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1784 ORIGINAL POST REVOLUTIONARY COMPLEX MATHEMATICS AND CYPHER BOOK HANDWRITTEN BY NOTED CITIZEN OF ROCHESTER NEW HAMPSHIRE

By: JOHN McDUFFEE

Price: $2,485.99

Publisher: ROCHESTER NEW HAMPSHIRE NH, 1784

Seller ID: 0001768

Condition: Fair+


On offer is an original 1784 manuscript cypher and mathematics book handwritten by John McDuffee of Rochester Vermont. There are 52 pages of arithmetic and mathematical tables, equations and principles: compound multiplication, compound division, reduction for farthings, shillings, etc., calculation the minutes since the birth of the Savior to 1784, tons of wine, hogsheads of wine, The Golden Rule, provisions, measurements, interest, Rules of Practice, gallons of rum, ta... View more info

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1788 ORIGINAL REVOLUTIONARY ERA BALTIMORE MARYLAND MANUSCRIPT LETTER AND INTERESTING PICTURE OF CONTEMPORARY SOCIAL MORES AND INCLINATIONS

By: JOSEPH ANGELS

Price: $2,255.99

Publisher: BALTIMORE MARYLAND MD, 1788

Seller ID: 0002554

Condition: Very Good


Offered is a super, longish 4 page, 12 x 7 and a half inches, folded letter handwritten by Joseph Angels to Mrs Whitman, his sister, dated July 24th 1788 Baltimore [Maryland]. Mr Angels proves to be a bit of a prosaic writer and by being so paints a rather interesting picture of social inclinations and mores of the time in Baltimore: 'I cannot let go so good an opportunity pass without writing by Capt Wheaton fearful lest you might suppose that as soon as I was with one ... View more info

1764 HANDWRITTEN AUTOGRAPH LETTER FROM COMTE D'ELVA REPORTING ON THE HEALTH OF THE ARMY MERE MONTHS AFTER THE SEVEN YEARS WAR FROM THE COLLECTION OF SIR THOMAS PHILLIPPS

By: JOSEPH D'ALINEY, COMTE D'ELVA

Price: $389.99

Publisher: Pierre, France, 1764

Inscription: Autograph

Seller ID: 0TP116

Condition: Very Fine


A mere seven months after the Seven Years War has ended the Comte D'Elva [whose family can be traced back over 800 years] writes in beautiful script a detailed health report on the army of France. Folio sized and written on 3 of the 4 pages, in fine condition, signed "D'Elva", dated January 10th, 1764. Superb French militaria. Biographical Notes: SIR THOMAS PHILLIPPS (1792-1872). Born in 1792, Sir Thomas Phillipps from childhood was obsessed with the idea of obta... View more info

1749 SUPERB GOTHIC GERMAN LETTER OF MANUMISSION LIBERATING GEORG WILHELM SCHENK FROM THE SERVITUDE OF HIS MASTER JOHANN HEINRICH BRODER

By: K.V.S. SCHWARTZENAW

Price: $2,285.99

Publisher: HINTERWALDT - BRAUBACH GERMANY, 1749

Seller ID: 0001067

Condition: Very Good


On offer is a printed for the most part German language manumission document with manuscript entries and signed dated May 30th, 1749. This document is addressed to the honourable Deputy at Braubach regarding "Our dear and trusted Georg Wilhelm Schenk" and his release from the servitude of Johann Heinrich Broder at Hinterwaldt. Signed by K.V.S. Schwartzenaw. Research suggests that Mr. Schenk went on to a position writing reports of some import as they are still li... View more info

1738 HANDWRITTEN MANUSCRIPT LETTER REGARDING THE BARBAROUS AND CRUEL TREATMENT OF A CASTAWAY DUTCH VESSEL

By: LIEUTENANT H. HOP, Envoy Extraordinary To England

Price: $1,155.99

Publisher: London, England, 1738

Inscription: Autograph

Seller ID: 000643

Condition: Very Good


ON OFFER AN AUTOGRAPHED MANUSCRIPT LETTER HANDWRITTEN AND SIGNED, DATED LONDON, MARCH 30, 1738 BY LIEUTENANT H. HOP, ENVOY EXTRAORDINARY TO ENGLAND FROM THE STATES-GENERAL. IT READS AS FOLLOWS.MY LORD, I DO MYSELF THE HONOUR TO LAY BEFORE YOUR EXCELLENCY THE COPY OF A LETTER WHICH I RECEIVED LAST NIGHT MENTIONING GREAT VIOLENCE COMMITTED TOWARD A DUTCH VESSEL THAT HAD THE MISFORTUNE TO BE CASTAWAY ON THESE COASTS. THESE ARE MY LORD CRUELTIES AND INHUMANITY UNHEARD EVEN A... View more info

1765 ORIGINAL MANUSCRIPT RULES AND INSTRUCTIONS ON HOW TO ADDRESS THE HIERARCHY OF THE ROMAN CATHOLIC CHURCH HANDWRITTEN BY THE SECRETARY OF HIS ROYAL MAJESTY LOUIS XV

By: Monsieur de Sequeville, Secretary to Louis XV

Price: $2,245.99

Publisher: France, 1765

Seller ID: 00JT83

Condition: Good+


On offer is a super manuscript relic of Louis XV era French Catholic procedure being a handwritten folio 20 pages, unsigned, in the hand of Monsieur de Sequeville, Secretary to Louis XV. The rules instruct proper etiquette in addressing the religious hierarchy that is not of Royal blood. These include the Pope, Bishops, Fathers, Abbotts etc. Beautiful ceremonial calligraphy make for a lovely ancient French manuscript slightly soiled but otherwise G+. View more info

1736 ORIGINAL MANUSCRIPT DOCUMENT DETAILING THE SPECIFICS OF A NEW ROAD THROUGH THE MASSACHUSETTS TOWN OF MARLBOROUGH

By: MOSES WOODS

Price: $1,455.99

Publisher: MARLBOROUGH MASSACHUSETTS MASS MA, 1736

Inscription: Autograph

Seller ID: 0001326

Condition: Good


On offer is a charming relic of Marlborough Massachusetts ephemera being a manuscript dated 1736 detailing the specifics of a new road in the town. "A way laid out beginning near the dwelling house of Jeremiah Barstow & so running along between the land of Col Thomas How & the land of Simon Gates & is bounded by said Gates land by boundry mark't trees & it is Eight rods wide until it comes to that which is called the Indian land & then running across the County road... View more info

JUNE 26, 1727 A MERE FIFTEEN DAYS AFTER THE DEATH OF HER FATHER IN LAW KING GEORGE I CAROLINE OF ANSBACH EXERTS HER NEW AUTHORITY

By: QUEEN CAROLINE, [Wilhelmina Charlotte Caroline] Guardian of the Kingdom of Great Britain, Consort to George II

Price: $1,495.99

Publisher: England, 1727

Inscription: Autograph

Seller ID: 000650

Condition: Very Good


On offer is an exceptional rare ancient document with an original handwritten signature of Queen Caroline of Ansbach, consort to King George II; partial document with a very nice, large, 5 inch signature of the Queen across the top. Document cut is 8 x 8 inches, repairs lower left, else a scarce signature. Caroline of Ansbach (later Queen Caroline; Wilhelmina Charlotte Caroline; 1 March 1683 - 20 November 1737) was the Queen Consort of George II. Caroline's mind far outs... View more info

1718 ORIGINAL MANUSCRIPT LETTER HANDWRITTEN BY FAMED CATHOLIC AUTHOR AND THEOLOGIAN ON CHRISTIAN DOCTRINE TO AN EQUALLY FAMOUS LUTHERAN THEOLOGIAN

By: ROMANUS TELLER [TELLERO]

Price: $1,385.99

Publisher: LIEPZIG, 1718

Seller ID: 0001278

Condition: Good+


On offer is a super relic of Christian Doctrine being a 1718 original 4 page manuscript letter handwritten by author and theologian Romanus Teller [1703-1750] pastor at Leipzig, and afterwards became professor of theology in the University. He was father of the very famous theologian Wilhelm Abraham Teller. This 8 x 6.5 inch Latin letter, signed by Teller, is written to another well known Lutheran Theologian, Johann Christian Biel and the title suggest Teller is offering... View more info

c1800s ORIGINAL HANDWRITTEN MANUSCRIPT LIST DETAILING OVER 30 ENGAGEMENT AND BATTLES DURING ACTIVE SERVICE FOR NAPOLEON BONAPARTE

By: SEPTIEMS BERUIERE ?????

Price: $845.99

Publisher: FRANCE, 1800

Seller ID: 00JT49b

Condition: Good


On offer is a super early 1800s inventory of battles as participant by one of Napoleon's soldiers whose name we make out as Septiems Beruiere ? [the last name is not quite discernible]. Thirteen battles are listed within a total of over 30 separate military engagements including the Battle of the Pyramids against the Mamluks and with a final stand alone note as having participated in the 22 day siege of Cairo. Some chipping and rubbing on some edges, crease and fault fro... View more info

1781 - 1786 ORIGINAL MANUSCRIPT LETTERS COPY BOOK OF THE EAST INDIA COMPANY SOON TO BE ADVOCATE GENERAL DETAILING THE TRADE, COMMERCE, ECONOMY, POLITICS AND PERSONAL PASSIONS OF 'JOHN COMPANY'S' MAN ON THE ASIAN SUB-CONTINENT

By: THOMAS HENRY DAVIES

Price: $8,250.99

Publisher: CALCUTTA INDIA ASIAN SUBCONTINENT MADRAS, 1781

Seller ID: 0001907

Condition: Good+


On offer is an original, significant manuscript relic of British colonial history, 18th Century global trade and commerce and one English man's climb up the corporate ladder within one of the most powerful corporate entities in British history being a 1781 through 1786 letters copy book [titled "COPY BOOK - EUROPE LETTERS"] of the East India Company handwritten by Thomas Henry Davies [1751-1792]. Approximately 350 pages of letters written by Davies and a secretar... View more info

SUPERB 1788 HANDWRITTEN MANUSCRIPT TREATISE ON THE CURE AND TREATMENT OF TETANUS BY DAZILLE ADDRESSED TO AND WITH HOLOGRAPH NOTE BY EDME-CLAUDE BOURRU ESTEEMED FRENCH DOCTOR, DEAN OF THE FACULTY OF MEDICINE IN PARIS AND ORATOR AT FUNERAL OF GUILLOTIN

By: UNIDENTIFIED

Price: $955.99

Publisher: France, 1788

Inscription: Autograph

Seller ID: N00TP133

Condition: Very Good


On offer is a super 20 page manuscript treatise, dated 1788, on tetanus and its treatment. This essay is a commentary on the works written by Jean Barthélemy Dazille, (1732-1812), famed doctor of tropical medicine whose 'Observations générales sur les maladies des climats chauds', being his distinguished work while doctor of the King in Saint-Domingue, Port-au-Prince, Haïti. He is also the author of a treatise on the 'Observations of Negroes diseases'. Dazille 'was a... View more info

EARLY 18TH CENTURY HANDWRITTEN REPORT DETAILING THE VARIOUS ASSEMBLIES OF THE FRENCH CATHOLIC REGULARS (REGULIERS) DURING THE 17th CENTURY BEGINNING SOON AFTER THE DEATH OF CLEMENT VIII

By: UNIDENTIFIED

Price: $1,245.99

Publisher: FRANCE,

Seller ID: 00MV631

Condition: Very Good+


On offer is an interesting handwritten manuscript document beginning "Discussions sur les exemptions Reguliers" and other chapters " Accusations Contre L'Assemble 1650" et al. Circa early 1700s report is a history of the various assemblies over the 17th century appearing to start in 1605 at the end of Clement VIII's reign or soon after his death through to the late 1600s. Of particular note to collector's and students of Catholic history will be the detai... View more info

1793 - YEAR II - FRENCH REVOLUTION DOCUMENT CALLING UP CITIZEN TRAVERSIGNY TO DUTY IN THE NATIONAL GUARD

By: UNIDENTIFIED

Price: $245.99

Publisher: DIJON FRANCE, 1793

Inscription: Autograph

Seller ID: 00JT58B

Condition: Very Good+


On offer is a small French Revolutionary document calling a citizen up for active duty in the National Guard. This 4 x 5 inch printed document is mounted on board with a small fault to the bottom right corner not affecting the document. Manuscript entries include the name of the citizen, the dates to show up for service and it is signed but illegible. Some stains, perhaps old thumbprints to the front of the document, otherwise G+. View more info

1786 HANDWRITTEN MANUSCRIPT PRE FRENCH REVOLUTION AUDIT OF EXPENSES OF A WEALTHY NOBLE FAMILY

By: UNIDENTIFIED

Price: $759.99

Publisher: PARIS LYON FRANCE, 1786

Inscription: Autograph

Seller ID: 000944

Condition: Good


On offer is an interesting enigmatic 1786 handwritten manuscript economic portrait titled "Naissance de George & Mort de Benjamin Reverdun" being what appears to be a financial breakdown and accounting table of expenses of a late 18th Century noble French family divided for Monsieur, his [business, travel to and from Paris, Lyon] and for Madame, her "domestiques, blanchissage, pain, vin, viande, boisson" etc. etc. and also "menus plaisirs: journal, co... View more info

1783 ORIGINAL MANUSCRIPT TRANSCRIPT OF A PROSECUTORIAL INTERROGATION REGARDING THE THEFT OF MONEY

By: UNIDENTIFIED

Price: $1,255.99

Publisher: France, 1783

Seller ID: 00JT91

Condition: Very Good


On offer is an intriguing, original manuscript transcript dated 1783 during the reign of Louis XVI of what appears to be a prosecutorial interrogation taking place over a number of days involving the theft of money. Nine [9] tightly written pages and sometimes written in excitement make for an mysterious pre Revolution document. Overall VG. View more info

1795 DUBLIN TOWNSHIP ENUMERATION OF THE NUMBER OF "BASTARD CHILDREN, NEGRO OR MOLATTO SLAVES, THE NUMBER OF LIQUOR RETAILERS..."

By: UNIDENTIFIED CLERK FOR DUBLIN TOWNSHIP, PENNSYLVANIA

Price: $325.99

Publisher: Pennsylvania, 1795

Inscription: Autograph

Seller ID: 0MV1531

Condition: Good+


Dublin Township, Pennsylvania, term 1795. Bedford County, although not mentioned. Approx. 7 x 5-1/4 in. Reads: Bastard Children born none / Deer kild out of season none / Negro or molatto slaves none / retailers of liquor....etc. View more info

c1790s ORIGINAL HANDWRITTEN INVENTORY OF HERALDIC TITLES RELATING TO CHARLES FRANCOIS MASSON, BARON OF LONGERY

By: UNKNOWN

Price: $545.99

Publisher: BURGUNDY FRANCE, 1790

Seller ID: 00JT23

Condition: Good+


On offer is an original manuscript, in one beautiful hand, on watermarked, folio, being the details of Charles Francois Masson, the Baron of Longery's heraldic titles from 1686 - 1787. Save for some chipping and an old dampstain to a small portion of the upper edge this would be VG. View more info

c. LATE 18TH CENTURY RECIPE [RECEIPT] FOR 'THE KING'S EVIL' aka SCROFULA, TUBERCULOSIS

By: UNKNOWN CHEMIST [?]

Price: $995.99

Publisher: 1799

Seller ID: 0001425

Condition: Poor


On offer is a super manuscript recipe [receipt] to cure "The Kings Evil" more properly known as 'Tuberculous cervical lymphadenitis' or 'Scrofula' handwritten by an unidentified doctor or chemist. It is a lengthy recipe, prepared for Nelson Jackson of Hanover. The 8 x 8 inch paper is very fragile with a separation at the top horizontal fold line, other fold lines are weak, torn and fragile and requires careful handling. From one online source: The disease: Scrofu... View more info

c1780s ORIGINAL MANUSCRIPT NOTES ON VARIOUS ASTRONOMY TOPICS HANDWRITTEN IN A FINE CALLIGRAPHIC HAND

By: UNKNOWN.

Price: $659.99

Publisher: 1785

Seller ID: 0001801

Condition: Fine


On offer is a fascinating group of 15 pages of notes on eight [8] leaves regarding a variety of astronomy subjects. Handwritten on watermarked laid paper by an unknown scrivener, the papers suggest a date of circa 1780s mentioning the expected return of a comet in 1789 on one of the pages. [Other dated material in the original archive confirm this.] The beautifully written 8" X 10" double-sided astronomy topics include: Comets, such as the Comet of 1105, 1680 and... View more info