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1606 SUPERB DOCUMENT WITH GOTHIC CALLIGRAPHY HANDWRITTEN DURING THE REIGN OF HENRI IV REGARDING ARMENIANS POPULATION OF EUROPE NOTABLY THE FAMED SEYNE [SEINE] FAMILY

By: UNKNOWN

Price: $1,585.99

Publisher: Europe, 1606

Seller ID: 00JT25

Condition: Good+


On offer is a superb two-page on four leaves ancient gothic document. Cursory research finds that this 1606 document written during the reign of Henri IV specifically refers to the Armenian population of Europe and makes mention of the famed Seyne [sometimes Seine] family of Armenians and the town named after them. Very rare as such. A photocopy of notes regarding the document in French accompany the original. View more info

1946 RELIC OF WORLD WAR II AND THE HOLOCAUST: KIBBUTZ BUCHENWALD - ORIGINAL FOUNDER'S PIN COMMEMORATING THE ESTABLISHMENT OF THE FIRST CONCENTRATION CAMP SURVIVOR'S KIBBUTZ

By: UNKNOWN

Price: $1,185.99

Publisher: KIBBUTZ BUCHENWALD [LATER KIBBUTZ NETZOR] ISRAEL, 1946

Seller ID: 000788

Condition: Good+


In 1945 newly freed survivors of concentration camp Buchenwald were grouped into a farm/training center on the grounds of the death factory by American soldiers trying to rehabilitate the former inmates. Moved a little later on to Geringshof, ultimately the survivors made aliyah to the land of Israel and began rebuilding their lives together by building a kibbutz - KIBBUTZ BUCHENWALD. Eventually the name changed to Kibbutz Netzor. In 1946 the founding members made these pins in Israel, of which this is one, as a means of commemorating the establishement. Stamped on the back of the Star of Davi... View more info

c1790s ORIGINAL HANDWRITTEN INVENTORY OF HERALDIC TITLES RELATING TO CHARLES FRANCOIS MASSON, BARON OF LONGERY

By: UNKNOWN

Price: $545.99

Publisher: BURGUNDY FRANCE, 1790

Seller ID: 00JT23

Condition: Good+


On offer is an original manuscript, in one beautiful hand, on watermarked, folio, being the details of Charles Francois Masson, the Baron of Longery's heraldic titles from 1686 - 1787. Save for some chipping and an old dampstain to a small portion of the upper edge this would be VG. View more info

1833 ORIGINAL HANDWRITTEN AUTOGRAPH GENEALOGICAL PRECIS - CLAUDE DE LA MONNOYE [MONNOIE]

By: UNKNOWN

Price: $385.99

Publisher: PARIS FRANCE, 1833

Seller ID: 00JT36

Condition: Very Good


On offer is an original 1833 handwritten genealogical précis for the family of Claude Pierre de la Monnoye [occasionally Monnoie], believed to be a later member of the Bernard de la Monnoye, noted French poet and philologist (1641 - 1728). This is a very intriguing document with two [2] detached, densely written watermarked folio leaves written on three sides held with a smaller note by string.. View more info

1886 HANDWRITTEN MANUSCRIPT HONEYMOON TRAVEL DIARY OF AN ENGLISH GENTLEMAN AND HIS NEW BRIDE OFF TO WALES

By: UNKNOWN

Price: $1,185.99

Publisher: Betwsycoed, Wales Great Britain UK, 1870

Seller ID: 000984

Condition: Very Good+


On offer is a fascinating and delightfully handwritten manuscript diary that was authored in 1886 as titled on the inside of the cover: "A Short History of a Short Honeymoon for the use of those contemplating a similar step" thusly being a detailed memoir of this newlywed couple's honeymoon in Wales. On the First page is a Heading Vol 1 Tuesday 4th May 1886 and it commences "At 11 a.m. we were married at St Paul's Church C.......... Amid ringing of bells and showers of Flowers and rice we walked down the churchyard path….." It then details the Wedding Breakfast and how they c... View more info

Lekutei Pardas - Gatherings of the Orchard

By: UNKNOWN

Price: $359.99

Publisher: PULNA'AH, 1813

Seller ID: RAB115

Condition: Good


On offer: Lekutei Pardas - Gatherings of the Orchard. This is a book of Responsa [responses from a Rabbi to questions forwarded to him on real issues in Jewish law.] The author states: "The Great Eagle, Rabbi Shlomo of Blessed Memory". While the term "Great Eagle" is usually attributed to Maimonidies, as an expression of his ability to rise above the greatness of all else, this Rabbi Shlomo [Luria?] must have been someone of very great stature to have the same reference title. Of further interest to scholars is a reference that in the back of the book they also added what they'... View more info

Milei D'Avos - Words of the Fathers

By: UNKNOWN

Price: $359.99

Publisher: Vilna Poland, 1885

Seller ID: RAB113

Condition: Good


On offer: Milei D'Avos - Words of the Fathers. This is a compilation of sermons and lessons that were delivered weekly on Shabbat, by Rabbi Yitzchak, head of the great Yeshiva in Volozin. Printed: 1885 Vilna. Rough covers, front is held by string, rubbing but overall G. View more info

BAVA KAMMA [BABA KAMA]

By: UNKNOWN

Price: $389.99

Seller ID: RAB245

Condition: Fair


On offer: a work of commentary on discussion in the Talmud, tractate Bava Kama; "The First Gate"; is the first of a series of three Talmudic tractates in the order Nezikin ("Damages") that deal with civil matters such as damages and torts. Bava Kamma discusses various forms of damage and the compensation owed for them. Title page is absent, front cover present but detached. Rubbed covers, general soiling, interiors not as bad but the odd mis-fold. Overall F. View more info

Tzion L'nefesh Chayah - Mark of a Living Soul

By: UNKNOWN

Price: $449.99

Seller ID: RAB275

Condition: Good


On offer: Tzion L'nefesh Chayah - Mark of a Living Soul being a commentary on the discussion in Talmud tractate Pesachim [Passover]. Title page missing but otherwise G. View more info

18TH CENTURY HANDWRITTEN MANUSCRIPT RECIPE FOR 'EAU DIVINE' DIVINE OR HOLY WATER - FROM THE COLLECTION OF SIR THOMAS PHILLIPPS

By: UNKNOWN

Price: $459.99

Publisher: France,

Inscription: Autograph

Seller ID: 0TP82B

Condition: Very Good+


Beautifully penned manuscript medicinal recipe for Eau Divine, presented poetically as a cure or remedy against fevers, vomiting, sweating, common colds, diarrhoea, fainting spells etc.. Undated and unsigned but most certainly a mid to late 18th century item. 3pp. Biographical Notes: SIR THOMAS PHILLIPPS (1792-1872). Born in 1792, Sir Thomas Phillipps from childhood was obsessed with the idea of obtaining virtually anything written or printed on paper, including cartloads of documents from wastepaper merchants and the entire inventories of booksellers. "I wish to have one copy of every boo... View more info

18TH CENTURY HANDWRITTEN MANUSCRIPT RECIPE FOR CLEANING HARD STAINS FROM THE COLLECTION OF SIR THOMAS PHILLIPPS

By: UNKNOWN

Price: $125.99

Publisher: France,

Inscription: Autograph

Seller ID: 00TP76

Condition: Very Good+


Undated, unsigned, late 18th century small note, while nicely penned, full of spelling errors, most likely written by a woman, giving various instructions on how to clean out hard stains using this specific "water" being a blend of detergent and a soapy-like cologne. Very interesting for someone studying late 18th century women's studies. Biographical Notes: SIR THOMAS PHILLIPPS (1792-1872). Born in 1792, Sir Thomas Phillipps from childhood was obsessed with the idea of obtaining virtually anything written or printed on paper, including cartloads of documents from wastepaper merchants ... View more info

19th CENTURY HANDWRITTEN MANUSCRIPT JOURNAL FRAGMENT PRISON ASSESSMENT INVENTORY OF CELLS/CONVICTS

By: UNKNOWN

Price: $185.99

Publisher: Northhampton USA, 1830

Seller ID: 000462

Condition: Good+


On offer a rather intriguing manuscript. It measures about 7 x 7 ¾ inches and has an embossed small seal on the top left hand corner that says, W. Clark & Co. Northampton.Text as follows: House Journal Report 1830 & 31 Page 115. Old Prison 1830L. Length from east to west 400 feet. Width from north to south 160 feet. This is the size of the whole enclosure. 23 light cells and 2 dark cells, and a dining room. And kitchen on the first floor. And 23 light cells and dark cells, a hospital. And a room adjoining the hospital on the second floor. The cells are 9 feet 6 inches long and 5 feet 9 inches... View more info

1965-1967 + 1970-1972 HANDWRITTEN MANUSCRIPT VINTAGE LEDGER LOT [2]

By: UNKNOWN

Price: $99.99

Publisher: Cobourg, Ontario, Canada ON, 1965

Seller ID: 000473

Condition: Good+


On offer two [2] tall, slender elephant folio accounting/ledger books of a small unidentified business in Southern Ontario, we believe to be Cobourg, Ontario (an hour east of Toronto). Many local Cobourg businesses are mentioned though the Township of Hamilton [an hour west of Toronto], was a customer too. Book 1 runs from January 1965 to September 1967. Book 2 runs from March 1970 Septmeber 1972. It is quite likely that there was another book or two between them but unfortunatley not with us. A huge number of business are mentioned and with further research this company may be identified.; En... View more info

1734 ORIGINAL HANDWRITTEN MANUSCRIPT DOCUMENT: CONTRACT TO BORROW MONEY FROM A JEWISH MONEYLENDER

By: UNKNOWN

Price: $2,059.99

Publisher: Fremersheim, Germany, 1734

Seller ID: 000477

Condition: Very Good


On offer: ORIGINAL CONTRACT TO BORROW MONEY FROM A JEWISH MONEYLENDER IN 1734 as such VERY RARE loan agreement (debt-letter) for money provided by a Jew, "David von Büdesheim" in 1734. Very Fine Judaica, manuscript in ink on thick paper from Germany. Folio double leaf, all 4 pages written: Page 1: loan contract between Christoph Schröder (and wife) and "Schutz Juden David von Büdesheim", Page 2: condition and terms for repayment, Page 3: court confirmation with witnesses-repayment has to be made until 1735, page 4: hebrew notes probably made by the lender. Manuscript is date... View more info

1944 ARCHIVE OF TWO [2] HANDWRITTEN SHIP'S LOG OF THE USS WORTHINGTON IN THE SOUTH PACIFIC BATTLING JAPAN

By: UNKNOWN

Price: $1,249.99

Publisher: 1944

Seller ID: 000134

Condition: Fair


On offer are two (2) original authentic World War II ship combat log books from the USS WORTHINGTON (PC-1137). Included are a small number of ephemera pieces; a Fuel and Water Report dated 28 September 1944 indicating the number of gallons of Fuel and Water taken on, a chart indicating the speed of the ship based on the engine(s) RPM's, and Liberty Rosters with the names of the ship's crew and the names of those on duty watch. These are fastened inside one of the logs and some are torn and creased. The logs are dated from 18 May 1944 - 30 September 1944 and 1 October 1944 - 19 November 1944. B... View more info

1865 STORE LEDGER FASCINATING STUDY OF THE ECONOMY IN CIVIL WAR ERA AMERICA

By: UNKNOWN

Price: $385.99

Publisher: 1865

Seller ID: 000140

Condition: Fair


Super civil war era snapshot of the economics of retail as evidenced by this ledger of hand written entries of names, addresses, purchases. All pages are filled top to bottom in a wonderful hand with entries as well as inventory numbers and prices of each item listed and the name of the person who purchased the items. Dates range from June 24th 1865 to September, 1865. The ledger is intact but the binding spine binding is gone, just the front and back cover remain and barely by binding cord. Measures 12" X 7.5". ; 4to - over 9¾" - 12" tall; KEYWORDS: HISTORY OF, HANDWRITTEN, M... View more info

1976 & 1982 MANUSCRIPT HANDWRITTEN DIARIES OF AN OBSESSIVE COMPULSIVE WOMAN - TWO YEARS OF DETAILED NOTES OF A MADWOMAN

By: UNKNOWN

Price: $1,299.99

Publisher: WASHINGTON DC, 1976

Seller ID: 0001139

Condition: Good+


On offer is an absolutely remarkable pair [2] of diaries offering an insight into the world of what must have been a youngish woman living with her mother in the Washington DC area who was a case study in obsessive compulsive disorder and perhaps agoraphobia and assuredly a long list of other conditions. These diaries covering the years 1976 and 1982 are free form diaries written on 9 x 6 inch three hole blank paper with every possible inch covered in this woman's neat and very legible handwriting. Our writer records almost every incident, every movement, every action over her waking life. The... View more info

Sefer Levushi Srad : RITUAL HALACHOT PERTAINING TO THE BREAKING OF BONES DURING THE SLAUGHTER AND BUTCHERING OF CHICKENS AND COWS

By: UNKNOWN

Price: $389.99

Publisher: Zitomir, 1854

Seller ID: 000451

Condition: Good


Printed 1854. How to break the bones of the chicken and cow during slaughtering and other Halachot. The Book: Levushi Srad. Zitomir, 1854. Large Folio. BLUE PAPER PRINTING. Some browning, original marbled boards, wear to spine, otherwise good condition. With woodcuts of what appears to be the Destruction of the second temple and the Synagogue of Zitomor. This synagogue is one of very few in Eastern Europe constructed entirely of wood. View more info

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1933 Detailed Travel Diary of a Young Woman Cruising the Great Lakes on the SS Octorara, Making Many Stops Along the Way

By: Unknown

Price: $1,259.99

Publisher: Great Lakes, SS Octorara, Great Depression, Great Lakes Cruise: 1933

Seller ID: 0011022

Condition: Good


On offer is a fascinating travel diary of a cruise around the Great Lakes, taken during the depths of the Great Depression. The author of this travel diary is an unknown young woman. She is travelling with a woman who is presumably her sister, Margaret. From a date inside the front cover, it is clear that this trip took place in the summer of 1933. The cruise took place on the SS Octorara. The SS Octorara was one of three passenger and cargo ships built in Cleveland, Ohio, by the American Shipbuilding Company for the Anchor Line, a subsidiary of the Pennsylvania Railroad. The ships made regula... View more info

1938 ORIGINAL MANUSCRIPT TRAVEL JOURNAL AND ACTIVITIES DIARY OF HITLER YOUTH TROOP GEFOLGSCHAFTEN 6/59 AS THEY MARCH FROM STUTTGART TO BADEN BADEN SPREADING THE MESSAGE OF THE THIRD REICH

By: UNKNOWN

Price: $9,085.99

Publisher: STUTTGART TO BADEN BADEN GERMANY, 1938

Seller ID: 0001447

Condition: Very Good


On offer is an original, historically significant manuscript relic of World War II and the Nazi regime being a handwritten book and travel diary of a 'famed' Hitler Youth [Hitler Jugend] troop. Likely created by one of the more calligraphic hands in the troop or perhaps commissioned by the troop, historians and researchers of the group and Hitler's manipulation of German youth will find a unique and historical journal enhanced further by numerous photographs, a map, mileage log, etc. plus some ephemera tucked in, all in period, gothic German language calligraphy. It appears that the troop, der... View more info