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Henri II of France, Charles V of the Holy Roman Empire, & the Sultan of the Turks
[Danès, Pierre].  Apologia cuiusdam regiae famae stvdiosi: qua caesariani regem Christianiss. arma & auxilia Turcica euocasse vociferates, impuri me[n]dacii & flagitiosae manifestè arguuntur. Lvtetiae: ApudCarolum Stephanum, 1551. 4to (22 cm; 9"). [22 (last blank] ff.
$975.00
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STUMPED & the KITTENS Are Everywhere” One of 26 Special Copies
Davidson, Michael.  Two views of pears. Berkeley, CA: Sand Dollar, 1973. 8vo (20.1 cm, 7.9"). [10] ff.
$80.00
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Hague & Gill BibliographyObserving Eric Gill's Centenary”
Davis, James.  Printed by Hague and Gill a checklist prepared in conjunction with the exhibit A Responsible Workman observing Eric Gill's centenary. [Los Angeles]: Regents of the University of California, © 1982. 8vo. [2], 48, [2] pp.; illus.
$20.00
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Dropmore Press Unopened Copy
De Quincey, Thomas.  Revolt of the Tartars or flight of the Kalmuck Khan and his people from the Russian territories to the frontiers of China. London: Dropmore Press, Ltd., 1948. 4to (26.8 cm, 10.6"). [10], 96, [4] pp.; illus.
$65.00
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An Academic EphemerumPrinted on Blue-Green SILK
Díaz de la Vega, José María.  Broadside. Begins, Juxta. Crucem. Jesu. Stanti Ast. in Cruce. Ipsa ... Angelop[oli] [i.e, Puebla]: Petri de la Rosa, 1816. Folio (38 cm; 15"). [1] p.
$3500.00
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Herculean Efforts A Beautifully Produced Book
Di Bassi, Pietro Andrea.  The Labors of Hercules. Barre, MA: Imprint Society, 1971. 4to (27.9 cm, 11"). 89, [3] pp.
$75.00
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GIOLITO Greek History for Italians
Dictys, Cretensis; Dares, Phrygius; Porcacchi, Tommaso, trans.   Ditte Candiotto et Darete Frigio della Guerra Troiana. In Vinetia: Appresso Gabriel Giolito de Ferrarii, 1570. 4to (21.5 cm, 8.5"). [32], 180 pp.
$1300.00
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Congo Mission Press Hymnal — LOKUNDO
Disciples of Christ Congo Mission.  Bonkanda wa nsao ya Nzakomba. Bolenge, Congo Belge: Disciples of Christ Congo Mission, 1918. 12mo (28 cm; 7.125"). 231 hymns.
$275.00
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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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The Art of the Printed Book
Duncan, Harry.  Doors of perception: essays in book typography. Austin, TX: W. Thomas Taylor, 1983. 8vo (23.2 cm, 9.2"). [2], 99, [3] pp.
$150.00
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“The Father of the post–World War II Private-Press Movement”
Duncan, Harry; Juan Pascoe, comp. & ed.  The inner tympan: The collected verse and prose of Harry Duncan [compiled by Juan Pascoe]. Tacámbaro: Taller Martín Pescador, 2015. 8vo (23.5 cm, 9.25"). 305 pp., illus., ports.
$85.00
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W.A.D. 1880 1980
(Dwiggins, William Addison).  Strand, Julia, ed. A tribute to W.A. Dwiggins on the hundredth anniversary of his birth. New York: Inkwell Press, 1980. 8vo (24 cm, 9.5"). Frontis., 153, [3] pp.; illus.
$35.00
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Pithy, Ironic, Pen Portraits” of the1630S
Earle, John.  Micro-cosmographie, or, A piece of the world discovered in essayes and characters. Waltham Saint Lawrence, Berkshire, England: Golden Cockerel Press, 1928. Small 4to (27 cm; 10.5"). vi, 73, [1] pp.
$100.00
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One of 75 Printed Hand-Colored Illustrations
Ehrmann, Paul.  Saving graces. New York: Oliphant Press, 1969. 12mo (20.4 cm, 8"). [24] pp.; illus.
$300.00
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Nonesuch Tribute: Ellis's Essay withNumerous Chapman “Excerpts”
Ellis, Havelock.  Chapman. Bloomsbury: Nonesuch Press, 1934. 8vo (26 cm, 10.25"). 146, [2] pp.
$550.00
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Reviving a ManWho “Had Long Lived in Dignified Obscurity”
Ellis, Havelock.  Chapman. Bloomsbury: Nonesuch Press, 1934. 8vo (26.7 cm, 10.5"). [4], 146, [2] pp.
$100.00
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Editio PrincepsReconstructing the Pre-Socratic Philosophers
Empedocles, et al.  [Two lines in Greek, transliterated as] Poiesis philosophos. Poesis philosophica, vel saltem, Reliquiae poesis philosophicae, Empedoclis, Parmenidis, Xenophanis, Cleanthis, Timonis, Epicharmi. Adiuncta sunt Orphei illius carmina qui à suis appellatus fuit ho theologos. Item, Heracliti et Democriti loci quidam, & eorum epistolae. [Geneva]: Excudebat Henr. Stephanus, 1573. 8vo (17.1 cm; 6.75"). 222, [2 (blank)] pp.
[SOLD]
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PORTABLE STOICISM
Epictetus, & Jean-Baptiste Lefebvre de Villebrune, ed.   [two lines in Greek, transliterated as] Epicteti Enchiridion [then] curante J.B. Lefebvre de Villebrune. Parisiis: Typis Philippi-Dionysii Pierres, Regis Typographi Ordinarii, 1782. Sq. 12mo (11.6 cm, 4.6"). [6], 8, 46 pp.
$525.00
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Biography of a Nice, ORDINARY Guy
(by anExtraordinary One)
Espinosa, Isidro Félix de.  El cherubin custodio de el arbol de la vida, la Santa Cruz de Queretaro. Vida del Ve. siervo de Dios Fray Antonio de los Angeles, Bustamante. Mexico: Por Joseph Bernardo de Hogal, 1731. 4to (20 cm; 7.75"). [12] ff., 216 pp., plt. ( port.).
$5000.00

Catherine, the RUINER
Estienne, Henri; Théodore de Bèze; Jean de Serres, attributed authors.  Discours merveilleux de la vie[,] actions & deportemens de Catherine de Medicis Royne mere; declarant tous les moyens qu'elle a tenus pour usurper le gouvernement du royaume de France & ruiner l'estat d'iceluy. No place: Selon la copie imprimée à Paris, 1649. 8vo (14.3 cm, 5.625"). 201, [1] pp.
$450.00
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History of Rome in Both Latin & ItalianBodoni Press
Eutropius; Giuseppe Bandini, trans.  Il compendio della storia romana di Flavio Eutropio recato di latino in italiano. Parma: Dalla Tipografia Ducale, 1828. 8vo (22.6 cm, 8.9"). xxii, 354, [2 (errata)] pp.
$250.00
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By the MENTOR, about the MENTEESigned Binding by Hayday
Evelyn, John.  The life of Mrs. Godolphin. London: William Pickering, 1848. 16mo (17.5 cm, 6.875"). xviii, 291 pp.
$300.00
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This Kind of Composition Is Not So New to Our Language
as It Has Been Considered”
Fennor, William.  Cornu-copiae. Pasquil's night-cap: Or, antidot for the head-ache. [London]: [colophon: C. Whittingham, at the Chiswick Press, 1819]. 8vo (20.2 cm, 7.9"). viii, 119, [1] pp.
$175.00
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Sweet Love, Do Not Frown, But Put off Thy Gown”
Floethe, Richard, illus.  Cupid's horn-book: Songs and ballads of marriage and of cuckoldry. Mt. Vernon, NY: Airmont Publishing, 1936. 8vo (25.8 cm, 10.125"). 150, [2] pp.; illus.
$50.00
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ALL the ACTUAL PRINTER'S BLOCKS for the *47* Illustrations
        of Zoeth Skinner Eldredge'sThe Beginnings of San Francisco
Francis, Walter, illus., et al.  For Eldredge's The beginnings of San Francisco, the 47 California-themed printing blocks used to produce the volume’s illustrations. San Francisco: Pr. John C. Rankin Company (New York), 1912. 37 half-tone plates (on copper), 10 zinc cuts, all on their wood blocks; plus 3 additional plates on copper and another zinc cut, similarly mounted.
$2500.00
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Surprising ContentCapuchins in Tibet
Surprising FrontispieceUncalled for, Signed, & Au Sanguine
Francisco, de Ajofrín, fray.   Carta familiar de un sacerdote, respuesta a un colegial amigo suyo, en que le dà cuenta de la admirable conquista espiritual del vasto imperio del gran Thibèt, y la mission que los padres Capuchinos tienen alli, con sus singulares progressos hasta el present. Dase tambien una noticia succinta de la fundacion de esta penitente seraphica familia; de los santos que la ilustran, cardenales, arzobispos; de su observancia, y austeridad, missiones que tiene en todo orbe, provincias, conventos, y religiosos en que se halla propagada, con orras noticias historico-eclesiasticas. Mexico: En la imprenta de la Bibliotheca Mexicana, 1765. Small 4to. Frontis., [2] ff., 48 pp.
$10,500.00
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Anti-Catholic Broadside, Printed in Gold
Frederick Augustus, Duke of York.   Broadside. Begins: Speech of his royal highness the duke of York, in the House of Lords, April 25, 1825. [London]: John Whittaker, [1825]. Folio (32.1 cm, 12.6"). [1] f., printed on parchment.
$275.00
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EYEWITNESS TO HISTORY
inLate 14th-Century France, Spain, Portugal, & England
Froissart, Jean.  Le premier [second, tiers, qvart] volvme de l'histoire et croniqve de Messire Iehan Froissart. Lyon: Par Ian de Tovrnes, imprimevr dv roy, 1559–61. Folio extra (35 cm; 13.75") 4 vols. in 1. I: [10] ff, 462 pp., [17] ff. II: [6] ff, 314 pp., [3] ff. III: [6] ff., 363, [1] pp., [2] ff. IV: [6] ff., 350 pp., [3] ff.
$1200.00
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Didot Prints Mililtary Strategy
Frontinus, Sextus Julius.  Strategematicon libri tres. Lutetie: [François Ambroise Didot] apud Guilelmum De Bure, 1763. 12mo (14.5 cm, 5.75"). [1] f., xvii, [1], 212 pp., [2] ff.
$575.00
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