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1739 HUGE TOME OF SCIENTIFIC KNOWLEDGE: AN 800+ PAGE COMPREHENSIVE HANDWRITTEN NOTEBOOK COMPILING AN IMMENSE AMOUNT OF INFORMATION RELATED TO THE LATEST THEORIES OF THE SCIENTIFIC REVOLUTION - PHYSICS, MATHEMATICS, ANATOMY, ASTRONOMY AND SO MUCH MORE

By: J. PONTHAULT

Price: $5,585.99

Publisher: 1739

Seller ID: 0009149

Condition: Very Good


On offer is a fascinating document of the Europe’s Scientific Revolution, a long and detailed notebook on Physics, written entirely in Latin and dated 1739. Simply titled, “Physica,” the book is many hundreds of pages in length. It contains, undoubtedly, an extraordinary and immense amount of knowledge pertaining to the study of Physics (and much, much more) in the first half of the 18th century. This includes lengthy sections on: mathematics; geometry; atmospheric... View more info

1786 HANDWRITTEN MANUSCRIPT STUDY OF ASTRONOMY, CARTOGRAPHY, GEOGRAPHY AND PHILOSOPHY FROM THE FAMED UNIVERSITY OF LOUVAIN

By: Jacobus Van Asten Leendanus [?]

Price: $6,985.99

Publisher: Louvain Belgium Belge, 1786

Seller ID: 000814

Condition: Very Good+


On offer is a superb, fine and unique handwritten manuscript book representative of top tier 18th century European education and study of astronomy including theory, problems, corollaries and observations and with relation to map making, geography and philosophy. This elegant book would have served as a course 'text' at the Catholic University of Louvain as evidenced by the engraved title page vignette of a major building at Louvain straddled by portraits of Plato and A... View more info

1786 ORIGINAL NAIVE MANUSCRIPT DIARY HANDWRITTEN BY A VERY ACTIVE FARMER, TIMBERMAN AND JURY MAN ON THE NORTH SHORE OF LONG ISLAND SOUND

By: JAMES BLAKEMAN, [sometimes BLACKMAN]

Price: $3,055.99

Publisher: STRATFORD, CONNECTICUT, 1786

Seller ID: 0002231

Condition: Good+


On offer is a super, original, naïve 18th Century manuscript diary handwritten by James Blakeman [sometimes Blackman] of Stratford Connecticut and as inscribed on the title page: "My Journal for the year 1786 James Blakeman's Journal for the year 1786" a 4 x 6¼ inch 13 page monthly account [one title page and then one month to a page] of besides his numerous farming activities including cutting, carting, plowing, making cider, mending fences, transporting hay, ... View more info

1748 HANDWRITTEN MANUSCRIPT LEGAL DOCUMENT REGARDING EMPLOYMENT BETWEEN THE PARTIES

By: JEAN DE LAURENS, SON OF JEROME

Price: $99.99

Publisher: France, 1748

Inscription: Autograph

Seller ID: 0JT54B

Condition: Very Good


Short manuscript document ADS between Jean de Laurens, son of Jerome and Georges-Dominique Laurens, signed in Avignon. View more info

1786 ORIGINAL MANUSCRIPT RELIC OF LATE 18TH CENTURY CYPHERING AND EARLY AMERICAN EDUCATION IN MATHEMATICS OF A YOUNG BROOKLYN NEW YORK GIRL

By: JOHANNA BERGEN

Price: $3,655.99

Publisher: BROOKLYN NEW YORK, 1786

Seller ID: 0002009

Condition: Fair+


Offered is an original 1786 manuscript cyphering book handwritten by Johanna Bergen of Brooklyn New York. [Johanna was an 18th Century descendent of Hans Hansen Bergen one of the earliest settlers of the New Amsterdam Dutch colony. The Bergen family name is famous throughout Brooklyn, New York and Hans boasts his own Wikipedia entry.] The 13.5 x 12 inch book contains 41 pages filled with such topics as Simple Addition, Subtraction, Multiplication, and Division, Money of ... View more info

1763 ORIGINAL COLONIAL AMERICA MANUSCRIPT LANDLORD TENANT AGREEMENT WITH SURPRISING TERMS OF TENANCY

By: JOHN GAILBREATH

Price: $1,185.99

Publisher: PHILADELPHIA PENNSYLVANIA COUNTY OF CHESTER, 1763

Seller ID: 0001650

Condition: Good


On offer is a superb, original 1763 manuscript relic of Colonial America being a handwritten legal agreement between a shopkeeper and millwright to his future tenant. Historians and collectors of legal Americana will appreciate the wonderful content: the tenant could only keep two fires in the house; in the kitchen and the other room and among other things he had to agree to take in the landlord's wife or mother! Here is a some of the transcription: "Memorandum the__... View more info

1784 ORIGINAL POST REVOLUTIONARY COMPLEX MATHEMATICS AND CYPHER BOOK HANDWRITTEN BY NOTED CITIZEN OF ROCHESTER NEW HAMPSHIRE

By: JOHN McDUFFEE

Price: $2,485.99

Publisher: ROCHESTER NEW HAMPSHIRE NH, 1784

Seller ID: 0001768

Condition: Fair+


On offer is an original 1784 manuscript cypher and mathematics book handwritten by John McDuffee of Rochester Vermont. There are 52 pages of arithmetic and mathematical tables, equations and principles: compound multiplication, compound division, reduction for farthings, shillings, etc., calculation the minutes since the birth of the Savior to 1784, tons of wine, hogsheads of wine, The Golden Rule, provisions, measurements, interest, Rules of Practice, gallons of rum, ta... View more info

1787 - 1790 ORIGINAL EXCEPTIONAL MANUSCRIPT CORRESPONDENCE BOOK KEPT BY A SALEM, MASSACHUSETTS BLACKSMITH OF THE LETTERS SENT BACK AND FORTH TO HIS FRIENDS DEEP IN THE THROES OF CHRISTIAN FUNDAMENTALISM

By: JONATHAN IRELAND JR [to TABITHA ROBBINS, JOSIAH BUMSTEAD, ETC.)

Price: $6,855.99

Publisher: Salem, Massachusetts MA, 1787

Seller ID: 0009168

Condition: Good


On offer is a remarkable 230 year old manuscript journal, kept by Jonathan Ireland Jr. of Salem, Massachusetts from 1787 to 1790. The 109 manuscript pages record the correspondence between Ireland and several of his friends, speaking frequently of aspects of fundamentalist christianity and proselytizing their religion in order to bring new ‘souls’ into the flock. The journal is a record of letters, 68 in total, between Jonathan Ireland many different people, includin... View more info

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1788 ORIGINAL REVOLUTIONARY ERA BALTIMORE MARYLAND MANUSCRIPT LETTER AND INTERESTING PICTURE OF CONTEMPORARY SOCIAL MORES AND INCLINATIONS

By: JOSEPH ANGELS

Price: $2,255.99

Publisher: BALTIMORE MARYLAND MD, 1788

Seller ID: 0002554

Condition: Very Good


Offered is a super, longish 4 page, 12 x 7 and a half inches, folded letter handwritten by Joseph Angels to Mrs Whitman, his sister, dated July 24th 1788 Baltimore [Maryland]. Mr Angels proves to be a bit of a prosaic writer and by being so paints a rather interesting picture of social inclinations and mores of the time in Baltimore: 'I cannot let go so good an opportunity pass without writing by Capt Wheaton fearful lest you might suppose that as soon as I was with one ... View more info

1764 HANDWRITTEN AUTOGRAPH LETTER FROM COMTE D'ELVA REPORTING ON THE HEALTH OF THE ARMY MERE MONTHS AFTER THE SEVEN YEARS WAR FROM THE COLLECTION OF SIR THOMAS PHILLIPPS

By: JOSEPH D'ALINEY, COMTE D'ELVA

Price: $389.99

Publisher: Pierre, France, 1764

Inscription: Autograph

Seller ID: 0TP116

Condition: Very Fine


A mere seven months after the Seven Years War has ended the Comte D'Elva [whose family can be traced back over 800 years] writes in beautiful script a detailed health report on the army of France. Folio sized and written on 3 of the 4 pages, in fine condition, signed "D'Elva", dated January 10th, 1764. Superb French militaria. Biographical Notes: SIR THOMAS PHILLIPPS (1792-1872). Born in 1792, Sir Thomas Phillipps from childhood was obsessed with the idea of obta... View more info

1774 ARCHIVE OF TWO (2) MANUSCRIPT LETTERS HANDWRITTEN AND SIGNED BY De FONDEVILLE, PERSONAL SECRETARY TO THE KING OF FRANCE, LOUIS XV

By: JOSEPH DE FONDEVILLE, SECRETARY TO LOUIS XV

Price: $649.99

Publisher: France, 1774

Inscription: Autograph

Seller ID: 0MV567

Condition: Very Good


Fascinating pair of handwritten documents. On January, 30 1774, de Fondeville writes from Marignac to Monsieur de Langentiere. Very detailed, very extensive 3 page letter discussing business dealings with Baron de Gaillac. On February 22, a mere 24 days later, de Fondeville re-writes the exact same letter to Madam de Langentiere with even more details, as he has learned of her husband's passing. One can assume Madam wrote de Fondeville explaining the circumstances. Writt... View more info

1749 SUPERB GOTHIC GERMAN LETTER OF MANUMISSION LIBERATING GEORG WILHELM SCHENK FROM THE SERVITUDE OF HIS MASTER JOHANN HEINRICH BRODER

By: K.V.S. SCHWARTZENAW

Price: $2,285.99

Publisher: HINTERWALDT - BRAUBACH GERMANY, 1749

Seller ID: 0001067

Condition: Very Good


On offer is a printed for the most part German language manumission document with manuscript entries and signed dated May 30th, 1749. This document is addressed to the honourable Deputy at Braubach regarding "Our dear and trusted Georg Wilhelm Schenk" and his release from the servitude of Johann Heinrich Broder at Hinterwaldt. Signed by K.V.S. Schwartzenaw. Research suggests that Mr. Schenk went on to a position writing reports of some import as they are still li... View more info

1737 HANDWRITTEN 44p MANUSCRIPT DOCUMENT WITH THE ARCHIVAL BLUE ORDER OF MALTA STAMP ON 'SEIZE DENI ALENCON' LETTERHEAD WITH 158 ENTRIES IN THE LAST WILL AND TESTAMENT OF JEAN BAPTISTES LIGNE ROYAL SERGEANT

By: LAMPERIRE, COMBAULT, JOUEN, OSSEMONT, LIGNEL, DE TANVILLE et al

Price: $295.99

Publisher: Alecon, Normandy, France, 1737

Seller ID: 00JT37

Condition: Poor


Stamped with the archival seal of the Order of Malta in Normandy, May 21st, 1737 - this 44 page document was penned, and duly noted, at exactly 10am in the morning. Signed by the lawyers charged with the last will and testament of Mr. Jean Baptistes Lignes (Royal Sergeant). The lawyers in this matter are Lamperire, Combault, Jouen, Ossemont, Lignel, de la Riviere, Ermenouth, de Tanville and Normandie. The document is in poor shape, some pages damaged but still readable ... View more info

c1770 HANDWRITTEN GENEALOGICAL SURVEY AND RENDERING OF FAMILIAL CONTRACTS AND OBLIGATIONS OF THE LE PETIT FAMILY COVERING 1606 - 1750

By: LE PETIT D'AVESNE

Price: $845.99

Publisher: AVESNE FRANCE, 1770

Seller ID: 00JT41

Condition: Very Good+


On offer is a series of 24 original handwritten sheets of paper relating the nearly 150 year history of the Le Petit family of Avesne France. Beyond a mere genealogical listing these documents outlines a series of contracts, accords, certificates, accounting papers and sentences. VG. View more info

1738 HANDWRITTEN MANUSCRIPT LETTER REGARDING THE BARBAROUS AND CRUEL TREATMENT OF A CASTAWAY DUTCH VESSEL

By: LIEUTENANT H. HOP, Envoy Extraordinary To England

Price: $1,155.99

Publisher: London, England, 1738

Inscription: Autograph

Seller ID: 000643

Condition: Very Good


ON OFFER AN AUTOGRAPHED MANUSCRIPT LETTER HANDWRITTEN AND SIGNED, DATED LONDON, MARCH 30, 1738 BY LIEUTENANT H. HOP, ENVOY EXTRAORDINARY TO ENGLAND FROM THE STATES-GENERAL. IT READS AS FOLLOWS.MY LORD, I DO MYSELF THE HONOUR TO LAY BEFORE YOUR EXCELLENCY THE COPY OF A LETTER WHICH I RECEIVED LAST NIGHT MENTIONING GREAT VIOLENCE COMMITTED TOWARD A DUTCH VESSEL THAT HAD THE MISFORTUNE TO BE CASTAWAY ON THESE COASTS. THESE ARE MY LORD CRUELTIES AND INHUMANITY UNHEARD EVEN A... View more info

1770 EDIT DU ROI REGARDING TAX INCREASES FEATURING VERY LARGE VIGNETTE AND LETTRINE

By: LOUIS XV, KING OF FRANCE

Price: $359.99

Publisher: France, 1770

Inscription: Autograph

Seller ID: 0JT103

Condition: Very Fine


Signed in print "Louis" with other dignitaries this is a very fine pre-revolution edict of the King and rare as such. Stunning vignette. View more info

1725 HANDWRITTEN DOCUMENT ADDRESSED TO THE AMBASSADOR REGARDING AND DESCRIBING THE VARIOUS AILMENTS AFFECTING THE KING AND HIS FUTURE QUEEN FROM THE COLLECTION OF SIR THOMAS PHILLIPPS

By: M. CARRALLE

Price: $1,455.99

Publisher: Paris, France, 1725

Inscription: Autograph

Seller ID: 00TP72

Condition: Very Fine


Sensational medical manuscript document dated August 18th, 1725. Students of French history will recognize that Louis XV was married to the Polish Princess, Maria Leszczynska, on September 4th, 1725. This document, most certainly a pre-marriage medical report/exam, addressed to "the Ambassador" is most likely the Polish Ambassador, overseeing for the Princess' father, King Stanislaw. Biographical Notes: SIR THOMAS PHILLIPPS (1792-1872). Born in 1792, Sir Thomas P... View more info

FROM THE FILE OF FAMED BIBLIOPHILE SIR THOMAS PHILLIPPS: ARCHIVE LOT OF TWO HANDWRITTEN AUTOGRAPH LETTERS TO ANTOINE LE CAMUS, DOCTOR OF THE FACULTY OF MEDICINE, PARIS C.1750s

By: M. DESGRANGES

Price: $449.99

Publisher: Paris, 1760

Inscription: Autograph

Seller ID: 0TP112

Condition: Very Good


Two handwritten ALS, one dated Paris, February, and what appears to be 1760 (maybe 1750), letter to Antoine Le Camus (1722 - 1772 physician, poet [author of La Medecine de l'Espirit] also noted for warning the women of his day against the use of cosmetics having mercury). Monsieur Desgranges writes in the first letter an apology for not having responded to Camus' earlier letters. It appears Desgrange's father had only recently told his son of the accumulation of letters ... View more info

1783 HANDWRITTEN MANUSCRIPT SIGNED DOCUMENT FROM AVIGNON REGARDING HOSPITALS IN LYON

By: M. LARAOUGE

Price: $199.99

Publisher: France, 1783

Inscription: Autograph

Seller ID: 0JT99B

Condition: Good+


Slightly stained and a misfolded lower corner but otherwise very good. Larouge provideds various rights to the hospitals of Lyon. Many mentions of various names in the text require further research. View more info

1742 HANDWRITTEN MANUSCRIPT DOCUMENT WITH THE ARCHIVAL BLUE ORDER OF MALTA STAMP FOR MADAME LA COMTESSE DE BAO OF ALENCON

By: M. Laurent Françoise Develoger, Notary & Attorneys

Price: $249.99

Publisher: Alençon, Normandy, France, 1742

Seller ID: 00JT35

Condition: Fair+


Dated 1742 by notary, M. Laurent Françoise Develoger, (first president of the office of Finance of the generality of Alençon) signs the will and testament of Monsieur Vathoy du Metz, son-in-law of Madame la Comtesse de Bao, who is to be the executor of the last will and testament of Mme Bao. The document is stamped with the blue achival seal of the Order of Malta. It also has at various agreements signatures of all concerned parties. The 4 page document is elegantly... View more info