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1861-1862 GROUP OF HANDWRITTEN LETTERS (ALsS) TO AND FROM GENERAL LEWIS PERRINE, QUARTERMASTER-GENERAL OF THE NEW JERSEY MILITIA

1861-1862 GROUP OF HANDWRITTEN LETTERS (ALsS) TO AND FROM GENERAL LEWIS PERRINE, QUARTERMASTER-GENERAL OF THE NEW JERSEY MILITIA

by Perrine, Lewis

s.n., 1861. Original manuscripts. Very Good. Three letters. (1) Horace H. Olds, Treasurer, NJ Military Association to Gen. Lewis Perrine, Newark, Jany 4th, 1861. One page, octavo. Asking that Gen. Perrine, past Treasurer, submit monies and books in his possession, pertaining to that office. Signed by Olds. (2) Gen. Lewis Perrine to Horace H. Olds, Trenton, Jan. 8th/61. Two pages, octavo. Accounts in detail for monies that he collected as Treasurer, leaving a balance in the Treasury of only... Read more
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$60.00
A Selection of Games at Chess, Actually Played by Philidor and his Contemporaries - Now first published from the original Manuscripts with Notes and Additions by George Walker.

A Selection of Games at Chess, Actually Played by Philidor and his Contemporaries - Now first published from the original Manuscripts with Notes and Additions by George Walker.

by Walker, George

1835. First Edition. London, Sherwood, Gilbert & Piper, 1835. Duodecimo. Frontispiece, XVI, 110 pages plus 2 pages with advertising (List of Works by George Walker). Hardcover / Original cloth with original printed label to frontcover. Very good condition with only minor signs of external wear. Front free endpaper missing. Very Rare ! George Walker (13 March 1803 – 23 April 1879) was an English chess player and author of The Celebrated Analysis of A D Philidor (London, 1832), The Art of Chess-Play: A... Read more
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€750.00
Deliver Us From Evil

Deliver Us From Evil

by Tim Powers

Catskill, NY: Charnel House. Catskill, NY, Charnel House, 2010. Limited Edition. Hardback. 82/100 Copies. A fine copy, in the slipcase as issued. The present book is an outline/portion of an unpublished book that Powers sent to Lester del Rey in 1979. Signed by the author on the publisher's limitation sheet. Accompanying the book, as with all of this run, is a sheet of Powers's original manuscript. One sheet, autograph manuscript, single-sided. [7173, Hyraxia Books]. . Fine. Hardback. Limited... Read more
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£475.00
Memoirs of the Life and Writings of Alexander Pope, Esq; Faithfully Collected from Authentic Authors, Original Manuscripts, and the Testimonies of many Persons of Credit and Honour: with Critical Observations. [In Two Volumes]

Memoirs of the Life and Writings of Alexander Pope, Esq; Faithfully Collected from Authentic Authors, Original Manuscripts, and the Testimonies of many Persons of Credit and Honour: with Critical Observations. [In Two Volumes]

by William Ayre:

London:: for the Author,, 1745.. First edition.. Hardcover. Very Good+. xii, 340, [16]; [vi], 389, [13]; illustrated with 'heads of divers illustrious persons', and each book with an index. Contents in very good order, with minimal toning of paper. In contemporary bindings of full calf, boards ruled in gilt, spines with five raised bands, with new labels and recent Japanese tissue repairs to joints and ends. A very nicely refurbished set.
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£420.00
The Italian manuscripts in the library of Major J.R. Abbey

The Italian manuscripts in the library of Major J.R. Abbey

by ALEXANDER, J.J.G. and A.C. DE LA MARE

London: Faber & Faber, 1969. First edition, 4to, pp. xliv, 187; 80 illustrations; near fine in original gray cloth, dust-jacket. 63 manuscripts catalogued. The first catalogue of Abbey's Italian manuscripts.
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$143.75
Logboek van een slavenhaler. (Vertaling Walter Penn).

Logboek van een slavenhaler. (Vertaling Walter Penn).

by CONNEAU, Theophilus

(Amsterdam, Amsterdam Boek, 1978). Wrappers. 392 pp. A slaver's log book from 1853 after the original manuscript. .
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€27.50
Prowling Papa's Waters, A Hemingway Odyssey. With Signed Typescript of the Forward By Ted Williams

Prowling Papa's Waters, A Hemingway Odyssey. With Signed Typescript of the Forward By Ted Williams

by Lawrence, H. Lea (SIGNED), Ted Williams; Hemingway, Ernest

Atlanta: Longstreet Press, 1992. First Edition. Hard Cover with Dust Jacket. Fine/Fine. SIGNED ON THE TITLE PAGE BY LEA H.. LAWRENCE without personlization [Together with] The original corrected typescript of the Forward, hand-corrected and signed twice, by baseball icon Ted Williams; 2 pages, quarto. Mr. Williams has written his phone number and "OK / Good luck / Ted Williams" at top of page 1; with the original mailing envelope addressed by Mr. Williams and postmarked 14 May 1992.
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$750.00
The St. Albans Psalter (Albani Psalter) :  1) The Full-Page Miniatures by Otto Pächt. 2) The Initials by C.R. Dodwell. 3) Preface and description of the Manuscript, by Francis Wormald

The St. Albans Psalter (Albani Psalter) : 1) The Full-Page Miniatures by Otto Pächt. 2) The Initials by C.R. Dodwell. 3) Preface and description of the Manuscript, by Francis Wormald

by Pächt, O. ; Dodwell, C. R. ; Wormald, F

Warburg Institute, University of London, first edition, 1960. Cloth, maroon cover-title, 4to,. xxiv, 294 pp, 174 plates. Contents include: Preface, by Francis Wormald; Description of the Manuscript and Commentary on the Calendar and Litany, by Francis Wormald: I. Description of the Manuscript II. The Calendar and Litany of the St. Albans Psalter The Full-Page Miniatures. By Otto Pacht III. The Pictorial Cycle IV. The Iconography V. The Subjects of the Full-Page Miniatures VI. The Ornament of the... Read more
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$112.00
The Queen Mary Atlas. [ 2 volumes, atlas and commentary, in publisher's box ]

The Queen Mary Atlas. [ 2 volumes, atlas and commentary, in publisher's box ]

by Homem, D. ; Barber, P. ;The Folio Society ; British Library

The Folio Society, London, limited edition, 2005. Limited edition of 1000 numbered copies. 2 volumes, Atlas bound in full red calf with an armorial design of the conjoined armsof England and Spain in black and gold by David Eccles, folio, 53 cm, Commentary in full dark red buckram, cover-label, 8vo,. Atlas:12 leaves of colour plates, 61 cm, Commentary : vii, 87 pp, 8 pp of colour plates, 31 cm,. A splendidly produced boxed facsimile of the Queen Mary Atlas (British Library Add. MSS 5415A) with an... Read more
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$735.00
Winnie The Pooh A Reproduction of the Original Manuscript

Winnie The Pooh A Reproduction of the Original Manuscript

by Milne, A.A

0 Published by Methuen, Dutton, London New York 1971. Grey Cloth with Gilt Text and matching Grey and Red slipcase. Fine clean condition with no marks or inscriptions.
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£71.25
Still : Signed By Samuel Beckett With Three Aquatint Engravings Signed By Stanley William Hayter : Limited Edition

Still : Signed By Samuel Beckett With Three Aquatint Engravings Signed By Stanley William Hayter : Limited Edition

by Beckett, Samuel & Hayter, Stanley William (Illus)

The First edition published by M'Arte Edizione, Milano, Italy in 1974. Folio size. The BOOK is complete and is in near Fine condition. Number '108' of 133 copies issued (There were also an additional X1V hors commerce ad personal copies issued). Loose gatherings in wrappers, with a board chemise folder and slipcase as issued. Edition composed in Garamond font by Ruggero Olivieri, Milan and printed by Tipografia Stefanoni, Lecco on handmade paper by Filicarta di Brugherio. The original manuscript by... Read more
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£2,250.00
Dala'il al Khayrat a lithograph printed book originally copied by Khalil al Shukri and lavishly illustrated by contemporary hands, with a hand made miniatures of Mecca and Medina.

Dala'il al Khayrat a lithograph printed book originally copied by Khalil al Shukri and lavishly illustrated by contemporary hands, with a hand made miniatures of Mecca and Medina.

by Abu Abdullah Muhammad ibn Sulayman ibn Abu Bakr al-Jazuli al-Simlali (d. 1465 AD.)

Extra ordinary lithograph of Dalail al Khairat originally copied by the well-known scribe Halil Shukri (Sukru) the student of Suleyman Vehbi. In a Rococo Ottoman Style binding of the period of the Sultan Abdul Mejid. Printed in the Imperial press, Istanbul 1262 H. and completely illustrated by hand with a hand made miniature of Mecca and Medina.
Halil Sukru came from Bursa where he learned from the well-known scribe Suleyman Vehbi (wrote the miniature Hiliye no. 000043 in our inventory) . He was a... Read more
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$12,000.00
Revolutions of 1848.   Manuscript essay written in ink in a legible hand.  Signed Charles Strong on the verso of leaf 2 and dated June 1849

Revolutions of 1848. Manuscript essay written in ink in a legible hand. Signed Charles Strong on the verso of leaf 2 and dated June 1849

by Strong, Charles H

1849. Folio. 330 x 200 mm., [13 x 8 inches]. 2 pp. of text. Folio sheet folded into quarters after writing; small tears at folds, expertly repaired, light tide marks and some soiling to the paper stock. Likely the student essay of Dr. Charles Henry Strong (1828-1912) who was from Girard, Erie, Pennsylvania. At age sixteen he attended the academy at Springfield, Pennsylvania and to years later he entered college at Girard, from which he was graduated in two years. Upon graduation Strong taught school in... Read more
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$350.00
Albert Pike's Lecture on Masonic Symbolism and a Second Lecture on  Symbolism: the Omkara and Other Ineffable Words Transcribed and Annotated  by Ill. Rex R. Hutchens, 33, Grand Cross Grand Master of Masons in Arizona  2006-2007

Albert Pike's Lecture on Masonic Symbolism and a Second Lecture on Symbolism: the Omkara and Other Ineffable Words Transcribed and Annotated by Ill. Rex R. Hutchens, 33, Grand Cross Grand Master of Masons in Arizona 2006-2007

by Pike, Albert

Washington, D. C: The Scottish Rite Research Society. Very Good with no dust jacket. 2006. First Edition. Hardcover. Scratch on back of binding, ; Albert Pike (1809-1891) became a Mason in 1840 and by 1859 was elected Sovereign Grand Commander of the Scottish Rite's Southern Jurisdiction. His Morals and Dogma was published in 1871 and helped the Order grow. Pike believed the early Masons had intentionally concealed the real meanings and lessons of the symbols deployed in the art of Freemasonry.... Read more
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$65.00
Theatrum Sanitatis, Liber magistri, Biblioteca Casanatense 4182. [ commentary volume only ]

Theatrum Sanitatis, Liber magistri, Biblioteca Casanatense 4182. [ commentary volume only ]

by López Piñero, J.M

M. Moleiro Editor, Barcelona, 1999. Cloth, 4to, 34 cm,. 326 pp, colour ills. A full-colour commentary volume in Spanish and English, including a full translation of the text of "Theatrum Sanitatis" (from a late-eleventh-century Latin codex) into each language. Theatrum Sanitatis contains a treatise on medicine that was widely disseminated in the 14th and 15th centuries. It concerns the six elements necessary for maintaining one's daily health: food and drink, air and the atmosphere,... Read more
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$245.00
The Secret Correspondence of Madame de Maintenon, With the Princess des  Ursins; From the Original Manuscripts in the Possession of The Duke de  Choiseul. In three volumes

The Secret Correspondence of Madame de Maintenon, With the Princess des Ursins; From the Original Manuscripts in the Possession of The Duke de Choiseul. In three volumes

by De Maintenon, Madame

London: Printed for Geo. B. Whittaker 1827. 8vo. xvi, 448; 364; 455, (1) pp. Contemporary half calf over marbled boards. Raised bands to spines with black leather title & volume labels. Marbled endpapers. Boards rubbed and slightly edgeworn. Internally clean. Frontis engraving and one additional engraved plate. . Good. Half Calf. 1827.
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£95.00
Three Boys and a Circus

Three Boys and a Circus

by Enid Blyton, Mary Pollock

UK: Werner Laurie, 1949. New Edition . Cloth. Very Good ++/Good++. 12mo - over 6¾" - 7¾" tall. Grace Lodge. New Edition 1949. A new edition with a new wrapper design and illustrations by Grace Lodge. Originally published in 1940 under Blyton's married name of Pollock. Very un-common. This book is from the Estate of Gillian Baverstock ( 1931-2007) the eldest daughter of Enid Blyton. This archive of Enid Blyton books was recently sold in auction in the United Kingdom. The... Read more
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£44.00
Ottoman Qur'an signed by an Ottoman calligrapher in Cairo and endowed by an Egyptian Bey (Emir) to a mosque in sukhumi, Abkhazia

Ottoman Qur'an signed by an Ottoman calligrapher in Cairo and endowed by an Egyptian Bey (Emir) to a mosque in sukhumi, Abkhazia

by Ottoman Qur'anic calligraphy

591 p. of Naskhi script by a Bosnian Ottoman calligrapher, Abdurrahman el Bosnawi (Bosnavi), in Cairo 1080 AH. (1670 AD.). Full page endowment (Waqf) by Prince (Emir) Eyyub Bey el Kabir, the follower of Muhammad Bey abu al Thahab, to the Sultan Ahmed Mosque in the village of Abaza located in the castle of Sukhumi (now the capital of Abkhazia). All pages ruled in gold, illuminated openning two pages, Sura headings in red Thluth script, golden dots between verses (Aya).Replaced in Mamluk full leather... Read more
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$70,000.00
Account of the tribal life & customs of the Xhosa in 1807. Translated by William Fehr from the original manuscript in German of The Kaffirs of the South coast of Africa.

Account of the tribal life & customs of the Xhosa in 1807. Translated by William Fehr from the original manuscript in German of The Kaffirs of the South coast of Africa.

by ALBERTI, Ludwig

Cape Town, A.A. Balkema, 1968. Cloth. With 2 plates and 4 coloured folding plates. XIV,117 pp.The first comprehensive and balanced account of Bantu tribal life.
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€44.00
BIG FIX, THE (1978) Final Draft Shooting script dated Oct 19,1977

BIG FIX, THE (1978) Final Draft Shooting script dated Oct 19,1977

by Roger L. Simon

Softcover/Paperback. Fine. Manuscript Roger L. Simon (source, screenwriter) Vintage original Final Draft Shooting film script, USA. Universal City: Universal Pictures, October 19, 1977. Quarto, printed wrappers, mimeo, brad bound, 120 pp., title lettered on spine, JUST ABOUT FINE. THE BIG FIX was the first of four novels by Roger L. Simon, set in Los Angeles and featuring dope-smoking, long-haired Jewish private detective Moses Wine. Simon adapted it to the screen for a film released in... Read more
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$400.00
Mosaic

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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$149.99
FISHER KING, THE (1991) Revised Draft script dated Mar 16, 1990

FISHER KING, THE (1991) Revised Draft script dated Mar 16, 1990

by Richard LaGravenese

Softcover/Paperback. Very Good. Manuscript Vintage original revised draft script by Richard LaGravenese dated Mar. 16, 1990. Production company printed wrappers, 123 pp., brad bound, quarto, title hand-lettered on spine, light wear to yapped edges of wrappers, generally NEAR FINE in VERY GOOD+ wrappers.THE FISHER KING was director Terry Gilliam's sixth feature film, but the first from a screenplay that Gilliam did not write or co-write himself. It was the second produced script of Richard LaGravenese... Read more
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$600.00
Private Journal P. W. Lippitt [spine titles], for the Lippitt Woolen Company

Private Journal P. W. Lippitt [spine titles], for the Lippitt Woolen Company

by Lippitt, Peleg Wilbur

Woonsocket, 1900. 2 volumes, 4to, attractive full black pebble-grain morocco, triple gilt borders on covers, gilt-paneled spines in 5 compartments, gilt-lettered direct in 2; very good, sound, and legible. Volume 1: February 6, 1845 to April 18, 1900, 336 pp., plus 4 loose ledger pages. Volume 2: Accounts 1848 to 1899, 174 pp. plus blank leaves at the back. Alphabetical index (with tabs) at front, plus some printed sheets of taxes from the U.S. Revenue Service in 1868, and two loose ledger pages. 9 x... Read more
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$2,875.00
A description of the province and city of New York

A description of the province and city of New York

by Miller, John

London: T. Rodd, 1843. Hardcover. VG, some minor tears to page edges, some soiling/wear to boards, some foxing, interior otherwise clean. Dark olive boards with paper label. 2 preliminary leaves, 43 pages, 2 leaves, 21-115, [1] pages 6 folded plans. Now first printed from the 1695 original manuscript. (To which is added, a catalogue of an extensive collection of books relating to America ...). Some reversible preservation work has been done to stabilize this book (the board edges and spine have been... Read more
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$195.00