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1775 ARCHIVE OF HANDWRITTEN MANUSCRIPT LETTERS FROM NOTED ROYAL SURGEON TO THE WIDOW BELLOSTE

By: DOCTEUR RAPATEL

Price: $759.99

Publisher: PARIS FAUBOURG ST. GERMAIN RENNES FRANCE, 1775

Inscription: Autograph

Seller ID: 00TP44

Condition: Very Good+


On offer is a superb pre French Revolution archive of five [5] handwritten letters authored by M. Rapatel, Royal Professor of Surgery of Renneole, Bretagne writing the aged widow of the famed surgeon Augustin Belloste. [The Centre d’Histoire du Droit de l’Université Rennes 1 has much information regarding the doctor.] Madam Belloste has received the letters as M. Rapatel tries to correct an order for pills that he made from Belloste, discuss methods of packaging the... View more info

1779 - 1784 SMALL ARCHIVE OF THREE [3] HANDWRITTEN LETTERS AS DR. SAGUECE REPORTS TO HIS MASTER MONSIEUR LE DUC

By: DOCTEUR SAGUECE

Price: $985.99

Publisher: CHAALONS CHAMPAGNE FRANCE, 1779

Seller ID: 00TP79/81

Condition: Very Good+


On offer is a superb archive of three [3] handwritten manuscript letters. Dr. Saguece travels to Chaalons under instruction from 'Monsieur Le Duc' for the purpose of reporting on hospital conditions and to treat a number of patients. It appears that the Duke is recognized as a kind and generous man taking good care of the inhabitants of hat appears to be a geriatric hospital. View more info

1780 ARCHIVE LOT OF TWO (2) HANDWRITTEN MANUSCRIPT SIGNED LETTERS BY J.S.WARNEZEN, PERHAPS A VETERINARIAN REGARDING EPIZOOTIE DISEASE - FOOT AND MOUTH - CASSEROLE

By: DOCTOR (? ) J.S. WARNEZEN

Price: $749.99

Publisher: BREMEN, 1780

Inscription: Autograph

Seller ID: 0TP105

Condition: Very Fine


Beautifully penned archive of two (2) related documents from the same author, J.S. WARNEZEN, regarding the animal disease, EPIZOOTIE also know as FOOT AND MOUTH disease. In letter 1 dated May 26th, 1780, Bremen, JSW pleads for help from "His Excellency" as his involvement in the wool trade is in jeopardy due to the disease. This aid requested is unspecified and may involve financial or medical. Letter 2 dated August 28th, 1780 updates His Excellency on the return... View more info

1706 HANDWRITTEN MANUSCRIPT REPORT ON THE HEALTH OF MADAME L'ABBESSE DE CHARENTON FROM THE COLLECTION OF SIR THOMAS PHILLIPPS

By: Doctor Bercolier

Price: $445.99

Publisher: Charenton, France, None: 1706

Inscription: Autograph

Seller ID: 00TP85

Condition: Very Fine


One page report by Doctor Bercolier on the health of the young L'Abbesse of Charenton. It appears the young woman has sustained a severe injury and her health is in serious jeopardy. 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... View more info

1764 - 1767 ARCHIVE OF HANDWRITTEN MANUSCRIPT REPORTS DETAILING STATUS AND ACCOUNTING OF HOSPITALS FOR 'LES COMTE DES FLANDRES ET D'ARTOI'

By: DOCTOR S. BRUNES

Price: $1,285.99

Publisher: Artois Flanders Belgium Belge Belgique, 1764

Inscription: Autograph

Seller ID: 00TP129

Condition: Very Good


On offer is an archive of French language handwritten manuscript papers penned by Dr. S. Brunes between the years 1764 - 1767. Dr. Brunes provides a study and accounting of several hospitals in the counties of 'les comte des Flandres et d'Artoi". Also included is a more personal letter which acts as an overview of the report proper. This is a very detailed, very well written account in a beautiful hand. In total nine handwritten pages over 12 leaves. Provenance: coll... View more info

CIRCA LATE 18TH CENTURY PRECIS ON MENSTRATION AND MICROBES FROM THE COLLECTION OF SIR THOMAS PHILLIPPS

By: DR. DELAPLANCHE, FACULTY OF MEDICINE

Price: $349.99

Publisher: France,

Inscription: Autograph

Seller ID: 0TP113

Condition: Very Good


Undated though certainly late 18th century latin precis discussing menstration and microbes. Signed 'Delaplanche'. 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 book in the world," he d... View more info

c.1790 HANDWRITTEN MANUSCRIPT RECIPE: 'AN EXCELLENT RECEIPT FOR INK'

By: DR. GEORGE BIRD

Price: $385.99

Publisher: LONDON ENGLAND, 1790

Seller ID: 0001053

Condition: Good


On offer is a handwritten recipe for ink and while unsigned this item comes fromt the archives and files of Dr. George Bird and we believe in his hand. Titled: 'An Excellent Receipt for Ink'. Once having been folded in half there is some splitting in the fold otherwise G. View more info

LATE 18th, EARLY 19th C. HANDWRITTEN MANUSCRIPT TRANSLATION AND COMMENTARY OF THE GOSPELS IN GREEK BY THE RECTOR OF MARLEBONE AND PREBENDARY OF CANTERBURY

By: DR. JOHN [JAMES] HUME SPRY

Price: $4,595.99

Seller ID: 000677

Condition: Good+


On offer, two volumes in one book, being a printed version of the Gospels in Greek, bound in between blank pages wherein handwritten manuscript commentary and translation in English, by James Hume Spry, whose inscribed name appears on the free front endpapers. Research provides that the author was The Reverend John Hume Spry, Doctor of Divinity, Rector of Marlebone and Prebendary of Canterbury who died at his Residence 13 Devonshire Place in 1842. [There was a cousin Jam... View more info

c1790 CONGREGATIONAL CHURCH COVENANT OF FAITH AND STATEMENT OF MISSION

By: ELIJAH & SALLY HOUGHTON, WILLINGTON, PIPER, LAWRANCE et al.

Price: $425.99

Publisher: ASHBY MASSACHUSETTS MA MIDDLESEX COUNTY, 1790

Inscription: Autograph

Seller ID: 0001004

Condition: Very Good


On offer is an original circa 1790-1800 handwritten manuscript of Congregational Covenant from the Church in the Town of Ashby in the County of Middlesex, Massachusetts being a 'mission statement' and statement of faith. Ten pages, hand written. 6 x 4 inches in original plain paper covers, sewn spine. Members attesting to the covenant have signed as follows: Elijah & Sally Houghton; Slyva Willington; Rhoda Piper; Lois & Musy Lawrance; Elizabeth Gates; Hannah Cowdry; Abr... View more info

1759 SUPER, ORIGINAL COLONIAL ERA HAND WRITTEN LYRIC COMPOSITION 'THE BATTLE OF QUEBEC' THE STORY OF BRITAIN'S VICTORY OVER FRANCE AND MAY VERY WELL HAVE CONTRIBUTED TO THE AMERICAN REVOLUTION

By: ELIPHELET COFFIN [?]

Price: $5,455.99

Publisher: LOWER CANADA QUEBEC NEW ENGLAND, 1759

Seller ID: 0007025

Condition: Good


On offer is a superb, original historic manuscript relic and American colonial document about one of the pivotal events in North American history. Measuring about 8 inches by 6 inches, this 2 page document is made of hand laid paper and bears a mid 18th Century British watermark. The paper has some light stains but otherwise is in very good condition. The handwriting is clear and legible. Both sheets are completely filled. Written as a poem no later than 1809, the manusc... View more info

Image for 1763 - 1764 SUPERB, ORIGINAL MANUSCRIPT DIARY OF HER LIFE AND JOURNAL OF HER RELIGIOUS TURMOIL AND DESPAIR HANDWRITTEN BY THE SOON TO BE WIFE OF A NOTED ENGLISH CLERGYMAN

1763 - 1764 SUPERB, ORIGINAL MANUSCRIPT DIARY OF HER LIFE AND JOURNAL OF HER RELIGIOUS TURMOIL AND DESPAIR HANDWRITTEN BY THE SOON TO BE WIFE OF A NOTED ENGLISH CLERGYMAN

By: ELIZABETH KINGSLEY [later SYMONDS]

Price: $6,585.99

Publisher: BEDFORD ENGLAND, 1763

Seller ID: 0002323

Condition: Very Good


On offer is a sensational, original ancient 1763 through 1764 manuscript journal of thoughts, emotions, religious out pouring and continual internal dialogue threaded throughout diary entries of the author's daily life and family. The 144 page book was handwritten by Elizabeth Kingsley [later Symonds] when she married Reverend Joshua Symonds the noted clergyman who presided at the Bunyan Meeting Hall in Bedford and the man who took over after the death of the great John ... View more info

1782 HANDWRITTEN MANUSCRIPT 'TESTAMENT' REQUIRING THE FACULTY TO UPHOLD IT'S AGREEMENT TO THIS PROFESSOR OF THE 'ANCIEN REGIME'

By: Etienne Pourfour-du-Petit, Doctor and Senior Professor of the Faculty of Medicine, Advocate to the Parliament

Price: $345.99

Publisher: Paris, France, 1782

Inscription: Autograph

Seller ID: 00TP08

Condition: Very Fine


On June 13th, 1782, 'Docteur rege de la Faculte de Medecine en L'Universite de Paris, ancien Proffesseur de les Ecoles...' Etienne Pourfour-de-Petit, first hired by the University in 1732, writes the Faculty beseeching that the Faculty honor and uphold his 1760 retirement 'edict'. Superbly interesting document that highlights the struggles of the revolutionary period and transition of power. The Professor, obviously a monarchist and of the 'ancien regime' is faced with a... View more info

CIRCA LATE 1700s ORIGINAL MANUSCRIPT COPY: "A LETTER WRITTEN BY OUR BLESSED LORD AND SAVIOUR JESUS CHRIST AND FOUND UNDER A GREAT STONE SIXTY FIVE YEARS AFTER HIS CRUSIFIXION"

By: for JESUS [?]

Price: $1,295.99

Publisher: Boston, 1775

Seller ID: 0002100

Condition: Good+


On offer is a fascinating and intriguing manuscript relic of Christian faith being a handwritten c1770s manuscript copy of "A LETTER WRITTEN BY OUR BLESSED LORD AND SAVIOUR JESUS CHRIST AND FOUND UNDER A GREAT STONE SIXTY FIVE YEARS AFTER HIS CRUSIFIXION". This story and its variations of the teachings of Jesus appeared in several forms throughout Europe in earlier times, and it would appear that someone had secured an English copy published in London, and was p... View more info

1706 HANDWRITTEN MANUSCRIPT BOOK - CALLIGRAPHY TREASURE: TABLETTES CHRONOLOGIQUES CONTENANT LA SUITE DES PAPES, EMPEREURS ET ROYS QUI ONT RÈGNÉ DEPUIS LA NAISS. DE J. CHR. JUSQU'À PRÉSENT [CHRONOLOGISCHE TAFELEN BEHELZENDE D'ACHTERVOLGING DER PAUSEN...]

By: G. MARCEL

Price: $3,285.99

Publisher: AMSTERDAM, NETHERLANDS, Pierre [Petrus] Schenck: 1706

Seller ID: 000676

Condition: Good+


On offer is a remarkable testament to the art of calligraphy. An awesome manuscript book 'published' by the renowned engraver Schenck of Atlas Sanson fame. There are two [2] title pages, French and Dutch, the first being: "Tablettes Chronologiques contenant la suite des Papes, Empereurs et Roys qui ont règné depuis la naiss. de J. Chr. jusqu'à présent. Pour servir de Plan à Ceux qui lisent l'histoire profane. Présentées au Roy par G. Marcel, avocat au Parlemen... View more info

1775 HIS MAJESTY GEORGE REGINA SENDS HIS GERMAN COUSIN THE PRINCESS ABBESS PROFUSE NEW YEAR GREETINGS A MERE SIX DAYS BEFORE MASSACHUSETTS DECLARED A STATE IN REBELLION

By: GEORGE III KING OF ENGLAND

Price: $2,585.99

Publisher: England, 1775

Seller ID: 000855

Condition: Very Good+


On offer is an original LS by English King George III dated 3 January 1775, a mere six days before Parliament declared Massachusetts in a state of rebellion. On March 23 Patrick Henry gives the "Give me or give me Death" speech, and on 19 April came the first shots on Lexington Green. King George III, King of England, 1760 - 1820, he supported the policy which led to war with, and the loss of the American colonies sends his cousin to Princess Abbess at Gardershei... View more info

Image for 1788 ORIGINAL MANUSCRIPT DUAL PURPOSE BOOK: CIPHERING AND COMPLEX MATHEMATICS WITH NAUTICAL AND NAVIGATIONAL EXERCISES AND OBSERVATIONS HANDWRITTEN BY AN ADVANCED SCHOLAR BEAUTIFULLY EXECUTED

1788 ORIGINAL MANUSCRIPT DUAL PURPOSE BOOK: CIPHERING AND COMPLEX MATHEMATICS WITH NAUTICAL AND NAVIGATIONAL EXERCISES AND OBSERVATIONS HANDWRITTEN BY AN ADVANCED SCHOLAR BEAUTIFULLY EXECUTED

By: GEORGE SHAPLAND

Price: $5,855.99

Publisher: England, 1788

Seller ID: 0002412

Condition: Good


On offer is a simply smashing, original late 18th Century manuscript book handwritten and executed in a lovely, mature hand of an advanced student executed superbly with ochre [?] borders of complex mathematical diagrams, longitudinal and latitude charts, hand colored flourishes, illustrations and accents making for a wonderful, ancient book which is one part cyphering work book of complex mathematics, algebra, trigonometry etc. and when turned over a book of education a... 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 ... View more info

SUPERB 1758 STATEMENT OF ACCOUNT WITH EXTENSIVE LISTING OF MEDICATIONS - FOUR (4) PAGE FOLIO SIZED BEAUTIFULLY PENNED FROM THE SIR THOMAS PHILLIPPS COLLECTION

By: HOUSE OF JODOR, APOTHECARY

Price: $369.99

Publisher: VERSAILLES, FRANCE, 1758

Inscription: Autograph

Seller ID: 00TP91

Condition: Very Fine


Very extensive listing of medications to Monseigneur le Marechal duc de Belisle from the House of Jodor, Apothecary in Versailles. A total of 288 pounds is required to settle the account. 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 bookse... View more info

1730s ORIGINAL MANUSCRIPT COOKBOOK FILLED WITH 100+ PAGES OF HANDWRITTEN ANCIENT RECIPES, SOME REMEDIES AND A FEW MUSINGS

By: IOSEPH WYATT, [JOSEPH WYATT]

Price: $5,495.99

Publisher: USA AMERICA, 1807

Seller ID: 0001833

Condition: Good


On offer is an exceptional early 18th Century, circa 1730s as stated on the detached fep 'Ioseph Wyatt His Book 1730, original manuscript cookbook with numerous recipes [receipts] from the 1730s some later but others, perhaps copied from earlier cookbooks, using an earlier style written as "ye" and "thou". From the opening page 'To Make Curd Puffs' to 'To Make Sulabub' [syllabub?] there are approximately 110 pages of recipes plus how to make various puddi... View more info

1700 HANDWRITTEN MANUSCRIPT TREASURE OF BOSTON MASSACHUSETTS AMERICANA: DEED TO FORT WARREN AND AREA SIGNED BY ISAAC ADDINGTON AND ADAM WINTHROP

By: ISAAC ADDINGTON & ADAM WINTHROP

Price: $6,595.99

Publisher: Boston Massachusetts MA, 1700

Seller ID: 000819

Condition: Good


On offer is a superb and important piece of Americana specifically a handwritten deed concerning the very important geographic area of Fort Warren which defends the harbor in Boston, Massachusetts, and has done so from 1861 through the end of World War II. To buffs of the Civil War, it was also the location where the famous Union marching anthem 'John Brown' was written using a tune from an old Methodist camp song 'Glory, Glory, Hallelujah!' and signed by Isaac Addingto... View more info