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German-American CATHOLIC Personal DevotionsAn EXTENDED Manuscript
Fraktur RubricsPennsylvania Dutch” Embellishments
Kary, Simon.  Manuscript on paper, in German, transcribed as: [one or two words blotted and unclear, then] sich befinden in Andachtübung Gott deß Morgens, und Abends, bey den Heiligen Meß, Beicht und Kommunion Gebettern zu sprechen. Wie auch unterschiedliche Getbetter zu Christo, und Maria, auf die fürnehmsten FestTage deß Jahrs. Und auch Gebetter zu dem Heiligen Gottes zu finden sein. Zu grössern Ehr und Seelen Trost. Geschrieben worden von dem Simon Kary im Jahr 1799. [i.e., Catholic prayer book]. No place [Pennsylvania]: 1799. 12mo (16.3 cm, 6.4"). [2], 136 pp.
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EducatingGerman-American Boys & Girls in 1809
Kleine Erzählungen über ein Buch mit Kupfern: oder Leicht Geschichte für Kinder. Philadelphia: Gedruckt [beyJacob Meyer] für Johnson und Warner, 1809. 24mo (14 cm; 5.5"). [22] ff., illus.
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A Dutch Count's Private Meditationsfor 1813 New Yorkers
Kniphuysen Nienvort, George William, Count of.  Prayers and meditations, composed in the French language in the year 1693 ... translated by an American. New York: T. & J. Swords, 1813. 12mo (14.5 cm, 5.7"). 105, [1] pp.
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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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A Southerner Calls forABOLITION in 1767
[Lee, Arthur]. [drop-title] Extract from an address in the Virginia Gazette, of March 19, 1767. [Philadelphia?: Pr. by Joseph Crukshank?, 1780?]. Small 12mo. 4 pp.
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León Pinelo, Antonio de.  Epítome de la bibliotheca oriental, y occidental, nautica, y geográfica ... Añadido y enmendado nuevamente en que se contienen los escritores de las Indias orientales, y occidentales, y reinos convecinos China, Tartaria, Japón, Persia, Armenia, Etiopia y otras partes. Madrid: En la oficina de Francisco Martinez Abad, 1737–38. Folio (30 cm; 11.75"). 3 vols. I: [71], [135], [27] ff. II: [221] ff. III: 202 pp.
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“A Short & Easy Method with theDeists
Leslie, Charles. A short and easy method with the deists: wherein the certainty of the Christian religion is demonstrated, by infallible proof from four rules, which are incompatible to any imposture that ever yet has been, or that can possibly be. In a letter to a friend. Windsor, VT: Pr. by T.M. Pomroy, 1812. 12mo. 168 pp.
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A YoungPhiladelphian’s Christian Epic
With a Preface byCharles Brockden Brown
Linn, John Blair. Valerian, a narrative poem: Intended, in part, to describe the early persecutions of Christians, and rapidly to illustrate the influence of Christianity on the manners of nations...with a sketch of the life and character of the author. Philadelphia: Thomas & George Palmer, 1805. 4to (24.5 cm, 9.6"). xxvi, [2], 97, [1 (blank)] pp.
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The English Hermit in aNew Hampshire Edition
[Longueville, Peter].  The hermit: Or the unparalleled sufferings and surprising adventures of Philip Quarll, an Englishman. Exeter [NH]: Pr. by H. Ranlet for I. Thomas & E.T. Andrews, 1795. 12mo (17.2 cm, 6.77"). Frontis., vi, [7]–263, [1] pp.
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Cortés Historia in ItalianSigned American,PROVIDENCE Red Morocco
Lopez de Gomara, Francisco.  Historia, di Don Ferdinando Cortes, marchese della Valle, capitano varlorosissimo. Venetia: Per Francesco Lorenzini da Turino, MDLX [1560]. 8vo (15 cm; 5.75"). [11 of 12], 348 ff. (lacks the title-leaf).
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The Lock Hospital Collection of Sacred MusicFirst U.S. Printing
[Madan, Martin].  The collection of psalm and hymn tunes sung at the chapel of the Lock Hospital. Boston: West & Blake, and Manning & Loring (pr. by Manning & Loring), [1809]. Large oblong 8vo (25.2 cm, 9.92"). viii, [2 (blank)], 9–198, [2 (index)] pp.
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They Had Their Problems Then, Too . . .
But Also, for the Moment, a Nice Little Surplus
Madison, James (President, 1809–17).  Message from the President of the United States, to the two houses of Congress, at the commencement of the second session of the fourteenth congress. Washington: Pr. by William A. Davis, 1816. 8vo. 16 pp.
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Part of the TreatyFreed a Few Slaves
Madison, James (President, 1809–17).  Message from the President of the United States, transmitting documents relative to the execution of the first article of the Late Treaty between the United States and Great Britain. February 7, 1817. Ordered to be printed for the use of the Senate. Washington: Pr. by William A. Davis, 1817. 8vo. 103 pp.
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Maggs Americana
(MAJOR AMERICANA CATALOGUE).  Maggs Bros., London. An illustrated catalogue raisonné of one hundred and six original manuscripts, autographs, maps, and printed books illustrating the discovery & history of America from 1492 to 1814. Loaned by Maggs Bros., of London. Exhibited at the Library of Congress, Washington, D.C., Spring, 1929. Folio. 233 pp., [1] p.; illus.

A RELIC of18th-Century AMERICAN Reading
Mallet Du Pan, Jacques.  The history of the destruction of the Helvetic Union and liberty. Boston: Manning & Loring, 1799. 12mo. Frontis., 260 pp., [2] ff.
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“A Conference between Three Brothers, aCatholic, Protestant, &Presbyterian
[Manning, Robert].  A plain and rational account of the Catholic faith: or, the sum of a conference between three brothers, a Catholic, Protestant, and Presbyterian ... First American edition, revised and corrected from the seventh Dublin edition [ed. by Bishop James Sheil]. Albany: Pr. by Ryer Schermerhorn, 1814. 8vo. 314 pp., [3] ff.
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AnUNRECORDED American Imprint?
Massachusetts. Treasury Office.  Broadside with manuscript completions, begins: Commonwealth of Massachusetts. The Honorable Henry Gardner, Esq; treasurer and receiver-general of the said commonwealth. [blank] constable or collector of [blank] Greeting &c. By virtue of an act of the Great and General Court ... These are in the name of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts, to will and require you forthwith to collect all and every the sums ... Given under my hand and seal at Boston, the Twenty-fifth day of November, in the year of our Lord one thousand seven hundred and eighty. [Boston: No publisher/printer, 1780]. Folio (41 x 33 cm, 16.5" x 13"). [1] p.
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American Ecclesiastical PolityBoston, 1738
Mather, Samuel.  An apology for the liberties of the churches in New England: to which is prefix'd, a discourse concerning the Congregational churches. Boston: Printed by T. Fleet for Daniel Henchman, 1738. 8vo (20 cm; 8"). [4] ff., ix, [3], 116 [i.e., 216] pp.
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FearingFrance . . .
[Maynwaring, Arthur]. Remarks upon the present negotiations of peace begun between Britain and France. London, 1711. 8vo (20.5 cm; 8"). [2] ff., 35, [1] pp.
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A Good BAV Title Macclesfield Provenance
Mela, Pomponius.  Pomponii Melae De orbis situ libri tres, accuratissime eme[n]dati. Lutetiae Parisiorum: [Chrétien Wechel], 1530. Folio (34 cm; 13.25"). [14] ff., 196 p., [1] f., [28] ff. (without the fold. map, if one was actually issued with it).
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With aSeal Meant for Reuse
Mifflin, Samuel.  Document signed on parchment, in English. “Exemplification of a common recovery with double vouchers of the messuage & plantation in Blockley late the estate of Morton Garrett.” Philadelphia, 1776. Folio (51.5 cm, 20.5"). [1] p.
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A Scarce Reading, Pa., Imprint
Miller, Georg.  Des Evan. Pred. G. Miller’s Kurze und deutliche Lehren zum wahren und thätigen Christenthum; aufgesetzt in der reinen Absicht zu Gottes Lob und zum Nutzen der Menschheit. [Reading, Pa.]: Gedruckt von John G. Jungman, 1814. 12mo (14.5 cm; 5.75"). 225, [3] pp.
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Not in BAV An Americanum Nonetheless
Mocenigo, Andrea.  ...Bellum cameracense. [colophon: Venetiis: per Bernardinum Venetum de Vitalibus, 1525. Small 8vo (15.3 cm; 6"). [188] ff.
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Condensed MONROE . . .  
Monroe, James.  A view of the conduct of the executive in the foreign affairs of the United States, as connected with the mission to the French Republic, during the years 1794, 5, and 6.... London (repr. from Philadelphia): James Ridgway, 1798. 8vo (21.5 cm, 8.5"). viii, 117, [1 (blank)] pp.

It WasNever Smooth Sailing . . .
Morford, Edward.  Inquiry into the present state of foreign relations of the union, as affected by the late measures of the administration. Philadelphia: Samuel F. Bradford; New York: Brisban & Brannan; Boston: Williams Andrews, 1806. 8vo (23 cm, 9.1"). 183, [1 (blank)] pp.
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Muhlenberg, Henry Melchior.  Erbauliche Lieder-Sammlung zum gottesdienstlichen Gebrauch in den Vereinigten Evangelisch-Lutherischen Gemeinen in Pennsylvanien und den benachbarten Staaten.... Germantaun: Michael Billmeyer, 1803. (17 cm, 6.6"). Frontis., [12], 602, [8 (index)] pp. [bound with] Helmuth, Justus Henry Christian. Kurze Andachten einer Gottsuchenden Seele, auf alle Tage der Woche und andere Umstande eingerichtet. Germantaun: Michael Billmeyer, 1803. 28 pp. [and] Evangelical Lutheran Ministerium of Pennsylvania and the Adjacent States. Anhang zu dem Gesangbuch der Vereinigten Evangelisch-Lutherischen Gemeinen in Nord-America. Germantaun: Michael Billmeyer, 1803. 80 pp.
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