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Image for Nombres Geográficos de México: Catálogo Alfabético de los Nombres de Lugar Pertenecientes al Idioma "Nahuatl / Estudio Jeroglifico. [Catalog of Mexican Geographic Names]

Nombres Geográficos de México: Catálogo Alfabético de los Nombres de Lugar Pertenecientes al Idioma "Nahuatl / Estudio Jeroglifico. [Catalog of Mexican Geographic Names]

By: Penafiel, Antonio

Price: $250.00

Publisher: Mexico: Oficina Tip. de la Secretaria de Fomento: 1885

Edition: 1st ed

Seller ID: k191122j

Condition: Good


1st ed., small 4to, marbled boards, gilt leather spine with 5 compartments. 2 volumes in one. 260 pp. [4] ; Atlas of plates [2] xxxix. An etymology of place names in the Nahuatl language and an analysis of the gylphs from the Codex Mendoza. Main title page printed in black and red; Atlas title is chromolithographed followed by 39 chromolithographed plates illustrating the glyphs for 462 place nahuatl names. Dr. Antonio Peñafiel (1830-1922) was the founder of the Natural History Society of Mexico and a member of a number of societies dedicated to the cultivation of human and social science... View more info

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Nize Baby

By: Gross, Milt

Price: $45.00

Publisher: Geo. H. Doran: 1926

Edition: 1st ed, 2d printing

Seller ID: s200128b

Condition: Very good


Apparent second printing; “A” on the copyright page but lacking the Doran logo. 8vo, orange cloth. 207 pp. An important work in Jewish ethnic humor and illustration in the early 20th century. A novel portraying "life among the tenants, mainly Jewish, of a Bronx apartment house." Gross gained a wide audience for his comic illustrated stories with Yiddish inflected dialog including a popular newspaper strip. Condition: Very good; a clean, tight, near-fine copy in VG dustjacket. Owner’s inked signature on fep and again on half-title. View more info

Image for J.A. Danzii [hebrew lettering], sive, Interpres Ebraeo-Chaldaeus : omnes utriusque linguae idiotismos dexterè explicans : ad genuinium Scripturae Sacrae sensum ritè indagandum accommodatus.

J.A. Danzii [hebrew lettering], sive, Interpres Ebraeo-Chaldaeus : omnes utriusque linguae idiotismos dexterè explicans : ad genuinium Scripturae Sacrae sensum ritè indagandum accommodatus.

By: Johann Andreas Danz [J.A. Danzii]

Price: $300.00

Publisher: Jena: Bielck [Ienae: In officina Bielckiana], 1745

Edition: 5th ed.

Seller ID: k190114i

Condition: Good


A Hebrew/Aramaic grammar, with latin text by Johann Danz -- German theologian and Hebraicist. Professor of Oriental languages at the University of Jena. He was considered by contemporaries to be the greatest Hebrew scholar and his several works on Hebrew grammar, including this one, remained standard works for nearly a hundred years. (Jewish Encyclopedia). 12mo, vellum covered boards. 361 pp plus another 60 or so pages of indices. Good condition: a clean, tight copy overall but age-toned, light foxing throughout. Title hand-written on spine in black ink. View more info

Image for Novum Testamentum Domini Nostri Jesu Christi Interprete Theodoro Beza / Together with “The Whole Book of Psalmes: Collected into English Meeter by Thomas Sternhold, John Hopkins and Others”

Novum Testamentum Domini Nostri Jesu Christi Interprete Theodoro Beza / Together with “The Whole Book of Psalmes: Collected into English Meeter by Thomas Sternhold, John Hopkins and Others”

By: Theodoro [Theodore] Beza; Thomas Sternhold, John Hopkins, etc.

Price: $500.00

Publisher: London/Ludgate: Rob Young / G.M. for the Companie of Stationers. : 1640

Seller ID: cr191112d

Condition: Fair


Two significant 17th century religious works in one pocket-sized volume. First, a Latin translation of the New Testament. Theodore Beza was a French Reformed Protestant theologian and scholar, who played a principal role in the Reformation, succeeding John Calvin as spiritual leader of the Republic of Geneva. As well as a number of important contributions to historical and theological writings, he also made an important contribution to Biblical scholarship publishing both a Greek and Latin version of the New Testament. This work, a later edition of his Latin New Testament is is noted for the ... View more info

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Don’t: A Manual of Mistakes and Improprieties more or less prevalent in Conduct and Speech. [The Parchment Paper Series No. 11]

By: [Oliver Bell Bunce] aka “Censor”

Price: $45.00

Publisher: NY: D. Appleton & Co. : 1897

Seller ID: k109220a

Condition: Good


1st American ed.. 16mo, papercovers and dustwrapper. 94 [2 advt] pp. A guide to socially acceptable behavior, manners, etiquette, and grammar. Reprinted many times over the past century, original copies are quite scarce. This is semi-original. The slim volume was first published in 1883 by Field & Tuer as “Vellum Parchment Shilling Series of Miscellaneous Literature, number 9”. No information is available to determine if Appleton bought the sheets from Field & Tuer or pirated them. CONDITION: Fair; chipping at spine ends with a ¼”chip in lower third of spine; covers tanned. Text blo... View more info