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Haggadah Shel Pesach : PASSOVER HAGGADAH WITH COMMENTARY OF RABBI SHABBTAI COHEN

By: N/A

Price: $199.99

Publisher: Warsaw, Poland, 1870

Seller ID: 000453

Condition: Poor


1870 Warsaw HAGGADAH. Rare. No copies in American auction records. Last similar book was 1868 Warsaw Haggadah sold in 1982. The Book: Haggadah Shel Pesach, Warsaw, 1870. 8vo. One must be more forgiving of the condition of Haggadot than other books. This is a very worn copy with 1/2 loss to rear board, partial loss to last leaf, partial loss to upper title, some fraying. However, it is a still a nice rare example of a Polish 19th century Haggadah. View more info

1859 - 1860 HAMASAEF: The Hebrew Review and Magazine for Jewish Literature: The journal of Hebrew Enlightenment and the First Modern Hebrew Periodical

By: N/A

Price: $1,259.99

Publisher: London, 1859

Seller ID: 000679

Condition: Good


On offer the famed HEBREW PERIODICAL: HAMASAEF: The Hebrew Review, and Magazine for Jewish Literature. HaMasaef was the journal of Hebrew Enlightenment and the First Modern Hebrew Periodical New Series; Vol. 1, No. 1 - 48. London, 1859-1860. (i.e., October 1859 to September 1860.) 8vo. An extended run of 48 numbered issues bound in one volume. Individual issues in VERY GOOD condition, original boards, loose and shaken, spine replaced with crude tape. VERY RARE. Copac records only the British Library copy which contains only the first 10 issues [Ref: "Hameasef Breakthrough in Hebrew Periodi... View more info

The Customs and Manners of The Bedouin Arabs: Designed especially to illustrate the Early Scripture History, written for The American Sunday School Union - PERSONAL COPY OF FAMED CIVIL WAR ARMY CHAPLAIN REV. B.W. CHIDLAW

By: N/A

Price: $285.99

Publisher: PHILADELPHIA PENNSYLVANIA PA, American Sunday School Union: 1837

Seller ID: 000975

Condition: Good


The Customs and Manners of The Bedouin Arabs: Designed especially to illustrate the Early Scripture History, written for The American Sunday School Union, revised by the committee of publication. Published by the Philadelphia American Sunday School Union, 1837, 6 1/8 x 3 3/4" with 160 pages has marbled end boards. The words 'Cherry Valley S. School' are inscribed first free endpaper. This book is in original condition with the spine cap being leather and gilt title treatment. There is a lengthy Contents page beginning with the Description of the Country, Climate, Hurricanes to the Governme... View more info

INCIDENTS OF TRAVEL IN EGYPT, ARABIA PETRAEA AND THE HOLY LAND

By: 'AN AMERICAN' [commonly known to be J.S. STEVENS]

Price: $75.99

Publisher: NEW YORK, HARPER & BROTHERS: 1842

Edition: TENTH

Seller ID: 0001402

Condition: Fair+


'INCIDENTS OF TRAVEL IN EGYPT, ARABIA PETRAEA AND THE HOLY LAND' by 'An American'. Two volume set as called for. Overall age toning, foxing throughout, some dogears, some damp-staining and the odd fault but otherwise tight and clean. Overall Fair+. View more info

Image for 1830s SUPERB ORIGINAL MANUSCRIPT BOOKS [2] AND HANDWRITTEN STUDY HIGHLIGHTING THE STATE OF HIGHER EDUCATION IN FRANCE IN THE EARLY 19TH CENTURY

1830s SUPERB ORIGINAL MANUSCRIPT BOOKS [2] AND HANDWRITTEN STUDY HIGHLIGHTING THE STATE OF HIGHER EDUCATION IN FRANCE IN THE EARLY 19TH CENTURY

By: 'S.B.' [?] and CLEMENTINE

Price: $6,455.99

Publisher: France, 1830

Seller ID: 0002262

Condition: Good+


On offer is a superb, original pair [2] of 1830s manuscript journals of multi discipline subjects including; cosmography, mythology, navigation and exploration of the New World, ancient lore, history of powerful monarchies, an extensive history of France from ancient times to the Napoleon Bonaparte era etc all undoubtedly of an advanced level of study hand written by an unidentified student save, we believe, for the initials 'S.B.' in early 19th Century France. The treasured, large folio volumes, on fine watermarked paper comprised of some different sized text blocks, assembled between hard co... View more info

Image for 1869 ORIGINAL RECONSTRUCTION ERA HANDWRITTEN PETITION AND PROTEST BY THE CITIZENS OF MADISON ALABAMA

1869 ORIGINAL RECONSTRUCTION ERA HANDWRITTEN PETITION AND PROTEST BY THE CITIZENS OF MADISON ALABAMA

By: 30 CITIZENS OF MADISON ALABAMA

Price: $855.99

Publisher: MADISON ALABAMA, 1869

Seller ID: 0002551

Condition: Good


On offer is an interesting, original manuscript relic reflective of Southern Reconstruction Era woes and gripes between citizens and Government, this being an 1869 Madison, Alabama handwritten document; a Reconstruction Era petition and as stated a protest by the Citizens of Madison against a proposed sale by the Mayor and Aldermen of the street between the store house of the Wise Mercantile Co. and that of Mr. L. Hardage, running from Front St. to Martin St. with 30 autograph signatures and likely a few names of recent combatants including: A Hardage, S. H. Floyd, P. B. Fletcher, R E Wiggins... View more info

1861 ORIGINAL MANUSCRIPT RELIC OF MID 19TH CENTURY GERMAN MILITARY ARTILLERY AND GUNNERY SKILL AND TECHNIQUE

By: A. GULHNER

Price: $3,085.99

Publisher: ULM GERMANY, 1861

Seller ID: 0001517

Condition: Very Good


On offer is a superb relic of mid-19th Century militaria and German artillery and gunnery skills and technique being a manuscript book titled 'Portie-Tafeln nebst Ertäuterungen für sämmtliche Geschütze der Bundesfestung Ulm'. The 85 page handwritten book is a technically detailed manual with many tables, charts, graphs with explanations of the guns at the Federal fortress at Ulm in a beautiful calligraphic hand in German. Dated 1861 and with the name of 'A Gulhner' inscribed on the front page, one finds part of the Appendix (pages 75-85) which relates to gunnery at Berlin. A few blank lea... View more info

1807 HANDWRITTEN LATIN BOOK OF MATHEMATICS AS STUDIED IN THE COLLEGIO ROMANO UNDER THE FAMED ABBOT CALANDRELLI

By: Abbot Giuseppe Calandrelli

Price: $4,985.99

Publisher: Collegio Romano ROME ITALY, 1807

Seller ID: 0001239

Condition: Good+


On offer is an original handwritten Latin mathematics manuscript detailing the instruction and works of Abbot Giuseppe Calandrelli (1749 - 1827) who was a famous Italian astronomer and mathematician. After the Jesuit order was suppressed, after the direction of the Collegio Romano was given over to priests from other orders, young Calandrelli perfected his scientific studies and became the substitute for his maestro, Father François Jacquier. He earned many prestigious titles: giving physics lessons after the professor died; director of the Accademia di Fisica, entrusted by the Pope to brin... View more info

1844 - 1846 REMARKABLE AND UNIQUE ORIGINAL HANDWRITTEN BOOK OF PRE-CIVIL WAR MEDICAL KNOWLEDGE FROM AN ASPIRING DOCTOR WITH A SYMPTOMS AND TREATMENTS FOR A TREMENDOUS AMOUNT OF DISEASES AND AILMENTS

By: ALBAN SMITH PAYNE

Price: $3,255.99

Publisher: CASTLETON MEDICAL COLLEGE VERMONT NEW YORK CITY NY, 1844

Seller ID: 0009058

Condition: Good


On offer is a remarkable piece of medical history. It is a book by a young doctor in training, named Alban Smith Payne from New York City during the 1840s. He is studying at Castleton College in Vermont, the largest Medical School in the Northeast at the time. For anyone who wants an incredibly interesting and comprehensive idea of Western medical science in pre-Civil War era, this book contains an immense amount of information in this regard. It describes dozens of diseases, their symptoms and treatments. The book seems to be an education by many different doctors, presenting case studies in ... View more info

1893 ORIGINAL MANUSCRIPT BOOK OF FRENCH FIN-DE-SIÈCLE REGIMENT BUGLE SONGS FROM A BUGLE PLAYER STATIONED IN THE INDRE-ET-LOIRE DÉPARTEMENT

By: ALBERT DURAND

Price: $2,255.99

Publisher: DÉPARTEMENT INDRE-ET-LOIRE, FRANCE, FR, 1893

Seller ID: 0009171

Condition: Good +


On offer is a unique relic from fin de siècle France, an 1893 original manuscript book of Regiment Bugle Songs, from the 66th Infantry. The inside of the front cover gives the specific information: “Durand, Albert. Caporal Clairon 66ème Régiment d’Infanterie à Tours Indre et Loire”. Durand was ‘Caporal Clairon’ or ‘First Bugle’ of the 66th Infantry Regiment Tours, in the the Indre-et-Loire Département. Indre-et-Loire is in west-central France. The title page reads: Class 1893. Cahier appartenant à Monsieur Durand Albert...” The first page consists of a 1 page entry by Dur... View more info

c1850 HANDWRITTEN MANUSCRIPT APOTHECARY'S BOOK OF PERSONAL, HOUSEHOLD AND FARM CURES, SALVES, RECIPES AND REMEDIES

By: Alfred Buckingham Cuspley

Price: $1,255.99

Publisher: ENGLAND UK GREAT BRITAIN, 1850

Seller ID: 0001036

Condition: Good


On offer is a British Apothecary's handwritten manuscript book, 5 x 8 inches with approximately 98 pages of recipes [receipts], remedies, cures, salves, potions, oils etc. for household and personal needs, plus a handwritten index and a list of suppliers. The name Alfred Buckingham Cuspley is written on the first page. While undated the book most certainly pre-dates 1858 as evidenced by a currency converter pasted into the back of the book which refers to Canadian £ Sterling which was replaced in 1858. The majority of recipes are for medicinal cures, health and beauty products and perfumes. T... View more info

THE LONDON RIDDLER c1825 VERY EARLY BOOK ON RIDDLES, PUZZLES, MIND GAMES, ENIGMAS, CHARADES, REBUSSES & CONUNDRUMS

By: ANONYMOUS.

Price: $1,455.99

Publisher: London, 1825

Seller ID: 000459

Condition: Very Good


On offer one of the earliest books devoted to riddles, puzzles and mind-games. Circa 1825. Highly unusual with no copy in the British Library and as such very rare. The Book: The London Riddler or, 'The art of teasing made easy: consisting of enigmas, charades, rebusses, conundrums, and transpositions: original, and selected from the most approved sources, and classically arranged according to an entirely new plan.' London : Hodgson and Co, [1825?] 198 p., [1] illustrated folded leaf of various plates: 60 ill.; 16 cm. Original brown boards and paper spine label present but off, interiors gener... View more info

1884 NORWAY MUSIC ALBUM - FOLK SONGS, DANCES, NATIONAL AIRS, RECENT COMPOSITIONS

By: AUBER FORESTIER, RASMUS B. ANDERSON

Price: $655.99

Publisher: CHICAGO, 1884

Seller ID: 0001956

Condition: Fair


On offer is a printed book titled the Norway Music Album - Norway's Folk Songs, Dances, etc., National Airs and Recent Compositions for Pianoforte and Solo Singing with a few Four Part Songs by Auber Forestier and Rasmus B. Anderson. Inscribed on the cover: J.S.Wing, Red Wing Minnesota December 1884. The 11½ x 9 inch book is in rough shape binding wise but the interiors are readable. Overall Fair. View more info

1880s “REPORT UPON THE MANUFACTURE OF GUN COTTON” A DETAILED DESCRIPTION, FROM PLANT TO WEAPON, WITH EXCELLENT, DETAILED DESCRIPTIONS OF 19th CENTURY MACHINERY, PROCESSES AND MILITARY SCIENCE

By: B. C. NIELSEN

Price: $2,285.99

Publisher: ROSE ISLAND, PROVIDENCE, RHODE ISLAND, RI, 1885

Seller ID: 0009142

Condition: Good


On offer is a unique and interesting document from the history of war, weaponry, and the United States Navy. It is the “Report upon the Manufacture of Gun Cotton” produced by a seaman, B. C. Nielsen. The 16-page handwritten report, goes over a wide range of the creation, processing, and use of gun cotton. It begins by defining gun cotton as, “an explosive made from cotton; and is composed of Carbon, hydrogen, nitrogen, and oxygen, and is made by acting on cotton with nitric and sulphuric acids. It is only necessary to immerse pure dry cotton in a mixture of the purest and strongest nitri... View more info

1890s ORIGINAL MANUSCRIPT RELIC OF MORAVIAN THOUGHT AT THE END OF THE 19th CENTURY: "CHRISTIAN ARGUMENTS"

By: BROTHER C.K. HOWRY

Price: $3,285.99

Publisher: Willow Street, Lancaster County, Pennsylvania PA, 1890

Seller ID: 0001259

Condition: Very Good


On offer is a super relic of late 19th century Christian religious thought as written and presented by C.K. Howry of Willow Street, Lancaster County, Pennsylvania. Over 381pp in a neat hand complete with author's index to the manuscript, followed by his preface. The importance of the work to Mr. Howry is evident given the quality of the book itself: a gilt-stamped spine title 'CHRISTIAN ARGUMENTS', black leather morocco cover over flexible boards, 8 x 5 inches and two raised bands premium quality notebook. Research suggests that Mr. Howry espouses the state of Moravian Church throughout; the p... View more info

FABELEN EN VERTELSELS IN NEDERDUITSCHE VERZEN GEVOLGD

By: C.F. GELLERT

Price: $255.99

Publisher: DORDRECHT: 1830

Seller ID: 0001005

Condition: Good


FABELEN EN VERTELSELS IN NEDERDUITSCHE VERZEN GEVOLGD. NIEUWE UITGAVE. Good copy of the well loved book of fables by German poet C.F. Gellert. Four plates present. Bumping to the tips, rubbing along the edges, some splitting, gilt title treatment along the spine very bright. Overall G. View more info

1861 ORIGINAL MANUSCRIPT NOTEBOOK OF SCIENTIFIC FORMULATIONS HAND WRITTEN BY ONE OF AMERICA'S MOST DISTINGUISHED CHEMISTS, PROFESSORS, EDITORS AND AUTHORS

By: CAMPBELL MORFIT

Price: $4,255.99

Publisher: New York NY, 1861

Seller ID: 0008082

Condition: Good


On offer is a handwritten notebook of formulations written by one of America's foremost chemists of the 19th century. The hardbound book measures 7.5 inches by 4.5 inches and contains 112 pages. The book is about 67% complete. The cover has some wear marks and is stamped with the name of the firm. The spine of the book has broken but all pages are secure and intact. The handwriting is neat and legible. Campbell Morfit was considered one of the top chemists in the United States in the 19th century. Born in 1820, he studied chemistry and went on to become a highly regarded teacher in the field. ... View more info

1890 HANDWRITTEN MANUSCRIPT JOURNAL REGARDING THE INDUCTION TRAINING AND PROGRESS REPORTING OF THE 12th ALPINE GROUP 27th BATAILLON DE CHASSEURS PIED ARMY OF FRANCE

By: CAPTAIN J.D. CHARTRAND [?]

Price: $749.99

Publisher: France, 1890

Seller ID: 000467

Condition: Poor


On offer a rare antique of French militaria: the handwritten manuscript daily journal of the 3rd Company 27th Bataillon de Chasseurs a pied, 12th Alpine Group, dated from 1890. This famed battle group, founded by the Duke of Orleans created in 1888, a mere 2 years prior this book writing, 12 specialized mountain battalions in response to Italy's formation of 6 'Alpini' battalions. "Enregistrement journalier du travail fait dans la Compagnie." as stated on the 'title page'. The first six-seven pages or so have been handwritten by a scribe for the French Army laying out in detail the pur... View more info

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