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Prieres Durant La Messe
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Prieres Durant La Messe

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Used - Early red morocco, dark blue or black morocco gilt extra doublures, probably by Boyet, rebacked in the first half of the 20th ce
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[Late 17th century]
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Manuscript in French in a calligraphic script in black, sepia and red, on 21 leaves of vellum, initials in gold, each page withi
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[France], [Late 17th century]. Manuscript in French in a calligraphic script in black, sepia and red, on 21 leaves of vellum, initials in gold, each page within gilt border, head and tail pieces in red, blue and gold, with a page preceding the title with monogram DCM within wreath and border in red blue and gold. 8vo. Early red… Read more about this item
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'Gary Hart talks politics' [9/7/1987] and 'Bush savors N.H. triumph, targets Dixie' [2/17/1988]; proofs of two articles written for the San Francisco Examiner, 1987-88, one with HST's edits
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'Gary Hart talks politics' [9/7/1987] and 'Bush savors N.H. triumph, targets Dixie' [2/17/1988]; proofs of two articles written for the San Francisco Examiner, 1987-88, one with HST's edits

by Thompson, Hunter S.

Condition
Used - Very good condition, in a large envelope sent from the San Francisco Examiner offices and addressed to Frannie Ness
Published
1988
Binding
4to
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San Francisco Examiner, 1988. 4to. Very good condition, in a large envelope sent from the San Francisco Examiner offices and addressed to Frannie Ness. 4to. Two final drafts and the print copies of articles by Thompson. This collection came from Frannie Ness of Waiting For Godot Books in Cambridge, MA., who was friends with Hunter S. Thomson for… Read more about this item
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Manuscript contract in Latin

Manuscript contract in Latin

Condition
Used - Old folds and creases from being rolled and folded. "12568" at head of verso in later black ink. Some wear and rubbing at edges,
Published
1487
Binding
1 roll of vellum measuring 225x560 mm. Written in Latin in brown ink on one side with date and content annotations at head on ve
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1487. 1 roll of vellum measuring 225x560 mm. Written in Latin in brown ink on one side with date and content annotations at head on verso in Italian. Old folds and creases from being rolled and folded. "12568" at head of verso in later black ink. Some wear and rubbing at edges, small loss of text due to past… Read more about this item
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Two Autograph Letters by Milton Glaser to Children's Book Author Alvin Tresselt Concerning their Collaboration on 'THE SMALLEST ELEPHANT IN THE WORLD,' including an original ink sketch by Glaser
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Two Autograph Letters by Milton Glaser to Children's Book Author Alvin Tresselt Concerning their Collaboration on 'THE SMALLEST ELEPHANT IN THE WORLD,' including an original ink sketch by Glaser

by Glaser, Milton

Condition
Used - Some light tears and creasing from storage but nothing bad; overall a near fine letter with a wonderful association
Published
1958
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Two manuscript leaves
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Rome, 1958. Two manuscript leaves. Some light tears and creasing from storage but nothing bad; overall a near fine letter with a wonderful association. Two manuscript leaves. TWO AUTOGRAPH LETTERS SIGNED BY MILTON GLASER, TO CHILDREN'S BOOK AUTHOR ALVIN TRESSELT, INCLUDING AN ORIGINAL INK SKETCH BY GLASER. Milton Glaser, American artist and graphic designer (b.1929 - d.2020) is… Read more about this item
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Christmas Card and A.L.S. signed
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Christmas Card and A.L.S. signed "Svetlana Alliluyeva

by (Sventlana Alliluyeva) Alliluyeva, Svetlana

Condition
Used - Near fine collection of materials documenting a significant time in the life of Svetlana Alliluyeva
Published
1970
Binding
Envelope with 3 manuscript leaves; single manuscript leaf in the hand of Svetlana Alliluyeva; an envelope containing 3 photocopi
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Princeton, New Jersey, 1970. Envelope with 3 manuscript leaves; single manuscript leaf in the hand of Svetlana Alliluyeva; an envelope containing 3 photocopied leaves stapled at top left, as well as a single typescript letter; an envelope with a Christmas card written in the hand of Svetlana Alliluyeva on the outside of the envelope and inside the card. Near… Read more about this item
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A.L.S. and T.L.S. letters from Laura Z. Hobson to Saxe Commins, and a letter to Dorothy Commins

A.L.S. and T.L.S. letters from Laura Z. Hobson to Saxe Commins, and a letter to Dorothy Commins

by (Laura Z. Hobson)

Condition
Used - A fine collection of letters and a wonderful literary association
Published
1958
Binding
5 typescript leaves [all manuscript signed], 1 manuscript letter, and two envelopes postmarked 1953 and 1958 respectively
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1958. 5 typescript leaves [all manuscript signed], 1 manuscript letter, and two envelopes postmarked 1953 and 1958 respectively. A fine collection of letters and a wonderful literary association. 5 typescript leaves [all manuscript signed], 1 manuscript letter, and two envelopes postmarked 1953 and 1958 respectively. A collection of letters from Laura Z. Hobson to editor Saxe Commins. Saxe… Read more about this item
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Account of William Perrott, bailiff of Ashprington, Devon, 1558-59
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Account of William Perrott, bailiff of Ashprington, Devon, 1558-59

by Perrott, William

Condition
Used - Ink on parchment, old folds, some darkening on recto, pencil notes on recto, one small paper label on verso reading "371
Published
1558
Binding
One folded parchment leaf 215 x 545 mm
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Ashprington, Devon, 1558. One folded parchment leaf 215 x 545 mm. Ink on parchment, old folds, some darkening on recto, pencil notes on recto, one small paper label on verso reading "371. One folded parchment leaf 215 x 545 mm. Tudor local administration in action. Pencil notes on verso read "Elizabeth" and "Ashpryngton" next to the corresponding words… Read more about this item
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J.J. Lankes Card Collection

J.J. Lankes Card Collection

by Lankes, J[ulius] J[ohn]

Condition
Used - All cards near fine; three of fifteen have manuscript writing but the rest are clean and bright. Ten cards are signed by Lankes
Published
1930
Binding
15 woodcut cards with envelopes; 1 book; 3 pamphlets [with manuscript correspondence]
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American Artist Group, 1930. 15 woodcut cards with envelopes; 1 book; 3 pamphlets [with manuscript correspondence]. All cards near fine; three of fifteen have manuscript writing but the rest are clean and bright. Ten cards are signed by Lankes beneath image. 15 woodcut cards with envelopes; 1 book; 3 pamphlets [with manuscript correspondence]. A Collection of J.J. Lankes… Read more about this item
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Mid-19th century French manuscript inventory detailing personal and household goods, including books, maps, and engravings sent from France to New York and from the United States back to France [Transatlantic Inventory]
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Mid-19th century French manuscript inventory detailing personal and household goods, including books, maps, and engravings sent from France to New York and from the United States back to France [Transatlantic Inventory]

Condition
Used - Contemporary mottled calf, spine gilt, edges marbled. Slight wear to outer joints. Composed in a clear, clean hand. Occasional m
Published
1840
Binding
[26] leaves plus forty-eight blank leaves. 12mo
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France & the United States, 1840. [26] leaves plus forty-eight blank leaves. 12mo. Contemporary mottled calf, spine gilt, edges marbled. Slight wear to outer joints. Composed in a clear, clean hand. Occasional minute soiling. Very good. [26] leaves plus forty-eight blank leaves. 12mo. Inventory of a household moving from France to America. A detailed manuscript inventory listing personal… Read more about this item
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Group of letters to Andrew Wylie
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Group of letters to Andrew Wylie

by Bunting, Basil

Condition
Used - Generally very good to fine (some wrinkles and folds)
Published
1972
Binding
4to and 8vo
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Goleta, California; Northumberland, 1972. 4to and 8vo. Generally very good to fine (some wrinkles and folds). 4to and 8vo. Letters to a Young Poet. Basil Bunting (1900-1985) was close with Pound and was associated with Zukovsky and the Objectivist poets. Attention to his work flagged in the post-war years until the publication in 1966 of his long poem,… Read more about this item
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Autograph manuscript, signed (

Autograph manuscript, signed ("Jean Ingelow"), a fair copy of his poem "The Warbling of Blackbirds

by Ingelow (1820-1897), Jean

Condition
Used - First stanza and second line of second stanza were detached from mount, have been reaffixed; some toning and a few spots of soil
Published
1890
Binding
13 x 8 1/4 inches, matted on paper
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1890. 13 x 8 1/4 inches, matted on paper. First stanza and second line of second stanza were detached from mount, have been reaffixed; some toning and a few spots of soiling. 13 x 8 1/4 inches, matted on paper. From her collection "Songs of the Voices of Birds" printed in her Poems, Second Series (Longmans, 1874). "The… Read more about this item
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Typescript entitled
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Typescript entitled "The Street in the Forest

by Kesey, Ken

Condition
Used - Fine
Published
1955
Binding
30pp. with minor pencil corrections, with pages 1-22, another set of pages 15-20 of a slightly different iteration (of these pag
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1493 3/4 Allison [Ave.], Los Angeles 26, 1955. 30pp. with minor pencil corrections, with pages 1-22, another set of pages 15-20 of a slightly different iteration (of these page 19 appears twice), and an unrelated page 23, seemingly from a different story. 4to. Fine. 30pp. with minor pencil corrections, with pages 1-22, another set of pages 15-20 of… Read more about this item
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Counterblast

Counterblast

by McLuhan, Marshall

Condition
Used - Staple bound pale blue paper wrappers with title in black on recto. Some creasing and small inner tear to bottom corner with lig
Edition
First edition
Published
1954
Binding
18 unpaginated leaves. 4to
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Toronto: McLuhan, 1954. First edition. 18 unpaginated leaves. 4to. Staple bound pale blue paper wrappers with title in black on recto. Some creasing and small inner tear to bottom corner with light soiling to wraps. Previous owner's name written in black ink on first page but overall a very good copy. First edition. 18 unpaginated leaves. 4to. Original… Read more about this item
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John of the Mountains: The Unpublished Journals of John Muir. Edited by Linnie Marsh Wolfe. Illustrated
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John of the Mountains: The Unpublished Journals of John Muir. Edited by Linnie Marsh Wolfe. Illustrated

by Muir, John

Condition
Used - Tan cloth, spine and upper cover printed in red and blue. A near fine copy in near fine pictorial dust jacket (light wear and ta
Edition
First edition, signed by editor Linnie Marsh Wolfe on the half-t
Published
1938
Binding
Frontispiece and seven other full-page plates; single sheet manuscript leaf, measuring 8 3/8 by 5 3/4 inches, folded once, tippe
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Boston: Houghton Mifflin Company, The Riverside Press Cambridge, 1938. First edition, signed by editor Linnie Marsh Wolfe on the half-title page, signed by Wanda Muir Hanna on the dedication page, and with an eight-line holograph manuscript leaf in ink of John Muir, tipped in at the dedication page. Frontispiece and seven other full-page plates; single sheet manuscript leaf, measuring… Read more about this item
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The Autograph Manuscript of Chapter 5,

The Autograph Manuscript of Chapter 5, "Concerning Autographs

by Joline, Adrian H.[offman] (1850-1912)

Condition
Used - Stab hole in top left corners, else fine. In blue cloth slipcase and chemise
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18 pages, signed at the end "Adrian H. Joline". 1 vols. 12mo
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18 pages, signed at the end "Adrian H. Joline". 1 vols. 12mo. Stab hole in top left corners, else fine. In blue cloth slipcase and chemise. 18 pages, signed at the end "Adrian H. Joline". 1 vols. 12mo. Joline was the pre-eminent collector and writer on autograph collecting at the turn of the century. HIS MANUSCRIPTS ARE RARE.… Read more about this item
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Oeuvre de Jehan Foucquet. Heures de Maistre Estienne Chevalier. Texte restitué par M. L'Abbé Delaunay
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Oeuvre de Jehan Foucquet. Heures de Maistre Estienne Chevalier. Texte restitué par M. L'Abbé Delaunay

by Delaunay, Henri, editor

Condition
Used - Full crushed red morocco by Curmer, green silk endpapers, a.e.g. Fine
Edition
No. 292 of 550 copies printed
Published
1866
Binding
Chromolithographic portrait of Pius IX, engraved figure by Fossey, 58 miniatures in gold and colors chromolithographed by Lemerc
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Paris: Curmer, 1866. No. 292 of 550 copies printed. Chromolithographic portrait of Pius IX, engraved figure by Fossey, 58 miniatures in gold and colors chromolithographed by Lemercier, illustrations. Text variegated in colored and gilt borders. 2 vols. 4to. Full crushed red morocco by Curmer, green silk endpapers, a.e.g. Fine. No. 292 of 550 copies printed. Chromolithographic portrait of… Read more about this item
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Autograph memoir of a noted New Jersey photographer, including his work as an itinerant photographer during the Civil War
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Autograph memoir of a noted New Jersey photographer, including his work as an itinerant photographer during the Civil War

by (Photography) Gubelman, Theodore (1841-1916)

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Used - Contemporary flexible leather covers. Binding worn
Published
1916
Binding
Manuscript throughout. 61pp., neatly written in ink on ruled paper. Inscribed on the first page "To my only daughter Josie" and
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Jersey City, NJ, 1916. Manuscript throughout. 61pp., neatly written in ink on ruled paper. Inscribed on the first page "To my only daughter Josie" and signed and dated on the final page. 12mo. Contemporary flexible leather covers. Binding worn. Manuscript throughout. 61pp., neatly written in ink on ruled paper. Inscribed on the first page "To my only daughter… Read more about this item
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A Descriptive Catalogue of the Latin Manuscripts in the John Rylands Library at Manchester Volume I. Numbers 1 to 183. Letterpress. [with:] Volume II. Plates
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A Descriptive Catalogue of the Latin Manuscripts in the John Rylands Library at Manchester Volume I. Numbers 1 to 183. Letterpress. [with:] Volume II. Plates

by James, Montague Rhodes

Condition
Used - Crimson cloth. Very good
Edition
First edition
Published
1921
Binding
Xxvii, 328 pp. With Atlas of 8 pp. of text, 187 phototype facsimiles. 2 vols. Large 4to
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Manchester: at the University Press, 1921. First edition. xxvii, 328 pp. With Atlas of 8 pp. of text, 187 phototype facsimiles. 2 vols. Large 4to. Crimson cloth. Very good. First edition. xxvii, 328 pp. With Atlas of 8 pp. of text, 187 phototype facsimiles. 2 vols. Large 4to. Rogers 212
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[Manuscript commonplace book of poetry kept by a young woman practicing her penmanship and calligraphy]
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[Manuscript commonplace book of poetry kept by a young woman practicing her penmanship and calligraphy]

by Smith, Anna

Condition
Used - Contemporary marbled paper wrappers, with label on upper cover signed "Anna Smith
Published
1841
Binding
Manuscript throughout in a neat calligraphic hand. 11pp. plus several blanks and 6 additional pages of poetry accomplished at a
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Np, 1841. Manuscript throughout in a neat calligraphic hand. 11pp. plus several blanks and 6 additional pages of poetry accomplished at a later date. Contemporary marbled paper wrappers, with label on upper cover signed "Anna Smith. Manuscript throughout in a neat calligraphic hand. 11pp. plus several blanks and 6 additional pages of poetry accomplished at a later date.… Read more about this item
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Latin manuscript leaves

Latin manuscript leaves

by (Ruhnken, David (1723-1798))

Condition
Used - Thick paper, reinforced at folds, written in brown-black ink with outer margins sporting occasional contemporary annotations
Published
late 18th century
Binding
Two leaves folded to make eight pages, unpaginated. 8vo
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late 18th century. Two leaves folded to make eight pages, unpaginated. 8vo. Thick paper, reinforced at folds, written in brown-black ink with outer margins sporting occasional contemporary annotations. Two leaves folded to make eight pages, unpaginated. 8vo. This Latin letter by an unidentified writer comments on the state of education and learning with regards to classical Latin and… Read more about this item
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