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Image for 1751 ORIGINAL, SUPERB MANUSCRIPT BOOK OF GEOGRAPHY, ASTRONOMY AND NAVIGATIONAL WISDOM AT THE THEN APEX OF SCHOLARLY KNOWLEDGE DURING THE AGE OF SAIL

1751 ORIGINAL, SUPERB MANUSCRIPT BOOK OF GEOGRAPHY, ASTRONOMY AND NAVIGATIONAL WISDOM AT THE THEN APEX OF SCHOLARLY KNOWLEDGE DURING THE AGE OF SAIL

By: 'W.B.'

Price: $8,855.99

Publisher: England, 1751

Seller ID: 0002563

Condition: Good+


On offer is a superb, original ancient manuscript book of English origins, titled "Some Memorandums Relating to Geography and Astronomy... Of the Figure and Extent of the Earth." Dated 1751, even casual reading finds the book filled with what was then cutting edge information being a mere 23 years after Newton's Principia appeared in English. The Age of Sail, Britain's dominance of the waves spurred science in the areas of navigation, astronomy and the mathematic... View more info

1771 HANDWRITTEN MANUSCRIPT BAS QUEBEC DOCUMENT: "Inventaire de la Commonauté des biens qui etat entre pour Genevieve Brisson and Joseph Mailliot"

By: A. MABANE, J. DE LA C.P.

Price: $1,255.99

Publisher: St. Pierre L'Ebeaques [St. Pierre les Beckets] Que, 1771

Inscription: Autograph

Seller ID: 000962

Condition: Fair


On offer is an original November 7th 1771 handwritten manuscript document from St. Pierre L'Ebeaques [St. Pierre les Beckets] Quebec [Lower Canada] "Inventaire de la Commonauté des biens qui etat entre pour Genevieve Brisson and Joseph Mailliot" being an early Bas Quebec marital communion of assets where we can find many great descriptions of furniture and house objects plus commentary. Research suggests that the author was most certainly a Jesuit priest acting ... View more info

1759 RARE AND EXCEPTIONALLY UNIQUE HANDWRITTEN ACCOUNT OF THE TRIAL AND SUBSEQUENT PUNISHMENT OF AN AMERICAN DRAFT DODGER, UNWILLING TO FIGHT FOR THE BRITISH IN THE FRENCH AND INDIAN WAR

By: about JAMES DIMMICK

Price: $4,055.99

Publisher: MANSFIELD, WINDHAM COUNTY, CONNECTICUT COLONY, 1759

Seller ID: 0009049

Condition: Good


On offer is an extraordinary historical document of pre-Independence America and the French and Indian War which pitted the colonies of British America against those of New France, with both sides supported by military units from their parent countries and American Indian allies. The document in question is two and a half pages, dated 1759, concerning the legal case of a man named Jesse Dimmick, of Mansfield, Windham County, Connecticut, a member of the 10th Company, Con... View more info

1772 HANDWRITTEN MANUSCRIPT LETTER BY NOTED COLONEL, FUTURE BRIGADIER GENERAL OF THE FRENCH ARMY WHO WILL LOSE HIS HEAD TO THE REVOLUTIONARY TRIBUNAL IN 1793

By: ADAM PHILLIPPE, COMTE DE CUSTINE

Price: $425.99

Publisher: CHARTRES RHEIMS FRANCE, 1772

Inscription: Autograph

Seller ID: 00JT061

Condition: Good


On offer is a pre French Revolution handwritten manuscript letter dated 1772 written by Adam Phillippe, the Vicomte de Custine, noted Colonel of the French Army to Monsier de Boynes requesting a position for Lieut. Constant, son of a noble Major, perhaps in the Colonies. Shortened at right for small loss but otherwise G. View more info

1795 HANDWRITTEN MANUSCRIPT DOCUMENT RELATING TO THE IMPRISONMENT AND RELEASE OF A 68 YEAR OLD MAN FROM THE INFAMOUS AND NOTORIOUS PRISON AND LUNATIC ASYLUM 'THE BICETRE'

By: AUBIN, JOURDAIRE

Price: $2,145.99

Publisher: Paris FRANCE, 1795

Seller ID: 00MV1008

Condition: Very Good


On offer is a superb, unique circa 1795, Year 4 of the Revolution, manuscript document relating to the liberation from prison of a 68 year old man. [Almost an extraordinary age for a man in prison conditions of the era.] The prison was the famous Bicetre and this is a detailed account of the affair. The man had a fake passport and had been arrested by soldiers. This is all the more an exceptional document given the 150+ year history of the Bicetre which in its ay was an ... View more info

1775 FOLDED LINEN BACKED MAP: CARTES DES POSTES DE FRANCE, CHEZ LE ST. JAILLOT GEOGRAPHE ORDINAIRE DE ROI QUAY ET A COTE DES GRANDS AUGUSTINE

By: Chez St. JAILLOT

Price: $1,585.99

Publisher: France, 1775

Seller ID: 000861

Condition: Good


On offer is an original 1775 folded map titled 'Cartes des Postes de France'. The map opens into a fullsize 25.5 x 25.5 inch map of France comprised of sixteen [16] panels. The panels have been glued to what appears to be linen. This was a craftsman item not something 'homemade' as evidenced by the quality work in cutting the panels and affixing to the canvas backing and the edging. It is easy to assume that this was made for travel because of its ease of use. From the l... View more info

1793 - YEAR II - INTRIGUING HANDWRITTEN MANUSCRIPT LETTER FROM NEWLY MINTED CAPTAIN TO THE MINISTER OF THE FRENCH NAVY BUT COMPLAINING OF POOR TREATMENT BY HIS COLLEAGUES

By: CITIZEN GAUTHIER

Price: $445.99

Publisher: ROCHEFORT FRANCE, 1793

Inscription: Autograph

Seller ID: 00JT44

Condition: Very Good+


n offer is an intriguing French letter written by Citizen Gauthier to Citizen Monge, Minister of the French Navy, thanking him for his recent letter and Gauthier's upgrade to Captain. Gauthier also write of the French Embassy, poor treatment by colleagues but he has had some congratulations on this affair. Two pages of script on a folded sheet. VG. View more info

SUPERB PARCHMENT HANDWRITTEN MANUSCRIPT CONTRACT AND CAEN REVENUE STAMP DATED 1749 RELATING TO A REAL ESTATE LAND SHARING PARTNERSHIP

By: Comte Jacques De Glatigny and Others

Price: $349.99

Publisher: France, 1749

Inscription: Autograph

Seller ID: 00JT38

Condition: Good+


On thick parchment with a superb Caen Revenue stamp, this contract revises the deals between Comte Jacques De Glatigny and Georges Lepetit and Guillaume Le Senecal. There is a separate, second, small paper document attached by contemporary pin. Very nicely written. Interestingly there is a Bed and Breakfast - Ferme-de-Glatigny - on the very spot the two lesser partner toiled over 250 years ago! View more info

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1796 SUPER, ORIGINAL HANDWRITTEN FRENCH REVOLUTIONARY ERA STAMPLESS LETTER BETWEEN HOROLOGISTS AT THE APEX OF TIME KEEPING HISTORY IN DECIMAL CALENDAR AND CLOCKS FRANCE

By: COUSIN PLUMERY

Price: $1,495.99

Publisher: PARIS FRANCE to SARRAGOSSE ESPAYNE, 1796

Seller ID: 0002236

Condition: Good


On offer is a absolutely super, original 18th Century French language stampless letter dated 1796 with postmarks for Lyon et al, being a manuscript relic of one of the most active and extraordinary of times for French watchmakers, horologists and timekeepers who were in the spotlight during these early days of the French Revolution and onset of the Napoleonic era as the Decimal Calendar and time system was conceived and implemented. The three [3] page letter is signed fr... View more info

1782 - 1783 ARCHIVE OF HANDWRITTEN MANUSCRIPT ENTRIES PROVIDED THE ROYAL COURT OF BELGIUM REGARDING MARITIME TRADE WITH THE AMERICAS AND MOST NOTABLY THE THIRTEEN UNITED STATES OF AMERICA

By: DE MENCK

Price: $2,459.99

Publisher: GHENT BELGIUM HOLLAND, 1782

Inscription: Autograph

Seller ID: 000898

Condition: Very Good+


On offer is a remarkable historical archive of twenty folded folio sheets bearing 23 entries on ten of the pages as presented before the court at Ghent, Belgium between April 1782 - February 1783 and pertaining to Flemish trade in the latter part of the 18th century much of it relating to trade and shipments for the new Republic. The timing of the manuscripts is particularly notable as the documents shed light on-cross Atlantic maritime trade during a very volatile peri... View more info

1792 DECREE OF THE NATIONAL CONVENTION WITH REFERENCE TO THE LOUVRE

By: DECREE OF THE NATIONAL CONVENTION

Price: $289.99

Publisher: France, 1792

Inscription: Autograph

Seller ID: 0JT111

Condition: Good


Dated November, 27, 1792 'DECRET DE LA CONVENTION NATIONALE' dealing with the employees and their lodgings in both the Louvre and the Tuileries of the deposed King Louis XVI. Signed inprint by M. Monge and countersigned by Garat. Includes a bold unidentifiable signature. Some yellowing but otherwise in good+ condition. View more info

1775 ARCHIVE OF HANDWRITTEN MANUSCRIPT LETTERS FROM NOTED ROYAL SURGEON TO THE WIDOW BELLOSTE

By: DOCTEUR RAPATEL

Price: $759.99

Publisher: PARIS FAUBOURG ST. GERMAIN RENNES FRANCE, 1775

Inscription: Autograph

Seller ID: 00TP44

Condition: Very Good+


On offer is a superb pre French Revolution archive of five [5] handwritten letters authored by M. Rapatel, Royal Professor of Surgery of Renneole, Bretagne writing the aged widow of the famed surgeon Augustin Belloste. [The Centre d’Histoire du Droit de l’Université Rennes 1 has much information regarding the doctor.] Madam Belloste has received the letters as M. Rapatel tries to correct an order for pills that he made from Belloste, discuss methods of packaging the... View more info

c.1790 HANDWRITTEN MANUSCRIPT RECIPE: 'AN EXCELLENT RECEIPT FOR INK'

By: DR. GEORGE BIRD

Price: $385.99

Publisher: LONDON ENGLAND, 1790

Seller ID: 0001053

Condition: Good


On offer is a handwritten recipe for ink and while unsigned this item comes fromt the archives and files of Dr. George Bird and we believe in his hand. Titled: 'An Excellent Receipt for Ink'. Once having been folded in half there is some splitting in the fold otherwise G. View more info

c1790 CONGREGATIONAL CHURCH COVENANT OF FAITH AND STATEMENT OF MISSION

By: ELIJAH & SALLY HOUGHTON, WILLINGTON, PIPER, LAWRANCE et al.

Price: $425.99

Publisher: ASHBY MASSACHUSETTS MA MIDDLESEX COUNTY, 1790

Inscription: Autograph

Seller ID: 0001004

Condition: Very Good


On offer is an original circa 1790-1800 handwritten manuscript of Congregational Covenant from the Church in the Town of Ashby in the County of Middlesex, Massachusetts being a 'mission statement' and statement of faith. Ten pages, hand written. 6 x 4 inches in original plain paper covers, sewn spine. Members attesting to the covenant have signed as follows: Elijah & Sally Houghton; Slyva Willington; Rhoda Piper; Lois & Musy Lawrance; Elizabeth Gates; Hannah Cowdry; Abr... View more info

1759 SUPER, ORIGINAL COLONIAL ERA HAND WRITTEN LYRIC COMPOSITION 'THE BATTLE OF QUEBEC' THE STORY OF BRITAIN'S VICTORY OVER FRANCE AND MAY VERY WELL HAVE CONTRIBUTED TO THE AMERICAN REVOLUTION

By: ELIPHELET COFFIN [?]

Price: $5,455.99

Publisher: LOWER CANADA QUEBEC NEW ENGLAND, 1759

Seller ID: 0007025

Condition: Good


On offer is a superb, original historic manuscript relic and American colonial document about one of the pivotal events in North American history. Measuring about 8 inches by 6 inches, this 2 page document is made of hand laid paper and bears a mid 18th Century British watermark. The paper has some light stains but otherwise is in very good condition. The handwriting is clear and legible. Both sheets are completely filled. Written as a poem no later than 1809, the manusc... View more info

CIRCA LATE 1700s ORIGINAL MANUSCRIPT COPY: "A LETTER WRITTEN BY OUR BLESSED LORD AND SAVIOUR JESUS CHRIST AND FOUND UNDER A GREAT STONE SIXTY FIVE YEARS AFTER HIS CRUSIFIXION"

By: for JESUS [?]

Price: $1,295.99

Publisher: Boston, 1775

Seller ID: 0002100

Condition: Good+


On offer is a fascinating and intriguing manuscript relic of Christian faith being a handwritten c1770s manuscript copy of "A LETTER WRITTEN BY OUR BLESSED LORD AND SAVIOUR JESUS CHRIST AND FOUND UNDER A GREAT STONE SIXTY FIVE YEARS AFTER HIS CRUSIFIXION". This story and its variations of the teachings of Jesus appeared in several forms throughout Europe in earlier times, and it would appear that someone had secured an English copy published in London, and was p... View more info

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

By: HANNAH COY by way of an UNKNOWN NARRATOR

Price: $4,295.99

Publisher: JERICHO VERMONT, 1798

Seller ID: 0001983

Condition: Good+


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 ... View more info

1730s ORIGINAL MANUSCRIPT COOKBOOK FILLED WITH 100+ PAGES OF HANDWRITTEN ANCIENT RECIPES, SOME REMEDIES AND A FEW MUSINGS

By: IOSEPH WYATT, [JOSEPH WYATT]

Price: $5,495.99

Publisher: USA AMERICA, 1807

Seller ID: 0001833

Condition: Good


On offer is an exceptional early 18th Century, circa 1730s as stated on the detached fep 'Ioseph Wyatt His Book 1730, original manuscript cookbook with numerous recipes [receipts] from the 1730s some later but others, perhaps copied from earlier cookbooks, using an earlier style written as "ye" and "thou". From the opening page 'To Make Curd Puffs' to 'To Make Sulabub' [syllabub?] there are approximately 110 pages of recipes plus how to make various puddi... View more info

1786 ORIGINAL MANUSCRIPT RELIC OF LATE 18TH CENTURY CYPHERING AND EARLY AMERICAN EDUCATION IN MATHEMATICS OF A YOUNG BROOKLYN NEW YORK GIRL

By: JOHANNA BERGEN

Price: $3,655.99

Publisher: BROOKLYN NEW YORK, 1786

Seller ID: 0002009

Condition: Fair+


Offered is an original 1786 manuscript cyphering book handwritten by Johanna Bergen of Brooklyn New York. [Johanna was an 18th Century descendent of Hans Hansen Bergen one of the earliest settlers of the New Amsterdam Dutch colony. The Bergen family name is famous throughout Brooklyn, New York and Hans boasts his own Wikipedia entry.] The 13.5 x 12 inch book contains 41 pages filled with such topics as Simple Addition, Subtraction, Multiplication, and Division, Money of ... View more info

1763 ORIGINAL COLONIAL AMERICA MANUSCRIPT LANDLORD TENANT AGREEMENT WITH SURPRISING TERMS OF TENANCY

By: JOHN GAILBREATH

Price: $1,185.99

Publisher: PHILADELPHIA PENNSYLVANIA COUNTY OF CHESTER, 1763

Seller ID: 0001650

Condition: Good


On offer is a superb, original 1763 manuscript relic of Colonial America being a handwritten legal agreement between a shopkeeper and millwright to his future tenant. Historians and collectors of legal Americana will appreciate the wonderful content: the tenant could only keep two fires in the house; in the kitchen and the other room and among other things he had to agree to take in the landlord's wife or mother! Here is a some of the transcription: "Memorandum the__... View more info