated), [12], 240, [6], 241–322, [6] pp.
$300.00
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EVERYONE You Need to Know in France Bright, Fresh, IN THE BOX!
Almanach de la cour, de la ville et des départemens pour l'année 1829. Paris: Louis Janet, [1828]. 12mo (11.2 cm, 4.4"). [34], 254, [2] pp.; 4 plts.
$350.00
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        FINANCE / ECONOMICS,  click here.

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Grammars & Language Studies
Alting, Jacob.  Jacobi Altingi ... Fundamenta punctationis linguae sanctae, cum necessariis canonum, locorum S. Scripturae & vocum irregularium indicibus. Francofurti ad Moenum: Sumptibus viduae beati Knochii et J.G. Eslingeri, 1746. 8vo (18 cm; 7.25"). 3 parts in 1 vol. I: [8] ff., 385, [1] pp., [3] ff., [1], 7 pp. [30], [24] ff. II: [2] ff., 122 pp. III: [8] ff., 31, [1], 32, 88, 57–176 pp.
$325.00
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For ARABICA,  click here.
For EGYPT,  click here.
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For RELIGION generally,  click here.
For DICTIONARIES/GRAMMARS, ETC.,  click here.

Boccaccio's LanguageCatalogued & Cross-ReferencedA Poet's Copy
Alunno, Francesco.  Le ricchezze della lingua volgare. In Vinegia: [colophon: In casa de Figliuoli di Aldo], 1543. Folio (32.7 cm, 12.875"). 225, [1] ff.
$2500.00
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Splendid Ceremony for a Sad Remembrance, with thePLATE
Alvitez, Alejo de.  Puntual descripcion, funebre lamento, y sumptuoso tumulo, de la regia doliente pompa, con que en la Santa Iglesia Metropolitana de la Ciudad de los Reyes, Lima, corte de la America Austral, mando solemnizar las reales exequias de la serenissima señora, la señora doña Mariana Josepha de Austria, reyna fidelissima de Portugal, y de los Algarves, el dia 15. de marzo de 1756. [Lima: Juan Jose Gonzalez de Cossio, 1757]. 4to (20.5 cm; 8"). [2] ff., 79, [1 (blank)], 80–237 pp., [4], [49] ff., fold. plate, illus.
$9975.00
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           PROVENANCE,  click here.

This book also appears in the HISPANIC
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