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  • "rarissima" of peloric orchids, etc., but as they are dried I know not whether they will be of use.

    More Letters of Charles Darwin — Volume 2

  • Sed aqua et riui ibidem sunt pauci: flumina vero rarissima vnde ibidem vill� sunt pauc� nec aliqu� ciuitates excepta vna, qu� esse dicitur satis bona; [Syra orda, curia maior imperatoris.] nos autem non vidimus illam, sed fuimus prope ad dimidium diem, cum apud Syram ordam essemus, qu� curia est maior imperatoris eorum.

    The Principal Navigations, Voyages, Traffiques and Discoveries of the English Nation

  • Probably many of these _incognita_ and _rarissima_ perished in the great fire of London; others again met their fate solely through their own popularity, being 'thumbed' to pieces.

    The Book-Hunter at Home

  • [71] Like many of these _rarissima_ it has been reprinted in facsimile -- crown 8vo, 100 copies only, 1898.

    The Book-Hunter at Home

  • It includes, besides the famous Aldine 8vo. of 1502, the Naples folio of 1477 — "edizione rarissima," according to Colomb.

    Whose Body?

  • It includes, besides the famous Aldinevo, of 1502, the Naples folio of 1477 - "edizione rarissima," according to Colomb.

    Whose Body

  • But such determination can be made by lawyers in rare cases only, and to-day the criminalist who can test experimentally the generally asserted circumstance attested by witnesses, accused, or experts, is a rarissima avis.

    Criminal Psychology: a manual for judges, practitioners, and students

  • Thank you for the books, and especially for the _editio rarissima_, which I should as soon have thought of your trusting to me as of your admitting me to stand with gloves on within a yard of Baxter.

    The Letters of Elizabeth Barrett Browning (1 of 2)

  • Thank you for the books, and especially for the editio rarissima, which I should as soon have thought of your trusting to me as of your admitting me to stand with gloves on within a yard of Baxter.

    The Letters of Elizabeth Barrett Browning

  • Non ego natura nec sum tam callidus vsu. aeuo rarissima nostro simplicitas

    Bacon is Shake-Speare

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  • rare book(s). (phrontistery)

    July 24, 2008