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Manuscript indenture of Thomas Danyell
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Manuscript indenture of Thomas Danyell

By (Manuscript) Danyell, Thomas

England, 1641. Pen and ink on one parchment membrane (315 x 640 mm). One penwork initial eight lines high with the date in the center. Cut in half vertically with significant loss of text. Pen and ink on one parchment membrane (315 x 640 mm). One penwork initial eight lines high with the date in the center. This Thomas Danyell may be a descendant of the Thomas Danyell, esq. who lived on the manor of Brysyngham, Norfolk, in the reign of King Henry VIII. Divided in half vertically, as per contemporary practice. Written in English in a round and flowing contemporary hand.

$250.00

Manuscript indenture of John and Thomas Dixon to Miss Young
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Manuscript indenture of John and Thomas Dixon to Miss Young

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Kent, England, 1700. Pen and in on one parchment membrane (308 x 610 mm), parchment tag with wax seal and signature of John Dixon on recto, signed by four witnesses on the dorse. Cut vertically in half, with significant loss of text, folded with some soiling on dorse not affecting signatures. Pen and in on one parchment membrane (308 x 610 mm), parchment tag with wax seal and signature of John Dixon on recto, signed by four witnesses on the dorse. Property transfer in Kent, England. Deed transferring pastureland, barn, stable buildings and other property in the parish of Folkestone, in Kent, England during the reign of King George I Incomplete due to the contemporary practice of cutting such documents in half vertically, this would be an excellent paleographical example for teaching, the more so because it is in English, and the hand is a clear one.

$250.00

Indenture of lease between George Cryppes and Roberte Smythe
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Indenture of lease between George Cryppes and Roberte Smythe

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Hampshire, England, 1565. Pen and ink on one parchment membrane (415 x 235 mm) parchment tag lacking wax seal hanging from bottom. Signed by Roberte Smythe on dorse. Folded and creased but no loss of text; sticker reading B1233 on dorse, illegible signatures and marks on bottom fold. Pen and ink on one parchment membrane (415 x 235 mm) parchment tag lacking wax seal hanging from bottom. Signed by Roberte Smythe on dorse. Lease agreement from the reign of Queen Elizabeth I of England. Written in English in a clear, spiky hand.

$300.00

Manuscript legal document in Latin, marriage settlement

By (Suffolk) Heyward, Thomas

Manor of Melford, Suffolk, 1560. Pen and ink on parchment membrane with one seal tag, signed by Thomas Heyward, docketed on verso with summaries and descriptions. 1 vols. 12 x 8 inches. Vellum. Some creasing and folds, soiling mostly on verso, no loss of text. Incomplete wax seal on hanging parchment tag. Paper ticket and several modern pencil annotations on verso. Pen and ink on parchment membrane with one seal tag, signed by Thomas Heyward, docketed on verso with summaries and descriptions. 1 vols. 12 x 8 inches. Early Modern Marriage Contract. Dated 26 July 2 Elizabeth, this document records a marriage settlement between Thomas Heyward, a yeoman of Long Melford in Suffolk. The Heyward family is mentioned in a survey of the Manor of Melford dating to 1386, and in this document, Thomas Heyward negotiates his marriage to Margaret Bryan of Sudbury. Marriage between manors was a complex process that required more than the usual amount of legal intervention. The History of Long Melford, Sir William Parker

$500.00

Manuscript legal document in English, reign of King Henry VIII

By (Essex) Lyncolne, John

Brentwood, Essex, 1523. 1 vols. 11 1/2 x 3 1/2 inches. Vellum. Some fading and soiling, mostly on verso. Hanging parchment tab with incomplete wax seal, modern pencil annotations on verso. 1 vols. 11 1/2 x 3 1/2 inches. John Lyncolne was a clerk from Brentwood (here written Brendwod), Essex who is known to have lived before 1539 in a tenement at St. Mary le Bow, a former property of Newark Priory. This document, written in a standard sixteenth-century English documentary hand, describes payment for services provided.

$400.00

Contemporary manuscript copy of a letter from Henry Knox to the widow McNeill
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Contemporary manuscript copy of a letter from Henry Knox to the widow McNeill

By Knox, Henry

New York, 1788. 2pp. plus integral address leaf. 4to. In a secretarial hand. Folio. Address leaf laid into a frame of later paper. Old fold lines. Loss from wax seal on address leaf, neatly repaired with later paper. Minor soiling. Very good. 2pp. plus integral address leaf. 4to. Retained copy, entirely in a secretarial hand, of a letter from Secretary of War Henry Knox to Mary McNeill, the widow of a former soldier.  Hector McNeill (1728-1785) was raised to the rank of captain in the Continental Navy in 1776.  His command of the frigate Boston was relieved in 1778, however, as he had difficulty in getting along with his fellow officers and his superior, Captain John Manley.  He and Manley were both court-martialed in 1778, but while Manley was acquitted, McNeill was dismissed from the service.  Later he was involved with several Massachusetts privateers and was lost at sea in 1785.  A considerable correspondence exists between Henry Knox and the Widow McNeill, who was left without resources after her husband's death.  Mrs. McNeill had prepared a report on sums due to her husband, but Knox had determined that Captain McNeill had overcharged the Treasury and credited to himself more than he ought, a total of $2091.54.  "Accordingly yesterday I took out the certificate for the above sum...which bears an interest annually of better than 120 dollars, for 10 years past which is upwards of 1200 dollars interest."  Not finding anyone to carry this certificate personally to her, he enclosed it "in a letter of this tenor and date to my friend General Henry Jackson who will wait upon you with it, and receive from you duplicate receipts for the sum.  I most sincerely with that its present value was equal to the sum expressed, or that I could point out any mode to enhance its worth - but alas! it is not.  Hope says it will be better in future - but no precise time can be affixed when it will be so."

$1100.00

Manuscript legal document in Latin and English, reign of King Edward VI

By (Warwick) Lapworthe, Jhon

Warwick, England, 1551. 1 vols. 15 x 7 inches. Vellum. Some creasing and folds, some soiling on verso, else very good. Remnants of two hanging parchment tags, no surviving wax seal. 1 vols. 15 x 7 inches. An "obligation" granting legal privileges to John Lapworthe, signed "by me, Jhon Lpapwythe" on the bottom fold. This document is striking for being bi-lingual, beginning with a paragraph in Latin and concluding with a much longer one in English that describes the conditions of the obligation and the privileges granted therein.

$400.00

Lease of the Great House
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Lease of the Great House

By Goddarde, Thomas

Southhampton, England, 1582. Pen and ink on parchment with one seal tag (no wax seal) signed and witnessed on bottom left, docketed on verso in a contemporary hand. 500 x 358 mm. Folded and slightly wrinkled along old folds, light soiling on verso. Pen and ink on parchment with one seal tag (no wax seal) signed and witnessed on bottom left, docketed on verso in a contemporary hand. 500 x 358 mm. Property Lease from the Reign of Queen Elizabeth I. Signatories to this document include Thomas Goddarde, Thomas Briggs, and several others whose names have faded. Robert Harryton is mentioned in the text of the lease. Thomas Goddarde may be the same sixteenth-century figure who purchased an estate in Wiltshire in 1563, and whose family held onto that estate, Swindon House, until the early twentieth century. If so, this document would be a fascinating look at his real estate acquisitions during the reign of Queen Elizabeth I.

$200.00

Latin Deed from the Reign of Queen Elizabeth I of England
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Latin Deed from the Reign of Queen Elizabeth I of England

By (English Manuscript) Elizabeth I.

Huntingdonshire, England, 1591. Pen and ink on parchment membrane with one wax seal tag and surviving partial seal, written on recto, docketed in multiple contemporary hands on verso. 260 x 186 mm. Folded, slightly faded and worn on verso. Wax seal partially intact on one hanging signed tab of parchment. Pen and ink on parchment membrane with one wax seal tag and surviving partial seal, written on recto, docketed in multiple contemporary hands on verso. 260 x 186 mm. A textbook example of a Latin parchment charter from the reign of Queen Elizabeth I, this Latin document is unusual in that its wax seal survives on a hanging parchment tab. Names listed on the verso in a fading English summary of the Latin document include Edwarde Fetiplace and Thomas Marityme, as well as Thomas Bedford.

$250.00

"Random Rhymes in Manuscript and Reprint"
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"Random Rhymes in Manuscript and Reprint"

By (Printers-Scottish American) Mackenzie, Colin Grant

[Brooklyn, 1912. Approximately 180 pages, comprising: 143 manuscript pages; 17 typescript pages; 18 pages of printed poems, mounted; a 5 pp printed booklet "Lines of an Octogenarian..."; a 7 pp printed booklet, "The Ship of State," by Charles S. Mackenzie; a 16 pp printed booklet "Leisure Rhymes ... by Mrs. C.G. Mackenzie"; 7 mounted photographs of the Mackenzie family, and 6 mounted postcards of sites around Scotland. 4to. Quarter-leather ruled accounting ledger. Spine chipped, boards moderately worn. Approximately 180 pages, comprising: 143 manuscript pages; 17 typescript pages; 18 pages of printed poems, mounted; a 5 pp printed booklet "Lines of an Octogenarian..."; a 7 pp printed booklet, "The Ship of State," by Charles S. Mackenzie; a 16 pp printed booklet "Leisure Rhymes ... by Mrs. C.G. Mackenzie"; 7 mounted photographs of the Mackenzie family, and 6 mounted postcards of sites around Scotland. 4to. "Hail Brothers of the printing ink!" An unpublished manuscript of poems by the nineteenth century Scottish-American printer and poet, Colin Grant Mackenzie (1832-1913), whose long career as a journeyman pressman brought him into association with Harper Brothers, J.F. Trow, Houghton, the University Press, and other important 19th century American publishers and printers, as well as with many leading American literary men of the day. The album of poems, mostly in manuscript, comprise an unpublished Fourth Series of "Random Rhymes," and was made for his son, Charles S. Mackenzie. Born in Banff, Aberdeenshire, Mackenzie learned hand-press printing at the offices of the Banffshire Journal before moving on to an apprenticeship at the London Art Journal. When "he arrived in New York in 1850 [he] was a fullfledged journeyman pressman. His first work in this country was with John F. Trow, the book-printer, who at that time printed all of D. Appleton & Co.'s books. In 1854 he accepted a position with Harper Brothers and made the woodcut overlays for their illustrated work. [Mackenzie was the first printer in America to make such overlays.] He was next connected with C. A. Alvord, who was at that time considered the best woodcut printer in New York. Later on Mr. Mackenzie joined the University Press of Cambridge, Massachusetts, which was then known as Welsh, Bigelow & Co., and was a partner for seventeen years. During this time he printed the writings of Longfellow, Whittier, Lowell, Holmes, Bryant and other literary men of the day" (Inland Printer, vol 51, 1913, p 120). Mackenzie spent the last thirty years of his life in New York, and died in Brooklyn at age 80; obituaries described him as the oldest journeyman pressman in New York. The upper cover of the commercial ledger which contains the manuscript bears the handwritten title-inscription: "This Book is the Fourth Series of Random Rhymes in Manuscript and Reprint, and is for my Son Charles S. Mackenzie." The first three series had been published in 1867 (Cambridge: the author), 1883 (New York: the author), and 1903 (Brooklyn: J.J. Bowles). Mackenzie also published a volume of Temperance Rhymes (Boston: 1862), broadsides, and a number of poems in journals and newspapers of the day. The manuscript includes approximately 50 poems, all of which appear to have been composed after publication of the "Third Series" in 1903. Of special interest is the 200 line paean to the printing press, "Lines for the Old Time Printing Pressman's Association," which in addition to exalting the medium of print and the operators of presses, mentions by name several American pressman. Excerpts: "Hail Brothers of the printing ink! ... Ye are the faithful, loyal crew, You hold within your faithful hands, Power, mightier than Archmedian screw- The Printing Press rules all the lands ... Chicago sends her choicest men, And with the native boys competes; Dittman, with tints from two to ten, Makes rainbow daubs upon his sheets To Claim on more, Chicago means; 'Tis now some thirty years I think, Stevens was in his callow teens And now he's peddling printer's ink Mark Cormack, see his pleasant smile, Which all his happy thoughts express; With five point talk he'll you beguile And sell you then an Auto Press" Also of note is a printing on silk of "Lines Addressed to the Scotchmen in the United States," written and presumably printed by Mackenzie himself; and the manuscript "Ballad of the Games played and won by the Crescent Hockey Club; ending with a clean sweep and winning the Championship for 1908," as well as another ballad about the Crescent Hockey Club clipped from a magazine printing. There are also several poems about Mackenzie's hometown of Banff, evidently inspired by a journey there; poems dedicated to friends and neighbors; verse letters to family members; a poem on a steamship journey from New York to New Orleans; on a trip to Bermuda; on the Republican victory of 1904; etc. The manuscript also includes a 7 page typescript of a poem by his Mackenzie's son Charles S. Mackenzie, titled "Impromptu Lines for the Reception to President Roosevelt," with manuscript corrections; a 7 pp printed booklet also by Charles; a 16 page booklet of "Leisure Rhymes" by Mrs. C.G. Mackenzie; and a 5 page printed booklet "Lines of an Octogenarian" by Mackenzie in honor of his 80th birthday celebration--these latter three booklets presumably printed by Mackenzie himself.

$1500.00

Sailor's commonplace book with entries comprising original drawings, stories and poems, written in the West Indies and the Mediterranean
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Sailor's commonplace book with entries comprising original drawings, stories and poems, written in the West Indies and the Mediterranean

By (Commonplace Book, Cuba, Florida, Pirates) Fatio, Luis C.F.

V.p. at sea, and Cuba, Florida, Greece, Italy, 1822. 15 watercolor drawings, 63 pp. pen and ink manuscript on pink and white paper album leaves, comprising poems, songs and prose, some signed "L.C.F.F." or "Luis C.F.F.". 1 vols. 8vo (7-3/4 x 5 inches). Green embossed roan, titled "Album" in gilt on spine, a.e.g. Covers detached and worn, a few pages loose and rough at fore-edge. Black morocco-backed slipcase and cloth chemise. 15 watercolor drawings, 63 pp. pen and ink manuscript on pink and white paper album leaves, comprising poems, songs and prose, some signed "L.C.F.F." or "Luis C.F.F.". 1 vols. 8vo (7-3/4 x 5 inches). Commonplace book kept by a sailor in the West Indies and Mediterranean, largely consisting of original compositions - poems, songs, prose, drama, including the account of a pirate attack in the Florida Straits - and embellished with 15 watercolor drawings. The sailor, tentatively identified as Luis (or Lewis) C.F. Fatio, signs his compisitions as "L.C.F.F." or "Luis C.F.F." Fatio was born in Pennsylvania and entered the U.S. Navy as a midshipman in 1822. According to the Naval Registers, he served on the sloop Peacock in 1823, in the West India Squadron in 1824 and 1825, was on a leave of absence in 1826 and 1827 and resigned as a midshipman in 1829. He later served in the U.S. Revenue Marine. One of the entries for 1826, during Fatio's leave, is signed aboard the "U.S. Constitution" when that ship was stationed in the Mediterranean. Pieces of particular interest include the following: "On a messmate who died, and was buried off Cape Otranto in the Mediterranean in 1826," signed "U.S. Ship Constitution - L.C.F.F." "Dialogue between the Author and an Old Spanish Hospital when he was obliged one stormy night to seek shelter in St. Augustine East Florida 1830." "Lines on the loss of the U.S. State Sloop of War Hornet ... some of her officers having been old messmates of the Author's," signed "L.C.F.F. 1830." "On viewing a battlefield strewn with Skeletons in Greece, Misolongi [sic], 1826," perhaps the result of the Third Siege of Missolonghi (1825-6) "Shipwreck," original 1-p. poem signed "L.C.F.F." "The Cross of the Murdered: An American Story," a 10 pp. account with watercolor illustration of the funeral procession in Cuba of Lieutenant William H. Allen, captain of the schooner Alligator. Allen was assigned to the West Indies Squadron to fight piracy in the Florida Straits. He was killed by pirates while attempting to recapture the Anna Maria, a cargo ship loaded with molasses. The watercolors depict items evidently in the author's possession (a Spanish guitar with Italian song lyrics, calligraphy brush and Chinese lacquered box, a bone-handled paring knife), while the rest show scenes from the author's voyages (Morro Castle on the Havana coast, an angling scene, miscellaneous nautical scenes and unnamed coastlines).

$5500.00

Elizabethan Indenture (Lease) between Goddard and tenant, John Luke
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Elizabethan Indenture (Lease) between Goddard and tenant, John Luke

By Goddard of Burchinwood, Thomas

Great Tyrts in Eling, Wiltshire, 1602. On vellum. 1 vols. 18 x 10-1/8 inches. Fine. On vellum. 1 vols. 18 x 10-1/8 inches. Land rental agreement detailing the upkeep of said property and payments due by the feast days of the Annunciation of our Blessed Lady Virgin Mary and Saint Michael the Archangel. Thomas Goddard of Burchinwood of county Wiltshire owned many properties throughout the region, as did many Goddards in the reign of Elizabeth I.

$500.00

The Babes in the Wood, or The Ferocious Uncle, a Domestic Tragedy
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The Babes in the Wood, or The Ferocious Uncle, a Domestic Tragedy

By [Denison, Thomas Stewart]

[Chicago], 1880. Manuscript, [12] pp. pen and ink on blue paper, with corrections. 8vo. Sewn self-wrappers. Light soiling and creasing. Manuscript, [12] pp. pen and ink on blue paper, with corrections. 8vo. Original manuscript of a didactic play published by the author as Babes in the Wood, or the Ferocious Uncle and the Avenging Robins. A Domestic Tragedy in One Act (Chicago, nd), adverstised on the front cover as a "School and Social Drama." The manuscript corrections are consistent with the printed edition. Denison (1848-1911) was a publisher, philologist, educator and author.

$350.00

Seinfeld coversheet for the script of "The Understudy," signed by Bette Midler
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Seinfeld coversheet for the script of "The Understudy," signed by Bette Midler

By Midler, Bette

1995. 1pp. Green construction paper. Tripple hole punched. 1pp. Green construction paper. Tripple hole punched. In "The Understudy" (Season Finale of the 6th season), Bette Midler plays a stage preformer who is injured by George during a heated softball game in Central Park. Kramer comes to Bette's rescue and helps nurse her back to health.

$350.00

Document deed of purchase signed ("Edm Waller")
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Document deed of purchase signed ("Edm Waller")

By Waller, Edmund

[?Beaconsfield], 1655. Pen and ink on vellum membrane with two seal tags, signed by Edmund and Mary Waller at the foot, witnessed by George Etherege and five others on the verso. 455 x 700 mm. Folded, some tearing at folds, light soiling. In a custom brown cloth folding box. Pen and ink on vellum membrane with two seal tags, signed by Edmund and Mary Waller at the foot, witnessed by George Etherege and five others on the verso. 455 x 700 mm. Signed by Edmund Waller and George Etherege. A deed of purchase for Widgenden and Diffield between the poet and statesman Edmund Waller (1606-1687) and his second wife Mary on the one part, and attorney George Gosnold of Beaconsfield on the other. Waller, who had only just a few years before returned to England following his banishment for taking part in a Royalist plot, is selling Gosnold various lands around Beaconsfield, listed in detail in the deed, for £450. The indenture is witnessed by the playwright George Etherege (1636-1692), who, as a young man was apprenticed to Gosnold. CELM WaE 846. Provenance: Rev. F.B. Woodward (Puttick and Simpson, 13 May 1867, lot 1346); Sotheby's, 8 May 1868, lot 545, to "Waller"; Maggs Brothers (Catalogue 536 [1930], item 2401); Robert S Pirie (bookplate, acquired from Hoffman and Freeman)

$3500.00

Document signed ("Richard Lovelace"), appointing Isaac Hunt as Lovelace's attorney for the sale of Mungeam farm to John Mungeam of Smarden
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Document signed ("Richard Lovelace"), appointing Isaac Hunt as Lovelace's attorney for the sale of Mungeam farm to John Mungeam of Smarden

By Lovelace, Richard

1647. Pen and ink on one parchment membrane (210 x 290 mm), parchment tag with armorial wax seal, three witness signatures on the dorse, including the poet's brother Dudley Lovelace. Tear in top left margin not affecting text, small portion of seal missing. In a custom red morocco-backed folding-box. Pen and ink on one parchment membrane (210 x 290 mm), parchment tag with armorial wax seal, three witness signatures on the dorse, including the poet's brother Dudley Lovelace. Rare Signature of Richard Lovelace. Extremely rare example of the signature of cavalier poet Richard Lovelace (1617-1657) - the only known privately owned example of his hand. Save for his "To Althea, from Prison", of which contemporary manuscript copies are known, Lovelace's work achieved limited popularity in his time and there is a corresponding derth of manuscript material in his hand. Only one complete manuscript in Lovelace's hand - a petition to the House of Commons - is known to exist. His signature appears on a series of 13 documents, of which this is one, relating to land transactions in Kent. CELM LoR 63. Provenance: Robert S Pirie (purchase Phillips, London, 14 June 1990, lot 37, through Quaritch)

$6125.00

Document signed ("Izaak: Walton") as witness
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Document signed ("Izaak: Walton") as witness

By Walton, Izaak

1659. Pen and ink on one parchment membrane, three red wax seal impressions. Folio (17-1/2 x 14-3/8 in.). Parchment browned. Mounted and housed in a green morocco-backed folding-box. Pen and ink on one parchment membrane, three red wax seal impressions. Folio (17-1/2 x 14-3/8 in.). Obligation and bond by Walter Fowler, Robert Pickin and Brian Lane, to John Gough of Oldfalling in Bushbury, Staffordshire for £1000, following the sale to Gough of the Priory Grounds in Bradley, Staffordshire, signed by Fowler, Pirkin and Lane, with red wax seal impressions, and signed by Walton and three others at witnesses. Izaak Walton was a London merchant and author who is perhaps best known today as the author of the Compleat Angler, an early book on fishing, conservation, and the environment as it interacts with the people who rely on it.

$4375.00

Autograph Manuscript Records of the noble Passano family of Genoa, Italy compiled for Antonio Da Passano the 123rd Doge of Genoa and Corsica and his children, heirs, and successors
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Autograph Manuscript Records of the noble Passano family of Genoa, Italy compiled for Antonio Da Passano the 123rd Doge of Genoa and Corsica and his children, heirs, and successors

By de Credentia, Nicolaus

Genoa, Italy, 15th century -17th century. 43 leaves, in ink, on rectos and versos. In Latin and Italian. 1 vols. 24 x 17 cm. Contemporary vellum. Disbound, worn, some soiling, occasional perforations from ink burn. 43 leaves, in ink, on rectos and versos. In Latin and Italian. 1 vols. 24 x 17 cm. Notarial Documents of the time Christopher Columbus lived in Genoa. The journal of Antonio Da Passano, Doge of Genoa and Corsica (July 1675- July 1677), is a collection of notarial documents concerning the history of the patrician family Passano in the senate since the mid- 15th century. This journal also includes genealogical notes and two latin poems. There is great mention to John the Baptist; the patron saint of Genoa. The first portion of the manuscript, in a 15th century hand, bears the signature of Nicolaus de Credentia who was a cancellarius in Genoa contemporary with Christopher Columbus' time as a citizen in that very city. The manuscript provides a study of senate activity over the course of three centuries in Genoa as well as a soldification of the importance of the Passano family. The Occupation of Chios by their Genoese and their Administration of the Island 1346-1566. Vol. III. p. 922

$5500.00

ALBUM OF ORIGINAL DRAWINGS AND MANUSCRIPT SENTIMENTS
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ALBUM OF ORIGINAL DRAWINGS AND MANUSCRIPT SENTIMENTS

By Cruikshank, George, et al.

London, 1826. 36 leaves plus numerous blanks. Small 4to. Vellum over boards. Endsheets a trifle dusty, bookplates front and rear of esteemed collector John Gribbel (his sale Parke-Bernet, 22 Jan. 1941, lot 161), engraved label of Byfield & Son, Booksellers & Stationers, on pastedown, otherwise very good. Half morocco box and folding chemise. 36 leaves plus numerous blanks. Small 4to. With the ownership signature on the front endsheet of "J. T. Smith, Keeper of Prints British Museum," who is inferentially the party who oversaw the accretion of this collection of inscriptions, drawings and sentiments of visitors to the Print Room - several of the inscriptions incorporate mention of such visits. John Taylor Smith (1766-1833), himself a printmaker and draughtsman, was appointed to the post in 1816, and was "an attentive, informed and engaging figure in that role" - DNB. The highlight constituent elements of this album include: a) three pen and ink drawings by George Cruikshank, one signed and dated 22 November 1827, two of Fairy Library subjects; b) an original watercolor, dated 21 June 1824, by W. N. Pyne, of a seaport and wharves; c) a pen and ink drawing of Edward Kean as Othello by Robert Hunt, R.A. (captioned in Smith's hand); d) a pen and ink drawing of a dog's head by William Harvey, signed and dated 30 October 1827; e) an autograph poem by Agnes Strickland, signed and dated 25 April 1828; f) a two page account of his ascent of Mount Blanc signed twice by Charles Fellowes; g) a two page essay by Baron William Humboldt, signed and dated 16 June 1828 on a third page; h) a five page account of a visit with Robert Burns (asserting strongly Burns's complete sobriety during the visit), signed by R. Donne and dated 1 July 1828; i) a "Bridal Song Written for the Fairy-Opera of Aladdin, but omitted," signed and dated by George Soane 5 Feb 1828; and j) an 8 line poem ("Envy not the poet's name ..."), signed and dated by Robert Montgomery 12 November 1827. In all, a lovely and evocative period piece.

$5500.00

[Manuscript prayer book in Latin, on vellum, incipit:] Qui Orare Vult, Sic Deum Invocet, Sic Cum Augustino Precetur. Ex Libro Meditationum Capit. XXXIII
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[Manuscript prayer book in Latin, on vellum, incipit:] Qui Orare Vult, Sic Deum Invocet, Sic Cum Augustino Precetur. Ex Libro Meditationum Capit. XXXIII

By Faber (comp.), Johann, Pseudo-Augustines, et alii

Italy (?), mid-16th century. 1-126 leaves ruled in red including final pastedown, conjoint; 22 lines per page including line for catchword on every page; written in a 16th-century humanistic book hand, verso of final leaf of text with Society of Jesus logo drawn in gold ink; blank spaces on 9 leaves, presumably left for illumination. 1 vols. c. 147×107 mm. Modern sheep, with clasps. Fine. 1-126 leaves ruled in red including final pastedown, conjoint; 22 lines per page including line for catchword on every page; written in a 16th-century humanistic book hand, verso of final leaf of text with Society of Jesus logo drawn in gold ink; blank spaces on 9 leaves, presumably left for illumination. 1 vols. c. 147×107 mm. Beautiful Manuscript Prayer Book. The first part of the text, through 74r, corresponds to the 1562 edition of a compilation of prayers known as PRECATIONES CHRISTIANAE, compiled by Johann Faber, the Catholic theologian, primarily from Pseudo-Augustine's MEDITATIONES and his SOLILOQUIA, Gregory of Nazianzus, and other Church fathers; the second part (after fol. 74v) is a selection of prayers with no clearly identifiable source - although much is taken from Augustine's MEDITATIONES - and the manuscript ends with a Litany. A remarkable well-preserved and beautifully written manuscript in a clear Italian humanist hand.

$9000.00

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