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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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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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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.
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[Nye, S.]A brief history of the Unitarians, called also Socinians. In four letters, written to a friend. [London] Printed in the year 1687
This publication, besides being one of the earliest to use thename Unitarians, was largely responsible for igniting the Trinitarian Controversy, which embroiled religious thinkers throughout the 1690s.
1687. 184 p. 8o.
H&L 3008; Wing N1505; C 62  
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