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1 1859 - 1860 HAMASAEF: The Hebrew Review and Magazine for Jewish Literature: The journal of Hebrew Enlightenment and the First Modern Hebrew Periodical
London 1859 Hard Cover Good Hebrew, English 12mo - over 6¾" - 7¾" tall 
On offer the famed HEBREW PERIODICAL: HAMASAEF: The Hebrew Review, and Magazine for Jewish Literature. HaMasaef was the journal of Hebrew Enlightenment and the First Modern Hebrew Periodical New Series; Vol. 1, No. 1 - 48. London, 1859-1860. (i.e., October 1859 to September 1860.) 8vo. An extended run of 48 numbered issues bound in one volume. Individual issues in VERY GOOD condition, original boards, loose and shaken, spine replaced with crude tape. VERY RARE. Copac records only the British Library copy which contains only the first 10 issues [Ref: "Hameasef Breakthrough in Hebrew Periodical Literature: the History, Way and Essence of the First Modern Hebrew Periodical," Hadoar, 79]. 
Price: 1259.99 USD
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2 Haggadah Shel Pesach : PASSOVER HAGGADAH WITH COMMENTARY OF RABBI SHABBTAI COHEN
Warsaw, Poland 1870 Original Wraps Poor Hebrew, Judaica 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall , 
1870 Warsaw HAGGADAH. Rare. No copies in American auction records. Last similar book was 1868 Warsaw Haggadah sold in 1982. The Book: Haggadah Shel Pesach, Warsaw, 1870. 8vo. One must be more forgiving of the condition of Haggadot than other books. This is a very worn copy with 1/2 loss to rear board, partial loss to last leaf, partial loss to upper title, some fraying. However, it is a still a nice rare example of a Polish 19th century Haggadah. 
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3 The Customs and Manners of The Bedouin Arabs: Designed especially to illustrate the Early Scripture History, written for The American Sunday School Union - PERSONAL COPY OF FAMED CIVIL WAR ARMY CHAPLAIN REV. B.W. CHIDLAW
PHILADELPHIA PENNSYLVANIA PA American Sunday School Union 1837 Leather Spine Good English 16mo - over 5¾" - 6¾" tall 
The Customs and Manners of The Bedouin Arabs: Designed especially to illustrate the Early Scripture History, written for The American Sunday School Union, revised by the committee of publication. Published by the Philadelphia American Sunday School Union, 1837, 6 1/8 x 3 3/4" with 160 pages has marbled end boards. The words 'Cherry Valley S. School' are inscribed first free endpaper. This book is in original condition with the spine cap being leather and gilt title treatment. There is a lengthy Contents page beginning with the Description of the Country, Climate, Hurricanes to the Government, Laws, Theft and Robbery and the Capture of Mr. Carne, Libertarian party+++. There's an Arabia map and an Introduction. Provenance: Personal copy of Rev. B.W. Chidlaw, Civil War Army Chaplain and member of the American Sunday School Union. Condition: Nicks and bumps along the outer edges/corners, light foxing, a couple of corners turned, and a nick out of the last page. Overall G. 
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4 'AN AMERICAN' [commonly known to be J.S. STEVENS] INCIDENTS OF TRAVEL IN EGYPT, ARABIA PETRAEA AND THE HOLY LAND
NEW YORK HARPER & BROTHERS 1842 TENTH Fair+ 12mo - over 6¾" - 7¾" tall 
'INCIDENTS OF TRAVEL IN EGYPT, ARABIA PETRAEA AND THE HOLY LAND' by 'An American'. Two volume set as called for. Overall age toning, foxing throughout, some dogears, some damp-staining and the odd fault but otherwise tight and clean. Overall Fair+. 
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1830s SUPERB ORIGINAL MANUSCRIPT BOOKS [2] AND HANDWRITTEN STUDY HIGHLIGHTING THE STATE OF HIGHER EDUCATION IN FRANCE IN THE EARLY 19TH CENTURY, 'S.B.' [?] and CLEMENTINE
5 'S.B.' [?] and CLEMENTINE 1830s SUPERB ORIGINAL MANUSCRIPT BOOKS [2] AND HANDWRITTEN STUDY HIGHLIGHTING THE STATE OF HIGHER EDUCATION IN FRANCE IN THE EARLY 19TH CENTURY
France 1830 Good+ Manuscript Folio - over 12" - 15" tall 
On offer is a superb, original pair [2] of 1830s manuscript journals of multi discipline subjects including; cosmography, mythology, navigation and exploration of the New World, ancient lore, history of powerful monarchies, an extensive history of France from ancient times to the Napoleon Bonaparte era etc all undoubtedly of an advanced level of study hand written by an unidentified student save, we believe, for the initials 'S.B.' in early 19th Century France. The treasured, large folio volumes, on fine watermarked paper comprised of some different sized text blocks, assembled between hard covers with lovely marbleized endpapers is titled on the spine: 'Melanges' and true to the name the books are chock a block with just over 500 pages of comprehensive notes, charts, illustrations etc making for an enormous compilation on the state of the subject's knowledge at the time. The books are representative of what is arguably the pinnacle of World class education as France could boast some of the finest educators and educational institutions of the modern World in the 19th Century and these books reflect that state: very broad in scope, they are arranged by Century, the subjects are anything from Adam and Eve, the human psyche, the four ages of man to Protestantism to the Ancients: Epaminondas, Rhadamille and Zénobie to such luminaries as Louise d'Orléan, the English Duke of Berwick, Marguerite de Valois, Cleopatra, Saladin the Sultan of Egypt, Diocletian and the death of Henry III. General Geography is over 23 pages. Volume I dated 1830 - 31 begins with Cosmography, Mythology, Enigmatic Historic Episodes, Geography. (Cosmographie, 1e et 2e Cahier d'Enigmes Zénobie Curcas 1830, Géographie.) The first subject, Cosmography, begins with the lightning rod invented by Benjamin Franklin in Pennsylvania in 1749 (pannoterre in French) continues for 57 pages. The Planets, lunar eclipses, the ancient civil Egyptian calendar, atmospheric precipitation and other natural phenomenon, etymology of Gregorian calendar months, a summary of the zodiac, geographic coordinates of the globe, wind patterns, solar cycles, stars, meteorites, constellations and solstices comprising the sum total of knowledge regarding cosmography up to that time. Another extensive section titled "Extrait de l'Histoire Universelle" is an historical sketch of civilization starting with Creation and summarizing Biblical people groups such as the Philistines, the Jews, the Amalekites, the Egyptians, so forth. [There is a 27 page section in a different hand, presumably a younger sibling, identified as Clémentine and titled "Analyses Clémentine" being a grammatical exercise: an historic synopsis is summarized vertically in the left margin, each word adjacently being identified for its word class, conjugation, etc.] Volume II dated 1831-32 begins with Navigators, Voyages Around the Principle Provinces of America, History of France, History of England, Ancient Macedonian Races, and much more. (Voyages des Navigateurs, Voyages dans les principales provinces de l'Amérique, Histoire de France, Histoire d'Angleterre, Histoires des Macedoines, [etc.] Cahier d'histoire à Zénobie Curcas. Le 23 Août 1832.) The biographies include Vasco de Gama, Christopher Columbus, Amerigo Vespucci, Ferdinand Magellan, William Parry, Louis de Freycinet, and La Perouse. Adding superb depth there are hand drawn coastlines as discovered by important navigators over time, the first being New France and charting principal cities from Newfoundland to Louisiana. Another section charts a journey intra Mexico to Santa Fe to Los Angeles, then Chihuahua, Durango, Chapala, and Valladolid in the Yucatan. A third chart starts where the second ended, in the Yucatan, charting a voyage to Cuba, Jamaica, Honduras, Nicaragua, and finally Cartagena in Colombia. The same is performed for the coasts of South America, and Africa, the latter being divided into several regions, one of which is a "voyage in the interior of Africa" which crosses the ancient Kingdoms of Egypt and Nubia north to south. This section on navigation is 33 pages. There are descriptions of Turkey, Greece and France [Gaul] and inhabited by Celtic tribes, the ancient races of Macedonia, Rome, Greece and Portugal and a comprehensive historical sketch of France throughout various epochs, beginning with the Middle Ages, and concluding with Napoleon's rule until 1815. Historic moments of many French cities are recorded and compact biographies of the monarchs beginning with Louis VI (1081 - 1137), through the Ancien Régime to Henry VI and his Bourbon dynasty, continuing with the Reformation and King Louis XIV who revoked the Edict of Nantes in 1685, the French Revolution a century later, major campaigns of Napoleon Bonaparte, and concluding with the death of Louis XVIII 16 September 1824. North American events such as the expansion of French colonies during reign of Louis XIV, the Treaty of Paris in 1763 which ceded French colonies to the English, Louis XVI in American Revolutionary War for Independence and his execution in 1793. Charts and lists then compare kings, governments, battles, and so forth. This section is 150+ pages in five parts bound back to front. The 13 x 8¼ inch books have quarter calf over red boards, gilt lined and titled 'Melanges' to spine, marbled endpapers. The covers are rubbed, the leather chipped in spots but overall G+. 
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1869 ORIGINAL RECONSTRUCTION ERA HANDWRITTEN PETITION AND PROTEST BY THE CITIZENS OF MADISON ALABAMA, 30 CITIZENS OF MADISON ALABAMA
6 30 CITIZENS OF MADISON ALABAMA 1869 ORIGINAL RECONSTRUCTION ERA HANDWRITTEN PETITION AND PROTEST BY THE CITIZENS OF MADISON ALABAMA
MADISON ALABAMA 1869 Good Manuscript Folio - over 12" - 15" tall 
On offer is an interesting, original manuscript relic reflective of Southern Reconstruction Era woes and gripes between citizens and Government, this being an 1869 Madison, Alabama handwritten document; a Reconstruction Era petition and as stated a protest by the Citizens of Madison against a proposed sale by the Mayor and Aldermen of the street between the store house of the Wise Mercantile Co. and that of Mr. L. Hardage, running from Front St. to Martin St. with 30 autograph signatures and likely a few names of recent combatants including: A Hardage, S. H. Floyd, P. B. Fletcher, R E Wiggins, Leslie Fletcher, J A Humphrey, G. W. Martin, JJ Canterbury, John Nance, Richard Mason. 8.5" x 14" some soiling, wear, else G+. 
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7 A. GULHNER 1861 ORIGINAL MANUSCRIPT RELIC OF MID 19TH CENTURY GERMAN MILITARY ARTILLERY AND GUNNERY SKILL AND TECHNIQUE
ULM GERMANY 1861 Very Good 12mo - over 6¾" - 7¾" tall 
On offer is a superb relic of mid-19th Century militaria and German artillery and gunnery skills and technique being a manuscript book titled 'Portie-Tafeln nebst Ertäuterungen für sämmtliche Geschütze der Bundesfestung Ulm'. The 85 page handwritten book is a technically detailed manual with many tables, charts, graphs with explanations of the guns at the Federal fortress at Ulm in a beautiful calligraphic hand in German. Dated 1861 and with the name of 'A Gulhner' inscribed on the front page, one finds part of the Appendix (pages 75-85) which relates to gunnery at Berlin. A few blank leaves at the end, bound in the original grey-brown cloth, the ink slightly browned but very clean and sound (160 by 110mm). Some of the contents and guns detailed include: 24lb short cannon (kurze kanon); 18lb battery cannon (batterie kanon); 12lb battery cannon; 6lb battery cannon; 12lb field cannon (feld kanon); 6lb field cannon; 25lb long howitzer (lange haubitz); 25lb short howitzer (kurze haubitz); 10lb long howitzer; 10lb short howitzer; 7lb long heavy iron howitzer (lange schwert eiserne haubitz); 7lb long heavy bronze howitzer (lange schwere bronzene haubitz); 7lb short howitzer; Ricochets with 18lb battery cannon (rikoschetiren); Ricochets with 12lb battery cannon; Ricochets with 25lb short howitzer; Ricochets with 10lb long howitzer; Ricochets with 10lb short howitzer; Range under 60 deg elevation (bombenwerfen unter 60° elevation); Range under 45 deg elevation; Range under 30 deg elevation; Shell throw for 7lb mortar; Shell throw for 12lb mortar; Appendix (Anhang); (tempirung der Lundrohre); Shot Tables for the pulled fortress cannons at Berlin in the year 1861; (Schuss Tafeln für die gezogenen Festungs Geschütze Berlin im Jahr 1861); further reference to Berlin, January 1861+++. HISTORICAL NOTES: One online source provides: The Confederation Fortress of Ulm (built 1842-1859) was the central point and main training area for the defence of southern Germany and was one of five federal fortresses of the German Confederation. With its 9 km main circumvallation, Ulm was the biggest fortress in Germany in the 19th century and it is still one of the biggest in Europe. After the defeat of Napoleon in 1815 and the Treaty of Paris, the victorious powers agreed to defend the German Confederation states. The fortresses were one of the few realised projects of the Confederation. The fortress at Ulm was planned as a closed, polygonal wall system by the Prussian construction manager Moritz Karl Ernst von Prittwitz und Gaffron and built under his supervision. It straddled the Danube and surrounded the cities of Ulm in Württemberg and Neu-Ulm in Bavaria and had 16 detached forts and an extensive moat system. In war it was planned to place 20,000 men in the fortress (Ulm had at this time 16,000 citizens) and an expansion to hold 100,000 men was planned. In peace it was mostly occupied by 5,000 men of the federal army and the double-headed eagle, symbol of the Confederation, was embossed on all artillery. Today, about two thirds of the fortifications are preserved. Overall VG. 
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8 Abbot Giuseppe Calandrelli 1807 HANDWRITTEN LATIN BOOK OF MATHEMATICS AS STUDIED IN THE COLLEGIO ROMANO UNDER THE FAMED ABBOT CALANDRELLI
Collegio Romano ROME ITALY 1807 Original Vellum Good+ Latin 12mo - over 6¾" - 7¾" tall 
On offer is an original handwritten Latin mathematics manuscript detailing the instruction and works of Abbot Giuseppe Calandrelli (1749 - 1827) who was a famous Italian astronomer and mathematician. After the Jesuit order was suppressed, after the direction of the Collegio Romano was given over to priests from other orders, young Calandrelli perfected his scientific studies and became the substitute for his maestro, Father François Jacquier. He earned many prestigious titles: giving physics lessons after the professor died; director of the Accademia di Fisica, entrusted by the Pope to bring electricity to the Papal Palace on the Quirinal Hill, among others. He founded a school of astronomy in Rome. This manuscript dated 1807 is divided in IX books and is adorned with 24 original folding drawings in the end. On the frontispiece there is a Masonic drawing. Ex libris of Andrae Belli, surgeon, official and doctor at the hospital of Santa Maria della Consolazione in Rome. This manuscript is assuredly the geometry textbook Andrea Belli used for his mathematics lessons in Rome at the Collegio Romano with Giuseppe Calandrelli. Original full vellum binding. Pages: 4 + 166 + 24 folding drawings. Complete. Size: 20 cm x 13,50 cm; 7.80 in. x 5.50 in. G+ 
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9 Alfred Buckingham Cuspley c1850 HANDWRITTEN MANUSCRIPT APOTHECARY'S BOOK OF PERSONAL, HOUSEHOLD AND FARM CURES, SALVES, RECIPES AND REMEDIES
ENGLAND UK GREAT BRITAIN 1850 Good Manuscript 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall 
On offer is a British Apothecary's handwritten manuscript book, 5 x 8 inches with approximately 98 pages of recipes [receipts], remedies, cures, salves, potions, oils etc. for household and personal needs, plus a handwritten index and a list of suppliers. The name Alfred Buckingham Cuspley is written on the first page. While undated the book most certainly pre-dates 1858 as evidenced by a currency converter pasted into the back of the book which refers to Canadian £ Sterling which was replaced in 1858. The majority of recipes are for medicinal cures, health and beauty products and perfumes. There are also a few wine recipes, cures for horses etc. Some examples: Bears Grease, Violet Powder, Cholera Mixture, Sun Burn Lotion, Milk of Roses, Horse Cough Ball, Myrhh Gargle, Sir Charles Clarke's Digestive Dinner Pills, Sea Sick Pills, Face Rouge, Bug Poison, Arsenical Soap, Bay Rum, Hendrie's Perfumes (3 pages), Poultry Spice, Volatile Essence, Pepsine Wine +++.Split to spine covering. Remains of metal clasp. Marks to a few pages but good clean condition overall. 
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10 ALLEN, NAPOLEON 1839 HANDWRITTEN MANUSCRIPT ARITHMETIC SUMS DONE IN FINE CALLIGRAPHY - BEGINNING OF THE VICTORIAN ERA
England, United Kingdom, Great Britain 1839 Good+ Manuscript 4to - over 9¾" - 12" tall 
On offer is an 1839 school copy book is done in black ink with red accents a mere year and a half into Queen Victoria's reign. The three-quarter page, very fine and fancy calligraphy and penmanship, penned title is "Questions to exercise. Multiplication & Division." About 14 pages of the estimated 60 pages are covered in neat math exercises of figures and text. On the front free endpaper is written Napoleon Allen's Book February 21st 1839. There is also an unattached name plate (7 x 5.5 inches) with name Napoleon Allen done in elaborately patterned lettering. The original covers are of stiff, but flexible stock which is toned and spotted with age. The interior is bright and clean. 8 x 11 inches. 
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11 ANONYMOUS. THE LONDON RIDDLER c1825 VERY EARLY BOOK ON RIDDLES, PUZZLES, MIND GAMES, ENIGMAS, CHARADES, REBUSSES & CONUNDRUMS
London 1825 Disbound Very Good English Language 24mo - over 5" - 5¾" tall 
On offer one of the earliest books devoted to riddles, puzzles and mind-games. Circa 1825. Highly unusual with no copy in the British Library and as such very rare. The Book: The London Riddler or, 'The art of teasing made easy: consisting of enigmas, charades, rebusses, conundrums, and transpositions: original, and selected from the most approved sources, and classically arranged according to an entirely new plan.' London : Hodgson and Co, [1825?] 198 p., [1] illustrated folded leaf of various plates: 60 ill.; 16 cm. Original brown boards and paper spine label present but off, interiors generally clean with only the occasional spot. There is a variant edition in the Library of Congress exactly matching this save for the imprint of William Cole with no mention of Hodgson. Riddles, while today perhaps more associated with children's games, did occupy an important and esteemed place in literature and history. They served not only as an amusement, but to cultivate the intellect and memory. Voltaire, Cervantes, Goethe and Dickens all conceived riddles and their more modern appearance in literature can be found in the Hobbit and, of course Harry Potter. Certainly, this unusual and rare book collects many fine lost riddles and puzzles and serves as testament to 19th century leisure, education, and perhaps most of all, British wit. The Library of Congress copy (LC Control Number: 91156584) is found in the The McManus-Young Collection which "provides a rich survey of the literature of what Dr. Young terms "illusion practices," the magician's manipulation of the imagination of others, and includes works on conjuring, ventriloquism, fortune-telling, spiritualism, witchcraft, gambling, hypnotism, automata, and mind reading." It appears in fact as perhaps the earliest book of its type in the collection. It should be noted that this anonymous work may be by a female writer. The British Library does contain a later 1838 volume entitled "Teasing made easy; a new pocket manual for all who would excel in this fashionable accomplishment and most important branch of the fine arts by a popular female practitioner." That volume appears to be based on or perhaps a later edition of the work for sale here. NOTE: There is a solution provided to all the puzzles in the book. 
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12 AUBER FORESTIER, RASMUS B. ANDERSON 1884 NORWAY MUSIC ALBUM - FOLK SONGS, DANCES, NATIONAL AIRS, RECENT COMPOSITIONS
CHICAGO 1884 Fair Manuscript 4to - over 9¾" - 12" tall 
On offer is a printed book titled the Norway Music Album - Norway's Folk Songs, Dances, etc., National Airs and Recent Compositions for Pianoforte and Solo Singing with a few Four Part Songs by Auber Forestier and Rasmus B. Anderson. Inscribed on the cover: J.S.Wing, Red Wing Minnesota December 1884. The 11½ x 9 inch book is in rough shape binding wise but the interiors are readable. Overall Fair. 
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13 BROTHER C.K. HOWRY 1890s ORIGINAL MANUSCRIPT RELIC OF MORAVIAN THOUGHT AT THE END OF THE 19th CENTURY: "CHRISTIAN ARGUMENTS"
Willow Street, Lancaster County, Pennsylvania PA 1890 Very Good 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall 
On offer is a super relic of late 19th century Christian religious thought as written and presented by C.K. Howry of Willow Street, Lancaster County, Pennsylvania. Over 381pp in a neat hand complete with author's index to the manuscript, followed by his preface. The importance of the work to Mr. Howry is evident given the quality of the book itself: a gilt-stamped spine title 'CHRISTIAN ARGUMENTS', black leather morocco cover over flexible boards, 8 x 5 inches and two raised bands premium quality notebook. Research suggests that Mr. Howry espouses the state of Moravian Church throughout; the preface declares: 'I have written this as an incouragement [sic] to myself, as the truth, according to the word of God is always incouraging, and as there is no salvation outside of the truth of the word of God and to obtain salvation is of great importance and as there is no salvation except in the name of Jesus, neither is there any way to be saved from our sins but through Jesus. So in this writing I have shown what Jesus has done…I ask the reader to read it carefully and patiently, and examine it well with the Scriptures.' At back are handwritten copies of two letters of seven and five pages each, addressed to a Brother & Sister in the Faith. The book has some edge wear but is overall G+. 
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14 C.F. GELLERT FABELEN EN VERTELSELS IN NEDERDUITSCHE VERZEN GEVOLGD
DORDRECHT 1830 Leather Spine, Tips Good Dutch 12mo - over 6¾" - 7¾" tall 
FABELEN EN VERTELSELS IN NEDERDUITSCHE VERZEN GEVOLGD. NIEUWE UITGAVE. Good copy of the well loved book of fables by German poet C.F. Gellert. Four plates present. Bumping to the tips, rubbing along the edges, some splitting, gilt title treatment along the spine very bright. Overall G. 
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15 CAPTAIN J.D. CHARTRAND [?] 1890 HANDWRITTEN MANUSCRIPT JOURNAL REGARDING THE INDUCTION TRAINING AND PROGRESS REPORTING OF THE 12th ALPINE GROUP 27th BATAILLON DE CHASSEURS PIED ARMY OF FRANCE
France 1890 Poor Manuscript Folio - over 12" - 15" tall 
On offer a rare antique of French militaria: the handwritten manuscript daily journal of the 3rd Company 27th Bataillon de Chasseurs a pied, 12th Alpine Group, dated from 1890. This famed battle group, founded by the Duke of Orleans created in 1888, a mere 2 years prior this book writing, 12 specialized mountain battalions in response to Italy's formation of 6 'Alpini' battalions. "Enregistrement journalier du travail fait dans la Compagnie." as stated on the 'title page'. The first six-seven pages or so have been handwritten by a scribe for the French Army laying out in detail the purpose of the journal, the structure etc. A different hand, we believe the writer to be Captain J. D. Chartrand, begins by outlining even more specific instructions; Education, Theory, Military Code, Hygiene, Exercise, Manouvers etc. It is evident that this book is an both an induction manual and progress report. Other hands detail daily the particular training of the day, the supervising officers of the day and then individual progress is annotated. There are over 170 pages in this journal and appears to span 1890 to 1892. The journal proper is rather unique too, handmade canvas cover over hard boards with marbelized endpapers. Inner hinge break makes for the book being in poor condition and several pages have come loose but all appear to be there. All pages are clean and legible. Superb French language militaria manuscript book and as such rare. 
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16 CHARLES DE VESCI et al 1820s ORIGINAL MANUSCRIPT BOOK OF POETRY, PHILOSOPHY, LITERATURE, ESSAYS, NATURAL HISTORY AND GENEALOGY OF EARLY 19TH CENTURY IRELAND AND GREAT BRITAIN
France 1822 Good+ Manuscript 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall 
On offer is a superb, early 19th Century manuscript relic of Irish literature, poetry, philosophy, genealogy and practical remedies being a 220+ page book self identified by Charles De Vesci of Templeogue, Co. Dublin. While unconfirmed we believe this De Vesci is related to the noted and ancient family of peers of Ireland. The book is filled with handwritten copies of famous quotations, poems and portions of literary works but also includes passages in Greek and some in code it seems. There are some essays, some genealogical information, notes on natural history, historical retellings and even a few recipes and the thoughts of the author. The earliest date we find is 1822 and later dates to 1870s. The book may have writings in different hands or the differing penmanship of an aging man but notwithstanding historians and researchers will find a treasure trove of 19th Century thought. The notebook is well used and handled condition with staining, wear and tear etc. but overall the 8 x 6 ½ inches is G+. 
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17 CHARLES M. DAWSON 1890 ORIGINAL HAND DRAWN SKETCHBOOK BY A RENOWNED WOOL MERCHANT AND ACCOMPLISHED LANDSCAPE ARTIST OF YORKSHIRE AND CENTRAL ENGLAND
SMITH HOUSE LIGHTCLIFFE, HALIFASC, HALIFAX 1890 Good Manuscript 12mo - over 6¾" - 7¾" tall 
On offer is a super, original late Victorian Era 1890 - 1891 sketchbook with drawings and sketches by the amateur, but quite accomplished renowned wool merchant Charles M Dawson who has dated the book 1890 'Smith House Lightcliffe Halifasc [Halifax]Yorks'. Drawings include: The Old Port at Scarboro; Ilkley; Richmond; Tingley; Smith House; Walterclough; Grasmere Church; Bowness Church and many more. Approximately 35 pencil drawings in all. The 7.25 x 5.25 inch oblong sketchbook proper is quite weak in the binding and the spine cap is deteriorating but still all held together and overall G. 
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18 CLOMBE [?] - CARABINIER VAN DOO 1842 HANDWRITTEN CHANSONNIER - A ROMANTIC HOMAGE OF POETRY TO THIS SOLDIER'S LOVE
Quebec, Canada 1842 Good French 9 X 6 OBLONG 
On offer is a superb handwritten 'Chansonnier a Louise Monnier' dated 1842. The title page features a stunning graphic bearing the LM initials and a graphic with signature of who appears to be the author paying homage to Ms. Monnier- "Clombe [?] D'Orba Carabinier Van Doo" Beautiful calligraphy, a small number of hand drawn illustrations and a full 36 pages of French language composition. Excellent example of the art. Spine cap is missing, the hinges are cracked but otherwise G. 
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19 DEBORAH HURD [NEE HAYES] 1836 BOOK OF MEMORY AND VERSE WITH REMARKABLE HANDWRITTEN FOUR [4] PAGE DEDICATION BY FIREBRAND ABOLITIONIST AND MEMBER OF THE UNDERGROUND RAILROAD - THE REVEREND ENOCK MACK
DOVER NEW HAMPSHIRE 1836 Very Good Manuscript 12mo - over 6¾" - 7¾" tall 
On offer is an 1835 handwritten Book of Memories in a lovely red leather album. Deborah Hayes, later known as Deborah Hurd lived in Dover, N.H. at the time the entries were made. Deborah tipped in a picture of herself and on the back of another card was a statement of her birth, death etc. The book's first entry, dated Dover June 2, 1836 seems to have been reserved as a place of honor as the reader finds the first entry is a 3 page rousing dedication by firebrand abolitionist, member of the Underground Railroad in Pennsylvania the Reverend Enoch Mack: "My Dear Young Friend You have presented me this album accompanied by a token of your charity requesting of me a dedicatory article. Had such a request been ten years ago I would be disposed to dedicate.......to earthly love, earthly friendship. For then I had not learned propriety of all things…...." The diary would be very good save for some rubbing to the leather in this premium book. Binding is secure. The entries in this near filled book date from 1836 through 1841. Nice naïve/folk art on some of the pages. Deborah was born in 1816 and died in 1867. The album features some lovely engravings, rag paper and was published by J. C. Riker, N.Y. 1835. 
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20 DR. MATHIS P. GREENSWORD 1857 - 1860s ORIGINAL HANDWRITTEN MANUSCRIPT MEDICAL CASE BOOK OF A PROGRESSIVE PHYSICIAN, PATHOLOGIST AND WOULD BE AUTHOR
New York State 1857 Decorative Cloth Good+ English 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall 
On offer is the original handwritten manuscript doctor's case book/journal of a pre Civil War era New York State doctor describing in meticulous detail cases from his practice, from 1857 through the early 1860s. This is not a standard doctor's agenda - this book was superbly detailed as a book highlighting our esteemed author's practice relating to specific illnesses and no doubt for future publishing. Doctor M[athis] P. Greensword practiced Medicine in various parts of the state, from Canandaigua and Hopewell in Ontario County to New York City to Rochester for approximately 40 years. He ultimately settled in Poughkeepsie in Dutchess County and was active there through at least 1896. He was a member of professional organizations and published articles in medical journals. Later in his life, he published a novel and a book of poetry. Although there is no indication that any of this material was ever published, Dr. Greensword apparently thought of himself as a writer as well as a physician. An ad soliciting submissions for Frank Leslie's Illustrated Newspaper is pasted to the inside cover. There are a few much later notations in the same handwriting, one referring to later volumes of his cases, although only this one volume appears to be extant. This journal of his cases was apparently for his own reference, but with a great deal of attention to presentation having an embellished title page, as well as a title at the head of the text: "Medical Facts by M.P. Greensword M.D., or A Record of Cases Occuring in his Practice Commencing with the Year 1857 Volume I" and lovely calligraphic script on every page. The descriptions of the cases for the most part provide a detailed narrative of the progress of the treatment, noting improvements, setbacks, cures and in some cases, deaths. The symptoms are often described in detail, in some cases quoted from letters received from the patient. It isn't clear if he was primary physician in every case, or was referred. In one case, he was apparently called in to review another doctor's work. He recounts the results of a post mortem confirming his diagnosis, then notes "Dr. Witter owned up in a manly way that he was mistaken". At the end of the volume, he has compiled an index of the illnesses treated with page number references, and a list of the names of patients, also with page numbers. The latter index could potentially provide limited details about the lives of some specific people. The journal is oddly organized, with no clear chronological sequence to the listings. There are pencil check marks in the text, perhaps added when the index was compiled. There are some symbols scattered in the text, although it is not certain whether these are a standard medical shorthand or a code specific to this writer. The treatments prescribed are sometimes cryptic, although in one margin the Doctor provided a detailed recipe for a "Cure for Cancer". In a few cases, Greensword provides details only tangentially related to the treatment, relating that one patient was French, or that a woman contracted Syphilis from her husband, who then abandoned her. In one case, he apparently alludes to homosexuality when he notes that a man with Gonnorhea "said he Contracted by Sleeping with a Man affected by it..." In another case he provides dramatic details of a patient found dead: "She is Dead...We put her in a Large bathing tub in warm water for two hours but no signs life...This Woman caused her own death in trying to produce Abortion on herself by means [of] an Instrument furnished her by a Doctor's Wife-She passed Instrument too high in [the] Uterus- She was just Going up to [the] Fair Ground to see [the] Soldiers -a Horse & Buggy were ready for her & her Husband Waiting. She ran up stairs for a little While- She was there but a few moments when a Lady who lived on a lower floor heard a fall & a Groan. She ran up stairs & found...Dead & found the Instrument she had just used about her clothes." Many of the cases relate to obstetrics and gynecology, others to fevers, respiratory diseases and accidents. The doctor recounts several operations, as well as corrective apparatus used to help with curvature of the spine. In one case he discovers that an infant has been poisoned "by accident or design" with a corrosive substance. A post mortem reveals copper sulphate poisoning. The doctor clearly thought himself at the forefront of current medical practice, but a good portion of his diagnoses and treatments seem primitive by modern standards. Some case notes end with the phrase "entirely well", even when this result seems doubtful. In other cases his comments reveal a Victorian attitude toward sex, as he notes several times that he suspects that a patient "practices masturbation". In any case, his patients must have been grateful to receive assistance, and a large number of case histories seem to end with a favorable result. Selected family names of patients included in the index: Abrahams, Adams, Austin, Bateman, Barras, Bearnes, Bolger, Brower, Butler, Coffee, Corgan, Cornmaier, Cutler, Decker, Deming, Dinsmore, Doolittle, Eckert, Francisco, Gillett, Gilmartin, Goldstone, Greensword, Hawley, Hall, Higinbotham, Hill, Hillman, Horgan, Isenhour, Kellogg, Kimber, King, Kirk, Knowles, Leland, Magee, Mahony, Mc Anally, McCormick, McCarthy, Mckinstry, Mulholland, Newman, O'Neill, Pickel, Richter, Robbins, Sands, Scheuch, Schoonmaker, Sutherland, Thatcher, Tillotson, Twist, Van Gorder, Van Tyne, Wagner, Warfield, Wheeler, Wheelock, Wilt, Woodlin, Young. Selected illnesses included in the index: Anaemia, Amenorrhoea, Asthma, Bronchitis, Barber's itch, Burns, Cancer, Cholera, Coup de Soleil, Chicken Pox, Catalyptic fits, Diptheria, Dysentery, Dropsy, Deafness, Diabetes, Eye Disease, Typhoid fever, False conception, Gastritis, Hydrocephalus, Hysteria, Influenza, Labor, leneorrhoea, Miscarriage, Masturbation, Mania, Neuralgia, Ovaritis, Operations, Pleurisy, Poisoning, Scrofula, Seminal Weakness, Spine Curvature, Sciatica, Scarlet Fever, Tape Worm. Condition: The front cover and first few pages are detached from the book, but present, and the journal is complete. There is some handling wear, shelf wear, age toning and scattered soiling, but the text is in good condition, written in a clear legible hand. 
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