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1 UNKNOWN SCRIVENER 1525 ORIGINAL ANCIENT MANUSCRIPT OF CIVIL LAW: 'CORPUS IURIS CIVILIS OF JUSTINIAN'
LOMBARDY ITALY 1525 Original Vellum Good+ Latin 
On offer is an ancient, very charming and even beautiful, manuscript relic of early civil law and legal procedure, bound in vellum, being the "Corpus Iuris Civilis of Justinian", the Digesta [Digests or Pandects] Books 1 through 38 in condensed form. [All titular headings from 1.1.0 through 38.17.0 with each followed by an abbreviated explanation of the premise. In some instances may also have portions of subsections such as 1.5.6. The text does not contain the elaborations of Ulpianus, Pomponius, Florentinus or their like.] Justinian the Great "Justice is the constant and perpetual wish to render to everyone his due" was the Roman Emperor of Byzantine Constantinople from 527 to 565. He was the last Roman Emperor to speak Latin as his first language. He tried to revive the greatness of the empire by reconquering the lost western half of the classical Roman Empire, achieving only partial success in this, although he did retake the city of Rome. But probably his most enduring legacy was the uniform rewriting of Roman law, the Corpus Iuris Civilis, which is still the basis for much civil law in many modern states and with which this volume is concerned. Dated October 30, 1525, handwritten in one humanist hand, this version appears to be a synopsis of the first 38 books of the Digesta and may have been used as a primer for a law student or as is more likely in this case given the marginalia a reference by a civil authority such as a lawyer or civil magistrate. On the spine is the word "Castaldus". Castaldus [Gastaldo in Italian] was also a term for a Lombardy official in charge of some portion of a demesne (a gastaldia or castaldia) with civil, martial and juridical powers. When Lombardy submitted to a codified Roman law, the term came to be used as a reference for civil magisterial matters. Another possiblility is this was owned by a Restaurus Castaldus, an Italian civil lawyer, d. 1564, and known to be the author of published book: "De imperatore, in Tractatus universi iuris", or this book may possibly be a redaction or some other volume of the same Castaldus by another hand. [This book offers a wonderful research opportunity for the right researcher!] Description: CASTALDUS, 1525, Italy. Cover of limp vellum (148x 119x 20mm) Held by two leather straps through the spine to under the covers. Small section of cover on spine is missing. 124 leaves of linen rag paper, 140 x105mm, the first and last blank. 122 paginated folios; 1-109, CX-CXXII. Collation; i + I (13)[13 a singleton] + II(16) + III(15) [39 a singleton] + IV(15) [51 a singleton] +V(16) + VI(15) [90 a singleton] + VII(16) + i. COMPLETE. 243 pages of text. Dated on recto of f.CXXII October 30, 1525, verso blank. The pages have 15 lines in brown ink written in an elegant Humanist Bookhand with italic traits, a few initials with minor flourishes near the beginning, and marginal notations. Folios 73-79 some ink smear from damp stain, f.74-75 stuck together in center toward spine. Folios 107-CXXII with spill stain over one half of page. In all instances the text is legible. The book is in unusually good condition for it's nearly five hundred years of life, although it naturally shows appropriate signs of age and use and there is some brittleness to the cover. Overall G+. 
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2 UNKNOWN. 1544 VIA CRUCIS - ANCIENT LATIN BOOK - THE TWELVE STATIONS OF THE CROSS - BOOK OF THE CRUXIFICTION WITH EXTENSIVE HANDWRITTEN MANUSCRIPT NOTES
1544 Full-Leather Good+ Latin 
On offer is a superb ancient book VIA CRUCIS [Way of the Cross; Twelve Stations of the Cross]. "Domini Redemptoris ac Salvatoris Nostri Jesu Christim." Twenty-nine [29] printed pages detail the 12 stations of the Cross in the Cruxifiction of Jesus. Pagination begins at page 3 through page 32. Original binding, 4 bands, 5 compartments and while the original title page has been removed there are four [4] manuscript pages including a simple but beautifully handwritten new title page with the word Via rubricated leading to the Oratio. There are seven [7] pages in more lovely calligraphy at the end titled "Officium S. Spiitus". Followed by a number of blank pages. Seems like an ideal book for a pilgrim to record his own journey to the Holy Land. Handwritten is an 'ex libris' noting Ferdinandi de Graes [?] as the owner. The full leather binding is well attached, no cracks, but some small worm holes in the endpaper. Old pencil note dates the book at 1544. All indications agree. Sensational early religious book with elegant manuscript calligraphy. 
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3 UNKNOWN 1606 SUPERB DOCUMENT WITH GOTHIC CALLIGRAPHY HANDWRITTEN DURING THE REIGN OF HENRI IV REGARDING ARMENIANS POPULATION OF EUROPE NOTABLY THE FAMED SEYNE [SEINE] FAMILY
Europe 1606 Good+ Manuscript 
On offer is a superb two-page on four leaves ancient gothic document. Cursory research finds that this 1606 document written during the reign of Henri IV specifically refers to the Armenian population of Europe and makes mention of the famed Seyne [sometimes Seine] family of Armenians and the town named after them. Very rare as such. A photocopy of notes regarding the document in French accompany the original. 
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4 UNKNOWN. 1647 ORIGINAL MANUSCRIPT DIARY FRAGMENT TRANSCRIBED c1680s DESCRIBING THE MEANS AND METHODS OF THE NATIVE AMERICAN INDIANS THEY OBSERVE
THE NEW WORLD MASSACHUSETTS BAY COLONY [?] 1680 Good+ Manuscript 
On offer is a fascinating, original, very early manuscript relic of America's early settlers and their observations of the New World being a later 17th Century diary fragment relating to indigenous American Indians that the early settlers were introduced to. The extraordinary, lengthy 7.25 x 9.5 inch clipping is backed by an additional thin layer of paper mounted onto a larger, almost 9" x 12" sheet of modern paper is dated 1647 and provides a fascinating glimpse at Pilgrim observations of the native population in the rugged New World (likely the Massachusetts Bay Colony). The early manuscript is devoted exclusively to the activities and behaviour of Native American Indians, particularly their methods of hunting and fishing. Included is a reference to the "Powawes" an early term used to describe Indians who practiced forms of magic. Neatly penned in an unknown cursive hand, the clipping appears to be a slightly later yet contemporary transcription (c.1685) of the original diary entry, made in an effort to help preserve the writings. Here are snippets: "The Indian people in these parts at the English first coming, were very barbarous and uncivilized, going for the most part naked, although the country be extreme cold in the winter-season: they are only clothed with a Deer skin, and a little bit of cloth to cover their privy part. The Women for the most part are very modest, although they go as naked as the Men; they are generally very laborious at their planting time, and the Men extraordinary idle, making their squawes to carry their Children and the luggage beside; so that many times they travell eight or ten mile, with a burden on their backs, more fitter for a horse to carry than a woman. The men follow no kind of labour but hunting, fishing and fowling, in all which they make use of their Bowe and Arrowes to shoot the wilde creatures of the Trees, as Squirrells, gray and black Rockoones; as for Deer they ordinarily catch them in traps, with a pole bent down, and a Cord at the end, which flyes up and stayes their hasty course. Bever, Otter, and Moose they catch with Traps also; they are very good marks-men, with their Bowe and Arrowes. Their Boyes will ordinarily shoot fish with their Arrowes as they swim in the shallow Rivers, they draw the Arrow halfe way putting the point of it into the water they let flye and strike the fish through; the like they do to Birds lesser and great: onely the Geese and Turkies, being strong of wing somtimes flee away with their Arrowes sticking in them; this is all the trade they use, which makes them destitute of many necessaries, both in meat, drink, apparell and houses. As for any religious observation, they were the most destitute of any people yet heard of, the Divel having them in very great subjection, not using craft to delude them, as he ordinarily doth in most parts of the World: but kept them in a continuall slavish fear of him: onely the Powawes, who are more conversant with him, then any other, sometimes recover their sicke folk with charmes, which they use, by the help of the Divell." HISTORICAL NOTES: One online source provides: Massachusetts Bay Colony was an English settlement on the east coast of North America (Massachusetts Bay) in the 17th century, in New England, situated around the present-day cities of Salem and Boston. The territory administered by the colony included much of present-day central New England, including portions of the U.S. states of Massachusetts, Maine, New Hampshire, Rhode Island, and Connecticut. Territory claimed but never administered by the colonial government extended as far west as the Pacific Ocean. The colony was founded by the owners of the Massachusetts Bay Company, which included investors in the failed Dorchester Company, which had in 1623 established a short-lived settlement on Cape Ann. The second attempt, the Massachusetts Bay Colony begun in 1628, was successful, with about 20,000 people migrating to New England in the 1630s. The population was strongly Puritan, and its governance was dominated by a small group of leaders who were strongly influenced by Puritan religious leaders. Although its governors were elected, the electorate were limited to freemen, who had been examined for their religious views and formally admitted to their church and also to their houses with self-control. As a consequence, the colonial leadership exhibited intolerance to other religious views, including Anglican, Quaker, and Baptist theologies. Although the colonists initially had decent relationships with the local native populations, frictions arose over cultural differences, which were further exacerbated by Dutch colonial expansion. These led first to the Pequot War (1636-1638), and then to King Philip's War (1675-1678), after which most of the natives in southern New England had been pacified, killed, or driven away." Mild toning, minor spotting, smudging, horizontal fold near end, generally clean with ink bold and legible throughout. Overall VG. 
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5 UNKNOWN. 1650s ORIGINAL MASSIVE MANUSCRIPT EFFORT DETAILING THE REIGN OF LOUIS THE XIII AND HIS LAYING THE FOUNDATION FOR DOMINATION OF FRANCE UNDER HIS SON LOUIS THE XIV
Paris FRANCE 1650 Full-Leather Very Good Manuscript 
On offer is a simply superb, ancient, mid 17th Century manuscript book titled "Suitte du memorial on recueil de l'histoire de France, Louis treizeime", an epic 750+ page handwritten history of the reign of Louis XIII from the condemnation of his father's assassination in 1610 to his own death in 1643. The work, written in what is likely a 16th Century French monastic or ecclesiastical style hand, was created after the death of Louis XIII and in its writing shows the foundations laid for a clear path to domination of France by Louis XIV. The book appears to be an unpublished final manuscript prepared for publication as there are corrections and marginalia notes. The front pastedown boasts a contemporary Parisian ownership inscription to the top left and then centered below is the bookplate of John Smith Budgen Esq. The 23 x 16 cm. book has 377 hand numbered leaves with writing on both sides of the leaf for over 750 pages. The book is covered in 17th Century French calf and gilt, is rubbed and worn including hinges, stamped spine 'Histoire de France' in gilt, six compartments. Overall VG. 
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6 UNKNOWN. 1722 ORIGINAL MANUSCRIPT TITLED 'PLANS FONDAMENTEAUX' A HAND DRAWN AND HANDWRITTEN BOOK DETAILING THE STATE OF THE ART MOVING AND PARADING MASSES OF ARMED SOLDIERS INTO AND DURING BATTLE
SCHLOSS ZEIL WALDBURG-ZEIL LEUTKIRCH IM ALLGÄU GDR 1722 Good+ Manuscript 
On offer is a super, original 18th Century manuscript relic related to the physical art of war. Thirty hand drawn pages, many with copious, meticulous notes detailing what in 1772 would have been the state of the critical art of moving and parading masses of armed men into and during battle. Napoleon would likely have been trained to the standards or the like in this very handsome German volume. There is a rubber stamped inscription 'Archivrat Dr. R. Rauh Schloss Zeil (Wrtrag)' identifying the book as having been part of the Library of the famed residence of the Princes of Waldburg-Zeil in Leutkirch im Allgäu in southern Germany. The 7 x 5 inch book still has some of the gilt filigree over the leather and marbleized free endpapers attest to the value of this manuscript and was likely a ranking officers though we can only speculate. The binding is rubbed, some damage to the tips but the internal is very good and overall G+. 
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7 UNKNOWN 1734 ORIGINAL HANDWRITTEN MANUSCRIPT DOCUMENT: CONTRACT TO BORROW MONEY FROM A JEWISH MONEYLENDER
Fremersheim, Germany 1734 Very Good Manuscript 
On offer: ORIGINAL CONTRACT TO BORROW MONEY FROM A JEWISH MONEYLENDER IN 1734 as such VERY RARE loan agreement (debt-letter) for money provided by a Jew, "David von Büdesheim" in 1734. Very Fine Judaica, manuscript in ink on thick paper from Germany. Folio double leaf, all 4 pages written: Page 1: loan contract between Christoph Schröder (and wife) and "Schutz Juden David von Büdesheim", Page 2: condition and terms for repayment, Page 3: court confirmation with witnesses-repayment has to be made until 1735, page 4: hebrew notes probably made by the lender. Manuscript is dated on March 26, 1734 at Fremersheim, Germany. Condition: clear cuts (no text lost) in center because of devaluation (loan repayment). Some spots and darkening, folded, otherwise good+. Thick Paper has huge watermark. David von Büdesheim lent 21 Reichthaler to Christoph Schröder and his wife. As security, Schröder provided 4 parts of his land. An extremely scarce example (very few manuscripts have survived) of very early Jewish banking and lending business. 
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8 UNKNOWN SCRIVENER 1750 SUPERB ORIGINAL FRENCH ROMAN CATHOLIC BOOK OF PIETY, PRAYERS AND MEDITATIONS HANDWRITTEN IN A STUNNING CALLIGRAPHIC HAND
France 1750 Very Good French Manuscript 
On offer is a superb, ancient, original French Roman Catholic manuscript relic being a handwritten book titled: Exercise de Piete tires de l'Ecriture Sainte - Reflexions et Prieres sur Differens Sujets. A testament to the art of the scribe the book is dated 1750 the 543 page book of exercises in piety and prayers and meditations on different subjects is beautifully done in a fine calligraphic hand and beautiful embellishments in gold and gilt throughout. Stunning and very well kept with hardly a blemish save for some rubbing to the leather cover and some small splits to the foot of the spine. Overall VG. 
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9 UNKNOWN 1754-1763 COMPLETE ACCOUNTING ARCHIVE AND HANDWRITTEN MANUSCRIPT AUDIT OF THE EXPENSES AND RECEIVABLES OF THE HOPITAL DES INCURABLES
Paris FRANCE 1754 Manuscript Good+ French 
On offer is an accounting report for l'Hopital des Incurables in Paris France covering the years 1754 to 1763. This folio of two 23" x 19" folded sheets is a complete and detailed accounting of expenses, receivables etc for a ten year period. Beautiful penned final audit of the hospital's accounting. Folded twice into a quarter size, the documents are in good+ shape with some framing to the facing pages and some minor splits to some of the folds. Interior pages are super. Provenance: The collection of SIR THOMAS PHILLIPPS (1792-1872). Born in 1792, Sir Thomas Phillipps from childhood was obsessed with the idea of obtaining virtually anything written or printed on paper, including cartloads of documents from wastepaper merchants and the entire inventories of booksellers. "I wish to have one copy of every book in the world," he declared to a friend. He very nearly succeeded. His collection ultimately grew to more than 100,000 books and at least 60,000 manuscripts. As a result of his extravagant purchases, Sir Thomas was permanently on the verge of bankruptcy and was constantly pursued by creditors. So many books arrived at his house that it was impossible to unpack his acquisitions much less keep pace with them. Visiting scholars, driven to distraction, would spend days hunting for an elusive text in the dusty heaps that filled every room. Because Sir Thomas has a morbid dread of fire, most of his collection was housed in coffinlike boxes that could be carted away quickly. Visitors to Middle Hill were struck too, by the presence of numerous logs, a ploy he used to lure beetles away from his books. As Sir Thomas relentlessly pursued his passion, the house itself began to crumble and its floors started to sag under the cast weight of hundreds of tons of paper. His neglect of Middle Hill was partly deliberate, however. Sir Thomas's chief enemy in life, James Halliwell, had married his daughter against his wishes. It appears that Halliwell was, in Sir Thomas' eyes, the worst kind of criminal, a book thief who had stolen valuable works from university libraries and even from his father-in-law. Having no sons, Sir Thomas was unable to prevent Halliwell from inheriting his estate. To ensure that his detested heir would never receive anything of value, Sir Thomas's solution was to allow Middle Hill to fall unto complete disrepair. He even went so far as to chop down and sell for lumber the centuries-old oak trees that lined the majestic mile-long drive to his home. In 1863 Sir Thomas decided to move - in order to accommodate his books. With the aid of 160 men, 103 wagonloads of books and papers drawn by 230 horses, the books were lumbered from Middle Hill top their new estate in nearby Cheltenham. It is said that for years afterwards the countryside was littered with the remains of carts that had collapsed under the sheer weight of the Phillipps collection. Sir Thomas continues to add to his library until his death in 1872. After Sir Thomas's death, his immediate family had no room for his collection. So vast was the library that although individual items and large sections were sold privately or through numerous auction sales, the Phillipps collection is still being sold more than a century after the death of its owner. In the course of its sales, many treasures have come to light. As late as 1964, part of the long-lost and unique medieval manuscript of the Roman poet Ovid's Metamorphoses appeared and was subsequently reunited with its other half at Magdalen College, Oxford. Once destined for destruction as worthless wastepaper, this and many other priceless works were saved by the single-minded obsession of the greatest bibliomaniac of all time. 
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10 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 
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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11 UNKNOWN FRENCH FARMER 1803 SIXTEEN (16) PAGE REGISTER OF EXPENSES FOR A LARGE FARM IN FRANCE
France 1803 Manuscript Very Good+ Autograph
Large 4to Register of Expenses for what appears to be a large scale farm operation in France. Hundreds of entries commencing October 8, 1803. Fascinating snapshot of the financial times and inner workings of a farm over 200 years ago. 
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12 UNKNOWN MULTIPLE AUTOGRAPHS 1808 SPANISH WAR - PENINSULA WAR RELATED MULTI HANDWRITTEN AUTOGRAPH SIGNATURES COMMENCING: IL PREFETTO E ASSISTENTI, DELLA VENERABILE CONGREGAZIONE E COMPAGNIA, DEL SANTISSIMO SACRAMENTO, ERETTA NELLA PARROCCHIA DI SANT'EULALIA DEL QUARTIERE DELLA MARINA
Italy None 1808 Manuscript Fair Autograph
Two rare documents, purple-stained, partly-printed, ink signed, dated, 1808, each headed IL PREFETTO E ASSISTENTI, DELLA VENERABILE CONGREGAZIONE E COMPAGNIA, DEL SANTISSIMO SACRAMENTO, ERETTA NELLA PARROCCHIA DI SANT'EULALIA DEL QUARTIERE DELLA MARINA.The ink has really lightened on one of these except for the signature. The original file folder contained a very old collection of foreign autographs and documents which indicates: "Spanish War - rare watermarks - unusually good." Documents relating to the 1808 - 1814 Spanish War, or the Peninsula War as is called Spain's War of Independance are very, very scarce. Four bold signatures and the fact that it is dated squarely at the beginning of the conflict make for a very interesting pair of documents that require further research. 
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13 UNKNOWN. 1810 TO 1827 ORIGINAL LEDGER AND LOG OF THE NEW YORK BASED SHIP "THE EDWARD" SPANNING THE PRE WAR OF 1812 ERA TO RECOMMENCE AFTER THE BRITISH AMERICAN WAR
New York, Bristol 1810 Hard Cover Good Manuscript 
On offer is this 8-1/2" x 13" antique ledger with handwritten manuscript entries from 1810 - 1827 from a ship named "The Edward" out of New York. The ledger is complete from June 6, 1810 - June 1812 ends and then begins again from March 1826 - Sept.1827. The ledger stops during the War of 1812 and for a few years after. The ship traveled from New York to Bristol which was impossible during the few missing years as America was at war with Canada. Fascinating to consider that the one blank page represents the war of 1812 and then lost until 1826. Cover is rough but the inside pages are in good condition with some age toning. Approx 175 pp. 
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14 UNKNOWN. 1818 ORIGINAL MANUSCRIPT SHIP'S LOG DETAILING AN EARLY 19TH CENTURY 13,661 MILE VOYAGE FROM RHODE ISLAND TO INDONESIA BACK TO SANDY HOOK
BLOCK ISLAND RHODE ISLAND INDONESIA SANDY HOOK 1818 Fair+ Manuscript 
On offer is a super, original manuscript relic of early 19th Century ocean going trade and commerce being a handwritten ship's log dated August 6, 1818 to March 11, 1820 detailing a 13, 661 mile voyage from Block Island of Rhode Island to Indonesia to Sandy Hook. The large folio has some 60 pages; most have three entries per page; 20 or so pages excised. The early pages had been cover as if someone paste over news clippings and scrap and then carefully removed to leave a difficult but readable text which gets much better quite soon. The ship sailed from Block Island to Gibraltar Bay; Madeira, Portugal; Cape Verde; Java, Malay Archipelago and Sunda Isles, Indonesia; Island of St. Helena to Sandy Hook. Marble sides, leather spine, covers detached, spine leather, worn. Folio - over 12" - 15" tall. Overall Fair+. 
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15 UNKNOWN. 1830s ORIGINAL MANUSCRIPT DIARY HANDWRITTEN BY A JAPANESE VISITOR TO THE ISLANDS OF IZU AND THE SEVEN ISLAND CHAIN et al IN THE EARLY 19TH CENTURY
JAPAN, IZU NIKKI, HACHIJO-ISLAND, IZU OSHIMA 1835 Good+ Manuscript 
On offer is an original circa 1830s manuscript relic of early 19th Century travel being a travel diary handwritten by an unknown Japanese traveler to Hachijo-Island [the southernmost of the Izu Seven Islands], Izu Oshima, The Seven Island Chain and area. Off the coast of south eastern Japan the islands are uniquely situated where the Pacific Ocean meets the Philippine Sea. Hand stitched paper covers, title states "complete," save for worm damage, general light soiling the 6½ x 9¼ inch 100+ page book is overall G+. 
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16 UNKNOWN 1833 ORIGINAL HANDWRITTEN AUTOGRAPH GENEALOGICAL PRECIS - CLAUDE DE LA MONNOYE [MONNOIE]
PARIS FRANCE 1833 Very Good Manuscript 
On offer is an original 1833 handwritten genealogical précis for the family of Claude Pierre de la Monnoye [occasionally Monnoie], believed to be a later member of the Bernard de la Monnoye, noted French poet and philologist (1641 - 1728). This is a very intriguing document with two [2] detached, densely written watermarked folio leaves written on three sides held with a smaller note by string.. 
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17 UNKNOWN. 1834 ORIGINAL MANUSCRIPT ACCOUNTS BOOK FILLED WITH NAMES, TRANSACTIONS, ACCOUNTS AND JOURNAL ENTRIES OF A BUSY MARYLAND TRADER, TRADESMAN AND BUSINESSMAN
FREDERICK COUNTY MARYLAND MD 1834 Fair Manuscript 
On offer is a super, original manuscript accounts book and journal dated January 1834 referencing Baltimore, Hagerstown, Georgetown, Philadelphia, and Cumberland strongly suggesting its origin somewhere in Frederic County, Maryland. [While the author is unidentified we are certain local historians or researchers would likely find the owner of this thriving business.] This large, rough handmade book has a dark grey-blue heavy stock paper wraps and rag paper, hand-lined, pages for account entries. The cover has a large "Jan 1834" written in large script. The cover is distinctive with an '1834' in a Naïve 'font' style. The book is filled with antebellum era trade, purchase, sales information of a wide ranging rural farmer, trader, tradesman and businessman. The first three pages consists an index of customers, many doctors, used in the account book. In this index, and more commonly throughout the text, individuals are sometimes identified by race ('colored man', colored woman', 'negro'), nationality (German, Dutch), or trade (the locksmith's wife, tin smith, fence maker, shingle maker, coffin maker et al). Most people of color are referred to by both surname and given names which is of significance to genealogists. In one instance, a "colored man" is identified as a shingle maker. The book by inference should also provide a treasure trove of genealogical information within the content of the early trade and commerce in the near environs of Baltimore. There are 106 pages of writings, a few pages removed and a few tucked including a 2 page essay titled "Analysis of Soil"; a hand written "deposit" with a Federal eagle seal drawing found on one page, business references such as 'rent on stone house', tenants of stone house are found throughout. Crops included are potatoes, wheat, lumber and cord wood. Several pages of molasses sales are included which was a significant product of export and import during this period. Overall the large 14" x 8½ book is Fair. 
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18 UNKNOWN 1845 - 1848 ORIGINAL MANUSCRIPT LEDGER AND ACCOUNTS BOOK OF A SALEM MASSACHUSETTS AND KITTERY MAINE TOBACCO MERCHANT
SALEM MASSACHUSETTS MASS MA KITTERY MAINE 1845 Good Manuscript 
On offer is an interesting, original 1845 - 1848 manuscript ledger book relative to the economy and trade in Salem, Massachusetts and Kittery, Maine. The first 33-1/4 pages are dated Salem, Feb. 1845 thru Oct. 1846, and deal almost exclusively with tobacco sales, i.e. cigarettes, sixes, yarra cigars, snuff, light Cuba filled cigars, plug tobacco, Rupee snuff, C F cigars, matches etc. Listed in those "tobacco" pages are 4 purchases by the famed "Salem L[ight] Infantry". The remainder of the account book [83 or so pages] is dated Kittery [Maine] Jan. 1847 - Jan. 1848 and is essentially a general goods store account book detailing the sales of dry goods, food, seeds, drink, tools, wood, meat, equipment, building materials, etc. Laid in at back of book is a short letter about an unpaid account in which the writer says "..it will be no use for you to carry this book into Courts" signed "B. P. G." Approximately 9.5 x 8 inches the cover is well-worn and the approximately 118 handwritten pages in very good condition though the last 8 pages are loose. Overall G. 
Price: 1255.99 USD
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19 UNKNOWN 1849 - 1850 ORIGINAL MANUSCRIPT DIARY HANDWRITTEN BY A REBEL AND PARTICIPANT IN THE REVOLUTION OF BADEN DETAILING HIS PARTICIPATION, ARREST, INTERROGATION AND IMPRISONMENT
Donaueschingen, Germany Southhern Germany 1849 Very Good German Language 
On offer is a very unique, historically significant 1849 - 1859 manuscript relic of the Revolution of Baden. There are fifty three [53] pages in German handwriting, containing the journal entries of an unidentified 'rebel' and citizen of Donaueschingen, Germany who was arrested as part of the Rebellion. [While the participant is unidentified local historians, researchers or collectors of the era may have enough clues to ascertain the writer's full identity.] The entries are dated 6th of July 1849, the day before his arrest, until the 25th of June 1850, the day the sentence of the Royal Court was handed down. The accused describes graphically where and how his accommodations were, by whom and when he was interrogated, and for which accusations, how he responded, and gives such an informative picture of that time and those circumstances from the point of view of someone who, at the end of the Revolution of Baden, was arrested by the Prussians as a supporter of the revolution. Here are some snippets: 6th July 1849: "Friday night at about 11 pm marched the troops and the guards under the leadership of Siegel, Werner, Gögg and so on, off toward Hüfingen." 7th July 1849: "On Saturday, marched against [them] the Hessians, the Prussians, the Bavarians, the Mecklenburgers, the Frankfurters and the Nassauers, about 6000 men, towards Donaueschingen [a small city in the Black Forest region, where 3000 men, mostly Bavarians, were stationed.] On this day I got 20 meters of accommodations…" In the evening at 7 o'clock, I was, by the Brigadier and the Hessian Provost on orders by the Civil Commissioner Refanie, supposedly because of favouring the revolt, arrested. There follow descriptions about the type and place of his accommodation, observations about the high number of [men] stationed in Donaueschingen, speculation that he could only have been arrested because of a denunciation; on the 9th of July he was apprised of the accusations against him; there follow the days of the hearings with exact descriptions of the proceedings: "on the 2nd January 1850, I had my final interrogation…" "Tuesday, the 25th June (1850) they revealed the [royal] court's verdict, upon which I on Monday appealed to the upper court registered." With this last sentence the entries end. The first 45 pages are in a 45-page, stitched notebook, at the approximate size of 15.5 x 10 cm. and a further 8 pages of the same size are loose. Historians, collectors and researchers will recognize the the utter uniqueness and rarity of this manuscript. Overall VG. DEUTSCHER: Im Angebot ist ein einzigartiges und historisch bedeutsames Relikt des badischen Aufstandes 1849-1850, in deutscher Handschrift. 53 Seiten deutsche Handschrift auf Papier enthaltend die Tagebuchaufzeichnungen eines Bürgers aus Donaueschingen, der am 6. Juli 1849 wegen "Begünstigung des Aufstandes" verhaftet worden war. Die Aufzeichnungen sind in der Zeit vom 6. Juli 1849, dem Tag vor seiner Verhaftung, bis zum 25. Juni 1850, dem Tag der Urteilsverkündung durch das Hofgericht, erfolgt. Der Beschuldigde schildert anschaulich wo und wie er untergebracht war, von wem er wann zu welchen Vorwürfen verhört wurde, was er darauf erwiderte und gibt so ein aufschlußreiches Bild der damaligen Zeit und Umstände aus der Sicht eines am Ende des badischen Aufstandes von den Preußen als Begünstiger der Revolution Verhafteten. Einige Textpassagen: 6.Juli 1849: "Freitags Nachts ungefähr 11 Uhr marschierten die Volkstruppen und Wachmänner unter Anführung Siegels, Werners, Gögg etc. nach Hüfingen ab" 7. Juli 1849: "Samstags zogen dagegen Hessen, Preußen, Baiern, Mecklenburger, Frankfurter & Naßauer etwa 6000 Mann nach Donauöschingen, wo 3000 Mann meistens Baiern dort einquartiert wurden. an diesem Tag bekam ich 20 M. Einquartierung...."".......Abends 7 Uhr wurde ich durch den Brigadier und einen heßischen Provosen auf Befehl des Zivilkommissär Refanie? angeblich wegen Begünstigung des Aufstandes verhaftet...." es folgen Angaben über Art und Ort der Unterbringung, Betrachtungen über die hohe Zahl von Einquartierungen in D.(onau)E.(eschingen), Spekulationen darüber, daß er nur aufgrund einer Denunziation verhaftet worden sein könne und anderes mehr. am 9. Juli wurden ihm die Anschuldigungen eröffnet es folgen die Tage der Verhöre mit genauen Schilderungen des Ablaufs "am 2. Januar 1850. hatte ich Schlußverhör....." "dienstags den 25. Juni (1850) eröffnete man mir das hofgerichtliche Urtheil, worauf ich am Montag den Rekurs an das Oberhofgericht anmeldete." mit diesem letzten Satz enden die Aufzeichnungen. die ersten 45 Seiten sind in einer 45-seitigen, fadengehefteten Kladde in der Größe von ca. 15,5 x 10 cm und die weiteren 8 Seiten in gleicher Größe lose vorhanden. eEine originale, authentische Handschrift von hohem geschichtlichen Wert. VG. 
Price: 8955.99 USD
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20 UNKNOWN. 1859 ORIGINAL MANUSCRIPT BOOK OF HANDWRITTEN RECIPES, FORMULAES, PROCESSES AND TRICKS OF THE BLACKSMITHING, METAL WORKING AND CRAFT TRADES INCLUDING SPECIAL PAINTS, INKS, GLUES AND WASHES
England 1859 Good+ Autograph
On offer is an original manuscript of the metal craft arts; an essential trade book of recipes, or receipts as they were once known and processes, chemical formulas, etc., handed down from generation to generation of craftsman and apprentices that an artisan jeweler, metal worker, blacksmith or tinsmith would treasure. Almost 100 pages of old world wisdom including recipes for invisible inks as a method of writing secret messages plus methods: for purifying gold and silver; how to silver the inside of globes; silvering all sorts of metals; enamels; Japan varnish; how to write with a gold pen; how to guild on paper; etching water; how to soften steel; how to make a mirror; artificial gold; a good solder for gold; to solder stones in a ring setting; perfumed sword blades; tempers for steel and iron; to make pewter as white as silver; to make tin resemble silver; to make copper as white as silver; to make blue, red, yellow inks; an excellent glue for glass; to stain ivory +++. The writer used an 1859 diary book overwriting the dates with his formulas. Overall VG. 
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