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c1700s HANDWRITTEN MANUSCRIPT "ONKO CHISHIN GO ROKU" - COMPLETE IN ONE VOLUME

By: UNKNOWN

Price: $995.99

Publisher: Japan, 1750

Seller ID: 000531b

Condition: Good+


On offer is an ancient strategy GO game book in Japanese. Estimated between 17th and 18th century but research suggests early in the mid-century. Very Good save for some age-toning and general light ageing. View more info

c. LATE 18TH CENTURY RECIPE [RECEIPT] FOR 'THE KING'S EVIL' aka SCROFULA, TUBERCULOSIS

By: UNKNOWN CHEMIST [?]

Price: $995.99

Publisher: 1799

Seller ID: 0001425

Condition: Poor


On offer is a super manuscript recipe [receipt] to cure "The Kings Evil" more properly known as 'Tuberculous cervical lymphadenitis' or 'Scrofula' handwritten by an unidentified doctor or chemist. It is a lengthy recipe, prepared for Nelson Jackson of Hanover. The 8 x 8 inch paper is very fragile with a separation at the top horizontal fold line, other fold lines are weak, torn and fragile and requires careful handling. From one online source: The disease: Scrofula of the neck is the term used for tuberculosis of the neck, or, more precisely, a cervical tuberculous lymphadenopathy. Scr... View more info

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1750 SUPERB ORIGINAL FRENCH ROMAN CATHOLIC BOOK OF PIETY, PRAYERS AND MEDITATIONS HANDWRITTEN IN A STUNNING CALLIGRAPHIC HAND

By: UNKNOWN SCRIVENER

Price: $2,255.99

Publisher: France, 1750

Seller ID: 0002378

Condition: Very Good


On offer is a superb, ancient, original French Roman Catholic manuscript relic being a handwritten book titled: Exercise de Piete tires de l'Ecriture Sainte - Reflexions et Prieres sur Differens Sujets. A testament to the art of the scribe the book is dated 1750 the 543 page book of exercises in piety and prayers and meditations on different subjects is beautifully done in a fine calligraphic hand and beautiful embellishments in gold and gilt throughout. Stunning and very well kept with hardly a blemish save for some rubbing to the leather cover and some small splits to the foot of the spine. ... View more info

c1780s ORIGINAL MANUSCRIPT NOTES ON VARIOUS ASTRONOMY TOPICS HANDWRITTEN IN A FINE CALLIGRAPHIC HAND

By: UNKNOWN.

Price: $659.99

Publisher: 1785

Seller ID: 0001801

Condition: Fine


On offer is a fascinating group of 15 pages of notes on eight [8] leaves regarding a variety of astronomy subjects. Handwritten on watermarked laid paper by an unknown scrivener, the papers suggest a date of circa 1780s mentioning the expected return of a comet in 1789 on one of the pages. [Other dated material in the original archive confirm this.] The beautifully written 8" X 10" double-sided astronomy topics include: Comets, such as the Comet of 1105, 1680 and Halley's Comet; Perihelion; Alhelion; The Planets Mercury (mentions the heat the inhabitants must feel), Venus, Jupiter, and... 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

1722 ORIGINAL MANUSCRIPT TITLED 'PLANS FONDAMENTEAUX' A HAND DRAWN AND HANDWRITTEN BOOK DETAILING THE STATE OF THE ART MOVING AND PARADING MASSES OF ARMED SOLDIERS INTO AND DURING BATTLE

By: UNKNOWN.

Price: $4,855.99

Publisher: SCHLOSS ZEIL WALDBURG-ZEIL LEUTKIRCH IM ALLGÄU GDR, 1722

Seller ID: 0002210

Condition: Good+


On offer is a super, original 18th Century manuscript relic related to the physical art of war. Thirty hand drawn pages, many with copious, meticulous notes detailing what in 1772 would have been the state of the critical art of moving and parading masses of armed men into and during battle. Napoleon would likely have been trained to the standards or the like in this very handsome German volume. There is a rubber stamped inscription 'Archivrat Dr. R. Rauh Schloss Zeil (Wrtrag)' identifying the book as having been part of the Library of the famed residence of the Princes of Waldburg-Zeil in Leu... View more info

1792 HANDWRITTEN MANUSCRIPT LETTER TO FAMED TENNESSEE ATTORNEY GENERAL JOHN HAYWOOD

By: William Dearing

Price: $465.99

Publisher: Rockingham Tennessee TN North Carolina NC, 1792

Inscription: Autograph

Seller ID: 000644

Condition: Very Good


On offer an autograph letter signed by William Dearing, Rockingham, 30 October 1792, to John Haywood, Attorney General, Halifax [North Carolina], regarding a land dispute. John Haywood, pioneer jurist and historian of early Tennessee history, was born in Halifax County, North Carolina, in 1762, the son of prosperous tobacco producer Egbert Haywood. Despite limited educational opportunities on the colonial frontier, Haywood taught himself law and in later life became widely read. Admitted to the bar in 1786, he quickly gained a reputation as one of the best legal minds in the state. After ser... View more info

1795 FASCINATING ORIGINAL HANDWRITTEN STUDY NOTEBOOK OF GEOMETRY, TRIGONOMETRY, SURVEYING AND MORE COMPLEX MATHEMATICS FROM A YOUNG MAN STUDYING AT AMERICA’S MOST RESPECTED UNIVERSITY

By: WILLIAM HARDY

Price: $4,455.99

Publisher: HARVARD UNIVERSITY BOSTON, MASSACHUSETTS MA, 1795

Seller ID: 0009078

Condition: Good


On offer is an exceptional and fascinating handwritten notebook of many different and varied aspects of geometry, arithmetic, trigonometry, finance, and surveying, written by a young man studying at Harvard University in 1795. The book is a terrific example of mathematical and surveying studies at the end of the 18th century, especially as it happens at one of the greatest institutes of learning in America. As such these books are incredibly rare to find outside of university archives. The front cover page reveals the man’s name, William Hardy, written in beautiful gothic hand lettering. “... View more info

1850s - 1940s SUPER ARCHIVE OF DOCUMENTS AND LETTERS BY AND ABOUT WILLIAM MACGILL, CAPTAIN OF ONE OF THE FASTEST CLIPPER SHIPS IN THE WORLD: THE "SWEEPSTAKES"

By: WILLIAM MACGILL

Price: $2,255.99

Publisher: New York NY San Francisco CA Melbourne AUS, 1862

Seller ID: 0009003

Condition: Good


On offer is an archive of exemplary archive of letters, telegrams, and ephemera by and related to Captain William Augustine Macgill. This archive contains two letters from the early 1860s and the rest of the documents are from the late 1940s, having been put together by R. R. Macgill, obviously a descendent of Captain Macgill. These later documents are testaments to the historical significance of William Macgill, captain of the clipper ship "Sweepstakes." This ship was one of the fastest sailing ships in the world at the time and made the fastest voyage from New York to San Francisco i... View more info

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1794 ORIGINAL MANUSCRIPT LETTER DETAILING A LOUISIANA PLANTER'S CONCERNS FOR HIS TENANT'S PLANS AND AMBITIONS

By: WILLIAM WICKOFF

Price: $2,055.99

Publisher: OPELOUSAS LOUISIANA, 1794

Seller ID: 0002290

Condition: Very Good


On offer is a superb, original late 18th Century manuscript relic of a Louisiana planter's dealings and concerns regarding his tenant farmer's plans for accumulating stock and building a 'cabbin'. Dated Oct. 6 1794 Opelousas, Louisiana William Wickoff writes to New Orleans businessman Hamilton Pollock. We observe that despite the spelling of 'cabin' William appears an educated man and one of the non-Acadians listed in early census of the Attakapas. Pollock, the recipient, was a New Orleans businessman who can be found in Tulane University archives. Historians and researchers of the era will re... View more info

1750 ORIGINAL MANUSCRIPT SEAMAN'S 420pp+ HANDWRITTEN VADE MECUM AND REFERENCE MANUAL FILLED WITH CHARTS, ILLUSTRATIONS, TABLES AND HUNDREDS OF PAGES OF DETAILED INFORMATION FOR CIRCUMNAVIGATING THE OCEANS OF THE WORLD

By: WILLIAM WINE [?]

Price: $12,995.99

Publisher: 1750

Seller ID: 0001563

Condition: Good+


On offer is an absolutely sensational ancient, original 1750s manuscript sailor's vade mecum or reference manual handwritten by and or for a mariner over 260 years ago. The name William Wine appears on the rear inside cover dated March 4th 1788. The handwriting is similar throughout to the signature but it is inconclusive if Mr. Wine is the author, original owner or a later owner. The first page, detached but present, is dated November 1750. There are many, many tables of information, illustrations, charts, drawings etc. that are indexed and with over 420+ pages written in a small, meticulous ... View more info

1792 ORIGINAL HUNTERDON NEW JERSEY FINANCIAL 'COLLECTION' NOTICE

By: WM NESBITT FOR MR. ELIJAH ALLEN

Price: $355.99

Publisher: HUNTERDON COUNTY, NEW JERSEY, 1792

Seller ID: 0002016

Condition: Good+


On offer is an original late 18th Century 'collection' letter from Mr. Elijah Allen, a prominent businessman from Hunterdon County, New Jersey, dated 4/25/1792. It refers to a General Maxwell and money and says in part: "Dear sir, General Maxwell has been here & through the multiplicity of business forgot to bring the money to me. Therefore if any of you will go to Greenwich expect you can have the sum mentioned be there…." Signed by Wm Nesbitt for Mr. Elijah Allen. Provenance: Collection of Moses and Elijah Allen which was noted as being a "truly a great collection of documents... View more info