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If you are looking to expand your collection of rare books, many of our booksellers also offer for sale manuscripts and other original documents. From ephemera related to famous authors to unique governmental missives, Biblio has a range of items available for purchase, some of them quite valuable indeed. Many of the available items are signed or inscribed by relevant parties, and some of the manuscripts date as far back as the mid 1800's. The art of collecting manuscripts and documents is similar to the art of collecting rare books, and we always recommend handling such delicate items with care and precision. You may well be handling important parts of literary and world history, and proper storage and display of fragile and valuable works is always encouraged.



Ensemble complet des archives du Chevalier de Sade by SADE Louis, Chevalier de

1791. Fine. 1791-1832, divers, autre. - Exceptionnel ensemble des archives manuscrites inédites et complètes de Louis, Chevalier de Sade (1753-1832), auteur du Lexicon politique et cousin du Divin Marquis représentant environ 12 000 feuillets manuscr…

From Rare Books Le Feu Follet - Edition-Originale.com

€103,500.00


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 Mosq…

From Archive

$70,000.00


Colección de los autos de notificación como visitador general de Nueva Vizcaya en Sonora y Sinaloa. by ISTURIZ, Gabriel de

México (Varios lugares), 1685. 317x219mm. (12½x8½").. [Manuscrito]. México, varios lugares de la frontera norte, 1685-1686. En folio (317 x 219)mm. (1), 23 folios, 1 bl. En total 97 Autos redactados, algunos con tinta azul, en papel timbrado. Firmas …

From Librería José Porrúa Turanzas

€45,000.00


Truman Capote's original Birth Certificate. [ In Cold Blood, Breakfast At Tiffiny's. A Christmas Memory] by Capote, Truman

New Orleans: Parish of New Orleans, 1924. 1st Edition. New Orleans: Parish of New Orleans, 1924. 1st Edition. First Edition. Truman Capote's original Birth Certificate - issued in the parish of New Orleans & registered the 3rd day of October, 192…

From TBCL The Book Collector's Library

$35,000.00


UNPUBLISHED AUTOGRAPH MANUSCRIPT: ALASKAN. "LET THERE BE LIGHT" by MILLER, Joaquin

First Edition. Hardcover. Fine and rare, beautifully bound. Folio (8-1/4" x 11-3/4") consisting of 53 pages numbered to 54 (one page contains two numbers) on lined yellow paper with a few additions at the end on white paper pasted to the yellow pages wi…

From Charles Agvent

$31,250.00


THE LAST ANALYSIS. HOLOGRAPH MANUSCRIPT OF SAUL BELLOW'S ONLY PLAY by BELLOW, Saul

First Edition. hardcover. Near Fine and quite exceptional. An undated early holograph version of Saul Bellow's only full-length play contained in a ledger-type notebook (8-1/4" x 11-3/8") with marbled paper boards and a black cloth spine. Bellow has sub…

From Charles Agvent

$25,000.00


Reise um die Welt, ausgeführt mit seinem Bruder und Freunden in den Jahren 1871, 1872 und 1873. Alte Reiseerinnerungen in Wort und Bild. (= A travel around the world in the years 1871, 1872 and 1873. Travel reminiscences). by Zahn-Geigy, Friedrich

5 illustrated volumes in type-script and 3 volumes with original pen- and ink drawings by the traveller (= complete). Text-volumes: 281 original photographs (each ca 75 x 74 mm to 125 x 82 mm) and 276 photographs with reproductions of pen- and ink sketche…

From Antiquariat Banzhaf

€19,000.00


Signed; partially printed, partially manuscript Document of Supreme Executive Council of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania. by Benjamin Franklin

April 5, 1787. Framed land grant to Lt. John Armstrong on vellum with affixed State of Pennsylvania seal: "The Supreme Executive Council of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania. To all to whom these presents shall come GREETING: KNOW YE, That in considerat…

From William Chrisant & Sons' Florida Book Shop, ABAA, ILAB, FABA

$20,000.00


Topcu ve Humbaraci ve Tufekci Asakirinin, mah Cumad ei Ahiresi jurnalleri Hulasasi defteridir. Report offered to the Ottoman Sultan Abdul Mejid about the Military destribtion teams in the Ottoman states in 5-1249 H. CONFIRMED BY THE HAND OF THE SULTAN IN GOLD: MANZUR-U HUMAYUNUM OLMUSTUR (CONFIRMED BY MY ROYAL NOTE) by Official Report

Istanbul, 1834 Brochure. Very Good. Soft cover. Elephant Folio - over 15 - 23" tall. 69 x 54 cm, 13 columns in red and black on two sides, 3 lines of Ottoman Turkish Diwani script by a commander chief with his seal, and confirmation by the Sultan in gold …

From Archive

$20,000.00


[MASSIVE ARCHIVE OF THOUSANDS OF ORIGINAL PHOTOGRAPHS AND PHOTOGRAPHIC SLIDES, ALONG WITH NUMEROUS AUDIO RECORDINGS, COMPILED BY JACOB HARRIS, AN AMERICAN WHO SERVED AS A SENIOR POLICE ADVISOR IN VIETNAM AND THAILAND DURING THE VIETNAM WAR]. by HARRIS, JACOB

Vietnam, Thailand, and elsewhere in Asia as well as the United States, Europe, and the Middle East ca. 1964-1974: Compiled by Jacob Harris, an American who served as a Senior Police Advisor in Vietnam and Thailand during the Vietnam War, 1964 - 1974, 1964…

From BUCKINGHAM BOOKS

$18,750.00


Petition to the Hon. Court of Assistants now Assembled in Boston this 10th day of September 1681 by Anthony Stoddard; Tho[mas] Brattle; John Joyliffe; Elisha Hutchinson; John Saffin; John Fayerweather; John Walley; Henry Alline (Allen); Theophilus Frary; Daniel Turell; Nathaniel Greenwood; John Maryon

A Petition to the Court of Assistants to Expel Henry Sherlott, a Dancing Master, signed by Anthony Stoddard; Tho[mas] Brattle; John Joyliffe; Elisha Hutchinson; John Saffin; John Fayerweather; John Walley; Henry Alline (Allen); Theophilus Frary; Daniel T…

From G.Gosen Rare Books & Old Paper, ABAA, ILAB

$15,000.00


Muscat Mas'alasi (the question of Muscat) published by the Ottoman sublim port for the official use by Official report

Istanbul: al 'Amira press, 1918 Book. As New. Soft cover. 8vo - over 7¾ - 9¾" tall. 8vo. 6 p. Ottoman Turkish text in original printer wrappers. Printed in the government press of 'Amira for the official use (possibly 100 copies or less) of the ministry…

From Archive

$12,000.00


Nejd qit'asi mas'alasi (The question of the terretory of Nejd) published by the Ottoman sublim port for the official use by Official report

Istanbul: al 'Amira press, 1918 Book. As New. Soft cover. 8vo - over 7¾ - 9¾" tall. 8vo. 15 p. Ottoman Turkish text in original printer wrappers. Printed in the government press of 'Amira for the official use (possibly 100 copies or less) of the ministr…

From Archive

$12,000.00


Historical Erotic Epistolary from the 1910s with More than One Hundred Original Color and Black and White Drawings by [An Italian Officer]

Hardcover. A unique look at human sexuality and literary Romantic love in the early part of the twentieth century during the colonial and modernist eras. As noted by the famous French philosopher Michel Foucault in his "repressive hypothesis," …

From Parigi Books, ABAA/ILAB

$10,800.00


Frost On Sunday and The Frost Report: Typescripts of sketches, many amended by hand, written for two shows starring David Frost. by JONES, Terry and PALIN, Michael

N.p. [London]: N.p. 1967-8. A small quantity of original typescripts, printed typescripts and photocopied typescripts, many secured with staple to top left corner, and many with handwritten amendments, additions and deletions. Housed in a blue card folde…

From Neil Pearson Rare Books

£7,500.00


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