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1 Little Cos.
New York: Cosmopolitan Magazine, March 1909-February 1910. 
Small octavo. 12 issues, each running about 16 pages. Printed in black and colors. Red sheep over cloth. Most of spine gone, hinges weak. OCLC does not record any copies. The only comment in OCLC comes from a March 1918 issue, explaining that it is: "Published by the advertising department of Cosmopolitan ..." It is indeed a tool for advertising in Cosmopolitan Magazine. Very early example of an ephemeral item. 
Price: 150.00 USD
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2 [EARLY MICHIGAN BANKING EPHEMERA] The State Savings.
Detroit: February, 1891. 
Large quarto. 4pp. Volume III, Number 8. Illustrated. With trivia, stories and pithy sayings about money, morals, and ethics, and advertisements. 
Price: 50.00 USD
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3 Amory, Hugh. First Impressions. Printing in Cambridge, 1639-1989. An Exhibition at the Houghton Library and at the Harvard Law School.
Cambridge, Massachusetts: Harvard University, 1989. 
Small quarto. 64pp. First edition. Original printed stiff paper wrappers. Illustrated. 
Price: 20.00 USD
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4 Amory, Hugh. Steven Day’s First Type.
Lunenburg, Vermont: Printed at The Meriden-Stinehour Press for The Houghton Library, 1989. 
Large quarto. [8]pp. Edition limited to 1,000 copies. Blue wrappers. 
Price: 12.00 USD
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5 Benezet, Anthony. [PROBABLY ONLY COPY IN PRIVATE HANDS]. Observations on the inslaving, importing and purchasing of Negroes with some advice thereon extracted form [sic] the Yearly Meeting epistle of London for the present year also some remarks on the absolute necessity of self-denial, renouncing the world, and true charity for all such as sincerely desire to be our blessed Saviour's disciples.
Germantown [Pa.]: Printed by Christopher Sower, 1759. 
Octavo. 15, [i]pp. First edition. Disbound. Evans 8298; Sabin 4676; ESTC W1272. Attributed to Anthony Benezet by Evans. This first edition of Benezet's has not been seen in auction rooms for well over one hundred years. 
Price: 24000.00 USD
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6 Brown, Henry Armitt. Oration at Valley Forge June 19th, 1878.
n.p.: n.p., 1940. 
Octavo. 60 pages. Limited to 2,000 copies. Cream spine over brown boards. Spine slightly soiled. Illustrated. 
Price: 5.00 USD
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7 Dickinson, Jonathan. Familiar Letters to a Gentleman upon a Variety of Seasonable and Important Subjects in Religion. By. Minister of the Gospel in Elizabeth-Town, New Jersey.
Boston: Printed and sold by Rogers and Fowle in Queen-Street, next to the prison: and by J. Blanchard at the Bible and Crown in Dock-Square, 1745 
Octavo. [2], v, [1], 424 [i.e., 426], [2]pp. A4, B8-Z8, AA8-CC8, DD6 (DD6 blank). First edition. Errors in paging: page numbers 239-240 repeated; p. 350 misnumbered 150. Contemporary sheep, quite worn. Top of spine chipped. Front free endpaper missing. Evans 25024; [Evans 5572]; Felcone 65 note. Not in Jenkins. 
Price: 400.00 USD
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8 Harrison, Ralph. Rudiments of English Grammar.
[Philadelphia] : Whitehall-Press: by William Young, for Matthew Carey, bookseller, no. 118. High-Street, Philadelphia., 1798. 
Duodecimo. 120pp. Fifth American edition. Contemporary calf, somewhat worn. About an inch long slit on upper hinge. Staining to title-page and last leaf of text from turn-overs. A good copy. 
Price: 350.00 USD
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9 Meline, James F. Two Thousand Miles on Horseback - Santa Fe & Back.
New York: Published By Hurd and Houghton, 1867. 
Octavo. x, 317 pages. First edition. Half roan over boards. Covers loose, spine chipped. Lacks frontispiece map. Ex-library copy. A poor copy, good for a poor scholar. 
Price: 10.00 USD
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10 Mollhausen, Heinrich Balduin. Diary of a Journey from the Mississippi to the Coasts of the Pacific with a United States Government Expedition.
London: Longman, Brown, Green, Longmans, & Roberts, 1858. 
Octavo. 2 volumes. I: xxx, [i], 352pp.; II: x, [ii], 397, [i]pp. First English edition. Blue cloth. With a folding map outlined in color, 11 chromolithograph plates and 12 woodcuts. Ex-library copy, with call number on spine. All the plates and map either perforated or stamped with the name of the institution that used to hold this book. Map torn very neatly, but intact. Howes M-713. Farquhar, Colorado River, 19 ('Mollhausen's sketches are often admirable). Sabin 49915. Wagner-Camp 305. Wheat, Transmississippi West, 4: map 956. 
Price: 1400.00 USD
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11 Mollhausen, Heinrich Balduin. Reisen in die Felsengebirge Nord-Amerikas bis zum Hoch-Plateau van Neu-Mexico, unternommen als Mitglied der im Auftrage der Regierung der Vereinigten Staaten Ausgesandten Colorado=Expedition.
Leipzig: Hermann Costenoble, 1861. 
Octavo. 2 volumes. I: [16], 455, 1pp.; II: [10], 406pp. First edition. With the half-titles present. Contemporary half calf over marbled boards. With 10 plates in tint, 2 facsimilies, one woodcut map in text, and one folding map. Wagner-Camp 362:1; Howes M712; Rader 2419; Sabin 44913. 
Price: 1100.00 USD
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12 Penn, William, Robert Barclay, & Joseph Pike. Three treatises, in which the fundamental principle, doctrines, worship, ministry and discipline of the people called Quakers, are plainly declared. The first, by William Penn, in England; the second, by Robert Barclay, in Scotland; the third, by Joseph P
Philadelphia: Re-printed by Joseph Crukshank, 1770. 
Octavo. [A]8, B8-F8; [A]8, B8-I8, K8. [8], 88, vii, [1], 111, [1], 24 pages. Booksellers' advertisements from Wilmington, Delaware at the end. In a contemporary calf binding, rebacked. Evans, Early American imprints. First series; 11661; Hildeburn, C.R. Pennsylvania 2598. Each treatise has separate title page and pagination. The first is signed separately, the second and third continuously. "The three treatises are sometimes found in separate issues. When collected, a list of books to be sold by Benjamin Ferriss, in Wilmington, pp. (4), is generally found added."--Evans. 
Price: 300.00 USD
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Discourses on Several Public Occasions During the War in America., Smith, William.
13 Smith, William. Discourses on Several Public Occasions During the War in America.
London: Printed for A. Millar, et. al., 1759. 
Octavo. xii, 246pp. A6, B8-Q8, R2-S2 (- S2 blank). First edition. Contemporary sheep, worn and rubbed. Upper corner bumped. Front hinge cracked. Top (1/8 inch) and bottom (1/4 inch) of spine missing. Howes S688; Sabin 84601. From the library of William R. Smith, a descendant of the author. Presentation copy from the author (founder of the University of Pennsylvania) to an Alea (?) Barclay, dated 11 January 1769. Further presented by Horace W. Smith (the author's grandson [?]) to William R. Smith, one of the founders of the Wisconsin Historical Society. A great assocation item from one of the great families in American History. The first edition of Smith"s Discourses..., which includes essays on the French and Indian War (especially Braddock"s defeat), educational institutions in the colony of Pennsylvania, and various religious pieces. Smith was an Anglican clergyman, teacher, and first provost of the College, Academy, and Charitable School of Philadelphia, the precursor to the University of Pennsylvania. A second edition of this pre-Revolutionary collection of discourses was published in London in 1762. 
Price: 3800.00 USD
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14 Spooner, Lysander. The Unconstitutionality of Slavery.
Boston: Published By Bela Marsh, 1846. 
Octavo. 156 pages. Second edition, designated "Cheap Edition." Original printed wrappers. Most of spine gone, gutter stained. Lower foreedge missing a triangular area, first few leaves with corners of the pages turned over. 
Price: 275.00 USD
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15 Twain, Mark [Samuel L. Clemens]. [WITH ALMOST ALL FIRST EDITION, FIRST ISSUE POINTS]. The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn.
New York: Charles L. Webster and Company, 1885. 
Octavo. 366pp. First edition. Earliest issue, with almost all first issue points: page 13: the illustration captioned 'Him and another Man' listed at p. 88 (BAL first state); the eleventh line from the bottom of p. 57 reads '...with the was...' (BAL first state); page 155 with final 5 "stamped in" by hand, and matching the original font in the setting of the page number (no priority, occurring randomly in all three states independent of other major signs of first printing sheets, but this setting seems to appear least often); the portrait frontispiece is in BAL's first state, "heliotype" imprint on the portrait frontispiece, title page with 1884 copyright on verso; page 9: the heading for Chapter 6 reads "Decided" (later corrected to "Decides"); page143: "I" in "Col." (line 1) missing and "b" in "body" (line 7) broken; and no signature mark '11' at page 161. The final leaf is a blank. Publisher's original sheepskin with the red-and-black lettering labels on the spine. Spine repaired, however, this is one of the finest sheep bindings we have seen on this book. It is estimated that only 2500 copies were issued in this binding. With 174 black-and-white illustrations by E.W. Kemble. 
Price: 5000.00 USD
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16 Webb, Elizabeth. Einige Glaubens-Bekentnisse und göttliche Erfahrungs-Proben,: in einem Send-Schreiben von Elisabetha Webb an Anton Wilhelm Böhm, Capellan zum Prinzen Georg von Dänemark, im Jahr 1712.
Philadelphia: Gedruckt bey Carl Cist, in der Markt-Strasse, 1783. 
Octavo and duodecimo. iv, [i], 6-55, [i], 22pp. [A]4, B4-G4; A6, B6. Contemporary grey wrappers. ESTC W18579 ; Evans 18296; Evans 17837; Hildeburn, C.R. Pennsylvania, 4408; Sabin, 102211. Translation of: A letter from Elizabeth Webb, to Anthony William Boehm, with his answer. "Branntewein und Verderben," 22pp., is recorded separately by Evans (17837), who attributes it to Anthony Benezet. Not present in all copies. 
Price: 900.00 USD
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