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1. MAIRAN, Jean-Jacque d'Ortous de (1678-1771). Traite physique et historique de l'Aurore Boreale. Paris: Stamperia Reale, 1754. Second edition. Quarto. Illustrated with 17 engraved plates. Contemporary calf, spine gilt in compartments (light wear to spine ends and corners).

2. DWIGHT, Timothy (1752-1817). Greenfield Hill; a Poem. New York: printed by Childs and Swain, 1794. Brinley copy. Octavo. Contemporary sheep (worn at edges, old rebacking). Custom box.

3. MASSACHUSETTS MAGAZINE & SAMUEL HILL – Album of engravings, majority by Samuel Hill, Boston engraver, and many excised from the Massachusetts Magazine, c.1790-1815. Hunnewell copy. Prints include a large "View of the Federal Edifice in New York," as well as views of John Hancock's house, Dartmouth, Harvard, Bethlehem, Pennsylvania, Boston Common. Also present is a plan of the City of Washington (slightly defective). Quarto. 19th century half morocco (rebacked with old spine laid down, wear to extremities). Provenance: James Frothingham Hunnewell (bookplate).

4. HACKETT, James. Narrative of the Expedition which sailed from England in 1817, to Join the South American Patriots. London: John Murray, 1818. First edition. Includes valuable accounts of Simón Bolívar and also of Hackett’s many trips to St. Barts. Sabin 29476. Octavo. Half title. Modern quarter calf.

5. NILES, Samuel (1674-1762?). “Summary Historical Narrative of the Wars in New England with the French and Indians,” [extracted from Massachusetts Historical Society Collections, 3rd Series, 1837, Vol. VI], pp. 154-279. Brinley copy. Octavo. Contemporary straight-grained morocco gilt (spine and edges worn). Provenance: the Duke of Sussex (bookplate) – George Brinley, 1817-1875 (book label).

6. AYER, Emma, translator. The Memorial of Fray Alonso de Benavides, 1630. Chicago: Privately Printed, 1916. Limited edition, presentation copy. One of 300 copies, this one is inscribed by the translator’s husband, the great collector Edward E. Ayer. Octavo. Illustrated from photographs. Original cloth. Slipcase.
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