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When Undergrads Could Understand & Translate Demotic
When It Could Seem Sensible to Them to Produce a WHOLE BOOK by Lithography
  . . . *&* with CHROMOLITHOGRAPHY Plentifully Present . . .
(A LANDMARK).  University of Pennsylvania.   Philomathean Society (Henry Morton, Charles R. Hale, Samuel Huntington Jones).   Report of the committee appointed by the Philomathean Society of the University of Pennsylvania to translate the inscription on the Rosetta Stone. [Philadelphia: The Philomathean Society], copyright 1859. Small 4to (23 cm; 9"). 152 pp., [4] ff., 6 plates. [also bound in] Catalogue of members of the Philomathean Society ... Philadelphia: Ringwalt & Co, 1859. Small 4to. 24 pp.; and tipped-in lithographed copyright notice.
$950.00
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20th-Century Fine-Press Printing . . .
of a 16th-Century Edition . . .
    of an Ancient Greek Romance . . .
Achilles Tatius.  The loves of Clitophon and Leucippe translated from the Greek of Achilles Tatius by William Burton reprinted for the first time from a copy now unique. New York: Bernard Guilbert Guerney, 1923. Folio (30.5 cm, 12"). xxxi, [9], 152, [6] pp.
$175.00
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A PERUVIAN INCUNABLEIn Spanish, Quechua, & Aymara from
the Press ofAntonio Ricardo, primer impressor en estos Reynos del Piru
Acosta, José de; Juan de Atienza (attrib. authors).  Tercero cathecismo y exposicion de la doctrina christiana, por sermones. Para que los curas y otros ministros prediquen y enseñen a los Yndios y a las demas personas. Impresso ... en la Ciudad delos Reyes [i.e., Lima]: Por Antonio Ricardo, 1585. Small 4to in 8s (20.5 cm; 8.125"). [7 of 8], 215 ff., lacking title-leaf (supplied in facsimile) & final blank; 13 ff. supplied from another, shorter, copy.
$50,000.00
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Sappho & Anacreon Their Lyrics in German
Anacreon & Sappho; Karl Wilhelm Ramler, trans.  Anakreons auserlesene Oden, und die zwey noch übrigen Oden der Sappho. Berlin: Joh. Dan. Sander, 1801. 8vo (15.9 cm, 6.25"). Engr. t.-p., vi, [2], 175, [1] pp.
[SOLD]
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Tales for the Ageless: ILLUSTRATED Fairy Tales,
Fables, Allegories, & Legends
Andersen, Hans Christian; Nathaniel Hawthorne; Charles Perrault; et al.   Aladdin and the wonderful lamp. Joseph and his brothers. The three bears. The ugly duckling. The sleeping beauty in the wood. The tale of Ali Baba and the forty thieves. Bluebeard. Hansel and Gretel. Jack and the beanstalk. The emperor's new clothes. Pandora's box. King Midas and the golden touch. Beauty and the beast. Dick Whittington and his cat. St. George and the dragon. New York: The Limited Editions Club, 1949-1952. 8vo (31 cm, 12.1"). 15 vols. Illus.
$850.00
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A Merrie Crew?
Angelique, Pierre [pseud. of Georges Bataille].  A tale of satisfied desire. Paris: The Olympia Press, July 1953. 8vo (18.3 cm, 7.2"). 105, [5] pp.
$1000.00
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A SADNESS / AN OPPORTUNITY / A BARGAIN?
PRB&M has been the sole U.S. agent for sale of these beautiful books since they were issued;
we are now down to the last few available, most of which alas! suffered a shipping accident that “bunged” their corners.
The printer has proposed that these be offered to
BUSTED BIBLIOPHILES at the reduced price shown . . .
The BALLAD of Gawain Illustrated & Beautifully Printed
Anonymous.  Sir Gawain and the Green Knight.  Tacambaro, Michoacan, Mexico: Taller Martin Pescador, 2013. Folio.
Regular issue: $450.00   [2 REMAINING COPIES ONLY, IN PERFECT CONDITION]
Regular issue: $450.00        [4 “BUMPED” COPIES REMAINING - NOW 40% off - $270.00 EACH]
Deluxe issue: $1050.00   [SOLD OUT]

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The ONLY Ancient Roman Novel in Latin to Survive in Its Entirety
Bound as Appropriate!
Apuleius, Lucius.  The golden ass. New York: Limited Editions Club, 1932. 8vo (26.1 cm, 10.25"). [2], xiii, [5], 392, [2] pp.; illus.
[SOLD]
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UNexpurgated by the Mexican Inquisition
  MS Notes in NAHUATL in Addition
Avila, Francisco de.  Arte de la lengua mexicana, breves platicas de los mysterios de n. santa fee catholica, y otras para exortacion de su obligacion a los indios. Mexico: Por los herederos de la Viuda de Miguel de Ribera Calderon, 1717. 12mo. [13], 36, [1] ff.
$9975.00
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A Classic Spanish Text LatinizedAn Elaborately Tooled German Binding
Azpilcueta, Martín de.  Enchiridion siue Manuale confessariorum et poenitentium. Agrippinae: [no publisher], 1579. 8vo (18 cm; 7.125"). [8], 641, [43] ff.
$450.00
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Bacon onNATURE
Bacon, Francis.  Sylva sylvarum, sive historia naturalis, in decem centurias distributa. Lug. Batavor.: Apud Franciscum Hackium, 1648. 12mo (12.9 cm, 5.1"). Add. engr. t.-p., [34], 612, [48], 87, [1] pp.
$700.00
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Limited to 200 CopiesA Polyglot “Song of Moses”
Bargès, Jean Joseph Léandre.  Notice sur deux fragments d'un Pentateuque hébreu-samaritain rapportés de la Palestine par M. le sénateur F. de Saulcy. Paris: Imprimerie Polyglotte Édouard Blot, 1865. 8vo (24.5 cm, 9.6"). [6], 91, [1] pp.; 1 fold. plt.
$750.00
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ENGLISH ScanderbegWith a Spenser Sonnet (1596)
Barleti, Marin.  The historie of George Castriot, surnamed Scanderbeg, King of Albanie. London: William Ponsonby (pr. by R. Field), 1596. Folio (28.8 cm, 11.3"). [14], 498, [18] pp.
[SOLD]
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Anacharsis in English Anything But Dry!
[Barthelemy, Jean-Jacques].  Travels of Anacharsis the younger in Greece. During the middle of the fourth century, before the Christian æra.... The first American edition. Philadelphia: Pr. by Bartholomew Graves and William McLaughlin for Jacob Johnson & Co., 1804. 8vo signed in 4s (22 cm, 8.625"). Vol. I: xviii, 419, [1 (blank)] pp.; fold. map; II: [1] f., iii, [1 (blank)], 403, [1 (blank)] pp.; III: vii, [1 (blank)], 463, [1 (blank)] pp. (lacking half-title); IV: vii, [1 (blank)], 496 pp. (lacking half-title).
$750.00
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In the MASSACHUSET Language, 1686Translated by Eliot of Bible Fame
Bayly, Lewis.  Manitowompae Pomantamoonk: Sampwshanau Christianoh Uttoh woh an Pomantog Wnssikkitteahonat. Cambridge [MA]: Printed [by Samuel Green] for the Right Honerable [sic] Corperation [sic] in London for the Gospelizing the Indins [sic], in New-England, 1685 [i.e., 1686]. Small 8vo (14.2 cm; 5.5"). 2 leaves only, pp. 99–101.
[SOLD]
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DetailedDETAILED!
Bergström, Ingvar.  Dutch still-life painting in the seventeenth century. New York: Thomas Yoseloff Inc., 1956. 8vo. xix, [1], 330 pp.; illus.
$285.00

Authorship in QuestionElizabeth Allde's Printing, NOT
Bernardus Claraevallensis (Bernard, of Clairvaux, Saint).   Saint Bernard his meditations, or, sighes, sobbes, and teares upon Our Saviours passion, in memoriall of his death; also his motives to mortification, with other meditations. London: Printed by E[lizabeth] A[llde] for Robert Allot, 1631–32. 12mo (14 cm; 5.5"). 2 parts in 1 vol. I: [7] ff., 439, [1] pp. (p. [440] blank); II .[3] ff., 243, [3] pp. (pp. [244–[46] blank; numbers 127–36 omitted in the sequence).
$1500.00
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New Chemistry, Practical ApplicationIllustrations
Berthollet, Claude- Louis, & Amédée B. Berthollet.  Elements of the art of dyeing; with a description of the art of bleaching by oxymuriatic acid. London: Pr. for Thomas Tegg; Simpkin & Marshall; R. Griffin & Co., Glasgow; & J. Cumming, Dublin, 1824. 8vo (23.2 cm; 9.125"). 2 vols. I: xxvii, [1(blank)], 408 pp., 7 plts. (2 fold.). II: vii, [1 (blank), 453 pp., 2 fold. plts.
$500.00
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8th-Century Spanish Settlers in theYucatan!
Opera veramente molto curiosa, & dilettevole” for Italian Readers, 1556
Beuter, Pere Antoni.  Cronica generale d'Hispagna, et del regno di Valenza. Nella quale si trattano gli avenimenti, & guerre, che dal diluvio di Noe insino al tempo del re Don Giaime d'Aragona, che acquistò Valenza in Spagna si seguitarono: insieme con l'origine delle città, terre & luoghi piu notabili di quella, & di tutte de nationi, & popoli del mondo: opera veramente molto curiosa, & dilettevole. In Vinegia: appresso Gabriel Giolito de' Ferrari, 1556. Small 8vo (15.5 cm; 6.125"). [38] ff., 533, [3] pp., map.
$1275.00
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Interesting & Illustrated Metallurgy / FIREWORKS!
Biringucci, Vannoccio.  The pirotechnia of Vannoccio Biringuccio. New York: Basic Books, 1959. Small folio. 477 pp.
$60.00
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Lovely French PrintingGORGEOUS! French Binding
Boileau Despréaux, Nicolas.  Œuvres diverses du Sieur D*** avec le traité du sublime ou du merveilleux dans le discours, traduit du Grec de Longin. Paris: Claude Barbin (pr. by Denys Thierry), 1674. 4to (25.3 cm, 10"). π2A–R4S8T–Y4Z1*4a2-4b–o4; Frontis., [4], 178, [12], [3]–102, [10 (index & colophon)] pp., 1 plt.
$4000.00
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NOT Just Your Usual Languages
Bopp, Franz.  A comparative grammar of the Sanskrit, Zend, Greek, Latin, Lithuanian, Gothic, German, and Sclavonic languages ... second edition. London & Edinburgh: Williams & Norgate; New York: B. Westermann & Co., 1860. 8vo (22.2 cm, 8.75"). 3 vols. in 1. [8], xvi, 456, [2], [457]–952, [2], [953]–1462, [2] pp.
$500.00
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The Ancient CatacombsIllustrated
Bosio, Antonio; Paolo Aringhi, trans. & ed.  Roma subterranea novissima, in qua antiqua christianorum et praecipue martyrum coemeteria, tituli, monimenta, epitaphia, inscriptiones, ac nobiliora sanctorum sepulchra... Arnhemiae: Apud Joan. Fridericum Hagium, 1671. 12mo (13.3 cm, 5.25"). Add. engr. t.-p., [22], 630, [30 (index)] pp.; 41 fold. plts., 11 plts.
$1250.00
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Russian Poets for Boston's Pleasure One Reader
  Was Sometimes Pleased & Sometimes Horrified
Bowring, John, trans.  Specimens of the Russian poets; with preliminary remarks and biographical notices. Boston: Cummings & Hilliard (Hilliard & Metcalf, printers), 1822. 12mo. xxxii, 240 pp.
$150.00
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Mr. Brecht, Bring Down This “Fourth Wall”
Brecht, Bertolt.  The threepenny opera.  New York: The Limited Editions Club, 1982. Folio (28.4 cm, 11.2"). 155, [3] pp.; illus.
$125.00
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Aristotle Said MELANCHOLY MEN of All Others Are MOST WITTY
Burton, Robert.  The anatomy of melancholy. New York: George H. Doran Co., copyright 1927. 8vo (24 cm; 9.5"). 2 vols. I: xix, [1], 487, [1] pp., [1] f., 1 plt. II: Frontis., [2] ff., pp. 491–1033, [1] p., [1] f.
$100.00
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Standard Hebrew Dictionary
Buxtorf, Johann, the elder.  Lexicon chaldaicum, talmudicum et rabbinicum, nunc primum in lucem editum a Johanne Buxtorfio Filio.... Basel: Sumptibus et typis Ludovici König, 1640. Very large folio (36 cm, 14.2"). Frontis., pl., [6] ff., 2680 cols., [32] ff.
$950.00
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