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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 plantations. He visits Mount Vernon and George Washington's tomb, and meets, by chance, the Vice President of the United Sta... 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 This book is his original unpublished manuscript and details the alphabets of the world from ancient times; Egyptian hieroglyphics, Egyptian hieratic, Egyptian Demotic, or Enchorial, Egyptian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. 479 pp but not all pages are full since Mr. Clarke left space between chapters and spare pages if he overwrote. The work is c... 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 edgewear, the tips have been dinged, otherwise a magnificent copy. 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 methods make for a superb early practical education in British nautical lore. The 140 page book includes a fair copy of an a... 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 preliminary textual elaboration on the making of sugar and similar substances that will be used in the recipes in the book. Such r... 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, description of rites, lists of all the members and their rank in the order. There is also description of their occupations, for... 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 quite soon upon arrival in America [further biographical notes follow]. Many references to Baltimore and Maryland. The book was... 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

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 someone's passing. Many are poems, personal messages, an acrostic, original artwork and pasted-in illustrations. Some are ori... 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 all encompassing: meats, desserts, baking, storage, preparation etc. Absolutely stunning in its breadth. We note one pair of... 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 and 7 others make their way by horse drawn carriage from the Victoria district of London to Newhaven on the southern shore. The... 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." We speculate that this book was started soon after the commencement of their married life. Many unique recipes including: ... View more info

1809 - 1833 HANDWRITTEN MANUSCRIPT BOOK OF THE NOTED BRITISH ARMY 94TH REGIMENT OF FOOT - REGIMENTAL ORDERS, OFFICER COMMUNICATIONS, MEMORIALS, STATUS REPORTS, CORRESPONDENCE OF IMPORTANCE

By: MULTIPLE OFFICERS OF THE 94TH REGIMENT OF FOOT

Price: $6,255.99

Publisher: SCOTLAND IRELAND ENGLAND DUBLIN EDINBURGH UK, 1809

Seller ID: 000867c

Condition: Good


On offer is a remarkable, original 1809 - 1833 handwritten manuscript book once used by the British Army's 94th Regiment of Foot. This book contains all manner of writings relevant to the running and goings-on of the Regiment by the Officers. The book is rather eclectic containing standing orders, regimental orders, different charts and forms for payroll and other reportage [for example on the conditions of the Dublin Garrison], orders of the day, direct communications between officers, public requests for leave, advancement of funds, settling of accounts etc., public apologies for poor behavi... View more info

1871 ORIGINAL MANUSCRIPT DIARY OF FINANCIAL TRANSACTIONS AND TRADES BY A VERY ACTIVE SWEDISH TIMBER DEALER BASED IN ENGLAND TRAVELLING THROUGHOUT SWEDEN, POLAND, LATVIA, LITHUANIA WHEELING AND DEALING IN LUMBER, FINISHED WOOD PRODUCTS, STOCKHOLM TAR+++

By: OSKAR LINDQUIST

Price: $2,355.99

Publisher: RIGA DANZIG STETTIN POLAND LATVIA SWEDEN MEMEL, 1871

Seller ID: 0002194

Condition: Good


On offer is a very interesting, significant group of one [1] alphabetized address style book used as an order book and ephemera handwritten by a Victorian era Swedish man living in England named, we believe, Oskar Lindquist. While the book has no indication of ownership there are tucked in two [2] notes one marked June 2nd 1871 'Offers' on 'Oskar Lindquist TIMBER IRON COAL AND GENERAL MERCHANT AND COMMISSION AGENT' Newcastle on Tyne, stationery. This appears to be handwritten items such as Stockholm tar, timber from Sweden, materials for London, sleeper and round blocks and white wood++. The o... View more info

OBSERVATIONS GENERALES SUR L'ORGANOGENIE ET LA PHYSIOLOGIE DES VEGETAUX

By: P.J.F. TURPIN

Price: $475.99

Publisher: Paris FRANCE, DIDOT FRERES: 1835

Seller ID: 00JT55

Condition: Fair


Very scarce copy with original cover, with faults and handwritten note, complete with folded handcolored engraving of Agaricus Crispus. Save for some chipping and rubbing this copy would be in good condition. 50pp. View more info

LUCRETIA THE QUAKERESS or PRINCIPLE TRIUMPHANT

By: Phebe Anne Hanaford

Price: $2,185.99

Publisher: Boston, MA, U.S.A., J. Buffum: 1853

Seller ID: 0001404

Condition: Very Good


On offer is an original inscribed copy of Lucretia, the Quakeress: or, Principle triumphant by Phebe Anne Hanaford, the first woman minister in the Universalist Church and likely America's earliest certifiable lesbian minister. This very rare book is very significant in Amerca's Women's Rights movement and notaby for being written by the author of the first biography of Lincoln after his death. This book besides being very, very scarce is inscribed on the front flyleaf: "Sarah Barker, Wilt thou accept this little book form its author, with an earnest wish for thy abundant happiness in the... View more info

1853 ORIGINAL MANUSCRIPT ENGLISH LANGUAGE NOTES HANDWRITTEN BY NOTED ABOLITIONIST OF RENOWN GERMAN PROFESSOR ON THE HOLY SCRIPTURE OF THE OLD TESTAMENT

By: PROF. FRIEDRICH BLEEK by way of FREDERICK FROTHINGHAM

Price: $1,655.99

Publisher: BONN GERMANY, 1853

Seller ID: 0001697a

Condition: Very Good


On offer is a super mid-19th Century manuscript relic of the scholarship of the noted German Biblical scholar Professor Friedrich Bleek being a handwritten English language notebook titled 'Einleitung in das Alte Testament von Prof. [Friedrich] Bleek, Bonn 1853.4., [Introduction to the Old Testament] notes taken by Frederick Frothingham' who was an author and abolitionist theologian who wrote popular spiritual commentary during the years of the Civil War. During the years of 1853 - 1854 Frothingham travelled to Germany to study with Prof. Friedrich Bleek, whose book shares the same title as th... View more info