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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

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

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

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

1916 HANDWRITTEN MANUSCRIPT DIARY OF A NEW ENGLAND SCHOOL TEACHER DURING WORLD WAR I

By: Alice M. Preston

Price: $859.99

Publisher: New Hampshire/Massachusetts, 1916

Seller ID: 000124

Condition: Very Good


On offer is the handwritten diary of Alice M. Preston during the year 1916. We are not certain as to the town Alice lives in, but we believe it is either in Massachusetts or New Hampshire, because she mentions the following places; Peabody, Windham, White Plains, Salem, Laconia, Danvers, Northfield, Jackson, Beverly, Plattsburg, Ashfield and Nashua. Alice is a schoolteacher and a fairly dedicated diarist and this diary is over two thirds full having over 250 entries with many very interesting and historical entries. Here are some snippets: "Still warm. Ice nearly all gone from ponds. Grace... View more info

1859 HANDWRITTEN MANUSCRIPT DIARY BY AN OBSERVANT YOUNG WESTERN NEW YORK STATE WOMAN - A TREASURE FOR GENEALOGICAL AND HISTORY OF TOMPKINS COUNTY

By: Anna Hollister

Price: $1,455.99

Publisher: Tompkins County New York State, 1859

Seller ID: 000719

Condition: Good


On offer is the handwritten manuscript diary of the young Anna Hollister of Tompkins County New York. Last four days of December missing, otherwise complete and densely written. Miss Hollister provides interesting reading giving accounts of day to day living in pre-Civil War New York State. An excellent diarist Anna provides details of positive and negative accounts of the town's people and family in her circle. In one passage Anna mentions going to a funeral - "An instance of the sad effect of a depraved and indulgent appetite." Another passage discussing the relations of a particular... View more info

1928-1930s ARCHIVE OF AUTOGRAPH MANUSCRIPT AND TYPED ITEMS, MAPS AND CLIPPINGS RELATING TO ADMIRAL BYRD'S ANTARCTIC EXPEDITIONS

By: ARTHUR B. CREAGH and OTHER MEMBERS OF ADMIRAL BYRD'S ANTARCTIC EXPEDITIONS

Price: $1,285.99

Publisher: SAN PEDRO CALIFORNIA CA, 1928

Seller ID: 000893

Condition: Good+


On offer is a fascinating vintage collection autograph materials, an ALS, clippings and maps of Congressional Medal of Honor winner Admiral Richard Byrd's First Antarctic Expedition (1928-30). Included are original newspaper clippings from The New York Times, including a full page from, May 19 1929, headline "What Byrd's Men Do In The Antarctic Night" with photographs of one of Byrd's planes, his two ships, the Headquarters Hut, the setting sun and radio equipment and antennas. Also included; an 8pp rotogravure section from May 4, 1930 illustrating "Admiral Byrd's Great Adventure i... View more info

1866 - 1867 HANDWRITTEN MANUSCRIPT DIARY/JOURNAL/NOTEBOOK OF A SUCCESSFUL KINSMAN OHIO BUSINESSMAN

By: B.H. PEABODY

Price: $2,055.99

Publisher: KINSMAN OHIO OH TRUMBULL COUNTY, 1866

Seller ID: 000744

Condition: Good


On offer is the handwritten manuscript diary and journal of B. H. Peabody of Kinsman Ohio. Mr. Peabody is a farmer and entrepreneur who, in this ledger style book, records his daily business dealings, visits, local events and the economics of the day. Beginning January 1st of 1866 he continues over 93 numbered pages until November 8th, 1867. There is a break between November 1st and December 31st 1866. A very, very hard working and obviously successful businessman, Mr. Peabody is also very pious, as is evidenced in his comments of the day - at one point he mentions preaching the funeral servic... View more info

AMERICAN PRACTICAL NAVIGATOR WITH HANDWRITTEN NOTES OF A FUTURE PROFESSOR EMERITUS AT THE UNIVERSITY OF NORTH TEXAS

By: BOWDITCH/PAUL F. SMITH Ph.D

Price: $645.99

Publisher: WASHINGTON [DC], Washington General Printing Office 1939: 1938

Seller ID: 0001512

Condition: Very Good


On offer: AMERICAN PRACTICAL NAVIGATOR H.O. No 9 Bowditch, United States Navy Department Revised Edition of 1938 US Hydro-graphic Office. Published: 'Washington General Printing Office 1939'. This navigation and nautical astronomy book, [text pages (391pp) and table pages (387pp), 778pp total, 8vo beige cloth hardback] with illustrations, diagrams, formulas, tables, photograph depictions of marine navigation instruments and tools plus 13 pieces of old 1942 and assumed earlier ephemera tucked in: class handouts; tests on rough, yellowed uncoated paper stock, typed on an old typewriter in serif ... View more info

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1810 ORIGINAL ENIGMATIC SHIP'S LOG BOOK OF AN UNUSUAL RUSSIA AND NORWAY TO RHODE ISLAND VOYAGE

By: CAPTAIN THOMAS CLARKE

Price: $1,655.99

Publisher: ASEA ABOARD THE NARRAGANSETT, 1851

Seller ID: 0002324

Condition: Good+


On offer is a fascinating, though enigmatic and curious 1810 manuscript ship's log of Captain Thomas Clarke's return voyage from Russia and Norway to Bristol, Rhode Island on the ship "Narragansett". Dated September through December 1810 in many ways this is a typical 'Age of Sail' ship's log book classically filled with daily data required of all formal logs: weather, winds, sail settings, navigational details and entries related to observations and events on and about the ship in this interesting and unusual east to wet trans-Atlantic voyage in an early 19th Century merchant vessel, ... View more info

1905-06 HANDWRITTEN MANUSCRIPT DIARY AND TRAVEL JOURNAL OF A YOUNG WOMAN OF MEANS AND THE PREJUDICES OF THE DAY - EARLY DESCRIPTION OF THE DAYTONA CAR RACE

By: CAROLYN R. MOORE

Price: $985.99

Publisher: PLAINFIELD NEW JERSEY NJ DAYTONA FLORIDA FL, 1905

Seller ID: 000780

Condition: Good+


On offer is the very interesting travel journal and diary of Carolyn R. Moore from Plainfield, New Jersey. She is a young woman of means (her family owns a hotel where Carolyn works very hard but uncomplainingly) and possesses the common prejudices of the day writes from 1905 - 1906. This is a densely written diary wherein Carolyn writes intense detailed accounts of family, friends, daily activities, local gossip and various trips via ship, road and train from Daytona, Florida, to St. Augustine, a stop at Sandy Hook during a storm at sea, a trip to Atlantic City, NJ, New York and others but t... View more info

1905 ORIGINAL, OFFICIAL MANUSCRIPT JOURNAL OF THE VICTORIAN CLUB OF BOSTON

By: CHARLES S. SKINNER, FREDERICK CEASAR DE SUMICHRAST, FRANK H. JACKSON

Price: $1,695.99

Publisher: BOSTON MASSACHUSETTS MASS MA, 1905

Seller ID: 0001971

Condition: Very Good


On offer s a superb, original 1905 - 1906 manuscript trip back in time being the official handwritten journal of the Victorian Club of Boston. The unpaginated book is about 80% full and has approximately 100 pages of handwritten meeting minutes, election nominating ballots, banquet menus, published meeting reports and other related ephemera. For the most part the writer is Club Secretary Charles S. Skinner and later Secretary Frank H. Jackson. Changes to the handwriting indicate we believe additional notes by Club President Frederick C. de Sumichrast an esteemed author and renowned Anglophile.... View more info

c1930s-50s COMPACT CHISTOPHER MORLEY ARCHIVE AND LIBRARY: ONE TLS, ONE CLIPPING AND 5 COLLECTIBLE VOLUMES

By: CHRISTOPHER MORLEY

Price: $885.99

Publisher: NEW YORK, 1950

Seller ID: DMW001

Condition: Very Good


On offer is a super, grouping of one [1] TLS, typed letter signed, one [1] ephemeral piece being a news-clipping, and a compact library of five [5] books, one signed others limited editions, by the noted American journalist, novelist, essayist, playwright and poet Christopher Morley. This is an ideal 'starter' archive or gift for a new Morley collector. Details: 1. Morley, Christopher, Typed Letter Signed. Written April 1, 1953, a mere four years before his death, in Roslyn Heights NY on Morley's letterhead with his New York City address hand-canceled in pencil. The letter to 'George', seeming... View more info

1931 ORIGINAL SCRAPBOOK AND DIARY CREATED AND COMPILED BY THE DAUGHTER OF MINNESOTA AVIATION PIONEER FRED PARKER

By: COZETTE PARKER

Price: $1,155.99

Publisher: MINNESOTA WISCONSIN ILLINOIS USA, 1931

Seller ID: 0001847

Condition: Good


On offer is a sensational 1931 - 1933 diary like scrapbook created and compiled by Cozette Parker, whose father Fred Parker was a monoplane builder, aviator and aircraft designer. Mr. Parker is a well known person of Minnesota aviation history: he built and flew numerous planes usually crashing, his sister commented," He has broken every other bone in his body except his spine." In 1910 the Minnesota State Fair offered Fred the opportunity to exhibit and fly his plane. Besides the flying aspects of the scrapbook there are some sensational surprises as she documents her life in those ye... View more info

1868 - 1872 - 1879 ARCHIVE OF HANDWRITTEN CIVIL WAR ERA MANUSCRIPT DIARIES

By: DAVID B. GRUBB

Price: $1,245.99

Publisher: GOSHEN SYRACUSE INDIANA ELKHART COUNTY CONCORD TWP, 1868

Seller ID: 000801

Condition: Good


On offer are three greatly filled diaries handwritten in 1868, 1872 and 1879 by David B. Grubb from Indiana. The earliest diary, 1868, reveals he lived in Goshen Indiana [Elkhart County, Concord Township]. In the later two diaries, 1872 & 1879, he had moved to Syracuse Indiana. Mr. Grubb is a cobbler for the most part but does labor for farmers and shopkeepers. He also loves his tobacco and beer and spends quite a bit of money on each on a weekly basis. Collectors of Indiana history will be pleased that Mr. Grubb writes daily and mentions names and places. He is a very dedicated diarist and se... View more info

SEFER SOD HASHEM being AN EXTREMELY RARE BOOK OUTLINING BRIT MILAH (RITUAL CIRCUMCISION) OF THE JEWISH PEOPLE

By: David ben Aryeh Leib, of Lida

Price: $3,855.99

Publisher: AMSTERDAM, NETHERLANDS, Professor Shelomoh ben Yosef Props:

Seller ID: 000026

Condition: Good+ with no dust jacket


A rare book by the chief rabbi of Amsterdam, David ben Aryeh Leib, of Lida. Text entirely in Hebrew. SEFER SOD H, asher hiber David de-Lida Amsterdam: Shelomoh ben Yosef Props, 469 [1708 or 1709]. 6" tall [15.2 cm.] 32 numbered leaves [64 pages, the last one is blank], plus 58 later blank pages, plus endpapers, plus a large manuscript letter of recommendation bound in. Superbly bound in later full light brown sheep leather, with raised bands, blindstamped floral decorated compartments, covers with blindstamped floral decorated corners and borders, all edges gilt In a speckled leather sola... View more info

c1970s - 1980s ARCHIVE OF EPHEMERA RELATIVE TO THE HISTORY, BIBLIOGRAPHY AND TOURNAMENT STATISTICS RECORDED AND KEPT BY A NEAR OBSESSIVE FAN AND PLAYER

By: DELOS A. DENHAM

Price: $1,185.99

Publisher: DRAYTON PLAINS MICHIGAN, 1975

Seller ID: 0001430

Condition: Very Good+


On offer is a super archive of ephemera including manuscript and typed letters, lists, copy letters, data, tournament records, diary of games, lists of checkers books, rules, awards, photographs, news-clippings etc. compiled by player Delos A. Denham, in a 3 ring binder completely filled with items relating to the world and history of checkers (draughts). Communications from the American Checkers Federation plus letters from many dozens of noted tournament organizers, players and others from within the checkers tournament world including 8 signed letters from Tom Wiswell, the famous checkers g... View more info

1928 ORIGINAL MANUSCRIPT DIARY HANDWRITTEN BY YOUNG WOMAN STUDENT OF COLBY COLLEGE IN MAINE

By: DOROTHY L. MORTON

Price: $855.99

Publisher: WATERVILLE MAINE, 1928

Seller ID: 0001701

Condition: Good+


On offer is an original, charming manuscript 1928 diary handwritten by Dorothy Morton who provides an excellent view of a life of a young woman at Colby College in Waterville, Maine in 1928. Dorothy is an eager, attentive student. She writes about classmates who get caught going to a public dance and then punished. She notes advice on how to deal with men, sex, avoid smoking. Dorothy, from Melrose, Massachusetts, writes about her trips home, touring Boston and area, berry picking near Waterville, teaching Sunday School. Prof. Weber drives a friend and Dorothy to Boston, and they tour Boston hi... View more info

1920s ORIGINAL SCRAPBOOK OF EDUCATIONAL AND CHRISTIAN OUTREACH BY THE AMERICAN PRESBYTERIAN MISSION AS A PENNSYLVANIA DOCTOR OF BIOLOGY AND ZOOLOGY SPENDS 7 YEARS IN INDIA TEACHING

By: DR. and MRS. H.G. KRIBS

Price: $3,855.99

Publisher: ALLAHABAD INDIA BOMBAY JAMUNA RIVER SANGAM, 1920

Seller ID: 0001452

Condition: Good+


On offer is a sensational original scrapbook compiled and owned by Dr. H.G. and Mrs. Kribs of Pennsylvania. The book details their journey to India and their social life and meetings with the upper strata of East Indian society and many, many government leaders with the background of their educational missionary work. That said much of the content shows that they were attempting to bridge the cultural gap between societies as many of the invites reveal 'mixed race' parties and functions. The diary is packed - to the point of the covers bursting and off though present - with invitations, letter... View more info