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61 Kurtz, Benjamin P. ; [William Caxton] An Original Leaf from the Polycronicon Printed by William Caxton At Winchester in the Year 1482. The Life and Works with an Historical Reminder of Fifteenth Century England ...[Leaf Book]
San Francisco Grabhorn Press for the Book Club of California 1938 First Edition Thus; Limited edtion Hardcover Near Fine in Very Good- dust jacket 
4to 11" - 13" tall; 53 pages; Issued in an edition of 297 copies handset at the Grabhorn Press in Deepdene Text type on mold-made paper. Cream linen quarter cloth and brown paper covered boards with Caxton's device reproduced in a dark brown. Publisher's brown paper title label mounted to spine. The original plain, buff paper dust jacket is lightly shelf soiled with several small nicks and short tears to edges. Title page in red and black with caption titles, paragraph marks and colophon printed in red. The leaf Cxvii from the third book of Caxton's 1482 Polycronicon is hinge mounted inside a red ruled border on a blank (iii) following the title page. A very well preserved example of this finely printed leaf book, snugly bound, clean and neat. Mild offset toning adajcent to the Caxton leaf. The leaf is bright and clean without flaw. No prior ownership indications. NF in a nearly VG original dust cover. Uncommon thus ... Oversize book may require additional charges for expedited or international shipping. 
Price: 1650.00 USD
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62 Lewis, Elisha J. The American Sportsman. Containing Hints to Sportsmen. Notes on Shooting, and the Habits of the Game Birds and Wild Fowl of America
Philadelphia J. B. Lippincott and Co 1857 Third Edition Hardcover Good+ 
Woodcuts and frontis lithograph; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; HC apparent 3rd edition. Soundly bound in original green cloth with ornate pictorial title panel at spine and gilt vignette to cover. Decorative borders in blind to board edges. Though soundly bound and generally clean the bottom edges of the boards are well shelf rubbed with rub through to the cloth along much of the bottom edges. Lower front corners with cloth rubbed through and boards showing; light fray to cloth at spine ends. Gilt pictorial title design a bit dulled but still striking and attractive. Gift inscription in pencil and ink stamp to front endpage. A few signatures starting at front edge. Handsomely illustrated throughout with woodcuts of hunting scenes and game bird depictions. Original front and rear endpages with moderate foxing though the contents are generally bright with just scattered light spotting. Nice mid 19th century American game and hunting book in still solid and reasonably attractive condition. G++ to VG- 
Price: 65.00 USD
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63 Longfellow, Henry Wadsworth and Bertha M. Schaeffer (Ills) There Was a Little Girl [And She Had a Little Curl...]
New York R. Worthington 1883 First Edition Hardcover Good 
Oblong 8vo 8" to 9" tall; 1883 R. Worthington. HC. 1st and only 19th century edition attributed to Longfellow. Oblong format HC backed in green cloth with chromolithograph illustrated paper covered boards. An iconic childhood verse in a very scarce edition. The boards and their chromo illustrated surfaces are in generally good condition with some rubbing at edges. General light toning to surfaces and some silverfish predation along the spine-side edges of the paper overlay. Contents are complete, with each set of facing pages featuring a chromolitho pictorial lettered headpiece to a set of decorative color lettered lines, facing a page with a bold silhouette illustration. Front and rear endpages are detached but laid in. Silverfish predation at the pastedown edges, both front and rear and a little less so to the (detached) endpage edges. Contents clean and with no silverfising of note; some trace evidence of a child's pencil scribblings at the endpages. Longfellow credited as the author in this edition, and though there is some scholarly dispute regarding the origin of these classic lines, it is from the pen of Longfellow that we know them. [There was a little girl, Who had a little curl, Right in the middle of her forehead. ] When she was good, She was very good indeed, But when she was bad she was horrid. This example retains all of its elements but would be well improved with some basic restoration. Rare in the marketplace with no copies appearing at auction in recent memory. Only a handful of copies held institutionally. Good only but with considerable room for improvement in qualified hands. W. A. F. Good only 
Price: 450.00 USD
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64 Loseke, [Losekens] Johann Ludwig Leberecht Therapia Specialis Interna : Oder Grundliche Anweisung Zur Erkenntnis Und Cur Der Innerlichen Krankheiten Des Menschlichen Korpers Dritter & Vierter Theil [Only]
Dresden & Leipzig Grollischen Handlung 1768 Second Edition 1/2 leather Very Good 
12mo 7" - 7˝" tall; 736 pages; Dritter & Vierter Theil. 2. Auflage. [1-5], 6 - 384; [1-3], 4 - 352, [13] pp. Soundly bound in period 1/2 leather and marbled paper covered boards with leather label to spine and vol #'s stamped in gilt to leather. One blank at front and two at rear. Prior owner's thin, printed, cut paper bookplate mounted across the spine. Mild silverfish patching to surface of paper boards. Shallow chipping to leather at crown of spine. Contents clean and neat with just expected mild toning. VG 
Price: 135.00 USD
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65 Luther, Martin Biblia, Das Ist: Die Ganze Gottliche Heilige Schrifft, Alten and Neuen Testaments, Nach Der Deutschen Uebersetzung Dr. Martin Luthers, Mit Jedes Capitels Kurzen Summarien, Auch Beygefugten Vielen Und Richtigen Paralellen
Somerset [pa. ] Friedrich Goeb 1813 First Edition Leather Very Good 
Folio 13" - 23" tall; Folio, 33cm. 2 p. L. [1]-527[1] [1]-66 p. , 1l. , 1-169[1]p. A handsome and well preserved copy of this rarity of early American Bible printing. Goeb’s Bible was printed in 1813 in “frontier” America, on a press carried in pieces by mule over the Allegheny Mountains. It is bound in original full calf over wooden boards; spine in six panels with five raised bands. Remnants only of original clasps and straps present. All endpages are present and intact. Text in two columns. Includes Old and New Testaments with separate title pages. Apocraphya is between Testaments and is separately paged. Not often found in such well preserved condition, this copy has had only minimal restoration to the front hinge. A professional and sympathetic mend was effected using archival material. The intact cords were strengthened. Original leather rubbed at edges and corners, with light surface scarring - but much less so than in copies usually seen. Front several pages have a vertical crease near the gutter. Scattered foxing and toning. First several leaves with furred edges and several minor margin tears. A last leaf of recommended readings, Anweisung der ... Episteln und Evangelien, is not present – though there is no evidence of any missing page. Perhaps this copy in a state bound without this final leaf. An impressive feat of printing accomplished at the edge of settled early North America - in a handsome example. An important American Bible. Uncommon in any condition but scarce in such a well preserved example. A VG copy. Shaw & Shoemaker, 27883. ... Oversize book will require additional charges for expedited or international shipping. 
Price: 1295.00 USD
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66 Luther, Martin Das Neue Testament Unsers Herrn Und Heilandes Jesu Christi… Nach Der Deuschen Uebersezung Dr. Martin Luther. Mit Kurzem Inhalt Eines Jeden Capitels, Und Vollstandiger Anweisung Gleicher Schriftstellen Wie Auch Aller Soon-Und Festtagigen Evangelien Und Episteln.
Somerset Friedrich Goeb 1814 First Edition Thus Full leather Very Good 
12mo 7" - 7˝" tall; 3 p. L. , [5]-537, [3] pp. A - 2U6. 18 cm. A very handsome and well preserved copy of this rarity of early American Bible printing. Goeb’s New Testament was printed in 1814 in “frontier” America, west of the Allegheny Mountains. It is bound in original/period full calf; spine in five panels with four raised bands. Original clasps and straps present, with some wear to the straps as visible in pictures below. Lower strap has the calf rubbed away exposing the inner, vellum type skin portion of the strap. All endpages are present and intact. Contents complete and snugly bound. Prior ownership hand lettered on a fraktur style bookplate mounted to the recto of the last blank endpage. “Anna Eby, Ihr buch, 1842.” (verse lines, followed by decorative tailpiece and year. ) Light rubbing to surfaces, raised bands and tips. Mild pull to leather at crown with a short tear to the leather over the rear spine edge. Much less than expected scattered toning and spotting to page stock. Damp halo in the lower gutter of the first 12-15 pages but not apparent in any but these first few pages. Probably the most handsome copy to become available in recent years. Auction records record a bruised and well worn copy selling in 1999 at Swann’s Auction House in New York for $1000. An impressive feat of printing accomplished at the edge of settled early North America - in a quite handsome example. Scarce in any condition but quite rare in such a nicely preserved example. A VG copy. Shaw & Shoemaker, 30871 
Price: 1050.00 USD
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67 MacPherson, James [Ossian] Fingal, an Ancient Epic Poem in Six Books [Bound Together With] Temora, an Ancient Epic Poem, in Eight Books; Together with Several Other Poems Composed by Ossian, the Son of Fingal
London T. Becket and P. A. De Hondt 1762 First Edition 1/2 leather Very Good 
4to 11" - 13" tall; 517 pages; 1762 & 1763 T. Becket and P. A. De Hondt, London. 1st editions of both works, bound together in one volume. Title pages printed in red and black and with engraved vignettes. 270 & 247 pp. Period treed calf boards with a recent rebacking in sympathetic and tasteful leather with morocco labels and gilt tooled rules and designs in compartments. Period marbled paper endpages with recent linen reinforcement in the joints, hand painted in a matching marbled design. Engraved armorial bookplate of Duckworth to the front pastedown; earlier 1794 manuscript ownership to the verso front endpage of J[ohn]. L[eigh]. Philips. Occasional light toning and foxing scattered through the text pages. Pages supple and bright. An attractive example of the uncommon 1st editions of both of Macpherson's Ossian "translations" combined together in one volume. VG. ... Oversize book may require additional charges for expedited or international shipping. 
Price: 900.00 USD
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68 Mansi, Josephus Locupletissima Bibliotheca Moralis Praedicabilis, Hoc Est, Discusus Varii Exquisiti In Quibus Per Tractatus Ordine Alphabetico Digestos . Tomus Secundus
Venetiis Ex Typographia Balleoniana 1722 Leather Very Good- 
4to 11" - 13" tall; Volume 2 only of 4. 1722 Ex Typographia Balleoniana. Large 4to sized volume in full heavy leather. Paged in 8. Soundly bound and clean. Title page tipped onto a bound in stub; the stub made from the front edge of the rear flyleaf. Paper mends to shallow crescent shaped chips from the bottom edge of the first two leaves also using paper salvaged from the rear endpage. [5], 976, 124 pp. Spine in seven with some fafed tooled gilt devices. Leather labels in blind with gilt lost. Solid and neat thus. ... Oversize book willrequire additional charges for expedited or international shipping. 
Price: 135.00 USD
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69 Markham, G[Ervase] and G. Jefferies and Experienced Indians The Citizen and Countryman's Experienced Farrier; Containing the Most and Best Approved Method of Ordering, Dieting, Exercising, Purging, Scowering, ... Surest and Best Receipts in the Know World
Chambersburg PA Printed by Thomas J. Wright 1839 Full leather Good 
12mo 7" - 7˝" tall; 332 pages; A later issue of one of the most highly regarded Farrier guides used in early America. Original American imprint was by Adams of Wilmington in 1764, later republished by Sower of Baltimore in 1797 and brought back into print by Wright of Chambersburg with two or three printings between 1830 and 1841. In original calf boards, with professional calf rebacking retaining the morocco title label at spine. Boards surface and edge rubbed with a small triangular area of loss to the leather at the upper front corner. Corners bumped and a little rounded, Contents complete but with some soiling and staining as follows: a dark oily type stain in the gutter margins at the foot of the first 40 or so pages, does not intrude into the text. A lighter tea colored damp stain to the top spine edge intrudes into the text but is mild and generally unobtrusive. A few instances of a dark spot of soil to several adjoining pages likely the result of receipt preparation or barn soil. Top front corner of the last half of the text has a shallow gouge or gnaw to the paper. Prior ownership to front endpage Adam Miller from Bareville, Lancaster. His or another owner's several notes to front and rear pastedowns regarding other recipes and remedies. A book that has evidence of regular use but complete and decent. Now quite uncommon in any of the early editions. Good 
Price: 225.00 USD
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70 Meniere, P. Etudes Medicales Sur Les Poetes Latin.
Paris Germer Baillire 1858 First Edition Hard cover Very Good+ 
8vo 8" - 9" tall; 450 pages; 1st edition. Green cloth backstrip with marbled paper covered boards. Gilt embossed leather title label to spine. A very attractive rebinding, probably done in the early to mid 20th century. Several tiny and trivial worm holes visible on half-title page and less so on title page; a single pin sized hole extends into the page block about 30 pages. Contents bright and neat. Binding strong. Cloth spine edge just lightly toned. Solid neat copy VG to VG+ ... Meniere's study on medical references in Latin poetry and literature. Garrison-Morton 6614 
Price: 175.00 USD
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71 Metastasio, Pietro; Giovanni Battiste Rolandi Opere Scelte Dell' Abate Pietro Metastasio' Tomo I & II
Londra Alla Libreria Italiano 1826 Leather Very Good 
16mo 6" - 7" tall; 2 volumes; Tomo I & II. Full grained leather with tooled gilt borders and designs to compartments. Morocco title labels to spines. Leather surface worn at spines but with gilt designs still generally bright. Small linear chip to the label of Vol I. Contents bright and neat. Front endpage of Vol I split. Otherwise snug and neat. Engraved frontis portrait in Vol I. Overall near VG 
Price: 49.50 USD
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72 Mill, James & Timeless Books The History of British India, in Six Volumes; [With 2 Large Maps] [Provenance: Lord Dinorben, William Lewis Hughes]
London Baldwin, Cradock & Joy 1826 Third Edition 1/2 leather Good 
Fold-out maps, pne hand colored; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; Complete in 6 volumes. Uniformly bound - 1/2 heavy gilt leather backed, marbled paper covered boards. Prior ownership of William Lewis Hughes, Lord Dinorben - with his armorial bookplate mounted to the front pastedown of each volume. Vol II fronted with a large folding map of Persia and Vol III fronted with a larger still folding, hand colored map of "Hindoostan" by Arrowsmith. A few short mended splits to folds of this large map. Ex-library copy with painted catalog #'s to base of spine, small abrasion scars to base of spines and marbled paper to top edge of upper boards. Card pockets to rear pastedowns, light ownership ink and blind stamping to front matter. Light to moderate stressing and rubbing to leather at spines; Vol III spine more heavily worn with some splitting to joints. Weight of the map of Hidoostan attached to recto of TP has pulled the title page loose from the binding. Some light staining to marbled page block edges: text blocks snugly bound, clean and neat. Overall Good thus. ... Oversize book will require additional charges for expedited or international shipping. 
Price: 550.00 USD
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73 Montaigne, Michel De; Peter Coste The Essays of Michael Seigneur De Montaigne, Translated Into English. The Eighth Edition, with Very Considerable Amendments and Improvements, Volumes I, II and IV of 4
Dublin James Potts 1760 Eighth Edition Leather Very Good 
12mo 7" - 7˝" tall; Volumes 1, 3 and 4 of the four volume edition. A revision of Charles Cotton's translation. Though sadly lacking the third volume, this set is in remarkably well preserved condition. Contemporary polished calf bindings remain very soundly bound with pliant and supple joints and complete contents. Partial morocco labels to Vols I and II, lacking a label on IV. A few very small areas of loss to leather at edges and ends. Two or three small, pin head sized scars or worming damage to the boards. Contents exceptionally bright and clean; no foxing nor toning of any significance. Manuscript bookplate on cut paper to the front pastedown of the first volume - W. Pundlau[? ]. A strangely uncommon edition; I have been able only to identify a physical copy held by the British Library among insititutional holdings, from which have been issued a great number of facsimile and e-book reproductions. Though lacking the third volume, this set is in quite VG or better condition. 
Price: 450.00 USD
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74 Moore, Clement. C & W. T. Smedley; Frederic B. Schell; Alfred Fredericks; Henry Rankin Poore; James W. Louderbach (Ills. ) The Night Before Christmas
Philadelphia Porter & Coates 1883 First Edition Thus Hardcover Very Good- 
Wood cuts; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 44 pages; 1st edition, thus. Handsomely bound in original olive green cloth with bevelled board edges and decorative pictorial title design embossed deeply with gilt , brown and red detailing. All edges gilt; gilt title lettering to spine still generally bright. Cloth lightly crimped at spine ends; boards lightly tapped at corners. Several small spots of soiling/discoloration to the board surfaces and a pair of tiny dents to the surface of the rear board. Prior ownership Christmas gift inscription dated 1884 in pencil to the front free endpage. Juvenile owner penciled some doodles on the blank rectos of many of the leaves which are printed (single side) only on the verso. Most of the pencil doodles subsequently erased with superficial surface abrasion to paper surface. Moderate foxing scattered thoughout, a bit heavier to the first few leaves. Illustrated with woodcuts throughout from the hands of Smedley, Schell, Frederick and Poole under supervision of Lauderbach. Book comprised of 22 leaves with printing to recto and blank verso. Coated green endpages complete and sound with a smudged pencil doodle to the coated front flyleaf. Single page publisher's ad at rear advertising several binding designs for this title and 4 others in "The 'Bells" Series". Some examples of this work noted for a photographic frontis of moore which this copy does not have. Uncommon early edition of Moore's classic. [Marshall 97] VG- thus 
Price: 265.00 USD
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75 Moore, John Weeks Complete Encyclopaedia [Encyclopedia] of Music ... to Which is Added an Appendix Introducing Musical Events to 1876
Boston Oliver Ditson 1880 Second Revised Edition Hardcover Very Good- 
Large 8vo 9" - 10" tall; 1048 pages; Large 8vo HC in original pebbled brown cloth. Revised edition with appendix of 45 pages of entries related to years 1852 - 1876. Cloth moderately sunned at spine but with gilt title lettering still bright. Cloth thin and lightly frayed at base of spine. Partial splits in the endpages at internal joints but with a generally solid binding. An important reference. G++ to VG- ... Oversize book will require additional charges for expedited or international shipping. 
Price: 85.00 USD
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76 Morse, Jedidiah The American Universal Geography; or, A View of the Present State of all the Kingdoms, States, and Colonies in the Known World, and of the United States of America in Particular. [Complete in 2 Volumes]
Boston Printed By J. T. Buckingham, for Thomas & Andrews 1805 Fourth Edition Leather Good 
Copperplate maps, folding; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; Printed By J. T. Buckingham, for Thomas & Andrews. Complete in 2 volumes. 5th edition of Part I and 4th edition of Part II. Pp. 6, [2], [17]-864; [4], [9]-664. Six copperplate folding maps complete and intact. Frontis folding maps of the World and of Europe respectively in Vol I and II are moderately toned and foxed. Maps of Asia, Africa, North America and South America are generally quite bright and clean with only superficial toning. Uniformly bound in full calf, but bindings are rough. Prior owner chose to stabilize condition using an application of PVA over the spines. Cracking and partial separation of boards at joints. Boards generally decent though some scarring, worming and surface loss to lower board of Vol I. Some light worming and predation to rear matter of the 1st volume. Wants rebacking restoration which would result in rather nice set. Offered at this price for a short time pending our assignment of the work to our local professional for restoration. Good only for now. ... Oversize book may require additional charges for expedited or international shipping. 
Price: 300.00 USD
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77 Penington, Isaac The Works of the Long-mournful and Sorely-distressed Isaac Penington, Whom The Lord In His Tender Mercy, At Length Visited and Relieved by the Ministry of That Despised People, Called Quakers - in Two Parts - the Way of Life & Death Made Manifest, and Set before Men. [And] a Question to the Professors of Christianity
London Benjamin Clark 1681 First Edition Full leather Very Good- 
v.001; 4to 11" - 13" tall; Large quarto; 1st edition. In Two Parts - the Way of Life & Death Made Manifest, and Set before Men. [And] a Question to the Professors of Christianity. Pp. [xlviii] 470, 496. Soundly bound in contemporary calf boards, rebacked spine with very sympathetic and professional attention and morocco label to spine. Calfover boards a little pocked and crazed to surfaces but very stable. Front and rear blanks missing. Contents complete and clean with occasional ink smudge or spot of toning. Bequest bookplate to a private liberal arts colledge mounted to the front pastedown could be removed. No other indications of institutional ownership. Title pages for both parts dated 1680. Includes an extended group of testimonials as front matter including those by William Penn, George Fox, G Whitehead, Samuel Jennings, Ambrose Riggs, Thomas Zachary, Robert Jones, Thomas Evernden, Christopher Taylor, Thomas Ellwood, Alexander Parker, the author's wife Mary etc. Nicely preserved copy. VG thus 
Price: 950.00 USD
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78 Pennsylvania, State Agricultural Society Of Annual Report Of The Transactions Of The Pennsylvania State Agricultural Society, For The Years 1854. Volume I
Harrisburg A. Boyd Hamilton 1854 First Edition Hardcover Very Good- 
Large 8vo 9" - 10" tall; 481 pages; Soundly bound in original textured brown cloth with decorative ruling and designs to boards in blind; gilt title design to spine faded but legible. Shallow chipping and loss to cloth at crown of spine and cloth lightly tattered at lower spine edge; light rubbing to corners with boards peeking through. Contents generally bright and clean, suffering only from the light general toning of the page stock typical of these reports. Numerous tables. Overall near VG 
Price: 45.00 USD
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79 Pennsylvania, State Agricultural Society Of Annual Report Of The Transactions Of The Pennsylvania State Agricultural Society, For The Years 1857-58. Volume V
Harrisburg A. Boyd Hamilton 1859 First Edition Hardcover Very Good- 
Lithographs, tables etc; Large 8vo 9" - 10" tall; 648 pages; Soundly bound in original textured brown cloth with decorative ruling and designs to boards in blind; gilt title design to spine faded but legible. Shallow chipping and loss to cloth at crown of spine; light rubbing to corners with boards peeking through. Horizontal score to cloth across spine in line with one of the gilt rules. Contents bright and clean with only superficial damp stain to the lower tip/corner of the first handful of leaves. Illustrated with a number of lithograph printed plates of prize winning and stand-out cattle and sheep. Extensive documentation of proiblems and solutions as well as fairs, prize winners and narratives of techniques. Numerous tables. Overall near VG 
Price: 45.00 USD
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80 Pennsylvania, State Agricultural Society Of Report Of The Transactions of the Pennsylvania State Agricultural Society, for the Year 1888. Volume XII
Harrisburg A. Boyd Hamilton 1888 First Edition Hardcover Very Good 
Lithographs, chromolithos, woodcuts, tables etc; Large 8vo 9" - 10" tall; Soundly bound in original textured brown cloth with decorative ruling to boards in blind; gilt title design and cloth at spine much faded but legible in blind. Mild crimping and superficial rub to cloth at spine ends; light rubbing to corners with boards peeking through. Contents bright and clean with only expected light general toning to page stock. Illustrated with a number of lithograph plates including a pair of tissue guarded chromolithos of fruit varieties, plates of dairy barn designs and other agricultural structures, including woodcuts in text and numerous tables. Overall VG 
Price: 37.50 USD
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