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Allestree, Richard.  The whole duty of man, laid down in a plain and familiar way, for the use of all, but especially the meanest reader. London: Pr. by J. Leake for E. Pawlet, 1715. 8vo (20 cm, 7.9"). [4], xii, 503, [9] pp.; 2 plts.
$500.00
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A Prize Won byWell-Behaved Master Ireland
Bible.   N.T. English. Authorized. 1847.  The New Testament of our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ; with the marginal readings; and illustrated by marginal references, both parallel and explanatory, and a copious selection, carefully chosen, and newly arranged. New York: J.C. Riker, 1847. 16mo (11.5 cm, 4.5"). Frontis., add. engr. t.-p., [2], 350, [2 (blank)] pp.; 4 plts.
$200.00
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“The Very Extremity of Fashionable Dandyism”Cruikshank Frontispiece
Bisset, J.  Dandyism displayed, or, the follies of the Ton; humbly dedicated (without permission) to a lord of the Willow-Boys; to the noble Sham-Peter & his white charger, prince of the dandy blood royal; and to that renowned son of Mars and Venus, the great captain ... To which is added, What is a dandy? London: Duncombe, [ca. 1820]. 8vo (16.8 cm, 6.61"). Frontis., [2], [7]–28 pp.
$450.00
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Updating the Catholic Marriage Ceremony
Catholic Church. Liturgy & ritual.  Broadside, begins: Benedictio nuptiarum. [Mexico: No publisher/printer, ca. 1770]. Folio (31.5 cm, 12.25"). [1] p.
$200.00
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He GaveHimself the Last Word
Churchill, Charles.   The conference. London: G. Kearsly, 1763. 4to (25.2 cm, 9.9"). [2], 19, [1 (blank)] pp. (lacking half-title).
$200.00
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How to Be a Man
[Day, Thomas].  Forsaken infant; or entertaining history of Little Jack. New York: John C. Tottin, 1811. 24mo (13.7 cm, 5.25"). 52 pp.; illus.
$650.00
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Scaring the Bejesus Out of Little German-American Boys & Girls
Die Gefahr in den Strassen. Nebst Einigen andern Erzälungen. Philadelphia: gedruckt bey Jacob Meyer für Johnson und Warner, 1810. 12mo (13.5 cm; 5.375"). 36 pp.
$75.00
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School's Out for the Summer! Illustrated by the Brothers Dalziel
Editor of The Playmate.  Home for the holidays; a pleasant remembrance of my early days. London: James Nelson & Co. (pr. by Thomas Horrild), 1859. 4to (22.6 cm, 8.89"). [2], 19, [1] pp.; 8 col. plts.
$475.00
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Ellis on “the Whole Law of Woman's Life”Complete Set
in theSCARCE PRESENTATION CASE
Ellis, Sarah Stickney.  (The Englishwoman's Family Library). The daughters of England, their position in society, character & responsibilities. The mothers of England[,] their influence & responsibility. The wives of England, their relative duties, domestic influence, & social obligations. The women of England, their social duties, and domestic habits. London: Peter Jackson & Fisher, Son, and Co., [ca. 1845]. 8vo (17.7 cm, 6.96"). 4 vols. Daughters: Frontis., 400 pp. Mothers: Frontis., [8], 390 pp. Wives: Frontis., 371, [1] pp. Women: Frontis., 343, [1] pp.
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Revising theRules of CONDUCT & Administration
Franciscans.  Provincia de San Diego de México.  Constituciones de la Provincia de San Diego de Mexico de los Menores Descalços de la mas estrecha observancia regular de N.S.P.S. Francisco en esta Nueva-España. México: Por los Herederos de la viuda de Francisco Rodriguez Lupercio, 1698. 4to (20 cm; 8"). [18], 263, [16] ff.
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Vices & Virtues for Children A Woodcut BESTIARY
[“Frate Tommaso”].  Fior di virtu historiato utilissimo a' fanciulli, & ad ogni stato di persone. Verona: Angelo Tamo, 1610. 16mo (14.9 cm, 5.86"). 92, [4] pp.
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The Life of the Courtier Guevara, in Italian
Guevara, Antonio de; Vincenzo Bondi, trans.  Aviso de favoriti, e dottrina de cortegiani, opera non meno vtile, che diletteuole. In Venetia: Per Comin da Trino di Monferrato, 1562. 8vo (15.6 cm, 6.1"). 205 (i.e., 207), [1] ff.
$750.00
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Sir John's Company Consisted Only of
Loose & Abandoned Young Gentlemen”
Johnson, Richard.  The foundling; or, the history of Lucius Stanhope. York: Printed by J. Kendrew, [ca. 1825]. 16mo (10 cm, 3.9"). 31, [1] pp.; illus.
$225.00
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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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Required ReadingImpeccable Printing
La Rochefoucauld, François, duc de.  Maximes et réflexions morales du duc de la Rochefoucauld. Parme: De L'Imprimerie Bodoni, 1811. Large 4to (32.1 cm, 12.6"). [10], xxxii, 175, [1] pp.
$1750.00
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A Mash-up of AttitudesA Catalogue of Erotic Options
Member of the Royal Asiatic Society.  Marriage ceremonies & priapic rites in India & the East. No place: Privately Printed, 1909. Sq. 8vo. [1] f., 107, [1] pp., [1] f.
$50.00
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Saving the Souls of the Rich viaCHARITY
Nelson, Robert.  An address to persons of quality and estate ... To which is added, an appendix of some original and valuable papers. [with another related title, as below]. London: A. & G. Way, prs., 1715. 8vo (21.9 cm, 8.6"). Frontis., xxxi, [1], 267, [1], 55, [7] pp. [with] A poem in memory of Robert Nelson Esquire. London: Pr. by Geo. James for Richard Smith, at Bishop Beveridge’s-Head, 1715. 8vo. 21, [3] pp.
$675.00
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It Is NOT Considered Fashionable to Eat Potatoes with Fish”
Peel, Constance Dorothy Evelyn Bayliff.  Waiting at table. A practical guide. London: Frederick Warne & Co. (pr. by William Clowes & Sons), [ca. 1929]. 12mo (18.9 cm, 7.44"). viii, 115, [1] pp.
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Popular CONDUCT Book for FRENCH SchoolchildrenScarce Printing
Pibrac, Guy du Faur, seigneur de.   La civilité puerile et honneste pour l'instruction des enfans. Troyes: Jean Garnier, [ca. 1750]. 16mo (16 cm, 6.29"). 87, [1], 8 pp.
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Never Throw Bread at Your Little Cousin Across the Table —
(You Might HIT MADAME on the NOSE)
A REVERSE Conduct Book
Plon, Eugène; Louis Maurice Boutet de Monvel, illus.  La civilité puérile et honnête expliquée par l'oncle Eugène. Paris: Plon-Nourrit et cie., [betw. 1896 & 1900]. Oblong 8vo (23 cm, 9.05"). 47, [3 (adv.)] pp.; col. illus.
$120.00
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A Night Out at the Club:  Antiquaries, Gamesters, Lawyers, Newsmongers,
Opiniators” et al.
Puckle, James; Samuel Weller Singer, ed.; John Thurston, illus.   The club; or, a gray cap for a green head. A dialogue between a father and son. London: Chiswick Press (Pr. by C. Whittingham, for Charles Tilt and N. Hailes), 1834. 8vo (17 cm, 6.69"). Frontis., xvi, [4], 128, 24 (adv.) pp.
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A Tranquil Soul Makes a Tranquil Life
Puget de la Serre, Jean.  La vie heureuse, ou l'homme content; enseignant l'art de bien vivre. Paris: Paulus-du-Mesnil, 1740. 16mo (16.3 cm, 6.4"). [8], 249, [7] pp.
$225.00
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First U.S. EditionsDickens & Faux-Dickens
“Quiz” [pseud. of Edward Caswall], & Charles Dickens.   Sketches of young ladies: In which these interesting members of the animal kingdom are classified according to their several instincts, habits, and general characteristics. Philadelphia: Carey, Lea, & Blanchard, 1838. 16mo (13.5 cm, 5.3"). 111, [1] pp. [with] Dickens, Charles. Sketches of young gentlemen. Dedicated to young ladies. Philadelphia: Carey, Lea, & Blanchard, 1838. 108, [2] pp.
$800.00
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Bodoni Printing:  Religious Advice for aDead Princess's Children
Roberti, Giovanni Battista.  Istruzione cristiana ad un giovinetto cavaliere e a due giovinette dame sue sorelle. Parma: Dalla Stamperia Reale, 1787. 8vo (22.2 cm, 8.74"). [2], 143, [1] pp.
$350.00
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An AMERICAN Statesman in GEORGIAN LONDON
Rush, Richard.  Memoranda of a residence at the court of London. Philadelphia: Carey, Lea & Blanchard, 1833. 8vo (22 cm, 8.7"). 460 pp.
$200.00
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An AMERICAN Statesman in London Second Series
Rush, Richard.  Memoranda of a residence at the court of London, comprising incidents official and personal from 1819 to 1825. Including negotiations on the Oregon question, and other unsettled questions between the United States and Great Britain. Philadelphia: Lea & Blanchard, 1845. 8vo (24.5 cm, 9.6"). xii, 640 pp.
$100.00
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Magic Lantern Exhibition
[Sandham, Elizabeth Semple].  The story of Charles Maitland; or, the dangers of a meddling disposition [The magic lantern; or, amusing and instructive exhibitions for young people. Philadelphia: Benjamin Johnson, 1807]. 12mo (17.2 cm, 6.77"). 12, 12, 12, 12, 12, 12, 12, 12 pp.; 8 col. plts.
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A Curious Combination of Whimsy & Morality
Sinclair, Catherine.  Holiday house: A series of tales. Dedicated to Lady Diana Boyle. Edinburgh: William Whyte & Co., 1849. 16mo (16.4 cm, 6.5"). Col. frontis., xii, 346 pp.
$160.00
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“A Youth of Folly Breeds an Age of Care”
The sister's gift; or, The bad boy reformed.   Published for the advantage of the rising generation. York: Printed by James Kendrew, Colliergate, 1826. 48mo (10 cm, 3.875"). 31, [1] pp.; illus.
$150.00

A Bespoke Cedulario for Use in New Spain & Guatemala
(Spanish Royal Decrees).  An assemblage of 43 manuscript and printed royal and viceroyal decrees and some 25 related documents. Barcelona, Madrid, Valldolid (Spain), Aranjuez, Mexico City, & elsewhere: 1701–79. Small 4to, folio, & larger. Approximately 135 ff.
$8275.00
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A Lamb Disobeys Mom . . . & . . .
IS TORN TO PIECES & EATEN BY WOLF CUBS
The stray lamb. New York: Mahlon Day, [ca. 1825–33?]. Miniature (7.5 cm, 3"). 8 pp.
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Social Satire Set at Brighton: Illustrated by Leech
(This is “Conduct Comedy”!)
Surtees, Robert Smith.  Plain or ringlets?  London: [Whitefriars Press, 1888]. 8vo (22.6 cm, 8.9"). x, [4], 398 pp.; 12 col. plts., 8 plts.
$125.00
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Is it Best to be Laughing-Mad, or Crying-Mad, in the World?
Titmarsh, M.A. [pseud. of William Thackeray].  Mrs. Perkins's ball. [London]: Chapman & Hall (pr. by Vizetelly Brothers & Co.), [1847]. 4to (21.6 cm, 8.5"). [2], engr. t.-p., 46, [2] pp.; 1 fold. col. plt., 20 col. plts.
$400.00
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Wise, WARM Advice to aYoung Philadelphia Woman
V[aux], R[oberts].  Autograph Sentiment Signed (with initials) for Isabella Walsh. [Philadelphia]: 18 January 1828. Small 4to. 1 p.
$75.00
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