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A BigTALL Children's Picture Book
Bingham, Clifton.  Proverbs old newly told. London, Paris, New York: Raphael Tuck & Sons, [ca. 1900]. Folio (33.8 cm, 13.3"). [36] pp.; col. illus.
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Civil Engineering:  Building (& Funding!) Railroads, in Italian
Biot, Édouard, & David Hansemann; Luigi Tatti, ed. & trans.  L'architetto delle strade ferrate: Ovvero, saggio sui principi generali dell'arte di formare le strade a ruotaje di ferro di Eduardo Biot altro dei sovraintendenti all' esecuzione della strada ferrata da Santo Stefano a Lione. Recato in Italiano con note ed aggiunte dall' ingegnere Luigi Tatti[.] Unitavi una memoria di Davide Hansemann relativa ai rapporti politici ed economici di questa specie di strade. Milano: Angelo Monti, 1837. 8vo (29.1 cm, 11.45"). viii, 371, [1] pp.; 5 fold. plts.
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Interesting & Illustrated Metallurgy / FIREWORKS!
Biringucci, Vannoccio.  The pirotechnia of Vannoccio Biringuccio. New York: Basic Books, 1959. Small folio. 477 pp.
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The Official PHYSICS Textbook of the 18th Century
Biwald, Leopold.  Physica particularis, quam auditorum philosophiae usibus ... Graecii [i.e., Graz]: Sumptibus Iosephi Mauritii Lechner (typis haeredum Widmanstadii), 1768. 8vo (20.9 cm, 8.25"). [6], 403, [1] pp.; 13 fold. plts.
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A Neat Construction & Pleasing to Play With
Blackson, Ruth Scott.  Life of a weave. Nottingham, England: Artist Studio, 2012. 16mo ( 6" x 11").
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Reproducing the ProcessOne of Just 50 Copies
Blake, William.  There is no natural religion. [colophon: Boissia, Clairvaux: Published by the Trianon Press for the William Blake Trust, 1971]. 12mo (18.7 cm, 7.375") & 4to (30.8 cm, 12.125"). 12mo: [42] ff.; illus., facsims. 4to: [53] ff.; illus., facsims.
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History of Malta & the Knights HospitallersWell Bound, Handsomely Illustrated
Boisgelin de Kerdu, Pierre Marie Louis de.  Ancient and modern Malta: Containing a full and accurate account of the present state of the islands of Malta and Goza, the history of the knights of St. John of Jerusalem, also a narrative of the events which attended the capture of these islands by the French, and their conquest by the English: and an appendix, containing authentic state-papers and other documents. London: Richard Phillips, 1805. 4to (27.5 cm, 10.75"). 2 vols. I: [6], xlviii, 326 pp.; 2 fold. plts., 3 fold. tables, 17 plts. (fold. map & 1 prelim. f. lacking).  II: [8], vi, xxxi, [1], 258, [2], 315, [9 (index)] pp.; 5 plts.
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Maria F.C. Marsh:  New York City Printer & Publisher
[Bolles, John R. (attrib. author)].  The lullaby, with original engravings. New York: M.F.C. Marsh, [ca. 1860-70]. 12mo (18.6 cm, 7.25"). [12] pp. (plus wrappers); illus.
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Plates by Leclerc, Sole Elzevir Edition, Olshki Provenance
Bonarelli della Rovere, Guidubaldo. Filli di Sciro, favola pastorale. Amsterdam: nella stamperia del D. Elsevier; et in Parigi si vende apresso Thomaso Jolly, 1678. 24mo (10.5 cm; 4.125"). Engr. title-page (included in pagination), 168 pp., 5 engr. plts.
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A Lighthearted Reminder NOT to BelieveEVERYTHING You Read
Bordelon, Laurent.  L'histoire des imaginations extravagantes de Monsieur Oufle, servant de preservatif contre la lecture des livres qui traitent de la magie, du grimoire, des démoniaques, sorciers, loups-garoux, incubes, succubes & du sabbat, des esprits-folets, génies, phantômes & autres revenans; des songes, de la pierre philosophale, de l'astrologie judiciaire, des horoscopes, talismans, jours heureux & malheureux, eclipses, comettes; & enfin de toutes les sortes d'apparitions, de divinations, de sortiléges, d'enchantement, & d'autres superstitieuses pratiques. Avec un tres-grand nombre de nottes curieuses, qui rapportent fidellement les endroits des livres qui ont causé ses imaginations, & qui les combattent. Paris: Chez Duchesne, 1754. 12mo (17.2 cm, 6.77"). [12], 149, [9], 144, [2], 164 pp. (3 pts. of 5); 6 plts. (of 10).
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Deluxe Signed Limited Edition PUBLISHER'S COPY:  Life of a Science Fiction Pioneer
(Bradbury, Ray). Weist, Jerry. BRADBURY: An illustrated life.  A journey to far metaphor. Hampton Falls, NH: Donald M. Grant, 2004. Folio (29.2 cm, 11.5"). [36], xxvi, 195, [1] pp.; illus.
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Large Scale” in Several Respects . . .
62 Engravings & Bedford BoundWESTMINSTER ABBEY

A Classic of English Antiquarianism, Illustration,   
& Book-Making
Brayley, Edward Wedlake.  The history and antiquities of the abbey church of St. Peter, Westminster: Including notices and biographical memoirs of the abbots and deans of that foundation. London: J.P. Neale for Longman, Hurst, Rees, Orme, & Brown, 1818–23. Folio (37.9 cm, 14.9"). 2 vols. I: [18], 227, [19], 72, [10] pp.; 13 plts. II: [2], 304, [40] pp.; 49 plts.
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Mr. Brecht, Bring Down This “Fourth Wall”
Brecht, Bertolt; Jack Levine, illus.; Eric Bentley, intro.   The threepenny opera.  New York: The Limited Editions Club, 1982. 4to (29.3 cm, 11.5"). 155, [3] pp.; 12 plts. (incl. in pagination, incl. frontis.).
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Works of theBrontë Sisters
Brontë, Anne; Charlotte; & Emily.  The Shakespeare Head Brontë. Oxford: Basil Blackwell & Houghton Mifflin Co. (pr. at the Shakespeare Head Press), 1931. 11 vols. 8vo (24 cm, 9.45"). I [Charlotte]: Frontis., x, [2], 312 pp.; 2 plts. II: Frontis., [6], 284 pp.; 2 plts. III: Frontis., [8], 351 pp.; 2 plts. IV: Frontis., [6], 362 pp.; 2 plts. V: Frontis., [8], 319, [1] pp.; 2 plts. VI: Frontis., [6], 313, [1] pp.; 2 plts. VII: Frontis., [10], 283, [1] pp.; 1 plt. I [Anne]: Frontis., [8], 220 pp.; 2 plts. II: Frontis., xi, [1], 282 pp.; 2 plts. III: Frontis., [6], 278 pp.; 1 plt. I [Emily]: Frontis., xii, 385, [1], 9, [1] pp.; 1 plt.
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The lovely illustrations are of real places fictionally transfigured in the novels . . .
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Memorizing MonarchsRoyalty in Rhyme
Brown, Louisa.  Historical questions on the kings of England, in verse. Calculated to fix on the minds of children some of the most striking events of each reign. Boston: Munroe & Francis, No. 4 Cornhill, and David Francis, 90 Newberry Street, [1823?]. 12mo (14.8 cm, 5.8"). 35, [1] p.
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Brown University.  Celebration of the one hundreth anniversary of the founding of Brown University, September 6th, 1864. Providence: Sidney S. Rider & Bro., 1865. 4to (26.5 cm; 10.25"). [4] ff., 178 pp., [1] f.
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The Centennial Celebration
Bruce, Philip Alexander.  History of the University of Virginia, 1819–1919: The lengthened shadow of one man. New York: Macmillan & Co, 1920–22. 8vo (24.3 cm, 9.55"). 5 vols. I: Frontis., xiv, [2], 376 pp. II: Frontis., [6], 395, [1] pp. III: Frontis., x, [2], 403, [1] pp. IV: Frontis., [6], 376 pp. V: Frontis., [12], 477, [1] pp.
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Thoughts on Natural History &c. from aGerman Polymath
Brückmann, Franz Ernst.  Centuriae tertiae epistola itineraria I. De creta vulgari musei autoris, ad virum praenobilissimum, excellentisismum atque doctissimum dominum, dominum Christ. Gottl. Ludwig. [Brunswigiae: Officina Libraria Schroederiana, 1756]. 4to (20.4 cm, 8"). 998 pp. (pagination of 715/16 repeated & 869/70 skipped; lacking main t.-p.); 28 plts. (13 fold.).
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A Father of Botany” Going Biblical Adornments by
The Petrarch Master”
Brunfels, Otto; Hans Weiditz, illus.  Precationes biblicae Sanctoru[m] Patrum, illustrium viroru[m] et mulierum utriusq[ue] Testamenti. Argentorati [Strasbourg]: apud Ioannem Schottum, 1528. 8vo (14.9 cm, 5.875"). 8, [91] ff.; illus. (final illus. & blank lacking).
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Natural History for Children, inCOLOR
Buffon, Georges-Louis Leclerc, comte de.  Le petit Buffon des enfants. Paris: Théodore Lefèvre (colophon: pr. by C. Moisand), 1860. 24mo signed in 6s and 12s (14.3 cm, 5.625"). Add. engr. t.-p., [4], 176 pp.; 9 col. plts.
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LEC: Burke on the American ControversyWARD ENGRAVINGS
Burke, Edmund, Lynd Ward, illus.   On conciliation with the colonies and other papers on the American Revolution. Lunenberg, VT: The Limited Editions Club, 1975. 8vo (26 cm, 10.25"). Frontis., xxix, [1], 267, [3] pp.; 11 col. plts., illus.
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“A World Where Nothing Stands or Stays”
Burnett, David.  Chesil beach. Bath, UK: The Old School Press, 2001. 4to (27 cm, 10.6"). [8] ff.
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A Beautiful Country Girl & a Spanish Bullfighter
Burnett, Frances Hodgson.  The pretty sister of José.  New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, 1889. 12mo (19.1 cm; 7.5"). iv, 127, [8] pp (publisher's catalogue), [12] leaves of plates.
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Rabbie, Nicely Bound
Burns, Robert.  Songs, chiefly in the Scottish dialect. London: John Sharpe (pr. by C. Whittingham), 1824. 12mo (16.6 cm, 6.5"). Engr. title-page, vii, [1], 264 pp.; 4 plts.
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I Never Showed Any Aptitude for Study or Literature at School”
Butler, Samuel.  Butleriana.  Bloomsbury: Nonesuch Press, 1932. (23.4 cm, 9.5"). xvi, 172, [4] pp.; illus.
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TO Part IV . . .