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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

Condition: Good


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

1744 - 1764 ORIGINAL MANUSCRIPT VADE MECUM HANDWRITTEN BY A YOUNG JESUIT SCHOLAR DETAILING HIS LOGIC STUDIES UNDER PROFESSORE GIUSEPPE GUIDONE, HIS FINANCIALS, HIS BOOKS AND HIS NOTES OF HIS RELIGIOUS DEVOTIONS AND DEDICATION

By: Di Cesare, Carlo Antonio

Price: $3,155.99

Publisher: NAPLES ITALY, 1744

Inscription: Autograph

Seller ID: 0001412

Condition: Good+


On offer is a super manuscript relic of 18th Century religious devotion being a vellum covered notebook titled 'Memoria' handwritten by Carlo Antonio Di Cesare, a Jesuit in Naples between 1744 and 1764. Superbly intimate look into the life of this Catholic man using the book as a 'vade mecum' or catchall thusly a diary of notes detailing the life of this Jesuit scholar: it begins with his graduation into the Congregazione de' studenti sotto la protezzione dell'Annunciata... View more info

Image for 1763 - 1764 SUPERB, ORIGINAL MANUSCRIPT DIARY OF HER LIFE AND JOURNAL OF HER RELIGIOUS TURMOIL AND DESPAIR HANDWRITTEN BY THE SOON TO BE WIFE OF A NOTED ENGLISH CLERGYMAN

1763 - 1764 SUPERB, ORIGINAL MANUSCRIPT DIARY OF HER LIFE AND JOURNAL OF HER RELIGIOUS TURMOIL AND DESPAIR HANDWRITTEN BY THE SOON TO BE WIFE OF A NOTED ENGLISH CLERGYMAN

By: ELIZABETH KINGSLEY [later SYMONDS]

Price: $6,585.99

Publisher: BEDFORD ENGLAND, 1763

Seller ID: 0002323

Condition: Very Good


On offer is a sensational, original ancient 1763 through 1764 manuscript journal of thoughts, emotions, religious out pouring and continual internal dialogue threaded throughout diary entries of the author's daily life and family. The 144 page book was handwritten by Elizabeth Kingsley [later Symonds] when she married Reverend Joshua Symonds the noted clergyman who presided at the Bunyan Meeting Hall in Bedford and the man who took over after the death of the great John ... View more info

1786 ORIGINAL NAIVE MANUSCRIPT DIARY HANDWRITTEN BY A VERY ACTIVE FARMER, TIMBERMAN AND JURY MAN ON THE NORTH SHORE OF LONG ISLAND SOUND

By: JAMES BLAKEMAN, [sometimes BLACKMAN]

Price: $3,055.99

Publisher: STRATFORD, CONNECTICUT, 1786

Seller ID: 0002231

Condition: Good+


On offer is a super, original, naïve 18th Century manuscript diary handwritten by James Blakeman [sometimes Blackman] of Stratford Connecticut and as inscribed on the title page: "My Journal for the year 1786 James Blakeman's Journal for the year 1786" a 4 x 6¼ inch 13 page monthly account [one title page and then one month to a page] of besides his numerous farming activities including cutting, carting, plowing, making cider, mending fences, transporting hay, ... View more info

1787 - 1790 ORIGINAL EXCEPTIONAL MANUSCRIPT CORRESPONDENCE BOOK KEPT BY A SALEM, MASSACHUSETTS BLACKSMITH OF THE LETTERS SENT BACK AND FORTH TO HIS FRIENDS DEEP IN THE THROES OF CHRISTIAN FUNDAMENTALISM

By: JONATHAN IRELAND JR [to TABITHA ROBBINS, JOSIAH BUMSTEAD, ETC.)

Price: $6,855.99

Publisher: Salem, Massachusetts MA, 1787

Seller ID: 0009168

Condition: Good


On offer is a remarkable 230 year old manuscript journal, kept by Jonathan Ireland Jr. of Salem, Massachusetts from 1787 to 1790. The 109 manuscript pages record the correspondence between Ireland and several of his friends, speaking frequently of aspects of fundamentalist christianity and proselytizing their religion in order to bring new ‘souls’ into the flock. The journal is a record of letters, 68 in total, between Jonathan Ireland many different people, includin... View more info

1797 TWO [2] ORIGINAL HANDWRITTEN LETTERS FROM LOVING PARENTS WHO HAVE JUST RELOCATED TO WEST VIRGINIA, TO THEIR DAUGHTER FROM WHOM THEY HAVE NOT HEARD FROM IN NUMEROUS YEARS

By: MOSES and ELIZABETH STARR

Price: $1,285.99

Publisher: NEW FRANKFURT, HARRISON CO. WEST VIRGINIA, 1797

Seller ID: 0009109

Condition: Good


On offer is are two lovely and fascinating letters from a father and mother to their daughter detailing their situation mere weeks after moving to New Frankford, Virginia. The letter is signed “Moses Starr and Elizabeth Starr” and addressed to their “Dear Daughter.” The first letter is dated November 17th, 1797 and the second is dated December 23, 1797. In the letters, they describe their journey to their new home in West Virginia, their home and their farm. They... View more info

Image for 1796 - 1801 HANDWRITTEN MANUSCRIPT DIARY OF THE NOTED BRITISH 4th BATTALION ROYAL REGIMENT OF ARTILLERY - OF WHICH PARTS WERE LATER PUBLISHED AS 'VOYAGE TO THE CAPE OF GOOD HOPE'

1796 - 1801 HANDWRITTEN MANUSCRIPT DIARY OF THE NOTED BRITISH 4th BATTALION ROYAL REGIMENT OF ARTILLERY - OF WHICH PARTS WERE LATER PUBLISHED AS 'VOYAGE TO THE CAPE OF GOOD HOPE'

By: RICHARD RENSHAW

Price: $6,255.99

Publisher: MANCHESTER LANCASHIRE UK AFRICA EGYPT, 1796

Seller ID: 000897NNN

Condition: Poor


On offer is the original handwritten manuscript "Voyages and Travels of Richard Renshaw" of the British Army's heralded Royal Regiment of Artillery, Renshaw of the 4th Battalion. Some parts of this manuscript were later published as 'VOYAGE TO THE CAPE OF GOOD HOPE' in 1804. Renshaw retells in detail and with a keen observer's eye the story of his service for Great Britain. He is an educated man who writes insightful and sometimes rollicking accounts of his and t... View more info

1745 - 1789 HANDWRITTEN MANUSCRIPT JOURNAL, LEDGER AND DIARY OF A WEALTHY LANDLORD ON THE FRENCH RIVIERA - EX LIBRIS HPK [HANS PETER KRAUS]

By: RUDELLE DALZON [DALSON]

Price: $5,295.99

Publisher: Toulon, France, 1745

Seller ID: 000649

Condition: Good


On offer is a stunning look into the the mind, finances and economy of Rudelle Dalzon a landlord, caterer and food supplier in pre Revolutionary France on the French Riviera. Many layered, very thick, elephant folio list many, many hundreds of transactions for rents, properties listed, supplies purchased, traded, sums loaned and paid plus many pieces of ephemera stuffed inside. Unpaginated, in original boards on thick paper there are at least 200 pages at two inches thic... View more info