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Aldine OctavoProvenance & Early Marginalia Too
Lactantius (ca. 240 – ca. 320).  L. Coelii Lactantii Firmiani Divinarum Institutionum libri septem proxime castigati, et aucti. Eiusdem De ira Dei liber I. De opificio Dei liber I. Epitome in libros suos, liber acephalos. Phoenix. Carmen de Dominica Resurrectione. Item index in eundem rerum omnium. Tertulliani liber apologeticus cum indice. [colophon: Venetiis: In aedibus haeredum Aldi, et Andreae soceri], 1535. 8vo (16 cm, 6.25"). [16], 328, [10], [2 (blank)], 47, [1 (blank)], [44] ff.
$2000.00
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The ESSAYS that Made Lamb's Reputation1st U.S. Edition
Lamb, Charles.  Elia. Essays which have appeared under that signature in the London Magazine. Philadelphia: Carey, Lea, & Carey (pr. by Mifflin & Parry, and J.R.A. Skerrett), 1828. 12mo (I: 18.4 cm, 7.25", II: 16.8cm, 6.6"). 2 vols. I: 292 pp. II: 230 pp. (both vols. without ads.).
$1000.00
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A Morality Tale with an Encouraging Ending,
for Those of Us in “Bidness”
Lamb, Ruth Buck.  It isn't right. Or, Frank Johnson's reason. Philadelphia: American Sunday-School Union, © 1867. 12mo. Frontis., 280 pp.; 2 plts.
$55.00
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Southern, for Sure
Lambert, Mary Eliza Perine Tucker.  Poems. New York: M. Doolady, 1867. 12mo (18.3 cm, 7.25"). xi, [1], [5]–237, [1] pp. (lacking 2 plts.).
$350.00
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Pindar's Italian IterationAn Array of Lovely Initials
Lampridio, Benedetto.  Benedicti Lampridii, necnon Io. Bap. Amalthei Carmina. Venice: apud Gabrielem Iolitum de Ferrariis [Giolito], 1550. 8vo (16.1 cm, 6.34"). 84 ff.
$975.00
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Here's a Really Tiny Book in aTINY! Clamshell Case
[Landon, Letitia Elizabeth].  The English bijou almanac for 1837. London: Albert Schloss, 1836. Miniature (2 cm, .787"); in a publisher's slipcase slightly larger. 64 pp.; 7 plts., 4 music pp.
$750.00
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Amour & a Greeting
Lassalle, Ferdinand.  Une page d'amour de Ferdinand Lassalle. Recit - Correspondance - Confessions. Stamford, CT: Overbrook Press, 1959. 8vo. [8], 86, [2] pp.
$45.00
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Being Launched, Triumphant, into the World of Letters”
Lathem, Edward Connery, ed.  Robert Frost his 'American Send-off' — 1915. Lunenburg, VT: The Stinehour Press, 1963. (28.6 cm, 11.25"). [24] pp.
$125.00
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Laughlin'sOnly Perishable Press Printing
Laughlin, James.  The pig. Mt. Horeb, WI: Perishable Press, 1970. 8vo (21.7 cm, 8.5"). [26] pp.
$175.00

One of 2000 PrintedFirst British Edition
Lawrence, D.H.  The man who died. London: Martin Secker, 1931. 8vo (25.5 cm, 10.1"). 97, [1] pp.
$150.00
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The Vitality of Fictionalized Autobiography”
Lawrence, D.H.  Sons and lovers. Avon, CT: The Limited Editions Club, 1975. 8vo (27.2 cm, 10.7"). 443, [3] pp.; 12 col. plts.
$100.00
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Sensational StoryAppropriate Illustrations
Lawrence, George A.  Breaking a butterfly or Blanche Ellerslie's ending. Philadelphia: J. B. Lippincott & Co., 1869. 12mo. [2 (1 blank)], v–viii, 395, [1 (blank)] pp.; 7 plts. (lacks ads).
$38.50
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Le Carré: “An Eye Already Charged by Peril”
Le Carré, John.  The clandestine muse.  Newark, VT: Pr. at the Janus Press for Charles Seluzicki Fine Books, © 1986. 8vo (22.9 cm, 9"). [24] pp.
$450.00
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Robin is to the Greenwood Gone
Lees, Jim, ed.  The ballads of Robin Hood. Cambridge: Printed for the members of the Limited Editions Club, 1977. 8vo (27.9 cm, 11"). Frontis., xxiii, [1], 206, [2] pp.; illus.
$75.00
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For LIMITED EDITIONS CLUB books,  click here.

One Side (Entire) of anEnlightenment Debate
Lessing, Gotthold Ephraim.  Anti-Goeze ... D.i. Nothgedrungener beytraege zu den Freywilligen beytraegen des hrn. past. Goeze. Braunschweig: [Waisenhausbuchhandlung], 1778. Small 8vo (17.5 cm; 7"). 11 numbers in one volume, each 16 pp.
$2200.00


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MIT-Inspired VersePerishable Press Printing
Levertov, Denise.  A new year's garland for my students / MIT 1969–1970. Mt. Horeb, WI: The Perishable Press, 1970. 8vo (21 cm, 8.25"). [24] pp.
$125.00
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For more of WOMEN's interest,  click here.

Illustrated Contes de Fées by Madame LévesqueA VERY Nice Copy
[Lévesque, Louise Cavelier].  Le prince des aigues marines et Le prince invisible. Contes. Paris: Coustelier, 1744. 12mo (15.2 cm, 6"). [2], 106, [2], [109]–190 pp.; 5 plts.
[SOLD]
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Poems by a U.S. Poet Laureate
Levine, Philip.  Blue. West Chester, PA: Aralia Press, [February] 1989. 8vo (24.2 cm, 9.5"). [10] ff.
$85.00
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POEMS by the InfluentialMonk” of GOTHIC Literature
Lewis, Matthew Gregory (“Monk Lewis”).   Tales of wonder...the second edition. London: Pr. by W. Bulmer & Co. for J. Bell, 1801. 8vo (18 cm, 7.1"). [4], 251 (pp. 138–39 numbered 134–35), [1 (adv.)] pp.
$150.00
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Letters to the LitteratiPlantin–Moretus Press
Lipsius, Justus.  Epistolarum selectarum centuria prima [–quinta] miscellanea. Antwerp: Ex officina Plantiana, apud Ioannem Moretum; viduam & filios Ioannis Moreti, 1605–14. 4to (25.8 cm, 10.2"). 5 parts in one vol. [4] ff., 119, [1] pp.; [121]–213, [3] pp.; [4] ff., 108, [4] pp.; [6] ff., 83, [5] pp.; [6] ff., 112, [8] pp.
$1250.00
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For 17TH-CENTURY BOOKS,  click here.


(LISTS). . . .
SIMPLE Book Lists . . .
 

Most of the usually budget-priced books in these simple, unillustrated, EXTENSIVE catalogues are not offered via any of the databases (e.g., ABE, Biblio, ILAB); they are mostly not described here at our independent website either.
It's “find 'em in these lists or come find 'em on our shelves”!

Click:  The LIST of  LISTS  

Locke'sPersonal Correspondence
Locke, John.  Some familiar letters between Mr. Locke, and several of his friends. London: A. & J. Churchill, 1708. 8vo (19 cm, 7.5"). [4], 540 pp.
$1000.00
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Where They Live Forever and Aye”
London, Jack.  The sea sprite and the shooting star. [Oakland? Cal.]: Privately printed, 1932. 8vo (25.5 cm; 10"). [2] ff.
$250.00
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You Must Do It Yourself, You Must Not Leave It to Others!
The Classic Pilgrim Love Triangle
Longfellow, Henry Wadsworth.  The courtship of Miles Standish.  Chicago: M.A. Donohue & Co., [ca. 1910–20?]. 8vo. [2], 152, [86] pp.; 12 plts.
$85.00
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Five Icelandic Stories A Handsome & Thoughtful Production from thePENMAEN PRESS
Lowe, Pardee, Jr.  King Harald and the Icelanders. [Lincoln, MA]: Penmaen Press, © 1979. 8vo (24.3 cm, 9.6"). 43, [5] pp.; illus.
$150.00
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Lowell's Letters, Edited by a Friend
Lowell, James Russell; Charles Eliot Norton, ed.  Letters of James Russell Lowell. New York: Harper & Brothers, 1894. 8vo (22.7 cm, 8.9"). 2 vols. I: Frontis., viii, 418 pp.; 1 plt. II: Frontis., v, [1], 464 pp.
$135.00
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Sacred Hebrew Poetry
Lowth, Robert.  De sacra poesi hebraeorum. Oxonii: E typographeo Clarendoniano, 1775. 8vo (22.5 cm; 8.875"). [4] ff., 515, [1 (blank)] pp., [6] ff.
$360.00
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For a bit more JUDAICA /
        HEBRAICA,  click here.

Popular Golden Age WriterPOPULAR Love Stories!
Lozano, Cristóbal.  Soledades de la vida y desengaños del mundo, novelas exemplares. Madrid: a costa de Francisco Medel, [1722]. 4to (21 cm; 8.25"). [4] ff., 378 [i.e., 376] pp.
$1250.00
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Once Upon a Time There Were Two Fairies . . .
[Lubert, Marguerite de].  La princesse Sensible et le prince Typhon, conte. La Haye [i.e., Paris]: 1743. 12mo (16.5 cm, 6.5"). 119, [1] pp.
$750.00
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An EarlyENGLISH Translation
Lucanus, Marcus Annaeus [Lucan].  Lvcans Pharsalia: Or the civill warres of Rome, betweene Pompey the great, and Ivlivs Cæsar. The whole tenne bookes, Englished by Thomas May...the second edition, corrected, and the annotations inlarged by the author. London: Thomas Iones (pr. by Aug. Mathews), 1631. 8vo (14.5 cm, 5.75"). π1a8A–S8T2; engr. frontis., [146] ff. [with] May, Thomas. A continvation of the subiect of Lucan’s historicall poem till the death of Ivlivs Cæser the 2d edition corrected and amended. London: James Boler, 1633. 8vo. A–K8(-K8); [79 of 80] ff.
$2000.00
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For TRANSLATIONS,  click here.


Ascetical Writer STILL Read for theBeauty of His Prose
Luis de Granada.  Memorial de la vida christiana, en el qual se enseña todo lo que el christiano deve hazer, desde el principio de su conversion hasta el fin de la perfección: Repartido en siete tratados. Barcelona: Por Antonio Lacavalleria, 1674. Folio (27.5 cm; 11"). 2 parts in 1 vol. 302 pp., [1] f.; 263, [1] pp., [12] ff., lacks final two leaves of “tabla” (only).
$350.00
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Whip &/or Be Whipped
Lunas, Carmencita de las [pseud. of Alexander Whitelaw Robertson Trocchi].  Thongs. Paris: Olympia Press, 1956. 12mo (17.8 cm, 7"). 189, [1] pp.
$250.00
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 For a bit more (mostly very mild!) EROTICA
(but this is rough),
 click here.

PoeticsPANNING the Spanish “Greats”
Luzán Claramunt de Suelves y Gurrea, Ignacio de.  La poetica, ó, reglas de la poesia en general, y de sus principales especies. Zaragoza: Por Don Francisco Revilla, 1737. Folio (29 cm; 11.5"). [14] ff., 503, [1 (blank)] pp.
$2000.00
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The Devil Asmodeus
Lytton, Edward Bulwer Lytton, Baron.   Asmodeus at large.  Philadelphia: Carey, Lea & Blanchard, 1833. 12mo. [4 (adv.)], iv, [13]-227, [25 (adv.)] pp.
$235.00
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