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DAS NEUE UND VERBESSERTE GESANG BUCH....PSALMEN DAVIDS FAMT EINER GAMMLUNG ALTER UND NEUER GEISTREICHER LIEDER....REBST EINEM ANHANG DES HENDELBERGISCHEN CATECHISMUS....VOR DIE EVANGELICH REFORMIRTEN GEMEINEN IN DEN BEREINIGTEN STAATEN VON AMERICA

By: N/A

Price: $785.99

Publisher: Germantaun, Michael Billmeyer: 1799

Seller ID: 000811

Condition: Good


Full leather, clasps intact, overall very good save for rubbing to the edges and some chipping to the head of the spine. Lovely frontis woodcut with David at the harp praising God. 585 numbered pages, detailed index, pages of catechism.; German Language; 12mo - over 6¾" - 7¾" tall; antiquité, contrat, vélin, document, manuscrit, papier Antike, Brief, Pergament, Dokument, Manuskript, Papier oggetto d'antiquariato, atto, velina, documento, manoscritto, carta antigüedad, hecho, vitela, documento, manuscrito, Papel, Religion, Christianity, German, Luthern, Reformist, Catechism, View more info

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. ; Hebrew, Judaica; 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall; Bible Studies, Bible, Genesis, Hassidic, Hassidim, Chassidic, Judaism, Jewish, Judaica, Israe... 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

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

1945 - 1946 ORIGINAL WWII ERA MANUSCRIPT DIARY HANDWRITTEN BY A WINNIPEG CANADA NATIVE WHO WOULD GO ON TO BE ONE OF AMERICA'S MOST NOTED EXPERTS IN 18th CENTURY LITERATURE

By: A. E. WALLACE MAURER

Price: $3,385.99

Publisher: FORT CROWDER, MISSOURI - WINNIPEG, CANADA, 1945

Seller ID: 0008213

Condition: Good


On offer is an excellent collection of letters written by a U.S. soldier in WWII to his parents. The collection contains 84 letters. They are in good condition and the handwriting is legible. Arno Edgar Wallace Maurer was 23 years old when he enlisted in the U.S. army. Entering as a Private, he finished the war as a Staff Sergeant. Born in 1921 in Winnipeg, Canada, he lived until 2015, passing away at the age of 94. After the war he received B.A. and M.A. from the University of Manitoba and PhD from the University of Wisconsin, and was teaching English literature at the Ohio State University ... View more info

1974 EXPOSE SCREENPLAY MANUSCRIPT: WITNESS TO MURDER ALLEGES HISTORY OF INVESTIGATIVE ERROR, DUPLICITY AND CORRUPTION IN PRE WAR NEW JERSEY INCLUDING THE LINDBERGH KIDNAPPING AND TRIAL

By: A. PONDS ORLANDO

Price: $1,599.99

Publisher: BERNARDSVILLE NEW JERSEY NJ, 1974

Seller ID: 000942

Condition: Good+


On offer is an original manuscript by A. Ponds Orlando, personally inscribed to Erwin Richardt [noted anti government activist] in pencil - 'To Erwin, from Ponds'. In 1931 A. Ponds Orlando was an eyewitness to the Charles Cavanaugh murder on Sept 8, 1931, and this work recounts those events in detail, including how the state police chose an innocent scapegoat to pin the crime on, used third-degree tactics to force a false 'confession', fabricated false evidence, paid 'witnesses' to lie on the stand during the trial, hide and destroy actual and true evidence found at the crime scene, and disre... View more info

1944 + 1945 ORIGINAL PAIR [2] OF MANUSCRIPT DIARIES HANDWRITTEN BY A SERGEANT OF THE ROYAL CANADIAN AIR FORCE DESCRIBING HIS TRAINING AND THEN POSTING TO BRITISH COLUMBIA

By: A.C. PARKER

Price: $1,955.99

Publisher: FINGAL ONTARIO PATRICIA BAY PORT HARDY KELOWNA BC, 1944

Seller ID: 0001858

Condition: Very Good


On offer is a super, historical manuscript pair [2] of diaries handwritten by A.C. Parker #8 BR Squadron RCAF originally of Toronto. Parker does a super job detailing his service beginning January 1st, 1944 with being trained and educated in the art of aerial warfare putting in hours and hours of flight time and on gunnery firing many 100s of rounds near daily in practice at Fingal Ontario. Flying over Lake Erie is a freezing cold experience he notes without complaining. Prior to posting to British Columbia he manages a visit to family and friends in Toronto for dancing at the Granite Club a b... View more info

1862 ORIGINAL INTRIGUING MANUSCRIPT DIARY HANDWRITTEN BY A PENNSYLVANIA CIVIL ENGINEER AND SCHOOL TEACHER WHO INSISTS HE IS "INNOCENT OF ALL CHARGES"

By: A.K. JACOBS

Price: $1,185.99

Publisher: ELMIRA WILLIAMSPORT LUZERNE COUNTY PENNSYLVANIA, 1862

Seller ID: 0001394

Condition: Fair


On offer is an original rather enigmatic and very intriguing 1862 manuscript diary handwritten by A. K. Jacobs a 22 year old man [he is 23 years old on December 23rd] who at the beginning of the diary was a teacher at Eckley School and going to White Haven in Luzerne County. Soon he tires of teaching, a Mr. Tarbox takes over, and Mr. Jacobs heads to Philadelphia, then to Harrisburg, Williamsport, Elmira and finally ends up on the shores of Lake Erie where starts an engineering/surveying job [research finds a civil engineer, A. K. Jacobs, in the 1880 census, living in Lock Haven Pennsylvania, b... View more info

1849 - 1860 ORIGINAL MANUSCRIPT FINANCIAL DIARY AND INVESTOR'S LEDGER DETAILING THE HISTORY OF TWO SHIPS PLYING THEIR TRADE ON THE ATLANTIC

By: A.W. KENNEDY

Price: $2,055.99

Publisher: Plymouth Massachusetts MASS MA, 1849

Seller ID: 0002139

Condition: Good+


On offer is a super, original 1849 - 1860 financial and investment diary and ship owner's ledger handwritten by A.W. Kennedy one of many share owners and likely the 'Chief Operating Officer' in two stated ships; The "M.R.Ludwig" and the "Brig Darien". The many intimate details of the investors, costs related to ship building, supplies etc., are finely detailed and within the 136 pages a wealth of mid 19th century marine commerce is revealed. There are a few pieces of ephemera tucked in, one as early as 1821. The 13½ x 8½ inch folio sized book features a typed slip stating 'Pl... View more info

1911 ORIGINAL MANUSCRIPT DIARY HANDWRITTEN BY A RUSSIAN BORN, TORONTO EMIGREE AND ZIONIST 16 YEAR OLD JARVIS COLLEGIATE STUDENT AND FUTURE PATRIARCH OF A FAMILY OF DOCTORS

By: AARON GLASSBERG [LATER VOLPE]

Price: $2,485.99

Publisher: TORONTO ONTARIO ON ROSTOV RUSSIA, 1911

Seller ID: 0001116

Condition: Very Good


On offer is a remarkable original 1911 handwritten manuscript diary by a young Jewish boy named Aaron Glassberg [later Aaron Glassberg Volpe] living in Toronto Canada. All the more remarkable is the clear, articulate and fluent manner this 16 year old, who born in Rostov Russia in 1895, writes after having only lived in Canada for 5 years. Our writer is a smart, tough, mannered kid who experiences a young raw Toronto. Anti-semitism is a reality of the time and the city and this young Zionist is not a stranger to it. He so identifies with his Jewishness he identifies all his contacts by religio... 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

Image for 1881 - 1885 ORIGINAL MANUSCRIPT DIARY HANDWRITTEN BY THE SCION OF A LONG ESTABLISHED [1709] NEW JERSEY FAMILY WITH ROOTS TO THE MAYFLOWER

1881 - 1885 ORIGINAL MANUSCRIPT DIARY HANDWRITTEN BY THE SCION OF A LONG ESTABLISHED [1709] NEW JERSEY FAMILY WITH ROOTS TO THE MAYFLOWER

By: ABEL VEIL SHOTWELL

Price: $2,655.99

Publisher: RAHWAY NEW JERSEY, 1898

Seller ID: 0002306

Condition: Fair


On offer is a super, significant original 1881 - 1885 manuscript diary handwritten by Abel Veil Shotwell the then scion of a many, many generations established in New Jersey family and whose ancestors crossed from England on the second Mayflower, after their original ship the Speedwell was turned back, landing at Plymouth Massachusetts in the later half of the 17th Century but eventually settling on the banks of the Rahway River in New Jersey around 1709. Abel's father was a tanner but Abel's path began as a clerk in a mercantile house, then insurance settling into banking. He was also a Direc... View more info

Image for 1862 - 1871 ORIGINAL MANUSCRIPT TRAVEL DIARY OF A NEAR EPIC JOURNEY TO FIND WORK FROM MAINE TO MINNESOTA BY STEAMSHIP, STAGECOACH, TRAIN AND HIS OWN TWO FEET

1862 - 1871 ORIGINAL MANUSCRIPT TRAVEL DIARY OF A NEAR EPIC JOURNEY TO FIND WORK FROM MAINE TO MINNESOTA BY STEAMSHIP, STAGECOACH, TRAIN AND HIS OWN TWO FEET

By: ABIJAH W. TALBUT [sometimes TALBOT]

Price: $2,255.99

Publisher: COLUMBIA FALLS MAINE ME ST. PAUL ST. ANTHONY FALLS, 1862

Seller ID: 0002263

Condition: Fair


On offer is a super, original 1862 - 1871 manuscript diary handwritten by Abijah W. Talbut [sometimes Talbot] of Columbia Falls Maine who was a minor inventor and likely cranberry farmer as we note from one online reference: "… it was the rake developed by Abijah Talbot of Columbia Falls, Maine that became the standard for the industry. This rake was similar to those used for harvesting cranberries, but had metal teeth and a flat bottom like a dustpan. With only minor modifications it is still in use by many growers." The diary has 110+ pages of which most are financial and expense e... View more info

1928 - 1930 SUPERB ORIGINAL MANUSCRIPT DIARY AND SCRAPBOOK OF A BRITISH SEAMAN DETAILING THE HMS SUFFOLK ON IT'S IMPORTANT MAIDEN VOYAGE TO THE CHINA STATION AT A CRITICAL TIME IN THE REGION'S HISTORY

By: ABLE SEAMAN REGINALD SANDS

Price: $8,895.99

Publisher: ASEA ABOARD THE HMS SUFFOLK CHINA STATION JAPAN, 1928

Seller ID: 0001654

Condition: Good


On offer is a significant, original 1928 through 1930 manuscript diary and scrapbook created, maintained and handwritten by British seaman Reginald Sands who provides a super almost day-by-day account of the maiden voyage of the storied British warship HMS Suffolk and its critical deployment to the China Station patrol covering the period Feb 7th 1928 to July 19th 1930. Adding tremendous depth to the narrative there are numerous original photographs, newspaper cuttings, postcards, stamps, other ephemera and hand drawn maps that record everything from the mundane routine of daily exercises and ... View more info

1886 ORIGINAL MANUSCRIPT RELIC OF NORTH OXFORD COUNTY ONTARIO FINANCE AND COMMERCE HANDWRITTEN BY THE COUNTY TREASURER

By: ABRAHAM JOHN HILLSDON

Price: $1,255.99

Publisher: NORTH OXFORD COUNTY ON EAST NISSOURI WOODSTOCK, 1886

Seller ID: 0002014

Condition: Fair


On offer is an interesting, original later 19th Century Municipal Record book from North Oxford, Ontario dated 1886-87. Titled: Township of North Oxford, Debenture Accounts, Henderson Creek Drain under By Law No. 176. 1886 & 1887. The treasurer is an Abraham John Hillsdon, and the accounts are written in his hand ~ lists of income received and expenditures for this Henderson Creek Drain project in 1887. There are 29 written pages, starting in 1887, with the last entry in 1895. They are sporadic in the book, some at the front, some in the middle, and some right at the end of the book with blank... View more info

Image for 1929 ORIGINAL, SIGNIFICANT MANUSCRIPT RELIC OF EARLY SOVIET UNION AND AMERICAN RELATIONS HANDWRITTEN BY A KEEN EYED AND ENTHUSIASTIC AMERICAN DELEGATE FROM OAK PARK ILLINOIS A MERE SEVEN YEARS AFTER THE ESTABLISHMENT OF THE USSR

1929 ORIGINAL, SIGNIFICANT MANUSCRIPT RELIC OF EARLY SOVIET UNION AND AMERICAN RELATIONS HANDWRITTEN BY A KEEN EYED AND ENTHUSIASTIC AMERICAN DELEGATE FROM OAK PARK ILLINOIS A MERE SEVEN YEARS AFTER THE ESTABLISHMENT OF THE USSR

By: ADELE RICE [MRS OWEN R. RICE]

Price: $9,885.99

Publisher: MOSCOW USSR RUSSIA OAK PARK ILLINOIS, 1929

Seller ID: 0002430

Condition: Very Good


On offer is a super, historically significant manuscript artifact of early Soviet Russia and American relations being the handwritten journal of Adele Rice [Mrs Owen R. Rice Oak Park Illinois], dated April 10th 1929 titled "Our Trip to Russia"; a member of the American Delegation sent on an educational and fact finding mission to Russia a mere 12 years after the Russian Revolutions. The findings and observations of this group are, research suggests, what the book "Russia and the United States" was based on. The book's first entry of the 185 or so pages of narrative was April 3r... View more info

1869 + 1873 + 1889 HANDWRITTEN MANUSCRIPT DIARIES OF A YOUNG UPSTATE NEW YORK GIRL FROM CHILDHOOD TO WOMANHOOD

By: Adell Jones

Price: $1,285.99

Publisher: Pulaski Oswego New York, 1869

Seller ID: 000661

Condition: Good+


Excellent archive of three [3] handwritten Victorian era diaries from a school girl, Adell Jones, who lived in Pulaski and Oswego, NY. Two are 1869 and 73, written in pencil, among many things, she tells of fellow student Nellie Burt, age 12 died etc. Third book is from 1889, now she’s married and includes local names from Pulaski - friends, family members etc. Some normal exterior wear, these diaries make for interesting look at 19th century life pioneer life and from a women's studies perspective it is charming to see this young woman grow up. ; 12mo - over 6¾" - 7¾" tall; KEYWOR... View more info

1930 - 1941 HANDWRITTEN MANUSCRIPT ARCHIVE OF TWELVE [12] DEPRESSION ERA AND PRE WORLD WAR II DIARIES OFFERING A RARE DAILY LOOK AT THE PERSONAL, LOCAL, NATIONAL AND INTERNATIONAL NEWS AND POLITICS OF THE DAY AFFECTING A DOWN TO EARTH PENNSYLVANIA MAN

By: ALAN E. MAURER

Price: $2,245.99

Publisher: ORWIGSBURG PA PENNSYLVANIA, 1930

Seller ID: 000833

Condition: Very Good


On offer is a remarkable archive of twelve [12] handwritten manuscript diaries beginning in 1930 until the author's death in 1941. This archive chronicles the Depression Era and pre- World War Two era in superb fashion - the author Alan E. Maurer [1892-1941 son of William R. and Anna L. Maurer] was a meticulous, near obsessive diarist observing the world from a personal, local and national and international level as if he had a front row seat and never failing to present the details of the day. In a very neat manner of printing with a near calligraphic style the author notes everything - trial... View more info

1923 + 1926 ORIGINAL PAIR OF DETAILED DIARIES HANDWRITTEN BY A PENNSYLVANIA MAN TRYING TO MAKE ENDS MEET DURING THE GREAT DEPRESSION BUT WHO ONE DAY WILL SIT ON THE INDIANA SUPREME COURT

By: ALAN MAURER

Price: $3,255.99

Publisher: ORWIGSBURG, PA, 1923

Seller ID: 0008212

Condition: Good


On offer are two, original, small diaries dating from the 1920's. The first diary has 52 pages full of extensive memoranda pages and is 100% complete. The second has 365 pages plus memoranda. It too is 100% complete. The cover and pages of the first diary is in good condition but the cover has separated from the spine. The second diary is in very good condition. The handwriting in both is very very small but very neat. The diaries belong to Alan Maurer of Orwigsburg, PA. He was born in 1892, was a graduate of Valparaiso Law School in Indiana and Indianapolis Law School and admitted to practice... View more info

1859 - 1860 ORIGINAL MANUSCRIPT JOURNAL WITH DETAILED ENTRIES ON THE LOCAL HISTORY, POLITICS - INCLUDING THE DEMOCRATIC CANDIDATE'S PRO SLAVERY STANCE - AND PRE CIVIL WAR BACKGROUND OF A SAD, FAILED, UNHAPPY MAN WHO WANTS SO MUCH MORE

By: ALBERT M. MEAD

Price: $2,855.99

Publisher: LAWRENCE MASSACHUSETTS ESSEX COUNTY, 1859

Seller ID: 0001353

Condition: Good+


On offer is a super relic of pre Civil War Americana that collector and historians will appreciate on a number of levels: a mere six years after incorporation of Lawrence he writes detailed descriptions of local events, names recorded of visitors and then his own life experience: a young, deeply introspective man whose life is one of failure and illness, injury and desire. The 188 hand-numbered pages are handwritten by Albert M Mead of Lawrence Massachusetts a 20 year old whose large 10.25 x 7.5 inch journal is densely written and covers the period of January 1859 through 1860. Albert starts r... View more info