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1791 LOI RELATIVE AUX FONCTIONNAIRES PUBLICS QUI ONT REFUSE DE FAIRE LE SERMENT CIVIQUE

By: M.L.F. DU PORT, FOR THE KING

Price: $269.99

Publisher: France, 1791

Inscription: Autograph

Seller ID: 0JT109A

Condition: Very Good+


Royal edict dated May 29, 1791, wherein it is decreed that the public servants that refused to take their civic oath and their punishments. Signed in print, M.L.F. DU PORT and by LOUIS, King of France. Superb vignette. View more info

1747 DETAILED ALS [AUTOGRAPH LETTER SIGNED] REQUESTING AN ABSOLUTE LEAVE ONLY TO BECOME THE MARECHAL DE CAMP 10 YEARS LATER

By: MARQUIS A.M. DE ROQUEPINES [Colonel of the Royal Comtois Regiment]

Price: $545.99

Publisher: France, 1747

Seller ID: 00JT32n

Condition: Very Good


In 1747, the Marquis A.M. De Roquepines requests an absolute leave of his superior officer for reasons of poor health. It appears he is so ill that he is putting his affairs in order. Research finds the very same Roquepines becomes the Marechal de Camp. View more info

1765 ORIGINAL MANUSCRIPT RULES AND INSTRUCTIONS ON HOW TO ADDRESS THE HIERARCHY OF THE ROMAN CATHOLIC CHURCH HANDWRITTEN BY THE SECRETARY OF HIS ROYAL MAJESTY LOUIS XV

By: Monsieur de Sequeville, Secretary to Louis XV

Price: $2,245.99

Publisher: France, 1765

Seller ID: 00JT83

Condition: Good+


On offer is a super manuscript relic of Louis XV era French Catholic procedure being a handwritten folio 20 pages, unsigned, in the hand of Monsieur de Sequeville, Secretary to Louis XV. The rules instruct proper etiquette in addressing the religious hierarchy that is not of Royal blood. These include the Pope, Bishops, Fathers, Abbotts etc. Beautiful ceremonial calligraphy make for a lovely ancient French manuscript slightly soiled but otherwise G+. View more info

1797 TWO [2] ORIGINAL HANDWRITTEN LETTERS FROM LOVING PARENTS WHO HAVE JUST RELOCATED TO WEST VIRGINIA, TO THEIR DAUGHTER FROM WHOM THEY HAVE NOT HEARD FROM IN NUMEROUS YEARS

By: MOSES and ELIZABETH STARR

Price: $1,285.99

Publisher: NEW FRANKFURT, HARRISON CO. WEST VIRGINIA, 1797

Seller ID: 0009109

Condition: Good


On offer is are two lovely and fascinating letters from a father and mother to their daughter detailing their situation mere weeks after moving to New Frankford, Virginia. The letter is signed “Moses Starr and Elizabeth Starr” and addressed to their “Dear Daughter.” The first letter is dated November 17th, 1797 and the second is dated December 23, 1797. In the letters, they describe their journey to their new home in West Virginia, their home and their farm. They... View more info

1736 ORIGINAL MANUSCRIPT DOCUMENT DETAILING THE SPECIFICS OF A NEW ROAD THROUGH THE MASSACHUSETTS TOWN OF MARLBOROUGH

By: MOSES WOODS

Price: $1,455.99

Publisher: MARLBOROUGH MASSACHUSETTS MASS MA, 1736

Inscription: Autograph

Seller ID: 0001326

Condition: Good


On offer is a charming relic of Marlborough Massachusetts ephemera being a manuscript dated 1736 detailing the specifics of a new road in the town. "A way laid out beginning near the dwelling house of Jeremiah Barstow & so running along between the land of Col Thomas How & the land of Simon Gates & is bounded by said Gates land by boundry mark't trees & it is Eight rods wide until it comes to that which is called the Indian land & then running across the County road... View more info

SUPERB HANDWRITTEN ARCHIVE OF FIFTEEN [15] LETTERS, DOCUMENTS AND MEDICAL TREATMENTS TO EDME-CLAUDE BOURRU ESTEEMED FRENCH DOCTOR, DEAN OF THE FACULTY OF MEDICINE IN PARIS AND ORATOR AT THE FUNERAL OF GUILLOTIN

By: Multiple Authors

Price: $3,285.99

Publisher: France, 1788

Inscription: Autograph

Seller ID: 00TP10

Condition: Very Good


On offer is a superb archive of medical manuscript documents having been addressed to the Faculty of Medicine of Paris and its Dean the esteemed Edme-Claude Bourru (1737-1823), famed 18th century French doctor, [a coin with his likeness was minted], author of numerous treatises on venereal disease and presenter of the funeral oration of Guillotin, [another famed physician more noted for his facilitating the death of humans than of their health.] Bourru has signed and mad... View more info

LARGE ARCHIVE OF HANDWRITTEN LETTERS RELATING TO EARLY BRITISH POLITICS WITH MULTIPLE AUTOGRAPHS OF BRITISH PEERAGE

By: Multiple Authors - BOINAC, CARAYON, DOMPMARTIN, BARON DE BERNOU, BAUREPAIN,ST. GENEST, MORISSET,VERNOIS)

Price: $1,850.99

Publisher: England, 1790

Inscription: Autograph

Seller ID: 000631

Condition: Very Good


On offer is a superb collection of early, 1790-1850s, British politics; being an extensive letter archive comprising more than 35 individual letters, all written and signed by leading political figures of the day. All relate to political, peerage, and House of Lords affairs. Extended research and in large part thanks to the Spottiswoode clerk (Spottiswoode being a prominent firm of solicitors through which most of the early peerage communicated) who docketed the letters ... View more info

ARCHIVE LOT OF FOUR (4) HANDWRITTEN MANUSCRIPT SIGNED LETTERS ADDRESSED TO PROFESSOR FRANCOIS CHOPART ROYAL MEMBER OF THE ROYAL ACADEMY OF SURGEONS IN PARIS

By: Multiple Autographs Including LALOUETTE

Price: $329.99

Publisher: Paris, 1789

Inscription: Autograph

Seller ID: 0TP107

Condition: Very Fine


Four very warm letters from patients obviously post-operative all declaring the utmost respect and thanks to Professor Chopart. One letter is clearly signed Lalouette and the first of March 1789. 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 o... View more info

1759 ORIGINAL HANDWRITTEN MANUSCRIPT FRENCH CATHOLIC RELIC: THE TRAGEDY OF SAINT ALEXIS [SAINT ALEXIS TRAGEDIE or L'ILLUSTRE OLYMPIE]: "Tragédie copiée par moy Jean Baratgin habitant du lieu de Bourisp le 24 May mil Sept Cent cinquante neuf 1759"

By: NICOLAS MARY DESFONTAINES by way of JEAN BARATGIN

Price: $3,155.99

Publisher: BOURISP FRANCE PYRENEES, 1759

Inscription: Autograph

Seller ID: 0001173

Condition: Good


On offer is a super relic of French Catholic devotion being a manuscript book of the famed story "Saint Alexis" or "L'illustre Olympie" by Nicolas Mary Desfontaines [b. circa 1610 in Rouen, d. 4 February 1652 in Angers; actor, playwright and novelist and noted French poet [see BIO NOTES]. Over 80 pages handwritten by a young Pyrenees student in very nice, steady, calligraphic hand and as stated on the title page: "Tragédie copiée par moy Jean Baratg... View more info

c. 1750 HANDWRITTEN ORIGINAL ITALIAN MILITARY MANUSCRIPT BOOK: OFFICER TRAINEE'S VADE MECUM

By: NICOLO ENZZO SAVIO [?]

Price: $2,755.99

Publisher: Italy, 1758

Seller ID: 0001091

Condition: Very Good


On offer is a super 1750s handwritten Italian manuscript book of militaria which appears to have been an officer in training's vade mecum notebook or journal as evidenced by an extensive three page 'Tavola' [Table] of Contents with chapters on military protocol, etiquette, theory, tactics and practice +++. This 250+ year old manuscript is bound in simple, though charming, beige colored thick card stock with a fold over flap and a very interesting binding on the spine. Bo... View more info

1796 HANDWRITTEN MANUSCRIPT LEDGER DETAILING EARLY FARMING ACCOUNTING AND PROFITS OF WHEAT SALES

By: NOAH WHEELER

Price: $455.99

Publisher: NEW YORK, 1796

Inscription: Autograph

Seller ID: 000618

Condition: Fair+


An original handwritten ledger sheet which appears to be a reconciliation of crop profits. This is Noah Wheeler's accounting of wheat profits from his field somewhere in New York state [assumed Amenia in Dutchess County area based on other items from this same family] dated 1796. The large sheet measures 13 1/2"x 7 3/4". The item has been folded. Some splitting along the old fold lines. View more info

c1780s ORIGINAL MANUSCRIPT BOOK OF COMPLEX GEOMETRY AND MATHEMATICS HANDWRITTEN IN FRENCH BY AN ADVANCED STUDENT WITH 100 PAGES OF HUNDREDS OF EQUATIONS, GRAPHS AND FORMULAE

By: P. REYNAUD

Price: $5,855.99

Publisher: France, 1780

Seller ID: 0002304

Condition: Good+


On offer is a superb, original late 18th Century French language manuscript mathematics book with approximately 100 pages of handwritten questions, theories, responses and other complex mathematical and geometric forms and equations being what appears to be an advanced student of the subject's personal workbook. An ownership inscription of 'P. Reynaud' and his same signature after most entries all in a very fine precise and sometimes teeny hand writing illustrated throug... View more info

JUNE 26, 1727 A MERE FIFTEEN DAYS AFTER THE DEATH OF HER FATHER IN LAW KING GEORGE I CAROLINE OF ANSBACH EXERTS HER NEW AUTHORITY

By: QUEEN CAROLINE, [Wilhelmina Charlotte Caroline] Guardian of the Kingdom of Great Britain, Consort to George II

Price: $1,495.99

Publisher: England, 1727

Inscription: Autograph

Seller ID: 000650

Condition: Very Good


On offer is an exceptional rare ancient document with an original handwritten signature of Queen Caroline of Ansbach, consort to King George II; partial document with a very nice, large, 5 inch signature of the Queen across the top. Document cut is 8 x 8 inches, repairs lower left, else a scarce signature. Caroline of Ansbach (later Queen Caroline; Wilhelmina Charlotte Caroline; 1 March 1683 - 20 November 1737) was the Queen Consort of George II. Caroline's mind far outs... View more info

1776 RARE AMERICANA - THE GENERAL GAZETTEER OR COMPENDIOUS GEOGRAPHICAL DICTIONARY WITH HANDWRITTEN MANUSCRIPT LOG OF THE REVOLUTIONARY PRIVATEER 'THE PILGRIM' INCLUDING THE SPOILS OF WAR

By: R. Brookes and Johannes (John) Prince

Price: $8,749.99

Publisher: Dublin, 1776

Seller ID: 000493

Condition: Very Good


Superb find of early Americana on offer: HANDWRITTEN DIARY NOTES ON THE REVOLUTIONARY WAR AND THE BOOK "THE GENERAL GAZETEER OR, COMPENDIOUS GEOGRAPHICAL DICTIONARY" by R. Brookes. Dublin: Printed for J.Williams, 1776.Unpaginated. Original full leather binding with raised spine. This 230 year old book is tight and clean and in a fine state of preservation. This very scarce early book belonged to a sailor aboard the ship Pilgrim who kept a rare hand written accoun... View more info

Image for 1796 - 1801 HANDWRITTEN MANUSCRIPT DIARY OF THE NOTED BRITISH 4th BATTALION ROYAL REGIMENT OF ARTILLERY - OF WHICH PARTS WERE LATER PUBLISHED AS 'VOYAGE TO THE CAPE OF GOOD HOPE'

1796 - 1801 HANDWRITTEN MANUSCRIPT DIARY OF THE NOTED BRITISH 4th BATTALION ROYAL REGIMENT OF ARTILLERY - OF WHICH PARTS WERE LATER PUBLISHED AS 'VOYAGE TO THE CAPE OF GOOD HOPE'

By: RICHARD RENSHAW

Price: $6,255.99

Publisher: MANCHESTER LANCASHIRE UK AFRICA EGYPT, 1796

Seller ID: 000897NNN

Condition: Poor


On offer is the original handwritten manuscript "Voyages and Travels of Richard Renshaw" of the British Army's heralded Royal Regiment of Artillery, Renshaw of the 4th Battalion. Some parts of this manuscript were later published as 'VOYAGE TO THE CAPE OF GOOD HOPE' in 1804. Renshaw retells in detail and with a keen observer's eye the story of his service for Great Britain. He is an educated man who writes insightful and sometimes rollicking accounts of his and t... View more info

1718 ORIGINAL MANUSCRIPT LETTER HANDWRITTEN BY FAMED CATHOLIC AUTHOR AND THEOLOGIAN ON CHRISTIAN DOCTRINE TO AN EQUALLY FAMOUS LUTHERAN THEOLOGIAN

By: ROMANUS TELLER [TELLERO]

Price: $1,385.99

Publisher: LIEPZIG, 1718

Seller ID: 0001278

Condition: Good+


On offer is a super relic of Christian Doctrine being a 1718 original 4 page manuscript letter handwritten by author and theologian Romanus Teller [1703-1750] pastor at Leipzig, and afterwards became professor of theology in the University. He was father of the very famous theologian Wilhelm Abraham Teller. This 8 x 6.5 inch Latin letter, signed by Teller, is written to another well known Lutheran Theologian, Johann Christian Biel and the title suggest Teller is offering... View more info

1745 - 1789 HANDWRITTEN MANUSCRIPT JOURNAL, LEDGER AND DIARY OF A WEALTHY LANDLORD ON THE FRENCH RIVIERA - EX LIBRIS HPK [HANS PETER KRAUS]

By: RUDELLE DALZON [DALSON]

Price: $5,295.99

Publisher: Toulon, France, 1745

Seller ID: 000649

Condition: Good


On offer is a stunning look into the the mind, finances and economy of Rudelle Dalzon a landlord, caterer and food supplier in pre Revolutionary France on the French Riviera. Many layered, very thick, elephant folio list many, many hundreds of transactions for rents, properties listed, supplies purchased, traded, sums loaned and paid plus many pieces of ephemera stuffed inside. Unpaginated, in original boards on thick paper there are at least 200 pages at two inches thic... View more info

c1800s ORIGINAL HANDWRITTEN MANUSCRIPT LIST DETAILING OVER 30 ENGAGEMENT AND BATTLES DURING ACTIVE SERVICE FOR NAPOLEON BONAPARTE

By: SEPTIEMS BERUIERE ?????

Price: $845.99

Publisher: FRANCE, 1800

Seller ID: 00JT49b

Condition: Good


On offer is a super early 1800s inventory of battles as participant by one of Napoleon's soldiers whose name we make out as Septiems Beruiere ? [the last name is not quite discernible]. Thirteen battles are listed within a total of over 30 separate military engagements including the Battle of the Pyramids against the Mamluks and with a final stand alone note as having participated in the 22 day siege of Cairo. Some chipping and rubbing on some edges, crease and fault fro... View more info

Blackstone's Commentaries: VOLUME 2 PART 2: WITH HANDWRITTEN NOTES, OBSERVATIONS AND COMMENTS BY TWO NOTED LOYALISTS - WILLIAM WYLLY AND CADWALLADER D. COLDEN

By: SIR WILLIAM BLACKSTONE

Price: $2,495.99

Publisher: 1810

Seller ID: 0001416

Condition: Fair+


On offer is an interesting and original book of historical significance being an inscribed copy of Blackstone's Commentaries Volume Two, Part Two, having further manuscript notes handwritten by two noted Loyalists. This copy belonged to Loyalist William Wylly as evidenced by his bookplate. He was the first King's Council in New Brunswick, later living in the Bahamas, appointed solicitor-general and surrogate of the court of vice-admiralty. In 1804 he was appointed advoca... View more info

1781 - 1786 ORIGINAL MANUSCRIPT LETTERS COPY BOOK OF THE EAST INDIA COMPANY SOON TO BE ADVOCATE GENERAL DETAILING THE TRADE, COMMERCE, ECONOMY, POLITICS AND PERSONAL PASSIONS OF 'JOHN COMPANY'S' MAN ON THE ASIAN SUB-CONTINENT

By: THOMAS HENRY DAVIES

Price: $8,250.99

Publisher: CALCUTTA INDIA ASIAN SUBCONTINENT MADRAS, 1781

Seller ID: 0001907

Condition: Good+


On offer is an original, significant manuscript relic of British colonial history, 18th Century global trade and commerce and one English man's climb up the corporate ladder within one of the most powerful corporate entities in British history being a 1781 through 1786 letters copy book [titled "COPY BOOK - EUROPE LETTERS"] of the East India Company handwritten by Thomas Henry Davies [1751-1792]. Approximately 350 pages of letters written by Davies and a secretar... View more info