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1751 ORIGINAL, SUPERB MANUSCRIPT BOOK OF GEOGRAPHY, ASTRONOMY AND NAVIGATIONAL WISDOM AT THE THEN APEX OF SCHOLARLY KNOWLEDGE DURING THE AGE OF SAIL, 'W.B.'
1 'W.B.' 1751 ORIGINAL, SUPERB MANUSCRIPT BOOK OF GEOGRAPHY, ASTRONOMY AND NAVIGATIONAL WISDOM AT THE THEN APEX OF SCHOLARLY KNOWLEDGE DURING THE AGE OF SAIL
England 1751 Good+ Manuscript 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall 
On offer is a superb, original ancient manuscript book of English origins, titled "Some Memorandums Relating to Geography and Astronomy... Of the Figure and Extent of the Earth." Dated 1751, even casual reading finds the book filled with what was then cutting edge information being a mere 23 years after Newton's Principia appeared in English. The Age of Sail, Britain's dominance of the waves spurred science in the areas of navigation, astronomy and the mathematics of Geometry all related and discussed herein. Historians and researchers of the era will undoubtedly recall this was written at the time John Harrison the English clockmaker perfected his marine chronometer. Handwritten by 'W.B.' we surmise a professor or other academic or even perhaps someone with the Admiralty or even an active command along with a student or assistant as evidenced by a different hand. Sometimes WB offers a notation of the other's writings. Here are some examples: time calculation based on the known hour of day at another location on the globe: "The hour being given in any place, as at London, to find what hour it is in any other part of the world. Rectify ye globe for London... fix ye index of ye dial plate to the hour given suppose 4 oclock in the afternoon, this being done turn the globe, & bring any places successively to ye Meridien then ye index or hour point will shew ye true hour at ye place required... Rome... Constantinople... Fort St. George in East Indies... Pekin in China... Jamaica... Barbadoes..." "On the Longitude and how to find it... This is call'd the Longitude because the earth was supposed longer East to West, than from North to South... to find the true distance from E. to W. see Gordon's table pa 9... By this longitude here, is not meant that wch is so much sought for and desir'd, the Eastening & Westening of Vessels in their Voyages, call'd by Gordon the Opprobrium Navigatorum pa 15, but only the distance between the given place and the first Meridian inscrib'd on the Surface of the Globe, by Bringing the given Degree of Longitude to the Brazen Meridian and reckoning upon the same meridian... To find the Longitude of any given place, bring it to the East side of the Meridien, and observe what degree of the Equator is cutt by the Meridien, for that is the Longitude of the given place... reckoning upon the same Meridien the degree of Latitude given, make a mark with chalk on the point where the Long. & Lat. meet, for that is the place desired..." "The terrestrial Globe represents the true shape of the Earth (or very near it)... 1st by the Eclipses of the moon... 2ndly by the roundness of all other planetary bodyes, as the Moon, Jupiter, etc. it may be inferred... 3dly the Earth is demonstratively round because many persons keeping constantly from England in a Western Course of sailing have pass'd the Magellan Straits, gone on to the Philippine Islands, coasted down by Cochin China... Cape of Good Hope, keeping still to a Western Longitude till they make the Canary Isles, made their return into the North of England." Other data required for navigators, explorers, horologists, clock-makers, cartographers, geographers, meteorologists and other academics of the time would all have interest in the exercises, examples and adding further depth are a number of illustrations hand drawn making for an instructional guide of geographical and celestial problems with solutions. Other subjects include: measurements of the earth, its geographic coordinate system, the significance of the earth's poles and axis, finding longitude or latitude, calculating the placement of the sun in respect to the earth at a certain time, planetary movement, celestial topics such as the rational horizon and the zodiac circle, eclipses, equinoxes and solstices, the oblique descension of the sun, the "brazen meridian," calculation of time including earth's seasons and lunar years, the origin and methodology of the Julian calendar, discerning distances around the world, and some geographical features of earth including equatorial islands. The subject of navigation appears on the first page with proof that the earth is spherical setting the tone for the next 44 pages or so. [We also note that in a few areas are side notes or addendums. For example one area contains Kingdoms of the World: Britain, France, Germany, Persia and Israel just to name a few. Another note shows the capital cities of the great nations and interestingly Jerusalem is specified as the capital of Israel.] 18 x 16 cm. Some age toning and rubbing to the edges, one leaf split at hinge but overall G+. 
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2 A. MABANE, J. DE LA C.P. 1771 HANDWRITTEN MANUSCRIPT BAS QUEBEC DOCUMENT: "Inventaire de la Commonauté des biens qui etat entre pour Genevieve Brisson and Joseph Mailliot"
St. Pierre L'Ebeaques [St. Pierre les Beckets] Que 1771 Fair 4to - over 9¾" - 12" tall Autograph
On offer is an original November 7th 1771 handwritten manuscript document from St. Pierre L'Ebeaques [St. Pierre les Beckets] Quebec [Lower Canada] "Inventaire de la Commonauté des biens qui etat entre pour Genevieve Brisson and Joseph Mailliot" being an early Bas Quebec marital communion of assets where we can find many great descriptions of furniture and house objects plus commentary. Research suggests that the author was most certainly a Jesuit priest acting as justice of the peace. Some old damp-staining in two spots and some separation at the folds but otherwise in fair condition. 
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3 about JAMES DIMMICK 1759 RARE AND EXCEPTIONALLY UNIQUE HANDWRITTEN ACCOUNT OF THE TRIAL AND SUBSEQUENT PUNISHMENT OF AN AMERICAN DRAFT DODGER, UNWILLING TO FIGHT FOR THE BRITISH IN THE FRENCH AND INDIAN WAR
MANSFIELD, WINDHAM COUNTY, CONNECTICUT COLONY 1759 Good Manuscript Folio - over 12" - 15" tall 
On offer is an extraordinary historical document of pre-Independence America and the French and Indian War which pitted the colonies of British America against those of New France, with both sides supported by military units from their parent countries and American Indian allies. The document in question is two and a half pages, dated 1759, concerning the legal case of a man named Jesse Dimmick, of Mansfield, Windham County, Connecticut, a member of the 10th Company, Connecticut Militia, who refused to accompany the combined Expedition of British Regular and American Militia for the purpose of invading Canada during the French and Indian War. The letter is sent from “attorney to our Svrn Lord the King for sd Country” named Jedediah Elderkin to Samuel Gray, Esq. “one of his majesty’s justices for ye peace for Windham County, Conn.” The letter begins with some background to the desertion, “General Assembly of ye Coloney of Connecticut at their Sessions held in New Haven in March last did resolve and order to Raise five thousand troops in sd Colony to Joyne his majesty’s Regular troops in North America & in junction with them to invade Canada and Carry war into the hart of the Enemies Country in pursuance to his majesty’s orders and Instructions...Col. Dyar having recd sd orders did then immediately grant his proper warrant under his hand to Joseph Stors of Mansfield Capt of the 10th military Companey in sd 5th Regiment him ordering to Impress or Detach of the Soldiers under his command or those that ware with in the Limits of sd Companey to able bodied effective men to go in sd expedition.” The letter than discusses the case of Mr. Dimmick. “...but sd Jesse Dimmick not regarding the Laws and Constitution of sd Coloney to sd detachment & order did neglect and refuse to joyne sd company under sd Major Glass or in any wise to go in sd expedition which neglect and refusal of sd Dimmick is against the peace of ye King his crown & dignity and contrary to the Laws of this Coloney in such case made & provided given under my hand in Windham County February 27th day anno domine 1759 & in the 32 year of his majesty’s raign Jedediah Elderkin” The next page contain more details of the case. “...you are hereby Commanded forthwith to arrest sd body of the with named Jesse Dimmick and him have forth with before Amon Babcock Esq one of his majesty’s justices of sd peace for sd County of Windham...” this part is dated March 29th, 1759 by “Samuel Gray Justice of sd peace”. The last part of the document, dated the “17th day of April 1759” concerns the trail of Mr. Dimmick, who has been arrested and brought before the justice of the peace, where Dimmick pleads not guilty to the charges against him. “Dimmick appeard in sundry Guidances all which were thoroughly examinned by this court & Dimmick way heard in his defense & this court having examined sd J. Dimmick & sd guidances summoned their in of sd openion that their in cours of action...that Dimmick becom bound with loyalty in a recognized bond to sd ___ of sd County of Windham of twenty pounds lawful money.” This is signed “the above is & with in are true copys of Record as in life. Amos Babcock justice of sd Peace.” The very last page contains a list of costs associated, in pounds, shillings, and pence, “Costs abound to Mr. Nebon £1-6-0”; “Court fees £0-2-0”; the total cost of the trail for Dimmick appears to be £2, 1 shilling and six pence, before his court appointed penalty of 20 pounds for refusing to join the service. The document is in folio format, measuring 13 x 8 inches, dated 1759, in very good, clean and legible condition. The script can at times be difficult to decipher due to the dated language and spelling of the era, but rewards a close look, both the for the interesting facts of the case, as well as the wider military and historical significance of these report in the decades prior to American Independence, when it was still a British colony. There is no description of why Dimmick chooses not to join the militia, but it could be because of a belief in an independent America. This could be why he pleads not guilty to charges he is clearly guilty of. (Background: The French and Indian War (1754–63) comprised the North American theater of the worldwide Seven Years' War of 1754–63. The war pitted the colonies of British America against those of New France, with both sides supported by military units from their parent countries of Great Britain and France, as well as by American Indian allies. Jesse Dimmick was born between 1725 and 1726, and died on the 10th of January 1771. He married Rachel Kidder on May 19, 1751 in Dudley, Massachusetts. Jedediah Elderkin was born in Norwich, Connecticut in 1717. Col. Elderkin and Col. Dyer were the leading lawyers in Eastern Connecticut. Jedidiah Elderkin was appointed Justice of the Peace in 1756 and chosen a member of the General Assembly from Windham in the spring of 1751 and repeatedly afterwards until 1785. In March 1775, Jedidiah Elderkin, Esq., was commissioned a Colonel of the Fifth Regiment of the Connecticut Militia. 
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4 ADAM PHILLIPPE, COMTE DE CUSTINE 1772 HANDWRITTEN MANUSCRIPT LETTER BY NOTED COLONEL, FUTURE BRIGADIER GENERAL OF THE FRENCH ARMY WHO WILL LOSE HIS HEAD TO THE REVOLUTIONARY TRIBUNAL IN 1793
CHARTRES RHEIMS FRANCE 1772 Manuscript Good 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall Autograph
On offer is a pre French Revolution handwritten manuscript letter dated 1772 written by Adam Phillippe, the Vicomte de Custine, noted Colonel of the French Army to Monsier de Boynes requesting a position for Lieut. Constant, son of a noble Major, perhaps in the Colonies. Shortened at right for small loss but otherwise G. 
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5 AUBIN, JOURDAIRE 1795 HANDWRITTEN MANUSCRIPT DOCUMENT RELATING TO THE IMPRISONMENT AND RELEASE OF A 68 YEAR OLD MAN FROM THE INFAMOUS AND NOTORIOUS PRISON AND LUNATIC ASYLUM 'THE BICETRE'
Paris FRANCE 1795 Manuscript Very Good French Folio - over 12" - 15" tall 
On offer is a superb, unique circa 1795, Year 4 of the Revolution, manuscript document relating to the liberation from prison of a 68 year old man. [Almost an extraordinary age for a man in prison conditions of the era.] The prison was the famous Bicetre and this is a detailed account of the affair. The man had a fake passport and had been arrested by soldiers. This is all the more an exceptional document given the 150+ year history of the Bicetre which in its ay was an orphanage, military hospital and lunatic asylum. The Bicêtre is most famous as the Asylum de Bicêtre where in 1793 Superintendent Philippe Pinel is credited as being the first to introduce humane methods into the treatment of the mentally ill and this letter and its content may well be a rare exhibit of those new policies. Signed Aubin and Jourdaire. 2pp, 7-3/4 x 12". VG. 
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6 Chez St. JAILLOT 1775 FOLDED LINEN BACKED MAP: CARTES DES POSTES DE FRANCE, CHEZ LE ST. JAILLOT GEOGRAPHE ORDINAIRE DE ROI QUAY ET A COTE DES GRANDS AUGUSTINE
France 1775 Good French 16mo - over 5¾" - 6¾" tall 
On offer is an original 1775 folded map titled 'Cartes des Postes de France'. The map opens into a fullsize 25.5 x 25.5 inch map of France comprised of sixteen [16] panels. The panels have been glued to what appears to be linen. This was a craftsman item not something 'homemade' as evidenced by the quality work in cutting the panels and affixing to the canvas backing and the edging. It is easy to assume that this was made for travel because of its ease of use. From the lower right bottom edge: LE ST. JAILLOT DONNE AVIS QUE L'ON CORRIGE CETTE CARTE CHAQUEFOIS QU'IL EN RECOIT LES ORDRES POUR LE LIVRE DES POSTES AFIN QUELLE SE TROUVE CONFORME AUD LIVRE ET QU'ELLE A ETE CORRIEGE LE PREMIER JANVIER 1775 ET DEPUIS JUSQU'A CEJOUR. This would be G+ save for some moderate splitting. 
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7 CITIZEN GAUTHIER 1793 - YEAR II - INTRIGUING HANDWRITTEN MANUSCRIPT LETTER FROM NEWLY MINTED CAPTAIN TO THE MINISTER OF THE FRENCH NAVY BUT COMPLAINING OF POOR TREATMENT BY HIS COLLEAGUES
ROCHEFORT FRANCE 1793 Very Good+ 4to - over 9¾" - 12" tall Autograph
n offer is an intriguing French letter written by Citizen Gauthier to Citizen Monge, Minister of the French Navy, thanking him for his recent letter and Gauthier's upgrade to Captain. Gauthier also write of the French Embassy, poor treatment by colleagues but he has had some congratulations on this affair. Two pages of script on a folded sheet. VG. 
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8 Comte Jacques De Glatigny and Others SUPERB PARCHMENT HANDWRITTEN MANUSCRIPT CONTRACT AND CAEN REVENUE STAMP DATED 1749 RELATING TO A REAL ESTATE LAND SHARING PARTNERSHIP
France 1749 Manuscript Good+ 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall Autograph
On thick parchment with a superb Caen Revenue stamp, this contract revises the deals between Comte Jacques De Glatigny and Georges Lepetit and Guillaume Le Senecal. There is a separate, second, small paper document attached by contemporary pin. Very nicely written. Interestingly there is a Bed and Breakfast - Ferme-de-Glatigny - on the very spot the two lesser partner toiled over 250 years ago! 
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1796 SUPER, ORIGINAL HANDWRITTEN FRENCH REVOLUTIONARY ERA STAMPLESS LETTER BETWEEN HOROLOGISTS AT THE APEX OF TIME KEEPING HISTORY IN DECIMAL CALENDAR AND CLOCKS FRANCE, COUSIN PLUMERY
9 COUSIN PLUMERY 1796 SUPER, ORIGINAL HANDWRITTEN FRENCH REVOLUTIONARY ERA STAMPLESS LETTER BETWEEN HOROLOGISTS AT THE APEX OF TIME KEEPING HISTORY IN DECIMAL CALENDAR AND CLOCKS FRANCE
PARIS FRANCE to SARRAGOSSE ESPAYNE 1796 Good Manuscript 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall 
On offer is a absolutely super, original 18th Century French language stampless letter dated 1796 with postmarks for Lyon et al, being a manuscript relic of one of the most active and extraordinary of times for French watchmakers, horologists and timekeepers who were in the spotlight during these early days of the French Revolution and onset of the Napoleonic era as the Decimal Calendar and time system was conceived and implemented. The three [3] page letter is signed from cousin 'Plumery' who send his regards to Margaret and her beau Pierre (Odet?) responding a past letter. Postmarked French Revolutionary Year 5, addressed to Odet, Horlogerie, a Sarragosse, Espayne par Via Perpignan (Zaragoza in English; a district of Aragon; Spain; by way of the Pyrenees.) While untranslated for the most part the letter appears to cover personal and business matters mentioning Paris, 79 Prennast du Pagrien and 79 Gervais, the watchmaker's district at that time. Ms Boncillion of Paris is also mentioned. The 'Odet' the letter was sent to, we believe, relates to one of two noted horologists named Odet: Odet Etienne; as stated online: 'Maître horloger genevois. Forme Louis Gabriel Colladon en 1779.' Or Odet Pierre-François: 'Fils de Gabriel. Origianaire de Genthod, environs de Genève. Horloger. Reçu habitant de Genève en 1756.' There is a 1" side edge fold separation, two small holes where the seal was opened but overall G. 
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10 DE MENCK 1782 - 1783 ARCHIVE OF HANDWRITTEN MANUSCRIPT ENTRIES PROVIDED THE ROYAL COURT OF BELGIUM REGARDING MARITIME TRADE WITH THE AMERICAS AND MOST NOTABLY THE THIRTEEN UNITED STATES OF AMERICA
GHENT BELGIUM HOLLAND 1782 Manuscript Very Good+ Folio - over 12" - 15" tall Autograph
On offer is a remarkable historical archive of twenty folded folio sheets bearing 23 entries on ten of the pages as presented before the court at Ghent, Belgium between April 1782 - February 1783 and pertaining to Flemish trade in the latter part of the 18th century much of it relating to trade and shipments for the new Republic. The timing of the manuscripts is particularly notable as the documents shed light on-cross Atlantic maritime trade during a very volatile period of Europe and America for two primary reasons: 1) The manuscripts are written during the last phase of the War of American Independence and refer many times throughout: "colonies americaines maintenant en guerre contre le Roi de la grande bretagne" and 2) They are written during the period of the 4th Anglo-Dutch war, which effectively brought Dutch maritime dominance to an end. Three [3] of the entries are written in French, the other 20 are in Dutch. Each is signed De Menck. There are references to ships departing from Oostend and Amsterdam for England, Cuba, Cadiz, Surinam, and Paramaribo destined to carry or carrying such goods as meat, butter, wheat, paint, cotton, ginger, and coffee. Measures 34 x 22cm. Watermark to leaves. VG+ 
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11 DECREE OF THE NATIONAL CONVENTION 1792 DECREE OF THE NATIONAL CONVENTION WITH REFERENCE TO THE LOUVRE
France 1792 Manuscript Good 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall Autograph
Dated November, 27, 1792 'DECRET DE LA CONVENTION NATIONALE' dealing with the employees and their lodgings in both the Louvre and the Tuileries of the deposed King Louis XVI. Signed inprint by M. Monge and countersigned by Garat. Includes a bold unidentifiable signature. Some yellowing but otherwise in good+ condition. 
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12 DOCTEUR RAPATEL 1775 ARCHIVE OF HANDWRITTEN MANUSCRIPT LETTERS FROM NOTED ROYAL SURGEON TO THE WIDOW BELLOSTE
PARIS FAUBOURG ST. GERMAIN RENNES FRANCE 1775 Very Good+ 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall Autograph
On offer is a superb pre French Revolution archive of five [5] handwritten letters authored by M. Rapatel, Royal Professor of Surgery of Renneole, Bretagne writing the aged widow of the famed surgeon Augustin Belloste. [The Centre d’Histoire du Droit de l’Université Rennes 1 has much information regarding the doctor.] Madam Belloste has received the letters as M. Rapatel tries to correct an order for pills that he made from Belloste, discuss methods of packaging the pills, new uses, changes in size, dosage and costs etc., etc. are discussed. Madam Belloste has made copious notes on the letters as to her answers and responses. The dates of the correspondence ranges from October 1775 through to October 1776. The letters are very fresh and collectors or historians of the medical establishment of France will be delight to see the preservation of some of the wax seals. VG+. 
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13 DR. GEORGE BIRD c.1790 HANDWRITTEN MANUSCRIPT RECIPE: 'AN EXCELLENT RECEIPT FOR INK'
LONDON ENGLAND 1790 Good Manuscript 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall 
On offer is a handwritten recipe for ink and while unsigned this item comes fromt the archives and files of Dr. George Bird and we believe in his hand. Titled: 'An Excellent Receipt for Ink'. Once having been folded in half there is some splitting in the fold otherwise G. 
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14 ELIJAH & SALLY HOUGHTON, WILLINGTON, PIPER, LAWRANCE et al. c1790 CONGREGATIONAL CHURCH COVENANT OF FAITH AND STATEMENT OF MISSION
ASHBY MASSACHUSETTS MA MIDDLESEX COUNTY 1790 Original Wraps Very Good 32mo - over 4" - 5" tall Autograph
On offer is an original circa 1790-1800 handwritten manuscript of Congregational Covenant from the Church in the Town of Ashby in the County of Middlesex, Massachusetts being a 'mission statement' and statement of faith. Ten pages, hand written. 6 x 4 inches in original plain paper covers, sewn spine. Members attesting to the covenant have signed as follows: Elijah & Sally Houghton; Slyva Willington; Rhoda Piper; Lois & Musy Lawrance; Elizabeth Gates; Hannah Cowdry; Abraham Haskell, Jr. VG. 
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15 for JESUS [?] CIRCA LATE 1700s ORIGINAL MANUSCRIPT COPY: "A LETTER WRITTEN BY OUR BLESSED LORD AND SAVIOUR JESUS CHRIST AND FOUND UNDER A GREAT STONE SIXTY FIVE YEARS AFTER HIS CRUSIFIXION"
Boston 1775 Good+ Manuscript 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall 
On offer is a fascinating and intriguing manuscript relic of Christian faith being a handwritten c1770s manuscript copy of "A LETTER WRITTEN BY OUR BLESSED LORD AND SAVIOUR JESUS CHRIST AND FOUND UNDER A GREAT STONE SIXTY FIVE YEARS AFTER HIS CRUSIFIXION". This story and its variations of the teachings of Jesus appeared in several forms throughout Europe in earlier times, and it would appear that someone had secured an English copy published in London, and was perhaps preparing this as a copy for publication in Boston. However there is no record of it ever being published in America at this time but the rag paper is undoubtedly 18th Century and was copied as a keepsake. The letter states that keepers of a copy handwritten by the owner will protect homes and homeowners from pestilence, plague and lighting. Eight pages, size 5 x 7¼, folds, handmade, rag paper, string bound at one time, normal aging with minor stains, overall G+. 
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16 HANNAH COY by way of an UNKNOWN NARRATOR 1798 ORIGINAL MANUSCRIPT RELIC OF RELIGIOUS MANIFESTATION BEING A HANDWRITTEN EYEWITNESS ACCOUNT OF A YOUNG GIRL'S VISIONS OF HEAVEN AND HER TRIP TO HELL WITH JESUS
JERICHO VERMONT 1798 Good+ Manuscript 12mo - over 6¾" - 7¾" tall 
On offer is a sensational, original relic of late 18th Century religious manifestation being a five [5] page manuscript account of a young girl's religious visions and experiences as detailed and handwritten by an unknown eyewitness. Hannah Coy the 9 year old girl is recorded as having been in a trance and while under its influence having religious revelations of Heaven and Hell and seeing Jesus, God and the Devil. The narrator, it appears, witnessed the child in trance while she saw this vision, the writer basically records what Hannah said and saw using Hannah's own words. It begins thusly: "The month of August the 10th day I began to write the following narrative may be depended on as fact and can, has been witnessed by great number of those who saw and heard it themselves." The testimony continues describing a noted change in Hannah's demeanour: "Hannah Coy of nine years of age was by nature a brightly active girl and as naturally inclined to childish plays as any of her brothers or sisters but all of a sudden she forsook all her plays and appeared acceding sober for the space of a month. The family all took notice of it and the children could not get her out to play with the and would sometimes reflect upon her for not being willing to play, but she would say to them my dear brothers and sisters these plays are but foolish trifles and will not do us any good we must leave them…" She goes on to describe Jesus and God, her vision of hell and the Devil and that some infants were there, sees people she knew in Heaven. "Jesus Christ was pleading for all the poor sinners, he was surrounded by thousands of Saints and Angels," Her mother asked if she saw anyone she knew, she saw a recently deceased neighbor who was "deaf and dumb and could now sing and speak and praise God." She then sees hell describes the tortured souls and the Devil himself. He tries to grab her but Jesus bid her to not be afraid. Christ told me to return and to tell my parents what I have seen. Tell my father that he must Carry me to our ministers and I must tell the minister all that I have seen and that he must come to my daddys and preach the gospel." We believe based on the paper, ink and writing style the book is late 1700s and one online source appears to confirm and identify Hannah's experiences when she related in 1798 the following: "Tending to Edify, Astonish, and Instruct" Published Narratives of Spiritual Dreams and Visions in the Early Republic ANN KIRSCHNER University of Delaware On a Sunday in September 1798 [one can safely assume the manuscript was written a mere month before], a large congregation gathered in Jericho, Vermont, to hear nine-year-old Hannah Coy relate a strange and wonderful story of a vision that had transformed her life.1 She had seen heaven and Christ himself-even his wounded feet and hands-and witnessed "thousands of saints and angels" singing praise to God, including a neighbor who in life had been deaf and dumb. Moreover, she had also been whisked by Christ to the pit of hell and seen the devil himself-a "dreadful creature" with "dreadful claws with long nails"-and observed "multitudes of poor souls in misery." Trembling at the prospect that this might be her fate, she was then assured by Christ that she "was his, and should live forever with him in heaven." Her only charge was to return to earth and tell all that she had seen. Two years later her story was published in a small pamphlet that also contained accounts of the visions of two other young women and another of a miraculous healing. 2 Coy's account is but one of a large group of similar pamphlets of dreams and visions that were published in increasing numbers beginning in the 1780s and peaking in the early 1800s, paralleling the growth of evangelical Protes1. "A wonderful account of a little girl of nine years old, who lives in the town of Jericho, in the state of Vermont; by the name of Hannah Coy" (Windsor, Vt., 1800), 1-5. There can be little doubt that this is the very same girl and the manuscript an original testament of her experience. The 7" x 3 3/4" booklet is overall G+. 
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17 IOSEPH WYATT, [JOSEPH WYATT] 1730s ORIGINAL MANUSCRIPT COOKBOOK FILLED WITH 100+ PAGES OF HANDWRITTEN ANCIENT RECIPES, SOME REMEDIES AND A FEW MUSINGS
USA AMERICA 1807 Good Manuscript 12mo - over 6¾" - 7¾" tall 
On offer is an exceptional early 18th Century, circa 1730s as stated on the detached fep 'Ioseph Wyatt His Book 1730, original manuscript cookbook with numerous recipes [receipts] from the 1730s some later but others, perhaps copied from earlier cookbooks, using an earlier style written as "ye" and "thou". From the opening page 'To Make Curd Puffs' to 'To Make Sulabub' [syllabub?] there are approximately 110 pages of recipes plus how to make various puddings preserves, orange cream, preserved walnuts. rabbit, how to pickle mushrooms how to make a cake, how to make punch with just brandy, lemons and nutmeg which would be a variation of a recipe from the 1660s rice pancakes, surrop of violets, six hour pudding, seed cake, walnut wine, a very early recipe for a saffron cake, how to candy Angelico, how to cook pigeon other recipes in a later hand. There are also along with recipes about 27 or so pages of musings, religious writings and a poem or two. As to condition the book has a frayed and damaged spine cap, slightly bowed covers, a couple of loose pages but is otherwise good. 
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18 JOHANNA BERGEN 1786 ORIGINAL MANUSCRIPT RELIC OF LATE 18TH CENTURY CYPHERING AND EARLY AMERICAN EDUCATION IN MATHEMATICS OF A YOUNG BROOKLYN NEW YORK GIRL
BROOKLYN NEW YORK 1786 Fair+ Manuscript Folio - over 12" - 15" tall 
Offered is an original 1786 manuscript cyphering book handwritten by Johanna Bergen of Brooklyn New York. [Johanna was an 18th Century descendent of Hans Hansen Bergen one of the earliest settlers of the New Amsterdam Dutch colony. The Bergen family name is famous throughout Brooklyn, New York and Hans boasts his own Wikipedia entry.] The 13.5 x 12 inch book contains 41 pages filled with such topics as Simple Addition, Subtraction, Multiplication, and Division, Money of the United States, Simple Reduction, English Money, Apothecaries Weight, Long Measure, Land Measure, Liquid Measure, Dry Measure, and Compound Addition and Subtraction most written on the front and back. The protecting boards are rubbed, the text block loose from the boards, pages beginning to brittle and have light chipping and the pages splitting but the text is clean and bright all data intact in a lovely hand. Overall better than fair. 
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19 JOHN GAILBREATH 1763 ORIGINAL COLONIAL AMERICA MANUSCRIPT LANDLORD TENANT AGREEMENT WITH SURPRISING TERMS OF TENANCY
PHILADELPHIA PENNSYLVANIA COUNTY OF CHESTER 1763 Good Manuscript 4to - over 9¾" - 12" tall 
On offer is a superb, original 1763 manuscript relic of Colonial America being a handwritten legal agreement between a shopkeeper and millwright to his future tenant. Historians and collectors of legal Americana will appreciate the wonderful content: the tenant could only keep two fires in the house; in the kitchen and the other room and among other things he had to agree to take in the landlord's wife or mother! Here is a some of the transcription: "Memorandum the____ day of May 1763 made between John Gailbreath of the City of Philadel shopkeeper of the one part and Richard Hall of Springfield in the county of Chester Millwright of the other part as follows. First the----John Gailbreath herby letts his house and plantation in Springfield for one year from the date hereof to the said Richard Hall paying the rent of twenty seven pounds and if the rent is not paid at the years end to give security to pay the same in four months after which the tenant agrees to do and keep the house, fences, and premises in repair as good as now. And that he shall not keep more fires in the house but only one in the kitchen and one in the other room. And also not to cut any timber or wood but in the back field joining to Crosiers Plantation and that for fencing and fireing on the premises and the use the tops of the trees and old decayed wood for fireing first and that he shall not plough nor sow but only the back fields or the field next the meadow for winter corn. But he may put summer grain anywhere were it has been usual. If the tenant thinks fit he may plant indian corn in the fallow field. The tenant agrees if Mrs. Gailbreath shall have a mind to go live on the places she may have the back room below stairs and if the landlord shall have a mind to put another tenant on the place next season he may send persons by the first day of next april who shall have liberty to work on the place and have use of the house in the spring with as little unconveniency to the tenant as can reasonably be expected. And the tenant agrees not to take any hay, straw, or dung off the premises and the tenant is to have liberty to reap his corn and thrash it in the barn after the time is out leaving the straw and the chaff and the tenant agrees to deliver up the quiet and peaceable ----of the premises unto the landlord on the first day of may next and for the true performance of all and singular the covenants agreement afor. The said parties to these presents do hereby bind themselves their executors and administrators each other in the penal sum of fifty pounds lawful money firmly by these presents in witness." Has some edge staining and small tears but overall G. 
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20 JOHN McDUFFEE 1784 ORIGINAL POST REVOLUTIONARY COMPLEX MATHEMATICS AND CYPHER BOOK HANDWRITTEN BY NOTED CITIZEN OF ROCHESTER NEW HAMPSHIRE
ROCHESTER NEW HAMPSHIRE NH 1784 Fair+ Manuscript 4to - over 9¾" - 12" tall 
On offer is an original 1784 manuscript cypher and mathematics book handwritten by John McDuffee of Rochester Vermont. There are 52 pages of arithmetic and mathematical tables, equations and principles: compound multiplication, compound division, reduction for farthings, shillings, etc., calculation the minutes since the birth of the Savior to 1784, tons of wine, hogsheads of wine, The Golden Rule, provisions, measurements, interest, Rules of Practice, gallons of rum, table of money weights and measures, some business principles +++. Measuring 7.25 x 11.75", it is bound in together without covers; the first and last leaf a bit more darkened as a result of wear. Remaining all bound, the leaves are very clear and easily read with minimal edgewear and rounding for their age and use. McDuffee has written his name and place of residence in many places with dates starting at 1784 and some references to 1801 such as someone owing him money etc. BIO NOTES: His stepfather was Lt Col. John McDuffe, son of an Irish immigrant that fought valiantly in both the French and Indian War and the Revolution and was a Congressman. John Jr, whose real father was Capt Daniel McDuffee, was adopted by Lt Col John Sr. McDuffee went on, only a few years after his schooling and the creation of this cypher book, to become a successful farmer and important part of Rochester's history, as noted below, so this gives added charm to this fantastic post Revolutionary War cypher book. Overall Fair+. 
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