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LABOR [TRAVAIL; ROUGON-MACQUART]

By: EMILE ZOLA

Price: $45.99

Publisher: NEW YORK AND LONDON, HARPER & BROTHERS: 1901

Seller ID: 000591

Condition: Fine


Ex-libris reading copy but overall in fair+ shape, one of Zola's most searing novels of the Rougon-Macquart series. View more info

HANDWRITTEN MANUSCRIPT HISTORICAL RETELLING OF THE "INVASION BARBARES" - THE INVASION OF THE BARBARIANS IN A BEAUTIFUL CALLIGRAPHIC HAND

By: EMILIA EA______ ?

Price: $985.99

Publisher: France, 1900

Seller ID: 0001049

Condition: Good


On offer is a beautifully written historical recitation in French titled "Invasions Barbares" or in English the 'Invasion of the Barbarians.' While undated we believe this is an early 20th century manuscript wherein over 96 pages in lovely calligraphic hand we are told of the barbarian invasion of Europe complete with hand-drawn maps. One online source provides perspective: "The Migration Period, also called Barbarian Invasions or Völkerwanderung (German for "wandering of the peoples"), was a period of human migration which occurred within the period of roughly 300-700 CE ... View more info

EMILE ZOLA, Novelist and Reformer An Account Of His Life & Work. Illustrated by portraits, views, & fac-similes.

By: ERNEST A. VIZETELLY

Price: $185.99

Publisher: LONDON AND NEW YORK, JOHN LANE: THE BODLEY HEAD: 1904

Seller ID: 000547

Condition: Very Good+


Very fine save for the loose frontispiece. View more info

1929 - 1936 EXTREMELY DETAILED HANDWRITTEN MANUSCRIPT JOURNAL OF A BUSY AUSTRIAN ALPINE MOUNTAIN CLIMBER - HUNDREDS OF CANCELLATION STAMPS

By: ERNST PEKAR

Price: $1,745.99

Publisher: VIENNA, AUSTRIA WIEN THE ALPS, 1929

Seller ID: 000797

Condition: Good


On offer is a most remarkable handwritten journal of an Austrian mountain climber spanning the years 1929 - 1936. This busy mountain climber signed on the first page of the book - Ernst Pekar, Wien (Vienna), member no. 10704 Gruppe Wien der Sektion Oesterr. Touristenklub des D.v. Oes.A. V. The diary of many, many dozens of climbs in dozens of locales is written in German language, in pencil. Initially our author writes in regular cursive script and then switches to the German fraktur in 1936. Perhaps this reflects the changes in the political scene. There are all together 240 cancellations fro... View more info

1907 HANDWRITTEN MANUSCRIPT EUROPEAN TRAVEL DIARY BY THE GRANDSON OF FAMED FREEMASON A.K.P. LORD

By: F. HOBART HARGRAVES

Price: $985.99

Publisher: Europe, 1907

Seller ID: 000846

Condition: Good+


On offer is the handwritten manuscript diary of F. Hobart Hargraves of West Buxton Maine, a young man [pre-teen we suspect] who is touring Europe with his parents in the summer of 1907. Research finds that Hobart's grandfather was A.K.P. Lord of Providence Rhode Island and husband of Sarah O. Drown, was a noted Mason whose grandson followed into the Brotherhood. The entries start out on June 1st, 1907 and end on June 22nd, 50 pages later. Some of the pages list express trains and coaches taken, tunnels gone through, hotels stayed at and his itinerary. Some of those places listed are; Milan, Co... View more info

1897 - 1959 USA PATENTS: EARLY ARCHIVE OF 24 PATENTS FOR ELECTRICITY, GENERATORS, TURBINES AND GOVERNORS

By: F.M. RITES, R.D. MERSHON, J.A. LIGHTHIPE, C.G. CURTIS, J. WILKINSON, H. KELLER, S.D. SPRONG, J.G. ACEVES, H.E. WARREN +++

Price: $985.99

Publisher: Washington DC, USA, 1897

Seller ID: 000728

Condition: Very Good


On offer is an old cloth-bound notebook (9"x12") containing the stored patent papers for twenty-four (24) mechanical inventions from 1897 thru 1965 with the majority in the first 20 years of the century. Documents were maintained by an aero-space firm in Massachusetts that went out of business in the nineties but whose name we do not know. Papers include diagrams, descriptions, technical data and patent info for devices that were likely issued to, purchased by or owned by the company over many years. Patents include: Governing Device for Fluid Pressure Motors, 1897 (Patent # 582,233)... View more info

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1917 ORIGINAL SCRAPBOOK COMPILED WITH HANDWRITTEN NOTES BY A UNITED STATES MARINE SERVING AT GUANTANAMO DURING THE SUGAR INTERVENTION

By: FOREMAN LEROY ALPAUGH, USMC

Price: $3,455.99

Publisher: GUANTANAMO, CUBA, 1917

Seller ID: 0002383

Condition: Good+


On offer is a super, original scrapbook and manuscript relic of World War I era service at Guantanamo Bay created, compiled and annotated by US Marine Private Foreman Leroy (Roy) Alpaugh. He was a member of the 7th Regiment, 59th Company from New York City. In many ways a diary of his life in the service the scrapbook, with many pieces of ephemera; photos, postcards, notes, clippings etc., begins with his enlistment April 26, 1917 at a recruiting station in Newark, New Jersey to his deployment in Cuba and time spent there. He talks of initially guarding the pier at East 24th Street, New York C... View more info

c1930s FASCINATING, ORIGINAL EXHAUSTIVE HANDWRITTEN BOOK ON THE STUDIES OF AN AMERICAN OPHTHALMOLOGY STUDENT IN THE UNITED KINGDOM, LEARNING FROM SOME OF THE GREATEST MEDICAL MINDS OF THE 20th CENTURY

By: FRANK JOSEPH PESCE

Price: $3,355.99

Publisher: University of Edinburgh Scotland UK United Kingdom, 1930

Seller ID: 0009019

Condition: Good


On offer is a rare and exhaustive book of study, most probably made by a student during his studies in Ophthalmology. The author of the book is Frank Joseph Pesce of "161-214 Normal Rd. Jamaica 32, New York." However, it is most likely he wrote the book possibly while attending the Institute of Ophthalmology at University College London or the University of Edinburgh. He mentions his professors and what they each taught: "Physiology - Adler", "Histology & Embryology - Duke Elder,", "Pyrometry - Traquair". These professors are Francis Adler, William Duke-Elder, a... View more info

1954 ORIGINAL AND FASCINATING TYPESCRIPT OF TWO JOURNALS AS THEY TRAVEL TO RURAL ALASKA TO STUDY THE INDIGENOUS YAKUTAT TLINGIT, FROM TWO ANTHROPOLOGISTS, ONE WHO IS A NEW GRADUATE STUDENT AND THE OTHER ESTABLISHED AND VERY FAMOUS IN THE FIELD

By: FREDERICA De LAGUNA and MARY JANE LENZ (nee DOWNS)

Price: $5,455.99

Publisher: YAKUTAT, ALASKA, AL, 1954

Seller ID: 0009158

Condition: Good


On offer is a fascinating original typescript of the journals of two incredibly well noted and respected anthropologists, Frederica de Laguna and Mary Jane Lenz. The 154-page carbon copy dates from February 8th 1954 to April 18th of the same year, when the two female anthropologists were in Alaska doing field work on the Yakutat Tlingit Indians near Juneau. The manuscript comes from the estate of Mary Lenz, who was at the time a graduate assistant at Bryn Mawr, where Frederica de Laguna headed the anthropology department. The journal is arranged chronologically, with the entries of the two wri... View more info

1933 - 1944 NATIONAL SOCIALIST PARTY OF GERMANY [NAZI] PERSONAL MEMBERSHIP AND DUES BOOK - MITGLIEDSBUCH Nr. 1495063

By: G. JANSSEN

Price: $1,285.99

Publisher: VORDEN GERMANY, 1933

Seller ID: 000860

Condition: Very Good


On offer is a very scarce personal membership and dues book of one G. Janssen of Vorden Germany. Entries begin in 1933 and stamps begin in 1934 and run through 1944. Handwritten entries on the personal information page. Further research should be able to pinpoint the original owner. Save for some light general soiling this item is VG. View more info

c1905 SUPERB, EXHAUSTIVE, ORIGINAL FOUR [4] VOLUME SET OF MANUSCRIPT BOOKS FILLED WITH SHIP'S LORE, SAILOR'S LINGO AND ALL MANNER OF SAILING WISDOM GARNERED FROM OVER 400 YEARS OF BRITISH NAVY EXPERIENCE

By: GILGUY?

Price: $6,455.99

Publisher: England, 1905

Seller ID: 0002597

Condition: Very Good


On offer is a superb, original late 19th early 20th Century manuscript relic of lore and knowledge of life lived at sea contained within four [4] volumes handwritten by an author identified only as 'Gilray' who proves to be a vastly knowledgeable and dedicated historian of ship's lore, sailor's lingo and all matters relating to life at sea. As the introduction states: "To keep old memories fresh and to prevent the old sailing days from passing into the realms of things that Were, and to make the reading of Sea yarns more interesting to readers"; "Sailors love to coin words for Ever... View more info

Halloween Pranks And Parties

By: Gladys Lloyd

Price: $225.99

Publisher: Franklin, Ohio, Eldridge Entertainment House: 1927

Seller ID: 000597

Condition: Very Good


Very scarce party book from 1927 entitled Halloween Pranks And Parties by Gladys Lloyd. 5 1 2 by 8 inch 73 pages published by Eldridge Entertainment House, Franklin, Ohio and Denver. Very good condition with a super 'flapper' era illustrated cover.; 12mo - over 6¾" - 7¾" tall; HOLIDAYS, PARTY, PARTIES, HALLOWEEN, ALL HALLOWS EVE, NIGHT OF THE DEAD, PRANKS, JOKES, GAMES,ENTERTAINING, CHILDREN, KIDS, FUN, BOARD GAMES, VINTAGE, HALLOWE'EN View more info

RARE COMPLETE 1956 14 VOLUME SET - THE NEW FUN WITH DICK AND JANE - TEACHER'S EDITION

By: GRAY, WILLIAM & CAMPBELL,ELEANOR

Price: $2,595.99

Publisher: USA, Scott, Foresman and Company: 1956

Seller ID: 000454

Condition: Very Good


Very scarce fourteen (14) volume set - THE NEW FUN WITH DICK AND JANE - Teacher's Edition. Set includes: Just Imagine, Guess Who [JP], The New Fun With Dick And Jane [1/1], The New Our New Friends [1/2], The New Friends and Neighbors [2/1], More friends and Neighbors [2/2], The New Streets and Roads [3/1], More Streets and Roads [3/2], The New Times and Places [4/1], More Times and Places [4/2], The New Days and Deeds [5/1], More Days and Deeds [5/2], The New People and Progress [6/1], More People and Progress [6/2]. Overall and average is VG some with the odd blemish and bump and some genera... View more info

CIRCA 1905 PHOTO ALBUM SHOWING YALE UNIVERSITY'S ELITE AT PLAY AND STUDY

By: Harold Sherman Wells

Price: $645.99

Publisher: NEW HAVEN CONNECTICUT CT, 1905

Seller ID: 000764

Condition: Good


On offer is an excellent circa early 1900s photo album showing the early days of 'Yalie' Harold Sherman Wells at Yale University. Nine pages of old railroad cars, desk spaces, Yale decorated rooms, African American cooks, steamships, captains, and very early photos of Victorian ladies and gentlemen. African American Chef in full uniform and the steamship captain in the rowboat is a super shot. The photo book is leather bound with linen paper pages. The back of the book bears a label from Robinson & Adams, Co, and is stated as a Housh Album. Nicely kept with the collection, this photo album off... View more info

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1931-1940 Original Manuscript Diary Handwritten by a New England Man Closely Tied to the Lynn Museum and Historical Society

By: Harry A. Jaques

Price: $3,185.99

Publisher: Essex County, Massachusetts, 1931

Seller ID: 0010001

Condition: Fair


On offer is the journal of Harry Archer Jaques, a fascinating notebook that grants a window into life in New England during the Great Depression. It is closely connected to a large and distinguished regional historical museum, the Lynn Museum in Massachusetts. This diary is a treasure trove of information for genealogists. It not only chronicles Jaques’s life, but is brimming with names of local people and their varied connections. It is evident that the Lynn Historical Society was an important part of Jaques’s life and, either consciously or unconsciously, he included many details and ref... View more info

1918 SUPER ORIGINAL ALBUM AND VERNACULAR PHOTO DIARY OF A YOUNG WOMAN AND HER FAMILY IN WWI ERA CARON SASKATCHEWAN

By: HATTIE INGALLS

Price: $1,255.99

Publisher: SASKATCHEWAN, CANADA, 1918

Seller ID: 0088051

Condition: Good +


On offer is an exceptional family photo album depicting farm life in rural Canada during the early years of the 20th century. The album belonged to Hattie Ingalls of Caron Saskatchewan and she has signed and dated the inside cover. The album, with cloth-covered covers, contains 100 pages. It measures about 7 inches by 5 inches and is laid out in a landscape format. Most pages have 2 black and white pictures each although some have 3 and a few are empty or only have 1. It is essentially 98% complete. There are many many family pictures There is no identifying notations and as the pictures are g... View more info

1918 SUPER ORIGINAL ALBUM AND VERNACULAR PHOTO DIARY OF A YOUNG WOMAN AND HER FAMILY IN WWI ERA CARON SASKATCHEWAN

By: HATTIE INGALLS

Price: $1,255.99

Publisher: SASKATCHEWAN, CANADA, 1918

Seller ID: 0008051

Condition: Good +


On offer is an exceptional family photo album depicting farm life in rural Canada during the early years of the 20th century. The album belonged to Hattie Ingalls of Caron Saskatchewan and she has signed and dated the inside cover. The album, with cloth-covered covers, contains 100 pages. It measures about 7 inches by 5 inches and is laid out in a landscape format. Most pages have 2 black and white pictures each although some have 3 and a few are empty or only have 1. It is essentially 98% complete. There are many many family pictures There is no identifying notations and as the pictures are g... View more info

DER RABBI VON BACHERACH

By: HEINE, Heinrich

Price: $6,995.99

Publisher: Berlin, Propyläen-Verlag: 1923

Inscription: Signed by Illustrator

Seller ID: 000435

Condition: Very Good+ with no dust jacket


A MASTERPIECE OF BOOK DESIGN, ONE OF THE MOST BEAUTIFUL FINE PRESS BOOKS, AND A HIGH POINT OF GERMAN AND FRENCH LITERARY AND ARTISTIC TRADITIONS Number 117 of 400. No copies in 30 years in the American auction records. 17 Original Lithographs, signed twice by Max Liebermann and numbered. Book: HEINE, Heinrich. DER RABBI VON BACHERACH. Propyläen-Verlag, Berlin, 1923. Folio. With 17 ORIGINAL Lithographs by Max Liebermann. 1/2 Black Morocco and boards. This copy SIGNED TWICE, as usual on limitation, and additionally (not in all copies) on frontispiece lithograph. Minor spotting and soiling to be... View more info

1910 - 1971 ORIGINAL FIVE [5] VOLUME MANUSCRIPT HISTORY OF SUBMARINES IN THE BRITISH ROYAL NAVY SUBMARINE SERVICE WRITTEN BY AUTHOR, HISTORIAN, 'PLUMBER' AND ONE OF THE FOREMOST AUTHORITIES ON SUBMARINES

By: HONEYWILL, LESLIE C.E.R.A.

Price: $5,855.99

Publisher: 1910

Seller ID: 0002026

Condition: Very Good+


On offer is a superb group of five [5] manuscript books encompassing the history of submarines and underwater naval warfare from 1901 through to 1971. The books were handwritten and compiled in cloth covered, hard bound books by British submarine authority Leslie Honeywill who was a Chief Engine Room Artificer [CERA] or a plumber as he jokingly called himself, on a number of submarines. These are not finished published books but bound manuscripts that contain corrections, amendments, highlighting for emphasis or when the type print was too light. Adding even further depth there are tucked and ... View more info

1972 ORIGINAL MANUSCRIPT BOOK: 'SUBMARINE DEPOT SHIPS BASES & SUPPORT SHIPS' WRITTEN BY A BRITISH ROYAL NAVY SUBMARINER, HISTORIAN, AUTHOR AND 'PLUMBER'

By: HONEYWILL, LESLIE C.E.R.A.

Price: $1,595.99

Publisher: 1972

Seller ID: 0002028

Condition: Very Good+


On offer is an original 1972 manuscript book titled 'SUBMARINE DEPOT SHIPS BASES & SUPPORT SHIPS' written by British Warrant Engineer Leslie Honeywill who was a Chief Engine Room Artificer [CERA] or a plumber as he jokingly called himself, on a number of submarines. Leslie Honeywill published many articles and books on naval subjects he was Chief Engine Room Artificer born in St John Pembroke Dock in 1899 and died in 1979. He became a leading authority on Submarine Navy subjects and after the war was consulted by High Ranking Navy officers. The preface which describes this book manuscript is a... View more info