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1937 ORIGINAL MANUSCRIPT MERCHANT SHIP'S LOG AND SUPERB RELIC OF MERCHANT MARINE COMMERCE FROM ONE OF THE WORLD'S GREAT SHIPPING COMPANIES

By: CHIEF OFFICER et al

Price: $4,455.99

Publisher: SS PRESIDENT MONROE, 1937

Seller ID: 0008171

Condition: Good +


On offer is the log book of the SS President Monroe, a small part of the Robert Dollar Company and part of the history of the third largest shipping line today. The log measuring 14.0 inches by 10.5 inches Notwithstanding the cover has separated from the bound volume, the volume is in otherwise excellent condition. It contains 68 pages and is approximately 90% complete. The handwriting is clear and legible. The SS President Monroe was a ship in the fleet of the Pacific Mail Company. Organized in 1866 to transport mail for the U.S. government, the company's assets were later taken over by the D... View more info

1906 HISTORY OF THE EASTERN CHURCH FROM ANCIENT TIMES HANDWRITTEN OVER 570 PAGES IN A NICE CALLIGRAPHIC HAND

By: CHRISTOS IKONOMIDIS

Price: $2,655.99

Publisher: JERUSALEM, 1906

Seller ID: 0001352

Condition: Good+


On offer is an original 1906 manuscript work on the History of the Christian Church, with an Eastern perspective, from ancient times to modern times and the relationship with Western Christianity. The work of a scrivener, in 1906 Jerusalem, a beautiful cursive hand in Greek, over 570 hand-numbered pages this was obviously a cherished volume owned perhaps by 'X.K.' as denoted in gilt on the leather spine cap. Title page: History of the Church; History of the Church of the 4th year; Author: Christos Ikonomidis; Jerusalem 1906. Chapters include: Introduction to the History of the Church; Prosecut... View more info

1934 - 1942 EXTRAORDINARY ARCHIVE OF THREE [3] ORIGINAL MANUSCRIPTS HANDWRITTEN BY NOTED AND NOTORIOUS CANADIAN SOLDIER AND QUEBEC AUTHOR: 1934 JUDAS ISCARIOTE, 1935 LA SULTANE DE L' ATLAS, 1942 LE CANTIQUE DE L' ERABLE

By: CLAUDIUS CORNELOUP

Price: $4,255.99

Publisher: QUEBEC CANADA, 1934

Seller ID: 0001542

Condition: Very Good


On offer is a super archive of three [3] original manuscripts handwritten by C.S.M. [Company Sergeant Major] Claudius Corneloup noted and notorious Canadian soldier in World War I of the 22nd Battalion. The manuscripts are titled: Judas Iscariote 1934, La Sultane De L' Atlas 1935 and Le Cantique De L' Erable 1942. This is an extraordinary opportunity for collectors of Canadian authors to acquire three such rare manuscripts of this fascinating author and Canadian hero. HISTORICAL BACKGROUND: One online source provides: CMS Corneloup is an interesting character, and his military career was quit... View more info

1972 - 1978 TYPEWRITTEN TRAVEL DIARY OF AUTHOR, ACADEMIC, AGRARIAN AND PRESIDENT EMERITUS OF CORNELL UNIVERSITY

By: DEANE W. MALOTT

Price: $4,295.99

Publisher: Japan, Taiwan, Outer Hebrides, Saudi Arabia, +++, 1972

Seller ID: 000818

Condition: Good


On offer are the 1972 - 1978 travel diaries of famed and noted Cornell University president Deane W. Malott. These journals are extraordinarily detailed, candid and well written - filled with fascinating, descriptive passages about all the places he visited. President Malott was no ordinary traveler and as such had remarkable access; a world renowned academic, author, editor, agrarian and business executive, he met, dined and worked with heads of state, potentates and corporate executives of the highest echelon. Sometimes he represented the IESC - International Executive Service Corps [he also... View more info

1940s SUPER, FASCINATING PRE INDEPENDENT STATE OF ISRAEL BRITISH LEGAL VOLUME PROVIDING SIGNIFICANT INSIGHT INTO THE BRITISH IMPLEMENTATION OF THE ENGLISH LEGAL SYSTEM REPLACING THE ELABORATE NOW DEFUNCT OTTOMAN EMPIRE'S LEGAL SYSTEM

By: DR. JUDGE A. WACHS

Price: $4,855.99

Publisher: BRITISH MANDATED PALESTINE ISRAEL THE HOLY LAND, 1940

Seller ID: 0008164

Condition: Good


On offer is a rare legal work that dates from the British Mandate for Palestine. The hard cover document measures 8.5 inches by 6 inches and contains 210 pages. It is 100% complete. The document is typed and is printed in both English and Hebrew. There are a number of typed inserts at various places in both the English and Hebrew sections. Although there is some staining on the pages, the typing is completely legible. All pages are intact with no pages or sections missing. However, the numbering begins with page 35. The index begins at page 35 as well. The book was the property of a Jewish jud... View more info

1904 ORIGINAL MANUSCRIPT BOOK OF CORRESPONDENCE LETTERS DETAILING A POLISH MEDICAL DOCTOR'S SERVICE TO IMPERIAL RUSSIA IN THE FAR EAST DURING THE RUSSO - JAPANESE WAR

By: Dr. M. Szwarca

Price: $4,485.99

Publisher: IMPERIAL RUSSIA MANCHURIA CHINA ASIA, 1904

Seller ID: 0001782

Condition: Good+


On offer is an original, significant, Polish language manuscript book of letters originally handwritten by a Polish military Doctor [Dr. M. Szwarca] who served in Russia during the Russo - Japanese War in 1904 through 1905. This unique correspondence book details the doctor's experiences from Russia to Manchuria [Manjuria] and the Battle of Mukden and more. Researchers and historians of the era should find a treasure trove of first hand observations by the Doctor beyond the few mentioned from our casual research. The cover states [translation]: "Letters from the Far East" and likely t... View more info

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1964 ALPINE CLUB OF CANADA GUIDE TO HIKING, CAMPING, CANOEING, ROCK CLIMBING AND MOUNTAINEERING AROUND MONTREAL CANADA

By: E. POTWOROWSKI, G. WEETMAN, B. POISSON

Price: $655.99

Publisher: MONTREAL QUEBEC PQ CANADA, 1964

Seller ID: 0002384

Condition: Good


On offer is a fascinating, vintage manuscript relic of 1960s Montreal being a handmade softcover copy of Mountaineering around Montreal by E. Potworowski; G. Weetman; B. Poisson (Montreal Section: Alpine Club of Canada, April 1964). The book states: "An unofficial and preliminary attempt at a local guidebook for rock climbing, mountain walking, and camping." 35 pages including a fold-out map of Chico slab routes (Val David PQ). Single-sided photocopy of handwritten manuscript bound in stiff card stock wraps. Deaccessioned from the library of Boston's Appalachian Mountain Club, with usu... View more info

DOCTOR PASCAL [ROUGON-MACQUART]

By: EMILE ZOLA

Price: $75.99

Publisher: London, ELEK BOOKS: 1957

Seller ID: 000537

Condition: Good+


Nice copy of Zola's final installment of the Rougon-Macquart series. Super Elek cover art. Translated from the French by Vladimir Kean with an introduction by Hugh Shelley. Would be very good save for some light spotting to the edges. D/j is as good with only some light rubbing. View more info

HIS MASTERPIECE [L'OUEVRE; ROUGON-MACQUART]

By: EMILE ZOLA

Price: $159.99

Publisher: London, CHATTO & WINDUS: 1902

Seller ID: 000544

Condition: Good+


Extensively reedited with a new preface by Ernest Alfred Vizetelly. Endpapers are foxed, a small wormhole and some cover fade and light dingage but a very chrming copy of one of Zola's most interesting works given the back story and his relationship with the painter this story parallels. Very nice decorative cover featuring a classic Greek beauty in profile. View more info

RESTLESS HOUSE [POT BOUILLE; ROUGON-MACQUART]

By: EMILE ZOLA

Price: $58.99

Publisher: NEW YORK, FARRAR, STRAUS & YOUN G: 1953

Seller ID: 000546

Condition: Very Good+


Illustrations by Philip Gough and an introduction by Angus Wilson. While the book is in great shape the d/j is chipped and torn on the edges and a huge tear has been repaired to small degree of satisfaction. View more info

DOCTOR PASCAL [ROUGON-MACQUART]

By: EMILE ZOLA

Price: $89.99

Publisher: London, THE CAXTON PUBLISHING COMPANY:

Seller ID: 000552

Condition: Very Good


Undated but one volume of a twelve volume Caxton set circa 1920. Brilliantly, this volume has a genealogical tree and overview as part of the text - perfect for the final volume of Zola's series. Plum boards with elegant gilt 'EZ' on front board and more gilt on the spine. Near fine save for a two cm. tear to the head of the spine. Translated by Ernest A. Vizetelly. Frontispiece in photogravure by John Cameron. View more info

FRUITFULNESS

By: EMILE ZOLA

Price: $89.99

Publisher: London, THE CAXTON PUBLISHING COMPANY:

Seller ID: 000553

Condition: Very Good+


Undated but one volume of a twelve volume Caxton set circa 1920. Plum bours with elegant gilt 'EZ' on front board and more gilt on the spine. Near fine save for some dingage to the head and tail of spine. Translated by Ernest A. Vizetelly. Frontispiece in photogravure by Wal Paget. View more info

THE KILL [LA CUREE; ROUGON-MACQUART]

By: EMILE ZOLA

Price: $79.99

Publisher: NEW YORK, THE CITADEL PRESS/ELEK: 1957

Edition: First American Edition

Seller ID: 000556

Condition: Very Good


Very nice copy of another of Zola's Rougon-Macquart brilliant series. D/j the lesser with some rubbing and chipping. Translated from the French by A. Teixeira de Mattos with an introduction by Angus Wilson. View more info

MADELEINE FERAT

By: EMILE ZOLA

Price: $129.99

Publisher: NEW YORK, THE CITADEL PRESS: 1957

Edition: First American Edition

Seller ID: 000557

Condition: Very Good+


Beautiful near fine copy of one of Zola's most striking novels. D/j only slightly the lesser having some old rubbing but is under plastic now. Translated from the French by Alec Brown with an introduction by Alec Brown. Superb, creepy Elek art on the d/j. View more info

A LOVE AFFAIR [UNE PAGE D'AMOUR]

By: EMILE ZOLA

Price: $89.99

Publisher: NEW YORK, THE CITADEL PRESS/ELEK: 1957

Edition: First American Edition

Seller ID: 000558

Condition: Very Good


Very nice copy of scarce Zola novel. D/j being the lesser having some chipsand rubbing. Translated from the French by Jean Stewart with an introduction by Jean Stewart. The usual super Elek cover art. View more info

SAVAGE PARIS [LA VENTRE DE PARIS; ROUGON-MACQUART]

By: EMILE ZOLA

Price: $175.99

Publisher: NEW YORK, THE CITADEL PRESS: 1955

Seller ID: 000559

Condition: Good+


Translated from the French by David Hughes and Marie-Jacqueline Mason with a preface by Hugh Shelley. Would be very good save for some light general ageing, the d/j also with some very light rubbing. Sensational Elek cover art. View more info

DRUNKARD [L'ASSOMMOIR; ROUGON-MACQUART]

By: EMILE ZOLA

Price: $129.99

Publisher: London, ELEK BOOKS: 1958

Seller ID: 000560

Condition: Good+


Translated from the French by Arthur Symons with an introduction by Alec Brown. Would be very good save for some light spotting to the edges, spots of age-toning. The d/j is under mylar but has some old chipping along the edges the worst being the head of the spine but not horrible. Super Elek cover art. View more info

THE FLOOD

By: EMILE ZOLA

Price: $115.99

Publisher: NEW YORK, THE WARREN PRESS: 1911

Seller ID: 000563

Condition: Good+


Very scarce 1911, Warren Press edition. In Good+ shape with slight discolouration to the cover creating a frame. Slight dingage to the spine. View more info

THE DOWNFALL [LA DEBACLE; ROUGON-MACQUART]

By: EMILE ZOLA

Price: $65.99

Publisher: Ohio, THE ST. HUBERT GUILD: 1902

Seller ID: 000567

Condition: Very Fine


Critical introduction by Professor William M. Sloane of Columbia University, illustrated with photogravure portraits and text portraits with notes, This edition was published as one of 'The Crown Gems of France'. Dramatic cover and spine treatment of black textured decorative boards with yellow title over ox-blood. Superb copy with hardly a ding and only the very slightest of soiling to the top edge. View more info

THE JOY OF LIFE [LE JOIE DE VIVRE; ROUGON-MACQUART]

By: EMILE ZOLA

Price: $285.99

Publisher: London, CHATTO & WINDUS: 1901

Seller ID: 000581

Condition: Good+


Lovely rich blue cloth with a floral cover design. Rubbing to the edges and head and tail of the spine. Rear edge of spine cap starting to split. Some spotting inside but not heavy or terrible. A previous owner has used a fep to list all twenty titles in the Rougon-Macquart series in pencil. Edited with a preface by Ernest Alfred Vizetelly. View more info