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Edward Everett Hale Pursues Good Works — Signed
Hale, Edward Everett.  Autograph Letter Signed, to an unknown recipient. On paper, in English. Roxbury, MA: 1893. 8vo (20 cm, 7.9"). [1] f.
$75.00
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A Writer at a (Charming!) Loss for Words
Hall, Basil.  Autograph Letter Signed to Isabella Walsh. Philadelphia: 17 December 1827. Small 4to (24 x 19 cm; 9.5" x 7.5"). 1 p.
$100.00
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A Visit from an Unnamed BUTPossibly Discoverable &
Probably Published WOMAN Writer
Hall, Capt. Basil.  Autograph Letter Signed to “Madam.” Putney Heath: no year. 12mo (7.125" x 4"). 2 pp., with integral blank leaf.
$125.00
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Hitherto Entirely Unknown to Bibliographers”?
A Source for Shakespeare?!
Halliwell-Phillipps, James Orchard, ed.  The debate and stryfe betwene Somer and Wynter; a poetical dialogue, from the unique copy printed by Laurence Andrew early in the sixteenth century. London: Printed for the editor [colophon: by Whittingham & Wilkins, at the Chiswick Press], 1860. 24mo (14.7 cm, 5.75"). 19, [1] pp.
$225.00
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Exceptional Musical Provenance
Hamma, Fridolin.  Meisterwerke italienischer Geigenbau-Kunst Ihre Beschreibg und bisher erzielte Preise. Stuttgart: Hamma & Co., [ca. 1933]. 4to (29.5 cm, 11.6"). [2], xiii, [3], 345, [5] pp.; 9 double plts., plts., illus.
$1000.00
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London Cries & Old Mother HubbardHand-Colored Engravings
[Harris, John, pub.].  Sam Syntax's description of the cries of London, as they are daily exhibited in the streets. London: John Harris, [ca. 1825]. 12mo (17.2 cm, 6.75"). Frontis., [1], 17 ff.; col. illus. [bound with[Martin, Sarah Catherine]. The comic adventures of Old Mother Hubbard and her dog: In which are shown the wonderful powers that good old lady possessed in the education of her favourite animal. London: John Harris, [ca. 1830]. 12mo. Frontis., 16, [1 (adv.)] ff.; col. illus.
$2250.00
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Harvard Library Catalogue Signed byPresident Quincy
Harvard University.  A catalogue of the library of Harvard University in Cambridge, Massachusetts. Cambridge: E.W. Metcalf & Co., 1830–31. 8vo (24.8 cm, 9.8"). 4 vols. I: xvii, [3], 490 pp. II: [2], [491]–952, [2] pp. III: xii, 233, [1] pp. IV: viii, 224 pp.
$1000.00
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From Discussion through Completed Work With Four Original Illustrations
Hays, H.R.  Poems 1933–67. San Francisco: Kayak, 1968. 8vo (16.2 cm, 6.4"). [2], 79, [1] pp.; illus. [with the same author's] Crisis. Menomie, WI: Ox Head Press, 1969. 16mo (16.2 cm, 6.4'). [14] pp.; illus.
$250.00
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Not Perfect butEvocative on Many Fronts
Hazlemore, Maximilian.  Domestic economy: Or, a complete system of English housekeeping ... also, the complete brewer ... likewise the family physician. London: J. Creswick & Co., 1794. 8vo. xxxii, 392 pp. (lacking pp. 331/32, 341–44, 357–62, & 365–84 ).
$350.00
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On a Most Ancient & Honourable CompanyPresentation Copy
Heath, John Benjamin.  Some account of the Worshipful Company of Grocers of the city of London. London: Privately printed, 1854. 8vo (26.8 cm, 10.55"). xvi, 580 pp.; 8 (1 fold.) plts.
$350.00
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Sutton's Hospital inCharterhouse
    & The FamousCharterhouse School
Herne, Samuel.   Domus carthusiana: Or an account of the most noble foundation of the charter-house near Smithfield in London. Both before and since the Reformation. London: Pr. by T.R. for Richard Marriott & Henry Brome, 1677. 8vo (18.2 cm, 7.2"). Frontis., [46], 287, [1] pp.; 2 plts.
$1500.00
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Early Editions of Two Titans, in Greek
Herodotus.  [two lines in Greek, romanized as ] Erodotou logoi ennea, oiper epikalountai mousai [then in Latin] Herodoti libri novem, qvibvs mvsarvm indita svnt nomina ... Basiliae: In officina Heruagiana, 1541 [colophon date]. Median folio (32.5 cm, 12.75"). [10] ff., 310 pp., [1] f. [bound with] Thucydides.  [three lines in Greek, romanized as ] Thoukydides meta scholion palaion kai pany ophelimon choris hon ho syngrapheus poly aneucheres esti [then in Latin] Thucydides cum scholiis et antiquis et utilibus sine quibus autor intellectu multum est difficilis. Accessit praeterea diligentia Ioachimi Camerarij, in castigando tum textu, tum commentarijs un[am] cum annotationibus eius. Stephanus Schirotius Pannonius lectori. Basileae: Ex officina Hervagiana, 1540. Median folio [12] ff., 225, [3], 177 [i.e., 178] pp., [2] ff.
$5750.00
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He Sent Copies of Two Scores
Hervé [i.e., Louis Auguste Florimond Ronger].  Autograph Note Signed (“Hervé’) to “Cher Docteur,” in French. Cernay prés Permont, Seine et Oise, France: 14 October 1880. 12mo (18 cm; 7"), 2 pp.
$100.00
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BLAIR Blazoned
Hill, John.  An account of the life and writings of Hugh Blair .... Philadelphia: James Humphreys, 1808. 8vo (21.7 cm, 8.5"). 229, [1 (blank)] pp.
$125.00

Master Violin Makers (Both Subjects & Authors)Equally Masterful Binders
Extraordinary Provenance
         
Hill, William Henry; Arthur F. Hill; Alfred Ebsworth Hill.   The violin-makers of the Guarneri family (1626–1762): Their life and work. London: William E. Hill & Sons, 1931. 4to (29.9 cm, 11.75"). xxxvii, [3], 181, [5] pp.; 58 plts., 2 fold. maps, illus.
$3250.00
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Written & Owned by Violinists
Hill, William Henry; Arthur F. Hill; Alfred Ebsworth Hill.  Antonio Stradivari his life and work (1644–1737). London: William E. Hill & Sons, 1902. Large 4to (30.1 cm, 11.875"). xvi, 303, [1] pp.; 30 plts.; illus.
$750.00
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A Stubborn Pig Is Rewarded with a Clean Sty & Good Food
History of the Little Dame Crump and her white pig. London: J.L. Marks, [ca. 1835-57?]. 12mo (17.5 cm, 6.875"). [8] ff.; illus.
$375.00
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College Sermons Presentation Copy
Hoffman, Charles Frederick.  Christ, the patron of all true education. New York: E. & J.B. Young & Co., 1893. 8vo. Frontis., [2], 209, [1] pp.
$100.00

Inscribed by Hoover
Hoover, J. Edgar.  Masters of deceit: The story of Communism in America and how to fight it. New York: Henry Holt, 1958. 8vo. x, 374 pp.
$250.00

A Delightful, Eye-Pleasing HoraceA Chromolithographic Tour de Force
Horatius Flaccus, Quintus.  The works of Quintus Horatius Flaccus illustrated chiefly from the remains of ancient art. London: John Murray, 1849. 8vo (22.5 cm, 8.8"). [6], 194, [6], 490, xiv pp.; 8 col. plts.
$550.00
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A Variation on One of Bodoni's Greatest Hits
Horatius Flaccus, Quintus.  Q. Horatii Flacci Opera. Parmae: Ex Regio Typographeo, 1793. 8vo (22.5 cm, 8.85"). [2], xxi, [1], 376 pp.
$1000.00
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One of the Great Catholic Leaders of His DayA Polish Statesman & Revered Bishop
Hosius, Stanislaus.  Opera omnia hactenus edita, in unum corpus collecta, ac nuperrimè ab ipso auctore recognita, & supra omnes alias editiones aucta, cura & opera Alemanii Fini Cremensis excusa. Adiunctae sunt praetereà Recantationes Fabiani Quadrantini, Braunsbergae in collegio societatis Iesu recitatae. Saluo in omnibus sanctae sedis Apostolicae iudicio. Venetiis: Apud Dominicum Nicolinum, 1573. Folio (33.3 cm, 13.11"). [24] pp., 193, [2], [194]–365, [13] ff.
$700.00
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    Narrow Escape!Dangerous Publication
     Surreptitiously Printed & a Pseudonym Used
Hotman, François.  De furoribus Gallicis, horrenda & indigna Amirallij Castillionei, nobilium atq[ue]; illustrium virorum caede, scelerata ac inaudita piorum strage passim edita per complures Galliae ciuitates, sine vllo discrimine generis, sexus, aetatis & conditionis hominum: vera & simplex narratio. Edimburgi [i.e., London: Printed by Henry Bynneman], 1573. 8vo (15.7 cm; 6.125"). CCXII [i.e., 212] pp.
$3250.00
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A Game with Forfeits, a Dictator, & Mirth
(Illustrated Rhyming Game).  The gaping, wide-mouthed, waddling frog: A new and entertaining game of questions and commands with proper directions for playing the game and crying forfeits: Embellished with thirteen coloured engravings. [London]: Republished by Field & Tuer, 1887. Small 8vo (18.5 cm, 7.25"). [4], iv, [7]-29, [2] pp., [4 (ads)] ff.; [1] plt., col. illus.
$145.00
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Sumptuously BoundFirst American Edition of Irving's FIRST HISTORICAL Work
Irving, Washington.  A history of the life and voyages of Christopher Columbus. New York: G. & C. Carvill, 1828. 8vo (22 cm; 8.625"). 3 vols. I: xvi, 399 pp., 1 folded map. II: viii, [1], 10–367. III: viii, [1], 14–419, [1] pp.
$850.00
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Irving's Tales ofNew York, Paris, Granada, Etc.
Irving, Washington.  Wolfert's roost and other papers, now first collected.  New York: G.P. Putnam & Co., 1855. 12mo (19.3 cm, 7.6"). Frontis., add. engr. t.-p., [2], [7]–383, [1], 12 (adv.) pp.
$200.00
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