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    Livre de Compte de Mademoiselle Alexandrine Lambert [compiled in part by her brother Auguste Lambert], Commencé le 1e Novembre 1828 by ACCOUNT BOOK - LAMBERT, Alexandrine

    [France], 1833. 4to (216 x 170 mm). Manuscript account book, 38 pages text in a notebook numbered in manuscript to 211 pp. of which all but the following pages remain blank: 2-3, 6-9, 12 [one line], 15-23, 101-105, 119-121, 130-131, 140-141, 150-151, 160-161, 170-171, 181, 183, 185-186. The first page (p. "2") is a Table of Contents on verso of the free endleaf. Written in brown ink in two or three hands, including a neat cursive, and one or two flowing slanted cursives. Calligraphic title. Contemporary portfolio binding of green morocco over flexible boards, large fore-edge flap wrapping across both covers and slipping through a wide strap (torn) on lower cover, gold-tooled border to covers, the flap and the strap, the flap lettered sideways in gilt capitals "Mlle Alexandrine Lambert," green morocco-grained coated endleaves, edges stained green (some scrapes and discoloration to covers, extremities of spine abraded). *** A handsomely bound manuscript account book of a well-off young girl or woman, apparently from Normandy, compiled by her brother, as stated at the foot of the title-page (Souvenir d'amitié de son affectionné Frère Auguste), with the pages listing revenues filled in by either herself or a third party. Mlle. Lambert had inherited some property from both her parents, deceased in 1826, and from a sister, at an unidentified date soon after. The accounts consist largely of rentes, which are more carefully identified than are the expenses. She was evidently a comfortable property owner, whose income derived mainly from the rental of several rural holdings, as well as some of the wood harvested thereon, and she was able to purchase new terrains and a house as further investment properties. The manuscript opens with a review of the state of Lambert's fortune in April 1826, and the revised situation following her inheritance (shared with other siblings), in November 1828. Follows a section of general accounting, showing expenses and receipts from November 1828 to 1833. Seven sections are each devoted to a different property and its usually unnamed tenant; in these the various buildings, fields, tree plantations or bosquets, gardens, and other nooks and crannies each have their own separate line, and sometimes their own name. An interesting witness to everyday life in rural France.


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    STUDIES IN BIBLIOGRAPHY, PAPERS OF THE BIBLIOGRAPHICAL SOCIETY OF THE UNIVERSITY OF VIRGINIA. VOLUME 40

    Charlottesville: Bibliographical Society, 1987. cloth. 8vo. cloth. 229 pages. Edited by Fredson Bowers. Article A Sample Bibliographical Description With Commentary by G. Thomas Tanselle [pp. 1-30] Article The Three Texts of 2 Henry IV by John Jowett and Gary Taylor [pp. 31-50] Article The Growth of Robert Thornton's Books by Ralph Hanna III [pp. 51-61] Article The Production of Cambridge University Library MS. Ff.i.6 by Ralph Hanna III [pp. 62-70] Article On the Eighteenth-Century Ownership of a MS of Chaucer's Legend of Good Women, British Library Additional 9832 by Constance S. Wright [pp. 70-71] Article Some Observations on the 1532 Edition of Ludovico Ariosto's Orlando Furioso by Conor Fahy [pp. 72-85] Article The Significance of the "Tho" Signs in Wyatt's Egerton Manuscript by Joost Daalder [pp. 86-100] Article Sir John Harington's Manuscripts in Italic by R. H. Miller [pp. 101-106] Article The Final Quires of the Jonson 1616 Workes: Headline Evidence by Kevin J. Donovan [pp. 106-120] Article The 1640 and 1653 Poems: By Francis Beaumont, Gent. and the Canon of Beaumont's Nondramatic Verse by William A. Ringler, Jr. [pp. 120-140] Article The Gentleman's Magazine, Concealed Printing, and the Texts of Samuel Johnson's Lives of Admiral Robert Blake and Sir Francis Drake by O M Brack, Jr. [pp. 140-146] Article Provincial Bookselling in Eighteenth-Century England: the Case of John Clay Reconsidered by Jan Fergus and Ruth Portner [pp. 147-163] Article More from the Gentleman's Magazine: Graves, Mainwaring, Wren, Sterne, Pope, Bubb Dodington, Goldsmith, Hill, Herrick, Cowper, Chatterton by Arthur Sherbo [pp. 164-174] Article Cromek, Cunningham, and Remains of Nithsdale and Galloway Song: A Case of Literary Duplicity by Dennis M. Read [pp. 175-187] Article Dates for Some Serially Published Shakespeares by Richard Knowles [pp. 187-201] Article Charlotte Brontë Manuscripts: Two Sketches and Her Holograph Preface to The Professor by Janet Butler [pp. 201-207] Article The Bibliographer, Book-Lore, and The Bookworm by Arthur Sherbo [pp. 207-219] Article The Unrecognized Second Edition of Conrad's Under Western Eyes by David Leon Higdon [pp. 220-225] Article William Faulkner's "Impressions" of "Danzas Venezuela": the Original Manuscript by Louis Daniel Brodsky [pp. 226-229].


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    Dictata Viri Celeberrimi atque Clarissimi J.F. Reitzii in Nieupoortii Compendium Antiquitatum Romanarum. by REITZIUS,J.F

    No place, no date. 4to. 644 p. Half calf 21.5 cm (Ref: Haitsma Mulier 352) (Details: 18th century manuscript lecture notes of an anonymous, written in Latin in a fair copy book. The hand is clear, even, pleasant and legible. The text is mostly written on the recto side of the leaves. The back of the binding is richly gilt, and has 5 raised bands. The shield in the second compartment reads: 'Cl. Reitzii in Nieup. Antiq. Rom. Dictata') (Condition: Back somewhat rubbed. Foot of the spine slightly damaged. Paper on both boards completely gone) (Note: This manuscript contains the college notes of Johann Friedrich Reitz (Johannes Fredericus Reitzius) which were to accompany his lectures on Roman Antiquities, based on Nieupoort's manual of Roman antiquities 'Rituum, qui olim apud Romanos obtinuerunt, succincta explicatio ad intelligentiam veterum auctorum facili methodo conscripta'. Nieupoort's book is in the title of this manuscript indicated as 'Nieupoortii Compendium Antiquitatum Romanarum'. The notes follow closely the chapters and paragraphs of Nieupoort. § The Dutch jurist and ancient historian Willem Hendrik Nieupoort, 1670/1674-1724, earned his keep as self-supporting teacher in Utrecht with private tuition. He is remembered for his 'Rituum (...) succincta explicatio', which was first published in 1712. Nieupoort published during his lifetime, in 1716 and in 1723, a second and third corrected edition. An enlarged and corrected 4th and 5th edition appeared in 1734 and in 1747, both produced by the Dutch schoolmaster of German origin Wilhelm Otto Reitz, first praeceptor at the Erasmianum at Rotterdam, and then rector of the Schola Latina at Middelburg. For the 5th, and for the 6th enlarged edition of 1774, Reitz received help from his elder brother Johann Friedrich Reitz, 1695-1778, who had studied at Utrecht, became conrector/rector of the local Schola Latina, and was the last 30 years of his life (1748-1778) professor of History and Eloquence in the University of Utrecht. He is best known for his edition of Lucian, which, begun by Hemsterhuis, he completed in 1743. (Sandys 2,453) § In the 18th century and well into the 19th century, Nieupoort's manual was a classic. It saw dozens of reissues, in Holland, in Germany and Italy, and was translated into French and Portuguese. ('Explication abregée des coutumes et cérémonies observées chez les Romains : pour faciliter l'intelligence des anciens auteurs' & 'Usos e costumes dos Romanos por Nieupoort : versao feita sobre o original Latino, acompanhada de notas e da traduccao dos termos Grecos') A contemporary review of the 4th edition of 1734 stresses the advantages of Nieupoort's 'Rituum ... succinta explicatio'. There are many learned introductions to the Antiquities of Rome, it is stated, but most of them are too long, too chaotic and complex, and too overloaded with an 'étalage d'érudition'. 'L'expérience fait assez voir, que, pour lire avec fruit & avec plaisir les anciens auteurs, Latin & Grecs, il faut avoir au moins une idée générale de la République Romaine, de ses Magistrats, Politiques & Militaires, de la Religion des Romains, de leurs Loix, de leurs Rites, de leurs Usages, de leurs Coûtumes, tant pour la Vie Publique, que pour la Vie Privée, (...). Sans cela on est arrêté à tout moment, ou bien on croit entendre ce que l'on n'entend pas, & l'on se fait de fausses idées, en jugeant des anciens tems par les nôtres'. Nieupoort has succeeded brilliantly in reducing that complicated jumble of Roman history, religion and antiquities into a summary 'qui pussent être lûs en peu de tems'. And his clear survey improved with every new edition, the reviewer adds. ('Bibliothèque raisonnée des ouvrages des savans de l'Europe', Tome 17/1, Amsterdam 1736, p. 370-376) § Who this fair copy wrote, probably somewhere between 1748 and 1778, is not clear. Probably not Reitz, for it seems unlikely that he would have called himself (in the 'title'), 'vir celeberrimus atque clarissimus'. If he had done so, he would have called his remarks 'observationes', or the like, and not 'dictata'. Furthermore, the notes of Reitz do not, as far as we have seen, appear in the printed text of the 5th, 6th or 7th edition)


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    Boswell's London Journal 1762-1763 Now Published from the Original Manuscript Prepared for the Press, with an Introduction and Notes by Frederick A. Pottle by Boswell, James

    William Heinemann, Melbourne, 1951. Reprint. Hardcover. Very Good Condition/No Dust Jacket. 850 g; XIV, 370 pages, includes two appendices, index, double page end page maps, frontispiece illustration by Sir Joshua Reynolds. Top edge of text block tinted dark blue. The other edges of the text block darkened with age. This is the first Australian edition. Size: 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. Please refer to accompanying picture (s). Quantity Available: 1. Category: Biography & Autobiography; England; Travel & Places. Inventory No: 0250486. .


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    Boswell's London Journal 1762-1763; Now first published from the original manuscript prepared for the press by Frederick A. Pottle, introduction

    New York: McGraw-Hil Book Co, 1950. Deluxe Edition. fine. Small quarto. 370pp Bound in brown leather. Leather title label to spine. Marble endpapers. Bookplate of former owner on front endpaper. In slipcase. A beautiful copy. This edition of "Boswell's London Journal" was set in Waverley type and printed by the Maple Press Company of York, Pensylvania. Bound by the J. C. Valentine Company. Designed by Alvin Eisenman.


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    Boswell's Journal of a tour to the Hebrides with Samuel Johnson, LL.D. now 1st published from the original Manuscript by Pottle, Frederick & Bennett, Charles -- Editors

    Heinemann, London, 1936. First Edition. Hardcover (Original Cloth). Very Good Condition/No Dust Jacket. Illustrator: Boswell. 1.05 kg; XVIII, 436 pages, with appendices, index, several text facsimiles, and sketches, and a double page fold out a map of the tour through Scotland and the Hebrides by Samuel Johnson and James Boswell in 1773. The top on front edges of the text block show signs of foxing, and slight darkening commensurate with the book's age. The spine section of the binding is slightly faded. Otherwise in very good condition. "After more than 150 years, the Journal as Boswell wrote it is published. Throughout the years of preparation the English and American publishers have worked closely together and it had the invaluable help of both Col Isham and Prof Pottle. The 1st edition is issued jointly by the English and American publishers and a large-paper Limited edition; the 1st trade editions are issued separately by the publishers and their respective countries on the same day." Page VI Size: 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. Please refer to accompanying picture (s). Illustrator: Boswell. Quantity Available: 1. Category: Biography & Autobiography; Inventory No: 0229355. . THIS BOOK WILL INCUR EXTRA POST OUTSIDE OF AUSTRALIA, BECAUSE IT IS OVER 1 Kg WITHOUT PACKAGING, PLEASE ENQUIRE BEFORE ORDERING.


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    Mr. Bliss. by TOLKIEN, J. R. R

    London: George Allen & Unwin,, 1982. Quarto. Original pictorial boards, titles to spine black. With the dust jacket. A fine copy. First edition, first impression of the facsimile of Tolkien's original manuscript of the tale of Mr. Bliss and his new car. For reading clarity, the text is printed on the opposite pages to the reproductions of the manuscript, featuring Tolkien's hand coloured illustrations. The story was originally devised to amuse his children in the summer of 1928.


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    A Glance at the Grimani Breviary Preserved in S. Mark's Library, Venice by [ONGANIA (Ferd.)]

    Ferd. Ongania Publisher, [Venice]. 1906. small 4to, from the library of S.C. Cockerell with his signature, also a note in Dr Wright's hand says that he bought this volume from Bernard Quaritch in 1945, several short notes in Cockerell's hand, one of 500 copies, frontis., with 2 coloured reproductions of the binding, 4 coloured and 110 plain plates, orig. velvet binding, gilt stamp on upper cover, uncut, t.e.g. From the library of Dr C.E. Wright (former Senior Deputy Keeper Department of Manuscripts, British Museum).


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    EARLIEST DUTCH IMPOSITION MANUAL.|THE by Janssen, Frans A., editor

    New York: The Grolier Club, 2014. hardcover. 8.5 x 11 inches. hardcover. 210 pages. A Facsimile of the Manuscript Overslag-Boek by Joannes Josephus Balthazar Vanderstraelen. Although "imposition manuals" -- instructions on the proper layout of typeset pages for the press -- have always been useful tools of the printing trade, surviving examples are rare. The present volume has been reproduced from a unique manuscript in the collection of the Grolier Club Library. Entitled Overslag-Boek, zeer nuttig voor alle Liefhebbers der Edele Boekdruk-konste ("Imposition Manual, very useful for all Practitioners of the Noble Art of Printing"), it was compiled in the years 1794-1795 by printer Joannes Josephus Balthazar Vanderstraelen, a native of Antwerp. Vanderstraelen's manuscript illustrates, through a series of diagrams in ink and watercolor, the correct position of composed pages, arranged so that they would appear in the correct order after having been printed and folded. All the common printing formats are presented in order of size, from folio to 64mo. The elements of standard printing "furniture" -- the chase, quoins, wedges, etc. -- are delicately rendered in various shades of watercolor wash, providing remarkably clear visual instructions on the proper arrangement of formes of type on the press. These diagrams are reproduced here in their entirety, and in full color, complemented and enhanced by Frans Janssen's detailed introduction and notes. The book also includes a foreword by Eugene S. Flamm, a description of the original manuscript held at the Grolier Club, an index, and English translations of the table of contents, headings, and text of the manual. Designed by Jerry Kelly.


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    Mosaic by Seletzky, Valentina Antonievna

    Self-Published, 1992. Limited 1st Printing. Hardcover. Very Good/Not Issued. 4to - over 9¾ - 12" tall. This Is A Copy Of The Original Manuscript. It Is Inscribed "For Carl With Love" And Signed By The Author. Bound In Navy Blue Faux Leather. Short Scratch On The Front Cover.


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    TWO LEGAL NOTES SIGNED 1803 PHILADELPHIA PA by May not be noted

    May not be noted.. Very Good with no dust jacket. Paperback. Philadelphia; PENNSYLVANIA; We fit archival quality clear acrylic covers for additional protection whenever possible. ; JAMES B CAULDWELL, WM BEAVER, H D HUBBLEY, - all difficult to decipher. 1803; Signed by Author; 0 .


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    A TRUE ACCOUNT AND DECLARATION OF THE HORRID CONSPIRACY TO ASSASSINATE KING CHARLES II AT THE RYE-HOUSE AS IT WAS PRDERED TO BE PUBLISHED BY HIS LATE MAJESTY MDCXCVI [COMPLETE IN THREE VOLUMES] by Dr. Thomas Sprat. ; edited by Edmund Goldsmid

    Edinburgh: Privately Printed. Very Good with no dust jacket. 1886. Paperback. Collectanea Adamantaea; 12mo 7" - 7½" tall; 60, 67, 48 pages; A TRUE ACCOUNT AND DECLARATION OF THE HORRID CONSPIRACY TO ASSASSINATE KING CHARLES II AT THE RYE-HOUSE AS IT WAS PRDERED TO BE PUBLISHED BY HIS LATE MAJESTY MDCXCVI [complete in three volumes] This is the original printing produced in printed vellum dustwrappers. This is one of a series that was edited by Edmund Goldsmid, mostly from previously unpublished original manuscripts, both historical narratives and literature and , it is said, in small editions of only 75-275. Text edges uncut [unopened]. Provenance- From the notable rare book collection of collector Alex M Hudnut with penciled shelf notation from him [or his assistant]. Spine chipped. Partially printed in red and black. Worldcat locates 6 occurrences between both single and triple volume format. ; 0 .


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    Manuscript Archive - RARE Unrecorded History of Sutterton Windmill Estate - Vellum Land Deeds by GRIMBLE, Thomas

    Lincolnshire, 1691. Sutterton (Lincolnshire, England), 1691-1828. An invaluable archive of 18 manuscript documents tracing the otherwise unrecorded history of the original Wigtoft-Sutterton windmill on Mill Lane, spanning 136 years, bearing several pioneer signatures, manuscript docketing, and some lovely red wax seals. Twelve (12) are manuscript indentures on vellum, for the sale or lease of the wind mill, millstone, cottage and grounds between 1691 and 1826. Six (6) are manuscript letters and notes on paper, pertaining to repairs to the mill in 1827. One (1) is a receipt for millstones purchased in 1827, in the form of a letter dated 1828. Documents range in size the smallest being a signed manuscript note measuring approximately 18 x 5,5 cm, and the largest being a vellum lease indenture measuring approximately 86 x 74 cm. Some age-toning, otherwise the lot in very good condition, an exceptional and comprehensive archive of beautifully preserved, primary source documents. With very little recorded information available on the origin and history of the Sutterton Mill, the Lincolnshire County Council website states the following suggestion: "Described as being newly erected in 1855 this mill is thought to date from the 1840’s. It worked by wind until 1921 when the sails were removed. It then stood derelict for a while, still retaining its cap frame and wind- shaft in 1942, although the stones had gone by this time. There were four patent sails driving three pairs of stones, with another pair engine driven on the ground floor." The present lot of original manuscript documents, however, provide an extensive history, until now unknown, of the Old Sutterton Mill. Some further research could lead to a definitive answer as to whether the original mill was demolished and re-constructed in the 1840s, or whether the present structure could in fact be the original survivor from the seventeenth century or earlier, restored, and waiting for its official claim as a heritage site. The Lincolnshire archives holds a schedule of deposited deeds pertaining to the family of Grimble, 1841. Thomas Grimble is the last identified lessor of the original cottage and windmill, which as late as 1831 according to these documents, still stood and functioned. The Old Mill, Mill Lane, Sutterton, Boston, PE20 2EN, is situated on the corner of Wigtoft Road and Mill Lane, the precise location described in these documents. The mill and cottage have been converted into a beautiful residence which now showcases old wood beams and previously working metal apparatuses. A veritable cache of unrecorded information lies in these documents, penned on vellum as early as 1691, and throughout the eighteenth century, revealing an early history of ownership, land tenancy and usage rights for an iconic tower mill in rural Lincolnshire - which may be much older than currently thought to be. The Lincolnshire County archives suggest that the Sutterton Tower Mill on the corner of Wigtoft Road and Mill Lane was built in the 1840s. However, the present documents uncover a previously unknown history of the property - that a mill was already constructed at this place in the mid-seventeenth century. After at least 136 years, according to correspondence and an assessment made in 1827, the mill was in need of repairs to some of the stone cases, one new gear, some step supports, two new sail whips, and trivial details. None of these warranting complete demolition of the structure, for the sum of seventy-three pounds quoted by millwright Atkin Heckington, the original mill would have been a good candidate for preservation. Further investigation is required to ascertain whether the present mill was in fact restored and dates to the seventeenth century, or whether a new one was constructed on the same site. The earliest documents, two rare seventeenth century survivors, are indentured lease agreements made in 1691 between Robert Okey of Donington and Anne Hainsworth of Wigtoft (owners and lessors), and a miller, Joseph Humbletoft of New Sleaford (lessee). For a one year term, the lease included use of a cottage and tenement, as well as a millstone and windmill. These documents show that a mill was already erected on the site by 1691 and describe with precision the exact location of the mill. They also reveal tenancy and ownership of some of Lincolnshire's notable historic figures, including a yeoman, two mayors, a schoolmaster, a brewer, a bricklayer, and pioneering agriculturalists. [The will of Robert Okey, Yeoman of Hagworthingham, Lincolnshire, dated 20 July 1747, is held at the National Archives, Kew. Josephus Humbletoft is mentioned in the 1686 minutes of the Quarter Sessions Court, Parts of Kesteven, Lincolnshire, which were then made in Latin. Donington is only 6 miles from Sutterton. Sleaford is 18 miles from Sutterton.] Four documents made in 1750, three being penned on vellum, indicate that the windmill and cottage were owned then by a yeoman named John Hidson of Langtoft in the County of Lincoln, and his wife Elizabeth. The premises are being leased to a maltster from Bourne, Thomas Brown. As well, it seems, a Robert Cole and his wife Paylia would be joint occupants of the premises. A beautiful Indenture dated 3 May 1750 bears the signature and wax seal of both John Hidson, and also, rather uncommon for the period, the signature and wax seal of his wife Elizabeth Hidson. It is conceivable that Elizabeth inherited the mill and cottage from the estate of her first (deceased) husband who was a miller. A subsequently signed bond declaration written on a large watermarked leaf, dated 4 May 1750, features revenue stamps, a beautiful intact red wax seal, and three original signatures. Also on the 4th of May, an exquisite vellum quitclaim document, again bearing the two wax seals and signatures of the sellers, releases the property and its assets to Mr. Brown the maltster for his use. An interesting transaction takes place in 1777, four manuscript agreements on vellum outlining further leases issued for the mill, cottage and grounds, all made in September. Two of archive's largest documents are, one measuring 86 x 70 cm, and the other only slightly shorter. At this time the owner was a bricklayer named Robert Hawdin and his wife Mary. On 11 September, for a sum of 95 pounds, the Hadwins complete a one year lease and release the property to William Scargall of Sutterton, a miller, and Edward Draper of Boston, gentleman, whom in turn, only two days later, leases the same mill, cottage, and pastures, to Thomas Waite of Boston, a grocer, and former mayor West Wheldale the younger of Boston. The latter are to pay, at the end of the term, a nominal rent of "one pepper corn." It would be most interesting to learn of the connection between the lessors (a miller and a gentleman) and Wheldale the politician, to have made such an arrangement. [West Wheldale, who died in 1788, was a mercer, a draper, Alderman of Boston in Lincolnshire, and also served three times as Mayor of Boston (1750,1765,1784). According to the wills held in the Lincolnshire government archives, William Scargall was a farmer from Alvingham, some 43 miles north of Sutterton, his will having been made in 1799.] [Although peppercorns were anciently a highly valuable commodity often referred to as "black gold" and used as a form of commodity money, at the time of this document, in England it was common practice of stipulating the payment of a single peppercorn as a nominal rent fee. The University of Bath upholds the tradition by paying to the City Council a literal peppercorn rent every year for the site of its campus. A ceremony is held during which the single peppercorn is accepted, and kept in a purpose-made velvet-lined case in the Mayor's Parlour, each peppercorn preserved in its own divot.] In 1782 Francis Thirkill of Boston, who also would later serve as mayor of Boston, his terms being in 1826 and 1832, leased the premises, cottage, mill, and so forth, together with Thomas Waite, a grocer from Boston. Mr. William Scargall still the owner and again the lessor. An extensive ten year lease agreement made 2 December 1826 describes the property in much detail, it now being equipped with a dressing mill, a flour mill, mill stones, as well as the windmill and a round house. The owner is at this time a William Moses of Donington, head master at Donington Free School from 1823-1840, and father of renowned spiritualist William Stainton Moses. The lease is made to Thomas Grimble, a farmer and gardener from Swineshead (5 miles from Sutterton) at the rate of £80 per annum. An annotation dated 1831 further permits Grimble to convert the pastures for tillage (cultivation), confirming the continued tenancy and operations taking place. Replete with legal terms of the agreement, including details of land tax payments, there is much written here about fire insurance and repair to the windmill should it burn down. The windmill alone is assessed at £600 in the event of loss. It is further agreed upon herein that Grimble could, if he so desired, replace the mill stones. The verso features a clerical annotation made in 1831, the lessor consenting to further development of the land. This document is also unusually large, consisting of two vellum pieces sewn together at the bottom corners and measuring 74 x 60 cm, is signed in the original alongside two simple red wax seals. Accompanying papers from 1827 pertain to repairs assessments, disputes between Moses and Grimble as to what is in fact required, and the two French Millstones purchased by Grimble for £32. One of the valuation of repairs is made by messrs Henry Elton Almond, a miller, and Henry Atkins, a millwright, both from Heckington. One can deduce from the friendly and reasonable tone of Grimble's correspondence as he sought to collaborate with Moses in repairing the windmill, as well as the receipts for the millstones, and the annotation made in 1831 to their original lease, that a positive settlement was reached and the windmill repaired. Presuming Grimble honoured the full term of his lease, until October 1836, the original seventeenth century or earlier windmill remained in operation at least until then. Excerpts from the manuscripts: [30 April 1691] "This indenture made the thirtieth day of April in the third year of the Reigne of our Sovereigne Lord and Lady King William and Queen Mary by the Grace of God over England & Scotland, France and Ireland... Anno Dom 1691 Between Robert Okey of Donington in the County of Lincoln... and Ann Hainsworth of Wigtoft... widow of the one parte And Joseph Humbletoft of New Sleaford in the said County & Jane his wife of the other parte... have granted bargain and sale... to heirs and Assignes All that Cottage or tenement... in Sotterton in the County of Lincolne. Situated upon a small piece of pasture & ground... & containing one half of a rood... sand more or less white... meadow grounds... neare to a place now called Meed's Cross and between a comon high way heading from Sutterton aforesaid to Wigtoft on the north and a fieldway on the south... And also all that Winde Mill stands likewise upon the said small piece of pasture or meadow ground with all the implements & utensils & appurtenances... And also one Millstone standing and being neare of the said Winde Mill... " [Sutterton and Wigitft are but 3 miles apart, and from the road that connects them still today, is a short road running south and called Mill Lane, connecting to Spalding Road]. [1 May 1691] "This indenture made the firste day of May in the third year of the Reigne of our Sovereigne Lord and Lady King William and Queen Mary by the Grace of God over England & Scotland, France and Ireland... Anno Dom 1691... for the summe of three score pounds of good and lawful money of England... now in the custody of said Robert Okey and Ann Hainsworth... Cottage Wind Mill Ground and premises, the said Joseph Humbletoft and Jane his wife are now in full and actual possession by virtue of one Indenture of bargain and sale for one year... made of the cottage, wind mill& grounds & one millstone mentioned by the said Robert Okey..." [3 May 1750] "This Indenture made the third May in the year of our Lord one thousand seven hundred and fifty... our Sovereign lord King George Second, Between John Hidson of Langtoft in the County of Lincoln yeoman and Elizabeth his wife widow relict and devisee of the last will and testament of Roger Cross late of Wilsthorpe in the said County of Lincoln miller...... " [4 May 1750] "... I John Hidson of Langtoft in the County of Lincoln yeoman am hold and firmly bond to Thomas Brown of Bourne in the said County malster in the full and just sum of two hundred and twenty pounds and ten shillings of good and lawful money... to be paid them by the said Thomas Brown... did convey release and confirm unto the said Thomas Brown... one cottage one windmill & a parcel of land... being in Sutterton... the said John Hidson and Elizabeth his wife at the time of sealing and delivering the said Indentures had good right full power and lawfull authority to grant convey and assign the said cottage windmill land and premises... All that cottage or tenement with the appurtenances situate and being in Sutterton in the Parts of Holland... And also one piece of Land to the same adjoining and belonging containing by estimation the half of a Rood or thereabouts... one windmill with all the implements materials and appurtenances thereto belonging together with the ground and soil thereof paths roads an ways leading thereto commonly called Sutterton Wind Mill... All of which are now in tenure of William Cook or his assigns... " [12 September 1777] "... Between William Scargall of Sutterton in the County of Lincoln Miller and Edward Draper of Boston... and Thomas Waite of Boston Grover and West Wheldale the Younger of Boston... All that messuage or tenement and all that piece of ground wherein a Wind Mill now stands... being in Sutterton aforesaid near a certain place now or heretofort called Weeds Cross and between a common highway leading from Sutterton aforesaid to Wigtoft on the north of a fieldway on the South... To have and to hold the said messuage or tenement windmill two acres of pasture ground... term of one whole year from thence... Yielding and paying thereof at the end of the said term... Rent of one Peppercorn..." [2 December 1826] "... Between William Moses of Donington in the County of Lincoln Schoolmaster.... and Thomas Grimble of Swineshead of the said County Farmer and Gardner... windmill with the Round House and other buildings and all that piece or parcel of land... by estimation Half a Rood... with all and singular the Dressing Mill, Flour Mill, Mill Stones, Gears, Troughs, Bins, Sails, Sail Cloths, and all other Implements, Apparel and Furniture... adjoining to the said Two Acres of meadow or pasture ground... Together all and singular the Houses Outhouses Buildings Stables Rights privileges and Appurtenances whatsoever to the said Windmill... it shall and may be lawful to and for the said Thomas Grimble... at any time... to purchase or procure one pair of New French Stones each four feet six inches in diameter... be paid for by him... shall at the expiration of the said term be left in the said Windmill..." End excerpts. Sutterton is a village and rural parish in Lincolnshire, East Midlands. Hitherto, the parish had formed part of Boston Rural District, in Parts of Holland. Holland was one of the three divisions of the traditional County of Lincolnshire. Since the Local Government Act of 1888 Holland had been, in most respects, a county in itself. The village is one of eighteen parishes which, together with Boston, form the Lincolnshire Borough of Boston. During the reign of William I (1066-1087) the village of "Riche" occupied the land where Wigtoft, Sutterton, Algarkirk and Fosdyke are now. References as late as 1744 refer to parts of the parish that had been known formerly as "Reek." Following is a summary of the indentures in this collection: 1691 [3rd year of the reign of William and Mary] Indenture lease, ink on vellum. Approx 50 cm x 28 cm Between Robert Okey of Donington and Anne Hainsworth of Wigtoft, and Joseph Humbletoft, Miller of New Sleaford and Jane, his wife. For a cottage and tenement in Sutterton "And also all that Winde Mill situated likewise upon the same pasture... and also one Millstone standing and being neere to the said Winde Mill." 1691 [3rd year of the reign of William and Mary] Indenture release, ink on vellum. Approx 66 cm x 45cm. Between Robert Okey of Donington and Anne Hainsworth of Wigtoft, and Joseph Humbletoft, Miller of New Sleaford and Jane, his wife. For "the summe of three score pounds of good and lawful money of England - the above Winde Mill and Mill Stone, land..." 1750 [23rd year of the reign of George II] Indenture Lease for a year, ink on vellum, Approx 44 cm x 41cm. From John Hidson, yeoman and Elizabeth Hidson his wife, to Thomas Brown, maltster. 1750 [23rd year of the reign of George II] Indenture release, ink on vellum, Approx 82 cm x 50 cm. Confirmation that money has been "...well and truly paid by the said Thomas Brown...". and that the Hidsons quit the cottage and Mill with lands to Brown. 1750 [24th year of the reign of George II] Indenture quitclaim, ink on vellum. Approx 47 cm. x 32cm. Between Thomas Brown and Robert Cole and Phylia his wife and John Hidson and Elizabeth his wife. For a cottage and Windmill and land in Sutterton. 1750 [24th year of the reign of George II] Bond document, ink on single leaf watermarked paper. Approx 42 cm. x 33cm, with embossed and ink revenue stamps, wax seal and signature of John Hidson. Stating that £110.5sh is to be paid by Thomas Brown to John Hidson and his wife Elizabeth for the cottage, Windmill and land at Sutterton. 10 September 1777 [17th year of the reign of George III] Indenture, ink on vellum, Approx 54 cm x 34 cm. Between Robert Hawdin, bricklayer and his wife Mary, and William Scargall of Sutterton, miller and Edward Draper of Boston, gentleman. The lease for a year of Sutterton Windmill and lands. 11 September 1777 [17th year of the reign of George III] Indenture Absolute Conveyance document, ink on vellum. Approx 86 cm x 74 cm. Between Robert Hawdin, bricklayer and his wife Mary, and William Scargall of Sutterton, miller and Edward Draper of Boston, gentleman. 12 September 1777 [17th year of the reign of George III] Indenture ink on vellum. Approx 57 cm. x 40 cm. Lease for a year, Sutterton windmill and lands, Between William Scargall, miller and Edward Draper, gentleman, on the one part and Thomas Waite of Boston, grocer and West Wheldale the younger of Boston, mercer. Signed and sealed by Scargall and Draper. 13 September 1777 [17th year of the reign of George III] Indenture Mortgage, ink on vellum. Approx 90 cm. x 70 cm. Between the aforementioned lessors and lessees. 1782 [22nd year of the reign of George III] Indenture Lease of Sutterton Windmill and lands (etc) for a year, ink on vellum. Approx 53 cm. x 34 cm. Between William Scargall of Sutterton, miller, and Thomas Waite of Boston, grocer and Francis Thirkill of Boston, gentleman. Signed and sealed by William Scargall. 1782 [22nd year of the reign of George III] Indenture Release of Sutterton Windmill and lands (etc) ink on vellum. Approx 89 cm. x 62 cm. William Scargall to Thomas Waite and his trustee. 1826 [7th year of the reign of George IV] Indenture Lease, ink on vellum, Approx 76 cm x 61 cm on two sheets. Between William Moses of Donington, schoolmaster, and Thomas Grimble of Swineshead, Gardener and Farmer, for a lease for ten years for Sutterton Windmill and lands etc. Signed and sealed by both parties. Now archaic, the term 'rood' was a measure of land area, equal to a quarter of an acre. The rood was an important measure in surveying on account of its easy conversion to acres. . Very Good.


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    Goon Show One Night Special Reunion, The by [GOON SHOW]; SELLERS, Peter; MILLIGAN, Spike; SECOMBE, Harry

    London: Camden Theater, April 30, 1972. The Last of the Goon Shows Specially Written by Spike Milligan for the 50th Anniversary of the BBC Three Goons in the Fountain Each One Seeking Fame Sellers, Milligan, and Secombe Which One Will the Fountain Blame [GOON SHOW]. SELLERS, Peter. MILLIGAN, Spike. SECOMBE, Harry. The Goon Show One Night Special Reunion. A Collection of Goony Ephemera. London: Camden Theater, April 30, 1972. "These autographs from The Goons and a number of guest artists were signed for me in my presence at the recording of 'The Last of The Goon Shows' at The Camden Theatre London on Sunday 30th April 1972 at which I was one of the BBC Studio Managers. [Signed] Michael W. Cowles 1st December 2013." Thus introduced, this collection includes an original ticket to the show, printed on orange card; the Daily Mail's original story published the following day on May 1, 1972; promotional flyer, typed on yellow paper; the original BBC Radio 4 Program, signed by Peter Sellers, Spike Milligan, Harry Seacombe, writer Eric Sykes, performers Max Geldray, Ray Ellington, Graham Stark, film star Michael Caine and two other indecipherable signatures; and, significantly, a copy of the show's thirty-one page script with rehearsal and recording schedule on blue paper, marked up in red and black ink (by Michael W. Cowles). The collection beautifully housed in a fleece-lined, full black morocco clamshell case, spine lettered in gilt. "The Goon Show was a radio comedy show broadcast by the BBC. It changed the face of British comedy and influenced later comedy including Monty Python, Eddie Izzard and many more. It was broadcast in the the UK between May 1951 and January 1960. The dignified 'stiff upper lip' attitude still prevailed in the post WWII age, but many who lived through the war were more inclined to question the rules and authorities that controlled their lives. Onto this scene burst The Goons with a quick fire, irreverent brand of humour that mocked those in establishment and offered a different farcical view of the world. What made The Goon Show different was its attitude. The comedy was edgier than it contemporaries and it used mad characters, satire and ground breaking sound effects in a surreal way unlike anything had done before. "The Last Goon Show of All, broadcast on 5 October 1972, was a special edition of the famous BBC Radio show The Goon Show, commissioned as part of the celebrations of the 50th anniversary of the BBC. It was simulcast on radio and television, and later released as an audio recording on long-playing record. This in turn has been re-issued in other formats such as compact disc. A video of the television broadcast was also released on VHS and later on DVD, although with some omissions. In early October 2007, 35 years after the original broadcast, a full unedited version was broadcast on BBC 7, the digital radio channel dedicated to re-runs of classic shows." (Wikipedia). "Spike Milligan was the creative force and main writer of The Goon Show, however he was often assisted by a co-writers such as Larry Stephens or Eric Sykes. Occasionally if Milligan was unable to writer the show, others would script entire show. There were originally four main cast members: Spike Milligan, Peter Sellers, Harry Secombe and Michael Bentine. Spike Milligan would later be considered by many to be "The grandfather of modern British comedy" due to his work on The Goon Show and subsequent comedies. Peter Sellers would go on to become a world famous comic actor, best known for playing Inspector Clouseau in the Pink Panther movies. Harry Secombe remained a well loved singer and entertainer throughout his career. Michael Bentine left the group after only a few series and before the show reached it's peak of success" (Goon Show website).


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    Quranic manuscript leaf on vellum in elegent Kufic from the 10th c.

    Possibly North Africa, 3d C. AH, 10th AD. on parchement. Sixteen lines on each side in black Kufic script with possibly later punctuation in glossy colors, and tow faders in gold and colors. 27 x 18 cm.


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    WHIPT 'EM EVERYTIME by Malone, Bartlett Yancey; William Whatley Pierson, Jr., ed.; Bell Irving Wiley, general ed

    Jackson, Tenn.: McCowat-Mercer Press, 1960. 131 pages, plus portrait frontispiece and four leaves of plates. Original gray cloth. [20.9 cm.] Very nearly fine in like dust jacket. Book has some barely discernible evidence of spotting to covers. Dust jacket shows some very light rubbing. Still an excellent copy. First of this edition, with a new title, the text corrected against the original manuscript, and a new introduction by Bell Irvin Wiley. The first edition of 1919 appeared with the title reading simply: "The Diary of Bartlett Yancey Malone." The author served in Company H, 6th N.C. Infantry, from July, 1861, to November, 1863, when he was captured and imprisoned at Point Lookout, Maryland. Before his capture he participated in most of the important battles of the Army of Northern Virginia, including Gettysburg. "Because of the daily weather observations contained herein, Malone has been called `the unofficial meteorologist for the Army of Northern Virginia'." --CWB I, 127. Dornbusch II, 774.


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    Asbab ul Nuzul, 11th or early 12th c. unique Arabic manuscript on the Quranic studies according to the Karamiyya school of Nisabur by Al Haysam Ibn Muhammad Ibn Abdul Aziz, Abu al Hassan (D. C. 460 H. - 1068 AD.)

    Handwritten. Very Good. Hardcover. 8vo - over 7¾ - 9¾" tall. 350 p. Arabic Naskhi improved from the Kufic script, possibly written in Nishabur. Missing one or tow lvs. from the beginning. Together with "Wafat Rasulillah Salla Allahu Alayhi Wa Sallam", the death of the prophet Muhammad (P. B. U. H.). missing possibly one or tow lvs. from the end. Possibly a unique early work attributed to the Karamiyya school to be appeared. Unique manuscript and the second work of the author to be recorded. The other work (copied in Yemen in 1116 H.) attributed to him is taking place in Princeton University. THIS ITEM IS ON HOLD.


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    John Knatchbull. by RODERICK, COLIN

    (Sydney), Angus & Robertson, (1963).. 8vo; pp. (x), 278; endpapers, 16 pages of b/w. plates, references, bibliography, index; original cloth, damaged dustjacket; adhesive marks; otherwise a very good copy.


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    LIFE OF GENERAL MONK: DUKE OF ABERMARLE, & Richard Granville's JOURNAL by ALBERMARLE, George Monck, Duke of

    1724. Very Good. [ALBERMARLE, George Monck, Duke of]. THE LIFE OF GENERAL MONK: DUKE OF ALBERMARLE, containing, I. A faithful account of his unparalledl'd conduct, surprizing actions, and providential success in accomplishing the restoration of monarchy. II. A particular relation of that most memorable march from Coldstream to London; the preparations for it in Scotland, and the happy consequences of it in England. III. Many mistakes committed by our historians, (particularly the Earl of Clarendon) concerning the General's administration, rectified. Publish'ed from an original manuscript of Thomas Skinner. M.D. With a preface in vindication of General Monk's conduct and giving some account of the manuscript. By William Webster... London: Printed for J. Graves ... J. Isted and J. Hooke, 1724. The second edition, corrected. Frontispiece portrait. Octavo. [10],lxvii [i.e. xlvii],385,[7] pp. Some pagination errors, but complete. (ESTC t113801). Bound with: GRANVILLE, John. TWO ORIGINAL JOURNALS OF SIR RICHARD GRANVILLE. Viz. I. A journal of the expedition to Cadiz in Spain, Anno 1625. With the charged delivered by the Earl of Essex, and nine other colonels, against the Viscount Wimbledon, general of that voyage. With his answer, containing a full relation of the defeat thereof. II. A journal of the expedition to the Isle of Rhee in France, Anno 1627. Containing an account of the most material passages, happening at, and after our landing there. London: Printed for John Clarke, 1724. First edition ("Now first published from their respective manuscripts"). Octavo. xiv,[2]56,[2],25 pp. (CBEL I, 771). Two titles bound as one. 19.7 cm. Worn contemporary calf boards skillfully rebacked (probably 19th c.) with a red lettering piece. Ink ownership on ffep. only partially readable due to a 1.5 cm hole. Clean texts. Sound and very good overall.


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    Aubrey's Brief Lives. by Aubrey, John

    hardback. Fine. Edited from the Original Manuscripts and with a Life of John Aubrey by Oliver Lawson Dick. Foreword by Edmund Wilson. U of Michigan 1957. Name on e/p else a fine copy in slightly tired dust wrapper.


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    Original 1872 Rhode Island Quaker Letter from Daniel Kenyon East Greenwich, to Levi Chase, Newport by Daniel Kenyon

    East Greenwich, R. I.: Daniel Kenyon. Fine with No dust jacket as issued. 1872. Single sheet. The letter is postmarked in East Greenwich on Oct 10th, 1872 The Contents as follows: Levi Chace Respected friend, Thy letter with me from Tom Allen has been received although it was a long time on the way. If thee does not think it an object to come up with a boat we will let the trade drop as we can readily sell the apples here and I can arrange about the casks and vinegar as to H? Arnolds- with ? Men who are serving here next week. Thine truly, Daniel Kenyon. Freight from here to Newport by Rail Road & Back would be about 30 cts a barrel as near as I can ascertain. " This one of a kind letter is in fine condition in the original envelope which has light dust soiling. 5 by 8 Inches. Letter. See Photo .


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    6 stampless letters regarding the Scott family of Vermont in the early 1800's by various

    `6 manuscript stampless letters with concerns of health and news of the day from several Vermont towns sent to the Scott family in various parts of New York state and Vermont


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    RELIQUIÆ SPELMANNIANÆ. THE POSTHUMOUS WORKS OF SIR HENRY SPELMAN KT. RELATING TO THE LAWS AND ANTIQUITIES OF ENGLAND. PUBLISH’D FROM THE ORIGINAL MANUSCRIPTS. WITH THE LIFE OF THE AUTHOR. by Spelman, Henry, Sir, 1564?-1641

    Oxford: Pater-Noster Row.. Very Good with no dust jacket. 1698. Second Edition. Hardcover. tall 4to; [32], 214pp, [12], pages; LinkReliquiæ Spelmannianæ. The posthumous works of Sir Henry Spelman kt. Relating to the laws and antiquities of England. Publish’d from the original manuscripts. With the life of the author.. Engraved title vignette and 2 folding charts. Rebound in brown cloth, with binding and hinges tight- Very Good, 2 ownership bookplates [Hammond Library Lowenbach Collection; Frank W Gunsaulus]. Index. 2] folded leaves of plates [VG] : ill. , genealogical tables, port. ESTCR22617 . Includes- Tenures of Knights, Life of Spelmann, A Dialogue Concerning Coin of the Region, various discourses. Mostly English language, some Latin. First was 1693, this is probably the second edition. ; 0 .


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    Catalogue of Romanesque Sculpture by WILLIAMSON, Paul

    New York: Alpine Fine Arts Collection, Ltd, 1984. First edition. Fine. 4to. Profusely illustrated in black-and-white. Original blue cloth; original pictorial dust jacket. FIRST EDITION. A catalogue of 51 sculptures from France, Italy, England, Spain, and Cyprus.


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    Tuhfet ul Harameyn (masterpiece of the two Holy sancturies) by Yusuf Nabi (1052-1124 AH., 1642-1712 AD.)

    Ottoman Turkish text, the author's travel to Mecca and Medina, and exploring the road of the Hajj. He dedicated his work to the Ottoman Sultan Muhammad the fourth (Dorduncu Mehmed 1642-1693). Scribed in 1133 AH. after 9 years of the death of the author. Beginning page with illumination heading in gold and colors. All pages out-ruled in red with wide margins. Descriptive journey of the Hajj road and Mahmal, crossing Syria (especially Damascus), Egypt (especially Cairo), Hejaz, and two Holy cities; Mecca and Medina. In modern full leather binding.


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