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Disputatio Juridica, ad Tit. IV, Lib VIII. Digest. Communia Praediorum Tam Urbanorum Quam Rusticorum., Blair (D. Robert, Lord Avontoun)
21 Blair (D. Robert, Lord Avontoun) Disputatio Juridica, ad Tit. IV, Lib VIII. Digest. Communia Praediorum Tam Urbanorum Quam Rusticorum.
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Edinburgh: Balfour & Smellie, 1804. 4to. 16pp. Disbound. A clean copy. In Latin, regarding servitude and slavery. Robert Blair, Lord Avontoun [1741 - 1811] was a Scottish judge, third son of the Poet Robert Blair. 
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Mythologie de La Jeunesse; Ouvrage Elementaire, par Demandes et par Reponses... Neuvieme Edition, Ornee de 127 Fig., Blanchard (Pierre)
22 Blanchard (Pierre) Mythologie de La Jeunesse; Ouvrage Elementaire, par Demandes et par Reponses... Neuvieme Edition, Ornee de 127 Fig.
Paris: Chez Le Prieur, 1816. Neuvieme Edition. 
12mo. Contemporary speckled boards, unlettered red leather spine & corners. Frontispiece and 31 inserted plates, containing 127 engraved figures of mythological beings. Modest shelf wear and bumping to corners, some foxing and discoloration to the margins of some plates, but in general a very agreeable copy, quite clean. Lessons in mythologie, presented in a question & answer format, with somewhat crude, but charming illustrations. 
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In Darkest England and The Way Out., Booth (General [William])
23 Booth (General [William]) In Darkest England and The Way Out.
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London: International Headquarters of The Salvation Army, [1890]. First edition. Printed by William Burgess. This is the second issue, with the last line of the dedication in the corrected font. Large 8vo. Yellow coated end papers. Folding color lithographed frontispiece. Light shelf wear to the tips, the frontispiece is slightly split in the folds at the centre, in general a very bright and clean copy, quite nice. 
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Amusement Philosophique sur le Langage des Bestes., Bougeant (Pere Guillaume Hyacinthe)  Published anonymously.
24 Bougeant (Pere Guillaume Hyacinthe) Published anonymously. Amusement Philosophique sur le Langage des Bestes.
Paris: Gissey, etc., 1739. First edition. cat40a 
12mo. [160]pp. Full contemporary calf, spine decorated and lettered in gilt. Marbled end papers. A very good copy, scattered foxing throughout. Published in English in 1739 as: "A philosophical amusement upon the language of beasts", this work was censured, and led to the author being imprisoned, then exiled from Paris for a time. 
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Le Tabac et les Microbes. Extrait du Journal de la Societe contre l'abus du tabac (numeros de septembre et d'octobre 1884)., Bourdin (Charles Etienne)
25 Bourdin (Charles Etienne) Le Tabac et les Microbes. Extrait du Journal de la Societe contre l'abus du tabac (numeros de septembre et d'octobre 1884).
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Paris: Se Vend au Profit de la Societe, 1884. 16 pages. Original printed wrappers. Old pen mark on front wrapper, some modest chipping at edges, a clean very good copy. One of a number of anti-tobacco tracts produced by Bourdin. 
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Le Tabac. Ses Inconvenients, Ses Dangers. Extrait de L'Encyclopedie des Sciences, Des Lettres et des Arts (1880)., Bourdin (Charles Etienne)
26 Bourdin (Charles Etienne) Le Tabac. Ses Inconvenients, Ses Dangers. Extrait de L'Encyclopedie des Sciences, Des Lettres et des Arts (1880).
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Paris: Charles de Lamotte, 1882. 32 pages. Original printed wrappers. Some dust soiling of wrappers, light chipping to edges, a few creases, a very good copy. One of a number of anti-tobacco tracts produced by Bourdin. 
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The Political State of Great Britain; Containing An Impartial Account of the Most Important and Remarkable Transactions; Changes in the Ministry; and Proceedings in Parliament and Convocation.... In A Letter, from a Secretary to a Foreign Minister, who has resided Twenty One Years in England, to his Friend at the Hague. To be Continu'd Monthly. February 1710/11., Boyer (Abel) -compiler.
27 Boyer (Abel) -compiler. The Political State of Great Britain; Containing An Impartial Account of the Most Important and Remarkable Transactions; Changes in the Ministry; and Proceedings in Parliament and Convocation.... In A Letter, from a Secretary to a Foreign Minister, who has resided Twenty One Years in England, to his Friend at the Hague. To be Continu'd Monthly. February 1710/11.
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London: Printed for J. Baker, 1711. Disbound, scraps of original leather binding clinging to spine. Paginated [67] - 174. This is the second part of this 38-part publication, issued in February, 1711. Compiled and edited by the prolific Abel Boyer. From Wikipedia: "The Political State of Great Britain, being an impartial account of the most material occurrences, ecclesiastical, civil, and military, in a monthly letter to a friend in Holland (38 volumes, 171129). Its contents, which were those of a monthly newspaper, included abstracts of the chief political pamphlets published on both sides, and, like the Annals, is, both from its form and matter, very useful for reference. The Political State is, moreover, particularly noticeable as being the first periodical, issued at brief intervals, which contained a parliamentary chronicle, and in which parliamentary debates were reported with comparative regularity and with some approximation to accuracy. In the case of the House of Lords' reports various devices, such as giving only the initials of the names of the speakers, were resorted to in order to escape punishment, but in the case of the House of Commons the entire names were frequently given." Some dust soiling of the title, wear to the lower corner of final leaves, trimmed a bit close, touching the edge of the text on the final leaf, but with no loss. 
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History of Massachusetts, From 1764, to July, 1775: When General Washington Took Command of The American Army., Bradford (Alden)
28 Bradford (Alden) History of Massachusetts, From 1764, to July, 1775: When General Washington Took Command of The American Army.
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Boston: Richardson and Lord, 1822. First edition. 414 pp. Full tree calf, leather spine labels lettered in gilt, the covers both detached and the spine partly chipped away. Lacking the front fly leaf and possibly a half-title leaf. The first of three volumes by Bradford, followed by volumes published in 1825 and 1829. This copy is distinguished by having been in the Library of the Department of State, so indicated by a pen inscription on the title page, dated Dec. 15, 1822, also by a library label on the inner front cover, and an ink stamp. At the foot of the spine, the binding is stamped 'State Department'. A small purple rubber stamp over the label indicated that it was a surplus duplicate from the Library of Congress. Howes B-698. A worn copy with an interesting provenance. 
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Anno Regni Georgii Regis Magnae Britanniae, Franciae, & Hiberniae, Quinto. At the Parliament Begun and Holden at Westminster, the Seventeenth Day of March, Anno Dom. 1714. In the First Year of the Reign of our Sovereign Lord George .... And from thence Continued by several Prorogations to the Eleventh Day of November, 1718. Being the Fourth Session of this present Parliament., British Act of Parliament 1719 - East Indies Trade.
29 British Act of Parliament 1719 - East Indies Trade. Anno Regni Georgii Regis Magnae Britanniae, Franciae, & Hiberniae, Quinto. At the Parliament Begun and Holden at Westminster, the Seventeenth Day of March, Anno Dom. 1714. In the First Year of the Reign of our Sovereign Lord George .... And from thence Continued by several Prorogations to the Eleventh Day of November, 1718. Being the Fourth Session of this present Parliament.
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London: Printed by John Baskett, etc., 1719. Disbound & loose; three leaves, the title and two leaves paginated 399 - 402. Some chipping and short tears to edges, spine worn where removed from a binding, very good otherwise. This contains "An Act for the better Securing the Lawful Trade of His Majesties Subjects to and from the East-Indies; and for the more effectual Preventing all His Majesties Subjects Trading thither under Foreign Commissions." 
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The Humble Address Of the Right Honourable the Lords Spiritual and Temporal In Parliament Assembled, Presented to His Majesty, On Wednesday the Twenty third Day of March, 1714. With His Majesties Most Gracious Answer., British Monarchy.
30 British Monarchy. The Humble Address Of the Right Honourable the Lords Spiritual and Temporal In Parliament Assembled, Presented to His Majesty, On Wednesday the Twenty third Day of March, 1714. With His Majesties Most Gracious Answer.
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London: Printed by John Baskett, etc., 1714. First edition. 4to. 4pp. Disbound. Large decorative initial on page 3. Splitting at lower spine, very good condition. Written to George I, King of England; The Lords have some harsh words for The Pretender (James, Prince of Wales), and make reference to the end of the War of Spanish Succession (1701 - 1714). 
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The Lords Protests. Die Mercurii, 13 Februarii 1733. The Duke of Marlborough presented to the House ....., British Parliament - Army & Military.
31 British Parliament - Army & Military. The Lords Protests. Die Mercurii, 13 Februarii 1733. The Duke of Marlborough presented to the House .....
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[London, 1733/34]. 4to. 8 pages. Disbound. Fraying to the lower edge, resulting in slight loss of text from the final lines on pages [1] and 7; some marginal tears, chips from upper corner, very good otherwise. Paper is very brittle. 4 leaves; the signature mark not present on the first leaf, but page 5 is signed C; thus, possibly part of a larger work. This prints the Lords Protests to the Duke of Marlborough's bill regarding the commissions of military officers, and then prints the bill itself. Following are section relating to the election of Peers in Scotland, some wording in an act relating to plantations in America, a lengthy section on West India Trade, and a discussion of the discretionary powers of the Crown and Ministers. The final sections are dated 26 and 29 Martii 1734, as the year was still being reckoned using the old system, and so changed on March 25. WorldCat records a book beginning with this identical title, but of only 3 pages. 
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A Compleat List of the Members who Voted For and Against The Bill for Repealing the Septennial Act, and for the more frequent Meeting and Calling of Parliaments: With the Speeches of the Two Gentlemen who Moved and Seconded the Question, Mar. 13, 1733/34., British Parliamentary Act 1734.
32 British Parliamentary Act 1734. A Compleat List of the Members who Voted For and Against The Bill for Repealing the Septennial Act, and for the more frequent Meeting and Calling of Parliaments: With the Speeches of the Two Gentlemen who Moved and Seconded the Question, Mar. 13, 1733/34.
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London: Printed for J. Wilford, 1734. First edition. 8vo. 32 pages (20 + 12). Taped with library tape into modern blue wrappers, the title typed on the spine. Save for the tape adhering to the first and final leaves, a clean very good copy. The act in question deals with the maximum allowable length of a parliament, and its repeal was a contentious issue during the 18th century. 
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Zoological Recreations. Second Edition, with Additions., Broderip (W.J.)
33 Broderip (W.J.) Zoological Recreations. Second Edition, with Additions.
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London: Henry Colburn, 1848. Second Edition. Original green blindstamped cloth, spine lettered in gilt. Pale yellow coated end papers. 8 pages of publisher's ads at rear, and an additional 24-page catalogue following them. Some light foxing, minor shelf wear to tips, spine a bit sunned, ownership inscription on front end paper dated 1848; overall, quite a pleasant copy. The first edition appeared in 1847. Ruminations on birds, cats, dogs, elephants, and a sizable section on dragons. 
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A Collection of Royal Letters, Written by King Charles the First and Second, King James the Second, And the King and Queen of Bohemia; Together With Original Letters, Written by Prince Rupert, Charles Louis Count Palatine, The Duchess of Hanover, And several other distinguished Persons; From the Year 1619, to 1665. Illustrated with elegant Engravings...., Bromley (Sir George)
34 Bromley (Sir George) A Collection of Royal Letters, Written by King Charles the First and Second, King James the Second, And the King and Queen of Bohemia; Together With Original Letters, Written by Prince Rupert, Charles Louis Count Palatine, The Duchess of Hanover, And several other distinguished Persons; From the Year 1619, to 1665. Illustrated with elegant Engravings....
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London: Printed for John Stockdale, 1787. First edition. 8vo. Frontispiece and four inserted plates, one is a facsimile plate of signatures and royal seals; also a folding chart. Decorative armorial bookplate of Michael Tomkinson on inner front cover. Full sprinkled calf, the spine designed in gilt, and lettered in gilt on panel of black. This looks to have been expertly rebacked in the remote past; upper hinge is cracking somewhat but still entirely sound. Some small ink stamps from a British Grammar School on the margins of the final leaf of text, a few creased page margins, scattered marginalia in pen, but otherwise a clean and attractive copy in a pleasant contemporary binding. Lowndes (Bohn, 1864) page 281: "A valuable collection". 
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Nuova Scelta. Di Sentenze, Motti, e Burle ..., Brusoni (Girolamo)
35 Brusoni (Girolamo) Nuova Scelta. Di Sentenze, Motti, e Burle ...
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Venice: Garbezza, 1658 or 1657 (we believe). 12mo. Contemporary boards, marbled paper spine. Lacking the first gathering, so unfortunately lacking the decorative title page, printed title page, and eight pages of text, which comprised some introductory material and the table of contents. [These are supplied in photocopy, from a copy at the U of Toronto Library]. Inner front hinges are cracking; ink stamp on the rear fly leaf from the City of Castello / Carabinieri Pontefic, and in pen: Citta di Castello; very good otherwise. A scarce book of humorous short pieces by Brusoni [born 1633], novelist and historian. Offered with all faults. 
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36 Canestrelli (Philip) [published anonymously]. Catechism of Christian Doctrine Prepared and Enjoined by order of the Third Plenary Council of Baltimore. Translated into Flat-Head by a Father of the Society of Jesus.

Woodstock College, 1891. First edition. 102 pages. Original plain, unlettered green wrappers. Spine chipped with a bit of loss, some wear to rear wrapper, basically a very good, unread copy. Canestrelli, a Jesuit missionary, is highly regarded as a translator. 
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A Romanized Japanese Reader: Consisting of Japanese Anecdotes, Maxims, Etc., In Easy Written Style; with An English Translation and Notes. Three Parts in One Volume., Chamberlain (Basil Hall)
37 Chamberlain (Basil Hall) A Romanized Japanese Reader: Consisting of Japanese Anecdotes, Maxims, Etc., In Easy Written Style; with An English Translation and Notes. Three Parts in One Volume.
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London: Trubner, [ca.1886]. Original red-brown cloth, spine lettered in gilt. Yellow coated end papers. Cloth worn at spine ends, some repair to upper spine, rubbing to cloth, otherwise very good; internally clean and fresh. The imprint at the base of the spine reads: "TRUBNER & CO." The three sections have individual title pages which bear the imprint: "London: Trubner & Co. / Yokohama: Kelly & Walsh". The preface is dated 1886. This is the combined edition of three works which were published separately. Copies are also seen in blue cloth, and with a variant imprint of "Paul, Trench and Trubner". Cordier: Bibliotheca Japonica, page 640. 
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His Majesties Gracious Speech Together with the Lord Keepers to both Houses of Parliament, January 7, 1673/4. Published by His Majesties Special Command., Charles II, King of England.
38 Charles II, King of England. His Majesties Gracious Speech Together with the Lord Keepers to both Houses of Parliament, January 7, 1673/4. Published by His Majesties Special Command.
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London: Printed by the Assigns of John Bill and Christopher Barker, 1673/4. 20 pages. Self-wrappers. Title printed within a double border, Royal Arms on title page. Wear to spine and corners, first leaf nearly detached, very good otherwise. 
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A New Defence of Tithes, Being an Answer to The Legal Argument by Mr. Eagle., Chetham (Humphrey, Esq.)
39 Chetham (Humphrey, Esq.) A New Defence of Tithes, Being an Answer to The Legal Argument by Mr. Eagle.
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London: C.F. Cock, 1832. First edition. 8vo. [24]pp. Disbound. A little wear to edges, very good. Chetham believes that tithes should go to the clergy. 
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The Christians Course and Complaint, Both in the pursuit of Happinesse desired, and for Advantages slipped in that pursuit : A Sermon Preached to the Honorable House of Commons on the monethly Fast day, August 30. 1643. At St. Margarets Church in Westminster. .... Published by Order of the said House., Coleman (Thomas)
40 Coleman (Thomas) The Christians Course and Complaint, Both in the pursuit of Happinesse desired, and for Advantages slipped in that pursuit : A Sermon Preached to the Honorable House of Commons on the monethly Fast day, August 30. 1643. At St. Margarets Church in Westminster. .... Published by Order of the said House.
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London: Printed by I.L. for Christopher Meredith at the Sign of the Crane in Pauls Church-yard, 1643. [8] + [72] pages. Small 4to. Disbound, spine taped with brown paper tape which is chipped but mainly intact. Ex-lib from a NY Seminary, with ink stamps in several locations; stamped "No Longer The Property Of..." on the final leaf. Some browning at edges, light chipping to outer leaves, a few old stains and some bent corners, but basically a very good copy. Coleman was a Calvinist preacher, who had such a reputation for his extensive knowledge of Hebrew that he was known as "Rabbi Coleman." Wing (2nd,1994 edition): C5050. 
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