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Original Manuscript Notes : Recovering the Line or Casting [Fox Hunting]

Original Manuscript Notes : Recovering the Line or Casting [Fox Hunting]

by Anon

Stratton-on-the-Fosse: Downside School Smythe House N.d. [c. 1950's]. Ten unbound leaves each measuring 11cm x 18cm. On headed paper from Downside School, Smythe House, Stratton-on-the-Fosse, Nr. Bath. Manuscript notes on 'Recovering the Line' with three finely drawn original sketches. 'Most of us when enjoying a run out hunting, are apt to regard a check merely as an interruption in the pleasant process of galloping and jumping...and yet this question of recovering the line of a fox when... Read more about this item
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£75.00
2 Page, Document Signed, Civil War, 99th Indiana Infantry, Final Report of Casualties

2 Page, Document Signed, Civil War, 99th Indiana Infantry, Final Report of Casualties

1865. This two page hand-written report by J.M. Pierce for Captain Alanson W. Snyder from the Camp at Washington, D.C. After a list of ten being discharged, there are two important lists. The first is the list of deaths listing the names of those who died, the dates of their deaths, ranging from those who died at Andersonville, to those who died at camp hospitals, to one who died from drowning along with who died in Indiana. The second list is of those who died in battle at three locations most have... Read more about this item
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£226.43
Manuscript on paper of his "Bukyo Zensho" ["The Complete Writings of Teaching on Military Affairs"], with his "Bukyo Shogaku" ["Introduction to the Bushido Culture"]

Manuscript on paper of his "Bukyo Zensho" ["The Complete Writings of Teaching on Military Affairs"], with his "Bukyo Shogaku" ["Introduction to the Bushido Culture"]

by YAMAGA, Soko

Many fine brush & color and black & white paintings in the text. Two illus. with movable flaps (one is a volvelle). Finely written in a superb calligraphic hand on mica-coated (kirabiki) textured paper. 31; 34; 36; 35; 35; 30; 45; 33 leaves (not including blanks). Eight vols. 8vo (252 x 180 mm.), orig. dark blue wrappers bound in tetsuyoso style, each cover finely illustrated by hand in gold with depictions of landscapes with plants. [Japan]: Preface dated 1656; this manuscript was written sometime... Read more about this item
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£9,931.25
With One Tiny Stick

With One Tiny Stick

by Kenneth Patchen, Frank Bacher

Frank Bacher, 1955. Very good/No jacket. more moe's, drawer four. "Silk screen reproduction by Frank Bacher in a hand-run edition of 200 copies on handmade Japanese papers." One individual broadside from the collection "A Surprise For The Bagpipe Player," reproduced through silk screening from the original manuscript pages of Kenneth Patchen. Print is in excellent condition, with no visible flaws apart from very light creasing on edges. Art and text are bright and clean.
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£119.18
Manuscript on paper, handwritten title on upper wrapper: "Ajin chojutsu / mujinto kiji" ["Written by an American / Observations from a Mission to an Uninhabited Island"]

Manuscript on paper, handwritten title on upper wrapper: "Ajin chojutsu / mujinto kiji" ["Written by an American / Observations from a Mission to an Uninhabited Island"]

by PERRY'S VISIT TO THE BONIN ISLANDS

Hand-drawn double-page map of the Bonin Islands. 61 folding leaves. Large 8vo (268 x 200 mm.), orig. wrappers, stitched, spine backed at an early date with matching paper. [Japan: ca. 1860]. An intriguing manuscript containing early Japanese translations of American reports drafted during Perry's mission to the Bonin Islands (Ogasawara-shima) in June 1853, one month before he sailed into Edo Bay for the first time. It is a fascinating record of America's colonial and commercial ambitions in the... Read more about this item
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£5,164.25
JOHN T. HILL, author “Walker Evans –The Hungry Eye, handwritten letter/60 words in ink hand-signed, 25 May 97

JOHN T. HILL, author “Walker Evans –The Hungry Eye, handwritten letter/60 words in ink hand-signed, 25 May 97

by John T. Hill, Walker Evans biographer

[WALKER EVANS PHOTOGRAPHER ASSOCIATION; JOHN T. HILL BIOGRAPHER SIGNED LETTER] JOHN T. HILL, author "Walker Evans –The Hungry Eye, handwritten letter/60 words in ink hand-signed, 25 May 97, 3-1/2" x10-1/2" (narrow strip) with envelope with stamped return address Bethany, Connecticut, with enclosures to the author James Mellow in Clinton, CT, about a Walker Evans photograph unknown to Hill, "curiosity from the STRAND…puzzling size…4-1/4 x 3 inches…must have been from the '30s…to be collected by... Read more about this item
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£198.62
The William Eastlake Papers: Manuscripts and Letters

The William Eastlake Papers: Manuscripts and Letters

by EASTLAKE, William

1995. Near Fine. An archive of American author William Eastlake consisting of original manuscripts and galley proofs, over 100 letters to him, and other associated documents. Included are corrected typescript manuscripts for five of his major novels, including the first two novels of his acclaimed Checkerboard Trilogy: *Go in Beauty* and *The Bronc People*. Among the letters are 28 from Edward Abbey, author of *The Monkey Wrench Gang*, together with multiple letters from other leading contemporary... Read more about this item
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£119,175.00
HILDEGARDE ANNOTATED COPYIST SCORES K. P. SERENADE]

HILDEGARDE ANNOTATED COPYIST SCORES K. P. SERENADE]

by Hildegarde, Kay Twomey, Al Goodheart

[1943ca HILDEGARDE ANNOTATED COPYIST SCORES K. P. SERENADE] HILDEGARDE ANNOTATED COPYIST SCORES FOR A SMALL RADIO ORCHESTRA FOR THE MUSIC TO K. P. SERENADE, unsigned/handwriting verified (see below), presumably planned song for one of Hildegarde's public performances in the war years of the early 1940s since there is no record of her having performed this song in one of her 1940's radio programs which are recorded at old-time radio sites, maybe performed for some servicemen's venue with its title... Read more about this item
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£75.48
Muse, Anthology of Modern Poetry, Poe Memorial Edition

Muse, Anthology of Modern Poetry, Poe Memorial Edition

by Lovell, Devora (compiler), Dorothy Kissling and Arthur H. Nethercot (editors)

New York; (1938): Carlyle Straub. Limited Edition. Thick Quarto. First printing limited to 3000 copies. The present copy is number 677. Portrait frontispiece, 866pp.plus a reproduction of the original manuscript for The Raven tipped in, reproduction a a manuscript letter from Poe tipped in, reproduction of the original newspaper publication of The Raven from The Evening Mirror and The American Review folded and tipped and a reproduction of the poem Eulalie tipped in, and an index, with several pages... Read more about this item
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£119.18
UNSPEAKABLE LIMERICKS: A CHAPBOOK OF THE GROTESQUE, THE BIZARRE, THE SILLY, AND THE APPALLING

UNSPEAKABLE LIMERICKS: A CHAPBOOK OF THE GROTESQUE, THE BIZARRE, THE SILLY, AND THE APPALLING

by Edited By Tyree Campbell and L. A. Story Houry; Michael Arnzen et al

Cedar Rapids, Iowa: Sam's Dot , 2003. INSCRIBED AND SIGNED BY MICHAEL ARNZEN at his contribution: "Clearly mental, Michael A. Arnzen." [search our listings for more items by Michael Arnzen including original manuscripts and signed items]. SIGNED. First Printing (Stated). Wraps. Fine - As New. Illus. by Teri Santitoro . 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall.
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£15.06
Boswell's London Journal, 1762-1763

Boswell's London Journal, 1762-1763

by Boswell, James

New York: McGraw-Hill Book Company, Inc, 1950. Hardcover. Good. Unmarked. No dust jacket. Front and back end maps locate the places mentioned in the book. Preface by Christopher Morley. Prepared, with intro and notes by Frederick A. Pottle. 370p. Index. First Published from the Original Manuscript (Yale Editions of the Private Papers of James Boswell). James Boswell's London Journal is a published version of the daily journal he kept between the years 1762 and 1763 while in London.
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£15.10£11.32
Menuhim's Song. From the Opera "Job

Menuhim's Song. From the Opera "Job

by Zeisl, Erich [Eric]

[Hollywood]: N.p., 1939. Manuscript Facsimile. Folio, 36x23cm, 3pp + [1] inserted violin part. Large sheet, folded in three, plus single sheet, both printed recto only. Inscribed by Zeisl in Hollywood, December 7, 1946. Very good with some edge tearing and toning to paper. Dedication facsimile manuscript of this violin aria from the opera Job, presented by Eric Zeisl likely to patrons of the arts in Hollywood.   Zeisl  (1905-1959) was a bright young talent in the Vienna scene before fleeing to... Read more about this item
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£238.35
Manuscript Daybook, Ledger and Diary for B.G. Boardman, Haverhill, Massachusetts--October 1872-July 1876

Manuscript Daybook, Ledger and Diary for B.G. Boardman, Haverhill, Massachusetts--October 1872-July 1876

by Boardman, B.G

Manuscript Daybook, Ledger and Diary for B.G. Boardman, Haverhill, Massachusetts--October 1872-July 1876. 7 x 16 inches, 220pp. Commercially produced daybook with printed and numbered ledger pages with 4 blank endsheets. Leather binding is distressed and partially missing; marbled front and back boards very rubbed and soiled. Binding is holding tight. Interior is clean and mostly legible. Good Condition. Interesting record from Haverhill, Massachusetts farmer and businessman B.G. Boardman. The book... Read more about this item
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£119.18
Illustrated manuscript on paper, entitled on upper wrapper "Murai sensei fukukoben" ["Abdominal Diagnosis"]

Illustrated manuscript on paper, entitled on upper wrapper "Murai sensei fukukoben" ["Abdominal Diagnosis"]

by MURAI, Kinzan

16 fine full-page brush & ink illus. 24 folding leaves. 8vo (243 x 169 mm.), orig. wrappers, new stitching. [Japan]: late Edo. A fascinating manuscript. Murai (1733-1815), was a member of one of the leading Japanese families specializing in surgery. A renowned Chinese lute player, he was physician to the Kumamoto fiefdom. Murai studied under Todo Yoshimasu (1702-73), one of the most innovative practitioners of his time. Both Yoshimasu and Murai were leaders in the development of Japanese "Kampo," the... Read more about this item
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£3,575.25
DYING

DYING

by Arnzen, Michael A

San Francisco: Tachyon Publications, 2003. "Comedic horror chapbook. Sixteen poems written as 'household tips for serial killers,' in the vein of Martha Stewart Living magazine." INSCRIBED AND SIGNED BY MICHAEL ARNZEN: "House work---It's a bad thing! Michael A. Arnzen." [search our listings for more items by Michael Arnzen including original manuscripts and signed items]. SIGNED. First Printing. Wraps. Fine - As New. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall.
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£11.88
Illuminated Manuscripts in the Bodleian Library [3 volumes] [with] Illuminated Manuscripts in Oxford College Libraries, The University Archives and the Taylor Institution

Illuminated Manuscripts in the Bodleian Library [3 volumes] [with] Illuminated Manuscripts in Oxford College Libraries, The University Archives and the Taylor Institution

by PACHT, Otto; ALEXANDER, JJG, TEMPLE, Elzbieta

4 volumes. The first 3 volumes 28cm x 19cm 1) German, Dutch, Flemish, and Spanish Schools. 108+plates; 2) Italian school. 161+plates. 3) British, Irish and Icelandic schools. 167+plates. All in near fine d/w and nr fine text. Volume 4 is 'Oxford College Libraries, University Archives and Taylor Institution' 29cm x 23cm in nr fine d/w and nr fine text. All dustwrappers in protective covering. The addition of this 4th volume makes a useful 'complete' set of the Oxford Illuminated Manuscripts. Additional... Read more about this item
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£200.00
Archive of Southern California Playwright Leo Bryan Pride

Archive of Southern California Playwright Leo Bryan Pride

by Pride, Leo Bryan

1930. Archive of Southern California Playwright Leo Bryan Pride, 1928-1930, undated 12 typed manuscripts, 1006 pp. total. Eleven are brad-bound, one is loose in a folder. Three have faux leather covers and five have paper covers. Some manuscripts with light edgewear, a bit of light dust-soiling and a few small stains. Very Good condition overall. This is a collection of manuscripts for plays by noted Southern California playwright Leo Bryan Pride. Pride was born in Marion, Illinois in 1897. He... Read more about this item
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£754.78
Manuscript on Japanese paper, complete, entitled "Kankai Ibun" 環海異聞 ["Observation in Foreign Countries; the Story of the Travels of Four Shipwrecked Japanese, as told to Gentaku Otsuki"]

Manuscript on Japanese paper, complete, entitled "Kankai Ibun" 環海異聞 ["Observation in Foreign Countries; the Story of the Travels of Four Shipwrecked Japanese, as told to Gentaku Otsuki"]

by ŌTSUKI, Gentaku 大槻玄沢

63 full-page color illus., 26 double-page color illus., 8 full-page black & white illus., & several maps including a finely colored world map that continues for three pages. 16 parts in nine vols. Large 8vo (236 x 168 mm.), later brown wrappers, new stitching. [Japan]: from the last page of the final volume, in trans.: "copied 1815." An early copy of this famous and sensational text, which circulated in manuscript in Japan throughout the 19th century. Its account of travels outside of Japan remained... Read more about this item
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£9,931.25
The Correspondence of the Late John Wilkes, with his Friends (4 volumes only) Printed from the original manuscripts, in which are introduced memoirs of his Life, by John Almon.

The Correspondence of the Late John Wilkes, with his Friends (4 volumes only) Printed from the original manuscripts, in which are introduced memoirs of his Life, by John Almon.

by WILKES, John; ALMON, John (editor); WATSON, Caroline (engraver)

London: Printed for Richard Phillips, by T. Gillet, 1805. Very Good. FIRST EDITION. 4 (of 5) volumes: I, III, IV & V. 12mos, pp. xx, [272] + portrait frontis (stipple engraved by Caroline Watson) and fold-out facsimile letter; iv, 300 + facsimile letter; [iv], 344 + fold-out facsimile letter; iv, 286, [lacks 2 pages of adverts]. Later half calf over marbled boards, 5 raised bands, gilt-ruled, red and black morocco labels lettered in gilt, compartments diced. Edges speckled red. All vols.: rubbed,... Read more about this item
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£85.00
Two handwritten letters/ALS signed from an executive with the Vacuum Oil Company in Cairo, Egypt, to Theron Damon in Constantinople, a noted 20th century figure  on “Turf Club Cairo, Cables Turf Cairo”

Two handwritten letters/ALS signed from an executive with the Vacuum Oil Company in Cairo, Egypt, to Theron Damon in Constantinople, a noted 20th century figure on “Turf Club Cairo, Cables Turf Cairo”

by S. Leigh, Vacuum Oil Company executive, Cairo, Egypt, 1930

[1930 TURF CLUB CAIRO 2 HANDWRITTEN LETTERS TO THERON DAMON, CONSTANTINOPLE TURKEY] Two handwritten letters/ALS signed from an executive with the Vacuum Oil Company in Cairo, Egypt, (as confirmed by other correspondence acquired by the seller) to Theron Damon in Constantinople, a noted 20th century figure
on "Turf Club Cairo, Cables Turf Cairo" light blue stationary, 4-1/2" x 7", 2 letters of 2 pages each— (1) dated January 20, 1930, about 260 words, "Dear Mr. Damon…Mr. Huntingdon…in Syria or... Read more about this item
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£47.67
Archive of Westerns Writer Robert Vaughn Bell

Archive of Westerns Writer Robert Vaughn Bell

by Bell, Robert Vaughn

1982. Archive of Westerns Writer Robert Vaughn Bell, 1980-1982 Two spiral-bound manuscripts, pp. 165 and pp. 230 + TLS, paperback book and snapshot photo Very Good Plus Robert Vaughn Bell was born on April 25, 1924, in Omaha, Nebraska. He was a paratrooper in the U.S. Army, earning a number of citations and medals, from 1941 to 1947. As writers are wont to do, Bell held a variety of odd jobs, including as a telephone lineman for Northwestern Bell and a manager of the Crosby Horse Ranch. He worked as a... Read more about this item
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£139.04
Lorne Green signature for approval of publication of article in National Enquirer

Lorne Green signature for approval of publication of article in National Enquirer

by Lorne Green

[LORNE GREENE SIGNED APPROVAL FOR ARTICLE IN NATIONAL REVIEW 1982] LORNE GREENE, 1915-87, Canadian-born actor best known for his starring role in the TV series "Bonanza", handwritten signature/autograph "Approved by the National Enquirer – Lorne Greene" for approval of article headed "My Most Embarrassing Moment by Lorne Greene, 'Lorne Greene's Wilderness' " for publication in the National Enquirer (date unknown, apparently unpublished) with reporter name Hal Jacques in upper right corner of first... Read more about this item
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£119.18
Nilus S. Complete collection of essays in five volumes. In Russian (ask us if in doubt)/Nilus S. Polnoe sobranie sochineniy v pyati tomakh.

Nilus S. Complete collection of essays in five volumes. In Russian (ask us if in doubt)/Nilus S. Polnoe sobranie sochineniy v pyati tomakh.

The first volume includes the works of the great in small and little-known works of different years. The second volume includes the works of the Power of God and the weakness of man, Abbot Manuel (in the schema of Seraphim), for what and who needs Orthodox monasteries. The third volume includes the works of the Holy Trinity; The Roots of Evil: The True Disease of Russia; The Tale of the Miraculous Icon and the Star of the Desert. The fourth volume includes the book On the Bank of the River of God. The... Read more about this item
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£237.56
Holograph letter

Holograph letter

by Weiner, Leo

Budapest, 1957. Original manuscript. Original manuscript. Dated, signed. 1 page, in ink. Weiner (1885-1960; Hungarian composer and music educator) names Imre Lederer to represent him in the negotiation regarding the German translation of his two textbooks "Analytische Harmonielehre" (Elemző összhangzattan, 1943) and "Die Formen der Instrumentalmusik" (A hangszeres zene formái).
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£517.38
Prière sur l'Acropole with readings from the original Manuscript

Prière sur l'Acropole with readings from the original Manuscript

by Renan, Ernest

Manchester: Manchester University Press, 1934. Book. Good. Soft cover. First Edition. 185mm Tall, 12mo. Text in French, with Preface and Notes in English. Edited by Eugène Vinaver and T. B. L. Webster. Browning to cover edges and wear and tear to spine. Back cover creased and lower corner missing..
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£29.00