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1890s RARE WORLDWIDE TRAVEL PHOTO DIARY ALBUM OF 200 ORIGINAL PHOTOS, MANY HAND COLOURED

By: UNKNOWN.

Price: $2,055.99

Publisher: 1890

Inscription: Autograph

Seller ID: 000503

Condition: Good+


On offer is a wonderful large antique photo album packed with photos of an extensive around the world trip; India, Australia, Japan, America, Philippines etc. etc. The album contains 200 images from every corner of the world. The photos are placed in the windows of the album. The album begins with photos of what appears to be Sydney and other Australian images. It then moves on to Timor and Manilla. Then it's off to Japan with many images of Tokyo, Geishas, Gardens, Temples etc. Many of the images are handcolored. Images on ship, rail and then into the American West. Shots of mountains, close ... View more info

1859 ORIGINAL MANUSCRIPT BOOK OF HANDWRITTEN RECIPES, FORMULAES, PROCESSES AND TRICKS OF THE BLACKSMITHING, METAL WORKING AND CRAFT TRADES INCLUDING SPECIAL PAINTS, INKS, GLUES AND WASHES

By: UNKNOWN.

Price: $2,285.99

Publisher: England, 1859

Inscription: Autograph

Seller ID: 0001297

Condition: Good+


On offer is an original manuscript of the metal craft arts; an essential trade book of recipes, or receipts as they were once known and processes, chemical formulas, etc., handed down from generation to generation of craftsman and apprentices that an artisan jeweler, metal worker, blacksmith or tinsmith would treasure. Almost 100 pages of old world wisdom including recipes for invisible inks as a method of writing secret messages plus methods: for purifying gold and silver; how to silver the inside of globes; silvering all sorts of metals; enamels; Japan varnish; how to write with a gold pen; ... View more info

1840s ORIGINAL, MASSIVE, MAGNIFICENT RESEARCH EFFORT TO CATALOGUE ALMOST 40 CENTURIES OF THE WORLD'S CONFLICTS AND THE RANKING COMBATANTS FROM 1980 BC TO 1847 AD

By: VON v.LOEBELL

Price: $9,455.99

Publisher: WITTENBERG SAXONY-ANHALT GERMANY, 1840

Seller ID: 0002208

Condition: Good+


On offer is a superb, original circa early 1800s through to 1847 manuscript and likely the lifetime research effort and written work on the history of wars throughout the world and what appears to be the ranking personnel. List upon list, conflict after conflict from ancient times, 1980 BC through to the 1840s and the Mexican Revolution was handwritten by a Von v.Loebell as inscribed on the fep in a later hand, the German author and compiler of this remarkable, significant historical 'database'. Research suggests the book was created in Wittenberg,[officially Lutherstadt Wittenberg], is a city... View more info

Image for 1880s - 1900s ORIGINAL MANUSCRIPT JOURNAL OF ONE ARKANSAS MAN'S DETERMINED DOCUMENTING OF THE 1857 MORMON ATROCITY AND AMERICA'S WORST MASS SHOOTING KNOWN AS THE MOUNTAIN MEADOWS MASSACRE

1880s - 1900s ORIGINAL MANUSCRIPT JOURNAL OF ONE ARKANSAS MAN'S DETERMINED DOCUMENTING OF THE 1857 MORMON ATROCITY AND AMERICA'S WORST MASS SHOOTING KNOWN AS THE MOUNTAIN MEADOWS MASSACRE

By: WILLIAM A FALCONER

Price: $5,855.99

Publisher: FORT SMITH FAYETTEVILLE ARKANSAS UTAH, 1885

Seller ID: 0002436

Condition: Good-


On offer is a significant, original manuscript journal circa 1880 - 1890s through 1900s compiled and created by 'Wm. A. Falconer Fort Smith and Fayetteville Ark.' Research concludes this is the work of Judge William A. Falconer who was born in Charleston, Arkansas in 1869. There he received his early education, then studied law at the University of Arkansas in Fayetteville, then practiced law in Fort Smith, Arkansas beginning in 1895. In 1902 he became a Sebastian County Judge. The book which appears to be a near lifelong effort deals with a notorious crime whose roots were in Arkansas only t... View more info

1813 THE SCRIVENER'S GUIDE WITH ADDITIONAL HANDWRITTEN NOTES REGARDING LEGAL PRECEDENT

By: WILLIAM GRIFFITH [and ABRAHAM WESTERVELT]

Price: $595.99

Publisher: BURLINGTON NEW JERSEY NJ, 1813

Seller ID: 0001594

Condition: Good


On offer is a super relic of 200 year old legal precedents and legal opinion being a hardcover book: The Scrivener's Guide, Third Edition, written by William Griffith Counsellor at Law, published by David Allinson. Of particular interest to historians of the law and legal precedents are the nine [9] additional pages of handwritten notes on all the blank pages defining and explaining various aspects of law not included or in addition to the published material. The handwritten notes appear to be transcriptions from other works and we believe the notes are provided by Abraham Westerfelt whose own... View more info

1882 HANDWRITTEN MANUSCRIPT JOURNAL OF AN EAGER LAW STUDENT AT CHADDOCK COLLEGE

By: WILLIAM H. HENRY

Price: $1,295.99

Publisher: QUINCY ILLINOIS IL, 1882

Seller ID: 000837

Condition: Fair+


On offer is an original 1882 handwritten manuscript journal written by a law student at the Chaddock College in Quincy Illinois. The book begins: "Wm. H. Henry's Book Chaddock College, Jan. 11th, 1882. Record of cases give to the "Commercial Law Class" by "Chief Justice Long" and the decisions thereof during the winter term at "Chaddock College." "Will, Ever remember the fun we had in this class and how earnestly we argued. Research suggest this young man becomes a well known Indiana lawyer and member of the Socialist Party of America. Here are some snippets: 1s... View more info

1838 A CORNISH FAUNA BEING A COMPENDIUM OF THE NATURAL HISTORY OF THE COUNTY - INCLUDING IMPORTANT AND SIGNIFICANT MANUSCRIPT ADDITIONS AND ILLUSTRATIONS BY THE NOTED NATURALIST WILLIAM PENNINGTON COCKS

By: WILLIAM PENNINGTON COCKS, RICHARD Q. COUCH, JONATHON COUCH

Price: $4,295.99

Publisher: 1838

Seller ID: 0001527

Condition: Good


On offer is an important and significant, unique set of published works on Cornish fauna, notable for numerous manuscript additions and drawings by the noted surgeon and naturalist William Pennington Cocks (1791-1878). BOOK SPECIFICS FOLLOW DESCRIPTION. This complete three-volume 1838 set lists the fauna of Cornwall in a systematic way: Parts I and II, "Vertebrate, crustacean, and a portion of the radiate animals" and "The testaceous mollusks" are by Jonathan Couch; part III, "The zoophytes and calcareous corallines" is by Richard Couch (his son). The first volume conta... View more info

LATE 1700s/EARLY 1800s 500+ TOME OF VAST SCIENTIFIC KNOWLEDGE RELATED TO AN ENORMOUS AMOUNT OF INFORMATION ON THE NATURAL, PHYSICAL AND ASTRONOMICAL SCIENCES

By: [student of] PROFESSOR SANDERSON

Price: $5,495.99

Publisher: 1800

Seller ID: 0009165

Condition: Very Good


On offer is an exceptional relic of turn of the 19th Century scientific knowledge. The book in question is a large 260 page handwritten tome, touching on a tremendous array of subjects and topics, such as astronomy, cosmology, natural history, advanced mathematics, physics, and more. The book dates from somewhere between 1790 and 1810. It’s author is unknown. What is known is the author is a student of a “Professor Sanderson” who is mentioned quite often (“Sanderson’s Lectures upon Opticks”; “Sanderson’s Hydrostaticks”; “Sanderson’s Lectures on Sound”). Despite extensiv... View more info