NOT just Ben . . .

A-C   •   D-L   •   M-R   •   S-Z

The Bibliography AND an Array of the Chapbooks Themselves
    Plus an Ephemeral Broadside & a Rosenbach Shipping Box
(“A” is for A.S.W. ~ A PHILADELPHIAN)Rosenbach, A.S.W.  Collection of items related to A.S.W. Rosenbach's collection of early American children's books, including Early American Children's Books. Portland, ME, & elsewhere: The Southworth Press & other publishers, 1809–1933. Sm. folio (28.5 cm, 11.22"). lix, [1], 354, [4] pp.; illus.
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100 Years of Book Collecting inPHILADELPHIA
Allen, George Rankin.  The Centennial of the Philobiblon Club of Philadelphia, 1893–1993. Philadelphia: The Philobiblon Club, 1993. 12mo (19 cm; 7.5"). [3], [1] ff., 53, [3] pp.
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For BOOKS ABOUT BOOKS,  click here.

Classics, Illustrated & Extra-Deluxe
Philadelphia Productions with a PARISIAN Aesthetic
Anacreon, Sappho, & Publius Virgilius Maro; Paul Avril, illus.  Antique gems from the Greek and Latin. Anacreon: Odes [with] Sappho: Odes, bridal songs, epigrams [and] Virgil: The Bucolics [with] Catullus: Odes to Lesbia and the Nuptial song of Peleus and Thetis. Philadelphia: George Barrie & Son, 1902. 8vo (21.6 cm, 8.5"). 2 vols. Anacreon: [6], xviii, 201, [1], xviii, 65, [7] pp.; col. illus. Virgil: [6], xxix, [1], 199, [1], xxi, [1], 151, [7] pp.; col. illus.
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For BOOKS IN FRENCH,  click here.
For LITERATURE,  click here.
For ILLUSTRATED BOOKS,  click here.
               BINDINGS,  click here.

For TRANSLATIONS,  click here.
For SETS,  click here.
For more of WOMEN's interest,  click here.
This appears in the GENERAL
            MISCELLANY — click here.

The Dangers of BishopsThe Distractions of Literature?
Antiepiscopalian, An.  A letter, concerning an American bishop, &c. to Dr. Bradbury Chandler, ruler of St. John's Church, in Elizabeth-Town. In answer to the appendix of his appeal to the public, &c. [Philadelphia: William and Thomas Bradford?], 1768. 8vo (19.5 cm, 7.6"). 19, [1 (blank)] pp. (17/18 lacking).
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For 18TH-CENTURY BOOKS,  click here.
For “EVIDENCE of READERSHIP,”  click here.

The BIRDS in Miniature” with theirBetter “Habitats”
Audubon, John James, & William MacGillivray.  The birds of America, from drawings made in the United States and their territories. New York: V.G. Audubon, Roe Lockwood & Son, 1859. 8vo (27.5 cm; 10.875"). 7 vols. I: [iii]–viii, [1], 12–246 pp., 70 plts. II: [iii]–vii, [2], 12–199 pp., 71–140 plts. III: [iii]–viii, [1], 10–233 pp., 141–210 plts. IV: [iii]–viii, [1], 10–321 pp., 211–280 plts. V: [iii]–viii, [1], 10–346 pp., 281–350 plts. VI: [iii]–viii, [1], 10–456 pp., 351–420 plts. VII: vii, [2], 10–372 pp., 421–500 plts.
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For ILLUSTRATED BOOKS,  click here.
For SCIENCE,  click here.
For NATURAL HISTORY,  click here.
For another BIRD book or two,  click here.
For SETS,  click here.

Incorporating the PHILADELPHIA Bank . . .
(Banking). Philadelphia [National] Bank. Pennsylvania.  Laws, statutes, etc. An act to incorporate the Philadelphia Bank. Philadelphia: Pr. by W. W. Woodward, 1804. 8vo. 21, [1 (blank)] pp.
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        FINANCE / ECONOMICS,  click here.

Wood-Engravings byAlexander Anderson
[Berquin, Arnaud].  The looking-glass for the mind, or, intellectual mirror. Being an elegant collection of the most delightful little stories, and interesting tales. Chiefly translated from that much admired work L'Ami des Enfans. With elegant engravings on wood, by Anderson. Philadelphia: Alexander Towar; Hogan & Thompson, 1832. 16mo (14.5 cm, 5.75"). 216 pp.; illus.
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PHILADELPHIA Has Printed MANY a Bible . . .

American 18th-CenturyIllustrated Lectern Bible
Bible.  English. 1796. Authorized (i.e., King James Version).   The Holy Bible containing the Old and New Testaments...and the Apocrypha. Philadelphia: Pr. by Jacob R. Berriman for Berriman & Co., 1796. Folio (42.2 cm, 16.7"). [748] pp. (2 final ff. of back matter lacking); 18 plts.
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Pr. by A. Bartram”Philadelphia, 1799
Bible.  N.T. Gospels. English. 1799. Campbell.  The four gospels, translated from the Greek. Philadelphia: Pr. by A. Bartram, 1799. 4to. viii, xvi, 488 pp.; 196, [8] pp.

A Philadelphia KJV w/Scott’s Commentary
Bible.  English. Authorized (i.e., King James version). 1814. The Holy Bible, containing the Old and New Testaments, with copious marginal references; also, the introductions to all the books and chapters in the Bible, with the general preface, as affixed to the commentary of Thomas Scott, D.D. Philadelphia: William W. Woodward, 1814. 2 vols. in 1. 4to (24.1 cm, 9.5"). [441], [160] ff.
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Click here for a database including
  not in PRB&M's illustrated catalogues . . .

     “ALL of the ABOVE” keywords, e.g. = BIBLE, PHILADELPHIA . . .

  probablyexcepting the phrase,

Whither, theAMERICAN Economy?
[Carey, Mathew].  Addresses of The Philadelphia Society for the Promotion of National Industry...Fourth edition. Philadelphia: Pub. by M. Carey & Son, pr. by G.L. Austin, Dec. 20, 1819. 8vo (19.2 cm, 7.625"). xi, [1 (blank) pp., pp. [9]–248.
        FINANCE / ECONOMICS,  click here.

The Grounds of the Old Religion”
Challoner, Richard.  The grounds of the old religion: or, some general arguments in favour of the Catholic, Apostolic, Roman, a convert. Philadelphia: Augustine Fagan, 1814. 8vo. 204 pp.
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For RELIGION,  click here.
For CATHOLICA specifically,  click here.

Satire of Pennsylvania Politics at theStart of the French & Indian War
(Colonial American Satire).  A fragment of the chronicles of Nathan Ben Saddi. Printed in Philadelphia by James Chattin, 1758. Philadelphia: The Philobiblon Club, 1904. 4to (27 cm; 10.5"). [1] f., 18 pp., [1] f., xv plates (facsimiles) in color.
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    For PRE-1820 AMERICANA,
  click here

         BIBLIO-FRAUD,  click here.

For LITERATURE,  click here.
For BOOKS ABOUT BOOKS,  click here.
For FACSIMILES,  click here.
For “GIFTABLES” — mostly $150
      & UNDER,  click here.

One American Merchant Writes Another on theAmerican Revolution
News of aFIERCE Sea Battle Waged after Yorktown
Crawford, James.  A.L.S. to John Brown (“Care of Governor Hancock, Boston”). Philadelphia: 16 April 1782. Small 4to (9" x 7.5'). 1 p., with integral address leaf.
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For MANUSCRIPTS,  click here.

Sermons from anInfluential Quaker
Crisp, Stephen.  Sermons or declarations, made by Stephen Crisp, one of the antient preachers amongst the people called Quakers. Taken in short hand, as they were delivered by him. Philadelphia: Printed by Joseph Crukshank, in Third-Street, opposite the work-house, 1773. 8vo (16.9 cm; 6.625"). 60 pp.
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For 18TH-CENTURY BOOKS,  click here.
    For PRE-1820 AMERICANA,
  click here

For a “shelf” dedicated to the
FRIENDS/QUAKERS,  click here.

TO Part II . . .