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An essay concerning humane understanding: in four books by LOCKE, John

1695 John LOCKE Essay Concerning Human Understanding Philosophy Tabula Rasa"I have always thought the actions of men the best interpreters of their thoughts." – John Locke The very first modern attempt to analyze human knowledge! (PMM)After studying me...

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Henr. Cornelii Agrippae ab Nettesheym De incertitudine et vanitate omnium scientiarum & artium liber, lectu planè jucundus & elegans. : accedunt duo eiusdem auctoris libelli, quorum unus est De nobilitate & praecellentia foeminei sexus, eiusdemq[ue] supra virilem eminentia : alter De matrimonio seu conjugio, lectu etiam jucundissimi. by AGRIPPA, Heinrich Cornelius

1622 Agrippa OCCULT Science Alchemy Magic WITCHCRAFT Astronomy Cabala Abraxas "For whosoever do, practicing through magical vanities, exorcisms, incantations and other demoniacal works and deceits of idolatry, brag that they can do miracles, I say all th...

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How the Grinch stole Christmas! by SEUSS, Dr. [Theodor Geisel]

1963 TRUE 1st ed How the Grinch Stole Christmas! Dr Seuss Children IllustratedTrue first edition of the Classic Christmas tale!'How the Grinch Stole Christmas!' is one of the most iconic and well-recognized children's books of the 20th-century. Written an...

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De veteribus Aegyptiorum ritibus. Auctore Joanne Baptista Casalio Romano. by CASALI, Giovanni Battista

1644 Ancient EGYPT Occult Worship Casali Hieroglyphics Rituals Sphinx Scarab'De Veteribus Aegyptiorum Ritibus' is a rare and important historical account of Egyptian idol worship by Italian scholar Giovanni Battista Casali. Casali focuses on all aspects o...

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Quran by Quran

1800 Arabic Quran Middle East ARAB Muslim Islam Persia Sultan Serkis Bey A rare, journal-style Arabic Quran. This curious volume features a handwritten provenance of a 19th-century sultan of Turkey and Italy Ambassador Serkis Bey. Item number: #7898 Pri...

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The book of the dead: facsimiles of the papyri of Hunefer, Anhai, Ḳerāsher and Netchemet with supplementary text from the papyrus of Nu; with transcripts, translations... by BUDGE, Earnest Wallis

1899 ENOURMOUS Egyptian Occult Book of the Dead Wallis Budge EGYPT Funerals Earnest Wallis Budge was a famous 19th-century English Egyptologist who was known for his expertise on Egypt antiquities and manuscripts. One of his many books published on Egyp...

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The New Testament of Our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ : with engravings on wood from designs of Fra Angelico ... and others. by Holy Bible

1865 EXQUISITE Bible Italian Renaissance Illustrated ART Raphael Titian RARE An extremely desirable mid-19th-century English New Testament Bible. While Bibles from this era are relatively abundant, this particular edition is one of the rarest illustrated...

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Book of Rites or LiJi; Raiki, 禮記 by Unknown

1846 Japanese Woodblock Book of Rites Chinese Rituals Confucius Classics Li Zhou "Of all things to which the people owe their lives the rites are the most important…" -Confucius A 19th century Sino-Japanese woodblock printing of the Book of Rites from...

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The Federalist, on the new Constitution, written in the Year 1788 by Mr. Hamilton, Mr. Madison, and Mr. Jay. With an Appendix, containing the Letters of Pacificus and Helvidius on the Proclamation of Neutrality of 1793. by HAMILTON, Alexander; John Jay, James Madison

1842 Federalist Papers United States Constitution Hamilton Madison Jay Americana"The most famous and influential American political work!" (Howes)'The Federalist,' or 'Federalist Papers,' was a collection of articles and essays by famous Founding Fathers ...

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Picturesque America: or, The land we live in. A delineation by pen and pencil of the mountains, rivers, lakes, forests, water-falls, shores, canons [sic], valleys, cities, and other picturesque features of our country ; with illustrations on steel and wood by BRYANT, William Cullen [edit.]

1874 BEAUTIFUL 1ed Picturesque America Illustrated Scenery Landscapes AMERICANA 'Picturesque America' is one of the best and most thorough works on the history of America. According to Rainey,"'Picturesque America' was a conspicuous presence in the popula...

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Cosmographia Petri Apiani, per Gemmam Frisium by APIANUS, Peter

1553 Peter Apianus Cosmographia Astronomy Navigation Map Mathematics AMERICA Peter Apian was a 16th-century humanist who is remembered for his studies in astronomy and mathematics. His best and most-known work was his book on cosmography which was extrem...

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Ciceronis De Officiis Libri III : Cato maior, vel de Senectute, Lælius, vel de Amicitia, Paradoxa Stoicorum sex by CICERO, Marcus Tullius

1579 De Officiis CICERO Political Philosophy Paradoxa Cato Maior Venice FOLIO "A room without books is like a body without a soul." ― Marcus Tullius CiceroCicero's "De Officis" describes the best way to live, behave, and work. It also depicts Roman poli...

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L'Alcoran De Mahomet by Quran

1685 QURAN Koran Islam Mohammed Mahomet Du Ryer BANNED Muslim Alcoran A rare, 17th-century printing of the Quran in French. This highly desirable Islamic text was translated by Andre du Ryer, known for his accuracy in French translations. Du Ryer transla...

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