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A.K.A. Four Poems”Hamady's Calligraphic Inscription
Olson, Toby.  Three & one. Mt. Horeb, WI: Perishable Press, 1976. 16mo (13.3 cm, 5.25"). [16] pp.; illus.
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The Venerable HistoryCOMPLETE
(OXFORD).  Peshall (or Pechell), John.  The history of the University of Oxford, to the death of William the Conqueror. Oxford: 1772. 8vo (21.5 cm, 8.5"). [2], 32, [6] pp. [with his] The history of the University of Oxford, from the death of William the Conqueror, to the demise of Queen Elizabeth. Oxford: Pr. by W. Jackson & J. Lister for J. & F. Rivington, 1773. 4to (27.3 cm, 10.75"). [4], 264, [2] pp.
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Your Very Affectionate, Louis N. Parker”Autobiography with Signed Letter
Parker, Louis N.  Several of my lives. London: Chapman & Hall, 1928. 8vo (22.7 cm, 8.875"). viii, 312 pp.; 32 plts.
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Recusant Choler &Taking Edward Coke to Task
[Parsons, Robert].  A quiet and sober reckoning with M. Thomas Morton somewhat set in choler by his aduersary P.R. concerning certaine imputations of wilfull falsities obiected to the said T.M. in a treatise of P.R. intituled Of Mitigation. [St. Omer: English College Press], 1609. 4to (17.8 cm; 7"). [20] ff., 688 pp., [8] ff.
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The Provincial Letters
Pascal, Blaise.  Les provinciales, ou lettres ecrites par Louis de Montalte a un provincial de ses amis, et aux R.R. P.P. Jesuites sur la morale & la politique de ces Peres ... Nouvelle edition, revue, corrigée & augmentée. Amsterdam: Aux depens de la Compagnie, 1734; Cologne: Pierre de la Vallée, 1739. 12mo (15.8 cm, 6.25"). 4 vols. I: Frontis., [14], 404 pp. II: Frontis., [10], 378 pp. III: Frontis., [10], 372 pp. IV: [8], 539, [13] pp.
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Future Punishment TheologywithReference to the Americas!
Patuzzi, Giovanni Vincenzo.  De futuro impiorum statu libri tres ubi advers. deistas, nuperos Origenistas, Socinianos, aliosq; novatores Ecclesiae Catholicae doctrina de poenarum inferni veritate qualitate et aeternitate asseritur et illustratur. [Verona]: Typis Seminarii Veronensis, 1748. Folio (31.7 cm; 12.5"). [16], XXIV, 405 pp. Lacks final blank (only).
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Sirs Substantive & Pronoun, Corporal Syllable,
& of Course Captain Word
. . .
[Peacock, Thomas Love].  Sir Hornbook, or, Childe Launcelot's expedition. A grammatico-allegorical ballad. London: Joseph Cundall, 1843. 16mo (16 cm, 6.125"). 28, 3, [5] pp.; 8 col. plts.
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A Master Rhetorician ofthe New World ENLIGHTENMENT
Peralta Barnuevo Rocha y Benavides, Pedro de.  Passion y triumpho de Christo. Dividida en diez oraciones, que comienzan desde el mysterio de la oración del huerto hasta el de la ascension del Señor. Lima: En la imprenta que està extra muros de Santa Cathalina, 1738. 4to (20.5 cm; 8"). [108], 216, 196–99, [8], 229–326 pp.
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Two Classic Works in NahuatlIssued & Bound TOGETHER
(Wonderful Provenance)
Pérez, Manuel.  Farol indiano, y guia de curas de indios. [bound and issued with] Arte de el idioma mexicano. Mexico: por Francisco de Rivera Calderon, 1713. 8vo. I: [24] ff., 192 pp., [2] ff. II: [8] ff., 80 pp., [2] ff.
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One of the Most Famous Satires ofALLTIME
Petronius Arbiter, Gaius.  The works of Petronius Arbiter, translated by several hands. With a key by a person of honour, and also his life and character. London: Pr. for Sam. Briscoe (colophon: Pr. for George Strahan), 1713. 8vo (19.6 cm, 7.75"). [16], x, [6], 111, [3], 111–360, [8] pp.; 11 plts. (lacking add. engr. t.-p.).
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The Father of The Father of American Surgery”
Nails Down a Land Deal
Physick, Edmund.  Manuscript Document Signed. Philadelphia: 15 September 1773. Oblong 12mo (3" x 7.75). 1 p.
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Pimentel, Francisco.  Historia critica de la literatura y de las ciencias en Mexico. Mexico: Libreria de la Enseñanza, 1883. 8vo. 736 pp.

Anthologia Graeca AldinaBeautiful Copy with Excellent Provenance
Planudes, Maximus, comp.  [First five lines in Greek transliterated as] Anthologia diaphoron epigrammaton, archaiois suntetheimenon sophois, epi diaphorois hypothesesin, eis hepta tmemata dieremene. [then in Latin] Florilegium diversorum epigrammatum in septem libros distinctum, diligenti castigatione emendatum. Cui nonnulla nuper inventa in fine adiecta sunt, una cum indice tam rerum, guam auctorum copiosissimo. Venetiis: Apud Aldi filios, 1550–51. Small 8vo (16.5 cm, 6.5"). 288, [12] ff.
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An Irish PlutarchIllustrated
Plutarch.  Plutarch's lives, in six volumes: Translated from the Greek, with notes, explanatory and critical, from Dacier and others. Dublin: J. Williams, 1769. 8vo (20.6 cm, 8.15"). 2 vols. (of 6). I: Frontis., vii, [17], xiii–lxiv, 382 pp.; illus. II: 468 pp.; illus.
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Turning-Point in the Ignatian Controvery:  The Rejection of the Longer Greek Recension
Polycarp, Saint, Bp. of Smyrna; & Ignatius, Saint, Bp. of Antioch.   Polycarpi et Ignatii epistolae: una cum vetere vulgata interpretatione Latina, ex trium manuscriptorum codicum collatione, integritati suae restituta. Accessit & Ignatianarum epistolarum versio antiqua alia, ex duobus manuscriptis in Anglia repertis, nunc primum in lucem edita. Quibus praefixa est, non de Ignatii solum & Polycarpi scriptis, sed etiam de apostolicis constitutionibus & canonibus Clementi Romano tributis. Oxoniae: Excudebat Leonardus Lichfield Academiae Typographus, 1644. 4to (21.5 cm; 8.5"). cxlvi, [1], 243, [2], 53 pp.
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The War of the Seven Reductions & Other Matters
Pombal, Sebastião José de Carvalho e Melo, Marquês de.   Commentarius de republica in America lusitana, atque hispana a' Jesuitis instituta belloque ab his cum Hispaniae, lusitaniaeque exercitibus gesto, ex iis quae asservantur in secretioribus conclavibus legatorum, qui cum plena regum potestate negotia huc pertinentia en America administrabant, aliisque instrumentis certae auctoritatis concinnatus. [Lisbon: No publisher/printer, 1760]. 16mo (15 cm; 5.875"). [1] f., 77, [1] pp.
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Avoid Decayed,” Fraudulent, or Misguided MEDICINES
byStudying the Genuine Articles
Pomet, Pierre.  A compleat history of druggs, written in French by Monsieur Pomet, chief druggist to the present French King; to which is added what is further observable on the same subject, from Messrs. Lemery, and Tournefort, divided into three classes, vegetable, animal and minera ... London: Pr. for R. Bonwicke, William Freeman, Timothy Goodwin, et al., 1712. 4to (22.5 cm, 8.9"). 2 parts in 1 vol. [8] ff., 420 (i.e., 440) pp., [6] ff.; 86 plts.
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MapsFirst Edition
Pons, François Raymond Joseph de. Voyage à la partie orientale de la Terre-Ferme, dans l'Amérique Méridionale, fait pendant les années 1801, 1802, 1803 et 1804: contenant la description de la capitainerie générale de Carácas.... Paris: Chez Colnet, F. Buisson, and others, 1806. 8vo (20 cm, 7.875"). 3 vols. I: [2] ff., 358 pp.; foldout map. II: [2] ff., 469, [1 (blank)] pp. III: [2] ff., 362 pp.; 3 foldout maps.
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WORLD MYTHOLOGY8 Vols. & Thousands of Entries
Pozzoli, Giovanni; Felice Romani; Antonio Peracchi, et al.  Dizionario storico-mitologico di tutti i popoli del mondo. Livorno: Stamperia Vignozzi, 1824–28. 8 vols. 8vo (21 cm, 8.25"). I: 580 pp. II: 581–1163, [1] pp. (pp. 1057–64 repeated in place of pp. 1065–72). III: [1165]–1708 pp. (pagination 1551–52 repeated, 1687–88 skipped). IV: [1709]–2342 pp. V: 2351–3086 pp. (pagination skips 2519–26). VI: 3087–3855 pp. (pagination skips 3407–08). VII: 576 pp. VIII: 577–1074 pp.
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He Wrote More than Histories! 
  (Some Readers Wrote in His Margins!)
Prescott, William Hickling.  Biographical and critical miscellanies. New York: Harper & Brothers, 1845. Sm 4to (24.1 cm; 9.5"). Frontis., [5] ff., 638 pp.
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Speaking toTRANSLATIONS of His Mexico
Prescott, William H.  Letter Signed to Theodore S. Fay. [Boston: ca. 1848]. Oblong 12mo ( 6.5" x 7.75"). 2 pp.
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American Gift Book for aForeign Audience
Presente a las damas.   Filadelphia: Carey, Lea, & Carey, 1829. 8vo (19.3 cm, 7.55"). Engr. presentation f., [4] pp., 32 ff.; 32 plts.
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THACKERAY Admired These Most Charmingly Humorous
of English Lyrical Poems”

   Some Fellow-ADMIRER Had
THIS Set Bound
Prior, Matthew.  The poetical works...: Now first collected, with explanatory notes, and memoirs of the author, in two volumes. London: Pr. for W. Strahan, T. Payne, J. Rivington, et al., 1779. 8vo (19.4 cm, 7.6"). I: xvi, xxviii, 420 pp.; 1 plt. II: [2] ff., xvi, 287, [1 (errata)] pp.
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Dutch Prize
Propertius, Sextus.  Sex. Aurelii Propertii elegiarum libri IV. Trajecti ad Rhenum: Barth. Wild, 1780. 4to (26.3 cm, 10.4"). [10], xiv, [2], 990 (i.e., 996; pagination repeats 627–32), [2] pp.

Another Successful Step in the Exploration of Inner Asia”
Przheval’skii (Prejevalsky), Nikolai Mikhailovich; E. Delmar Morgan, trans.  From Kulja, across the Tian Shan to Lob-Nor. London: Sampson Low, Marston, Searle, & Rivington, 1879. 8vo (22.8 cm, 9"). xii, 251, 32 pp.; 2 maps.
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A Landmark ofSpanish GastronomyAuthor's Copy
Puga y Parga, Manuel M. [a.k.a. Picadillo].  La cocina práctica. La Coruña: Litografía e Imprenta Roel, [1920]. 8vo (21.8 cm, 8.6"). xvi, 511, [1] pp.
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AND If You Read this Book to Methe Raree Show You Then Will See”
“Puzzlecap, Peter” [pseud.], comp.  Gammer Gurton's garland of nursery songs, and Toby Tickle's collection of riddles. Glasgow: Lumsden & Son, [1815–1820?]. Near miniature (10 cm, 3.875"). 32 pp.; illus.
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TWO Responses toAnthony Collins
Pycroft, Samuel.   A brief enquiry into free-thinking in matters of religion; and some pretended obstructions to it ... Cambridge: Pr. at the University Press for Edmund Jeffery & Jonah Bowyer, 1713. 8vo (19.8 cm, 7.75"). [2], 150, [2 (errata)] pp. (lacking half-title). [bound with] Addenbrooke, John.  A short essay upon free-thinking. London: Jonah Bowyer, 1714. 8vo. [8], 16 pp.
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