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A How-To” Book for Young Ladies of the Mid-18th Century
(ANYTHING you can do, She can do better).  Robertson, Hannah, Mrs.  The young ladies school of arts. Containing, a great variety of practical receipts, in gum-flowers, filligree, japanning, shell-work, gilding ... &c. Also, a great many curious receipts, both useful and entertaining, never before published. York: Printed at the New Printing-Office, in Coppergate, for Mrs. Robinson, 1777. 12mo (15 cm; 6"). [2], xx, [2], 182 pp.
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UNexpurgated by the Mexican Inquisition
  MS Notes in NAHUATL in Addition
Avila, Francisco de.  Arte de la lengua mexicana, breves platicas de los mysterios de n. santa fee catholica, y otras para exortacion de su obligacion a los indios. Mexico: Por los herederos de la Viuda de Miguel de Ribera Calderon, 1717. 12mo. [13], 36, [1] ff.
$9975.00
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The Middle Period ofAmerican Textile ManufactureA “How To”
Baldwin, Amos A.  The loom-fixers' manual. Containing rules and instructions for setting up and operating the Crompton, and the Knowles looms; the production of cloth on cam looms; spreading the warp threads in the process of weaving; and other valuable information to loom-fixers, weavers, and all others interested in weaving. Brasher Falls, NY: A.A. Baldwin, 1883. 12mo (16.5 cm; 6.5"). 102 pp., [5 (ads)] ff., illus.
$250.00
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Come, Let Us March”
Bascom, E.H.  The school harp: a collection of pleasing and instructive songs. Music and words, original and selected. Designed for the use of schools and singing classes. Oblong. Boston: Morris Cotton, (Stereotyped by A.B. Kidder), 1855. 12mo. viii, 96 pp., [2] ff.
$30.00
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The First Lady ofFly Fishing?
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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Interesting & Illustrated Metallurgy / FIREWORKS!
Biringucci, Vannoccio.  The pirotechnia of Vannoccio Biringuccio. New York: Basic Books, 1959. Small folio. 477 pp.
$60.00
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FOOD in the French, Spanish, Italian, & English Styles
Seasoned for MEXICANS
with a Six-Barrel Beer Recipe involving
Cracked Coriander & Half a Chile Ancho o Pasilla
Blanquel, Simón, editor.  El mejor libro de cocina, ó, Escelente coleccion de las mejores recetas, para que al menor costo posible, y con la mayor comodidad, pueda guisarse à la española, francesa, italiana é inglesa; sin omitirse cosa alguna de lo hasta aquí publicado, para sazonar al estilo de México. Lleva añadido. Lo mas selecto que se encuentra acerca de la reposteria; el art de trinchar &c. Mexico: Imprenta de Manuel Castro, 1864. 24mo (14 cm; 5.5"). 381 pp., 2 plts.
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EVERYTHING You Need to Teach (or Learn)
  the New Way of Singing Psalms in SCOTLAND
Bremner, Robert.  The rudiments of music: Or, a short and easy treatise on that subject. Edinburgh: Pr. for the author, 1762. 8vo in 4s (16 cm, 6.25"). xix, [1], 64, 72 pp.; 3 fold. plts.
$650.00
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Rendering the Library Room FIRE-Proof”
Bulfinch, Charles.  [drop-title] Library fire-proof. Report of the Library Committee of the House, on the subject of rendering the Library Room fire-proof. February 6, 1826. Read, and laid on the table. [Washington]: 1826. 8vo. 2 pp.
$40.00
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English Tree-Tending/ Formal, Mathematical Planting
Cook, Moses.  The manner of raising, ordering, and improving forest-trees: With directions how to plant, make, and keep woods, walks, avenues, lawns, hedges, &c. London: Pr. for Eliz. Bell, John Darby, Arthur Bettesworth, et al., 1724. 8vo (19.8 cm, 7.75"). Frontis. (incl. in pagination), xx, 273, [3] pp.; 4 fold. plts.
$900.00
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For Ohio Housewives Interested in ReproducingWhite House Menus
Or Just in Fixing Some Stew
[Crowell, John S., ed.].  The standard cook book, for practical housewives. Springfield, OH: Mast, Crowell, & Kirkpatrick, 1894. 8vo (19 cm, 7.5"). 314 pp.; illus.
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More Than 1000 Illustrations byPieter van der Borcht
& with Evidence of Readership
Dodoens, Rembert.  Remberti Dodonaei Mechliniensis medici caesari Stirpium historiae pemptades sex sive libri XXX. Antuerpiae: Ex officina Christophori Plantini, 1583. Folio (36 cm; 14"). [10] ff., 860 pp., [13] ff., illus.
$8500.00
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Carpet-Making Four Plates
Duhamel du Monceau, [Henry Louis].  Art de faire les tapis, façon de Turquie, connus sous le nom de tapis de la Savonnerie. [Paris: De l’imprimerie de L.F. Delatour], 1766. Folio (46 cm, 18"). [1] f., 25, [1 (blank)] pp.; 4 plts.
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CRANBERRIES
Eastwood, B. A complete manual for the cultivation of the cranberry, with a description of the best varieties. New York: C.M. Saxton, Barker, & Co., 1860. 8vo. Engr. t.-p., 120 pp; 9 plts.
$125.00
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Gout? or Scarlet Fever?  BOTH Are Covered Here
Endter, Christian Ernst.  Ausführlicher Bericht, von denen schmertzhaften Glieder-Kranckheiten, als nemlich: Gicht, Podagra, Chiragra, Gonagra, Malo ischiatico ... Mit noch einer Zugabe, von denen Ursachen eines kurtzen oder langen Lebens derer Menschen, und dassalle Kranckheiten anfangs, mit leichter Mühe, ohne, oder durch wenige Kosten zu curiren sind ... [with another]. Franckfurt: No publisher/printer, 1741. Small 8vo (17.3 cm; 6.875" ). 189, [1 (blank)] pp., lacks final blank leaf.  [bound with] Johann Pelargus Storch. Practischer und Theoretischer Tractat vom Scharlach-Fieber, wie solches von etlichen und zwantzig Jahren her, als eine etwas seltsame, jedoch zuweilen grassirende Kinder-Kranckheit, aus vielen zur Hand gekommenen Casibus kennen gelernet. Gotha: verlefts Christian Mevius, 1742. Small 8vo (17.3 cm; 6.875"). [4] ff., 280, [3] pp., lacks final blank leaf.
$875.00
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Learn to SpeakARAUCANIAN
Febres, Andrés.  Arte de lengua general del reyno de Chile ... y ... un vocabulario hispano-chileno, y un calepino chileno-hispano mas copioso. Lima: en la calle de la Encarnaçion, 1765. Small 8vo (14 cm; 5.5"). [15] ff., 682 pp., [1] ff.
$4500.00
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CORNERSTONE for anAMERICAN SPORTING LIBRARY
“Gentleman of Philadelphia County, A” [i.e., Jesse Y. Kester]. 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.
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Polenta before It Was Made withTurkey Wheat”
& Woodcuts from theMoretus Press
Gerard, John.  The herball, or, General historie of plantes. London: Printed by Adam Islip, Joice Norton & Richard Whitakers, 1636. Large folio (35.5 cm; 14"). [19 of 20] ff., 1630 [i.e., 1634] pp., [24 of 25] ff. (without the initial and final blank leaves).
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Take Them & Live, NEGLECT THEM & DIE
(Potions & Powders for Men & Beasts)
[Herrick, Lewis R.].  The American domestic cook book for 1870. New York: Dr. Herrick's Family Medicines, 1870. 16mo (15.8 cm, 6.25"). 32 pp.
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ToAmputate or Not?
Hooper, Robert.  The surgeon's vade-mecum: containing the symptoms, causes, diagnosis, prognosis and treatment of surgical diseases. Accompanied by the modern and approved methods of operating, select formulae of prescriptions, Latin and English, and a glossary of terms. Albany: Pub. & sold by E.F. Backus...; E. & E. Hosford, printers, © 1813. 12mo. xviii, 275, [1 (blank)] pp., [5] ff.
$300.00
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Fly Fly!50 Copies Only
Koelewyn, Arie.  Paper airplanes 1911 and 1973. Philadelphia: Paper Airplane Press, 1977. 12mo. [1] f., 12 pp., [1] f.
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At Least It'sNOT Eye of Newt
Langham, William.  The garden of health: containing the sundry rare and hidden vertues and properties of all kindes of simples and plants. Together with the manner how they are to bee used and applyed in medicine for the health of mans body, against divers diseases and infirmities most common amongst men. London: Printed by Thomas Harper, 1633. 4to in 8s (19 cm; 7.5"). [4] ff., 702 pp., [33] ff.
$3400.00
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“A Short & Easy Method with theDeists
Leslie, Charles.  A short and easy method with the deists: wherein the certainty of the Christian religion is demonstrated, by infallible proof from four rules, which are incompatible to any imposture that ever yet has been, or that can possibly be. In a letter to a friend. Windsor, VT: Pr. by T.M. Pomroy, 1812. 12mo. 168 pp.
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