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PromotingPLANTS to Cure What Ails You!
(Botanical Medicine).  Collection of nine commercial medicinal packets. Malden, Mass.: S.W. Gould & Bros., & three other companies, [ca. 1900–1910]. 9 boxes of various sizes (largest 7 x 7 x 3.8 cm; 2.75 x 2.75 x 1.5").
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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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Then an Unpopular OpinionNow a FACT
Bowyer, William.  The origin of printing: in two essays: I. The substance of Dr. Middleton's Dissertation on the origin of printing in England. II. Mr. Meerman's account of the invention of the art. An appendix is annexed, 1. On the first-printed Greek books. 2. On the first-printed Hebrew books, with observations on some modern Editions; and a collation, from Walton's Polyglott, of a remarkable Passage, as printed in Kings and Chronicles. 3. On the early polyglotts. London: printed for W. Bowyer & J. Nichols, 1774. 8vo (21 cm; 8.25"). xvi, 144, [2] pp.
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Deluxe Signed Limited Edition PUBLISHER'S COPY:  Life of a Science Fiction Pioneer
(Bradbury, Ray). Weist, Jerry. BRADBURY: An illustrated life.  A journey to far metaphor. Hampton Falls, NH: Donald M. Grant, 2004. Folio (29.2 cm, 11.5"). [36], xxvi, 195, [1] pp.; illus.
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A Not-So-Brief History ofTime
Brady, John.  Clavis calendaria; or, a compendious analysis of the calendar: Illustrated with ecclesiastical, historical, and classical anecdotes ... second edition. London: Pr. for the author & sold by Longman, Hurst, Rees, Orme, & Brown, et al., 1812–13. 8vo (21.6 cm, 8.5"). 2 vols. I: xxxvi, 387, [1] pp.; 1 plt. II: [2], 395, [1] pp.
$325.00
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Large Scale” in Several Respects . . .
62 Engravings & Bedford BoundWESTMINSTER ABBEY

A Classic of English Antiquarianism, Illustration,   
& Book-Making
 
 
Brayley, Edward Wedlake.  The history and antiquities of the abbey church of St. Peter, Westminster: Including notices and biographical memoirs of the abbots and deans of that foundation. London: J.P. Neale for Longman, Hurst, Rees, Orme, & Brown, 1818–23. Folio (37.9 cm, 14.9"). 2 vols. I: [18], 227, [19], 72, [10] pp.; 13 plts. II: [2], 304, [40] pp.; 49 plts.
$2250.00
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Mr. Brecht, Bring Down This “Fourth Wall”
Brecht, Bertolt; Jack Levine, illus.; Eric Bentley, intro.   The threepenny opera.  New York: The Limited Editions Club, 1982. 4to (29.3 cm, 11.5"). 155, [3] pp.; 12 plts. (incl. in pagination, incl. frontis.).
$125.00
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On a Splendid Collection of Renaissance Bookbindings
Breslauer, B.H.  Count Heinrich IV zu Castell: A German Renaissance book collector and the bindings made for him during his student years in Orléans, Paris, and Bologna. Austin: W. Thomas Taylor, 1987. Folio (36.1 cm, 14.25"). 38, [2] pp.; 5 col. illus.
$200.00
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It WasALL the Court of St. James's Fault
Brissot de Warville, Jacques-Pierre, & Jean François Ducos.   Exposé de la conduite de la nation française envers le peuple anglais, et des motifs qui ont amené la rupture entre la République française et le roi d'Angleterre, précédé du rapport prononcé par Brissot, au nom du comité diplomatique & du discours de Ducos; imprimé par ordre de la Convention nationale, envoyé aux départemens & aux armées. Paris: De l'Imprimerie Nationale, 1793. 8vo (19.7 cm, 7.75"). [2], 34, 10, 95, [1] pp.
$100.00
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Nonconformist Debate
British Anti-State-Church Association.  Proceedings of the first Anti-State-Church Conference, held in London, April 30, May 1 & 2, MDCCCXLIV. London: Pr. for the British Anti-State-Church Assocation, 1844. 12mo (19 cm, 7.5"). xi, [1], 142 pp.
$150.00
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Introducing . . .
Brockie, William.  Indian philosophy, [an] introductory paper. London: Trubner & Co. 8vo. 25 pp.
$95.00
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Signed Fine-Press Poetry
Bronk, William.  Of poetry. New Rochelle, NY: James L. Weil (pr. by the Kelly-Winterton Press), [ca. 1988]. 8vo (24.1 cm, 9.48"). [12] pp.
$45.00
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Works of theBrontë Sisters
Brontë, Anne; Charlotte; & Emily.  The Shakespeare Head Brontë. Oxford: Basil Blackwell & Houghton Mifflin Co. (pr. at the Shakespeare Head Press), 1931. 11 vols. 8vo (24 cm, 9.45"). I [Charlotte]: Frontis., x, [2], 312 pp.; 2 plts. II: Frontis., [6], 284 pp.; 2 plts. III: Frontis., [8], 351 pp.; 2 plts. IV: Frontis., [6], 362 pp.; 2 plts. V: Frontis., [8], 319, [1] pp.; 2 plts. VI: Frontis., [6], 313, [1] pp.; 2 plts. VII: Frontis., [10], 283, [1] pp.; 1 plt. I [Anne]: Frontis., [8], 220 pp.; 2 plts. II: Frontis., xi, [1], 282 pp.; 2 plts. III: Frontis., [6], 278 pp.; 1 plt. I [Emily]: Frontis., xii, 385, [1], 9, [1] pp.; 1 plt.
$1500.00
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Woman Author / Woman Printer London, 1775
Brook, Mary.  Reasons for the necessity of silent waiting, in order to the solemn worship of God...third edition. London: Mary Hinde, 1775. 8vo (20 cm, 7.9"). [2], 31, [1 (blank)] pp.
$325.00
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Political /Jurisprudential / Theatrical SATIRE
[Broome, Ralph]. Letters from Simpkin the second to his dear brother in Wales, containing an humble description of the trial of William Hastings, Esq. with Simon's answer. Dublin: P. Byrne & J. Moore, 1788. 8vo (18.5 cm, 7.25"). 46 pp. (lacking half-title).
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Reconstruction-Era Novel Set in ALABAMA
by an Alabama Author
Brown, Annie G. [a.k.a. Annie Finley Green]; Joseph “J.C.” Leyendecker, illus.  Fireside battles. Chicago: Laird & Lee, (1900). 8vo (21.4 cm, 8.42"). Frontis., 327, [1] pp.; 8 plts., illus.
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The State of19th-Century Metaphysics
Brown, Thomas.  Lectures on the philosophy of the human mind. Andover: Mark Newman (pr. by Flagg & Gould), 1822. 8vo (22.3 cm, 8.8"). 3 vols. I: 536 pp. II: 528 pp. III: 574, [2] pp.
$600.00
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The HUMAN MIND ExaminedPhilosophically, Medically, Psychologically
Brown, Thomas.  Lectures on the philosophy of the human mind. Edinburgh: William Tait, 1828. 8vo (22.5 cm, 8.75"). XXXI, [1], 692 pp.; port.
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A Volume EXTRA ILLUSTRATED & Then Some!
Brown University.  Celebration of the one hundreth anniversary of the founding of Brown University, September 6th, 1864. Providence: Sidney S. Rider & Bro., 1865. 4to (26.5 cm; 10.25"). [4] ff., 178 pp., [1] f.
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Evocative Character Studies fromPhiz”
Browne, Hablot Knight, illus., & Charles Dickens.  Dombey & Son. The four portraits of Edith, Florence, Alice, and little Paul. London: Chapman & Hall, 1848. 8vo (23.2 cm, 9.1"). 4 plts.
$300.00
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A Father of Botany” Going Biblical Adornments by
The Petrarch Master”
Brunfels, Otto; Hans Weiditz, illus.  Precationes biblicae Sanctoru[m] Patrum, illustrium viroru[m] et mulierum utriusq[ue] Testamenti. Argentorati [Strasbourg]: apud Ioannem Schottum, 1528. 8vo (14.9 cm, 5.875"). 8, [91] ff.; illus. (final illus. & blank lacking).
$4800.00
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Scarce Medical Dissertation from the University of Jena
Buchamer, Jacob; Johann Friedrich Schröter.  Orationes et quaestiones habitae, in promotione clarissimi & doctissimi viri, D.M. Jacobi Buchameri Halensis. Cum ipsi summus in arte medica gradus in academia Genensi decerneretur. [Jena]: Typis Donati Richtzenhan, 1584. 4to (18 cm, 7.08"). [24] ff.
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Buffon's Natural History in the “Short” Version:  Four Volumes
Upwards of Four Hundred Engravings on Wood”
Buffon, Georges Louis Leclerc, comte de; John Wright, ed.   Buffon's natural history of the globe and of man; beasts, birds, fishes, reptiles, and insects. London: Printed for T.T. & J. Tegg (by C. Whittingham at the Chiswick Press), 1833. 12mo (16.8 cm, 6.6"). 4 vols. I: vi, 463, [1] pp.; illus. II: [2], 492 pp.; illus. III: [2], 476 pp.; illus. IV: [2], 470 pp.; illus.
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A Major Sunni Text of the HADITH
Bukhārī, Muḥammad ibn Ismāʻīl, 810–70; Muḥammad ibn ʻAbd al-Hādi Sindī̄, –1726 (commentary).  [work in Arabic, title page romanized as] al-Juzʼ al-awwal - [al-rābiʻ] min Kitāb Abī ʻAbd Allāh Muḥammad ibn Ismāʻīl ibn Ibrāhīm ibn al-Mughīrah ibn Bardizbah al-Bukhārī al-Jaʻfī, raḍya Allāh taʻālá ʻanhu wa nafaʻanā bi-hi āmīn. Wa-bi-hāmishihi Ḥāshiyat al-Sindī bi-tamāmihā wa-taqrīrāt min sharḥay al-Qasṭallānī wa-Shaykh al-Islām, raḥimahum Allāh taʻālá. Misr [i.e., Cairo?, or Egypt generally]: Dār al-Kutub al-ʻArabīyah al-Kubrá, no date [ca. 1880]. 4to (29.5 cm, 11.5"). 4 vols. I: 244 pp. II: 220 pp. III: 220 pp. IV: 212 pp.
$1800.00
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Uncommon Bunyan Item
Bunyan, John. The heavenly footman. London: Pr. by S. & C. McDowall for Williams & Smith, [ca. 1810?]. 12mo (19.2 cm, 7.56"). 12 pp.
$150.00
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Pilgrim's Progress forLittle Readers
[Bunyan, John].   The little pilgrim's progress. Philadelphia: H.C. Peck & Theo. Bliss, 1855. 16mo (11.8 cm, 4.64"). 96 pp.; illus.
$100.00
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War of Austrian Succession: The Best Latin History of the Italian Campaigns
Buonamici, [Giuseppe Maria] Castruccio.  Castruccii Bonamici Commentariorum de Bello Italico. Lugduni Batavorum: No publisher/printer, 1750. 4to (20.3 cm, 7.9"). [2], [v]–xx, 128, xix, [1], 122, [4 (1 errata)] pp. (half-title lacking).
$475.00
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Bishop Burnet's Instructive Lives
Burnet, Gilbert.  Lives of Sir Matthew Hale and John Earl of Rochester. London: William Pickering, 1829. 12mo (15 cm, 5.9"). [2], v, [1], 330 pp.; 1 plt.
$145.00
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A Limited Edition from Thomas Bird Mosher
Burns, Robert; William Marion Reedy, intro.  The jolly beggars: A cantata. Portland, ME: Thomas Bird Mosher, 1914. 8vo (19.5 cm, 7.625"). Frontis., xxiii, [1], 106, [2] pp.; facsims.
$50.00
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Burton's Philosophical Poetry
Burton, Richard F.  The Kasîdah (couplets) of Hâjî Abdû El-Yezdî: A lay of the higher law. San Francisco: The Book Club of California, 1919. Folio (31.5 cm, 12.7"). vii, [3], 52, [2] pp.
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London Street VendorsLive” & in COLOR!
[Busby, Thomas Lord].  Costume of the lower orders of the metropolis. [London: Samuel Leigh, ca. 1820]. 24mo (14.6 cm, 5.75"). Engr. t.-p., 23 col. plts.
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I Never Showed Any Aptitude for Study or Literature at School”
Butler, Samuel.  Butleriana.  Bloomsbury: Nonesuch Press, 1932. (23.4 cm, 9.5"). xvi, 172, [4] pp.; illus.
$100.00
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Hebrew Flowers
Buxtorf, Johann.   Florilegium Hebraicum: Continens elegantes sententias, proverbia, apophthegmata, similitudines.... Basileae: Impensis Haered. Ludovici König, 1648. 8vo (16.7 cm, 6.55"). )(8A–Z8Aa–Bb8; [16], 390, [8 (index)] pp.
$600.00
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Scandalous Poet / Famously Chaotic Artist / Harrison of Paris Edition
Byron, George Gordon Byron, Baron; Francis Cyril Rose, illus.   Childe Harold's pilgrimage. A romaunt by Lord Byron. New York / Paris: Minton, Balch & Co. / Harrison of Paris, [1931]. 8vo (27 cm, 10.62"). 236, [4] pp.; col. illus.
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