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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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No Cumple su Obligacion el Predicador, Predicando Flores en las Fiestas”
This Copy with anUNTRACED “Come-Along”
Barcia y Zambrana, José de.  Epistola exhortatoria en orden a que los predicadores evangelicos no priven de la doctrina à las almas en los sermones de fiestas. Puebla: Imprenta de Diego Fernandez de Leon, 1693. 4to (20 cm; 8"). [3] ff., 106 pp. [also bound in]  Relacion verdadera de todo lo sucedido en el sitio de la Plaza de Mons en los estados de Flandes. En Madrid y por su original en Cadiz, 1691. [2] ff.
$3575.00
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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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These Two Delightful & Courageous American WomenCame to Japan from a War-Ravaged China
with Little Else Than TheirSkill in Chinese Cooking”
Benedictine Sisters of Peking.  The art of Chinese cooking. Rutland, VT & Tokyo: Charles E. Tuttle Co., 1962. 8vo (18.2 cm, 7.2"). xi, [1], 94, [6] pp.; illus.
$40.00
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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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What to DO with Your (19th-Century) LIFE, ILLUSTRATED
The Deluxe Version, withAll Plates Hand-Colored
The book of trades, or library of the useful arts. London: Tabart & Co., 1806–07. 12mo (14.4 cm, 5.7"). 3 vols. I: [4], 152 pp.; 23 col. plts. II: [4], 163, [1] pp.; 24 col. plts. III: [4], 158, [18 (adv.)] pp.; 20 col. plts.
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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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The BestCOLONIAL-ERA NAHUATL Grammar”
Carochi, Horacio.  Compendio del arte de la lengua mexicana. Mexico: Bibliotheca Mexicana, 1759. 4to (21 cm, 8"). Frontis., [12] ff., 202 pp.
$4200.00
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Very few teachers of music have been explicit enough . . . ”
Collester, Osgood.  The florist, or singer's guide: a collection of music for the use of seminaries, academies, common schools, juvenile singing schools, and the social circle. Consisting of selections from popular authors, together with original compositions. Boston: Brown, Taggard, & Chase; Worcester: Alexander Marsh, 1856. Oblong 12mo. 192 pp.
$25.00
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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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Where Real & Quack MedicineShare Page Space
D. Ransom, Son, & Co.  Ransom's family receipt book. 1888. Buffalo, NY: D. Ransom, Son, & Co., [1887]. 12mo (16 cm; 6.5"). 32 pp., and wrappers.
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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.
$350.00
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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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Will You Truck Your Watch?” — BRADFORD Imprint
AMERICAN
REVISIONS
Fernandez, Felipe.  New practical grammar of the Spanish language in five parts. Philadelphia: Printed by T. & W. Bradford, [1798] . 8vo. vii, [1], 356 pp.
$950.00
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The Women of Malabar Are Very Amorous”
Gaya, Louis de.  Marriage ceremonies, or, The ceremonies used inmarriages in all parts of the world.  London: Printed for Abel Roper, 1697. 12mo (16 cm; 6.25"). [8], 112, [12] pp.
$1150.00
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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]–248, [1] p., [1 (errata)] f., [3 (ads)] ff.; frontis., 2 plts.
$1800.00
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A Must Have” Household & Farm Reference Book forGerman-Americans
George Brumder, publisher.  Der unentbehrliche praktische Rathgeber. Ein Schatzkästchen für Jedermann enthaltend eine nie versiegende Fundgrube nützlicher und erprobter Rathschläge. Milwaukee: Verlag von Geo. Brumder, copyright 1879. 8vo (21 cm; 8.5"). xii, 349, [4] pp.
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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).
$13,500.00
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Verse for Volunteers8 Demonstration/PORTRAIT Plates
INTERESTING for a BUNCH of REASONS!
Godfrey, John A.  Rhymed tactics, by “Gov.” New York: D. Van Nostrand, 1862. 16mo (14.9 cm, 5.9"). Frontis., 144 pp.; 8 plts.
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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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Early American GlassmakingPresentation Copy
Jarves, Deming.  Reminiscences of glass-making. New York: Hurd & Houghton, 1865. 8vo (20 cm, 7.8"). iv, 116 pp.; 1 fold. plt.
$400.00
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“The Dark Night of the Soul”Early Modern Europe'sGreatest Mystic's Obras”
John of the Cross, Saint (Juan de la Cruz, San).  Obras espiritvales que encaminan a vna alma a la perfecta union con dios. Alcala [de Henares]: Viuda de Andres Sanches Ezpeleta [i.e., Ana de Salinas], 1618. 4to. [16], xxxiii, 682 [i.e. 684], [48] pages, [1] engraving.
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Is It Real, or Is It Memorex?Almost Certainly NOT Real, nor a “Facsimile”???
Kings Exchequer at Westminster.  Broadside. Begins: The standard of weights and measures in the Exchequer. Anno 12.o Henrici Septimi. Londini: sumptibus Societ. Antiquariae, 1746 [really, ca. 1850?]. Folio extra (65 x 49 mm; 25.5" x 19.125"). [1] p.
$775.00
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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
Or, How to PWN 'em!
  
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.
$150.00

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NO Cries Are Sure of Such Renown, asThose of Famous London Town
London cries for children.  Philadelphia: Johnson & Warner (pr. by John Bouvier), 1810. 8vo (14 cm, 5.5"). Frontis. (incl. in pagination), 40 pp.
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Lots More than Plant Descriptions
Lonicer, Adam; Peter Uffenbach; & Balthasar Ehrhart. Adams Lonicers ... Vollständiges Kräuter-Buch, oder, Das Buch über alle drey Reiche der Natur erstens die Destillirkunst, sodann von Bäumen, Stauden ... zweytens von allen Gattungen der Thiere Erde, Vögeln ... Alles in deutlichen Abbildungen mit Beschreibung ihrer Eigenschaften, Wirkungen, und nützlichen Gebrauch, zum Besten der Aerzte, Wundärzte, Apotheker, Landwirthe, Gärtner, und jedes Hausvaters in Städten und auf dem Lande. Augsburg: Im Verlag der Joseph-Wolffischen Buchhandlung, 1783. Folio (34.3 cm; 13.5"). [8], 750, [24], [8], 136 pp.; illus.
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Kay's Improved & Enlarged Edition of
theUniversal Receipt Book
  [A Best-Selling How-To Guide]
Mackenzie, Colin.   Mackenzie's five thousand receipts in all the useful and domestic arts: Constituting a complete practical library ... A new American, from the latest London edition. With numerous and important additions generally; and the medical part carefully revised and adapted to the climate of the U. States; and also a new and most copious index. By an American physician. Philadelphia: James Kay, Jr. & Bro., and Pittsburgh: C.H. Kay & Co., (© 1829). 8vo (22 cm, 8.6"). 456 pp.; illus.
$160.00
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CHARADES Make an Early Appearance inEnglish Home Entertainment
Mayhew, Augustus, & Henry Mayhew.   Acting charades or deeds not words, aChristmas game to make a long evening short. London: D. Bogue (pr. by Henry Vizetelly), [1849]. 8vo (17 cm, 6.75"). Frontis., engr. t.-p., [v]–x, [2], 158, [2] pp.; illus.
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Standard & Ground (or Wave?)-Breaking
Medina, Pedro de.   Arte del navigare.  Venetia: Appresso Tomaso Baglioni, 1609. 4to (20.5 cm, 8"). A4 b4 2A8 B–Q8 R10; [7], [1 (blank)], 137, [1 (blank)] ff.; illus.
$8000.00

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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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Chicanery & Deception
Myers, Robin, & M. Harris.  Fakes and frauds: Varieties of deception in print and manuscript. New Castle, DE: Oak Knoll Press, 2006. 12mo. xi, [1], 144 pp.
$39.95


Striking Result of a1938 Women's Art Class
Neblett, Sarah, Margaret Wengren, & others.  [begins] Graphic arts is the expression of ideas and interpretation of nature in a two-dimensional space ... [Boston: Printed in the Worksops of the Boston Y.W.C.A., 1938]. Square 8vo (24 cm; 9.5"). [40] ff. (16 with printing or illustration).
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Muy Rara”Otomí by aNative-Speaker with the FRONTISPIECE!
Neve y Molina, Luis de.  Reglas de orthographia, diccionario, y arte del idioma othomi. Mexico: Bibliotheca Mexicana, 1767. Small 8vo (14.5 cm, 5.75". Frontis., [2] ff., 160 pp., engr. leaf of errata.
$5500.00
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