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Image for 1840s ORIGINAL MANUSCRIPT NOTEBOOK OF A BRITISH PHYSICIAN AND SURGEON WHO EXPOUNDS ON TEMPERANCE, THE NORTH POLE AND A DIARY OF HIS SURGERIES AND CASES OF INTEREST

1840s ORIGINAL MANUSCRIPT NOTEBOOK OF A BRITISH PHYSICIAN AND SURGEON WHO EXPOUNDS ON TEMPERANCE, THE NORTH POLE AND A DIARY OF HIS SURGERIES AND CASES OF INTEREST

By: JAMES LEE

Price: $1,455.99

Publisher: ENGLAND GREAT BRITAIN, 1840

Seller ID: 0002391

Condition: Good+


On offer is a very interesting circa 1840s notebook of James Lee, a pro-Temperance, likely English physician who has in his book written a speech called "The Physiological Action of Alcohol" and an essay called "At the North Pole" which may or may not be based on his first hand knowledge; 70 pages and 56 pages respectively. The essay is a vast description of the Arctic from the peoples to the formative creations of ice and rock and within the essay he opines and observes... View more info

Image for 1803 - 1805 ORIGINAL NELSON ERA MANUSCRIPT CYPHER AND EXERCISE BOOK BELONGING TO A ROYAL NAVY MIDSHIPMAN ABOARD A STORIED SHIP WHILE THE ENGLISH BLOCKADE BREST AND PLAY CAT AND MOUSE WITH THE FRENCH FLEET

1803 - 1805 ORIGINAL NELSON ERA MANUSCRIPT CYPHER AND EXERCISE BOOK BELONGING TO A ROYAL NAVY MIDSHIPMAN ABOARD A STORIED SHIP WHILE THE ENGLISH BLOCKADE BREST AND PLAY CAT AND MOUSE WITH THE FRENCH FLEET

By: JAMES MAURICE SHIPTON, MIDSHIPMAN

Price: $5,855.99

Publisher: 1803

Seller ID: 0002561

Condition: Good+


On offer is a superb, original 1803 - 1805 manuscript cypher and navigation book handwritten by a young midshipman James Maurice Shipton aboard the noted HMS Thunderer, a ship forever in the history books as the ship that spotted the emerging Spanish fleet and thusly began the Battle of Trafalgar and the demise of Britain's enemies and sadly the hero of the day Lord Horatio Nelson. [Notably Thunderer also took part in the Glorious 1st of June Battle against the French in... View more info

Image for 1815 - 1820 ORIGINAL, FASCINATING, MANUSCRIPT JOURNAL HANDWRITTEN BY A YOUNG  POLITICALLY ENGAGED, VIRULENTLY ANTI SLAVERY ENGLISHMAN TRAVELING IN POST WAR OF 1812 AMERICA SEEING SLAVERY FIRST-HAND, MEETING THE VICE PRESIDENT AND WITNESSING CONGRESS

1815 - 1820 ORIGINAL, FASCINATING, MANUSCRIPT JOURNAL HANDWRITTEN BY A YOUNG POLITICALLY ENGAGED, VIRULENTLY ANTI SLAVERY ENGLISHMAN TRAVELING IN POST WAR OF 1812 AMERICA SEEING SLAVERY FIRST-HAND, MEETING THE VICE PRESIDENT AND WITNESSING CONGRESS

By: JOEL CADBURY

Price: $22,855.99

Publisher: 1815

Seller ID: 0002581

Condition: Good+


On offer is a fascinating, historically significant journal handwriten by Joel Cadbury, on his journey to post War of 1812 America. The journal sees Cadbury travel from England to the United States, travel south to Washington D.C. discussing many of the prescient questions of the early 1800s in America, including seeing the U.S. Senate debate the 'Missouri Question'. He travels to Virginia, where he sees and is disgusted with the state of slavery and African-Americans on... View more info

1900 ALPHABETS OF THE WORLD - A HANDWRITTEN ORIGINAL MANUSCRIPT BOOK DETAILING ALPHABETS FROM ANCIENT THROUGH MODERN ERA BY THE FAMED UNIVERSITY OF CHICAGO PROFESSOR, AUTHOR AND RENOWNED LINGUIST

By: JOHN C.C. CLARKE

Price: $9,985.99

Publisher: Chicago, Illinois IL, 1900

Inscription: Autograph

Seller ID: 000705

Condition: Very Fine


On offer is an absolutely remarkable handwritten manuscript work of tremendous depth, researched, written and compiled by John C.C. Clarke, A.M, titled "ALPHABETS OF THE WORLD." This book is his original unpublished manuscript and details the alphabets of the world from ancient times; Egyptian hieroglyphics, Egyptian hieratic, Egyptian Demotic, or Enchorial, Egyptian Comparative Tables, Coptic (Egyptian), Ancient Libyan, modern Libyan, Southern Arabic and so on. ... View more info

THE BOOK-HUNTER

By: JOHN HILL BURTON

Price: $685.99

Publisher: London, WM. BLACKWOOD & SONS: 1862

Seller ID: 000589

Condition: Very Fine


1862. First Edition. Bound in full calf, spine title treatment in gilt, five bands and six compartments, a very fine copy. Scottish historian John Hill Burton (1809-1881) writes a series of essays; "A Vision of Mighty Book Hunters", "The Prowler and the Auction-Haunter" and others on book-buying and 'book hunters'. This edition features an ornate gilt vignette on the cover showing a scholarly individual scanning a book and shelves. Some scuffs and edgewea... View more info

1840 ORIGINAL MANUSCRIPT BOOK OF COMPLEX EQUATIONS, MATHEMATICAL PROBLEMS AND SOLUTIONS FOR NAVIGATION, MEASURING DISTANCES, SETTING COURSES AND WORKING OUT LATITUDE AND LONGITUDE ALONG WITH A CHARMING, ENGAGING 15 PAGE MINI-NOVEL

By: JOHN MORRIS

Price: $2,855.99

Publisher: London England, 1840

Seller ID: 0001662

Condition: Good


On offer is a super, original 1840s manuscript copybook titled Practical Geometry handwritten by John Morris of London England. The book is comprised of geometry and trigonometry related to navigation and seamanship and contains many case studies for problems in Geometry and Trigonometry, with calculations, tables and illustrated examples, filling every page. Case studies for setting courses, determining longitude and latitude, calculating distances etc., etc. in various... View more info

1830s ORIGINAL 500+ PAGE MANUSCRIPT BOOK OF METHODIST SERMONS, ESSAYS, THEOLOGICAL DISCOURSE AND HANDWRITTEN TESTIMONY OF HAUNTINGS AND APPARITIONS

By: JOHN RABY

Price: $2,685.99

Publisher: CLITHEROE, LANCASHIRE ENGLAND BRITAIN, 1830

Seller ID: 0002001

Condition: Good+


On offer is a super, significant manuscript book of Methodist Theological essays, sermons and religious reflections handwritten by itinerant Methodist preacher John Raby of Clitheroe in Lancashire. Titled "Theological Essays the Outlines of Sermons and Miscellaneous Observations on Divers Passages of the Scriptures, Volume Second. Begun in Clitheroe By John Raby. Feb.y 7th 1836 And Finished…" [no final date given the almost 550 pages]. The author has created an... View more info

1867 ORIGINAL HANDWRITTEN GERMAN RECIPE BOOK OF 100+ RECIPES FOR SWEET CAKES, DESSERTS, AND DRINKS THAT REPRESENT AN EXCELLENT VIEW OF TASTES IN AUSTRIA DURING THE REIGN OF EMPEROR FRANZ JOSEPH I

By: JULIUS MAYR

Price: $1,655.99

Publisher: AUSTRIA, BAVARIA, 1867

Seller ID: 0009113

Condition: Good


On offer is a German recipe book, filled with dozens of recipes geared toward baked goods, confections and sweet beverages such as liqueurs and after dinner drinks. Based on the handwriting, spelling, and recipes within, this “Rezepten Buch” most likely originated in Austria and Bavaria. The book is lacking cover. The front page has the title, “Rezepten-Buch!” The author is Julius Mayr and the book is dated 1867. The first few pages of the book seem to be a preli... View more info

Image for 1828 - 1835 SUPERB, ORIGINAL MANUSCRIPT JOURNALS [3] AND RELICS OF GEORGIAN ERA ART, SHIP BUILDING AND MARINE COMMERCE DELIGHTFULLY ILLUSTRATED BY A MASTER DESIGNER OF FIGUREHEADS AND SHIPS

1828 - 1835 SUPERB, ORIGINAL MANUSCRIPT JOURNALS [3] AND RELICS OF GEORGIAN ERA ART, SHIP BUILDING AND MARINE COMMERCE DELIGHTFULLY ILLUSTRATED BY A MASTER DESIGNER OF FIGUREHEADS AND SHIPS

By: KELSICK WOOD

Price: $25,855.99

Publisher: MARYPORT CUMBRIA ENGLAND UNITED KINGDOM, 1828

Seller ID: 0002589

Condition: Good


On offer is an unparalleled trio [3] of manuscript notebooks and late Georgian Era relics of British maritime commerce and nautical art history, hand written and drawn by Kelsick Wood, a Maryport England ship builder, figurehead designer and chandler whose significant journals detail the 'behind the scenes' aspects of shipbuilding and ship rigging and supplying all manner of ships' stores and repairs in the early part of the 19th Century. The journals are filled with quo... View more info

1880s - 1900s ORIGINAL PAIR [2] OF MASSIVE LEDGERS AND JOURNALS HANDWRITTEN BY MISSOURI KNIGHTS OF PYTHIAS FILLED WITH RITES, DOCUMENTS AND ANECDOTES

By: KNIGHTS OF PYTHIAS

Price: $2,255.99

Publisher: MOUND CITY MISSOURI, 1890

Seller ID: 0001828

Condition: Good


On offer are two [2] fascinating, massive Knights of Pythias ledgers/journals from 1890s and the early 1900s. The ledgers are full of information and many documents pertaining to the Mound City Lodge of the Knights in Missouri. Interestingly these Knights were prolific writers and note takers with a great deal of anecdotal narrative. The older ledger starts in 1890 and the last entry is 1899. This ledger is filled with entries; every page has notations, meeting notes, de... View more info

1889 ELEMENTARY LESSONS IN GAELIC with HANDWRITTEN NOTES BY DR. PETER DAVIDSON OF THE HERMETIC BROTHERHOOD

By: L. MACBEAN, [Lachlan Macbean]

Price: $985.99

Publisher: INVERNESS SCOTLAND, JOHN NOBLE: 1889

Seller ID: 0002031

Condition: Good


On offer is a fascinating 1889 printed book titled 'Elementary Lessons in Gaelic' Third Edition, Revised, once owned by Dr. Peter Davidson, co-founder of the Hermetic Brotherhood of Luxor, one of the three main leaders in the Hermetic Brotherhood movement, and who has written profuse handwritten notes throughout the book. Pages are loose with the binding, but they are still intact. Overall Fair. View more info

BORDER AND BASTILLE [by Famed British Writer Who Left England to Fight in the American Civil War for the Confederacy] WITH MANUSCRIPT HOLOGRAPH LETTER TO GENERAL HOWARD

By: LAWRENCE, GEORGE ALFRED

Price: $449.99

Publisher: London, Tinsley Brothers: 1863

Edition: Third

Inscription: Inscription By Author

Seller ID: 000466

Condition: Good


On offer interesting book with lots of intrigue and special atributes. Titled "Border and Bastille" it is written by the English journalist/author George Alfred Lawrence and it is the story of his life from the time he left England and attempted to join the Confederate Army because he sympathized with the Southern cause and wished to experience and write about the War. He appears to have spent more time as a prisoner than on the battlefield as he was captured qu... View more info

RECHERCHES SUR LE FEU GREGEOIS

By: LUDOVIC LALANNE

Price: $675.99

Publisher: France, J. CORREARD: 1845

Edition: Second Edition

Seller ID: 00JT56

Condition: Fair


Uncut copy of this very, very scarce 1845 exposition on canons and canon powder. Save for some chipping and rubbing this copy would be in good condition. View more info

1857 ORIGINAL, WHIMSICAL PRE CIVIL WAR MANUSCRIPT BOOK OF POETRY, ESSAYS, PERSONAL THOUGHTS AND OBSERVATIONS BY AN INSIGHTFUL, LITERATE BOSTON WOMAN

By: LYDIA A. WALBRIDGE [nee GRAY]

Price: $2,055.99

Publisher: BOSTON, MASSACHUSETTS, 1857

Seller ID: 0008149

Condition: Good +


On offer is a most unusual book of poetry and prose collected in the opening years of the 20th century. Measuring 10 1/2 inches by 8 1/2 inches, this hardbound volume containing 266 pages is in very good condition. The pages are about 68% complete. The handwriting is clear and legible. Written by Lydia A. Walbridge, the poems and letters span the years 1857 to 1909. Walbridge (nee Gray) was born likely in Westbrook, ME, based on context clues from a poem written to her b... View more info

1879 CHARMING ORIGINAL MANUSCRIPT MEMORY AND FRIENDSHIP ALBUM GIFTED TO A WELSH WOMAN ON THE OCCASION OF HER MARRIAGE

By: MAGGIE REES [nee MORGAN] et al

Price: $885.99

Publisher: Wales Britain, 1879

Seller ID: 0001613

Condition: Fair+


On offer is a super leather-bound memory book and friendship journal given as a gift in 1879 to Maggie Morgan in honor of her marriage to William Rees. Research suggests this couple lived in Wales and the eclectic album of 37 handwritten and hand drawn pages in many languages including: French, English, Welsh, Greek, and German. The latest entry is 1901 and the entries span wedding congratulations, friendship, baby related and a couple that appear sombre and relating to ... View more info

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1805 ORIGINAL MANUSCRIPT COOKBOOK AND ANCIENT TREASURE OF EUROPEAN CULINARIA

By: MARIE BARBE THERESE HENROTAY

Price: $5,455.99

Publisher: LIMBOURG BELGIUM, 1805

Seller ID: 0002416

Condition: Good


On offer is a super, original begun in 1805 manuscript cookbook with many 100s of European culinary recipes [receipts] handwritten in French whose origins begin in a castle in Limbourg Belgium. Inscribed 'Livre de Cuisine a Marie Barbe Therese Henrotay Commence le 3 Juillet 1805.' There is one major hand throughout, Marie likely, with other hands later with other dates of a few entries on the last pages through to the 1840s and remarkably a few from 1915! The recipes are... View more info

1891 - 1892 ORIGINAL MANUSCRIPT HANDWRITTEN LEDGER OF DILLER NEBRASKA BLACKSMITHS, MILLER BROTHERS

By: MILLER BROTHERS

Price: $955.99

Publisher: DILLER NEBRASKA, 1834

Seller ID: 0001705

Condition: Fair+


On offer is a super handwritten blacksmith's ledger dated 1891 to 1892 from a blacksmith's shop in Eastern Nebraska called Miller Brothers, Diller Nebraska. There are 144 pages full of entries for repairs on shovels to wagon wheels, buggy repairs, repairing bolts, chain etc. There is a piece missing front cover, the back cover corner is worn and chipping as well as a few pages that are blank. Includes an old bill from the Miller Brothers. Overall Fair+. View more info

CHRIST IN THE GARDEN [BY THE AUTHOR OF 'PEEP OF DAY' Etc.]

By: Mortimer, Favell Lee

Price: $44.99

Publisher: NEW YORK, Sunday School Union: 1878

Seller ID: 000685

Condition: Very Good


Undated save for a light pencil notation 'March 1878' this was a presentation copy from the greentown Sunday School. Fair condition with chips and rubbing and pencil marks inside etc. but not without its charm. View more info

1889 ORIGINAL MANUSCRIPT TRAVEL JOURNAL OF ONE ENGAGING ENGLISHMAN'S TRIP TO THE PARIS EXPO DOING AN IN DEPTH TOUR OF LA TOUR EIFFEL AND HIS INTRODUCTION TO SOME OF EUROPE'S NOTABLES

By: MR. KING

Price: $5,455.99

Publisher: 1889

Seller ID: 0002582

Condition: Good+


On offer is wonderful original manuscript travelogue handwritten by an Englishman who along with seven companions heads to the 1889 Paris Exhibition, the World's Fair that introduced the magnificent Eiffel Tower for the very first time. On his trip the author, Mr. King, meets the creator of the tower Gustave Eiffel as well as Joseph Chamberlain, one of the most important politicians, orators, and reformers in English history. As the diary begins on June 14th, Mr. King an... View more info

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1820 ORIGINAL MANUSCRIPT COOKBOOK OF EARLY 19TH CENTURY BRITISH COOKING AND CULINARY ARTS

By: MRS. JACKSON

Price: $2,255.99

Publisher: ENGLAND GREAT BRITAIN, 1820

Seller ID: 0002417

Condition: Good


On offer is a super, early 19th Century manuscript book of recipes, an index on the back of the front board, 67 pages or so, hand numbered, then some unnumbered. There are also some loose recipes tucked in. We note with fascination that this book was likely started at the beginning of a marriage for a newlywed couple as the back board is inscribed: "Mr and Mrs Jackson were married on the 22nd of June 1819. Mr J. aged 24 and Mrs J. 22. Mrs J. was born Feb 20 1797.... View more info