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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

THE WESTERN REBELLION

By: R. [RICHARD] LOCKE

Price: $859.99

Publisher: TAUNTON, ENGLAND UK, BARNICOTT AND SON: 1888

Inscription: Autograph

Seller ID: 0001066

Condition: Good


On offer: The Western Rebellion. Previous owner, G.R.Parkin has dated the book 1888 and inscribed it with a note describing where in Taunton he purchased the book. [This is the famed educator Dr. George Robert Parkin a biographer of Sir John A. Macdonald and Headmaster of Upper Canada College. He has signed the inscription with initials and the fep proper as 'G.R. Parkin 1888'.] The feps are yellowed but otherwise interiors pages are clean and white. Some old tape repairs to the fep and cracked hinges. General light soiling to the covers. Bumping and some chipping to the head and tail of the s... View more info

Sefer Turei Even al shlosha mesechot Rosh Hashana, Chagigah, Megilah. L'Rabbeinu HaGadol MeOhr HaGolah Cavod HaGaon Ari Leib Zecher Tzaddik V'Kodesh L'vracha

By: Rabbi Aryeh Leib

Price: $429.99

Publisher: Vilnius Lithuania, 1835

Seller ID: 000REU015

Condition: Good


Book Description : Vilna, 1835. Sefer Turei Even al shlosha mesechot Rosh Hashana, Chagigah, Megilah. L'Rabbeinu Ha Gadol Me'Ohr Ha'Golah Cavod Ha Gaon Ari Leib Zecher Tzaddik V'Kodesh L'vracha. "The Rows of Stone: On 3 Tractates [which are] Rosh Hashana, Chagigah, Megilah. Written by the great Rabbi; light of the Exile, with respect to the genius Teacher Aryeh Leib, Remembered As Righteous And Holy For A Blessing." A work of commentary on 3 tractates of the Talmud by Rabbi Aryeh Leib Ginzberg, 18th century rabbi, generally referred to by the name of his most famous work Shaagas Aryeh ... View more info

Sefer Ikarim, Sh'chaber Hachacham ish HaElokai M'Ranna V'Rabban Yosef Albo Z'Tz'L

By: Rabbi Joseph Albo

Price: $189.99

Publisher: Lemburg [Lvov] Poland, S.L. KUGEL: 1861

Seller ID: 000REU002

Condition: Good+


Book Description : Lemburg, 1861.Sefer Ikkarim, Sh'chaber Hachacham ish HaElokai M'Ranna V'Rabban Yosef Albo Z'Tz'L. "Book of Fundamentals, written by the wise man of God, the Rabbi Yosef Albo of holy and blessed memory." Sefer Ikkarim is a major work of Jewish philosophy written in the fifteenth century by Rabbi Joseph Albo. With two commentaries by Gedaliah and Lipshitz. View more info

EMILE ZOLA: A Biographical and Critical Study

By: ROBERT HARBOROUGH SHERARD

Price: $495.99

Publisher: London, CHATTO & WINDUS: 1893

Seller ID: 000583

Condition: Very Good+


A biographical and critical study with 3 portraits, facsimile letter and five illustrations. Very scarce first book ever published about Zola in English. Would be in very fine shape save for some discoloration to the spine. Insides are superb save for some light pencil notes by a cataloguer. View more info

1820s ORIGINAL GORGEOUS AND HANDWRITTEN ALGEBRA BOOK FROM A RURAL SCHOOL IN NORTHWEST ENGLAND, SHOWING IN GREAT DETAIL AND EXCEPTIONAL PENMANSHIP HOW A CHILD LEARNED HIS MATHEMATICS IN THE EARLY 19th CENTURY

By: ROBERT LITT

Price: $2,455.99

Publisher: CATGILL HALL SCHOOL, EGREMONT, CUMBRIA, ENGLAND UK, 1820

Seller ID: 0009095

Condition: Good


On offer is a gorgeous and extraordinary book of Algebraic mathematical calculations by a young man in 1820. The book is signed at the end: “Robert Litt, Catgill Hall School, March 22nd A.D. 1820.” Catgill Hall was located in Egremont, Cumbria County, in Northwest England. This is a document of exceptional beauty and value. Primarily because Mr. Litt is an exceptionally talented young man with beautiful and delightful penmanship. This book most probably represents an extended period of learning in this young man’s life, at a school in rural England. The book is broken down into the requi... View more info

A Selection of Popular National Airs : A Manuscript of Early American Secular Music, A Song from James Joyce, and one of the Earliest Collections of Non-Western Music Ex-libris First Governor of Kansas Charles Robinson

By: Sir John Stevenson, Thomas Moore

Price: $2,599.99

Publisher: London, 1813

Seller ID: 000458

Condition: Good+


On offer is an exceedingly rare manuscript being a collection of early American secular music, a song from James Joyce, and one of the earliest collections of non-Western Music. A fine and handsome collection. [1813 - 1818] with the bookplate of the first Governor of Kansas. The Book: A Selection of Popular National Airs : with Symphonies and Accompaniments by Sir John Stevenson ; the words by Thomas Moore. London : J. Power, 1818. 58 engraved plates, preceded by a manuscript copy of John Braham's The Beautiful Maid as sung by Mr. Braham (which finds a place in the Thomas Edison Collection of ... View more info

1836 LIMERICK MAINE BOOK OF MEMORY AND VERSE FROM ONE OF MAINE'S EARLY PIONEER FAMILIES

By: SUSAN MORRIE [nee SUSANNAH GUPTILL]

Price: $1,185.99

Publisher: LIMERICK CORNISH MAINE ME, 1836

Seller ID: 000807

Condition: Very Good


On offer is a sweet and very charming handwritten Book of Memories all dedicated to the owner Miss Susannah [Susan] Guptill. As noted on the inside fep it appears Miss Guptill became Susan Morrie at some later date as there is a pencil notation "Presented by Susan Morrie" to B. J. Guptill in 1859. Lovely marbelized cover and leather spine cap on this once premium journal style album. A number of the entries are accompanied by some wonderful calligraphy and naive folk art. VG. View more info

THE CODE OF HONOR

By: UNIDENTIFIED

Price: $299.99

Publisher: New Orleans, Louisiana, E.A.. Brandao & Co.: 1883

Seller ID: 000510

Condition: Good


This is an extremely scarce book dated 1883 which covers the rules and regulations for proper dueling etiquette. Explains who can do what, when and where and how many men can be on the "Field of Honor". Front inside cover is dedicated to 'E.S. BENTON, 3RD ARTILLERY U.S. ARMY, COMMANDANT OF CADETS, L.S.U., 1893, WITH THE COMPLIMENTS OF T.S. FARIGES, INSPECTOR GENERAL, STATE OF LOUSIANA'. Printed by E.A.. Brandao & Co., print, 343 magazine St., New Orleans. 42pp. 6" x 9". Good save for split hinge. View more info

1854 HANDWRITTEN MANUSCRIPT RECIPES FOR BLACKWASH [SYPHILIS] AND GREEN SALVE "FOR DRAWING HEALING SORES"

By: UNIDENTIFIED

Price: $595.99

Publisher: 1854

Seller ID: 000836

Condition: Good


On offer is an original 1854 handwritten manuscript of medicinal recipes for Blackwash and Green Salve for Drawing Healing Sores, Cuts. Written in a neat script at the left margin: "This certificate got from Sam Palmer, March 3-1854." The text of the certificate contains 2 recipes for medicinal applications. The first is to make green salve for drawing & healing sores, mix Lard, Honey, Oil Amber, Pint Spirits Turpentine, Beeswax and (?sp) …grease, put all these in a pan and simmer them over a slow fire…let cool and put into close tin…it can be kept for years and is the best heali... View more info

1879 HANDWRITTEN MANUSCRIPT DIARY OF AN ENGLISH GENTLEMAN

By: UNIDENTIFIED

Price: $685.99

Publisher: ENGLAND, 1879

Seller ID: 000843

Condition: Good


On offer is an original handwritten 1879 diary. The unidentified author lived in England around the city of Brighton and it would seem was a member of high society. There are frequent mentions of parties and guests and he also mentions trips to Richmond and Winchester, hunting parties etc. The entries start on January 3rd and stop on April 9th. Local historians or collectors will appreciate the wealth of local notations and with newspaper clippings pasted to the pages including many weddings, births and other milestones including a visit by the Prince of Wales. Here are some snippets: 1879 ... View more info

c1850 - 1870s ORIGINAL CHARMING VICTORIAN ERA HANDWRITTEN MEMORY BOOK OF WORLD TRAVEL AND A GRAND TOUR - AN UNUSUAL PAIRING OF FLORA AND FAUNA AND CLASSIC POETRY OF AN UNCOMMON TRIP FROM TYRE TO TORONTO

By: UNIDENTIFIED

Price: $1,655.99

Publisher: PYRENEES, YALTA, PISA, TYRE, SMYRNA, TORONTO, 1860

Seller ID: 0001364

Condition: Fair


On offer is a charming, unusual 19th Century travel memory book. The author and creator of this lovely book used local flora and fauna of their visit on the left facing page and then a poem or writings of a noted poet or author would also memorialized the location they toured. Byron, Tennyson, Pushkin, Coleridge are but a few of the quoted poets. Some are identified by initials and sometimes the piece is named but no author. The Pyrenees, Yalta, Sebastopol, Tyre, Pisa, Bordeaux, Toronto, Canada and numerous other places are mentioned. Over 60 odd pages, a lifetime of travel, we see dates from ... View more info

LATE 19th CENTURY ORIGINAL MANUSCRIPT NOTEBOOK FILLED WITH CHARTS, TABLES, FORMULAE, AND NOTES RELATING TO THE SCIENCE AND APPLICATION OF MECHANICAL ENGINEERING FOR A SPECTACULAR RANGE OF AREAS AND TOPICS

By: UNIDENTIFIED ENGINEER

Price: $2,055.99

Publisher: England, 1890

Seller ID: 0009128

Condition: Good


On offer is a fascinating and unique book of 19th century engineering science. The book combines both printed and handwritten tables, charts and lists of formulas of standardized reference material mostly relating to Mechanical Engineering, that the author would’ve needed in their day to day job. These reference charts and lists include: “Horse-Powers of Iron and Steel Shafts (For Given Diameter and Speed),” “Sizes of Paper,” “Sizes of Standard Hexagon Head Bolts,” “Formulae for Determining the Dimensions of Small Gears by Diametral Pitch,” “Table for Computing Theoretic Wa... View more info

1820s-30s ORIGINAL MANUSCRIPT BOOK HANDWRITTEN IN A LOVELY SCRIPT DETAILING THE HISTORY AND CULTURE OF ANCIENT GREECE

By: UNIDENTIFIED SCRIVENER

Price: $2,255.99

Publisher: GREECE, 1830

Seller ID: 0001271

Condition: Good


On offer is a lovely handwritten manuscript book on Greek history and culture, circa 1820-30s with over 150 pages in a beautiful, calligraphic hand and tightly written. The front cover is absent and there is no title page but we suspect this is a scrivener's work of duplicating an older work or text. Topic chapters include Sylla, Sertious & Eumenes, Pompey, Agesilaus, Niccas, Cleomenes, Agis, Caius Graechus, Tiberias Graechus +. In the upper left corner hard by the edge is what appears to be a smudged and soiled name of ownership which we think is 'Wm. W____'. No date but clearly early in the ... View more info

1863 ORIGINAL TWO OF THREE VOLUMES LATIN DISCOURSE: THEOLOGIA DOGMATICA

By: UNIDENTIFIED.

Price: $995.99

Publisher: Unknown, 1863

Seller ID: 0001966

Condition: Good


On offer is an original manuscript Latin language books titled 'Theologia Dogmatica Tomus I and III. [The second volume is lost.] Dated 1863written in fine, precise, small script in Latin the books are what may well be super examples of Monastic output perhaps written by a priest or theological student or scholar. No evidence of origin but may possibly be American the sole clue a signature of later owner from Connecticut on ffe. There are hand drawn borders to the text and margin notes in the same hand. The books measures 8.5" x 7" with worn cloth binding and worn leather spine. Interi... View more info

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1892 ORIGINAL MANUSCRIPT JOURNAL FILLED WITH 19TH CENTURY HANDWRITTEN BRITISH BEER MAKING AND BREWING INSTRUCTION, EDUCATION AND THEORY

By: UNIDENTIFIED.

Price: $2,855.99

Publisher: ENGLAND GREAT BRITAIN, 1892

Seller ID: 0002300

Condition: Good


On offer is a super, original manuscript relic of British brewing history and education being an 1892 journal of lectures on beer brewing handwritten by an unidentified author wherein 21 lectures numbered 25 to 46 covering 110 pages or so various methods of fermentation, scientific theories, factors affecting the fermentation process plus detailed instruction for popular commercial brewing methods in the United Kingdom including a twenty-seven page section in a water-based process known as Burtonisation. Of particular relevance and significance to brewers and those researchers and historians o... View more info

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1880s - 1906 ORIGINAL PAIR OF OF ENGLISH COOKBOOKS WITH RECIPES FROM THE VICTORIAN ERA THROUGH TO EDWARDIAN TIMES

By: UNIDENTIFIED.

Price: $1,655.99

Publisher: ENGLAND GREAT BRITAIN, 1885

Seller ID: 0002418

Condition: Good


On offer is a pair [2] of original manuscript cook books filled with English recipes. The authors and compilers of these eclectic handwritten books are unidentified but coming from the same estate we offer them together. Likely late 1880s to early 1890s for the 22 page earlier book and we find one recipe dated 1906 for the 95+ page second book. The first has recipes ranging from Parmezan Nuggets, Spanish Cream, Swiss Roll, Victorian Sandwiches, Scones, Queen Of Puddings, Trifle, Cheese Cake, Edith's Pudding, Wiltshire Pies; mostly pudding recipes. The second book is more of a collection of re... View more info