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Image for 1830s SUPERB ORIGINAL MANUSCRIPT BOOKS [2] AND HANDWRITTEN STUDY HIGHLIGHTING THE STATE OF HIGHER EDUCATION IN FRANCE IN THE EARLY 19TH CENTURY

1830s SUPERB ORIGINAL MANUSCRIPT BOOKS [2] AND HANDWRITTEN STUDY HIGHLIGHTING THE STATE OF HIGHER EDUCATION IN FRANCE IN THE EARLY 19TH CENTURY

By: 'S.B.' [?] and CLEMENTINE

Price: $6,455.99

Publisher: France, 1830

Seller ID: 0002262

Condition: Good+


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 treas... View more info

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

1862 - 1863 SMALL ARCHIVE OF ORIGINAL HANDWRITTEN CIVIL WAR LETTERS HANDWRITTEN BY A 48th REGIMENT MASSACHUSETTS VOLUNTEER

By: AMOS B. GEORGE

Price: $685.99

Publisher: WENHAM MASSACHUSETTS MASS MA CAMP BANKS LOUISIANA, 1862

Seller ID: 00MV126

Condition: Very Good+


On offer is a small archive of 3 manuscript letters handwritten by Amos B. George, Co. A 48th Regt. Mass. Volunteers, two written in 1862 from Camp Lander in Wenham, Mass. and one written in 1863 from Camp Banks, Baton Rouge, Louisiana, 5 x 8 (folded sheets), 10 pages total; with two original transmittal envelopes (postal cancel/ stamp removed from one envelope), with fine Civil War era content: [10/8/1862] "... We have got our uniforms now so that we are all ready f... View more info

1928-1930s ARCHIVE OF AUTOGRAPH MANUSCRIPT AND TYPED ITEMS, MAPS AND CLIPPINGS RELATING TO ADMIRAL BYRD'S ANTARCTIC EXPEDITIONS

By: ARTHUR B. CREAGH and OTHER MEMBERS OF ADMIRAL BYRD'S ANTARCTIC EXPEDITIONS

Price: $1,285.99

Publisher: SAN PEDRO CALIFORNIA CA, 1928

Seller ID: 000893

Condition: Good+


On offer is a fascinating vintage collection autograph materials, an ALS, clippings and maps of Congressional Medal of Honor winner Admiral Richard Byrd's First Antarctic Expedition (1928-30). Included are original newspaper clippings from The New York Times, including a full page from, May 19 1929, headline "What Byrd's Men Do In The Antarctic Night" with photographs of one of Byrd's planes, his two ships, the Headquarters Hut, the setting sun and radio equipmen... View more info

1884 NORWAY MUSIC ALBUM - FOLK SONGS, DANCES, NATIONAL AIRS, RECENT COMPOSITIONS

By: AUBER FORESTIER, RASMUS B. ANDERSON

Price: $655.99

Publisher: CHICAGO, 1884

Seller ID: 0001956

Condition: Fair


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. View more info

1880s “REPORT UPON THE MANUFACTURE OF GUN COTTON” A DETAILED DESCRIPTION, FROM PLANT TO WEAPON, WITH EXCELLENT, DETAILED DESCRIPTIONS OF 19th CENTURY MACHINERY, PROCESSES AND MILITARY SCIENCE

By: B. C. NIELSEN

Price: $2,285.99

Publisher: ROSE ISLAND, PROVIDENCE, RHODE ISLAND, RI, 1885

Seller ID: 0009142

Condition: Good


On offer is a unique and interesting document from the history of war, weaponry, and the United States Navy. It is the “Report upon the Manufacture of Gun Cotton” produced by a seaman, B. C. Nielsen. The 16-page handwritten report, goes over a wide range of the creation, processing, and use of gun cotton. It begins by defining gun cotton as, “an explosive made from cotton; and is composed of Carbon, hydrogen, nitrogen, and oxygen, and is made by acting on cotton wi... View more info

1886 - 1889 ORIGINAL DIARY OF MULTIPLE TOURS AND TRIPS MOSTLY FOR BOTANICAL STUDY OF THE FLORA AND FAUNA OF THE ALPS IN SWITZERLAND, ITALY AND THE DOLOMITES, NORWAY, BERLIN AND DRESDEN

By: B.B. LE TALL

Price: $2,355.99

Publisher: FLORENCE, NAPLES, DRESDEN, BERLIN, NORWAY,, 1886

Seller ID: 0001223

Condition: Good+


On offer is a super original 1886 manuscript travel diary handwritten by Mr. B.B. Le Tall an Englishman and an important railway engineer and surveyor [we list separately his travels to the Levant and a Railroad engineering journal of his work in Australia] writes a superbly detailed and comprehensive book of his travels to Italy, Switzerland, Tyrol, Dolomites, Riviera, Norway, Berlin, Dresden +++. Over 300 pages Mr. Le Tall writes an unparalleled journal beginning June ... View more info

1842 HANDWRITTEN RECEIPT FOR HAVING RECEIVED HIS ARTIFICIAL LEG

By: B.E. BONEY

Price: $249.99

Publisher: CINCINNATI [CINCINATTA] OHIO, 1842

Seller ID: 000936

Condition: Very Good


On offer is an original 1842 handwritten receipt wherein B.E. Boney writes that he has received his artificial leg as per agreed terms from John Shaw of Cincinatta [Cincinnati Ohio]. 8 x 4 in. VG+ View more info

1894 - 1900 ORIGINAL MANUSCRIPT ACCOUNT BOOK AND FINANCIAL DIARY OF THE SECRET FRATERNAL ORDER OF THE ANCIENT ORDER OF THE MYSTIC CHAIN [AOKMC]

By: B.F. CARR [?]

Price: $3,255.99

Publisher: READING DARBY PENNSYLVANIA PA, 1894

Seller ID: 0002082

Condition: Good


On offer is an original 1894 - 1900 Pennsylvania manuscript account book and financial diary of the secret fraternal order out of The Ancient Order of Knights of the Mystic Chain [AOKMC]. This unique book details six years of historical and important data of the Pennsylvania unit of the group. [While there are no specific indicators of ultimate ownership or responsibility for compiling the records a number of personal pieces of ephemera indicate a B.F. Carr as, at least,... View more info

1866 - 1867 HANDWRITTEN MANUSCRIPT DIARY/JOURNAL/NOTEBOOK OF A SUCCESSFUL KINSMAN OHIO BUSINESSMAN

By: B.H. PEABODY

Price: $2,055.99

Publisher: KINSMAN OHIO OH TRUMBULL COUNTY, 1866

Seller ID: 000744

Condition: Good


On offer is the handwritten manuscript diary and journal of B. H. Peabody of Kinsman Ohio. Mr. Peabody is a farmer and entrepreneur who, in this ledger style book, records his daily business dealings, visits, local events and the economics of the day. Beginning January 1st of 1866 he continues over 93 numbered pages until November 8th, 1867. There is a break between November 1st and December 31st 1866. A very, very hard working and obviously successful businessman, Mr. P... View more info

1945 - 1946 ORIGINAL HANDWRITTEN MANUSCRIPT DIARY AND LOG OF A SOLDIER ON THE USS PROVIDENCE, PATROLLING THE MEDITERRANEAN SEA IMMEDIATELY AFTER THE END OF THE BLOODIEST WAR IN HUMAN HISTORY

By: BERNARD B. STONE

Price: $3,055.99

Publisher: ABOARD THE USS PROVIDENCE IN THE MEDITERRANEAN, 1945

Seller ID: 0009085

Condition: Good


On offer is a “Diary of Trip to Europe,” by an enlisted soldier of the USS Providence (CL-82) almost immediately after the end of World War 2. The name on the back of the book is Bernard B. Stone. His address is listed as Bellflower, California and “Long Beach Army Air Base” is written under his name. This fascinating document, traces the entirety of activities and duties, everyday, of the officer from November 7th, 1945 to June 25, 1946. The ship departed Boston... View more info

1916 HANDWRITTEN MANUSCRIPT DETAILING THE SINKING OF THE HMS ARETHUSA BY A SURVIVOR

By: BERTRAM C. WATSON C.B., D.S.O [future VICE ADMIRAL]

Price: $685.99

Publisher: GLASGOW SCOTLAND, 1916

Seller ID: 000913

Condition: Very Good


On offer is superb original handwritten March 1916 letter, describing the sinking of a famous ship, written by a distinguished and decorated Royal Navy officer who would go on to become a Vice Admiral with active service in two wars. This officer had recently survived the sinking of the famous cruiser H.M.S. "Arethusa", flagship of Commodore Reginald Tyrwhitt, commander of Harwich Force. This letter provides details of the sinking of "Arethusa". At the ti... View more info

Image for 1853 ORIGINAL MANUSCRIPT LETTER AND HANDWRITTEN RELIC OF SEA FARING COMMERCE HANDWRITTEN BY A CAPTAIN VERY SOON TO BE NOTED IN DISPATCHES FOR HIS GALLANT SAVING OF PASSENGERS AND CREW IN THE 'SAN FRANCISCO' SHIPPING DISASTER

1853 ORIGINAL MANUSCRIPT LETTER AND HANDWRITTEN RELIC OF SEA FARING COMMERCE HANDWRITTEN BY A CAPTAIN VERY SOON TO BE NOTED IN DISPATCHES FOR HIS GALLANT SAVING OF PASSENGERS AND CREW IN THE 'SAN FRANCISCO' SHIPPING DISASTER

By: C.B. PENDLETON, CAPTAIN

Price: $885.99

Publisher: MELITE'S BAY CAPE TOWN SOUTH AFRICA, 1853

Seller ID: 0002371

Condition: Good


On offer is an interesting, original manuscript relic of mid 19th Century shipping and commerce handwritten by the renowned C B Pendleton noted in dispatches for his gallant help and aide to survivors of the shipping disaster at high seas on the cholera stricken 'San Francisco' while Pendleton was captain of the Lucy Thompson in 1857. This 1853 autographed letter [ALS] dated Melite's Bay [Cape Town South Africa] Sept of 1853 regarding his problems with setting out to sea... View more info

Image for 1950s ORIGINAL GROUP OF 200+ LETTERS, PHOTOGRAPHS AND EPHEMERA COMPILED BY AN AMERICAN NAVY CAPTAIN INVOLVED IN OPERATION STRIKE BACK WITH THE BARELY OUT OF IT'S INFANCY NORTH ATLANTIC TREATY ORGANIZATION [NATO]

1950s ORIGINAL GROUP OF 200+ LETTERS, PHOTOGRAPHS AND EPHEMERA COMPILED BY AN AMERICAN NAVY CAPTAIN INVOLVED IN OPERATION STRIKE BACK WITH THE BARELY OUT OF IT'S INFANCY NORTH ATLANTIC TREATY ORGANIZATION [NATO]

By: CAPTAIN HAROLD B. SAY et al

Price: $4,455.99

Publisher: NORFOLK VIRGINIA, 1955

Seller ID: 0002434

Condition: Good+


On offer is a large archive of 200+ letters, photos, documents and official American and NATO military ephemera relating to Captain Harold B. Say in Norfolk, Virginia and most dealing with Operation Strike Back a NATO operation planned in the event of a Soviet attack. Dated through the mid to late 1950s America and Western Europe were faced with a post World War II enemy. A cold War was in the making and the fears of a 'hot' war were constantly in the minds of citizens a... View more info

1936 + 1937 Handwritten Manuscript Diaries of Addie B. Currier of Boltonville Vermont

By: Currier, Addie B.

Price: $955.99

Publisher: Boltonville, Vermont, 1936

Seller ID: 000039

Condition: Good+


This auction is for a pair of diaries handwritten by Addie B. Currier of Boltonville, Vermont. Addie B. Currier wrote her name in the front of this diary, as well as other personal information, such as height, weight, bust /corset size, waist size, etc. The diary is filled with writing - All of the days have a handwritten entry. No loose or missing pages. Addie is a poor speller, which adds charm to her writings - but please keep this in mind as the names in the diary m... View more info

1868 - 1872 - 1879 ARCHIVE OF HANDWRITTEN CIVIL WAR ERA MANUSCRIPT DIARIES

By: DAVID B. GRUBB

Price: $1,245.99

Publisher: GOSHEN SYRACUSE INDIANA ELKHART COUNTY CONCORD TWP, 1868

Seller ID: 000801

Condition: Good


On offer are three greatly filled diaries handwritten in 1868, 1872 and 1879 by David B. Grubb from Indiana. The earliest diary, 1868, reveals he lived in Goshen Indiana [Elkhart County, Concord Township]. In the later two diaries, 1872 & 1879, he had moved to Syracuse Indiana. Mr. Grubb is a cobbler for the most part but does labor for farmers and shopkeepers. He also loves his tobacco and beer and spends quite a bit of money on each on a weekly basis. Collectors of Ind... View more info

Image for 1980s ORIGINAL GROUP OF MANUSCRIPT NOTES AND HAND MADE DRAWINGS BY 29 WORLD WAR II AIR FORCE ACES FROM BOTH THE EUROPEAN THEATER AND THE PACIFIC

1980s ORIGINAL GROUP OF MANUSCRIPT NOTES AND HAND MADE DRAWINGS BY 29 WORLD WAR II AIR FORCE ACES FROM BOTH THE EUROPEAN THEATER AND THE PACIFIC

By: DR. BRYAN C. (B.C.) WEST, JR., YALE L. SAFFRO et al

Price: $2,455.99

Publisher: SKOKIE ILLINOIS ELIZABETH CITY NEW JERSEY, 1985

Seller ID: 0002382

Condition: Good+


On offer is a super, fascinating group of hand drawn sketches with manuscript notes handwritten by 29 World War II 'flying aces', noted pilots of the US Air Force from both the War in Europe against the Nazis and the War in the Pacific against the Japanese. [There is an enclosed 1988 letter from Yale L. Saffro of the 80th Fighter Squadron to 'BC' detailing 29 pilots which we confirm but also find 2 index cards with autographs only.] This sensational manuscript relic of t... View more info

Image for 1964 ALPINE CLUB OF CANADA GUIDE TO HIKING, CAMPING, CANOEING, ROCK CLIMBING AND MOUNTAINEERING AROUND MONTREAL CANADA

1964 ALPINE CLUB OF CANADA GUIDE TO HIKING, CAMPING, CANOEING, ROCK CLIMBING AND MOUNTAINEERING AROUND MONTREAL CANADA

By: E. POTWOROWSKI, G. WEETMAN, B. POISSON

Price: $655.99

Publisher: MONTREAL QUEBEC PQ CANADA, 1964

Seller ID: 0002384

Condition: Good


On offer is a fascinating, vintage manuscript relic of 1960s Montreal being a handmade softcover copy of Mountaineering around Montreal by E. Potworowski; G. Weetman; B. Poisson (Montreal Section: Alpine Club of Canada, April 1964). The book states: "An unofficial and preliminary attempt at a local guidebook for rock climbing, mountain walking, and camping." 35 pages including a fold-out map of Chico slab routes (Val David PQ). Single-sided photocopy of handwritt... View more info

Image for 1927 ORIGINAL MANUSCRIPT DIARY HANDWRITTEN BY A MICHIGAN MASTER OF MAGIC

1927 ORIGINAL MANUSCRIPT DIARY HANDWRITTEN BY A MICHIGAN MASTER OF MAGIC

By: E.B. WILHELM

Price: $1,595.99

Publisher: FRANKLIN, MICHIGAN MI, 1927

Seller ID: 0002242

Condition: Good


On offer is an original, super 1927 manuscript diary used as a notebook handwritten by popular Franklin Michigan magician E.B. Wilhelm. Using a large page a day book by "Dodge Reports - Yearbook" for 1927 not as a diary but more of a catch-all wherein he details many technical matters of his performances and acts including running orders, load notes, prop lists, stage blocking, scripting, secret codes, jokes, poetry and more. Historians, researchers and collectors of the... View more info

Image for 1895 - 1897 ORIGINAL GROUP OF MANUSCRIPT LETTERS [6] HANDWRITTEN BY A YOUNG MAN KEEPING IN TOUCH WITH HIS MOTHER IN TENNESSEE WHILE HE WORKS HIS WAYS THROUGH THE TIMBERLANDS OF MISSISSIPPI

1895 - 1897 ORIGINAL GROUP OF MANUSCRIPT LETTERS [6] HANDWRITTEN BY A YOUNG MAN KEEPING IN TOUCH WITH HIS MOTHER IN TENNESSEE WHILE HE WORKS HIS WAYS THROUGH THE TIMBERLANDS OF MISSISSIPPI

By: EDWARD B. CURRIE

Price: $1,185.99

Publisher: Mississippi, TUPELO, 1895

Seller ID: 0002317

Condition: Very Good


On offer are six [6] charming, fascinating late 19th Century manuscript letters handwritten by Edward B. Currie who is working his way through Mississippi between 1895 to 1897 writing back home to Tennessee. Written in pencil the naïve letters all originate from different towns in Mississippi; Olive Branch, Byhalia (2), Tupelo, Amory, and Kelly written to his mother in Henning, Tennessee. The son appears to be with a work crew of some type likely timber or logging busin... View more info