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Polenta before It Was Made withTurkey Wheat”
& Woodcuts from theMoretus Press
Gerard, John.  The herball, or, General historie of plantes. London: Printed by Adam Islip, Joice Norton & Richard Whitakers, 1636. Large folio (35.5 cm; 14"). [19 of 20] ff., 1630 [i.e., 1634] pp., [24 of 25] ff. (without the initial and final blank leaves).
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Whatever You Do, Junior, Don't Blow Up the House
Grotz, Christopher.  The art of making fireworks, detonating balls, &c. New York: Printed & published by S[olomon] King, 386 Broadway, 1822. 12mo (18 cm, 7"). 26 pp.
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Expanding the Imagination & Bringing Science to the Masses
Heinlein, Robert; Urusula LeGuin; Isaac Asimov; Harry Harrison; & many others.  Large collection of science fiction & fantasy. Various places: Various publishers, ca. 1952–2000. 12mos. Approx. 500 vols. (some dupes).
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Making America'sDrawbridges BETTER
Herschel, Clemens.  Continuous, revolving drawbridges: the principles of their construction and the calculation of the strains in them. With more especial reference to the designing of continuous panel girders of this description. Boston: Little, Brown & Co., 1875. 8vo (24 cm; 8.5"). 54 pp., x leaves of plates (9 fold.). Illus.
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An Enlightening German VolksbuchHeavily Illustrated
Honorius Augustodunensis, commonly known as Honorius of Autun.   M. Elucidarius. Von allerhand Geschöpffen Gottes, den Engeln, den himmeln Gestirn, Planeten, und wie alle Creaturen geschaffen seind auff Erden. Franckfort am Mayn: Christ[ian] Egen[olffs] Erden [colophon: Adam Loniceri, Johannis Cnipii, Andronici secundi doctorum & Pauli Steinmeyers], 1584. 4to (19 cm, 7.5"). [98] pp.; 2 double-sided plts., illus.
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ToAmputate or Not?
Hooper, Robert.  The surgeon's vade-mecum: containing the symptoms, causes, diagnosis, prognosis and treatment of surgical diseases. Accompanied by the modern and approved methods of operating, select formulae of prescriptions, Latin and English, and a glossary of terms. Albany: Pub. & sold by E.F. Backus...; E. & E. Hosford, printers, © 1813. 12mo. xviii, 275, [1 (blank)] pp., [5] ff.
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Tom's Journey from Chimney-Sweep toGreat Man of Science”
Kingsley, Charles; A.E. Jackson, illus.  The water babies. London: Humphrey Milford, Oxford University Press (pr. by R. Clay & Sons, Ltd.), 1920. 8vo (23.9 cm, 9.4"). 252 pp.; 16 col. plts.
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Kinsey, Alfred. C.; Wardell B. Pomeroy; & Clyde E. Martin.  Sexual behavior in the human male. Philadelphia & London: W. B. Saunders Co., 1948. 8vo. xv, [1], 804 pp.

Anti-Lamarckian Natural Theology Illustrated
Kirby, William.  On the power, wisdom and goodness of God, as manifested in the creation of animals, and in their history, habits and instincts. Philadelphia: Carey, Lea & Blanchard, 1836. 8vo (22.5 cm, 8.8"). lxxii, 519, [1], [4 (adv.)] pp.; 20 plts.
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At Least It'sNOT Eye of Newt
Langham, William.  The garden of health: containing the sundry rare and hidden vertues and properties of all kindes of simples and plants. Together with the manner how they are to bee used and applyed in medicine for the health of mans body, against divers diseases and infirmities most common amongst men. London: Printed by Thomas Harper, 1633. 4to in 8s (19 cm; 7.5"). [4] ff., 702 pp., [33] ff.
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The Secret Is in Their EyesFive Volumes as Here BoundHundreds of Engravings
Including the work of Fuseli & Blake
Lavater, John Caspar.  Essays on physiognomy, designed to promote the knowledge and the love of mankind ... illustrated by more than eight hundred engravings accurately copied; and some duplicates added from originals. London: Printed for John Murray, No. 32, Fleet-Street; H. Hunter, D.D. Charles's-Square; and T. Holloway, No. 11, Bache's-Row, Hoxton, 1789–98. 4to in 2's (34.1 cm, 13.4"). 3 vols. in 5. I: [11] ff., iv, [10], 281 pp. (i.e., 285); 15 plates. II, part 1: xii, 238 pp.; 45 plates. II, part 2: [3] ff., pp. [239]–444; 47 plates. III, pt. 1: xii, 252 pp.; 25 plates. III, pt. 2: [3] ff., pp. 253-437 (i.e., 181 pp.), [9] pp.; 42 plates.
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L’homme fossile en Europe”
Le Hon, Henri Sébastien.  L’homme fossile en Europe son industrie, ses moeurs, ses oeuvres d’art ... cinquième édition avec une notice biographique .... Paris: J. Baudry, 1878. 8vo (22.5 cm, 8.9"). Frontis., viii, 487, [1] pp.; 3 plts.

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