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BULLETIN DES LOIS No. 435 BREVETS D'INVENTION - 438 PATENTS

By: E. ROUHER, MINISTRE DE LA JUSTICE, REPUBLIC OF FRANCE

Price: $289.99

Publisher: France, 1851

Seller ID: 00JT41n

Condition: Very Good


On offer is an 1851 French Republic booklet of 438 patents including inventor and invention covering all types of machines, lighting, foodstuffs, engineering etc., etc., in French over 47 pages. VG. View more info

1891 ORIGINAL WARM FAMILY LETTER BY NOTED DOCTOR AND MISSIONARY IN KOHALA HAWAII TO HIS CHILDREN AT THE PUNAHOU SCHOOL

By: E.C. BOND

Price: $585.99

Publisher: KOHALA HAWAII [SANDWICH ISLANDS], 1891

Seller ID: 0001636

Condition: Very Good


On offer is an interesting 1891 manuscript autographed letter signed [ALS] dated Kohala [Hawaii also the Sandwich Islands] handwritten by missionary and physician E.C. Bond to his children Robbie and Edith. A family letter wherein their father wishes them well in their new school in Punahou School [Honolulu, Hawaii], updates them on the progress of their Aunt and her baby and other news regarding locals they are familiar with. Casual research suggests that Dr. Bond had a long association with the Hawaiian Government. Two pages, 8 x 5 inches. Overall VG. View more info

c1850s - 1880s ECLECTIC HANDWRITTEN JOURNAL OF MEDICAL INFORMATION, GENEALOGICAL RECORDS, RECIPES, REMEDIES AND CURES, POEMS, PSALMS, SERMONS AND SONGS IN THIS MID 19TH C. TREASURE OF AMERICANA

By: E.C. GRAY

Price: $1,249.99

Publisher: NORTHAMPTON CHICOPEE SPRINGFIELD MASSACHUSETTS MA, 1854

Seller ID: 0001016

Condition: Very Good+


On offer is the remarkable handwritten journal of Mr. E. C[hester ?]. Gray as shown on the free front endpaper's title: "E.C.Gray's Topic Book". Extraordinary Americana relic of the 1850s through the 1880s being one part what appears to be an abridged version of the renowned 'Treatise on Anatomy, Physiology, and Hygiene' by Dr. Calvin Cutter which Mr. Gray kept as a medical reference comprising of approximately 26 pp of the text with 31 chapters. Mr. Gray, of the Northampton Massachusetts had an exceptionally fine almost calligraphic in its steadiness handwriting in this very densely w... View more info

1887 ARCHIVE OF THREE [3] MANUSCRIPT LETTERS DETAILING THE WHALING BUSINESS OF CAPTAIN GEORGE FOX BRIGHTMAN BETWEEN NEW ZEALAND AND NEW BEDFORD AND INTELLIGENCE REGARDING HIS COMPETITORS

By: E.D. MANDELL, H.W. EMERSON

Price: $1,749.99

Publisher: BAY OF ISLANDS RUSSELL NEW ZEALAND NEW BEDFORD MAS, 1887

Inscription: Autograph

Seller ID: 0001207

Condition: Good


On offer is a modest group of three [3] manuscript letters, one [1] cover, dated 1887 Bay of Islands, Russell, New Zealand to New Bedford, Massachusetts, Capt. George Fox Brightman [1844-1914] of the whaling ship "CALIFORNIA" handwritten by "E.D. Mandell, Jr. to Capt. Brightman dated "July 18, 1887", by "E.D. MANDELL & CO." to Brightman in New Zealand dated Aug. 17, 1887. A third letter written by "H.W. EMERSON"(?) to Capt. Brightman dated "Aug. 15, 1887". From the tone of the correspondence one can safely assume these are manager/agents for the Capt... View more info

1881 HANDWRITTEN MANUSCRIPT DOCUMENT SIGNED: VERMONT INFANTRY AND THE BRANDON 'ALLEN GRAYS'

By: Ebenezer Jolls Ormsbee

Price: $269.99

Publisher: Portsmouth, Virginia, 1881

Seller ID: 0MV380

Condition: Very Good


VERMONT INTEREST: Ebenezer Jolls Ormsbee (1834-1924) He enlisted in the Brandon "Allen Grays" in April 1861, which became Company G of the 1st Vermont Infantry. He was elected 2nd lieutenant on April 25, 1861, and served with the regiment for its full three month term. In September 1862, he joined Company G, 12th Vermont Infantry, serving as its captain, and was mustered out with his regiment in July 1863. He was elected governor in 1886. SIGNED DOCUMENT, as Notary Public. Fine. View more info

c1810s HANDWRITTEN COPIES OF LETTERS AND STATEMENTS MADE BY A NOTED NEW YORK CONGRESSMAN ON THE WAR OF 1812, INCLUDING THE DRAMATIC BURNING OF WASHINGTON, AS WELL AS THE SORRY STATE OF GREED AND MONEY IN AMERICAN POLITICS

By: EBENEZER SAGE

Price: $3,055.99

Publisher: BAR HARBOR SAG HARBOR NEW YORK LONG ISLAND,

Seller ID: 0009041

Condition: Good


On offer is a collection of copied letters of and statements by Ebenezer Sage, a United States Representative from New York, all dealing with the War of 1812 and the state of American politics at that crucial time. The 22 page, handwritten gathering appears to have been taken out of a much larger manuscript dealing exclusively with the War of 1812, its lead up, and its aftermath. There are three letters by Sage to friends, and a collection of written statements made by him. The first letter is described as a “Copy of a letter written to Ebenezer Sage, M.C., 12th Congress of Sag Harbor, N.Y. ... View more info

1880s THROUGH 1910s SCRAPBOOK HOMAGE TO THE LIFE AND TIMES OF TWO DEDICATED SOUTH DAKOTA SISTERS AND THEIR LOVE FOR THE UNIVERSITY OF SOUTH DAKOTA

By: EDITH LONG and SADIE LONG

Price: $2,595.99

Publisher: VERMILLION SOUTH DAKOTA, 1882

Seller ID: 0001510

Condition: Good


On offer is a super, massive pair [2] of University of South Dakota scrapbooks created by dedicated sisters Edith and Sadie Long. Each book includes an autograph section that contains approximately 8 pages of handwritten autographs from friends all dating from 1882 to early 1900s; personal mementos from school including photographs, postcards, and letters. Red Cross ephemera from making WWI comfort kits for soldiers; correspondence to them and the soldiers thanking them for their kindness; a hand written letter to a "lonely farmer" one sister was writing from a newspaper ad she found, ... View more info

LATE 19th CENTURY CLIPPED AUTOGRAPH SIGNATURE OF FAMED ABOLITIONIST AND FOUNDER OF THE ANTI-IMPERIALIST LEAGUE

By: EDWARD ATKINSON

Price: $169.99

Publisher: USA, 1899

Inscription: Autograph

Seller ID: 0MV182

Condition: Very Fine


[ABOLITIONIST] EDWARD ATKINSON [1827-1905) was a founder of the Anti-Imperialist League. He was born in Brookline, Massachusetts. In the decade before the Civil War, Atkinson was a successful entrepreneur as an executive of some of the leading cotton mills of New England. Later he was head of the Boston insurance company. He also fought against slavery by supporting the Free-Soil Party and a Boston committee to aid escaped slaves. Growing weary of compromise, he soon began raising money to pay for rifles and ammunition to support the insurgent guerrilla force of John Brown. Circa late 19th cen... 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 business. He mentions that Artesian is a town with 2 negroes to 1 white. Also says that they have a nice set of boys in his crew b... View more info

1860s - 1870s CORRESPONDENCE ARCHIVE LOT OF TWENTY-ONE (21) MANUSCRIPT HANDWRITTEN LETTERS SENT TO NOTED CIVIL WAR VETERAN HENRY H. HANNAN BY TWO OTHER NOTED VETERANS

By: EDWARD SEHON (19) AND RICHARD HOMER MEAD (2)

Price: $3,455.99

Publisher: MANSON WEST VIRGINIA SWANN CREEK OHIO WV OH, 1863

Seller ID: 000080

Condition: Very Good+


Superb archive of 21 handwritten manuscript letters with great historical content. Nineteen [19] letters (2 exceptions of the 21) are dated circa 1860s, and many during the civil war years. All of the letters have the month and day they were written, but only nine of them have the year. Of those nine there is July 15th 1861, Oct. 14th & Nov. 5th 1862, March 7th 1863, June 1st 1863, Feb. 10th 1866, April 20 1866, June 9 1866, and Oct. 3rd 1877. All of the other letters are written with headings and the same paper that coincide with the letters that have the dates above, so it is easy to assume ... View more info

1891 HANDWRITTEN AUTOGRAPH LETTER SIGNED [ALS] BY SON OF RALPH WALDO EMERSON

By: EDWARD WALDO EMERSON

Price: $545.99

Publisher: CONCORD MASSACHUSETTS MASS MA, 1891

Seller ID: 0001032

Condition: Good


On offer is a very nice 2 pp handwritten manuscript letter authored by Edward Waldo Emerson (1844 -1930) dated Concord Dec. 8th 1891. This letter from the son of Ralph Waldo Emerson to Judge H.L. Buck responding to a letter he wrote him. Interesting content as Emerson mentions the book 'Unity' and mentions of Unity Clubs and his lectures. Signed boldly on second page Edward W. Emerson. 4 1/2" X 6 3/4". Save for some slight tears at folds this would be VG. Interesting piece of Ameicana. View more info

1885 ORIGINAL MANUSCRIPT LECTURE NOTES BY AN AMHERST STUDENT TAKING NOTES FROM THE RENOWNED HISTORIAN ANSON D. NORSE

By: EDWIN NOAH HARDY

Price: $2,455.99

Publisher: AMHERST, MASSACHUSETTS, 1885

Seller ID: 0008138

Condition: Good


On offer is the notebook of a student who studied under a distinguished American professor of both History and Political Economy in the late 19th century. Dating from 1885, this hardcover notebook measures approximately 10.5 inches by 8 inches. It contains 144 pages and is 95% complete. Notes are also written on the inside of each cover. The cover is in good condition and all of the pages are intact. Written in both ink and pencil, the handwriting is legible. Edwin Noah Hardy was a student at Amherst College, MA from 1883 until 1887. He was born in Nelson NH in 1861 and passed away in 1950 in ... View more info

YEAR 9 OF THE FRENCH REVOLUTION ELECTION RULES AND NOMINATION FORM

By: ELECTIONS COMMUNALE

Price: $199.99

Publisher: France, 1801

Inscription: Autograph

Seller ID: 0JT45B

Condition: Very Good+


Impressive, large folio document on watermarked paper outlining a variety of legals steps, dispositions and observations all with regard to the elections of year 9 of the revolution. This nomination form is unused but has an unidentifiable signature and short handwritten note on the front page. View more info

1897 ORIGINAL MANUSCRIPT DIARY HANDWRITTEN BY A HARD WORKING, HARD DRIVING BUT SICKLY OKLAHOMA MAN WHO WOULD ONE DAY PUBLISH A NOTED NEWSPAPER ONLY TO END HIS OWN LIFE IN IT'S OFFICES

By: ELI ADMIRE

Price: $2,185.99

Publisher: OILTON GUEDA SPRINGS OKLAHOMA OK, 1897

Seller ID: 0002059

Condition: Good


On offer is a fascinating late 19th Century manuscript Oklahoma diary handwritten mostly by Eli Admire, as the ownership inscription states. Eli, we believe, was at the time of the writing 19 years old [bio information to follow]. We also believe that Eli's father or mother may also have contributed a few pages when the writing changes and there is a reference made to sending Eli someplace. Eli is an interesting but ill-fated fellow: a business person who writes of checking on his 'Sandpiper Farm' and bemoaning his shiftless renter; a pious person staying quiet at home and reading on the day o... View more info

1870 HANDWRITTEN MANUSCRIPT DIARY OF A YOUNG ROCHESTER AREA SCHOOL AGE WOMAN

By: ELLA ????

Price: $595.99

Publisher: WEST RIVER ROCHESTER NEW YORK NY, 1870

Seller ID: 000976

Condition: Good+


On offer is a lovely trip back to pioneer America in the form of a diary of Ella of West River, in the Rochester area of western New York state wherein she spends a great deal of time visiting, doing chores and socializing. She rarely fails to mention by full name and frequently the birthdays of everyone in her area. Many, many dozens of names including: Whitman, Clayton, Pierce, George Howe, Churchill, Goddard, Dr. Bark, Preacher Brooks of Weston, Dr. Lowell, Mr. Stuart, Mrs. Stoodley, Marion Thompson, 18, Mr. Hunts, Emma Woods, Mrs. Robertson, Mr. Willey, Mr. Buxton, Ella F. Thompson, Ella C... View more info

1878 - 1881 ORIGINAL MANUSCRIPT DIARY HANDWRITTEN BY AN ISOLATED PIONEER WOMAN LIVING THE HARD LIFE AS THE WIFE AND MOTHER OF MEN WHO WORK AND SAIL THE WATERS OF LAKE ONTARIO

By: EMILY C. DINGMAN

Price: $2,485.99

Publisher: THREE MILE BAY POINT PENINSULA NEW YORK, 1878

Seller ID: 0001365

Condition: Fair+


On offer is an intriguing manuscript diary handwritten by Emily C. Dingman who was the wife of Abraham B. Dingman of 3 Mile Bay and Point Peninsula in upstate New York on the eastern shore of Lake Ontario. Using an 1876 diary, but overwriting somewhat illiterately, in a very small yet legible hand, Emily makes some entries in the 1870s but for the most part she writes for the full years of 1880 and 1881and it is packed full. Historians and collectors of this very isolated area will be hard pressed to find a more detailed picture of life as she tells of ships on the bay or the men traveling to ... View more info

Image for 1871 - 1883 ORIGINAL MANUSCRIPT JOURNAL OF SOUTHERN POETRY AND LITERARY MUSINGS SOME PRO CONFEDERATE BY A NOTED SOUTH CAROLINA TEACHER AND DOLL MAKING PIONEER

1871 - 1883 ORIGINAL MANUSCRIPT JOURNAL OF SOUTHERN POETRY AND LITERARY MUSINGS SOME PRO CONFEDERATE BY A NOTED SOUTH CAROLINA TEACHER AND DOLL MAKING PIONEER

By: EMMA LOUISA CHITTY

Price: $2,055.99

Publisher: WINSTON-SALEM, NORTH CAROLINA OLD SALEM NC, 1871

Seller ID: 0002301

Condition: Good


On offer is a super, charming relic of southern literary musings and reflections dated 1871 through 1883 handwritten by noted and beloved teacher who taught Latin, mathematics and needlework at the Salem Female Academy in Old Salem, North Carolina, Emma Louisa Chitty (1848-1919). The 23 year old Moravian woman from the enclave in Old Salem she is best remembered as a pioneering doll maker and creator of the rare cloth doll known as "Miss Chitty". Additionally, Emma Chitty was instrumental in the design of the original "Maggie Bessie doll", an iconic doll named after Old Salem M... View more info

1856 HANDWRITTEN MANUSCRIPT MEMORIAL ALBUM OF POETRY INTIMATE THOUGHTS, LOVELY POETRY AND SOME SAD GOODBYES: A LOVELY TREASURE OF ANTEBELLUM TIMES IN NEW ORLEANS

By: EMMA M. SLACK

Price: $895.99

Publisher: NEW ORLEANS LOUISIANA LA NEW YORK, 1856

Seller ID: 000921

Condition: Fair


On offer is the original handwritten book: "THE PRIZE ALBUM" a book belonging to Miss Emma M. Slack of New Orleans, dated March 16, 1856 with entries by her friends, schoolmates and loved ones. Many dozens of entries, lovely calligraphy, this is a true treasure of antebellum times in the old South. She was popular enough to cause a number of people to write affectionate poetry and prose to her in this book. Signatures include - Hattie P. H. W. F. Bailey, Marnie N. Trowbridge, F. Jackson, Myrtilla Florance, Madame Candais, Augustine, W. F. G. Schirmer, Carmen Atocha, Rowena Melovna Lock... View more info

1899 ORIGINAL TYPED LETTER SENT BY THE U.S. SECRETARY OF THE INTERIOR ETHAN A. HITCHCOCK TO THE SECRETARY OF THE U.S. EMBASSY IN RUSSIA, DISCUSSING THE UPCOMING 1900 PARIS WORLD’S FAIR AND U.S.-RUSSIA RELATIONS

By: ETHAN A. HITCHCOCK [to HERBERT H.D. PEIRCE]

Price: $1,155.99

Publisher: WASHINGTON D.C., [to ST. PETERSBURG, RUSSIA0, 1899

Seller ID: 0009153

Condition: Very Good +


On offer is an interesting letter sent by Ethan A. Hitchcock, the U.S. Secretary of the Interior under Presidents William McKinley and Herbert H. D. Peirce, a the First Secretary of the U.S. Embassy in St. Petersburg, Russia. The letterhead reads, “Department of the Interior, Washington.” and is dated, “September 25, 1899.” The letter is two pages long and concerns a few different subjects. Firstly, Mr. Hitchcock extends pleasantries towards Mr. Peirce, saying, “we are glad to know of the arrival of the Friesland, and presume that you and the family are safely established...” He th... View more info

1860s - 1880s COLLECTION OF ORIGINAL POSTMARKS: A BOOK OF AMERICAN POSTAL HISTORY

By: F.R. CURTIS

Price: $2,285.99

Publisher: NAUBUC, CONNECTICUT, 1860

Seller ID: 0001777

Condition: Good


On offer is a super, unique and original 19th Century philatelic relic illustrating the growth of the U.S. postal system being an early U.S.A. postmark collection. This antique, novel book of 70+ pages of postmarks of varying density and ranging from the early 1860s through 1880s over approximately 96 hand numbered pages shows an ownership stamp on the fep stating 'F.R. Curtis, Naubuc, Ct.' The rare collection even includes some precious Confederate marks and many State capitals. As one would expect given the size of some States the relative quantity of marks in the album demonstrate the growt... View more info