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1 UNIDENTIFIED 1524 EXTRAORDINARY ANCIENT 32 PAGE MEDIEVAL GENEALOGICAL REPORT REGARDING CHABANS FAMILY: FORMER DOCUMENT OF CABINET D'HOZIER - ONE OF THE GREATEST GENEALOGISTS OF THE 19TH CENTURY
France 1524 Good+ Manuscript 
On offer is a remarkable ancient document, 32 pp, handwritten in French gothic calligraphy, relating to the family of Martel de Chabans, as noted by later handwritten notes on later paper rag cover, who makes the inquiry of the 16th century genealogists. The document features three bold signatures of the authors but they are illegible. This cover also features the handstamp of Cabinet D'Hozier, one of the most famous genealogists of the 19th century. This medieval document is fragile and the first two pages feature a number of faults, some loss but overall this superb document is legible and has later day research notes. Fair. 
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2 UNIDENTIFIED 1665 ANCIENT HANDWRITTEN MANUSCRIPT DOCUMENT REGARDING ANDORRA
EUROPE ANDORRA [ANDORRE] 1665 Very Good+ Autograph
On offer is a superb, ancient handwritten document with beautiful calligraphy. Casual reading finds reference to the ancient principality of Andorra but given the incredible history of Andorra this document requires further research. Three signatures include Brousse, the other two illegible. The document has a few slight faults along the old fold lines and a few words have been crossed out. Overall G. 
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3 UNIDENTIFIED SIGNATURE 1668 HANDWRITTEN SIGNED PARCHMENT LEGAL/FINANCIAL DOCUMENT BEAUTIFULLY WRITTEN DURING THE REIGN OF LOUIS XIV
France 1668 Manuscript Very Good Autograph
Beautifully penned, one small page, parchment (skin), boldly signed but hard to make out, legal/financial document referencing legal obligations and monies owed. Signatures require further research. 
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4 UNIDENTIFIED 1677-1678 TREASURE OF CALLIGRAPHIC ARTS AND PERHAPS A BLUDGEON OF LEGAL MALFEASANCE AND EXTORTION
East Langton Market Harborough Leicestershire UK 1678 Fine Latin 
On offer is a superb 17th century relic of to historians and collectors of legal matters, jurisprudence and 'lawyering' being a nine [9] page handwritten manuscript document from the reign of Charles II, circa 1677-1678. This fine paper document is an agreement settling a lawsuit. Stunning calligraphy in Latin over 9 folio-sized pages details the large number of people involved in the suit. The plaintiffs, Mary Phesaunt and John Bordman, have brought the case against a large number of defendants and that the defendants are to recognize certain specified pieces of land as belonging to the plaintiffs in perpetuity, and the agreement serves as proof or receipt that the plaintiffs paid 100 pounds sterling to the defendants for the land. This stunning manuscript may or may not have been a ficitious lawsuit as was quite common in the era. Given the lack of honorifics these were 'regular' folks appear to be using a legal bludgeon for profit. Lovers of bindery arts will find the 'file binding', being a little strip of parchment that is wound through the holes of the paper to hold the sheets together of interest but given the fact that the document is circa mid half of the 17th century the unique watermarks place the paper from Auvergne, France circa 1580-1590! Legal malfeasance via predatory lawsuits was not uncommon in the era and this appears to be a superb example in very fine condition. Written in superb medieval calligraphy one can make out East Langton, a small village in the Langtons near Market Harborough Leicestershire. This manuscript has been folded in half and a shallow fold in the quarters. F. 
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5 UNIDENTIFIED. 1685 ORIGINAL ANCIENT ENGLISH ROYAL WARRANT HANDWRITTEN A MERE FOUR DAYS AFTER THE DEATH OF CHARLES II AND IN THE NAME OF THE NEW KING JAMES II GIFTS AND LARGESSE ARE SHOWERED ON HIS FAMILY AND RETAINERS
England 1685 Fair Manuscript 
On offer is an original, fascinating though flawed historically significant ancient 1685 manuscript. Dated and signed February 10th 1685 handwritten a mere four days after the death of Charles II, referencing the new king James II two months prior to his coronation at Westminster Abbey by and for the British Royal Postal Service being a Royal warrant and division of financial profits of the British post office to Prince George among other notables. The 44 page document begins: "Our Will And Pleasure Is That You Prepare A Bill For Our Royall Signature To Pass Our Great Seale Of England in the words or to the effect following, James the Second and to all to whom these presents shall come Greetings. Whereas in pursuance of and according to a …. Covenant and agreement I will part …in accordance articles relating to the marriage and solemnized between our dearly beloved son in law Prince George hereditary of Denmark and our dearly beloved daughter Anne Princess of Denmark his wife for the selling of the yearly…of 5,000 pounds of lawful English money out of the …and profit of the post office or general letter office of office of the post general and the yearly sum of 5,000 pounds more of like money part of the 24,000 pounds…to pay….." Historians and researchers will agree this document superbly outlines the wheels of governance and greed, patronage and politics will out as the new king doles out to his own and immediately showers those he favors with wealth. While the document has suffered in its 400+ years having signs of old water damage, chipping around the edges and someone's attempt at a repair with tape many, many years ago the significance of the manuscript is divine given the year was monumentally important in British history: the death of Charles II; his brother, Roman Catholic James Stuart, Duke of York, becomes King James II and his Coronation at Westminster Abbey; the Monmouth Rebellion; The Battle of Sedgemoor; the death of Monmouth and Elizabeth Gaunt who was burned at the stake at Tyburn for alleged complicity in the Rye House Plot and notably she is the last woman executed for political treason in England and much more. The last page with signatures is one of the more damaged and the top half in better shape but sadly the signatures are not legible as there is a one inch diameter fault likely from a seal. Overall Fair. 
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6 UNIDENTIFIED 1754 - 1763 TEN YEAR ACCOUNTING FOR A HOSPITAL SUPPLY COMPANY SPECIALIZING IN BUILDING SUPPLY AND BED CONSTRUCTION
Reims, France 1754 Good+ Manuscript 
On offer is an accounting summary for a ten year period being 1754 through 1763 for an unidentified hospital supply company. While the clients and the company are unnamed the document was part of a file from the Sir Thomas Phillipps collection relating to Hotel Dieu and the Hopital Incurables. G+. 
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7 UNIDENTIFIED 1765 SELICHOT - PRAYERS OF REPENTANCE
METZ FRANCE 1765 Leather Spine Good Hebrew, Judaica 
On offer: Selichot - Prayers of Repentance: a book of prayer, specifically consisting of specialized prayers for days of unique significance. They are called Selichot - Prayers of Repentance. Used on Yom Kippur and other Jewish Public Fast Days. The author named it Selichot Volume 1 but the text suggests that there will be a volume 2 and 3 for days of Festival Holidays. The author of the Sefer is unidentified but it mentions a Moshe Maiy who sponsored its publication. The date of publication 1765 is produced by way of an acronym of letters whose corresponding numeric value totals - 1765. The following acknowledgement (loosely translated): "Funds were sponsored by Moshe Maiy, here in the holy city of Metz, under the governance of the Great King Louis the 15th, Emperor of France and may Hashem uplift his eminence, and may his kingdom rise ever higher and higher, Amen." All the more interesting as this was the final year of the King's reign as he died in December of 1765. Holographic notes at the top of the title page are dated 1776 followed by 1765. Former archivist notes on the inside front cover state in pencil Natan Yale Collection 1768 or Jewish Theological Seminary. The leather book's front cover is detached but present. While the rest of the covers are rubbed and otherwise poor the text block is quite nice. Overall F. 
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8 UNIDENTIFIED 1783 ORIGINAL MANUSCRIPT TRANSCRIPT OF A PROSECUTORIAL INTERROGATION REGARDING THE THEFT OF MONEY
France 1783 Very Good Manuscript 
On offer is an intriguing, original manuscript transcript dated 1783 during the reign of Louis XVI of what appears to be a prosecutorial interrogation taking place over a number of days involving the theft of money. Nine [9] tightly written pages and sometimes written in excitement make for an mysterious pre Revolution document. Overall VG. 
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9 UNIDENTIFIED 1786 HANDWRITTEN MANUSCRIPT PRE FRENCH REVOLUTION AUDIT OF EXPENSES OF A WEALTHY NOBLE FAMILY
PARIS LYON FRANCE 1786 Good Autograph
On offer is an interesting enigmatic 1786 handwritten manuscript economic portrait titled "Naissance de George & Mort de Benjamin Reverdun" being what appears to be a financial breakdown and accounting table of expenses of a late 18th Century noble French family divided for Monsieur, his [business, travel to and from Paris, Lyon] and for Madame, her "domestiques, blanchissage, pain, vin, viande, boisson" etc. etc. and also "menus plaisirs: journal, comedie, musique…" etc., etc. This is written on heavy paper with some losses of a few letters on the upper corners. A very interesting watermark features a Royal personage wearing a crown atop two joined triangles with the name 'G. PERRARD' below. Folio, 1 pp, 50cm x 37cm. 
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10 UNIDENTIFIED 1793 - YEAR II - FRENCH REVOLUTION DOCUMENT CALLING UP CITIZEN TRAVERSIGNY TO DUTY IN THE NATIONAL GUARD
DIJON FRANCE 1793 Very Good+ Autograph
On offer is a small French Revolutionary document calling a citizen up for active duty in the National Guard. This 4 x 5 inch printed document is mounted on board with a small fault to the bottom right corner not affecting the document. Manuscript entries include the name of the citizen, the dates to show up for service and it is signed but illegible. Some stains, perhaps old thumbprints to the front of the document, otherwise G+. 
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11 UNIDENTIFIED CLERK FOR DUBLIN TOWNSHIP, PENNSYLVANIA 1795 DUBLIN TOWNSHIP ENUMERATION OF THE NUMBER OF "BASTARD CHILDREN, NEGRO OR MOLATTO SLAVES, THE NUMBER OF LIQUOR RETAILERS..."
Pennsylvania 1795 Manuscript Good+ Autograph
Dublin Township, Pennsylvania, term 1795. Bedford County, although not mentioned. Approx. 7 x 5-1/4 in. Reads: Bastard Children born none / Deer kild out of season none / Negro or molatto slaves none / retailers of liquor....etc. 
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12 MAURICE DEVILLIERS and UNIDENTIFIED OFFICER OF HEALTH 1801 & 1803 [2] SMALL ARCHIVE OF SMALL POX RELATED HANDWRITTEN MANUSCRIPT LETTERS
DU BLANC [MONT BLANC?] PARIS FRANCE Good+ Manuscript 
On offer is a small archive of handwritten letters relating to small pox. Letter 1 penned by Maurice Devilliers a citizen of Du Blanc France writes of small pox throughout the district and much more in this tightly written stampless letter with wax seal. Letters 2 and 3 are from the same health officer of the Revolutionary government whose signature is affixed on both letters but not quite legible.G+. 
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13 UNIDENTIFIED 1805 HANDWRITTEN MANUSCRIPT DIARY OF EARLY NEW YORK STATE LIFE BY A YOUNG SCHOOL AGE MAN
KINGSBURY WASHINGTON COUNTY NEW YORK NY 1805 Good Manuscript 
On offer is a handwritten manuscript 'Memorandum' dated Kingsbury Sept. 24th, 1805, Washington County, State of New York, Republic of North America. Eight pages, string tied, with handwriting notations on five pages, thusly three pages are blank, small hole to rear cover, affecting a couple of words. It talks about going to school on Saturdays and boarding with different people and it is a record of how many loads of wood he cut for different people for credit. Names mentioned include Isabel Haskins, John Bond, Sam'l Harris, John Patterson and Elijah Smith. This is a very interesting little diary of events in early New York State that features some lovely calligraphic penmanship. 
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14 UNIDENTIFIED 1809 HANDWRITTEN MANUSCRIPT NAPOLEON ERA LETTER FROM THE GENERAL OF THE RHINE ARMY TO THE COMMISSARY OF WAR OF LE HAVRE
BAMBURG, GERMANY 1809 Good+ Manuscript 
On offer is an original handwritten manuscript letter from the Intendant General of the Rhine Army to advise the Commissary of War of Le Havre that Chevalier M. Langlois was named Commandant d'Armes of La Place Du Havre. Boldly signed and with a flourish the signature is undecipherable. VG 
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15 UNIDENTIFIED 1809 ORIGINAL HANDWRITTEN MANUSCRIPT DISCHARGE PAPERS FOR A LIEUTENANT LEFEVRE A 33 YEAR VETERAN OF ACTIVE SERVICE FOR PRE-REVOLUTION FRANCE AND NAPOLEON
LILLE FRANCE 1809 Good Manuscript 
On offer is the original handwritten discharge papers of Lieutenant Lefevre of the 51eme Regiment a Ligne. Folio sheet details the Lieutenant's service from 1776 through 1809. Effective service grades, Campaigns, pension details and his final medical status are all reported. The soldier's CV covers 85% of the page and in the bottom 15% is the medical report as detailed by the senior surgeon to the Corps. Very interesting, very detailed in very good shape save for the usual folds, shallow creases and fault to the top left where a pin hole has been made. Overall G+. 
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16 UNIDENTIFIED SCRIVENER 1820s-30s ORIGINAL MANUSCRIPT BOOK HANDWRITTEN IN A LOVELY SCRIPT DETAILING THE HISTORY AND CULTURE OF ANCIENT GREECE
GREECE 1830 Good 
On offer is a lovely handwritten manuscript book on Greek history and culture, circa 1820-30s with over 150 pages in a beautiful, calligraphic hand and tightly written. The front cover is absent and there is no title page but we suspect this is a scrivener's work of duplicating an older work or text. Topic chapters include Sylla, Sertious & Eumenes, Pompey, Agesilaus, Niccas, Cleomenes, Agis, Caius Graechus, Tiberias Graechus +. In the upper left corner hard by the edge is what appears to be a smudged and soiled name of ownership which we think is 'Wm. W____'. No date but clearly early in the early part of the 19th century. This 4 by 7 inch book is missing the front cover but is otherwise G+. 
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17 UNIDENTIFIED 1821 SUPERB HANDWRITTEN LETTER FROM THE CLOISTERED NUNS OF THE CARMEL MONASTERY OF TROYES TO THE PRIEURE [CHIEF ABBESSE] OF CARMEL OF MORLAIS
TROYES FRANCE Very Good+ Manuscript 
On offer is a superb tightly written three page 'Circulaire', an obituary for one Sister. The custom in France when a Carmelite nun would die they would write the life story of this sister and distribute to all of the Carmels in France. From the cloistered Carmelite nuns of Troyes to the Chief Abbesse of the Carmelites based in Morlais. Small loss at the stampless letter closure otherwise VG+. Lovely embossed paper seal of the Carmelites. Signed with initials. 
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18 UNIDENTIFIED TRAVELLER 1822 HANDWRITTEN MANUSCRIPT EUROPEAN TRAVEL DIARY OF AN OBSERVANT BRITISH GENTLEMAN
England, Germany, France 1822 Very Good Manuscript 
On offer is a Georgian era travel journal/diary dated from June 20th 1822 to September 6th 1823. Our traveller, while unidentified by the illegible signature the writer is undoubtedly the father or grandfather of famed musician and musical agent Robert Whyte from whose estate this book was apart of; and as the writer makes extensive notes and observations on this his 4th visit to Germany, Paris and London in well over 80 pages his identity may yet be revealed or confirmed upon further research. Daily entries get easier as one gets used to the author's scrawl. Illness seems to have dogged our diarist alot on this trip. Besides the illegible name on the front that we can not make out along with the title "Journal Pt 4 My 3rd Journey to Germany in June 1822". Research will, no doubt yield many, many details from this determined writer. Overall the book, 8.25 x 6.5 inches, is in very good+ condition save for some light general signs of ageing to the boards, with the pages being very good save for some edges being a little ragged. The spine is nice and tight. The unused last dozen pages have been cut out but the text appears complete. 
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19 UNIDENTIFIED BUREAUCRAT OF BORDEAUX 1825 HANDWRITTEN MULTIPLE SIGNATURE IOU - LEGAL BOND FOR LOAN AND PAYMENT
Paris, France 1825 Manuscript Fair+ 
On offer a small financial bond document from Maralux, Bordeaux, France dated January 1st, 1825, however there is a stamp, No. 703, states the date as the 10th of Jan. This is a bond made out to Mr. Petiniaud and Mr. Lamy that Misters Bologray and sons paid the sum of 274 francs in Bordeaux. The sum was actually paid out to them on the 13th of January. Small half-moon tear at the bottom with loss of one word, some old pin holes but otherwise in good shape. Stunning vignette of a winged messenger. 
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20 UNIDENTIFIED CREWMAN OF THE QUARTERDECK 1825 ORIGINAL HANDWRITTEN MANUSCRIPT MERCHANT SHIP LOG BOOK OF THE FOUR MONTH JOURNEY OF THE SHIP ‘ANN’ FROM NEW ZEALAND SAILING ACROSS TWO OCEANS TO LONDON, ENGLAND
NEW ZEALAND, NZ TO LONDON ENGLAND UK 1825 Good Manuscript 
On offer is a thoroughly fascinating logbook of the merchant ship “Ann” sailing in 1825 from New Zealand to England. The book contains pre-printed log pages with entries detailing weather, position, and daily occurrences on board. The entries are often brief but do give a good idea of the main outlines of the voyage. The first entry begins off the coast of New Zealand on April 20, 1825. “Begin this 34 hours with light winds and clean weather. Ship worth employed as the Dutch requested. Middle and latter part light winds and cloudy weather. At midnight the East Cape bare SSW. Distance ___ leagues. At daylight the Wind bare SSW. Dist. 900 leagues the ship steering ESE in AM....” Each entry in the log references the weather in the beginning, middle, and latter part of the day, as well as the direction of the ship, the number and sort of sails and masts used for sailing, and any observations and abnormalities that might have happened during the day. “May 8th, Begin this 24 hours with breezy and fair weather. Ship is steering ESE under single topsail and main topgallant....Middle part fresh breezy and foggy weather with small rain. Ship steering as above. Latter part foggy weather. At 7 let out the ___ of the main topsail. Ship steering as above. Watch varying by employ. At midnight fresh breezy weather...” The ship departs New Zealand and heads ESE towards the southern tip of South America. From South America, the “Ann” heads NNE towards the middle of the Atlantic. “June 15, Commenced this 24 hours with moderate breezy and cloudy weather. Ship under all sails steering to the Northward. Watch varous by employed. Latter part...top gallant steering sail employed getting up the main royal mast.” The ship passes the equator on the 28th of June, a little after departing New Zealand. The ship arrives in London, England on August 4th, 1825. The journey took 3 and a half months. This part is 55 pages in length with 106 daily entries. The logbook also includes log entries one other journey. The entry directly after the journey of the ship “Ann,” there begin entries for the ship “Planet” a decade later, from January 13th to January 26, 1834. In this quick two week journey, the ship goes from New York City to Petersburg, Virginia. The entries are written in a very different hand than the entries of the ship “Ann.” The entries in this portion are much less filled in than the previous ones, and many of the boxes in the entry (such as Knot speed, Course, Force, and others) are simply unused. The remarks also contain a much less detailed description of the ship’s sails and manifests: “January 15, 1834. First part light wind from the NE but breezy light at 10 AM. Got under way from Loffe house still with all sails the wind from the NE but very light. Got down to the Staten Island being no wind...So ends this day.” The ship travels down the east coast: “These 24 hours commence with thick cloudy weather. At 3 pm anchored in Little Egg Harbor in company with several sail in 0 fathom of Water furled all sail. Mid part raining and foggy. Latter part thick foggy and calm. So ends this day.” There is also a mention of the Cape May Lighthouse in Cape May, New Jersey. The ship lands in Petersburg on the 26th. This journey is 8 pages in length, with 14 daily entries. Each page contains two log entries, divided into boxes labelled “H” (for Hour of the day), “K” (for Knot speed), “F” for (Force), “Courses” where the course direction is written, “Winds” describing the direction of wind”, “Lee Way” (the amount of off-course lateral movement of the ship), and “REMARKS, &c. The (left blank for day) day of (left blank for year).” There are also boxes on the bottom of the page for the end of the day report. These boxes are labelled “Course,” “Dist.,” “Diff. Lat” (for the difference in latitude from the beginning of the day), “Dep.” (for sea depth), “Latitude by Acc.” and “Latitude by Obser.” (meaning latitude by acceleration and by observation), “Diff. Long.” (difference in longitude from beginning of day), “Long. by Acc.” and “Long. by Obser.,” and finally “Variation by Acc.” and “Variation by Obser.” The whole book is 65 pages in length, of which 63 pages have writing in them. Almost every single entry in the book is filled with writing and so there is a tremendous amount of information included in these pages. The book is in very good condition. The pages show only a bit of wear and age on the edges, the rest looks very good. Some of the writing, especially for the ship “Ann” has faded and can make the entry difficult to read, but under these entries can be much easier read under direct light. The entries for the ship “Ann” are written in a small, dense script. The writing for the ship “Planet” is a bit easier to read as the writing is larger, however, the author of those passages is a very bad speller, which some entries a bit more difficult than they normally would be. The cover of the book is an absolutely beautiful marbled paper, a light blue-green with veins of gold throughout. It is an absolutely beautiful book from the outside. I could find almost no information about the ships in question here. The only piece found was a handbill advertising the sailing of the Ann from London to New Zealand in 1833 to take emigrees to a new country. It could be that the ship was repurposed from a merchant ship to one capable of carrying many passengers: “The beautiful fast-sailing ship ANN, 55 tons burthen, copper-fastened, and newly-coppered, lying in the London Docks, Wapping Basin. JAMES HERD, Commander.” 
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