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DAS NEUE UND VERBESSERTE GESANG BUCH....PSALMEN DAVIDS FAMT EINER GAMMLUNG ALTER UND NEUER GEISTREICHER LIEDER....REBST EINEM ANHANG DES HENDELBERGISCHEN CATECHISMUS....VOR DIE EVANGELICH REFORMIRTEN GEMEINEN IN DEN BEREINIGTEN STAATEN VON AMERICA

By: N/A

Price: $785.99

Publisher: Germantaun, Michael Billmeyer: 1799

Seller ID: 000811


Full leather, clasps intact, overall very good save for rubbing to the edges and some chipping to the head of the spine. Lovely frontis woodcut with David at the harp praising God. 585 numbered pages, detailed index, pages of catechism. View more info

EXTREMELY RARE AND IMPORTANT FIRST HAND TEXT OF MEXICAN HISTORY 1794 HANDWRITTEN MANUSCRIPT BOOK

By: Attorney of the Real Audiencia for the Viceroy of New Spain

Price: $11,595.99

Publisher: New Spain, Mexico, 1794

Seller ID: 000035b


Handsome Folio Manuscript in early calf with gilt written by the Attorney of the Real Audiencia (see Bibliografia Mexicana, 220) and prepared for the Viceroy. Lengthy stipulations of taxes for the freed mestizos, mulattoes, and negroes as well as exemptions for Indians of the repartimientos even when married to Spanish women. These taxes were the root of the perceived injustice that explains why freed men formed the core of the Revolution when it came. EXTREMELY RARE ... View more info

1788 An Essay Towards A System of Mineralogy, Translated From The Original Swedish, 2nd Edition, Printed for Charles Dilly WITH HANDWRITTEN MANUSCRIPT NOTES

By: AXEL FREDERIC CRONSTEDT [translated by GUSTAV VON ENGESTROM]

Price: $3,585.99

Publisher: THE POULTRY, LONDON, ENGLAND, UK, CHARLES DILLY: 1788

Seller ID: 0009117


On offer is an original, hardcover handprinted book from 1788, regarding the Natural Science of Mineralogy (the scientific study of chemistry, crystal structure, and physical properties of minerals and mineralized artifacts). The book comes at the end of the Scientific Revolution in the Western World, roughly from 1600-1800 and is a translation of a book written by Baron Axel Fredrik Cronstedt, the famous Swedish mineralogist and chemist who discovered nickel in 1751 and... View more info

c1700s ORIGINAL SIGNIFICANT HANDWRITTEN MANUSCRIPT RELIC OF ANGLICAN DOGMA BEING THE 'THIRTY-NINE ARTICLES OF RELIGION', A DEFINITIVE STATEMENT OF DOCTRINE BY THE CHURCH OF ENGLAND

By: CHURCH OF ENGLAND

Price: $3,355.99

Publisher: London England Britain UK, 1750

Seller ID: 0009001


On offer is an exemplary and rare Latin copy of the “Thirty-Nine Articles of Religion,” the defining statements of doctrines and practices of the Church of England and one of the most important religious documents of history. While the Articles themselves were formulated in the mid-1500s, this particular book dates back to c.1700. The Articles were issued in both Latin and English. The entirety of this book is written in Latin. There is a vellum cover still fully int... View more info

AN IMPORTANT COLLECTION OF SCOTTISH HAND DRAWN AND ENGRAVED HERALDIC ARMORIALS CRESTS BY DAVID DEUCHAR THE FAMED ENGRAVER OF HANS HOLBEIN'S DANCE OF DEATH

By: DEUCHAR, DAVID

Price: $12,855.99

Publisher: EDINBURGH, SCOTLAND, WILLIAM F. CLAY:

Seller ID: 000024N


HERALDIC CREST MANUSCRIPT. Large, thick Folio, late 18th century marbled boards and 1/2 sheep, crack to spine and partial unhinging of front board, age worn but otherwise well-preserved. A handsome and imposing manuscript of 1000s of engraved crests, including numerous crests drawn by hand, arranged by the famed engraver David Deuchar (1743-1808) interestingly organized according to device type (i.e. hands, lions etc.) Carefully compiled and researched manuscript, see... View more info

Pri hadash al-Sefer Orakh Hayim ve-Even ha-Ezer

By: Di Sileza, Hizkiya

Price: $275.00

Publisher: Karlsruhe: 1757

Seller ID: 000450


Original Printing in 1757. Concerning the famous legal code the Shulchan Aruch. The Book: Di Sileza, Hizkiya: Pri hadash al-Sefer Orakh Hayim ve-Even ha-Ezer. Karlsruhe, 1757. In original hardcover, with nice printer's marks and initials. 82pp + 32 ff. FOLIO. Title cut and loose, but without loss. Old boards and leather spine. Rav Chizkiyah di Silva, also known as the Pri Chadash after his important halachic work, was born in Livorno, Italy. View more info

LATE 18th, EARLY 19th C. HANDWRITTEN MANUSCRIPT TRANSLATION AND COMMENTARY OF THE GOSPELS IN GREEK BY THE RECTOR OF MARLEBONE AND PREBENDARY OF CANTERBURY

By: DR. JOHN [JAMES] HUME SPRY

Price: $4,595.99

Seller ID: 000677


On offer, two volumes in one book, being a printed version of the Gospels in Greek, bound in between blank pages wherein handwritten manuscript commentary and translation in English, by James Hume Spry, whose inscribed name appears on the free front endpapers. Research provides that the author was The Reverend John Hume Spry, Doctor of Divinity, Rector of Marlebone and Prebendary of Canterbury who died at his Residence 13 Devonshire Place in 1842. [There was a cousin Jam... View more info

1706 HANDWRITTEN MANUSCRIPT BOOK - CALLIGRAPHY TREASURE: TABLETTES CHRONOLOGIQUES CONTENANT LA SUITE DES PAPES, EMPEREURS ET ROYS QUI ONT RÈGNÉ DEPUIS LA NAISS. DE J. CHR. JUSQU'À PRÉSENT [CHRONOLOGISCHE TAFELEN BEHELZENDE D'ACHTERVOLGING DER PAUSEN...]

By: G. MARCEL

Price: $3,285.99

Publisher: AMSTERDAM, NETHERLANDS, Pierre [Petrus] Schenck: 1706

Seller ID: 000676


On offer is a remarkable testament to the art of calligraphy. An awesome manuscript book 'published' by the renowned engraver Schenck of Atlas Sanson fame. There are two [2] title pages, French and Dutch, the first being: "Tablettes Chronologiques contenant la suite des Papes, Empereurs et Roys qui ont règné depuis la naiss. de J. Chr. jusqu'à présent. Pour servir de Plan à Ceux qui lisent l'histoire profane. Présentées au Roy par G. Marcel, avocat au Parlemen... View more info

Image for 1788 ORIGINAL MANUSCRIPT DUAL PURPOSE BOOK: CIPHERING AND COMPLEX MATHEMATICS WITH NAUTICAL AND NAVIGATIONAL EXERCISES AND OBSERVATIONS HANDWRITTEN BY AN ADVANCED SCHOLAR BEAUTIFULLY EXECUTED

1788 ORIGINAL MANUSCRIPT DUAL PURPOSE BOOK: CIPHERING AND COMPLEX MATHEMATICS WITH NAUTICAL AND NAVIGATIONAL EXERCISES AND OBSERVATIONS HANDWRITTEN BY AN ADVANCED SCHOLAR BEAUTIFULLY EXECUTED

By: GEORGE SHAPLAND

Price: $5,855.99

Publisher: England, 1788

Seller ID: 0002412


On offer is a simply smashing, original late 18th Century manuscript book handwritten and executed in a lovely, mature hand of an advanced student executed superbly with ochre [?] borders of complex mathematical diagrams, longitudinal and latitude charts, hand colored flourishes, illustrations and accents making for a wonderful, ancient book which is one part cyphering work book of complex mathematics, algebra, trigonometry etc. and when turned over a book of education a... View more info

DOM: ANDERS CARL RUTSTROM - BIOGRAPHY [?] OF NOTED THEOLOGIAN, AUTHOR, RELIGIOUS ACTIVIST

By: J. BRANDER [?]

Price: $755.99

Publisher: STOCKHOLM SWEDEN, 1766

Seller ID: 0001003


On offer is an original 1766 Swedish book, bound in contemporary marbelized papers over boards. While unable to translate research suggests this is a biography of Anders Carl Rutstrom who was a renowned professor of Theology, priest, author and activist. His work promoting Herrnhutismen also known as the Moravian Church saw Rutstrom banished from the Swedish realm. One online source provides: "This is a comprehensive story about the priest Anders Carl Rutström who w... View more info

1739 HUGE TOME OF SCIENTIFIC KNOWLEDGE: AN 800+ PAGE COMPREHENSIVE HANDWRITTEN NOTEBOOK COMPILING AN IMMENSE AMOUNT OF INFORMATION RELATED TO THE LATEST THEORIES OF THE SCIENTIFIC REVOLUTION - PHYSICS, MATHEMATICS, ANATOMY, ASTRONOMY AND SO MUCH MORE

By: J. PONTHAULT

Price: $5,585.99

Publisher: 1739

Seller ID: 0009149


On offer is a fascinating document of the Europe’s Scientific Revolution, a long and detailed notebook on Physics, written entirely in Latin and dated 1739. Simply titled, “Physica,” the book is many hundreds of pages in length. It contains, undoubtedly, an extraordinary and immense amount of knowledge pertaining to the study of Physics (and much, much more) in the first half of the 18th century. This includes lengthy sections on: mathematics; geometry; atmospheric... View more info

1786 HANDWRITTEN MANUSCRIPT STUDY OF ASTRONOMY, CARTOGRAPHY, GEOGRAPHY AND PHILOSOPHY FROM THE FAMED UNIVERSITY OF LOUVAIN

By: Jacobus Van Asten Leendanus [?]

Price: $6,985.99

Publisher: Louvain Belgium Belge, 1786

Seller ID: 000814


On offer is a superb, fine and unique handwritten manuscript book representative of top tier 18th century European education and study of astronomy including theory, problems, corollaries and observations and with relation to map making, geography and philosophy. This elegant book would have served as a course 'text' at the Catholic University of Louvain as evidenced by the engraved title page vignette of a major building at Louvain straddled by portraits of Plato and A... View more info

Moses en Christus, of Tafereel der voornaamste voorbeelden des Ouden Testaments, uit Moses wet, en allerley Joodsche oudheden wydlopig t'samengesteld en op Christus en syn kerke geestelyk Toegepast

By: Johannes Biermannus

Price: $1,295.99

Publisher: Rotterdam, Holland, JOHANNES ROTTERDAM, Bookverkoper: 1735

Seller ID: 000648


Moses en Christus, of Tafereel der voornaamste voorbeelden des Ouden Testaments, uit Moses wet, en allerley Joodsche oudheden wydlopig t'samengesteld en op Christus en syn kerke geestelyk toegepast / door Johannes Bierman. Good copy with usual general ageing of ancient vellum covers. Some number of pages loose but overall a very pleasing copy of this rare tome. Included is a mysterious small handwritten manuscript not found being used as a marker. View more info

Grammaticae Hebraeo Chaldaicae Harmonice et synoptice adornatae. Editio novissima recognita, emendata & nonnullis in locis discentium commodo inmutata.

By: M. CHRIST. REINECCIO

Price: $589.99

Publisher: VIENNA AUSTRIA, TYP. IOAN THOMAE Nob. de Trattnern: 1774

Seller ID: 0001007


On offer: Grammaticae Hebraeo Chaldaicae Harmonice et synoptice adornatae. Editio novissima recognita, emendata & nonnullis in locis discentium commodo inmutata. 1774 publication date in Vienna. This an ancient Hebrew-Latin grammar book with the usual rubbing to the edges and dings to the tips but otherwise G. View more info

A Journey from Aleppo to Jerusalem at Easter A.D. 1697

By: MAUNDRELL, Henry

Price: $1,595.99

Publisher: London, A. Peisley: 1740

Edition: Sixth

Seller ID: 000433


Printed 1740. Unusually Fine copy in Full Handsome Original Mottled Calf and Raised Bands minor chipping and split to rear upper spine. The Book: MAUNDRELL, Henry, A Journey from Aleppo to Jerusalem at Easter A.D. 1697. The Sixth Edition. The which is now added an Account of the Author's Journey to the Banks of the Euphrates at Beer, and to the Country of Mesopotamia. Printed at the Theatre, Oxford 1740. 6th and FINEST EDITION, 8vo. Engraved vignette on title, 14 engrave... View more info

1759 ORIGINAL HANDWRITTEN MANUSCRIPT FRENCH CATHOLIC RELIC: THE TRAGEDY OF SAINT ALEXIS [SAINT ALEXIS TRAGEDIE or L'ILLUSTRE OLYMPIE]: "Tragédie copiée par moy Jean Baratgin habitant du lieu de Bourisp le 24 May mil Sept Cent cinquante neuf 1759"

By: NICOLAS MARY DESFONTAINES by way of JEAN BARATGIN

Price: $3,155.99

Publisher: BOURISP FRANCE PYRENEES, 1759

Inscription: Autograph

Seller ID: 0001173


On offer is a super relic of French Catholic devotion being a manuscript book of the famed story "Saint Alexis" or "L'illustre Olympie" by Nicolas Mary Desfontaines [b. circa 1610 in Rouen, d. 4 February 1652 in Angers; actor, playwright and novelist and noted French poet [see BIO NOTES]. Over 80 pages handwritten by a young Pyrenees student in very nice, steady, calligraphic hand and as stated on the title page: "Tragédie copiée par moy Jean Baratg... View more info

c. 1750 HANDWRITTEN ORIGINAL ITALIAN MILITARY MANUSCRIPT BOOK: OFFICER TRAINEE'S VADE MECUM

By: NICOLO ENZZO SAVIO [?]

Price: $2,755.99

Publisher: Italy, 1758

Seller ID: 0001091


On offer is a super 1750s handwritten Italian manuscript book of militaria which appears to have been an officer in training's vade mecum notebook or journal as evidenced by an extensive three page 'Tavola' [Table] of Contents with chapters on military protocol, etiquette, theory, tactics and practice +++. This 250+ year old manuscript is bound in simple, though charming, beige colored thick card stock with a fold over flap and a very interesting binding on the spine. Bo... View more info

c1780s ORIGINAL MANUSCRIPT BOOK OF COMPLEX GEOMETRY AND MATHEMATICS HANDWRITTEN IN FRENCH BY AN ADVANCED STUDENT WITH 100 PAGES OF HUNDREDS OF EQUATIONS, GRAPHS AND FORMULAE

By: P. REYNAUD

Price: $5,855.99

Publisher: France, 1780

Seller ID: 0002304


On offer is a superb, original late 18th Century French language manuscript mathematics book with approximately 100 pages of handwritten questions, theories, responses and other complex mathematical and geometric forms and equations being what appears to be an advanced student of the subject's personal workbook. An ownership inscription of 'P. Reynaud' and his same signature after most entries all in a very fine precise and sometimes teeny hand writing illustrated throug... View more info

1776 RARE AMERICANA - THE GENERAL GAZETTEER OR COMPENDIOUS GEOGRAPHICAL DICTIONARY WITH HANDWRITTEN MANUSCRIPT LOG OF THE REVOLUTIONARY PRIVATEER 'THE PILGRIM' INCLUDING THE SPOILS OF WAR

By: R. Brookes and Johannes (John) Prince

Price: $8,749.99

Publisher: Dublin, 1776

Seller ID: 000493


Superb find of early Americana on offer: HANDWRITTEN DIARY NOTES ON THE REVOLUTIONARY WAR AND THE BOOK "THE GENERAL GAZETEER OR, COMPENDIOUS GEOGRAPHICAL DICTIONARY" by R. Brookes. Dublin: Printed for J.Williams, 1776.Unpaginated. Original full leather binding with raised spine. This 230 year old book is tight and clean and in a fine state of preservation. This very scarce early book belonged to a sailor aboard the ship Pilgrim who kept a rare hand written accoun... View more info

De Sacra Poesi Hebraeorum, Praelectiones Academicae Oxonii Habitae

By: Roberti Lowth [Robert Lowth]

Price: $455.99

Publisher: Oxoniensis Ditata: 1770

Seller ID: 000666


De Sacra Poesi Hebraeorum, Praelectiones Academicae Oxonii Habitae...Subjicitur Metricae Harianae Brevis Confutatio: Et Oratio Crewiana….Second Edition. Robert Lowth [1710 - 1787] delivered lectures as Professor of Poetry at Oxford between 1741 and 1748. He held long proposed that Hebrew is the language spoken in Heaven. This edition contains the principal notes of Professor Michaelis, and notes by the translator and others. A mere seven years after the printing of thi... View more info