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1834 ORIGINAL MANUSCRIPT ACCOUNTS BOOK FILLED WITH NAMES, TRANSACTIONS, ACCOUNTS AND JOURNAL ENTRIES OF A BUSY MARYLAND TRADER, TRADESMAN AND BUSINESSMAN

By: UNKNOWN.

Price: $2,255.99

Publisher: FREDERICK COUNTY MARYLAND MD, 1834

Seller ID: 0002092

Condition: Fair


On offer is a super, original manuscript accounts book and journal dated January 1834 referencing Baltimore, Hagerstown, Georgetown, Philadelphia, and Cumberland strongly suggesting its origin somewhere in Frederic County, Maryland. [While the author is unidentified we are certain local historians or researchers would likely find the owner of this thriving business.] This large, rough handmade book has a dark grey-blue heavy stock paper wraps and rag paper, hand-lined, pages for account entries. The cover has a large "Jan 1834" written in large script. The cover is distinctive with an... View more info

1940s ORIGINAL MANUSCRIPT TRAVEL DIARY THROUGH THE DESERTS AND MOUNTAINS OF NEVADA AND UTAH

By: UNKNOWN.

Price: $795.99

Publisher: ELKO GRAND JUNCTION RENO NEVADA, 1945

Seller ID: 0002085

Condition: Good


On offer is a charming, original 1940s travel diary handwritten by an unknown author regarding a trip to Elko Nevada. The 4 x 6 inch, soft leather book's cover states: "My Trip" Elko, Nev. then mentioning Elko, Grand Junction, Placerville, Carson, Reno, Salt Lake City and the mountains. Overall G. View more info

1905 CHARMING, ORIGINAL MANUSCRIPT TRAVEL DIARY HANDWRITTEN BY A YOUNG SCOTTISH WOMAN DEPARTING LEITH SCOTLAND TO HOLLAND

By: UNKNOWN.

Price: $1,255.99

Publisher: SS DURWARD TO HOLLAND NETHERLANDS, 1905

Seller ID: 0002077

Condition: Good+


On offer is an absolutely charming, original 1905 manuscript travel diary handwritten by a young woman, we believe, from Leith Scotland who travels to the Netherlands with her family. The unknown author writes in a firm hand and with an easy friendly manner describes the trip and the sights from boarding the 'Durward' and making 'friends of Captain Robb' as they sailed down the Forth. They journey down past the North England coast across to Rotterdam, visiting The Hague, Amsterdam, Utrecht including train journeys, tourist sights visited, thoughts on people seen etc. Titled "A few days in ... View more info

1950s ORIGINAL MANUSCRIPT BOOK DETAILING 37 MOSTLY BRITISH CHURCH AND CATHEDRAL PIPE ORGANS

By: UNKNOWN.

Price: $955.99

Publisher: England, 1955

Seller ID: 0002071

Condition: Good+


On offer is an interesting, original circa 1950s manuscript journal which was compiled and created by an unknown fan and aficionado of mostly British church pipe organs. The 54 page handwritten text details statistics and historic and contemporary particulars of 35 organs from England; one in Paris and one in Leipzig Germany. The book begins at page iii with the Table of Contents. Pages i and ii have been removed and there have been other pages removed and pages renumbered too at some earlier time but all appear as required in the Table of Contents and as such the work is complete. There are n... View more info

1650s ORIGINAL MASSIVE MANUSCRIPT EFFORT DETAILING THE REIGN OF LOUIS THE XIII AND HIS LAYING THE FOUNDATION FOR DOMINATION OF FRANCE UNDER HIS SON LOUIS THE XIV

By: UNKNOWN.

Price: $8,855.99

Publisher: Paris FRANCE, 1650

Seller ID: 0002034

Condition: Very Good


On offer is a simply superb, ancient, mid 17th Century manuscript book titled "Suitte du memorial on recueil de l'histoire de France, Louis treizeime", an epic 750+ page handwritten history of the reign of Louis XIII from the condemnation of his father's assassination in 1610 to his own death in 1643. The work, written in what is likely a 16th Century French monastic or ecclesiastical style hand, was created after the death of Louis XIII and in its writing shows the foundations laid for a clear path to domination of France by Louis XIV. The book appears to be an unpublished final manu... View more info

c1915 SUPER SCRAPBOOK AND RELIC OF EARLY 2OTH CENTURY WAR MACHINES: ONE MAN'S HOMAGE TO THE MARRIAGE OF COMBUSTIBLE ENGINES AND WORLD WAR I MACHINE WARFARE INCLUDING A 4 MONTH DIARY OF A FAMOUS MOTORCYCLE RACER AND DESPATCH RIDER

By: UNKNOWN.

Price: $2,255.99

Publisher: ENGLAND GREAT BRITAIN UK, 1915

Seller ID: 0002023

Condition: Very Good+


On offer is a super, original World War I scrapbook and diary of motorcycle racer and wartime despatch rider A. J. Sproston. The unknown composer of this sensational, meticulously created and kept scrapbook titled his work "The Petrol Forces at the Front" being an homage to all the newish early 20th Century war machines that all worked because of the combustible engine: tanks, 'war cars', fighter aircraft, motorcycles etc. The 65 or so page 6.5" by 8" book begins with 30 pages dedicated to Mr A. J. Sproston, a well known racing motorcyclist titled "Four Months Under Fire" relating to his exper... View more info

1942 ORIGINAL MANUSCRIPT ACCOUNT OF A DANGEROUS TREK BETWEEN BURMA AND ASSAM UNDERTAKEN BY ALLIED FORCES AND THE INDIAN ARMY ORDNANCE CORPS

By: UNKNOWN.

Price: $4,285.99

Publisher: BURMA, 1942

Seller ID: 0002012

Condition: Fair+


On offer is a super, original 1942 typewritten manuscript relic of the Burma Campaign waged between British and Indian forces against Japanese and Thai forces being a fascinating account of a group of Allied soldiers in making the dangerous trek out of Burma to Assam. This eyewitness account includes part of a statement from the commanding officer of the unit against one soldier for the purposes of a court martial, original photos of the areas they passed through and members of the unit, and a diary account of the month-long trek, along with handwritten additions regarding the state of personn... View more info

1864 ORIGINAL GROUP OF SIX [6] CIVIL WAR CDVs SOME PHOTOGRAPHS UNKNOWN DEPICTING AN ALABAMA IN THE THROES OF OCCUPATION AND A PARADE OF RECENTLY FREED SLAVES KNOWN AS CONTRABANDS

By: UNKNOWN.

Price: $6,855.99

Publisher: DECATUR ALABAMA, 1864

Seller ID: 0002553

Condition: Good+


On offer is an original, historic and significant group of six [6] Civil War Carte de Visite [CDVs] circa May of 1864 in Decatur Alabama. The images, outdoor scenes, four apparently unknown, two of these images are in the noted Blue and Gray Civil War Museum in Decatur Alabama make for a super visual record of the difficult times and upheaval of conflict and culture in Alabama during the War. The six CDVs in this collection include; the Pontoon Bridge at Decatur faintly inscribed; the building of breastworks; image of stacked rifles [this same image is noted in the Decatur Daily News September... View more info

1928 ORIGINAL MANUSCRIPT NOTES AND OBSERVATIONS ON THE RELATIONSHIP OF GEOLOGY TO CHRISTIANITY

By: UNKNOWN.

Price: $655.99

Publisher: Unknown, 1928

Seller ID: 0001964

Condition: Very Good


On offer is an absolutely fascinating 1928 manuscript notebook discussing the relationship between Geology and Christianity. The unknown writer discusses geology in terms inclusive of astronomy, archaeology, zoology and spiritual connection to the fundaments of the earth. The fields are discussed, the history of earth's Geology is explained in lay terms in an overview with some references to God's laws, universality of God's laws, light, transmission, sound that existed before humanity, and then the writer compares the timelessness of the Grand Canyon with the idea that in Christ's time it was... View more info

1896 ORIGINAL MANUSCRIPT AUTOBIOGRAPHY OF A YOUNG MUSLIM MAN WHO WITNESSES THE DEATH OF HIS FATHER AT THE HANDS OF THE SULTAN'S SOLDIERS, HIS MOTHER BY ROBBERS AND HIS SUBSEQUENT ENSLAVEMENT AS A GUNMAKER AND TRAINING AT AMERICA'S WINCHESTER ARMS FACTORY

By: UNKNOWN.

Price: $21,255.99

Publisher: FEZ MOROCCO CASABLANCA SAHARA DESERT NORTH AFRICA, 1896

Seller ID: 0002337

Condition: Very Good


On offer is a simply sensational, riveting, original, very intriguing significant manuscript autobiography dated Dec. 27, '96 (1896) of a young Muslim boy who recounts over 69 or so pages his birth on the sands of the desert near Fez and his enslavement and eventual repatriation. The details of his life a nothing short of remarkable for readers in the 21st Century: his parents; a father of immense piety, his mother, an outcast of her tribe and himself a young boy who would eventually watch his father and his mother be murdered separately. Historians and researchers will find a fascinating and ... View more info

1830s ORIGINAL MANUSCRIPT DIARY HANDWRITTEN BY A JAPANESE VISITOR TO THE ISLANDS OF IZU AND THE SEVEN ISLAND CHAIN et al IN THE EARLY 19TH CENTURY

By: UNKNOWN.

Price: $4,485.99

Publisher: JAPAN, IZU NIKKI, HACHIJO-ISLAND, IZU OSHIMA, 1835

Seller ID: 0002083

Condition: Good+


On offer is an original circa 1830s manuscript relic of early 19th Century travel being a travel diary handwritten by an unknown Japanese traveler to Hachijo-Island [the southernmost of the Izu Seven Islands], Izu Oshima, The Seven Island Chain and area. Off the coast of south eastern Japan the islands are uniquely situated where the Pacific Ocean meets the Philippine Sea. Hand stitched paper covers, title states "complete," save for worm damage, general light soiling the 6½ x 9¼ inch 100+ page book is overall G+. View more info

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1928 ORIGINAL MANUSCRIPT DIARY DETAILING A SUMMER SPENT BY AN ENGLISH WOMAN TEACHING AND TOURING IN PARIS FRANCE

By: UNKNOWN.

Price: $2,055.99

Publisher: PARIS FRANCE, 1928

Seller ID: 0002276

Condition: Good


On offer is a charming, original manuscript dairy handwritten by a young British, we believe, woman in Paris France employed to teach English at the Lycee April 21st to August 22nd 1928. While the author's name is unknown even a casual read reveals the woman as each day is a complete daily record of everything she did from when she woke up until she went to bed, including details of her duties, where she went, lessons and daily duties, what she wore and even some 'insider' school politics or drama etc. making for a fascinating, very detailed account of her experience at the Lycee in Paris. But... View more info

c1770 - 1790s ORIGINAL MANUSCRIPT DOCUMENT OF NANTUCKET'S HISTORY OF CAPITAL PUNISHMENT TO SOME OF THE LOCAL INDIANS

By: UNKNOWN.

Price: $1,355.99

Publisher: Nantucket Massachusetts MA, 1780

Seller ID: 0001884

Condition: Good


On offer is a super, original 18th Century manuscript relic of early Nantucket history being a handwritten undated document titled "Some account of Indians that have been hanged since the year 1700". The bizarre deposition describes the first hanging in 1704, of an Indian who killed his wife. It states: "First in 1704 an Indian by the name of Sabo that lived at Mattecocham [now Madequesham] killed his wife and fled was missing....days.... taken at Coppaum [the site of the first English settlement on Nantucket in 1659] with a company of Indians that said they had been to Muskeget af... View more info

1920 - 1922 ORIGINAL MANUSCRIPT JOURNAL HANDWRITTEN BY AN ENGINEER OR MATE ON THE TECHNICAL AND FINANCIAL ASPECTS OF SHIPBUILDING

By: UNKNOWN.

Price: $1,455.99

Publisher: USA, 1920

Seller ID: 0001830

Condition: Good+


On offer is a super, original 1920 - 1922 manuscript notebook containing 85+ pages of handwritten notes, charts, graphs, illustrations and diagrams on shipbuilding. There is an alphabetical index all superbly done by an unknown author. Topics include two and three bladed propellers, marine cylindrical boilers, Baldt stockless anchors, block coeffs, steam winches+++. There are also incredible details regarding prices and financials with costs detailed throughout. At first glance one may assume this is the work of a student but the complexity of the book leads one to believe this was the work an... View more info

Image for 1956 ORIGINAL MANUSCRIPT NOTES ON THE CHESS 'GAME OF THE CENTURY' WHEN THE 13 YEAR OLD BOBBY FISCHER BEAT INTERNATIONAL CHESS MASTER DONALD BYRNE AT THE ROSENWALD MEMORIAL TOURNAMENT

1956 ORIGINAL MANUSCRIPT NOTES ON THE CHESS 'GAME OF THE CENTURY' WHEN THE 13 YEAR OLD BOBBY FISCHER BEAT INTERNATIONAL CHESS MASTER DONALD BYRNE AT THE ROSENWALD MEMORIAL TOURNAMENT

By: UNKNOWN.

Price: $895.99

Publisher: NEW YORK CITY, 1956

Seller ID: 0002279

Condition: Very Good


On offer is a fascinating 1956 index type 4 x 6 inch file card with manuscript notes on both sides detailing the 'Game of the Century' where in 1956 the 13 year old Robert James 'Bobby' Fischer beat Donald Byrne the international chess master at the Rosenwald Memorial Tournament in New York. While it is impossible to know if the unidentified author attended the match one would believe he did so given the notes he has made immediately after many of the moves which appear based on his personal opinion during the match. Overall VG.; Manuscript; 4 X 6; KEYWORDS: HISTORY OF, CHESS, GRANDMASTER, TOU... View more info

Image for 1948 ORIGINAL MANUSCRIPT GROUP OF FILE CARDS DETAILING THE CRITICAL CHESS CHAMPIONSHIPS IN THE HAGUE TWO YEARS AFTER THE DEATH OF ALEXANDER ALEKHINE

1948 ORIGINAL MANUSCRIPT GROUP OF FILE CARDS DETAILING THE CRITICAL CHESS CHAMPIONSHIPS IN THE HAGUE TWO YEARS AFTER THE DEATH OF ALEXANDER ALEKHINE

By: UNKNOWN.

Price: $1,155.99

Publisher: The HAGUE NETHERLANDS HOLLAND, 1948

Seller ID: 0002280

Condition: Very Good


On offer is a super group of 14 index type 4 x 6 inch file cards with copious manuscript notes covering most all of the cards with some on both sides detailing the critical 1948 Chess Championship in the Hague Netherlands which was to determine the new world chess master after the death of Alexander Alekhine in 1946. The unknown author of these notes intriguingly notes when Keres plays against Botvinnik that 'Keres play was inexplicably weak in this game as it always seems to be when he plays Botvinnik.' This remark goes right to the heart of the controversy that has lasted for many years and ... View more info

1945 ORIGINAL MINI SCRAPBOOK OF BRITISH SINGLE ENGINE WARPLANES AND MONOPLANES

By: UNKNOWN.

Price: $495.99

Publisher: ENGLAND UK, 1945

Seller ID: 0001783

Condition: Good+


On offer is a super, very interesting 1945 manuscript and photographic relic of World War II air warfare being a mini scrapbook of British Single Engine Warplanes and Monoplanes. The 3.5" x 4" 33 page book has cuttings [some absent] and handwritten details. Overall G+. View more info

1890s RARE WORLDWIDE TRAVEL PHOTO DIARY ALBUM OF 200 ORIGINAL PHOTOS, MANY HAND COLOURED

By: UNKNOWN.

Price: $2,055.99

Publisher: 1890

Inscription: Autograph

Seller ID: 000503

Condition: Good+


On offer is a wonderful large antique photo album packed with photos of an extensive around the world trip; India, Australia, Japan, America, Philippines etc. etc. The album contains 200 images from every corner of the world. The photos are placed in the windows of the album. The album begins with photos of what appears to be Sydney and other Australian images. It then moves on to Timor and Manilla. Then it's off to Japan with many images of Tokyo, Geishas, Gardens, Temples etc. Many of the images are handcolored. Images on ship, rail and then into the American West. Shots of mountains, close ... View more info

Image for 1884 - 1920s ORIGINAL FOLIO MANUSCRIPT LEDGER AND JOURNAL DETAILING THE TECHNICAL SPECIFICS AND DESIGN ELEMENTS IN THE CRITICAL MANUFACTURING INDUSTRY OF BUILDING FERRY BOATS

1884 - 1920s ORIGINAL FOLIO MANUSCRIPT LEDGER AND JOURNAL DETAILING THE TECHNICAL SPECIFICS AND DESIGN ELEMENTS IN THE CRITICAL MANUFACTURING INDUSTRY OF BUILDING FERRY BOATS

By: UNKNOWN.

Price: $4,455.99

Publisher: SUSQUEHANNA RIVER MILLERSBERG NEW YORK PENNSYLVANI, 1884

Seller ID: 0002232

Condition: Good+


On offer is a super, original late 19th Century manuscript technical journal, ledger and log book relating to the manufacture and design of Ferry Boats, a critical maritime business and industry, and a comprehensive record of ships built from the 1880s through to the early 1920s. [While we have been unable to identify the author or the company that created this significant and historic record we have no doubt that local historians and researchers will have little difficulty revealing the source.] The large, 14 x 9 inch folio book is comprised of data regarding the size, costs, finances and str... View more info

Image for 1897 ORIGINAL MANUSCRIPT DIARY OF A THREE AND A HALF MONTH VOYAGE FROM NEW YORK CITY TO THE LAND 'DOWN UNDER' ON THE NOTED COMMERCIAL SHIP 'CONQUEROR'

1897 ORIGINAL MANUSCRIPT DIARY OF A THREE AND A HALF MONTH VOYAGE FROM NEW YORK CITY TO THE LAND 'DOWN UNDER' ON THE NOTED COMMERCIAL SHIP 'CONQUEROR'

By: UNKNOWN.

Price: $3,295.99

Publisher: ABOARD THE AMERICAN SHIP CONQUEROR, 1897

Seller ID: 0002233

Condition: Very Good


On offer is a sensational, original late 19th Century handwritten manuscript relic of the noted American Ship 'Conqueror' being a 126 page journal of a New York to Sydney New South Wales voyage from March 4th 1897 through June 22nd 1897. The unidentified writer does a super job on the narrative the first month or so but maintains course and weather information throughout the voyage and then some more personal narrative and observations a few weeks before landfall. And while the writer is unknown we can state the person was a passenger, not crew, but a passenger of some experience aboard a ocea... View more info