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Blackstone's Commentaries: VOLUME 2 PART 2: WITH HANDWRITTEN NOTES, OBSERVATIONS AND COMMENTS BY TWO NOTED LOYALISTS - WILLIAM WYLLY AND CADWALLADER D. COLDEN

By: SIR WILLIAM BLACKSTONE

Price: $2,495.99

Publisher: 1810

Seller ID: 0001416

Condition: Fair


On offer is an interesting and original book of historical significance being an inscribed copy of Blackstone's Commentaries Volume Two, Part Two, having further manuscript notes handwritten by two noted Loyalists. This copy belonged to Loyalist William Wylly as evidenced by his bookplate. He was the first King's Council in New Brunswick, later living in the Bahamas, appointed solicitor-general and surrogate of the court of vice-admiralty. In 1804 he was appointed advocate-general of the vice-admiralty court, in 1812 he became chief justice, and in 1822 chief justice of the island of St. Vince... View more info

c. 1740s HANDWRITTEN MANUSCRIPT, ORIGINAL LIMP VELLUM HANDWRITTEN OFFICER'S VADE MECUM IN A FINE CALLIGRAPHIC HAND FRENCH MILITARY THEORY AND PRACTICE: "TRAITE DE FORTIFICATION"

By: UNIDENTIFIED

Price: $3,255.99

Publisher: France, 1740

Seller ID: 0001089

Condition: Very Good


On offer is a superb original French handwritten manuscript titled "Traite de fortification" circa 1740 bound in contemporary limp vellum. In a fine calligraphic hand this book, probably an officer's vade mecum details the epitome of military theory and practice of the era as evidenced by the authors referenced in the manuscript with the greatest frequency being Blondel (1618-1686) and the Comte de Pagan (1604 - 1665). The inclusion of the latter is particularly interesting because the Comte de Pagan is often thought of more as a theoretician than as a practical planner. This also help... View more info

c. 1730 - 1750s ORIGINAL 500+ PP MANUSCRIPT BOOK OF ANCIENT MONASTIC [?] ALCHEMY, CHEMISTRY, PHARMACOLOGICAL AND MEDICAL LORE

By: UNIDENTIFIED

Price: $12,855.99

Publisher: 1750

Seller ID: 0001419

Condition: Very Good


On offer is a superb, original 18th Century Latin, and some Greek, manuscript book of over 328+ hand-numbered and some unnumbered leaves of handwritten writings being a treasure trove of ancient medical and alchemy lore and history epitomizing the state of post Renaissance sciences, the book includes various charts, indices, remedies, tinctures, other pharmacological and chemical recipes, alchemy, observations, treatments and astrological notes. Circa 1730 to 1750s, as evidenced by the marbelized end papers and separator pages in this premium 6.25 x 5.5 x 2 inch oblong leather bound clasp en... View more info

c. 1750 HANDWRITTEN ORIGINAL ITALIAN MEDICAL MANUSCRIPT: EPITOME PATOLOGIE

By: UNKNOWN

Price: $4,595.99

Publisher: Italy,

Seller ID: 000828

Condition: Good+


On offer is a fine, early [circa 1750] Italian medical manuscript on pathology - EPITOME PATOLOGIE. This is a beautifully written, in one hand, though some margin notes scattered throughout but not a lot. Very comprehensive detailing of the art of pathology for the times with many, many subject headings in this 260+ pp tightly written script. Among the chapter titles are: de Forma Morborum; Tomanscini Observationes; Forma Morbosa; Pulsuum qualitates abnormes; Secretionis; Physiologia Systematis; De generatione Morbosa; Ethiologia; etc. etc. Bound in original Italian calf backed boards. 10.6 x ... View more info

c1700s HANDWRITTEN MANUSCRIPT "ONKO CHISHIN GO ROKU" - COMPLETE IN ONE VOLUME

By: UNKNOWN

Price: $995.99

Publisher: Japan, 1750

Seller ID: 000531b

Condition: Good+


On offer is an ancient strategy GO game book in Japanese. Estimated between 17th and 18th century but research suggests early in the mid-century. Very Good save for some age-toning and general light ageing. View more info

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1750 SUPERB ORIGINAL FRENCH ROMAN CATHOLIC BOOK OF PIETY, PRAYERS AND MEDITATIONS HANDWRITTEN IN A STUNNING CALLIGRAPHIC HAND

By: UNKNOWN SCRIVENER

Price: $2,255.99

Publisher: France, 1750

Seller ID: 0002378

Condition: Very Good


On offer is a superb, ancient, original French Roman Catholic manuscript relic being a handwritten book titled: Exercise de Piete tires de l'Ecriture Sainte - Reflexions et Prieres sur Differens Sujets. A testament to the art of the scribe the book is dated 1750 the 543 page book of exercises in piety and prayers and meditations on different subjects is beautifully done in a fine calligraphic hand and beautiful embellishments in gold and gilt throughout. Stunning and very well kept with hardly a blemish save for some rubbing to the leather cover and some small splits to the foot of the spine. ... View more info

1722 ORIGINAL MANUSCRIPT TITLED 'PLANS FONDAMENTEAUX' A HAND DRAWN AND HANDWRITTEN BOOK DETAILING THE STATE OF THE ART MOVING AND PARADING MASSES OF ARMED SOLDIERS INTO AND DURING BATTLE

By: UNKNOWN.

Price: $4,855.99

Publisher: SCHLOSS ZEIL WALDBURG-ZEIL LEUTKIRCH IM ALLGÄU GDR, 1722

Seller ID: 0002210

Condition: Good+


On offer is a super, original 18th Century manuscript relic related to the physical art of war. Thirty hand drawn pages, many with copious, meticulous notes detailing what in 1772 would have been the state of the critical art of moving and parading masses of armed men into and during battle. Napoleon would likely have been trained to the standards or the like in this very handsome German volume. There is a rubber stamped inscription 'Archivrat Dr. R. Rauh Schloss Zeil (Wrtrag)' identifying the book as having been part of the Library of the famed residence of the Princes of Waldburg-Zeil in Leu... View more info

Publii Virgilii Maronis Bucolica, Georgica, et Aeneis, illustrata, ornata, et accuratissime impressa.

By: VIRGIL

Price: $2,385.99

Publisher: London, J. & P. Knapton and W. Sandby: 1750

Seller ID: 000883

Condition: Very Good+ with no dust jacket


Superb 1750, J. & P. Knapton and W. Sandby, London, first edition thus; two volumes: pp [xlviii], 239; 288. 58 plates - complete. Title pages printed in red and black. Calf backed marbled boards, spine with gilt emblems in compartments and gilt lettered black morocco labels. Save for light edge-wear and some of the hinges cracking but nothing horrible this set would be Fine.; LATIN; 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall; TROJAN WAR, AENEAS, DIDO, TROY, ROME,MYTHOLOGY, GREECE, ROMAN, ROME, GREEK, CARTHAGE, ILIAD, DARDANIANS, HOMER, PRIAM, HECTOR View more info

1750 ORIGINAL MANUSCRIPT SEAMAN'S 420pp+ HANDWRITTEN VADE MECUM AND REFERENCE MANUAL FILLED WITH CHARTS, ILLUSTRATIONS, TABLES AND HUNDREDS OF PAGES OF DETAILED INFORMATION FOR CIRCUMNAVIGATING THE OCEANS OF THE WORLD

By: WILLIAM WINE [?]

Price: $12,995.99

Publisher: 1750

Seller ID: 0001563

Condition: Good+


On offer is an absolutely sensational ancient, original 1750s manuscript sailor's vade mecum or reference manual handwritten by and or for a mariner over 260 years ago. The name William Wine appears on the rear inside cover dated March 4th 1788. The handwriting is similar throughout to the signature but it is inconclusive if Mr. Wine is the author, original owner or a later owner. The first page, detached but present, is dated November 1750. There are many, many tables of information, illustrations, charts, drawings etc. that are indexed and with over 420+ pages written in a small, meticulous ... View more info