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The Joys of:
Good Honest Farming, Living Debt-Free, & Raising Children
Bacheller, Irving.  Keeping up with Lizzie. New York & London: Harper & Brothers, 1911. 12mo (18 cm; 7"). [10], 157, [1] pp.; 12 plts.
$65.00
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Everything You Need toNegotiate” 1857
Blackie's literary and commercial almanac.  1857. Glasgow: Blackie & Son, [1856]. 16mo (8.1 cm; 3.25"). 95, [1] pp.
$95.00
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A Short Line RAILROAD IsProposed
Bridgeport Railroad Committee.  Broadside. Begins: Circular. To the Inhabitants of the Ousatonic Valley. Fellow Citizens: — The facilities ofr travel and transportation through the country increase the wealth and comfort of the community. Bridgeport : 30 January 1836. Folio (12.75"). 2 pp.
$200.00
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CanalFEVER
Carey, Mathew.  [drop title] Canal policy, no. I–III. Second edition. [Philadelphia, 1824]. 8vo (23.5 cm, 9.25"). 4, 8 pp. [bound with] Pennsylvania Society for the Promotion of Internal Improvements in the Commonwealth.  Philadelphia, Jan. 13, 1825. The subscribers, the acting committee of ... respectfully submit the following address on the subject of a canal to connect the waters of the Susquehannah with those of the Alleghany, to the consideration of their fellow citizens. [Philadelphia, 1825]. 8vo. 7, [1 (blank)] pp. [with] Carey, Mathew.  Fulton—no. IV. Canals and railways. [Philadelphia, 1825]. 8vo. 4 pp. [with] Carey, Mathew.  Canal policy — Fulton — no. V. [Philadelphia, 1825]. 8vo. 4 pp. [with] Carey, Mathew.  Fulton, no. VI. Internal improvement. [Harrisburg, 1825]. 8vo. 6, [2 (blank)] pp.
$650.00
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Early Days of a New York–BasedCUBAN Multi-Faceted Trading Empire
(Ceballos, Juan M.).  Collection of 26 autograph and letterpress letters and manuscripts sent to him. Havana, Paris, London, & elsewhere: 1855–56. 4to (approx. 27 cm; 10.5") and smaller. [36] pp. (including integral address leaves).
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“In the ALPS of America”
(Colorado Spa).  [cover title] Hotel Colorado. Glenwood Hot Springs, Colorado, in the heart of the Rocky Mountains. [Chicago: W.H. Hall, printing company, ca. 1900]. 8vo (22 cm; 8.5"). 24 pp., plus printed and illus. wrps.
$135.00
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Has Any Reader Ever Thought How Strange a Place
the World Would Be without Ships?
Cooke, Arthur Owens.  Ships and sea-faring. London: Thomas Nelson & Sons (incorporating T.C. & E.C. Jack)., [ca. 1920]. 12mo. viii, 121, [3] pp.; 48 plts.
$50.00
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Will He Get the Girl?   The Car Might Help!
Field, Edward Salisbury.  A six-cylinder courtship. New York: Grosset & Dunlap, © 1907. 8vo (20.4 cm, 8.1"). 130 pp.; 7 plts. (1 col.).
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The COOLEST Discoveries & Inventions
(French Boarding House Library Book).   Les découvertes les plus utiles et les plus célèbres: Agriculture - Navigation - Boussole - Ecriture - Papier - Imprimerie - Télégraphe - Poudre à canon - Paratonnerre - Verre - Lunettes - Téléscope - Microscope - Musique - Orgure - Peinture - Sculpture...Aérostats... Lille: L. Lefort, Imprimeur-Libraire, 1854. 8vo. [3 (1 blank)], frontis., [2], 5–190 pp., [1 (blank)] f.
$67.50
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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.
$150.00
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Counting to SixOne of65 Copies
Hill, Jennifer.  Overpass. Six drawings. [Florence, MA]: Kat Ran Press, 2001. Folio (35.8 cm, 14.2"). [6] pp.; 6 plts.
$175.00
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Economic Development throughBetter RoadsCUBA, 1795
Jáuregui, Juan Tomás de.  Memoria sobre proporcionar arbitrios para la construcción de caminos en esta jurisdicción. En La Havana: en la imprenta de Estevan Bolona, 1795. 4to (25 cm; 10"). 12 pp.
$4850.00
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Fly Fly!50 Copies Only
Koelewyn, Arie.  Paper airplanes 1911 and 1973. Philadelphia: Paper Airplane Press, 1977. 12mo. [1] f., 12 pp., [1] f.
$40.00
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A WASHINGTON THRILLER in aSigned Binding
Lewis, Alfred Henry.  The president. New York: A.S. Barnes & Co., 1904. 8vo (19.2 cm, 7.5"). ix, [1], 514, [4 (adv.)] pp.; 8 plts.
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Armstrong Binding Popular Illustrator The Horses Get the Last Word
MacGrath, Harold.  The man on the box. Indianapolis: Bobbs-Merrill Co., (1904). 8vo (19.2 cm, 7.55"). Frontis., [12], 361, [1] pp.; 6 plts.
$80.00
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California, New Mexico, & Galveston
Mexico.  Secretaría de Hacienda (authored by José Ignacio Esteva).   Memoria sobre el estado de la hacienda publica, leida en la Camara de diputados el 13 de enero y en la de Senadores el 16 del mismo, por el ministro respectivo. Mexico: Imprenta del Supremo Gobierno, 1826. Folio (29 cm; 11.25"). [1] f., 82 pp., [2] f., 93 tables (some fold.), [4] tables, p. 83.
$450.00
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Departures Were atFour A.M.
Murphy Hermanos.  Broadside. Begins, “Diligencia americana de Durango a Zacatecas.” Durango: Imp. del Gobierno, 1868. Folio (30.5 cm; 12"). [1] p.
$450.00
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Correct Information on the Subject of RAILWAYS
Pennsylvania Society for the Promotion of Internal Improvements in the Commonwealth.  [drop title] Philadelphia, Feb. 25, 1825. Railways. [Philadelphia, 1825]. 8vo (23.3 cm, 9.2"). 6, [2 (blank)] pp.; illus.
$330.00
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Activist PHILADELPHIANS (Mostly)A Civic Society’s Constitution
Pennsylvania Society for the Promotion of Internal Improvements in the Commonwealth.  [drop title] Constitution of the Pennsylvania Society for the Promotion of Internal Improvements in the Commonwealth. [Philadelphia, 1824]. 8vo (23.3 cm, 9.2"). 4 pp.
$330.00
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High Hopes, Then Lost Investments
Ramírez, José Fernando.  Memoria instructiva de los derechos y justas causas que tiene el gobierno de los Estados-Unidos Mexicanos, para no reconocer ni la subsistencia del privilegio concedido á Don José Garay para abrir una vía de comunicación entre dos océanos Atlántico y Pacífico por el istmo de Tehuantepec, ni la legitimidad de la cesión que aquel hizo del mismo privilegio á ciudadanos de los Estados-Unidos de la América del Norte. La pública el Ministro de Relaciones. Mexico: Tipografia de Vicente G. Torres, 1852. 8vo (22 cm; 8.75"). 39 pp.
$975.00
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An Insider's View:  Spain's Postal System
Rodríguez de Campomanes, Pedro.  Itinerario de las carreras de posta de dentro, y fuera del reyno. Madrid: Antonio Perez de Soto, 1761. 8vo (15.4 cm, 6.1"). Frontis., [14], xcviii, [2], 312, [2], 76 pp. (map lacking).
$800.00
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American WINE & More 1867
United States.  Department of Agriculture.  Report of the Commissioner of Agriculture for the year 1867. Washington: Government Printing Office, 1868. 8vo (23.5 cm; 9.25"). xix, [1], 512 pp., XXXVII plates; illus.
$225.00
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A Popular 19th-Century Guidebook forTraveling in New York
Vandewater, Robert J.  The tourist, or pocket manual for travellers on the Hudson River, the western canal, and stage road, to Niagara Falls. Comprising also the routes to Lebanon, Ballston, and Saratoga Springs. New York: Ludwig & Tolefree, 1831. 16mo (14.7 cm, 5.875"). 69, [7] pp., large folding map.
$350.00
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Artists Have Painted Them, SONGS Have Been Composed aboutThem”
Weber, Francis J.  The cable cars. San Fernando, CA: Junípero Serra Press, 1984. Miniature (4.5 cm, 1.8'”). [4], 18, [4] pp.
$75.00
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“To Write or Speak the Epilogue after Any Great & Grand Drama Is
by No Means an Easy Task
Whewell, William; Henry T. De la Beche; & Others.  Lectures on the results of the Exhibition, delivered before the Society of Arts, Manufacturers, and Commerce, at the suggestion of H.R.H. Prince Albert, president of the society. Philadelphia: Reprinted by A. Hart, late Cary & Hart (Printed by T.K. & P.G. Collins), 1852. 12mo (17.9 cm; 7"). [2], 463 pp.
$150.00
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Early American Science in Aid ofNAVIGATIONPresentation Copy
Williams, Jonathan.  Thermometrical navigation. Being a series of experiments and observations tending to prove that ascertaining the relative heat of the sea-water from time to time, the passage of a ship through the Gulph [sic] Stream, and from deep water into soundings, may be discovered in time to avoid danger, although (owing to tempestuous weather) it may be impossible to heave the lead or observe the heavenly bodies. Extracted from the American Philosophical Transactions, vol. 2 & 3, with additions and improvements. Philadelphia: Printed and sold by R. Aitken, 1799. 8vo (23 cm; 8.9"). xii, 98 pp., [2] ff., [1] fold. engr. map.
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The Golden Pavilion of Jehol, Etc.
(World's Fair).  Four octagonal metallic foil trivets from theChicago Century of Progress fair. [Chicago: 1933]. Largest: 16.6 x 24.7 cm; smallest: 13.5 x 13.5 cm.
$75.00
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