Message from the President of the United States, Accompanying a Report of the Secretary of State, containing observations on some of the documents, communicated by the President, on the Eighteenth Instant. 21st January, 1799...

Timothy Pickering / Philadelphia: Printed by John Ward Fenno 1799
[title leaf] (Adams's letter of transmittal printed on the verso), 45, [1], [1] (H1, correction dated January 24, 1799) pp, general age toning and small stain at lower outside tip almost throughout, the paragraphs have been numbered in pencil and a few instances of pen marginalia, light extraction roughness at spine and now in self wrappers. Volumes Included: 1

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Subject/Keywords: United States, France, foreign relations mw8

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The Practice of the High Court of Chancery. With Notes, &c. adapted to the Court of Chancery of the State of New York

Newland, John / Albany: E. F. Backus 1818
xi, [1], 260 pp., old full leather rubbed with a few peel marks, age toning and age staining throughout but entirely readable, overall good; the British text is unchanged but an occasional footnote was added by a unnamed "gentleman of the profession". Volumes Included: 1

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Subject/Keywords: Great Britain, law, pleading and procedure, New York State mw8x

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Common Sense; addressed to the Inhabitants of America, On the following interesting subjects. I. Of the Origin and Design of Government in general, with concise Remarks on the English...

Paine, Thomas (anonymously) / [Norwich, Connecticut]: Philadelphia: Printed. Norwich: Re-printed and So 1776
...Constitution. II. Of Monarchy and Hereditary Succession. III. Thoughts on the present state of American Affairs. IV. Of the present Ability of America; with some miscellaneous Reflections. [two lines from Thomson]. first Connecticut edition; octavo (19 cm. tall), 56 pp., signatures [A]4 B-G4; general toning with age staining throughout, a light damp stain near center of title leaf and the verso has ink signatures of two previous owners, one modern and the other in an old hand (Eliphalet House?), untrimmed and string tied in self wrappers; all 1776 printings of Common Sense are now very scarce and this first Norwich printing is less frequently seen than the second; Evans 14857. Volumes Included: 1

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Subject/Keywords: americana mw8x

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A Discourse Concerning the Trial of Spirits. Wherein Inquiry is made into Mens Pretences to Inspiration for publishing Doctrines, in the Name of God, beyond the Rules of the Sacred Scriptures. ...

Pittis, Thomas, 1636-1687 / London: Printed by B. W. [Bernard White] for E. Vize 1683
...In opposition to some Principles and Practices of Papists and Fanaticks, As they contradict the Doctrines of the Church of England, defined in her Articles of Religion, established by her Ecclesiastical Canons, and confirmed by Acts of Parliament. By Thomas Pittis, D.D. one of His Majesties Chaplains in Ordinary, first edition; 12mo (leaves lightly taller than 17 cm.), [4 leaves] (beginning with title, A1), 359, [1] (advertisement) pp., disbound and now in self wrappers (needs to be rebound), first four leaves lightly margin tattered with no loss, a small section of leaves has light damp stain in fore edge with no letters touched, D5 has small hole near page number also with no letters touched, general age toning but not fragile and entirely readable; not everyone who pretends to revelation or inspiration is to be believed; liars, madmen, and especially those whose doctrines are based on "a suggestion from the Devil under the form of an Angel of Light" are false prophets; beware of the wolves now abroad in the world that are not frightened by the drum nor charmed by the fiddle and always be guided by the Church of England in these matters; Wing P2313. Volumes Included: 1

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Subject/Keywords: Church of England, doctrines, inspiration, false prophets mw8x

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The Grand Question, Concerning the Bishops Right To Vote in Parliament In Cases Capital Stated and Argued from Parlament-Rolls, and the History of former Times...

(Stillingfleet, Edward, Bishop of Worcester) / London: Printed for M. P. and sold by Richard Rumball 1680
...With an Enquiry into their Peerage, and the Three Estates in Parlament, first edition; 12mo (leaves 17 cm. tall), [2 leaves] (title, Contents), 188 pp, possibly contemporary plain full leather binding worn with substantial chip at tail of spine and hinges cracked, free endpapers stained and tattered, name of a previous owner scribbled out in ink at corner of title, last two leaves margin tattered with no letters touched, complete and block still well sewn but good only; Wing S5594. Volumes Included: 1

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Subject/Keywords: Great Britain, Parliament, Church of England, Bishops, Archbishops, temporal power mw8x

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Ioannis de Pineda Hispalensis e Societate Iesu Ad suos in Salomonem commentarios Salomon praeuius, id est, De rebus Salomonis Regis libri octo.

Pineda, Juan de (sometimes as Pineda, Joannes de, of Seville; Pineda, John de; etc., 1558-1637) / Lugduni: Apud Horatium Cardon, 1609
folio (slightly taller that 32.5 cm.), [10 leaves, beginning with half title Ioannis de Pineda e Societate Iesu de rebus Salomonis Regis and including the pictorial title leaf and the blank leaf double dagger 6), 587, [1] pp., [34 leaves] (index); lacks the portrait of Henry IV of France, later full leather very worn and rubbed, front hinge taped, title dark with pen notes of a religious library, most of the text browned but not fragile and entirely readable, pinhole worming in bottom margin and lower inside corner almost throughout with some letters hit but no significant loss, margins cut down with a few border line touched but no letters, good- only; a commentary by a consultant to the Inquisition and editor of Index Prohibitorum Librorum. Volumes Included: 1

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Subject/Keywords: Bible commentaries, Wisdom literature, Solomon, King of Israel jesuits society of jesus mw8x

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Amendments of the Constitution of Massachusetts, proposed by the Convention of Delegates, assembled at Boston, on the third Wednesday of November, A. D. Eighteen Hundred and Twenty...

Massachusetts. Constitutional Convention. (1820-1821) / Boston: Published by Order of the Convention, Russell and Gardner, printe 1821
...with their Address to the People of this Commonwealth. first edition, hand signed by Convention Secretary Benj. Pollard at end of text certifying it as a true copy; large octavo (approximately 22 cm. tall), 32 pp., margins irregularly trimmed but not close and ample at fore edge, age toning and age staining but entirely readable and paper not fragile, tied into self wrappers and overall good; fourteen amendments are proposed, nine of them were eventually approved. Volumes Included: 1

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Subject/Keywords: Massachusetts State Constitution, constitutional conventions mw8x

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A Description of the Boston Water Works, embracing all the reservoirs, bridges, gates, pipe chambers and other objects of interest, from Lake Cochituate to the City of Boston.

Boston Water Works / Boston: Geo. R. Holbrook & Co. 1848
first edition; 16mo (15 cm. tall), 46, [22] (advertising material) pp., frontis., illustrations in text with some full page including a map of the Boston Aqueduct, folding street map of Boston on blue paper at end of advertisements; original fabric covered paper wrappers rubbed at extremities and the pictorial gold stamp on front cover dulled, still near very good; issued during the year of the great water festival celebrating the official introduction of the waters of Lake Cochituate into the city and gives a short history of the project and advice for tourists. Volumes Included: 1

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Subject/Keywords: Boston, Massachusetts, water supply mw8x

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Peculiarities of the Shakers, described in a series of Letters from Lebanon Springs, in the year 1832, containing an account of the origin, worship, and doctrines of the Shakers' Society. By a Visitor.

Bates, Barnabas. (sometimes attributed to Benjamin Silliman) / NY: J. K. Porter 1832
first edition; 24mo, (slightly taller than 14.5 cm.), 116 pp., original boards with printed paper cover label; binding rubbed with label dark and later cloth tape at spine and hinges, mildew specking in top margin extending into text, complete and sound but good- only; MacLean 77, Richmond 1828 with a long explanation of why the author is Barnabas Bates and not Benjamin Stillman, A sympathetic first person account which utilizes early Shaker works.,. Volumes Included: 1

ISBN: NA
Subject/Keywords: americana religion mw8x

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The History, Civil and Commercial, of the British Colonies in the West Indies in Two Volumes. By Bryan Edwards, Esq. of the Island of Jamaica

Edwards, Bryan / Dublin: Luke White 1793
2 volumes, xxiv, 491, [1], 4 (ads) pp., folding map (the other illustrations found in the London edition of the same year were not used for this Dublin edition) x, [3] (appears to be missing A2 but there is no apparent loss between the last page of the contents and the first page of text)-[460], [2] (section title for Appendix), 461-474, [2] (section title for Tables), 6 tables with the first two leaves and the others folding; contemporary full leather rubbed and with a long scratch across the front cover of second volume, private hand stamp at corner of each front free endpaper, signatures of two early owners on each first blank, Mary Alsop 1795 and Fanny Alsop 1830, general light age toning and age staining, E2 in first volume has a long tear and margin chip but no loss and four duplicate leaves from the end bound in with the preliminary matter, sound set and still near very good. Volumes Included: 2

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Subject/Keywords: Great Britain, colonies, British West Indies, Jamaica mw8x

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Raccolta di varie favole. Delineate, ed incise in rame da Giorgio Fossati architetto, &c. Recueil de diverses fables. Designees, & gravees par George Fossato architecte, &c. (Volumes 1, 2, 3)

Fossati, Giorgio, illustrator / Venezia/Venise: Carlo Pecora/Charles Pecora 1744
Volumes 1 through 3 only (of 6); first editions; quarto (plates 25.5 cm. tall), [4 leaves] (beginning with title in Italian only and in a pictorial border), 44 pp., 36 plates in olive green, pictorial headpiece in brown [4 leaves] (Italian title with vignette, French title with different vignette, list of fables in Italian, list of plates in French), 48 pp., 36 plates, pictorial headpiece, all in black only [4 leaves] (Italian title with vignette, French title with different vignette, list of fables in Italian, list of plates in French), 76 pp., 36 plates, pictorial headpiece, all in black only; all volumes have text in parallel columns of Italian and French; full vellum over boards darkened and bowed, the volumes must have been once exposed to dampness with occasional slight bleed from the red sprinkled edges far from images and a light overall pucker but no damp staining, an unfortunate attempt has been made at hand coloring many of the plates in Volumes 1 and 3, often only one or two small elements and usually in red e.g. a jacket, fire, the mouth of an animal, etc. but also some plates in multiple pale colors, all are still sound copies and all plates are present for each volume; the volumes came in two different states, single color plates as in the first volume here or black only, complete sets are rare and even single volumes are scarce. Volumes Included: 3

ISBN: NA
Subject/Keywords: Italian art engraving fables mw8x

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A New Book of Single Cyphers, Comprising Six Hundred; Invented & Engraved by Php. Barraud

Phillip Barraud / (London) 1782
first edition; plates 20 cm. tall x 15 cm., 4 engraved preliminary plates (of 5) including the title, 100 numbered engraved plates, each with six examples of intertwined or overlapping letters (these are properly monograms not cyphers); mid-19th century quarter leather & marbled boards, front free endpaper added, one of the preliminary plates crudely hand colored, general age toning and age staining but images not obscured and paper not fragile, this copy signed by American engraver Hazen Morse, his name stamped on binding, and a pencil note dated 1841 with a gift inscription to him from Charles along with a large inked signature of another owner dated 1794 to the verso of the title page. Volumes Included: 1

ISBN: NA
Subject/Keywords: art monograms pattern books mw8x

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Miscellaneous Discourses on Several Occasions. By the Right Reverend Edward Stillingfleet, D.D. late Lord Bishop of Worcester. Now first published by his Son the Reverend James Stillingfleet, D.D. Dean of Worcester

Stillingfleet, Edward (1635-1699) / London: Printed by S. Buckley. Sold by J. J. and P. Knapton (etc. etc.) 1735
first collected edition; [title leaf], xiv, 464 pp.; old but not contemporary leather dark and worn, stain at upper outside corner hits first quarter of text but block well sewn and entirely readable; republished the same year under a more descriptive title as the third part of Ecclesiastical Cases relating to the Duties and Rights of the Parochial Clergy,. Volumes Included: 1

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Subject/Keywords: Church of England, clergy mw8x

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Joachimi Camerarii Symbolorum et emblematum centuriae quatuor, quarum prima stirpium secunda animlaium quadrupedium, tertia volatilium et insectium, quarta aquatilium et reptilim. ...

Camerarius, Joachim (sometimes as Camerarius, Ioachimus the younger, 1534-1598) / Moguntiae: Sumpt. Ludovici Bourgeat, Academiae Bibliopolae, 1677
Rariores proprietates historias et sententias memorabiles non paucas breviter exponit. Ultima editio, leaves slightly taller than 13.5 cm., 4 parts in one as issued, [8], 201, [3], 204, 204, 201, [1] pp., each part has a special half title and each contains 100 circular engravings by Hans Sibmacher; contemporary vellum very worn with only a fragment of the spine covering remaining and the front cover bowed and almost detached, armorial book plate of Wm. Strong and his name written in block letters on the now detached front free endpaper, general light age toning with occasional age spotting the first twenty emblems hand colored, good; edited by the author's son, Ludwig Camerarius. Volumes Included: 1

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Subject/Keywords: emblems, symbolism, animals mw8x

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The New London Magazine; being An Universal and Complete Monthly Repository of Knowledge, Instruction, and Entertainment. Vol. I

A Society of Literary Gentlemen, of London / London: Printed for Alex. Hogg 1785
Volume 1, July through December 1785 and Supplement; vi, 392 pp., frontispiece and all 20 copper-plates called for, with two of them folding; modern half morocco by Wallis, a.e.g., edges rubbed, text block still well sewn, margins cut down shaving text at top of frontis., bottom of title, and one plate but no letters entirely removed and all words readable, light general age toning with an occasional age spot. Volumes Included: 1

ISBN: NA
Subject/Keywords: British literature, literary magazines mw8x

Item #: 666710

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Iconologie tiree de divers auteurs. Ouvrage utile aux gens de lettres, aux poetes, aux artistes, & generalement a tous les amateurs des beaux-arts. Par J. B. Boudard

Boudard, Jean-Baptiste (1710-1768) / Vienne: Chez Jean-Thomas de Trattnern, 1766
second edition, text in French; 3 volumes in one as usually found but each has its own title and imprint; [16] (beginning with title for Tome premier), 203, [1], [8] (table) pp, [2] (title for Tome second), 219, [8] (table), [1] pp, [2] (title for Tome troisieme), 208, [4] (Lauteur a messieurs les souscripteurs, the second leaf signed O3 in error), [8] (table, the first two leaves signed O4 and O2 in error) pp., all of the numbered pages, a total of 620, have an illustration in the top half (leaves slightly shorter than 20 cm., illustrations slightly taller than 8 cm.) depicting the arts and science, states of mind, the planets, hours of the night, nymphs, virtues and vices, etc. etc., printer's device on each title page; full leather binding very worn, general age toning and light age staining but internally clean and tight. Volumes Included: 1

ISBN: NA
Subject/Keywords: emblems, allegory, symbolism in art mw8x

Item #: 666708

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Joannis Seldeni Uxor Ebraica, seu De nuptiis et divortiis ex jure civili, id est, divino & talmudico, veterum Ebraeorum, libri tres. Ejusdem De successionibus ad leges Ebraeorum in bona...

Selden, John (1584-1654) / Francofurti ad Oderam: Sumptibus Jeremiae Schrey, excudit Andr. Becmanus, 1673
...defunctorum. Liber singularis: In pontificatum, libri duo. Editio nova; 2 parts in one as issued; small quarto (19.5 cm. tall), [24] (beginning with title in red and black), 456, [14], [2] (part title with its own imprint, Joannis Seldeni De successionibus ad leges Ebraeorum in bona defunctorum. Liber singularis: In pontificatum, libri duo.), 248, [8] pp., a few passages in Hebrew but almost entirely in Latin only; full vellum with hand lettered spine now dark and wrinkled with margins of pastedowns cracked at fold over, pen note of an eighteenth century owner on front free endpaper and another on title, age toning and age speckling to text but paper not fragile and entirely readable, good. Volumes Included: 1

ISBN: NA
Subject/Keywords: Jewish law, marriage, divorce, inheritance, succession mw8x

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The State of the Protestants in Ireland Under the late King James' Government; in which Their Carriage towards him is justified, and the absolute Necessity of their endeavouring to be freed from his...

(King, William, Archbishop of Dublin) / London: Printed for Robert Clavell, 1691
...Government and of submitting to their present Majesties is demonstrated; first edition; quarto (21 cm. tall), [14 leaves] (permission, title, contents), 408 (actually 426, there are printer's numbering errors in Bb, Bbb, Fff, and Ggg1), [1] (advertisements); first few leaves tattered with no loss, bottom margin of title repaired with tape from verso and a short tear at fore edge of following page also repaired but again no loss, age toning and age staining with occasional burn dots, paper not fragile and an entirely readable copy in simple modern cloth; Wing K538. Volumes Included: 1

ISBN: NA
Subject/Keywords: Ireland, Protestants, James II, King of Great Britain and Ireland, Anti-Catholicism mw8x

Item #: 666688

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Telluris theoria sacra: orbis nostri originem & mutationes generales, quas aut jam subiit, aut olim subiturus est, complectens. Libri duo posteriores de conflagratione mundi et de futuro rerum statu

Thomas Burnet / Londini: Typis R.N. Impensis Gualt. Kettilby 1689
Books 3 and 4 only; small quarto (slightly shorter than 20 cm.), [9 leaves] (beginning with title and ending with errata), 262, [1] (ad) pp., frontispiece, one large illustration in text, Liber ultimus, de novis coelis & nova terra, ac de beato seculo; sive de mundo renovato, et rerum omnium consummatione. has its own title and imprint dated 1688 at page [135]; old full calf worn, book plate to the front paste down, small library hand stamps to a front blank and bottom margin of the title page, general light age toning and some interior upper outside tips have very minor worming, otherwise a good only copy. Volumes Included: 1

ISBN: NA
Subject/Keywords: Creation, Earth, cosmology mw8x

Item #: 666683

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New Precedents in Conveyancing. Containing Great Variety of curious Draughts, many of them on Special Occasions, Drawn or Settled by Mr. Piggot, Northey, Webb, and other Eminent Hands...

(Pigott, Nathaniel) / Dublin: Printed by S. Powell, for Sarah Cotter 1752
...and now Publish'd from Original Manuscripts; 2 volumes, [title leaf], [4 leaves] (Subscribers), [1 leaf] (Preface with the recto numbered as 3 and the verso as v, 310 pp. [title leaf], 311-576, [32] (Alphabetical Table) pp., contemporary full calf with red leather labels, armorial book plates of Owen Williams of Temple House, Berkshire, to each front paste down; binding worn, light age toning to the text, short pen note at end of text in second volume, old inked bookseller's markings to both front free endpapers and the top margin of the list of subscribers, margins in Alphabetical Table cut short with a few letters barely touched, otherwise a near very good text. Volumes Included: 2

ISBN: NA
Subject/Keywords: law, conveyancing mw8x

Item #: 666677

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