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1885-1904 Diary Chronicling 20 Years in the Life of a Wealthy American Frontier Woman from Teen to Middle Age, Referencing the Panic of 1893, Deaths of Ulysses Grant and Carter Harrison Sr

By: Unknown

Price: $1,195.95

Publisher: Fort Wayne Indiana, Missouri, Chicago, Dakota Territory, Shelbyville In, Chicago, Fort Wayne Indiana, Missouri, Chicago, Dakota Territory, Shelbyville IN, Chicago: 1885-1904

Seller ID: 0011003

Condition: Fair with no dust jacket


On offer is a wonderful journal a woman kept over a twenty-year period of her life in the late-19th century mid-west of the United States. The author of this journal is unknown. We know that she is a young woman living in Fort Wayne, Indiana as her father prepares to sell their home and head out to Missouri in 1885. This journal documents some twenty years of her life as she moves to different cities, gets married, has at least one child and deals with the challenges and vicissitudes of life on the frontier of the great plains. Her story is one of adventure, hard work, struggle, joys and sorro... View more info

c. LATE 18TH CENTURY RECIPE [RECEIPT] FOR 'THE KING'S EVIL' aka SCROFULA, TUBERCULOSIS

By: UNKNOWN CHEMIST [?]

Price: $995.99

Publisher: 1799

Seller ID: 0001425

Condition: Poor


On offer is a super manuscript recipe [receipt] to cure "The Kings Evil" more properly known as 'Tuberculous cervical lymphadenitis' or 'Scrofula' handwritten by an unidentified doctor or chemist. It is a lengthy recipe, prepared for Nelson Jackson of Hanover. The 8 x 8 inch paper is very fragile with a separation at the top horizontal fold line, other fold lines are weak, torn and fragile and requires careful handling. From one online source: The disease: Scrofula of the neck is the term used for tuberculosis of the neck, or, more precisely, a cervical tuberculous lymphadenopathy. Scr... View more info

1803 SIXTEEN (16) PAGE REGISTER OF EXPENSES FOR A LARGE FARM IN FRANCE

By: UNKNOWN FRENCH FARMER

Price: $349.99

Publisher: France, 1803

Inscription: Autograph

Seller ID: 0JT51A

Condition: Very Good+


Large 4to Register of Expenses for what appears to be a large scale farm operation in France. Hundreds of entries commencing October 8, 1803. Fascinating snapshot of the financial times and inner workings of a farm over 200 years ago. View more info

1808 SPANISH WAR - PENINSULA WAR RELATED MULTI HANDWRITTEN AUTOGRAPH SIGNATURES COMMENCING: IL PREFETTO E ASSISTENTI, DELLA VENERABILE CONGREGAZIONE E COMPAGNIA, DEL SANTISSIMO SACRAMENTO, ERETTA NELLA PARROCCHIA DI SANT'EULALIA DEL QUARTIERE DELLA MARINA

By: UNKNOWN MULTIPLE AUTOGRAPHS

Price: $559.99

Publisher: Italy, None: 1808

Inscription: Autograph

Seller ID: 00MV80

Condition: Fair


Two rare documents, purple-stained, partly-printed, ink signed, dated, 1808, each headed IL PREFETTO E ASSISTENTI, DELLA VENERABILE CONGREGAZIONE E COMPAGNIA, DEL SANTISSIMO SACRAMENTO, ERETTA NELLA PARROCCHIA DI SANT'EULALIA DEL QUARTIERE DELLA MARINA.The ink has really lightened on one of these except for the signature. The original file folder contained a very old collection of foreign autographs and documents which indicates: "Spanish War - rare watermarks - unusually good." Documents relating to the 1808 - 1814 Spanish War, or the Peninsula War as is called Spain's War of Indepen... View more info

1944 ORIGINAL ROYALMONT NOTEPAD FILLED WITH THE THOUGHTS AND OBSERVATIONS OF A SAILOR FROM OHIO DURING THE SECOND WORLD WAR II ABOARD THE USS MONTICELLO AND LATER THE USS WEST POINT

By: UNKNOWN SAILOR

Price: $1,455.99

Publisher: Atlantic Ocean, 1944

Seller ID: 000044

Condition: Good+


On offer is a handwritten manuscript diary written aboard the USS Monticello AP-61. Very legible in pencil text block has fallen away from the rubber glue top. All 73 sheets are still inside. This comprehensive 5" x 8" Royalmont notebook journal has been well taken care of, as none of the 73 pages exhibit tears, creases, fragility, or foxing. All are completely full of first-hand historical and insider information. The journal is very factual, with only a few entries not pertaining to the ship. The nameless young man from Ohio does talk very fondly about his wife and baby, and about th... View more info

1927 TYPED + HANDWRITTEN MANUSCRIPT ARCHIVE OF INDIANAPOLIS 500 RACE DAY EPHEMERA

By: UNKNOWN SCORING OFFICIAL

Price: $349.99

Publisher: INDIANAPOLIS INDIANA IND IN, 1927

Seller ID: 000083nn

Condition: Good


Super archive of six (6) items, being three documents, two typed and a third handwritten by an unidentified race day official and three (3) newspaper clippings regarding race stats. ITEM 1: is an original list of the Drivers and Relief Drivers for the 1927 Indianapolis 500. Lists the names of the Drivers, lists the addresses of the Drivers, lists the Next of Kin. Drivers include: George Abel, Leslie "Bugs" Allen, Tom Alley, LaDoyt Atha, Norman K. Batten, "Dutch" C. Bauman, Cliff Bergere, Jack Bersonet, Jos Bonadeo, Eddie Burbank, Joe Cassia, Dan A. Cain, C.A. Cariens, Fred Clem... View more info

1872 ORIGINAL MANUSCRIPT HOMAGE TO A CHRISTIAN SAINT AND PATRON OF THE BOSTON MASONIC COMMANDRY

By: UNKNOWN SCRIVENER

Price: $1,155.99

Publisher: BOSTON MASSACHUSETTS MASS, 1872

Seller ID: 0002168

Condition: Good+


On offer is a super, original manuscript relic of Masonic history being: an 1872 bound handwritten manuscript book titled: 'Epitomy of the Life of Saint Bernard', Compiled and respectfully dedicated to St. Bernard Commandery Boston, Mass. By Sir John W. Moore, Chief Engineer, U. S. N 1872 [First Edition]. The 30 page manuscript was read at a regular meeting of St Bernard Commandery 9th October 1872. There is a bookplate of the Grand Lodge A.E. & A.M. of Massachusetts on front paste down endpaper. The 8 x 10 inch book is bound in green cloth covered boards, title in gilt on the spine, light she... View more info

1525 ORIGINAL ANCIENT MANUSCRIPT OF CIVIL LAW: 'CORPUS IURIS CIVILIS OF JUSTINIAN'

By: UNKNOWN SCRIVENER

Price: $9,985.99

Publisher: LOMBARDY ITALY, 1525

Seller ID: 0001371

Condition: Good+


On offer is an ancient, very charming and even beautiful, manuscript relic of early civil law and legal procedure, bound in vellum, being the "Corpus Iuris Civilis of Justinian", the Digesta [Digests or Pandects] Books 1 through 38 in condensed form. [All titular headings from 1.1.0 through 38.17.0 with each followed by an abbreviated explanation of the premise. In some instances may also have portions of subsections such as 1.5.6. The text does not contain the elaborations of Ulpianus, Pomponius, Florentinus or their like.] Justinian the Great "Justice is the constant and perpetua... View more info

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1750 SUPERB ORIGINAL FRENCH ROMAN CATHOLIC BOOK OF PIETY, PRAYERS AND MEDITATIONS HANDWRITTEN IN A STUNNING CALLIGRAPHIC HAND

By: UNKNOWN SCRIVENER

Price: $2,255.99

Publisher: France, 1750

Seller ID: 0002378

Condition: Very Good


On offer is a superb, ancient, original French Roman Catholic manuscript relic being a handwritten book titled: Exercise de Piete tires de l'Ecriture Sainte - Reflexions et Prieres sur Differens Sujets. A testament to the art of the scribe the book is dated 1750 the 543 page book of exercises in piety and prayers and meditations on different subjects is beautifully done in a fine calligraphic hand and beautiful embellishments in gold and gilt throughout. Stunning and very well kept with hardly a blemish save for some rubbing to the leather cover and some small splits to the foot of the spine. ... View more info

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1933 Diary of a Depression-Era Member of the American Women's Club (AWC) and Art Dealer Living in London, England

By: Unknown, Maud Levy

Price: $259.99

Publisher: United Kingdom, London, United Kingdom, American Women's Club, France, Switzerland:

Seller ID: 0011000

Condition: Good+


On offer is a rather cryptic little diary, written by a woman in the United Kingdom during the Depression. The author of the diary is not identified. Context suggests that the writer is a woman. There is a name on the inside rear of the cover - Maud Levy. However, this is not conclusive evidence that this is the author. There are repeated references to the AWC, which is the American Women's Club, a social club for women in central London. There are suggestions within the diary that she is an artist and possibly a dealer in the arts as well. This is directly in keeping with the AWC which became... View more info

c1780s ORIGINAL MANUSCRIPT NOTES ON VARIOUS ASTRONOMY TOPICS HANDWRITTEN IN A FINE CALLIGRAPHIC HAND

By: UNKNOWN.

Price: $659.99

Publisher: 1785

Seller ID: 0001801

Condition: Fine


On offer is a fascinating group of 15 pages of notes on eight [8] leaves regarding a variety of astronomy subjects. Handwritten on watermarked laid paper by an unknown scrivener, the papers suggest a date of circa 1780s mentioning the expected return of a comet in 1789 on one of the pages. [Other dated material in the original archive confirm this.] The beautifully written 8" X 10" double-sided astronomy topics include: Comets, such as the Comet of 1105, 1680 and Halley's Comet; Perihelion; Alhelion; The Planets Mercury (mentions the heat the inhabitants must feel), Venus, Jupiter, and... View more info

1647 ORIGINAL MANUSCRIPT DIARY FRAGMENT TRANSCRIBED c1680s DESCRIBING THE MEANS AND METHODS OF THE NATIVE AMERICAN INDIANS THEY OBSERVE

By: UNKNOWN.

Price: $3,455.99

Publisher: THE NEW WORLD MASSACHUSETTS BAY COLONY [?], 1680

Seller ID: 0002211

Condition: Good+


On offer is a fascinating, original, very early manuscript relic of America's early settlers and their observations of the New World being a later 17th Century diary fragment relating to indigenous American Indians that the early settlers were introduced to. The extraordinary, lengthy 7.25 x 9.5 inch clipping is backed by an additional thin layer of paper mounted onto a larger, almost 9" x 12" sheet of modern paper is dated 1647 and provides a fascinating glimpse at Pilgrim observations of the native population in the rugged New World (likely the Massachusetts Bay Colony). The early m... View more info

1722 ORIGINAL MANUSCRIPT TITLED 'PLANS FONDAMENTEAUX' A HAND DRAWN AND HANDWRITTEN BOOK DETAILING THE STATE OF THE ART MOVING AND PARADING MASSES OF ARMED SOLDIERS INTO AND DURING BATTLE

By: UNKNOWN.

Price: $4,855.99

Publisher: SCHLOSS ZEIL WALDBURG-ZEIL LEUTKIRCH IM ALLGÄU GDR, 1722

Seller ID: 0002210

Condition: Good+


On offer is a super, original 18th Century manuscript relic related to the physical art of war. Thirty hand drawn pages, many with copious, meticulous notes detailing what in 1772 would have been the state of the critical art of moving and parading masses of armed men into and during battle. Napoleon would likely have been trained to the standards or the like in this very handsome German volume. There is a rubber stamped inscription 'Archivrat Dr. R. Rauh Schloss Zeil (Wrtrag)' identifying the book as having been part of the Library of the famed residence of the Princes of Waldburg-Zeil in Leu... View more info

1865 ORIGINAL 200+ HANDWRITTEN RECIPES OF GERMAN - EUROPEAN COOKERY FROM SOUPS TO SAVORIES, ASPIC TO WURST

By: UNKNOWN.

Price: $2,055.99

Publisher: Germany, 1865

Seller ID: 0002205

Condition: Good


On offer is a superb, original 1865 handwritten manuscript German cookbook with easily over 200 hundred recipes in this well balanced 'A to Z' in German cookery with the odd non German recipe thrown in. The approximately 180 page hardcover book inscribed by the unknown author and chef: "Wien, 1865 Novbr. & Decbr." begins with Erbsensuppe [pea soup] and Wurzelsuppe [sausage soup] and many more soups on to aspics, breads, meats, savouries, schnitzels, salads, goulashes, puddings, tortes, liqueurs, and much, much more. The legible 8vo has cloth backed marbleized boards and is overall G+ View more info

1944 ORIGINAL GROUP OF SUB CHASER LOGS, LEDGERS AND TECHNICAL INFORMATION

By: UNKNOWN.

Price: $1,455.99

Publisher: NORTH ATLANTIC, 1944

Seller ID: 0002149

Condition: Good


On offer is an interesting group of original World War II era journals and log books [6] related to a small and often overlooked or underrated part of the United States Navy being Sub Chasers, an invaluable group that served to eliminate Germany's U boat threat. Sub chasers were quickly built, usually from wood, usually in small boatyards and launched in great haste at the outset of World War II as German U boats were roaming the Atlantic at will, unopposed, sinking merchant vessels with complete abandon with no regard for neutrality. By the end of WWII over 400 had been built. Their usual dut... View more info

1938 ORIGINAL DEPRESSING, DEPRESSION ERA MANUSCRIPT DIARY HANDWRITTEN BY A YOUNG WOMAN DOING HER BEST TO HELP THE FAMILY'S FINANCES AND DIGNITY BUT ALL THE WHILE LIVING HAND TO MOUTH AND TRYING TO MAKE DO WITH PENNIES

By: UNKNOWN.

Price: $1,685.99

Publisher: LINCOLN, NEBRASKA NB, 1938

Seller ID: 0002137

Condition: Good+


On offer is an interesting, original 1938 manuscript diary and handwritten account of the trials and difficulties of a young Lincoln Nebraska woman, born December 20th 1918, thusly 19 years old for most of the writings, and her family trying to survive the Great Depression with dignity. The family, often in dire need financially almost lose their home and suffer both the humiliation and stigma of utilities being shut off multiple times. The unidentified author works for the telephone Company often pays the bills to get the utilities turned back on. She lives hand to mouth and sometimes has onl... View more info

1818 ORIGINAL MANUSCRIPT SHIP'S LOG DETAILING AN EARLY 19TH CENTURY 13,661 MILE VOYAGE FROM RHODE ISLAND TO INDONESIA BACK TO SANDY HOOK

By: UNKNOWN.

Price: $2,055.99

Publisher: BLOCK ISLAND RHODE ISLAND INDONESIA SANDY HOOK, 1818

Seller ID: 0002120

Condition: Fair


On offer is a super, original manuscript relic of early 19th Century ocean going trade and commerce being a handwritten ship's log dated August 6, 1818 to March 11, 1820 detailing a 13, 661 mile voyage from Block Island of Rhode Island to Indonesia to Sandy Hook. The large folio has some 60 pages; most have three entries per page; 20 or so pages excised. The early pages had been cover as if someone paste over news clippings and scrap and then carefully removed to leave a difficult but readable text which gets much better quite soon. The ship sailed from Block Island to Gibraltar Bay; Madeira, ... View more info

1930 ORIGINAL INSCRIBED CRUISE LOG BOOK AND JOURNAL OF A TRIP TAKEN TO NORTHERN EUROPE AND THE FORMER USSR ON THE HAMBURG-AMERICAN LINE STEAMER THE ‘S.S. RELIANCE’

By: UNKNOWN.

Price: $1,255.99

Publisher: ABOARD THE S.S. RELIANCE, SCANDANAVIA, USSR, 1930

Seller ID: 0009067

Condition: Good


On offer is the 1930 Log Book of the S.S. Reliance, of a “Cruise to Northern Wonderlands and Russia” on the Hamburg-American Line. This is a fantastic book, of particular interest to those interested in the history of cruise travel, the Hamburg-American line, or snapshots of Northern Europe in the Interwar period. The cruise journey lasted 36 days, and travelled from New York to Iceland, numerous cities in Norway, Sweden, Estonia, Leningrad in the U.S.S.R., Finland, Denmark, France and finally Germany. The first entry of the book is for July 5th, and begins, “our first stop was ‘Icelan... View more info

c1870s ORIGINAL MANUSCRIPT DIARY OF ONE MAN'S TIME HUNTING, FISHING AND TRAPPING ON THE NORTH SHORE OF LAKE SUPERIOR

By: UNKNOWN.

Price: $3,245.99

Publisher: PRINCE ARTHUR'S LANDING THUNDER BAY ONTARIO, 1875

Seller ID: 0002049

Condition: Good


On offer is an original, fascinating, very intriguing c1870s manuscript diary and journal of an unknown writer living in Prince Arthur's Landing part of Thunder Bay Ontario on the north shore of Lake Superior. Truly an enigmatic book which labelled by hand "Alfred Tennyson Miscellanies" but one finds nothing of Tennyson but many other writings and narrative such as a superbly done in calligraphic hand index of important British milestones in history from the landing of Julius Caesar to Beckett's murder to, lastly, the Act of Habeus Corpus. There are a couple of chart like drawings, wha... View more info

1940s ORIGINAL SCRAPBOOK AND HOMAGE TO WORLD WAR II ERA AIRPLANES AND AVIATION BY AN ENTHUSIASTIC FAN OF ALL THINGS FLYING

By: UNKNOWN.

Price: $795.99

Publisher: USA, 1940

Seller ID: 0002095

Condition: Good+


On offer is a super, original scrapbook relic and homage to World War II era aviation, aviators and airplanes compiled with ephemera including newspaper clippings and magazine photos of airplanes by different manufacturers, many with handwritten captions identifying the make, models etc., such as Lockheed, Douglas, Curtiss, Beechcraft, Ryan and more. The full very large 11 x 15 inch book has about 40 pages are filled with all manner of WWII army plane pictures and even plane cartoons. The spiral bound book has a painted winter scene on the cover and is overall G+.; Manuscript; Elephant Folio -... View more info