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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. ; 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

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

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

1906 ENIGMATIC HANDWRITTEN MANUSCRIPT DIARY IN TWO HANDS DETAILING PREPARATIONS FOR A WEDDING, THE HONEYMOON AND THE HAPPILY EVER AFTER

By: "LADY" and MARY

Price: $895.99

Publisher: STATEN ISLAND NEW YORK REIDSVILLE NORTH CAROLINA, 1913

Seller ID: 0001143

Condition: Good


On offer is a rather intriguing 1906 manuscript diary handwritten for the most part by 'Lady' [as identified by the other part time writer who is 'Mary']. Lady is a woman of means, having a number of members in her household who tend to and for her. Mary seems to do most of the writing in the first few weeks of the diary and then Lady takes over. It seems Lady is to marry shortly and is all consumed with preparations. Mary writes: 'sat in library and sewed while Estelle read the papers'; 'Lady' went places'. The diary begins in Staten Island and then for the wedding and thereafter identified a... View more info

Image for 1890 SUPER, ORIGINAL MANUSCRIPT JOURNAL OF A 3 WEEK CRUISE ON A 'MONKEY BOAT' THROUGH SOUTHERN ENGLAND'S SADLY DECLINING INLAND WATERWAYS AND CANAL SYSTEM AS RAILROADS BEGIN TO OVERTAKE BOATING

1890 SUPER, ORIGINAL MANUSCRIPT JOURNAL OF A 3 WEEK CRUISE ON A 'MONKEY BOAT' THROUGH SOUTHERN ENGLAND'S SADLY DECLINING INLAND WATERWAYS AND CANAL SYSTEM AS RAILROADS BEGIN TO OVERTAKE BOATING

By: "RUTLAND BLEIGN" (?)

Price: $4,585.99

Publisher: SOUTHERN ENGLAND GREAT BRITAIN, 1890

Seller ID: 0002315

Condition: Good


On offer is a super, original manuscript relic of travel through England on its inland waterways and canals as handwritten by the intrepid author "Rutland Bleign" [but really unidentified as it seems a pseudonym] who is travelling with his friend and illustrator, the brace working to publish the as titled book: "In Tow: The Chronicle of a Cruise in a Monkey Boat." Written from August 6th through the 28th in 1890 [he leaves off the year but some sleuthing concluded definitely the year as stated] the manuscript which appears unpublished details the three week cruise on the histor... 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 Edition

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+.; 12mo - over 6¾" - 7¾" tall; KEYWORDS: EGYPT, TRAVEL LITERATURE, NON FICTION, ARCHAEOLOGY, ARABIC STUDIES, SINAI, HOLY LAND, View more info

2006 - 2010 ORIGINAL, FASCINATING MANUSCRIPT DIARIES [2] HANDWRITTEN BY A CHOLA GIRL PROVIDING A VERY INTIMATE LOOK INTO THE LIFE OF A LATINA WOMAN AND HER GANGSTER FRIENDS AND LOVERS

By: 'BABY GIRL'

Price: $3,285.99

Publisher: OAKLAND, CALIFORNIA CA 'OAK TOWN', 2006

Seller ID: 0001772

Condition: Very Good


On offer is an absolutely fascinating pair [2] of startlingly candid and intimate contemporary manuscript diaries handwritten by a 'Chola' girl providing an unparalleled look into the life of a Latina woman living and loving within a gang. Dated November 12th, 2006 through January 10th 2010 one reads of sex, drugs, court dates made and missed, children, multiple sexual partners and the internal politics of gang life. [Due to the fact the books are contemporary we decline to name the woman fully in the description but she is identified in the diaries. Interestingly she always signs her entries ... View more info

1923 EXCEPTIONAL, FUNNY AND UNIQUE TYPESCRIPT DIARY OF A WITTY AND BITINGLY CLEVER WOMAN AS SHE TRAVELS FROM BROOKLYN TO HAWAII AND BACK, OBSERVING THE WORLD AROUND HER IN A MATURE AND REFRESHINGLY ORIGINAL WAY

By: 'LOU' W. SMITH

Price: $2,255.99

Publisher: ACROSS THE U.S.A AND TO HAWAII AND BACK, 1923

Seller ID: 0009068

Condition: Good


On offer is a fascinating, typescript diary of a young woman’s (named Lou W. Smith) trip across the United States, touring the West coast for a few days, and then departing on a steamship and heading for a Hawaiian vacation. The diary consists of 24 typed pages, beginning on Monday, July 16, 1923 “En route Baltimore & Ohio. Washington to Chicago.” and ending August 25th. A letter is also included that is very interesting and shines some light on the diary. It is written on a letterhead that says, “Treasury Department Washington. Office of Chief Clerk and Superintendent.” It dates Sep... 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

1891 - 1892 ORIGINAL MANUSCRIPT DIARY HANDWRITTEN BY A RELATED 'GUEST' OF THE CAPTAIN IN THE ENVIABLE POSITION OF SHIP'S PURSER ON A 3 MASTED SCHOONER FROM NEW YORK TO HONG KONG AND BACK

By: 'UNCLE' FRED HARTFORD

Price: $4,255.99

Publisher: ASEA ABOARD THE STERLING, 1891

Seller ID: 0002219

Condition: Good


On offer is a superb, though flawed, original manuscript 1891 - 1892 travel diary detailing day to day life workings and aboard a 3 masted schooner sailing to the 'far side of the world' from New York City to Hong Kong and back. Inscribed, in a later hand: 'Uncle Fred Hartford's Diary on Board The Sterling Capt. Geo. Goodwin 1891 - 1892 Voyage from New York to Hong Kong by Sailing Ship 196 days'. 'The Sterling' commanded by Captain George Goodwin and this extended trip to the Far East and back are told over approximately 181 intact pages, numbered page 3 - 184 with several loose pages, a small... View more info

Image for 1751 ORIGINAL, SUPERB MANUSCRIPT BOOK OF GEOGRAPHY, ASTRONOMY AND NAVIGATIONAL WISDOM AT THE THEN APEX OF SCHOLARLY KNOWLEDGE DURING THE AGE OF SAIL

1751 ORIGINAL, SUPERB MANUSCRIPT BOOK OF GEOGRAPHY, ASTRONOMY AND NAVIGATIONAL WISDOM AT THE THEN APEX OF SCHOLARLY KNOWLEDGE DURING THE AGE OF SAIL

By: 'W.B.'

Price: $8,855.99

Publisher: England, 1751

Seller ID: 0002563

Condition: Good+


On offer is a superb, original ancient manuscript book of English origins, titled "Some Memorandums Relating to Geography and Astronomy... Of the Figure and Extent of the Earth." Dated 1751, even casual reading finds the book filled with what was then cutting edge information being a mere 23 years after Newton's Principia appeared in English. The Age of Sail, Britain's dominance of the waves spurred science in the areas of navigation, astronomy and the mathematics of Geometry all related and discussed herein. Historians and researchers of the era will undoubtedly recall this was writte... View more info

1945 ORIGINAL TYPESCRIPT REPORT OF RECONSTRUCTION OF THE MANILA HARBOR AFTER ITS DEVASTATING IN WORLD WAR II, WRITTEN BY A LIEUTENANT IN THE ARMY CORPS OF ENGINEERS AND CONTAINING HIS HAND DRAWN DIAGRAMS

By: 2nd LIEUTENANT MARTIN M. GROSS

Price: $3,255.99

Publisher: MANILA HARBOR, PHILIPPINES, 1945

Seller ID: 0009178

Condition: Good


On offer is a fascinating, concise and exceptionally detailed history and evaluation of the ‘Reconstruction and Development of Manila Harbor’ following the tremendous destruction and devastation of the population following the Battle of Manila (February 3 - March 3, 1945). The manuscript was created as a request sent by Civil Engineering for an article on the harbor on 5 July 1945. 2nd Lieutenant Martin M. Gross, Corps of Engineers, was the one who answered the call and the manuscript offered here was produced five weeks later. The report does not seem to have been published. In addition t... View more info

RARE WEST TO EAST TO WEST COAST TRAVEL DIARY BY JO AND HER THREE SISTERS

By: A YOUNG VICTORIAN GIRL - JO

Price: $1,285.99

Publisher: On The Road America USA, 1908

Seller ID: 000011b

Condition: Good+ with no dust jacket


On offer is a really wonderful diary of a young Victorian woman during the year of 1908 as she travels aboard a train from the West to the East coast and then back to the West coast again. As the diary starts out she is leaving her home in California on January 7th and spends most of 1908 traveling with her three sisters and parents. In fact Jo does most of the writing but there are also many times when her sisters write. Jo gets sick at one point then the sisters take over writing and they talk about family being sick and some are quarantined. Her entries are descriptively written telling all... 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

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

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

1919 - 1920 HANDWRITTEN JOURNAL HANDWRITTEN BY A CREW MEMBER OF THE U.S.S. BIRMINGHAM FLAGSHIP OF THE PACIFIC FLEET’S DESTROYER SQUADRON AS IT PERFORMS POST - WW1 DUTIES, EXERCISES AND NAVY PUBLICITY ALONG THE WEST COAST OF AMERICA

By: A.N. NELSON

Price: $2,455.99

Publisher: SAN DIEGO LOS ANGELES CALIFORNIA CA PANAMA CANAL, 1919

Seller ID: 0009029

Condition: Good


On offer is a journal and diary of A. N. Nelson, a crew member on the U.S.S. Birmingham, the flagship of the Pacific Fleet’s Destroyer Squadron shortly after the end of World War 1. The diary is entitled above the first entry, “Cruise of U.S.S. Birmingham with Pacific Fleet on West Coast.” This is an accurate description of what takes place in the book. From July 17, 1919 to November 22, 1920, Nelson recounts the passage of the Birmingham as it leaves the Boston Navy Yard, goes through the Panama Canal, and then anchors in San Diego to serve as Flagship of the Pacific Fleet’s Destroyer... View more info