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Famous Men of the United States
1 Famous Men of the United States
Philadelphia Loomis & Peck; printer: Smith and Peters 1848 Hardcover Very Good 
Book. 48mo - over 3 - 4" tall. 191 pp. miniature book intended for young adult or juvenile audience, featuring short biographies of patriots, heroes, political leaders, artists, military commanders, etc., predominantly of the early American Republic, with full page plate of simple line drawing of each luminary. Covered are Benjamin Franklin, George Washington, William Penn, John Hancock, Patrick Henry, General Putnam, John Adams, John Jay, Thomas Jefferson, Roger Sherman, Roger Williams, Colonel Trumbull, General Wayne, Aaron Burr, Commodore Decatur, Robert Fulton, James Madison, James Monroe, John Quincy Adams, Andrew Jackson, Martin van Buren, General Harrison, John Tyler, Henry Clay, Daniel Webster, Nicholas Biddle, Stephen Girard, De Witt Clinton, General Marion, Elik Whitney, John Jacob Astor, James K. Polk, Benjamin West, Commodore Macdonough, Commodore Perry, Commodore Hull, General Greene, Gen. Warren, Comm. Bainbridge, Alexander Hamilton, Sgt. Jasper, John Champe, Robert Morris, Nathan Hale, and Gen. Stark. A charming relic that provides insight into mainstream thought and attitudes about these men and also how history was packaged for the young. In essence an early example of non-fiction literature specifically targeting youth. Gilt of blindstamped figure of Washington on front board faded, and gilt decoration and lettering of spine more or less obliterated. Slight cock to text block. A few leaves with stain marks. But overall text and plates clean and book is tight and attractive. New endpapers. Early owner's name inscribed into preliminary blank. A very good copy. 
Price: 150.00 USD
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2 History of the Bible
Hartford Julius Gilman 1827 First edition Full Calf Very Good 
178 pp, each measuring 2 by 1.5 inches, 52 by 40 mm, with 11 woodcut plates. With bookplate of Cornelius J. Hauck Collection, thus providing a distinguished provenance. This collection was formed between 1945 and 1965 to document the history of the book. The private collection was put together under the guidance of the highly regarded bookseller Emil Offenbacher. The collection was given to the Cincinnati Historical Society, which became the Cincinnati Museum Center, and it was deaccessed in 2006 by auction at Christie's (where it sold for $960). Hauck's family fortune was made in brewing and then investments, and the Haucks are among the most prominent of Cincinnati families. Some wear to the binding, but overall it remains uncommonly bright and well-preserved. Minor soilage of leaves, which also overall clean. A tight and handsome copy. 
Price: 395.00 USD
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Miniature Metal Souvenir Booklet of Brighton, England
3 Miniature Metal Souvenir Booklet of Brighton, England
Metal Very Good 
The metal book-shaped case measures a mere 21 by 16 mm, or 7/8 of an inch in height. With five black and white photos of the Channel resort of Brighton. Photos are of the Pier, a view from the Pier inland, the Parade. A fantastic novelty! 
Price: 85.00 USD
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4 Longus; translated from original Greek into French by J. Aymot Les Amours Pastorales de Daphnis et Chloe
Paris Librairie Marpon et Flammarion 1st Edition thus Hardcover Very Good No Jacket 
Book. 48mo - over 3 - 4" tall. 171 pp miniature book, measuring 7 by 5 cm or 3 by 2 inches. N.d., circa 1890. Welch 4714. Tiniest of ink-like blot spot in upper corner, with infinitesimal crease also on some pages. Gilt foreedges. Generally clean and tight. Small cameo illustration of cleric on title. 
Price: 135.00 USD
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Il Goffredo, overo Gierusalemme Liberata, Poema Heroico Con l'Allegoria universale dell'istesso, Et con gli Argomenti a ciascun Canto del Sig. Horatio Ariosti, Aggiuntevi in questa ultima Impressione l'Annotationi di Scipio Gentili, et le Figure a ciascun Canto., Tasso, Torquato
5 Tasso, Torquato Il Goffredo, overo Gierusalemme Liberata, Poema Heroico Con l'Allegoria universale dell'istesso, Et con gli Argomenti a ciascun Canto del Sig. Horatio Ariosti, Aggiuntevi in questa ultima Impressione l'Annotationi di Scipio Gentili, et le Figure a ciascun Canto.
Venetia Presso Gio. Battista Ciotti 1598 Full Calf Very Good 
768 pp. A near miniature book, 12mo, measuring 11 by 6 cm or 4.5 by 2.25 inches. Small postage stamp-sized woodcuts as header of each canto. Also decorative letter figures starting off each canto. Tight and notwithstanding some toning to leaves, text clear and crisp. Side margins tight, but this is how pages were cut. Later brown calf (probably 19th century) has some scuffs and rubbing but still sound. 
Price: 1600.00 USD
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