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Antiquitates Christianae: Or, the History of the Life and Death of the Holy Jesus: As Also the Lives, Acts and Martyrdoms of His Apostles. In Two Parts: The First Part, Containing the Life of Christ, Written by Jeremy Taylor... The Second, Containing the Lives of the Apostles, With an Enumeration, and Some Brief Remarks upon their First Successors in the Five Great Apostolical Churches, By William Cave...
This is a tall (13 5/8"), clean, crisp copy of this influntial work, in the Sixth Edition of 1678. There are many engravings, full page and smaller, by Faithorne, Hollar, and others. There are three pages lacking; one of which is supplied in early manuscript, and examples are known with... (more)  
Price: $800.00

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Mao of Persia by John Speede
The Kingdome of Persia with the cheef citties and Habites descibed by John Speede.

One of Speede's most exotic maps, in old hand coloring. Framed wwith the reverse also glazed, displaying the text. Very good condition.   England. 1626. 15 in. x 20 in.
Price: $1,600.00

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By-Laws, Muster-Roll, & Papers Selected from the Archives of the First Troop Philadelphia City Cavalry.
Title continues:.from November 17, 1774 to March 1, 1856 1st edition; cloth bound. Philadelphia James B. Smith & Co., 1856. Fine.condition.


  America. 1856. Octavo
Price: $100.00

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Early Koran Leaf
An Il-Khanid leaf in an elegant muhaqqaq script with interlinear Persian translation and decorative marginal roundels in blue and gold.
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Other examples are available.
  Iran?. 14th century.

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George Washington Important Diplomatic Appointment
The appointment of John Trumbull "the Painter of the Revolution", as enforcer of an Act of Congress protecting American seamen and other citizens from impressment into the British navy. Trumbull's preference for a different position of responsibility resulted in the needed protection being given low priority and, arguably, provided the... (more)   America. 1796.
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Illumunated Manuscript Leaf From a Choir Book
Written in Latin in a large Italian "Rotunda" with a magnificent "U" in colors and gold opening a Psalm.   Italy. c. 1480. 20" x 14"
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John Milton: IN POPULO ANGLICANO, contra Claudii anonymi, alias Salmasii, Defensionem Regiam
Second Edition, 1652; London, Du Gardianis (Leyden, Elzevir?); 276 +(7) +2 blanks. Woodcut title device; 12mo; a tall copy (274 x 76.2 mm.); full original unscuffed vellum with lettered spine; t.p. and first few leaves slightly browned in the upper margin, but overall a tight clean copy of this important... (more)   1652.
Price: $950.00

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Medieval Illuminated Manuscript Leaf
St. John on Patmos, by an accomplished artist under the influence of the Limbourgs; with borders cut from a manuscript of the period.
This representation follows that of the now lost miniature of the Belles Heures of the Duc de Berry.
  France. c. 1420. 7" x 5"
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Philadelphia Theater Prompt Book
Much Ado About Nothing, with the cancelled signature of William Wood who played Benedick, the role that had been played by the famed David Garrick at Drury Lane, and with the names of Chestnut Street Theater managers McAteer and Reinagle. The text includes many notes and emmendations made, presumably by... (more)   America. c.1810.
Price: $600.00

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Woodcut Town View from the Nuremburg Chronicle
Florence, here seen as a walled city in bird's eye view; the lower portion of a double page from the Latin first edition of this famed publication; in scarce original hand coloring and in very good condition.
ThIs was a view based on reality, unlike many others in the book. The... (more)   Germany. 1493.
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