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1876 - 1877 ORIGINAL HANDWRITTEN MANUSCRIPT BOOK OF DETAILED METALLURGICAL ANALYSES AND ASSAYS MADE FOR A NOTED MINING COMPANY LOOKING TO EXPAND ITS OPERATIONS BOTH IN CANADA AND ABROAD

By: CARL O. WEDERKINCH of the SILVER ISLET MINING CO.

Price: $2,495.99

Publisher: SILVER INLET MINE, SIBLEY PENINSULA ONTARIO CANADA, 1876

Seller ID: 0009090

Condition: Good


On offer is an 1876 Metallurgical assay and analysis book of silver mining, only a few years after silver had been discovered at Silver Islet in Northwest, Ontario. The diary’s first page has a title: “Analyses & Assays made for the Silver Islet Mining Co. at Silver Islet, Lake Superior 1876 to 77 by Carl O. Wederkinch”. The book is true to it’s title. Throughout the handwritten book, which covers a period from November 2, 1876 to mid-1877. This book has a tremendous amount of information in it, relating to the complicated and fascinating metallurgical process of Silver mining. Wederki... View more info

1820s ORIGINAL MANUSCRIPT BOOK OF POETRY, PHILOSOPHY, LITERATURE, ESSAYS, NATURAL HISTORY AND GENEALOGY OF EARLY 19TH CENTURY IRELAND AND GREAT BRITAIN

By: CHARLES DE VESCI et al

Price: $2,055.99

Publisher: France, 1822

Seller ID: 0001776

Condition: Good+


On offer is a superb, early 19th Century manuscript relic of Irish literature, poetry, philosophy, genealogy and practical remedies being a 220+ page book self identified by Charles De Vesci of Templeogue, Co. Dublin. While unconfirmed we believe this De Vesci is related to the noted and ancient family of peers of Ireland. The book is filled with handwritten copies of famous quotations, poems and portions of literary works but also includes passages in Greek and some in code it seems. There are some essays, some genealogical information, notes on natural history, historical retellings and even... View more info

1890 ORIGINAL HAND DRAWN SKETCHBOOK BY A RENOWNED WOOL MERCHANT AND ACCOMPLISHED LANDSCAPE ARTIST OF YORKSHIRE AND CENTRAL ENGLAND

By: CHARLES M. DAWSON

Price: $1,455.99

Publisher: SMITH HOUSE LIGHTCLIFFE, HALIFASC, HALIFAX, 1890

Seller ID: 0002193

Condition: Good


On offer is a super, original late Victorian Era 1890 - 1891 sketchbook with drawings and sketches by the amateur, but quite accomplished renowned wool merchant Charles M Dawson who has dated the book 1890 'Smith House Lightcliffe Halifasc [Halifax]Yorks'. Drawings include: The Old Port at Scarboro; Ilkley; Richmond; Tingley; Smith House; Walterclough; Grasmere Church; Bowness Church and many more. Approximately 35 pencil drawings in all. The 7.25 x 5.25 inch oblong sketchbook proper is quite weak in the binding and the spine cap is deteriorating but still all held together and overall G. View more info

1842 HANDWRITTEN CHANSONNIER - A ROMANTIC HOMAGE OF POETRY TO THIS SOLDIER'S LOVE

By: CLOMBE [?] - CARABINIER VAN DOO

Price: $895.99

Publisher: Quebec, Canada, 1842

Seller ID: 000906

Condition: Good


On offer is a superb handwritten 'Chansonnier a Louise Monnier' dated 1842. The title page features a stunning graphic bearing the LM initials and a graphic with signature of who appears to be the author paying homage to Ms. Monnier- "Clombe [?] D'Orba Carabinier Van Doo" Beautiful calligraphy, a small number of hand drawn illustrations and a full 36 pages of French language composition. Excellent example of the art. Spine cap is missing, the hinges are cracked but otherwise G. View more info

1836 BOOK OF MEMORY AND VERSE WITH REMARKABLE HANDWRITTEN FOUR [4] PAGE DEDICATION BY FIREBRAND ABOLITIONIST AND MEMBER OF THE UNDERGROUND RAILROAD - THE REVEREND ENOCK MACK

By: DEBORAH HURD [NEE HAYES]

Price: $3,585.99

Publisher: DOVER NEW HAMPSHIRE, 1836

Seller ID: 000800

Condition: Very Good


On offer is an 1835 handwritten Book of Memories in a lovely red leather album. Deborah Hayes, later known as Deborah Hurd lived in Dover, N.H. at the time the entries were made. Deborah tipped in a picture of herself and on the back of another card was a statement of her birth, death etc. The book's first entry, dated Dover June 2, 1836 seems to have been reserved as a place of honor as the reader finds the first entry is a 3 page rousing dedication by firebrand abolitionist, member of the Underground Railroad in Pennsylvania the Reverend Enoch Mack: "My Dear Young Friend You have present... View more info

1860s ORIGINAL HANDWRITTEN MANUSCRIPT JOURNAL COVERING TWO DIFFERENT TIMES IN A VIRGINIA MAN’S LIFE, FIRST AS A STUDENT OF THE CLASSICAL SCHOLAR BASIL GILDERSLEEVE, THEN AS A PHYSICIAN MAKING HOUSE CALLS TO PATIENTS IN NEED

By: DR. HUGH R. GREEN

Price: $2,355.99

Publisher: UNIVERSITY OF VIRGINIA, FAUQUIER COUNTY, VA, 1868

Seller ID: 0009122

Condition: Good


On offer is a notebook of fascinating ‘Greek Lectures’ taken at the University of Virginia in the mid-19th century. The student, and author of the book, is H. R. Green, M.D. and his teacher is Professor Basil Lanneau Gildersleeve, one of the greatest classical scholars the United States has ever produced. This lends the notes taken here a very interesting air, knowing they were given by an oft forgotten, but very notable Classics scholar (and Confederate soldier) of the Southern States. There are 9 lectures written within the book, taking up nearly 30 pages of writing. The lectures deal mo... View more info

1857 - 1860s ORIGINAL HANDWRITTEN MANUSCRIPT MEDICAL CASE BOOK OF A PROGRESSIVE PHYSICIAN, PATHOLOGIST AND WOULD BE AUTHOR

By: DR. MATHIS P. GREENSWORD

Price: $4,885.99

Publisher: New York State, 1857

Seller ID: 000857

Condition: Good+


On offer is the original handwritten manuscript doctor's case book/journal of a pre Civil War era New York State doctor describing in meticulous detail cases from his practice, from 1857 through the early 1860s. This is not a standard doctor's agenda - this book was superbly detailed as a book highlighting our esteemed author's practice relating to specific illnesses and no doubt for future publishing. Doctor M[athis] P. Greensword practiced Medicine in various parts of the state, from Canandaigua and Hopewell in Ontario County to New York City to Rochester for approximately 40 years. He ultim... View more info

Churches and Views of Stroud and Neighborhood - WITH HANDWRITTEN NOTES BY LOCAL HISTORIANS

By: E. Hulbert and P.L. Smith

Price: $1,245.99

Publisher: STROUD GLOUCESTERSHIRE ENGLAND GREAT BRITAIN, Printed at the "News" Office, Stroud: 1889

Seller ID: 0001541

Condition: Very Good


On offer is `Churches and Views of Stroud and Neighborhood` an exceptional relic of Stroud, Gloucestershire, England's historical, architectural and religious buildings. This book contains numerous accounts of different churches and architectural styles used within but of exceptional importance to local researchers and historians are the many handwritten marginalia additions as well as a more concentrated and orderly section of handwritten notes at the end of the book by local writers and historians E. Hulbert and P.L. Smith. Also, it should be noted that many newspaper articles from the 1930'... View more info

1836 SCHREIB ALMANACK OF A GERMAN BUSINESSMAN WITH HIS HANDWRITTEN NOTES INCLUDING PAYABLES, RECEIVABLES, EXPENSES, CONTACTS AND PERSONAL WRITINGS

By: E.C. CONRAD WREDE

Price: $855.99

Publisher: BERLIN GERMANY, 1836

Seller ID: 000960

Condition: Good


On offer is an original handwritten 1836 German businessman's almanac, day book and diary by E. C. Conrad Wrede. Herr Wrede uses the book for a number of purposes as suggested by the manner of the notes. It appears to be counts and amounts of commercial transactions and a number of words like phosphates, transport, merinos [sheep] suggest Herr Wrede deals in any number of items. The book also contains names, addresses of commercial contacts and what appears to be his accounts receivables and payables. There are sections that suggest a list of things to remember, a page of plans and thoughts on... View more info

CYRANO DE BERGERAC - THE AUTHOR'S PERSONAL COPY OF THE 1898 1st ENGLISH EDITION SIGNED AND INSCRIBED BY THE TRANSLATOR AND DATED BY ROSTAND

By: EDMOND ROSTAND

Price: $9,225.99

Publisher: London England, LAMSON, WOLFFE & CO.: 1898

Seller ID: 000927

Condition: Very Good


On offer is a true first English edition [1898] of Edmond Rostand's brilliant 'Cyrano de Bergerac' published by Lamson, Wollfe, London. This book is from the library of Edmond Rostand, signed & inscribed to him in French by the translator Howard Thayer Kingsbury. Extraordinary opportunity to own this rare first edition of the true first translation from the library of the author and dated in his own hand. Condition: Slight chipping to head of spine. Some light rubbing otherwise VG. View more info

YALE COLLEGE CLASS OF 1837 AUTOGRAPH ALBUM WITH OVER 90 AUTOGRAPHS AND INSCRIPTIONS INCLUDING REPUTED SKULL AND BONES SOCIETY MEMBERS

By: EDMUND TERRY

Price: $2,955.99

Publisher: NEW HAVEN CONNECTICUT CT, 1837

Seller ID: 000745

Condition: Good+


On offer is an 1837 Manuscript Friendship Book Autograph Album owned by Edmund Terry of Yale College as evidenced by the handwritten inscription "Belonging to Edmund Terry Yale-College. July 3rd 1837." on the fep. Approximately 120 pages with sentiments and signatures on over 90 pages including: Jos. Darling Hull, New Haven; Wm. Russell, Stratford Conn.; George B. Morse "of the unprecedented class of 37. Remember Judge Dagget"; Geo. Duffield Jr.; Geo. T. Spencer Deep River Conn.; Wm. Maxwell Evarts Boston (1818-1901) U.S. lawyer & statesman, went to England during the Civil War... View more info

TRAVELS IN EGYPT DURING 1818 AND 1819

By: EDWARD DE MONTULE

Price: $885.99

Publisher: London, G. SIDNEY for SIR RICHARD PHILLIPS & CO.: 1821

Seller ID: 0001401

Condition: Good


TRAVELS IN EGYPT DURING 1818 AND 1819 by Edward de Montule. Rubbing and chipping to the edges, bumps to all the tips, one or two dogears, a rubbed smudge on the fep. There is some worm damage. All plates [12] accounted for. Overall good antiquarian condition. View more info

GERVAISE [L'ASSOMMOIR; ROUGON-MACQUART]

By: EMILE ZOLA

Price: $589.99

Publisher: Paris, G. W. CARLETON & CO., PUBLISHERS: 1880

Seller ID: 000538

Condition: Good


Sensational precursor to Zola's most acclaimed work, Nana, translated from the sixtieth Paris edition by Edward Binsse. This is a very scarce early English language edition printed in Paris. In good condition and would be very good save for some light staining to the cover, dingage to the head and tail of the spine and the tips showing through. Inner hinge crack has a section of text loose. Some age-toning. Gilt title treatment is strong and overall a tight copy. View more info

THE CONQUEST OF PLASSANS [THE PRIEST IN THE HOUSE; ROUGON-MACQUART]

By: EMILE ZOLA

Price: $85.99

Publisher: Paris, C. MARPON & E. FLAMMARION:

Seller ID: 000539

Condition: Fair+


Printed in Paris, 'The Suppressed English Edition', undated and would be in shape save for the agetoning/discoloration to the hardcover boards and spine. Loose first title page which includes an inscription and stamp. Age-toning throughout. Circa 1890s. View more info

THE DREAM [LA REVE; ROUGON-MACQUART]

By: EMILE ZOLA

Price: $485.99

Publisher: CHICAGO, RAND, MCNALLY & CO.: 1888

Seller ID: 000540

Condition: Very Good


Translation by Mrs. Eliza E. Chase, translator for the author. Authorized Edition. Super nice tight copy would be VG+ save for some staining to the cover. Black ruled debossed bands over brown cover the gilt title treatment on spine and cover. View more info

MONEY [L'ARGENT; ROUGON-MACQUART]

By: EMILE ZOLA

Price: $315.99

Publisher: Boston, MASS., Benj. R. Tucker: 1891

Seller ID: 000541

Condition: Good+


Translated from the French by Benj. R. Tucker. American first, very good save for the inner cracked hinge and slight stains to the cover. Light bumping to the head and tail. Bookstore pastdown on the inside front cover. Strong gilt title treatment to the spine and cover. Title page is loose. Otherwise a nice tight copy. For the most part anti-semitic, written a few years before the Dreyfus affair and Zola's utter about face to in fact championing that one of France's most despicable traits was anti-semitism. View more info

THE FORTUNE OF THE ROUGONS [LA FORTUNE DES ROUGONS; ROUGON-MACQUART]

By: EMILE ZOLA

Price: $165.99

Publisher: Paris, ERNEST FLAMMARION, EDITEUR:

Seller ID: 000548

Condition: Fair+


Scarce Flammarion 'Suppressed English Edition', published in Paris. Softcover, uncut, cover is chipped, rubbed and dinged and age-toning. Translated from the 24th French edition. c1898. View more info

THE GIRL IN SCARLET [LOVES OF SILVERE AND MIETTE - LA FORTUNE DES ROUGON; ROUGON-MACQUART]

By: EMILE ZOLA

Price: $85.99

Publisher: Philadelphia, T. B. PETERSON & BROTHERS: 1882

Seller ID: 000551

Condition: Good+


Very scarce title more formally titled, as the first novel of the famed 20 volume Rougon-Macquart series, as La Fortune des Rougon. Translated by John Stirling. Would be very good save for some general soiling, dingage to the tips and a cracked inner hinge. View more info

THE ATTACK ON THE MILL

By: EMILE ZOLA

Price: $259.99

Publisher: London, WILLIAM HEINEMANN: 1895

Seller ID: 000555

Condition: Fine


Rich, fine copy, strong gilt illustration and title treatment and save for some dingage to the tips and head and tail of the spine. Color and b&w illustrations grace this charming book. Previous owner's stamps on fep and a few interior pages. View more info

HIS EXCELLENCY [SON EXCELLENCE EUGENE ROUGON; ROUGON-MACQUART]

By: EMILE ZOLA

Price: $485.99

Publisher: NEW YORK, THE MACMILLAN COMPANY: 1897

Seller ID: 000562

Condition: Very Good


Sole authorised English version with a preface by Ernest Alfred Vizetelly. Very good+ copy save for dingage to the extremities and the head and tail of the spine. Gilt title treatment over burgandy cloth. Very scarce title. View more info