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1846 ORIGINAL MANUSCRIPT LETTERS [2] HANDWRITTEN BY ONE OF ALABAMA'S LEADING COTTON FACTORS AND WHY COTTON WAS INDEED KING IN MOBILE

1846 ORIGINAL MANUSCRIPT LETTERS [2] HANDWRITTEN BY ONE OF ALABAMA'S LEADING COTTON FACTORS AND WHY COTTON WAS INDEED KING IN MOBILE

by JOHN B. TOULMIN

MOBILE, ALABAMA, 1846. On offer is a super, original, significant 1846 autographed pair [2] of manuscript stampless letters dated Mobile Alabama handwritten by John B. Toulmin to Abraham Bell & Son, New York City. The business letters from one of the leading cotton factors in 19th Century Mobile, Alabama exemplify the importance of the cotton trade, shows the international nature of cotton and how a receivable from New York City even in 1846 could affect claims in Mobile a commercial town filled... Read more
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$1,485.99
Sir Eglamour of Artois

Sir Eglamour of Artois

by Edited by Frances E. Richardson

London. : Oxford University Press for The Early English Text Society. , 1965. Near fine. Lacking dust jacket. Gift inscribed to 'Tom and Wendy with best wishes from Frances' (the author) to free front endpaper. . First printing. . Hard. 8vo. . Near fine. Illus. by Illustrated with frontispiece showing original manuscript leaf. .
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£6.00
An Introduction to the History of England

An Introduction to the History of England

by Temple, Sir William

Printed by W.S. for Richard and Ralph Simpson near the North Door of St Paul's. London. Third edition. 1708. Octavo. (8), 310pp. Contemporary calf, relaid to spine. Decorative and elaborately blind tooled and speckled to upper and lower boards. Spine in six compartments with raised bands, blind rules, leather label, gilt lettering. Vestiges of floral gilt tooling to edges. Corners slightly bumped and rubbed. Edges sprinkled red. Endpapers toned. Light marginal water stain to lower gutter of title page.... Read more
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£250.00
Autograph receipt to Robert Carter for pig iron from James Manning

Autograph receipt to Robert Carter for pig iron from James Manning

n.p. [Providence?]: November 14, 1789. Approx. 7½" x 12¼", separated at central fold, right margin a lirttle ragged with small loss in the top right corner; good. "Robert Carter, Esq. in account with James Manning." James Manning (1738-1791), was the first president of Brown University (then Rhode Island College) elected in 1765. Manning graduated second in his class from the College of New Jersey (Princeton University) in 1762. He was licensed to preach by the Scotch... Read more
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$230.00
Manuscript Antiphonal Leaf on Vellum (22" x 31")

Manuscript Antiphonal Leaf on Vellum (22" x 31")

by Illuminated Manuscript

Very large (22" x 31") antiphonal leaf, on vellum, in late Gothic rotunda script, c. 1600. Text in Latin, staves are red, notes in black; large initial in red and blue. Very good, with a few short, closed tears at lower edge.
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$300.00
Commentary on Aristotle, Categoriae, and the same authors translation of Perihermenias

Commentary on Aristotle, Categoriae, and the same authors translation of Perihermenias

by BOETHIUS

1250. No Binding. Condition: Very Good. 1st Edition. Boethius commentary on Aristotle, Categoriae, and the same authors translation of Perihermenias, two bifolia, in Latin translation, decorated manuscript on parchment [France (probably Paris), thirteenth century (probably first half)]four leaves (two bifolia), each with single column of 41 lines in a tiny university script, paragraph marks in red, rubrics and simple initials in red, numerous tiny contemporary or near-contemporary marginal notes and... Read more
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£3,800.00
Heraldic Visitations of Wales and Part of the Marches;

Heraldic Visitations of Wales and Part of the Marches;

by DWNN Lewys c1550-c1616. MEYRICK Sir Samuel Rush (editor) 1783-1848

Llandovery:: Welsh MSS Society, 1846 VG, 1st ed, 2 Vols, 2 pls.
In maroon half morocco with red cloth by Riviere & Sons, corners & edges lightly bumped & worn. Spines, faded, raised bands, gilt tooling & titles. Internally, Vol 1, frontis, [7], (viii-xxii), [2], 7-340 pp, 1 pl, numerous illustrations within text, with the corrigenda. Vol 2, frontis, [7], 8-370 pp, 1 pl, numerous illustrations including 1 full page. Marbled end papers, bookplates to fpds (Evan Davies Jones) with... Read more
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£600.00
Master canoeist [cover title]. Proposed log for master canoeist [title-p.]

Master canoeist [cover title]. Proposed log for master canoeist [title-p.]

by BRETTLE, JAMES

Geehi River, Australia, 1962. Original manuscript log, 4to (23 x 18 cm.), 47 pages, with numerous insertions, as below; hand-lettered tan paper covers; the manuscript is dampstained throughout. Contains an outline as to canoe construction, notes of the journey, 6 original photographs, 6 drawings including detailed maps, an eagle, a white cockatoo, a table of food taken, a table of gear taken, a large folding manuscript map (split at folds), plus information of position, time, distance, etc. Some... Read more
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$287.50
1878 ORIGINAL MANUSCRIPT LETTER HANDWRITTEN BY AN ALABAMA FRIEND OF THE MCLAUGHLIN FAMILY REPORTING ON THE STATE OF FAMILY INTERESTS NOW THAT ARCHIE HAS PASSED

1878 ORIGINAL MANUSCRIPT LETTER HANDWRITTEN BY AN ALABAMA FRIEND OF THE MCLAUGHLIN FAMILY REPORTING ON THE STATE OF FAMILY INTERESTS NOW THAT ARCHIE HAS PASSED

by BETTIE G. HICKS

LOWER PEACH TREE WILCOX COUNTY ALABAMA LOWNDES ASH, 1878. On offer is an original November 5, 1878 autograph manuscript letter handwritten by Bettie G. Hicks of Lower Peach Tree Alabama. She is writing to Mary Monroe, nee McLaughlin, in response to Mary's letter. [Mary is the North Carolina based sister to Archibald McLaughlin (the likely subject of the letter) whose personal correspondence we list separately.] Bettie writes about the recent death of an unnamed schoolteacher, probably Archie, the... Read more
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$455.99
The Armorial Achievements Of The Sovereign Military And Hospitaller Order Of Saint Lazarus Of Jerusalem (With) Some Royal Augmentations Granted By The Stuart Kings Of England And Scotland

The Armorial Achievements Of The Sovereign Military And Hospitaller Order Of Saint Lazarus Of Jerusalem (With) Some Royal Augmentations Granted By The Stuart Kings Of England And Scotland

by Hazleton, Alan Weaver

Unpublished, Circa 1950, 1950. Original Manuscript . Hardcover. Near Fine. Engraved Bookplate, Arms, And Stamp Of The Order. 18 Pp.; 8 + 3 Pp. Bound Unprinted Book, Green Cloth, With Text And Illustrations Including A Large Bookplate "Ordini Sancti Lazari In Jerusalem / Ex Libris" Printed In Black And White; Another Bookplate Of The Order "Atavis Et Armi", Printed In Black; And A Perforated, Unpriced Stamp "Ayuda A Los Leprosos De San Lazaro" Crosses, Two Figures, Printed... Read more
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$300.00
Lectures on the Catechism of the Church of England: with a Discourse on  Confirmation

Lectures on the Catechism of the Church of England: with a Discourse on Confirmation

by Secker, Thomas

London: Printed for Longman & Co; Hatchard & Son [...]. Fair with no dust jacket. 1840. New Edition. Full-Leather. "Published from the original Manuscripts, by Beilby Porteus, D. D. & George Stinton, D. D. His Grace's Chaplains". [iv], 356 pages. Leather split along both joints. Considerable loss and shaving to leather. Leather on rear board 25% missing. Spine very worn and chipped. Dry rot to spine. Internally clean. Text block in good plus condition.; 12mo .
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$15.00
Liber Amoris or the New Pygmalion by William Hazlitt with Additional  Matter Now Printed for the First Time from the Original Manuscripts

Liber Amoris or the New Pygmalion by William Hazlitt with Additional Matter Now Printed for the First Time from the Original Manuscripts

by Hazlitt, William; with an introduction by Richard Le Gallienne

Privately Printed. Good+ with no dust jacket. 1894. Hardcover. Boards fairly clean. Some fading to inner margin of front board. No signatures. Gutters split at hinges. Some foxing.; 363, [1] pages + frontispiece + 1 plate + 2 facsimile letters. Buckram cloth boards with gilt lettering on spine. Deckle page edges. Wide margins. Page dimensions: 223 x 175mm.; 8vo 8" - 9" tall .
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$60.00
The Early History of Freemasonry in England

The Early History of Freemasonry in England

by Halliwell, James Orchard

London: John Russell Smith. Very Good with no dust jacket. 1844. Second Edition. Hardcover. Nice original condition. Spine faded. Some rubbing to boards. Sprinkle of foxing to endpapers.; A scarce title. 52 pages + frontispiece + 16 pages advertisements. Original cloth boards with printed paper label on front board. Page dimensions: 198 x 118mm. Owner's signature dated 1858 of "R B Willis" on front endpaper. Halliwell is best known as a Shakespearian scholar, and was not himself a... Read more
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$450.00
THE STAR-SPANGLED BANNER

THE STAR-SPANGLED BANNER

by Key, Francis Scott, Illustrated by Peter Spier

NY: Doubleday, 1973 Hard Cover. NEAR FINE in a Near Fine dustjacket. First Edition. Unpaged, boards. Endpapers show how the flag has changed through the years & the departmental flags of government. All four verses of the anthem are illustrated. The music is provided as well as a reproduction of Key's original manuscript. Book poster is included in the original envelope..
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$60.00
WHY ARE THERE WHITES TO CONSOLE, A PORTRAIT OF JANET [ & ] Last Will and  Testament of Gertrude Stein

WHY ARE THERE WHITES TO CONSOLE, A PORTRAIT OF JANET [ & ] Last Will and Testament of Gertrude Stein

by Stein, Gertrude

New York: Aloe Editions. Fine. 1973. First Edition. Softcover. Condition: Fine. Aloe Editions 1973. Octavo. 4 pages. Original gray printed wrappers, stiched at the spine as published. Printed from the original manuscript in an edition of seventy-four numbered & twenty-six lettered copies. This is copy #9. Also includes Gertrude Stein's Last Will & Testament of which 150 copies were printed for her friends in February 1974, the centennial of her birth. 2 items. Authors; 8vo 8" -... Read more
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$100.00
Dodgson at Auction 1893-1999

Dodgson at Auction 1893-1999

by David Carlson & Jeffrey Eger

NJ: D&D Galleries, 1999, 1999. FIRST EDITION. 1 vol., preface by Jeffrey Eger, Foreword by Charlie Lovett, introduction by Jay Dillon, illustrated, hardcover, BRAND NEW. Inscribed books, fanciful letters, clever acronym poetry, books from Dodgson's personal library, manuscripts, corrected proofs, signed photographs, Alice's own copies of Carroll's works, and the fascinating history of the original manuscript sales all make for lively reading and research. 105 years of auction records... Read more
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$75.00
Tolv Med Posten

Tolv Med Posten

by Andersen, Hans Christian

Copenhagen: Andreasen and Lachmann, 1940. First edition. First edition. Folio. Beige cloth spine. Embossed paper cover. Tipped in facsimiles of original manuscripts and works by Anderson, along with beautiful illustrations by several Danish artists. Andersonís story, ìTwelve by the Mail,î is presented at the end, in several translations, including English. Limited edition. #29 of 500. Signed by publisher, Andreasen. Interior fine. Front and back covers have some unobtrusive... Read more
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$225.00
Praal Ernst & Emotie. De wereld van het Franse middeleeuwse handschrift.

Praal Ernst & Emotie. De wereld van het Franse middeleeuwse handschrift.

by KORTEWEG, A.S

Very Good. Zwolle, Waanders, 2002. 224pp. 180 coloured illustrations with extesive description, justification, glossary, bibliography, indices. Very fine copy. Cloth. Dustjacket. .
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€40.00
Vanden Seven Sloten Studien En Tekstuitgaven Van Geestelijk Er Part XX, 2

Vanden Seven Sloten Studien En Tekstuitgaven Van Geestelijk Er Part XX, 2

by Van Ruusbroec, Jan. Ed. and Intro. G. De Baere. Trans. H. Rolfson

Tielt: Lannoo. Very Good in Good dust jacket. 1981. Hardcover. 9020909142 . 304 pp. English and Dutch text. Sigla of manuscripts, lists of abbreviations, and 6 appendices at rear. Brown DJ with orange and white lettering. DJ is in good condition some faint marks along edges, and small tear at top of front cover. DJ encased in plastic. Brown cloth boards. Book is ex-library with usual interior marks and sticker on spine of DJ. Book is in very good condition with no non-library marks and minimal wear.... Read more
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$75.00
Early American cabinetmaker's manuscript design book with unrecorded printed broadside

Early American cabinetmaker's manuscript design book with unrecorded printed broadside

by [Richardson, C.]

Holley, NY, 1835. Small 4to notebook (approx. 8" x 6¼"), bound in original half calf over marbled boards, containing approximately 80 leaves with manuscript entries, and designs composed and drawn in ink and pencil; some blank pages scattered throughout. Approximately 50 designs, including fully realized furniture styles with measurements, some sketches or details of design elements (table legs, column styles, acanthus leaf patterns, etc.), some more abbreviated images of design... Read more
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$22,425.00
1944 ORIGINAL MANUSCRIPT LOG AND DIARY OF AN AMERICAN ARMY LIEUTENANT  FOCUSED ON WINNING ONE OF AMERICA'S GREATEST CHALLENGES IN THE SOUTH  PACIFIC FIGHTING AN ENEMY MORE NUMEROUS THAN THE JAPANESE

1944 ORIGINAL MANUSCRIPT LOG AND DIARY OF AN AMERICAN ARMY LIEUTENANT FOCUSED ON WINNING ONE OF AMERICA'S GREATEST CHALLENGES IN THE SOUTH PACIFIC FIGHTING AN ENEMY MORE NUMEROUS THAN THE JAPANESE

by LIEUTENANT (JG) G.H. PENN

MIOS WOENDI, AMSTERDAM ISLAND SOUTH PACIFIC. Very Good. 1944. On offer is an original, very unusual, very different kind of manuscript relic of World War II and America's war in the South Pacific being a log book for "Malaria Control Team 28" handwritten by, we believe, Lieutenant (JG) G.H. Penn, detailing his mission primarily at M.T.B. Base 21 on Mios Woendi Island from 3 July 1944 to 10 August 1944, and at Advance Base 3 on Amsterdam Island from August 1944 to 21st February 1945.... Read more
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$4,855.99
[Manuscript Copy] Facillima Methodus Delineandi Omnes Humani Corporis.  Nouveau Livre du Dessein Qui Continent XXV Figures Dessinee Par le Celebre Jean Baptista Piazzeta

[Manuscript Copy] Facillima Methodus Delineandi Omnes Humani Corporis. Nouveau Livre du Dessein Qui Continent XXV Figures Dessinee Par le Celebre Jean Baptista Piazzeta

by Piazzetta, Giambattista [after]. Anonymous copyist,

Full Vellum. Very Good. N.d., but late 18th century, after the publication of the original work in 1760, published in Venezia by Remondi. Large 8vo, 25 by 20 cm. 25 pen and ink pages of illustration. These begin with the elaborate pen and ink Baroque title page, with architectural decoration, followed by page showing drawings of hands, a second title with what we presume the one more fully original work by the copyist of seraphs holding up drapery with the title and a woman painter working before an... Read more
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$2,750.00
Peveril of the Peak

Peveril of the Peak

by Scott, Sir Walter

London: John C. Nimmo, 1893. COMPLETE IN THREE VOLUMES. The Deluxe Border Edition of The Waverley Novels. Gilt titles on red cloth boards which have minor marks but no wear. Top edge gilt. Internally there is light foxing to fore edge which is uncut else very clean, tight and unmarked. Volume I - lxxix + 248 pages + Glossary. 5 etchings by H. Macbeth Raeburn, F. Huth, H.R. Robertson, W.H. Boucher, A. Boilot; Volume II - 324 pages. 5 etchings by F.Focillon, Herbert Dicksee, W.W. Nooth, W.H. Boucher;... Read more
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£27.00
Tea leaves: being a collection of letters and documents relating to the shipment of tea to the American Colonies in the year 1773, by the East India Tea Company

Tea leaves: being a collection of letters and documents relating to the shipment of tea to the American Colonies in the year 1773, by the East India Tea Company

by Drake, Francis S

Subscribers' edition. A.O.Crane. Boston. 1884. Small 4to. clxxxiv, (2) 189-375pp. 20 portraits, 8 illustrations, 50 facsimile autographs. Subscription copy No.24. Original pictorial cloth, gilt lettering to spine, Rubbed to spine. Corners bumped. Lightly toned. Inscribed dedication to Mary Elizabeth Darling from her affectionate brothers George E. and Douglas B. Foster, with associated genealogical material tipped in to fep and ffep, plus genealogical tree of the Foster family of Boston Massachusetts... Read more
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£125.00
[MS] Commentary on Psalms C12th

[MS] Commentary on Psalms C12th

by AUGUSTINE, St. [of Hippo]

1170. No Binding. Condition: Good. 1st Edition. 34cm x 22cm. Single leaf on vellum, probably France (but might be western German), middle of the second half of the twelfth century, around 1170-80, fine script. Recovered from a binding. Double column, ruled. Browned and chipped. A good leaf
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£900.00