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100 Years of Book Collecting inPHILADELPHIA
Allen, George Rankin.  The Centennial of the Philobiblon Club of Philadelphia, 1893–1993. Philadelphia: The Philobiblon Club, 1993. 12mo (19 cm; 7.5"). [3], [1] ff., 53, [3] pp.
$15.00
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A Walk to Remember
American Sunday-School Union.  The Broken bough. Philadelphia: American Sunday-School Union, [between 1827 and 1853?]. 32mo (10.8 cm; 4.25"). 16 pp.; illus.
$45.00
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We often have a good many American Sunday School Union offerings,
NOT all of them catalogued and online – Come visit us, & browse!

The Dangers of BishopsThe Distractions of Literature?
Antiepiscopalian, An.  A letter, concerning an American bishop, &c. to Dr. Bradbury Chandler, ruler of St. John's Church, in Elizabeth-Town. In answer to the appendix of his appeal to the public, &c. [Philadelphia: William and Thomas Bradford?], 1768. 8vo (19.5 cm, 7.6"). 19, [1 (blank)] pp. (17/18 lacking).
$500.00
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A Dobson Printing ofAsplund's Annual Register
Anti-Slavery Content
Asplund, John.  The annual register of the Baptist denomination, in North-America; to the first of November, 1790. Containing an account of the churches and their constitutions, ministers, members, associations, their plan and sentiments, rule and order, proceedings and correspondence. Also remarks upon practical religion. [Philadelphia: Pr. by Thomas Dobson, 1792]. Small 4to. iv, 5-57, [1], 69-70 pp.
$650.00
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“The Birds in Miniature” with theMore Impressive Backgrounds
Audubon, John James, & William MacGillivray.  The birds of America, from drawings made in the United States and their territories. New York: V.G. Audubon, Roe Lockwood & Son, 1859. 8vo (27.5 cm; 10.875"). 7 vols. I: [iii]–viii, [1], 12–246 pp., 70 plts. II: [iii]–vii, [2], 12–199 pp., 71–140 plts. III: [iii]–viii, [1], 10–233 pp., 141–210 plts. IV: [iii]–viii, [1], 10–321 pp., 211–280 plts. V: [iii]–viii, [1], 10–346 pp., 281–350 plts. VI: [iii]–viii, [1], 10–456 pp., 351–420 plts. VII: vii, [2], 10–372 pp., 421–500 plts.
$27,500.00
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For SCIENCE,  click here.
For NATURAL HISTORY,  click here.
For another BIRD book or two,  click here.
For SETS,  click here.

A PHILADELPHIA Bank'sArticles of Incorporation . . .
(Banking).  Philadelphia [National] Bank. Pennsylvania.  Laws, statutes, etc. An act to incorporate the Philadelphia Bank. Philadelphia: Pr. by W. W. Woodward, 1804. 8vo. 21, [1 (blank)] pp.
$800.00
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READ ARTICLE XVIII!
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        FINANCE / ECONOMICS,  click here.

PHILADELPHIA Has Printed MANY a Bible . . .
FOR EXAMPLE:

First Complete Bible Printed in the NEW WORLD
in a European Language
   An Imperfect Copy (Priced Accordingly!)Still Treasurable!
Bible.  German. 1743. Luther. [Biblia, das ist: Die Heilige Schrift Altes und Neues Testaments, nach der Deutschen Uebersetzung D. Martin Luthers, mit jedes Capitels kurzen Summarien, auch beygefügten vielen und richtigen Parllelen {sic}. Germantown: Gedruckt bey Christoph Saur, 1743]. 4to (26.3 cm, 10.375"). [2] ff. (supplied in facsimile), 995, [1 (blank)], 277, [1] pp., [1] f.
$6000.00
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Saur Psalms, 1764
Bible.  O.T. Psalms. German. Luther. 1764.  Das kleine Davidische Psalterspiel der Kinder Zions. Germantown: Gedruckt bey Christoph Saur, 1764. 12mo. [3] ff., 570 pp., [12] ff.
$950.00
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New Testament fromthe Saur Press
Bible.  N.T. German. 1775. Luther.  Das Neue Testament unsers Herrn und Heylandes Jesu Christi, nach der deutschen Uebersetzung D. Martin Luthers, mit kurzem Inhalt eines jeden Capitels, und vollständiger Anweisung gleicher Schrift-Stellen. Wie auch aller Sonn- und fest-tägigen Evangelien und Episteln. Germantown: Gedruckt und zu finden bey Christoph Saur, 1775. 8vo (16.8 cm; 6.75"). 10, 13–529, [3] pp. One leaf in facsimile and one leaf lacking.
$450.00
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The “Gun Wad” BibleThe First Bible Printed
fromType Cast in America
Bible.  German. 1776. Luther.  Biblia, das ist: Die ganze Göttliche heilige Schrift Alten und Neuen Testaments. Germantown: Gecruckt und zu finden bey Christoph Saur, 1776. 4to. 2 pts. in 1 vol. [2] ff., 992 pp,; 277, [1] pp., [1] f.
$6500.00
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American 18th-CenturyIllustrated Lectern Bible
Bible.  English. 1796. Authorized (i.e., King James Version).   The Holy Bible containing the Old and New Testaments...and the Apocrypha. Philadelphia: Pr. by Jacob R. Berriman for Berriman & Co., 1796. Folio (42.2 cm, 16.7"). [748] pp. (2 final ff. of back matter lacking); 18 plts.
$3500.00
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Campbell’s GOSPELS in theirFirst! American Edition
Bible.  N.T. Gospels. English. 1796. Campbell. The four Gospels, translated from the Greek. With preliminary dissertations, and notes critical and explanatory. By George Campbell. Philadelphia: Thomas Dobson, 1796. 4to (27.7 cm, 10.9"). vii, xvi, 488, 196 pp., [8] ff.
$3000.00
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Pr. by A. Bartram”Philadelphia, 1799
Bible.  N.T. Gospels. English. 1799. Campbell.  The four gospels, translated from the Greek. Philadelphia: Pr. by A. Bartram, 1799. 4to. viii, xvi, 488 pp.; 196, [8] pp.
$1450.00

AT LEAST THREE “FIRSTS”First English Septuagint
First American-Translated English N.T.First Bible Printed by an American Woman
Bible.  English. 1808. Thomson.  The Holy Bible, containing the Old and New Covenant, commonly called the Old and New Testament: Translated from the Greek. By Charles Thomson.  Philadelphia: Pr. by Jane Aitken, 1808. 8vo (22 cm; 8.5"). 4 vols. I: [252] ff. II: [245] ff. III: [222] ff. IV: [240] ff.
$8500.00
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A Philadelphia KJV w/Scott’s Commentary
Bible.  English. Authorized (i.e., King James version). 1814. The Holy Bible, containing the Old and New Testaments, with copious marginal references; also, the introductions to all the books and chapters in the Bible, with the general preface, as affixed to the commentary of Thomas Scott, D.D. Philadelphia: William W. Woodward, 1814. 2 vols. in 1. 4to (24.1 cm, 9.5"). [441], [160] ff.
$300.00

Exhibited in a Manner Hitherto Unattempted” within an
Elegant Gilt-Tooled Binding
Bible.   English. 1835. Authorized.  The English version of the polyglott Bible, containing the Old and New Testaments; with the marginal readings: together with a copious and original selection of references to parallel and illustrative passages. Philadelphia: Stereotyped by L. Johnson. Published by DeSilver, Thomas, & Co., 1835. 16mo (14.9 cm; 5.875"). Engr. frontis., engr. t.-p., vii, 587, [1] pp., [1] plt., engr. section t.-p., 190 pp.
$175.00
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        BIBLE SCHOLARSHIP,  click here.

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  not in PRB&M's illustrated catalogues . . .

     “ALL of the ABOVE” keywords, e.g. = BIBLE, PHILADELPHIA . . .

  probablyexcepting the phrase,
  OUTSIDE OF PHILADELPHIA . . .


Institutionally Approved as aVirtuous Juvenile Reading Book
Cardell, William S.  Story of Jack Halyard, the sailor boy: or, the virtuous family. Philadelphia: Stereotyped by L. Johnson for Uriah Hunt, 1832. 24mo (14.5 cm; 5.75"). Frontis., 234, 8 (ads for Uriah Hunt) pp.; illus.
$50.00
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                    ILLUSTRATED,  click here.

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Whither, theAMERICAN Economy?
[Carey, Mathew].  Addresses of The Philadelphia Society for the Promotion of National Industry...Fourth edition. Philadelphia: Pub. by M. Carey & Son, pr. by G.L. Austin, Dec. 20, 1819. 8vo (19.2 cm, 7.625"). xi, [1 (blank) pp., pp. [9]–248.
$350.00
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Congregationalist CATHOLICS?Philadelphia, 1822
[Carey, Mathew].  A desultory examination of the reply of the Rev. W.V. Harold to a Catholic layman's rejoinder. By a Catholic layman. Philadelphia: H.C. Carey & I. Lea, 1822. 8vo (21.1cm, 8.38"). 72 pp.
$425.00
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EARLY U.S. EDITION: An Influential Classic
Carter, Susannah.  The frugal housewife: Or, completewoman cook.  Philadelphia: James Carey, 1796. 12mo (17.2 cm, 6.75"). 132 pp.; 2 plts.
$4500.00
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The Grounds of the Old Religion”
Challoner, Richard.  The grounds of the old religion: or, some general arguments in favour of the Catholic, Apostolic, Roman, communion...by a convert. Philadelphia: Augustine Fagan, 1814. 8vo. 204 pp.
$325.00
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Satire of Pennsylvania Politics at theStart of the French & Indian War
(Colonial American Satire).  A fragment of the chronicles of Nathan Ben Saddi. Printed in Philadelphia by James Chattin, 1758. Philadelphia: The Philobiblon Club, 1904. 4to (27 cm; 10.5"). [1] f., 18 pp., [1] f., xv plates (facsimiles) in color.
$100.00
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    “General Reading” & Inexpensive,  click here.

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      & UNDER,  click here.

One American Merchant Writes Another on theAmerican Revolution
News of aFIERCE Sea Battle Waged after Yorktown
Crawford, James.  A.L.S. to John Brown (“Care of Governor Hancock, Boston”). Philadelphia: 16 April 1782. Small 4to (9" x 7.5'). 1 p., with integral address leaf.
$3500.00
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Sermons from anInfluential Quaker
Crisp, Stephen.  Sermons or declarations, made by Stephen Crisp, one of the antient preachers amongst the people called Quakers. Taken in short hand, as they were delivered by him. Philadelphia: Printed by Joseph Crukshank, in Third-Street, opposite the work-house, 1773. 8vo (16.9 cm; 6.625"). 60 pp.
$275.00
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