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1949 ORIGINAL POST WAR MANUSCRIPT DIARY HANDWRITTEN BY A CHARMING RUSSIAN STUDIES SORORITY SISTER AND UNIVERSITY OF MISSISSIPPI COED

By: AN UNKNOWN COED AT OLE MISS

Price: $1,155.99

Publisher: 1949

Seller ID: 0002552

Condition: Good


On offer is a charming, original manuscript diary dated 1949 handwritten by a University of Mississippi coed enjoying Campus life and academics. Beginning, in the largish 8 x 5 inch page a day book, February 1st and while a little sporadic at times she does a good job detailing her life through to August. Being this was her senior year and she was a popular student with many friends and activities we note her sorority and social life were a whirlwind all while she studied Russian history. Of some small note she was an extra in the filming of the INTRUDER IN THE DUST movie, written by William F... View more info

LATE 18TH - EARLY 19TH MANUSCRIPT POEMS: THE CHOICE OF A WIFE BY CHEESE AND A DOCTOR FROM SUSSEX ADVICE ON SLEEP HABITS

By: CAPTAIN EDWARD THOMPSON by way of an UNKNOWN HAND

Price: $585.99

Publisher: ENGLAND AUSTRALIA ?, 1800

Seller ID: 0001196

Condition: Good


On offer is a charming brace of poems circa late 18th or early 19th century ephemera. On a folio sheet folded is an antique handwritten poem in an unknown hand credited to Captain Thompson [Edward, b. 1738? - 1786] titled: 'The Choice of a Wife By Cheese' about a man in York named Pimlico who put to Nancy, Betsey and Sally the task of making cheese and thereupon he chose his wife. This poem in neat hand takes up three-quarters of the page. A shorter poem described as an inscription above a doctor's door in Sussex fills the page. The names Mr. Longden and Wm. Mitchell are on the reverse. Lovely... 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 while she saw this vision, the writer basically records what Hannah said and saw using Hannah's own words. It begins thusly: ... View more info

c1870s - 1880s CHARMING ORIGINAL MANUSCRIPT BOOK HANDWRITTEN IN A BEAUTIFUL CALLIGRAPHIC HAND DETAILING 'YE MARKS ON CHINA'

By: UNKNOWN

Price: $785.99

Publisher: 1880

Seller ID: 0001800

Condition: Very Good


On offer is a charming original manuscript booklet titled 'Ye Marks on China'. An unidentified calligrapher created this lovely little, 12 x 9.5cm, handwritten book using ink on card bound by thread. There are 12 interior pages all detailing symbols and marks for china and many are in colour. c1870-1880s. Overall VG. View more info

c. 1750 HANDWRITTEN ORIGINAL ITALIAN MEDICAL MANUSCRIPT: EPITOME PATOLOGIE

By: UNKNOWN

Price: $4,595.99

Publisher: Italy,

Seller ID: 000828

Condition: Good+


On offer is a fine, early [circa 1750] Italian medical manuscript on pathology - EPITOME PATOLOGIE. This is a beautifully written, in one hand, though some margin notes scattered throughout but not a lot. Very comprehensive detailing of the art of pathology for the times with many, many subject headings in this 260+ pp tightly written script. Among the chapter titles are: de Forma Morborum; Tomanscini Observationes; Forma Morbosa; Pulsuum qualitates abnormes; Secretionis; Physiologia Systematis; De generatione Morbosa; Ethiologia; etc. etc. Bound in original Italian calf backed boards. 10.6 x ... View more info

c1950s ORIGINAL, CHARMING BIOGRAPHY AND MEMOIR OF SIR WILFRED GRENFELL AND HIS RELATIONSHIP WITH NEWFOUNDLAND AND LABRADOR

By: UNKNOWN

Price: $455.99

Publisher: NEWFOUNDLAND LABRADOR CANADA, 1950

Seller ID: 0001794

Condition: Good


On offer is an interesting six [6] page, on three [3] leaves, handwritten essay on medical doctor Sir Wilfred Thomason Grenfell and his relationship with Newfoundland and Labrador as a medical missionary. It details his religious 'conversion' and how he came to the rocky shores of Labrador. We believe the manuscript was written in the mid 20th Century but there really is little evidence save the paper and style of writing. Overall G+. View more info

1845 - 1848 ORIGINAL MANUSCRIPT LEDGER AND ACCOUNTS BOOK OF A SALEM MASSACHUSETTS AND KITTERY MAINE TOBACCO MERCHANT

By: UNKNOWN

Price: $1,255.99

Publisher: SALEM MASSACHUSETTS MASS MA KITTERY MAINE, 1845

Seller ID: 00MV487

Condition: Good


On offer is an interesting, original 1845 - 1848 manuscript ledger book relative to the economy and trade in Salem, Massachusetts and Kittery, Maine. The first 33-1/4 pages are dated Salem, Feb. 1845 thru Oct. 1846, and deal almost exclusively with tobacco sales, i.e. cigarettes, sixes, yarra cigars, snuff, light Cuba filled cigars, plug tobacco, Rupee snuff, C F cigars, matches etc. Listed in those "tobacco" pages are 4 purchases by the famed "Salem L[ight] Infantry". The remainder of the account book [83 or so pages] is dated Kittery [Maine] Jan. 1847 - Jan. 1848 and is essen... View more info

c1970s ORIGINAL ARCHIVE OF THREE [3] MANUSCRIPT HANDWRITTEN BOOKS PROVIDING UNIQUE CULTURAL INSIGHT TO THE PEOPLE'S CULTURAL REVOLUTION

By: UNKNOWN

Price: $1,495.99

Publisher: CHINA PRC, 1970

Seller ID: 0001656

Condition: Good+


On offer is an interesting archive of three [3] circa 1970s manuscript books of handwritten cultural insight into the People's Republic of China. Book 1 is a collection of excerpts from a series of Mao's published speeches and addresses in 1950s and 1960s some of which are copied from Quotations from Chairman Mao Tse-Tung. They mainly detail ways to motivate the public, especially the importance to encourage young adults to "Be loud, be open, be independent, be self-sustaining", "Exert yourself, strive for the best". Also included are discussions of ways to construct a communis... View more info

c1970s ORIGINAL CHINESE MANUSCRIPT HOMEWORK BOOK SHOWING ONE STUDENT'S EFFORTS TO LEARN ENGLISH GIVING INSIGHT INTO MAO'S EDUCATIONAL AGENDA

By: UNKNOWN

Price: $1,245.99

Publisher: CHINA PRC, 1970

Seller ID: 0001655

Condition: Good+


On offer is an interesting circa 1970s Cultural Revolution era manuscript study book handwritten by an unidentified Chinese youth detailing the student's homework for the subjects Chemistry and English offering a fascinating look into the Chinese efforts to educate their young and their obvious success as it seems in the English study portion of the book. Overall G+. View more info

1980s ORIGINAL MANUSCRIPT DIARY HANDWRITTEN BY A WORKER DETAILING THE CHANGES AND EXPERIENCES OF ECONOMIC REFORM AND THE WRITER'S PERSPECTIVE AND OPINIONS OF THE CHANGES

By: UNKNOWN

Price: $5,385.99

Publisher: CHINA PRC, 1985

Seller ID: 0001649

Condition: Good


On offer is an interesting manuscript workplace diary handwritten by an unidentified man who details his workplace experiences and the changes caused by the economic reform in 1980s. He faithfully records and takes notes during workplace meetings led by the factory workshop director. Of particular interest to historians and researchers of the era are the writer's own perspective and opinions of the economic reforms. Approximatley 92 pages, 17.5 cm x 13 cm. Overall VG. View more info

1960s ORIGINAL MANUSCRIPT DIARY HANDWRITTEN BY ONE CHINESE FACTORY WORKER WHO RECORDS HIS OBSERVATIONS AND EXPERIENCES ON THE FACTORY FLOOR WHILE HE ROMANCES TWO FEMALE CO-WORKERS

By: UNKNOWN

Price: $4,485.99

Publisher: CHINA PRC, 1965

Seller ID: 0001647

Condition: Very Good


On offer is a fascinating original manuscript diary handwritten by a Chinese man in the 1960s providing a personal intimate look at his experiences during the peak of Mao Zedong's Cultural Revolution. The writer recorded his observations while working in the local knitting factory and also comments on the state of political affairs at the time. Nearly every entry of the diary includes excerpts from Quotations from Chairman Mao Tse-Tung that are written in red ink. Particularly unique the author reveals his personal life with two women who both worked in the knitting factory, named Zhan Tong Xi... View more info

1880 - 1938 ORIGINAL HANDWRITTEN HISTORY OF THE BOBBILI CASTE GIRL'S SCHOOL FOUNDED BY CANADIAN BAPTIST MISSIONARY MATILDA MOORE FAULKNER CHURCHILL

By: UNKNOWN

Price: $985.99

Publisher: BOBBILI CASTE GIRL'S SCHOOL INDIA, 1938

Seller ID: 0001635

Condition: Good


On offer is a super, original and interesting glimpse into Baptist missionary work in India being manuscript history of the Bobbili Caste Girl's School in India from 1880-1938 handwritten by an unknown Baptist missionary. "Trouble came when a rival school was started by the Maharajah. The superior inducements which he held out such as presents of gold, money, etc. made it impossible to maintain the former attendance." "In 1904 it was decided that the Bobbili School should be recognized as the "Central Girls School for the Maritime Missions". Dates to 1938: "The boarding... View more info

1910 ORIGINAL MANUSCRIPT ESSAY DETAILING THE DIFFICULTIES OF CHRISTIAN OUTREACH IN THE CONGO AFRICA

By: UNKNOWN

Price: $1,185.99

Publisher: CONGO AFRICA [?], 1910

Seller ID: 0001633

Condition: Good


On offer is an interesting c.1910 manuscript précis handwritten by an unknown missionary titled "Trying Features of Work in Africa". The author begins: "The great difficulty which confronts the missionary in going to the Congo is the climate". The author elaborates and discusses paganism and degradation, pneumonia among the natives, the importance of the pith helmet as sun guard ("a few moments bareheaded would surely be followed by sunstroke. Missionaries who are extremely careful in this regard have been known to have been taken down with fever, and have died in a few da... View more info

1941 - 1942 ORIGINAL MANUSCRIPT DIARY HANDWRITTEN BY A JAPANESE NEWSMAN DETAILING THE JAPANESE PERSPECTIVE OF PEARL HARBOR, MIDWAY, GUADALCANAL, THE EASTERN SOLOMON ISLANDS AND MUCH, MUCH MORE

By: UNKNOWN

Price: $3,355.99

Publisher: Japan, 1941

Seller ID: 0001623

Condition: Very Good


On offer is a super, original, unique manuscript relic of WWII Japanese war effort being a handwritten diary of Japanese newsman for the period from December 8 (Japan time), 1941, to the spring and summer of 1942 noting the major events including Pearl Harbor, Midway, Guadalcanal, the Eastern Solomon Islands, the beginnings of New Guinea campaign, naval engagements with the USS Saratoga, Yorktown, North Carolina and more. The entries seem to end around late summer of 1942 and there is an interesting postmark in the volume for December 8th, 1942 (one year after Pearl Harbor). Since this was wri... View more info

1940s ORIGINAL MANUSCRIPT SCRAPBOOK AND JOURNAL COMPREHENSIVELY DETAILING THE FRENCH NAVY AT THE TIME OF WORLD WAR II

By: UNKNOWN

Price: $1,495.99

Publisher: France, 1940

Seller ID: 0001582

Condition: Very Good


On offer is a sensational, comprehensive circa 1940s French naval scrapbook and manuscript relic of World War II. Likely compiled in occupied France this 60+ page handwritten journal uses newspaper clippings, photographs, post cards, other drawings and charts and statistics to create a near encyclopaedic work of France's naval status from the early 1930s to about 1942 including the various classes of ships, ships' identification, nomenclature, strengths and capabilities etc. The author used an 8¾ x 6¾ inch alphabetical 'Repertoire' book using about half. Overall VG. View more info

c1700s HANDWRITTEN MANUSCRIPT "ONKO CHISHIN GO ROKU" - COMPLETE IN ONE VOLUME

By: UNKNOWN

Price: $995.99

Publisher: Japan, 1750

Seller ID: 000531b

Condition: Good+


On offer is an ancient strategy GO game book in Japanese. Estimated between 17th and 18th century but research suggests early in the mid-century. Very Good save for some age-toning and general light ageing. View more info

1930 + 1936 HANDWRITTEN MANUSCRIPT 'LEST WE FORGET' BRITISH EMPIRE SERVICE LEAGUE DIARIES [B.E.S.L.] BY PRESUMED BRITISH DIPLOMAT OR FOREIGN SERVICE WORKER

By: UNKNOWN

Price: $885.99

Publisher: England, 1930

Seller ID: 0001097

Condition: Poor


On offer is an intriguing and rather enigmatic pair of handwritten manuscript diaries belonging to a British gentleman and written during 1930 and 1936. We believe after a casual study of the difficult cursive that our author is a British diplomat or Foreign Service worker using a British Empire Service League. Day to day activities, mention of family, staff, contacts and payments lead one to suspect well placed intelligent writer who makes extensive notations especially of current events and most especially in the event laden year of 1936 when England suffers the death of the King, the new Ki... View more info

1849 - 1850 ORIGINAL MANUSCRIPT DIARY HANDWRITTEN BY A REBEL AND PARTICIPANT IN THE REVOLUTION OF BADEN DETAILING HIS PARTICIPATION, ARREST, INTERROGATION AND IMPRISONMENT

By: UNKNOWN

Price: $8,955.99

Publisher: Donaueschingen, Germany Southhern Germany, 1849

Seller ID: 0001508

Condition: Very Good


On offer is a very unique, historically significant 1849 - 1859 manuscript relic of the Revolution of Baden. There are fifty three [53] pages in German handwriting, containing the journal entries of an unidentified 'rebel' and citizen of Donaueschingen, Germany who was arrested as part of the Rebellion. [While the participant is unidentified local historians, researchers or collectors of the era may have enough clues to ascertain the writer's full identity.] The entries are dated 6th of July 1849, the day before his arrest, until the 25th of June 1850, the day the sentence of the Royal Court w... View more info

c1910 - 1920 ORIGINAL MANUSCRIPT RELIC OF EARLY POLICE WORK BEING A HANDWRITTEN MUG SHOT NOTEBOOK FILLED WITH MURDERERS, ARMED ROBBERS, KIDNAPPERS AND ESCAPED FELONS AND MUCH MORE

By: UNKNOWN

Price: $2,355.99

Publisher: TORONTO [?] ONTARIO CANADA, 1910

Seller ID: 0001483

Condition: Fair


On offer is a super early 20th Century manuscript relic of police and detective work being a remarkable journal once owned by, we assume a detective, who kept an inexpensive flip style notebook for the purpose of keeping mug shots and personal details of known and wanted criminals and fugitives. Murderers, break and enter perpetrators, armed robbers, kidnappers and felons of every known stripe are detailed. Forty six pages, each with four photographs and accompanying details including height, weight, scars, hair and eye color, tattoos and other distinguishing marks, the crimes they are wanted ... View more info

1754-1763 COMPLETE ACCOUNTING ARCHIVE AND HANDWRITTEN MANUSCRIPT AUDIT OF THE EXPENSES AND RECEIVABLES OF THE HOPITAL DES INCURABLES

By: UNKNOWN

Price: $1,285.99

Publisher: Paris FRANCE, 1754

Seller ID: 00TP128

Condition: Good+


On offer is an accounting report for l'Hopital des Incurables in Paris France covering the years 1754 to 1763. This folio of two 23" x 19" folded sheets is a complete and detailed accounting of expenses, receivables etc for a ten year period. Beautiful penned final audit of the hospital's accounting. Folded twice into a quarter size, the documents are in good+ shape with some framing to the facing pages and some minor splits to some of the folds. Interior pages are super. Provenance: The collection of SIR THOMAS PHILLIPPS (1792-1872). Born in 1792, Sir Thomas Phillipps from childhood ... View more info