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Great Letters . . .
Adams, Henry.  Selected letters of Henry Adams. Edited with an introduction by Newton Arvin. New York: Farrar, Strauss & Young, [copyright 1951]. 8vo. xxxiv, [2], 279, [1] pp.

(Addison). Courthope, W.J. Addison. London & New York: Macmillan, 1889. 8vo.

For the Fan of Historical Novels, 1883
Allen, William Francis.  The reader's guide to English history. By William Francis Allen, a.m., professor in the University of Wisconsin. Boston: Ginn, Heath, & Co., 1883. Oblong 8vo. 49, [1 (blank) pp., [2 (ads)] ff.

"Jottings of a Harvard Botanist"
Ames, Oakes. Jottings of a Harvard botanist.1874–1950...Edited and with an introduction by Pauline Ames Plimpton. Cambridge (MA): Botanical Museum of Harvard University, 1979. 8vo. [10], 401, [5] pp.; illus., photos.

With an A.L.S.
Ashby, Eric.  Universities: British, Indian, African. A Study in the Ecology of Higher Education. Cambridge, MA: Harvard University Press, 1966. 8vo.

Observations . . .
Baker, Russell. So this is depravity and other observations. New York: Congdon & Lattès, 1980. 12mo.

On Printing History
(BASIC).   Steinberg, S.H. Five hundred years of printing. New edition, revised by John Trevitt. New Castle, DE: Oak Knoll Press; London: The British Library, 1996. Tall 8vo. 262 pp.

Interesting & Illustrated Metallurgy / FIREWORKS!
Biringucci, Vannoccio.  The pirotechnia of Vannoccio Biringuccio. New York: Basic Books, 1959. Small folio. 477 pp.
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Bizet, Georges. Carmen. Academy of Music Grand Opera libretto and parlor pianist. New York: Wynkoop & Hallenbeck, [1876?]. 8vo. 29, [3] pp.

(Blake, William). Dorfman, Deborah. Blake in the nineteenth century: His reputation as a poet from Gilchrist to Yeats. New Haven & London: Yale University Press, 1969. 8vo. 314 pp.

Illus. Edmund J. Sullivan
Borrow, George. Lavengro the scholar, the gypsy, the priest...with twelve illustrations in colour by Edmund J. Sullivan. London: T.A. Foulis, [1914]. 8vo. Frontis., xviii pp., [2] ff., 654 pp., [1] f.; plts.

Diplomatic History, & Memoirs
(Brzezinski, Zbigniew). Brzezinski, Zbigniew. Power and principle: Memoirs of the National Security Adviser, 19771981. New York: Farrar, Straus, & Giroux, 1983. 8vo. 24 plts.

Byron, George Gordon Byron, Baron.  Complete poetical works of Lord Byron. Boston & New York: Houghton, Mifflin & Co. (pr. by the Riverside Press, Cambridge), (copyright 1905). 8vo. Frontis., xxi, [1], 1055, [1] pp.

(Byron). Nichol, John. Byron. London & New York: Macmillan, 1888. 8vo.

Renaissance Classics withCommentary from Two Modern Masters
Campion, Thomas.  Selected songs of Thomas Campion. Boston: David Godine, 1973. Folio. 161, [1] pp.; illus.
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Ed. Lillian Hellman
Chekhov, Anton. Selected letters of Anton Chekhov. Edited by Lillian Hellman translated by Sidonie K. Lederer. New York: Farrar, Strauss & Co., [copyright 1955]. 8vo. xxxv, [1], 331, [1] pp.

China & Its Art
(China). Cohen, Joan Lebold & Jerome Alan Cohen. China today and her ancient treasures. New York: Harry N. Abrams, Inc., 1980. Large 4to. Illus.

Chubb, Thomas Caldecot. The Venetians: Merchant princes. New York: Viking, 1968. Tall 8vo. Illus.

On Forman & Wise
Collins, John. The two forgers: A biography of Harry Buxton Forman & Thomas James Wise. [New Castle, Del.]: Oak Knoll Books, (copyright 1992). 8vo xiii, 317 pp., illus.
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"I wish she would writea Jalna book a year for the rest of her life . . ."
De la Roche, Mazo. The building of Jalna. Boston: Little, Brown & Co., 1944. 8vo. [4] ff. 366 pp.

Classic Criticism
(Dryden). Saintbury, G. Dryden. London & New York: Macmillan, 1888. 8vo.

Interesting & Still Instructive
Eberlein, Harold Donaldson; & Roger Wearne Ramsdell. The practical book of chinaware. With 12 illustrations in colours[,] 191 in doubletone, and diagrams. Philadelphia and London: J.B. Lippincott Co., 1925. Large 8vo. xix, 326; illus.
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Politics is the Profession of the Second-rate”
Eliot, T.S.  Charles Whibley, a memoir. [colophon: London: Pub. by Humphrey Milford, Pr. at the University Press, Oxford, by John Johnson , 1931. 8vo. 13, [3] pp.
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Those Controversial Marbles
Ellis, Henry, Sir.  The British Museum. Elgin and Phigaleian marbles. London: Charles Knight, 1833. 12mo. 2 vols. I: [3] ff., Frontis., 249, [1] pp. II: viii, 271pp. (some leaves printed on one side only!).
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NOT a Collector's Copy” ButFUN to Have
in ThisEarly
Faulkner, William.   Requiem for a nun. New York: Random House, [copyright 1951]. 8vo. [6], 286 pp.

Vintage Faulkner
Faulkner, William. The town. New York: Random House, 1957. 8vo. [8], 371, [1] pp.

China . . .
Fraser, John. The Chinese: Portrait of a people. New York: Summit Books, 1980. 8vo. Illus.

Money & Passion
Gere, Charlotte, & Marina Vaizey.  Great women collectors. London: Philip Wilson, 1999. Folio (27 cm, 10.6"). 208 pp.
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A Tour of French Colonial Africa
Gide, André.  Travels in the Congo.  New York: Modern Age Books, Inc., 1937. 12mo. [12], 305, [4] pp.
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First Edition
Gosse, Edmund. Firdausi in exile and other poems. London: Kegan Paul, Trench & Co., 1885. 12mo. Frontis., x, 224, [2 (1 blank)] pp.
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First English
Grass, Gunter. Dog years.Translated by Ralph Manheim. New York: Harcourt, Brace, & World, [copyright 1965]. 8vo. [6], 570 pp.

Graves, Henry Clinton. History of the class of 1856 of Amherst college 18521896. Boston: C.H. Simonds & Co., 1896. 8vo. [6], 459, [6] pp.

"The Military Service Publishing Co." (1945)
Greene, Graham.   This gun for hire. Harrisburg, Pa.: The Military Service Publishing Co., [1945]. Small 8vo. [6 (2 blank)], 216, [2 (blank)] pp.

Grousset, René. The civilizations of the east: China. New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1934. 8vo. Illus.

My First 25 Years . . . ”
Haldeman-Julius, E[manuel].  My first 25 years: Instead of a footnote, an autobiography.  [Girard, KS: Haldeman-Julius Publications], ©1949. 12mo. 47, [1 (ad)] pp.
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My Second 25 Years . . . ”
Haldeman-Julius, E[manuel].  My second 25 years: Instead of a footnote, an autobiography. Girard, Kansas: Haldeman-Julius Publications, ©1949. 12mo. 117, [3 (ads)] pp.
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Cultural Scholarship . . .
Hardison, O.B., Jr. Disappearing through the skylight. Culture and technology in the twentieth century. [New York]: Viking [Penguin], [1989]. 8vo. 389 pp.

Important Scholar — Important Book
Hardison, O.B., Jr. Entering the maze: Identity and change in modern culture. New York & Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1981. 12mo.

— Bret Harte —
Harte, Bret. Colonel Starbottle's client, and some other people. Boston & New York: Houghton, Mifflin & Co., 1892. 8vo.

Harte, Bret. Sally Downs and other stories. Boston & New York: Houghton, Mifflin & Co., 1893. 8vo.

A Sorrowful Reader?
Hartmann, Maurice [i.e., Moritz].  Last days of a king. An historical romance...translated from the German by M.E. Niles. Philadelphia: J.B. Lippincott, 1867. 12mo. 198, [6] pp.
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Science Technology & Politics
Haskins, Carl P. Scientific revolution and world politics. New York: Pr. by Harper & Row for the Council on Foreign Relations, [1964]. 8vo. 115 pp.

First State — His First Book
Hawkes, John. Cannibal. New York: J.J. Little & Ives, copyright 1949. 12mo. 223, [1] pp.

Dartmouth's Laureate
Hovey, Richard.  Dartmouth lyrics. Boston: Small, Maynard & Co., (copyright 1924). 8vo. xiv, 94 pp.

Attractive Little Book!
Howells, William Dean.  Criticism and fiction. New York: Harper & Brothers, 1892. 12mo. Frontis., title-leaf, 188 pp., [2] ff.
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MAY Has Ever Been theFAVORITE MONTH of Poetical Description
Howitt, Mary.  Pictorial calendar of the seasons exhibiting the pleasures, pursuits, and characteristics of country life for every month in the year and embodying the whole of Aiken's Calendar of Nature ... Embellished with upwards of one hundred engravings on wood. London: Henry G. Bohn, 1854. 12mo (19 cm; 7.5"). viii, 567 pp.
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OldCHRISTMAS Traditions in England
Irving, Washington.  Christmas. By Washington Irving. From the sketch book. 1947. [Berkeley, Calif.: Lederer, Street & Zeus],, 1947. Small 8vo. 25, [1] pp.; illus.
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(Japan).  Rudofsky, Bernard. The kimono mind: An informal guide to Japan and the Japanese. Garden City, NY: Doubleday & Company, 1965. 8vo. Illus.

African History
Jones, A.H.M., & Elizabeth Monroe. A history of Ethiopia. Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1966. 12mo. Illus.

Surgeon & Scholar
(Keynes, Geoffrey). Keynes, Geoffrey. The gates of memory. New York: Oxford University Press, 1982. 8vo. Illus.

Kingsley, Charles. Hereward, the last of the English. New York: Frank F. Lovell & Company, [1889]. 8vo. 434 pp.

"21 Brilliant Comedies"
Kronenberger, Louis, ed. Cavalcade of comedy. 21 brilliant comedies from Jonson and Wycherley to Thurber and Coward. New York: Simon & Schuster, [copyright 1953]. 4to. xv, [3], 715, [1] pp.

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